Our Cottages in Cornwall

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Cornwall is famed for its fantastic beaches, old industrial heartland and simply stunning countryside and coastline. Unsurprisingly outdoor living dominates in the county where Britain's longest stretch of continuous coastline runs right around the edge of it, making it the perfect UK holiday destination for beach lovers, surfers, walkers, cyclists, dog owners and anyone who enjoys getting outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

About Cornwall

Located in the most Southwestern part of the United Kingdom, Cornwall is famed for its fantastic beaches, old industrial heartland and simply stunning countryside and coastline. Outdoor living dominates the county, which boasts the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain (Cornwall's coast runs from the northern tip of its border with Devon all the way around the county, ending at the southern tip of the same border!)

Its 300 beaches make Cornwall the perfect destination for water sports enthusiasts, so why not book a surf lesson whilst enjoying a holiday in Cornwall cottages? Or simply lie back and watch the locals carve up waves, reaping the benefits of some of the longest summers and mildest climates in Britain. Both the North Cornwall and South Cornwall coasts have every type of beach you could want, from long, sandy stretches to dramatic, pebbled affairs with roaring waves.

In recent years, art and gastronomy have appeared at the forefront of what Cornish life is all about. Creative souls can seek inspiration from the county's stunning countryside and blissful solitude, art lovers will find some of the best art galleries in England, and foodies can revel in the delicious local produce from land and sea, as well as getting involved with the range of local festivals which celebrate this huge part of the culture of Cornwall.

 

 

Most recently, the BBC's production of Poldark has thrown the county under the spotlight, further showcasing its spectacular scenery. So much so in fact, that Visit Cornwall produced the following video to celebrate the star locations featured in the series.

For nature lovers, there are plenty of ways to embrace the rugged coastline which is home to many species of seabird. Coastal walks are hugely popular and can be found all across the county, whilst the family-friendly beaches are loved by holidaymakers across the world. The endless rolling countryside of East Cornwall, along with the famous Bodmin moor, provides the perfect place for long walks, ideal for those whose perfect holiday would not be complete without the dog, and don't worry, we have a great range of dog-friendly cottages too.

An altogether different kind of nature can be found at the Eden Project, Cornwall's collection of world-famous biomes which contain over 100,000 plants from different climates around the world. The tropics of the Malaysian jungle can be discovered just a few miles from some of the lovely holiday cottages in Cornwall, something which is unique to the UK. There are plenty more attractions to discover in the county, from the mystical castle of King Arthur at Tintagel to the family-friendly theme park Flambards; there is history, fun and plenty of adventure to make days out great in Cornwall.

Anyone with a love of history will find plenty to explore; Cornwall has a veritable treasure trove of ancient places to discover. From the iconic ruined copper and tin mines and mysterious Neolithic sites to castles and traditional market towns, Cornwall has plenty to offer the swathes of people looking for a fantastic holiday in the UK.

With so much to see and do, our Cornwall holiday cottages offer the perfect home-from-home for families, groups, couples and their pets; everything and everyone needed for a perfect holiday.

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South Cornwall

The beautiful and ancient coastal region of South Cornwall offers a unique mixture of stunning sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, dramatic coastline and breath-taking attractions to create the most popular holiday destination anywhere in the UK. The rolling countryside and the South West Coastal Path provide hundreds of miles of magnificent walks and many of the beaches in the region are dog-friendly for either part or all of the year.
 

North Cornwall

Stretching along the Atlantic coast this beautiful and dramatic region has so much to offer. With wide expanses of beaches, ancient monuments, quaint harbour towns and villages, incredible seafood and world-renowned surfing and water sports, a stay in a North Cornwall holiday cottage will perfectly position you to explore this fabulous holiday destination.

East Cornwall

A beautiful and unspoilt area, teaming with wildlife, the rolling countryside and waterways of East Cornwall are a haven for walkers, boating enthusiasts and anglers. Meanwhile the region's vibrant villages and bustling market towns offer a wealth of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as some incredible historic houses, public gardens and a rich agricultural history.

West Cornwall

England's most westerly frontier reaches out into the Atlantic before succombing to the ocean at the aptly named Land's End. This wild peninsula is home to wonderful stretches of golden sand, historic mining villages, picturesque fishing towns and one of the world's most beautiful open-air theatres. A day-trip to the Isles of Scilly is also a must for anyone who has already come this far.


iWalk Cornwall

iWalk Cornwall

With more than 200 walks created between two and ten miles long, iWalk Cornwall is a carefully-crafted circular walks and a guided mobile app and website providing detailed walking routes, directions, photos and information to inspire you to explore the best of Cornwall while you’re on holiday. It’s easy to use, and essentially a private tour guide on your phone, describing when and what to do next while out and about, and giving you information about the local area as you walk around the route. The app is a social enterprise run on charitable principles, and the idea is to give you a fuss free way of exploring this beautiful part of the world.

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South West Coast Path, Cornwall

South West Coast Path, Cornwall

Meandering around the South West coast of England is a whopping 630 miles of incredible scenery, ripe for exploring on a dedicated footpath. As the longest National Trail in the UK, the South West Coast Path runs from Minehead in Somerset, along the Devon and Cornwall coast, and all the way to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Sections of the path make for delightful afternoon strolls, or you can be more adventurous and head out on a longer mission. It’s a wonderful way to explore the heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery in Cornwall and the South West, bringing you up close and personal with the natural beauty of the area.

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Walking in Cornwall

Providing a series of free walks across the UK, including Cornwall, Walking in England has a dedicated section for our wonderful corner of the West Country, with maps to print and download to explore the area on foot. One of the main reasons people come to visit this part of the world is because of the beautiful natural scenery, so while you’re here it’s a good idea to get out the walking boots and set off on a hearty jaunt. Bring your map, because a lack of mobile signal is one of the things we like the most in Cornwall, and take it all in because it’s even better in reality than it is in the pictures.

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Camel Trail

Camel Trail

Perfect for cycling, the Camel Trail is an 18-mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level, multi-use trail that you can use to explore the Cornish countryside. The track brings back to life a disused railway line that runs between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin and Padstow. It's ideal for bicycles, wheelchair users, horse riders and walkers, and is broken down into three main sections set up to around six miles each, which is probably more manageable than the total 18 miles, on an average day at least! It's free to use, bike hire is available at Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Wendfordbridge and toilets are in situ along the trail and in Padstow town centre.

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Magic Wood

Magic Wood

The Magic Wood Climbing Centre combines sport and tradition by offering bouldering, top-roping and lead climbing at a wall that’s designed to suit all ages and abilities. At Woodlands Farm in Liskeard, the facility is open from Tuesday to Sunday – from 2pm on weekdays, and in the mornings as well as afternoons at the weekends. Prices start at £6.50 for adults and £4.50 for children, with family and annual passes also available. Private coaching is available and there are small charges for equipment hire as well, so keep that in mind before you visit!

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The Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant

Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep. Head chef, Stephane Delourme and his team create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes.

The Seafood Restaurant  Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY (T: 01841 532700)

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The Buccaneer

Discover traditional dishes in this warm, classically English pub. From the seafood to the wines, meats and ales, you will taste some of the best produce Cornwall has to offer. Take away fish and chips are available.

The Buccaneer, Fore St, Polperro PL13 2QR (Tel: 01503 272699)

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Good pizzas

November 2018


Good food and Yummy pizzas, reasonably priced, friendly people.

August 2018


Very warm welcome. Made to feel at home and a very friendly atmosphere.

July 2018


Great takeaway food

June 2018


Couch's Great House

Enjoy an artfully prepared, modern British evening meal in this sophisticated restaurant. All ingredients are locally sourced where possible.

Couch's Great House Saxon Bridge, Big Green, Polperro, Looe PL13 2QT (Tel: 01503 272554)

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Fabulous.

June 2018


Been a regular visitor since the restaurant opened, every year in fact. Best place for relaxing atmosphere,fine food and a sense of occasion. Best way to end a week in Polperro. Good value and a great chef/owner.

March 2017


Michelle's Restaurant

A local and visitor hotspot, this restaurant creates an intimate, cosy ambience combined with tasty dishes and great service.

Michelle's Restaurant, Little Green, Looe PL13 2RF (Tel: 01503 272459)

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Fabulous food and service, so glad we booked. With so many eating places in Polperro we nearly didn’t bother but so glad we did, a highlight of the week.

November 2018


This is a real gem.Sunday lunch was delicious with loads of veg and great gravy.We returned later in our stay for an evening meal,same friendly welcome and superb fresh freshly caught fish.The chocolate bread and butter pudding....wow! Be sure to book or you could be disappointed.

October 2018


Excellent food and very good lady owner. Top marks.

July 2018


we loved this place! the food was excellent. We went to a number of excellent places in cornwall (fifteen, rick steins plus several local places) and this was by far the best. The food was 'home cooking' style but beautifully down using superb ingredients, the portions were huge (too big!) and the service very friendly and welcoming. Whats more, it was just on the door step. I would say this is a must visit for anyone going to polperro.

June 2018


Had two lovely fish meals here and would recommend to anyone who enjoys fish as Michelle's husband is the fisherman so a good selection of very fresh fish and lovely friendly staff

June 2018


Just had dinner here tonight. Food off the chart fabulous. Michele is an amazing Chef

May 2018


Best food in polperro :)

October 2017


Delicious food and friendly helpful staff. It's a good idea to book a table. We were lucky enough to get a table on spec on Thursday and booked for Friday right after!

August 2017


Great food, fantastic staff well worth a visit you won't be Dissapointed but book early as gets fully booked.

July 2017


We enjoyed a delicious meal at Michelle's and it was a real treat to take our well behaved dog into a restaurant. Staff and customers all very friendly - altogether a memorable evening.

July 2017


Had a really good Sunday lunch here. Food nicely cooked & presented. Friendly and attentive service would highly recommend.

June 2017


Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch here, food cooked and presented nicely. Friendly and efficient service too. Highly recommend.

June 2017


Excellent on both visits, good ingredients well cooked and presented

April 2017


The Three Pilchards

The oldest pub in Polperro, full of historic charm with a hillside garden overlooking the village.  Here you will be served hearty homemade meals including fresh seafood, along with a range of well-kept wines, beers and lagers.

The Three Pilchards, The Quay, Looe PL13 2QZ (Tel: 01503 272233)

 

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Great pub food, massive portions! Lovely staff and great to meet beautiful pub puppy, Albert.

November 2018


Great food , warm welcome

October 2018


A friendly welcome.Good food.The portions were generous.

October 2018


We had some lovely meals in here served by very friendly staff, and very dog friendly.

September 2018


Very tasty food but beware, no.desserts!

August 2018


Great food everytime!

August 2018


I thought the service very poor in here. i was the only person sitting at the bar with my partner and with three members of staff available, i waited politely for 5 minutes before asking is anybody serving. The young lad turned round to and responded "I could be" the food was ok

August 2018


Another one of Polperro's gems, great seafood, excellent ale and superb service, thanks to all.

June 2018


Superb food!! Best food we had in polperro.

June 2018


Loved this pub on our first visit and definitely weren’t disappointed second time round. Fantastic food, staff and service we went in everyday, would definitely recommend as a must when visiting Polperro

June 2018


We couldn't leave Polperro without eating at 'The Three Pilchards', whose name alone conjures up the impression of a very old, quaint smuggling pub, (which is exactly what it is). The fact they serve a fantastic fish pie and fresh seafood dishes in a comfortable, friendly environment was a bonus ... but don't expect a dessert - (not that you'd be able to manage one).

May 2018


We highly recommend The Three Pilchards as "The place to eat and drink"...beautifully prepared dishes...the seafood was absolutely delicious. Fish Pie was 5*. The outdoor area was great to sit in and very dog friendly. Staff all so welcoming and hardworking. Fabulous!

May 2018


Disappointed in the Pilchards. Food was expensive and staff a bit off hand. Used to be great but seems to have changed hands.

May 2018


Great people, Great food

May 2018


Lovely food, visited a couple of times over a week... great service, nicely kept ales and lots of effort for local and Cornish drinks including ales, guns and rum... friendly staff... and Jake the dog was great !

May 2018


Really lovely atmosphere in the pub. Staff very nice a friendly and we enjoyed our meal. Would recommend to anybody

April 2018


Great food and lovely people. Nice pub garden looking out over the village.

April 2018


The Three Pilchards is my favourite Cornish pub. In good weather, the roof terrace has lovely views over Polperro and must be recommended. In winter, the log burning fire is a brilliant comforter. The beer and food are excellent. On my most recent visit to Cornwall I had lunch there on two days. On the first day I had game pie with roasted root vegetables including beetroot, carrot and parsnip. The pie was a proper, free standing, shortcrust pie - not a small dish with a puff pastry crust. It was brilliant. On the second visit, I had crab bisque to warm me up followed by crab salad. Polperro is a clear choice for seafood. The owners, staff and pub dog are friendly and welcoming. The pub itself is dog friendly. I don’t think I’d visit the area without calling in at the Three Pilchards at least once.

March 2018


Great pub with amazing food and a warm welcome from all the staff. Definitely worth a visit if you're in polperro

February 2018


Food superb,like the informal atmosphere,and not to far to crawl back to accommodation.

July 2017


Fantastic food and wonderful views from the beer garden.

June 2017


Fantastic place a little chem of a cottage we have been coming for 19 yrs and will still be coming in another 19 yrs.

June 2017


Great service, great food, well kept beer and great views from the terrace.

June 2017


Lovely bar staff and fabulous beer garden, really nice pub

May 2017


Lovely food, brilliant, welcoming people! Thank you

May 2017


Lovely pub. Excellent service and food. Very friendly staff.

May 2017


No desserts? I understand the comment in the menu but I prefer a main and a dessert. I am afraid there was no where on a Sunday night in March for me to go elsewhere and buy even an ice cream. I may have stayed and spent another £10 at least if I could have had a dessert and a coffee. The food I had was fine.

April 2017


Looe Beach

In East Looe, the beach sits directly in front of the old town, sheltered by the Banjo Pier and overlooked from the east by the hillside of Mount Ararat.  A good family beach that has something for everyone, at low tide the sandy location is safe for swimming although it’s recommended you steer clear of the river mouth beyond the pier.  The beach backs on to a seafront walkway which runs its length all the way to Second Beach to the east, where it tends to be less busy and it’s good for snorkeling.  As it’s in the centre of the town there are lots of facilities and cafes nearby, but in the summer it’s a very popular spot and parking can be tricky, with traffic prohibited during these months, so be prepared for a bit of a walk.

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A wonderful place to sit relax eat an ICECREAM or a pastie, if the seagulls will let you! Perfect beach x

August 2018


You cannot fail to love Looe beach, early morning, during the day or for and evening stroll. A super clean beach.

May 2018


Lovely sandy beach. No dogs allowed but there is a small cove at the far end which allows dogs to enjoy their holiday too with a dip in The English Channel.

May 2018


Looe beach and seafront is cleaned every day (in season?) and looks good. A joy to sit and watch the sea and people passing by.

April 2018


Really good! Good sand and sea. Activities for the kids too. Difficult to get to cos no parking nearby.

August 2017


Lovely beach and even when it was busy didn't feel overcrowded

August 2017


Plaidy Beach

A small and pleasant grey sand beach with rocks exposed at low tide, Plaidy Beach is simply a nice place to visit and take in the scenery.  There aren’t any facilities, and there’s no parking nearby so it’s one to reach on foot.  There’s a slipway to the beach, but you will have to access it by walking along the coast path, parking at Millendreath or Looe and it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s quite steep from both directions.  Millendreath is closer and the walk should take around 20 minutes.  Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, so it’s a charming place to take them for a walk while you’re in the area.

 

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Great to walk to at low tide on the beach or at high tide via the footpath. Great dog friendly beach.

August 2018


Hannafore Beach

Half a mile west of Looe, stretching along the coast, Hannafore Beach is a sandy, shingle bay with a rocky reef and views of St George’s Island.  At low tide it’s brimming with rock pools, making it fun and games for the whole family to enjoy, and it’s a wonderful sun trap in summer months thanks to its south east facing position.  Because of its location over the river, the beach never really becomes too busy, but equally there aren’t any facilities nearby.  It’s popular with dog walkers as it’s amongst the few dog-friendly beaches in the area, and having explored you can extend your excursion to a stroll along the promenade or a potter around the coast path to the wonderfully scenic Talland Bay.  There is roadside parking along the sea front above the beach, but it can be difficult to find a space.  Alternatively, there is a large car park in West Looe, around 10 minutes away on foot.

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Lovely for the dogs!

August 2018


Really nice beach and walk

June 2018


An interesting beach, but beware the incoming tide !

April 2018


Great beach. Good view of looe island. Loads of shells to collect. Lots of dog walkers tho!

August 2017


One of the many dog friendly beaches we visited lovely coastal walks to Talland Bay the nature reserve island is very interesting great refreshments available and not forgetting the free parking available all day which is very useful.

June 2017


Millendreath Beach

Millendreath Beach is a south facing beach at the foot of a wooded valley, in a sheltered cove with soft sand and lots of rock pools to explore at low tide.  It’s connected to other nearby beaches by the South West Coast Path.  Dogs aren’t allowed on this beach at any time of the year, and there is a reasonably sized car park a few minutes walk away.  The beach is popular with families on holiday in Cornwall, and most of the surrounding area is occupied by a holiday park, so there are lot of facilities open to the public.

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Talland Bay

A small, quiet beach between Looe and Polperro, Talland Bay actually comprises two beaches, one of which has sand both at low and high tide and is good for swimming all the time, while the other is less sandy and is easiest to swim from at high tide.  There is a ramp for launching boats from the main beach and there are lots of small coves and tidal pools to swim in as well, so it’s a delightful area to explore in the water.  Parking is limited, but there is a small, free car park by the beach and paid parking at The Beach Café, all of which provide easy access to the sand.  Thanks to the nearby café, visitors can also benefit from the accompanying facilities, on-site shop, and tuck into Roskillys Cornish Ice-Cream as well.

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A lovely place to walk too on the way to Looe. Hard work back up the hill to polperro, bit it's worth it!

October 2018


The coastal walk from Polperro to Talland Bay is outstanding. As both are scenic, (and Talland Bay benefits from an excellent cafe and free toilets), it makes for an excellent morning or afternoon trip in good weather.

May 2018


Lovely beach,beautiful walk from Polperro. Dogs requested to be kept on leads (which I suppose is preferable to a ban!). Families seem to use this beach alot.

May 2018


An interesting beach at low tide and lovely views.

April 2018


Brilliant. Bit seaweedy. Wear beach shoes incase of weever fish stings.

August 2017


Great beach pet friendly beach with rock pools etc for the dogs to explore

June 2017

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