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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
    (31 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #1587710
    31
    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Multiple rentals Apartment #8171084
      8
      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Multiple rentals Apartment #8171084
        8
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Multiple rentals Cottage #8171087
          6
          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
            Viewed 162 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
              Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (30 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                House #8130651
                30
                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                  View details for price
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8167496
                  3
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (22 reviews)
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                    • 11 BR
                    • 9 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 21
                    Chateau / Country House #61808
                    22
                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8171087
                      5
                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                        Good! 3.7/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #67447
                        6
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (9 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8171087
                          9
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cabin #8139748
                            7
                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cabin #8144156
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #6898551
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #8134143
                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #8340299
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #1842441
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cottage #8237451
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Cottage #1864457
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1868571
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #6483607
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1864451
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #8304239
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    Cottage #8144169
                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (33 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #8147142
                                                      33
                                                      Viewed 172 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Apartment #8119558
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 151 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (57 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #8121484
                                                          57
                                                          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (16 reviews)
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                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #6734905
                                                            16
                                                            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (37 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #1903452
                                                              37
                                                              Viewed 109 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (26 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8047461
                                                                26
                                                                Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (17 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #8106723
                                                                  17
                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (32 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #8138291
                                                                    32
                                                                    Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #8151818
                                                                      20
                                                                      Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (27 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Cottage #8129170
                                                                        27
                                                                        Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                          (20 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          House #1563009
                                                                          20
                                                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (21 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Barn #8161289
                                                                            21
                                                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #401909
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #6082701
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6718325
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #6860784
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8121424
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (16 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8165837
                                                                                        16
                                                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (32 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          House #8126612
                                                                                          32
                                                                                          Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Cottage #8153134
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #8085808
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (20 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Bungalow #6493407
                                                                                                20
                                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6812841
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (27 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #8149865
                                                                                                    27
                                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #443316
                                                                                                      11
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Polperro Cottages - Self Catering Holidays (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Luxury accommodation in a coastal village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very comfortable week in a quiet area but easy travelling distance to many places. The apartment was beautifully equipped and the owners were so friendly and welcoming.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great place to stay for a large group

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is very large house in a very scenic place. Ideal for large groups who want to be together and bond. Bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped (although none of us knew on how to cook using an Aga) - luckily there was an electric cooker. The well maintained garden, the BBQ area and hot tub are a great addition. My suggestion to people planning on renting this place is to do a few groceries before getting here. The walk into the town center is fun doing downhill, but is extremely steep and arduous getting back. The only other criticism is that although the wi-fi signal is good in the main lounge, it does not reach most of the bedrooms and that's a big problem for kids. Having some wifi signal boosters would certainly help. In overall terms, this is a great place and I would not heistate in recommending it to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017