Chapel Mead is a stunning and spacious property with breathtaking views of the Fowey River and the sea. Peaceful and secluded yet within easy reach of the village, offering spectacular views from almost every room.
Built on a hillside, Polruan's steep narrow lanes tumble down to the harbour and are quiet, unspoilt and virtually car free. Just a ferry ride away is the sailing town of Fowey famous for its yearly Regatta. This is Daphne du Maurier country and the acclaimed Fowey festival attracts many to its talks, walks, plays and poetry. Surrounded by miles of beautiful coast and countryside opportunities for walking abound. There is a scenic 1.5 mile coastal walk to sandy Lantic Bay, and the popular Hall Walk will take you from Polruan to Fowey via Bodinnick and two ferries. Nearby beaches include Readymoney Cove, Lantic Bay and Polkerris and both the famous Eden Project and the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' are within easy driving distance.
All of Chapel Mead's main rooms have been carefully designed to maximise the enjoyment of this special location. The house has both a large drawing room with French doors giving views out to sea and a spacious sitting room with comfortable seating and a large wood-burning stove. Both rooms have wide concertina doors which lead on to the veranda and expansive gardens with uninterrupted views out to sea. An ample kitchen is well equipped and has an extending oak table and lovely views over the mouth of the river. A generous pantry leads off the kitchen. There is also a bedroom and shower room on this level. Upstairs there are four bedrooms (all with views), two bathrooms and a shower room.
Outside the veranda provides a wide covered area and benefits from a south westerly aspect from which to admire the view and the late afternoon sun, making it ideal for drinks and al-fresco dining. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of sitting areas and both wooden and stone benches overlooking the sea. A number of steps lead up from the garden to the ample parking area.
Chapel Mead can be rented out with Gartree Cottage next door for a larger group (sleeping 14 in total).
Drawing Room: TV, DVD player, coal effect gas fire.
Sitting Room: TV, DVD player, stereo, feature woodburner.
Kitchen: Gas range cooker, twin ovens, microwave, Belfast sink, fridge/freezer in pantry.
Bedroom 5: Twin beds (3')
Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed (5'), armchairs En Suite Bathroom: Roll-top bath, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed (5') En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 3: Kingsize bed (5')
Bedroom 4: Bunks (bottom bunk is a double).
Bathroom: Bath (with hand-held shower off mixer taps), basin, w.c.
GARDEN & PARKING: Ample parking for up four cars. Garden furniture.
Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Gas c.h. and electricity included in rent.
Bedding & Linen: Pillows & duvets included. Linen provided.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and high chair are available on request - please order in advance.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.2 ml
NOTES: No smoking. No pets. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Telephone provided (honesty box). Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage. Visitors who find steps a challenge, can be dropped by car in West Street and can enter the property via the front garden which has around half a dozen steps. A washing machine is in the store (which also houses the boiler and serves as a drying room). Please be aware the gardener comes one afternoon each week to cut the grass (usually Thursday afternoon - weather permitting).
- Saturday Changeover day
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi Available
- Bed Linen Included
- 0.5 mile to a pub
- Towels Not Included
- High chair
- Travel cot
- 1 mile to a restaurant
- 1.8 miles to a beach
- Sea Views
- Fire or Stove
- Washing Machine
Polruan's position on a headland jutting out into the estuary meant that it once had great importance as a lookout point. Now, visitors can share the same commanding views from the headland looking out to sea, and across to Fowey on the far bank.
Up here is also the spectacularly beautiful Headland Garden, which has unexpectedly become known for more exotic flora than you might expect to find in this little corner of Cornwall. This has allowed it to be discovered and promoted far and wide.
While up here, gazing out into the distance, you may spot sea birds and other wildlife, and maybe even the odd seal. Much of the area is not only an AONB, but also a Special Area of Conservation, so that it can be preserved for future generations.
Like most villages in the area, the primary industry has always been fishing, however the locals are very welcoming to visitors, and tourism has taken its place.
Walkers will find the landscape to be ideal for hiking, or if you prefer just a gentle stroll, there are lots of options available. Upon your return, you can relax with a meal or drink in The Lugger Inn, or hop on the ferry and visit one of the pubs or cafes in Fowey.
Most enjoyable and relaxing holiday in a beautiful house in a stunning location. Leaving the car behind and catching the foot ferry over to Fowey daily was fun as was visiting Mevagissey on the ferry. You never tire of watching the boats coming and going and we even saw a cruise liner come in, which was a great site. Plus we managed to catch out breakfast off the rocks nearby on a couple of occasions. And if you enjoy walking the walk to Lantic bay and beyond is stunning. Mr Peter Stapleton - 10th September 2018
Chapel Mead is a superb property which brings us back year after year. It cannot be beaten for location. The house is comfortable with thoughtful touches provided by the family who own it, making the holiday feel like a real home from home. Really comfortable beds, excellent showers, within walking distance of everything, including the most beautiful coastal walks and the restaurants, shops and coffee shops in Fowey. We have been home for a week and I am already missing Polruan, Fowey and Chapel Mead. Can't wait to get back.Mrs Helen Nagle - 12th October 2015
We are returning to Chapel Mead next September and have been holidaying in your properties in Polruan for over 25 years so you can count us as loyal and satisfied customers!Mr J Titterington - 26th September 2015
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