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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice little cottage but it would be a squeeze for four people."

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Apr 2024

  • "We really enjoyed staying in Polruan, it’s a charming village and very atmospheric, although you have to be fit to climb the hill to Kittiwake."

    We realised that, as a cottage it would be small, the bathroom is particularly small but the shower was excellent. Both bedrooms are really comfortable with excellent clean bed linen and nicely furnished. There is only seating for 2 people on bar stools in the kitchen, so, if you cook, meals have to be eaten on your lap, we actually ate out every day. We did experience difficulty with the key for the front door, also, more information is required as to how the hearing works, which was frustrating, especially for the electric fire, we found the details after a couple of days, but would have been better to be included in the folder. Nice welcoming pack of scones, thank you, also good that dishwasher tablets/basic cleaning cloths were provided. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage for 2 people looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2023

  • "A great little cottage."

    We were booked as two couples but in the end was just the two of us . Even though there is two double bedrooms the bathroom is very small and the downstairs in small also so would of been a squeeze with 4 adults. But the cottage is lovely. I think we should also warn people about the location we are pretty fit but house sits on a very very steep hill and the car park is at the top of the steep hill. We didnt find it a problem but elderly or anyone with a disabilty would struggle. But a beautiful cottage in a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Had most things apart from a microwave and full length mirror.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Jul 2023

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  • Two king-size bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove-effect fire
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available in nearby car park
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.4 miles

The property

Tucked away in the small fishing village of Polruan, Cornwall is this lovely two-bedroom cottage, Kittiwake.

Benefitting from pretty seaside views, an enclosed, multi-level garden and close proximity to the local amenities, Kittiwake welcomes four guests, perfect for couples or a family seeking to bask in the stunning surroundings of this corner of Cornwall.

Upon entering your new home-from-home, kick back and unwind in the homely sitting room, clicking on the Smart TV to delight in some light entertainment as your other half rustles up a tasty dish in the well-equipped kitchen.

Step out into a spacious, multi-level garden to saviour an alfresco feast, soaking in the tranquil surroundings and far-reaching views of the quay.

Stargaze the evening away or plan for the days ahead before retreating to the first floor to treat yourself to a warm shower or soak in the tub, completing your evening routine prior to climbing into one of two sumptuous king-size beds.

In the morning, kickstart your itinerary with a scenic stroll to Polruan Quay, a stunning sight to admire with its array of whitewashed cottages and fishing boats; here you’ll also find your nearest shop and pub, ideal for stocking up on the self-catering essentials or indulging in a hearty lunch on the days you don’t feel like cooking!

From your doorstep, you can also discover the National Trust owned site of Lantic Bay, a large shingle beach where you can pass the time paddling the shores or delight in a family picnic with beautiful views as your backdrop.

Further afield, spend the day in Fowey, home to Fowey Museum, Fowey Aquarium, St Catherine’s Castle and Readymoney Cove with plenty to offer for the whole family.

Well-positioned to also discover Polperro Model Village, Wild Futures - The Monkey Sanctuary and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, in addition to the popular towns of Penare, Portloe and Torpoint, you’ll never be short of things to do or see.

Choose Kittiwake for your next escape in Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Polperro 6.5 miles; Looe 10 miles; Lostwithiel 10 miles.

Polruan is a small fishing village situated on a steep hill on the Fowey estuary, made famous by the author Daphne du Maurier. It remains unspoilt and retains the atmosphere of an old boat building community and has a small beach. The Polruan chain tower known as Polruan Blockhouse is one of only five known to exist in England, and is a small structure built beside a river or harbour to house the mechanism for raising and lowering a defensive chain to prevent the passage of ships in times of danger. It and the chain tower on the opposite bank of the River Fowey are the earliest chain towers to have been constructed. The village has a Post Office, local store, gift shop and pubs. A five minute ferry ride will take you to Fowey, with a range of sophisticated shops and restaurants. In August, the Fowey Regatta is a fun-filled week of activities and events, including RNLI displays, a carnival, spectacular firework displays and a display of classic yachts.