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The Shell House is located in the heart of picturesque Polperro & just 1 mins walk from the harbour
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14 reviews
The Shell House is located in the heart of picturesque Polperro & just 1 mins walk from the harbour
The Shell House is one of the most photographed houses in picturesque Polperro
Lovely lounge with feature fireplace, comfy leather sofas and armchairs, LCD TV and DVD
Kitchen/diner - a great area to socialise, eat and plan activities
Kitchen/diner - all the appliances you need to self cater with ease
One of the bright and airy twin bedrooms
Bathroom with corner bath and shower over
Lobby, study area between the kitchen and lounge - doors lead to outside seating area,
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom
One of the shower rooms
Double bedroom
En-suite cloakroom
Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 1 minutes walk of The Shell House
Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 1 minutes walk of The Shell House
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Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 4-5 mins walk of The Shell House
Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 4-5 mins walk of The Shell House
Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 4-5 mins walk of The Shell House
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Overview
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
Calendar Updated: 12 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 406 reviews and 59 properties
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JFA998
Driffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in 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 (the extractor fan didn't appear to work although it was running), which tended to make...

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Management response:

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 are glad you enjoyed your stay in Polperro and hope you can return soon.

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461MBKC
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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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 heating, wifi, showers or dishwasher and the latter earned its keep (along with the massive...

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FamileSim...
Bawtry, Doncaster
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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 superb, a wonderful cottage to relax in anytime of the year so good were going...

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Amenities
  • 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
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    4 Twins
    2 Fulls
    1 Crib
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
$286
£147
$1,147
£590
14 Apr 2018 -
22 May 2018
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3 nights
$379
£195
$1,545
£795
23 May 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
Default
3 nights
$641
£330
$2,556
£1,315
2 Jun 2018 -
13 Jun 2018
Default
3 nights
$428
£220
$1,720
£885
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Booking Fee: $87 / stay - Fee
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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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Access
Car advised
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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