Farthing Cottage



Key Information:
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Short Breaks Yes
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Saturday
  • Property Code FARTHI
  • Virtual Tour (See description page)
  • Allows short breaks
  • Waterside
  • Views
  • Nearby beach
  • Nearby shop
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Village location
  • Designated parking
  • Night storage or electric heating
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Non smoking
  • Security deposit
  • Dogs permitted
  • Bathroom
  • Access statement available on request

Please note the following details refer to 2016. For 2017 details please contact the booking office.

Farthing Cottage is a charming cottage, which has been completely refurbished, with window seats and beamed ceilings throughout and delightful views over the Polperro harbour from all rooms. Beautifully and thoughtfully furnished and decorated with quality in mind, yet retaining the character and atmosphere of the cottage, this is a perfect romantic retreat, located in a narrow traffic free lane in the enchanting village of Polperro, just steps from the harbour itself. The South West Coastal path is conveniently located on your doorstop, so you can easily enjoy walking along the breathtaking Cornish coastline or take a short drive to explore the popular seaside town of Looe; in fact, both the North and South coasts of Cornwall are easily accessed from Polperro, so you'll never be short of entertainment! Welcome pack on arrival.


Stable door into attractive kitchen/diner with dining table to seat four, electric hob, built under oven, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer. Open tread staircase up to living room with sofa, armchair, woodburner effect electric fire, flatscreen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod dock and a selection of DVDs. Quite steep and narrow staircase up to second floor. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed, hair dryer, lovely harbour views and small en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Parking: One reserved space in the main car park at the top of the village included (approx. 10 minutes walk). Please note: There is no car access to the property. 


  • Included: Bed linen and towels (no beach towels).
  • Heating (night storage and panel heaters) and electricity by £1.00 coin meter.
  • Telephone: Not provided. Mobile reception poor (Orange and T-Mobile/EE good).
  • Security Deposit: £100.
  • Pets: 1 small to medium sized, well behaved dog welcome.
  • Local Facilities: Polperro beach 5 minutes walk. Talland beach 1 mile. Other south coast beaches are easily accessible by car. Shops, pubs and restaurants all in Polperro. Looe with more facilities, 4 miles. Plymouth 25 miles. Truro 29 miles.


  • Polperro has a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants, which unsurprisingly offer fantastic seafood, as well as a wide range of other cuisine.

  • Regular boat trips take place from Polperro around the coastline, where lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of dolphins or seals.

  • The Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling, located on the harbourside, offers a fantastic insight into the history of the village.

South Cornwall

  • Wander round the quaint fishing village of Polperro, perched on the South West Coast Path. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh seafood supper.

  • Explore the uncrowded beaches of the Roseland Peninsula. Whether you’re walking, cycling or messing about in boats, this Heritage Coast is truly a fantastic holiday spot.

  • For a fun, unforgettable family day out visit the Eden Project to be transported to tropical climes, and enjoy numerous art and music events.

  • Explore the unspoilt Fowey estuary on foot or by boat, and wander the winding streets of this waterside town which are brimming with independent shops, cafes and galleries.


  • With the sea on three sides, Cornwall is ideal for exploring the South West Coast Path. Enjoy dramatic cliffs, sleepy fishing villages, miles of sand and secluded coves.

  • Visit the North Cornwall coast to see surfers pit their wits against Mother Nature or take the plunge and book yourself in for a lesson!

  • Have fun with the family at The Eden Project or Monkey Sanctuary near Looe, wander the Lost Gardens of Heligan or enjoy the dramatic backdrop at the Minack Theatre.

  • Discover the history and mystery of the county, from stone circles and tin mines to the legendary tales of King Arthur and Merlin the wizard.

Property reviews for Farthing Cottage

Rated 4.5/5 based on 15 reviews

The only criticism I had of Farthing Cottage was the pound in the slot meter which can be a hazard your first visit. It caught me out my first night there and left me flailing around in utter darkness trying to get to the meter from upstairs, and then struggling to put the pound in! I did eventually find the torch which had been thoughtfully left in the meter cupboard which was a big help, and went out next day to buy another LED torch to keep upstairs in case it should happen again!

The cottage was gorgeous and the location together with the views were great. Just be aware that the harbour is a working fishing village harbour and as such the fishing boats and seagulls wake up early so if you are a light sleeper they might just wake you up. Also if you need a shower remember to put the hot water on a hour or so before you shower (switch in cupboard at top of stairs near bedroom puts hot water on) Polperro is a great place with friendly people and good places to eat, if you are thinking about stopping there do it and book via Toad Hall a very professional and hassle free company which I will use and recommend to anybody visiting Cornwell.

Excellent holiday, cottage was very cosy with beautiful views

The Toad Hall person who I met on the Saturday we arrived was wonderfully helpful....we'd come down on the motorbike but the camber on the reserved parking space in the main car park wasn't suitable. When I called into the office to explain the issue she very quickly sorted us out with another reserved space the was suitably flat and had the added bonus of being further down the village....very impressed by the service. Cottage was wonderful, comfortable and with great views... and the wine was a great welcome present!

This was our first experience with Toad Hall Cottages. From the time of booking and throughout the holiday we couldn't have been more looked after. We had a brilliant time and would definitely recommend Toad Hall Cottages.

Excellent service from start to finish. a lovely added little treat with the arrival package of wine, tea, coffee and biscuits

We love Polperro and have been visiting the village for forty-six years on a regular basis. We have used Toad Hall as well as other reputable cottage companies and we have never been let down. It was our first stay in Farthing Cottage and it had everything that we required to make our stay comfortable. We had a wonderful time. We will be back hopefully in September, November and December to welcome in 2015.

We love Polperro and have been visiting the village for forty-six years on a regular basis.We have used Toad Hall ,as well as other reputable cottage companies and we have never been let down.It was our first stay in Farthing cottage and it had everything that we required to make our stay comfortable.We had a wonderful time.We will be back hopefully in September,November and December to welcome in 2015.

We had a wonderful time and everything was perfect. We will definitely recommend Toad Hall Cottages to all our family and friends.


The owners were very accommodating as we had to leave a day early (on the Friday) so as the cottage was empty the week before they allowed us to stay from Friday to Friday rather than the usual Saturday to Saturday.

We had a great stay in lovely Polperro.

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