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Chapel Retreat

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Just a short walk from the quiet sandy beach, local pub and quay in Polruan 
  • Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining with views of the river from the private balcony
  • Take the ferry over to Fowey with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants
  • For days out visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
  • Easy access to the coastal path and Cardinham Woods with its waymarked trails
  • Allocated parking in private garage
Property code: 75740

Part of a former chapel, this three storey house is a spacious retreat for couple or small families alike looking for a coastal retreat, positioned perfectly to explore the South Coast.

Nestling on the beautiful south coast of Cornwall alongside the river Fowey you will find the unspoilt village of Poluran with its village shop, traditional cafe and local pub. From the quaint quayside take a relaxing trip on the passenger ferry to Fowey, explore the village whilst enjoying the shops, restaurants and bars. If you are able to pull yourself away from the village there is so much to see and do from the beautiful coastal path to Lantic Bay then onto Polperro or even Bodinnick where you can catch the ferry back to Fowey and then Polruan. There is always something going on throughout the year from the Fowey regatta to Polruan carnival.

Step into the welcoming hallway on the ground floor and then straight into the well-equipped kitchen/diner with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, and there is a separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The breakfast bar is perfect place to plan your day. Open up the doors of the Juliet balcony, sit at the dining table and enjoy your lazy breakfast whilst catching up with the latest news reports on the Smart TV. Heading up to the first floor there are two bedrooms both with plenty of storage. The king-size has double doors opening up to a Juliet balcony with rooftop views onto the river Fowey and an en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower over spa bath and WC, and the second bedroom is a light and bright twin. There’s also a separate shower room with shower and WC. Venture up to the second floor and the light beams into the full length lounge with additional snug area, ideal for children or to relax and read a good book. Listen to music on the sound system or watch your favourite film on the TV/DVD.

Sliding patio doors open up onto the roof terrace with spectacular panoramic views perfect for al fresco dining whilst watching the river life go by. There is the excellent and sought after addition of a parking space for this property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin 
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Private allocated parking space in garage
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach, pub and shop within walking distance 
  • Smart  kitchen/diner and standard TV in living room
  • Regret no children under 10 years old (Babes in arms welcome)
  • Due to the balcony and staircase, this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or unsteady
  • 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.

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanne 1st October 2021

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We had a fantastic week staying in Chapel Retreat. The place was very comfortable and everything there that you might need. The view was breathtaking. A great relaxing week.

Reviewed by John 17th September 2021

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Lovely location and accommodation. We were very comfortable.

Reviewed by Anne 3rd September 2021

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Beautiful views from a very well equipped cottage. You do need to be fairly fit due to the stairs and the steepness of the village. Two good local pubs, local store, bakery and post office. Regular ferrys to Fowey. The roads are very narrow nearby. Loads of interesting places to see. Very spacious accommodation with loads of storage very well fitteRead mored out and lots of nice touches. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 2nd July 2021

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Fabulous location in a lovely village. The property has everything you would need and the views from the terrace are to die for. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at chapel retreat.

Reviewed by Judith 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 4th June 2021

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Chapel Retreat looked really good on the website - just the sort of holiday cottage we were looking for. When we arrived we were delighted and stunned - it is superb, stunning views, beautifully decorated and well maintained. The layout over three floors takes really good advantage of the views and the outdoor area on the top level is ideal for eatRead moreing out, watching the boating activity or simply sunbathing and chilling out. The property was clean, well equipped and smelled really nice ! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 7th May 2021

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Excellent accommodation, very clean and comfortable. Parking a definite bonus! Good base for a holiday, beautiful views and great walks

Reviewed by Camille 23rd April 2021

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we had an amazing time at chapel retreat. it is ideally located in Polruan, very close to the shops and a short walk from the top of the hills too. The view from the house is stunning and the equipment from showers to kitchen is all you need and more. the lounge and balcony are perfect to make the most of the place!

Reviewed by Steve 16th April 2021

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We loved it here! Fantastic views from the lovely terrace make this a very special property. Very well equipped with lots of lovely interior design touches. Parking is very tight so to save stress we used the car park at the top of the hill- well worth 25 for the week. Some great walks nearby. Hint - Take lots of 50 pence pieces as many toilets nowRead more cost this and dont give change. Hide

Reviewed by Geraldine 30th October 2020

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Amazing cottage with a view looking out at Fowey. Peaceful setting with the addition of a shared garage to park the car . Would book this cottage again .

Reviewed by Natasha 5th October 2020

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The views are really lovely from the sitting room with a balcony. The cottage is well maintained and very tidy. We ate at The Russell Inn and cannot fault the food and service. The cottage is not far from the ferry car/passenger to spend a day in Fowey. The roads are quite tight but other drivers are very courteous. Overall we had a very comfortablRead moree and relaxing stay and will hopefully book again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 4th September 2020

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Location for Polruen excellent, halfway up the hill halfway down. Very useful having parking facilities, although its a bit tight, Small to middle size car recommended. Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation. Stunning views.

Reviewed by Haidee 7th August 2020

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This was a beautiful house with a fabulous view across the river in a lovely location. Great base for visiting other parts of Cornwall. A real bonus to have car parking too

Reviewed by Mark 24th July 2020

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Excellent property with comfortable high quality furnishings and appliances. Well located in the beautiful village of Polruan. It's not mentioned in the description but there is also a whirlpool bath which is a nice addition.

Reviewed by David 17th July 2020

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The Chapel Retreat was very well appointed with all the kitchen equipment we could ever need. The top floor snug satisfied the whole family, the view over the river was beautiful, enhanced by the binoculars, with plenty of space for chilling and TV watchers. The garage was very welcome, allowing the car to be parked off the road. Some Polruan localRead more roads are very narrow, but can be avoided if you ignore the sat nav! Great walks nearby, quiet beaches and good places to eat. Lovely Cornish break Hide

Reviewed by Zara 10th July 2020

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Fantastic property with spectacular views , all creature comforts were available, even down to a beautiful picnic basket .. lovely break thank you

Reviewed by Jennifer 15th March 2020

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Lovely big modern property which felt like a home from home. Fantastic views across the river to Fowey, and perfect if you fancy some peace and quiet. The added bonus of a parking space was great as its limited in small villages. Great walks nearby. Would love to go again.

Reviewed by Claire 8th November 2019

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Location

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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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