Dolly's Plaice

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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Dolly's Plaice is a deliciously stylish ground floor apartment set right on the seafront overlooking the water. Designer fabrics, Farrow and Ball paints and gorgeous furnishings combine to create a luxurious bolthole with the most amazing views across the river to the sea beyond.


The apartment is painted throughout in restful Farrow and Ball Skimming Stone, a wonderful background for the lovely artwork and gorgeous furnishings. A deep bay window in the sitting room looks out over the water to the little village of Polruan and in Regatta Week provides the most amazing grandstand view of the Red Arrows as they fly low over the river, so close you can see the pilots smiling as you wave to them! Upholstered armchairs and a deep nubuck leather sofa are cosied with cushions and throws, perfect for relaxing and watching the boats on the water or snuggling up and watching a film on the Smart TV. With a Blaupunkt Bluetooth speaker for streaming your favourite music and candles flickering in the lovely Victorian fireplace romance could definitely be in the air....

Eating and Cooking

A retro mid-century dining table and beautifully upholstered dining chairs will encourage you to linger over meals in the lovely Shaker style kitchen. There is a dual fuel Stoves range cooker, a big built-in fridge for storing all the local produce found in town and at local farmers markets and freezer for those so-important ice cubes. Gorgeous details like marble work surfaces, delicate crystal glasses, Andrew Martin mugs, Manuel Canovas fabric blinds and a Nespresso machine to for that essential morning coffee ....everything to make your holiday feel special. Double glass doors into the sitting room open right back so you can drink in the views.


Both lovely bedrooms have gorgeous upholstered king size beds, super comfortable mattresses and lovely Egyptian cotton linens topped with throws and soft cushions. There are bedside tables with oversized lamps and retro radios, perfect for lingering in bed with a book, a cup of morning tea and some soft music in the background. Fabulous Mulberry fabric curtains fall to the floor, hand finished and luxuriously padded, while deep pile carpets underfoot will have you padding around blissfully barefoot.


Every option is covered at Dolly's Plaice with one bedroom having an en suite shower-room and shared access to the Penguin Library wallpapered loo in the hallway, while the second has a large en suite bathroom with a walk-in drench head shower and a double ended claw foot bath...bliss after days out exploring the fabulous coastline.


A slate terrace stretches the length of the house at the front of the apartment with a table, chairs and bench for you to sit and enjoy the fabulous views with a morning coffee, an early evening glass of wine or a nightcap while watching the comings and goings on the water.


There is parking for one car directly in front of the apartment - parking with a view! There is also a public car park at Readymoney just up the road (a five minute walk away) and weekly tickets can be purchased from the machines in the car park, online or via Ringo (about £35 for the week).


Dolly's Plaice has WiFi so you can stay connected to the outside world.


Please note that due to the elevated position of Dolly's Plaice, there are steep steps leading up to the property so this retreat so may not be for those with limited mobility.


This is one of our pet free properties.

Adults only

Regretfully the apartment isn't suitable for children under 16.


Lucky you.....there are lots of lovely eating places within a few minutes' walk. Do check out;

Sam's in Fowey or Sam's on the Beach (the latter overlooks the water at Polkerris). Both have a great reputation and serve delicious food and cocktails!

The Old Quay House in Fowey is a lovely building which offers a luxurious restaurant. Waterside dining at its best.

Or, how about something completely different? A sumptuous picnic pottering on the water in a 1930's wooden motor launch called Sunbeam. Yes please!

Activities Everything from walking, swimming and sailing to lounging, shopping, galleries and eating are right on your doorstep.

Readymoney Cove is a lovely sandy beach just a short walk away and there are plenty of opportunities to try paddle-boarding, dinghy sailing and kayaking either in Fowey or at Polkerris beach.

The Coastal Footpath passes through Fowey just below the cottage, so you can walk until your heart's content and take in the sublime sea and coastal views.

Uncover our stunning apartment settled on the water's edge in the coastal town of Fowey, where jaw-dropping views and heavenly staycation moments await...

At a glance

From £668 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | No pets

Key features

Courtyard Garden

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Bathtub for two

Perfect For Couples


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Dolly's Plaice:

Beautiful quiet relaxing property with a wonderful view.

Best apartment we have stayed in holidaying in Fowey. Beautifully furnished, very well equipped, wonderful views of the estuary and extremely comfortable. We have stayed 2 years in a row and are looking to book our 2024 holiday! We would very highly recommend.

We had a fabulous holiday in a beautiful location. Fowey was lovely as was Dolly’s Plaice. Would definitely book with Boutique Retreats.

A very comfortable property with everything you need! The location is superb with a stunning view and easy access to Fowey’s shops and eateries. Highly recommended.

The apartment was set in a lovely location with fantastic views over to Polruan. The welcome pack was a nice gesture.

Just love this apartment, the views over the estuary are amazing and great fun to watch the boats coming and going. Will definitely be back.

An absolutely fabulous apartment in a wonderful location. We will be back !

Fabulous views. Everything there that one needs. Very comfortable, with excellent quality beds.

The kitchen was well resourced . The drinks tray , complete with brandy, was a decadent touch !

A beautiful place to spend time just relaxing. The accommodation is stunning as are the views from it! We felt so relaxed and comfortable and didn’t really want to leave. We would definitely return.

Really lovely location in Fowey, just out of the centre, but close enough to enjoy all of it’s facilities. This is something you rarely find in a property.

This is a lovely bottom floor flat in a fabulous location, it is furnished to a high standard, super comfy and great for watching the world go by.

A beautiful apartment with fabulous views. Very comfortable & well equipped. Nice welcome pack too. Very happy with our stay & would definitely recommend.

Dolly’s Retreat was perfect in every way. The views are spectacular and it is luxuriously furnished and yet homely. It’s in an enviable location so perfect for getting to restaurants and walks alike. We loved it!

Excellent location with a magnificent view of the estuary especially in the morning when the sun is up at 7am. A brisk 10 minute walk into the town and the parking space outside is an added bonus. 2nd time we have stayed here.

Lovely, very comfortable, great views and location added bonus of parking.

Fantastic position overlooking the estuary and spacious apartment

One of the best views we have experienced in England absolutely stunning. Watching the sailing yachts pass by instantly relaxes you.

Perfect location, loved the views.

Loved Dolly's Plaice! We loved the location, the view and the access to town. It was absolute heaven!!

A good place to stay with an excellent view across the River Fowey.

A wonderful seaside retreat close to good restaurants , shops and great walks.

Amazing views

Dolly’s Plaice is a beautiful place to stay which has been furnished to a really high standard. The views are incredible and we will certainly miss waking up to them every morning! Parking out the front was also a huge bonus. Highly recommended.

This is a gorgeous flat in a fab location with just a short walk to the centre of Fowey. Well looked after, very comfortable, period house but some nice modern additions like the bathrooms and kitchen.

Beautiful apartment with an exceptional view across the mouth of the estuary.

Ideal for 2 or two couples. Luxuriously equipped with a good supply of books plus quality linens and tableware Super kitchen if you enjoy self catering and convenient parking opposite. The views up the estuary are stunning and there's a lovely little sandy beach just 5 mins walk away.

Excellent location in Fowey with outstanding views!

A prime location, wonderful views of the estuary. We enjoyed a restful stay away from the business of the town centre, but a modest walk to all shopping and entertainment facilities, as well as to the delightful Readymoney beach and coastal path. Every facility provided for a comfortable stay.

Wonderful cottage in quiet location with eternally interesting view of the Fowey harbour. Watching the water traffic was way better than the TV!

The appartment is certainly high-end in every way, and its situation is ideal for watching craft of all sizes constantly going to and fro on the water.

Dolly's Plaice has a perfect location, being only 5 minutes walk into Fowey town centre or, in the opposite direction, the nearest beach at Readymoney Cove. It is a stylish, spacious and very comfortable retreat with stunning views out to sea. Our one week at Dolly's felt like two, it was so relaxing!

Superb property with a truly exceptional view which was mesmerizing throughout the day

Stunning property with outstanding views, we woke every morning to the most incredible sunrises.

Great apartment, very useful with parking space. Comfortable, warm and everything you may need for a relaxing holiday.

'Excellent' - September 2020

'We greatly enjoyed our stay at this property and were impressed with the standard of internal decoration and facilities. We so enjoyed having the coffee machine we bought one as soon as we got home. Sitting watching the activity on the river was an unexpected joy and the beach nearby proved to be a lovely destination for an evening stroll' - August 2020

'Such a fantastic apartment witch an amazing position both in terms of the stunning views but also walking distance to town and coastal walks. Exceptional high quality fittings, luxurious touches but with a homely feel. We had such an amazing relaxing stay just staring out to sea we could have stayed on and on. Thank you!' October 2019

'extraordinary, fantastic, perfect, it won‘t get better' July 2019

'Dolly’s Plaice was absolutely perfect, we could not fault a thing. We definitely recommend it and will be returning.' July 2019

'Such a fantastic apartment with an amazing position both in terms of the stunning views but also walking distance to town and coastal walks. Exceptional high quality fittings, luxurious touches but with a homely feel. We had such amazing relaxing stay just staring out to sea. We could have stayed on and on. Thank you!'

'As stated in the survey questions we thought Dolly's Plaice was excellent, in over 25 years of holidays in Cornwall the best accommodation we have stayed in, all the work put in by the owners and your people who look after and prepare the property was very much appreciated.' - June 2019

'Everything in the property was of a lovely quality from the bed linen to the furniture. It was helpful to have the cupboard with herbs, stock cubes and the welcome pack was ideal.' - June 2019

'Our second time staying at Dolly’s Plaice and we will be back. The situation is just perfect.' - April 2019

'The quality of this gorgeous apartment was outstanding. It really felt that the owners had put a lot of care and attention into it and kindly wanted to share that with us and others. We were very comfortable (the beds are fab) and warm. We loved Dolly's Plaice.' - March 2019

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