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Review of The Shell House

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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
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Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 1 minutes walk of The Shell House
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 with en-suite shower room and wall mounted TV
En-suite cloakroom
The Shell House is located in the heart of picturesque Polperro & just 1 mins walk from the harbour
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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Photos of picturesque Polperro in Cornwall taken within 2-3mins walk of The Shell House
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Polperro, Cornwall, England

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FamileSim...
Bawtry, Doncaster
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“perfection”
Reviewed February 8, 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 back March 2016.

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Liked best: Just bing in Polperro!
Liked least: nothing rain or shine it's perfect for us
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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newbyalan
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What Great Xmas!!”
Reviewed January 6, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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. Wifi is sorted on the next level, up a few steps and a nice double bedroom with bathroom. Up into the lounge which is so comfortable to chill out in. Then up to the top floor. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect! Out onto the rear balcony and up to the roof patio (would have used it, but winter winds stopped us).This house is so good for a large family or group of friends!! So close to the pubs, shops and comes with parking, 1 car, 2 mins walk. Go and stay there. Enjoyed so much!!!

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Liked best: All of it.
Liked least: Nothing to hate1
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Greg M T
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent find”
Reviewed June 25, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed here as a family in mid June, not only was the weather fantastic but the cottage was as well, had booked with a online holiday firm in Cornwall and have no complaints at all, the cottage is huge built on 3 floors nearly making 4 and with the roof top terrace this was the icing on the cake. The whole cottage has been very well decorated with a chiffon while, it was once 2 fisherman's cottages and has been redesigned to make 1 stunning building by the present owners, there is nothing the present owners have failed to provide here, they even leave 2 bottles of wine for new guests when they arrive, Polperro is a stunning fishing village and with finding the Shell Cottage its just perfect.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Coventry
Reviewed November 26, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 21, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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AJH62406
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A stunningly beautiful village and a superb holiday home from home”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We arrived In Polperro on a busy Saturday afternoon. Polperro immediately took my breath away, friendly pubs and places to eat, ideal holiday trinket shopping, village store for your breakfast items and a top class bakery. Everything you need for two families travelling together with young children (10-12yrs) all wrapped up in a gorgeous setting!. The children can wander freely (as no traffic) and go crabbing, swimming or simply browse the shops independently of the boring grown ups.
Shell House was an absolute joy to stay in. Regularly admired and photographed (this is something you will have to consider) we were tickled pink to be residing in the house everyone was pausing to view. The facilities were ideal and the house itself immaculately clean. Holiday Cottages Polperro could not have been more helpful.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: Lack of mobile coverage (but meant i was not answering phone every 5 mins)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
28 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful holiday experience in The Shell House, Polperro. The owners, house managers and booking agency Manager take great pride in what they do and this makes it all worth while. We hope we can welcome you and your families back to Polperro again soon.
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Luke G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dream home in a stunning location”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

This place is wonderful! I have heard about the shell house before being a famous property in Polperro and it certainly didn't disappoint. It has been recently renovated and decorated and furnished with impeccable taste. From the great ground floor kitchen through the comfy and stylish mezzanine sitting room to the perfect roof terrace made for breakfasts and dinners with a view this is your dream holiday home! Truly 5 stars!

Travelling group: Friends
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