HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

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.

  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (24 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #8138291
    24
    Viewed 107 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.3/5
      (9 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #1770570
      9
      Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.5/5
        (17 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
        17
        Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (17 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #1788221
          17
          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (14 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #1106075
            14
            Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (15 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Bungalow #6493407
              15
              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (10 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Cottage #80049
                10
                Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (46 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #8057144
                  46
                  Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Villa #1834208
                    3
                    Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8060193
                      6
                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        House #8093830
                        1
                        Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (15 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #442810
                          15
                          Viewed 147 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 1 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
                            Viewed 125 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
                              Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (25 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Cottage #844167
                                25
                                Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (8 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Multiple rentals House #440244
                                  8
                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (13 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 9
                                    Multiple rentals House #440244
                                    13
                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Multiple rentals House #1094582
                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Multiple rentals House #1094582
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Multiple rentals House #1094582
                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals House #1094582
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (61 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 5 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #1077272
                                              61
                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
                                                3
                                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6187772
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6792102
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #1868982
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Cottage #714978
                                                            8
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #714977
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 8 BR
                                                                • 7 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                Cottage #1809647
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Villa #1807653
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #703005
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • Studio
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #1980739
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #700754
                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #703006
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #1086449
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Farmhouse #6735231
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Cottage #702363
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 13 BR
                                                                                  • 9 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 25
                                                                                  Cottage #1787630
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Apartment #722167
                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #729603
                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Cottage #730642
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #722945
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #1407355
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #465476
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (23 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #8163476
                                                                                                23
                                                                                                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #6718325
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (34 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #483041
                                                                                                    34
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (20 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8047461
                                                                                                      20
                                                                                                      Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cornish Cottage, Doublebois

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Lovely christmas break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was warm and spacious with great views. The Christmas tree and decorations was much appreciated and the China Fleet club was a godsend for the kids
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Such a peaceful little cottage.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved this little cottage with it's open fire and Rayburn it was so cosy.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016