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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
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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
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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).

  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • 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 
  • 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.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 23rd April 2022

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The property is in a lovely location with amazing views . We were lucky to have great weather for April although not warm enough to use the outside balcony . It provided everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday and the pub is just round the corner . The trip to Fowey on the passenger ferry is easy and again just a very short walkRead more away . We absolutely loved it and would definitely return . Hide

Reviewed by Julie 16th April 2022

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The waterfront location of the cottage is spectacular. Sitting on the sand or balcony watching the tide come in and the sun set, on what becomes almost a private beach, is amazing and so relaxing. The cottage itself is warm, cosy and characterful. It is easy to drop off and pick up luggage at the shop, the front door of the cottage isnt even 10 secRead moreonds around the corner. The main bedroom is huge, with 2 river view windows and a lovely en suite bathroom. We had a superb holiday at Waterwitch! Hide

Reviewed by Lyndon 9th April 2022

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A comfortable cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Robert 2nd April 2022

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The cottage was generally good and comfortable and well located.

Reviewed by Brian 5th March 2022

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A well equipped cottage close to the quay with great views of the river and Fowey. Lovely to hear the waves sloshing about at night as you drift off to sleep. No 'long steep walk' back to your bed after a pint or two if you stay here.

Reviewed by Jean 12th February 2022

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Fantastic location, comfortable lounge sofas, beds too, Great pubs with a minutes walk, really friendly locals, two shops and a bakery The Fowey ferry is also less than a minutes walk giving you access to the nice shops and lunch stops as well as a castle Amazing views, every changing, peaceful quiet place at all hours and if you have a dog they arRead moree welcome everywhere Hide

Reviewed by Lawrence 29th January 2022

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We had a fabulous two week stay in the cottage and enjoyed the warmth, comfort and spectacular views it offered. It was very well equipped and everything we needed was supplied. This property is unique and it really was a shame to leave it. We lol forward to returning in due course.

Reviewed by Ruth 22nd January 2022

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Lovely cottage with gorgeous view, we will definitely try to go again

Reviewed by Emma 27th November 2021

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An incredible place to stay. Wonderful views from the cottage. Great being able to climb down to the beach and go swimming.

Reviewed by Terry 13th November 2021

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Perfect location over the beach with spectacular views. The cottage is pretty, stylish, very well equipped and looked after. A very pleasurable break and we would love to return .

Reviewed by Laura 30th October 2021

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We loved this cottage, waking up to the sound of the sea and the views are spectacular. Well equipped, very comfortable, everything you could wish for.

Reviewed by Lyndon 23rd October 2021

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A lovely, homely cottage in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by L 28th August 2021

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Kitchen very well equipped overall accommodations provided everything for a comfy stay!

Reviewed by Debby 14th August 2021

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Fabulous location with great views. Comfortable furnishings. Access to the beach directly from the balcony is great, the steps are steep but worth it. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Judith 26th June 2021

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Perfect view!

Reviewed by Gary 19th June 2021

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We love this charming cottage, its the location and access to the beach which makes it stand out. Sitting outside either on the verandah or the beach below watching the boats and activity coming and going is so relaxing. This was our fifth stay and we plan to come back next year. The Lugger is a great place for a meal and the local shop and bakery Read morecater for all your needs! If you want more a trip across to Fowey can solve that! Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 29th May 2021

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Waterwich is in the most beautiful location you could dream of. The beach, the sea, the views.......We hired kayaks for the week and kept them in the boat house, it was great fun. If you watch the tides you can get a long way up river and explore the little creeks along the way. Eat at Pintxo in Fowey - amazing tapas, and the fish and chips from ThRead moree Lugger were excellent! The best holiday after a difficult year. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Gillian 24th April 2021

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Very comfortable cottage and the location is perfect . Well equipped and welcoming . I loved being so close to the water and our little beach perfect. Stunning views from every window .

Reviewed by Ron 17th April 2021

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Wonderful location,clean and comfortable for a great weeks holiday

Reviewed by Ian 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Brian 10th October 2020

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Fantastic location. The closeness to Polruan harbour and Fowey makes the stay so memorable. In winter months the ferry stops at 7.00pm, so an evening meal in Fowey is problematic. Best to eat lunch away and then stay in and watch the sun set and lights come on in Fowey. The roads to Polruan are very narrow for SUV size vehicles, be prepared to do rRead moreeversing. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by John 26th September 2020

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Great location and direct access to what feels like a private beach. Well equipped with an open living area and great balcony for those infrequent warm days ! Bedrooms are good especially main one. Having 2 bathrooms is a real bonus and the shower in the communal one is really good. Easy loading from pier car park although the Winklepicker owner wiRead morell move you on after 5 minutes! Hide

Reviewed by L 29th August 2020

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This is my 14th year in Polruan and 3rd time at water witch cottage!never tire of looking across the estuary to Fowey! This cottage is perfect for any family having its own access to the beach! Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Pete 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Nicholas 25th July 2020

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Excellent location with stunning views. Compact and well equipped. We loved our stay.

Reviewed by Rosemary 18th July 2020

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Within a few minutes of arriving at Waterwitch, we were planning our next stay there! The location is superb with direct access to the beach. Having the boathouse to store our canoes and paddle boards, made getting into the water very easy. The view over the estuary was fantastic. Having a passenger ferry, two pubs and a tea rooms all with 1-2 minuRead morete walk added to the superb location. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We loved eating outside on the balcony. We are looking! Hide

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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
Show 6 moreCosy twin bedroom

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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