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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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    • 2 BR
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1857298
      • 1 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #1987788
      4
      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (9 reviews)
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        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #1528909
        9
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #714978
          8
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Bungalow #718317
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              Very Good! 4.2/5
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              • 3 BR
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #718410
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #714977
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                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (49 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8121484
                  49
                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #6522872
                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Barn #6522354
                      3
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                        (9 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #1770570
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                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (21 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #8138291
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6865517
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #6798494
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Multiple rentals Barn #827928
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                                  • Studio
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Farmhouse #6468739
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                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Barn #827928
                                    3
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #703006
                                      2 Reviews
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Multiple rentals Barn #827928
                                        1 Review
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Multiple rentals Barn #827928
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #6525721
                                            2 Reviews
                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (8 reviews)
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                                              • 6 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              Cottage #702363
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                                                • 8 BR
                                                • 7 BA
                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                Cottage #1809647
                                                6
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #1770573
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                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #716606
                                                    3
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1864436
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #6862479
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #732543
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #716605
                                                            7
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Cottage #703005
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cabin #1689994
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #1346934
                                                                  24
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #716604
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                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Barn #1770571
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #1780984
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #6722335
                                                                          2 Reviews
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6745487
                                                                            2 Reviews
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #6742877
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #6798610
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                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Barn #1895330
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (24 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Cottage #844167
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                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Apartment #6798556
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1689615
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Farmhouse #1770469
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Barn #1745265
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6723880
                                                                                              2 Reviews
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Barn #1770569
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                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Bungalow #1689810
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #6798864
                                                                                                    2 Reviews
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #714975
                                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      wonderful place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stopped at the Hawthorn cottage, which is the largest of the Long Barn cottages for a late half term get away. The whole family (myself, husband & 4 children) had a fabulous time. The cottage itself is very comfortable and furnished with a clean, modern design. Wood flooring, plenty of leather sofas. The granite kitchen was maybe a bit small but had everything we needed including an extra large fridge. All very nice. We never felt the need to check how to work the heating as it was always warm. The bedrooms were good size for a holiday home and we enjoyed having a wetroom attached to our bedroom. Although you sometimes do need to use the squeegee after a shower. This was no problem. The rather large TV was great for watching the supplied videos & we even had a BBQ one afternoon. Views from both front and back were very nice. The pool and gym were exceptional. The gym was small, but very well equipped, with a step machine, boke, treadmill and a multi-gym. Although the kids were not allowed to use it. The pool and hot tub were brill. The endless pool machine (once we were shown how to use it) was so simple to use & provided great entertainment (and even a bit of exercise). Although the pool is small, this machine more than compensated. The grounds themselves are lovely, with space to play football, donkeys, fishing (we didn’t fish but plenty of others wre & seemd to be catching quite a few) and a large games room. This was a real highlight with table tennis, table football (both free) and air hockey. There are supermarkets and pubs nearby (although nothing in walking distance) and the place was easy to find. A recommended place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      wonderful place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stopped at the Hawthorn cottage, which is the largest of the Long Barn cottages for a late half term get away. The whole family (myself, husband & 4 children) had a fabulous time. The cottage itself is very comfortable and furnished with a clean, modern design. Wood flooring, plenty of leather sofas. The granite kitchen was maybe a bit small but had everything we needed including an extra large fridge. All very nice. We never felt the need to check how to work the heating as it was always warm. The bedrooms were good size for a holiday home and we enjoyed having a wetroom attached to our bedroom. Although you sometimes do need to use the squeegee after a shower. This was no problem. The rather large TV was great for watching the supplied videos & we even had a BBQ one afternoon. Views from both front and back were very nice. The pool and gym were exceptional. The gym was small, but very well equipped, with a step machine, boke, treadmill and a multi-gym. Although the kids were not allowed to use it. The pool and hot tub were brill. The endless pool machine (once we were shown how to use it) was so simple to use & provided great entertainment (and even a bit of exercise). Although the pool is small, this machine more than compensated. The grounds themselves are lovely, with space to play football, donkeys, fishing (we didn’t fish but plenty of others wre & seemd to be catching quite a few) and a large games room. This was a real highlight with table tennis, table football (both free) and air hockey. There are supermarkets and pubs nearby (although nothing in walking distance) and the place was easy to find. A recommended place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Another Great Stay at Liberty Barn

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is our 2nd stay at Liberty Barn and again thoroughly enjoyable and very well looked after. The welcome hamper was even better than last time and that's saying something. The cottage was again lovely and clean, well presented, warm and cozy, full of linen, cutlery and everything you'd need for a week away in Cornwall. It's in a fantastic location with lots of beaches and other attractions less than an hour away, you'll be hard pressed to find such a lovely holiday cottage, with such fantastic owners for the price and dog walks on your door step. The best compliment I can pay to Mark and Tracey is that the dogs are just as relaxed as they are when we're at home (thats a rareity) and that whenever we're there we just want to pick the cottage up and move it into our Village. Thank You Mark and Tracey for another great stay, we will return soon. :) Steve and Zoe
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016