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South East Cornwall - the 'forgotten' part of a beautiful county

Cornwall is a terrific and special place for a holiday in the UK. Many visitors think of Cornwall only for its famous beaches and breathtaking coastline. But there are many places of interest throughout the entire county, with each region having something special to offer.

South East Cornwall is often referred to as the ‘forgotten part’ of the county. This simply means it has retained much of its original charm having changed little over the years. And within SE Cornwall are many places of interest, giving a variety of choices to those on holiday.

Mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, the village of Pillaton nestles in beautiful countryside that is so typical of the southern part of Cornwall. And at the heart of the village is the 12 century church of St Oduplh – well worth a visit – and the Weary Friar Pub, once thought to have been the home of monks building the church.

From Pillaton there is easy access to the stunning coastline of South Cornwall and Devon, the beautiful Tamar Valley or the Moors of Dartmoor or Bodmin. There are great walks, excellent beaches, superb restaurants and pubs serving local produce, and lots of friendly people all waiting to welcome visitors to their county. The city of Plymouth with its maritime heritage and historic Barbican is only 20 minutes by car, or in the opposite direction is the famous Eden Project – a unique grouping of climate controlled bio domes showing how the world’s climates support widely different environments.

And near to Pillaton is the famous golf club of St Mellion with its internationally renowned Nicklaus Course.

A holiday in Pillaton will give visitors an excellent base in which to relax, but will also give a perfect location from which to access all the places of interest that make Cornwall & Devon so popular with tourists, both from the UK and internationally.

Written by Andrew Martin – Owner of Property 52415 in Pillaton, Cornwall

Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Pillaton, Cornwall your home away from home

Find this small village a short distance from the South Coast of Cornwall and enjoy the reclusive atmosphere, flourishing nature and Cornish charm from a Pillaton holiday cottage.

Places to holiday in Pillaton, Cornwall

Those who seek the tranquil relaxation of a small village will find ample opportunity to enjoy serenity from a Pillaton holiday rental cottage while others will find Pillaton’s excellent access to Cornwall's finest sites of great appeal. There are plenty of Pillaton self catering cottages avaialble for rent.

Neighboring coastal areas provide great places for families to simply sit and play in the gold sand while other neighboring coastal regions have fantastic rock pools to investigqate as well as coastal paths to walk. Walkers will also appreciate the neighboring Tamar Valley and the community of Saltash and its many walking trails which include several sculptures by local artists. Golf courses are in frequent supply in the region, as with most regions in the UK, with some wonderful links golf courses to tackle. Fishing is an equally popular pastime in the area, both at sea and in fresh water.

Of course, after any hard day's play, the pubs of Pillaton offer the perfect antidote. With hearty food, fine local brews and rich folklore, a night in a local pub offers the perfect way to enjoy the local community at its best from self catering Pillaton accommodation.

Things to do in Pillaton, Cornwall

Inside and outside of the quaint village of Pillaton, history abounds. A medieval church was constructed in the late 1250’s and provides striking evidence of the villages historical past. Most impressive is the tower constructed using granite which contains three bells. Other historical places of significance include Cotehele House, a short distance away, said to be the best preserved home of its type in England. A majority of the structure and its contents have been unaltered. Equally impressive are the gardens which surround the location. A 13th century Cistercian monastery with beautiful grounds and gardens is another short jaunt from the village of Pillaton.

Pillaton is a great base for exploring other areas outside of the small village. Neighboring Germoe also indicates the areas medieval history with its 12th century church with an addition built in the 14th century. Bizarre carvings are located on the church’s doors which include two monkeys which are representative of ridding the congregation of any evil when walking out of the sanctuary into the world.

Those seeking activity outside of neighboring historical venues can travel a short distance to the village of Liskeard. Liskeard is home to several equally historic areas and one of the oldest markets in the country with a market charter granted in the 1200’s. This weekly market carries on in present day.

Weather in Pillaton, Cornwall

Pillaton typically receives rainy weather in winter months and sunnier weather during summer. Moderate temperatures are typical in this area however the area receives snow infrequently in winter months.

Flights to Pillaton, Cornwall

Plymouth Airport (PLH) serves Pillaton with cheap flights through Air Southwest.

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                                                                                                    Cosy, comfortable and clean cottage in lovely, secluded location within easy reach of A38. Ideal for a family break. Well equipped. Very comfortable and good sized bedrooms. Access to main bathroom via bedroom not ideal and hallway very small but didn't cause us problems. Met owner on arrival.......very friendly and helpful. Secure garden good for dog. Convenient for both North and South Cornish coast and Bodmin Moor. Reasonably priced. Would recommend.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    Modern, clean, lots of open space - wonderful place to stay

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                                                                                                    We stayed here for a week over Christmas. We had between 10-12 people staying at any one time including an 18 month old baby. When we first arrived, we were gobsmacked by the house...it had been decorated for Christmas and we were greeted with huge multi-coloured pom poms and fairy lights hanging in the hallway and two Christmas trees in the living/diner. It was a wonderful surprise! The house was huge and our 18 month old had the time of his life running around and making the most of all that space. A cot and highchair were provided which was very helpful. The master bedroom was enormous and the bed so comfortable. The kitchen had everything you would need, although some feedback...some weighing scales would have been helpful. The kitchen pantry had some essential items which were useful and the fridge was definitely spacious enough to fit food for 12 people. The pantry also has a drinks fridge which freed up space in the main fridge freezer. Some more feedback...towels were meant to be included but there were none in the rooms so we had to look in the hallway cupboards. We found some but there were only just enough for us, a couple had to use hand towels as bath/shower towels which wasn't ideal but not a massive problem. We also found that the shared bathroom on the first floor flooded as it didn't have a 'lip' on the tray so during a shower the water went everywhere. Ken was really responsive and quickly fixed a broken lock in the house, excellent service considering it was Christmas eve! I won't hesitate to recommend Avery House to others. This was the first time our whole family had been together in three years - Avery House didn't disappoint in providing us with a truly wonderful place to celebrate Christmas. Thank you Anita & Ken.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    Perfect New Year's getaway!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was the perfect place to get away from the pace and stress of London for the new year break. My girlfriend and I drove down from London on New Year's Eve and although the roads were dark and we did mistake another cottage for this one, once we had arrived we knew we had booked the right accommodation for our long weekend. The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us and could comfortably fit a small family. The bed was huge and very comfortable and warmed up nicely on those cold winter nights. The bathroom is reached via the bedroom and we had no problems at all. The kitchen also comes fully fitted, with glassware, cookware and utensils. In the living room, there is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs and a small choice of puzzles and board games, which are perfect for couples and families as well as some books. One thing I would advise is to bring slippers as the living room and kitchen floors are stone so do get cold in the winter. The location of the cottage was extremely practical, with the main road from Tavistock to Okehampton close by. The cottage sits on its own is totally peaceful. Animals do come and go as mentioned in the listing. It is also a great location to drive or walk further into the park. However, a lot of the walks mentioned on the internet do fall further south and east of the cottage. This should not be much of a problem if one has a car. We spent a day and a half walking the moors and as inexperienced walkers, we were lucky to have a wonderful day of sunshine and clear skies to tackle one of the easier walks from Princetown. We also took a day trip to Cornwall, with Land's End a two hour drive away, on another gloriously sunny day and this is also a perfect option for those who wish to see a different type of beauty on their trip. The hosts, Helen and Robin, were friendly but not intrusive. The welcome pack of biscuits were much appreciated. Finally, my girlfriend and I must thank them once again for helping us to jump start our car after a particularly cold night. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of a break in this part of the country to seriously consider this listing. It is a cosy retreat in acres of space. Again, the perfect getaway for two city dwellers to escape from it all.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016