Skip to content

Luxury Coastal Bolthole in Polperro With Parking.

SuperhostPolperro, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Helen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

Travel restrictions

Due to COVID-19 there are lockdowns in place across the UK and travel is not permitted other than in limited circumstances until at least April. Failure to follow the law is a criminal offence.
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Helen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Cancellation policy
Add your trip dates to get the cancellation details for this stay.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking. Get details
This is a bijou little one bedroom semi detached single storey cottage.

-Refund for Covid related cancellations/ travel restrictions

- Park outside your door.

-Huge private deck and patio with barbeque

- Set away from the village in a peaceful rural location, yet only 5 minutes walk to the pubs, restaurants, beach and harbour

-10 minutes uphill walk back from village as the lane is steep. Not suitable for anyone with mobility or fitness issues

- Accredited by Visit England for cleaning.

The space
Ideal for a romantic break away from it all, this small but perfectly formed cottage is situated in a quiet rural spot away from the main tourist area, yet only a few hundred yards from the harbourside, beach and fantastic restaurants and pubs of Polperro.

If there are travel restrictions due to Covid in place at the time of your booking you will be offered a refund or a move of dates.

Polperro has been voted one of the 20 most tranquil villages in the UK by Country Living magazine.

Approached via a long sloping drive off Landaviddy Lane, this is a unique setting for the area. Peaceful and sheltered, surrounded by National Trust farmland, the cottage is equally suited for winter and summer breaks.

Drive down our drive, then park just outside the gate to your cottage. Enter your private space via the gate to find your enclosed sunny patio and huge furnished deck.

You can while away the day relaxing on sunloungers under a large parasol, or lounge on the corner sofas with a good book. There is dining furniture and a charcoal barbeque for lazy lunches and al fresco dinners under the stars.

Through your front door there is a porch area/utility room for muddy wellies and to hang coats after a cliff top walk. There is some kitchen equipment stored here too, as well as a wine rack and butcher's block.

Open the porch door and you will find a cosy and stylish little kitchen/sitting room with slate flagstone flooring and wood burning stove (starter kit of logs supplied, £5 per bag thereafter), all finished to a very high standard.

There is a small 2 seater sofa and armchair with footstool facing the lovely woodburner for romantic and cosy evenings in.

There is a 32inch SMART TV with Netflix and superfast broadband.

The kitchen area has a handmade in- frame kitchen, mini range cooker, retro style fridge, full size dishwasher and washing machine. There is a coffee machine and even a Kitchenaid hand blender. The kitchen is small, but very well equipped with everything you need to create a delicious fireside supper for 2.

The bedroom has a double brass bedstead with sumptuous mattress. There is a built in wardrobe with room for your cases to be stored. There are dressing gowns to borrow.

The luxury boutique style en suite shower room has a rain shower and heated towel rail.

Polperro Village is a 5 minute walk from the cottage. Wind your way down through the front garden to the lane below and you will soon reach the harbourside with its spectacular views and tidal beach.

Coming back is around 10 minutes, as the lane is steep. Good for walking off the delicious food on offer in the village!

The South West Coast Path is a 10 minute easy walk from the cottage, through a small wood just 50 yards from the house.

Please note that the walk back from the village is not suitable for anyone with impaired mobility or fitness.

The cottage is on one level. There are 24 steps up to the cottage if you are approaching on foot from the village. When driving, you can drive up to the front door. Our driveway is sloped. If you prefer you can park at the top and we will help you with your luggage.

The cottage is not suitable for children or infants.

Guest access
The entire cottage is for your own use. It has its own entrance with private courtyard and large furnished deck.

The path down to Polperro, through the front garden, is shared with us.

Parking is on our driveway.

Our garden is next to yours, you may be aware of us in our garden as it is on a slope. There is a tall fence which separates the gardens.

Other things to note
Two night stays available. 1pm check out may be available (please check with us) on Sundays in low season so perfect for winter weekend breaks.

Please note the last 2 miles of your journey to Penlea are along single lane roads, with passing places.

Please note that the walk back up from the village is steep in places. The walk is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. There are 24 steps up to the house when coming from the village on foot.

Please note that the bedroom only contains a double bed and bedside tables, as shown in the photo. There is a large fitted wardrobe/cupboard just outside the bedroom.

We can take a supermarket delivery for you on the day of your arrival, and unpack it for you. All the major supermarkets deliver to Polperro.

If you would like the log burner lit ready for your arrival, we can do this.

The first nights logs are included. After this we can provide a pack of logs, firelighters and kindling to last approximately 1-2 nights for £5. Please let us know in advance if you would like this option.

ALL FOOD MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS.


Cats live next door, so you may see them around the garden. They are very timid, so won't disturb you.

When approaching the house on foot from the village there are 24 steps and 2 sloping paths up to the house.

Our driveway is sloped. You can park at the top if you prefer.
This is a bijou little one bedroom semi detached single storey cottage.

-Refund for Covid related cancellations/ travel restrictions

- Park outside your door.

-Huge private deck and patio with barbeque

- Set away from the village in a peaceful rural location, yet only 5 minutes walk to the pubs, restaurants, beach and harbour

-10 minutes uphill walk back from v…
read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

TV
Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Check-in
Add date
Checkout
Add date

4.98 out of 5 stars from 107 reviews

Cleanliness
Accuracy
Communication
Location
Check-in
Value

Location

Polperro, England, United Kingdom

Polperro is an impossibly pretty fishing village in South East Cornwall where the working fishing harbour nestles among the quaint narrow lanes and whitewashed cottages.

The village has a small tidal beach and a natural swimming pool for sheltered and safe swimming. Lansallos beach is a 5 minute drive away, where you can spend the whole day lazing on the sand!

The harbour has its own fishing fleet, and most of the restaurants serve fish brought into Polperro from the boats. Polperro Fishermans Chior often perform on the harbour in the summer, and in the pubs year round as the Wreckers.

Polperro boasts some truly amazing restaurants and pubs, from fine dining tasting menus to homemade pizza.

Polperro is a year round destination. Outside of the summer season, the crashing waves and roaring log fires in the pubs make for an atmospheric break.

All the pubs are open year round, and serve food every evening.

At Christmas the whole village is lit up with twinkling fairy lights. The annual switch on on the first Saturday in December is a huge event in the village, with food and craft stalls.

New Year's Eve is one huge fancy dress party. All the pubs are open and there are no tickets, so you can visit them all! On New Year's Day there is the famous swim from the harbour.

There is a music festival in June every year, with stages set up throughout the village.

The famous South West Coast Path is a 10 minute walk from Penlea Cottage front door. Originally created for the police to search for smugglers, the path will take you to Looe in one direction, and Polruan in the other via some quite extraordinary scenery.

Talland Bay beach is fabulous, and there is a beach barbeque restaurant open at weekends in high season.

Looe is a 5 minute drive away with its huge sandy beach with safe swimming and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars. There is a fantastic fishmonger and farm shop on the front.

Fowey, made famous by Daphne du Maurier, is a 30 minute drive away, via the Boddinick Ferry. Readymoney Cove is a wonderful beach, and there are amazing shops and restaurants to explore.

The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are within easy reach.

The North coast is much more rugged with excellent surfing. Padstow, a 45 minute drive away, boasts many fabulous restaurants, including Paul Ainsworth and Rick Stein. There is a wide variety of boutique style shops.

Just along the coast from there is pretty Port Issac, made famous by the TV series Doc Martin. Nathan Outlaw has an amazing Michelin starred restaurant right on the front, with stunning views out to sea.0
Polperro is an impossibly pretty fishing village in South East Cornwall where the working fishing harbour nestles among the quaint narrow lanes and whitewashed cottages.

The village has a small tid…

Hosted by Helen

Joined in March 2016
  • 150 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
My partner and I moved to Cornwall to start our holiday lettings business in 2017. We have lovingly refurbished Penlea cottage and created Penlea Retreat from scratch. We hope you have a wonderful stay, and that you love Polperro as much as we do.
My partner and I moved to Cornwall to start our holiday lettings business in 2017. We have lovingly refurbished Penlea cottage and created Penlea Retreat from scratch. We hope you…
During your stay
We live next door. We are always on hand if you need anything, but other than that you will be left in privacy and peace to enjoy your holiday.

We can provide self check in so you need not have any contact with us.

The cottage is completely disinfected before you arrive. All bedding and towels are steam ironed.
We live next door. We are always on hand if you need anything, but other than that you will be left in privacy and peace to enjoy your holiday.

We can provide self check…
Helen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy