This is the wonderful view from the two double bedrooms. You can lie in bed and river watch.
Fairview is a lovely Victorian villa with large windows and high ceilings - filled with light.
The stylish sitting-room has the most wonderful views.
The wood-burner makes this an ideal retreat all year round.
The garden is fully enclosed but the railing is quite low so please supervise children.
The stairs to the first floor lead up from the sitting-room.
A lovely spot to curl up with a holiday read
Mealtimes will be a real treat with such a stunning backdrop
The open archway leading into the kitchen makes  it feel a very sociable space. Two steps lead up to the kitchen.
A lovely spacious kitchen awaits
Leading off the kitchen is a utility-area and the shower-room.
Pretty bedroom one has a super comfy kingsize bed
You are sure to spend many an hour sitting in bed watching the comings and goings on the river.
Snuggle up in bedroom 2
Probably the best seat in the house
More of that wonderful view
A super comfy single bed awaits in bedroom 3.
The stylish family bathroom.
There is also a shower and WC on the ground floor.
As well as the full patio-table and chair set, there is a pretty little place to catch the morning sun with a coffee.
Enjoy a glass of wine or two in this glorious setting.
The gate to Fairview - you will easily spot it from the path as there is a sign on the wall next to the path too.
You can catch the little passenger ferry across to Fowey from the quayside in Polruan. You might be lucky enough to see a dolphin swimming alongside it.
The Lugger Inn is one of two good pubs in Polruan.
This is the amazing panoramic view to the west along the coast from the top of the hill next to the car park above Polruan.
This is the view that is in store for you if you take the coastal path towards Polperro.
Most of the harbours have lovely stetches of sand at low tide. This is Polkerris.
This is the wonderful sandy beach at Par.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are amazing and well worth a visit.
The water in the River Fowey is crystal clear.
This is the river crossing on the Bodinnick Car Ferry from Fowey to Polruan - arrive in style!
The sheltered bays along the south west coast of Cornwall are beautiful.



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Fairview is fantastic- beautiful property with amazing views in a super little village. It is not very accessible, but as long as you’re okay with this it is part of its charm. We loved the local walks and going across to Fowey. We went in October half term and Polruan was wonderfully quiet and peaceful. I imagine it gets very busy in summer.

Great place to stay for access to coastal walking, local pub, Fowey's facilities and the ferries. All without moving the car!

We had an amazing stay at Fairview! The house was beautiful, really comfortable and offered everything we could need. The views are absolutely stunning, perfect to relax and unwind. The location is lovely, nice and quiet but with Fowey just a short ferry trip away you have everything you can need. I would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning some day! Thank you The Daltons and Huey ??

Polruan is a good alternative to the busier Fowey and just a ferry ride away. The house is spacious, close to the harbour and ferry and the views from all the principal rooms, and the super garden, are unbeatable. The Lugger Inn was friendly, busy and served good food. Once you have navigated the route to Bodinnick the car ferry is a great way to get to locations further west. We have put our reservation in for next year.

Fairview was an absolutely beautiful house with fabulous views. Polruan is quite difficult to access with very narrow roads but once you are there and parked it is easy to catch the ferry over to Fowey. The harbour is only a couple of minutes walk from the house. It is quite expensive to catch the ferry over though for a family of five! The house was very well equipped, beautifully clean and the beds were very very comfortable. You can never tire of the amazing view. The South Coast path is also on your doorstep with fantastic walking and views. We had a lovely stay!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased to see that you loved the house - the views really are spectacular! Catching the ferry across to explore Fowey is a wonderful way to spend the day - the fare is currently around £2.80 per adult but you can check out the up to date price and schedule on the Polruan Ferry website or Facebook page. Tanya, Customer Support

Only for the young and fittest.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We hope that despite the properties elevated position (which does afford some beautiful views!) you had a lovely time. If you need any assistance finding your next property please do not hesitate to reach out to the sales team. Sarah, Customer Support

If you are happy to wander along the coastal path, take the very frequent passenger ferry to Fowey, drink and eat in the excellent Lugger Inn (and Fowey) and sit in the cottage and garden taking in the marvellous view then this is the place for you. Leave the car in the car park!

Great location if you are fit! Great coastal walks & the cottage is well equipped. It is quite a walk from the carpark with all your gear & a very steep slope to approach of cottage so not for anyone with disabilities. As it is self catering obviously people bring their own food so quite a lot of tooing & froing . No food shop of any significance for miles. The pub food in Polruan was very basic so couldn’t eat there…. Fowey was good for food but last ferry back 7.45pm Polperro & Looe were great. I wouldn’t like to be there when it’s raining!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - we're so glad you enjoyed the property. Polruan is a small village but does boast a well stocked village shop, a bakery, local produce in the Post Office as well as a number of options for pub dining or take home meals, if you fancy a break from cooking! Most supermarkets will deliver to Polruan if you book ahead. We hope you had a great stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support

We loved the house and the views were stunning

This is an exceptionally comfortable and well equipped house with stunning views - the perfect spot to escape from it all. The parking permit was much appreciated as access into and out of the village is (as you would expect) somewhat precarious, but you do still need to be reasonably fit and active to get around, particularly when loading and unloading on arrival/departure. The house and location more than made up for any slight inconvenience with that though, and we would whole heartedly recommend!!

This is a wonderful cottage with amazing views. However, I would say it's not for older, slightly disabled people as the walk from the car to the cottage entails taking luggage down a very steep slope with steps and, even worse, pulling luggage back up again on departure.

Lovely well equipped cottage with beautiful views. Loved having a morning cup of tea watching the ever changing view. Just need to point out though that this area is not suitable for elderly or disabled people as is in a very steep area.

Gorgeous location, well equipped, comfortable house. Views stunning.

If you want a get away from it all holiday and leave the car for the duration parked it’s entirely possible staying here. There’s a little local shop and a bakery, two pubs. The walking is fabulous. Views across the estuary are stunning.

Fair view Cottage is absolutely beautiful. Spotlessly clean and very much a home from home. The views are spectacular and the bed very comfortable. It was lovely to lie in bed and watch the boats coming and going in the harbour. It is also very well equipped so you really can go to town in the kitchen if that is your thing! I would definitely recommend arriving in the daylight, especially if you have any eyesight or mobility issues and bringing food with you for the first night as due to Covid you need to book ahead for restaurants. There are some really beautiful walks straight out of Polruan but again, some of them are challenging so make sure you can handle them. We had a lovely, relaxing week in a beautiful home and can wholeheartedly recommend it.

We had a fabulous stay and enjoyed the stunning views over the estuary. Comfortable, well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome tray with local tea, coffee and biscuits.

Another lovely "classic" break. Fairview is a wonderful comfortable and well equipped property with amazing views over the harbour and estuary and a small sunny garden. Easy access to lots of great ( hilly) walks along the coast and inland.

Photos do not do it justice, the cottage is beautiful with everything you need and the views are outstanding. We will definitely be visiting again

Beautiful views.

Gorgeous cottage, amazing location and new year fireworks a bonus! Access would be difficult if less able.

Fantastic view across to fowey and up the river, very well furnished and looked after,bonus having parking in Polruan.

Excellent property

Stunning views from this gorgeous hillside cottage .

Overall a very nice and comfortable property for exploring the Fowey and surrounding areas.

Lovely house with fabulous views, perfect for relaxing and enjoying walks, Polruan and Fowey.

Fairview lives up to its description on the website, a rare thing often. The views are stunning and cottage comfortable and very well furnished and equiped. Delightful.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your review and I'm delighted that Fairview lived up to your expectations. We hope to welcome you back soon. Emma, Customer Support

Please add to your discription the fact that this property is only for the very fit and able bodied. All of your properties should have some kind of grading as to accessablty.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. We do have many properties within our portfolio which suit guests with specific mobility considerations - Fairview is set over two floors in quite an elevated position, and the parking is a short walk away so it may not work for everyone but our friendly Booking Office team would be delighted to give more information to help guests make a decision. Please do get in touch on 01326 555555. Bryony, Customer Support

This is our second visit to Fairview and we love this comfortable house with it’s stunning views from every window and garden. Polruan is a peaceful location with lovely walks and it’s easy to take the ferry either by foot or car over to Fowey for the shops and restaurants. We would definitely recommend staying there and we can’t wait to return.

A fantastically equipped house with amazing views and everything needed for a relaxing holiday.

A fabulous week at Fairview the views are like looking at a postcard come rain or shine. The cottage has everything you need and what you didn't know you needed.... Excellent.

Lovely setting. Very comfortable cottage with everything you need. Would happily recommend.

The views are to die for and the peace and tranquality of Polruan with the ability to cross the estuary to Fowey for a more lively atmosphere make this an ideal holiday destination. The house is ideally situated but be aware of steep hills and narrow road access.

The house and the views from it were wonderful.

The whole family loved this cottage from the very first moment!

This property and company are fantastic, we have been visiting polruan and Fowey for 20 years through various sites, and this is definitely our favourite, everything is 100% Been to this one 3 times in 7 months, and will be returning, it’s comfy, inside and out is perfectly suited for a relaxing holiday, don’t want to leave once we’re there... thank you for a wonderful place to enjoy our holiday Mr and mrs shanks Oh and maddie, our jack Russell

A home from home in a lovely location. Wish we could have stayed longer... maybe next time!

Beautiful views

Exceptional holiday home with stunning views from most rooms. You can while away hours just watching the boats. We went on some great walks. Food in local pubs is excellent, especially fish at the Lugger. It's great fun going backwards and forwards on both the car and passenger ferries. Treated ourselves to dinner at The Fowey Hotel on the last night. Was very good. People in the village are very friendly. We can't wait to go back.

Fairview is a fantastic cottage. The views over the harbour and across to Fowey are amazing. The interior is beautiful with everything you need for a very comfortable holiday. The car park space close by is a bonus too. We wouldn't hesitate to come back again.

I am a manager of a travel agent and have travelled worldwide, but for me and my family this property and area was to me so relaxing and we so enjoyed everything. Thank you again Sarah

We loved our holiday and would definitely stay at Fairveiw again and would highly recommend it.

The view over the harbour is amazing! It's perfectly relaxing as the surrounding is so tranquil.

This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting. It was a perfect place to rest and relax.

Would highly recommend for winter stay. Warm and cosy with lovely wood burner and plenty of room to relax in if the weather is bad.

This has been our second visit to Fairview. We love the location, the views and the ability to bring our dog. We look forward to visiting again.

A gorgeous cottage in a very nice village. Had such a nice feel and instantly felt like home.

We were very pleased with Fairview. The location, views and the cottage all were wonderful. The cottage is very spacious, well equipped and beautifully presented.

A lovely quiet place to stay even in the middle of August. The children enjoyed crabbing and paddling on the quay. The food in the local pub was very good. The cottage had a lovely garden to sit in and enjoy a drink admiring the lovely view.

View from bedrooms was special and the whole house was comfortable.

Thoroughly recommend this house for a relaxing holiday.

We enjoyed this holiday more than any other, the property, location and beautiful coastal walks made it very special. The excellent service Classic Cottages provides is second to none! I'm We are definitely looking at dates for next year....wish it could be sooner!

Loved the goody basket awaiting us and the dog blankets were an extra special touch.

Great cottage, great views, perfect for a relaxing break

A wonderful property in an idyllic setting. I'd never tire of the fantastic views over the estuary and town of Fowey opposite.

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