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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
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    Cottage #1857298
      • 3 BR
      • Separate Toilet
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      Cottage #1857294
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #1856951
          • 4 BR
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #1867038
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Cottage #1862374
              • 1 BR
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #1857297
                • 1 BR
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #1857295
                  • 2 BR
                  • Separate Toilet
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                  Cottage #1857296
                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Bungalow #6113635
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                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (27 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #8138291
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                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
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                        House #6718325
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #8163476
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                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8047461
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                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #8057144
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                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Bungalow #6493407
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                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Villa #1834208
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                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #8121484
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                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Cottage #860901
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                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #8147365
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                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (18 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6466401
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                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
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                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cabin #8170636
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                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cabin #8057592
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                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  Cottage #8158245
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                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 16
                                                    House #6711466
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                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #6792102
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                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #8085808
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                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          House #6547251
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                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #8151818
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                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #6187772
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                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #1770570
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                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  House #1563009
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                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Barn #8166234
                                                                    18
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Barn #1883065
                                                                      14
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (25 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        Cottage #844167
                                                                        25
                                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8071873
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                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #8108950
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                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8118992
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8162122
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                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Bungalow #8164974
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                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6473327
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                                                                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8060193
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                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #8127088
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          House #8158924
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #719145
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                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (27 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #1820253
                                                                                              27
                                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #873546
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                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #8158088
                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #8174342
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                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8121424
                                                                                                      6
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The perfect break!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Pen-y-Bryn is the ideal self-catering apartment for a stay in this area. It's well located, overlooking the town and with its own private parking which is a big plus in Looe. There's everything we needed (and plenty of other amenities such as washing machine, that we might have needed on a longer stay). The view from Pen-y-Bryn is spectacular, the property is exceptionally clean & comfortable and the welcome from Pat & Brian is very warm. Highly recommended! Chris & Lyn Howard, Tetbury
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Returning guests, never disappointed

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have been returning for the last five years which says it all really! The high quality and little extras of the cottage always hits the mark. Our little boy loved the very safe courtyard garden (sorry for all the stones under the steps!) and the addition of the slate patio area has made the cottage look even better. We will be back again next year for our annual visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A lovely comfy, cosy place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely long weekend stay mid march, the property is fantastically equipped, comfy and very cosy. Within short walking distance of the Mill House Inn and a little further to the Port William in Trebarwith - both with fantastic food. Nice and close to the coastpath for walks - we walked to Boscastle and Port Isaac from the cottage. Julie and Clive were great hosts, we will be back again soon!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017