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Views across the village over to Fowey from the seating area
Stylish leather sofa with matching chair
Well equipped for any chef
Stylish kitchen
Steps from the kitchen leads up to the bathroom
Sociable dining and living space
Open plan living space with orginal fire place
Enter the cottage into a cosy lounge area with TV/ DVD
Spacious dining table with seating for 6,  leads through to the kitchen
Family bathroom (up 6 steep steps from kitchen)
Middle floor double bedroom
Modern and bright bedroom
Middle floor shower room with double shower
Top floor master bedroom
Open plan bedroom and bathroom
Complete with freestanding bath
View from the freestanding bath
Raised decking area with seating for 4-6
View for the raised decking area
View towards the property
1 / 20  Views across the village over to Fowey from the seating area
2 / 20  Stylish leather sofa with matching chair
3 / 20  Well equipped for any chef
4 / 20  Stylish kitchen
5 / 20  Steps from the kitchen leads up to the bathroom
6 / 20  Sociable dining and living space
7 / 20  Open plan living space with orginal fire place
8 / 20  Enter the cottage into a cosy lounge area with TV/ DVD
9 / 20  Spacious dining table with seating for 6, leads through to the kitchen
10 / 20  Family bathroom (up 6 steep steps from kitchen)
11 / 20  Middle floor double bedroom
12 / 20  Modern and bright bedroom
13 / 20  Middle floor shower room with double shower
14 / 20  Top floor master bedroom
15 / 20  Open plan bedroom and bathroom
16 / 20  Complete with freestanding bath
17 / 20  View from the freestanding bath
18 / 20  Raised decking area with seating for 4-6
19 / 20  View for the raised decking area
20 / 20  View towards the property

Firefly Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Perfectly positioned in the heart of Polruan with beach, bakery, shop, cafe and pub
  • Take the regular passenger ferry across to Fowey
  • Stylish property arranged over three floors with river views 
  • Easy access to the South West Coast Path 
  • Visit the Eden Project, Carnglaze Caverns or Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum 
  • Visit National Trust Lanhydrock and Pencarrow House and gardens
Property code: PC026

A stylish, contemporary property, in the heart of Polruan arranged over three floors and enjoying wonderful river views. The perfect base to explore all this area has to offer.

Positioned at the bottom of the hill in the heart of Polruan conveniently located to visit the beach, local pubs, cafe, shop and bakery. Take the passenger ferry across to Fowey which offers further amenities. For outdoor enthusiasts explore the South West Coast Path, Cardinham Woods with its waymarked trails and paths which weave through 650 acres of woodland or Siblyback Lake Country Park offers a variety of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and wakeboarding. For day trips visit Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre with artefacts from over 50 different shipwrecks, National Trust Lanhydrock House and gardens with woodland and riverside paths to explore and Pencarrow House and gardens surrounded by lake and picturesque woodlands.

Enter the property into the stylish open-plan lounge/dining area with sofa, chair and purpose-built window seat which looks out onto the bustling Fore Street. After a day of exploring, enjoy a meal together at the dining table with seating for six and sit back and relax on the sofa and watch a film on the TV/DVD. Heading through to the contemporary kitchen, equipped with electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, separate wine fridge and DAB radio with iPod dock. From here a door leads out to the rear garden area. From the kitchen area, accessed by six steep steps up, is the stylish bathroom with underfloor heating, shower over bath and WC. Heading up to the first floor is a double bedroom, shower room with double rainfall shower and WC and the snug/den room with TV. From the snug/den, a steep staircase leads to the master double bedroom and open-plan bathroom with freestanding bath and WC, from the bath enjoy wonderful views across the river, giving this bedroom the wow factor.

Heading outside, accessed from the kitchen and also accessed via steps and slopes is the patio garden. There is no parking at the property, however parking is available in nearby car parks (charges apply).

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room , 1 en-suite/ open bathroom 
  • Electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer and separate wine fridge
  • Electricity and electric heating (underfloor heating in bathrooms and kitchen)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Parking available in nearby car parks (charges apply) 
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, pub/restaurant and shop within walking distance 
  • TV/DVD & Freeview in lounge, DAB radio, iPod dock in kitchen 
  • Top floor bedroom is accessed through the snug/ day room
  • 6 steep steps up to family bathroom and up to cottage entrance
  • There is a cellar beneath the property which is ideal for storing all manner of water sports equipment
  • Steep staircase up to upper levels, top level stair case is steep and narrow
  • 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 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Klara 10th July 2021

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The cottage was perfectly positioned in the middle of Polruan, two doors from the local shop and a very short stroll to the quay and the passenger ferry to Fowey. The cottage was small and quirky, but it had everything that we needed and we really loved our stay. The only small negative is that there is no parking at the cottage, so you need a weekRead morely ticket to park in the village car park. A small price to pay for the amazing views on the way there! A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 26th June 2021

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We really enjoyed our time at ember cottage. Its Comfortable and clean throughout. The ferry over to Fowey takes 5 minutes and is just at the bottom of the road and runs until 11pm each day. A great base for exploring the surrounding areas of polperro, looe, Charlestown, Eden project, mevagissey and Plymouth .

Reviewed by Carol 19th June 2021

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A delightful cottage, but not for anyone with any mobility issues, as its at the bottom of a long and steep hill, is on three floors with steep stairs and has a long path and steps to reach outside terrace. Cottage was clean and comfortable and we were welcomed with a bottle of champagne and milk in the fridge, along with good supplies of tea and cRead moreoffee. Booking meals in the local Inn is a must and needs to be well in advance of your stay. Any other food options require ferry or driving. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 12th June 2021

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A lovely and homely cottage right in the centre of the village. We found it a great base to explore the local coastline and countryside. Bear in mind the slopes and inclines in Polruan. They add to the ambiance but do test the legs and lungs a bit!!

Reviewed by Susan 5th June 2021

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Lovely cottage , well equipped for all needs , great location , close to water for my paddle board and great walks

Reviewed by emma 19th May 2021

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Reviewed by Tim 12th April 2021

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Firefly cottage is a warm and cosy, well appointed cottage in a great location very close to the harbour of Polruan. We were pleased with our stay in April 2021 having just returned home after a lovely family holiday there for the first time. It's a great base to explore much of Cornwall, and even with lockdown restrictions in place, we've had a grRead moreeat week away. Hide

Reviewed by John 27th September 2020

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The property is more spacious than we first thought, has a very homely cosy feel to it and you do get a lovely view over the estuary from the main bedroom and garden, good location in Polruan just a few meters from the shop/cafe/pubs

Reviewed by Katie 20th July 2020

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Views across the village over to Fowey from the seating area
Stylish leather sofa with matching chair
Well equipped for any chef
Stylish kitchen
Steps from the kitchen leads up to the bathroom
Sociable dining and living space
Open plan living space with orginal fire place
Enter the cottage into a cosy lounge area with TV/ DVD
Spacious dining table with seating for 6,  leads through to the kitchen
Family bathroom (up 6 steep steps from kitchen)
Middle floor double bedroom
Show 8 moreModern and bright bedroom

Location

Map
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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