Salts Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
+44 (0)7974 125384
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£75 - £200
per night
£525 - £1400
per week

A light, bright and airy cottage in the heart of this working fishing village, with two terraces, a little garden and steps down to the sea. Pepper Pot next door sleeps 2, same owners.


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

£75 - £200 per night

£525 - £1400 per week

The Experience

Come by boat! The cottage has its own private steps down to the water and a running line for boats up to 6 metres in length. Speak to the owners about hiring a kayak, paddle board or boat during your stay – if you bring your own SUP there’s plenty of open storage down here too. Meander down many steps (and under another house) to get to the wooden gate and the front door. The living and dining rooms are open plan, with two sets of french doors onto the front terrace; views are gorgeous from every room but this one takes the biscuit.

The galley kitchen is small but perfectly formed and Jo leaves you a bottle of wine. Bedrooms are upstairs and have the view plus extremely comfortable beds.

If you are stuck indoors then there’s a log-burner for chilly days (first logs on the house) and the mesmerising views across the water to Fowey. You can catch the passenger or car ferry and be there in 10 minutes for supper, or barbecue on your terrace at the front or back.

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We think you'll love

  • Hiring a boat and exploring the coastline or nipping up the estuary
  • Joining the coast path for spectacular walking in either direction
  • Watching the little sailing boats, big china clay boats and the smart pilot cutters from the terrace
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You should know

  • There is no parking. You need to drop off your stuff then pay for parking in the village
  • There are 50 stone steps down to the front door
  • No dogs or children under 8


  • 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


Nightly price
from £75
Weekly price
from £525
1 Cottage for 4
From £754 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 4 nights in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Well equipped and tastefully decorated cottage with the most amazing views over the water. We could just sit on the balcony and watch all the boats or walk from the door along the cliff path or up the estuary. In fact, we did a bit of both. A restful week away from it all.

Kate, London

Our third (and not last) stay at Salts Cottage ! Amazing waterfront location, a charming cottage with everything you need provided. We also rented Pepper Pot too this year - wonderful cosy studio with ample space and as with Salts all needs covered. The added bonus of two kayaks and two paddle boards for private / free of charge use with direct water access is a great bonus !

Michelle, Cheshire

A truly wonderful time at Salts - our second stay - Such a beautiful place and so comfortable. Love having a little boat to explore the estuary, and just watching the world go by. Wonderful walks and delicious meals over in Fowey. Very sad to be leaving but hope to be back soon. Thank you Jo + co xx

Sophie, London

This was our first time staying at Salts cottage. It won’t be the last! There are a few challenging steps to get to the property, but the effort is well worth it. Fantastic location with wonderful views across the estuary to Fowey and Polruan. (I enjoyed watching the sunrise on the balcony with an early morning coffee!). The cottage is well equipped with quality fixtures and fittings, comfortable beds and quality linen etc. everything you would need. Jo and David are very helpful and responded promptly to our questions. We would certainly recommend “Salts” and looking forward to our next stay!

Mark, Nantwich

Our second visit to Salts and it is just as nice and welcoming as the first time. We really appreciated the flowers and the wine and despite the rain we really enjoyed our stay. We would happily recommend Salts to everyone. Yes, you have to be prepared to negotiate a few steps with your luggage and provisions but it really is worth the effort. Lots of nice walks and things to do and fowey is a 5 minute ferry trip away. But if you want peace and tranquility and like curling up with a good book then you don't really need to go anywhere. We would love to come back again in the future.

Peter, Cheltenham

We had a wonderful 5 plus weeks at Salts; an absolutely beautiful and well appointed cottage for our holiday. Amazing views across the bay and always something interesting to watch going on across the water. The perfect getaway if you want peace and quiet (in winter), but close enough to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer. Excellent communication with Jo throughout. We'd highly recommend Salts as the perfect holiday let!

Chris, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

A really well equipped charming and cosy cottage. Comfortable beds, high quality linen and towels and everything that is needed for a relaxing holiday. We loved waking up to the views and sound of the water. Jo and David are great hosts and very helpful and easy to communicate with. Thanks for a great stay!

Matthew, Cheltenham

We had a v happy stay at Salts Cottage. Being right on the harbour edge is amazing and we were able to swim from the house! The house is warm and comfortable and perfect location for lots of coastal walks and exploring. We hope to return....

Alexandra, Salisbury

What a fantastic place! Salts cottage is a very quaint place for four people and has be done to a lovely and tasteful standard. It has amazing views from every window and it also has its own private mooring. I would recommend hiring a boat for the duration as going for a nice dinner in Fowey across the estuary and coming back by boat on a warm evening is magical. Simon & family (Surrey)

Simon, Edenbridge

Fantastic stay at this lovely Property. Brilliantly equipped, lovely design and amazing views from all rooms - We couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Georgina, St Albans

We have had we have had a wonderful week staying in Salts cottage. It was exceptionally clean on our arrival and had everything we needed during our stay. There is lovely decor and furnishings throughout giving a very homely feel, we were really comfortable there. The waters view from the lounge and bedrooms was breathtaking - wonderful to wake up to each morning ! Bonus of a good size balcony to sit and enjoy it all. This is a gem of a place and we would love to return one day!

Sue, Crawley

A treat to stay in pretty little Polruan - much quieter than Fowey - but then be able to sit out and watch all the bustle going on from your lovely terrace. Bring a boat, SUP or kayaks and create your own watery adventures.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Little Polruan has 2 pubs and a village shop which is fine for basics. The passenger ferry to Fowey runs all day and until 11pm in the summer - here you'll find a good deli, butcher and wine shop along with restaurants and tea shops. The NT car park for Lantic Bay is just a mile away. The South West Coast Path passes within yards and the walking is spectacular in either direction.

Local points of interest from Jo Forbes

  • Canoeing around the estuary is a good way to enjoy the harbour. If you are more experienced canoeists, you might want to canoe to Lerryn on the rising tide, have a quick bite to eat and then return on a falling tide.
  • We would recommend all the walking around Polruan but our favourite walks are the The Hall Walk – Pont Pill stopping at The Ferry Inn at Bodinnick and Fowey to Polkerris Beach following the coast and then inland on the way home.
  • Visiting Lanhydrock and Cycling- A National Trust house on the way to Bodmin with grounds and wooded estate. There are also a number of cycling trails ranging from easy to difficult.
  • A great day out, if you’re prepared to travel a bit further afield, is to cycle The Camel Trail, which is an 18 mile largely traffic free multi use trail between Wenfordbridge in Bodmin then on to Wadebridge and then Padstow.
  • Hire a local boat for the week and use the mooring. No need to see the car until you leave.
  • Eating in some great pubs and restaurants. The Lugger Inn in Polruan or venture over to Fowey.


Jo Forbes

Jo has been coming here, her favourite area, since she was a child. She had her honeymoon in Polruan with her husband David and introduced him to the delights of this special part of Cornwall. When the property came on the market they bought it as their own holiday home: Salts Cottage is above, Pepper Pot below. They will leave you lots of information about how to make the best of your trip.