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“Breakfast delights”
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Artist's House
Ranked #16 of 25 Fowey B&B and Inns
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Breakfast delights”
Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have recently returned from a three-night stay at The Artists House in Fowey. The very nature of the B and B gives the feel that you are staying in someone's private house. Well in fact..... you are. The 'Seaside Landlady' VIvien shares her home with you. Our double en-suite room was clean and comfortable. Vivien's breakfasts were absolutely delightful. A grand array of goodies on offer each morning.....from fresh fruit salad, homemade bread.....jam....marmalade. Everything was freshly cooked and nicely presented. The house is situated in an ideal spot to walk in to the centre of Fowey. It is quite a climb down to the riverside town, and therefore quite a walk uphill on the return journey. A great place for a base in the very very pretty part of Cornwall.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Thoroughly recommend Viviane's lovely B&B - you don't come across many Viviane's in your lifetime, a true character who makes her guests feel very much at home. Fabulous breakfasts that set you up for the day, her local knowledge and the very well kept lovely rooms. Fowey was also our favourite place that we visited (we went to Padstow, Rock and Looe aswell). 100% recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

This was our first visit to Fowey and was most enjoyable owing mainly to the very comfortable accomodation and informative hostess. We stayed in the Garden Room which has a generous sized en-suite, spotlessly clean and hot water always available
In addition to providing excellent breakfasts, Vivien also supplied us with maps, guides and advice on where to go and what to see.
This is a B&B with a difference as Vivien goes out of her way to ensure her guests get the best of their stay in Fowey.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Vivienne was an excellent host, her house was cozy and nice, we had the room with the beautiful sea view. Vivienne was also helping us exploring the village, recommending walks and restaurants. Her breakfasts are excellent!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Vivien is quite a character as several other reviewers have rightly said. She's not just a charming and entertaining host with awesome marmelade making skills, she runs a superb B&B.

The bedroom was beautifully decorated, breakfast was superb and the location is extremely good - it is on a very quiet road just a 5 minute walk from the town centre.

Vivien is always happy to give personal recommendations, share maps and generally go the extra mile to help guests to enjoy their stay. I can't recommend "the Artist's House" highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

A very different B&B. Vivienne is warm and welcoming and has a vast array of local knowledge.
The breakfasts are very good and cooked to your liking, the eggs fresh from the gardens hens.

Our room has very little hot water, certainly not enough for a bath. We didn't mention it as on arrival I asked what time the "heating came on" and Viv looked wounded.
Still all in all a comfortable stay in a good location.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Egham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

The Artist's House is fairly suburban in appearance and location on the outskirts of Fowey. The hill down to town is steep (on the way back certainly!) and car's don't really work in Fowey. It is quiet and on-street parking wasn't a problem.

The room was small but had a decent sized en-suite. There wasn't much storage. The windows need a bit of TLC as the handles appeared to be falling off. It also had the most complicated TV I have ever seen. Whilst the room was small, it was perfectly manageable and I would happily stay there again in the knowledge that its small.

So they are the negatives that have led me to question the price. However everything else, and in particular Vivien, was wonderful. Vivien has received awards for her breakfasts and it's easy to see why. You share her kitchen table and she prepares whatever you want - from haddock and eggs to pancakes, full English (Cornish) to muffins. All served with beautiful bread.

We arrived in Fowey with a limited itinerary and Vivien was wonderful in providing us with maps and suggesting walks, lunch stops, and the whereabouts of local celebrities.

Accept it for what it is. A suburban house with modest accommodation but the most wonderful, welcoming and, dare I say it, fabulous host.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Artist's House
Address: 40 Vicarage Meadow, Fowey PL23 1EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Fowey
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Ranked #16 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Fowey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Artist's House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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