About the home
A grade 2 listed, well equipped, charming fisherman's cottage providing self catering accommodation for up to 4 guests. Inner harbour views from most windows provide a relaxing back drop to your holiday. The cottage is situated at the beginning of the south west footpath which is an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' offering stunning coastal views leading all the way to Fowey. On the opposite side of the harbour another coastal path leads to Talland Bay and Looe. The Eden Project and lost Gardens of Helligan are within easy reach (aprox 40 mins drive). Polperro itself is a picturesque Cornish fishing village steeped in tradition and adored by many. Amenities within walking distance to the cottage include shops, cafes, an excellent bakers and several pubs serving good food. The cottage retains many quaint and original features; it was built with thick Cornish stone, slate roof and is heavily beamed. It is reputed to have a secret underground tunnel that would have been used to hide contraband several centuries ago - a true 'smugglers cottage'!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Polperro, 100m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details indoors:
Bedrooms: one double and one twin bedroom with exposed rafters, beams and wooden floorboards.
Kitchen: small ground floor well equipped kitchen including washing machine/dryer, crockery, cutlery, slow cooker, saucepans etc.
Sitting room/diner: window seat below side window, planked and exposed beam ceiling, quarry tiled flooring, feature fireplace with raised slate hearth and electric 'log effect' stove, small flat screen tv/dvd player, comfy sofa and two tub chairs, dining table with four chairs.
Bathroom: electric shower (no bath), heated towel rail, wash hand basin and WC.
Heating: heating is by night storage heaters in all living areas with additional electric dimplex heaters wall mounted in the living/dining room and kitchen.
Further details outdoors:
Smugglers does not have a garden but at the top of the six cornish slate steps there is a very small area to take in the view.
Opposite to the property is a public viewing platform with seating area where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbour.
We have a car parking space available for a small car included in the rental price (with chain and padlock). Parking is 4 minutes walk from the cottage in 'Fore Street', cars cannot access the front of the property as the area is designated a traffic free zone. Larger cars would be better suited to park in the public car park at the end of the village (cost apox. £40 per week).
A bakers, newsagents and small grocers are located within the village and tesco.com will now deliver online to the property when booked in advance.
There is no internet connection at the cottage, however internet access is available at one of the local inns.
We do not feel the cottage is suitable for very young children due to it's steep steps/staircase, however infants and children over 5 are very welcome. A travel cot is available (please bring your own cot sheets for baby).
We regret Smugglers Cottage is unsuitable for wheelchair assisted persons or with impaired mobility due to the six steep steps leading up to the stable door entrance.
We ask guests to refrain from smoking inside the cottage.
We usually ask for a 50% booking deposit with balance paid 4 weeks prior to your holiday.
The West Country / Cornwall region
The west country boasts a wealth of beauty with both coast and countryside stunningly special. Cornwall is a unique area of the country steeped in it's own tradition (including of course the world renown Cornish cream tea). The Cornish tourist board sums the area up as follows: "with the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, you’ll discover tiny fishing villages, smuggler’s coves, countless spectacular beaches and sweeping bays, dramatic cliffs and coastlines, plus beautiful moorland and countryside".
Whilst Cornwall can be exposed to the full force of south-westerly winds blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean, it's southerly latitude and influence of the Gulf Stream reputes it to have the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom. Whatever the weather be it a glorious summers day or a dramatic autumn storm the area is guaranteed to provide a stunning setting.
The Polperro area
Polperro has enormous character and is treasured by many. It developed as a port in the 12th century and a fishing community still survives today. Local restaurants frequently serve up fish freshly caught that morning. Parts of the village are designated 'car free' zones - but if the walk up to the end of the village seems daunting a horse and cart service runs in summer months. The local smuggling museum reveals the secrets of the villages long smuggling history which reached it's peak in the 18th century. Other notable places to visit within the village included the 'model village and land of legend', 'corner cottage fudge shop' and the 'house on the props - restaurant, tea room & patisserie'. Costal paths leading from Polperro provide breathtaking walks and are maintained by the National Trust (the foreshore itself belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall). The harbour is maintained by the Polperro Harbour Trust and there is always something to be seen on the quayside. The Polperro Festival is held annually and begins on the 3rd Saturday in June. In November a spectacular fireworks display is usually held over the harbour.
How to get there
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From Plymouth take the A38, then onto the A387 to Looe. From Looe follow signs to Polperro.
The nearest main rail station to Polperro is Liskeard where a taxi can be pre-booked to take you directly to the village (journey time aprox 30mins) or a branch line caught to Looe railway station. Taxi's can be pre-booked from Looe to drive you to Polperro - try 'Looe Taxis' 01503 262405 (10mins).
The nearest airport to Polperro is Newquay. Flybe.com currently offers flights to Newquay from Edinburgh (1h 45mins), Glasgow (1h 40mins), London Gatwick (1hr 5mins) and Manchester (1hr 10mins). Isles of Scilly skybus also fly to Newquay airport (30m). Several car hire firms operate from Newquay and offer a service from the airport - try Newquay airport car hire 01637 874449 or again taxi's can be booked in advance 01637 871011. Transfer time from Newquay to Polperro is approximately 1hr by car. Follow signs for Liskeard/Plymouth onto the A390, then turn right onto B3359, turn right toward A387 for Looe and follow signs to Polperro.
Once in Polperro the cottage is located on the right side of the harbour, a short distance along from the Three Pilchards Pub.
Activities near Polperro
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
26 Mar 2013
This was our first visit to Polperro, which we really enjoyed, we booked the cottage which was a excellent experience really helpful, lots of communication directions maps ect. Making the whole... more
14 Feb 2013
This was our 2nd recent long weekend stay at this lovely quaint cottage right in the heart of Polperro. The cottage is unspoiled, although really well appointed and cosy with lots of heating and... more
26 Oct 2012
What a fantastic cottage. The property is delightfully quirky and has fantastic views. There are several excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants within (very) easy walking distance. There are many... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January||5 Jan 13||2 Feb 13||£ 300||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|February||2 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||£ 320||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|March||2 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 355||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Easter Weekend 2013||29 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 0||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Mid April||6 Apr 13||14 Apr 13||£ 455||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid - Late April||14 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 355||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Early - Mid May||4 May 13||25 May 13||£ 400||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Late May||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 455||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 460||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Early - Mid July||1 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid July - Late July||20 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 610||-||-||1 Week|
|August||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 610||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 480||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|October||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 450||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|November||2 Nov 13||30 Nov 13||£ 350||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|December||30 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 280||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 610||£ 100||£ 100||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We can accept payments by cheque, bank transfer in GBP and debit/credit card payment invoiced via PayPal.
Short 3 night breaks may be available throughout the year (although usually restricted to outside of school holiday periods) please contact us to see if we can meet your requirements.
All prices included electricity, use of car space and bed linen (however we do ask guests to provide own towels).
Longer lets may be considered, please contact the owner.Enquire now
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