Thinking about booking your next holiday? Or simply searching for a family day out in Cornwall? Polperro could be the perfect destination. With a selection of attractions to suit all ages, a stunning harbour backdrop and gorgeous places to stay it has something for everyone.
Perched on the traffic free inner harbour wall of the pretty village of Polperro, this fisherman’s cottage dates back over 300 hundred years. Lovingly renovated in seaside blue and white by its owners to provide open-plan home from home accommodation downstairs and one double and one twin bedroom upstairs. Cosy up to the large South facing bay windows that provide stunning views over the working harbour. If you can drag yourself away from the view go for a trek on the South West Coast Path that runs past the front door of the cottage. Then, of course, there are the five welcoming pubs and a variety of eateries only steps away from The Anchorage.
Couch’s Great house and Restaurant
Couch’s offers a relaxed dining atmosphere, fusing old world charm with modern, quality cuisine. Learning his craft under such culinary heavyweights as Gordon Ramsey, Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc, head chef and owner Richard McGeown has established one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets tucked away in Polperro. Private parties, weddings or any significant event are all accommodated.
Talland Bay Hotel
With Stunning views over the bay and out to sea. Talland Bay hotel boasts a 2 AA rosette restaurant and alfresco dinning, produced from locally sourced ingredients. With roaring open fires to keep you warm in the winter.
Polperro has a number of boats offering a variety of trips. You can head out to sea on a scenic coastal trip, a fish trip or a mixed walking and boat return trip. There are single and return trips to Looe and to Fowey. There are occasional sightings of dolphins and basking sharks. One of those offering mackerel fishing trips from the harbour is Olly Puckey.
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Holiday Cottages Polperro provide the largest portfolio of Visit England Quality Assured holiday cottages in Polperro. They cater for all budgets and tastes and their cottages range from 1 to 5 bedrooms. Many offer sea and harbour views and they also offer a good selection of pet friendly properties.
Polperro Model Village & Land of Legend
No trip to Polperro would be complete without a visit to the famous Model Village and Land of Legend. Explore the village in miniature, and learn about the Cornish myths and legends. More than 60 years in existence, having survived fire and floods, this famous attraction continues to delight families of all ages.
The Blue Peter
Amongst the most popular places to eat in Polperro, the Blue Peter public house, which overlooks the harbour, is one of those places that oozes atmosphere. It’s famous for Fish and Chips, and they alone make it worth the visit. Friendly bar staff meant it’s somewhere families and couples seek out again and again.
Nestling in unspoilt countryside, seven miles from Polperro, Stonerush Lakes offers a choice of luxurious two or three bedroom detached holiday homes. Perfect for exclusive personal use or for those buyers wishing to generate an income through one of their fully managed letting schemes. Prices from £145,000 unfurnished.
Natal House Bed and Breakfast is perfectly situated, with easy access and its own parking. It makes a great base from which to explore. If you are looking for a well earned rest from the daily routine or a stopover whilst walking the coastal path, or even a romantic break, you will find all you need here.
Polperro Heritage Museum
Located in The Warren overlooking the harbour, the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing houses a remarkable collection of exhibits and 19th century photographs as well as many items of memorabilia dating from the 18th century when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro.
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’10 Reasons to Visit Polperro’ is taken from our October/November 2014, Vol.2 Issue 26. Subscribe to myCornwall magazine for more stories like this one.