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Poldark Cottage

(Ref. 926203)

East Taphouse, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Perhaps the most comfortable cottage we have stayed in with really helpful hosts."

    The location is ideal for explring all that eastern Cornwall has to offer. We would recommend to anyone and will most probably return soon

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Poldark cottage is perfect."

    It has been tastefully decorated and is very well equipped (can’t think of anything that wasn’t supplied) the sun was even included for our stay. It was great to be able to explore some places in Cornwall and have a lovely place to come back to. The cream tea was a welcome surprise and much appreciated. Many thanks Steve & Kim

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a really lovely week in this cottage, had everything you needed Sheila and Peter were very helpful and obliging, would recommend to anyone."

    Brenda & Michael, HAWKWELL Essex

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Poldark cottage is a wonderful place in a beautiful setting."

    Sheila and Peter are very welcoming and have thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The homemade cake was scrumptious too! The cottage is so comfortable, well equipped, very clean and quiet. Wonderful for bird life and there is even bird food left for you to put out to encourage them. The location is perfect for visiting this lovely part of Cornwall and it was such a pleasure to come home to the cottage at the end of the day and just chill in the garden. We would definitely recommend Poldark cottage and hope to return when we are next in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous!! Everything provided - spotless property - would def go again"


    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just spent a lovely week at Poldark Cottage which is situated in peaceful countryside whilst at the same time being within easy reach of Looe, Polperro and Liskeard."

    The cottage itself is clean, comfortable and cosy and has all you need for your stay. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought into the cottage and these extra touches make it first class accommodation. The owners are very welcoming and available to assist with any questions you may have. One of the best places we have stayed in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "A gem of a cottage in the Cornish countryside that is ideally placed for visits to Padstow,Tintagel,Bodmin,Looe,Polperro etc etc."

    The cottage itself was very clean and modern that had every facility you could wish for. The owners Sheila and Peter were on hand if needed and their friendliness only added to a wonderful week in this part of Cornwall.

    Thank you for your very kind review. We love it when we hear guests have enjoyed their time with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage on a small farm complex."

    It is very quiet and peaceful with little noise or light pollution. There is a medium sized private garden with seating although the weather prevented us from using it which was a shame. There were a few very minor niggles which were quickly sorted out by the owners who were staying on site during our stay. It is easy to get to either the North or South coast of Cornwall within a reasonable time and an ideal location for taking advantage of the many National Trust properties in the area, the nearest being Lanhydrock. We had a great time here and would highly recommend it for others.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Poldark Cottage, we were so glad you enjoyed your stay. We were more than happy to help you with getting the heating at a comfortable temperature for you, we are always available to help with any queries or questions at any time, thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so. I think the couple of cold nights we had during your stay took everyone by surprise after the previous hot weather. Sheila & Peter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed in this lovely, peaceful cottage."

    Poldark Cottage is superbly equipped and presented, with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. The owners are attentive and helpful, without being intrusive, and their friendly approach adds to the overall experience. We have stayed in several Cornish cottages and they have all been very good, however this one is outstanding.

    It was lovely to welcome you back to Poldark Cottage, and glad to hear your second stay with us was as enjoyable as the first. Thank you so much for your very kind review, it's much appreciated. Sheila & Peter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "An outstanding holiday cottage for two."

    Very comfortable and equipped with everything you could want during a self catering holiday. The cottage is roomy, well furnished and well maintained, with the owners providing a personal touch in welcoming guests. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Poldark Cottage. We were delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Peter & Sheila Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and Sheila and Peter were caring without being intrusive."

    The only thing we missed was being able to walk anywhere, especially to a pub so it was definitely a driving holiday.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is one of the occasions where the pictures on the website of the cottage didn't quite do it justice."

    Very clean, lovely furnishings and so, so peaceful!.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2021

  • "Shiela and Peter are the most attentive hosts."

    Nothing is too much trouble The cottage is gorgeous, well equipped and central for sightseeing in Cornwall. We will be back

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect, lovely peaceful location."

    Bed was really comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Really enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we could possibly need."

    Sheila and Peter were great hosts and the cream tea was a fabulous welcome gesture. Will look to go again.

    Reviewed by Leisha5.0Jun 2021

  • "Hosts were friendly and helpful."

    Cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. Lots of outside space including a washing line and patio area.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, had everything you could possibly want."

    Sheila and Peter made us feel so welcome, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone. My husband and I can’t wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8May 2021

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming."

    The cottage was immaculate. It had everything we needed for relaxing holiday. The location of the cottage was excellent for exploring that part of the coast and for visiting Plymouth. We would definitely recommend this cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay. The owners clearly take a lot of pride in their cottage.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2021

  • "This place is so quiet and peaceful."

    The absolute perfect place to relax and unwind. Poldark Cottage has been thoughtfully designed and has everything you need. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2020

  • "First time my wife and I have ever stayed in a cottage !"

    ! Especially in England, so when we saw this cottage advertised, it looked lovely

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very nice cottage and the hosts are very good you cannot fault them"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location, luxury of the cottage and the superb levels of support from Sheils and Peter in our trying times."

    The homemade luxury scone and hand crafted jam and local cream tea on arrival was exceptional too. Thank you,

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage, quiet location, easy to get to places."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a really relaxing holiday at poldark cottage."

    A lovely welcome and a generous cream tea waiting on our arrival. Very comfortable would definitely stay again. Hi

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay, and lovely to be welcomed by Sheila when we arrived and also for the delicious cream tea."

    Had everything you needed for your stay. Location was fantastic and in easy reach of places we wanted to visit. Would highly recommend the cottage to anyone who is visiting Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2019

  • "We found the cottage absolutely wonderful and in easy reach of most of the places from Looe Bodmin Port Isaac the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan we would highly recommend to anyone."

    Roy & Joyce Harknett

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2019

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was in a very quiet and restful location."

    It had everything we needed. Location was good for exploring different areas of cornwall.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "A very well kept cottage."

    we enjoyed every minute. It was cosy well equipped and spotlessly clean .a base to explore all parts of Cornwall. A very easy area to find. we could not find any faults . to sit in the garden with a glass of wine or two and relax was absolute bliss. if all your holiday cottages are this standard we will book again. dennis

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and it had everything we needed."

    It felt like home away from home and there was also a lovely welcome treat of scones, clotted cream and grape jelly + milk in the fridge. The area was very peaceful and central to all areas which we wanted to visit. We would recommend this cottage to any couple who wants to get away from it all and just chill out. We absolutely loved it and felt totally relaxed there.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jul 2018

  • "Wehad a lovely time in a very comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2018

  • "Polder Cottage is a very well presented, comfortable cottage in a lovely, peaceful farm setting."

    It met our expectations perfectly and was ideally located for us exploring Cornwall. Congratulations to Sheila and Peter for presenting such a nice cottage.

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage is well equipped and in a ideal location to visit many places in cornwall and is cosy and comfortable"

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a very nice holiday in Cornwall."

    The location is perfect for discovering both Cornwall and Devon. The cottage was really clean and cosy. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It is so peaceful and quiet. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Aug 2017

  • "The facilities were brilliant the owners were excellent."

    Reviewed by Gwenda5.0Jun 2017

  • "A perfect place to stay, comfortable and welcoming."

    We could not fault the accommodation in any way.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2017

  • "The cottage was one of the most complete home from home experiences with everything we could possibly want provided."

    Lots of crockery so we could make use of the dishwasher and all of the kitchen utensils one could need. A lot different from some places where only the absolute minimum needs are provided. A standard of comfort and cleanliness showing a lot of thought has been given to make one's stay as pleasant as possible. The warm welcome from the owners who provided a welcome tray was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Apr 2017

  • "We enjoyed our 4 nights stay in Poldark cottage."

    .The cottage is an easy access to the attractions. It's also cosy,clean and a home away from home. We had a welcome ❤ cake and tea which was a nice touch from Peter and Sheila. Our little one also enjoyed running around the patio and garden area. We will surely be back

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Feb 2017

  • "Excellently equipped with everything you might need on a holiday away!"

    Absolutely lovely to come in to a surprise cupcakes, tea and chocolates on the table on arrival. Very quaint and quiet area with surrounding greenland. Lots to do in the areas nearby and cottage had a lot of maps, pamphlets and recommendations of where to visit. Cottage was comfortable, cosy and exceptionally clean. Owner very well organised and very friendly, making sure you have everything for your stay. The only downside was an electric shower with low power, but a very minor aspect. We would go back without a second thought!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2016

  • "Peaceful, pretty location, a little bit out of the way unless you have a car, then it's ideal, your never far from anywhere in Devon or Cornwall."

    A beautifully decorated, old rustic cottage, clean, bright and very comfortable. The owners are very pleasant and easy to contact, they leave you a delightful welcome tray ready for when you arrive. Even though the weather wasn't the best (it's expected after all, it's England in September/October!) it didn't stop us from getting about and seeing all the sights and there are many to see. The bijou kitchen is amazing and so well stocked with all the amenities you could need. The bed is comfortable and all of the rooms very spacious for a small cottage. We loved it, it was home form home. We would deffinately go back again and recommend it to other couples who want a peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2016

  • "Ideal location to explore Cornwall, the cottage was amazing and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great holiday beautiful cottage would go again in a heartbeat."

    Reviewed by Roslyn4.6Aug 2016

  • "Best holidays ever, nice landlady, very nice house and garden, wonderful countryside"

    Reviewed by Katja5.0Jul 2016

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  • All-ground-floor and sleeps 2 guests
  • One king-size double bedroom with electric woodburner-effect stove and en-suite with double shower, basin and WC plus heated towel rail
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric log-effect fire
  • This property is wheelchair accessible
  • Oil-filled electric radiator with electric fires
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer with ice compartment, washing machine, washing line, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, CD machine, selection of books, games, DVDs & CDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent excluding use for charging electric cars
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Additional parking available if required, by arrangement with owner
  • Front and side lawned garden with patio and furniture, plus shared use of communal grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Adults only, no children or infants
  • Note: Please be advised that there is no electric car charge facility at this property, charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of your booking

The property

Poldark Cottage is a beautiful, romantic character cottage that forms part of the south wing of a beautifully converted courtyard of ancient farm buildings, known as Higher Penhole Farm Cottages, in East Taphouse, Cornwall.

Believed to have once formed part of the Lanhydrock Estate, the cottage is perfect for couples looking for a peaceful retreat, whilst being near to the south coast.

In a very private location, the cottage is approached from the brick paved parking area, across an extensive private lawn to the inner garden patio area which leads to the front porch.

The patio area is surrounded by shrubs and flowers and captures the sun, making it perfect for an afternoon tea, an evening tipple or an alfresco meal at any time.

From the moment you step out of your car you will notice the peace and quiet of the Cornish countryside, interrupted only by the sounds of the wild birds that live in the surrounding trees.

From the garden gate you can enjoy views south over the surrounding farmland and down the wooded valley to the ancient deer park.

At night, if you have clear skies, you will be amazed by the sight of millions of stars and planets, as light pollution is minimal.

The quality furnishings in the cottage include a three seater sofa and a two seater sofa in the lounge, as well as a sumptuous king-size bed in the bedroom, which is the same size as the lounge.

The contemporary, tiled en-suite bathroom includes a double walk-in shower and a heated towel rail, to keep your towels warm and dry.

Heating in the cottage is provided by an electric fire in the lounge, an oil-filled electric radiator in the hallway, which is thermostat controlled, and electric log burner-effect stove in the bedroom.

A well-equipped kitchen provides a full-sized under counter fridge with ice compartment, a double oven with ceramic hob, as well as a microwave oven, a dishwasher and a washer/drier (a washing line and pegs are to hand), and a wealth of other kitchen equipment you may need for your holiday.

In the lounge there is a large flat-screen freeview TV and a DVD player as well as a small music centre with CD player and a selection of DVDs and CDs for your use when you want to wind down after a busy day on the beach or exploring the delights of Cornwall.

There is also a TV and DVD player in the bedroom and a small selection of books and games for you to use.

Poldark Cottage lies only nine miles from each of the ancient fishing villages of Polperro and Looe; at Looe, there is also a fine beach which you can enjoy, whilst still having access to the shops and pubs, cafes and restaurants that are throughout the town.

You can also enjoy boat trips from the centre of the town, including fishing trips and tours of Looe Island which now comprises a famous wildlife haven.

A little further afield lies the sailing village of Fowey, famous for its connections with Daphne du Maurier, and Poldark Cottage is only seven miles from the village of Lostwithiel, the former ancient capital of Cornwall and where the Black Knight once resided at Restormel Castle, which you can visit if you wish.

It is an interesting village with individual shops, including antique shops, as well as cafes and restaurants and several pubs.

Whatever sports or activities you enjoy whether it be walking, swimming surfing, sail boarding or cycling, or just relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery, there is plenty to enjoy in this wonderful part of Cornwall.

The adjoining property reference 915191 can be booked with a Saturday start day, which can increase accommodation to six people.

Poldark Cottage is a perfect base for a couple to create a truly memorable holiday.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 915191, together sleeping up to 6 people.

Higher Penhole Farm Cottages

East Taphouse 1.5 miles. As you drive along the private road leading to Higher Penhole Farm, you can't fail to be taken in by the far reaching countryside views. These superb, semi-detached barn conversions are set within a small cluster of cottages, in rural farmland near East Taphouse, midway between South Cornwall’s stunning coast and moorland. Located in a quiet courtyard setting and surrounded by plenty of open space, lush meadows and wildlife, these cottages provide an ideal base to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These beautiful cottages combine open beams with modern and character furnishings to create a superbly presented holiday home for couples, families and friends. Each of the cottages offer a garden for soaking up the sun's rays, and children will love the communal grounds, which surround the group of cottages, from where you may be lucky enough to spot rabbits and deer. Higher Penhole Farm is located just a short drive from Cornwall’s south coast with its popular fishing and sailing villages of Fowey, Looe and pretty Polperro, plus endless choice of beaches. Attractions within easy reach include Bodmin Moor, The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock House, whilst the marine city of Plymouth is also easily reached with its historic Barbican Theatre, National Aquarium and a selection of restaurants, theatres and shops. You’ll never be short of things to do and places to visit, making these pretty cottages a great base for your Cornish getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Liskeard 5 miles; Polperro 9 miles; Looe 9 miles.

The small village of East Taphouse is located on the A390 in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside, perfectly situated for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Located between the historic market towns of Liskeard to the east and the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel to the west, there is also easy access to the picturesque old fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey and many spectacular sandy beaches and coves on the South Coast, whilst the rugged and dramatic Bodmin Moor is just 10 minutes to the north. You can also visit the famous Jamaica Inn resting in the centre of Bodmin Moor. Close by is the Eden Project, the magnificent Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Carnglaze Caverns, along with many National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cothele. Bodmin, famous for its steam railway and its infamous jail, and the tall ship harbour at Charlestown are also nearby and well worth a visit. Charlestown has been featured in many films and TV series including the latest TV series of 'Poldark'. Further afield, Plymouth is only a 30-minute drive away, as is the windswept northern coastline from Dartmoor to Land's End all accessible for an enjoyable day out. For food buffs there are the famous Rick Stein restaurants near Padstow, on the north coast, where you can also visit Wadebridge and the famous surfing capital, Newquay with its beautiful beaches and Tintagel, believed to have been the seat of King Arthur.

Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

Note: Please be advised that there is no electric car charge facility at this property, charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of your booking.