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Enjoy a glass of wine and take in the beautiful views of River Fowey
Warmup and enjoy the glow of the woodburner
Spacious lounge
Whip up a family meal
Spacious family kitchen
Classic features
Spacious dining area
Double bedroom with river views
Stunning river views
Relax and enjoy the views from the bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Twin room river views
Family bathroom
View of property and back garden
River view from the master bedroom
Outdoor seating
View from the twin bedroom
Relax with a hearty breakfast with stunning view.
1 / 18  Enjoy a glass of wine and take in the beautiful views of River Fowey
2 / 18  Warmup and enjoy the glow of the woodburner
3 / 18  Spacious lounge
4 / 18  Whip up a family meal
5 / 18  Spacious family kitchen
6 / 18  Classic features
7 / 18  Spacious dining area
8 / 18  Double bedroom with river views
9 / 18  Stunning river views
10 / 18  Relax and enjoy the views from the bedroom
11 / 18  Cosy twin bedroom
12 / 18  Twin room river views
13 / 18  Family bathroom
14 / 18  View of property and back garden
15 / 18  River view from the master bedroom
16 / 18  Outdoor seating
17 / 18  View from the twin bedroom
18 / 18  Relax with a hearty breakfast with stunning view.

Well Court

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A traditional fisherman’s cottage situated in the heart of this delightful fishing village
  • Lovely river views from the cottage, watch river life pass by with your morning coffee
  • Take the passenger ferry to Fowey and experience the local  restaurants and shops 
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in after a day’s exploring
  • Ideally located to enjoy the Cornish delights on offer
  • Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount or Adrenalin Quarry
Property code: PC075

Experience a real sense of the history of this village as you make your way to Well Court, the narrow streets and cobbled steps lead you to this charming traditional fisherman's cottage offering a cosy retreat.

Located in this charming Cornish fishing village and on the South West Coast Path there is plenty to do close to your doorstep. The cottage provides an ideal base for walkers and families alike, take a short drive or walk to Bodinnick where you will find Ferryside, Daphne du Mauriers’ home where she wrote her first book, 'the Loving Spirit'. Bodinnick is also where the car ferry leaves from giving you easier access into the west of Cornwall. Experience what Cornwall has to offer with its many hidden coves and beaches, fantastic sailing waters, the twin castles of Pendennis and St Mawes, cliff top walks and the many National Trust properties and gardens.

The entrance to the cottage is via a small raised terrace that gives some privacy and an opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the view. The well-equipped kitchen is located to the back of the cottage with electric oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher, the perfect place to prepare a family meal after a day of exploring. Form the kitchen there is also a door leading to the back-court yard and basement where you will find the washing machine and tumble dryer, along with plenty of room for boat storage. After your lovely meal relax in the lounge with its original beamed ceiling, taking in the river view in front of the cosy log burner, you could also watch your favourite film on the TV/DVD. Stepping from here into the dining room, which will accommodate your party comfortably. Moving upstairs to the first floor where you will find the two bedrooms, a double with river views and the second twin bedroom. The spacious family bathroom is also on this floor and has a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside to the rear of the property there is a small courtyard and a very short distance away from the property is a raised garden terrace providing uninterrupted views of the river and over the river to Fowey. There is also a small table and chairs to the front of the property where you can sit out and enjoy the views. There is a basement available to provide secure storage for your seaside equipment.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 Twin 
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner, first basket of logs provided
  • Electric and oil-fired central heating included
  • Parking is available in nearby car parks (charges apply) 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Local shops and pubs within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in the lounge 
  • Please note the cottage is down 25 stone steps
  • Luggage drop off point is approx. 100 yards from the property
  • 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

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathleen 1st April 2022

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Lovely cottage with fabulous views

Reviewed by Louise 1st October 2021

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The cottage is wonderful with lovely views Not suitable for anyone who struggles with steps as it has lots, but well worth it if you are fit enough Would definitely book to stay here again xx

Reviewed by Kathleen 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 3rd September 2021

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The property is in a great location with fabulous views. It has a lovely terrace with good loungers. Well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms need updating and are very shabby. It has an old carpet with unpleasant smells. Bedroom furniture and bedding need replacing.

Reviewed by Lisa 27th August 2021

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Really lovely house. Living areas much bigger than the pictures look. We didnt do much cooking but there appeared to be lots of kitchen equipment if needed. The views are amazing, especially from the terrace, which is very close by. Handy for the Fowey passenger ferry. Believe the comments that this place is not suitable if you have mobility issuesRead more! This is true of all of Polruan. Stock up on food shopping before arriving. It is limited close by. We loved it and would happily stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by David 4th June 2021

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The cottage is lovely, with nice views of the estuary, however it's difficult to reach with your luggage (steep steps and never ending hills)

Reviewed by Nathaniel 21st May 2021

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A well-equipped cottage full of quirky charm, a comfy bed and lovely views over the water. It is worth noting the garden terrace is separate to the property itself, a little walk away, but when you see Polruan itself you'll understand why. It is a very charming and friendly place, a good base for walking - and we'd happily come again.

Reviewed by John 8th May 2021

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Fantastic well appointed traditional cottage nestled in the Polruan hillside, amongst the higgledy-piggledy jumble of houses and converted fishing village buildings. Great open views over the estuary to Fowey - felt special! We spent one day walking to Fowey, boat-taxi back to Polruan. Another on the picturesque cast-path to Polperro - bus back homRead moree (last one leaves c. 17:30). Hope to return one day soon Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 30th April 2021

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Lovely cottage, very well equipped

Reviewed by Sandra 19th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in the centre of Polruan, very homely and comfortable and well equipped. Heating excellent with the added bonus of a log burner to make it even more cosy. Great views of River Fowey activities from all windows and nearby garden terrace. Just a short stroll from shops, two pubs and the quay/foot ferry. Access is tricky with cobbled stRead moreeps, its not ideal for anyone with mobility challenges. But nicely tucked away for a peaceful break away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Delwyn 25th September 2020

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We had a very relaxing holiday with many local walks around Polruan and Fowey. The views from the cottage across the bay are fantastic, and the cottage is very well equipped, however, you need to be aware that access to the property is half a mile from the nearest car park which is up a very steep hill, fine if you are mobile and healthy, some neigRead morehbours who were of an older age group did struggle with access to and from their accommodation. But Due to this Polruan has a definite quiet charm Hide

Reviewed by Emma 18th September 2020

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Beautiful location. Love this little cottage. Perfect holiday.

Reviewed by Jennifer 7th August 2020

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Property in a great location with lovely views to Fowey and harbour. To note please ensure you are able bodied as there are many steps some steep and taking your bags too and from your property was a nightmare . The property could do with some updating although everything was there that was needed.

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Enjoy a glass of wine and take in the beautiful views of River Fowey
Warmup and enjoy the glow of the woodburner
Spacious lounge
Whip up a family meal
Spacious family kitchen
Classic features
Spacious dining area
Double bedroom with river views
Stunning river views
Relax and enjoy the views from the bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Show 6 moreTwin room 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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