Have just returned from a lovely wkend in polperro for my husbands 50th birthday. It's one of his favourite places. It was our first time staying in oversteps. It's a lovely well equipped cottage however when we arrived on Friday afternoon it was freezing in there. There was no heat from the storage heaters. We managed to buy some kindling and logs from the nearby shop and light the log burner. You had to sit on top of it to feel the heat. We phoned the house manager who told us that they should have put the heaters on in the morning for us as they take a while to warm. She told us she'd drop some wood by the next day. That didn't happen. We went to bed freezing Friday night. Saturday the heaters were just starting to warm up. Saturday evening we had no hot water. The shower was like ice. Not good when you're cold anyway. We did love the cottage but would prefer to stay there when it's a little warmer . It definitely hasn't put us off and we will visit again soon.
This was the 5th time that I stayed at oversteps and it never fails to disappoint. This time we were with our 2 year old daughter and there are plastic plates, cutlery and a high chair which was perfect. We visited in early December and the wood burner made the cottage really warm and cosy. The location is perfect in the village and it is also perfect to visit Looe and other small local towns which are a short drive away. We will be back again without a doubt.
Really reflect the comments made previously. This is a well fitted cottage, a few minutes walk from the centre of Polperro. Some lovely pubs with good food and beer very close by and access to the coastal path with stunning views.
Would suggest it would not be ideal for elderly or those with mobility issues as the parking is up a very steep hill, there are steps up to the front door and steep internal stairs.
Ideal for those wanting a quiet break. Highly recommended.
We had a lovely stay at Oversteps. The cottage was immaculate, nicely decorated and well-equipped. The only negatives ;that there was no washing machine ( we did know this prior to booking though- and who wants to spend their holiday washing?!). Also, there was no seating area outside but this wasn't a problem as we gravitated to the the benches at the harbour steps by the museum ( great value there and definitely worth a look) and also frequented the Three Pilchards almost every day to sit and try ales over- looking the harbour. We strongly recommend the Whitebait sharing plate. We went back for more. If you fancy treating yourself we also recommend 'The Kitchen'. At first glance it seems pricey, but when compared with other places it's only a few more pounds for real quality food and great service. We went for duck breast and fillet steak and both were really nice. If you fancy fish, go to Looe and grab some from the fishmongers by the car park. We had cod, samphire and crabmeat to make crostinis, lovely. Do NOT go to Polperro chippy. The worst fish and chips we have ever had!
Oversteps is ideally situated and was great for my kids to go out and explore by themselves. I had no qualms about letting my 11 year old out by himself...
it is lovely that Oversteps over- looks the stream. My son had fun walking up it to see how far he could get..
Finally, thought I would mention 'The Plantation' for cream teas etc. They do decent value breakfasts there too and it's a lovely environment inside and out in their garden by the stream. Kids loved the milkshakes!
The half hour boat trips were worth it too!