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Make a holiday cottage in Polperro your home away from home

Located midway between Plymouth and Newquay, Polperro is a charming fishing harbour that has won over the hearts of holidaymakers. The tiny village dates back to the 13th century and makes for a picturesque and charmingly quaint holiday destination. Sitting in a narrow cliff ravine, it has an atmosphere of time having stood still yet offers the modern holidaymaker plenty of things to see and do – indeed, Polperro's one of the most popular places in Cornwall. Close to beaches and offering easy access to the South West Coast Path, visitors choose to stay in Polperro to enjoy the great outdoors and explore many of the major attractions in Cornwall.

HomeAway has a wide variety of holiday cottages in Polperro available year round. Cottages have from two to five bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight guests. In addition to being fully furnished to a high standard, many Polperro holiday cottages offer added amenities such as a pool, tennis court, and easy access to the beach. Weekly rates start at around £450 in Polperro, which is slightly less than holiday homes in St. Austell nearby.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: The South West Coast Path is just a short walk from many of the holiday cottages in Polperro. There are several notable walks originating in Polperro, including routes to Looe and smugglers’ bay at Talland. These walks take visitors along the beautiful Cornish coastline as well as past centuries-old monasteries and other historical sights.

-Beaches: Polperro is home to its own small sandy beach and is also close to excellent beaches in Looe where HomeAway also offers holiday rentals. Many beaches in the area are suitable for swimming and allow dogs as well. Polperro Beach features café and toilet facilities for added convenience. Portwrinkle is one of the most popular beaches in the area and is suitable for families and surfers alike.

-Family attractions: Families staying in a Polperro holiday cottage would be remiss if they didn’t visit the Polperro Model Village. This fun attraction appeals to visitors of all ages and provides some insight into old Cornish folklore. Just ten miles away in St. Austell is the Eden Project, Cornwall’s most visited site and is simultaneously entertaining and educational. Animals lovers also won’t want to miss The Monkey Sanctuary in Looe and the Porfell Wildlife Sanctuary in Liskeard, both of which are just five miles from Polperro.

-Golf: Golf courses abound in this part of Cornwall. Looe Golf Club is an inland course located a few miles away from Polperro that welcomes guests and offers stunning panoramic views of Cornwall. Also nearby is Whitsand Bay Golf Club, which has an 18-hole course that dates back to 1905. The cliff-top course is right next to the beach and will challenge even the most experienced golfer. A little further afield is Carlyon Bay Golf Club, which offers another beautiful cliff-side course.

Weather in Polperro

Polperro enjoys some of the best weather in the UK. Temperatures can hit a pleasant 20°C or more in July and August, which is a good time to hit the beach. Spring and autumn are quite mild with high temperatures well into the double-digits. Winters are chilly, but freezing temperatures are rare which makes holiday cottages in Polperro suitable for all times of year. Rain falls throughout the year, though it tends to be drier in the summer than in the winter.

Travel to Polperro

Polperro is about an hour’s drive west of Plymouth and is located a few miles off the A38. The closest airport to the fishing village is in Newquay. From here it’s possible to hire a car and make the 50-minute drive down to Polperro.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (30 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #1587710
    30
    Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Multiple rentals Apartment #8171084
      6
        Very Good! 4.2/5
        (9 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Multiple rentals Apartment #8125335
        9
        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Multiple rentals Apartment #8171084
          7
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (28 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            House #8130651
            28
            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (3 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8167496
              3
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (5 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8171087
                    5
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      Good! 3.8/5
                      (5 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cottage #67447
                      5
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        • Studio
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8171087
                        3
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (17 reviews)
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                          • 11 BR
                          • 9 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 21
                          Chateau / Country House #61808
                          17
                          Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                            Good! 3.7/5
                            (3 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8125335
                            3
                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cabin #8139748
                              5
                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8171087
                                8
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #8134143
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Cottage #1864457
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1864451
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #1868571
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #6483607
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #6898551
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cabin #8144156
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1842441
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  Cottage #8237451
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (30 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #8147142
                                                    30
                                                    Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #6734905
                                                      12
                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Apartment #8119558
                                                        15
                                                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #6718325
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                            (20 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #1563009
                                                            20
                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (30 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #8138291
                                                              30
                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (53 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8121484
                                                                53
                                                                Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (32 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #1903452
                                                                  32
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #6082701
                                                                    15
                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8047461
                                                                      23
                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #8106723
                                                                        14
                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #8151818
                                                                          17
                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8149865
                                                                            24
                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #8165837
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #6792102
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #860901
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6466401
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #8085808
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Barn #8161289
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #443316
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #401909
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #6860784
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8121424
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #8155934
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Barn #6541667
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6812841
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious house in beautiful location overlooking the sea and within a 10 minute walk of Mevagisseyy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A beautifully appointed, spacious house enjoying stunning sea views from the garden was the perfect location for the eight of us from Sidcup Art Club in Kent on our painting holiday in Mevagissey. Four spacious double rooms (we used the cinema room as a bedroom) and a single bed in the children's room provided us with plenty of private space as well as the large lounge, dining, covered and open balconies with views towards the sea provided ample communal living. The large parking area was priceless as we did not have to concern ourselves with parking issues during our stay. Everything was provided for every eventuality.....a wonderful house for a three generation family. Teenagers, families and film buffs will love the extensively equiipped cinema room. Mevagissey itself was delightful, and was a ten minute walk along the coastal path or down the roads (best not to mention the climb back, but that got easier as we got used to it!) The coastal path and secluded beach (access for the agile and sure-footed) provided walking opportunities to those of us who did not paint. We made good use of the Tea on the Quay where Cornish pasties and fresh wholesome food were freely available,and run by a delightful family who made us feel very welcome and even reserved us a table for lunch on our last day and had fresh catch of the day when eating out at the Ship Inn and the Harbour which we did every night of our stay. We visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan as a group and took many photos for future paintings. We painted in Mevagissey by the quay most days and were made most welcome by local fisherman and visiting tourists alike.Our painting holiday could not have gone better, the weather was super kind to us, glorious blue skies for five whole days and a beautiful house to enjoy and come back to after a day's painting.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      The perfect retreat.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We decided on Glebe Cottage when choosing a property due to its light and airy feel and its location away from the main towns and its local amenities (i.e. it's around 30 seconds walk to the pub!). We were a group of five adults staying for five nights in early May and we found the cottage to be very comfortable with excellent facilities in terms of kitchen, bath/shower rooms, social areas and, wow, what a view! We even enjoyed a slightly chilly evening in the garden using the supplied barbecue. The cottage is modern and therefore very well insulated, keeping a nice temperature even though outside may be a little nippy! The village of St Ewe is delightfully quiet and perfectly situated for visits to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and nearby Mevagissy with its excellent choice in pubs and restaurants. We would all be more than happy to return to Glebe cottage in the future if only for the bread and lemon cake that Sue provided us with on our arrival, delish! A delightful place for a family to holiday, I really couldn't recommend it enough. ps. the pub is also excellent! The Crown has a good selection of beers and does very nice food, and we were made very welcome.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017