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Hart Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Perfect for family holidays close to the tidal beach
  • An ideal base for exploring South Cornwall with its many delights and attractions
  • Visit the Eden Project, rent a boat in Fowey or explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • The South West Coast Path is close by, ideal for the walkers in the party
  • Take a relaxing trip on the passenger ferry to Fowey
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in after a day’s exploring
Property code: PC033

A comfortable and cosy cottage lovingly decorated, yet still keeping many of its original features. It is tucked away in the heart of the village and is ideally located to the beach, ferry and pubs.

Nestling on the beautiful south coast of Cornwall alongside the river Fowey you will find the unspoilt village of Poluran with its traditional cafe, village shop and local pub. Take the passenger ferry to Fowey where you will find a great selection of pubs, shops and restaurants. From Fowey there are ferries which run to the nearby fishing towns of Boddinick and Mevagissey or just relax on one of the many river tours you can take. Should you prefer to explore the area on foot there are plenty of walks to be found, including the South West Coast Path. Heading further afield are the towns of Looe and Polperro with their rugged coastlines.

Approach the property up stone steps from Betty Hewans steps, into the entrance hall where you will find storage space for beach equipment or muddy boots. From here you will find the open-plan kitchen/diner with a multi-fuel stove, electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, and a dining table which seats for four – six people. Also on this floor is a separate WC. Head up to the first floor to the reading room and lounge, snuggle up on the sofa in front of the open fire and watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV.  If you prefer a bit a peace and quiet you can pick a book to read in the snug/ reading room before heading up the staircase to the second floor. On this floor are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both having views over the river. The family bathroom is also on this floor  with shower over the bath and WC.

There is a patio area to the front of the cottage with outside table and chairs for 4, the cottage is also within paces from the beach and village Quay. No private parking available. Parking is available in the nearby car parks where charges apply.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Multi-fuel stove, electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Open fire
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included, please bring own beach towels
  • Parking is available in the nearby car parks where charges apply
  • 1 dog accepted
  • Beach, shop, and pub/restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Unloading point on the quay in Polruan, luggage will need to be walked along path to cottage.
  • Please note there are a number of stone steps and slopes to the property
  • 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: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog 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 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Niki 4th June 2022

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Hart Cottage is a perfect dog friendly stay in a beautiful location. Polruan is a charming village close to some great places to visit. The cottage was cosy yet spacious with tons of character and everything you could need. The views over the harbour are the jewel in the crown! The only downside to the property is its lack of packing so you have toRead more park at the top of the (big!) hill in the pay and display car park. But this is well worth the location close to the quay and heart of the village. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 7th May 2022

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Great cottage in great location - just across estuary from Fowey. Cottage has great facilities with plenty of room for a family.

Reviewed by Tilly 2nd May 2022

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Great location with amazing views and good value for money. Be aware no parking close by especially if have to use top car park, but this adds to the charm of Polruan! Kitchen/ equipment a little dirty and needs a good clean - but everywhere else in the property was clean.

Reviewed by Emma 2nd April 2022

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Hart Cottage is a fabulous cottage and one Ive long wanted to stay in after a friend rented it a few years ago. Having visited Polruan nearly every Easter holidays for over 30 years, I definitely want to return to this specific cottage, if possible, next year.

Reviewed by Gerard 12th February 2022

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Lovely cottage , full of character .

Reviewed by Neil 8th January 2022

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We love Polruan and had a perfect relaxing week at Hart Cottage. It's well equipped, very spacious, comfortable and is in a perfect position in the village with breathtaking views. There are no negatives and we will definitely be returning as soon as we can. Furthermore the staff (Charlotte) on this site couldn't be more helpful in making our stay Read moregreat. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 23rd October 2021

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Fantastic property and a great location for walks and visits to lots of pretty harbour towns, some by ferry. Sit outside in the garden listening to the sea, cook in the huge family kitchen, wake up to the beautiful views of Fowey. We have returned to this cottage as we love it, spacious, warm and dog friendly. Love the dog gate too so we can pull iRead moret across the stairs and relax after a muddy walk. Internet is great, smart TV, comfy beds and great shower. Hide

Reviewed by Bethan 16th October 2021

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Cosy cottage in an excellent location right off the quay. Bedrooms and sitting rooms extremely well appointed and the kitchen had everything we needed. Everything went very smoothly apart from some building noise disrupting our stay (unfortunate timing). That shouldn't affect others as it didn't seem like major work.

Reviewed by Julie 2nd October 2021

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Our second holiday at Hart Cottage and another wonderful week. Such a comfortable home from home. The kitchen is very well equipped, we lit the wood burning stove each evening which was so cosy. Very comfortable sofas and beds. Gorgeous views across the estuary to Fowey - lovely to wake up to. Would recommend the Russell for a friendly pint, CrumpeRead morets Too for all their fresh baked goods (Homity Pie) and all the wonderful walks from the doorstep. Lantic Bay is a must - wild swimming in October! Hide

Reviewed by Esther 11th September 2021

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Lovely cottage very close to the sea. Comfy beds and beautiful views.

Reviewed by Philip 4th September 2021

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I stayed in a different cottage in Polruan last year, and Hart Cottage this year was much nicer, bigger and more comfortable. It's in a fantastic location with great higher level views and superb access to Fowey and coastal walks. I'd definitely go back to this cottage.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th August 2021

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Great location for those wanting to get away to a secluded fishing village. We know the village so there were no surprises. The cottage is full of authentic character but also comfortable with (almost - missing a 2 pin shaving power point) all modern conveniences. Loved it.

Reviewed by Claire 31st July 2021

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Lovely week equipped cottage in a great location for river views & the quay.

Reviewed by Darren 24th July 2021

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Had a really great stay at hart cottage the location was great, cottage well stocked with every thing you need, great views back over at fowey, good walks right on the doorstep. Pub,shop,bakery not 1 minute away , kids loved paddle boarding in the sea great time .what more do you want

Reviewed by susanna 10th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location. The beds were particularly comfortable - we all slept really well. Fabulous views from the bedroom windows.

Reviewed by Jackie 3rd July 2021

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Lovely family cottage in a fabulous location. Fantastic walks on your doorstep. Lantic Bay and The Hall Walk a personnel favourite. Regular 5 min ferry crossing to Fowey with an assortment of bars, restaurant's, shops and bakeries. Looking forward to a return visit soon.

Reviewed by Michael 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by susie 12th June 2021

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Loved this cottage. Everything you need is supplied. Fully stocked kitchen. Location is amazing for Polruan, you get used to walking to the carpark which is probably a slow 5 minutes uphill. The ferry to fowey is quick and not long to wait. Very good walks on your doorstep. Will definately return.

Reviewed by Nicola 5th June 2021

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We had a lovely week in this delightful cottage. Garden is very dog proof but in need of some tlc. Fridge freezer is fairly small otherwise the cottage is well appointed. Directions to cottage say look for blue gate but gate has been replaced with plain wooden gate, not blue! Fantastic location, close by 2 very good pubs & a bakery, gift shop & a vRead moreillage store. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Holly 29th May 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Hart Cottage. The location was beautiful, by far the nicest views of any place weve stayed in. Cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Be prepared for the walk uphill to the car park each day, but if you park in the car park slightly closer to the village, its a walk with a beautiful view so well worth it!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 22nd May 2021

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Hart cottage is beautiful, well equipped , clean and a joy to stay in ..it is located in a lovely village with 2 pubs to eat in, a bakery selling delicious produce, a little cafe and a well equipped shop .the cottage perfect for day trips and very comfortable when you return home in the evening..we loved the views from the bedrooms and sitting roomRead more Would definitely recommend to friends and family Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 2nd May 2021

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Great cottage with fantastic views of the harbour and Fowey from the upstairs rooms

Reviewed by Julie 12th December 2020

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FABULOUS!

Reviewed by Rowena 31st October 2020

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Cottage absolutely beautiful with added bonus of logs being included for the fire and multifuel stove in the kitchen. Very comfortable bed in the master bedroom, lovely spacious second bedroom. Best views we have had in any of our stays in Cornwall - both bedrooms and both sitting rooms. Lugger Inn does an incredible Sunday roast and is only a few Read moresteps door to door. There is a free car park at the very top of the village but we found it well worth the 25 to be slightly closer to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 24th October 2020

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Love the kitchen area, great family space for reading, cooking listening to music and chatting. Property is lovely and warm which I love on cold nights. Great views, good local walks, two lovely pubs though we spend more time in the Russell. We love Hart cottage and Polruan. Always sad when its time to leave!

Reviewed by Lynda 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by JOHN 1st October 2020

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Very spacious but still cosy cottage. Well equipped and close to both pubs and the ferry over to fowey. It is at the bottom of the hill which is very steep so be careful when driving down to keyside to unload. Parking is 25 pound per week and you have to go back up the hill so this beautiful place could pose problems for people with mobility probleRead morems. We had a wonderful ruby wedding anniversary week and just as on our honeymoon in polruan all that time ago it rained and rained and still had fun Hide

Reviewed by Julie 19th September 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage in a great location - perfect for long walks along the coast path or catching the ferry to Fowey. We loved the kitchen and enjoyed sitting by the wood burning stove. Amazing views from the sitting rooms and bedrooms - gorgeous to wake up to. Unexpected bonus of a dog secure garden - even our little terrier couldnt escape! PolruaRead moren is a very friendly town and we felt very welcome. We have already booked Hart Cottage for next year :) Hide

Reviewed by Veronica 12th September 2020

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Hart Cottage is situated up from Polruan Quay by way of some steps. It is a very comfortable cottage, more like a house as it has plenty of space. The views over the estuary are particularly special with all kinds of water activities. The ferry to Fowey is very close as are two pubs. For walkers, there is a lovely circular walk from Polruan which tRead moreakes in Lanteglos Church where Daphne de Maurier was married. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Mary 8th August 2020

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First time renting a cottage in England and most definitely will do it again. Everything was just fantastic the house,location and even the weather was perfect. 5 star.

Reviewed by Claire 18th July 2020

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Lovely cottage in a very good position for the quay, pubs & local shop. The outside space is an added bonus.

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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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