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“Beautiful Mill in Fowey”
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Kitchen & Dining Area - the dining table seats ten comfortably
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Kitchen & Dining Area - the dining table seats ten comfortably
Kitchen & Dining Area overlooking the garden
The fully equipped Kitchen
View of the Terrace and Garden
Sitting Room
Sitting Room
TV Den
TV Den
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom with Ensuite
Master Bedroom
Ensuite bath and shower to Master Bedroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 - can be set up as a superking double or as twin singles
Bedroom 2 - can be set up as a Superking Double or Twin Singles
Bedroom 2 Ensuite with walk-in shower
Bathroom for Bedrooms 4 and 5
Sitting Room / Kitchen for Bedrooms 4 and 5
Sitting Room / Kitchen for Bedrooms 4 and 5
Sitting Room / Kitchen for Bedrooms 4 and 5
The Old Watermill Gardens
The Old Watermill with Kitchen Terrace
View of main entrance from the Courtyard
Kitchen Terrace
Pond
Upper Terrace and Waterwheel
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Fowey, Cornwall, England

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louiall
Ware, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Mill in Fowey”
Reviewed 28 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The Old Watermill is exactly as described: beautifully fitted out, with almost everything you could wish for provided. We did a lot of cooking there and everything in the kitchen was of the highest quality and had been well thought out for those who did want to cater. The only things we missed were steak knives, not vital, but useful, and we did have difficulty with the tin opener. The knives needed sharpening so perhaps a sharpening device to hand? As I say, nothing to cause us any disappointment but when so much has been thought of for you, its easy to pick up on a tiny number of small details!
We were blown away by the house and garden, all beautifully maintained to a high standard, and it was so lovely for everyone to have their own top quality bedroom and shower facilities. Huge and very comfy beds! The house was warm, plenty of hot water and lovely to have the fire as we were there during a wet week in March.
Fowey itself is delightful but very much a place to walk to or leave the car in the outlying car parks as the streets are so narrow; difficult for pedestrians and cars to share the limited space available. Plenty of pubs and eateries if you want them - we particularly liked The Ship and Sam's. We enjoyed taking the car over on the ferry and exploring the other side as well as the amazing clifftop walks only Cornwall can offer. All in all a great place to spend some time whatever the weather.

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Management Response
2 Apr 2017
Dear Nic,

Thank you for your very kind review; we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were so impressed by the Old Watermill.

Guest satisfaction is paramount to us and we are very aware that we are only ever as good as our last review! We constantly check, update and replace equipment and linen at the Mill to keep our standards high and are sorry that you felt the knives were rather blunt - as keen cooks we pride ourselves on supplying a good range of kitchen equipment for our guests.

In both our Check-in information, and our Guest Information Guide, we do ask that guests contact Caroline, our wonderful House Manager, with any questions or problems. Caroline would have pointed out that there was an 'AnySharp' knife sharpener in the kitchen drawer! We will also be adding a 'chef's steel' sharpener to the equipment.

Your suggestion of steak knives is an excellent one and something which we had overlooked as non-steak eaters. We would have welcomed the opportunity to have supplied some for you at the time but a gleaming set of new steak knives is now awaiting your next visit.

We are not really sure what we could have done about the can opener as it is the "Oxo Good Grips" brand which is marketed for ease of use!

Thank you again for choosing the Old Watermill and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,
Bill & Carole
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caitlinuk...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Fallen in love with a house”
Reviewed 28 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Wow. What can I say? I'm an American who has travelled all over the world and have stayed in the best of hotels and holiday homes. Mill Cottage is amazing. We loved the house and the fields close by where we walked our dogs every morning - so beautiful. I befriended 2 horses who have come visit me for apples every day. We've extended our stay by 2 days because we've been so happy (well plus some vehicle issues). Please take our recommendation and stay in this incredible place. We will definitely come back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Teresa L
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Amazing holiday rental”
Reviewed 23 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Just returned from a weeks stay at the Old Watermill and wanted to add my comments straight away. I have stayed in some fabulous holiday rentals in England and I always look for those extra special ones that make staying here in the UK extra special. This time I surpassed even my own expectations. This house and adjoining cottage were wonderful and allowed our family to spend the week together without us getting on top of each other. The Old Watermill has been tastefully renovated to the highest standards. Caroline the housekeeper does a superb job and everywhere was spotlessly clean for our arrival. Bill and Carole ensure a warm welcome with the beautiful hamper on arrival (including treats for the doggies) and I can honestly say myself and my family could not have asked for a better week down in lovely Fowey. I would definitely recommend the Old Watermill to anyone. I simply couldn't fault anything about our stay.

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pjwCheshi...
Cheshire
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 2 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Everything about the Old Watermill exudes quality. This is a holiday rental of the very highest quality located just on the edge of the superb harbor town of Fowey. There is really nothing to be added to what previous reviewers have said. The accommodation could not have worked better for a special family birthday get together. Eight adults 2 children and one dog. The kitchen dining space in the main house is superb and the attached self contained cottage is equally exceptional. The only downside to this property is having to leave it. Thank you Bill and Carole for letting us enjoy your home, we have had a fantastic 7 days.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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Kate M
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous-highly recommended”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We were a mixed group including young adults middle aged couples,a toddler and dogs and we all loved the Old Watermill-the house is tastefully decorated with beautiful furnishings throughout.Bedrooms and bathrooms were very comfortable and we spent many happy hours in the kitchen.The welcome pack for us ( and our dogs) was much appreciated.The house had lovely views including a pretty garden and is also within walking distance to Fowey.We have booked to go back next year.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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sofa
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12 reviews
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“Simply Superb!”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I booked this accommodation over a year ago as my daughter had decided to marry at Nancarrow Farm (about 40 mins from here). We wished to holiday with friends and trying to find somewhere to accommodate us all with bathrooms and quality beds (no bunk beds) proved quite a challenge. Then by chance I found the Old Watermill and it seemed to tick all the boxes. The booking process was very professional. Upon arrival the property far exceeded our expectations....... it certainly had the 'wow' factor.......both inside and out. The Old Watermill has plenty of space to be 'together or apart' and all rooms are equipped to a high specification. Much to our surprise, we were happy to stay at home most days - it was too nice to leave......late breakfasts in both houses.....followed by walks round the grounds.....followed by lunch on the terrace, a gin or two, and then loud, fun, dinners in the magnificent kitchen which made catering for ten fairly easy! The bedrooms and showers were spotlessly clean and everyone had a comfortable sleep. One evening we had dinner in Fowey and came back and had a drink in the lounge - such a classy room. We did two food shop orders from nearby ASDA with fresh bread and fish bought in Fowey
All ten of us said this was the best place we have ever stayed - there was not one thing we could fault or one thing we would change - it was perfect! We will always remember our daughter's wedding and the beautiful accommodation that made the week extra special. Thank You

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Recommended for:
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Large groups
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