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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.

Additional service fee may apply.
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Mini break in February

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Information provided by Tina was fantastic. Managed to find the apartment without any problems. Very friendly check in. Apartment was clean, fresh and warm, with fantastic views from all windows of the harbour. The sounds of waves at night was very relaxing. Nice warm shower, king size comfortable bed and a large spacious apartment. Managed to park on the quay each time at reasonable cost. Passenger ferry to Fowey is every 15 mins and worth a trip over. Fantastic beach nearby for walking dogs was Lantic Beach, however climb was hard going but well worth it. Trip to Lost Gadens of Heligan worth a visit even at this time of year.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                  Great house, immaculately presented

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The house is great - spacious, warm and has all those little creature comforts that make it "home-from-home". And they work too. It's warm, (as was the welcome from Jane who gave us the key) and for those of you who want to, there is a brilliant log burner that really makes you feel good. It's close to the harbour, which has a great pub, and the passenger ferry to Fowey. The walk up and down is what you'd expect in Cornwall - a steep incline! all in all, very enjoyable.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                  The place was amazing had a wonderful time, dramatic scenery

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We stayed for three days with our dog during our half term break and had a thoroughly lovely time-this really is a special place, made to feel very welcome, nothing too much trouble. Great location and lots to see near by. The accomadation was excellent, can't wait to visit again.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017