'Stunning' home in quaint village with a very unusual garden

Polperro model village
-Credit: (Image: Polly Stock Photography/Rightmove)


Many people fantasise about relocating to the Cornish countryside, with Polperro, a charming fishing village, being a top pick. The village boasts a tidal beach and an annual festival that celebrates its rich history.

One of the perks of living in Polperro is the restriction on vehicle movements. Only residents or those conducting business are permitted to drive within the town.

This rule ensures that despite the influx of tourists, their vehicles are parked far up the hill, providing some tranquillity for the locals.

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Currently on the market in this idyllic village is a stunning three-bedroom house that comes with an unusual feature - an entire model village in the garden.

The Polperro model village has been a source of amusement for visitors since the 1950s. Despite surviving numerous fires and floods over the years, it is now up for sale, along with the attached house, reports the Mirror.

Polperro model village
The model village has been a popular attraction since the 1950s -Credit:Polly Stock Photography/Rightmove

The property, listed by Carla Jones Estate Agents on Rightmove, was originally built on an old forge. It has since been transformed into a miniature replica of Polperro itself, even featuring a tiny model village within the larger model village.

In addition to the model village, there's a model train set and another exhibit called Land Of Legends. This attraction educates visitors about Polperro's folklore and history, as seen through the eyes of workers, pirates, and smugglers.

This unique attraction, which includes a beautiful house, is currently on the market for £725,000. So, not only will you have a fascinating tourist attraction to manage, but you'll also have a lovely place to call home.

According to Rightmove, the property is described as a "very well presented three-bedroom home with a lovely sun terrace where the new owners can take full advantage of what is on offer". Photographs reveal that despite its unique nature, the residence itself remains quite striking in its own right.

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