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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  • We are so lucky the @luggerpolruan is less than a minutes walk from the house, although maybe our guests will need to walk the long way round to burn off these pies! ❤️😅 #Repost @luggerpolruan ・・・ It’s Pie Week and we love pies. Even more reason to try our homemade steak, ale and mushroom pie. Part of our delicious new menu. Monday motivation ✅ - - - - #britishpieweek #pubfood #freshfood #homemade #properpub #southcornwall #theluggerpolruan #bestpubinpolruan #polruan #properpie #winterwarmer #justaddgravy #fireside #comfortfood

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We are so lucky the @luggerpolruan  is less than a minutes walk from the house, although maybe our guests will need to walk the long way round to burn off these pies! ❤️😅 #Repost @luggerpolruan ・・・
It’s Pie Week and we love pies. Even more reason to try our homemade steak, ale and mushroom pie. Part of our delicious new menu. Monday motivation ✅ -
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#britishpieweek #pubfood #freshfood #homemade #properpub #southcornwall #theluggerpolruan #bestpubinpolruan #polruan #properpie #winterwarmer #justaddgravy #fireside #comfortfood"
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  • We are so excited for this!! #Repost @therumsailor ・・・ So the big news in the land of The Rum Sailor is that we are on the move. Not very far as it happens but we will have a new home from the beginning of April (ish). More space, more seats and the absolute luxury of running water and space to sit down inside.........we sure know how to treat you guys and girls. We are doing a bit (bloody big bit really) of a refurb job on the bonkers new space and are really looking forward to opening up again in the Eastern Bloc!

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We are so excited for this!! #Repost @therumsailor ・・・
So the big news in the land of The Rum Sailor is that we are on the move. Not very far as it happens but we will have a new home from the beginning of April (ish). More space, more seats and the absolute luxury of running water and space to sit down inside.........we sure know how to treat you guys and girls. We are doing a bit (bloody big bit really) of a refurb job on the bonkers new space and are really looking forward to opening up again in the Eastern Bloc!"
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  • We have a 3 night stay available in March from just £245 per night! Arriving Friday 20th and departing Monday 23rd Who’d like to take advantage of this great opportunity? . . #cornwall #holidays #cornwallcottages #coastalbreaks #seaside #vacation #fowey #polruan #familytime #weekendbreak #selfcatering #holidayhome

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We have a 3 night stay available in March from just £245 per night!

Arriving Friday 20th and departing Monday 23rd

Who’d like to take advantage of this great opportunity? .
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#cornwall #holidays #cornwallcottages #coastalbreaks #seaside #vacation #fowey #polruan #familytime #weekendbreak #selfcatering #holidayhome"
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  • The views from The Old Watch House are gorgeous this morning.... think we were the only ones up! ❤️🛶⛵️☀️ . . #cornwall #polruan #fowey #water #sunrise #holiday #vacation #getawayfromitall #coastal #seagull #relax #seaviews #luxury #selfcatering #holidayhome

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "The views from The Old Watch House are gorgeous this morning.... think we were the only ones up!
❤️🛶⛵️☀️ .
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#cornwall #polruan #fowey #water #sunrise #holiday #vacation #getawayfromitall #coastal #seagull #relax #seaviews #luxury #selfcatering #holidayhome"
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  • Thankyou Laura 🙏 #Repost @surfersagainstsewage ・・・ People did incredible things to fight the plastic wave in 2019. #SurfersAgainstSewage rep Laura Sanderson who swam 26k from Snowdon to the sea to highlight plastic pollution in rivers. #SAS2019⠀ ⠀ Her epic swim was part of our biggest #BigSpringBeachClean ever & she even joined community-organised cleans along her route. Laura also collected water samples throughout the swim to be tested for microplastic at Bangor University during the swim last April.⠀ ⠀ We can’t wait to be inspired by the amazing things our volunteers do for oceans in 2020. Be part of the movement to protect oceans, become a SAS member now at link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ #Plastic #plasticfree #plasticpollution #waronplastic

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Thankyou Laura 🙏

#Repost @surfersagainstsewage ・・・
People did incredible things to fight the plastic wave in 2019. #SurfersAgainstSewage rep Laura Sanderson who swam 26k from Snowdon to the sea to highlight plastic pollution in rivers. #SAS2019⠀
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Her epic swim was part of our biggest #BigSpringBeachClean ever & she even joined community-organised cleans along her route. Laura also collected water samples throughout the swim to be tested for microplastic at Bangor University during the swim last April.⠀
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We can’t wait to be inspired by the amazing things our volunteers do for oceans in 2020. Be part of the movement to protect oceans, become a SAS member now at link in our bio.⠀
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#Plastic #plasticfree #plasticpollution #waronplastic"
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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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