Welcome to Cartole Cottages
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside you will find our six charming holiday cottages set in large open grounds…
Welcome to Cartole Cottages, the perfect place to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the beautiful Cornish countryside. Deep in the heart of south east Cornwall, near the bustling port of Looe, picture postcard fishing village of Polperro and the beautiful Fowey estuary, you will find six charming holiday cottages nestled in wide open grounds.
Part of the Cornish countryside for more than 300 years, Cartole Cottages are situated along the south Cornish coast, an area that has a great heritage of tales and legends of fishing and smuggling. Our collection of six self catering holiday cottages, converted from the original barns and stables, await you. Come and create your own stories and memories.
Time for the whole family
Relax in one of our family friendly and dog friendly cottages. We pride ourselves on welcoming the whole family so that you can all enjoy your holiday together.
Children will love having the space to run around and let off steam and parents can relax, happy in the knowledge that the little ones are playing in a safe environment. We also have play equipment and garden games to ensure that there is something for everyone, whatever their age.
We know that if you’re a dog owner that you’ll want to bring along your four legged friend, so we are happy to accept well behaved dogs in the majority of our cottages.
If you enjoy a little activity on holiday you can look forward to walking, cycling, fishing and sailing whilst staying with us. Set in spacious grounds we have plenty of room if you would like to bring your bicycles, car trailer or even your own boat.
Visit the Lanhydrock cycle hub or the extensive cycle trails of Cardinham woods on the edge of Bodmin. Keen riders of the equine kind can find entertainment at Polmartin riding school and stables, just a short distance away.
For more information about activities available in the local area take a look at our Out and About page.
Put your feet up
If you prefer a more laid back holiday, take time to sit and enjoy the beautiful quiet rural surroundings. Although no longer a working farm we are bordered by beautiful Cornish farm land so sheep and cattle can often be found grazing just over the garden fence.
Bring along your sketch pad or water colours and be inspired by nature, our living willow dome provides a perfect hide to watch the local birdlife. Or take in our field walk, ideal for exercising your dog or a romantic evening stroll. The walk takes in our fenced pond and seating area, which attracts an abundance of wildlife.
Cartole holiday cottages are centrally located for easy exploration of Cornwall and Devon. Take a day trip to The Eden Project, The Lost Garden of Heligan, Lanhydrock House and many other National Trust properties. Or be inspired by the locations which influenced Daphne Du Maurier’s and Rosamunde Pilcher’s famous novels and also where Poldark and Doc Martin were filmed.
For more ideas of things to do visit our Days Out page.
This is just a taste of what we have here and on our doorstep. We hope you will take a closer look at our holiday cottages and we are sure you will fall in love with Cartole just as we did…
Cartole Cottages was given the “We’re Good To Go” industry standard consumer mark on the 24th July 2020. The consumer mark is given to businesses that operate in England that have implemented the Governments COVID-19 reopening guidance, understand the guidance given by Public Health England and have a COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place.
We are working hard to ensure all of our guests and staff stay safe during this time and we will follow the Government guidance and distancing rules.
Unfortunately the COVID-19 Guidelines means that we have had to make some temporary changes. We will review the changes on a monthly basis and when advised that it is safe to do so we will reinstate them. In the meantime we have made the following amendments in conjunction with our COVID-19 Statement.
Check In & Check Out Times
To allow enough time to complete changeovers we are asking guests to arrive at 5pm on the arrival day, while departure is by 9am on the final day. We will be asking guests to strictly adhere to these times, which will be crucial to ensuring that we have enough time to clean our cottages.
Communal Amenities & Games Room
Unfortunately the children’s play area and Pengelly’s Barn (games room) is closed until further notice; this includes the use of ride on toys, games equipment in the toy store and video and book library. Please feel free to use the patio and barn field for ball games and exercise.
We have removed the Guest Information books from the cottages and will email a PDF version to all guests who make provisional or confirmed bookings. We will be updating our Facebook page daily on events and attractions in Cornwall – Please find us at: https://www.facebook.com/HolidayCottagesLooe/
During these exceptional times, we are taking the utmost care to ensure that you not only have an enjoyable, but also a safe holiday and above all, we hope you really enjoy your stay at Cartole Cottages and all that Cornwall has to offer.
The attention of ‘Guests’ (Customer) is drawn to the fact that Cartole Cottages is prepared to rent its cottages only in accordance with its Condition of Business, which exclude Carole Cottages from liability.
Cartole Cottages strongly recommend that ‘Guests’ (Customers) take out adequate travel insurance.
- Flat screen TVs
- ipod docks
- Dog friendly
- Comfy beds!
- Fully fitted kitchens
- Grassed play area
- Infrared sauna.
- Field walks
- Quiet seating area