If you are coming down the A30 turn off at Bodmin, take the A38 (marked Liskeard and Plymouth) as far as Dobwalls (then skip the next paragraph).
If you are coming from Plymouth on the A38 expressway, cross the Tamar Bridge and continue on the A38 towards Liskeard, stay on the A38 until Dobwalls, which is now bypassed.
At the main roundabout just past Dobwalls take the A390 marked St. Austell. About 1½ miles from Dobwalls on the A390 you go through East Taphouse. After the filling station, turn left (B3359) marked Looe/Polperro/Polruan. Drive about 5 miles and take a right at a 'Y' fork marked Lerryn, Bodinnick and Polruan and after about 4 miles you will see a turn to the left (by a phone box) marked Polruan. Follow the signs for about another 3 miles. (You may take a dramatic but very narrow short cut through a right turn to PONT). Once you have passed the "Polruan" sign, drive right down the road into the village.
Chapel Lane is a narrow lane on the right as you go down Fore Street, about 100 metres from the bottom. Corner Cottage is the large white house at the top of Chapel Lane on the right. There is no vehicular access to Chapel Lane.
If you are travelling light you can park your car and walk your luggage to the house. There is a good and reasonably secure car park at the top of the hill, St Saviour’s, but you have to pay. It is signed as you come into the village. Alternatively, there is a less secure free car park at the top of the village just off the main road. It is also a longer walk to the house.
If you have more luggage and stuff you need to take your car down Fore Street and stop at the bottom of Chapel Lane, unload and leave things there and then move the car before returning to take your burdens up Chapel Lane to the house. Sometimes you can leave the car at the bottom of Fore Street without blocking it until ready to take it up to the car park.
Keys are in the key safe on the front door. I will give you the number, but please ensure you replace them when you leave.
If you need any linen or towels they can be found in a large black bag which is usually kept in the cupboard under the stairs, or failing that, there is a loft cupboard in the attic with a number of laundry bags in which you should be able to find anything you need in the way of bedding, towels, tea towels etc. Please empty the black bag and put all your used laundry in it when you leave and I will ensure it is washed.
Behind the television you will find a socket you need to switch on to provide WiFi, TV, HiFi, etc. if it is not already switched on. Connect to WiFi using SSID: CornerCottage and Password: CCPolruan. Please do not switch this socket off when you leave as the internet connection is used to control the heating, but please make sure the TV, DVD player and HiFi are switched off.
TV, Blu Ray player and Sky Q available. Unlimited broadband so you can use the on-line services if you wish.
Hot water will in due course be provided via a timer in the kitchen behind the cooker once the electricity is connected correctly. Meanwhile, use the immersion heater switch next to it to provide hot water. It does not take too long to heat enough water.
The heated towel rail in the shower room is on a timer which will switch it on at night. However, if you wish to use it you need to turn the controller at the bottom to full. Again, please return it to the off position before leaving.
If you need to use the heating, please consult the house details which gives you a lot of relevant information. Here you can also access various manuals for appliances etc.
Help yourself to anything you need, but please replace anything you use. Please also report any problems to me. If you are a big party, there is a large fridge in the basement if you need more space.
In a small Cornish village like Polruan, refuse collection and recycling are rather more challenging. Please observe the correct procedures to avoid problems. Please use the black bags provided in the bin in the kitchen and put them, with all other rubbish in them, in the dustbin outside marked CORNER COTTAGE. Also, recycling should be placed in the bags in the basement and put out on the requisite days. Details are on the notice board in the kitchen and in the house details.