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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.

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                                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                                          Outstanding accommodation outstanding views

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                                                                                          Waterwitch in polruan has been the perfect holiday destination,if your looking for a place to relax by the sea it doesn't get any better than this.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                          Charming Cottage

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                                                                                          Charming, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Plenty to see and do in the area and Regatta week offered lots of entertainment.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                          A wonderful week in a perfectly located cottage in one of the best towns in Cornwall

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                                                                                          Sinead was there to meet us to let us into the property and gave us lots of helpful advice about Fowey and the area. The cottage is down a quaint little Mews right in the middle of Fowey. Walking distance to everywhere. Property was great. There were five of us and there was plenty of room. Washing Machine and DVD player need an upgrade (but not all visitors will use them) and previous clients bent the frame of the sofa bed so it's a little tricky folding it up again but apart from that - everything is in working order. Access to a nearby hotel pool, spa and play area is a real bonus. Parking can be an issue - but that's an issue with Fowey in general. If you're going to get a weekly pass from the Council, you have to get it days in advance (I learnt that to my cost). I would definitely recommend this property to others and could see myself renting it again. Try nearby Polkerris Beach for watersports and Sam's restaurant. The bakery over the road from the Mews is awesome (run by Sinead's sister).
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016