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Polruan

2 minutes walk - The village on your doorstep

A characteristic Cornish fishing village, in the Parish of Lanteglos, near Fowey, on the South coast of Cornwall, England. Famous for its boat building heritage it still holds much of the traditional Cornish charm; a remote, cheerful village with narrow alleyways and plenty of history. Bound by water on 3 sides; Penpoli Creek to the North, The Fowey River to the West and the Sea to the South.

Polruan is unspoilt, built into the side of a hill preventing expansion and commercialisation. There are 2 wonderful cosy pubs, extensively stocked Polruan Stores, Harbour Cafe, a bakery and gift shop.

Fowey

Pronounced Foy (as in Joy!)

3 minutes by water taxi

Fowey is a delightfully picturesque and unspoilt town and fishing port that nestles along the west bank of the River Fowey. This area is perfect for those who wish to visit all parts of Cornwall while staying in a quiet and relaxing environment. It offers particularly good walking country, is steeped in history and is home of many of the country’s best gardens.

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey and its river is a haven for Yachts, Sailing and a variety of water sports. Fowey is and has been home to many famous people, including Daphne Du Maurier with the popular story Rebecca written at her then home, Ferryside which is next to the car ferry set down point on the Polruan side of the river.

Fowey has become an up-market town and desirable place to live. With a large variety of very good quality pubs, award winning restaurants & take-away restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, bakeries, tea rooms, cafes, bank services, mini supermarket, butchers, fish mongers and a chemist plus many marine & nautical shops.

While in Fowey you may wish to continue your journey by car to any number of tourist destinations close by or even hop on a ferry to the beautiful fishing village of Mevagissey.

Lerryn

15 minute drive or 10 minutes by boat

A magical creek situated further up the River Fowey which can be reached by car or boat. The river than runs through Lerryn is tidal and ther are stepping stones across the river which can be crossed during low tide.

A school, a post office and shop with tea room and a pub , The Ship, which dates back to 1762 are in the village making it a great place to visit for walkers. An Elizabethan bridge(c1289) crosses the river to the east of the village or you may choose to use the famous stepping stones – a must for visitors to the area.

The village hosts an annual ‘Seagull race’ whereby competitors can race any type of watercraft as long as it is propelled by a Seagull! Participants travel from all over the world - perfect for those who seek an extraordinary challenge. Kenneth Grahame based his book The Wind in the Willows on the riverbanks of Lerryn and Fowey.

Eden Project

30 minutes drive

The Eden Project is an educational charity based just outside St Austell on the South coast of Cornwall. Named Top Eco Visitor Attraction, it is nestled in a huge crater; home to massive Biomes containing the largest Rainforest in captivity. Stunning scenery and exotic plants, stories and history in abundance it makes for a brilliant day out for everyone.

Find out more about the Eden project here

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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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