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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.

    Excellent! 4.5/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #6473327
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
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      House #6781988
      5
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        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        House #1782312
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Cottage #8075015
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
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            Apartment #8003216
            4
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (16 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #442810
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
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                House #8050888
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #8080784
                  1
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
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                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (20 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      House #1563009
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (42 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Barn #1633178
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8083083
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                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                            (30 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Cottage #844167
                            30
                            Viewed 16 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
                              8
                              Viewed 11 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
                                13
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #6718325
                                  4
                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (30 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #8138291
                                    30
                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8075491
                                      3
                                      Viewed 42 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
                                        3
                                        Viewed 55 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
                                          5
                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (10 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Cottage #714978
                                            10
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (9 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #714977
                                              9
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                • 8 BR
                                                • 7 BA
                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                Cottage #1809647
                                                7
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (33 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #1070032
                                                  33
                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (29 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #8173914
                                                    29
                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Farmhouse #6735231
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Cottage #703006
                                                        4
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          Cottage #702363
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #703005
                                                            6
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 13 BR
                                                              • 9 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 25
                                                              Cottage #1787630
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Cottage #1652378
                                                                19
                                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
                                                                  16
                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6063187
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #465476
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #8019304
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #8061148
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6717831
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6792102
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #860901
                                                                                22
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #6860784
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6812841
                                                                                      1
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #8071873
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Bungalow #6493407
                                                                                          16
                                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Villa #1834208
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 28 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 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #820088
                                                                                                28
                                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
                                                                                                  22
                                                                                                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cabin #1952869
                                                                                                    16
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #6724958
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      lovely location and lots to do

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our short break in Cornwall. the cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. The grounds were lovely and the fishing was fun. I caught a 15 pounder on my last morning. We didn't get to the China Fleet club but it certainly looked nice.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable spacious cabin

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      I took my 95 year old dad for a couple of days. Plenty of space and everything is on one level, so no hazards. The deck is great but the weather prevented sitting out this time. The only real drawback is the busy main road but the view across the river is well worth it. We played a little game counting the passengers on the hourly train from Liskeard - usually no more than six people, occasionally none!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017