Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Mariners is perfectly situated in a prime position on the original harbour wall of the historic fishing village of Polperro. This beautiful cottage enjoys outstanding views from the windows of the harbour, village and out to sea. The prime location of Mariners Cottage allows you to explore the shops, lovely restaurants, fine pubs, beach and coastal walks just minutes from your front door.
The configuration of 2 double en-suite bedrooms makes Mariners a most popular choice with couples holidaying together and friends who want their own space to retire to at night. The cottage is very well equipped and presented and the second floor lounge with its beamed vaulted ceiling is the perfect place to relax and socialise after a busy day sight seeing or walking the stunning coastal paths and beaches. Parking is included in a private secure car park about a 7 minute flat walk away.
SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED.
Lovely Harbour & Sea Views
Two shower rooms
Two En-suite double bedrooms
Master bedroom has harbour view
Pubs/Restaurants in very short walk
Just 30 yards from the beach
Easy access to lovely coastal walks
Laundry Facilities/Towels Provided
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 50 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: East Looe 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
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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5 Nov 2013
"Weekend away for 4 with 11 month baby"
Nice quaint but small house right in the village overlooking the harbour and opposite the blue peter pub few steps to the front door then more stairs to two bedrooms and more stairs up to lounge and k… More
We thank you for your feedback on the experience at Mariners with an infant. Mariners is not the ideal choice for a toddler being a 3 storey cottage (there fore 2 flights of stairs) and this was explained at the time of booking. Most of our child friendly cottage offer free use of cots, high chairs and stair gates but Mariners does not own these so they have to be hired from the house management company hence the offer to hire them for £20. The heating is all electric as is the case in most of the harbour cottages as there is no gas or oil facilities. Storage heaters are provided in every room except one of the bedrooms (the one you mentioned) which has a free standing electric convector heater. Storage heaters work well provided they are set correctly and from time to time the settings do get changed by guests and their efficiency can be affected. It appears the free standing heater was moved and a simple call to the house manager would have rectified this situation, we don't expect or wish our guests to feel cold when staying in any of our cottages has they all have more than sufficient heating available. The kitchen does have a free corner cupboard for storage and we have asked the house manager to check the supply of utensils. We want all of our guests to have the best holiday experience they can in Polperro and we urge the to contact us to resolve any matters that are not to their full satisfaction while they are in the cottage so we can rectify them as soon as we can. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Polperro again in the future.
27 Oct 2013
"Excellent cosy cottage in great location"
Very well decorated, clean and wonderfully located cosy cottage in the heart of Polperro. Lovely size kitchen and lounge.
However, a bit uncomfortable in terms of headroom and space if you are 6'2"+.
28 Sep 2013
"Excellent cottage, could not ask for more"
Lovely cottage in perfect location. Views from every window fantastic. Layout of cottage very good. All went for a very relaxing holiday.
26 Sep 2013
"Lovely old Fisherman's Cottage"
Cosy & ideal for a small family. Lovely & clean & obviously well looked after. Could have done with a few more kitchen utensils if you're planning to cook but as there are some lovely places to eat in Polperro it didn't matter. 2 x Double bedroom with twin en-suite made it ideal. WiFi would have been nice in an area where mobiles don't work very well.
3 Jul 2013
"Perfect Cottact in a Perfect Location"
We have stayed in the Mariners each year for the last 4 years and it just gets better. The accommodation is perfect, 2 bedrooms both with En-Suite, and the location, right on the harbour wall is fantastic. We will defiantly be going again very soon. if like us you need the 2 en-suite, then this is the perfect cottage for you
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