A riverside family holiday cottage
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A Cornish riverside gem
Penpoll is a much-loved family holiday home tucked away in a peaceful rural area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is set in two acres of private grounds which slope directly down to the riverbank.
Penpoll: a riverside family holiday cottage near Fowey in Cornwall
A Cornish riverside gem…

…with glorious & tranquil river views of Penpol Creek, a uniquely unspoilt stretch of water, complete with abundant birdlife.

There is direct access to the water from the private orchard, perfect for launching small boats, paddleboards and kayaks at high tide.

Mown paths wind through the old cider orchards which are ablaze in winter and spring with drifts of snowdrops, daffodils bluebells and primroses, followed by wild flowers in the summer. They offer acres of potential adventures for budding Swallows and Amazons, who can run free in this glorious setting, complete with a pirate boat sandpit.

Generations of children have grown up loving holidays spent at Penpoll, building dams, camping out and having picnics in the orchard, feeding the resident ducks and swans, kayaking and messing about in small boats on the river, with the bonus that the delights of Fowey and the beautiful beaches along this part of the south coast are only a very short distance away.

Penpoll: a riverside family holiday cottage near Fowey in Cornwall
History abounds at Penpoll…

…which dates from as early as 1272. The neighbouring mill supplied flour for Nelson’s fleet, and in the early 1960’s John Lennon came to stay at Penpoll cottage!

Comfortable sofas and parent hideaway terraces and suntraps enable essential adult downtime with stunning views of the creek.

Away from the water’s edge, there are peaceful walks from the gate to enjoy the abundant birdlife, and the beautiful rolling hills beyond.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Our week at Penpoll was perfect from the start. We had re-booked by day three!

    Sally London

Late Availability

We are so happy that Penpoll is now open again! Please contact us for more information on availability in October 2020 and beyond.

Please call 07976 350813 or email info@penpoll.com

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Please don't hesitate to drop us a line with your booking enquiry or any questions, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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