The Sea Room at Ropehawn

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

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From £1,107 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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 Coastal Dog friendly Sea views Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Parking
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.

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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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