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South Sea Cottage view of house from garden

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

All this is unusual in Polperro, a traditional fishing village where quaint fishermans cottages crowd around the harbour, evoking the mood of a bygone age, so at South Sea you get the best of both worlds. Situated on the hill, it is a climb to get to the property, but the effort is well worthwhile, as this pretty location will soon lull you into a relaxed frame of mind. The cottage itself has been lovingly and sympathetically refurbished with wooden floorboards, wooden latched doors, a light and airy lounge with woodburner stove and spacious kitchen diner. There is a delightful master bedroom with those amazing views to enjoy along with your early morning cup of tea as well as two further bedrooms. We can''t imagine a better place to be on a calm summer evening than on the patio, watching the sun set behind the village and enjoying an aperitif whilst tending the barbecue. Polperro provides plenty in the way of distractions, having several traditional inns, restaurants and shops and the nearby port of Looe also provides many of the traditional seaside entertainments. For the more energetic the beautiful South West Coastal path winds around the rugged coastline close to the cottage and the popular Talland beach is a five minute drive or a short walk away. Polperro is also a great base from which to explore the many attractions of this Celtic County, with its proud seafaring traditions.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2)
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors


Steps and slopes lead up from the village to the garden and patio surrounding South Sea Cottage. Front door into the porch with plenty of space for coats and shoes. The kitchen/diner has windows on three sides, which take in the wonderful sea views. Dining area with table and chairs to seat 6. Shaker style kitchen with Belfast sink, ceramic hob, eye level double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave. Stable door to rear. Lounge with woodburner stove, one 3 seater sofa and one 2 seater sofa with wonderful views over the front garden to the harbour and sea. Flat screen TV with DVD. Fully tiled downstairs shower room with electric shower, hand basin and heated towel rail. Double bedroom off the lounge with 4''6" double bed. First floor with master double bedroom. This generous room has amazing views and a King Size pine bedstead decorated with wrought iron features, pine dressing table and multi drawer chest. Next to this room is the twin bedroom with two 3'' beds, again with views and at the end of the landing the family bathroom with bath with handheld shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Further details outdoors

Outside: Large patio surrounds the cottage, equipped with garden table and chairs and stunning sea views. Terraces lead down to a lower patio area with Spanish style barbecue. Borders planted with shrubs and subtropical plants.

Quite steep, 150 metre unmade path with steps leads up through woods behind the property to the parking space.

Please Note: Owing to the elevated location of the property we consider it more suitable for the able bodied. Toddlers must be supervised.

Further details

Included: Bed linen, (guests must provide their own towels) electricity, and heating (night storage). (Logs and kindling for woodburner can be purchased in village).

Pets: Well behaved pets welcome by arrangement with THC. (Living areas only). Pet charge £25.00 per pet.

Security Deposit: £150.00

Parking Allocated private space for one car. A 150 metre path with steps which is steep in places and can be muddy leads up through National Trust woodland behind the cottage to the parking area. Please Note: There is no vehicle access to the house itself.

No smoking

Telephone For incoming and emergency 999 only, mobile reception mixed. Free Broadband available for guests use.

Beach Polperro beach 5 minutes walk. Talland beach 1 mile. Other beaches are easily accessible by car.

Shops, Post Office, pubs and restaurants, all in Polperro. Looe, with more facilities 4 miles. Plymouth 25 miles. Truro 29 miles.

The West Country region

Cornwall is the most South Western part of the UK, benefitting from some of Britain's mildest climates, with the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, early springs and long lingering summers. This unspoilt County enjoys a dramatic landscape from rugged moorland to stunning beautiful golden beaches.

Cornwall has historically been intrinsically linked with outdoor activities. With some of the cleanest seas in Europe surrounding the County, it has always been popular for water-based activities especially surfing. North Cornwall, predominantly in and around Newquay has historically been home to many UK Surfing Championships.

Walkers are able to find extensive countryside to discover and can delight in the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain on the South West Coast Path.

This ancient and mystic Celtic County has a feeling of being a land of legend and romance. Hence artists come to Cornwall for inspiration drawn by its rugged beauty and the quality of light.


Nestling in a deep sheltered valley protected by the ancient harbour is the spectacular, historic fishing village of Polperro, much favoured by artists, writers and photographers and the location for many films, due to its inspirational and truly remarkable setting. This extraordinary little village gives one the impression of being caught in a time warp and is truly an area of outstanding beauty. Polperro retains almost all of its 17th century architectural charm and is still a working fishing port, an activity believed to have been uninterrupted, since the 13th Century. You can sample the local catch in one of the many good restaurants and pubs. Fishing trips and pleasure cruises are easily accessible from the quay. Wending your way through the narrow traffic-free streets you are treading the paths where barrows of fish were once carted and, under the cover of night, brandy casks and tobacco bales were carried to their hideouts. Make no mistake, this peaceful cove was once a thriving centre for the area’s smuggling exploits and achieved great notoriety in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The Polperro Heritage Museum is a mine of information. Transport into the village from the main car park is either by horse and cart, motorised tram or your own two feet, the harbour is approximately half a mile away. Some vehicle access is possible, but not to all parts of the village.

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