Experience - The Area...
Enjoying wonderful harbour and sea views from most windows, this grade II listed 18th century former fishermans cottage is located in The Warren, a quintessentially Cornish traffic free area, offering light and airy accommodation on three floors.
Set right in the heart of the pretty village of Polperro with a picturesque harbour and the South West Coast Path on the doorstep, this quaint cottage is ideally situated only a few paces from the quayside and is entered from the narrow pedestrian lane.
Although the cottage has no garden, the front steps provide an excellent vantage point to sit and enjoy the sun and there are also plenty of places to sit around the quay and watch the boats entering and leaving the harbour. There is one reserved parking space just under half a mile away (vehicle height restriction of 1.85 metres applies) and approximately a 10 minute walk - there is no vehicle access to the property however a luggage taxi service is available.
Formerly the birthplace of Jonathan Couch a distinguished local historian, details can be found in the Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing nearby. The many cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries and local shops are close at hand as is Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend. Seasonal pleasure boat trips depart from the harbour, and the coastal footpath offers fine walks eastwards to Talland Bay & Looe, and westbound to Lansallos & Polruan.
There is a small sandy beach that sits outside the harbour walls and is accessible during low tide, and further beaches can be found along the coast at Talland, Lantivet and Lantic Bays. Looe is 4 miles by road and Fowey 7 miles via the Bodinnick ferry. This property can be rented with next door but one Ten Steps for larger parties.
Stay - The Accommodation...
Three steep steps lead up to the stable front door which opens directly into a spacious beamed kitchen/diner with an attractive run of pine kitchen units, a rustic dining suite and fine views of the fishing boats in the harbour from both a cushioned window seat and the stable door.
From the kitchen, a steep carpeted staircase leads up to a lovely beamed sitting room with comfortable lounge seating and two sunny window seats overlooking the active fishing harbour below. To complete the first floor accommodation there is a fully tiled shower room W.C. with hand basin at the rear.
In one corner, a further narrow staircase continues up to the top floor landing and two cosy bedrooms with hip shaped ceilings, some of the original 300 year old exposed beams and a double and twin beds respectively. The former enjoys a birds eye view across the harbour towards the original net houses and Peak Rock, Polperro's iconic rock and far out to sea.
- There is no vehicle access to the property however a luggage taxi service is available
- This property can be rented with next door but one Ten Steps for larger parties
- This property welcomes a maximum of two dogs