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 views of the estuary and steps leading down to the waterside to your own private boat mooring where you can moor your own boat.
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi

The Old Watchhouse boasts excellent Wifi and Internet Access plus mobile phone service across most network providers. 3G is present and in some areas 4G connection is achievable.
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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  • #Repost @samsenet_house ・・・ Scott dans l'ambiance #foweyfoodweek Sam’s will be dishing up some French classics this week. #Bouillabaisse #moules #savoyardburger #coqauvin #Raclette Plenty of French Wines, Pastis, Deserts, music, ambience and Ooo la la 🇫🇷🇪🇺 £10 menu. Oh mon Dieu 🙌🏻 #france #EU #frenchmenu #samscornwall #foodie #foodfestival

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "#Repost @samsenet_house ・・・
Scott dans l'ambiance #foweyfoodweek Sam’s will be dishing up some French classics this week. 
#Bouillabaisse 
#moules 
#savoyardburger 
#coqauvin 
#Raclette 
Plenty of French Wines, Pastis, Deserts, music, ambience and Ooo la la 🇫🇷🇪🇺
£10 menu. 
Oh mon Dieu 🙌🏻 #france #EU #frenchmenu #samscornwall #foodie #foodfestival"
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  • #Repost @bufalafowey ・・・ Posters up! We wanted to do something fun before our signage gets installed. #pizzalife #fowey #foweyharbour #holiday #selfcatering #cornwall #familytime #holidaylet

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "#Repost @bufalafowey ・・・
Posters up! We wanted to do something fun before our signage gets installed. #pizzalife #fowey #foweyharbour #holiday #selfcatering #cornwall #familytime #holidaylet"
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  • A beautiful weekend! Nothing beats a crisp sunny Sunday; wrap up warm and a play on the beach @charlestownharbour Followed by an aperitif in @the_wine_store_charlestown and the most incredible Sunday Lunch @the_longstore . . #cornwall #holiday #charlestown #theoldwatchhousepolruan #fowey #polruan #beachwalk #beachtime #coastalliving #sunshine #wrapupwarm #familytime #happy #cocktails #sundaylunch #poldark #piratesofthecaribbean

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "A beautiful weekend! 
Nothing beats a crisp sunny Sunday; wrap up warm and a play on the beach @charlestownharbour 
Followed by an aperitif in @the_wine_store_charlestown and the most incredible Sunday Lunch @the_longstore .
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#cornwall #holiday #charlestown  #theoldwatchhousepolruan #fowey #polruan #beachwalk #beachtime #coastalliving #sunshine #wrapupwarm #familytime #happy #cocktails #sundaylunch #poldark #piratesofthecaribbean"
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  • Whilst we are surrounded by some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the UK there is nothing more mesmerising and entertaining than a field of Wheat blowing in the breeze 🌾 And directly behind is that stunning view of the sea...giving the best of both • #cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #cornwall #coastalholiday #cornwallcottages #polruan #fowey #fieldsofgold #freshair #familytime #luxuryselfcatering #selfcateringcornwall #selfcateringcottages

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Whilst we are surrounded by some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the UK there is nothing more mesmerising and entertaining than a field of Wheat blowing in the breeze
🌾

And directly behind is that stunning view of the sea...giving the best of both
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#cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #cornwall #coastalholiday #cornwallcottages #polruan #fowey #fieldsofgold #freshair #familytime #luxuryselfcatering #selfcateringcornwall #selfcateringcottages"
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  • Due to a cancellation we can now offer some very lucky guests the chance to stay at @theoldwatchhousepolruan during the weeks of:- 18th August 25th August • Both are minimum 7 night stays • Please email [email protected] for pricing & further details We look forward to welcoming you! #cornwallholiday #coastalholiday #coastal #polruan #fowey #watersedge #luxuryholiday #holidaycottage #selfcateringcornwall #selfcatering #bythesea #seaview #relax #unwind #uniquehomes #uniquehomestays #staycation #schoolholidays #ukholiday

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Due to a cancellation we can now offer some very lucky guests the chance to stay at @theoldwatchhousepolruan  during the weeks of:- 18th August
25th August
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Both are minimum 7 night stays
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Please email louise@theoldwatchhouse.co.uk for pricing & further details

We look forward to welcoming you!

#cornwallholiday #coastalholiday #coastal #polruan #fowey #watersedge #luxuryholiday #holidaycottage #selfcateringcornwall #selfcatering #bythesea #seaview #relax #unwind #uniquehomes #uniquehomestays #staycation #schoolholidays #ukholiday"
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  • Lantic Bay is looking very Caribbean like this evening! ⛵️ You can only get to this bay by boat, which you can hire when staying at @theoldwatchhousepolruan ⚓️ Imagine that! Swimming & Beach BBQ... away from it all #bliss❤️ 🛥 #lanticbay #polruan #yachtlife #holidaycottage #cornwallholiday #luxuryselfcatering #theoldwatchhouse #fowey #cornwall #secretcove #secludedcove

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Lantic Bay is looking very Caribbean like this evening!
⛵️ You can only get to this bay by boat, which you can hire when staying at @theoldwatchhousepolruan ⚓️
Imagine that!  Swimming & Beach BBQ... away from it all  #bliss❤️
🛥

#lanticbay #polruan #yachtlife #holidaycottage #cornwallholiday #luxuryselfcatering #theoldwatchhouse #fowey #cornwall #secretcove #secludedcove"
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  • Taken earlier today at the beautiful @theoldwatchhousepolruan • This is what you could wake up to, eat lunch watching or have as an evening backdrop with a glass of wine. Absolute bliss #cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #coastalholiday #coastalhome #luxuryhomes #luxuryselfcatering #polruan #fowey #boatlife #boating #yacht #yachtlife #seasidehome #sea #sun #sand #happy

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Taken earlier today at the beautiful @theoldwatchhousepolruan •
This is what you could wake up to, eat lunch watching or have as an evening backdrop with a glass of wine.
Absolute bliss 
#cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #coastalholiday #coastalhome #luxuryhomes #luxuryselfcatering #polruan #fowey #boatlife #boating #yacht #yachtlife #seasidehome #sea #sun #sand #happy"
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  • Absolutely gorgeous at The Old Watch House today. Great to see so many boats on the water and water sports taking place Perfect #cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #watersedge #seaview #boatlife #yachtlife #watersports #polruan #fowey #holidaycottage #holidays #coastalholiday #cornwallcoast #coastalbreak

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Absolutely gorgeous at The Old Watch House today.
Great to see so many boats on the water and water sports taking place
Perfect

#cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #watersedge #seaview #boatlife #yachtlife #watersports #polruan #fowey #holidaycottage #holidays #coastalholiday #cornwallcoast #coastalbreak"
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  • We love @kynancecovecafe and cannot recommend a visit here enough! On a day like today, you could be in the med! Just stunning! #kynancecove #cornwall #thelizardpeninsula #coastalholiday #coastalscenery #cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #cornwallcoast #cornwallcottages #polruan #foweyriver

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "We love @kynancecovecafe and cannot recommend a visit here enough! 
On a day like today, you could be in the med! 
Just stunning! 
#kynancecove #cornwall #thelizardpeninsula #coastalholiday #coastalscenery #cornwallholiday #cornwallvacation #cornwallcoast #cornwallcottages #polruan #foweyriver"
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  • Another beautiful sunset here last night and this week is set to get even warmer & sunnier! We ❤️ #cornwall #coastalholiday #cornwall #fowey #polruan #seaside #beachholidays #cornwallcottages #familytime #sun #sea #sand #cornwallholiday #sailingholidays #outoftheratrace #holidaycottage #selfcatering #luxuryhomes #luxuryholiday

    theoldwatchhousepolruan: "Another beautiful sunset here last night and this week is set to get even warmer & sunnier!

We ❤️ #cornwall

#coastalholiday #cornwall #fowey #polruan #seaside #beachholidays #cornwallcottages #familytime #sun #sea #sand #cornwallholiday #sailingholidays #outoftheratrace #holidaycottage #selfcatering #luxuryhomes #luxuryholiday"
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