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“Fantastic cottage on the harbour”

Review of Lower Laurels

The 'Slip', just 15 seconds from your door.
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The 'Slip', just 15 seconds from your door.
L.Laurels is the S/C ground floor of this 3 storey traditional Cornish house The open plan dining area
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38 reviews
The 'Slip', just 15 seconds from your door.
L.Laurels is the S/C ground floor of this 3 storey traditional Cornish house
The open plan dining area
WiFi, HiFi, DVDs, books, tea lights - just chill
View from front window, watch the world go by
Well equipped kitchen
Comfy bedroom with large EnSuite
The private 'suntrap'
The Warren. L.Laurels is 200 metres on the left
Polperro inner harbour
The tidal beach,just a 4 minute stroll away
Early evening in Polperro
The river Pol that runs through the village
Spectacular walks nearby
The outer harbour
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Polperro, Cornwall, England

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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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Thom B
Marseille, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage on the harbour”
Reviewed 18 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Lovely little cottage on the small port of Polperro was exactly what we were looking for. Kevin was very welcoming, and the cottage was very cosy. Easy walking distance to all local commodities, as well as the cliff top walk nearby.

Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: All good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Happydood...
Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Delightful place to stay and perfect location”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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My partner and I recently stayed at Lower Laurels for the second time and find it to be a perfectly located apartment which keeps you right in the centre of everything but still gives you some much needed peace and quiet. As you leave the apartment you are faced with beautiful views of the harbour and instantly feel a sense of tranquility as you hear the waves crashing against the rocks. The apartment itself gives a wonderfully cosy feeling and is very well equipped for self catering.

The locals are very friendly here and there is a real sense of community and joyful spirit. Even the Managers upstairs go out of their way to welcome you and ensure that you have everything you need.

We would happily come back to Lower Laurels as it is a perfect getaway no matter the weather and is a wonderful place to stay.

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Liked best: The location and the apartments cosy feeling
Liked least: Not necessarily a negative but a small amount of walking is required to get to the apartment but it gives you the opportunity to suss out what the village has to offer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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NellieG78
Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great apartment, great location!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

What a perfect place for a short break! The apartment is beautifully decorated with a modern seaside feel. There really is everything you could want to enjoy your stay - from a fantastic range of kitchen equipment, books, maps and games! We have not stayed in a holiday let that is decorated to such a high standard before. The owners have obviously taken a lot of care and attention in making it feel homely - there were a few things we would have liked to take home with us! We didn't recognise any of the problems of the previous reviewer. It was spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable and there were no problems with damp smells.

It's a great spot for enjoying Polperro. Lovely to just be able to pop out your door for a stroll to the harbour, an explore of the little streets or a visit to the very interesting Smuggling museum opposite. The SW coast path even runs right past the front door! Either direction along the coast is stunning but the walk to Looe (and back on the bus!) is wonderful. We will certainly be back for longer next time!

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Liked best: Decor!
Liked least: Couldn't stay longer!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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BigRedNev
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Winding allies, steeped in history”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

Having done New York for our first anniversary last year we needed to scale it back, so decided on a UK getaway for 2013. We also wanted to be able to take Ellie, our two and a half year old with us rather than pay someone else to feed and walk her (she's Border Collie before you get worried).

Whilst you might think Polperro is as far removed from Manhattan as you can imagine, you'd be surprised. To be sure, instead of yellow cabs you'll get honking of seagulls till the early hours, no skyscrapers but you will get beautiful houses atop high cliffs, peering down on sweeping views of one of the most picturesque fishing villages you're ever likely to visit. The Red Arrows even put on a special display for us, although we did need to take a boat trip to Fowey to accommodate them.

Lower Laurels is a pretty fisherman's type cottage/flat tucked away in a passage off the Warren, right at the heart of the village whilst remaining private and peaceful. Whether you'll be traversing the coastal paths, travelling around Cornwall or not venturing beyond the village boundaries, it will be a great base for your visit. It has everything you'll need, including a wide selection of holiday reading and a strong WiFi connection. It felt like a home from home.

Be warned that you'll only get an Orange mobile signal in the village but most smart-phones these days have apps where you can make calls to anyone else who has the same. You just need an internet connection. If you're a BT customer there's even an app (BT Smart Talk) where you can use your home phone whilst you're away.

The other thing is about the taxis. They can bring you down quite close to the cottage/apartment; so if you’re arriving by train and you've been put off by reviews talking of long slopes and inclines, don't be. The taxis take dogs as well, just mention it when you phone.

Anyway, we guarantee you'll love your stay, as will your kids and/or dog/dogs. We've added a photo of our entry to the guest book, it'll give more ideas of what the village has to offer. If you need any more help while you're there Kelvin and Barbara will be on hand to help, whilst we never felt like they were on top of us, they're easily located in the apartment above. We found them to be most welcoming and helpful and would like to wish them the very best and continued success.

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Liked best: The winding allies, steeped in history
Liked least: The seaguls that thought they were either cockerals or owls
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lynz B
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“poor, damp, unclean”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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people found this review helpful

we were booked to have our anniversary break from the 10th to the 17th august yet we could only manage 36hrs in the apartment, we are deeply upset that the manager of the apartment who was staying above us wouldn't even come and see what we were unhappy with and has been very unhelpful. we arrived to a very strong smell of damp but thought this would settle,but having returned after tea to the same smell it was unpleasant, we got into bed which was damp and smelt damp so had a very uncomfortable night, the bathroom had the previous guests hairs around the sink and floor and the shower screen was very dirty, and when we went into the lounge area we were greated with slugs and the trails were on the wood underneath the fridge which was horrible. we are not people who complain easily and are so upset that our planned romantic break was spoilt due to this and also that the manager wasn't interested in what we had to say, and what we cant understand is that the manager keeps reverting back to the guest book in the apartment saying all his guests have enjoyed there stay which our only explanation is they didn't want to complain! but we couldn't of stayed there in the damp any longer. also the wall heaters wasn't working so we couldn't even heat the place although it was raining and cold. he wouldn't give us the owners email address so we cant contact them direct and he said he wont compensate us! we have lost a lot of money on this booking and are deeply upset at the lack of help. also drove 7hours to get there and left 36 hours later and having to put all our clothes in the wash due to damp, I have pictures of damp and slugs also. we didn't sign any agreement but ive had to fill it in above.

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Liked best: the food and shops in polperro
Liked least: the smell and damp of the apartment and cleanliness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2013
This reviewer knocked on my door at 8.15 on Sunday night (the second day of his occupancy) and aggressively stated that the property smelt of damp and that the bed was uncomfortable. When asked in what way the bed didn’t meet his requirements his response was ‘’too soft’’! He made no comment on the uncleanliness of the bathroom, which was immaculate before he arrived, as it could be instantly proved that this was utterly untrue. In fact the previous charming visitors who had left just a few hours before had written a glowing report in the visitor’s book. (The reviewer subsequently threatened that if I did not give him a substantial rebate he would write his defamatory review). As is usual in Cornwall, heating is by night storage heaters and as such do not come on instantly if activated in the daytime. The only comment I can agree to is that there was evidence of a snail which has now been released into his natural habitat – outside! I can only conclude that this visitor, for personal reasons, had decided before arrival that he didn’t want to spend a week’s holiday in an historic harbourside cottage in Cornwall. Thank you to all the previous visitors who have written lovely reviews online and in the book. We look forward to seeing you again!
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