Kits House was built around 1805 and is in a south facing position beside Mixtow Pill which is about half a mile upstream from Bodinnick village, on the eastern bank of Fowey harbour. The beautiful coves of Lantic and Lansallos Bays are around 2 miles away. Made famous by author Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Kits House was the chosen home of Mr Fogo, the hero of his most famous romance "The Astonishing History of Troy Town" and there are connections with Kenneth Grahame, author of "The Wind in the WiIlows", who was a frequent visitor.
The Lofts were used for storing apples and drying tobacco until they were converted into living accommodation in Victorian days. Both have sloping beamed ceilings and dormer windows in the sitting rooms and double bedroom, with lovely high views downriver and across Mixtow Pill. They provide comfortable and cosy accommodation and are an excellent base for walking, fishing and for boating as visitors can keep a small boat in front of the property. Although the Lofts are at the top of the house, they open out onto a small sloping garden with seating areas, reached by a few steps from the hall. The Lofts are reached by outside stairs leading to the river, the lower part of the property and parking area.
Each Loft has a living room with river views, a television and DVD player and a good sized kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is one double and one single bedroom (the double room has river views) and a bathroom with shower over the bath in each loft.
Electric radiators provide heating. All electricity is included in the price. A washing machine is available which is shared with Captain's Cottage. There is ample parking. All bed linen is supplied and a travel cot and highchair are available.
A dinghy from a local boatyard can usually be hired and delivered to these properties. Please ask for details when booking as availability in high season is limited. There is a floating pontoon with running moorings where small boats can be kept near to the property.
Fowey is less than a mile by boat or two miles by road via the Bodinnick Ferry. The nearest pub is the Old Ferry Inn at Bodinnick.
A well-behaved pet may be allowed by prior arrangement.
Wireless broadband for web browsing and emails is available at this property. Please note a £30 security deposit is required when pets are staying in the property.
- Friday Changeover day
- Sleeps 3
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Harbour views
- Private parking
- 2 miles to the coast
- 1 mile to a pub
- 2 miles to a shop
- Washing machine
- Travel cot
- High chair
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|B||8th April 2016 - 12th May 2016||£298.00|
|C||13th May 2016 - 26th May 2016||£335.00|
|E||27th May 2016 - 2nd June 2016||£447.00|
|C||3rd June 2016 - 16th June 2016||£335.00|
|D||17th June 2016 - 30th June 2016||£392.00|
|E||1st July 2016 - 21st July 2016||£447.00|
|F||22nd July 2016 - 25th August 2016||£560.00|
|D||26th August 2016 - 1st September 2016||£392.00|
|C||2nd September 2016 - 8th September 2016||£335.00|
|B||9th September 2016 - 20th October 2016||£298.00|
|C||21st October 2016 - 27th October 2016||£335.00|
|A||28th October 2016 - 15th December 2016||£266.00|
|A||16th December 2016 - 24th December 2016||£266.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
Office staff very helpful with booking an extra night.Mr R Remiszewski - 25th September 2015