Oh my, this really is a special house, perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends. From watching fishing boats, yachts and dolphins in summer to crashing waves in winter, the views from Trelowen are stunning.
This weather-boarded New England style house is tucked adjacent to the coastal footpath above the picturesque harbour in Polruan, a former fishing village of narrow lanes and terraced cottages just across the river from Fowey. Huge windows in the first floor open plan living-room frame the outstanding views, and the beautifully landscaped garden has raised deck areas with a hot tub, sofas and a Scandinavian barbecue hut where you can enjoy year-round outdoor meals, from summery barbecues to hot chocolate around the fire-pit in winter.
From Lantivet Bay in the east past Gribben Head and onwards west to the Lizard peninsula beyond, the panoramic views are breathtaking.
Semi-detached Trelowen – which offers unlimited superfast fibre broadband – has four bedrooms and three bath or shower-rooms (all with under-floor heating) on the ground floor offering flexible accommodation, while the first floor living-room, light, bright and extremely comfortable, has sofas and chairs set before floor-to-ceiling windows, a lovely wood-burner for chillier days, a Bose Bluetooth sound dock and a dining-area just made for lingering over long, relaxed holiday meals.
The kitchen-area has glittering granite work surfaces, a big Stoves range cooker and a clever rise-and-fall extractor fan (so the view isn't spoilt!). The garden is an absolute delight, south-facing and beautifully landscaped. Three raised deck areas house a cedar-clad hot tub, perfect for easing away the stresses of everyday life, with outdoor sofas for sitting back and drinking in the wonderful views.
The icing on the cake, though, is the hexagonal Scandinavian barbecue hut with benches around the edges and a central barbecue fire-pit for cooking up amazing meals whatever the weather outside. With private parking (so rare in Polruan!) and a storage shed for bikes, surf boards, wetsuits and holiday clobber, every need is catered for.
A short walk down to the waterfront brings you to the Lugger Inn, a wonderfully old pub serving excellent locally-sourced food, with a wood-burner and open fire for cooler days. Fowey beckons from across the water with a foot ferry crossing the estuary to the narrow streets which wind around ancient buildings, boutique shops and galleries all just begging to be explored.
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds, TV and en suite Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars plus parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH (partial under-floor)
Looking from the hot tub towards the decked sitting-area and the barbecue hut.
The garden is spacious and beautifully landscaped.
The open plan living room encompasses all of the first floor making the most of those sea views.
Plenty of space for all to gather and enjoy holiday meals together.
Trelowen has 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms - the view from bedroom 1 is sublime.
Looking out from the living-room to the cliffs, coastal footpath and stunning views.
Doors in the living-room's gable end open to the view (with a safety glass screen).
Big sofas. squishy cushions and throws will keep you snug as a bug even in the winter.
The living room is flooded with light thanks to the patio doors and velux skylights.
The toasty woodburner is a welcome sight on those out of season breaks.
Armchairs and footstools allow for restful relaxation.
The dining-area has superb views along the coast.
You wouldn't mind being tied to the kitchen sink with a view like that!
Bedroom 1 has a king-size (5') double and an en suite bathroom.
You'll never tire of the view.
Patio doors from bedroom 1 lead out to the garden.
This bathroom is en suite to bedroom 1.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 1.
The garden at Trelowen is as fabulous as the house itself.
Five shallow steps lead up to the garden.
Bedroom 2 has zip and link beds so it can be made up as a super-king size (6') bed or 2 twins, providing great flexibility.
Yet more of that wonderful view from bedroom 2.
The en-suite shower room for bedroom 2 with a column drench head shower.
The view from bedroom 2.
Pretty bedroom 3 has twin beds.
This bathroom is shared by bedrooms 3 and 4.
All the bathrooms have stylish illuminated mirrors.
Bedroom 4 overlooks the garden.
Clever decorative features - the owners attention to detail is exceptional.
Fluffy robes, towels and slippers for when using the hot tub.
One of the wonderful sitting-areas in the south-facing garden.
The cedar-clad hot tub is set on raised decking so you can relax and enjoy the wonderful views.
Looking from the hot tub towards Dodman Point and the Lizard peninsula in the distance.
The whole of the first floor of the house comprises the open plan living-room, offering 180 degree sea views.
The terrace close to the house.
The setting is magical.
Sit back and enjoy the comings and goings on the water.