Fishermen's cottages line the quayside of Polperro harbour at low tide Waterside Holiday Cottages in Polperro. Photo credit: Glintings

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Polperro

Polperro is a picture postcard fishing village on the North Cornwall coast just along from Looe. Quaint fishermans cottages, many now available as holiday lets, tumble down to the water's edge. Polperro is quite different from any other Cornish village. Hidden in a steep valley that finally opens up at the mouth of the River Pol, it was a perfect haven for smugglers. Not much has changed since that time. The quaint fisherman's cottages, squashed together along the steep cobbled lanes that run down to the harbour, make for fantastic waterside holiday cottages and a holiday experience you will never get anywhere else.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

They say that the view can make a holiday truly special, and families can certainly experience this at Glintings, a holiday cottage located in Polperro. This spacious and pet-friendly cottage in Cornwall can accommodate up to six people and boasts stunning views of the village and harbour from its sunny hillside location.

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The harbour and sea view from the deck of a Polperro holiday cottage.
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4

Discover Pilchard Rock, a large holiday cottage in Polperro offering stunning sea views. Enjoy 180-degree vistas from every window and balcony. Ideal for coastal walks and village exploration, this pet-friendly, luxury seaside cottage boasts a modern interior with spacious living areas and comfortable bedrooms. With its central location and charming design, Pilchard Rock promises a memorable getaway for couples, families, and groups. Explore now for an unforgettable seaside retreat.

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Visiting Polperro is like stepping back in time; most of the village has not changed for centuries. The quaint colour-washed cottages and old bridges date back to the 16th century. Seek out The Shell House, so called because its walls are covered in patterns made from shells or learn Polperro's story as told at the Museum of Fishing and Smuggling, located in an old fish-processing warehouse. The coastline around Polperro is littered with hidden coves and pretty beaches, and the coastline along to Looe is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is steeped in Cornish maritime and literary history, with Daphne De Maurier basing many of her books on the region. Venture further afield by car or on foot to beaches such as Talland Bay, Lansallos Beach, Lantavit Bay and Lantic Bay - all great beaches for a memorable self-catering holiday in Cornwall.