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a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

River running down to the harbour.
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About Polperro

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England. A charming mixture of quaint whitewashed cottages with brightly painted doors and windows, interspersed here and there with more substantial buildings, cram the steep hills and narrow streets that form the backdrop to the harbour. Heading from the sea, towards the shore, the picture that greets the eye, would be hard to equal anywhere.

Famous as a fishing village, this little place, in the 19th-century was the haunt of smugglers and it would seem that fishing and smuggling provided the main income for most families. These days not so much fishing goes on and in the summer the little harbour is full of gaily coloured yachts and pleasure boats.

A famous resident of Polperro was Dr. Johnathon Couch. Dr. Couch wrote four volumes on the History of the Fishes of the British Isles in the 1860's. At the same time he managed to continue with his medical practise and care for his patients. When he died his house became a museum.

Rugged coastal scenery can be enjoyed throughout this region. The walks along the south west coast path reward the visitor with spectacular views of coastal scenery and the sea. Inland, a short distance from Polperro is a model village and just a few miles from Looe is a famous Monkey Sanctury. There is a host of galleries, antique shops, pleasant cafe's and picturesque inns. The pace of life is refreshingly relaxed and enjoyable and it is easy to see why so many of Polperro's visitors return time and time again.

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Marigold Cottage in Polperro, Cornwall, England

Marigold Cottage

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Set 27 km from Plymouth and 41 km from Newquay, Marigold Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Polperro. The unit is 44 km from Falmouth. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a toaster and a ...
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Brackenside in Polperro, Cornwall, England

Brackenside

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Brackenside is a holiday home is situated in Polperro and is 27 km from Plymouth. The property features views of the garden and is 41 km from Newquay. The kitchen has a dishwasher, an oven and a toas...
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Quarry Cottage in Polperro, Cornwall, England

Quarry Cottage

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Quarry Cottage is a holiday home situated in Polperro in the Cornwall Region and is 27 km from Plymouth. The property is 41 km from Newquay and features views of the garden....
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Iolanda in Polperro, Cornwall, England

Iolanda

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Iolanda is a holiday home is set in Polperro and is 27 km from Plymouth. The unit is 41 km from Newquay. The kitchen is equipped with an oven. A TV is available. There is a private bathroom with a ba...
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The Cottles in Polperro, Cornwall, England

The Cottles

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
The Cottles offers relaxed bed and breakfast accommodation in the beautiful Cornish fishing village of Polperro. Free WiFi access is available. Each room at The Cottles has a seating area and an en s...
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Bambi Luxury Static Caravan in Polperro, Cornwall, England

Bambi Luxury Static Caravan

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
Offering a garden, Bambi Luxury Static Caravan is set in Polperro. Plymouth is 27 km away. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a seating area. A flat-screen TV and DVD player...
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Yer Tiz in Polperro, Cornwall, England

Yer Tiz

Polperro, Cornwall, England (0.9 miles, 1.4 km)
Yer Tiz is a holiday home with an outdoor pool, located in Polperro. The unit is 26 km from Plymouth. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and toaster. A TV is off...
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Polperro to London(208.6 miles, 335.7 km, direction NE)