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Harbour View - Polruan

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Grade II listed Captains house with many period features and enjoying river views Sleeps 4+1
  • Steeped in maritime history and retaining many original and rustic features including some unique stained-glass panels
  • Furnished in a period style with a number of original oil paintings
  • Take the ferry to visit Fowey with a great selection of small, independent shops and galleries
Property code: PC032

A beautiful Grade II listed Captains house, steeped in maritime history and retaining many period features. Located within Polruan a traditional fishing village and within easy reach of Fowey.

Set at the foot of a hill within the traditional Cornish fishing village of Polruan, overlooking a busy boat yard, with superb river views. Located just across the water from the better-known Fowey and connected to by the Polruan Ferry which crosses the harbour every fifteen minutes. Fowey is a bustling small port with many craft shops, galleries and restaurants and attractive moorings. From here, ferries run to the nearby fishing town of Mevagissey, Boddinick and Polruan. Head slightly further afield and visit Polperro and Looe with their rugged coastlines, small beaches and range of independent shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Enter this rustic traditional Captains House and step back in time. The lounge with sofas, period fire surround and wood burning stove, the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring and enjoy a film on the TV/DVD. Heading into the kitchen/diner which is equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave. Gather around the table with seating for four and enjoy breakfast or an evening meal together. At the end of the day head upstairs to the three bedrooms, there is a choice of a double with views across the river, a second small double also enjoying river views and a single. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom with roll top bath and WC.

Outside, there is a rare large private garden with gazebo and harbour views. The garden is a real feature of the property and is perfect haven for wild life with a secret garden feel in the heart of the village. There is no parking at the property, however, guests are able to unload directly outside the property and parking is available nearby car parks (charges apply).

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 small double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave
  • wood burning stove
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Bed linen included
  • Parking is available nearby car parks (charges apply)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop, pub/restaurant and beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Located behind a busy, working boat yard
  • 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.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 11th September 2021

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The location is second to none but the cottage desperately needs to be updated the beds are crippling and the whole cottage needs to be painted in a light colour to make it look light and airy, it cant be helped that there is hardly any natural light gets into the cottage but light colours would help.

Reviewed by Tim 21st August 2021

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Lovely location, great view. This could be a really terrific property, but it needs work. The style, dcor and individuality are wonderful and should be kept. Modernisation in a few areas is as must.

Reviewed by Craig 24th July 2021

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What is says on the tin , great old historical house amazing garden and great views. Clean comfy and warm.

Reviewed by Jennifer 10th July 2021

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Dark kitchen and back garden overgrown no seating available. Kitchen no well equipped. No outside seating a disappointment. Bathroom needs upgrading, no shower.

Reviewed by C 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by Errol 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Heidi 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Angela 17th October 2020

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Wonderful week at the lovely Harbour View. The house is ideally placed for many beautiful creek side and coastal walks, on days when the weather was poor it was a cosy haven to read, enjoy the period atmosphere and admire the views of the bustling boatyard and the river beyond. A stones throw from the shop, the bakery, the pub and the ferry so in aRead morell a perfect location. It was a rare treat to stay in such a Cornish gem with a beautiful rambling garden and we will definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Debby 15th August 2020

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The location of the cottage is great for views and fast access to the harbour. The boat yard is noisy but interesting to watch. The house needs updating, to say kept traditional is just so dont have to bother. Appliances need updating or fixing. The garden would be great if paths/steps were maintained as the are overgrown and very slippery. Beds neRead moreed new mattresses. The second double only suitable for 1 adult or children. Definitely not for older people as floors slippery and uneven. Hide

Reviewed by Melissa 8th August 2020

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We loved this cottage, it had real character and the garden has to be climbed to be believed! Polruan is a lovely village though be warned, the parking is only in the car park at the top of the village [a doable but stiff climb with luggage] and is very busy on a Saturday. However, the view makes up for it, simply stunning. The cottage was very cleRead morean and had most things you would want though in these COVID times, best to take basics such as salt etc, as nothing was left except teabags. Hide

Reviewed by nathalie 18th July 2020

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A true escape from the daily grind An enchanting place! The hills are very steep though, through the village and up to the little garden. Beware.

Reviewed by Valerie 5th July 2020

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The cottage was dated but adequate and has a lovely history.

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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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