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Picturesque views over the River Fowey throughout the cottage
Located on the waters edge with beach access
Relax by the woodburner
Everchanging views from the picture window
Sociable open plan living space
Dining area and kitchen
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious master bedroom with small seating area
Stunning river views from the master bedroom
Wow factor views from most of the rooms in the cottage
Sweeping river views from the twin and master bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
En suite bathrroom
Family bathroom with shower over the bath
Enjoy a late lunch on the balcony
Balcony area with water access and running mooring for a small boat
The cottage is within paces from Polruan Quay and Ferry,
Watch the local sailing without leaving the cottage
1 / 18  Picturesque views over the River Fowey throughout the cottage
2 / 18  Located on the waters edge with beach access
3 / 18  Relax by the woodburner
4 / 18  Everchanging views from the picture window
5 / 18  Sociable open plan living space
6 / 18  Dining area and kitchen
7 / 18  Well equipped kitchen
8 / 18  Spacious master bedroom with small seating area
9 / 18  Stunning river views from the master bedroom
10 / 18  Wow factor views from most of the rooms in the cottage
11 / 18  Sweeping river views from the twin and master bedroom
12 / 18  Cosy twin bedroom
13 / 18  En suite bathrroom
14 / 18  Family bathroom with shower over the bath
15 / 18  Enjoy a late lunch on the balcony
16 / 18  Balcony area with water access and running mooring for a small boat
17 / 18  The cottage is within paces from Polruan Quay and Ferry,
18 / 18  Watch the local sailing without leaving the cottage

Waterwitch Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
11 more

At a glance

  • Explore the South West Coast Path and take in the stunning views
  • Conveniently positioned, just a few steps to the pub, teashop, bakery and village store
  • Relax on the balcony and enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the river 
  • A stylishly decorated property enjoying wonderful river views
  • Cosy up in front of the wood burner on chillier evenings and watch a film
  • Direct access to beach via steps from the balcony, with running mooring for a small boat
Property code: PC074

A characterful cottage with balcony, boathouse and direct access to the beach. Ideally located in the heart of Polruan with easy access to the South West Coast Path and passenger ferry to Fowey.

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the traditional fishing village with easy access to the beach, quayside and amenities. For day trips take the regular passenger ferry across to Fowey offering independent shops, unusual gifts and galleries. If you’re a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants, where you’ll find menus offering the best in local produce. For days outdoors, visit Cardinham Woods, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Nectans Glen, explore the South West Coast Path, or spend a day on the water at Siblyback Lake Country Park. For history visit Pencarrow House and Gardens, Lanhydrock House, the Museum of Witchcraft, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre or Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum.

Enter the property and step into the lounge/kitchen/diner, with picture window overlooking the river. After a day of exploring the area relax on the sofas, enjoy the views or light the wood burner and watch a film on the TV/DVD, doors lead out onto the balcony making the most of the view. Gather around the table, enjoy a meal together and plan your holiday activities. Head through to the kitchen, well-equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, smeg fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and Nespresso machine. Heading up to the first floor, you will find two bedrooms there is a king-size with en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower and WC, and a twin. Both have uninterrupted river views, fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping on the beach below. Also on this level is a family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.

Heading outside, from the lounge you access the balcony with table and chairs, enjoy your morning coffee or a meal outdoors while taking in the lovely river views. Steep stairs lead directly from here down onto the beach, the property also has the added benefit of being located just a few steps the from the quay. Below the property is a boat house with tumble dryer and storage for canoes, sail boards or a small dingy which can be launched directly from the beach. There is also a frape, suitable for boats up to 12 feet in length. Parking is available at nearby car parks (charges apply).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility area in boathouse with tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Parking is available in nearby car parks (charges apply)
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Regret no pets
  • Security deposit 
  • Beach, shop, and pub/restaurants within walking distance 
  • Boathouse for canoes, sail boards & dingy which can be launched directly from the beach 
  • Smart TV and radio in lounge 
  • Running mooring for small boat, with direct access to beach from balcony
  • Regret no children under 7 years due to direct water access
  • 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 1 guest rating

Overall cleanliness
4
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Janis 29th December 2018

Perfect place for a chilled week in the winter, log fire on and over looking Fowey watching the world go by on the river

Picturesque views over the River Fowey throughout the cottage
Located on the waters edge with beach access
Relax by the woodburner
Everchanging views from the picture window
Sociable open plan living space
Dining area and kitchen
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious master bedroom with small seating area
Stunning river views from the master bedroom
Wow factor views from most of the rooms in the cottage
Sweeping river views from the twin and master bedroom
Show 6 moreCosy twin bedroom

Location

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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