Making up the fourth apartment of the ’Square Rig’, Tarquins is situated at river level, ensuring guests fantastic views from the property and patio, as well as having access to the river.
Watch the world go by from the patio and relax, but be sure to venture into Fowey with its attractive pubs, restaurants and quays and enticing shops.
This popular area of Cornwall has lots to offer you and your family and Tarquins offers comfortable accommodation for four guests to enjoy the comfort you deserve during your holiday.
Fowey is a delightful old seaside town with many attractions. As well as local shops there are galleries showing the work of local artists and craftspeople, gift shops, riverside cafes and bistros as well as tea rooms serving delicious cream teas, all within walking distance of The Square Rig apartments.
Home to a royal yacht club, Fowey holds a Royal Regatta every August, a week-long festival which takes place both on and off the water. Every May there is also a cultural festival. Authors Daphne du Maurier and Arthur Quiller Couch lived in Fowey and the town also has links with Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows, which is loosely based on the River Fowey and uses local landmarks in the story.
On the river and the estuary there is a wide variety of birds as well as seals and even dolphins which sometimes venture close to the shore. Sightseeing boat trips offer the opportunity not only to spot the wildlife but also to see this dramatic coastline from a different perspective . If you fancy exploring further afield there is the Fowey to Mevagissey boat that runs throughout the season, or you can take one of the Square Rig’s kayaks or the rowing boat up the river and see the small waterside villages with their quaint churches and lively pubs.
If you feel like a walk, ferries cross the estuary at both ends of the town, going to Bodinnick and Polruan. Once on the other side, there is the famous Hall Walk that follows the estuary, taking you through wooded valleys and past hidden creeks and offering amazing views from the cliffs.
Other activities such as cycling, golf, horse riding and walking can all be enjoyed locally. And visits can be made to historic country houses and castles such as Lanhydrock House and Restormel Castle as well as the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and other National Trust and private gardens of which there are many in the south of Cornwall.