With fabulous panoramic views over the rooftops of Polruan and the sparkling water of the River Fowey, and Fowey itself on the other side of the estuary, this lovely Victorian seaside home offers spacious, light and airy accommodation.
The comings and goings of the sailing boats and passenger ferry on the river provide the backdrop to the pretty enclosed garden and patio as well as from almost every room in the house. Fairview's stunning position in a quiet traffic-free part of the town with historic pedestrian footpaths all the way down to the shops and pubs on the quay will give you a taste of Polruan's history as a traditional Cornish fishing village. This is an excellent base for discovering Cornwall.
A parking space for one car is very kindly provided in a private car park in the village, 225 yards from the cottage – so you can have a car-free holiday – setting off on foot from Polruan along the South West coastal path towards Polperro, strolling alongside the river, or crossing over by passenger ferry from Polruan's quay to Fowey for a browse amongst the shops and a wonderful view back across the river to Polruan and your own holiday base at Fairview.
This is a good choice whatever the time of year – exhilarating beach walks when the waves are wild, or lazy days on the sand in some of the loveliest settings that Cornwall has to offer. Simply staying put at Fairview and watching the activities on the river far below from the garden, with a glass of wine of course, is a holiday in itself.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Dining-room with iPod dock
Step to Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-room with microwave, freezer and washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking for 1 car in private car park 225 yds
- No smoking
- Pub 250 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full electric CH
- Logs for wood-burner
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 sitting-room has gorgeous views and is such a welcoming room to step into when you arrive.
There is a spacious living-room with a wood-burner making this property a great choice throughout the year.
The garden is fully enclosed but the railing is quite low so please supervise children.
The stairs to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom run up the side of the living-room.
The dining-room also has stunning views and is a lovely place for a celebratory meal.
Another view of the kitchen. Through the window you can see the little rear courtyard - which is just for your access to logs.
There is a really good-sized kitchen with lovely painted units, a utility-area and shower-room beyond.
The kitchen has a wide arch through to the dining-room making this feel sociable and inclusive. Take care of the step between the two rooms.
This is the master bedroom - sit in bed with your morning tea and watch the sailing boats setting out.
The second double bedroom is as lovely as the first - luxurious bedding and a perfect view.
The third bedroom has 3' bunk-beds - comfortable for adults and children alike.
There is a very convenient downstairs shower and WC.
There are several footpaths to take you down into the town, some are very steep. We recommend getting your bearings by going down St Saviours Hill and into Hockens Way first of all.
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.