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Old Embassy House


5.0/5 from 52 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Limited parking
  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
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Old Embassy House

(52 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

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Old Embassy House Information


Old Embassy House offers a very warm welcome in the heart of the picturesque Cornish harbour town of Fowey. This grade II listed guest house is perfectly situated being only a few minutes walk from the harbour, stunning coastal scenery, inns, restaurants and shops. Our guest house benefits from private parking (limited - please contact us direct to arrange). All of our rooms are individually styled which creates an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Pencarrow - our four poster William Morris inspired room, Menabilly - our modern family room and Lantic - our urban/nautical styled room with estuary views. All rooms have free Wi-Fi access, Smart TV and hairdryers. A refreshments tray is provided which offers tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal and fruit teas. All rooms have complimentary soft white towels, shampoos and shower gels. Old Embassy House is suitable for adults only. We offer a varied breakfast menu which includes a full Cornish cooked breakfast (included). When it comes to eating out, prepare to be seriously spoilt for choice in and around Fowey, with a wide range of superb restaurants and pubs or relax at one of the cafes. This is an exciting place to eat with modern gourmet dining, relaxed pubs alongside traditional British fare, including good old seaside fish 'n' chips. One thing you can count on is the fresh local food and drink in Fowey – most will have been grown or caught within a few miles of the town. We even have our own mussel farm just offshore! Why not visit the local shop (Shipmates) and check out the vast selection of local Gin’s Rum’s Cider’s and Beer’s. If you enjoy an active holiday, then Fowey and its estuary has so much to offer. Whether you enjoy getting out on the water, coastal walks or finding out more about the history of the area which inspired the writings of Daphne Du Maurier, you are sure to find something that will make your holiday special.

Max is originally from the area and introduced Debs to Fowey 10 years ago. After many visits with our children and experiencing what the area has to offer, including coastal walks and cycling, we made the decision to settle here and in 2017 the opportunity arose to purchase the property and for Debs to fulfil her ambition of owning her own business. We both have worked for many years in educational roles and Debs has previous experience in hospitality.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Guest protective clothing encouraged
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • Limited parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Beach activities
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 18:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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  • Train from Various (108.0 miles)
    There is a regular train service from London Paddington to Par. London to Par approximately 4 1/2 hours Exeter to Par approximately 1 3/4 hours Bristol to Par approximately 3 hours Taunton to Par approximately 2 1/4 hours.
  • Road from From the A39 (7.1 miles)
    After travelling through Lostwithiel, turn left onto the B3269. After 4 miles go straight over a roundabout onto the B3415. On reaching Fowey, go straight over 2 mini roundabouts and continue towards the town and down a steep hill. At the bottom of the steep hill, turn left onto Lostwithiel Street. We are approx 100 yards on the left.

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