Polperro is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast. It is 7 miles (11 km) east of Fowey, 4 miles (6 km) west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25 miles (40 km) west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. It is a noted for its idyllic appearance with tightly-packed ancient fishermen’s houses which survive almost untouched, its quaint harbour and attractive coastline.
As early as the 13th century Polperro was a recognised fishing settlement. The village boasts several acclaimed restaurants, including Nelson’s and Couch’s Great House. Couch’s House in was home to naturalist and physician, Jonathan Couch and before him of many generations of the Quiller family who became prosperous through the proceeds of smuggling and buccaneering.
The Spyglass and The Lookout holiday apartments are within Kit Hill House, which was built by a sea captain and enjoys perhaps the finest position in Polperro, perched high above the village with stunning panoramic views of the sea and harbour and a very peaceful setting.