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View of the property
Cosy lounge /diner
Relax by the fire
Dining area
Sit back and watch the comings and goings of Polruan
Compact, yet well equipped kitchen
Stylish master bedroom
Cosy master king bedroom
Small double bedroom
Small double bedroom
Family bathroom, with shower over the bath
Outside of the property
1 / 12  View of the property
2 / 12  Cosy lounge /diner
3 / 12  Relax by the fire
4 / 12  Dining area
5 / 12  Sit back and watch the comings and goings of Polruan
6 / 12  Compact, yet well equipped kitchen
7 / 12  Stylish master bedroom
8 / 12  Cosy master king bedroom
9 / 12  Small double bedroom
10 / 12  Small double bedroom
11 / 12  Family bathroom, with shower over the bath
12 / 12  Outside of the property

The Old Dairy - Polruan

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Fisherman's cottage sleeping 2+2, situated in the heart of a delightful fishing village
  • Relax in front of the cosy wood burner in the evenings
  • Take a ferry to Fowey and enjoy the restaurants, pubsand shops
  • Enjoy al fresco dining in the south facing garden
  • For days out visit Lanhydrock House and Gardens or St Michaels Mount 
  • Visit the popular Eden Project which is a short drive away
Property code: PC069

A cosy cottage in the heart of this ancient fishing village, with access to all Cornwall has to offer. With Fowey a short ferry ride away giving access to further pubs and restaurants.

The property has been updated without losing the cosy feeling a cottage should have, in the heart of the village. The village itself has a small shop and a couple of pubs which serve food. There is a ferry service to Fowey which runs every 15 minutes giving access to further shops, restaurants and pubs. There is only one road giving access to Polruan which ends by the quay close to the tidal beach. It is ideally situated for visiting attractions such as, The Eden Project or Ferryside where Daphne Du Maurier wrote her first novel. There is also easy access to the South West Coast Path.

On the ground floor of the property you will find the open-plan lounge/diner with feature multi-fuel stove, providing extra warmth in the winter months. Curl up on the comfy sofa in front of the TV/DVD and watch your favourite programme or film, snuggled up in front of the multi-fuel stove. In the dining area the table comfortably seats four people enabling the planning of your day over your morning coffee. The kitchen includes an electric oven and hob and fridge, in here you will be able to create delicious meals for the family. From the kitchen there is a door which leads to outside. Moving on up to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms, one double and one small double. The bathroom is also found on this floor and has a bath with a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside to the rear of the cottage via the kitchen door, is a sunny south facing courtyard garden with garden furniture. There is also an external utility room with fridge/freezer and washing machine.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – Sleeps 2+2. 1 double, 1 4ft double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob and fridge
  • Outside utility room with fridge/freezer and washing machine 
  • Multi-fuel stove (please use smokeless fuel)
  • Electricity and night storage heating included 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Parking is available by prior arrangement
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog accepted
  • Enclosed patio area to the back of the cottage.  
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge/diner 
  • 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.

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 30th October 2021

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It was all good

Reviewed by Jeannine 25th September 2021

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We actually love the cottage this was the eightth time we have stayed there and hope to come back again.It's lovely and cosy and has everything we need for a great stay and it excepts dogs which is very important for us as we always holiday with our dog, she loves visiting there as well

Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Dominic 21st August 2021

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The cottage is lovely and the location is prefect. Overall we really liked it. The one thing I would say is that the under stairs cupboard clearly has a damp issue as when the door is opened the smell is very bad and very strong. Getting that remedied is important as the smell was distracting from the otherwise lovely surrounds

Reviewed by Yvonne 10th July 2021

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This is a nice, comfortable cottage in a peaceful village - with a sunny space to sit at the back and a lovely view from the front. Overall everything was well done.

Reviewed by Vergine 26th June 2021

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LOVELY COSY COTTAGE ON THE QUIET SIDE OF THE ESTUARY GREAT BAKERY,SHOP, CAFE AND 2 PUBS DOWN THE HILL BEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM THE FRONT GARDEN AND GOOD FUN WATCHING PEOPLE CLIMB UP THE STEEP HILL BUS TO POLPERAN AND LOOE FROM THE VILLAGE FERRY TO MEVAGISSY FROM FOWEY AND THEN BUS OR WALK TO THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN FOR A GOOD DAY OUT SMALL BEACH INRead more VILLAGE WHEN TIDE IS OUT Hide

Reviewed by John 19th June 2021

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Perfect location for Quayside.. at top of cardiac hilllol. Great base for exploring. Cottage nice and homely, would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Ian 5th June 2021

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The Old Diary is a lovely cottage which by the end of our two week stay got closer to the harbour or our energy levels had improved. A very friendly village with a good well stocked shop.The Lugger Inn with its takeaway window was very welcoming for a quick drink before going up the hill. We had an excellent meal there on Thursday evening. Very dogRead more friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Colette 22nd May 2021

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My husband, Hugo our beagle and I enjoyed our short break here because the location is fantastic, despite the very steep hill to the sea. The cottage is compact and cosy along with being incredibly clean. The pint of milk in the fridge along with a cream tea was welcoming. The kitchen is tiny but adequate. The towels provided were soft and of high Read morequality. We would definitely stay again. In the Lugger Inn there were no tables available for dinner, there takeaway was excellent. Hide

Reviewed by John 8th May 2021

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A comfortable Cottage in a good position.

Reviewed by Alberto 28th October 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 26th September 2020

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A charming cottage in a beautiful location, which was perfect for 2 people and a dog. Not sure the cottage would have enough living space for anymore people to relax comfortably! Based at the top of the steep hill, you should be aware that the local pubs and shops are situated at the foot, therefore a good walk required to get home!

Reviewed by Jeannine 12th September 2020

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This is our 7th visit to the Old Dairy, we discovered it in 2009 and fell in love with it and keep coming back. It has everything in it that you might need for a comfortable stay. We love the furnishings as they are very "cottagey" and in keeping with the property.There is a nice little garden and patio area for eating outside (weather permitting).Read more being dog friendly, for us its ideal. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 5th September 2020

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We had a very pleasant stay at the old dairy. The cottage is situated in a picturesque fishing village on a steep hill so bare this in mind. Nice places to visit within a fairly short driving distance.

Reviewed by John 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Ed 1st August 2020

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Amazing..!!!! Even after an 8 hr drive home, we're still talking about it.. Gonna book for next year..!!! Thank you Old Dairy..xx

Reviewed by Teresa 25th July 2020

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Lovely cottage , small & cosy with very comfortable beds . Not enough comfy seating in the living room , could easily fit another sofa in . Very compact kitchen but had everything we needed & a lovely enclosed back garden for the dog .

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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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