• Vicky

Road trip to Polperro

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

This week Mum, Dad and I are spending the week in Cornwall! We only booked the trip a few weeks ago, but we lucky enough to still be able to snag a harbour-side cottage which takes dogs, so Cookie has come along for the ride too.

We set off early on Saturday to try and beat some of the traffic and had an easy drive down to the coast.

We stopped for lunch at Buckfast Abbey in Dartmoor National Park. They've been producing tonic wine here for years (the Abbey is 1000 years old), but after some advice from friends we steered clear of the beverages, an acquired taste I think.

In the mid afternoon we arrived in Polperro, a gorgeous fishing harbour town on the south Cornish Coast. Our cottage is right on the harbour, which is wonderful, but there is no way on earth you can get a car down to the quayside (the streets here are beyond narrow and the stone houses unforgiving!)

So we parked up in our space on the hill and wheeled our luggage down through the town.

As soon as we let ourselves into our 'home from home', we were all sticking our heads out the windows to take in the sights of the harbour. The tide had just come in and the views are fantastic.


And the cottage itself was just what we needed. A cosy haven to base ourselves in-between all our exploring.

Once settled in and unpacked we headed straight out to explore the town in the late afternoon sunshine.



The views from the cliffs out to sea are quite something!

We stumbled across the famous Shell Cottage (the clue's in the name!)

Before heading to The Three Pilchards to eat all the shellfish we could get our hands on.

We sat on the roof terrace and enjoyed glasses of crisp cold white wine (and a Doom Bar for Dad) as we watched the sunset.

What a great start to our English getaway!


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