HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Polruan also enquired about apartments in Looe, apartments in St Ives and cottages in Kingsbridge

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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (25 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8047461
    25
    Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (9 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #8118647
      9
      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #1902052
        1
        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.5/5
          (8 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #8092206
          8
          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (31 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #428929
            31
            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Bungalow #8247082
              3
              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (23 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1346557
                23
                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (18 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  House #8159491
                  18
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Apartment #6864377
                    2
                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #6871150
                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #8003216
                        4
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                          (10 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #8124195
                          10
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1875274
                            1
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #8103249
                              3
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (7 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #8153745
                                7
                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #8080180
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1866994
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6715421
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (9 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #1887262
                                        9
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (5 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #845004
                                          5
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #6980346
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #1859250
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #6980305
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #1861967
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Cottage #1864443
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8237443
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #8225992
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #8237444
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6909491
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #8052290
                                                              6
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (31 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #8147142
                                                                31
                                                                Viewed 135 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #6734905
                                                                  14
                                                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6823960
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Apartment #8119558
                                                                      16
                                                                      Viewed 143 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (33 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #1903452
                                                                        33
                                                                        Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (31 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #8138291
                                                                          31
                                                                          Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Barn #1784347
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #8134710
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                House #8106723
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6718325
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (26 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Cottage #8129170
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (19 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #8151818
                                                                                      19
                                                                                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        House #6082701
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8165837
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #401909
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (27 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cabin #8170636
                                                                                              27
                                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (20 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Barn #8161289
                                                                                                20
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6792102
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (27 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #8149865
                                                                                                    27
                                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Cottage #8153134
                                                                                                      14
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellant facilities and clean modern appearance of property. Very useful to have own parking space

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      No issues for the facilites, except needing the manual to use the cooker and m.wave! (but we re not technical bods- so personal issue there). Used the oven but didn't use the microwave. Nice to have adequate pans to cook with as we do nt eat out often when on holiday. Ideal for two or two and a baby toddler. Nice to be in the village community. Bathroom lovely en-suite to bedroom.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      SECOND PAR NON

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Hi Paul and Yvette, Sorry for the late review, as i thought i had sent one, must have done something wrong. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a truly wonderful stay in your magnificent house. Your property was far and away above my expectations, with so much room for our party of seven plus dog . We hope we left your home in the same condition as when we arrived. Now for an honest review - Upon arrival of the property we were amazed at the size of the house, it looked bigger than in the photos, once inside wow! All the rooms were of great proportions, the kitchen is large and very practical with appliances galore including dishwasher, fancy microwave, built in fridge and freezer basically everything you need, the cream teas were a nice touch Thank you. The utility room also included a self dispensing washing machine and is a great room for housing the dog cage. To finish downstairs their is a large conservatory with lovely views over the local countryside, a dining room off the kitchen with large family dinning table and finally a comfortable lounge with sofas and smart t.v etc etc. Upstairs continues with the same wow factor, with four double bedrooms, two with large en-suits and one bedroom with two singles. To finish off upstairs there is a large family bathroom including roll top bath and shower enclosure. The garden is huge, with decking area accessed from the utility including rattan dinning table and chairs, my only negative comment would be that the garden is unsecured, so dog owners be mindful. Par is a very good base for exploring the beautiful county of Cornwall. It has a chip shop, Chinese take away, Italian restaurant with views over the bay and the Ship Inn also deserves a mention with some great special boards, their are also convenient stores within easy reach. The Market every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesdays is worth a visit and is only 5 minutes away by car. Our family feel very privileged to have holidayed at this lovely large property and we would highly recommend to anyone without hesitation. Thanks Steve Robinson and Family
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016