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Heather and Gary Priestley

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Heather and Gary Priestley

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Polperro - Polperro House

Imposing 5 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms in the Harbour with Historical interest

SOUTH FACING with sun shinning in the garden from early morning until the evening. Located in the heart of Polperro, overlooking the Harbour and the gentle goings with the PRICES HELD AT 2013 RATE. Property has INFINITY BROADBAND AND BT SPORT!. Comes with 2 parking spaces in the Village plus another parking area directly outside the gated garden for a small car, very close to all the goings on. We have not used a wide angle lens to make it look bigger, instead taking more views of the same room and its views, allowing you to get the true size of our traditionally kept historic property. The photos from the windows and garden out to the Harbour try to show the beauty of the house, its location, the scenery and atmosphere.The photos make the opposite side look further away than it actually is. No hidden horrors are kept out of view of the photographs. Polperro House also boasts the advantage of being only five minutes drive to Looe and its sandy beach and Fowey, (pronounced Foy) being 10 minutes in the opposite direction.


Enjoy un-interrupted views from the sun drenched garden of the harbour and out to sea!


We hope as you step into the Flagstone Hallway of Polperro House you will have the same feelings as we did when we first viewed it! We were blown away by the position of the property and the house itself. As we stepped in we had our breath taken away. We felt like children in a sweetie shop, each large room delighting us with the way they have been kept to their original Cornish build and the views, well words failed us!

Polperro House was originally two separate houses, now joined into a grade II Listed house with a south facing garden enjoying its own micro climate with breath taking views of the historic harbour and on out to sea.

The house has its own `unique` history as the owner of the house at the beginning of the 1900`s was the first person in the country to own an `Automobile` which is recorded in the history books. Also, it belonged to a 'Famous local` Cornish artist called Herbert E Butler a black and white photo of him and his wife are in the kitchen stood in the entrance porch. The house was used to school art, I believe his wife originally lived in the middle of three properties before they married? The other attached house is still owned by his family members.

Live in the foot steps of Pirates and sailors from years gone by. Explore the hidden beaches and coves where the smugglers hid their barrels of rum and other `treasures`. Walk the coastal paths taking in the endless views across the ocean with the sailing ships gently gliding past, find the Tidal pool. All the local eating places come highly recommended, we believe their are 21!

Just park your car in one of our parking spaces located in the heart of the village approximately 100 metres away and drift into your relaxing holiday.

Sit on the warm Mediterranean style Patio after it has been heated by the sun and watch it set behind the westerly facing hill with a nice drink in your hand whilst listening to the soothing sounds of a small harbour. Contemplate an evening in one of the welcoming Pubs and restaurants or just sit and listen to the talk of people strolling around on the opposite side of the Harbour.

There are many events throughout the year, one being the Polperro Festival in mid June-a week of great free music and activities with the election of the new Mayor which is a far cry from the traditional!

The master bedroom has a large Victorian style ensuite bathroom with cast iron Roll Top bath and MASSIVE SHOWER, all the other bedrooms are VERY LARGE as well, another one also having a Roll Top bath and separate shower cubicle. The Double bedroom on the mid level also has a en-suite with shower, toilet and sink. The bedroom with the TRIPLE BUNK (double on the bottom, single on top) has a large Victorian fitted hand wash basin, the entrance to the shower, toilet and sink being on the facing door of the corridor (two tiny infant steps). This bedroom also has fitted wardrobes being so big.

The downstairs lounge has a solid oak floor, the ceiling, is its original, gnarled, knotted aged pine which complements the high quality leather suite and wood structure. Leading off this ground floor room is a toilet, electric shower and wash basin to help save your legs. This is where the latest, High Speed, fully loaded Broadband is located.

The kitchen has a beautiful bespoke fitted kitchen with large range cooker and quality solid oak table, oak floor and furniture.

The house was originally advertised as only accommodating 8 people but will sleep 10 as 8 is the `comfortable` seating capacity in the kitchen, downstairs lounge and the outside table.

There are three double beds (two en-suite) in three large Victorian rooms, two bunk beds in two separate rooms, one has a double bed that has single on top, a TOTAL OF 4 DOUBLE BEDS AND THREE SINGLES.

Being on the warm airflow from the Gulf Stream and hidden well below the top of the hill, Polperro enjoys its own micro climate making the winters very mild-the Nasturtiums were still in flower on Christmas day!

We spent Christmas here just after we bought it, walking about outside in T-shirts on Christmas day! Our dog loves having his ball and sticks thrown into the water in the shallow harbour or on the beach to tire him out.

The private garden is fully secure, so if your dog is not in the kitchen, they would be safe in the garden. We have a dog cage which prevented ours running around the house helping to keep it clean and odour free for the future guests.

We offer it to you as a beautiful holiday home to enjoy.

The Garden or Patio is 33 feet long, 24 feet wide. It has an eight seater glass topped rattan table, with eight seats located under the grape vine to shelter out the hot summer sun. You can sit on the Swinging Bench Seat or on the bench seats next to the patio wall to overlook the harbour whilst taking in the ambiance and gentle goings on of the harbour life down below you. Additional seating can be found in the storage shed by the side of the barbeque.

We run two other holiday homes very successfully in Somerset, these can be found on the HOMEAWAY WESTON SUPER MARE :- 1031811, Mendips View and 1038619, Crook Peak.

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  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

Heather and Gary Priestley

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We started looking for a holiday home in Cornwall so we could enjoy it along with our boys. We have tried holidaying abroad but love England and all its treasures. Polperro was our first and only choice away from home where we live in Somerset.

In Somerset we have already created two holiday homes that we have run very successfully for several years. Creating another holiday home for ourselves and for others to enjoy has been our wish and as you can see from our picture, Polperro is our Cornish dream come true.

Heather and Gary Priestley purchased this house in 2012

Well it had to be Polperro and this fantastic original Cornish house once owned by the richest man in Polperro and around, the most idyllic spot and the property when you see it will speak for itself as to why we choose this one. Gary confirms that he had goosebumps when we walked in the door, it really is stunning and traditional.

Gary spent two weeks holiday here when he was a young boy where he spent most of the days paddling around the secluded harbour in his blow up dinghy exploring the many boats and caves.

Though it is two properties from the outside, inside it is like a TARDIS, the rooms seem to keep appearing and flow effortlessly into each other. You will be hard pushed to work out where the places used to be separated. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO TO BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN THIS SITE AT THE END OF THE ROOM SIZES, JUST BEFORE THE REVIEWS, TO GET A TRUE FEEL FOR THE SIZE. That is not Gary`s heavy breathing in the video

Walk into the Harbour with your young family and watch them paddling in the safe shallow sea whilst sitting on the bridge wall eating your sandwich`s or ice cream bought from the best shop in Cornwall or walk onto the beach to explore the cave where possibly the Pirates used to hide their treasures?

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WEBSITE:- gazhjr.wix.com

We walked into the garden, looked at the stunning views into the Harbour, then remembered when we got our breath back, to go into the house.

The house is stunning with views of the Harbour and sea from most windows. We viewed each room and couldn't stop going back to the start to take in the truly great property that we were in. It has fantastic history, it is stunning and we cannot wait to enjoy it ourselves and for you to enjoy it as well.

Have your breakfast in bed and look out into the Harbour watching people going about their day, pondering what adventures you can go on, or sit out on the patio enjoying the morning sun with the rest of your family enjoying an Al Fresco breakfast.

If you like straight walls, level floors, Stark White clinical decor, high ceilings and building regulation size doors-this is not the place for you-one door is 21' x 68' and not square, several are similar in height and width, floors slope, the walls are uneven. the lounge is original, as it was years ago, with low wooden ceiling, solid oak floor, exposed stone wall, making it feel warm and relaxing. The entrance door is low and crooked, with a traditional Cornish style stable door.

This house is mentioned in the history books as belonging to the first person to own an automobile in Great Britain.

The room sizes are

Master Bedroom 17`x13` plus 13` x 9` ensuite.

Two Harbour facing bedrooms at 17` x 10` one ensuite

`Ships Cabin` 13` x 8` with bunk bed from reclaimed ships timber

Second bunk bedroom with triple bunkbed that will sleep three still with ample space 14` x 9`

Gold coloured shower/bathroom 13` x 7`

Mid floor lounge 16` x 12`

Main sitting room with leather settees 18` x 13`

Kitchen 15 ` x 15`

There is a downstairs toilet and electric shower room hidden very nicely behind the down stairs lounge next to the washing machine and tumble drier

Inside you will find it hard to see that it was originally two properties as the rooms flow from each othe

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Nearest Airport
24.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: necessary

What's to do at (and from) Polperro?

1. Explore Polperro - narrow winding streets & lanes with great views of the picturesque harbour and village at every turn – you will need your camera. 2. Browse the eclectic mixture of quirky and fascinating shop or appreciate the Polperro Arts Foundation in a beautiful large space overlooking Polperro's historic harbour and the fish quay. Founded ten years ago it is continuing Polperro's long association with the arts and crafts and has existed as a studio-gallery for nearly 50 yrs. It has a broad membership of artists, photographers and craftspeople supported by many friends and sponsors including the Lottery Fund. 3. Enjoy the selection of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. 4. Visit Polperro's unique Heritage museum of fishing and smuggling and learn about Polperro's colourful past. 5. And, when you've done all that, there are wonderful coastal walks on the South West Coastal Path - east to Talland Bay and Looe, west to Lansallos, Lantic Bay and Polruan. 6. There are boat trips and 7. shark fishing. 8. Cornwall's biggest tourist attraction -The Eden Project - is an easy 30 mins drive (open all year). 9. Three National Trust houses are within easy reach - Lanhydrock, Antony House and Cotehele (Cotehele is open in December for viewings of its famous Christmas Garlands). 10. There are superb Cornish gardens to visit including Headland at nearby Polruan. 11. Visit Looe - Polperro's bigger neighbour and 11. Take a boat trip to Looe. 12. Polruan & Fowey - take the Bodinnick car ferry or Polruan foot ferry and enjoy this historic town and its beautiful river estuary. Fowey is only seven miles away.

13. Liskeard - a bustling market town with some notable victorian architecture and an interesting museum - 14. go there by train on the Looe Valley railway line from Looe for the best views. 15 Visit Plymouth city – 24 miles away. It is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions and cultural centre of Devon and Cornwall. 16 Explore Bodmin Moor and the Tamar Valley18 miles from your doorstep rugged moorland and a lush river valley, it's a great part of Cornwall. 17 Redruth, Truro and Lostwithel all worth visiting, easy driving using the A38. 18 Try the Camel trail with your bikes for hours of exploration 19 Beaches small sandy beach in Polperro itself and just around the corner is Looe, Whitsand Bay and St Austell. 19a Sandy beaches to visit- Bigbury on Sea, Constantine Bay, Praa Sands, Newquay Harbour and Thurlestone sands 19b Dog friendly beaches to visit, include Polperro beach, Whitsand Bay and Seaton Bay at the start of the Jurassic coast. 20 Swimming pools with slides – Oasis Fun Pool, Newquay, The Splash, Bude and Ships and Castles fun pool Falmouth. 21 Kids adventure – Kidz indoor play, St Austell Colliford Lake Park, Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor Zoological park, Monkey sanctuary at Looe, Porfell Wildlife Park, National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth, Babbacombe Model Village, Milky Way Adverture Park, Crealy Adventure Park, Woodlands, Flambards and Paignton Zoo. 22 other places of interest to visit, Dartmoor Prison museum, Museum of witchcraft at Boscastle, Morwellham quay, St Austell Wheal Martyn Museum, the historic harbour of Charlestown with its tall ships, a trip into the old tin mines at St Austell or visit the Jamaica Inn. 23 For those seeking adventure such as scuba diving, extreme watersports, golf etc – lots locally is available.

There's 101 things to do at and from Polperro – hope you enjoy working on it to find them all! Or just sit and enjoy the micro climate of Polperro and your beautiful holiday home in your period away from the normal stresses of everyday life.

To park outside to drop off your items you will need to turn left 8/10' of a mile after passing the GULF petrol station sign posted Kilgarth holiday village. Follow this road past Killgarth Holiday Village and turn left at the end down Talland Hill. Or, After about 20 yards take the second right down the single track (this is one car width wide) keep going down the hill through the houses until it becomes narrow enough to pass with a small space between the wing mirrors (house door on your right our wall on your left) then there is a pull-in to park a small car, Ford Focus etc. I park my Land Rover Defender 110 in the slot

Our two parking spaces are behind the Ship Inn just past the Post Office

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Polperro, South East Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
5 Apr 2014 - 18 Apr 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 nights
19 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 nights
May week
24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 nights
1 Jun 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 nights
19 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 nights
31 Aug 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
7 nights
13 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
7 nights
4 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 nights
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
6 nights
New Year
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 nights
3 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £200.00
Pet Fee £25.00
To secure booking, we will require half of the amount and the balance six weeks before arrival.
Notes 4 night breaks are charged at 75% week rental. Monthly rentals are also available on request in the low season.

If bringing a dog an additional charge of £25.00 needs to be added to the booking. All bookings require a security booking deposit of £200.00 that will be held until the accommodation is checked by the housekeeper who will confirm that all is in order.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Polperro in South East Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 194 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Microwave
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Five bathrooms are in the property. The en-suite in the Master bedroom then two more on the first floor, one that en-suite with the large double bedroom. Finally a bathroom on the ground floor with a sport electric fitted shower enclosure. All are fitted to a luxury standard featuring roll top baths in two of the rooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Travel cot also available
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Five large luxury bedrooms. The property has the flexibility for additional supplements to accommodate more people than 8.
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • bay fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
  • caving
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
House has been set up for you to live as if at home. All equipment for cooking is included, high quality bedlinen and towels are provided. The property has two fires, wood can be purchased from the village which is about 50metres away.

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