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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
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
Quirky
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.

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Craig 22nd October 2021

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Cosy cottage in a fantastic location. Please be aware of the difficult parking situation and the extra costs involved. The fishermen's early starts didn't bother us but the noise from the upstairs neighbours made it almost impossible to sleep before midnight. The cottage is warm and well equipped but is let down by an old damp bathroom that is badlRead morey in need of attention. Despite all this we had a great week exploring the area, the ferry to Fowey and the beaches nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 15th October 2021

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location for relaxing, walking, and easy access to shops restaurants and pubs via the ferry so you can leave the car behind

Reviewed by Sue 24th September 2021

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The perfect position two pubs so close and so friendly to the dog brilliant walks and ferry to fowey so handy - never been this area before and will definitely be back - make sure you have enough provisions the local shop is expensive if you are caught short

Reviewed by Brenda 17th September 2021

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A really quirky and cosy cottage. Despite the galley kitchen we had no problems cooking breakfasts for four people. Lovely views. The noise from the shipyard was not a problem.

Reviewed by Hali 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Katie 3rd September 2021

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We had a really lovely stay at Shipyard cottage and loved how close it was to the Quay and pubs in Polruan! The cottage had everything we needed and also had a nice view. The rooms are spacious but the bathroom is quite tight. We would stay again!

Reviewed by Arman 30th August 2021

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Lovely quaint cottage in the most perfect location. Very easy access to Fowey and all you need is on your doorstep. The locals were so accommodating and helpful. I would certainly recommend it. We stayed her for 4 nights with our two daughters, ages 8 and 11. We all had the best time and I would recommend the cottage for its location and charm.

Reviewed by Matthew 20th August 2021

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Sleeps 4 but bathroom is very small, I am 6ft5inch and found it a squeeze. Bedroom sizes are good and location great but would recommend a more comfortable couch in the lounge and less noisy bed. Wonderful stay and enjoy being in the centre of everything.

Reviewed by Gary 23rd July 2021

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Shipyards Cottage was a great place to be based and the ideal for local pubs and Fowey. Everything we needed was close by and would definitely stay here again. We were worried about the noise from the boatyard having read the reviews previously but found that this was not an issue and didnt affect us in anyway.

Reviewed by Julia 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 2nd July 2021

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Polruan is a pretty harbourside village with easy access to Fowey using the passenger ferry or further afield using the car ferry at Boddinick. The only place to park is the car park up the hill. 25 for the week so bring cash as doesn't accept cards. The price is reasonable but it should be made clearer to guests that the roads in the village are lRead moreargely inaccessible to vehicles; not great for dropping off your luggage or if you have mobility issues. Russell Inn does the best Fish n Chips Hide

Reviewed by Gerald 16th October 2020

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Lovely warm, clean cosy cottage in an beautiful part of Cornwall. Plenty to see and do. The Russel Inn is on the doorstep with a friendly landlord and great welcoming team and tasty food. Great for walks and easy access for the Fowey ferry

Reviewed by Charlee 10th October 2020

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The cottage is amazingly located for the quay and two local pubs. Fowey is an easy ferry ride and also a beautiful spot. The noise from the ship yard can be intrusive from around 8 but we got used to it eventually. The property itself is comfortable, clean and tidy. Could do with a slight lick of paint but other than that we would certainly stay heRead morere again. The bathroom is very small, again perfectly formed but the photos do make it look bigger. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 4th September 2020

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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

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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