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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (17 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    House #442810
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #8050888
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Cottage #8080784
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          • 1 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (51 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Barn #1633178
            51
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (35 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1070032
              35
              Viewed 128 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (32 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #8138291
                32
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                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (26 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8047461
                  26
                  Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (20 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
                    20
                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (7 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8250505
                      7
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                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                        (20 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #1563009
                        20
                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
                          Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (14 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 10
                            House #8061148
                            14
                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Cottage #8144169
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (17 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #8106723
                                17
                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (23 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1652378
                                  23
                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (31 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #8173914
                                    31
                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (7 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #6718325
                                      7
                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (15 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6860784
                                        15
                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8121424
                                          8
                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                            9
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (10 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #6063187
                                              10
                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #8085808
                                                12
                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Bungalow #6493407
                                                  20
                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6812841
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (32 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #8126612
                                                      32
                                                      Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cabin #1952869
                                                        18
                                                        Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (28 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #860901
                                                          28
                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
                                                            25
                                                            Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Good! 3.9/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              Cottage #8081756
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6792102
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #820088
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Villa #1834208
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #1886662
                                                                      14
                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (43 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Bungalow #8049389
                                                                        43
                                                                        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (33 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #873546
                                                                          33
                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Cottage #8128060
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              House #6724958
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Apartment #8174342
                                                                                18
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Chalet #8069670
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8071873
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6968822
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                        10
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cabin #8113273
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (29 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #8163476
                                                                                              29
                                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #1850029
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #1868982
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #8044547
                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (34 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Apartment #2056262
                                                                                                      34
                                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic property in a lovely, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed with all mod cons.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic property in a lovely, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed with all mod cons.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable and convenient, excellent hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Three of us in our seventies stayed here for 4 nights to sightsee and do some walking. Chris, our host, was very welcoming and provided an excellent welcome tray. The property suited us admirably and was very comfortable with every convenience. It would be equally suitable for our children and grandchildren. It is extremely well located for Challaborough beach. The only slight downside is the view over the caravan park from the upstairs, otherwise perfect.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017