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Lounge with open fire
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Single Bedroom and small double with river views
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Harbour View - Polruan

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

  • Beautiful Grade II listed Captains house with many period features. Sleeps 4+1
  • Steeped in maritime history and enjoying river views
  • Retaining many original features including some unique stained-glass panels
  • Visit Fowey with a great selection of small, independent shops and galleries
  • A short drive to the traditional village of Polperro with shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Take the ferry from Fowey to the nearby villages Mevagissey, Boddinick and Polruan
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, behind a busy boat yard. 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 quaint traditional Captains House and step into 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 areal feature of the property and enables the perfect haven for wild life. 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).

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

  • 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
  • 3 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.

This property is personally managed by Louise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 3rd October 2019

Harbour View commands a magnificent location overlooking Fowey and its estuary and is literally only a few steps away from the river ferry. Quirky and with a great deal of period charm, the cottage is ideal for adults but would not be ideal for small children. Car parking arrangements can be complicated on a working day and are an additional elemenRead moret to be factored into time, accessibility and budget. Hide

Reviewed by William 31st August 2019

Traditional Cornish holiday cottage; its quirkiness and last century charm match the beautiful barely changed fishing village of Polruan. If you want to sit and watch telly you're on the wrong holiday in the wrong cottage. If you love beautiful sunsets, long walks, the sound of the harbour and life at a slower pace - this is for you.

Reviewed by James 10th August 2019

An amazing period cottage in an an even more amazing location. The pictures don't do it justice!! We had a brilliant time and our 2 1/2 year old son loved being so close to the boatyard. Ideally placed for a quick boat trip over to Fowey, crabbing, pubs and a little beach at low tide. We will be back!

Reviewed by Penelope 27th July 2019

Overall, I loved the cottage because it was like someone's home and quirky, full of pictures. Mattresses were more comfortable than in many holiday cottages. Liked the beds. The garden was amazing. Excellent position. Can see the ferry coming. Would go to this cottage again.

Reviewed by Jane 20th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a very nice little village , ideal spot for a quiet holiday, very steep hill in and out , but 2 nice pubs good village shop and tea room, definitely recommend it.

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View from the cottage
Lounge with open fire
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Lounge with open fire
Fire place
Kitchen/Diner with ornamental Aga
Single Bedroom and small double with river views
Double bedroom
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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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