Fowey, Cornwall
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A romantic creekside cottage down a web of narrow lanes in a tumbling green valley – mess about on the water to your heart’s content


8 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Wave goodbye to the tourists trundling west and drop past banks of wildflowers to an unstirred hamlet where kingfishers, egrets and buzzards thrive alongside friendly locals – pick up cider and fresh eggs from the farm next door.The setting may be poetic but there’s everything for a boisterous family holiday here; dinghies and kayaks can be launched from your orchard garden and an old stone bridge is perfect for competitive Pooh sticks.Inside, warm up around a cream Aga or the wood-burner in convivial, whitewashed rooms with space to come together or spread out. Dry land explorers will find a network of walks and bike rides from the doorstep – refuel with decent coffee and a croissant at Lerryn’s village shop, or a pint in the Ship Inn while ducks waddle past.

Penpoll - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The terrace with views straight down the estuary
  • The unspoilt atmosphere of this private little corner of south Cornwall
Penpoll - Gallery

You should know

  • No public transport so a car is essential
  • You’ll need to bring your own boats – rent by the week or hour in Lerryn or Fowey
  • The style here is well-loved country, not cutting edge


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £900
Damage deposit
3 night stays £600 - £1000.
1 House for 10
From £1408 beds4 bedrooms


Penpoll is a magical place , very calm and peaceful with beautiful views of the creek. The cottage is charming - quirky but comfortable and well equipped. It is well situated for local towns like Fowey ( do take the ferry at Boddinick ) but is well away from the hustle and bustle -especially in summer. Best of all is watching the sun set from the terrace and the wildlife on the creek - glorious!

Rebecca, Bramhope

A wonderful cottage in a magical setting. The house has everything you need for a comfortable family stay. The terrace was fantastic with many happy evenings playing cards and enjoying your view. Lovely to have the wood fired pizza oven! The views over the creek were so calming and we liked the cosy sitting room with wood burner for colder evenings. Great location-fab combo of quiet cottage setting but only 10 mins from Fowey. Highly recommend!

Michelle, Stockbridge

Our family had a wonderful Spring stay at Penpoll. The setting opposite the creek is second to none! We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and local river walks as well as longer trips to nearby beaches and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The cottage is wonderfully equipped and felt like a real home. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and outside on the pizza oven. The gardens are glorious and the cottage has good WIFI. The trip into Fowey and Polruan is very easy and a delight by either ferry. And there's a great local pub and shop at Lerryn which is walkable. We definitely want to return!

Emma, London

A lovely cottage to escape to. It feels secluded and remote, yet has amenities nearby and also good access to Fowey. The cottage itself is homely and comfortable, with everything you might need. There is also a great terrace to relax on that perfectly overlooks the creek!

James, London

Wonderful holiday away with friends. The kitchen & dining rooms, and amazing terrace, make this beautiful home ideal for a group trip - We had many jolly meals around the dining table. Also a great base for exploring the stunning local area (I particularly loved Lantic Bay). Thank you!

Martha, London

A wonderful cottage in a fantastic location. Inside everything is finished to a really high standard - we had a lovely time there for a week with friends. The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

Fraser, London

We stayed at Penpoll over the 2018 New Year period and had a wonderful time. The cottage is picturesque and Sarah-Jane was very responsive and a fantastic host. Much recommended.

Wing, Tonbridge

We stayed at Penpoll for three weeks and wish we could have stayed longer! The house has a lived-in warmth you rarely experience in holiday accommodation and we felt at home after the first cup of coffee. Sarah-Jane is an exceptional host and we never lacked for anything. Every room in the house has a unique view of the river and we were visited by the resident kingfishers almost every morning of our stay. It’s a truly special place in the most beautiful spot in Cornwall and we will definitely return.

Christine, London

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. The house was beautiful, clean and really well situated. There are amazing beaches near by. And Sarah-Jane has been really welcoming and helpful. Would love to visit again.

S, Oxfordshire

Lovely setting and central to some key locations. Very enjoyable with great facilities and Sarah-Jane was very helpful

David, Liverpool

This is a gem of a place - we escaped London to stay here for a long weekend and it delivered exactly what we were after; homely, surrounded by great natural beauty, peaceful, and prepared by a thoughtful host who clearly has invested plenty of time and money to ensure guests have a great experience. It has plenty of character, and feels lived-in and loved more so than other holiday lets I've stayed in. I would definitely recommend this as a base to relax, recharge, and experience Cornwall.

Shan, London

Spent a wonderful long weekend at Penpoll with friends. Felt wonderfully secluded but close to the beautiful town of Fowey. The cottage idyllic and having a glass of wine by the creek at sunset before relaxing in front of the log fire was the perfect way to end the day. We had a great time, hired a boat for a day, played some golf, had a beach bbq followed by beach cricket and enjoyed some of the tasty local restaurants (recommend the seafood). All within easy range of the cottage. The cottage was beautiful, well-stocked and incredibly homely. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Hugh, London

This was my third stay at Penpoll and I’m sure it won’t be my last. It’s a lovely cottage, with everything you would need / expect from a holiday let. It is also in an idyllic location, which feels tucked away and secluded, but yet remains easy to get to local hubs (like Fowey). Thanks for a lovely stay!

James, London

We are a family of 4, two kids 9 &10 plus 2 dogs. The cottage was more than perfect. Amazingly well equipped, very comfortable, clean and not forgetting stylish. The creek was the biggest hit with the kids playing with the dogs in and out of the water. Area stunning and lovely walks. Small shop in Lerryn had everything we needed. Kayaking, horse riding great fun and beaches beautiful and quiet. Very relaxing, peaceful picture perfect holiday. A real Gem.


A classic English seaside cottage with every family scenario catered for, it is a lovely place.

Margaret, Bradford

Class house in superb location. If the sun shines the kids will love it. One to be highly recommended.


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The neighbourhood

Water, water, everywhere is the main attraction, Penpoll Creek meandering from the cottage to the River Fowey then out to the coast. Canny swans and ducks know the right moment to appear at the gate for feeding time and massed banks of primroses, orchids, and riverside ferns and mosses are all around. You can take the ferry over to Fowey from Bodinnick, 3 miles away, for great galleries, restaurants and beaches, but the real point of Penpoll is losing yourself in nature.

Local points of interest from Sarah-Jane Muir

  • A wide choice of fabulous beaches. See for yourself why this coastline inspired so many of Daphne du Maurier's novels.
  • Slipway and boatyard for boat launching/ mooring less than 2m away or launch your small dinghy and kayaks from Penpoll's orchard. Friendly RYA sailing courses run regularly in Fowey.
  • Wonderful restaurant, pubs and clothes/interiors shopping, Galleries galore in Fowey via Boddinick Ferry, 3m.
  • Enjoy magnificent cornish gardens, especially in the Spring. The Eden Project is under 20 mins away. Other Gardens, such as Heligan, Lanhydrock, Caerhays Castle, Pencarrow, Tregrehan, Trebah, Tregothnan, and many more, are all within easy reach by car.
  • Miles of magical rural footpaths right from the doorstep of Penpoll. Soak up the peace, close to the creek's abundant birdlife as you walk along it's banks, or walk the stunning Southwest Coast from Polperro to Polkerris - an epic day!
  • A genuine escape with stunning river views and teaming with birdlife, beautiful Egrets and Kingfishers perch in the orchards, Resident Ducks and swans show off and wait to be fed, right outside the gate!


Sarah-Jane Muir

Sarah-Jane and her family have relished escaping here from the congested South East for over twenty years. The children have grown up on these holidays, developing enduring loves for water sports and the outdoor life. Sarah-Jane finds Penpoll reviving more than anything, and loves hearing that other families are captivated by her magic corner of Cornwall too.