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OIRO £360,000 Available
  • Enchanting Grade II listed character cottage
  • Harbourside location with views over the inner harbour
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Believed to date back to the 1700's
  • Immense character
  • Lounge/diner with multi fuel stove
  • No onward chain

Nestled in a sheltered corner on the Quay at Polperro, this enchanting Grade II listed 2 bedroom character cottage overlooks the harbour and is ideally placed to take in village life and to watch the daily comings and goings in the Harbour. Polperro is a mystical village on the South East Coast of Cornwall famous for its tales of smuggling and associated folk lore. Its narrow winding streets are filled with delightful cottages, small shops, restaurants and Inns all of which are easily accessible from the cottage.

Believed to date back to the 1700's when it is thought to have formed part of a larger dwelling, Smugglers Cottage is a two bedroom property that still retains much of its original charm and character by way of white washed stone walls, exposed timbers and floor boards, numerous recesses and niches and attractive multi pane windows, all of which when combined with the location make this a truly unique property.

The lounge/diner is a cosy space with a wood burning stove, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the village. The kitchen is simple but charming with everything you need to prepare meals using the fresh local produce available in the village. The bedrooms are both comfortable and inviting, with exposed beams and wooden floors adding to the character of the property. The shower room is off the landing with a walk in shower, wc and wash basin.

The harbourside location of this property is truly special. From the cottage, you can watch the boats come and go, and take in the stunning views of the harbour. The Quay and small harbour are absolutely delightful and the subject of many a holiday photograph, postcard and numerous books.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities for walking and hiking in the surrounding countryside. The South West Coast Path runs through the village, offering stunning views of the coastline. There are also a number of beaches within easy reach of the village, including the beautiful Lantic Bay. Foodies will love Polperro, with its range of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious local cuisine. The Blue Peter Inn is a popular choice, with its cosy atmosphere and excellent seafood.

In summary, Smugglers Cottage is a truly unique property in a stunning location. With its characterful features and harbourside position, it is the perfect base from which to explore the village and surrounding area. Whether you are interested in history, art, food or the great outdoors, Polperro has something to offer everyone.

Ground Floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen
First Floor: Two double bedrooms, landing and a shower room.

The cottage has a small area outside the front door that can accommodate a bistro style table and chair and from here you overlook the inner harbour.

There is no parking with the property however there are private spaces for rent around the village and in the main car park.

Council Tax
Band D

EPC Rating


Mains water, electricity (economy 7 tariff) and drainage
Heating: Night storage heaters and multi fuel stove in the lounge/diner
Windows: Multi pane single glazed.
For information on the availability of broadband and the strength of mobile phone signals please refer to

The property is Grade II listed and in an area of outstanding natural beauty as well as a conservation area.
Access is via a small flights of steps at the front.

Flood Risk
The property is in zone 2 however it is elevated above the harbour and accessed over a flight of steps. The current owner confirms that there have been no issues with regard to flooding in the past five years.

There are no recent applications listed on the Cornwall Council Planning website that would adversely affect this property. Source: . Search: Immediate post code area on the day of instruction.

Agents Note
The washing machine and fridge are included in the sale and the property is offered with no onward chain.

For viewings please park in the main car park by the Crumplehorn Inn and walk to the property as there is no parking further into the village. On leaving the car park go straight over the mini roundabout with the Crumplehorn on your left. Proceed along the main road (The Coombes), continue past the Claremont Hotel, the Ship Inn and church. Take the next right into Big Green and then first left into Lansallos Street. Follow the road down to the harbour and continue passing the Three Pilchards on your right, Smugglers Cottage is just a few metres further on your right. The property is somewhere in the region of 1000 metres from the car park.

Council Tax
Cornwall County Council, Band D

IMPORTANT NOTE: Messrs Seasons Estate Agents Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: these particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lesses, and do not constitute part of, an offer or contract; all descriptions, dimensions, floor plans, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them; no person in the employment of Messrs Seasons Estate Agents Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

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EER Chart

The Energy-Efficiency Rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Utility Supply Type
Electric Mains Supply
Gas None
Water Mains Supply
Sewerage Mains Supply
Broadband None
Telephone None

Other Items Description
Heating Not Specified
Garden/Outside Space No
Parking No
Garage No

Broadband Coverage Highest Available Download Speed Highest Available Upload Speed
Standard 16 Mbps 1 Mbps
Superfast 74 Mbps 20 Mbps
Ultrafast Not Available Not Available

Mobile Coverage Indoor Voice Indoor Data Outdoor Voice Outdoor Data
EE Likely Likely Enhanced Enhanced
Three Likely Likely Enhanced Enhanced
O2 No Signal No Signal Enhanced Likely
Vodafone No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced

Broadband and Mobile coverage information supplied by Ofcom.

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