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POLRUAN

A very old fishing village and where most of the fishing boat building took place (and today there is still an active boat yard, building and repairing boats of all types).

It is said that St Ruan was the first to occupy the top of Polruan Hill, which is where St Saviours ruin stands today. Polruan is very steep and well protected from the prevailing winds and Polruan Pool is a haven for small boats. Polruan is part of the parish of Lanteglos-by-Fowey and many of the residents are artists and writers who are attracted to the quiet nature of the village.

The Polruan Ferry crosses the river to Fowey every 15 minutes every day of the year and is still the best way in and out of the village, as the alternative is either a drive to the Bodinnic Ferry or via Lostwithiel, a 40 minute journey.

Blockhouse - This blockhouse is comparatively well preserved due to the efforts of various enthusiastic councillors and conservationists on the Polruan side of the river. There were two (the Fowey side being ruined beyond hope) which were built end of the 14th century to protect the harbour from pirates and the French. A chain was pulled up across the river between the two blockhouses to stop vessels entering the harbour and conversely, to stop them leaving if they had the temerity to "cross the line".

St Saviours Ruin- Standing high on the hill overlooking Polruan, St Saviours chapel was built long before any of the surrounding churches and dates from the 8th century. The remaining buttress indicates that the chapel was solidly built and was a prominent landmark for ships. It would have been a good lookout point for checking on approaching enemy vessels and the first monks would have been effective coastguards providing a warning by ringing the chapel's bells. St Saviours was enlarged by Sir Richard Edgcumbe in 1488.

Polruan boat yard and Beach
Polruan Beach

Punche's Cross (or Paunches. Pontius. Ponts. or the French Ponce' Cross) - Lying at the eastern tip of the Fowey River below the cliffs to the south-west of St Saviours Point, this cross is said to be associated with Pontious Pilate as well as Jesus' uncle, Joseph of Arimethea, who it is said passed this way with the young Jesus to inspect his tin mines. It is marked on very early charts and if the cross was damaged by storms, it was reinstated by monks from Tywardreath. It is today under the responsibility of the Fowey Harbour Commissioners. The true origin of the name is unknown but it may be a corruption of Pontius. Whatever its real history, it is an important warning, as when the tide is high, only the top of the cross is visible, indicating that there are some very dangerous rocks below!

Brazen Island - Originally an isolated rock (hence the name) which is now incorporated into the main building, which was a sardine factory in 1883 but liquidated shortly after in 1887 (presumably through the lack of sardines). The Freehold of the factory was purchased by the Fowey Harbour Commissioners in 1926. The transition from sail to steam and later, diesel engines, created the need for an engineering works and from this time, the present complex, slipway and works was gradually built. The Lantic Bay Dredger was built here in 1953 and is still working full time.

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Ferryside

This is the du Mauriers' family home bought in 1927 and where Daphne du Maurier wrote her first book 'The Loving Spirit", in l928/9, (published in 1931). It is also where she met her future husband Boy Browning whom she married in 1932 and who was then a Major in the Grenadier Guards and later became Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Browning.

Daphne du Maurier was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1969. The house has, until recently, been lived in by Angela du Maurier and is now occupied by Daphne du Maurier's son and his family. It was a boat-builders yard and had water running right through what is now an impressive sitting room, with magnificent views across the harbour out to the sea. The back wall of the house is the rock cliff face and has been incorporated marvellously into the house.

Bodinnic - A unique and pleasant way to enter or leave Fowey, is to take the Bodinnic vehicle ferry and cross the river. Bodinnic is on the east side of the river, and, a short steep climb up through the village beyond 'The Ferry Inn', on the right-hand side, can be found the start of the Hall Walk, which takes you over Pont Creek and ends in Polruan, where a passenger ferry returns you to Fowey. Along this pathway will be found the 'Q' memorial and at Pont, the old wharf is still there and is part of a delightful cottage which is now a National Trust property which can be rented for holidays.

Mixtow - A small hamlet named from the family 'Michelstowe' and corrupted to Mixtow and, the site of Kit's House, mentioned in 'Q's "Astonishing History of Troy Town". This part of the river still has deep water but is completely sheltered from the prevailing winter weather and is a favourite spot for yachts escaping the gales which affect the lower harbour.

St Cadix - Penpoll Creek- An old Benedictine priory from the 12th century or earlier, set back from the main creek by a separate spur of water called St Cyric's. After dissolution in 1536 it was rented to a Bernard or Burcot Cranach, a German entrepreneur responsible for converting the 14th century flour mill at Lerryn as a smelting house for silver. The present building dates from around 1710. It is today owned by the Trevelyan family. Many swans inhabit this part of the Fowey River and Penpoll Creek is an exquisite backwater ending up in Middle Penpoll.

POLRUAN & FOWEY HOLIDAY RENTAL

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The Gulls Holiday Home - Self catering

phone 01503 262531

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Prices from £754

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The Gulls offers stunning views over Looe Bay. We strive to offer the utmost in comfort, relaxation & service to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible. Most rooms have sea or river views. Self-catering Holidays in Looe - sleeping 2 to 8 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

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Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities
Bar
Restaurant

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The Gulls Holiday Home,  Looe


Bryony Cottage - Self catering

phone 07999 249044

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £297 to £630

 

Bryony Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Fowey in a small hamlet- enjoying open aspects to the front and rear. This character cottage sleeps 3 people in two bedrooms. The holiday cottage has parking, located at the rear of the property. Stunning location for beaches, the Fowey Estuary and many local attractions - sleeps 3 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 3 max.
    Location: Fowey
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

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Bryony Cottage,  Fowey


Higher Polgassic Holiday Cottage - Self catering

phone 01503 272454

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £290 to £520

 

Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Lansallos - close to Polperro, with stunning views. Sleeps 2 to 4 in two bedrooms - set in over 2 acres of interesting gardens. his quiet rural location offers spectacular views over the magnificent Cornish Countryside, and yet only 1½ miles from the beach and coastal path. Sleeps 2 to 4 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 4 max.
    Location: Lansallos, near Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

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Higher Polgassic Holiday Cottage,  Lansallos, near Looe


The Cottles - Bed & Breakfast + Self catering

phone 01503 272578

En-suite Bed & Breakfast Stays, Self- catering Holiday Rental,

 

Relaxed and comfortable bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in our holiday Apartments - The Ryder and The Retreat - each sleeping 2 people in the beautiful Cornish fishing village of Polperro. Free parking and free wi-fi.

Pets are Welcome at The Cottles in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

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pets Pets Welcome
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wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

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The Cottles,  Polperro


The Little Barn - Polperro - Self Catering

phone 01503 272083

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri

Prices from £310 to £655

 

A beautifully converted barn on the edge of a working farm. A short walk takes you down to the charming village of Polperro. Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms. Pets welcome

Pets are Welcome at The Little Barn - Polperro in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 5 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272083

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The Little Barn - Polperro,  Polperro


 Island Roads B&B - To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets - Bed & Breakfast

phone 01503 269242

Bed & Breakfast Stays,

Prices from £50 to £70

 

Bed and Breakfast stays in Looe @ Island Roads B&B -Located in West Looe with fantastic views over to St George's Island. Island Roads offers bed and breakfast stays in West Looe. Stunninhg coastal and sea views - Peaceful and quiet with lawn bowls, pitch and putt, tennis courts , health resort and the coastal footpath minutes walk away and of course Looe town, with all it's amenities. Sleeps 2 - one double bedroom with private bathroom

Facilities

Sleeps: 2 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views

phone 01503 269242

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Island Roads B&B - To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets,  Looe



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