6 miles W of Fowey

The Sea Room at Ropehawn

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The Sea Room, near Fowey, is accessible only by boat or by footpath. A perfect escape from the world outside and a truly romantic hideaway, it could be straight out of a Daphne Du Maurier story. This charming renovated boat house is perched on the edge of St Austell Bay and looks straight across the water to Fowey and left to the historic Charlestown Harbour.


Floor to ceiling glass doors at the front are the entrance to The Sea Room where you will find a sitting room laid out to make the most of the staggering rugged bay views. The open plan sitting room is lined with well-stacked bookshelves and completed with television, DVD and Wi-Fi tucked out of sight. Useful nick-nacks like binoculars and torches reside there also. There's a large log-burning stove for wild-weather evenings or just throw open the French doors onto your private patio area to let in the salty sea air when the weather's balmy and baking hot.


The bespoke kitchen, tucked away to one side of the open plan living area, is fully equipped with cooking appliances and a separate gas hob. There is an adjacent boot room just outside which houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and has space to hang wet suits and leave wellies to dry.


Up on the mezzanine making the most of the outstanding sea views, the bedroom has been opened up to the rafters and has views out over the bay from the low king sized bed. Hidden behind some Narnia inspired carved wooden doors lies the ensuite bathroom.


A walk in wet room style bathroom making the most of the nautical clean lines, the loo is enclosed to the left. Straight through the Narnia doors with the deep sink basin looking out across the water - brushing your teeth has never been so ship shape - the wet room houses a super power shower to hose off the salt water.


The Sea Room has a private courtyard overlooking the water at the front of the property, which is a perfect spot for an alfresco breakfast or evening BBQ. When the tide is right this luxrury homestay has its own private shingle beach for winkling and walking. The water is also your garden and is excellent for kayaking across to find hidden beaches and clandestine coves. The Sea Room has access via a gate to the lower part of Ropehawn's garden to use the garden door which leads out onto the quay.


Arriving by boat is by far the nicest way to approach The Sea Room, which has a private slipway for your use. If you are arriving by car there is private parking available for you.

Please be aware that between your retreat and your private parking space is Cornwall Wildlife Trust woods and a steep, uneven and sometimes muddy footpath which can make carrying luggage difficult and you may have to make a few trips with your belongings. We can arrange for someone to meet and accompany you and your bags down to The Sea Room, but if you are arriving late please do be aware that sturdy footwear and torches are a must.


The Sea Room has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


One dog is very welcome. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.

Baby friendly

Please note, The Sea Room isn't suitable for babies or toddlers.

Accessible only by boat or by footpath, The Sea Room is the ultimate romantic luxury retreat right on the water's edge.

At a glance

From £1,107 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Can be accessed by boat

Celebratory stays

Footpath to the beach

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Off the beaten track

Short drive to beaches

Stone's throw from the sea

Use of a kayak

Private mooring

Sandy beach nearby

Walled gardens to the water's edge

Waterside terrace


Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


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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 Sea Room at Ropehawn:

Idyllic getaway in the most perfect location. On good weather days the view out to St Austell bay was stunning, and on bad weather days storm watching was just as amazing from the warmth of The Searoom. We had a wonderful time and a bit fitter from the climb to the car each day.

The Sea Room is a beautiful, peaceful escape. Expect seals and seabirds. Drift of to sleep to the sound of the waves.

This retreat is amazing! The pictures are lovely but even they don’t do it justice - possibly one of the most beautiful places we have been to, and so peaceful. The Sea Room has everything you need for your stay. One of our highlights was using the kayaks to paddle to a private beach, and seeing a seal pop up right in front of us. Would suggest getting in touch with Tony (and his son - both of whom were incredibly helpful!) to help you with luggage and shopping bags on your first day as the hill is pretty steep for carrying everything. Additionally, we made the mistake of not booking ahead - if you want to jet ski or eat at places like The Long Store in Charlestown best to book in advance.

In summary, we had an absolutely fantastic holiday and couldn’t recommend this place more. We will certainly be back!

Absolutely beautiful location! The guide was really helpful and the recommendation to call Tony the boatman for help before you arrive was great - he was a wealth of knowledge and kindness.

A wonderful retreat far from the madding crowd. Having use of the kayaks was a lovely surprise and meant we could paddle to some isolated but beautiful beaches.

A true retreat in every sense of the word, a magical place and we can’t wait to return.

Absolutely stunning location and beautifully appointed house.

Fantastic secluded spot, perfect place to unwind. Great walks in the area and plenty of places to explore. Tony was also very helpful and informative. Highly recommend staying

To find such a wonderful, secluded , was exactly whatever we’re looking for. We felt like we were the only people for miles around! We will be back.

Gorgeous romantic cottage for the two of us for Christmas to loose ourselves from the hustle and bustle and everyday life. We sat with open doors, listening to the calming rhythms of the waves whilst sipping on our wine and whiskey. The best Christmas dinner location ever. Close to anywhere in Cornwall including Land’s end, Fowey, St Ives, Duchy of Cornwall Cafe and lots more.

'Just perfect .... and the housekeeper was so incredibly helpful and informative. When can we return?' - July 2020

'We had an amazing stay, such a great property - we loved how remote it was! The perfect escape for those looking to disconnect. The property itself is wonderful and with the sea on your doorstep, what more could you want.' - September 2019

'The Sea Room was fantastic, just as we had hoped. Ideal spot for a UK honeymoon or luxury retreat from urban life. The clear blue water and private beach means you won't want to leave here! Don't miss speaking to Tony and Ken who look after the property for local knowledge and you'll have a fantastic time.' - September 2019

'I'm sure you've heard this before, but Tony was an absolute legend. Not only did he run us back and forth to the airport, but he went out of his way to ensure that we had everything we needed to ensure that our stay at The Sea Room was memorable - from a useful pit stop at Tesco, to bringing us fresh Lobsters for supper on Saturday evening. He really is worth his weight in gold! An utterly magical and memorable stay at The Sea Room, during the late August Bank Holiday. From enjoying a lobster supper on the patio, to spotting dolphins in the bay and kayaking to the isolated beaches. We can't wait to return. A perfect get away and location!' - August 2019

'Fabulous. Just as expected from the description and pictures, probably even exceeding our expectations! The long and ‘challenging ‘ walk down was no surprise but only made the experience more unique and special. The champagne in the fridge and beautiful fresh flowers were a lovely and unexpected touch. Met Ken too, who was great and very friendly.' - August 2019

'It was beautiful a very peaceful location with a stunning sea view, we were very lucky to see the family of seals. Thank you to Ken and team for making our stay comfortable the champagne flowers and goodies a very nice touch. Excellent thank you everyone.' - June 2019

'A beautiful escape in a stunning location. Absolutely gorgeous.' - May 2019

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