A Luxury Retreat in the Heart of Cornwall

Welcome to
The Old Watchhouse



Imagine for a moment that you are standing in a large, open planned living room - close your eyes and listen closely to the gentle lapping of the tides from beyond the large picture windows.

Open your eyes and cast your view out over the picturesque estuary and harbourside properties in the distance. Watch with pleasure as fishing boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes bob up and down or meander along the estuary on their daily voyages. Take a long, deep breath and smell the clean, fresh Cornish air making you feel invigorated and alive ...

Congratulations, you have just arrived for your stay at The Old Watch House and it's going to be one of the most relaxing, magical and memorable visits to Cornwall you have ever experienced!

This luxury holiday home in Cornwall situated in the delightful Cornish village of Polruan is a perfect choice for you. The house sits right on the water's edge with breathtaking views across the mouth of the estuary and the town of Fowey is just across the water. This truly unique coastal residence makes for a perfect luxurious Self Catering holiday - whether you want a weekend break with friends, a family holiday or maybe just a well deserved romantic getaway.

Located close to the world famous Eden Project and historic harbour town of Charlestown, The Old Watch House can offer any type of holiday; walking, sight-seeing, sailing or exploring Cornwall. Maybe you just want to get away from it all and do nothing - the choice is yours.

Spacious and homely this luxury holiday home will accommodate up to 8 people - 6 persons in the main accommodation and 2 in the adjoining studio. The house has a modern nautical ambience and truly spectacular views across the estuary. Your holiday at The Old Watch House will create memories that will last a lifetime.

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"In a word, Gorgeous!"

"A level of luxury, seldom surpassed"


Exclusive interior

Exclusive interior

Luxuriously furnished with a perfect mix of high end brands and bespoke pieces and equipped with everything you need for a truly wonderful holiday.
Spa & Swimming Pool

Spa & Swimming Pool

Complimentary use of The Fowey Hall Hotel & Spa with its heated indoor swimming pool, gorgeous signature Spa treatments and award winning dining experiences are available to our guests.
Restaurants and Shops closeby

Restaurants and Shops closeby

Polruan has two fabulous pubs, a post office, cafe, bakery, gift shop and well stocked convenience store. A three minute passenger ferry ride to Fowey for a larger selection of quality shops, eateries and a mini supermarket plus art galleries, bank services and a chemist.
Private Mooring

Private Mooring

Leading off the living area is the balcony with outdoor furniture and steps leading down to the waterside to your own private boat mooring. Depending on the tides it is sometimes safer to moor from the nearby jetty - our boat hire contact will advise on the day
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi

The Old Watchhouse boasts excellent Wifi and Internet Access plus mobile phone service across most network providers with a strong 4G connection.
Enviable Sea Views

Enviable Sea Views

In our opinion there is no holiday residence in the area with a more superior position than The Old Watchhouse. The house sits in a spectacular position close to the mouth of the Fowey Estuary where Boats & Yachts zig-zag at her feet. With uninterrupted views of the sea. You could not want for a more perfect place to be.

"We opened our eyes and our dreams came true"

 

Booking Enquiries

Please email Louise direct at [email protected] with Availability enquiries and Booking requests.

Please Note: We do not have an on-line booking facility as we would like to provide a personal holiday service to our enquirers by speaking with them. All emails & phone messages are responded to quickly and efficiently.

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  • !! Christmas Special Offer !! Due to a cancellation The Old Watch House is available over Christmas until 27th December 4 nights min stay - from £75 per person per night - based on 6 people Can accommodate 8 guests and is Dog Friendly . . #cornwall #christmas #christmasbreak #luxury #selfcatering #holiday #vacation #seaview #watersedge #fowey #polruan #chill #familytime #boatlife

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "!! Christmas Special Offer !! Due to a cancellation The Old Watch House is available over Christmas until 27th December

4 nights min stay - from £75 per person per night - based on 6 people
Can accommodate 8 guests and is Dog Friendly .
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#cornwall #christmas #christmasbreak #luxury #selfcatering #holiday #vacation #seaview #watersedge #fowey #polruan #chill #familytime #boatlife"
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  • We are getting very excited here! The Fireworks are fabulous! Grab a warming drink and watch from the Quay - always a great atmosphere ❤️ #Repost @foweychamberofcommerce ・・・ @foweychristmasmarket starts TONIGHT! The market opens at 5.30, Santa arrives at 6.30 by boat and the light switch on and fireworks are at 7pm. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be BRILLIANT! You can find fabulous Fowey Christmas cards in this lovely design from @artistruthtaylor in the Webb Street marquee. #foweychristmasmarket #fowey #cornwall #christmasmarket #christmasincornwall #cornishchristmas #holidaysarecoming #christmasshopping #buylocal #supportlocalartists #independenttraders #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #festivefeels #visitfowey #lovefowey #santa #fireworks #christmastree #christmaslights #fireworks

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We are getting very excited here! 
The Fireworks are fabulous! Grab a warming drink and watch from the Quay - always a great atmosphere ❤️ #Repost @foweychamberofcommerce ・・・
@foweychristmasmarket starts TONIGHT! 
The market opens at 5.30, Santa arrives at 6.30 by boat and the light switch on and fireworks are at 7pm. 
Don’t miss it, it’s going to be BRILLIANT! 
You can find fabulous Fowey Christmas cards in this lovely design from @artistruthtaylor in the Webb Street marquee.

#foweychristmasmarket #fowey #cornwall #christmasmarket #christmasincornwall #cornishchristmas #holidaysarecoming #christmasshopping #buylocal #supportlocalartists #independenttraders #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #festivefeels #visitfowey #lovefowey #santa #fireworks #christmastree #christmaslights #fireworks"
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  • We get the most glorious sunsets in Cornwall! Truly Magical! These views seriously warms the Soul ❤️⚓️⛵️ #polruan #fowey #cornwall #sea #sunset #chill #soulfood #holidayhome #vacation #luxury #tranquil #beachlife #water #familytime #holiday #timeout

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We get the most glorious sunsets in Cornwall!
Truly Magical!
These views seriously warms the Soul ❤️⚓️⛵️ #polruan #fowey #cornwall #sea #sunset #chill #soulfood #holidayhome #vacation #luxury #tranquil #beachlife #water #familytime #holiday #timeout"
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  • Before or after your visit to the wonderful @foweychristmasmarket drop in to @the_wine_store_charlestown for some of this! Cornwall is a real foody haven at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas! We are so lucky ❤️🙏 #Repost @the_wine_store_charlestown ・・・ Two of our favourites.... Both will be included in our port and cheese tasting this Saturday! 🍷 🧀 . . . You can guarantee we are the place to be for a cheeky cheeseboard and glass of port! Drop in for a taste this Saturday 2-5pm #thewinestore #charlestown #cornwall #staustellbay #sunshine #port #porto #dropintasting #saturdayvibes #cheeseboard #cheeseandwine #cheeselovers #christmasiscoming #christmasgifts #winegifts #wineshop #winelover #winetasting #weekendtreats #winebar #winterwarmer @curds_croust @quintadocrasto

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Before or after your visit to the wonderful @foweychristmasmarket  drop in to @the_wine_store_charlestown for some of this!

Cornwall is a real foody haven at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas! 
We are so lucky ❤️🙏 #Repost @the_wine_store_charlestown ・・・
Two of our favourites.... Both will be included in our port and cheese tasting this Saturday! 🍷 🧀
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You can guarantee we are the place to be for a cheeky cheeseboard and glass of port!
Drop in for a taste this Saturday 2-5pm
#thewinestore #charlestown #cornwall #staustellbay #sunshine #port #porto #dropintasting #saturdayvibes #cheeseboard #cheeseandwine #cheeselovers #christmasiscoming #christmasgifts #winegifts #wineshop #winelover #winetasting #weekendtreats #winebar #winterwarmer @curds_croust @quintadocrasto"
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  • Fowey Christmas Market happening this weekend! We are very excited ❤️🤶🏼 it’s always such a great weekend #Repost @foweychristmasmarket ・・・ Don't forget Father Christmas 🎅 will be arriving by tugboat at approx. 6.30pm on Friday 6th December in Fowey to start the light parade through the town to the church for the firework display! 💥 Fowey Christmas Market - 6th - 8th December! 🎄🎁 foweychristmasmarket.co.uk/whats-on

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Fowey Christmas Market happening this weekend! We are very excited ❤️🤶🏼 it’s always such a great weekend 
#Repost @foweychristmasmarket ・・・
Don't forget Father Christmas 🎅 will be arriving by tugboat at approx. 6.30pm on Friday 6th December in Fowey to start the light parade through the town to the church for the firework display! 💥

Fowey Christmas Market - 6th - 8th December! 🎄🎁 foweychristmasmarket.co.uk/whats-on"
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  • We ❤️ The Lugger Inn Highly recommended! #Repost @luggerpolruan ・・・ You can’t beat homemade fish cakes - on the menu today - - - - #southcornwall #foweyharbour #sustainableseafood #homemadefood #publife #harbourlife @matthewstevensfish @chefstableware #eatfresh #winterfood #theluggerpolruan

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We ❤️ The Lugger Inn 
Highly recommended!

#Repost @luggerpolruan ・・・
You can’t beat homemade fish cakes - on the menu today -
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#southcornwall #foweyharbour #sustainableseafood #homemadefood #publife #harbourlife @matthewstevensfish @chefstableware #eatfresh #winterfood #theluggerpolruan"
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  • Wow!! #Repost @shipwreckcharlestown It's wisdom Wednesday! The rough seas and rugged cliffs surrounding Cornwall's coastline make for some difficult sailing conditions, head over to our latest news page to uncover the Top 10 Tales of Cornish Shipwrecks. #Linkinbio #Charlestown #Cornwall #LoveCornwall #Daysout #VisitCornwall #Daysoutwiththekids #VisitEngland #BestDaysOutCornwall #UK #maritime #sailing

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Wow!! #Repost @shipwreckcharlestown

It's wisdom Wednesday! The rough seas and rugged cliffs surrounding Cornwall's coastline make for some difficult sailing conditions, head over to our latest news page to uncover the Top 10 Tales of Cornish Shipwrecks. #Linkinbio #Charlestown #Cornwall #LoveCornwall #Daysout #VisitCornwall #Daysoutwiththekids #VisitEngland #BestDaysOutCornwall #UK #maritime #sailing"
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  • Luxury Self Catering Holiday Home available this Christmas 🎄 Dog Friendly 🐾. next to a little beach and walking distance to two great pubs. 🎄 What more could you wish for this Christmas! • • #dogfriendly #cornwall #luxuryholidayhome #familychristmas #watersedge #sea #beach #pub #holiday

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Luxury Self Catering Holiday Home available this Christmas 🎄
Dog Friendly 🐾. next to a little beach and walking distance to two great pubs.
🎄

What more could you wish for this Christmas! •
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#dogfriendly #cornwall #luxuryholidayhome #familychristmas #watersedge #sea #beach #pub #holiday"
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  • @foweychristmasmarket coming soon! 6th - 8th December 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 We love this picture from @meadowviewguidedhikes of one of the lovely @artistruthtaylor beautiful pictures of Fowey! 🎄🎅🏻 You can visit @meadowviewguidedhikes on @lanticbay stand on Town Quay from 6th - 8th December! ⭐️ Not long until the Town Quay marquee will be there in front of the King of Prussia ❤️

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "@foweychristmasmarket coming soon!
6th - 8th December 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
We love this picture from @meadowviewguidedhikes of one of the lovely @artistruthtaylor beautiful pictures of Fowey! 🎄🎅🏻 You can visit @meadowviewguidedhikes on @lanticbay stand on Town Quay from 6th - 8th December! ⭐️ Not long until the Town Quay marquee will be there in front of the King of Prussia ❤️"
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  • If you’re in Cornwall make sure you try the amazing ice cream from [email protected] ❤️🍦 In Charlestown by the Harbour . #icecream #cornwall #charlestown

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "If you’re in Cornwall make sure you try the amazing ice cream from t@tallshipscreamery ❤️🍦 In Charlestown by the Harbour .
#icecream #cornwall #charlestown"
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