- Property code: 23TALL
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden or outside space
- Swimming pool
- Real fire
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Please Note: Short breaks may be available, please contact the Cornwall Office on 01503 272303 or via firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
23, Talland Bay is part of a luxurious development of holiday homes on the south Cornwall coastline with stunning sea views and excellent facilities, including hot tubs and an indoor heated pool. This is an exclusive estate within the secluded location of Talland Bay, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering guests contemporary living finished to a high specification, making it a perfect spot to kick back and relax with great facilities at arm's reach (see below).
Talland Bay is situated between Looe and Polperro, both of which are popular seaside destinations along the South West Coastal Path with plenty of amenities to keep the family entertained. Further afield, there is the famous Eden Project or the award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan that would both make for a fun day out. In summary, the combination of the superb facilities and the fantastic surroundings will guarantee a memorable holiday that couples and families will return to year after year.
On Site Facilities:
* Private, gated community.
* Landscaped gardens.
* 12m x 6m heated indoor swimming pool. The Pool & Gym facilities will be closed from the 8th Jan - 16th Feb 2018 for general maintenance / decorating.
* Outdoor, naturally filtered plunge pool (eco friendly). Open all year.
* Small, well-equipped gym and changing rooms.
* Concierge services from the on-site managers (e.g. taxi and boat trip bookings).
* Welcome hampers filled with local Cornish food and drink (must be pre-ordered with Talland Bay at an additional charge).
Please note: There are a total of 33 Talland Bay properties; to view others, please search ‘South Cornwall, Talland Bay’ via the ‘Cornwall’ tab. Click here for the Talland Bay site plan.
Number 23, Talland Bay
This fine contemporary home with level access has a vaulted ceiling and an open-plan layout, creating a spacious family environment and the decor reflects the colours of the sea, sky and hillside. The bay and countryside views can be seen from the large South West facing balcony or enjoy a barbecue and games on the leafy decking area.
Ground floor bedrooms and bathroom. Double bedroom with 5ft king size bed and en-suite shower room (shower cubicle, WC and basin). Second double bedroom with 5ft king size bed. Single bedroom with 3ft bed and additional 3ft pull-out truckle bed (sleeps 2). Family bathroomwith bath, shower over, WC and basin. Stairs up to open plan living space. Kitchen/diner with all NEFF kitchen appliances, touch control ceramic hob, built-in oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and dining table to seat six. Living room with woodburner, two sofas, armchair, 40” Freeview TV and DVD player. Separate utility room.
Private balcony with table and chairs and decking area with barbecue. Partial sea views.
Designated parking for one car very close to property. Additional parking on site subject to availability.
- Included: Bed linen, towels (no beach towels), WiFi, electricity and heating (gas - underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs). Travel cot and high chair available on request. Towels for the beach and pool can be rented on arrival at £3 per towel per week.
- Security Deposit: £250 (card swipe at Talland Bay) payable on arrival.
- Pets: Up to 2 small/medium dogs Pet Charge: £25.00 per week (£30.00 from January 2019).
- Telephone: Provided. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Beaches - Talland Bay (sandy, for swimming at low tide) and Looe (sandy), 10 minutes drive. 2 cafes in Talland Bay. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Looe and Polperro, both 10 minutes drive. Eden Project 20 miles. The Lost Gardens of Heligan approximately 1 hour drive.
- Short breaks are available in low and mid-season, and at short notice in high season. Please call the Cornwall Office on: 01503 272303 for full details and pricing.
There are a total of 33 Talland Bay properties; to view others, please search ‘South Cornwall, Talland Bay’ via the ‘Cornwall’ tab. Click here for the Talland Bay site plan.
The Pool & Gym facilities will be closed from the 8th Jan - 9th Feb for general maintenance / decorating.
We had a lovely week. Weather was fab. Property was lovely with a couple of small niggles, which are really just observations. There was no iron, or one that I could find and hardly any mirrors. I am not a vain person but I do like to check I look ok before venturing out. Please don’t see this as criticism , just my thoughts. The reception staff were lovely as was the groundsman. You have a good spot there. Thank you. Claire
Yes I really enjoy my stay and look forward to coming again
We had a great time everything was great
Had a wonderful stay, the level of service was exceptional, the house very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Lyn and Harry the Lab looked after us very well, as did all the staff. Can't wait to go back.
fabulous - we loved every second. everything was clean, the welcoming gifts were lovely and there was plenty of things like loo roll and washing up liquid which was really helpful. the location was lovely and we had a great time. Id thoroughly recommend it to anyone
Good points: The kitchen/living area was good for entertaining. The washing machine/dryer was a welcome addition. The pool was good and the location is good for the beach and coastal path. It is very much a summer venue.
The place was lovely but just two pointers for the owner: The rug in the lounge clearly is hard to hoover and it was full of dog hair - looked like a light coloured labs hair which went onto our clothes, socks etc (our dogs do not malt so we took over the place with dog hair all over the rug and did not add it the mass of hair). I would suggest when the cleaners do the hand over clean the hang the rug over the balcony and shake it whilst the rest of the floor gets mopped. The other thing which would have been nice would have the the shutters in the two double bed rooms - when we were in the rooms we had to have the curtains closed all the time, which is not very nice during the day.
Thank you for your comments, and we are sorry to hear about the rug. Now that we are aware, we have asked the caretakers to remedy this. We have also forwarded on your suggestion of shutters, which makes good sense. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for taking the time to give feedback.
- The Toad Hall Team
Lovely property and nice facilities. It would have been nice if we could have bought milk from the reception.
Talland Bay Hotel Restaurant
(Less than a mile)
Fine dining restaurant in a stunning coastal setting, offering a range of beautifully cooked fresh cuisine to tempt your palate. Menus packed with firm favourites and adventurous new twists.
Talland Bay Hotel Restaurant, Porthallow, Cornwall, PL13 2JB (T: 01503 272667)
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An eclectic choice of decor (looks like items from a skip). Saw TV's Richard and Judy. Very expensive but tasty food.
Popped in for lunch. Great selection and food was lovely.
we had a delicious afternoon tea here. A lovely hotel with glorious views and very entertaining sculptures in the garden. Lovely ambience and very friendly service
(Less than a mile)
A friendly licensed café situated on the coast path from Looe to Polperro, with spectacular views across Talland Bay. Serving a delicious selection of homemade hot and cold food, cream teas in a stunning location. Open seasonally.
Smugglers Rest, Talland Bay, Looe PL13 2JA (T: 01503 272259)
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Superb food, freshly cooked, fantastic location
Stopped here for a well earned drink after a walk back to Polperro from Looe. Set in a countryside location near Talland Bay and just off the Coastal Path
Talland Bay Beach Café
(Less than a mile)
A pretty pastel-hued beach café enjoying beautiful sea views. Providing a warm welcome and good quality produce at a fair price.
Serving speciality teas and coffees, paninis, pasties, homemade cakes, cream tea and ice creams. The perfect place to refuel during a day on the beach. Open seasonally.
Talland Bay Beach Café, Talland Bay, Looe PL13 2JA (T: 01503 272088)
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We hired kayaks here and had a great hour on the water, followed by hot chocolate in the cafe.
A well designed and welcome place.
We walked here from Polperro.There was plenty of seating outside and the beach hut seats were cute!Coffee was delicious and so were the flapjacks and teacake we had.
A fantastic well kept cafe brilliant choice on menu even out of season. All staff extremely helpful and welcoming.
Lovely cafe in a beautiful setting
Lovely walk from our property. Had a ploughman’s and enjoyed. Friendly cafe.
Lovely cafe serving all you need for a day at the beach
An excellent resting point if on a coastal walk. Great views, good refreshments and delicious ice cream.
Great lunch, and we needed it as we were walking from Looe to Polperro. We staff were very helpful.
Lovely location, excellent facilities, good food and friendly staff.
It's a horrible walk down a narrow lane with cars all over the place, the café was lovely with a fantastic location and the scenery is just stunning
Fabulous cafe! Friendly, patient service, good food, very reasonable prices and amazing view.
Great location. Best crab sandwich ever! Brill little beach huts to sit in! Tasty ice cream.
A delightful little café to come across. Lovely place to sit and enjoy the view.
Nice setting only had a mug of tea not very enjoyable as it was stewed .
The Museum Tea Room
Great location & lovely coffee & cake Staff could be friendlier
Lovely hot chocolate and coffee cake.
Lovely spot right next to the harbour. Very small but excellent tea rooms!
Absolutely brilliant site, lovely lady serving, coffee and milk shakes along with the cream teas are excellent.
Mmmmmm,cream tea a must! Cute location too.
Excellent food and friendly staff. A lovely sunny place to sit and watch the boats.
We have just returned from Waters Edge after two weeks of beautiful sunshine. The cottage was beautifully clean,well appointed and equipped. I believe the position was the envy of all who walked passed. I could not find a pen to write in the visitors book so would you please pass on our thanks and compliments to the owner and to her cleaner who came to collect the rubbish and delivery clean bedding on the dot of 10am, as arranged.
Lovely coffee, and amazing location. A smile from the staff wouldn't have gone a miss though!
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 food and friendly staff
Great rooftop area with fabulous views
Ate here most days! Food great and the owners are lovely, see you next year!!
Great atmosphere great food very friendly service. This is what we wanted from our Cornish experience.
Best fish and chips we ever had in polperro. Lovely staff warm and welcoming and the pub dog albert was lovely too.
Warm and friendly welcome and amazing food. Great value. Love it.
Excellent food and drinks. Amazing fish pie. Great atmosphere as well. Always welcomed by the lovely Jake and Albert.
We didn’t find a bad place to eat in Polperro but this is definitely the best. Excellent food, lovely garden, really good bar service - especially when you’re choosing your gin.
VERY FRIENDLY, GOOD ATMOSPHERE. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND GOOD VALUE
Great pub food, massive portions! Lovely staff and great to meet beautiful pub puppy, Albert.
Great food , warm welcome
A friendly welcome.Good food.The portions were generous.
We had some lovely meals in here served by very friendly staff, and very dog friendly.
Very tasty food but beware, no.desserts!
Great food everytime!
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
Another one of Polperro's gems, great seafood, excellent ale and superb service, thanks to all.
Superb food!! Best food we had in polperro.
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
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).
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!
Disappointed in the Pilchards. Food was expensive and staff a bit off hand. Used to be great but seems to have changed hands.
Great people, Great food
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 !
Really lovely atmosphere in the pub. Staff very nice a friendly and we enjoyed our meal. Would recommend to anybody
Great food and lovely people. Nice pub garden looking out over the village.
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.
Great pub with amazing food and a warm welcome from all the staff. Definitely worth a visit if you're in polperro
Food superb,like the informal atmosphere,and not to far to crawl back to accommodation.
Fantastic food and wonderful views from the beer garden.
Fantastic place a little chem of a cottage we have been coming for 19 yrs and will still be coming in another 19 yrs.
Great service, great food, well kept beer and great views from the terrace.
Lovely bar staff and fabulous beer garden, really nice pub
Lovely food, brilliant, welcoming people! Thank you
Lovely pub. Excellent service and food. Very friendly staff.
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.
In The Warren overlooking the harbour, the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing houses a collection of exhibits and 19th century photographs that date back to a time when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro. It brings to life the little village’s beautiful history and the lives of the people who lived there, having depended on fishing for generations and been home to no less than three factories close by at one point. A delightful opportunity for children and adults alike to learn about local history in this little Cornish village, entry is £1.75 for adults and 50p for children.
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I love a bit of local history and if your like minded, you'll enjoy this place. lots of information on the local boats and fishermen. it would take you a while to read it all.
Well worth visiting to get a feel and understanding of how the once thriving community of Polperro used to be in former pilchard fishing (and smuggling) days. The old photos and exhibits transport you back to a very different world (though adults will undoubtedly find the museum more interesting than small children).
This museum is packed with interesting facts and some great photos, so even though small we spent a good hour there. Definitely worth a visit to learn more on the local history (including about the more recent floods and storms), fishy facts and smuggling tales!
Polperro Model Village
An utterly charming day out for the family, Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend is two attractions in one. The village is, quite literally, the coastal town in miniature and has been around for more than 60 years, surviving both fire and floods – so don’t underestimate the strength of these little guys. Meanwhile, Land of Legend is your chance to explore Cornish folklore, derived from tales of pirates and smugglers who thrived in and around Cornwall from the early modern period through to the 19th century. It is a unique show of lights, sound and animation. The site also houses a model railway, and prices are £3 for adults and £2 for children, open daily from Easter to October.
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Good attraction for young children rather than older children and adults. The miniature village and Land of Legend are charming (though perhaps a little 'worn' by modern standards). There is an interesting audio/visual on the Polperro floods of 1976 and 1993 and a separate small model railway.
Looe Island Nature Reserve
On an island just off the coast of Looe, the aptly named Looe Island Nature Reserve is brimming with marine wildlife. The island provides a variety of habitats including woodland, maritime, grassland, sand, shingle and rocky reef, and is part of the Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone. Trips run from Easter until around the end of September, although all visits are weather and tide dependent. The crossing via a passenger boat named Moonraker takes 20 minutes and you will then have about two hours to explore. The return boat fee is £7 per adult and £5 per child, and then there’s a landing fee of £4 per adult and £1 per child. You can then book guided walks online in advance, which are £25 including the boat and landing fee. What makes the island so beautiful is its ruggedness and as such there are not any cafes or refreshments available, and dogs are not permitted. However, there is a compost toilet should you need it.
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Well worth a visit. Well organised and lots of wildlife. There is a £4 landing fee charge in addition to the boat charge.
No trip to Looe is complete without this experience . Had a wonderful few hours on the island . The wardens were lovely and very informative . It really was a special place and a must for anyone interested in wildlife .
Looe Fishing Trips
Looe Sailing Club
(Less than a mile)
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!
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.
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.
An interesting beach at low tide and lovely views.
Brilliant. Bit seaweedy. Wear beach shoes incase of weever fish stings.
Great beach pet friendly beach with rock pools etc for the dogs to explore
In South East Cornwall, Polperro is widely thought to be one of the area’s most picturesque fishing villages. Brimming with whitewashed cottages all the way down the harbour, the beach sits in a sheltered position under the cliffs, only visible at low tide and close to the harbour. Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular destination and can get busy in the summer months. Dogs are not permitted at the beach during peak season, from Easter to October, and while parking in the village itself is all but impossible, but there’s a large car park about a mile up the valley with a regular shuttle service going up and down the hill.
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Small but lovely
Beautiful beach if you love beach combing.
Easy access, dog ok
We visited Polperro harbour/beach with our springer spaniel and although the write-up says no dogs allowed, they are allowed, just on a lead between 10am and 6pm, although beach is small, the sea is safe to swim in and not full of huge rocks, lovely ????
Lovely clean small beach.
Polperro is a magic place. It is so pretty with its winding streets and old cottages and the harbour with its fishing boats. The residents are so friendly and welcoming and there’s a wide choice of restaurants and cafes. I particularly recommend Michelle’s for fantastic food and a real welcome. As a woman on my own I dined there, as elsewhere, with no feeling of awkwardness. Breakfast at the House on the Props just unbeatable! Spring is one of the best times to visit for the wonderful coastal walks and the masses of wild flowers. When you visit, think about the parking situation before you go as it needs organising, but many rentable cottages have spaces provided in the main car park and PauI who runs a little motorised transport system for luggage is very helpful and reliable. I am one of the thousands of people who just love Polperro and every time I visit feel a great reluctance to leave.
Enjoyed the harbour etc and all the shops but had dogs so did not visit the beach but a beautiful setting.
really lovely, a must visit desination.
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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Lovely beach suitable for everyone
A wonderful place to sit relax eat an ICECREAM or a pastie, if the seagulls will let you! Perfect beach x
You cannot fail to love Looe beach, early morning, during the day or for and evening stroll. A super clean beach.
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.
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.
Really good! Good sand and sea. Activities for the kids too. Difficult to get to cos no parking nearby.
Lovely beach and even when it was busy didn't feel overcrowded
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!
Really nice beach and walk
An interesting beach, but beware the incoming tide !
Great beach. Good view of looe island. Loads of shells to collect. Lots of dog walkers tho!
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.
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.