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Quaint 2 Bedroom Former Harbourmaster's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Polperro, Cornwall, England - Central Traffic Free Location Overlooking the Harbour, 1 Minute Walk to the Beach

Waterside is a quaint 16th century beamed cottage situated in the fascinating old fishing harbour of Polperro. Slow down to Polperro's pace of life and enjoy the picturesque charm and beautiful coastal scenery that it boasts with its odd passageways and narrow streets. Relax in one of the many charming pubs, have a yarn with the local folk and enjoy a pint of local ale or cider. Let Polperro work its magic and go home feeling rested and relaxed.

Emma smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018


Polperro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bath/shower over, WC, wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - on first floor, double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 - on second floor, single beds, wardrobe, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers and views over the harbour.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: Sorry pets are not permitted. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bath mats and tea towels are provided, bath and beach should be brought by guests.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Quaint 2 Bedroom Former Harbourmaster's Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautifully positioned cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a brief but relaxing time in Waterside Cottage, Polperrro. This property couldn't have been more better placed giving you a real feel of the atmosphere, both day and night.

I would like to add a special note of thanks to the property owner Emma, who showed both kindness and empathy towards our unforeseen personal circumstances just prior to our holiday. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very Cute & Very Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week.

3 Lads, enjoyed the whole week and wished we had stayed another week.


  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely quirky cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage itself is overlooking the beautiful harbour of Polperro. It is extremely well furnished and has everything you need for a great stay. the rooms are a good size and the bed very comfortable. We travelled as a group of 4 adults and the four floors gave us plenty of room. The cottage retains many original features. We really enjoyed our stay and would book again without hesitation. Just watch out for the door ways if you are tall!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picturesque Polperro

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in last years summer holidays, the price was fantastic for a lovely cottage for a young family of 4.

Though it looks quite small, It is set over 4 floors and gave us all the room we needed. The décor in the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms is nicely done and there are plenty of original features in the comfortable living room.

The cottage is ideally located for exploring Polperro and the costal path going in either direction give fantastic views and walks. If you can't walk there, then Fowey and Looe are only a short car journey away. I would highly recommend this cottage which was great value for money. RT Barnsley.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We visited Polperro in Cornwall which is the most beautiful place I have ever been to, images on internet do not do it justice, the reality is much better. I could not have imagined to get better than that.. It had it all -Green hills, fields with animals grazing, the sea crashing against the cliffs, beautiful weather, narrow country lanes, picturesque cottages. Also, 99% of the locals were nice and friendly. The food was lovely but a little expensive. Our cottage, Waterside Cottage was perfect, great position on the harbour near to everything,clean and well equiped. I have just one complaint - that there was no Tourist Information anywhere in Polperro that I could find, and when we arrived by train in liskeard at about 10.00pm, there were no more buses, and no taxi's anywhere... We had to walk around trying to haul a taxi, which we did after about an hour...

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Saddleworth near Oldham

Cornish Gem

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from an amazing week at Waterside Cottage. First time we have stayed in Polperro or any Harbour. We usually stay out in the sticks for the peace and quiet but I must be honest this has knocked the spots off everything we have stayed in before! It’s one of the best holiday cottages we have been the best!

The outside of this property does not tell you a thing about what is on the inside! It’s plain and simple and very unassuming! Once through the door it’s WOW! Straight into a home from home, very comfortable lounge with good quality furnishings not usually found in a rental property! It’s usually just cheap shabby left overs but NOT with this little gem!

Down to the Lower Ground is a small, but perfectly formed kitchen with everything you could need. It has been beautifully renovated with lovely oak units. There is the added bonus of a drop leaf table and chairs which was very handy.

Up a floor to double room and bathroom floor. Beautiful NEW bathroom. SO SPOTLESSLY CLEAN!!!! And the added bonus of a great MIRA shower which was not expected as when we booked it said bath only. This new addition was a godsend with 2 kids!

The double room is small but perfectly formed! Again lovely oak furnishings and VERY comfy memory mattresses. Beautiful, pretty soft favourite retreat!

Now up to top floor/Loft room. MASSIVE twin room. Again very comfy memory mattresses and decorated in a lovely shabby chique/ beach theme that the boys loved. Hardly saw our eldest when in the cottage...this was his little iddle!

Nothing negative I can say about the cottage, simply loved it and wished so much we had booked for two we

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Polperro has a natural beach and is within 50 metres of Waterside. It also boasts a natural rock/tidal swimming pool on the cliffs. Looe is four miles away and has a permanent beach. Talland Bay is along the coast and can accessed by road or by a beautiful 1.5 mile cliff walk. There are many beaches dotted along the coastline some accessible only on foot or by boat but well worth the find. Lantic Bay and Lantivet Beach are amongst these. There are surfing beaches at Newquay one hour's drive.


Newquay Airport 1 hour

Exeter Airport 1.5 hours

Local train stations - Liskeard and Looe.

From Looe to Polperro is 10 minutes in a taxi.


Waterside is only a short walk to the shops which include a bakery, chemist, newsagent and a small supermarket. Large supermarkets are in Liskeard and Plymouth.

Further Details:

Fishing - Looe is the home of the Shark angling club of Great Britain, trips can be arranged from the Harbour. River fishing is available with fishing lakes at Shillamill and trout fishing at Sibleyback reservoir.

Boating - half hourly trip run from the harbour during the summer. Looe also has motorboats for hire and speedboat rides to thrill.

Restaurants - Polperro boasts many restaurant's to suit all tastes and pockets from al a carte to traditional fish and chips. Many of the local pubs also provide bar meals. We cannot forget the famous Cornish cream teas which are offered at many of the small cafés and tea rooms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. A £50 deposit is required to secure your booking with balance due 1 month prior to your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Friday but can sometimes be flexible.

The cottage is available from 3pm on your day of arrival and we politely ask guests to vacate by 10am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Shorts breaks from 3 nights are available out of season - October to March excluding Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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