Find and book the perfect Cornish holiday cottage or b&b on the coast in Polperro
The quaint landscape of Polperro has been a backdrop to countless paintings and photographs, with its sapphire blue caverns and coves, blossoming gardens and ornate shell house have inspired artists across the country who desire to document the colours of this utopia. It appears there is gold at the end of the rainbow, as the golden sands of Polperro beach lay at the fringe of this colourful backdrop. Reserve a traditional holiday cottage in Polperro which is nestled in this undeniably English resort and wake up in a room with a view of the full spectrum of this seaside's colours. You too may just be inspired to share the beauty of this town with the world, whether you also pick up the paintbrush, or you share it on social media!
When to go?
Despite the tropical colours which bless this shoreline, the weather can often be less exotic! The best time to visit Polperro for the weather is in July and August when it is warmest but to avoid this peak season visit in late June or late September, when you can still take advantage of a warmer climate which is suitable for exploring the beaches, coves and bays.
How to get to Polperro
Located on the Cornish coastline in the south west of England, Polperro has transport links across the country, most efficiently by taking the train into the nearby Liskeard station. Liskeard can be reached from directly from London Paddington, and by Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow by changing at Exeter St Davids, Plymouth or Bristol Temple Mead. Services from Manchester Newcastle or Glasgow similarly change at Birmingham New Street or Exeter. Once you arrive in Liskeard, you can travel the remaining distance of 13 miles to Polperro centre by taxi or by catching the 73 bus service, for a cost-effective alternative. For those who are flying to Polperro, the nearest regional airport is Newquay Cornwall, where you can fly from Liverpool, Belfast, Edinburgh and London Gatwick, before catching the train to Liskeard from Newquay station. Though cars are banned from many of Polperro's narrow roads, visitors still choose to drive as close as deep as possible directly into Polperro. If you are travelling by road from the north, take the M5, while you should take the A303 from the east.
Where to stay in Polperro
If you have ever seen a picture or postcard from Polperro, there is a high chance that it was captured in the whitewashed haven of the Warren. Choose a holiday home with sea view in Polperro's waterfront paradise to wake up in a room with a view of the crystal harbour water, before exploring its narrow streets, where you can wander without worrying about traffic!
Polperro Town Centre
If you dream of a morning exploring the town's handmade jewellery shops, and an afternoon gazing upon the exhibits in the Polperro Arts Foundation Gallery, then reserve a bed and breakfast in Polperro's flower kissed town centre. Just remember to stop and refuel with a coffee along the way in the Herringbone Art and Coffee before heading back out into this rustic coastal jungle.
Secure a luxury apartment rental with a sea view in Polperro by reserving a sanctuary on Quay Road, the waterfront area which is in the perfect position to bathe your days away on Polperro Beach. Wake up before the sunrise and head down to the sand which is just a short hop from your bed to experience and even deeper fiery shade upon Polperro's vibrant colour palette.
Reserve a traditional holiday cottage in Polperro which is nestled in the leafy paradise of Talland Hill and wake up in the heart of the Cornish country, which is rich in unspoilt greenery and which forestry aroma. The small distance from the shore gives a holiday letting on Talland Hill a therapeutic atmosphere, as you can lose yourself in this verdant landscape.
Live like a local in the residential neighbourhood of The Coombes, by reserving a self-catered holiday home which is alongside the local's favourite hangouts, including The Plantation Restaurant & Tea Rooms which serves up Cornish Cream Tea for breakfast. Who says you can't eat breakfast when you are on holiday!
The nearby neighbourhood of Crumplehorn is the ideal place to reserve a reasonably priced bed and breakfast in northern Polperro. This area is known for its 14th-century mill and waterwheel which has now been transformed into one of the most recognised pubs on the Cornish coast.
What activities should you do in Polperro?
Take in the views from Polperro Beach
With its emerald waters which are framed in this rocky coastline, it is easy to see why Polperro Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Cornwall. Though the sand is suitable for bathing away a long summer day, many choose to visit this beach solely for its stunning views, which are the epitome of this naturally beautiful town.
Visit the Polperro Harbour Heritage Museum
Looking at this sleepy village today, you might never imagine it was capable of a large-scale smuggling operation in the late 18th century, however, it was! Polperro Harbour Heritage Museum gives an insight into the secret past of Polperro's criminal activity, which might just shock contemporary visitors who are observing this quiet village in the present.
Try a Cornish Cream Tea
One of the biggest debates between Cornwall and Devon is how cream tea should be taken, and whether you agree with the controversial 'cream on top' method or not, it is only right that you give it a try while staying in this Cornish village.
Spend an afternoon in Polperro Arts Foundation Gallery
It is no secret that Polperro is an artistic haven, with a vibrant painting scene and almost as many art galleries as fish and chip shops crammed into its centre. Though many of these galleries each offering a slice of Cornish culture, Polperro Arts Foundation Gallery is arguably the most renowned, and it provides the chance to inspire by showcasing the work of local painters and craftspeople.
Sit by Polperro Harbour
The picture-perfect Polperro Harbour could pass as a setting which is miles from beyond the UK, especially on a sunny day, when the harbour traps the sunlight and the docked boats and yachts trap the sunlight.
Swim in Chapel Pool
The half tide reveals a small tidal pool which offers is a unique experience to play or swim for any visitor who wants to brave the English Channel. The beauty of this swimming pool has been named as a historical site, which continues to attract families who want to immerse themselves in this naturally heated pool.