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Luxurious Waterside Property.Breathtaking views. In beautiful village,near beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique Waterside house.Stunning views. Wifi & Parking. Child/Pet friendly. One min Walk to Beach, Pubs, Shops, Restaurants & Art Gallery's

A luxurious holiday property right in the heart of a gorgeous village; The Old Watch House in Polruan sits on the edge of the water along the Fowey Estuary, with direct and uninterrupted views of the water and the many boats & yachts makes it a truly unique holiday residence.

With access from the balcony to a private boat mooring - bring your own boat or rib, or hire one for your holiday.

Luxuriously and extensively equipped accommodating up to 8 people with parking for 1 car and free Wifi - you will want for nothing!

The published price is for the main house - should you wish to rent the Studio also, there would be an additional £300 per week for this.

Being both Child and pet friendly makes it perfect for the whole family.

Properties like this are rarely available for holiday accommodation.

Once inside all you can hear is the gentle lapping of the tide and through the picture windows from within the delightful open planned living space, you could almost be floating on the water.

The views are so breathtaking that when you arrive you say nothing….. for many long moments…..until a passing boat breaks your thoughts.

With three superb ensuite kingsize bedrooms and separate self contained Studio we can accommodate up to 8 guests; 6 in the main house and 2 in the self contained Studio apartment which we have found to be perfect and popular with Grandparents or Teenagers.

Perfect for Short Breaks, Long Weekends, Romantic breaks, Easter Holidays, Family Holidays, groups of Friends, Christmas breaks, New Year break, walking holidays, foodie breaks, historic breaks, Sailing holidays and Water Sport enthusiasts - it really is a great base for any type of holiday.

With spacious living areas all with captivating sea views The Old Watch House is a place where you can really get away from it all and revitalize.

The dining table seats 8 people, there is a romantic four poster bed, outdoor garden furniture & BBQ with enviable sea views, free Wifi and parking for one car.

There are also 2 log burning stoves for those staying with us in the Autumn & Winter months - not that it ever gets very cold in Cornwall!

Babies and Children are catered for and very welcome.

A minutes' walk to the heart of Polruan provides 2 wonderful local pubs, a well stocked convenience store and a café.

The foot ferry which runs from the main Quay every 15 minutes, takes you across the Estuary to Fowey where there is an abundance of high quality shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries plus a fantastic butchers, fish mongers and a variety of bakeries.

High street supermarkets deliver to the property adding extra convenience to your holiday.

Fowey & Polruan are conveniently located to make it easy to get to other areas of Cornwall but being on the stunning coastline ensures you really feel like you have got away from it all...

Once inside all you can hear is the gentle lapping of the tide and through the picture windows from within the delightful open planned living space, you could almost be floating on the water. The views are so breathtaking that when you arrive you say nothing….. for many long moments…..until a passing boat breaks your thoughts.

With three superb ensuite double bedrooms and separate self contained Studio we can accommodate up to 8 guests with 6 in the main house and 2 in the self contained Studio apartment, which we have found to be perfect and popular with Grandparents or Teenagers.

With spacious living areas all with captivating sea views The Old Watch House is a place where you can get away and revitalize.

Leading off the living area is the balcony with outdoor furniture and views of the estuary and steps leading down to the waterside to your own private boat mooring where you can moor your own boat or hire one for the duration of your stay.

Having your own boat will not only give you flexibility of travel but will help create some wonderful memories – imagine a lazy afternoon drifting up the estuary towards Golant where you can moor up and walk from the beach to The Fishermans Arms for a spot of lunch or maybe pack a picnic and disappear to a secret bay or you may prefer to just sit and fish for Mackerel or Sea bass to cook on the BBQ for dinner.

There is a Studio set within the terraced gardens just behind the main house and is open planned with its own kitchen, dining, ensuite bedroom and sitting areas, plus a private terrace with garden furniture.

There is an additional charge to include the Studio.

As with the main property, it also boasts a log burning stove which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed.

The flexible accommodation makes for a perfect family holiday or group of friends and with the spectacular setting your time spent at The Old Watch House will be unforgettable for years to come.

All windows & seating areas look out over the Estuary and over to Fowey and along the stretch of Polruan village with its adorable little beaches.

Created using only the finest Cornish slate & granite with exposed Oak beams and woodwork; it’s modern, homely and spacious ambience brings a perfect balance of earthiness and tranquillity.

Being rare for homes in Polruan to a garden - the terrace garden is laid with Cornish slate and Marble flag stones with bespoke garden furniture and an abundance of foliages and flowers– giving the finest blend of both sea & land. Polruan, with its charming little beaches, two cosy Cornish pubs; The Luggar Inn and The Russell Inn, a village shop, a Post Office and souvenir shop less than 5 minutes walk plus several spectacular coastal & countryside walks and a children’s playpark on the doorstep, The Old Watch House has something for everyone.

Getting to the property involves some narrow lanes, then when on foot there are a few steps and downhill slopes.

The foot passenger ferry runs every 15 minutes across to Fowey, where you will find a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants & pubs, art galleries, a post office and a tourist information office plus a butchers, fishmongers, bakery and wine shop. There is a small charge for both ferry services.

The property is fully equipped with everything you will need including bathroom towels and bed linen and the beds will be made up for you on arrival.

We do not provide beach towels.

The main property and the Studio apartment are non smoking.

DOG - if you would like to bring your pet, please enquire. Dogs are allowed in the main property only.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise Roberts
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2017

About Louise Roberts

Louise manage's the business for the owners and is on call full time.

Louise Roberts purchased this house in 2007

Why Louise Roberts chose South East Cornwall

The property was purchased in 2007 where the owners lived until early 2014.

They renovated the property to an incredibly high spec, which guests are now lucky enough to enjoy since the owners decided to provide it as a holiday property.

Perfect for Short Breaks, Long Weekends, Romantic breaks, Family Holidays, groups of Friends, Christmas breaks, New Year get away, walking holidays, foodie breaks, historic breaks, Sailing holidays and Water Sport enthusiasts - it really is a great base for any type of holiday.

What makes this house unique

Louise is the Property Manager and provides a very personal concierge type of Customer Service for her guests. She also understands the importance of discretion.

She lives locally, having extensive knowledge of the South Coast of Cornwall and widespread knowledge of the rest of Cornwall and all that the County has to offer its visitors.

She is on call 24/7 giving guests peace of mind should they have any queries or require any information.

Having a previous career in large scale IT Sales projects and as a Wedding & Events Manager, both in London, she understands what Customer Service and true Quality really means and how a superior level of both is vital.

She will gladly and easily organise anything that you need or wish for such as, a private Chef for a Special Celebration mean, tickets for local attractions, a local produce hamper or a birthday cake.

Perfect for Short Breaks, Long Weekends, Romantic breaks, Family Holidays, groups of Friends, Christmas breaks, New Year get away, walking holidays, foodie breaks, historic breaks, Sailing holidays and Water Sport enthusiasts - it really is a great base for any type of holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a lovely place – would love to be here another week, will be back”. The Flynns -January 2015



“Beautiful place to stay – lots of great walks. Perfect for kids & dog”. Dade family -February 2014



“A truly unique and beautiful house – so serene next to the water, just wow! This is just what we needed and was what we hoped it would be. Thank you – we will be back” Mr King- September 2014



“We had a lovely week, you are quite right the house is magical and I shall be recommending it to everyone I can”. M Wilson-July 2014



“Thank you for all your help with Dad’s birthday celebration holiday – we could not have organised such a brilliant week without your knowledge, help and patience! We will highly recommend to everyone – get a FB page going! “ K Bryant - June 2014



“We will miss our morning coffee sat on the terrace overlooking the water – absolutely perfect in every way, thank you. John & Jacky- September 2014



“The photo’s and website looked fantastic which is why we chose here but now we are here it’s even better than we expected!” Mrs Hall - June 2014
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Polruan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite, large walk-in shower, WC & sink Bedroom 2 - ensuite, large walk-in shower, WC & sink Bedroom 3 - ensuite, large walk-in shower, deep roll top bath, WC & sink Bedroom 4 - ensuite, walk-in shower, WC & sink Separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Can be twinned to 2 full single beds if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Four Poster Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Superking or 2 large singles with ensuite Bedroom 2 - King Bed with ensuite Bedroom 3 - King Bed with ensuite Bedroom 4 - Four Poster superking bed with ensuite All beds look directly through large picture windows out to the Fowey Estuary
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: Being rare for homes in Polruan to have a garden, the stunning terrace garden is laid with Cornish slate and Marble flag stones with bespoke garden furniture and an abundance of foliages and flowers– giving the finest blend of both sea & land. We supply a family size 46" Kettle BBQ and Utensils. Utility Room: Miele washer & dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Dyson Handheld vacuum, Dyson Upright vacuum, Mop, Bucket, dustpan & brush, Clothes airer, Spares bulbs, batteries, ice-packs, freezer bags Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding & bed linen is The White Company and beds will be made up ready for you. The White Company bathroom towels are supplied also - we do not supply beach towels. The property is cleaned and towels & linens changed prior to arrival. Other: Separate Study area with sea views - including stationery items and free Wifi throughout.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Stunning property, exquisite location, high spec

  • 5 of 5

Per the statement in the title field, the Old Watch House is simply stunning; both in terms of it's location and high interior spec. We were celebrating my mother's 80th and this proved to be an exceptional choice, which delighted the whole family . Hire a boat to potter around the harbour, as we did, and then treat yourself to supper at the Lugger Inn. Heaven all within a matter of 5 minutes walk. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your weekend celebrating your Mothers birthday. Hiring a boat definitely makes it a very different & special experience....and I do wish I lived closer to The Lugger Inn! Best wishes, Lou
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5

Lovely property in the most perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant property in a perfect waterside location.The property exceeded expectations , was well maintained and spotlessly clean. We couldnt ask for a better location , great local pubs and such a variety available just a short ferry ride away. Hired a boat for the middle week and cant recommend that enough. overall a great place to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou you for your kind comments and we are delighted you had a great stay at The Old Watch House. The boat hire is great fun, very easy as you can do this without any prior experience and it makes for a very different and fun holiday but giving more flexibility on getting up and down the Estuary to the various pubs but also over to Fowey, where there are more pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries.
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5

Beautiful views of Fowey Harbour

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Fowey Regatta week at The Old Watch House with fantastic views of the harbour. We moored our small boat outside the property with easy access from the rear steps. The property was modern, clean and tidy with well appointed furnishings. The ferry to Fowey is a short walk from the house. I would highly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. The passenger foot ferry is fantastic as it gives guests the quick & convenient choice to be able to enjoy all that Fowey has to offer aswell as Polruan....or better still, hire your own boat, assessed directly from the property, and be your own boss as to where you go and when. So much to explore on the river and you do not need any prior experience. You will be given a 15 minute tutorial with maps and information on the area and off you go! Perfect.
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5

Outstanding waters edge property

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a fantastic weekend with friends. What a fabulous high tech property with beautiful views overlooking Fowey which could be enjoyed from all the rooms! The kitchen was well equipped with everything you needed and more! The property was spotlessly clean and the welcoming basket was a lovely touch with both a bottle of red and white wine too!! Would highly recommend this beautiful place and can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic Review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at The Old Watch House. We would love to have you stay with us again :) Take care until then..... Best wishes, Lou
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5

Great View.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at The Old Watch House.

Everything was clean and well maintained and the kitchen well stocked.

Our 11 year old son would take the short walk to the little bakery every morning to buy us fresh bread, pasties and other treats and on his return we would have breakfast on the large balcony watching the boats go by.

In the evening we would walk down to the little quay so the children could go crabbing and we would finish up in the pub 'The Lugger Inn' that served delicious food and great beer.

We went days not having to drive anywhere as you can walk directly to great beaches such as Lantic Bay or take your own little boat (hired through Louise) over to Fowey or Lerryn.

Can't recommend The Old watch House and Polruan enough and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. We are delighted you had such a great day - it sounds perfect! Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Lou
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5

Truly luxurious and views to die for

  • 5 of 5

So many properties are advertised as luxurious and are not - at last a genuine description - this is truly luxurious and fantastically equipped. The views over the water from every window are amazing and so relaxing. Spotlessly clean when we arrived and a lovely welcome basket - I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted you had a great stay at The Old Watch House and hope to see you back one day. Best wishes, Lou
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,689
for 7 nights
£2,689
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,669
for 7 nights
£2,669
 
 
August 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,969
for 7 nights
£2,969
 
 
Fowey Royal Regatta
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,539
for 7 nights
£3,539
 
 
August 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,259
for 7 nights
£3,259
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,189
for 7 nights
£2,189
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£315
Fri,Sat
£900
 
 
October Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
November 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£315
Fri,Sat
£900
 
 
December 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£315
Fri,Sat
£900
 
 
Xmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
New Year 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,169
for 7 nights
£3,169
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

***Published pricing is for the main house sleeping 6, please add £300 to above pricing should you wish to take the Studio apartment also, sleeping a total of 8 people***

Booking Notes:
Please contact Louise by email or telephone to book.
A deposit of one third the total amount will be taken or full amount if within 8 weeks to arrival.
Final payments are taken 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Full confirmation with Arrival Day details are sent after deposit is taken and Louise lives full time in Fowey and is available at any time for any questions or help with suggestions or booking days out, restaurants or experiences.

Changeover Day:
Generally our changeover day is a Saturday with a minimum 7 night stay during peak times and school holidays but short breaks with any arrival day is possible.
Arrival after 4pm and departure before 10.00am


Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available at certain times of the year with any arrival day - please enquire.

Everything is included in the price of your holiday plus a Welcome Hamper containing convenience items:-
Oven gloves, tea-towels, dish sponge and Jcloth, Ecover washing up liquid, dishwasher powder, all purpose cleaner, toilet cleaner, local hand soaps, toilet rolls and kitchen rolls, and when staying 5 or more nights – 2 pints milk, 2 bottles of wine, Tea, Coffee, Sugar & Biscuits

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