Help for Disabled Visitors
Although Polperro has narrow streets and a restriction on traffic entering the village, if you have a disability or mobility impairment please don't be put off coming to enjoy a visit here. There are facilities to help both "day trippers" and those enjoying a longer stay.
Most visitors will have to park in the main car park, which is off the mini-roundabout, to the right, at the bottom of the long hill down to the village from Looe and Pelynt. (The only exceptions are guests staying at some of the hotels, guest-houses and holiday cottages which are fortunate enough to have their own parking).
The road down from the car park ( The Coombes ) into the village itself - and to the harbour and the sea - is a long gentle slope downhill so going back is quite a long steady climb. There is a shuttle "tram" service running from the main car park to the centre off the village and back. Folding wheelchairs can be carried on the trams. Depending on the time of year, this service stops at different times in the evening, so it is advisable to check with the driver what time it ceases.
There is a disabled toilet situated about half way down The
Coombes (the street down into the village from the car park),
on the left hand side, adjacent to the Doctors Surgery. This toilet
has a ramped access for wheelchairs. Access to the toilet is by using
a “Radar Key”. In the event that you do not have one with you, carry
on further down the Coombes and you will find “Roberts Pharmacy” on
the left, where one is kept.
Loan of wheelchairsA wheelchair is kept in the kiosk in the car park, please ask one of the attendants, and another one is available from the village hall. ( Situated on the left at the top of the Coombes adjacent to the Crumplehorn ). It is advisable to contact either source before arriving to check on the availability of a chair.
Telephone nos: Car park :- 01503 272420 or mobile 07969 026435. Village Hall 01503 272887
Information provided by Tony White - Latest update: 2 July 2012