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Best of Both Worlds - the cottage by the beach with Polperro on its doorstep

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach Cottage, Sleeps 8, Stunning Views, Beach Terrace, Open Fire, Coastal Path.

Willy Wilcox Cottage is the listed seafront cottage, with the bright blue door and shutters, seen on so many paintings and postcards of both Polperro and Cornwall. It has four bedrooms, all have sea and fishing harbour views. The beamed sitting room has an open fire and a large picture window looking over the fishing boats in the harbour. The unique raised beach terrace has stunning views, a great place for breakfast, a nightcap or any time in between and there is an enclosed rear BBQ terrace. We welcome you with a home-made cream tea and also provide a pass allowing use of the indoor hotel pool and gym in Looe (4 miles).

Willy Wilcox sleeps eight and is the nearest cottage to the beach in the historic fishing village of Polperro. Its idyllic location has the coastal path leading from steps behind the cottage which is situated over the cave and beach in Polperro. The pubs, restaurants, art galleries and shops of Polperro are just seconds away. We are dog friendly and they are welcomed widely in Polperro.

More Details

Owner
Deborah Pleace
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Deborah Pleace

We are Deborah and Jon, living in the village of Hurst, Berkshire with our son and daughter aged 11 and 15. They, along with our Italian Spinone, are now enjoying the type of care-free childhood Cornish holidays that we both did. They have a freedom in Polperro that we believe is quite unique. Willy Wilcox Cottage is our delight.

Deborah Pleace purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Deborah Pleace chose South East Cornwall

We were lucky enough to buy the picture postcard cottage, it features on so many. It took a long time to find the perfect sea-front Cornish property, somewhere you could hear and smell the sea.

From inside Willy Wilcox Cottage, you can experience so much of the outside because of its position and views. Beautiful Polperro, caters really well for tourists but is a working fishing village at heart. Watch fishing boats or storms coming into the harbour and be part of the changing seasons whilst cosy inside.

What makes this cottage unique

The reason the cottage features on so many photos and postcards is that it is hard to imagine a better location. A historic property of character and charm, a beach on your doorstep with a private terrace looking to open sea. Polperro with its pubs, galleries, shops and restaurants less than a minute away. The peace of coastal path leading from steps behind. You can feel completely secluded yet so much life and activity is just outside - the best of both worlds!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a great stay, you have obviously done a great deal of work to make sure Willy Wilcox provides top class accommodation, property was very clean & welcome goodies were much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Pete Townsend, Wilts



We had an amazing time. What a beautiful cottage. We saw it 10 years ago and have talked about staying in it ever since, it surpassed all our expectations. Rosemary and Christopher Warren-Green, USA



Our fourth visit to this beautiful home where we both feel so comfortable. By far the nicest we have stayed in, in Polperro. The warmest of welcomes, warm, lights on – a real home from home in the prettiest of fishing villages.

Sonya and Graham, Salisbury



We love to walk and hike, and the Coast Path is right out Willy Wilcox's back door. We love creature comforts and today's modern conveniences, and Willy fully satisfies those needs. We love beautiful scenery ... all around us at Willy.

Bill and Connie Green, North Carolina, USA
May 2012
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Amenities

Polperro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to the Harbour bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - cabin beds
  • Sea and harbour views from all bedrooms. The Beach Room has a king-sized bed, sink, TV and door to the beach terrace. The Harbour Room also has a king-sized bed plus an en-suite bathroom and TV. The Quay Room has twin beds and the Boat Room has two built-in cabin beds (2'6' wide).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Best of Both Worlds - the cottage by the beach with Polperro on its doorstep
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
5

The perfect seaside house

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th stay at Willy. Such a relaxing place. Our teenage and adult children still love to be in Polperro. House is very well presented with a good range of kitchen gear. Also children's games and a good selection of DVDs. Perfect position overlooking the sea.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location! Location!!....Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The weather was a bit off, but even watching the choppy sea out of the bay window of Willy's cosy lounge was a real treat

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Wonderful holiday home in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 weeks and certainly could have stayed longer. The property is a home from home with all the amenities you could wish for. I'm not sure there is a better location in all of Cornwall, we loved hearing the crashing waves and the proximity to the beach and the coastal walks were great. Polperro is a lively village and although we were there very much out of season there were pubs and some shops open. Couch's restaurant has a great tasting menu and the Blue Peter inn was very friendly and cosy. Take away fish and chips from the 3 Pilchards not to be missed. Further afield there are great places to visit in under an hour : Eden Project, lost garden of Heligan, Fowey (do try the ferry!) and Padstow (great restaurants) to name a few. We went to quite a few beaches with the dog, Constantine near Padstow was our favourite, however nearer Par was good to exercise the dog and Polkerris with Sams on the Beach was lovely.

The owner Deborah could not have been a better host and the house keepers Tracey and Carl were brilliant

This will definitely be our next stop in Cornwall again, if it's not booked up!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Unrivalled location

  • 4 of 5

Another great stay @ Willy's, lots of very thoughtful touches by the owner.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carole, great to welcome you back.
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4

Cosy, quiet, charming with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 3 year old son and myself all enjoyed our stay at Willy Wilcox. It is perfectly located with amazing views. Tracey and Deborah were great in the lead up to our stay and we really appreciated the passes the hotel in Looe. Our son loved that. The cream teas were outstanding too and a lovely

Touch. The open fire was lovely too. We would definitely recommend. The only reason we didn't rate it 5 stars was due to the shower pressure.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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50th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Willy Wilcox for 3 nights in November for my birthday. There was 4 mature couples and there was still plenty of space. I cannot fault the cottage in any way. the large living room has great views over the harbor, the well equipped (new ) kitchen was a great place for us all to have breakfast, and the 2 double 2 twin bedrooms were perfect. The position at the end of the harbor is second to none, and the Blue Peter Inn, one of the best pubs i have ever frequented, is 29 steps away. I have been visiting Polperro 2 or 3 times a year for the last 14 years and stayed in many different cottages, and this is without doubt the best cottage i have stayed in. My sister will be 50 in 2017, so we will be returning to Willy Wilcox for another stay. a great cottage in a great Cornish village.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Andrew, see you in 2017!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Newquay (Plymouth closer)
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Blue Peter
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Looe Golf Club (St Mellion - 35 mins)
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Looe
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A38
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
House on the Props
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Polperro

Polperro is host to the Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing, plenty of pubs, restaurants, small shops and art galleries. The Eden Project is 30 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Polperro Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$354
$1,418
 
 
May half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,191
 
 
Mid season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$284
$1,998
 
 
Mid season
Jun 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,998
 
 
Peak season
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,964
 
 
Mid season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,740
 
 
Mid season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$258
From
$322
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,289
 
 
October half term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,933
 
 
Mid season
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,418
 
 
Low season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$232
From
$258
Thu,Fri,Sat
$999
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,320
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,707
 
 
January
Jan 20 2018 - Jan 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
May Half Term
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,191
 
 
Mid Season
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,998
 
 
Mid season
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,256
 
 
Peak season
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,029
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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