Local Attractions

Polean cottages provide an ideal base for a perfect cornish holiday, with the surrounding area packed with attractions to suit everyone. All of the sights and activities mentioned below are less than 40 minutes drive away.

  • Looe, picturesque Polperro and Fowey are all within a few minutes drive (Polperro is just a two mile walk).
  • Looe is a bustling and attractive fishing town, where you can buy fresh caught fish (Rick Stein gets his from Looe) or you can visit the many shops, pubs, or restaurants. Looe also has one of the best sandy beaches in the area (see the picture on our main banner above), plus it is famous for it is great for crabbing from the quay side and for boat trips (including fishing trips and trips to Looe island to see the seals) – see the videos below and click here for the Visit Cornwall page on Looe.
  • Polperro is a quant little fishing village, with winding, narrow cobbled streets and a picturesque habour. Polperro also has five pubs and spectacular coastal walks.
  • Fowey was home to Daphne du Maurier and is a historic and sophisticated seafairing town, with a castle and many fine shops and restuarants along the river estuary. It was recently voted 3rd in a survey of places that people would like to live in the UK. Click here for the Visit Cornwall page on Fowey.
  • The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and magnificent Lanhydrock House are all close by.
  • Crealey Adventure Park – a perfect day out for children and todlers – rain or shine.
  • The Monkey Sanctuary near Looe offers an entertaining and informative day out for all ages.
  • Porfell Wildlife Park is around seven miles away and has a variety of exotic and farm animals.
  • Plymouth and its many attractions, including historic sites, museums and the National Aquarium, and of course shopping!. Get to Plymouth by driving down the beautiful Rame Head Peninsula and crossing Plymouth Sound on the Torpoint Ferry for a full and fun day out.
  • The ruggedly beautiful Bodmin Moor, and the Camel Trail are all within easy driving distance. You can hire bikes and cycle along 16 miles of beautiful traffic free cycle paths plus you can visit the Camel Valley Vineyard for a tour or a tasting !
  • Beaches – The Beaches of South East Cornwall are varied, from the sandy beaches of Looe and Whitsand Bay to the more sheltered coves and rock pools of Lantivet and Talland Bay. There are ten good beaches (see pictures below) within easy reach of the farm including Seaton Beach which won a 2006 Seaside Award.
  • For train enthusiasts the Looe Valley Line is one of the most scenic in the South West, while the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway or Lappa Valley Steam Railway offer great days out for all ages.
  • In the summer months you can take boat trips to see the basking sharks in the bay off Looe.
  • Dining out options range from quality local restuarants like Zute Bar to quaint local inns like The Blue Peter Inn. Further afield are the renowned restaurants of Rick Stein (Padstow) and Jamie Oliver (near Newquay).
  • There are also numerous local produce and farmers markets
Talland Bay

A video guide to Looe:

See an aerial view of South Cornwall: