5.7 miles NW of Fowey

Little Pol

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Little Pol is a gorgeous 18th century stone built luxury cottage in Cornwall. Set next to the owners house and snuggled at the end of a sheltered lane just outside the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, it's just five miles from the sea. Oak floors and Farrow & Ball Joa's White walls provide a background for the Heal's sofas, vintage pine dining table and hand-built kitchen. Pictures, candles and eclectic keepsakes add a dash of stylish homeliness.


Walk into the spacious kitchen with its Belfast sink and waxed oak work surfaces, hang your coats on the coat pegs beside the door and relax. The sitting room is flooded with light and has two comfy sofas basking in the toasty warmth of the wood burner so you can stretch out after a day walking the Saints Way or coastal footpaths or exploring the antique shops in Lostwithiel.


A charming antique pine dining table and painted wooden chairs nestle between the sofas and kitchen, perfect for long lunches and supper parties looking out onto the glorious cottage garden.


Little Pol has two bedrooms with an elegant mix of old and new, the main bedroom houses a comfy king-size bed and low window that looks out over a courtyard and fields. The second bedroom has a Victorian metal double bedstead, a family heirloom that has been updated with a thoroughly modern pocket sprung mattress.


Both bedrooms offer en suite facilities, one with a big walk-in shower and the other with its own bathroom, the perfect places to relax after long walks breathing in gallons of fresh air.


French doors lead out from the sitting room to the gorgeous enclosed garden, sheltered by an old Cornish hedge. Bordered by trees and shrubs this is the perfect place for a lazy summer's breakfast or to sup wine in the evening alongside the BBQ. There's even a shed in the garden with a table tennis set in for you to use!


There is parking for up to three cars either right outside the door or by the garden gate.


Pack both your Hunter wellies and your flip-flops to make the most of country vs coast, Little Pol combines luxurious style with breath taking Cornish landscape. From here it is really easy to explore all of Cornwall as it is centrally located for both the north and south coast. Fowey and the sea is five miles away, The Eden Project is 10 minutes away, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Padstow are a 20 minute drive, the Cathedral City of Truro is 30 minutes away, and the sailing town of Falmouth is a little further down with beautiful St Ives 1 hour away. There are numerous beaches on both the north and south coast all within 20 minutes drive so the perfect base to explore!


Little Pol has Wi-Fi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

Countryside charm and vintage elegance rolled into one, Little Pol is perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday.

At a glance

From £506 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

Off the beaten track

Pet-free property

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Little Pol:

Little Pol completely delighted us at every turn. From the beautiful lounge to discovering the ping pong table in the shed! We loved the cleverly designed interiors, the choice of books and the views like the bright pink magnolia tree perfectly framed in the lounge window. The owners were super friendly, helpful and responsive - thank you! The area is also super-quiet which was wonderful.

Fabulous cottage - comfortable, cosy and stylish. A rare combination!

A haven in a quiet setting, careful thought given to every comfort. Close to lots to do too.

Little Pol is fabulous and we felt at home immediately. The cottage is immaculate and we would definitely return!

Little Pol is a stunning property in a great location. The interior is wonderfully styled and decorated - the artwork and little touches add to its charm. Unusually the hosts / owners live next door; they are a lovely family and very helpful. Libby went out of her way to introduce us to little known Cornish highlights including walks, beaches and pubs! The welcome-pack of excellent cake (and wine!) was lovely too. We will certainly return.

Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished. Great location for exploring the surrounding area.

Little Pol. provided the perfect retreat for our week's stay for four adults. The log burner was a treat when it turned a bit chilly and the garden was lovely for sitting out having a BBQ in the sun. We packed in Tintagel, The Eden Project, The Lobster Shed at The Pig in Harlyn Bay, beautiful St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, Camel Valley vineyard, Porthcurnick Beach and the lovely village of Portscatho all of which were within easy reach of the cottage not to mention Fowey and Readymoney Beach! Thoroughly recommended.

I didn't hesitate to review after our first visit and found Little Pol to be even more delightful the second time around. So much to do in and around the area but always wonderful to return from a fun packed beach or walking day to such a cosy, welcoming and beautifully decorated cottage with plenty of space. The neighbours aren't bad either ;-)

Had a lovely short break at Little Pol. The cottage was very comfortable and well thought out with a pretty little garden. The owner was very welcoming and gave us some great tips on places to visit locally. We will definitely be back!

As above...

A beautiful stone cottage in a secluded setting, away from the madding crowds yet close enough to all of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. The exterior and interior design were 1st class and comfortable and all exceeded our expectations. We'd recommend Little Pol and look forward to a return in the not too distant future...

A great place to holiday if you want peace & quiet whilst still having good access to key visitor attractions and the coast. Car essential. Lovely homely cottage to come back to at the end of a busy day - we'll definitely be back!

'Beautiful calm and relaxing stay. House very well appointed and equipped. Owners friendly and helpful but non intrusive. A great find and we hope to return again.' - September 2020

'A beautiful stone cottage in a secluded setting, away from the madding crowds yet close enough to all of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. The exterior and interior design were 1st class and comfortable and all exceeded our expectations. We'd recommend Little Pol and look forward to a return in the not too distant future...' - August 2020

'4th time staying here and will be staying again next year. We love how secluded Little Pol is. We love the fire, the interiors and the garden.' November 2019

'Little Pol is the nicest UK holiday cottage we have ever rented. Excellent location to explore Cornwall from. Incredibly well appointed. Feels so luxurious, to stay there. Favourite feature is the Dualit toaster!! Thanks to Scott and Libby for being there when we needed. Lovely people.' August 2019

'Absolutely gorgeous! This was our third year at Little Pol and it feels like a home from home. Scott and Libby always helpful, smiling and friendly!' July 2019

'Beautiful cottage and very stylish. Quiet, comfortable and very friendly owners. The perfect holiday.' - June 2019

'Excellent property and so cosy and warm. Cheerful, convivial owners!' - October 2018

'Welcoming hosts on hand to help but not intrusive. Super clean, stylish and comfortable accomodation. Would not hesitate to reccomend.' - September 2018

'Location is perfect, there is everything you could need. The owners are lovely and it was just the perfect way to relax with the owners having a relaxed aproach. I really loved our week away.' - August 2018

'Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, would definitely stay there again.' - July 2018

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