This lovely old waterside 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 house is very spacious and has lovely views of the water and surrounding countryside from all the main rooms. It provides very comfortable accommodation for eight people and a baby. There is access via steps from the veranda to the house's own pontoon which has running moorings. Visitors to Kits House often bring their own boats (or rent one), allowing easy and enjoyable access to Fowey without using a car.
There are four bedrooms, one with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom, one with a five foot double bed, cot and en-suite shower room, a third with a five foot bed bed and its own direct access to the main bathroom and a fourth which has two full sized bunk beds. The main and en-suite bathroom have showers over the bath. There is a large sitting room with television, DVD, woodburner, a carved wooden bar (installed when Kits House was a hotel) with drinks fridge, bar stools and extra seating. French windows lead from the sitting room to the veranda and terrace overlooking the water. On the terrace there is a table for eight and room to barbecue.
There is a spacious open plan kitchen/dining room with a large table, television, Radio/CD and French windows to the terrace. The kitchen area is very well equipped with a double electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and food and plate warmer. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also provided in the utility room. Adjoining the utility room is a ground floor lavatory with washbasin.
Kits House has oil fired central heating. Electricity, heating and logs are included in the rent. Bed linen is supplied and a cot and highchair are available. A telephone is provided for incoming calls only. Wireless broadband for web browsing and emails is available at this property. There is ample parking.
A well-behaved pet may be allowed by prior arrangement outside of the school holidays.
A dinghy from a local boatyard can usually be hired and delivered to this property. Please ask for details when booking as availability in high season is limited.
The Old Ferry Inn at Bodinnick and the Ferry to Fowey are about 1.5 miles by road or 0.75 using the public footpath. Fowey is less than a mile by boat.
Please do not book this property if any member of your party is a smoker.
These prices are in £’s Sterling per property, per week, and include VAT where applicable, heating, electricity, bed linen and colour television unless otherwise stated in the description.
A booking fee of £19 is also charged. Any additional charges such as for books or maps will be added to the cost of your holiday.
Outside the main holiday periods, short break holidays can usually be arranged at the following percentages of the weekly rate.
3 nights 70% 4 nights 80% 5 nights 90%
For advanced bookings, you can pay a 40% deposit then the balance one month before the holiday start date. For bookings less than a month away full payment is required on booking.