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Sit down with the family and enjoy breakfast overlooking the River Fowey
View from dining area
A delightful place to have a hearty breakfast
Large open plan living and dining room
Lounge
On cooler nights light the wood burner
Sit back and get cosey
Fully equipped kitchen, over looks the patio
Kitchen over looking the patio
Kitchen
Top floor master bedroom,
Master bedroom seating area with river views
Spacious master bedroom complete with en-suite and seating area
First floor river facing double bedroom
Stunning views from the bedroom
Spot local wildlife from the bedroom window
Second double bedded room
1st floor bunk room
Complete with river through the boatyard
Spacious middle floor family bathroom
Bathroom
Beauitiful views over the River Fowey and working boat yard
Enjoy your morning coffee out on the back patio
Located along East Street right in the heart of the village
View outside
1 / 25  Sit down with the family and enjoy breakfast overlooking the River Fowey
2 / 25  View from dining area
3 / 25  A delightful place to have a hearty breakfast
4 / 25  Large open plan living and dining room
5 / 25  Lounge
6 / 25  On cooler nights light the wood burner
7 / 25  Sit back and get cosey
8 / 25  Fully equipped kitchen, over looks the patio
9 / 25  Kitchen over looking the patio
10 / 25  Kitchen
11 / 25  Top floor master bedroom,
12 / 25  Master bedroom seating area with river views
13 / 25  Spacious master bedroom complete with en-suite and seating area
14 / 25  First floor river facing double bedroom
15 / 25  Stunning views from the bedroom
16 / 25  Spot local wildlife from the bedroom window
17 / 25  Second double bedded room
18 / 25  1st floor bunk room
19 / 25  Complete with river through the boatyard
20 / 25  Spacious middle floor family bathroom
21 / 25  Bathroom
22 / 25  Beauitiful views over the River Fowey and working boat yard
23 / 25  Enjoy your morning coffee out on the back patio
24 / 25  Located along East Street right in the heart of the village
25 / 25  View outside

Skippers Rest

Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Breathtaking views over the river
  • Large family friendly cottage, full of Cornish charm
  • Easy walking distance to village amenities and tidal beach
  • Perfectly located, just a short walk to the quay of Polruan
  • Four mile walk to neighbouring Bodinnick over the hills
  • Large patio area, perfect for al fresco dining - neighbours do have shared side access through the side alley way.
Property code: PC060

Large family friendly cottage a few minutes from the heart of the village. Views over the river are a major feature of the property,  means that there is always something of interest to see.

Large family friendly cottage in the heart  of Polruan,  a small fishing village in the parish of Lanteglos-by-Fowey in Cornwall, bounded on three sides by water. The village has two pubs and a passenger ferry that will take you across to Fowey. The neighbouring village of Bodinnick to the north is connected by a four mile walk along the hill tops. 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 in Bodmin.

As you arrive and open the stable door you can't help but feel at home as you enter the welcoming sociable lounge/diner with views over the boatyard to the river. This spacious room features a large dining table looking out on the river along with plenty of seating arranged around the impressive wood burner, perfect for relaxing during the cooler months. So sit back relax and catch up on your favourite TV programme or movie on the Smart TV and Blue ray DVD. From the lounge you will step into the compact but well-equipped kitchen which looks out onto the patio area. Equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher. There is also a useful external utility room across the patio with washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge/freezer.Heading up the stairs to the first floor you will find two double bedrooms, a bunk bedroom and the bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Taking another flight of stairs up to the second floor to the master double bedroom with seating to make the most of the beautiful views over the river and an en-suite shower and WC.

Outside there is a patio area to the back of the property which is a sun trap for the late evening sun, perfect for al fresco dining -  Parking is available in the public car park nearby.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 Bedrooms – 1 king, 2 doubles and 1 bunk bedroom 
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and an outside WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room – external with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer 
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Electricity and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Parking available in public car parks nearby
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 Dog welcome
  • £100 Security deposit
  • Beach, shops and pubs within walking distance 
  • 1 Smart TV in lounge with Blue ray DVD, 1 Smart TV in master bedroom
  • Please note the path to the side of the cottage is shared with the neighbouring cottage.
  • The access road to the cottage is narrow please take care when unloading
  • Overlooking the working boatyard in the village
  • 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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
4.5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Jane 10th August 2019

A lovely family cottage with plenty of room for lots of people to spread out over the three floors. The upstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom was lovely and light with great views over the river. Super facilities with plenty of books and board games for a rainy day. A great position right neat the passenger ferry. A lovely holiday. Thank you!

Reviewed by Sandra 6th July 2019

We really enjoyed Skippers Rest. Obviously well cared for and all the comforts we needed. If ever we get the opportunity we will come back/ Fam. Hull, Sweden

Reviewed by Jennifer 30th March 2019

Lovely cottage. Great views across the estuary. Cosy bedroom and well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by Lisa 22nd December 2018

Great property.. beautiful and cosy for Christmas parking was an issue though unfortunately.. we did have some issues but nobodys fault.. and they were resolved quickly.

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Sit down with the family and enjoy breakfast overlooking the River Fowey
View from dining area
A delightful place to have a hearty breakfast
Large open plan living and dining room
Lounge
On cooler nights light the wood burner
Sit back and get cosey
Fully equipped kitchen, over looks the patio
Kitchen over looking the patio
Kitchen
Top floor master bedroom,
Show 13 moreMaster bedroom seating area with river views

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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