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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
West House is located in an elevated position where it commands a superb outlook with magnificent views out to sea, across the harbour, Peak Rock and over the village. With the big advantage of onsite parking for 2 cars, and a large south facing garden it provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests. 2 double bedrooms (both en-suite) and a twin bedroom, a large lounge and dining area all with superb sea views, and separate well equipped kitchen. Outside you will find a patio area and large garden with lawned areas and interesting trees and fauna where you can sit out and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful working fishing village. Access to all the amenities of Polperro with a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and shops are a short walk away. SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED.
Stunning Sea & Harbour Views
Onsite Parking Provided for 2 cars
Two shower rooms, one bathroom & extra cloakroom
Two double and one twin bedrooms
Master Double & twin Bedrooms with sea views
Garden and patio with sea views
Access on foot to lovely coastal walks
Laundry Facilities & Towels Provided
Pubs / Restaurants within a short walk
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polpero 900 m|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: East Looe 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
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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15 Jan 2014
"Fabulous house with stunning views"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at West House. It's in an amazing position with stunning views over Polperro Harbour and out to sea. Warm and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen created a ho… More
24 Sep 2013
"Lovely comfortable house, with incredible outlook over the harbour"
We were delighted with our stay at West House, a lovely, welcoming, comfy place and clean as a new pin as well! Lovely lovely position, high up over Polperro giving us breathtaking views. We have no problems at all in giving it five stars. It might be a little old fashioned, but nevertheless, excellent.
One of our friends is disabled, but we managed perfectly well, especially being able to park our car at the house, and use it so easily to get about with, and to take our friends down to the village.. You are able to park with a disabled badge for two hours on the road down from Crumplehorn, whip the buggy out and away we go! smashing! We would all love to go again. As soon as we can!
17 Jul 2013
"Excellent accommodation in a superb location."
My three boys and us had a great holiday here. From the house, which had a feeling like visiting your grandmothers, to the beautiful town of Polperro which was perfect with plenty of things to explore and rocks to climb on. As much as I hate to admit it however, the only down side was the lack of wifi in the house, particularly when most phone networks don't work!
So glad you enjoyed your stay in West House. There is free Wi-Fi available in a number of the pubs in Polperro so you can stay connected even when you are on holiday at West House. Hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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