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Harbour Studio , Next to the famous Roman Bridge

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.2km


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)
Access Car advised
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
Access Parking
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.

Further details

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.

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Review 1-10 of 10

28 Apr 2014


"Was always intrigued by this property. It was even better than expected"

I spotted this place at the top of the harbour on my first visit to Polperro about 12 years ago and had wondered about what it would be like to stay there ever since. I didn't hesitate to book it… More

3 Feb 2014


"fantastic location, cosy atmosphere"

Yes, some of the negative comments are true, the property does need a little TLC but we keep coming back to Harbour Studio. The location is superb and just a two minute walk from the fantastic Blue Pe… More

24 Aug 2013


"Great location but in desperate need of repair"

This cottage is in a great location in the village of Polperro. Unfortunately that is about the best thing you can say. We arrived at the Cottage and they have some nice touches like some milk in the… More

3 Jul 2013


"Great Location but not luxurious"

We have just returned from a week at Harbour Studio, the location of the cottage is fabulous.Sadly to say the interior and exterior are for us far from a luxury cottage.The previous reviews were in 20… More

25 Nov 2012



Just arrived home from a stay. It was a wonderful property in a beautiful location. As we decided on a quiet off season visit, I was a little worried about the cold but the cottage was snug as a bug. … More

29 Aug 2012


"Just the perfect little get away"

Stunning location for the property in a picturesque seaside town which gave us a very special holiday. The balcony was great to sit out on and the beds were comfy and the kitchen was just splendid.… More

4 Aug 2012


"Beautiful location, love to stay again"

Harbour studio was an original feature of Polperro. It is in a lovely location in the village sitting right on the harbour. It is a small but beautifully formed cottage. We have an 11 and 9 year old so a good size for us 4. The balcony is a feature that we used to sit and watch the harbour and other visitors and relax after the days of visiting other wonderful parts of Cornwall. I wouldn't recommend to familys with big kids as it would feel very cramped. There is a dedicated car parking space in the main car park 700m away. We did utilise Alan and his tow quad bike to take the luggage down which was a good use of money. There are plenty of wonderful places to eat and to buy ice cream. We would definately book again to stay at the Habour Studio but for now we have some lovely memories and beautiful pictures.

15 Jul 2012


"Great cottage. Great location. Great village. Great Holiday."

Polperro is one of the most quaint, picturesque villages in cornwall and this cottage is nestled right in the heart of the town. Easy access to shops, restaurants(chippy across the road is recommended), pubs (try the Old Mill on a wednesday night when the fisherman's choir sing), but Harbour Studio still feels private and tucked away enough to make you feel like you're one of the locals. We cosied up by the log fire some nights, and drank red wine on the balcony on others, watching the ducks and the lone swan parade up to the harbour as the tide came in, or watching passing tourists across the harbour sneak a jealous little look at us sat quite smugly on our balcony. The cottage was well equipped, clean, tidy and cosy as well as spacious, and has a good shower/bath for after you've had a day at the beach or a long walk along the cliffs and the comfiest memory foam bed. When we come back to Polperro this will be the first place we look at for availability.

31 Jan 2012


"Best location in Polperro"

This gorgeous little cottage was such a surprise. The photos on the ad really don't do it justice. The rooms were beautiful, the kitchen was well stocked and the location could not be beat. Your balcony opens up to the harbor and you can hear The Props running down to the beach as you fall asleep. The swans swim up to the kitchen window begging for your bread crumbs. The place was like a little fairy tale!

I had been to Polperro before and always wondered who the lucky people staying in that place with all the windows and the deck over the harbor were. I never imagined that it would be me, and for such an affordable price!

To sum it up, I LOVE this place and I will be back.

26 Jun 2011


"A real gem - I'm coming back!"

I write this in two minds - do I share this to the world or do I keep it as one of my little secrets so I can get in first on booking again! :-) What an experience we had from start to finish! The loc… More

Review 1-10 of 10

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