Chapel Mead

Polruan, South East Coast

  • 4 Star
  • A stunning property with breathtaking views of the Fowey River and the sea. Peaceful setting and close to the Village.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,488 per week
  • £213 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 4 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Chapel Mead is a stunning and spacious property with breathtaking views of the Fowey River and the sea and with its own steps down to the beach known as ‘Boy’s Cove’ accessed directly from the bottom of the garden. 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: Bunk beds (bottom bunk is a small double).
Bathroom: Bath (with hand-held shower off mixer taps), basin, w.c.

Washing Machine
Table Football

Ample parking for up to four cars. Expansive garden, mainly laid to lawn. Covered patio area with garden furniture. Spiral metal staircase at bottom of the garden for access to a small beach during low tide - only accessible by previous agreement. 

Power and Heat: Electric Heaters, Log Burner in main lounge (logs supplied) and electricity included in rent.
Bedding & Linen: Pillows & duvets included. Linen and towels provided. (Towels provided from 2021)
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. Spiral metal staircase at bottom of the garden, when accessing please take care and only use during low tide. 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).


I was so pleased when we arrived at Chapel Mead to find a lovely, clean property. The garden is fantastic and the view across the river is stunning. At the end of the garden, safely locked behind two gates, is a spiral staircase leading to a private cove. Our teenage children loved it! When the tide was out there was a cave to explore, rock pools and a place to lie in the sun. When the tide was high it was great for swimming. The upstairs bedrooms were spacious and airy and all of them had views of the river. In particular the room with the balcony was lovely as it was a great place to read and catch the sun. There was good wifi in all rooms which was a plus. I'd recommend taking your own portable bbq, lots of towels (there is a washing machine but not a dryer), tea towels, oven gloves, a sun lounger and binoculars. I'm sure if I looked hard enough I could find fault with the place but our overall impression was that it was a clean, spacious and well-equipped place in a great location. The road down to the property is incredibly narrow, as are all the streets in Polruan, so it might be worth walking down first so that you know where you are going. Look for two large wooden gates on the left. There is room to do a three point turn in the parking area on the property which is useful as once you have come down the hill it is very difficult to reverse up. At the moment, due to the pandemic, it is worth booking pubs and restaurants in advance. The Lugger, in Polruan, was great and you can book online beforehand to sit in or takeaway. Jam First does lovely takeaway sandwiches and The Russel Inn takeaway food and beer. We went on a boat trip with Fowey River Trips which took in all the sights and was well worth £8 a head. The foot ferry runs regularly to Fowey but it was nice to get back to the calm of Polruan. If you have any questions we found Tom, from Cornish Horizons, to be very helpful.

Ms G,


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.

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.