The Glass House

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Situated right in the heart of oh-so-desirable Fowey on the south Cornish coast, The Glass House is a unique waterside retreat for six lucky people offering a peaceful, picturesque escape. Through use of world-leading architectural design, the extensive use of glass ensures guests have the best views of the estuary and on warmer days offers lots of outdoor living space too. Inside, interiors are light, beautiful and stylish, whilst underfloor heating throughout means you'll always be warm and cosy. Whether you're a family, a group of friends or even a couple wanting lots of space, this wonderful, beautifully engineered home stay is just perfect. Fowey itself is a fabulous town with an eclectic mix of artisanal and independent shops, top-notch restaurants and a host of activities from kayaking and hiring a boat to exploring the South West Coastal path.


The sitting room lies on the ground floor and has plenty of comfy seating for six on the luxurious Italian sofa, plus there's a swivel chair and a beanbag. Sliding glass doors open out onto the sea-facing deck to create even more space. For entertainment, there's a huge SMART television with internet and Freeview.

In addition, there's a snug on the second floor with a sofa and a smaller SMART television - perfect for little ones.


Located on the first floor, the stunning Boffi kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass wall is incredibly stylish but fully equipped with everything you'll need to create culinary masterpieces with a Gaggenau electric oven, gas hob, Miele dishwasher and everything else you might need. There's also a great breakfast bar for meals on the go, plus there's a television too. Of course, you're just steps from wonderful places to eat too, whilst there's a plethora of delis and specialist shops to pick up some tasty goodies.

Across the hallway lies the wonderful dining room with huge windows overlooking the water plus a balcony with chairs. The stylish Italian dining table seats six comfortably and is a perfect spot for a dinner party - perhaps featuring seafood picked up locally - and a Bose sound system to add ambience to any meal.

Sleeping and bathing

We reckon that the only thing you'll argue over on holiday is which of the four sumptuous rooms you must choose from! The gorgeous en suite master bedroom with a king size bed is on the top floor and has amazing dual-aspect windows, vaulted ceiling and sky light to make this a light, bright and peaceful space. Glass doors open on to the balcony with chairs for two to allow you, on summer nights, to leave the doors open to let the sea breeze and the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. Next to the bedroom lies the huge, beautiful bathroom with an immense freestanding bath tub for two, huge walk-in shower, vaulted ceiling and heated towel rail.

On the second floor lies the second bedroom with a king size bed, floor-to-ceiling bay window overlooking the estuary and a secondary window which adds extra light into this lovely room. We just love the little yellow velvet window seat - a perfect spot for a quiet hour or so with a good book or simply gazing out over the water. This bedroom has use of a shower room opposite with large walk in shower.

The third bedroom is on the ground floor tucked away behind an eye-catching leather wall. With a king size bed and sliding doors onto a deck, this is a lovely, light bedroom with a huge walk-in shower and sink within the room. There's a separate loo on this floor. There's also a lovely double bedroom dressed in soft shades of grey, just made for the most blissful of slumbers.

All the bedrooms come complete with sumptuous bedding and luxurious linens to ensure a wonderful nights' sleep, plus a DAB digital radio.

Outdoor space

There are four balconies to choose from. Leading off from the kitchen is a large balcony with views of the sea, plenty of seating for eight and a gas barbeque for the dreamiest al fresco dining set up. To the front of the property leading off from the dining room is another smaller balcony with all-encompassing sea views and seating. On the ground floor, accessible from the sitting room and bedroom, is yet more space with chairs and glass panelling so as not to spoil the unique sea views close to the water level (there is also water access via metal stairs). Finally, there's a balcony in the master bedroom with a table and chairs - perfect for a sunny, private breakfast for two.

Other facilities

The house has its own laundry room, hidden behind the stylish leather walls, with both Miele washing machine and tumble dryer.


There is private parking available for one car.


The Glass House has frape mooring so you can bring your boat (limit size 4.5m) close to the house.


Babies are welcome at The Glass House but please bring your own baby equipment.


This is a pet free property.


The Glass House has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Fowey has an excellent choice of places to eat, from Sam's for seafood and steak choices to The Old Quay House for fine dining. There's also a host of cafes, pubs and tea rooms, plus some brilliant bakeries (why not pop out in the morning and pick up freshly-baked pastries for breakfast?). Water sports enthusiasts might like to try their hand at paddle boarding, kayaking or sailing (you can hire boats from town quay). Nearby Readymoney Cove is a lovely sandy beach you can walk to, whilst nearby Par beach is dog friendly all year. For walkers, join the South West Coastal Path and head in either direction for lovely walks with stunning views, whilst you can catch the ferry over to Polruan which has lots of National Trust land to explore or Station wood, which is just on the edge of town. Further afield is The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and Charlestown, most recently made famous by 'Poldark' and the stunning South coast. You might like to head North towards Padstow, the Camel Estuary, Rock and Polzeath for wilder beaches - great for surfing.

We would advise making restaurant reservations ahead of your stay, as restauarants in Fowey are heavily booked up throughout the year.

Chic and boutique, this gorgeous waterside retreat with breath-taking views for six is blissfully beautiful on the inside too - the perfect glamorous escape for families and friends alike.

At a glance

From £1,908 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Baby on Board

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Can be accessed by boat

Celebratory stays

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Riverside location

Sandy beach nearby

Stone's throw from the sea

Workcation Retreat


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach


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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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 The Glass House:

Extraordinary property in a beautiful location

Utterly charming property....if you love the water - there is no property better than this one!

Great location and very up market cottage with all the amenities you could expect. Great location close to the centre of Fowey with fantastic views over the harbout. Generous welcome pack.

High standard, well equipped, stunning views.

'Beautiful views in a lovely location.' - August 2021

'Wow! Just a beautiful location. Really just stunning. We loved meandering through Fowey. Lovely bakers. Awesome secret doors. We miss you Fowey!' - July 2021

'Amazing house and had a lovely time. Hope to come back again in the future.' - July 2021

'We loved the views from this house. We’ve had a lovely time, shame we’re going home.' - June 2021

'Great stay for an extended family. We all enjoyed Fowey and the house was a pleasure to live in. Best eats in town are Fitzroy and Appleton’s. They are both exceptional. Really loved being back in Cornwall. Very happy' - September 2020

'What a fabulous house - such striking views as life passes you by on the river. The town was vibrant. A lot of thought and love has obviously gone into this house, and it shows. Look forward to hopefully another stay here' - September 2020

'A wonderful week in The Glass House. A week of mixed weather has made us appreciate all of the rooms, views and balconies. Perfect for our family of 5 adults and a 5 month old baby. We have enjoyed BBQs on the terrace and exploring the local area and would love to come back again' - September 2020

'Fantastic - will be back!' - August 2020

'Beautiful apartment - well thought out. Well equipped kitchen and starter pack appreciated. Views stunning from every window. Weather was warm and sunny too!' - August 2020

'Excellent location and views of the estuary. Good sized accommodation for six adults and a baby for a great family holiday' - August 2020

'It was incredible. One of our favourites stays with you. Would absolutely recommend the glass house to everyone!' - January 2020

'Exceptional house, stunning views, beautifully decorated and presented' - November 2019

'What a spectacular visit, our accommodation in The Glass House was perfect!' - August 2019

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