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River Cottage - Polruan

Polruan, Cornwall
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A remarkable cottage that has been beautifully refurbished and presented to a high standard
  • Wonderful estuary views to Fowey and perfectly placed for exploring the whole of Cornwall
  • A stone’s throw from the heart of Polruan with beach and village amenities nearby
Property code: 83945

Delightful character cottage nestling at the front of the idyllic fishing village of Polruan overlooking the estuary which provides the perfect romantic retreat.

Experience the ultimate couple’s getaway at this stylish cottage in the heart of Polruan. With mesmerizing views over the ancient fishing village and across the Fowey estuary, this darling home from home is situated in the ideal spot for walking the many meandering trails that Cornwall’s South West Coast Path offers.

You’ve dipped your toes in the shimmering turquoise sea of Polruan’s two bijou beaches. With sand in your shoes and a spring in your step, this characterful accommodation awaits. Nestled at the top of an idyllic terraced street, just moments from a local village pub serving hearty homemade food, you’ll find this sweet cottage. Inside you’ll soon discover a warm and inviting lounge with a delightful wood burner. Sit back, relax and warm your feet while your scrummy dinner cooks in the fully equipped kitchen/diner. The dining table is a lovely place to eat together and catch up on the day’s events. When it’s time for bed, the bright and airy king-size bedroom is the perfect place to rest your head.

If you and yours truly love rambling, the Polruan to Polperro rollercoaster walking trail is a must. Wear your sturdiest boots, as the path can be narrow and stony in places. Make sure to stop and admire the incredible views over Great and Little Lantic Beaches to Pencarrow Head. Cornwall has an abundance of world-famous landmarks and attractions, including The Eden Project, which is 16 miles away. Please note there are many small winding streets in Polruan that are unsuitable for cars. This property does not offer private parking, however, there is a large pay and display car park at the top of the village.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, coffee machine, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and slimline dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine
  • Wood-burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker in the lounge area
  • Travel cot available
  • You can unload your car at the cottage and parking is available in the public car park at the top of the village (charges apply)
  • Beach, pubs and village shop, all within walking distance
  • Polruan is 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/ slopes some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • The Property is overlooking the working boatyard in the village
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Samantha Collins

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 3rd November 2023

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A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need, and more ! Parking was easy in the car park at the top, 30 for the week. Lots of walks nearby. Lugger Inn excellent for Sunday lunch.

Reviewed by Simon 27th October 2023

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Absolutely idyllic cottage for 2 people. Fantastic location, which was perfect for all the village amenities and the ferry to Fowey. The Lugger Inn in particular was a lovely dog friendly pub. The cottage itself is cozy with everything you need. The views from the bedroom were excellent and we will miss them when having our morning coffee. We didn'Read moret use our car much as we had everything we needed in the village or Fowey. Therefore, parking was no big deal - 30 for the week. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Alan 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 15th September 2023

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The cottage was beautiful, clean and in an amazing location, we loved it! The owner came in to clean early so we could get in earlier than the check in time which was a really nice touch. She also gave us great advice re local info etc before our stay. We would definitely stay again!!

Reviewed by Tim 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sioned 1st September 2023

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Great little cottage, very close to quayside. Easy access to Fowey via passenger ferry. Would definitely recommend the Hall Walk, going to the end of East Street & up a steep flight of steps. Beautiful, tranquil setting. After around 4 miles of ups & downs, hop on the Bodinnick Ferry to Fowey, then catch the Polruan passenger ferry back. Polruan isRead more a lovely little village, albeit a little challenging at times, with a very steep climb back up to the carpark! A very enjoyable holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 25th August 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. The cottage is beautifully presented and equipped with everything you could need. Polruan is an amazing location with everything accessible either in the village or by a short ferry ride. If you want to explore further into Cornwall by car be prepared for a good hill walk back up to the car parking area.

Reviewed by Caroline 11th August 2023

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We have had the most fabulous holiday. The location was stunning. I was able to push my kayak out onto the water each morning without any issues. I loved everything about this location and this lovely cottage. We would love to return.

Reviewed by Janet 30th June 2023

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A very comfortable small cottage situated within yards of the foot ferry, that goes from Polruan to Fowey, grocery, bakery store and two pubs. The cottage is more than adequate for a couple with a well equipped kitchen, good water pressure for showering and a fantastic bedroom. Enjoyed a morning cuppa in bed looking out of the window at the activitRead morey in the boat yard, boats on the River Fowey and young seagulls trying to fly. Negatives - no outside space to sit for a read in the sunshine. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 16th June 2023

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This is a really lovely cottage - very clean and modern with all the amenities needed (and lovely touches like some gorgeous pictures). It is perfectly situated in this pretty village walking distance from the pubs, shop, cafes and ferry to Fowey. We were very sad to leave.

Reviewed by Tilmann 9th June 2023

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The cottage is perfectly equiped even with sharp knifes in the kitchen. Very personal interior with a lot of paintings ftom the owner and harmony between all interior. A fantastic view from the bedroom over the village and the river Fowey. We love this place!

Reviewed by Heather 12th May 2023

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Thought it a delightful place to stay, my husband the dog and I were very comfy and happy and found it a good central place.

Reviewed by Russell 21st April 2023

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Great location for walking and also good access to fowey on foot ferry.

Reviewed by Sharon 14th April 2023

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Everything was perfect. Even better than expected. The contract/owner was extremely helpful and on hand if we required help, but, we didnt as everything was very straightforward. Fantastic views from the cottage & within steps of two great pubs that served great food/take always.. There is also a lovely cafe, convenience store & bakery. The little Read morefoot ferry ran a great schedule to cross over to Fowey. Such a lovely place to stay. We will definitely be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 7th April 2023

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A beautifully presented property in a great location . Very clean with everything you need. Comfortable bed and great shower. Thank you for the milk and cream tea. Lovely touch

Reviewed by Tanya 24th March 2023

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The cottage is stylish and modern. It is well laid out for 2 people with a lovely kitchen with small dining table, sitting room with comfy sofa and the large bedroom has further seating to take in the view and a comfortable bed. The bathroom is modern and spotlessly clean with great shower. Beware the walk to the car park is very steep, 17%, so onlRead morey suitable for fit people. It is possible to stop by the cottage to unload but no parking is allowed. Great for coastal walks. We would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 10th March 2023

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An ideal property for a couple. Spotless, with some delightful artwork and ceramics. Great view over the estuary with all its interest. The village is friendly, with good local shops and places to eat. All the equipment in the cottage works well, and the wood burner made for cosy evenings. Highly recommended, with just the one reservation that the Read morewalk up to the carpark at the top of the village is quite demanding! We had a good time. Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 3rd March 2023

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We loved overlooking the boat yard. Always something to look at.

Reviewed by Celia 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 22nd December 2022

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Lovely well kept cottage home from home. Owner left lovely welcome gifts as stayed for Xmas. Would book again

Reviewed by Bryan 14th October 2022

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Style of cottage and furnishings are lovely. Very well equipped kitchen. Good view of the harbour from upstairs. Not the fault of the cottage, but, be aware the walk up to the car park is VERY steep (excellent views though)

Reviewed by Gill 7th October 2022

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Lovely accommodation and really interesting watching the activity on the river every day.

Reviewed by Brett 16th September 2022

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Absolutely perfect stay at River Cottage; great home away from home. Polruan is a lovely little village with just the right amount of amenities. Its off grid somewhat with needing the ferry across to Fowey to really go anywhere buts its also where on a nice day it was manic with people. Plenty to do walk wise from the village; one way up onto the HRead moreall Walk and the other way the Coast Walk towards Polperro. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 9th September 2022

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A well equiped and delightful cottage in a great location for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Tracey 5th August 2022

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A lovely cottage , beautifully furnished , perfect for a car free holiday with hall walk on your doorstep

Reviewed by Mike 22nd July 2022

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I think you should make it more clear that the staircase in this property is extremely steep. In my opinion this property is not suitable for anyone who is not physically fit and able.

Reviewed by Audrey 1st July 2022

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The cottage was lovely and ideal for popping to Fowey

Reviewed by Tom 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Becky 27th May 2022

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We had an amazing stay in May/June 2022 for a week with our dog Maggie. The cottage is perfectly located and we parked at the top of the village for the week. Polruan is lovely and we went over to Fowey most days. We would defiantly love to come back and recommend the cottage.

Reviewed by Chris 20th May 2022

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We have visited other cottages in Polruan before but the location, condition and amenities offered here are probably the best we have experienced in any. With ready access too the shops, Post Office, the pubs and the foot ferry within easy reach this is a major plus for those of us more advanced in years that wish to avoid some of the steeper climbRead mores that Polruan offers . Hide

Reviewed by Amy 6th May 2022

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A delightful, very comfortable little house in a beautiful location. Locals very friendly and pub welcoming and dog friendly . Great value for money , will be back

Reviewed by Natalie 29th April 2022

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Lovely cottage in excellent location with great views. Pubs and shops close by, and beautiful walks. Polruan is a beautiful peaceful place with friendly locals.

Reviewed by Jon 18th March 2022

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Fantastic place to stay. Really comfortable cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Helen 11th March 2022

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