South East Cornwall - the 'forgotten' part of a beautiful county
Cornwall is a terrific and special place for a holiday in the UK. Many visitors think of Cornwall only for its famous beaches and breathtaking coastline. But there are many places of interest throughout the entire county, with each region having something special to offer.
South East Cornwall is often referred to as the ‘forgotten part’ of the county. This simply means it has retained much of its original charm having changed little over the years. And within SE Cornwall are many places of interest, giving a variety of choices to those on holiday.
Mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, the village of Pillaton nestles in beautiful countryside that is so typical of the southern part of Cornwall. And at the heart of the village is the 12 century church of St Oduplh – well worth a visit – and the Weary Friar Pub, once thought to have been the home of monks building the church.
From Pillaton there is easy access to the stunning coastline of South Cornwall and Devon, the beautiful Tamar Valley or the Moors of Dartmoor or Bodmin. There are great walks, excellent beaches, superb restaurants and pubs serving local produce, and lots of friendly people all waiting to welcome visitors to their county. The city of Plymouth with its maritime heritage and historic Barbican is only 20 minutes by car, or in the opposite direction is the famous Eden Project – a unique grouping of climate controlled bio domes showing how the world’s climates support widely different environments.
And near to Pillaton is the famous golf club of St Mellion with its internationally renowned Nicklaus Course.
A holiday in Pillaton will give visitors an excellent base in which to relax, but will also give a perfect location from which to access all the places of interest that make Cornwall & Devon so popular with tourists, both from the UK and internationally.
Written by Andrew Martin – Owner of Property 52415 in Pillaton, Cornwall
Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Pillaton, Cornwall your home away from home
Find this small village a short distance from the South Coast of Cornwall and enjoy the reclusive atmosphere, flourishing nature and Cornish charm from a Pillaton holiday cottage.
Places to holiday in Pillaton, Cornwall
Those who seek the tranquil relaxation of a small village will find ample opportunity to enjoy serenity from a Pillaton holiday rental cottage while others will find Pillaton’s excellent access to Cornwall's finest sites of great appeal. There are plenty of Pillaton self catering cottages avaialble for rent.
Neighboring coastal areas provide great places for families to simply sit and play in the gold sand while other neighboring coastal regions have fantastic rock pools to investigqate as well as coastal paths to walk. Walkers will also appreciate the neighboring Tamar Valley and the community of Saltash and its many walking trails which include several sculptures by local artists. Golf courses are in frequent supply in the region, as with most regions in the UK, with some wonderful links golf courses to tackle. Fishing is an equally popular pastime in the area, both at sea and in fresh water.
Of course, after any hard day's play, the pubs of Pillaton offer the perfect antidote. With hearty food, fine local brews and rich folklore, a night in a local pub offers the perfect way to enjoy the local community at its best from self catering Pillaton accommodation.
Things to do in Pillaton, Cornwall
Inside and outside of the quaint village of Pillaton, history abounds. A medieval church was constructed in the late 1250’s and provides striking evidence of the villages historical past. Most impressive is the tower constructed using granite which contains three bells. Other historical places of significance include Cotehele House, a short distance away, said to be the best preserved home of its type in England. A majority of the structure and its contents have been unaltered. Equally impressive are the gardens which surround the location. A 13th century Cistercian monastery with beautiful grounds and gardens is another short jaunt from the village of Pillaton.
Pillaton is a great base for exploring other areas outside of the small village. Neighboring Germoe also indicates the areas medieval history with its 12th century church with an addition built in the 14th century. Bizarre carvings are located on the church’s doors which include two monkeys which are representative of ridding the congregation of any evil when walking out of the sanctuary into the world.
Those seeking activity outside of neighboring historical venues can travel a short distance to the village of Liskeard. Liskeard is home to several equally historic areas and one of the oldest markets in the country with a market charter granted in the 1200’s. This weekly market carries on in present day.
Weather in Pillaton, Cornwall
Pillaton typically receives rainy weather in winter months and sunnier weather during summer. Moderate temperatures are typical in this area however the area receives snow infrequently in winter months.
Flights to Pillaton, Cornwall
Plymouth Airport (PLH) serves Pillaton with cheap flights through Air Southwest.