View towards cottage situated on the Quay
Stunning river views from the lounge
Cosy lounge area
Complete with woodburner
2 large sofas and Smart TV
Well equipped kitchen area
Kitchen adjoins the dining room
Enter into the dining room with staircase up the 1st floor
Master bedroom
Sweeping views over the River Fowey
Watch the Polruan ferry come and go with leaving the house
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom looks over Quay Hill
1st floor family bathroom
Village Quay and tidel beach paces from the cottage
1 / 15  View towards cottage situated on the Quay
2 / 15  Stunning river views from the lounge
3 / 15  Cosy lounge area
4 / 15  Complete with woodburner
5 / 15  2 large sofas and Smart TV
6 / 15  Well equipped kitchen area
7 / 15  Kitchen adjoins the dining room
8 / 15  Enter into the dining room with staircase up the 1st floor
9 / 15  Master bedroom
10 / 15  Sweeping views over the River Fowey
11 / 15  Watch the Polruan ferry come and go with leaving the house
12 / 15  Twin bedroom
13 / 15  Twin bedroom looks over Quay Hill
14 / 15  1st floor family bathroom
15 / 15  Village Quay and tidel beach paces from the cottage


Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located in the heart of the village with wonderful views over the quay
  • Cosy up in front of the wood burner of chillier evenings
  • Enjoy instant access to the beach from the property
  • Take the regular passenger ferry across to Fowey
  • Visit Lanhydrock and Pencarrow House and Gardens
  • Explore Cardinham Woods, St Nectans Glen and the South West Coast Path
Property code: PC013

A traditional stone property situated in the heart of the village enjoying wonderful views over the quay and harbour with instant access to the beach. Making this the perfect Cornish coast escape.

Situated in the heart of the traditional Cornish village of Polruan, just paces from the beach. The property is located next to the working boatyard, an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by. Take the regular passenger ferry, which runs every fifteen minutes, across to Fowey which offers independent shops, handcrafted jewellery and local art, or relax in a cafe or pub on the riverfront. For outdoor enthusiasts the property is within easy reach of the South West Coast Path and slightly further afield is Cardinham Woods with its waymarked trails through scenic woodland, St Nectans Glen with its breath-taking waterfall and rare plant specimens. Alternatively, visit the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Minac Theatre or The Tate at St Ives.

Enter the property, on the ground floor, head into the light and airy lounge with comfy sofas and wonderful views over the quay and harbour. After a busy day exploring the area, cosy up in front of the roaring wood burner and enjoy a film on the TV/DVD. Prepare an evening meal or light lunch in the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and microwave. Situated next to the kitchen is the dining room, gather around the table with seating for four. Heading up to the first floor, you will find two bedrooms a king-size with views overlooking the quay and harbour and a twin. Completing this floor is the bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Heading outside there is a shared sheltered courtyard with garden table

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Shared utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and electric heating
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Parking available in nearby car park, charges apply
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, shop and pub/restaurant within walking distance
  • Secure storage for paddle board or kayak
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Polruan is a quaint little village situated on a very steep hill, so access to some parts of the village can be challenging.
  • Many of the amenities, ferries and cottages in Polruan are accessed via steps some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • There are many small winding streets that are not suitable for cars, therefore many properties in Polruan do not have private parking. However, there is a large pay and display carpark at the top of the village.

This property is personally managed by Louise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachel 13th March 2020

Beautiful cottage , fully equipped and very cosy in the perfect location . Lots of lovely games for the children and outstanding views over Fowey.

Reviewed by Sue 29th December 2019

Perfectly placed, beautiful holiday cottage in a lovely (steep) friendly Cornwall village. Lots of lovely walks and views: check out Lerryn and Polperro; take a Ferry to Fowey from outside the cottage; an onwards car ferry to Bodinnick (visit Golant).... all within reach during a week at this gorgeous location!

Reviewed by Alf 21st September 2019

Nice cottage fantastic views very comfortable Boat yard next door is quite busy

Reviewed by Elizabeth 6th September 2019

Reviewed by Phaedra 2nd August 2019

Reviewed by Jayne 19th July 2019

Great location if you have small children as you very close to the quayside. it is right next to the boat yard so as long as you dont mind the noise (which you do get used to) it is fine. We would definitely stay here again

Reviewed by Jane 5th July 2019

Lovely, bright and spacious cottage in the perfect location. Excellent for a couple or a family, with gorgeous views and direct access to the small beach where children played and swam every day. Great for walking straight from the door. The frequent ferry crossings to Fowey are so handy, and great fun. All the locals in Polruan and Fowey were so wRead moreelcoming. The pubs have great character (and characters!) with good food and friendly service. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 13th June 2019

Wonderful location with access to Fowey by ferry or further afield in Cornwall by car ferry across to Fowey and easy access to St Austell, which saves the drive back up the Lanteglos highway to the main road. Great outlook across to Fowey and ability to watch all that is happening on the water from the cottage. Fantastic kitchen with all utensils pRead morerovided. Wonderful cosy but light filled lounge area with excellent views. Drop your heavy bags off first if driving before parking at the top. Hide

Reviewed by lee 11th May 2019

Reviewed by Joe 4th May 2019

Nice cottage, very cosy. Can park on the quay side for a fee to local post office which makes it a lot easier. Good walks near by and decent places to eat in Fowey. Also cashpoint services available in Fowey.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 20th October 2018

Reviewed by Sue 22nd September 2018

Reviewed by Sally 31st August 2018

The cottage was very nice, as described and met our expectations. Parking is at the top of a steep hill and you have to walk down into the village to the cottage, so it is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties, although you can park close by for unloading and loading. The view from the cottage is amazing, there are two pubs very close bRead morey and we found the Luggar Inn to be a good place to eat. The coastal path is close by and you can walk all the way to Polperro. Hide

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View towards cottage situated on the Quay
Stunning river views from the lounge
Cosy lounge area
Complete with woodburner
2 large sofas and Smart TV
Well equipped kitchen area
Kitchen adjoins the dining room
Enter into the dining room with staircase up the 1st floor
Master bedroom
Sweeping views over the River Fowey
Watch the Polruan ferry come and go with leaving the house
Show 3 moreTwin bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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