Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Retreat is a comfortable, split-level apartment in Polperro, Cornwall, sleeping 2 adults plus 2 small children (on a sofa bed). It is part of the same building as The Cottles B&B but has its own private entrance, down a flight of steps. The entrance leads into a small hallway with the living room, bathroom and kitchen leading off.
The living room has a sofa bed suitable for 2 small children, 2 tub chairs, a 32-in flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD, coffee table and side cupboards full of books and games. A balcony leads off the living room, with a table and 2 chairs, where you can relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful rolling countryside.
The kitchen is fully fitted, with an oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and fold-out table and chairs. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and hand basin.
The bedroom is downstairs, and has a double bed with memory foam mattress, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tub chair and dressing table with stool. A single guest bed can be put up, if you wish your child to sleep in the bedroom. The bedroom overlooks the patio garden, which is accessed via steps at the side of the property and is equipped with garden furniture. The Retreat is just a 10-minute stroll through Polperro village, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs, to the quaint harbour.
Bed linen and towels are provided. Free parking is included - we will provide a permit for the main village car park, approx 200 metres away. Heating is by electric heaters. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are provided. Electricity is payable by £1 coin meter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: Liskeard|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The West Country region
Polperro is one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. Winding streets lead down to the picturesque harbour, which was once a haunt of smugglers. Polperro is a historic fishing village, and pretty, colour-washed cottages line the steep valley overlooking the harbour. Attractions include a model village and a smuggling museum. There are charming pubs, numerous restaurants and plenty of shops to browse. The coast path leads off to Looe, via Talland Bay and spectacular views of Looe Island, or Polruan, where you may catch a ferry over to Fowey. The Polperro Festival is a week-long music festival that takes place each June. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated with a stunning fireworks display over the harbour, and New Year is very popular, with most people in fancy dress.
Talland Bay is a pretty cove a mile or two along the coast path from Polperro. Its beaches are popular with families and there are a couple of beach cafés.
The popular resort of Looe is about 4 miles from Polperro. Buses run between Polperro and Looe, or you can take a boat there from Polperro harbour. The River Looe divides East and West Looe. East Looe has popular, wide sandy beaches, excellent restaurants and an abundance of pubs and shops. West Looe has an extensive shingle and rock beach with good rock pools and a great view of Looe Island. There are also tennis courts, a mini golf and a bowling green open to visitors. Activities you can enjoy in Looe include crab fishing, sea fishing, surfing, sailing, deep-sea diving or hiring your own motor boat.
Fowey is a lovely old port and historic seafaring town. An attractive place with steep, narrow streets and alleyways that lead down to one of the best natural harbours along the south coast, Fowey exhibits a pleasant mixture of architectural styles that range from Elizabethan to Edwardian. Fowey has a good range of individual shops, galleries and restaurants, and is connected to Bodinnick by car ferry and to Polruan by foot ferry.
Bodmin Moor is about 13 miles from Polperro. Its beautiful, wild and unspoilt landscape makes it ideal for walkers. It is home to many pretty villages, includion Minions, where you can see the dramatic Cheesewring and the mystical Hurlers stone circle. Here you will also see wild ponies and witness some spectacular sunsets.
The hugely popular Eden Project is also accessible from Polperro.