Salts Cottage

Polruan, Cornwall
+44 (0)7974 125384

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


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

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 room is 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


  • 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
  • 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

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


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £450
1 Cottage for 4
From £1004 beds2 bedrooms


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 Salts Cottage came on the market they bought it as their own holiday home. They hope you enjoy staying here and will leave you lots of information about how to make the best of your trip.