Local Area

Spoilt for Choice on the stunning South Coast of Cornwall!

Polruan

2 minutes walk - The village on your doorstep

A characteristic Cornish fishing village, in the Parish of Lanteglos, near Fowey, on the South coast of Cornwall, England. Famous for its boat building heritage it still holds much of the traditional Cornish charm; a remote, cheerful village with narrow alleyways and plenty of history. Bound by water on 3 sides; Penpoli Creek to the North, The Fowey River to the West and the Sea to the South.

Polruan is unspoilt, built into the side of a hill preventing expansion and commercialisation. There are 2 wonderful cosy pubs, extensively stocked Polruan Stores, Harbour Cafe, a bakery and gift shop.

Fowey

Pronounced Foy (as in Joy!)

3 minutes by water taxi

Fowey is a delightfully picturesque and unspoilt town and fishing port that nestles along the west bank of the River Fowey. This area is perfect for those who wish to visit all parts of Cornwall while staying in a quiet and relaxing environment. It offers particularly good walking country, is steeped in history and is home of many of the country’s best gardens.

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey and its river is a haven for Yachts, Sailing and a variety of water sports. Fowey is and has been home to many famous people, including Daphne Du Maurier with the popular story Rebecca written at her then home, Ferryside which is next to the car ferry set down point on the Polruan side of the river.

Fowey has become an up-market town and desirable place to live. With a large variety of very good quality pubs, award winning restaurants & take-away restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, bakeries, tea rooms, cafes, bank services, mini supermarket, butchers, fish mongers and a chemist plus many marine & nautical shops.

While in Fowey you may wish to continue your journey by car to any number of tourist destinations close by or even hop on a ferry to the beautiful fishing village of Mevagissey.

Lerryn

15 minute drive or 10 minutes by boat

A magical creek situated further up the River Fowey which can be reached by car or boat. The river than runs through Lerryn is tidal and ther are stepping stones across the river which can be crossed during low tide.

A school, a post office and shop with tea room and a pub , The Ship, which dates back to 1762 are in the village making it a great place to visit for walkers. An Elizabethan bridge(c1289) crosses the river to the east of the village or you may choose to use the famous stepping stones – a must for visitors to the area.

The village hosts an annual ‘Seagull race’ whereby competitors can race any type of watercraft as long as it is propelled by a Seagull! Participants travel from all over the world - perfect for those who seek an extraordinary challenge. Kenneth Grahame based his book The Wind in the Willows on the riverbanks of Lerryn and Fowey.

Eden Project

30 minutes drive

The Eden Project is an educational charity based just outside St Austell on the South coast of Cornwall. Named Top Eco Visitor Attraction, it is nestled in a huge crater; home to massive Biomes containing the largest Rainforest in captivity. Stunning scenery and exotic plants, stories and history in abundance it makes for a brilliant day out for everyone.

Find out more about the Eden project here

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