- Property code: LIBARN
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
We are delighted announce that Little Barn is now available:
Little Barn is tucked away off the main thoroughfare and backing onto the river Pol which flows down to Polperro harbour in Cornwall, yet still within easy access to the array of lively restaurants, village shops and pubs. This delightful property offers comfortable accommodation in a sympathetically converted barn with an abundance of interesting features and a small enclosed courtyard in which to catch the sun and enjoy al-fresco dining. The three bedrooms, two of which are set in the eaves, located on separate mezzanine floors, have vaulted beamed ceilings and are full of character and charm, while the newly build third bedroom is conveniently located on the ground floor, opening onto a peaceful courtyard. There is a cosy lounge with a wood burning stove which also has beams and rough stone walls with deep set windows and window seats from which to watch and listen to the river as it hurries down to the sea.
The new entrance hallway leads to the a ground floor bedroom and then to the inner hall/dining room with vaulted beams and dining table with seating for six. kitchen with window overlooking the river Pol, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and fridge with freezer compartment. Living room with wood burning stove, two sofas, armchair, flat screen TV, DVD and radio/CD player. Cloakroom with WC and hand basin. Steep open stairs lead to mezzanine floor over the lounge. Delightful double bedroom with beams, stripped pine floors, 4ft 6in double bed, wardrobe and draws. Shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Descending back down to the hall, another steep staircase leads up to the twin bedroom, with two 2ft 6in beds and wardrobe.The new 3rd bedroom on the ground floor has 2 ft 6 in bunk beds and chest of draws.
Please Note: The steep staircases to the bedrooms are not suitable for the infirm and young children will need supervision.
Secluded small courtyard area outside the front door with garden table and 6 chairs. This property is approached via a tiny pathway off the main thoroughfare, between a restaurant, church and public house.
Permit provided for use in the main public car park, this is approx 10 minutes fairly level walk from the property.
- Included: Bed linen (no towels), initial supply of logs in the winter, electricity and heating (night storage).
- Pets: Well behaved pets welcome, strictly by arrangement. Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
- Telephone: No telephone provided. Mobile reception poor (Orange and T-Mobile/EE good).
- Local Facilities: Polperro beach 10 minutes walk. Talland beach 1 mile. Other beaches are easily accessible by car. Shops, pubs and restaurants all in Polperro, within very close proximity to the cottage. Looe with more facilities, 4 miles. Plymouth 25 miles. Truro 29 miles.
Had a lovely cosy stay despite the weather
We had a lovely time thanks,and the cottage was much better than when we stopped in it 9years ago. Would definitely recommend it to family and friends.
Perfect would stay there again
A lovely cottage..we will be back..
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Barn, right in the heart of Polperro. A lovely cosy beamed cottage with wood burner, made the experience more pleasurable. Thank you.
Absolutely lovely cottage, in a fantastic location, its small but fitted our needs, and my wife fell in love with the place..I liked it as its not to far from the pub, very quiet and relaxing, enjoyed feeding the ducks every day as the river is right outside the cottage. Wonderful stay....only downside, low beams.....taller people need to duck. Other than that , fantastic. !
Little Barn was a lovely place to stay. It was well equipped and the location was quaint. It was great to be in a central location in the village.
Only comment would be is that the bedrooms have low roof beams in places which may not suit taller people. Absolutely beautiful cottage and very quiet as set back from the road next to the stream. Wonderfully warm and snug and had a lovely nights sleep. Will be returning. Thank you.
Loved my stay...cottage perfect for our needs..location fantastic..caretaker very helpful & efficient as unable to unlock door on arrival..dealt with promptly..will look forward to another stay..this was very different to our usual holidays...normally go overseas..but as now have 2 dogs..chihuahuas..perfect for them! picked the right week for the wonderful weather.
(Less than a mile)
Discover traditional dishes in this warm, classically English pub. From the seafood to the wines, meats and ales, you will taste some of the best produce Cornwall has to offer. Take away fish and chips are available.
The Buccaneer, Fore St, Polperro PL13 2QR (Tel: 01503 272699)
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Loved this place really place. Excellent Food. Cheap drinks and occasional entertainment. Really welcoming friendly staff and dog friendly.
We had a takeaway from here and it was lovely, would use again!
Good food and Yummy pizzas, reasonably priced, friendly people.
Very warm welcome. Made to feel at home and a very friendly atmosphere.
Great takeaway food
The Ship Inn - Polperro
(Less than a mile)
A proper Cornish pub with something for everyone - hearty dishes and a great selection of drinks, including local cask ales. In the summer, this can all be enjoyed in the beer garden and, when the weather isn’t quite up to it, by the cosy log fire.
The Ship Inn, Fore St, Polperro, Looe PL13 2QR (T: 01503 272453)
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Had a drink here. Has a garden and is dog friendly.
Good live music
A lovely traditional and friendly pub. We visited several times during our stay, including twice for a meal, and were made to feel very welcome. Brilliant jukebox!
Couch's Great House
(Less than a mile)
Had a lovely evening here. Decided to have the 5 course taster menu, was excellent and very filling. Popular restaurant need to book.
Always come here for a special occasion and as usual we loved it. Food is amazing and staff very friendly.
Been a regular visitor since the restaurant opened, every year in fact. Best place for relaxing atmosphere,fine food and a sense of occasion. Best way to end a week in Polperro. Good value and a great chef/owner.
(Less than a mile)
Absolutely first class cuisine. When I dined here alone on a previous visit the staff went all out to make me feel comfortable and looked after. Thoroughly recommend.
Michelle’s restaurant is lovely, we go here for our last holiday meal every year and it doesn’t disappoint. There is a good selection of meat dishes and if you are a fish fanatic you will love . Recommend you book as they are very popular! The staff are fantastic and a great help when you are spoilt for choice. We will definitely go again!
Beautiful roast dinner on the sunday, then booked back in straight away for an evening meal later that week. Fish was beautiful and the banofee trifle was amazing.
Fabulous food and service, so glad we booked. With so many eating places in Polperro we nearly didn’t bother but so glad we did, a highlight of the week.
This is a real gem.Sunday lunch was delicious with loads of veg and great gravy.We returned later in our stay for an evening meal,same friendly welcome and superb fresh freshly caught fish.The chocolate bread and butter pudding....wow! Be sure to book or you could be disappointed.
Excellent food and very good lady owner. Top marks.
we loved this place! the food was excellent. We went to a number of excellent places in cornwall (fifteen, rick steins plus several local places) and this was by far the best. The food was 'home cooking' style but beautifully down using superb ingredients, the portions were huge (too big!) and the service very friendly and welcoming. Whats more, it was just on the door step. I would say this is a must visit for anyone going to polperro.
Had two lovely fish meals here and would recommend to anyone who enjoys fish as Michelle's husband is the fisherman so a good selection of very fresh fish and lovely friendly staff
Just had dinner here tonight. Food off the chart fabulous. Michele is an amazing Chef
Best food in polperro :)
Delicious food and friendly helpful staff. It's a good idea to book a table. We were lucky enough to get a table on spec on Thursday and booked for Friday right after!
Great food, fantastic staff well worth a visit you won't be Dissapointed but book early as gets fully booked.
We enjoyed a delicious meal at Michelle's and it was a real treat to take our well behaved dog into a restaurant. Staff and customers all very friendly - altogether a memorable evening.
Had a really good Sunday lunch here. Food nicely cooked & presented. Friendly and attentive service would highly recommend.
Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch here, food cooked and presented nicely. Friendly and efficient service too. Highly recommend.
Excellent on both visits, good ingredients well cooked and presented
The House on the Props
(Less than a mile)
Enjoy superb English breakfasts, light lunches, afternoon teas and dinner in a cosy, nautical environment. The menus consist of a wide range of locally sourced produce and fresh fish specials created using what’s landed that day.
https://www.houseontheprops.co.uk/restaurant-tea-rooms/ Talland Street, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2RE (T: 01503 272310)
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I had the most delicious breakfasts here and just love this place. Clare and Cilla and Nicola are so friendly and kind and I look forward to seeing them every time I come back to Polperro.
Lovely breakfast and warm welcome on arrival.
Had a lovely cream tea here, highly recommended
rubbish for the extra go to Milly's near the crumpelhorn. at the entrance to Polperro
Gorgeous food and extremely friendly staff
Such a great atmosphere and friendly staff..amazing food!
Fantastic food and lovely hosts. Dog friendly too!
Polperro Model Village
(Less than a mile)
An utterly charming day out for the family, Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend is two attractions in one. The village is, quite literally, the coastal town in miniature and has been around for more than 60 years, surviving both fire and floods – so don’t underestimate the strength of these little guys. Meanwhile, Land of Legend is your chance to explore Cornish folklore, derived from tales of pirates and smugglers who thrived in and around Cornwall from the early modern period through to the 19th century. It is a unique show of lights, sound and animation. The site also houses a model railway, and prices are £3 for adults and £2 for children, open daily from Easter to October.
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Good attraction for young children rather than older children and adults. The miniature village and Land of Legend are charming (though perhaps a little 'worn' by modern standards). There is an interesting audio/visual on the Polperro floods of 1976 and 1993 and a separate small model railway.
(Less than a mile)
In The Warren overlooking the harbour, the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing houses a collection of exhibits and 19th century photographs that date back to a time when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro. It brings to life the little village’s beautiful history and the lives of the people who lived there, having depended on fishing for generations and been home to no less than three factories close by at one point. A delightful opportunity for children and adults alike to learn about local history in this little Cornish village, entry is £1.75 for adults and 50p for children.
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I love a bit of local history and if your like minded, you'll enjoy this place. lots of information on the local boats and fishermen. it would take you a while to read it all.
Well worth visiting to get a feel and understanding of how the once thriving community of Polperro used to be in former pilchard fishing (and smuggling) days. The old photos and exhibits transport you back to a very different world (though adults will undoubtedly find the museum more interesting than small children).
This museum is packed with interesting facts and some great photos, so even though small we spent a good hour there. Definitely worth a visit to learn more on the local history (including about the more recent floods and storms), fishy facts and smuggling tales!
Looe Island Nature Reserve
On an island just off the coast of Looe, the aptly named Looe Island Nature Reserve is brimming with marine wildlife. The island provides a variety of habitats including woodland, maritime, grassland, sand, shingle and rocky reef, and is part of the Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone. Trips run from Easter until around the end of September, although all visits are weather and tide dependent. The crossing via a passenger boat named Moonraker takes 20 minutes and you will then have about two hours to explore. The return boat fee is £7 per adult and £5 per child, and then there’s a landing fee of £4 per adult and £1 per child. You can then book guided walks online in advance, which are £25 including the boat and landing fee. What makes the island so beautiful is its ruggedness and as such there are not any cafes or refreshments available, and dogs are not permitted. However, there is a compost toilet should you need it.
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Well worth a visit. Well organised and lots of wildlife. There is a £4 landing fee charge in addition to the boat charge.
No trip to Looe is complete without this experience . Had a wonderful few hours on the island . The wardens were lovely and very informative . It really was a special place and a must for anyone interested in wildlife .
Looe Fishing Trips
Looe Sailing Club
(Less than a mile)
In South East Cornwall, Polperro is widely thought to be one of the area’s most picturesque fishing villages. Brimming with whitewashed cottages all the way down the harbour, the beach sits in a sheltered position under the cliffs, only visible at low tide and close to the harbour. Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular destination and can get busy in the summer months. Dogs are not permitted at the beach during peak season, from Easter to October, and while parking in the village itself is all but impossible, but there’s a large car park about a mile up the valley with a regular shuttle service going up and down the hill.
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Small but lovely
Beautiful beach if you love beach combing.
Easy access, dog ok
We visited Polperro harbour/beach with our springer spaniel and although the write-up says no dogs allowed, they are allowed, just on a lead between 10am and 6pm, although beach is small, the sea is safe to swim in and not full of huge rocks, lovely ????
Lovely clean small beach.
Polperro is a magic place. It is so pretty with its winding streets and old cottages and the harbour with its fishing boats. The residents are so friendly and welcoming and there’s a wide choice of restaurants and cafes. I particularly recommend Michelle’s for fantastic food and a real welcome. As a woman on my own I dined there, as elsewhere, with no feeling of awkwardness. Breakfast at the House on the Props just unbeatable! Spring is one of the best times to visit for the wonderful coastal walks and the masses of wild flowers. When you visit, think about the parking situation before you go as it needs organising, but many rentable cottages have spaces provided in the main car park and PauI who runs a little motorised transport system for luggage is very helpful and reliable. I am one of the thousands of people who just love Polperro and every time I visit feel a great reluctance to leave.
Enjoyed the harbour etc and all the shops but had dogs so did not visit the beach but a beautiful setting.
really lovely, a must visit desination.
A small, quiet beach between Looe and Polperro, Talland Bay actually comprises two beaches, one of which has sand both at low and high tide and is good for swimming all the time, while the other is less sandy and is easiest to swim from at high tide. There is a ramp for launching boats from the main beach and there are lots of small coves and tidal pools to swim in as well, so it’s a delightful area to explore in the water. Parking is limited, but there is a small, free car park by the beach and paid parking at The Beach Café, all of which provide easy access to the sand. Thanks to the nearby café, visitors can also benefit from the accompanying facilities, on-site shop, and tuck into Roskillys Cornish Ice-Cream as well.
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A lovely place to walk too on the way to Looe. Hard work back up the hill to polperro, bit it's worth it!
The coastal walk from Polperro to Talland Bay is outstanding. As both are scenic, (and Talland Bay benefits from an excellent cafe and free toilets), it makes for an excellent morning or afternoon trip in good weather.
Lovely beach,beautiful walk from Polperro. Dogs requested to be kept on leads (which I suppose is preferable to a ban!). Families seem to use this beach alot.
An interesting beach at low tide and lovely views.
Brilliant. Bit seaweedy. Wear beach shoes incase of weever fish stings.
Great beach pet friendly beach with rock pools etc for the dogs to explore
In East Looe, the beach sits directly in front of the old town, sheltered by the Banjo Pier and overlooked from the east by the hillside of Mount Ararat. A good family beach that has something for everyone, at low tide the sandy location is safe for swimming although it’s recommended you steer clear of the river mouth beyond the pier. The beach backs on to a seafront walkway which runs its length all the way to Second Beach to the east, where it tends to be less busy and it’s good for snorkeling. As it’s in the centre of the town there are lots of facilities and cafes nearby, but in the summer it’s a very popular spot and parking can be tricky, with traffic prohibited during these months, so be prepared for a bit of a walk.
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Perfect for the children but beware of seagulls. We always take a beach tent so children can safely enjoy their food and ice cream!
Lovely beach suitable for everyone
A wonderful place to sit relax eat an ICECREAM or a pastie, if the seagulls will let you! Perfect beach x
You cannot fail to love Looe beach, early morning, during the day or for and evening stroll. A super clean beach.
Lovely sandy beach. No dogs allowed but there is a small cove at the far end which allows dogs to enjoy their holiday too with a dip in The English Channel.
Looe beach and seafront is cleaned every day (in season?) and looks good. A joy to sit and watch the sea and people passing by.
Really good! Good sand and sea. Activities for the kids too. Difficult to get to cos no parking nearby.
Lovely beach and even when it was busy didn't feel overcrowded
Between Polruan and Polperro along the coastal path, Lantivet Bay is only accessible at low tide when a sand and pebble beach is revealed. Parking is in the National Trust car park at Polruan, where there are toilets as well, but there aren’t any facilities closer to the beach itself. Dogs are allowed all year round, which is lovely as it’s the perfect beach to incorporate into a walk. The National Trust recommends a charming circular route, starting in the car park and taking in 2.4 miles of beautiful bays and surrounding landscape, and giving you the chance to explore the area with its rich smuggling heritage.
Half a mile west of Looe, stretching along the coast, Hannafore Beach is a sandy, shingle bay with a rocky reef and views of St George’s Island. At low tide it’s brimming with rock pools, making it fun and games for the whole family to enjoy, and it’s a wonderful sun trap in summer months thanks to its south east facing position. Because of its location over the river, the beach never really becomes too busy, but equally there aren’t any facilities nearby. It’s popular with dog walkers as it’s amongst the few dog-friendly beaches in the area, and having explored you can extend your excursion to a stroll along the promenade or a potter around the coast path to the wonderfully scenic Talland Bay. There is roadside parking along the sea front above the beach, but it can be difficult to find a space. Alternatively, there is a large car park in West Looe, around 10 minutes away on foot.
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Lovely for the dogs!
Really nice beach and walk
An interesting beach, but beware the incoming tide !
Great beach. Good view of looe island. Loads of shells to collect. Lots of dog walkers tho!
One of the many dog friendly beaches we visited lovely coastal walks to Talland Bay the nature reserve island is very interesting great refreshments available and not forgetting the free parking available all day which is very useful.