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Make a holiday cottage in Pelynt your home away from home

Midway between Plymouth and St. Austell, the parish of Pelynt in South Cornwall is a sunny and inviting holiday destination. Despite its proximity to a wide array of stunning beaches and coastal walks, Pelynt offers all the charm and tranquility visitors expect from the Cornish countryside. It is also conveniently located just a few miles away from the coastal resort town of Looe, another popular choice with holidaymakers. Pelynt is an excellent choice as a quiet rural base from which to explore the glories of this part of England.

HomeAway has several delightful holiday cottages in Pelynt on offer, well suited for a couple’s retreat for a family getaway. These pretty cottages range from one to three bedrooms, and can accommodate anywhere from two to six people. Pelynt’s countryside location means that guests are never far away from walking trails and horse riding facilities. Pelynt holiday cottages start from just £300 per week, making it an affordable option for a week-long getaway

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: The beautiful Cornish countryside offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Walking, horse riding, and cycling are all popular activities in the area. Access to the South West Coastal Path is available from nearby Looe, and offers stunning views of the sea. There are also several horse riding facilities within a short drive of Pelynt.

-Beaches: The beaches are naturally one of the biggest attractions in Cornwall. The beach at the charming fishing village is particularly beautiful, whilst East Looe Beach is very popular with families with plenty of sand at low tide. Another excellent option, Par Sands, closer to St. Austell, is also a wonderful beach with great facilities and cafés. In fact, all holiday homes in St. Austell and the surrounds are blessed with a terrific choice of beaches.

-Golf: There are several major golf courses near Pelynt. Whitsand Bay Golf Club is located right on the coast and features commanding views of the sea and Cornish countryside. Whitsand is open to visitors and has attractive green fees. Closer to Pelynt, Looe Golf Club is also a lovely course with an 18-hole par 70 course that also welcomes visitors.

-Family attractions: The Polperro Model Village makes for a great family day out. The attraction depicts all kinds of model villages and also teaches guests about Cornish folklore and fairytales. Porfell Wildlife Park and The Monkey Sanctuary are two other great places to take children, as both attractions are fewer than five miles away from holiday cottages in Pelynt.

-Food and drink: Holiday accommodation in Pelynt makes an excellent base to try out Cornish cuisine. Whether it’s the region’s famous pasty, seafood dishes, or meat pies, visitors will be spoilt for choice. There is a good selection of gastropubs, cafés, and restaurants in Looe as well as St. Austell, which is 20 miles away.

Weather in Pelynt

Cornwall has some of the best weather in the whole of the UK. In the height of summer high temperatures hit the high-20s and low temperatures rarely ever drop below 10°C. Winters are pretty mild and well suited for outdoor activities, as it also generally rains less than 100mm each month.

Travel to Pelynt

Pelynt is located a few miles off the A390 and is midway between Plymouth and St. Austell. The best way to reach the parish is by car (it's about a four and a half hours from London). Though it is much easier to reach by car, visitors can also travel to Pelynt by rail via the rail station in Looe, which is just four miles away.

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    Cottage #6860784
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      Bungalow #6493407
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      Bungalow #8121581
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                                                Farmhouse #8095505
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                                                  Bungalow #1086451
                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Cottage #1868271
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious house in beautiful location overlooking the sea and within a 10 minute walk of Mevagisseyy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A beautifully appointed, spacious house enjoying stunning sea views from the garden was the perfect location for the eight of us from Sidcup Art Club in Kent on our painting holiday in Mevagissey. Four spacious double rooms (we used the cinema room as a bedroom) and a single bed in the children's room provided us with plenty of private space as well as the large lounge, dining, covered and open balconies with views towards the sea provided ample communal living. The large parking area was priceless as we did not have to concern ourselves with parking issues during our stay. Everything was provided for every eventuality.....a wonderful house for a three generation family. Teenagers, families and film buffs will love the extensively equiipped cinema room. Mevagissey itself was delightful, and was a ten minute walk along the coastal path or down the roads (best not to mention the climb back, but that got easier as we got used to it!) The coastal path and secluded beach (access for the agile and sure-footed) provided walking opportunities to those of us who did not paint. We made good use of the Tea on the Quay where Cornish pasties and fresh wholesome food were freely available,and run by a delightful family who made us feel very welcome and even reserved us a table for lunch on our last day and had fresh catch of the day when eating out at the Ship Inn and the Harbour which we did every night of our stay. We visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan as a group and took many photos for future paintings. We painted in Mevagissey by the quay most days and were made most welcome by local fisherman and visiting tourists alike.Our painting holiday could not have gone better, the weather was super kind to us, glorious blue skies for five whole days and a beautiful house to enjoy and come back to after a day's painting.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      The property was stunning

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Katrina and Arthur have really got this accommodation done to perfection, they are really hospitable and the village is really friendly we could not have expected more. We are already looking at coming back next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017