Polperro harbour building has been restored to its former glory
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
Not far from our Golant hotel, lies the harbour of Polperro. Like many towns along the south coast of Cornwall, Polperro has a rich fishing history, and locals and visitors alike have been delighted to see a harbour net loft building restored.
The building has become an iconic part of the harbour town, and the National Trust has spent the last 12 months repairing the building after it has been stood empty for many years. The Grade II listed net loft dates back to the nineteenth century.
The building is in a prominent position at the edge of the harbour and will be open for villagers to enjoy, in the hope of it becoming a community building. It is planned to be used for exhibitions and town events, so visitors can enjoy it as much as the town's residents.
The restoration by the National Trust has been timed so the opening last weekend will make the most of the mild weather and calm seas of the summer months. It has been weather sealed and is entirely off the grid, so it can still be appreciated for many years to come.
Andrew Simmons, lead ranger in the area, said: "It's great to see this building being brought back to life. It's the most recognisable buildings in Polperro and it will finally be part of the village again.
"This is something we want the local people of Polperro to be proud of and be able to use daily. As a bonus it will delight visitors and holiday makers to the area, helping them to connect with the rich fishing history of the village."
Enjoy the breath taking views as you journey along the south coast near our Golant hotel yourself, exploring the fascinating history of the towns and villages you will happen upon.
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