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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Molyneux is a beautifully restored 3 storey cottage in the heart of the picturesque historic fishing village of Polperro. This 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 3 guests and comprises a double & a single bedroom, it is located just a short stroll from the harbour and all of the village amenities, and also provides reserved parking for your holiday a 2 minute flat walk away.
Full of charm and character and benefitting from a remote control electric flame effect fire in the lounge and a lovely decked garden area at the rear of the cottage (level with the roof), this pet friendly cottage ticks lots of boxes making it a very popular choice for couples, friends and families alike. With something to tempt you whatever the season Molyneux enjoys a very long season for bookings and represents a very good value and comfortable property to base your time in Polperro in.
Roll top bath
One double and one single bedrooms
Lovely decked garden area
Very short walk to pubs/restaurants
30 seconds walk to harbour
Easy Access to Coastal Path walks
Laundry Facilities/Towels Provided
Broadband / Flame Effect Feature Fire
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 400 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|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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3 May 2014
Great position all you need in the property to make it a home from home the garden is also a great plus we loved it so did our dog nice size bedrooms total great layout of the property… More
25 Nov 2013
What a lovely property to enter, it was very welcoming, with a bottle of wine left on the kitchen side. The property is equipped with everything that you would have at home. The bedrooms were bright a… More
27 Jun 2013
We had a great time in this property and was great that we could take our dog. Overall the property is lovely but a bit 'tired' in places, especially the bathroom, it would be better with a shower rather than the old bath that is in there. The kitchen is lovely and well stocked with kitchen equipment. The bottle of wine as a welcome was a nice touch. Would stay here again.
We thank you for your valued feedback and are so pleased you had a great time staying in Molyneux. The owner takes all guest reviews very seriously and has now replaced the flooring on the stairwell, living area and bathroom. Molyneux continues to be one of our most popular cottages and the owner like us is committed to providing the best holiday experience and value possible. We hope we can welcome you back to Polperro soon.
27 Jun 2013
"Wonderful time in a perfect setting"
This cottage was lovely & clean & well presented when we arrived at the end of our long journey. The cottage was in a perfect location in the center of polperro which was advertised as such therefore ease for the more infirm to get around. The allocated parking space was a bonus as it was well able to take our large estate car & only a short walk from the cottage. The only down side for my elderly mum was the 2 flights of stairs over 3 floors ( This was advertised prior to our stay, however, & mum managed having a lovely stay)This would be less ideal for the more elderly or infirm, mum struggled with the shower over the bath also but we loved it. Having said this, for the less infirm this cottage was perfect with a beautiful terraced garden overlooking the harbour & our golden retriever was welcome there going to the harbour everyday & then lying in the garden with us.
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