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The Shell House

15 reviews
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Shell House is one of the most photographed and famous houses in Polperro and has featured in numerous books on the village. Now available for holiday letting following a complete and luxurious refurbishment it offers stunning accommodation featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and lovely harbour views. It has been 4* Rated by Visit England. The Shell House was originally constructed in the mid 19th century as a single fisherman's cottage. In the mid 20th century the form of the property was decorated with shells by a Samuel Puckey. Mr Puckey was a retired naval man and decorated the property using his lifetime's collection of shells from around the world. He started work in 1937 and it apparently took him five years to complete. Located overlooking the picturesque harbour you can enjo...The Shell House is one of the most photographed and famous houses in Polperro and has featured in numerous books on the village. Now available for holiday letting following a complete and luxurious refurbishment it offers stunning accommodation featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and lovely harbour views. It has been 4* Rated by Visit England. The Shell House was originally constructed in the mid 19th century as a single fisherman's cottage. In the mid 20th century the form of the property was decorated with shells by a Samuel Puckey. Mr Puckey was a retired naval man and decorated the property using his lifetime's collection of shells from around the world. He started work in 1937 and it apparently took him five years to complete. Located overlooking the picturesque harbour you can enjoy stunning views of the harbour and sea from the roof terrace seating area. There is a large selection of pubs, restaurants and shops within a short walk and the coastal path walks to Looe and Polruan can be enjoyed directly from the cottage. PETS ALLOWED. OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE ALL LIVE SO YOU CAN BOOK WITH CONFIDENCEMore
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is our second visit to the Shell House this year (so nice we returned). Was disappointed there was not a welcome pack as there was when we visited in April. Assume this was because it was a reduced rate but it was a late...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank JoelE996
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The only downside was that the property had a really bad smell (of drains), which kept coming back. The only thing that seemed to clear it was running the dishwasher. Also, the first floor bathroom steamed up very badly when the shower was in use...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank JFA998
MicheleCW, VR Owner at The Shell House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback on the your stay at The Shell House, Polperro. The issue with the drains has been reported to the house management company and dealt with. The problem with the extractor fan in the shower room has also been rectified. We...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

As promised, a return to visit to Polperro following the successful weekend in November 2014 - this time a week-long stay in February. Shell House remains as it was - impressive on the outside, warm and comfortable inside. Everything worked without a hitch, be it...More

Date of stay: February 2016
3  Thank 461MBKC
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Been a regular user of cottages in Polperro for 20+ years and often wondered what the interior of the Shell House was like, booked for week beginning of December and what a wonderful house to stay in, everything was perfect couldn't fault any thing ,location...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank FamileSimpson
Reviewed 6 January 2016

6 of us had to get away for a change. I booked Shell Hse after getting ok from my friends. This house is such a lovely property. So many changes on each floor. The kitchen is large enough for a grand feast. All fully equipped....More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank newbyalan
About the Manager
Holiday Cottages (Cornwall) Ltd (Property Manager Holiday Cottages (Cornwall) Ltd)
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Polperro harbour has always been and remains a working fishing port and at high tide you can watch the local boats unload their daily catch and take it to the fish quay on the inner harbour. If you talk nicely to the fishermen, you may even be able to acquire the freshest fish you have ever tasted – caught that day and probably still flapping! When the fishermen are not out at sea, they can usually be found mending their nets and pots down on the harbour quay – or enjoying a pint in one of the many superb pubs. Quite a number of fishermen are involved in providing the many fishing and boat trips that you can take from the quay at Polperro including pleasure cruises to Fowey and Looe. Sheltered in its cliff inlet, Polperro is an exciting maze of narrow streets, small lanes, alley ways and t...
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