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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: NEPEN
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


A pleasant stroll along the traffic free Warren soon brings you to Nepenthe where, from its elevated position, the visitor can enjoy magnificent Channel and harbour views, some of the best in Polperro. This Grade II listed cottage has the charm of a bygone age. The large kitchen diner and the sunny sitting room both have mutli-fuel burners to keep you warm on those cold winter nights! The comfortable rooms are functionally furnished and the cottage is ideal if you are seeking to experience the simple and quieter side of life. The icing on the cake is to peep out of any window, which never fails to reward and soothe the visitor with water and harbour views. You will even be greeted by a lovely welcome pack on arrival.

Well-equipped kitchen/diner with slate floor, ceramic hob, built-under electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave/grill/convection combi-oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, slow-cooker, Bosch-Tassimo coffee dispenser, dining table to seat six, two painted wicker sofas, multi-fuel burner and flat screen TV. You even have the benefit of two rucksacks filled with picnic accessories as well as a selection of games for your enjoyment. Wooden staircase (with grips) up to first floor sitting room with two sofas, armchair, rocking chair, multi-fuel burner, flatscreen TV, DVD player, stripped timber flooring and fabulous views. Staircase up to second floor, where both bedrooms enjoy lovely harbour views. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed. Bunk bedroom with 3ft single bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, oval countertop basin and WC.

“Natural” gardens and front paved patio with harbour views and garden furniture to seat four. Stable-style door leads to the rear garden,  unfenced, moderately steeply terraced, accessed via stone walkways without handrails (please exercise caution), leading up to the top terrace with a bench and bistro table and chairs from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the harbour and sea. Not suitable for small children.

In main car park (charges apply). Please note: There is no car access to the property.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, electricity and heating (night storage and convector heaters). "Instant-burn log" for multi-fuel burner for the first evening.
  • Telephone: For incoming and emergency calls only. Mobile reception poor (Orange and T-Mobile/EE good), Skype calls can be made via the internet access provided.
  • Pets:  No pets allowed.  (but please not that the owner’s cat sometimes stays at the property).
  • Local Facilities: Polperro beach 10 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.

May 2019

The views were to die for. Didn't want to go back home.

April 2019

The cottage was imperfectly perfect! Thank you for dealing with the emergency plumbing issue. We were expecting logs (the note on the fridge said there were some) but none were supplied. Not really a problem because we didn't need to light a fire but having promised them, they should have been there. Otherwise very happy - thank you.

April 2019

This cottage was perfect. My husband (6'5") struggled with the low ceilings but even with that, this cottage was perfect! We were lucky with the weather and loved the terrace overlooking the bay. Our boys (12 and 13) had great fun on the beach, crabbing and on the cliffs. The most beautiful location - one which we would really recommend and one to which we would certainly return. Beautiful place. Would certainly recommend booking a car park space with Toad Hall if possible - a long walk to the main car park if not!

November 2018


July 2018

We really enjoyed our stay. The one thing which was annoying during the day was the maintenance work in the cottage next to us. The workers were very friendly but it was loud and dusty between 9 am and 4 pm.

June 2018

Loved our stay

May 2018

Spent best part of a week.. absolutely lovely setting and cottage... glad we paid for a car park space a bit nearer than opposite the Crumplehorn though...

April 2018

We had a gorgeous time the cottage is absolutely beautiful & perfect for families & couples etc it snowed when we arrived so was a bit cold on the walk over to the cottage but by the end of the week the sun was trying to come through. My most favourite part of the cottage was where it is situated as the views are outstanding. It was very cosy in the cottage we had the fire burning & enjoyed nights in as well as dinners out to the local pubs. We enjoyed staying at the cottage as it was very quaint & cosy we felt very secure. Polperro is a lovely small boat village we have been a few times & the locals are all very friendly & helpful.

October 2017

Beautiful location but not deserving of 4* rating in my opinion

September 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay - the view hasn't changed and is still amazing - although I must confess that we were glad to get home and sit on comfy sofas.

May 2017

Lovely cottage excellent views .Had a great time.Toad hall cottages easy to deal with

April 2017

excellent cottage and location hope to visit again soon

June 2016

Friendly and efficient service - we had a fantastic holiday and will definitely return.

September 2015

We loved this cottage very homely with fantastic views, we didn't want to leave. The cottage is well equipped even providing a picnic basket for those great costal walks. It is an old building so expect steep stairs, sloping floors and low ceilings. The village (as the cottage) is very picturesque, friendly and accommodating plus it is a good base for exploring Looe, Fowey, Mevagissey and all the surrounding areas. We will certainly book Nepenthe again plus our dog loved it.

May 2015

Second time we have stayed at Nepenthe, and hopefully not the last. Lovely homely cottage, appointed with everything you could need to enjoy your stay. Our three year old son wants to live at Nepenthe, and we fully agree with him.

November 2014

We chose our cottage from the Web site, The cottage was exactly as described, All information was up to date, We could see at a glance the availabilty and price, Booking process was quick and easy and knew exactly what we were paying for. I contacted Toad Hall by phone regarding parking arrangements and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and dealt with my request quickly. I have already recommended Toad Hall Cottages to work colleagues and I have added them to my favourites list for quick access for when I book another break away.

July 2014

Spectacular views - a real home from home therefore a very relaxed and enjoyable holiday.

April 2014

We have stayed in lots of cottages in Polpero in the last 15 years, the view from Napanthe was the best yet, the outside space was an absolute bonus! The cottage it's self needs a little updating but very comfortable.

<p>Many thanks for your feedback - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Nepenthe, the view really is fantastic! You&#39;ll be pleased to hear that the current owners have recently taken over the property, so they are in the process of updating and refurbishing the cottage and things will continue to change as the year progresses. We hope to welcome you to the South West again soon!</p>

- The Toad Hall Team

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