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Polly's Bower

(Ref. 969450)

Landrake, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage approached by narrow lanes in the heart of the peaceful countryside."

    Our Labrador enjoyed playing in the big secure garden. Lots of outside seating in sun or shade. Very nice interior with comfortable sofa and bed. All the crockery and pots and pans you could need. We only ate out once - we used the nearby Waitrose and got some meal deals and cooked in the cottage - Glass of wine watching the wonderful sunset. Had a great week exploring the area. Our favourites were Looe and the Cheesewring walk. Only thing we weren’t keen on was (as others have mentioned) the lack of privacy in the bathroom. Other than that we highly recommend Pollys Bower.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0May 2024

  • "Warm welcome even though we arrived later than expected,first though of property was WOW, views across the fields were amazing,location is great Information pack helpful ( rod &line pub well worth a visit) on the few times we saw the owners they always asked if we needed anything ."

    lovely people So thank you we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in a place with a beautiful view."

    A bit more privacy when using the toilet would be a benefit. This a nice part of Cornwall we particularly enjoyed our visit to Cotehele.

    Reviewed by Simeon4.4Mar 2024

  • "The welcome hamper and afternoon tea was very much appreciated after a long drive."

    The accommodation was very clean with good quality fittings and lovely views.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved staying at Polly’s Bower."

    It was clean, well equipped and comfortable, and in a beautiful spot. It is very well appointed with a really sympathetic renovation of an old barn and very nicely fitted out. Our cat settled really well, which is quite an achievement! Glorious views, with outside benches and table for when the weather allows, looking out over orchards and fields. Delicious Cornish cream tea provided for arrival, plus other local goodies, and a pint of milk. All you could want, and more, from a holiday cottage. The lovely Tamar Valley is on the doorstep, and easy access to north and south coasts. Tavistock is a really nice market town to explore, and Plymouth is nearby. National Trust Cotehele is really worth a visit. We would love to return. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Susanna5.0Mar 2024

  • "A really delightful cottage in a beautiful rural setting, extremely well equipped and with access to a variety of holiday attractions both along the coast and inland."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely property, more spacious than the photographs suggest."

    Spotless on arrival with a generous welcome pack and the log-burner lit glowing, warming the cottage nicely. Good comms from the owners. Well-equipped and comfortable. Recommended and we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2024

  • "Third wonderful visit and hope to go back for fourth!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Owners pulled out all the stops to make the cottage welcoming."

    Would certainly visit again!

    Reviewed by Darrall4.4Nov 2023

  • "Polly's Bower was an exceptional rental."

    It is a beautiful space to spend time in and is situated really well to explore a gorgeous part of the country. More than that, the hosts really have thought of everything and the many small touches were the icing on an already lovely cake. The best thought through place we have ever stayed.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wow! Polly’s Bower is a slice of Cornish heaven."

    The cottage is beautiful and the views are stunning. The location was perfect for exploring Cornwall. The hosts were really lovely and the little touches (such as a hamper of Cornish treats and home pressed apple juice) were thoughtful and made the trip even better. The pool was a real treat and easy to organise. Don’t hesitate to book Polly’s Bower for a beautiful Cornish base.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our second visit and definitely not our last."

    Amazing cottage in beautiful countryside close to the coast. The owners always go the extra mile for their guests and their four legged companions. We honestly cannot fault Polly's Bower and would happily stay here again and again

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "It felt just as though we had walked into a Homes and Garden Magazine!"

    ! The furnishings were so delightful and the sheets sumptuous, not mentioning the dressing gowns!! The view was to die for!!

    Reviewed by Sheron5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a fantastic holiday would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who fancies lovely views a relaxing holiday and brilliant owners who are there for you if you need anything."

    Will certainly be going back there again.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Polly’s Bower is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    Louise & Mike have thought of everything you could ever need while on holiday. The welcome basket & scones was a lovely touch as was the Prosecco chilling in the fridge when we arrived. The furnishings were lovely and everything was spotlessly clean. The cottage is set in a beautiful area with lots of stunning walks close by. The cherry on the cake was the heated swimming pool which we enjoyed almost daily…….even at the end of September! To sum up we could not recommend Polly’s Bower highly enough and it’s definitely 5* from us.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best (if not the best) cottages we have stayed at in Cornwall in 10 ..."

    One of the best (if not the best) cottages we have stayed at in Cornwall in 10 years - really great - totally recommend to all

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage, in a stunning, peaceful location."

    The views and your every need provided for in this superb, tastefully decorated property, with the added bonus of access to a swimming pool, creates a perfect holiday experience. We have just celebrated a special anniversary there and have come away, rested, recharged and with memories to treasure. Polly’s Bower is the best self-catering property we have stayed in - and we are fussy!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2022

  • "We both enjoyed our stay at Polly’s Bower and was a great base for us to unwind at the end of each day which we spent visiting various parts of Cornwall The property is as described and to be honest had everything we needed the house is well equipped with all possibles items you would need for your holiday."

    We mentioned this in the guest book but would like to thank Louise for the welcome pack which was more than we have ever been given in any other previous stay anywhere in Britain.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2022

  • "Little bit of heaven on Earth."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed at Polly’s Bower."

    Fantastic cottage, perfect for our dog due to the fully enclosed lawned garden. Owners very friendly and always very helpful. Would recommend this cottage very highly. Would have booked again this year but due to commitments we are unable to book. Will definitely book again next year. Many thanks to the owners for making us very welcome.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2022

  • "True to description “ A Hidden Gem “ ."

    A very quiet location with a private garden. All fittings & features are high quality. Would highly recommend. Added bonus was a very warm welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet location."

    It’s well equipped with some really special touches giving it a feel of luxury. The log burner made it cosy and warm and the kitchen had everything we needed. Mike and Louise were helpful and pleasant but left us to ourselves. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "Sykes met my expectations but Louise at Polly's Bower exceeded them."

    The little welcome touches were so unexpected but very welcome after a long journey (bad traffic). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was lovely and comfortable and Louise was super helpful. Her guides to the area gave us some great walks to do with great scenery. We have no doubts recommending this place!! We can't wait to come back!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at this Syke's cottage."

    It was slightly marred by the price. I was alone so a slight reduction may have helped.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Polly’s Bower."

    Louise and Mike were very welcoming and friendly. Lovely goodies were left for us to enjoy, including Prosecco, a cream tea, and homemade pressed apple juice. The cottage is gorgeous as were the garden and pool. Everything was spotless and comfortable and we highly recommend Polly’s Bower.

    Reviewed by Caron5.0Jul 2021

  • "Me, Jade and Oscar (our golden retriever) absolutely loved this holiday."

    The hosts were so friendly and helpful, with a very generous welcome pack waiting on arrival. The cottage was gorgeous with the most fabulous views. The location is also perfect, within driving distance of lovely towns and villages. It was such a peaceful and relaxing break, and just what we needed after the past 18 months!! I would definitely visit again, and recommend to others... Thanks!!

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Jun 2021

  • "Polly's Bower is an excellent property and we would highly recommend it."

    We had a great holiday helped by good weather. Could I suggest that the WiFi is improved, as this was the only thing that did not work very well. The instructions were to unplug and plug back in to get it to needed to do this numerous times a day !!

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings, Very comfortable and within easy reach of the coast."

    Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful property in an beautiful setting with everything you could need."

    Very friendly owner who made us very welcome. We had booked for last year so after such an awful year it was a much needed holiday that certainly was worth the wait. Will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2021

  • "Great property with amazing views, so peaceful had everything you needed and more."

    Loved the comfy bed. Millie loved running round the big garden . Welcome basket and cream tea much appreciated. Will return!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2021

  • "Welcome pack delightful and the property stunning."

    Thank you the hosts.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just perfect, we will return :-)"

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful rural cottage."

    Ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. Great for dog owners. Felt more like a boutique hotel with toiletries bathrobes and slippers Great welcome pack and friendly owners. Cosy and warm ideal for winter and summer breaks

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a lovely property with lots of little extras to make the holiday that bit more special."

    The garden was a great size for our Labrador dog to run around and enjoy exploring.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the place."

    Super quiet and surround by vibrant nature, exactly what we needed. The hosts were very friendly and easy to engage with, while giving us more than enough privacy to enjoy our vacation. The place is gorgeous. I'm planning to go back at some point.

    Reviewed by Helena4.4Aug 2020

  • "Polly’s Bower is set in a stunning location, only until you visit do you realise how beautiful it is!"

    The property is just as beautiful, with added special touches and treats. We visited with two dogs, who loved roaming the big garden and we found lots of great dog days out at the beaches, rivers and lakes nearby. This place is a must if you want the perfect country retreat!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a very special place."

    Lots of thought has gone into making the cottage both beautiful and practical. We found the area really interesting too and had three exceptional meals out. Everything is provided for ease of home cooking as well. Having the pool is an added bonus. The hosts, Mike and Louise are most helpful, should you have any questions. Thank you for allowing our stay in these unprecedented times.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had the best holiday!"

    Great house, great location and amazing personal touches from the hosts. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2020

  • "Wonderful place."

    Great host. Ideal for a peaceful break in the country.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great cottage with all needed facilities."

    Welcome pack much appreciated. Very spacious lounge/kitchen and comfortable king size bed. Close distance to beaches/Plymouth/Dartmoor for plenty of activities/options. Owner was welcoming/efficient. Visited November 2019. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great helpful, lovely hosts."

    Beautiful cottage, lovely views, quiet, very secure large garden (important for Molly the lively Springer). Many extras too numerous to list. Probably the best cottage we have stayed in for many years. We shall return.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Oct 2019

  • "Polly's Bower was perfect for the 2 of us plus the border collie."

    Garden was much better than expecteed fully enclosed. The Host/Hostess made us very welcome & every facility was provided, even dog towels & wellington boots!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "Pollys Bower is a wonderful place to stay!"

    We have been twice now and absolutely love it! It’s great for the dog with wonderful secure garden! The bath is dreamy and down to the little details like the bath tray for wine glass and iPad and the bath cushion! It makes for a very relaxing stay! The owners are fantastic and will do everything they can to make sure you have the best stay! Cannot recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Sep 2019

  • "Only slight issue was the WiFi was a 4G dongle."

    Which meant we were ill prepared on entertainment front (brought Apple TV to watch GoT etc). Louise was more than happy to add data though but we obviously didn’t want to waste her money. Place was stunning though, all the little touches were brilliant and we are still using the Cornish sea salt!

    Reviewed by Callum4.7May 2019

  • "Amazing holiday home."

    Owners were lovely, the welcome packs for both us and our pup were great. In an amazing location with great views and is very quiet. Will definitely stay here again,

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Mar 2019

  • "Marvellous stay in Polly’s Bower, highly recommend for couples."

    ..especially with a dog!

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2019

  • "Amazing place."

    Amazing hosts. Will be going back!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was a wonderful find."

    Everything exceeded our expectations and our host Louise couldnt have been more available, helpful and charming. Pollys Bower is a little hideaway for couples wanting a bit of luxury and time out in a beautiful setting. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at Polly's Bower, the accommodation was superb and the welcoming touches were lovely."

    Everything had been thought of to make our stay memorable. Our cocker spaniel loved the garden and the dog bed, toy and treats were also much appreciated by Coco! We would highly recommend a visit... We would be very happy to return!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic location and property."

    The host really goes above and beyond to make sure you have an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by Bimal5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, everything was 5*, wonderful location with absolutely amazing views."

    We had a lovely week and Jasmine our dog was so happy running around the fab garden. Would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2018

  • "Polly's Bower has a definite WOW factor."

    On arrival this beautiful location was just what we needed for our relaxation. Polly's Bower is set in the most beautiful location, it is home from home so welcoming and comfortable would go so far to say luxurious. We had everything we needed to enable us to be self sufficient having taken all the produce we needed to enjoy for our weeks stay. The welcome of cream tea set out beautifully and other goodies to enjoy added the special touches that weren't expected but were delightful. Louise is a lovely person and has certainly put her stamp of luxury on this property. Highly recommended. The Rod and Line pub which is close by is amazing in the fact that they are so friendly and the pub is like stepping back in time the atmosphere and the food was lovely. Seaton which is approximately 15 minutes drive away has the most amazing beach and lovely country walks, we took a pic-nic and spent all day walking and marvelling at the scenery. Could not have found or been to a more beautiful, clean and comfortable place.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2018

  • "Quiet, great location, very nice house, very friendly landlady, great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Ralf5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic quiet countryside location, within driving distance to all major Cornwall attractions."

    Pollys Bower itself catered for every requirement; quality, cleanliness and extra little touches made the difference. Host very nice and approachable and not over the top. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2018

  • "5* luxury, a tranquil retreat."

    I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7May 2018

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Very well equipped. Large amount of space for two people. Very quiet location and well placed for exploring south-east Cornwall.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very impressed with pollys bower, location and views from front door were excellent, Louise has gone to great lengths to make it very welcoming and all the little extras were a bonus, we had a fantastic week."

    Reviewed by M4.7Mar 2018

  • "After a 7 hour drive ( 5 hours longer because of a major accident on m5 ) we arrived at Pollys Bower , Keeping in contact with the owner , She was there to greet us , show us around and then we were left to explore ."

    Pollys bower was simply beautiful , stunning, and cosy . A lovely cream tea awaited us , chilled wine in the fridge , a hamper with a selection of local produce , even a dog bed treats and bowls . The photographs do not do Pollys bower justice , it's sheer luxury . Peaceful and quiet , stunning views of the local countryside . Everything you need is supplied from tea coffee and sugar and milk , to the toiletries , it's the little extras supplied that go a long way We would recommend this to anyone young or old Hubby has MS and the break did him wonders , just managed the stairs

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2018

  • "This is a lovely property with lots of small touches that make it feel like home"

    Reviewed by Sharon4.6Jan 2018

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  • 1 x king-size double
  • Open plan bedroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living room with sitting area, dining area and kitchen
  • Outdoor WC.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, books, games, DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, bathrobes and slippers inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Patio with garden furniture and barbecue, lawn area (front aspect) and outdoor heated swimming pool
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub and shop approximately 1 mile
  • Note: The pool is shared with the owners and by prior arrangement guests can request use of the pool, from 1st June to 1st October
  • Babes in arms welcome.

The property

A little slice of heaven, Polly's Bower is a luxurious, dog-friendly retreat for couples set in beautiful rolling Cornish countryside with sensational far-reaching views and an elegant outdoor heated pool.

A unique venue, this exquisite conversion of a 300 year old apple crushing barn is situated in south-east Cornwall between the villages of Landrake and Tideford near the city of Plymouth.

It occupies a tranquil and tucked away location, amid a patchwork of fields and wooded valleys, yet is a hop from the Cornish Riviera coastline and beaches and the Tamar Valley, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Detached and well-screened from the owners neighbouring farmhouse, it is nicely private and makes the perfect escape at anytime of year.

Enter the spacious open plan living room and discover a tasteful blend of the modern and the rustic.

Oak wood floors, exposed beams, modern art, soft lamps and a deep rug adds to the comfort, elegance and style.

A deep sofa and armchair adorned with coordinated cushions and throws sits beside a wood burner and there are books, DVD's and board games for cosy nights in.

The modern kitchen is well equipped with gadgets aplenty including a coffee machine.

Romantics can enjoy suppers at the dining table set within an inglenook or on the south-facing patio during the warmer months and watch the sun set.

A sumptuous bed dressed with plump pillows and soft cotton bed linens awaits in the first floor bedroom.

An intimate and open plan design, a low wall separates the bed area from the bathroom area with its free-standing bath, sleek shower and a loo tucked into the corner.

Expect to relax and be pampered with White Company hand and bath towels, luxurious toiletries, cotton bathrobes and slippers.

A stable door provides access to external steps.

Convenient for explorers, you are not far from visitor hotspots at Looe, Polperro, Fowey, Cawsand and Kingsand and the long sandy beach and scenic coast path at Whitsand Bay.

Scenic walks can commence from the front door along green lanes and field paths through meadows and woods with pleasant river views.

Stop for a refreshment at the nearby local The Rod and Line pub or Heskyn Mill restaurant, return to your sweet cottage and cosset yourself in luxury.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Looe 8 miles; Plymouth 10 miles.

Surrounded by open fields, the pretty village of Landrake offers a local shop and pub and provides the ideal base for exploring this often overlooked part of the region. The estuarine waters running up from the sea to St. Germans will keep walkers and nature lovers occupied for hours, whilst the pretty sea and riverside villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are just 20 minutes by car. The beautiful Rame Head coastal path winds its way through nearby Downderry and Seaton with their sandy beaches and on to the romantic fishing port of Looe, a must for any visitor to the area. With championship golf at nearby St. Mellion and all the facilities and attractions of the maritime city of Plymouth within easy reach, this great location is a must for all the family!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas