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
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
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.

This property is personally managed by Louise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Jeannine 14th September 2019

This was the 6th time we've stayed in The Old Dairy it is absolutely perfect for our needs and dog friendly which is very important to us, It rpovides all the equipment you need and also bedding and towels which is very helpful. We love it there.

Reviewed by Warren 11th August 2018

Charming little cottage in a picturesque setting. Located on a very steep hill! Five minute walk to harbour for ferry to Fowey. Crumpets tearoom at the bottom of the hill definitely worth a visit. Two pubs nearby, The Russell Inn and the Lugger. Both friendly with good food.


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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