We booked the Polperro Luggage Taxi to meet us at the allocated parking space in the Ship Inn car park and as ever the service was fantastic and so with my wife on the back of the Quad and me strolling behind we set off for the 400 yds through the narrow lane of the Warren to Slipway Cottage.
On arrival Caroline the House Manager was just finishing up,warmly greeted by her Caroline gave me a tour of the cottage,she was late finishing off preparing the cottage because the previous guests had left the place in a disgraceful mess and had left taking the keys with them,some people should be banned from renting holiday properties!!
The cottage is lovely with views of the harbour from almost all windows,a huge,well equipped kitchen on the ground floor with a stable door that leads directly onto the slipway,off the kitchen is the bathroom and off that a pleasant twin bedroom.
A very impressive solid steel spiral staircase,which has to be negotiated with care anyone with mobility issues would struggle,leads to the upper floor where you find a nicely furnished and comfortable living room with open fire,double doors that open onto a French balcony overlooking the harbour, a small single bedroom, a w/c and the master bedroom,the door to the lane is also on this floor.
Logs could be purchased from the village shop as can most essentials though we ate at the first class Blue Peter Pub most nights.
A lovely cottage in a fantastic location from which there are some lovely walks,we had a very nice,relaxing break,our only issues were the carpets were starting to look dirty from a lack of respect shown to them by previous guests,drink spills etc. and the bathroom is in need of some tlc.
We have stayed in several cottages in Polperro and Slipaway has become our favorite.(see some of our other reviews) It has a very spacious feel and truly could provide accommodations for 5 people. It is clean, nicely furnished and well stocked with kitchen utensils. It has all the small conveniences needed for daily comfort. The biggest thing that sets Slipaway apart from some of the other cottage in Polperro are the Beds and bedding. We have been amazed how poor many of the mattresses and sheets have been at some highly rated B & B's and Cottages. Slipaway is first rate on both the sheets and mattress's. The description of the cottage is a little confusing. On the ground floor where you enter from the Warren there is a full bed bedroom and a single bed small bedroom AND a half bath. On the lower floor there is a twin bed bedroom, full bath with tub and shower and the kitchen. There is a great view of the harbor from almost every window. The circular stair case is a thing to behold. Cast Iron and very functional. We are seniors and we had no trouble at all with the stairs. Another big plus was the property Manager Caroline - she actually answers her phone at all hours and tries to help with any questions, very comforting. Because we are from the USA she went out of her way to help us with other needs. The location is superb and the slipaway outside the kitched door is way cool for morning coffee and reading. Polperro is a spectacular destination if you want to relax and recharge. There are also easy day trips by bus to other villages.The parking for Slipaway is amazingly close and easy to find. Polperrro has great seafood. Our favorites places are The Blue Peter Inn, The 3 Pritchards, and the House on Stilts. The Buccaneer Pub has great Gourmet hamburgers and pizza when you need a break from seafood. The highly touted restaurants were all show no go. We have been to Polperro 5 times and keep going back. There are great walks and plenty of activity to entertain if you enjoy people watching. Highly recommended John & Marilyn, Oklahoma USA.
Lovely cottage although t asa little funky in places. Maybe the price is too high fr some of the inconveniences of the dwelling. But we had a great stay overall.
This is a stunning location to stay in Polperro. Throw open the kitchen door and you are there, on the harbourside, watching the goings on of this lovely village. It's a perfect location to start and end the day. The house itself is well appointed with every room having a harbour view; a double room and single room (upstairs, at street level, along with a toilet room) and a twin room downstairs (harbour level, along with the family bathroom). The lounge with open fire and Juliette balcony is also at street level while the large dining-kitchen is downstairs.
And of course, there is everything you could want in the village: shops for provisions, good restaurants and great pubs with good beer, food and atmosphere - come here and abandon the car. Add to this the fabulous scenery and clifftop walks makes The Slipway the perfect place for your stay in Polperro.
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