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Near the head of Pont Pill, on the southern bank, stands this fine old farmhouse, which for many years was a busy quayside pub called the Ship. It has now been converted into two holiday cottages - the larger Farm House, with attractive traditional features, and the sweet little hideaway of Mohun. Both cottages have lovely views of the creek and their own gardens (the garden for the Farm House is wonderfully situated on top of the old limekiln behind the cottage). The picturesque tidal creek is great for watching local wildlife and enjoying the lapping water, in summer months the footpaths along the creek are also popular with local walkers, and the creek itself enjoyed by boaters.

Mohun is an ideal base from which to explore the coast and countryside. Start the Hall walk from your doorstep taking in the villages of Polruan and Fowey using the two local ferries.

Fowey is a charming and bustling coastal town, and with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs you will be spoiled for choice. The unspoilt beauty of the nearby beach at Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, double bedroom (with 5' bed), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Garden: There is a small garden opposite the door which is raised above the path.

Parking: There is a gravel area for parking near the cottage

Telephone: There is limited mobile phone signal at this cottage.

Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Please Note: There is a dehumidifier in the cottage, we would be grateful if you would leave it switched on as much as possible and empty it regularly. This will help prevent the cottage becoming damp.

Access to the creek is unfenced so children must be supervised whilst on the quayside.

Offer: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

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  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

South Cornwall
A beautiful view along the cliff at St Anthony Head from above Great Molunan beach, near Falmouth. Grassland and trees cover the cliff top. © Joe Cornish

In places rugged and remote, in others tranquil and picturesque, much of the south Cornwall coast is still surprisingly unspoilt, as many parts can only be reached along narrow lanes winding through lush farmland and woodland towards the sea. Either climbing down on foot or drifting along in a small boat, visitors can explore and enjoy the cliffs, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages that are Daphne du Maurier Country. The Trust has a host of holiday cottages in this area that are wonderful away-from-it-all hideaways for families and friends. For instance, there is Bosloe; an imposing country house set in extensive grounds above the Helford River, divided into three spacious holiday homes and with a former gardener’s cottage, The Bothy, hidden in the gardens. Further on around the coast is the glorious Trelissick Garden with five delightful holiday homes on the estate and former officers’ quarters on St Anthony Head now converted for holiday use.

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  • Daphne du Maurier Festival
  • passenger ferry to Fowey from nearby Polruan
  • Hall Walk
  • Looe
  • Monkey Sanctuary
  • Polperro
  • Eden Project
  • Bird watching
  • fishing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Lanhydrock Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
Antony Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Cotehele Mill
Cotehele Mill Working watermill and workshops
Cotehele Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • December 2013
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    Special little cottage

    We spent our honeymoon at Mohun during New Year. What a special little cottage on the banks of Pont Pill Creek with wonderful walks on the doorstep, the abundance of wild birds and if you are lucky to have a clear night sky your are rewarded with shooting stars.

  • Mr and Mrs Steventon
    • May 2013
    • England
    What a wonderful place!

    I just wanted to say what a wonderful place Mohun is! Such a peaceful setting at the head of Pont on the Quay, plenty of herons, jays ,wildfowl and ducks. An abundance of walks from the cottage leading through woods to farmland and the rugged south west coastline, we did them all. This was my second choice of cottage but I am so pleased we got to spend our holiday in a truly wondeful spot! Fowey is delightful and the lesser known Polruan, but it's the estuary and creek that are so impressive ,I defy anyone to surpass the sea views from the local walks. We consider ourselves very lucky to have selected such a lovely place ,with the benefit of clement weather. Only wish we could have had longer ,alas!

  • Carl Dodds
    What an incredible place

    What an incredible place - I'd forgotten what true peace and quiet was. The cottage is beautiful, spotless and well equipped. Totally reccomended.

  • Elizabeth Martin
    An idyllic and peaceful spot

    An idyllic and peaceful spot, and a comfortable and well-equipped cottage for two. Fantastic walks all around, and excellent birdwatching from the window: little egret, heron, plus assorted ducks and swans.

  • Craig and Lisa Holmes
    A stunning location

    A stunning location, just perfect for a long weekend. We were totally charmed by this little gem and intend to return.

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