Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Forge is a beautifully restored circa 16/17th Century cottage and is set on the bank of the river Pol, in the heart of the picturesque historic fishing village of Polperro. This 2 bedroom cottage comprising of a double & a twin bedroom, is located just a short stroll from the harbour and all of the village amenities, yet comes with very close reserved parking for your holiday.
Full of charm and character and benifitting from a log burner and outside space, this pet friendly cottage ticks an awful lots of boxes making it a very popular choice for couples, friends and families alike. With something to tempt you whatever the season The Forge enjoys a very long season for bookings and represents a very good value and comfortable property to base your time in Polperro in. Parking is included in a car park approx. 30 seconds walk away.
Broadband / Log Burner
Bathroom with bath with shower mixer attachment over
One double and one twin bedroom
1 minutes walk to harbour
Very short walk to pubs/restaurants
2 minutes walk to beach
Easy Access to Coastal Path walks
Laundry Facilities/Towels Provided
Pet Friendly - up to 2 dogs
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 Station 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|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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28 Jan 2014
"Quaint cottage lovely location clean and comfy"
Set in the heart of the village of polperro perfect for exploring the nooks and crannys of Cornwall. Nestled alongside a running stream which runs into the harbour. Pubs and shops are a stones throw away so if you don't fancy scaling or descending some of the many hills this is the best location for you, the parking (for one car) is also very handy which many others don't offer (quite as close at least).
Cottage was clean and comfortable with everything you'd need barring dishwasher.
Would definitely rent again if going back to the same area as also good value for money.
10 Nov 2013
"Polperro in a quaint cottage"
Enjoyed a short stay in The Forge Cottage which we found very clean. The Forge was kept warm and cozy by Cental Heating which came on morning and evening governed by a set timer, at no expense ,as all electricity and gas was included in the initial cost, even the dog had a free holiday. Another big advatage was close by car parking, a bonus in Polperro. All amenities are close. Four lovely Pubs are a few paces away, and serve excellent food, especially The Blue Peter. The Forge can accomodate four adults, but is best suited to two adults and possibly two children. The bathroom is small and the shower could be better, but the kitchen is excellent, as is the added warmth of a wood burner if required. One does get used to the noisy mill stream running alongside the property.
1 Sep 2013
"Fantastic holiday, wonderful untouched cornish gem of a resort and fab accommodation"
We have been visiting Polperro at least once a year for the past ten years and it never fails to please. We have travelled the length and breadth of Cornwall over the years and Polperro for us is the… More
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