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Island House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Island House is a 16th Century, Grade II Listed, 3-storey luxury holiday cottage, located just a few feet from the entrance to the harbour of Polperro, with panoramic beach, sea and harbour views from every room. Polperro remains a working fishing harbour, and most days you will see boats arrive with their catch.

Island House was first built as a defence look-out in the 16th Century, and later used as the Customs House during the smuggling years.

This luxury cottage sleeps 5 adults (+3 children) in 3 beautifully furnished bedrooms, with a well-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and open plan lounge and dining area with a log fire .

Access to Island House is from The Warren, part of the South West walk, and is situated just 2 minutes level walk from the main part of the village, with its variety of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. The area is peaceful and traffic-free, therefore the only sound you will hear is the sea.

The close proximity of Island House to all the village amenities, makes this a perfect getaway for holidays or short breaks, for family or friends at any time of the year.

Island House occupies the top 3 storeys of this magnificent 16th Century historic house, enjoying panoramic sea and harbour views from every room.

On the ground floor, there is a beautifully furnished lounge, with antique leather sofas, dining area, and a large wood burner. This leads to the fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher and full cooking facilities. There is a separate utility area with washer/dryer and freezer.

On the first floor, there is a large family bedroom with double bed, and a convertible double size sofa bed, with en-suite bathroom, bath, shower, and WC.

On the second floor, there is a further luxury bedroom with double bed, and a smaller bedroom with a single bed and pull-out twin, and a luxury bathroom with shower and WC.

There are seating areas outside Island House, and on the harbour wall, perfect to enjoy the Cornish sunshine. Island House enjoys one of the best locations in all of Cornwall.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Polperro
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: Liskeard
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking

The Cornwall region

So much to do. So little time!........

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

Sheltered from the Atlantic sea providing a dramatic setting for the far West, the Southern coast has breathtaking valleys which sweep down to the sea, luxurious gardens and sleepy fishing villages nestling in quiet sandy coves. Whitewashed cottages and narrow streets lead down to the picturesque harbour in Polperro.

Down the coast to Fowey and Falmouth, you can enjoy the most beautiful waters in Cornwall. The Cornish Riviera is the perfect base from which to take advantage of a wide variety of wonderful attractions. Cornwall has some of the finest beaches in the UK and in Europe.


Polperro is a picture book Conservation Village with narrow, winding streets, cottages perched on steep slopes overlooking a tiny harbour.

There are beautiful views, interesting shops, and superb pubs and restaurants. Much favoured by artists & photographers alike. It has been the site for many a film. Truly an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!

The Village retains all of its 17th century architectural charm and is still a working fishing port, an activity which is believed to have been around, uninterrupted, since the 13th Century.

Polperro achieved great notoriety in the 18th and early 19th centuries due to the enormous amount of smuggling taking place around the Port. A visit to the Polperro Heritage Museum, will provide much of the history.

There are many breathtaking walks along the cliff paths which form part of the South West Coastal Path - the perfect base for many coastal activities such as walking, bird watching, botany and exploring nearby bays, coves and beaches.

Polperro is undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall, the stunning harbour is sheltered by a cliff famed for it's dark history of smuggling.

As you walk the narrow twisting streets, with ancient buildings and old fishermen's cottages jumbled together, following in the footsteps of smugglers, who moved under the cloak of darkness, the past envelopes the visitor unashamedly.

The picturesque harbour is unrivalled, perhaps one of the boat trips on offer will tempt, whether it's fishing or a pleasure trip and the possibility of seeing basking sharks and dolphins.

Polperro is a captivating legacy waiting to be shared.

Cornwall enjoys short winters and the Polperro climate is generally mild all-year-round.

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10 Aug 2014


"Fantastic holiday cottage with exceptional views"

Beautiful holiday cottage very luxurious, fantastic views of Polperro, all mod cons in cottage but still very traditional, lovely bed linen provided as well as towels, the location of Island House is … More

13 May 2013


"Cosy, comfortable with an amazing view - a perfect getaway in any season!"

We have stayed in Island House in Polperro on a couple of occasions. Once in the summer with 4 friends and once in the Winter with our 1 year old son. In the Summer, you can open up the windows and … More

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Calendar last updated:21 Jan 2015

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