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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Seascape is situated in an elevated position overlooking the harbour of the historic fishing village of Polperro. This lovely cottage enjoys an enviable location and has the benefit of a rear south facing garden and patio area affording stunning sea and harbour views. This helps make Seascape a particular favourite with pet owners. Although offering 2 bedrooms, a double with a king size bed and a bunk bedded room, the cottage attracts many couples wishing to enjoy the atmosphere of this picturesque harbour village and the close proximity of all its amenities which can be accessed easily from the cottage.
These include the beach, the coastal walks and a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. A comfortable lounge, well equipped kitchen/dining room and a refitted luxury shower room. Parking is not provided but is easily available about a 5 minute walk away up a gradient. Please note due to the location of the cottage it is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
Lovely Sea & Harbour Views
Shower room with walk in shower
1 king size double and 1 bunk bedded rooms
Garden and Patio overlooking harbour and sea
Pubs/Restaurants in very short walk
Free parking within 5 minute walk
Easy access to lovely coastal walks
Laundry Facilities/Towels Provided
Pet Friendly - up to 2 dogs allowed free of charge
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 700 m|
|Nearest Amenities||400 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, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
Things to do in Cornwall
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 are 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 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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1 Jun 2014
Beautiful cottage , with amazing view ! Only disadvantage there's no parking , you have to walk up a very long steep hill to your car .
19 Mar 2014
A regular visitor to this cottage over the past few years usually during the winter months.
Most enjoyable thing about the cottage is the garden and the views across the harbour out to sea, a joy to wake up to the added bonus is the garden is situated on the south side of Polperro and has day long sunshine.
Unlike previous reviews we have never found the cottage unclean or smelly, in fact quite the opposite always clean and freshh on arrival, read my previous review about accessablity and parking.
A delight to stay in as is Polperro.
25 Nov 2013
"Very quaint cottage"
We stayed at seascape cottage in April the location of the cottage is great the views out the back are well worth the hill climb we loved sitting on garden bench overlooking the sea everything inside … More
9 Nov 2013
Having stayed in other 4 star properties in polperro I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of seascape. Upon arrival the smell that hit you as you opened the door was awful. I purchased my own… More
9 Nov 2013
"Garden View of Picturesque Harbour"
Seascape is a comfatable cottage situated part way up Tallend hill, the walk from the bottom of the hill to the cottage can be quite challenging to anybody not used to walking or full of beer and cornish pasties! The highlite of this cottage is the small garden with seating which has a stunning view overlooking the harbour and out to sea, facing south it also has the benifit of catching most of the cornish sunshine. Have stopped in this cottage for the last 3 years and will use again along withg other cottages in polperro (depends on size of party). Seascape is cosy for couples or 2 adults + 2 children , 4 adults would be ok but not as comfatable. The cottage is well equipped with all appliciances and has the benifit of an internet connection. On the down side no parking space is included which means either parking at the top of the hill or the more expensive option of parking at the main car park, but we dont find this a problem. Polperro village is one of our favourite places to relax and we have been visiting often several times a year for the last 20+ years from the children being toddlers thro teens and they still visit now as adults.
15 Jul 2013
"Not what I was hoping for."
The best feature of the cottage was a garden overlooking the harbour.
So, you ask yourself, why, would you not have a garden table, and parasol, to enjoy the view at its best.
We had to drag the kitchen table outside twice a day to eat outside.
Also the grass hadn't been cut, so not only did it look unsightly, you couldn't use that area of garden.
There was a lawnmower locked in the shed, when I sent a message to the house manager suggesting we cut it ourselves, we didn't get a response.
We have stayed in many cottages in the past, and we felt there needed to be more thought put into the facilities made available;
Bath towels that don't even go round you properly.
Television didn't work properly, we got sound,but no picture.
The walk up the hill to the cottage, and then up to the parking, were a problem,it does say not suitable for anyone with mobility issues, but my problem is Asthma, and the daily climb was difficult, and took the edge off my one weeks holiday.
A few simple changes, and more information about access, would have made things much more enjoyable.
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