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Polruan - South East Coast

Shrimp has superb uninterrupted views of the harbour, small but perfectly formed, Shrimp is a lovely place to enjoy a waterside holiday.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£436 - £1049 per week *


Just 50 yards from the water's edge and near the ancient Blockhouse that once guarded the harbour entrance, Shrimp has superb uninterrupted views of the whole harbour looking upstream towards Bodinnick and across to Fowey. The village shops and two characterful inns serving a range of excellent food are within easy walking distance. Small but perfectly formed and in a great location Shrimp is a lovely place to enjoy a waterside holiday. In those cooler months you will be able to cosy up in front of the woodburner and enjoy the fantastic view. The very well-equipped kitchen has everything you might need to prepare a delicious meal to eat on the generous patio overlooking the water. 

Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Woodburner, TV, DVD player. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (5'), chest of drawers, wardrobe En Suite Wet Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), bedside units, wardrobe
Bathroom: Bath (termostatic and hand held shower over), w.c., basin.

GARDEN & PARKING: No parking. Parking is available in the car park around 500 yards from Shrimp. It is possible to get within 50 yards of the property to unload. Patio, steps leading down to slopped lawned garden, garden furniture. Slopes down to the water's edge. There is no direct access from the garden to the water.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am
Security Deposit: £100
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; woodburning stove in lounge, central heating, underfloor heating in en suite.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen provided; towels not provided so please bring your own.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml

NOTES: No smoking, no pets, no short breaks, no babies or children under the age of 8 due to being on waterfront. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage Mobile reception vaires. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • Towels Not Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • 1 mile to a restaurant
  • 1.8 miles to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Accommodation


Local Area

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.


I have been staying at Shrimp for many, many years. I always feel like I have the privilege of staying in someone's home rather than 'just another holiday let'. It was not necessary to contact your local team, although I did receive a phone call the day after I arrived to check everything was OK. I failed to answer it (got in a muddle with my new phone!), but then received a text which was nice. I use my annual visit for writing, reading and relaxing, so don't go out beyond Polruan and Fowey.Miss R Hewlett - 7th October 2018
We've stayed in many proprietary in Polruan over the years, but Shrimp has the best outside space of any of them.Mr Ian Utting - 9th September 2018
Fantastic location with views out to sea and towards Fowey. Garden area was so nice for sitting out and eating dinner watching the sun go down. Miss Liz Lockie - 15th July 2018
All was very good didn't want to leave!Mrs P Sutcliffe - 3rd July 2018
Outstanding in every respect, location superb, Accommodation fantastic and terrace and gardens excellent, a real sun trap.Mr Alister Macarthur - 18th June 2018
WonderfulMrs N Tutt - 10th October 2016
Shrimp was a fantastic find, we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views were great out to sea and up the estuary. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. We will return.Mr Mick Mckeown - 11th May 2016
A late booking but how lucky we were. the service was ideal and the cottage the best. The best spot and the best time was had. Thank youMrs M Britton - 21st September 2015


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