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Best of Both Worlds - the cottage by the beach with Polperro on its doorstep

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Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Beach Cottage, Sleeps 8, Stunning Views, Beach Terrace, Open Fire, Coastal Path.

Willy Wilcox Cottage is the listed seafront cottage, with the bright blue door and shutters, seen on so many paintings and postcards of both Polperro and Cornwall. It has four bedrooms, all have sea and fishing harbour views. The beamed sitting room has an open fire and a large picture window looking over the fishing boats in the harbour. The unique raised beach terrace has stunning views, a great place for breakfast, a nightcap or any time in between and there is an enclosed rear BBQ terrace. We welcome you with a home-made cream tea and also provide a pass allowing use of the indoor hotel pool and gym in Looe (4 miles).

Willy Wilcox sleeps eight and is the nearest cottage to the beach in the historic fishing village of Polperro. Its idyllic location has the coastal path leading from steps behind the cottage which is situated over the cave and beach in Polperro. The pubs, restaurants, art galleries and shops of Polperro are just seconds away. We are dog friendly and they are welcomed widely in Polperro.

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About the Owner

Deborah Pleace
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Deborah Pleace

We are Deborah and Jon, living in the village of Hurst, Berkshire with our son and daughter aged 11 and 15. They, along with our Italian Spinone, are now enjoying the type of care-free childhood Cornish holidays that we both did. They have a freedom in Polperro that we believe is quite unique. Willy Wilcox Cottage is our delight.

Deborah Pleace purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Deborah Pleace chose South East Cornwall

We were lucky enough to buy the picture postcard cottage, it features on so many. It took a long time to find the perfect sea-front Cornish property, somewhere you could hear and smell the sea.

From inside Willy Wilcox Cottage, you can experience so much of the outside because of its position and views. Beautiful Polperro, caters really well for tourists but is a working fishing village at heart. Watch fishing boats or storms coming into the harbour and be part of the changing seasons whilst cosy inside.

What makes this cottage unique

The reason the cottage features on so many photos and postcards is that it is hard to imagine a better location. A historic property of character and charm, a beach on your doorstep with a private terrace looking to open sea. Polperro with its pubs, galleries, shops and restaurants less than a minute away. The peace of coastal path leading from steps behind. You can feel completely secluded yet so much life and activity is just outside - the best of both worlds!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a great stay, you have obviously done a great deal of work to make sure Willy Wilcox provides top class accommodation, property was very clean & welcome goodies were much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Pete Townsend, Wilts



We had an amazing time. What a beautiful cottage. We saw it 10 years ago and have talked about staying in it ever since, it surpassed all our expectations. Rosemary and Christopher Warren-Green, USA



Our fourth visit to this beautiful home where we both feel so comfortable. By far the nicest we have stayed in, in Polperro. The warmest of welcomes, warm, lights on – a real home from home in the prettiest of fishing villages.

Sonya and Graham, Salisbury



We love to walk and hike, and the Coast Path is right out Willy Wilcox's back door. We love creature comforts and today's modern conveniences, and Willy fully satisfies those needs. We love beautiful scenery ... all around us at Willy.

Bill and Connie Green, North Carolina, USA
May 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a great stay, you have obviously done a great deal of work to make sure Willy Wilcox provides top class accommodation, property was very clean & welcome goodies were much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Pete Townsend, Wilts



We had an amazing time. What a beautiful cottage. We saw it 10 years ago and have talked about staying in it ever since, it surpassed all our expectations. Rosemary and Christopher Warren-Green, USA



Our fourth visit to this beautiful home where we both feel so comfortable. By far the nicest we have stayed in, in Polperro. The warmest of welcomes, warm, lights on – a real home from home in the prettiest of fishing villages.

Sonya and Graham, Salisbury



We love to walk and hike, and the Coast Path is right out Willy Wilcox's back door. We love creature comforts and today's modern conveniences, and Willy fully satisfies those needs. We love beautiful scenery ... all around us at Willy.

Bill and Connie Green, North Carolina, USA
May 2012
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28 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful holiday home in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 weeks and certainly could have stayed longer. The property is a home from home with all the amenities you could wish for. I'm not sure there is a better location in all of Cornwall, we loved hearing the crashing waves and the proximity to the beach and the coastal walks were great. Polperro is a lively village and although we were there very much out of season there were pubs and some shops open. Couch's restaurant has a great tasting menu and the Blue Peter inn was very friendly and cosy. Take away fish and chips from the 3 Pilchards not to be missed. Further afield there are great places to visit in under an hour : Eden Project, lost garden of Heligan, Fowey (do try the ferry!) and Padstow (great restaurants) to name a few. We went to quite a few beaches with the dog, Constantine near Padstow was our favourite, however nearer Par was good to exercise the dog and Polkerris with Sams on the Beach was lovely.

The owner Deborah could not have been a better host and the house keepers Tracey and Carl were brilliant

This will definitely be our next stop in Cornwall again, if it's not booked up!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Unrivalled location

  • 4 of 5

Another great stay @ Willy's, lots of very thoughtful touches by the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you, Carole, great to welcome you back.
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Cosy, quiet, charming with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 3 year old son and myself all enjoyed our stay at Willy Wilcox. It is perfectly located with amazing views. Tracey and Deborah were great in the lead up to our stay and we really appreciated the passes the hotel in Looe. Our son loved that. The cream teas were outstanding too and a lovely

Touch. The open fire was lovely too. We would definitely recommend. The only reason we didn't rate it 5 stars was due to the shower pressure.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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5

50th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Willy Wilcox for 3 nights in November for my birthday. There was 4 mature couples and there was still plenty of space. I cannot fault the cottage in any way. the large living room has great views over the harbor, the well equipped (new ) kitchen was a great place for us all to have breakfast, and the 2 double 2 twin bedrooms were perfect. The position at the end of the harbor is second to none, and the Blue Peter Inn, one of the best pubs i have ever frequented, is 29 steps away. I have been visiting Polperro 2 or 3 times a year for the last 14 years and stayed in many different cottages, and this is without doubt the best cottage i have stayed in. My sister will be 50 in 2017, so we will be returning to Willy Wilcox for another stay. a great cottage in a great Cornish village.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Andrew, see you in 2017!
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5

Beautiful Cottage with the best location in Polperro!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place Willy Willcox cottage is! Very homely with everything you could need and more. What makes this cottage so special is the amazing location, you open the front door and you are on the beach which my dogs loved..

and the friendly shops and pubs are just round the corner.. Literally everything is on your doorstep.

Another nice touch were the cream teas laid out in the kitchen upon our arrival..

Loads of beautiful scenery and walks and to top it off we had amazing weather.

Willy Wilcox we will be back ...

Jackie Nowell

Stafford

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a fabulous week at Willy Wilcox cottage. The cottage is absolutely amazing and perfect for our extended family holiday. Our days were spent swimming in the sea, walking the SW coastal path, fishing for mackerel, eating and drinking in the local pubs and restaurants, or just people watching from the cottage terrace. A wonderful week was had by all and we hope to return soon.

Ian and Deb Robertson

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We were lucky enough to buy the picture postcard cottage, it features on so many. It took a long time to find the perfect sea-front Cornish property, somewhere you could hear and smell the sea. From inside Willy Wilcox Cottage, you can experience so much of the outside because of its position and views. Beautiful Polperro, caters really well for tourists but is a working fishing village at heart. Watch fishing boats or storms coming into the harbour and be part of the changing seasons whilst cosy inside.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay (Plymouth closer) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Blue Peter at 10 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Looe Golf Club (St Mellion - 35 mins) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Looe at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A38 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : House on the Props at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Polperro at 10 Metres

Polperro is host to the Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing, plenty of pubs, restaurants, small shops and art galleries. The Eden Project is 30 minutes away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£364
for 3 nights
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Mid season
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Mid season
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£664
for 3 nights
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,550
 
 
Mid season
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Peak season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Mid season
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
 
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid season
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£275
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,100
 
 
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£332
for 3 nights
From
£175
Thu,Fri,Sat
£775
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
January
20 Jan 2018 - 23 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

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Facilities

From the Owner

The reason the cottage features on so many photos and postcards is that it is hard to imagine a better location. A historic property of character and charm, a beach on your doorstep with a private terrace looking to open sea. Polperro with its pubs, galleries, shops and restaurants less than a minute away. The peace of coastal path leading from steps behind. You can feel completely secluded yet so much life and activity is just outside - the best of both worlds!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Baby Gate
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite to the Harbour bedroom

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - cabin beds
  • Sea and harbour views from all bedrooms. The Beach Room has a king-sized bed, sink, TV and door to the beach terrace. The Harbour Room also has a king-sized bed plus an en-suite bathroom and TV. The Quay Room has twin beds and the Boat Room has two built-in cabin beds (2'6' wide).

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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