Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
PierInn Studio is perfectly situated in a prime position on the original harbour wall of the historic fishing village of Polperro. This beautifully presented and comprehensively equipped cottage enjoys outstanding views of the harbour and 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 the picturesque harbour.
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 studio lounge window looks directly at the boats as you sit on the sofa, you could almost be in a boat yourself it is that close. There is a spacious double bedroom, a modern shower room and a well equipped kitchen with dining area. Heating is provided by wall mounted electric convector and flame effect log burner. Parking is included in a reserved space about an 8 minute flat walk away. SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED.
Lovely Harbour Views
42'' SMART TV with NETFLIX subscription
Shower room / Dishwasher
Large Balcony overhanging harbour
Superfast Broadband & iPod Docking Station
Pubs / Restaurants in very short walk
Just 30 yards from the beach
Easy access to lovely coastal walks
Laundry Facilities & Towels Provided
Cot & High Chair Available
OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 50 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||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
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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17 Aug 2014
"we did'nt want to leave we loved our stay that much."
as soon as we entered the property we felt at home. every thing you need is there including a bottle of wine. theres plenty of space for two. it had such a homely feel to it the bed is very comfy. lov… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Polperro and that PierInn Studio felt like such a 'home from home'. We hope we can welcome you back to Polperro again soon.
19 May 2014
Just returned from a mid week break in Pierinn House and Studio with family ranging from 2 to 93 years. The studio and house were extremely well equipped and very clean. It was lovely in the morning to wake up and look over the harbour at the boats with the sun pouring through the windows and equally enjoyable to relax in the lounge windows (again with a view over the harbour) after a day out We hope to return again some day.
19 May 2014
"The atmosphere of Polperro"
The PierInn Studio for 2 people was right on the harbour front, in fact the small balcony overhung the water. Plenty of restaurants and pubs within a few minutes stroll and honestly we were spoiled for choice most looked so good. The pasty shop in particular sold really good pasties and cakes.
The apartment was through the very narrow streets and impossible (in fact inadvisable) to get a car up to the front door, nevertheless it was no great distance from the drop off point and a baggage service was available for those who cannot carry luggage.
Parking in Polperro is understandably very restricted and your reserved space is in the main car park outside the village, again not really a problem if reasonably mobile, its a 10 min or so walk and there is a small tram if necessary for £1.20.
Apartment itself was very clean and well equipped, although we didn't use the kitchen as there were so many places to eat, washer and drier (essential in Cornwall) worked fine as did the shower and bathroom. TV was modern and all other creature comforts provided including WiFi.
This apartment was the closest I have ever stayed to a pub / restaurant. The Blue Peter was right opposite the front door and you could actually step from the apartment to the steps into the pub without touching the path. The Blue Peter gets great reviews on TripAdvisor and they are well deserved - food was great and a very friendly atmosphere. Pub is quite small and popular though - so get there early. The Three Pilchards next door was also worth a visit and much less crowded.
Only negatives ? Well the Gulls (Seagulls) are a real nuisance, dirty and aggressive, I would certainly encourage the local authority to do something about them, if you shoo one off the balcony it calls its mates and suddenly you cant sit on the balcony any longer.
All in all I found Polperro anxious to please tourists and offered a great place for a short break with breathtaking views and great (challenging) walks along the coast path.
25 Nov 2013
I have been visiting Polperro for some 40 years, staying in various locations but never actually in the village until now. What a great choice this was as not only looking out of the window and stepping out of the balcony was like being in a postcard but the accommodation itself was spot on. I would definitely stay here again and already recommended to family and friends.
Thank you for your lovely review - we hope we can welcome you and your friends back to Polperro again soon!
11 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location"
Lovely clean well equiped cottage in a great location. In sunny weather the balcony overlooking the harbour is a real plus. Cannot be handier for the Blue Peter
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