The best cottage in Polperro

Bill & Connie

My wife and I have stayed in Willy Wilcox four times over the last eight years. The character, charm and condition of the house, the location on the harbour in view of the Channel and in sight of the activities of a real fishing village, the friendliness of the people of Polperro, and the absolutely outstanding support, responsiveness, and sincere, helpful and warm personality of the owner bring us back, and will continue to bring us back. The house is in perfect condition, with all the conveniences, linens and supplies you could ask for. It is decorated wonderfully with many paintings of the village and house throughout, and just gives one a feeling you’re living the history of the village. There have been few times we needed to ask questions or ask for help, but on each occasion Tracey and Carl, who are the local managers, have gone out of their way to do what was needed. We have been given great advice on places to see, eat, and general suggestions on things to do in Polperro and Cornwall, It is a unique house in a unique place that has provided us with memories that will last us a lifetime. Each year we’ve stayed in Willy, we’ve had friends or family visit for part of the time we were there, and, if asked, I know each would say essentially the same thing I’ve said about our time there. For example, here are the thoughts of our daughter from her visit with us this year. “My family and I loved your home in Polperro and the time we spent there with my parents. We had heard so much about Willy Wilcox and the village from them over the many years they have enjoyed it, and both were more magical than they had described. Trevor, 13, loved exploring the nooks and crannies of the house, the village and the surrounding paths, caves and outcroppings (though he had an unfortunate run-in with stinging nettles on our walk along the coast path to Looe; live and learn!). Marc loved sitting at the window or on the upper terrace sketching the harbour and village views. I was quite content sitting in the living room watching the clouds, the tourists, the fishermen or whatever else might pass by that beautiful front window – and even more content if I was eating a scone or pasty at the time. I hope this won’t be our last time in Cornwall. Oh, and one final comment, Willy is 52 paces from the best pub