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POLPERRO - SOUTH EAST CORNWALL

Polperro, lies just a few spectacular miles along the coast from Looe. 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 fisherman.

Polperro in Cornwall

Polperro


What he wanted was a place on shore to store his gear and his pilchard catch, and over that a loft divided into rooms like the cuddy of his boat. He reached the ground by means of stone or wooden steps, like a ship's gangway. You see, his idea of a dwelling was that of a ship in stone. And there's a fleet of them at anchor in Polperro.

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 'freetraders' 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.

Today, in cellars where furtive smugglers once dodged the customs men's muskets, you can see displays of local crafts and fishermen's smocks, or you can dine in style at one of Polperro's excellent restaurants.

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Polperro Beach - Chapel Rock Tidal Pool

Polperro has a small sandy beach located just outside the main breakwater. The beach is in front of Willy Wilcox cave, believed to have been used by smugglers. There is a small walkway across the beach, used at low tide, to convey holiday makers to the frequent boat trips that leave Polperro's small inlet.

Polperro also has a tidal sea pool, located on the seaward side of Chapel Rock, which guards the Western entrance to Polperro harbour. Chapel Pool (built in the 1940s) and Polperro Beach have been popular with both holiday makers and local children for generations.

The South facing tidal pool is accessible from about half tide, but there is a steep climb down the cliff to reach it. There are steps cut into the cliff, but caution is advised.

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.

Polperro village and the River Pol

One of the most popular places in Cornwall, the village of Polperro is undoubtedly one of the prettiest.

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.

Looe and Polperro Heritage Coast

The coastline here is part of the 80 mile South Cornwall Heritage Coast, and from Polperro beautiful walks extend to Talland in the east or Lansallos in the west, both with beaches and interesting churches. These and other secluded coves have, over the centuries, provided ample opportunities for smuggling.

North of Polperro, the village of Pelynt was the home of Bishop Trelawney, of Hawker's famous Song of the Western Men, and you can see Trelawney's chair and crook in the church.

To the northeast, you can walk and picnic in the Deer Park Forest, or at Lanreath watch craft demonstrations at the Folk & Farm Museum. At the mouth of the River Fowey, the village of Polruan faces St Catherine's Castle across the water.

During the 100 Years' War a chain was stretched between the two to demast any invading French ships. Today, the river is alive with pleasure craft and china clay vessels, and there is a regular car / passenger ferry from Bodinnick and a passenger ferry from Polruan, both to Fowey.

The area abounds with literary associations: by Bodinnick ferry slipway is the house where Daphne du Maurier wrote her first novel, The Loving Spirit, and along the secluded southern bank of Pont Pill creek you can see the hut where Leo Walmsey lived and wrote his romantic book Love in the Sun. At Penleath Point on the famous Hall Walk footpath is the granite memorial of 'Q' - Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch - who made Fowey, his 'Troy Town' famous worldwide.

Upstream, the picturesque riverside villages and countryside have associations with the legend of Tristan and Iseult, and there are pleasant woodland walks along the banks, of the River Lerryn. The whole of this area, along the Fowey river and around the coast as far as Looe, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Polperro  Inner Harbour
Sailing into Polperro
Polperro

HOLIDAYS IN POLPERRO

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Tourist Information Office
   
The Guildhall,
Fore St., East Looe.    
Tel (01503) 262072    
Open from Easter - October

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Polperro Fishing Boats along side the Quay


Coaastal path near Polperro - looking towards Pencarrow Head

Stunning coastal walk from Polperro to Lansallos and Pencarrow Head


Chapel Rock Polperro harbour entrance

Chapel Rock and the entrance to Polperro harbour


POLPERRO HOLIDAY RENTAL

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Penquite Farm Holidays - Self Catering

phone 01726 833319

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri + Sat

Prices from £275 to £1480

Quality in Tourism / Visit England   4 and 5 Star Gold

Holidays in Fowey with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Location, Location, Location. 3 superior quality, detached and spacious barns and cottage offering peace and privacy in a beautiful riverside village affording wonderful views over the Fowey River Valley. Perfect to relax and explore Cornwall. Features indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub- open all year Sleeps 4, 6 and 8/10

Category 2 - Please check facilities with owner

Facilities

Sleeps: 10+ max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Fowey
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities
pool Swimming Pool

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01726 833319

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Penquite Farm Holidays,  Fowey


Seaview Holiday Village - Self Catering Static Caravan Holiday Park

phone 01503 272335

Self- catering Holiday Rental, Static Holiday Caravan Stays, Holiday Park vacation,

Changeover Day = Fri Sat

 

Holidays in Polperro, with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Cornwall caravan holidays in a truly stunning location then look no further than Seaview Holiday Park. With our simple holidays you'lll relax, unwind, play and explore, and our dreamy setting will help you forget your stresses and remember the holidays of your own childhood

Pets are Welcome at Seaview Holiday Village in Polperro, -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Polperro,
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
pool Swimming Pool
Bar
Restaurant

phone 01503 272335

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Seaview Holiday Village,  Polperro,


The Cottles - Bed & Breakfast + Self catering

phone 01503 272578

En-suite Bed & Breakfast Stays, Self- catering Holiday Rental,

 

Relaxed and comfortable bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in our holiday Apartments - The Ryder and The Retreat - each sleeping 2 people in the beautiful Cornish fishing village of Polperro. Free parking and free wi-fi.

Pets are Welcome at The Cottles in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272578

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The Cottles,  Polperro


Highwood - Self Catering

phone 01483 277894

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £500 to £1100

 

Luxury family holiday accommodation sleeping 6. Located on the coastal path with beautiful views of the sea and Looe Island. Local beaches within a few minutes walk, and only a 10 minute drive from Looe with its restaurants and inns. Reduced rates for couples - out of Season Breaks. Visit Britain 4 star Gold Award - Sleeps 6

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01483 277894

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Highwood,  Looe


To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets - Self Catering

phone 01503 269242

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Prices from £200

 

We can offer you an excellent selection of very high quality holiday homes sleeping from 2 to 8 people, in the Looe / Polperro area - Our range of accommodation includes converted barns set amidst beautiful countryside, luxury apartments situated in the centre of town, traditional stone cottages and sea front properties.

To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets has Limited Disabled Facilities, please call 01503 269242 for details.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Looe & Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01503 269242

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To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets,  Looe & Polperro


Teak Cottage - Self catering

phone 01503272034

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri

Prices from £535 to £1395

 

Teak cottage is a characterful cottage in the heart of the picturesque village of Polperro. Built from teak washed up in a mid 19C ship wreck, it enjoys spectacular sea views over the harbour and sea beyond. It is located within a 5 minute walk of Polperro's numerous historic pubs, cafes and galleries.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views

phone 01503272034

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Teak Cottage,  Polperro


The Gulls Holiday Home - Self catering

phone 01503 262531

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Prices from £754

Quality in Tourism - Visit England   4 star. Green Tourism Silver Award

The Gulls offers stunning views over Looe Bay. We strive to offer the utmost in comfort, relaxation & service to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible. Most rooms have sea or river views. Self-catering Holidays in Looe - sleeping 2 to 8 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities
Bar
Restaurant

phone 01503 262531

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The Gulls Holiday Home,  Looe


The Little Barn - Polperro - Self Catering

phone 01503 272083

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri

Prices from £310 to £655

 

A beautifully converted barn on the edge of a working farm. A short walk takes you down to the charming village of Polperro. Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms. Pets welcome

Pets are Welcome at The Little Barn - Polperro in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 5 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272083

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The Little Barn - Polperro,  Polperro


Failte Cottage - Self Catering

phone 0116 221 1840

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £445 to £745

 

Holiday Cottage in Polperro - with Parking Located right on the banks of the river Pol which flows through the heart of Polperro. Failte Cottage is approached by a pedestrian footbridge over the river & only 4 minutes walk from the beautiful harbour. Sleeping 3 to 6 people.

Pets are Welcome at Failte Cottage in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 0116 221 1840

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Failte Cottage,  Polperro


Higher Polgassic Holiday Cottage - Self catering

phone 01503 272454

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £290 to £520

 

Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Lansallos - close to Polperro, with stunning views. Sleeps 2 to 4 in two bedrooms - set in over 2 acres of interesting gardens. his quiet rural location offers spectacular views over the magnificent Cornish Countryside, and yet only 1½ miles from the beach and coastal path. Sleeps 2 to 4 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 4 max.
    Location: Lansallos, near Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 01503 272454

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Higher Polgassic Holiday Cottage,  Lansallos, near Looe


Bryony Cottage - Self catering

phone 07999 249044

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £297 to £630

 

Bryony Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Fowey in a small hamlet- enjoying open aspects to the front and rear. This character cottage sleeps 3 people in two bedrooms. The holiday cottage has parking, located at the rear of the property. Stunning location for beaches, the Fowey Estuary and many local attractions - sleeps 3 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 3 max.
    Location: Fowey
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 07999 249044

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Bryony Cottage,  Fowey


Bucklawren Farm - Self catering

phone 01503 240738

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri + Sat

Prices from £250

Quality in Tourism / Visit England   4 and 5 Stars Gold Award

Bucklawren is a collection of holiday cottages sleeping 2 to 8 people set an idealllocation, close to the beaches - ideal for exploring Cornwall and west Devon, with their many attractions. There is golf, cycling, riding, tennis and water sports all available close by and also the safe bathing beaches of Millendreath, Seaton and Looe. Luxury holiday cottages sleeping 2, 4 , 6 and 8 people

Category 2 - Please check facilities with owner

Pets are Welcome at Bucklawren Farm in Looe -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01503 240738

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Bucklawren Farm,  Looe


Talehay Cottages - Self catering

phone 01503 220 252

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £200 to £895

  4 Star

Talehay is surrounded by beautiful open countryside and approached down a quiet country lane. The cottages retain much character and provide well specified and tastefully furnished accommodation situated in spacious communal gardens.
holiday Cottages - sleeping 2, 2, 4 & 4

Pets are Welcome at Talehay Cottages in Looe -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 10+ max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 01503 220 252

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Talehay Cottages,  Looe


Crumplehorn Inn & Mill - Bed & Breakfast + Self catering + Hotel

phone 01503 -272348

Facilities

    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities
Bar
Restaurant

phone 01503 -272348

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Crumplehorn Inn & Mill,  Polperro


Milly Bed and Breakfast - Bed & Breakfast

phone 01503 272492

En-suite Bed & Breakfast Stays,

Prices from £80

 

Millys Bed and Breakfast in picturesque Polperro is an ideal location for your holiday or weekend break. Situated on the main street leading into the idyllic fishing village of Polperro this restricted traffic zone area provides peace and tranquility for all guests.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272492

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Milly Bed and Breakfast,  Polperro


 Island Roads B&B - To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets - Bed & Breakfast

phone 01503 269242

Bed & Breakfast Stays,

Prices from £50 to £70

 

Bed and Breakfast stays in Looe @ Island Roads B&B -Located in West Looe with fantastic views over to St George's Island. Island Roads offers bed and breakfast stays in West Looe. Stunninhg coastal and sea views - Peaceful and quiet with lawn bowls, pitch and putt, tennis courts , health resort and the coastal footpath minutes walk away and of course Looe town, with all it's amenities. Sleeps 2 - one double bedroom with private bathroom

Facilities

Sleeps: 2 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views

phone 01503 269242

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Island Roads B&B - To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets,  Looe


SF & SE SANDERCOCK - Plant Hire - Local Business

phone 01579 362995

 

SF & SE SANDERCOCK Agricultural Contractor & Plant Hire in East Cornwall - Plant Hire Groundworks Excavation in Callington, Liskeard, Looe, Polperro, Launceston

Facilities

    Location: Upton Cross
beach_access Nearest Beach:

phone 01579 362995

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SF & SE SANDERCOCK - Plant Hire,  Upton Cross


The Bay, Talland - Self Catering

phone 01503 272715

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri + Sat

Prices from £550 to £1900

Quality in Cornwall  

Holidays in Talland Bay with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Talland Bay lies between Looe and Polperro and is one of the most memorable and secluded coves along the coastline of South Cornwall. It has three small beaches flanked by a rocky foreshore and a beautiful undeveloped coastline and is sheltered and safe for swimming.

Pets are Welcome at The Bay, Talland in Talland Bay -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Talland Bay
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
pool Swimming Pool

phone 01503 272715

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The Bay, Talland,  Talland Bay



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