Stylish lounge with wood burner
Bright seatingfor four
Open plan lounge and dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen leads through to the dining and lounge
Galley style kitchen with access to shower room
Spacious twin bedroom
Views over the courtyard and Fowey river
Master bedroom
First floor king bedded room
Views over the working boatyard and River Fowey
Ground floor shower room
View towards Shipyard Cottage
1 / 13  Stylish lounge with wood burner
2 / 13  Bright seatingfor four
3 / 13  Open plan lounge and dining area
4 / 13  Kitchen area
5 / 13  Kitchen leads through to the dining and lounge
6 / 13  Galley style kitchen with access to shower room
7 / 13  Spacious twin bedroom
8 / 13  Views over the courtyard and Fowey river
9 / 13  Master bedroom
10 / 13  First floor king bedded room
11 / 13  Views over the working boatyard and River Fowey
12 / 13  Ground floor shower room
13 / 13  View towards Shipyard Cottage

Shipyard Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ancient fishing village famous for its boat building heritage
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in after a day’s exploring
  • Unspoilt charm with narrow streets and alleyways twisting between the houses
  • The perfect holiday base for couples and families alike
  • A short passenger ferry river crossing to Fowey
  • Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount or Adrenalin Quarry
Property code: PC059

Situated over looking a busy working shipyard  this property certainly  is in a very central location for boat watching where no two days are ever the same. The property was refurbished in 2017 to a very good standard. Why not soak up the history of this village as you make your way to this traditional cottage through the narrow streets.

This charming cottage provides all you need for your holiday and is an ideal base for couples and families alike. The village itself has a small shop and a couple of pubs which serve food. There is ferry service to Fowey which runs every 15 minutes giving access to further shops, restaurants and pubs. There is only one road in and out of Polruan which ends by the quay close to the tidal beach. It is ideally situated for visiting attractions such as The Minac Theatre, The Eden Project or Ferryside where Daphne Du Maurier wrote her first novel. There is also easy access to the South West Coast Path.

Entering the property on the ground floor you will come to the compact galley style kitchen well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge (located by the staircase). The kitchen leads you through to the shower room with shower and WC. The lounge/diner is surprisingly spacious with a comfy sofa and two armchairs where you can cosy up in front of the wood burner and watch a film on the TV/DVD, there is also a folding dining table which seats four where you can enjoy your family meals. Take the cottage stairs to the first floor where you will find the bedrooms the first of which is a king-size and is front facing and where you are able to glimpse the harbour and quay. The second bedroom is a spacious twin.

Moving outside there is a small shared sheltered courtyard with garden furniture. Parking is in the local car parks

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 ground floor shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge (located by the stairs)
  • Wood burner
  • Electricity and electric heating included
  • Parking is available in nearby car parks (charges apply)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub, shops and restaurant all within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • 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 6 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Paul 9th September 2019

Everything we needed was there (including a coffee pot !) and the cottage itself was spotless, welcoming and nice and warm and also in the perfect spot in the village. Would definitely recommend the place to anyone. I'm just surprised it was still available at such short notice - surprised, but very pleased indeed. Thank you Paul

Reviewed by Philippa 23rd August 2019

We love the location of Shipyard Cottage & it's perfect for a family of 4. It is simple but provides everything you need including fabulous views of the harbour & Fowey from the bedrooms.

Reviewed by Ruth 9th August 2019

The cottage looked great at first but soon things started to fall apart. See above. The whole place was damp. Mould was growing more and more in the bathroom throughout the week. Towels couldn't dry so needed to use shared tumble dryer.

Reviewed by Christine 13th July 2019

This is a small, quirky property in a brilliant location. Next to a working shipyard which to my mind only added to it's character. There was a little noise during the day from there but to be expected and it was interesting to see. There are lovely views of the estuary from the bedrooms and you are a stone's throw from the ferry across to Fowey anRead mored from a pub serving good meals. A small but well equipped kitchen. Good sized living room and bedrooms. Small bathroom. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 27th May 2019

A quaint, quirky cottage in an idyllic location next to the estuary. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, although bathroom is very small. Great being able to walk to the foot ferry for Fowey and to local pubs. Lovely coastal walks close by. The cottage has another property above it and the sound of footsteps above was sometimes loud,Read more especially when in the bedrooms (may not be ideal for kids). As the name suggests, it is also close to the boat yard, which can be noisy. Hide

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Stylish lounge with wood burner
Bright seatingfor four
Open plan lounge and dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen leads through to the dining and lounge
Galley style kitchen with access to shower room
Spacious twin bedroom
Views over the courtyard and Fowey river
Master bedroom
First floor king bedded room
Views over the working boatyard and River Fowey
Show 1 moreGround floor shower room


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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