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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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                                                                                      Wanted for nothing

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                                                                                      The cottage (Silver Arrow) is the best let we have ever had in over 20 years of holidaying in the West Country. The owners are really keen that you relax and went the extra mile to ensure we did. The accommodation is spotless and we mean, spotless. Every light, appliance etc worked as it should, from the remote controlled gates to the automatic light in the outside porch. There was washing powder, clean tea towels, washing up liquid, fly spray and even brand new scourer and dishcloth in the kitchen. Fresh milk and biscuits were waiting for us along with tea and coffee. The owners live on site and are there in the background to answer any questions. Left there fully relaxed and cannot recommend it highly enough. Definately will return.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                      Fantastic value

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                                                                                      We cannot recommend this place highly enough! The unit was absolutely spotless, the grounds well kept and the staff friendly, but what made this place extra special was all the thoughtful attention to detail. The milk already in the fridge on arrival. They have spent lots of time creating information about the area for people and how long the journey was to each place, if you could takes dogs (which we did have), toilets, accessibility, etc. When we hired a barbecue they made sure to include matches and a wire grill brush...just the thoughtful bits we hadn't bought at the shop. Access to the local club was fantastic as there were loads of facilities to use. Overall, we would use this place again and recommend it.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                      EXCELLENT CORNISH HOLIDAY BASE

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                                                                                      My daughter, 7 year old grand-daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful weeks holiday. The accommodation was first class as was the site as a whole. The location to get out and about in both Devon & Cornwall was first class. The reception staff were helpful and cheery. The free access to the nearby indoor swimming pool and leisure facilities was a real bonus. We could find no fault at all and would not hesitate to book again. It was really good value for money
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016