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Harbourside Hideaway

Harbourside Hideaway, Polperro, Cornwall

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Romantic 16th Century harbourside cottage, Harbourside Hideaway is Grade II Listed with many original features including log burners, beams, exposed stone walls, hand polished planked floors and exposed original 400 year old crux roof timbers. Also offering lovely garden with barbeque area. Harbourside Hideaway is a 400 year old, Grade II listed spacious cottage, only a few paces from the harbour and offering luxurious accommodation, exceptionally furnished to a high standard.

This romantic hideaway holds a tremendous amount of history within its thick stone walls and historic beams. A beautiful harbour is to be found close by, which has been a working harbour certainly since the 1300's and probably before that. Polperro is thought to mean 'the mouth of the River Pol', from the small stream, which runs through the village.

Polperro nestles in a valley with hills on three sides. The village is famously known for its share of smuggling, influenced greatly by Zephaniah Job, who organised lawyers for smugglers who were caught and sent money for those in prison. He was also adviser, banker and accountant to many.

There is much to do and see on a visit - The Model Village, The Museum of Smuggling, the Shell House which is decorated with shells (a local man who decorated the house as a hobby) created a tourist attraction. Spectacular coastal walks along the cliff tops lead to Talland Bay, Looe and more. Harbourside Hideaway sitting room has been tastefully restored over the years, with no less than three complete fire places having been removed to reveal the original stone fireplace with bread oven.

A huge log burner is now sited in the fireplace, so you can sit backin front of a roaring logfire, with a relaxing glass of wine. We have ensured guests feel they are in complete luxury with two large full size sofabeds, providing the ultimate in comfort from the top end of the range available. The fitted hand made kitchen is of a very high standard, with built in hob, oven, dishwasher & fridge, as well as a washing machine.

The double bedroom has exposed stone walls, hand polished planked floor, original stone fireplace (now sealed off), beams and vaulted ceiling. The twin room also has exposed stone walls, hand polished planked floors, beams, vaulted ceiling and the original 400 year old crux roof timbers. Both rooms are furnished with antique & country style furniture and Victorian style beds, all having luxurious mattress's with colour co-ordinated linen provided.

The twin room also has a galleried single bedroom area. Ample space for 6 adults and 1 child. Pets ?20 per week payable with balance.

We also have Smugglers Lookout, Looe, sleeping up to 8 and within a few paces from the beach and Bluebells in Penpillick Sleeping 2-8 people.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Location Type

Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Weekly Maid Service
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
Pets Allowed
High Chair

1 Double Bedroom
1 Triple Bedroom

Washing Machine

DVD Player

Leisure Equipment
Patio Furniture

Garden/Terrace/Play area
Private garden
Terrace / patio

Parking available
Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
Outlet Shopping
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
Scuba Diving
Swimming (indoor pool)

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Looe, St Nicholas Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Looe Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol - 3.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Lantic Bay - 3.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lanteglos-by-Fowey, St Wyllow - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Looe Bay - 4.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Duloe, St Cuby's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Duloe Holy Well (St Cuby's Well) - 4.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Duloe Stone Circle - 4.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Fowey, St Fimbarrus Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Catherines Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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