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Double bedroom
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Zenith

Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated on the edge of this ancient fishing village 
  • Enjoy al fresco dining on the balcony taking in the sea views 
  • The ideal destination for couples and families alike
  • Regular ferry service to Fowey allows you to easily explore the local area
  • Local tidal beach or find Readymoney Cove a mile away or explore the Cornish coast 
  • Visit St Catherine’s Castle, Daphne Du Maurier’s house Ferryside
Property code: PC077

Zenith, a lovely upside-down house with spectacular sea views Perfect for couples or families to explore all Cornwall has to offer on the south coast, easy to take a trip inland.

A surprising upside-down house with amazing sea views, balcony, in a small private estate located on the outskirts of this pretty fishing village. Within walking distance of the shops and pubs allowing you to enjoy a meal out in the village or across the river in Fowey, accessed by a regular passenger ferry, where you will find more pubs, restaurants and shops. Giving easy access to the South West Coast path, great for enjoying a day out roaming with your four-legged friend and no need to drive. Why not visit The Eden Project, Lanhydrock House and Garden, The Screech Owl Sanctuary and Wildlife Park, Bodmin Jail or explore the local area via the ferries to Fowey and Bodinnick.

Enter the house on the first floor where you will find the washer/drier and separate WC. A few steps lead you down to the ground floor where you will find the 2 bedrooms, a spacious double bedroom with a glazed door leading out to the garden which benefit s from sea views and a twin room with sea views. On this floor you will also find the family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Taking the stairs up to the second floor you will find the main living area in this upside-down house, the open-plan spacious kitchen/diner with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. You will be able to rustle up a family favourite meal and eat whilst taking in the amazing sea views. After your meal why not sit in the spacious lounge and watch a favourite programme on the TV on a sunny morning you might like to sit out on the balcony and enjoy your breakfast or morning coffee taking in the sea views.

Stepping outside you will find a pretty established private garden to enjoy with off-road parking for two cars.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin 
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washer/dryer 
  • Electricity and oil central heating included 
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs  
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance 
  • TV in the lounge
  • 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 in and around Polruan that are not suitable for cars.

Louise Worthington

This property is personally managed by Louise.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Yvonne 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Daniel 18th July 2020

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Stunning views on balcony are amazing and saved the holiday. However, house needs massive updating. Old oven, old shower, old TV, old sink which sinks of sewage(!), feels like owner is banking on guests being so blown away by views that they have not bothered with updating fundamentals. Shower simply doesnt work you either get very hot or very coldRead more water. However, if owner updated the place it could be a stunning holiday home. Did it spoil our holiday? No, because we went to local beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 19th October 2019

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Polruan is gorgeous a wonderful place for a holiday, especially if you like walking as we do. The coastal path is lovely. We ate several times in the Lugger, a great pub with superb food and a warm welcome. The views from the house are stunning and we were very lucky with good weather. Parking is a real bonus. We had several issues during our stay Read moreand the agents were very quick and efficient at sorting these out for. Furnishings are dated so don't expect luxury. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 28th September 2019

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Great views from the house. Many stairs so you need to be very fit. Garden not secure for dogs. Many escape routes through hedge in the back garden. Key safe needs moving urgently. It is hidden behind the tank in the front garden and we arrived in the pouring rain and got very wet squeezing past the shrubbery. Such a shame.

Reviewed by Angela 14th September 2019

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Staying there with our two working cocker spaniels was perfect. A short walk from the property is the coastal path with literally miles of space to explore. Zenith is very comfy... it's not newly decorated but its beautifully clean and has everything you need and the most heavenly balcony off the sitting room. Also the welcome pack of tea biscuits Read moreand fudge was a lovely surprise. Don't change a thing and we will be ba k Hide

Reviewed by Brian 13th July 2019

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The views from the cottage are tremendous especially at night when the moon is on the water. The trip to Polruan harbour etc involves going up and down a steep hill which is manageable provided you take your time.

Reviewed by Macdonald 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Louis 1st June 2019

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Reviewed by Clare 25th May 2019

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A wonderful unusual house in a beautiful area. The beds were comfy and clean. I was so impressed with the house for the price. The views were wonderful and it was the nicest holiday I've been on. Nice catching the car ferry to Fowey from Bodinnick.

Reviewed by Stephen 18th May 2019

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The accommodation was on the whole clean and comfortable; it was a good place to simply unwind and relax. The best feature is the balcony, which looks out to sea - we were lucky with the weather and were often content to just sit out there with a glass of wine and read books.

Reviewed by Jean 11th May 2019

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Lovely location. Great views from kitchen and living room. Interesting upside down house.

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View of cottage from garden
Sea views from the property
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Location

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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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