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The Ryder, exterior

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Ryder is a comfortable holiday apartment in Polperro, Cornwall, sleeping 2 adults plus 2 small children (on a sofa bed). It is all on one level and is part of the same building as The Cottles B&B, but has its own private entrance. The access is down a couple of steps, into a small hall, with the kitchen/living room and ensuite bedroom leading off. The fully equipped kitchen has an oven, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment, and is open plan to the living room, where there is a dining table and chairs. In the living area there is also a sofa bed suitable for two small children, two tub chairs, a flatscreen TV with built-in Freeview and DVD, a coffee table and a good selection of games and books. The bedroom has a king-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tub chair and flatscreen TV with built-in Freeview and DVD, and an ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin. The Ryder 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 and electricity is included. Free parking is included - we will provide a permit for the main Polperro car park, approx 200 metres away. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are provided. Heating is by electric heaters.

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
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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

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.

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21 May 2014


"Wonderful start to Holiday"

Mark and Jo were awesome, from the welcome cream tea, to helping in every way they could. We loved The Ryder, it was well equipped, warm, clean, with lots of extras to make our holiday a great experience. We were just starting a UK holiday and if the standard set by Jo and Mark is what is to come, we will be very happy tourists. Thank you both, if you want a holiday cottage in Polperro, we recommend this very highly.

16 Jul 2012


"Just right"

This suited us perfectly. The living/ dining room and the bedroom are a decent size and neatly decorated but it was the extras that we appreciated, and I don't just mean the cream tea that was waiting for us on arrival. The kitchen has more than just the basic equipment, even a decent set of knives, there is wifi, plenty of books and guides and a whole cupboard full of games. The only downside was the slog up from the carpark, not that far but 45 degrees. Loved Polperro and if we were the sort of people who went anywhere twice we would be very happy to book again.

28 Apr 2012


"the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries"

The Ryder is situated within The Cottles bed and breakfast in a quiet location just a short, pleasant stroll away from the village centre of Polperro. It is situated on a narrow lane which may be a co… More

15 Apr 2012


"Lovely, well-equipped and nicely presented retreat."

This small but very well formed holiday rental was ideal for a quiet get away. The place was extremely well equipped and felt like it was set up as a lovely hotel room, with the extra space of a self-catering residence. The hill to the village is good exercise! However, it is a convenient location to enjoy the quiet and attractive Polperro, it is also well situated to explore the South Cornwall coastal region. We really enjoyed our stay and thank Mark and Jo for their hospitality.

25 Jan 2012


"A good value, clean, tidy and well-appointed apartment run by enthusiatic and welcoming owners"

Homely comfort very close to Polperro, the apartment has all you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in a lovely area. We doubt you'll find better at the price and it's quiet, too. Just minutes away from a quality pub serving good food, and an easy stroll into Polperro, where there are many other interesting venues for a meal or just a drink. Two minor niggles - a steep, narrow road access and parking may be considered 'tight' for the nervous! Don't be put off - it's well worth a visit. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners, who were more than helpful, and the cream tea in the 'fridge was very welcome! Note - there is a large car park available at the bottom of the hill.

23 Jan 2012


"Enjoyable stay in pleasant well equipped apartment."

We were greeted by our friendly hosts Mark and Jo with tea and cake and suggestions for our stay. We had an enjoyable week at the Ryder which was just right for us, was clean, nicely decorated and well equipped for our needs including a very nice new en-suite, and overall was very good value. The apartment is in a quiet area on the edge of town and is a very pleasant short walk in to the centre. We would certainly return if we visited Polperro again.

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