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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Sundale is one of several pretty whitewashed cottages on The Coombes, just a few minutes stroll from the harbour, shops, restaurants and excellent pubs in the village. The cottage has its own parking directly in front of the property (rare in Polperro). Cars are prohibited, except for access, in Polperro thus making it a quiet but accessible cottage and the river Pol bubbles past the front of the cottage and leads down to the harbour.
Sundale offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge and dining rooms, a well presented kitchen and outside space making it a popular choice for families and for guests wanting the benefit of onsite parking yet a short walk to the habour and village amenities. This makes Sundale a perfect base from which to explore this part of Cornwall, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From stunning coastal walks, to hidden coves, secluded beaches to lush countryside, they are all waiting to be discovered, along with a hole host of sight seeing and visitor attractions.
Onsite Parking for 2 cars
Patio and Garden
Bathroom and shower room
One double, one twin & one bunk bedded bedrooms
Cot/High Chair/Stair Gate Available
5 minute walk to beach
Easy access by car
Pet Friendly - uo to 2 dogs allowed
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 500 m|
|Nearest Amenities||200 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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen 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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21 May 2014
"Everything we needed-fantastic accommodation"
We have been staying in Polperro for the past 10 years in various cottages. We chose Sundale this year as our family has outgrown previous accommodation. The house was clean and spacious and had ever… More
28 Oct 2013
"Home from Home"
I stayed here with my husband in March 2013, On arrival we were very impressed with the look of the cottage from the outside and this carried on when we entered the cottage.We had everything to hand … More
18 Aug 2013
"Nice house, good location, but not big enough for 6adults"
House nice not really enough seating for 6 adults (2 seat sofa &3seat sofa), small fridge not big enough for amount of food for 6 adults, toaster broke (housekeeper replaced) 2slice not big enough any… More
Firstly we offer our heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate week guests had from 10th-17th Aug.It seems that there was a drastic breakdown in the cleaning management of the cottage. We were told a supply cleaner was put in as the usual one was on holiday, nevertheless the management should have checked on her and it was totally unforgivable to leave empty bottles and bags of rubbish in the cottage for later collection.
Also the garden had not been attended to for a while.
Steps are being taken to sort out the Management of Sundale , and we sincerely hope there will be no further problems.
We have had many re-bookings of guests recently who have said that it is a cosy and comfortable cottage.
Re the other points:-
Sundale is fine for 5 adults and one child as the 3rd bedroom is a bunk room with an adult bed below and a bunk above.
There is now ample seating for 6 people and a 4 bar toaster is now in place, also the problem with the hot water has been sorted.
Sundale was recently upgraded and achieved a 4 star rating from the Tourist Board ,so we sincerely hope that with all these issues addressed, Sundale will continue to offer guests a comfortable, enjoyable and trouble-free holiday.
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