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Cartole Cottages Pelynt, Nr Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2QH, United Kingdom

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. If you are planning a celebration please talk to us to see how we can help with group bookings and activities.

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.

For more information on our facilities visit our Facilities page

Actively relax

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.

Explore Cornwall

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…

COVID-19 Update

As we all find our own way of living with the virus, emotions and opinions are heightened and we all have our individual thoughts on the matter. However, we would appreciate it if you would be considerate to other guests whose opinions may differ from yours and politely request that you are respectful and thoughtful to our incredible housekeepers and staff who are doing the best to make Cartole Cottages COVID Safe.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Charging at Cartole Cottages

At this time, we cannot allow guests to charge Electric Vehicles or Hybrid Vehicles at Cartole Cottages using power adaptors or extension cables. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we hope to install commercial charge points in 2023. In the meantime, Geniepoint provide electrical charging points in Cornwall and a link to charging points can be found at


  • WiFi.
  • Flat screen TVs
  • ipod docks
  • Dog friendly
  • Comfy beds!
  • Fully fitted kitchens
  • Grassed play area
  • Field walks
  • Quiet patio area

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