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Bosun's, Polruan, Cornwall

Polruan is an old fishing village situated on the south coast of Cornwall overlooking Fowey Harbour. Little fishing remains but there is a busy boat building and repair yard.


Bosun's has superb views across the estuary to Fowey (pronounced Foy) and you can watch the hustle and bustle of the passenger ferry, the Boddinnick ferry in the distance and the continual movement of ships which load china clay just up the river for export. The larger vessels are escourted by the Fowey Harbour Commissioner's two powerful tugs. In addition to the commercial traffic there is a thriving yachting community with many visiting yachts and if you wish you can join a river cruise or go sea fishing.


The village of Polruan boasts two pubs (within 150 yards), a general store, post office and cafe. There is a regular passenger ferry service across the river to Fowey which is a much larger community with some lovely restaurants, shops and good pubs.


Access to Bosun's is via the narrow lane known as West Street. Only small cars can actually pass the front door.


Brief Details

Sleeps: Up to 4 people (1 double and 1 single/twin bedroom)

Rates: £275-800 per week (see Prices)

Nearest Beach: 200 yds at Polruan Quay

Access: Nearest airports are Plymouth and Newquay. Nearest railway stations are Par and Lostwithiel.

Car Parking: St. Saviours Town Trust Car Park (weekly ticket £25.00)

Changeover Day: Saturday (Short breaks possible,  please ask)

Notes: No Smoking

Cottage Description

Bosun's provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people in one double bedroom and one single/twin bedroom. It has a lounge, a small but well equipped kitchen, breakfast/dining room and bathroom with bath, wc and washbasin. The lounge and main bedroom have superb views of the river estuary and Fowey.

Bed linen, bath and hand towels, tea towels and electricity are included in the rates. Heating is by night storage radiators.


Audio/Visual: TV, DVD, radio & CD player

Internet Access: Wi-Fi

Standard: Washing machine, oven/hob, fridge/freezer & microwave


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Things to do, places to go...

Watch the daily movements of the ferries, ships, tugs, pilotboat, yachts, and not too often, the lifeboat.


The Eden Project is about 20 mins from Fowey.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a must see.

Magnificent walks including the Hall Walk (circular harbour walk).

the Cornwall Coast Path and Saints Way (Fowey to Padstow).

Sandy coves and beaches