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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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Multiple rentals Cottage #52415
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Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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House #442810
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Cottage #6772215
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Cottage #6739927
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Cottage #6796915
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Apartment #6798269
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Excellent! 4.3/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Apartment #6798396
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6798407
3
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6798405
3
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
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Apartment #6798399
4
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6798408
3
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6798864
4
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals House #440244
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Multiple rentals House #440244
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #844167
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Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
3
Viewed 98 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
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Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
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Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #1094582
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #1094582
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #714977
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #714978
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 8 BR
  • 7 BA
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Cottage #1809647
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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Cottage #6772138
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Cottage #6781777
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Chalet #6737099
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Cottage #702363
8
Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Cottage #703005
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #703006
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 13 BR
  • 9 BA
  • Sleeps 25
Cottage #1787630
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #6735231
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Apartment #6792102
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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Cottage #6785205
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Cottage #6772155
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Apartment #6772134
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #465476
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Cottage #700754
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Bungalow #700758
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Cottage #703113
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Apartment #703639
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #703632
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Apartment #703382
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Apartment #703638
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #703637
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Apartment #703948
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Recent Reviews

A great week in Cornwall

5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in a beautiful location. The hamper of goodies on arrival was most welcome. This was a good base to tour the local area. The cottage was clean and beautiful, well equipped kitchen, convenbienbtly situated and quiet to come back to each evening. It may seem a minor point, but as keen cooks we especially appreciated a set of decent knives to use. So often these are cheap and blunt but not this time.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

great weekend away

5 of 5
Came here with friends for 30th birthday. Couldnt fault anything. The owners were really helpfyl with suugestions on things to do. Cottages were warm and the big cottage had plenty of space forus all to eat together. hot tub and health club great too.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 01, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017