Views from the patio and garden area
Raised decking with beautiful views
Cosy lounge area with woodburner
Comfy sofas in the open plan lounge
Relax and unwind in front of the fire
Well equipped kitchen
Prefect place to whip up a familiy meal
Open plan kitchen/ dining area with seating for 4+ 2
First floor king bedded room located off the lounge
First floor king bedroom
Take the stairs down to ground floor bedroom
Ground floor double bedroom
Family bathroom on the ground floor
2nd ground floor double bedded room
Small seating area in double bedroom
Beautiful views across the decking
Views from patio
1 / 17  Views from the patio and garden area
2 / 17  Raised decking with beautiful views
3 / 17  Cosy lounge area with woodburner
4 / 17  Comfy sofas in the open plan lounge
5 / 17  Relax and unwind in front of the fire
6 / 17  Well equipped kitchen
7 / 17  Prefect place to whip up a familiy meal
8 / 17  Open plan kitchen/ dining area with seating for 4+ 2
9 / 17  First floor king bedded room located off the lounge
10 / 17  First floor king bedroom
11 / 17  Take the stairs down to ground floor bedroom
12 / 17  Ground floor double bedroom
13 / 17  Family bathroom on the ground floor
14 / 17  2nd ground floor double bedded room
15 / 17  Small seating area in double bedroom
16 / 17  Beautiful views across the decking
17 / 17  Views from patio

Ivy Cottage - Polruan

Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning river views from the raised decking and garden
  • Located in the unspoilt village of Polruan full of charm with narrow streets twisting between the houses 
  • Take the passenger ferry, across the river to Fowey
  • Many local amenities within walking distance, including two tidal beaches
  • Ancient fishing village famous for its boat building heritage
  • Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, or Adrenalin Quarry
Property code: PC037

A surprisingly spacious, well located cottage right in the heart of the ancient fishing village of Polruan, only a short walk to the quay, beach and pubs. The perfect holiday for any time of year.

Situated in the charming fishing village of Polruan. Enjoy a day out roaming the South West Coast path with your four-legged friend with no need to drive. The cottage is within walking distance to the shops and pubs allowing you to enjoy a meal out in the village or across the river in Fowey accessed by a regular passenger ferry. In Fowey you will find more pubs, restaurants and shops. Don’t miss out on the local beaches or local attractions like Catherine’s Castle in Fowey, Readymoney Cove, Ferryside in Bodinnick, perhaps consider travelling further afield to The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan or Bodmin Jail.

Enter the property through the shared gateway and 9 slate steps, guests will find themselves in the surprisingly spacious cottage. On the ground floor of this reverse-level cottage you will find two cosy double bedrooms and the large family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. Proceeding upstairs to the first floor you come to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. The dining area has a table with four chairs, additional two chairs to be found around the cottage. The lounge area has 2 comfortable sofas to cosy up on in front of the wood burner while watching your favourite film on the TV/DVD. On this floor you will also find the third bedroom which is a comfortable king-size with additional TV.

Stepping outside of the property and to the rear you will find the garden which is accessed via 26 steep slate steps. It is a large elevated garden with adjoining decking area with wonderful views across the harbour to Fowey. There is a basement under the cottage which provides the utility area with a washing machine and has plenty of storage room.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment
  • Utility area in the basement with washer.
  • Wood burner
  • Electricity and night storage heating included
  • Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels
  • Parking is available in nearby car parks (charges apply)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, shops and restaurant all within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge area and king-size bedroom
  • No access to cottage by car. Luggage drop off is approx 200 yards from the cottage
  • There is a slope up to the cottage via Chapel Lane,  followed by 9 slate steps up to the front door.
  • A further 26 slate/ wooden steps up to the decking area.
  • Basement utility area has reduced head height .
  • 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/ slopes some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • There are many small winding streets in and around Polruan 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 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jonathan 15th February 2020

Cosy cottage in beautiful condition. Loved the woodburner, underfloor heating in the very spacious bathroom, all mod cons in the kitchen and welcome basket. Terrace with sweeping views over harbour was wonderful. Cars can drop off 100m away at the bottom of the alley (whilst blocking road) but best parking solution is to get weekly ticket for 25 inRead more St Saviour's car park at top of hill opposite and accept the exercise - Polruan is almost car-free and that's part of the charm. Hope to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 8th February 2020

Cosy cottage nestled into the hillside of polruan. Well furnished with all the things youd need come rain or shine. Excellent location just a short walk to two local pubs, the polruan passenger ferry to Fowey and excellent base for some local walks. Dog friendly and a secured tiered back garden, the dogs especially loved the heated bathroom floor! Read moreWill return to this lovely little place. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 27th December 2019

Really warm and cosy. Very quiet location, not too far from the Luggers pub which was absolutely lovely. WiFi reception not very good in lower rooms. Great views from kitchen windows, beautiful sea views and closer the birds were lovely in the trees. Steep Narrow road made it awkward to drop off luggage, we are quite fit so not a problem . I am notRead more sure if I would recommend, mixed reviews, sorry. Hide

Reviewed by Clive 12th September 2019

This cottage was perfect and ideally suited for a short stay for a couple. Full of charm and character with a cosy feel being tucked away and very quiet being effectively detached. The view was great from the first floor dinning /kitchen room and from the decked area to the rear garden across to Fowey in the evening sunny position. Stayed in a few Read morePolruan cottages and this was my favourite. The three doubles give plenty of space but indulge as a couple if you can afford and like space. Perfect Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 6th July 2019

Beautiful location and accurate description of the property. A bit of an inconvenience with parking but a great way to get fit while on holiday!!! Very private property. Would recommend.

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Views from the patio and garden area
Raised decking with beautiful views
Cosy lounge area with woodburner
Comfy sofas in the open plan lounge
Relax and unwind in front of the fire
Well equipped kitchen
Prefect place to whip up a familiy meal
Open plan kitchen/ dining area with seating for 4+ 2
First floor king bedded room located off the lounge
First floor king bedroom
Take the stairs down to ground floor bedroom
Show 5 moreGround floor double bedroom


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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