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Ever changing views from the lounge window
Bespoke fitted kitchen
Open plan kitchen and dining area
Large dining table with space for the whole family
Kitchen leading to lounge
Cosy lounge area with electric fire
Orginal sash window over looking the Fowey River
View overlooking The Quay and Boatyard in Polruan
Homely touches are seen throughout the cottage
Master bedroom with views along the quayside
Bedroom detail
1st floor twin bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
The Polruan ferry is paces from the cottage
October Cottage along East Street, Polruan
1 / 15  Ever changing views from the lounge window
2 / 15  Bespoke fitted kitchen
3 / 15  Open plan kitchen and dining area
4 / 15  Large dining table with space for the whole family
5 / 15  Kitchen leading to lounge
6 / 15  Cosy lounge area with electric fire
7 / 15  Orginal sash window over looking the Fowey River
8 / 15  View overlooking The Quay and Boatyard in Polruan
9 / 15  Homely touches are seen throughout the cottage
10 / 15  Master bedroom with views along the quayside
11 / 15  Bedroom detail
12 / 15  1st floor twin bedroom
13 / 15  Family bathroom with shower over bath
14 / 15  The Polruan ferry is paces from the cottage
15 / 15  October Cottage along East Street, Polruan

October Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning views from the property towards Fowey and conveniently located for the passenger Ferry to Fowey
  • Positioned on the quay, paces from the beach and close to all the local amenities
  • Set within traditional boat building village of Polruan 
Property code: PC042

Traditional Cornish stone cottage, located next to the boat yard, retaining many of its original features. Full of charm and character it has all the qualities to enable you to imagine its history.

Positioned along East Street in Polruan, next to the working boat yard, a stones throw from the local cafe, 2 pubs and local shops. The Coal Wharf and Village Quay are only a few steps away, where a passenger ferry runs back and forth to Fowey. There are plenty of places to go walking from Polruan, or if it’s a day out you are looking for why not head to visit the tall ships at Charlestown, take the brewery tour in St Austell or visit the Eden project and/or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Also for those interested in stately homes why not visit Lanhydrock near Bodmin.

Enter into the kitchen/diner, which is equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. The dining area has a large oak table which can comfortably seat the whole family. Heading through to the lounge, why not relax in front of the wood burner effect electric fire and watch and admire the view over the river, or  watch a film on the TV/ DVD. Heading back through to the kitchen area, the steep open stairs lead you up to the first floor where you will find the twin bedroom which is best suited for 2 children and the double bedroom with river views. There is also a family bathroom on this level with shower over bath and WC.

Due to the location of this property there is no outside space, however it is very close to the quay and tidal beach. Where there is plenty of space for the whole family. Parking is available in the public car park nearby.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin which is ideal for children
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Electricity and electric heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • No parking – public car park nearby where charges apply
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, pub and shops within walking distance 
  • TV/DVD
  • Open staircase with no banister
  • Please note that there is no private outdoor space with this property
  • The property is in front of 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/ slopes some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • There are many small winding streets in and around the village 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: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2022

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Lovely cottage, great view but sadly not for us as far too steep in the village and to car park.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by chris 2nd June 2022

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Lovely location Very comfortable cottage Welcome pack was a nice touch. We would come back, and stay longer to make the most of the beautiful country walks

Reviewed by Carol 6th May 2022

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Nice little cottage, lovely views and comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Non Elin 8th October 2021

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The views were perfect. Watching the ferry come in and out of Polruan harbour. It's not often you find a cute cottage like this which hasn't had it's character taken away. It was quirky but you have to embrace it, as it is very charming.

Reviewed by Tracy 24th September 2021

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The cottage is lovely and the views are amazing - we wanted to stay! Two pubs within a stones throw, with friendly staff. We managed to eat out a few times at The Russell as you can just walk in , but unfortunately The Lugger was fully booked - lovely for drinks though with a view of the harbour. Hop on the small ferry to Fowey for 5 return is a muRead morest, with more shops, restaurants etc. Parking is 25 for the week at the top of the hill (tough walk back up but short cut by the Village Hall) Hide

Reviewed by Teresa 21st September 2021

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Smaller than expected but room enough for three. It was in a lovely spot on the harbour with views across to Fowey.

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Judith 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 6th August 2021

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A charming little fishermans cottage with many of the original features. It has some modern furniture and appliances mixed in with the old traditional fixtures, which gives some of the luxuries of modern life mixed with the feeling of living in an early 20th century cottage. We stayed as a family of 4, with 2 adults, a 7 year old and a 10 year old,Read more and we didnt find it too small. You do get some external noise from the boatyard and pub but it wasnt too bad. Good location for ferry and pub. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 28th June 2021

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The location of the cottage was idyllic looking out on to the harbour. Both pubs and the village shop were extremely close by. Catching the ferry to Fowey was easy and a lovely place to visit. On the downside, the cottage is at the bottom of a very steep hill with no parking. Once dropping off the luggage it is a hairy ride back up the hill to the Read morecarpark. Walking back down was OK, but remember you need to walk back up! Some maintenance was needed in the bathroom but overall a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Bernadette 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Darren 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Nicholas 14th May 2021

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Quaint fishermans cottage with sea views.

Reviewed by Emma 23rd April 2021

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A lovely cottage which gives a window into how people lived in the past. Good to stay in such a friendly location which has more than just holiday makers in the village. The views are breathtaking. Not the location if one finds walking uphill difficult as the car park is up a very steep hill or not a confident driver (the local roads are very narroRead morew). The cottage would be quite cramped for four people. There were only two of us and that worked really well. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 21st December 2020

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Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Great views over the estuary to Fowey, handy for the Polruan ferry every 15mins over to Fowey. Managed to park in the harbour car park (pay in shop for a weeks parking) Thus saved a long walk up steep hill to the car park. Nice and quiet Xmas stay which was just what we wanted. RecommRead moreend. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 16th October 2020

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This a really sweet cottage , With a lovely view ,parking was not a problem , The pub near property was quite noisy as people were sat outside , singing and shouting and noise carried down the alleyway , the cottage was in a great position for shops , pubs , ferry and exploring the area .

Reviewed by Judy 5th October 2020

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If you are looking for old, quirky and bustling then this is the place for you. However, if you are seeking a quiet and peaceful retreat then this is maybe not the place. Polruan is an incredibly busy little place, with much coming and going and a busy boatyard just outside the cottage. The view is nice but limited, blocked to the left by the next Read moredoor cottage and dominated to the right by the boatyard. No complaints about the property itself, just not the location for me. Hide

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Ever changing views from the lounge window
Bespoke fitted kitchen
Open plan kitchen and dining area
Large dining table with space for the whole family
Kitchen leading to lounge
Cosy lounge area with electric fire
Orginal sash window over looking the Fowey River
View overlooking The Quay and Boatyard in Polruan
Homely touches are seen throughout the cottage
Master bedroom with views along the quayside
Bedroom detail
Show 3 more1st floor twin 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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