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Postcard Lodge

(Ref. 996167)

Polruan, Cornwall Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a superbly appointed property which affords excellent accommodation for up to 8 adults."

    The property is high spec with top of the range white goods, all fairly new, two kitchens, and lots of quality touches like the movement activated night lights integral to the bathrooms, which are well designed with excellent showers and one bath on the ground floor. The master bedroom has superb views over to Fowey through the balcony doors. We did not use the BBQ but again its a top of the range Webber BBQ, we did use the hot tub which had easy to operate instructions and plenty of room for all with good outside lighting. Polruan itself is small but has two friendly pubs, and the Lugger does food all day, nice breakfast. There is a local store which stocks all the essentials and a bakery, and a cafe which serves food, the Russell Inn were happy for food purchased in the cafe to be eaten in the pub as they are under common ownership. The foot passenger ferry works really well providing swift easy access to Fowey, be sure to check times of the last one back. The car ferry further up is also easy to use but possibly more challenging in the busier months. Access to Polruan is challenging the local roads are very narrow and we preferred to loop into town staying on the B3359 towards Polperro and then taking the local roads as late as possible. Polruan is effectively pedestrianised and it is not possible to get a vehicle up to the property so unloading and loading may take a little time especially as the town is on a steep slope which gives great views but means you are walking up (or down) each trip. There are then 14 steps when you get to the property. Despite arrival and departure requiring a little thought and some effort the benefit of enjoying the luxurious accommodation once settled more than made up for the effort. The car park at the top was £30 for 7 days if aid in advance and you can pay by card. We enjoyed our stay very much and will return.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2023

  • "Postcard Lodge certainly lives up to its name - the views are spectacular."

    As was the property. Everything was high quality and the level of cleanliness superb. The only issue to be aware of, as many others have mentioned, is the steepness of the streets and the stairs up to the property. But we managed fine with a retinue aged from 3 months to 60. The property owner was also really helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Postcard Lodge.

    Reviewed by Paola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property, well equipped, they have thought of everything."

    Fabulous views and lovely outdoor space with the hot tub an added bonus. Great places to visit, Fowey and Polperro definitely worth visiting and hiring a boat to go up river is great fun. Pack wisely, the trip up and down from the carpark with your luggage is not for the faint hearted.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Aug 2023

  • "WOW, Postcard Lodge is 5 star luxury home."

    We have recently stayed at the property, 6 adults, a baby and a small dog visiting friends who live in beautiful Fowey. It’s an immaculate property with amazing views and facilities. The owners really have thought of everything you would need for your stay. Parking is at the top of Polruan at a cost of £30 per week and yes, as previous previous reviews have mentioned access to the property is a little hilly however the property with its stunning views and facilities are worth the little extra effort. Polruan itself is a gorgeous little fishing village with 2 pubs, a bakery and a little store stocked with things you may have forgotten - we had a Sainsbury’s delivery the day we arrived. We ate at the Lugger pub, delicious food. We also had a takeout of fish and chips one evening from there which we ate on our beautiful sunny patio. The Russell pub has quiz nights a few times a week which we thoroughly enjoyed. The ferry crossing to Fowey is idyllic, day & night. Its costs £5.60 for a return and runs from 7am to 11pm. At Fowey we ate at the Pintxo tapas bar, the Haveners (pub grub), the Harbour Hotel (fine dining) and the Indian restaurant. We would highly recommend all of them. We travelled to Looe, Polperro and St Ives, all of which are beautiful places however we were always pleased to get back home to our idyllic village of Polruan. Overall we had a fabulous holiday and would highly recommend Postcard Lodge - it’s what Cornish holiday dreams are made of. We’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Beautiful house with luxury bedding, furniture etc.. The location was amazing with views to die for. The owners have thought of everything even down to cover ups after being in the hot tub. It was one of the best properties I have stayed in! We will be back if I can afford it.

    Reviewed by P5.0Jan 2023

  • "Wonderful property to stay in , stayed a week over Christmas."

    Perfect in every detail but you need to be young & fit to get up the hills . I would definitely recommend to others . Val Patience .

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stunning. Attention to detail exceptional."

    Views amazing.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "Postcard lodge is glorious!"

    ! The most beautiful house in a most spectacular location. The only issue was the climb to get to the house but that gave us an excuse to eat even more of the local delicacies! We certainly left fitter. Facilities were excellent and we have never been to a holiday home that was so well equipped with literally everything you could need. The Lugger Inn down the hill was a fabulous pub and the little ferry to Fowey was so easy to use giving us even more choice of places to eat. We loved everything!!!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a property and what a view!"

    The finish of this property is exceptional. There certainly has been no expense spared. The surprise extra of a kitchen upstairs close to the outside hot tub is a genius edition. The views are incredible from the kitchen, master bedroom and outside spaces looking to Fowey. Sadly though this property is not suitable if you have mobility issues. Both directions are steep and you can’t park particularly close to load/unload the car before dropping it to the car park. We stayed for a week, two families totally 8, plenty of space for us all and the children. Bedrooms were massive, bathrooms luxurious and spacious, games room for the kids. Hot tub for us adults! We were very lucky with the weather and often took the Fowey ferry taxi, return for a family of 5 was £21 and 3 was approx £13.20 Lovely owners - very helpful. In terms of rating this has five star quality property and views. Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Apr 2022

  • "The house was great very clean and very comfortable I will be back again"

    Reviewed by Fatjon5.0Mar 2022

  • "High spec comfortable property with fantastic views of Fowey."

    We went for a relaxing break and really enjoyed our week at Postcard cottage.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic property, very clean, well equipped, awesome views."

    Would definitely recommend. The whole village is on a hill so make sure you are able bodied! Lots of walking up hills and steps, but worth it. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Postcard lodge, we stayed for a week with 3 generations of the family."

    Everything was as advertised - amazing views, decorated and equipped to a high spec, and hot tub was perfect on a rainy day! Would definitely recommend this place, the owners were also extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing time and the house was lovely but we probably would not have booked with a baby if we had realised what a trek it is up and down from the car park to the house."

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2021

  • "Post Card Lodge is a beautiful property it was so comfortable and really well equipped - everything is such good quality and all in great condition The view from the terrace and balcony is stunning and we loved having the hot tub."

    The local area is beautiful and plenty to do lovey walks and quaint villages to visit

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Sep 2021

  • "A clearly marked map of location of the property for arrival."

    Thank you for your very kind comments in our on site guest book. I have spoken to Sykes cottages expressing your concern about a clearly marked map of the property and they have pointed out that on the booking web page, if you scroll down you will come to a clear location map, along with the detailed e-mail description they send to customers prior to travel. I am, however, very sorry if you were inconvenienced in any way. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angelique4.7Aug 2021

  • "Postcard Lodge was fantastic!"

    Such a lovely house to stay in to explore Cornwall. The views from the balcony were amazing over to Fowey harbour. The rooms are decorated to such a high standard and everything was immaculate! A huge plus were both the games room and hot tub!

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV, balcony and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with Smart TV
  • All beds have Hypnos/Feather & Black mattresses
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove complimented by under floor heating
  • First-floor garden kitchen
  • First-floor games room
  • Eco source heating with woodburning stove and under floor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, Dualit Appliances and KitchenAid blender
  • 5 x Smart TVs, DVD player, WiFi
  • Hairdryers provided
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for woodburner can be picked up locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Public car park or on-street parking in the village
  • Front balcony with patio and dining seating, rear garden with furniture, wooden hot tub (seats up to 8) and electric barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: There are fourteen external steps leading up to this property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There are three steps leading up into the kitchen, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties of under 25s
  • The property accepts a minimum of 7 night stays only.

The property

Tucked away in the popular fishing village of Polruan in Cornwall, is this superb detached house, Postcard Lodge.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Postcard Lodge is the ideal family-friendly dwelling for exploring all Cornwall has to offer, enjoying a large terrace with electric barbecue and hot tub with sea views and close proximity to Lantic Bay.

Climb the slate steps up to the property, where a delightful balcony with seating area will greet you, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee and watching the world go by.

Be charmed by the contemporary open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area, where you can relax with a glass of wine on the velvet teal sofas in front of your favourite film on the Smart TV as the woodburning stove crackles nearby complimented by under floor heating.

Conjure up a feast for your guests in the fully functioning kitchen with Rangemaster oven, before gathering round the dining table to enjoy a toast to a wonderful holiday.

As the evening draws to a close, discover two of four beautifully decorated bedrooms on the ground-floor, a king-size with en-suite shower room and Smart TV and a twin with zip/link and a Smart TV, ideal for those lazy Sunday mornings.

You will also benefit from a tastefully decorated bathroom, with a shower over bath where you can enjoy a hot soak with your favourite book.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find two additional bedrooms, a super-king-size with balcony and a king-size, both with en-suite shower rooms and Smart TV’s.

Take advantage of the handy garden kitchen, with a microwave and fridge, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher, making cleaning up a breeze!

Treat your guests to a game of pool in the games room, before heading out onto the terrace to enjoy a dip in the hot tub, as one of your guests prepares an alfresco lunch on the electric barbecue.

Head out for the day and explore your local surroundings, your first stop being Polruan Castle, where you can wander the ruins and take in the sweeping sea views or cast your rod and enjoy a spot of fishing.

Travel a short distance to the glorious National Trust site of Lantic Bay, where you will find the small coves to explore and a beautiful coastline to beachcombe, all surrounded by rugged headlands.

Nearby is the large village of Polperro, home to the stunning Polperro beach where you can enjoy a paddle or soak up the sun with your favourite book, as well as the picturesque harbour where you can take to the waters on a kayak.

Wander through the village where you will find a fantastic selection of eateries, serving the traditional Cornish cream tea, a must when in Cornwall, and delightful shops where you can purchase a souvenir to remember your trip.

Enjoy a trip to the Polperro Model Village where you can take in the charming miniature replica of the village with its own model railway or learn more about Polperro at its Heritage Museum which looks out over the harbour.

Travel a little further where you will find the coastal town of Looe, with its Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol where you can take a step into the town’s past, before heading down to enjoy the glorious sands of East Looe Beach.

Just a little further is the small town of Lostwithiel where you can take in the scenery with a walk through Shirehall Moor Local Nature Reserve, brush up on your local history at the Lostwithiel Museum and Lostwithiel Stannary Place or cross the River Fowey over the historical Tudor Bridge.

Postcard Lodge is a fantastic home-away-from-home promising a relaxing stay for all the family.

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

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About the location

POLRUAN

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.

Note: The property accepts a minimum of 7 night stays only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season