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Make a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in Pensilva, Cornwall your home away from home

Pensilva is a village in South East Cornwall. It has its own football club and is close to Liskeard, Looe and Polperro and convenient for the Tamar Bridge and the City of Plymouth in Devon, as well as Bodmin Moor and the south and north Cornish coasts. Pensilva is within the Caradon Cornish Mining World Heritage site. It is a special community in which the non-political organisation Gorseth Kernow exists to maintain the Celtic spirit.

Places to stay in Pensilva

Pensilva evolved like neighbouring Minions and Darite because of the mining activity that was taking place on the moorland above. Pensilva only had one farm until the expanding mines needed accommodation to house its workforce. Within a few years numerous smallholdings and rows of cottages were erected, followed by small businesses, shops, three chapels and a pub. At this time the pub doubled as a hotel for visiting inspectors and speculators.

As the mining days came to an end people moved away from the area, but today these old miners cottages have been renovated and are now used as self-catering holiday cottages. Tourist information offices and estate agents receive numerous enquiries for this type of holiday property because a holiday cottage gives you the freedom you need to explore all that Cornwall has on offer.

Self-catering has always been a cheaper option but a cottage is much more spacious than a room in a bed and breakfast and most hotels. Cottage holidays offer a home from home experience. They are tastefully furnished with all mod cons and some allow you to bring you dog on holiday as well.

Things to do in Pensilva

The Millennium Commission has funded a new centre for the people of Pensilva, known as Century Square. It has an open learning centre, gym and fitness centre, arts and crafts room, sports hall with gallery, function room, sports fields and lounge and coffee bars. Every second Saturday the club is host to Pensilva farmers market and has craft stalls.

Siblyback Lake has fishing sailing and other water sports and the St Mellion Golf Course can be reached in fifteen minutes. On Your Left in Callington provides informative and entertaining guided walks and coach trips and Cornish Welcome Tours in Launceston offers tailor made tours of Cornwall and Devon for small groups or individuals. The Calstock Ferry and Motor Launch Company in Gunnislake is a passenger ferry between Calstock and Cotehele Quay and is useful to those walking the Tamar Valley Trail.

Bere Ferrers Station Heritage Centre near Tavistock is on the Tamar Valley Rail Line in converted railway carriages. Other heritage centres include Morwellham Quay in Tavistock and Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Lifton. National Trust properties within travelling distance include Buckland Abbey in Yelverton and Cotehele House in St Dominic. If you are hungry after sightseeing then the Wheal Tor Country Inn is a great place to eat.

Weather in Pensilva

The weather in Pensilva, like most of Cornwall is mild although sometimes unpredictable and will be wetter on the moors.

Travel to Pensilva

Plymouth and Newquay airports and the ferry port at Plymouth serve Pensilva. Combe and Liskeard are the nearest railway stations. National Express coaches stop at Liskeard and bus operators in the area include Bakers, A-line, Group Travel, Western National and Western Greyhound.

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    Cottage #1857297
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      Cottage #1857295
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        Cottage #1862374
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          Cottage #1857298
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            Cottage #1857296
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              Cottage #1856951
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                Cottage #1857294
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                  Cottage #1867038
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                    Cottage #8147142
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
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                      House #8138291
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Cottage #8037623
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          Cottage #8121484
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Cottage #8047461
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              House #8106723
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Bungalow #6113635
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                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                  • 2 BR
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                                  House #1563009
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 5 BR
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                                    House #8151818
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      Cottage #8108950
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                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Cottage #8118992
                                        12
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Barn #8161289
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 1 BR
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                                            Cottage #6860784
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                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
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                                              Cottage #401909
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 1 BR
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                                                Cabin #8170636
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Apartment #6792102
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                    Cottage #8158245
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                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cabin #8057592
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        Cottage #8153134
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          House #8144291
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                                                          Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #6466401
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                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Cottage #860901
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                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                Cottage #8085808
                                                                12
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                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #6812841
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                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    House #8126612
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                                                                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8071873
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (31 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #1820253
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                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Bungalow #6493407
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                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Cottage #719145
                                                                            11
                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (43 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Bungalow #8049389
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                                                                              Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                House #8158924
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                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Villa #1834208
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #8174342
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                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8162122
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                                                                                      Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Barn #8166234
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                                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #8059070
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                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Chalet #8069670
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                                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (31 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #873546
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                                                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #8076410
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                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  House #899338
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6968822
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Farmhouse #6920978
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      everything we wished for fantastic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      cottage is fantastic its in perfect location.one of the best holidays we have had.hot tub was a bonus.owners very friendly would definatley go back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Nice To Return

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We returned to explore more of the area. This time even luckier with the weather. For the first time in the UK we had to hide indoors as it was 30C outside. Body boarding at Trebarwith is always a highlight but Cod with mussels in a curry sauce was a real treat at Port Gaverne Hotel/pub. Ruffcott has everything you need. A bigger kitchen might be nice but the cottage is charming and quiet and a real escape.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017