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Little Laney

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Good 3/5 Score from 2 reviews

Pleasure Boat entering Polperro Harbour

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Little Laney is a charming Cornish cottage located very close to Polperro harbour. Set over 3 floors it is an ideal base for families and friends exploring Polperro and The Cornish Riviera.

Little Laney is situated just 50 yards from Polperro Harbour and with the benefits of an en-suite bathroom, separate shower room, 3 bedrooms, open fire and well equipped kitchen it is a great base for your Polperro holiday.

The bedrooms are located on the first and second floors and comprise to good sized doubles and a twin bedded room, a very versatile combination and suitable for friends, families and extended families alike. There are two bathroom facilities both on the first floor, one of which is en-suite and an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area on the ground floor - with a real open fire being the main focal point and making this a very good choice for the winter months (see photo).

Polperro with its picturesque harbour & narrow winding streets has attracted artists & photographers the world over. It also provides a haven for busy people wishing to escape from the hectic pace of modern life and relax in peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

This view (above left) is just 200 yards from the cottage. Sit & watch the fishing boats land their daily catch.

Entering the front door you find the open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room, furnished with sofas and easy chairs and equipped with an LCD TV with DVD, stereo and a lovely open fire. This charming room has oak floors, a beamed ceiling and white washed Cornish stone walls.

Heating is provided by oil filled radiators throughout and for the winter and cooler months the open fire is a wonderful feature with logs available in the village shops.

The kitchen/dining area has a table and chairs for 6 guests and the kitchen is equipped with oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.

You will find all the utensils you need to self cater are provided and when you want to eat out there are a number of pubs, restaurants and eateries in the village all a short walk away.

The bedrooms are located on the first and second floors of the cottage. The master double with TV and en-suite bathroom is located on the first floor along with the separate shower room and wc. There is also a rear door to the exterior of the cottage on the first floor.

Towels are provided for your convenience as are shaver points.

The cottage is heated by oil filled radiators throughout.

A second oak staircase leads to the top floor which comprises a twin bedded room and a double bedroom (this has a TV for your entertainment). These too are heated by storage heaters and extra convectors heaters.

The period cottage features white washed Cornish stone walls and original oak floors throughout.

OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Polperro 300 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: East Looe 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking

The Cornwall region

With it's warm, temperate climate, sandy beaches, sheltered coves, picturesque fishing villages and historic harbours, it is no wonder that Cornwall is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.

Cornwall is a fantastic place to holiday because there are SO many things to do, come rain or shine. With Cornwall being less than 80 miles from end to end, all attractions are reachable for a day out.

Cornwall is an exciting and vibrant region with lots of activities and things always happening and if you staying at any one of our cottages, you have the perfect base from which to take advantage of a wide variety of wonderful attractions.

Polperro

Polperro harbour has always been and remains a working fishing port and at high tide you can watch the local boats unload their daily catch and take it to the fish quay on the inner harbour. If you talk nicely to the fishermen, you may even be able to acquire the freshest fish you have ever tasted – caught that day and probably still flapping! When the fishermen are not out at sea, they can usually be found mending their nets and pots down on the harbour quay – or enjoying a pint in one of the many superb pubs. Quite a number of fishermen are involved in providing the many fishing and boat trips that you can take from the quay at Polperro including pleasure cruises to Fowey and Looe.

Sheltered in its cliff inlet, Polperro is an exciting maze of narrow streets, small lanes, alley ways and tightly packed historic houses leading down to an unspoilt, picturesque harbour and coastline – an absolute delight to explore. Most of Polperro is largely inaccessible to motor vehicles and so it is very safe to walk around. The main car park is situated at the top of the village and it is a nice gentle half mile walk past the shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes down to the harbour. There are also trams available to and from the car park all year round.

Polperro is host to the annual Polperro Festival in June, a week of arts, crafts, live music and Morris Dancing, this long running event is a popular choice with our guests, many of whom return each year. Another popular event is the New Year Fancy Dress Party, this sees the whole village, and many visitors, engage in a night of revelry and merry making, against a back drop of the village and harbour decorated with Festive lights.

If you are interested in architecture and history, then there are countless historic houses and buildings of interest in the village. For example The Shell House, this is one of the most photographed properties in the village and was owned by Mr Samuel Puckey a retired naval man, he decorated the property using his lifetime's collection of shells from around the world. He started work in 1937 and it apparently took him five years to complete. You can now holiday at The Shell House which has been restored to a splendid family home.

Another example is Couch's House which dates from 1595 and in the 19th century was lived in by Dr. Jonathan Couch, physician, naturalist and collector of fossils. Dr Couch's History of Polperro, first published in 1871, provides a fascinating insight into the life of Polperro people, and their work and customs in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Fishing wasn't the only thriving industry in the 19th Century. Knitting was a necessary occupation for women and girls in Polperro, much of it done out of doors along the paths overlooking the harbour while waiting for the return of the boats, or watching the landing and weighing on the quay. In Polperro these garments were known as Knit-Frocks and the village was the source of contract knitters for more than a century. The tradition is still alive today, on a much smaller scale of course and as a source of pleasure rather than profit, and it was the subject of a BBC2 'Coast' programme in 2013.

Polperro literally oozes with history and if you are interested in finding out more, including smuggling and fishing, we recommend you visit the Polperro Heritage Museum, open every day from March to October and packed with interesting artefacts and displays of the life and customs of Polperro through the centuries.

But if you seek total relaxation and wish to escape the hectic pace of modern life, come to Polperro and simply sit and watch time slip away as the boats gently bob up and down in the picturesque harbour. Polperro is an ideal destination whatever the time of year - all you need do is soak up the peace and tranquillity.

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5 Jan 2015

4/5

"Charming cottage in a wonderful location"

we stayed in little laney for one week over the new year. we were delighted by the charm of the property as well as it's location right in the centre of polperro. we had read the only other avail… More

18 Oct 2014

2/5

"DISAPOINTING"

Very disappointed...On arrival the cottage was very unwelcoming, there were no logs or kindling left for the wood burner, the heating was turned off and the water was cold. A torch had been left but … More

I am very sorry your experience at Little Laney was not typical of our guests. It appears from your review that most of your problems were with the noise you heard and not the cottage itself but let me comment on the cottage first.
Logs - these are not supplied in the rental cost for 3 Star cottages like Little Laney - they are available locally for you to purchase should you wish to use the open fire. The heating is instant as is the hot water as this runs on an electrical heating system so the cottage can very quickly be heated to your desired temperature. The bed in the master bedroom has not be commented on by any other guests and we all have a different preference on the type of mattress we find most comfortable but this has been noted for the owner to investigate (however they stay there themselves regularly so I am sure it is to their liking).
Cleaning - I am sorry you found the cottage wasn't clean enough but if you had informed us we would have had this rectified to your liking while you were there. Stairs - the cottage is a period property and the stairs a slightly steeper than a modern home - this is true of nearly all of the period properties in Polperro.
Parking - the website previously stated - Parking is a 6 minute walk away partially up a gradient. I have since added the word steep following your comment. We do explain in our arrival pack how to avoid the hill with your luggage when you arrive and depart but it seems you did not take this advice.
Regarding the noise - Polperro is a working fishing harbour and popular tourist destination and has many pubs and restaurants. Little Laney is in the heart of the village and like most of the cottages located near the harbour from time to time you will hear voices and work in the harbour area (along with the sea gulls for that matter) and this is the nature of Polperro. For guests seeking the peace and quiet of a country setting then Polperro (or any other harbour town or village) will not be the best choice. It seems your experience of noise was possibly more intrusive than most and all I can do is apologise that it affected your holiday enjoyment.

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