Vacation Rental Description
White Willow is our newest luxury eco-barn, completed in June 2009, The open-plan design is cool and contemporary and exquisitely furnished with leather corner sofa and cowhide rugs, fairtrade wood and exposed slate and lime walls. The luxurious experience continues with Italian limestone floors gently heated by our ground source heat pump.
The indulgent bathroom has a part sunken Jacuzzi bath and the natural soya candles and aromatherapy oils and soft bamboo bathrobes provided add to the organic but luxurious ambiance.
The solar dried oak cladding on the North side is insulated with local lambs wool to keep the barns snug and cosy but for the chillier evenings there is a contemporary log burner and logs are provided free of charge.
Artwork and crafts displayed are by local Cornish artists or from third world "community in tourism" projects.
White Willow sleeps 2 people and is available on a nightly basis with discounts for 7 night bookings. Breakfast is available by arrangement only at an extra charge of £10.00 per person.
The kitchen is fully equipped with granite and slate work surfaces, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric oven and a large American style fridge/freezer.
The bedroom has a kingsize bed with organic silk filled duvet and pillows and fairtrade sheets. There are fantastic views out across the countryside towards Fowey and, if required, a full Cornish breakfast can be delivered to the barn to be enjoyed inside or outside under the covered veranda which has been decked in winter jasmin and passion flower.
The quintessentially Cornish port of Fowey is just over a mile from the Old Watermill. A lovely stroll passing the foot ferry to Bodinnick & along Passage Street, past the lifeboat station to the harbour.
Fowey ( pronounced 'Foy" ) is now a bustling small town of pretty whitewashed cottages, with a fine range of independent shops, bars & bistros with terraces out over the magnificent harbour.
Take a stroll along a track - an ancient route for carts collecting seaweed & lime from the beach for the farmers' fields - to Readymoney Cove. Further along is St Catherine's Castle, a perfect spot to have a picnic or take in the beautiful sea views.
The Fowey to Mevagissey ferry runs from May to September & takes only 35 minutes. It's agreat way to spend the day & you may even spot dolphins . There is a picturesque 40 minute walk or a bus to the Lost Gardens of Heligan on landing at Mevagissey
One of Britain's premier sailing events, The Fowey Royal Regatta, is held every August.
- Travel Info: If traveling from A30 leave at Junction 31 signed to Bodmin and Lostwithiel. follow signs towards Lostwithiel and the brown tourist signs towards Lanhydrock House (NT). On passing the turning to Lanhydrock, turn left at the mini roundabout onto the B3268 towards Lostwithiel. Stay on this road, ignoring the left fork towards lostwithiel, until you reach the T-juntion with the A390. Turn right onto the A390 towards St Austell and after approx 1/4 mile turn left onto the B3269 towards Fowey. Stay on this road, passing through Castle Dor until you reach a small roundabout at Newtown, just after a Texaco Garage. take the first exit (Passage Lane) signed to the car ferry and boat launching. After approx 1/4 mile take the turn to Penventinue. We are approx 1/2 mile along this lane on the left, just before a white cottage. There is a brown tourist 'bed' sign at the end of the drive. if traveling from A38 through Plymouth, take A390 towards St Austell and just after Lostwithiel take the B3269 towards Fowey. If traveling from Cornwall, follow signs for Fowey from A390, go straight across the mini roundabout to car ferry and follow directions as above.