Where to stay around Polruan?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,366 holiday lettings near Polruan. From 596 Cottages to 431 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Polruan is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Polruan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Polruan. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Catherine's Castle: 2,835 holiday lettings
  • Eden Project: 4,393 holiday lettings
  • Looe Beach: 2,403 holiday lettings
  • Polperro Harbour: 2,407 holiday lettings
  • Porthpean Beach: 4,561 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Polruan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Polruan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 596 Cottages in Polruan. Our other popular types of Polruan holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 431 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 239 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 41 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I rent beach rentals in Polruan?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 397 beach rentals in Polruan. You have also many other possibilities in Polruan area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 104 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 6 holiday rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 4 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Polruan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 70 holiday homes with pool available in Polruan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Polruan, Cornwall your home aay from home

    Polruan is a small village in the parish of Lanteglos in Cornwall that looks across at Fowey near St Austell. It is bounded by the River Fowey, Pont Creek and the English Channel and has a blockhouse fortification guarding the entrance of the river. On the hill above Polruan sits the ruins of the 8th century St Saviour's Church. Polruan is near to Looe and Polperro and Mevagissey and it is easy to reach Bodmin, Wadebridge or the City of Truro for shopping.

    Places to stay in Polruan

    Polruan is a popular destination for holidays. It is built on the side of a hill, which has allowed little room for growth and commercialisation, which is why it remains unspoilt and retains its charm. There are a few hotels, inns, campsites, bed and breakfast, caravan sites and apartments in Polruan and neighbouring Fowey, but many holidaymakers prefer cottages.

    Polruan has something for everyone and there is a grocers, teashop and post office in the main street and many Cornish cottages surrounding the harbour. Self-catering cottages are far more comfortable than a caravan holiday and offer more freedom than staying in a guesthouse or hotel. This is why tourist information offices and estate agents are receiving more enquiries for this type of property as holiday accommodation.

    Both Polruan and Fowey have their carnivals at the end of August making this an excellent time to take a holiday, but you will have to book cottage holidays early to avoid disappointment. Self-catering does not mean you have to cook for yourself as Polruan has two excellent pubs, the Lugger Inn and Russell Inn, as well as the Harbour Café.

    Things to do in Polruan

    Polruan is famous for its boat-building heritage and yachtsmen, fishermen, horse riders; golfers, water sports enthusiasts and walkers alike will enjoy the Fowey estuary. The Hat Walk is one of the hundred best walks in the UK. It takes about two hours from Pont Pill to Bodinnick and has magnificent views at a number of points along the way. The Old Ferry Inn is an excellent place to stop for lunch. Other walks in the area include the walk to Gribben Head, the coastal path to Polperro and walks from Lerryn.

    The coastal path runs past Lantic Bay, which is the closest beach to Polruan and dogs are allowed. Polruan Castle is the name given to the blockhouse at the beginning of the estuary. It is a good place for fishing, has great sea views and is a good place to watch the sunset. If you take the ferry over to Fowey you will find art galleries, shops, cafés, restaurants, a museum and an aquarium, lifeboat station, fish and chips, banks and pubs.

    Polruan Bus run regular trips to Looe, St. Austell, Polperro, Trago Mill, Liskeard, and Truro. Your riverside cottage is conveniently situated for one of Cornwall's biggest attractions the Eden Project at Bodelva. Other attractions close to Polruan cottages include the China Clay Country Park at Wheal Martin, Carthew, Bodmin Court, Lanhydrock House, Pine Lodge Gardens, Kids World at Great Mills Industrial Parc and there is also a very large indoor market next door.

    Weather in Polruan

    Polruan like neighbouring Fowey enjoys one of the mildest climates in Britain but the weather can be unpredictable.

    Travel to Polruan

    Newquay and Plymouth airports serve Polruan, Plymouth the nearest port and there are mainline stations are at Par and St Austell. First, Polruan Bus and Liskeard and District Omnibus Co. Ltd run a local bus service.

    Activities and attractions in Polruan

    Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Polruan a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Fowey Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
    • Readymoney Cove (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Fowey Estuary (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
    • Polperro Model Village (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
    • Cornwall Football Golf (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Polruan

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Polruan is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Readymoney Cove (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Polkerris Beach (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
    • Marsh Villa Gardens (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
    • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
    • Eden Project (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
    • Porthpean Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)