Polruan, South East Coast

  • Shrimp has superb uninterrupted views of the harbour, small but perfectly formed, Shrimp is a lovely place to enjoy a waterside holiday.

You can book this property from:

  • £440 per week
  • £63 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels not provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Garden

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing


  • On one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room


Just 50 yards from the water's edge and near the ancient Blockhouse that once guarded the harbour entrance, Shrimp has superb uninterrupted views of the whole harbour looking upstream towards Bodinnick and across to Fowey. The village shops and two characterful inns serving a range of excellent food are within easy walking distance. Small but perfectly formed and in a great location Shrimp is a lovely place to enjoy a waterside holiday. In those cooler months you will be able to cosy up in front of the woodburner and enjoy the fantastic view. The very well-equipped kitchen has everything you might need to prepare a delicious meal to eat on the generous patio overlooking the water. 

Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Woodburner, TV, DVD player. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: King size bed (5'), chest of drawers, wardrobe En Suite Wet Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), bedside units, wardrobe
Bathroom: Bath (thermostatic and hand held shower over), w.c., basin.

GARDEN & PARKING: No parking. Parking is available in the car park around 500 yards from Shrimp. It is possible to get within 50 yards of the property to unload. Patio, steps leading down to slopped lawned garden, garden furniture. Slopes down to the water's edge. There is no direct access from the garden to the water.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am
Security Deposit: £100
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; woodburning stove in lounge, night store heating, underfloor heating in en suite.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen provided; towels not provided so please bring your own.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml

NOTES: No smoking, no pets, no short breaks, no babies or children under the age of 8 due to being on waterfront. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage Mobile reception vaires. Information about mobile phone coverage.


This is a magic location. It is probably the best overall property I have booked in the 50 years I have been visiting Polruan.

Mr Hugh R,

Good location for views and good garden to sit out in.

Mrs Bernadette H,

It's very good. We love it. Already booked in for next year!

Patricia S,

We loved Shrimp and will certainly come back in the future. I am very pleased with Cornish Horizons efficiency and warm-heartedness.

Lady Bernadette C,

I'm already counting down the days to my next holiday in Shrimp! Fantastic views, comfortable accommodation, a perfect place to relax.

Miss Rose H,

I have been staying at Shrimp for many, many years. I always feel like I have the privilege of staying in someone's home rather than 'just another holiday let'. It was not necessary to contact your local team, although I did receive a phone call the day after I arrived to check everything was OK. I failed to answer it (got in a muddle with my new phone!), but then received a text which was nice. I use my annual visit for writing, reading and relaxing, so don't go out beyond Polruan and Fowey.

Miss Rose H,

We've stayed in many proprietary in Polruan over the years, but Shrimp has the best outside space of any of them.

Mr Ian U,

Fantastic location with views out to sea and towards Fowey. Garden area was so nice for sitting out and eating dinner watching the sun go down.

Miss Liz L,

All was very good didn't want to leave!

Patricia S,

Outstanding in every respect, location superb, Accommodation fantastic and terrace and gardens excellent, a real sun trap.

Mr Alister M,


Polruan's position on a headland jutting out into the estuary meant that it once had great importance as a lookout point.  Now, visitors can share the same commanding views from the headland looking out to sea, and across to Fowey on the far bank.

Up here is also the spectacularly beautiful Headland Garden, which has unexpectedly become known for more exotic flora than you might expect to find in this little corner of Cornwall.  This has allowed it to be discovered and promoted far and wide.

While up here, gazing out into the distance, you may spot sea birds and other wildlife, and maybe even the odd seal.  Much of the area is not only an AONB, but also a Special Area of Conservation, so that it can be preserved for future generations.

Like most villages in the area, the primary industry has always been fishing, however the locals are very welcoming to visitors, and tourism has taken its place.

Walkers will find the landscape to be ideal for hiking, or if you prefer just a gentle stroll, there are lots of options available.  Upon your return, you can relax with a meal or drink in The Lugger Inn, or hop on the ferry and visit one of the pubs or cafes in Fowey.