The Dwelling House at Fowey

Bed & Breakfast and Tearooms


Access Statement for

The Dwelling House at Fowey


The Dwelling House Tearooms and Bed & Breakfast are in a beautiful Grade 2 Listed Georgian building in the heart of the historic port of Fowey.

The tearooms are on the ground floor of the building and here we offer home-cooked meals, cream teas, high teas, home-made cakes and a wide selection of loose-leaf teas as well as coffee.

Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation consists of one double room on the first floor of the building, beautifully furnished in a period style.

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors to The Dwelling House within the limitations imposed by the age and Listed status of the building.  The following is a summary of the facilities we provide and if you need any more information please feel free to contact us. 

• The Dwelling House is in the centre of Fowey, a walk of approximately 2 minutes from the short stay car park and 15 minutes from both of the long stay car parks.
• The nearest train station is in Par, a journey of approximately 15 minutes by car.
• There are a number of local taxi firms and we are happy to make bookings for you.
• Our website has pictures of our bed & breakfast room and other information regarding the facilities we offer.
• You can contact us for further information by letter, phone and e-mail (see Contact Information below for details). 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• The Dwelling House is on the main street of Fowey and access is off a tarmac road.
• We have no car parking facilities of our own, but plentiful parking is available in the two long-stay car parks which are approximately 15 minutes walk (one down/up a very steep hill) and one short stay car park which is 5 minutes walk from The Dwelling House on level ground.  In addition there is a bus service available from the main car park, which stops outside the local church a 2 minute walk from The Dwelling House.
• Cars can stop outside The Dwelling House to drop off guests and their luggage and we are available to assist guests with carrying their luggage.
• Please advise us of your likely arrival time in advance so that we can arrange for your room to be available to you on your arrival. 
Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area

• The main entrance to The Dwelling House has three steps (which are 12 cm, 16 cm, and 16 cm in height), leading to the front door, which is 90 cm wide.
• The front door is open whilst the tearooms are open and is then kept closed. Please come into the tearoom to find us if we are open and if we are closed please knock on the front door to let us know you have arrived.
• The front door opens onto the hall way, which is 6 m long by 110 cm wide with a wood floor and a wool runner running the length of the hall.

Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

• The bed & breakfast room is on the first floor and is accessed by the main staircase, which is on the right-hand side at the end of the hall.

• The staircase is 95 cm wide with a hand rail on the left-hand side and consists of three short flights of stairs, which are 5, 7, and 7 in number with an average step height of 15 cm. The staircase is wooden with a fitted short pile runner in the centre.  
Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe

• Breakfast is served in the Sitting Room, which is halfway up the stairs (two flights up from the hall and one flight down from the bed & breakfast room.

• The entrance to the Sitting Room is level and is 85 cm wide leading to room with a short pile fitted carpet.

• The dining table is an oval Victorian tilt-top table with a central pedestal and is approximately 120 cm long, 80 cm wide and 77 cm high. It can seat up to four people in chairs without arms.

• Breakfast, which is full waitress service, is usually served from 8.00 am to 9.30 am, although earlier or later times are possible by prior arrangement.

• The breakfast menu consists initially of a choice of muesli and cereal, a choice of fruit juices and a fruit plate. 

• For hot drinks guests are free to choose from our extensive tearoom menu of coffees, hot chocolate and over 20 different loose-leaf teas.

• For hot food guests can choose all or some of the elements of a full English breakfast all of which are locally sourced. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free diets can be catered for by prior arrangement.

• We do not play any music in the breakfast room.

• Guests are more than welcome to visit the tearooms during their stay (benefiting from a 10% discount), and can choose from our extensive range of home-cooked meals, cream teas, high teas, home-made cakes, coffees and over 20 different loose-leaf teas. 
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

• The entrance to the bed & breakfast room is from the first floor landing (which is level and has a fitted short pile carpet) and is via a lockable door, which is 80 cm wide. 

• The room is heated by a radiator with a thermostatic valve that can be adjusted by guests to suit their requirements.

• The furniture in the room consists of a double bed (195 cm long, 135 cm wide and 75 cm high), a wardrobe, a chest of drawers with cupboard above (containing the television and hairdryer), two bedside tables, a corner table for the hot drink making facilities, and an easy chair.

• The ensuite facilities consist of a wash hand basin (80 cm high) and roll-top bath (internal dimensions 150 cm long, 55 cm wide and 57 cm high with an anti-slip mat available) in the room itself (there is floor to ceiling curtain running the length of the bath for privacy).

• The toilet (which is 43 cm high) is in a separate ensuite room with a door. The entrance to the toilet is 165 cm high by 48 cm wide (narrowing to 35 cm by the toilet itself) and the toilet room itself is 110 cm long, 75 cm wide and 175 cm high.

• The flooring in the bed & breakfast room is a short pile fitted wool carpet by the bed area and linoleum in the toilet room and by the ensuite area, which has a 4 cm step separating it from the bed area.

• The television has a choice of the main Freeview channels.

• There is an electric kettle in the room and a wide choice of hot drinks including black tea, green tea, fruit & herbal teas, hot chocolate and coffee.

• There are milk cartons in the room and under the table on the first floor landing outside the room there is a mini fridge containing a jug of fresh milk and bottles of still and sparkling spring water. Additional Information

• In accordance with the new Smokefree legislation The Dwelling House and its gardens are entirely non-smoking throughout.
• Please note that, although we have facilities for tea-room customers with pets, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate pets in our bed & breakfast accommodation.
• The Dwelling House is fitted with a fire alarm system consisting of a number of fully interlinked smoke and heat alarms (including one in the bed & breakfast room) and manual call points (including one on the halfway landing on the main staircase).
• Details of the evacuation procedure to follow should the fire alarm sound during your stay are given in the information pack in the bed & breakfast room. 
Emergency contact information

• Adam and Teresa can usually be found for assistance either downstairs in the tearoom area, or in the first floor lounge. If not,  in the case of an emergency, either call Adam on his mobile number, 07984 192130  or knock on the door leading to the small staircase from the first floor landing  (our bedroom is on the right at the top of this staircase)
• The telephone number for the Fowey doctors' surgery (including out of hours cover) is 08444 992767
• The telephone number for the Fowey minor injuries unit is 01726 83224.  For serious medical emergencies phone 999 (a phone is available, for emergency use, situated by the till in the tearoom area). 
Contact Details We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve, if you have any comments please contact us by letter, telephone or e-mail.


The Dwelling House

6 Fore Street
PL23 1AQ 
Telephone Number - 01726 833662

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