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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in South East Cornwall, England your home away from home

South East Cornwall has fewer attractions for water sports enthusiasts than other parts of the region, as many of the beaches in this part of the county are more shingle than sand. In its place lies a fascinating history of smugglers and pirates, some of the UK’s finest coastal walks and scenic routes, and the quaint fishing towns and rural villages that perfectly sum up the unique Cornish lifestyle. Those looking for a truly authentic, peaceful and beautiful break far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life should genuinely consider a week or two in this blissful region of Cornwall.

Things to do in South East Cornwall, England

The south east of the county is all about exploring, and much of this can be done on foot. Looe is a great place to start, as it lies at the heart of the region, and offers good connections to other areas of interest, such as Polperro. This is also one of the best regions to enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea or Cornish pasty and enjoy a unique and enjoyable holiday in Cornwall.

Places to visit on holiday in South East Cornwall, England

The fishing town of Looe is a popular destination, and contains a good range of holiday rental accommodation to meet demand. Here you can sample some of the regions freshest fish, take sailing and fishing trips and enjoy many spectacular coastal walks – including a three mile scenic walk to nearby Polperro. Looe is also home of the Woolly Monkey Sanctuary, which is open to the public during summer months and houses a number of endangered species.

Polperro is another fishing port, and is known for its distinct rows of tightly packed houses. It is also famous for its history as home to smugglers and pirates, and this can be discovered at the Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling, which lies near the harbour. Cars cannot be taken into Polperro, and many people explore the town by tram or on foot.

Other highlights of South East Cornwall include the Tamar Valley Donkey Park at St Ann’s Chapel, the golf course at St Mellion, and rural villages such as Pillaton and Landrake. The tea houses of these villages are some of the best places to enjoy the authentic cuisine of the county, such as Cornish pasties and the famous Cornish cream tea.

Weather in South East Cornwall, England

With the region experiencing probably the best weather in the UK, South East Cornwall is a great place to visit, especially during summer months. From mid June to early September temperatures average a little over 18C and rainfall is on the low side. Winters are mild, with frost and snow uncommon.

Travel to South East Cornwall, England

The South East of Cornwall can be reached via a flight via a flight to either Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY), which is around 16 miles away, or Plymouth Airport (PLH), which adds around 20 miles onto the journey. Visitors from outside the UK may need to change planes at a larger airport such as Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) or any in London.

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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Excellent! 4.5/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Excellent! 4.3/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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House #8061148
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 2 BR
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Excellent! 4.3/5
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
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Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6493407
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6812841
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Good! 3.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Excellent! 4.5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Exceptional! 5/5
(43 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Chalet #8069670
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
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Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 1 BR
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Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #2056262
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8163476
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1868982
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Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1587710
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Recent Reviews

Amazing

5 of 5
We had such an amazing time away celebrating a special occasion, from the welcome hamper which included bread, marmalade, fresh eggs and wine to the fresh scones and how beautiful and clean 'The Loft' was. We couldn't fault it in anyway, Chris and Louise were so lovely and being so close to the beach was amazing. Would definitely recommended to family and friends especially with how reasonable the price is for what you get.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Lovely property in beautiful rural location

5 of 5
This is a very comfortable property, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were 3 generations of a family and it suited us perfectly, especially as each bedroom had acces to its own bath/shower room. The Kitchen and dining area was very well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glassess and a wide range of cooking utensils. Steve and Shirley (the hosts) were wonderful, really concerned that our stay was perfect.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017