£147 / night help
Price for guests, Nights

The Shell House – Home 325614 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from manager


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Holiday Cottages (Cornwall) Ltd
Average reply time:
1 hour 15 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
17 Jun 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Feb 2013. Located in Cornwall, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £590 to £1835.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jun 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews

Very Good

“10 / 10 for the Shell House in Polperro”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2014

What a fabulous property full of history but also every essential and luxury that you require. The outside of the house has a great history and is sign posted from the village making it a bit of an attraction but not so that it is intrusive. Inside the house has been recently completely refurbished to a very high standard and was pristinely clean. The Kitchen was great but we ate out in the various pubs and restaurants in Polperro that are all within walking distance and are very reasonable and welcoming. The lounge is a good size and you have a view of the harbour where you can see the boats land their catch. There is also a roof terrace that was a little chilly in November but would be ideal when the sun is shining to spend some time watching the world go by with a glass of wine. All bedrooms and bathrooms are well furnished and equipped. We had a fun few days and hope to visit again in the very near future, we would definitely recommend a visit.

“Already planning a return visit”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2014

Massively impressed with this property - ideal location and facilities for a relaxing weekend away out of season and a spot at the epicentre of activity in peak times. If you're planning a trip to Polperro then Shellhouse is in a prime location and suitable for all types of weather. If it's fine, sit on the roof with a drink and enjoy the view, if it's damp then raid the DVD collection or just lounge around on the comfortable furniture. All mod cons available including good BT wifi, showers, bath, various loos, a number of TVs, decent kitchen utensils and pans etc. Unlike some rental properties, there's enough space and separate areas for a little bit of privacy and doing your own thing in a crowd. Recommended food: Michelles (just round the corner but not obvious) and Couches (a few paces further on but closes early if quiet so ensure you book). Recommended drink: Lunchtime in the 3 Pilchards (good bar meals), any time in the Old Mill House (live music at nights, brain-stretching quiz on Sunday afternoon). Recommended activity: walk along the South West Path to Looe - and then get the bus or a taxi back. Go on the back roads to Fowey for a wander round the streets and cross by the small vehicle ferry (which does very odd things to sat-navs). The only obvious downside I can see is that when the house is full to capacity, the single car parking place allocated wouldn't be sufficient. Other than that, the major disappointment was that the ice cream shop offering 40 flavours of ice cream between the car park and Shellhouse was shut for the winter....

“Lovely house in a beautiful position”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2013

Our party consisted of 4 couples in their 50s/60s. The house was comfortable and warm with a large, well-equipped kitchen and a wonderful roof terrace. A lot of stairs were involved but worth it! 3 great showers, although one of them stopped working half way through our stay. The house is more or less on the coastal path to Looe so a lot of people stopped to appreciate the shell decorations. This might be a bit intrusive during high season, though it didn't bother us at all. Polperro itself has everything an adult party could need for a week's stay.

“Splendid Break!”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2013

We had a wonderful week at The Shell House and Polperro in general. The house is extremely comfortable, well kitted out (the owners have thought of the needs of every possible resident from young babies to older visitors) and overall a very pleasant place to spend a week or two. The house is very stylish, contemporary on the inside. The outside is eye-catching and a crowd pleaser - quite nice to hear the remarks outside and pictures being taken. The roof terrace is lovely with a wonderful view. There was lots of space for us all (4 adults and 4 children) The location is ideal for exploring Polperro. We decided, early on, to use the car as little as possible with our extended family and walk locally. This was quite relaxing and we even fitted in the Eden Project (by car) one day and Talland Bay. We were very very lucky with the weather - hot and sunny all week. If it had rained there were plenty of games, books, magazines and TV/Playstations/DVDs to keep us busy - as it was we didn't use them although maybe you would get sick of being in all of the time. All mod cons available too especially for babies - was really happy with small touches like plastic spoons and baby bowls and WIFI was excellent. I have given the property 5 stars - only slight issue was that we could have done with a stair gate or 2 for our 18 month old twins. So, we spent a lot of time blocking stairs! But for our older 2 - (4 and 6) it was ideal and very safe. We also had to bring an extra cot although can understand that 2 cots would be difficult to source.

“Beautiful house, stunning views”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2013

We have stayed in Polperro several times so knew that we loved the village but this was the first time we stayed in The Shell House. We all fell in love with this house, it is beautifully decorated and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, it really was a home from home. The views from the upper floors were fabulous but nothing compared to the view from the roof terrace. You do have to get used to people staring at the building whenever you look out of the kitchen window because of the shells on the wall but you get used to it and as it is a high window people can't actually look inside. We wouldn't hesitate to book this property again.

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