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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
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (21 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #8138291
      21
      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (14 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #1106075
        14
        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.3/5
          (9 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #1770570
          9
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Apartment #1788221
            16
            Viewed 25 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
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Villa #1834208
                3
                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (22 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Multiple rentals Cottage #833449
                  22
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (25 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #1820253
                    25
                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (23 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cabin #8170636
                      23
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (7 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #8127088
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                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (44 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8057144
                          44
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Bungalow #8164974
                            8
                            Viewed 6 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1868982
                                8
                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (10 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Cottage #80049
                                  10
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                    (17 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #1563009
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                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Barn #1895330
                                      5
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #6547251
                                        6
                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8060193
                                          5
                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (38 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #8170973
                                            38
                                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (29 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Cottage #1494292
                                              29
                                              Viewed 15 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6792102
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (29 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8131539
                                                    29
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #6718325
                                                      1 Review
                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        Barn #1883065
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Cottage #1021676
                                                          21
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #1005866
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 16
                                                              House #6711466
                                                              8
                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1420185
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #716604
                                                                  4
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Chalet #1112481
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #8153442
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #6736945
                                                                        6
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Barn #8166234
                                                                          15
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #401909
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Cottage #8153134
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #833449
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Villa #8160410
                                                                                  5
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #8159184
                                                                                    14
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8162314
                                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8044547
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                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8151199
                                                                                          2 Reviews
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Barn #6502699
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #8174342
                                                                                              13
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1808098
                                                                                                13
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Barn #432921
                                                                                                  30
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1653209
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #1587710
                                                                                                      25
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      50th Birthday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in Willy Wilcox for 3 nights in November for my birthday. There was 4 mature couples and there was still plenty of space. I cannot fault the cottage in any way. the large living room has great views over the harbor, the well equipped (new ) kitchen was a great place for us all to have breakfast, and the 2 double 2 twin bedrooms were perfect. The position at the end of the harbor is second to none, and the Blue Peter Inn, one of the best pubs i have ever frequented, is 29 steps away. I have been visiting Polperro 2 or 3 times a year for the last 14 years and stayed in many different cottages, and this is without doubt the best cottage i have stayed in. My sister will be 50 in 2017, so we will be returning to Willy Wilcox for another stay. a great cottage in a great Cornish village.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Cosy coastal retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We very much enjoyed our stay at Shutta Park. The cottage was cosy, comfortable, spotless and well equipped. It's on a quiet lane in a small village so it was also very peaceful but within a short (very steep hill) walk of two nice pubs, and Tintagel is also easy walking distance. The coast path is a short walk away, and there are lots of other nice walks (coast and moors) within a short drive. Julie was very welcoming and went out of her way to make sure we had all we needed and remained well stocked with wood for the fire box. The carrot cake she baked to welcome us was delicious :o) In short, a really lovely stay and we'd definitely return!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Perfectly situated property overlooking the river

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful property, perfectly situated. Four adults stayed in the property in October. Initially there was an issue with recreational seating as there wasn't enough for all of us. However a phone call to the owners rectified this problem within an hour even though they were out of the country. I greatly appreciated the speed that this was resolved. The property was an excellent base for exploring. The town of Looe was very charming, full of quaint shops and restaurants. I would certainly stay at the property again. Very reasonably priced, superbly equipped and superbly located.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016