Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Moorings 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 of the harbour, village and out to sea and benefits from a large balcony overhanging the harbour where you can sit and watch the boats bob up and down and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque harbour village.
The prime location of allows you to explore the shops, lovely restaurants, fine pubs, beach and coastal walks just minutes from your front door. The configuration includes 2 en-suite bedrooms, a separate bathroom and a total of 3 toilets. The cottage is very well equipped and presented and will suit couples, friends and families alike. SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED.
Lovely Harbour & Sea Views
Parking Provided / Large Balcony
One bathroom, one shower room & cloakroom
One double and one twin bedrooms
Pubs/Restaurants in very short walk
Just 30 meters 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 Beach 50 m|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: East Looe Station 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, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
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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24 Sep 2013
"Great location, poor plumbing"
Overlooking the pretty harbour about a 5min walk from a narrow private parking slot - fine if you don't drive a 4x4 or are a bit on the plump side - and bang opposite the best pub in town. You had to be a bit of a limbo dancer to use the en suite and with windows on all sides it was a bit like being in a goldfish bowl at times. Wardrobe/cupboard space was fine. Kitchen lacked some basics like decent knives and the hot water was bit temperamental.
27 Jun 2013
We found the cottage very cosy and comfortable and is in an good situation.
It was the Music Festival so it was very noisy outside, but we expected that.
Because we eat in and cook a lot, we found that there were not enough pans and saucepans, but that is a minor detail.
Over all, the cottage is well maintain and we enjoyed ourselves there.
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