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The Shell House

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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Polperro, Cornwall, England
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 fr...
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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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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

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

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

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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

Thank FamileSimpson
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
    4 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
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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How to get there
Railway: East Looe: 6.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 km.
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