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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Oversteps has been completely restored to a very high standard. Set in the heart of the beautiful historic fishing village of Polperro and very close to the harbour, this 2 bedroom, period cottage offers very high quality & comfort for up to 4 guests in a double (king size bed) & twin bedroom. The picturesque Polperro harbour is just a few yards from your front door and the amenities of the village including a selection of pubs and restaurants are all within a short walk..
The cottage boasts a very comfortable lounge with log burner, and a dining area and well equipped and superbly presented kitchen with feature carved wooden fireplace. The cottage has many lovely features including hand picked contemporary furniture, stylish decor and soft furnishings and benefits from solid oak flooring throughout the ground floor. A lovely luxury shower room completes the package which is ideal for couples and families wanting a special base for their Polperro holiday. Parking is included in a car park a 5 minute walk away (partially up a steep gradient). You can drive by the front door to load & unload only.
Dishwasher / Log Burner
Luxury Shower Room
One double (King size bed) and one twin bedrooms
30 seconds walk to harbour
Very short walk to pubs/restaurants
3 minute walk to beach
Easy Access to Coastal Path walks
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 300 m|
|Nearest Amenities||100 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|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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28 Jul 2014
"Heaven on earth!"
This has got to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in! I really did not want to leave Oversteps. The place is immaculately clean and everything has been thought of for a lovely sta… More
1 Jul 2014
"Excellent - First Class"
I visited Oversteps for a long weekend, with my husband, son and daughter-in-law. The cottage had everything we could wish for and more. The standard of fittings etc are first class.Everyone must ea… More
27 Apr 2014
"very cosy cottage in a very nice place"
We were here for easter for 4 days.
Cottage is refurbished to a very good standard. Nice kitchen and living areas, located right in the center of the vollage. Most cafe/restaurant and nice Blue peter pub in walking distance, as for some walking paths. You need to park a bit further but that's not too bad (you can stop in front of to drop/collect your stuff)
25 Apr 2014
"Lovely cottage in central location"
The cottage is centrally located in a quaint lane less than 2 mins walk to the harbour and shops. It has been beautifully renovated with quality furnishings, a lovely, good-sized and well-equipped kitchen and a clean and modern bathroom. The Wi-Fi was much appreciated. The lack of 5 stars is simply due to the lack of washing machine which is hard to manage without when you have kids on the beach and rock-climbing every day. Despite that, we would return to this cottage like a shot. Note that parking is a 5 minute walk up a steep hill - but once you visit Polperro you realize parking is like gold dust, and to be honest you don't need the car much - walk along the cliffs on the South West Path to Looe or Talland Bay, and eat out in the lovely restaurants and pubs in Polperro. The Kitchen restaurant for something special and the Blue Peter pub for fabulous fish and chips. Polperro is absolutely beautiful and a complete step back in time - we will return!
10 Feb 2014
"Fantastic weekend with friends"
2 friends my wife and I stayed at Oversteps in February for a weekend and it was fantastic. The cottage is spacious and superbly furished throughout, the location is brilliant as it's so central.… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Polperro. Oversteps is a lovely cottage and the owner will be so glad to read your kind words. We hope we can welcome you back to Polperro and Oversteps again soon.
22 Jul 2013
"Lovely cottage, excellent for seeing Cornwall"
Excellent cottage though if you have problems with mobility not the best place to stay, narrow steep streets, unable to park outside property, with steps (though this was indicated on booking). There is a small carpark further up the street (which is included in the price) but this is steep, the main carpark is easier to get to, no great incline or you can get the local "tram". A great place for getting out and seeing Cornwall but at first the narrow streets do seem dauting if you are driving - this did not stop us going any where! Quaint small local shops which sold most products and restaurants. Only the bakers opened early with most shops closing early (so get your shopping before going out).
A lovely place to stay though seagulls very noisy day and night,
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