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A Cottage in a dream location in Polruan near Fowey with stunning views

Bedrooms 2
Space 660 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Polruan, Nr. Fowey, Cornwall, England - Fowey is 5 minutes by ferry across the estuar.

Situated towards the castle end of West Street and offering stunning views of the river, September Cottage has been painstakingly and lovingly restored to the highest standard. It sleeps up to 4. The two bedrooms and the bathroom are downstairs, while the comfortable lounge/dining area and kitchen are all upstairs to take advantage of the views across the harbour to Fowey and Readymoney Cove. The coastal path is 50 yards from the door and Fowey is five minutes away by ferry from the harbour. We do not take pets. We have WiFi. We provide FREE parking approx 100 metres from cottage.

Ann Walker
Member since: 2009
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Ann Walker

We live in the countryside in England and decided that the seaside would provide a different experience for everyone. Our children who are now in their late twenties and early thirties still come with their friends and partners. We love sharing the cottage with our visitors some of whom have been 10 or 12 times.

Ann Walker purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ann Walker chose Polruan

We first visited Polruan in the 1990s. Despite the fact that it poured with rain every day and that we had three small children and a dog with us, we loved every minute of that holiday. We were determined to buy a house nearby and when some years later an opportunity presented itself in Polruan we started to renovate September Cottage. We visit as often as our jobs permit and our children who are now grown up love to come to Cornwall as well. Our eldest son proposed to his girlfriend on the cliffs in Polruan so it has become a special place for all the family. We have received many visitors over the past few years who have sent glowing letters of recommendation about the cottage and its wonderful views over the Fowey estuary.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful views over the bay towards Fowey with the many boats which sail into the harbour. Views on all sides of the cottage. The unspoilt village of Polruan, near the attractions of a tourist centre like Fowey but lovely and peaceful to come home to after a day of sightseeing and walking. We have our parking space about 100 metres from the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and your cottage was fantastic. Spotless, beautifully presented and a setting that exceeded expectation. I would honestly say that your website photos do not do it or its location and views justice. (Dan Hemmings - June 2009)

We have had a wonderful time at your lovely cottage - so appreciated the way you have decorated and furnished it, the views on all sides and how cosy and warm we all were - quite rare in most places we have visited in winter. (Nancy Wells January 2014)
Jul 2009
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Polruan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom with small bath/shower over, wc. New bathroom installed in Jan 2017.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: SLEEPS 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed has a view of the harbour. The second bedroom has a King size bed which can be made into twins, upon request. Bedroom 2 with king size bed, which can be split to form two singles.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Please note that OUR CHANGEOVER IS FRIDAY or SAT TO SUIT BUT SOMETIMES WE CAN BE MORE FLEXIBLE ESPECIALLY OUT OF SEASON. We post you a key and then you are free to arrive any time after 2pm. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide bedlinen, but not towels or tea towels. The rental includes 2 hours cleaning when you leave. Rental also includes bed linen, water and electricity,free Wifi and parking for one car. Other: In an alcove in the porch, there is a washer/dryer and a small freezer. On the staircase, there are shelves with an extensive selection of books.


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A Cottage in a dream location in Polruan near Fowey with stunning views
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 37 reviews

Relax and unwind in picturesque Polruan

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in September Cottage. It was perfect for a few days away to explore Cornwall but we particularly enjoyed Polruan itself. The local pubs were both open and food at The Lugger was delicious (fish pie was superb!)

We did several of Ann’s recommendations including the Hall Walk and the visit to Polridmouth but also enjoyed hopping on the passenger ferry to Fowey. The ferry to Mevagissey hadn’t started yet but I’ve no doubt that would be just as picturesque and well worth it. The cottage itself had everything we needed and was really comfortable, just what was needed for relaxing by the fire looking at the stunning view of Fowey.

It is a beautiful cottage and an extremely pretty part of the country and we hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lucy Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you have had a nice time. This winter has not been the best, weather wise in England compared to our usual Cornish winters but all our guests have still had a fun and relaxing holiday. It is kind of you to take the trouble to write. Many thanks Ann
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Delightful cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

A charming little cottage that has been beautifully modernised and is very well equipped. Two very comfortable double rooms with really good beds and a lovely view from the pretty upstairs sitting room. Easy access to the harbour and the foot passenger ferry to Fowey.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cute cottage with great views of the estuary. Cosy with the stove fireplace. Small but well equipped kitchen. In a great location and nice and quiet. The local shop was very handy for all sorts of things. It was a shame crumpets tea rooms was closed although both pubs were open. The ferry ran at this time of year till 7.00 in the evening which made it a bit difficult to get across to Fowey to restaurants unless you go early or drive all the way round. We mainly stayed in the evenings and warmed ourselves by the stove. I lovely homely cottage like a home from home. Would definitely recommend staying at September Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eldica Glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the cottage. That is the main thing. I am sorry that the Crumpets tea room was closed but it is run by a one 'woman' band who was probably spending Christmas with her family. Thank you for recommending us. Ann
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfectly packaged little cottage with stunning estuary views. Comfy beds and sofas, wonderful shower, great log burner. We took a walk around the estuary and had lunch in the pub by the ferry crossing to Fowey, before catching the ferry across and another back to Polruan. We were lucky with the weather (for November) and I only wish we could have stayed for longer.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon Thank you for this lovely review. It sounds as though you did the Hall Walk. We usually do that too- amazing views and a pub at a convenient stopping off point. So glad you had an enjoyable visit.
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Comfortable cottage in a very peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. It was in a beautiful, peaceful location and had great views over the river. The kitchen is well equipped for its size and the living area is great - we loved looking out at the ferry going over to Fowey every day. The wood burning stove made it feel really cosy and warm and we were able to get logs from the local store without any problems. Really useful to have the washing machine/dryer! Polruan is a lovely little town, and we enjoyed catching the ferry across to Fowey, which has more shops and restaurants. Ann and Chris are great hosts and were on hand if we needed them. Would definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marie Louise Thank you for the lovely comments. I am so glad you had an enjoyable holiday and thank you for taking the trouble to write this review. It is nice to get away just before Christmas. Yes do come again at any time. Best wishes Ann
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Perfect location, lovely views, comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that prevented us from giving the cottage 5 stars was the fact that the woodburner was rather temperamental and wouldn't draw very well and so sometimes we were a bit chilly as our stay was in November. Perhaps a small electric fire to be used in the living room when needed would be a good idea for winter use. Apart from that the cottage was completely wonderful and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. We loved the views from the living room window and enjoyed all that the Smart TV had to offer! The equipment was very comprehensive and of high quality and the bed was very comfortable. We went on many walks directly from the cottage - it is ideally located for walks along the coastal path and also inland around the estuary and beyond. The ferry services are very regular and we enjoyed Sunday lunch and an excellent evening meal at the Lugger pub in Polruan.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill Thank you for the review. I am so sorry that you felt cold in the eve. We were there a couple of weeks before you and the wood burner was working well. There is a small blower heater in the cupboard under the stairs and of course you can turn up the storage heater. If the wood burner is not working we would definitely be prepared to change it. Thank you for letting us know. Thank you also for your follow up email. You think it might be because of climatic conditions - when the weather is "still" at your home your wood burner does not work well and it was a completely "still" weekend in Polruan. I have emailed the couple who followed you the next day and they had no problems at all. We shall certainly monitor. Thank you for your help and kind comments.
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Nearest Airport
54 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Beaches nearby. Two small beaches in the village of Polruan at low tide. Readymoney Cove beach in Fowey plus many others in the area.


Bodmin Moor and Camel bicycle and walking trail 15 miles.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Mevagissey 17 miles.

The Eden Project 11 miles.

Lanhydrock 13 miles.

Polperro 6 miles.

Further Details:

Polruan has a well stocked village shop, two pubs serving food and a small tea-shop. Fowey has a number of excellent restaurants, interesting shops, art galleries and banking facilities. There are large supermarkets in St Austell (Tesco and Asda) and Liskeard (Morrisons) and Waitrose is at Saltash and Truro and a useful Spar and an excellent butcher in Fowey and Pelynt.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

27th April- 3rd May (6 nights) £375
13th - 16th June (3 nights) = £295
All offers to include water and electricity, free wifi, cleaning when you leave, bed linen and parking for one car.

The changeover day is FRIDAY or SATURDAY to suit but sometimes we can be more flexible especially out of the high season. We post you the key so you can arrive any time after 2pm and don't have to worry about meeting anyone.
Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds. Prices include water and electricity charges, bed linen as required cleaning when you leave, free wifi and parking for one car. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR OUR CAR PARKING SPACE,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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