1 Head O'Ditch


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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: 1HEADO
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Nearby shop
  • Designated parking
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine
  • Near Beach


 1 Head O Ditch is a delightful romantic one bedroomed holiday cottage which has recently been refurbished to a very high standard.  It is located just few minutes walk up a fairly steep hill from the centre of the traditional fishing village of Polperro, with its many restaurants, pubs and artistic shops, along with its thriving fishing port and the little tidal beach.

It is a cosy one bedroomed 17th century characterful cottage, with sea views and a great place to spend time just relaxing in the living room with its efficient wood burning stove and underfloor heating, or enjoying the views from the little South facing sun-trap terrace beside the cottage.  It has its own convenient private parking area nearby and is close to the wonderful costal paths, leading you to nearby Looe.

This super area of Cornwall has much to offer and to entertain visitors, along with this property being well situated to access the many attractions further afield, like the Eden Project with its tropical domes, Charlestown with its tall ships which has provided the scenic backdrop to many a film and TV location, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and much more.


Open plan Living/dining room:   with under floor heating, original beams,  feature inglenook fireplace inset with a wood burner, sofa, TV  and WiFi.  Dining table with chairs for two. Bespoke galley kitchen with two ring electric free standing hob, built in modern combi oven/microwave, washing machine and fridge with ice box.  Stairs up to bedroom. Pretty double bedroom with King Size 5ft double bed, wardrobe and drawers, Electric radiator, and TV.   En-Suite Shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.

A small enclosed terrace with seating to one side of the property, accessed from the street. This is South facing and very sheltered.

Designated parking space for one car 50 yards uphill from the property.  Other parking available in local car park, approximately 15 mins walk (fees apply).

  • Included: Bed linen and towels (no beach towels so guests are asked to provide their own), WiFi, electricity and heating.
  • Telephone: No land line, mobile reception mixed.
  • Dog: One well trained small to medium dog permitted (restricted to ground floor only) Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
  • Local Facilities: Polperro harbour and village pubs, restaurants, village grocery shop, bakery, post office and more, 4 minutes walk down hill, 5 - 10 minutes steep walk back uphill.   Looe town and harbour 4 miles.  Beach:  tidal beach in Polperro 5 mins, larger sandy beach in East Looe 4 miles.  Eden Project 20 miles.  Charlestown 22 miles. The Lost Gardens of Heligan  29 miles.  
  • Please Note: The hill down from the cottage is quite steep and narrow, so very wide vehicles will not be able to drive down.

August 2018

A fantastic cottage with all the essentials for a relaxing stay.

August 2018

Very comfortable cottage in a quiet location up Talland Hill which gets easier to climb as the week goes by. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will definitely be back to Polperro for another holiday

July 2018

Comfortable, well equipped cottage ideal for 2 people and a dog. Polperro is a lovely village - great for eating and drinking and providing basic supplies. It's also well located for visiting places or coastal walking which is our preference. We had a problem with the bathroom tap, but the staff at the office in Polperro were very helpful and the owner fixed it within a couple of days. It might be an idea to make people aware of the steepness of the road and the challenge of driving down it!

May 2018

1 Head o' Ditch was perfect,so quaint and cosy with everything one could wish for. It was our first visit to Polperro and it won't be our last. Beautiful walks from the door,an abundance of places to eat and drink with the majority welcoming dogs.We didn't need to use the car as local shops had all the necessary provisions for our stay. Toad Hall Cottages made the booking very straight forward and were always polite and helpful-highly recommended.

April 2018

We feel absolutely fine in the cottage and enjoyed our holidays there.

January 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our winter break at 1 Head o the Ditch, we are looking at returning next year and may take the one next door

December 2017

Loved this cottage . Everything you needed was at hand and good info in the information book. Heating worked great making it a very cosy cottage.

November 2017

We really overall enjoyed our stay cottage was cosy as described we enjoyed the log burner and the lovely walks around the harbour with our dog.

October 2017

Enjoyed stay

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