The first thing you notice about Penpoll is the peace! Here you truly escape from the hustle and bustle of life - whatever the season - as Kingfishers dart in and out of the creek. It is a very special and much loved spot, where the choice is to enjoy the peace of the garden, and surrounding countryside, or to get involved in all the varied activities this beautiful part of the South Cornwall coast has to offer. There are stunning views of bird-life on the river and the surrounding countryside from the house and garden.
Recently refurbished, Penpoll is extremely comfortable, with an Aga and wood burner for cosy evenings. The four comfortable bedrooms - all with a view of the river - can accommodate two families of budding swallows and amazons. With dams in the creek to build, the large garden to explore, sailing lessons, boat hire or canoe expeditions in the harbour, safe sandy beaches to explore, the days are quickly filled. The pretty harbour town of Fowey boasts great restaurants, art galleries and shops. Golf, cycling and horse riding are all easily available within a 20 minute drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Lantic Bay 9 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 41.5 km, Nearest railway: Lostwithiel 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
* Pirate boat sandpit* Extensive grounds, including riverside orchard and small boat launching area* Shallow, safe area for children to paddle and build dams in front of the house at low tide* Glorious banks of spring bulbs/wild flowers in summer* Secluded sun terrace with stunning river views* BBQ & 2 outdoor eating areas with tables
* Everyday essentials are provided in the kitchen. we ask guests to replace what they use, for the next guests
* Bed linen and bath towels are provided, but we ask guests to bring their own beach towels
This is a spectacularly beautiful and unspoilt part of the South Cornish coast, with uninterrupted views of agricultural and National Trust land. The South Coast Path and The Saints Way provide some of the most beautiful walking scenery in Britain. It is a very special area to visit, whatever time of year you choose.
The comings and goings in Fowey's working harbour, and non stop boating activity are fascinating just to sit and watch even if you don't want to get on the water yourself. Visits from Navy ships,the tugs navigating large vessels in and out; yachts in full sail; the Lifeboat going out on rescue practice; sailing lessons and the thrills and spills of capsize drills, are all a regular morning's viewing over a cappucino or two!
Further afield, a visit to Falmouth's very impressive Maritime Museum is well worth a day trip (1+ hours) plus great food and shopping.
The working Harbour town of Fowey and the surrounding area is steeped in history, and made famous by the writings of Daphne du Maurier (see Rebecca's beach, Polridmouth 15mins from Penpoll), Sir Arthur Quiller Couch (sailing in Fowey Harbour). and Kenneth Williams, (Imagine Ratty and Mole from Wind in the Willows, as you canoe upriver for a picnic).
Favourite nearby beaches (within 15mins drive) include:
Lantic Bay. A bit of a walk, and a steep climb up but so worth it!
Talland Bay. Cafe & shop, rock pools and sandy beach
Polridmouth. Daphne du Maurier's beach at Menabiliy. A 10 minute walk, but again, worth it!
Polkerris. A true smuggler's cove beach, with pub and great restaurant right on the beach.
From Fowey, take a ferry across the bay to Megavissey where there is a steam train, or drive to St Austell and visit the Shipwreck rescue and Heritage Centre in Charlestown Bay. Polperro is another pretty historic harbour town to visit nearby. (30 mins drive)
Lerryn, (5 mins from Penpoll) is a dreamy riverside village. it has a great village store, from where you can buy and order groceries, and papers and a good pub in the heart of the village. Canoe and cycling expeditions are run from here, in addition to beautiful walks along the river Fowey.
Lostwithiel (15 mins from Penpoll), once the capital of Cornwall, has plenty to offer. Local history interest, climb up to the ruins of Restormel Castle, play a round of golf on the good golf course, browse antique shops, and the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery. Beyond here is Bodmin Moor - rugged and hauntingly beautiful. Good for walking and seeing the old tin and slate mines dotted about.
Festivals and events of interest: Daphne du Maurier Festival, May. www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk
Fowey Regatta, August. www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk
Concerts at Eden project. www.edenproject.com
Tall ships Race