Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AND UPGRADED FOR 2014
Harbour Studio Polperro. Harbour Studio has been renovated to provide modern accommodation in an idyllic setting. It was previously owned by Frederick Cook, a famous local artist and his wife, who was an illustrator for Enid Blyton. The cottage was bought at auction.
The cottage sleeps four people comfortably, upstairs the master bedroom has a double bed and downstairs there is a twin bedded room.
The kitchen has an Aga Cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge and microwave. From the kitchen walk out onto the balcony which overhangs the harbour itself.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polperro 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plymouth 40 km, Nearest railway: Looe 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, 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|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
There is a main bathroom upstairs, with a bath and shower. The bathroom also has a heated towel rail. Downstairs there is a WC with wash basin.
For the convenience of holidaymakers all duvets, bed linen and towels are supplied and costs are inclusive of electricity and gas.
Well behaved dogs are welcome and there is private parking space in the main car park for the use of the cottage occupants.
The West Country region
Polperro, a spectacular few miles along the coast from Looe, is steeped in history. Sheltered from the ravages of time and tide in its cliff ravine, it's an enchanting jumble of cottages, each one unmistakably the work of a Cornish
Wending your way through the traffic-free streets to the small harbour, you're treading the paths where barrows of fish were once carted and, under cover of night, brandy casks and tobacco bales were carried into their hideouts. Make no mistake, this peaceful fishing cove, mellow Polperro, was once a thriving centre for the area's smuggling.
Wagonloads of contraband left here, some heading across Bodmin Moor en route to London. The 'free traders' have long since sailed into folk history and the shining shoals of pilchards have gone, but a visit to the smuggling museum brings this rich heritage back to life.
Packed tightly into a steep valley on either side of the River Pol, the quaint colour-washed cottages and twisting streets offer surprises at every turn: the Saxon and Roman bridges, the famous House on Props, the old Watch House, the fish quay, and the 16th century house where Dr. Jonathan Couch lived, naturalist and grandfather of the celebrated writer Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.
With its protected inner harbour full of colourful boats. Polperro is still a working fishing village, although tourism provides the main source of income. Attractions include a Museum of Smuggling and a Model Village.
Pulling into Polperro from the sea is an unforgettable experience, especially when you've caught a basket full of fish! Fishing trips or pure pleasure cruises are easy to arrange from the quayside. Or take the cliff path to explore the secluded smuggling coves of Talland and Lantivet Bay.
One of the most popular places in Cornwall, the village of Polperro is undoubtedly one of the prettiest.