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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.

    • 1 BR
    • Separate Toilet
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    Cottage #1857297
      • 1 BR
      • Separate Toilet
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      Cottage #1857295
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #1862374
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #1856951
            • 2 BR
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1857298
              • 3 BR
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #1857294
                • 2 BR
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 3
                Cottage #1857296
                  • 4 BR
                  • Separate Toilets
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1867038
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (31 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #8138291
                    31
                    Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (11 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8037623
                      11
                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (55 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #8121484
                        55
                        Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                          (20 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #1563009
                          20
                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Bungalow #6113635
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                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #6718325
                              5
                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (15 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #8106723
                                15
                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (25 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8047461
                                  25
                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (19 reviews)
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                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #8151818
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                                    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (20 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Cottage #8108950
                                      20
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (12 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8118992
                                        12
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (12 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #401909
                                          12
                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (7 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8121424
                                            7
                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (27 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cabin #8170636
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                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6792102
                                                9
                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  Cottage #8158245
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cabin #8057592
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Cottage #8153134
                                                      14
                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #6860784
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (22 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6466401
                                                          22
                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (26 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #860901
                                                            26
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8085808
                                                              12
                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6812841
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (32 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #8126612
                                                                  32
                                                                  Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8071873
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 19 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
                                                                      31
                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Bungalow #6493407
                                                                        18
                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Villa #1834208
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Apartment #8174342
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #8158924
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #719145
                                                                                11
                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8162122
                                                                                  25
                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6473327
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                                                      House #6711466
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Chalet #8069670
                                                                                        12
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (31 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #873546
                                                                                          31
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (23 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
                                                                                            23
                                                                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8076410
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #899338
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Barn #8166234
                                                                                                  22
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6968822
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (42 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Bungalow #8049389
                                                                                                      42
                                                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful 5 days at Wain cottage which was beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, a real home from home. We would not hesitate to highly recommend this as the perfect holiday cottage and look forward to returning as soon as we can.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      SECOND PAR NON

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Hi Paul and Yvette, Sorry for the late review, as i thought i had sent one, must have done something wrong. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a truly wonderful stay in your magnificent house. Your property was far and away above my expectations, with so much room for our party of seven plus dog . We hope we left your home in the same condition as when we arrived. Now for an honest review - Upon arrival of the property we were amazed at the size of the house, it looked bigger than in the photos, once inside wow! All the rooms were of great proportions, the kitchen is large and very practical with appliances galore including dishwasher, fancy microwave, built in fridge and freezer basically everything you need, the cream teas were a nice touch Thank you. The utility room also included a self dispensing washing machine and is a great room for housing the dog cage. To finish downstairs their is a large conservatory with lovely views over the local countryside, a dining room off the kitchen with large family dinning table and finally a comfortable lounge with sofas and smart t.v etc etc. Upstairs continues with the same wow factor, with four double bedrooms, two with large en-suits and one bedroom with two singles. To finish off upstairs there is a large family bathroom including roll top bath and shower enclosure. The garden is huge, with decking area accessed from the utility including rattan dinning table and chairs, my only negative comment would be that the garden is unsecured, so dog owners be mindful. Par is a very good base for exploring the beautiful county of Cornwall. It has a chip shop, Chinese take away, Italian restaurant with views over the bay and the Ship Inn also deserves a mention with some great special boards, their are also convenient stores within easy reach. The Market every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesdays is worth a visit and is only 5 minutes away by car. Our family feel very privileged to have holidayed at this lovely large property and we would highly recommend to anyone without hesitation. Thanks Steve Robinson and Family
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016