DynneYrghewgh dhe Borthpyra
- gemm Kernewek! Welcome to Polperro
Narrow, winding streets and alleys, cottages perched on steep
slopes overlooking a tiny harbour -
Polperro is everyone's idea of a picturesque Cornish fishing village
visit and you may want to stay - for ever
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or telephone 01503 272 241
3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6
Centre of Polperro - garden & patio
Contemporary style - well equipped
Wi-fi broadband included in price more on our website - click
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So, you thought your move was difficult?
Moving house in Polperro - the full
Our latest holiday cottage is 16th century
- Waterside Cottage - right on the harbourside.
See this and all our other accommodation listings - click
Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing
The museum vividly
brings to life the story of this Cornish fishing village's extraordinary
history of smuggling and fishing and many of the colourful characters
involved in each of these
2013 Opening Times:
Open every day from Easter until end of October from 10:30am until
4:30pm(opens/closes 30 mins earlier/later in high season)
Admission charges: Adults & children over 12 years £2,
children 5-12 years 50p, children under 5 years - free More on our Museum
page - click
of a Victorian childhood
Read the charming recollections of Muriel
Jerram who grew up in Victorian and Edwardian times in
Talland and Polperro. This is a 25 page PDF document with illustrations.
Thanks to her great niece Frances Impey who has kindly allowed
us to make the recollections available online - click
here for a free download.
You will need an acrobat reader on your computer
- if you haven't got one click on the adobe logo below to go to www.adobe.com
for a free download
www.polperro.org - 1 June 2012 To visit the Talland website - click
Singers are a mixed choir which practises on Monday evenings
at Polperro Primary School. Fancy joining? Would you like to
attend one of their concerts or have them sing at the charitable fund-raising
event you are organising? Visit their website
Arts Foundation is the gallery and studio for the local artists
and craftspeople of Polperro and the surrounding area. The studio-gallery
is a beautiful large space overlooking Polperro's historic harbour
and the fish quay. Founded ten years ago it is continuing Polperro's
long association with the arts and crafts and has existed as a studio-gallery
for nearly 50 yrs. It has a broad membership of artists, photographers
and craftspeople supported by many friends and sponsors including
the Lottery Fund.
Visit their website - click
Environmental Group(PEG) is a collective and creative
group moving towards a low-energy, resilient and self-sustaining community
using local skills, knowledge, wisdom and alternative technologies.
The group supports the Transition Movement in the UK and is working
towards becoming a Transition Village in the future.
Visit the PEG website
you have family connections with Polperro? You might have! Check out your family name
on the Polperro Family History Society's pages - click
of Polperro Simon Lawrence is a photographer with
an exceptional eye both for the details most of us overlook
and the wide views that capture the essence of a place and are
simply stunning. Like most visitors Simon, having discovered
this delightful village, took photos of it - but what photos!
So enamoured of the village and its surrounding area was Simon
that he has returned several times since and has widened his
portfolio of exceptional photos of our Cornish gem.
Here are just four of his many photos of the
village - click on them to get larger versions. You can see
many more on his website - click
here. And if you fancy some of his pictures on your
wall, Simon will sell you high quality prints of your favourite
photos. Bob Tarr, webmaster - www.polperro.org - 8 May 2013
Knitfrocks feature on BBC TV's "Coast"
Ruth Goodman, one of TV's most popular "living
historians", who came to fame through "The Victorian Farm"
and other programmes, was featured on a recent edition of the major
BBC television documentary series Coast .
Ruth came to Polperro to learn about "Polperro
Knitfrocks" - jerseys worn by fishermen and knitted by the women
(and the men) of the village. Ruth learned from Mary Wright, the author
of the definitive book on Knitfrocks how the village became a hand
knitting "factory" as a result of the expertise of the knitters
and the popularity of the woollen knitfrocks or jerseys which had
become the standard uniform of fishermen. More information and photos on our knitfrocks
page- and a link to Polperro Heritage Press which publishes
Mary Wright's book and can be purchased online. www.polperro.org - news - 20 April 2013
Forget about the Euro, Dollar and Pound Sterling
- what the world needs now is the Polperro Pound! And it's no good
saying it's untried and doomed to failure because history shows
it's all been done before. Polperro Heritage Museum has brought
the Polperro pound home - see and read about it on our new Polperro
Pounds page. Polperro's
The village has won two Cornwall in Bloom awards - a Full
Bloom award and the Group
Winner Award in the Clean and Tidy / Quality
of the Environment / First Impressions category. This second
award is one of the major awards and came with challenge shield
and a cash prize of £250. Well done to everyone who made an effort
to make the village look so good during the season!
www.polperro.org - 19 October 2012
Get yourself a copy of the excellent RNLI leaflet Your Guide
to Beach Safety if you are going swimming, surfing, or even
just paddling, playing, rock-pooling or walking on the beach. You
can get a copy at Polperro Post Office, or from RNLI lifeboat stations,
telephone 0800 328 0600 or visit the RNLI
to do at (and from) Polperro? 1. Explore Polperro - narrow winding
streets & lanes with great views of the picturesque harbour
and village at every turn - bring lots of spare film or memory
cards. 2. Browse the eclectic
mixture of quirky and fascinating shops. 3.
Enjoy the selection of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. 4.
Visit Polperro's unique Heritage museum of fishing and smuggling
and learn about Polperro's colourful past*. 5.
And, when you've done all that, there are wonderful coastal walks
on the South West Coastal Path - east to Talland Bay and Looe,
west to Lansallos, Lantic Bay and Polruan. 6.
There are boat trips and 7.
shark fishing. 8. Cornwall's
biggest tourist attraction -The Eden Project - is an easy 30
mins drive (open all year). 9.
Three National Trust houses are within easy reach - Lanhydrock,
Antony House and Cotehele (Cotehele is open in December for viewings
of its famous Christmas Garlands). 10.
There are superb Cornish gardens to visit including Headland
at nearby Polruan. 11. Visit Looe
- Polperro's bigger neighbour and 11.
Take a boat trip to Looe Island. 12.
Polruan & Fowey - take the Bodinnick car ferry or Polruan
foot ferry and enjoy this historic town and its beautiful river estuary. 13. Liskeard - a bustling
market town with some notable victorian architecture and an interesting
museum - 14. go there by train
on the Looe Valley line from Looe for the best views. There's
101 things to do at and from Polperro - we've not enough space on
this page to list the remaining 87 - but we're working
on a new page that will! *The Polperro Heritage Museum is open daily (including Sundays)
between 11am and 5pm from March until October.
really does matter in Polperro
Residents and businesses in Polperro, fed up with their properties
being damaged by vans and large vehicles trying to navigate the narrow
lanes have issued some friendly advice to delivery vehicle drivers.
Cllr Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Councillor for West Looe and
Lansallos has sent supplies of a new flyer to supermarket companies
and delivery firms to give to their drivers and it urges them to use
the special off-loading area by the bus stop in the village centre
and not to attempt to reach their delivery address in their van or
lorry. Copies of the new flyer will also be available to residents
to give to delivery drivers - click
here to see the new flyer. More on this story www.polperro.org - news - 9 May 2012 Visit our jammed page to see
and learn how you can't just trust your satnav when it comes to narrow