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Robin's Nest

St Keyne, near Looe, South East Cornwall

Sleeps: 4
7 nights
£694 - £1068
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps four
  • Two bedrooms – one double and one twin
  • One bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Suitable for a baby (travel cot and highchair available on request)
  • Children are welcome
  • The cottage welcomes up to 2 well-behaved dogs
  • Private garden patio with picnic table and small lawn
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for up to 2 cars
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Spacious open plan living space with high pitched ceiling, comprising a sitting area with a wood burning stove, a dining area and a modern fitted kitchen area.
  • Lower ground floor:
    Large double bedroom with 5’ bed.
    Large bedroom with twin beds.
    Spacious bathroom with a large corner bath with shower attachment and separate large electric shower.


  • Oil-fired central heating, wood burner in the sitting room
  • Electric cooker, 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD player & small DVD library
  • PAYG mobile for incoming and emergency calls only
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request (please note: cot linen is not provided)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Parking for two cars


  • A delightful barn renovation, built of natural Cornish stone with a grey slate roof.
  • Designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind with charming features and tastefully furnished.
  • A spacious open plan living area with a beautiful high pitched ceiling with original exposed timbers and oak floor is a great feature of the ground floor.
  • Private small patio sitting area, perfect for outdoor dining.
  • Beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.
  • This charming barn makes an ideal base for a memorable holiday at any time of year, with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning. From country walks to Christmas markets, the outdoors can be enjoyed at the most unexpected times. The house is warm and cosy with central heating, a wood burning stove and comfortable beds.
  • Close to Liskeard and just a short distance from the picturesque fishing villages of Polperro and Looe.
  • Secluded sandy beaches along the south coast are just a short drive away.
  • Natural spring water supply from borehole.
  • Babysitting available on request.
  • There are many quaint country pubs and restaurants within a short drive including The Plough in Duloe, only 5 minutes’ drive away.

Notice: Regrettably there is no internet until May 1st 2022

Welcome to Robin's Nest, our delightful 'upside down' barn renovation built of natural Cornish stone with plenty of room for four plus pooch! Located near the pretty village of St Keyne, it's just three miles from Liskeard and close to the well-known historic fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey.

Our lovingly restored cottage is situated on Killigorrick Farm in the Looe Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty renowned for its peace and tranquillity. It's perfect for exploring the charms of South Cornwall or for simply relaxing amongst glorious countryside close to the sea.

You're greeted with a spacious open plan living space - a well-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting area with a wood burning stove, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

Downstairs, there's a spacious double and twin bedroom and a large family bathroom with a large corner bath and separate large shower. We can also provide a travel cot and highchair if you have a little one in tow, although cot linen is not provided.

Outside, the private patio is a delightful spot to sit and relax at any time of day - the perfect place for alfresco dining in peace and tranquillity.

Lying in the stunning peaceful Looe Valley, our cottage is handily situated only three miles from the A38, offering the perfect base for exploring south east Cornwall. Choose from wildlife parks, adrenalin-packed activities, events galore, pristine beaches, countless walks and wonderful gardens at their freshest!

Explore the beautiful coastline and wander round the picturesque historic fishing villages of Looe and Polperro. With lots of walking opportunities, enjoy a wonderful cliff-path walk along the South West Coast Path or the golden sands at Looe.

There's easy access to Bodmin Moor, made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, or feed your garden frenzy at the many wonderful houses and gardens including the Eden Project, Lanhydrock, Port Eliot and Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The ancient market town of Liskeard is three miles away. Liskeard offers a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and individual shops, some retaining their attractive Victorian fronts and interiors, as well as major supermarkets, so all your needs will be met.

There are quaint country pubs and restaurants nearby too, including The Plough in Duloe, a traditional Cornish pub serving good food 2 miles away. Our nearest shop is 1.5 miles.

Our other four holiday homes at Killigorrick Farm, sleeping from two to six, are Woodpecker’s Barn (sleeps 4), Swallow’s Roost (sleeps 6), Dove’s Dawn (sleeps 2) and Sky Lark (sleeps 2). Please see the individual properties for more details.

2021-10-31 Emmy D, London

"Lovely barn conversion with loads of space. Was brilliant to be able to bring the dog, Robins Nest had a sweet little enclosed garden inside it's own gate, perfect for her early morning wee! Accomodation was beautifully clean and sheets and towels fresh. On arrival the barn was toasty and warm and we really appreciated the welcome pack. So much to see and do locally, I wouldn't hesitate to come back and would definitely stay here again."

2021-09-11 Stuart W, London

"Lovely out of the way property overlooking rolling fields. The property is just perfect and has everything you need Spacious and well appointed Great location for anywhere you want to get too"

2021-07-31 Sarah M, London

"Beautiful location - very quiet and secluded. Lovely views from the garden. Perfect for a relaxing get away but good access to some lovely areas of Cornwall! "

2021-07-25 Glyn W, Wales

"Spacious barn conversion in a quiet location with good access to main road networks. Beware lane to property is very narrow and maybe difficult for larger vehicles to access. Cleanliness was good but some decor and furnishings showing signs of wear but overall a very good spot to stay if u want a peaceful base from which to tour and visit places around Cornwall."

2021-07-10 Nicole M, England

"Spacious accommodation in a very beautiful quiet stop."

2021-07-03 Susan L, Immingham

"Property was very spacious and well equipped. We have never rented a property with so much cooking equipment crockery and utensils. This enabled us to use the dishwasher every other day. Helpful. Wine was much appreciated."

2021-06-18 Wendy S, Sheffield

"Larger property than expected, plenty of space well equipped. Only negative, the outside furniture would benefit from an upgrade."

2020-10-29 J Binns, Brackley

"Thanks Charles, we had a really good stay in Robin's Nest and beautiful Cornwall. Thanks for confirming about the deposit. Best wishes."

2020-10-25 J Brunton, England

"We stayed in Robin's Nest and it was superb. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and we both slept really well. We loved the log burner in the evenings which really made our holiday. You will need to take your own logs and kindling otherwise you might be disappointed. The location was great for exploring Cornwall and we went to the south coast and the north coast which was brilliant. I would definitely go again and stay in Robin's Nest."

2020-09-04 K Grisdale, England

"A warm, secure and quiet cottage which makes for a good base to explore the southern coast and beyond. The photos on the listing are quite outdated and the place could do with some modernising and a spruce up however, if you’re looking somewhere quiet and comfortable to lay your head after a day of exploration, you can’t go wrong. The garden is also enclosed with a lockable gate attached to the fence that was added after the listing photos were taken. A welcome, much appreciated touch for our four legged friend."

2020-07-16 C Hewitt, Huntingdon

"Very comfortable, clean beds."

2019-11-03 C Walton, Hampshire

"We wanted a few days away from it all to curl up in front of a log burner. The British weather supplied terrestrial rain and howling winds for the occasion and we spent three happy days lounging about and enjoying the log burner. The upside down layout made excellent use of the space and the four of us fitted in perfectly. I would recommend and would certainly be happy to return."

2019-10-29 M Lee, Stroud

"Overall a nice property in a very rural location, plenty of space and lovely touch with wine and scones with cream and jam as a welcome along with heating being on for arrival.."

2019-09-01 P Amp, England

"Lovely barn conversion, nicely decorated and quite spacious. Stayed as a family of 4 with 2 young children who loved it. It served as a wonderful base from which we were comfortably able to tour the rest of Cornwall.Thanks for a lovely stay"

2019-08-15 C Stortz, Lyon

"A lovely cottage with comfortable beds and a fire place so enjoyable on rainy days. Charles is really ready to help with quick answering even in the week end. We highly recommend staycation holidays."

2019-07-07 R Cogni, Italy

"Primo viaggio in Cornovaglia, è stata la nostra base di appoggio. Bella casa, molto grande, dotata di tuti i confort, immersa nel verde della campagna inglese. Appena fuori dal cortile c'è anche la possibilità di acquistare prodotti del contadino (uova, succhi .... )." English translation: "First trip to Cornwall was our base of support. Beautiful house, very large, equipped with all comforts, immersed in the green of the English countryside. Just outside the courtyard there is also the possibility to buy farmer's products (eggs, juices ..)."

2019-06-07 R Cogni, Italy

"Casa, grande, dotata di tuti i confort (frigor un po' piccolo), immersa nel verde della campagna inglese. Appena fuori dal cortile c'è anche la possibilità di acquistare prodotti del contadino (uova, succhi .... )." English translation: "House, large, equipped with all comforts (a little small fridge), immersed in the green of the English countryside. Just outside the courtyard there is also the possibility to buy farmer's products (eggs, juices ....)."

2019-05-13 A Stokes, UK

"A great base to explore Cornwall - spacious, peaceful, comfortable and well equipped."

2019-04-21 A Green, Twyford, Berks

"Robin’s Nest is in a lovely location and the property is spacious and quiet. The cream tea was delicious and check in was easy, directions detailed. The photos are a little outdated as the space could be modernised but overall we enjoyed our stay."

2019-04-13 N Hewlett, Croydon

"An excellent cottage, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life but with everything you need within striking distance. A perfect retreat."

2018-09-06 R Hall, Australia

"Quiet location in the countryside.. space to spread out. Seating options."

2018-08-13 C Van den Broeck, Belgium

"Very large house and nice interior."

2017-09-01 Nina P

Had a fantastic stay. Property immaculate on arrival, with cream tea and wine in the fridge ☺️. We were travelling with a 5 month old baby and asked if there was anyway a larger freezer was available so that we could bring premade meals. A new table top freezer was bought for our use! The hosts went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and this was much appreciated. Good location to reach a number of different attractions and towns. Our little one loved the Eden project which we went to twice (you get an annual pass with purchase of ticket so can return free for a year!). Thank you for a lovely first holiday with our baby girl!

2017-08-22 Laura - London

The cottage was lovely – spacious and clean. It was a perfect country escape – very relaxing.

2017-08-16 Mark Van S - Netherlands

Well-equipped holiday home in beautiful surroundings. Perfect holiday home. Equipped with all the conveniences. Quiet surroundings. Little little point is the lack of easy garden chairs. Also, really recommended.

2017-08-10 Uwe B - Germany

Our stay at Robins Nest was lovely! We enjoyed the time a lot! The excellent communication with Lin & Charlie at all time, their wonderful welcome, the helpful description towards Killigorricks Farm and the beautiful place made it to a great holiday! The calm area at Robins Nest makes you become relaxed if you may live in busy place. We really appreciated a sweet little breakfast from Lin & Charlie at the first morning with tea, coffee and a bottle of wine later in the day!

2017-08-04 Victoria D

Gorgeous cottage with loads of room, loved the welcome pack. The area is beautiful and the cottage ideally placed for exploring.

2017-07-12 Tish F - Calne

Such a lovely stay and beautiful scenery.

2017-03-14 Rudge, London

Secluded and lovely as per description. Good heating, excellent facilities and, as long as you have your car, close to cracking walks such as moorlands, woodland or by the sea.

2016-07-26 Garry M

Hi, just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful stay at Robin’s Nest. 5 stars, thanks.

2016-07-05 Russell J - Porthtowan

On arrival we were impressed with how large the cottage is. The bedrooms both have plenty of storage space and the beds are extremely comfy. The bathroom is also very big with a corner bath and a large walk in shower. The kitchen is very well equipped with pans and cooking dishes as well as crockery and china. There is also plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen to store your supplies. This property is a bit off the beaten track and the satellite navigation can take you down some extremely narrow lanes to get there and back so on occasions it is best to ignore it and follow the initial instruction to get to the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return, I would recommend this property it was exactly as described on the website.

2016-06-06 Sally D - Leicester

The cottage looks small and cosy from the outside but once in it is spacious and very comfortable. The kitchen and lounge are on the ground floor and downstairs 2 excellent size bedrooms and huge bathroom……. My husband and I shared 5 lovely days there, thoroughly enjoying the space and beautiful views. We were lucky to have fabulous weather which added to the overall holiday, we sat outside in the evenings enjoying the peace and quiet and amazing surroundings. The cottage is in a perfect location to explore all of Cornwall. We will certainly be returning and look forward to staying in Robin’s Nest cottage again soon. Thank you also for the cream tea waiting for us on arrival, a lovely thoughtful touch.

2016-04-12 Previous Testimonials

”Cottage was perfect, 10 out of 10, should be 5 star, we enjoyed every minute of being in it, we will return.” May 2012 ”This is a very well appointed property, in a beautiful quiet part of Cornwall. I would recommend the whole site to anyone.The owners we found to be extremely helpful in all aspects.” June 2011 ”Fitted out to a very high standard.” August 2010 ”A peaceful rural location with comfortable accommodation.” June 2010 ”The property was spacious, well-equipped and in a good location.” October 2010 ”The open plan layout in the living accommodation worked for us and the complete quiet – despite the other cottages in the complex being occupied. Important both ways as we were travelling with a baby.” September 2010

2015-07-22 Allen J

My husband and I stayed at Robin’s Nest for one week while searching for property between Devon and Cornwall. Aside from the very narrow road and our initial difficulty in locating the exact right building, upon entering we found a completely equipped kitchen, very nice sitting area and two good-sized bedrooms below the ground level entry. It was quiet, private and comfortable. There was a queen-size bed in the larger room and two singles in the other. All were decked out in lovely linens. Good hot water supply (although a bit confusing to figure out).

2015-04-13 LC - Bristol

We had just the best time ever!! We’ve slept very well in our comfy beds. The surroundings were beautiful. The beaches were wonderful. The pasties were delicious. Great layout in the house. Beautiful home from home – we will be coming back!!


Millendreath (7.5 miles), is a sandy beach in a sheltered cove near Looe with numerous rock pools to explore at low tides.

East Looe beach (6 miles), is lovely bucket and spade style beach and a perfect location for swimming as the beach gently shelves providing easy access especially for the little ones. Behind the beach is the vibrant main town home to cafes, restaurants and shops.

Hannafore beach (6.5 miles), is a predominantly rocky beach, with some sand and shingle, at low tide a multitude of rock pools are revealed, making it a particularly good spot for rock poolers.

Samphire beach (6.5 miles) is a small sand and shingle beach to the west of Looe. There are many rock pools. Access is via a 10 minute walk on the coast path from Hannafore Point.

Plaidy beach (7.5 miles), is a sandy beach with rock pools to explore. At high tide most of the beach is reclaimed by the sea. Because of the shortage of facilities near the beach it is normally pleasantly quiet.

Talland Bay (7 miles), is a small and quiet place midway between Looe and Polperro. There are two principal beaches in Talland Bay, both are quite small – the one to the west has sand and is good for swimming at both high and low tides. There are lots of rock pools to be discovered at low tide. The second beach, to the east, is less sandy and is easiest to swim from at high tide. There are small coves and beautiful natural tidal pools to swim in.

Seaton beach (10.3 miles), is a wide, south-facing beach at the foot of the River Seaton valley near Looe with steeply-sloping sand and pebble, popular with families.

Downderry beach (11.5 miles). A wide straight beach made up of shingle and sand. The coastal footpath runs along the beach and through to Seaton along the promenade. Popular for long beach walks, beach fishing, windsurfing and swimming.

Whitsand Bay (14.5 miles), arguably the finest stretch of sands in south east Cornwall, is actually a sequence of beaches which, combined, stretch around 4 miles from Portwrinkle to Rame Head.


LOOE (6 miles) is situated on both sides of the River Looe joined by a seven arched bridge. Explore the shops, restaurants, beaches, harbour quay and the banjo pier. Visit Looe Gaol and Guildhall Museum, enjoy a boating or fishing trip from the harbour during the season or simply take the children crabbing on the quayside. Take a boat out to Looe Island nature reserve just off the coast during the main season. For more competitive water pursuits, Looe has a thriving sailing club.

POLPERRO (8 miles) is a 13th-century fishing village with beautiful views, a small harbour with a small sandy beach, tiny fisherman’s cottages and superb pubs and restaurants serving local produce. Visit the Heritage Museum and walk from the village along coastal footpaths along the cliffs – one great walk is from the village to Looe via the five mile coastal footpath.

POLRUAN (11 miles) is just one example of a ‘picture-postcard’ very old fishing village, and where most of the fishing boat building took place. Clinging to a hillside, it is very steep and well protected and is a haven for small boats. Many of the residents are artists and writers. The Polruan Ferry crosses the river to Fowey every 15 minutes every day of the year and is still the best way in and out of the village.

FOWEY (19 miles). The estuary town of Fowey is closely linked with Daphne du Maurier who lived and wrote here. An exhibition at The Literary Centre outlines the author’s life and works. The 15th-century church of St Fimbarrus stands as the focal point in the town and fine views of the estuary can be savoured from the nearby ruins of St Catherine’s Castle. From the esplanade there are several scenic walks around the coast as well as to the small beach of Readymoney Cove. Fowey annually hosts a Regatta in the third week of August as well as The Fowey Festival of Words and Music in May.

TAVISTOCK (21.8 miles) is a delightful award-winning market town on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool.

PLYMOUTH (24.3 miles) is a maritime city across the River Tamar via the Torpoint ferry or Tamar Bridge. There is plenty to see and do, including the National Marine Aquarium, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican Quay and Royal William Yard. The Theatre Royal brings new productions to Plymouth in the autumn and winter months.


Golitha Falls (5.5 miles) are situated to the north of Bodmin Moor on the River Fowey in an extremely attractive setting. The water cascades for over 800 yards. There are several well marked walking trails in the nature reserve.

Siblyback Lake Country Park (7 miles), near Liskeard is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities beside or on the water including rowing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, cycle hire and a round lake footpath/cycleway. There is also a lakeside cafe, children’s play area and plenty of open ground.

Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature Reserve, Seaton (10.4 miles) is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities.

Colliford Lake Park (10.5 miles), located south of Jamaica Inn in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the second largest lake in Cornwall providing a 14km perimeter walk leading to some excellent moorland trails. The Nature Reserve is an important site for birdlife including over-wintering wildfowl. The lake offers traditional fly-fishing for natural brown trout and is regarded as Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery. Permits are available from The Jamaica Inn.

Cardinham Woods (12 miles). Explore the nooks and crannies of the woods with walking, cycling and horse riding trails together with a woodland cafe and play area. Wildlife includes deer, buzzards, otters and kingfisher.

Tincombe Nature Reserve (15.5 miles) is mainly wet meadows with a stream, shallow pool, hedgerows and woodland. The site is marshy, but if visitors follow the boardwalk, they won’t get their feet wet.


Moyclare Cornish Garden (3 miles) is a beautiful garden on the outskirts of Liskeard.

Boconnoc House and Gardens (5.7 miles) is open at various times during the spring and summer, and host in April to the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show.

Port Eliot House & Garden (11 miles) in St Germans (open 1 March – 30 June) is a perfect outing for the family.

Pinsla Garden and Nursery (11 miles), is a romantic 1.5 acre artist’s garden set in tranquil woodland, excellent for wildlife with myriad birds, butterflies and insects.

Lanhydrock House and Garden (National Trust) (11.5 miles), near Bodmin, is a magnificent late Victorian country house, set in wooded parkland of 1,000 acres with an extensive network of footpaths and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs and trees.

The Eden Project (17 miles) is only half an hour’s drive away. Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. Eden is a fun and family friendly day out with themed events according to the seasons – it’s good to check their events calendar when planning your visit.

The Hidden Valley Gardens in Par (14.5 miles) is an intimate three-acre award-winning garden nestled in a secluded valley.

Pencarrow House and Gardens (17 miles), lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge. A 50 room Georgian mansion with Grade II* formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and ice house, celtic cross, 50 acres of parkland, lake and woodland, easily accessible along well-maintained footpaths.

Antony House(17.8 miles) is an early 18th-century house, which today is in the ownership of the National Trust. Set in parkland and fine gardens, Antony was used as the film set for Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.

Cotehele House and Gardens (18 miles), owned by The National Trust, is a wonderfully preserved Tudor house with superb collections, garden, quay and estate.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (21 miles) has been home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe for 400 years. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres of Country Park with fallow deer, woodland and coastal walks and marvellous views.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (22 miles), were restored on a shoestring budget and hailed by The Times as “…the garden restoration of the century”. Today the mysterious gardens and estate offer over 200 acres for exploration. Ancient woodlands and grazed pastures are managed to promote wildlife. There is a welcoming tearoom, an on-site bakery and shop.

Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate (National Trust), Yelverton (25.3 miles) is the former home to Sir Francis Drake and Cistercian monks.

Saltram House and Gardens (National Trust), Saltram, Plympton (26 miles) is a magnificent Georgian mansion overlooking the Plym estuary, set in beautiful gardens and is surrounded by landscaped parkland. Enjoy walks through the park, woodlands and beside the river.


Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary (4 miles) is Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary, a wild family attraction only a few miles from Looe. It offers sanctuary to more than 250 animals from around the world.

Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden (5.5 miles). Tour three gigantic caverns, the lowest which has a lake and wander around 6.5 acres of shaded woodland with an Enchanted Dell filled with faeries and other wondrous woodland creatures. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

King Doniert’s Stone (English Heritage) (6 miles), consists of two pieces of a decorated 9th century cross, located near St Cleer, Bodmin Moor. The inscription is believed to commemorate Dungarth, King of Cornwall who died around 875.

Trethevy Quoit (English Heritage) (7.5 miles), is a well-preserved megalithic tomb that lies between St Cleer and Darite. It is known locally as “the giant’s house”. Standing 9 feet (2.7 m) high, it consists of five standing stones capped by a large slab.

The Monkey Sanctuary (9 miles), set in beautiful woodland near Looe overlooking the picturesque coast, offers a safe home for life to monkeys in need. A great day out for all the family, with wildlife gardens, children’s activity room, workshops, gift shop, café and picnic areas.

Jamaica Inn, Bolventor (11.2 miles), is Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn, made world-famous by Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn novel. Open all year, the Smugglers Museum houses one of the finest collections of smuggling artefacts in the country. Featuring ‘The History of Jamaica Inn’, an educational and historical film show, the Museum brings alive many of the myths and legends associated with Jamaica Inn and Cornwall, including tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years.

Restormel Castle (English Heritage), (12.5 miles) is a 13th-century Norman circular shell keep. This is a haven for wildlife and birds and a great place for a picnic where you can relax and enjoy the stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside including the River Fowey. During the summer there are outdoor theatre performances which are a great way to spend a sunny evening.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (13 miles) is Cornwall’s only preserved standard gauge steam railway which combines the nostalgia of a branch line in the heyday of steam with the beauty of the Fowey and Camel River valleys.

Launceston Steam Railway (19.5 miles) is a narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the picturesque Valley of the river Kensey, to the hamlet of Newmills.

Morwhellham Quay (21 miles) is a historic village port and copper mine railway set in the Tamar Valley near Tavistock in Devon. It is an award winning visitor centre set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Step into the Victorian world, meet the costumed staff, learn how things used to be done, dress yourself from the Victorian wardrobe. A totally different exciting and educational day for the entire family.

Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell (30.8 miles) is a must see…. Dartmoor Zoo, winner of the Eden Channel’s Top Wildlife Attraction of the Year 2011, and subject of the the Hollywood movie “We Bought A Zoo”. Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals including the widest variety of big cats in the south west.


For great walks in south east Cornwall from iWalkCornwall, click here.

As well as the many opportunities for walking at the attractions listed above, the South West Coast Path provides many opportunities taking in nearby Seaton, Looe, Talland Bay, Polperro and east towards Portwrinkle, Cawsand and Kingsand. The walk from Looe to Talland is about 6 or 8 miles, of which nearly 3.5 miles are along the coast. Lantic Bay and Lansallos (9 miles), cared for by the National Trust, includes some beautiful stretches of land. Pencarrow Head is a great starting point and a network of footpaths links farmland and wooded valleys to the South West Coast Path and gets you right into a landscape rich in wildlife, conservation and farming.

Spectacular Bodmin Moor is perfect for all types of walking from the short stroll to the more serious cross country adventure (in all weathers!).



Virgin Balloon Flights (8 miles). Virgin’s hot air balloon launch site at Liskeard is a great spot from which to explore this beautiful part of the West Country.

Adrenalin Quarry (17 miles), near Liskeard. As well as the UK’s longest zip wire, there are lots of other activities to take part in and food is available on site with a picnic area, fantastic views and ample parking.

Active-8 Cornwall is a simple to use website for some of the very best holiday activities in Cornwall – Paddle Boarding – Canoeing – Wet & Wild days – Coasteering – Surfing – Cable Water-skiing – and much more. You can check availability, book on-line and you will be sent vouchers with details and directions. Avoid having to shop around as the prices on this website are the same as direct booking. CLICK the the Active-8 logo to book online..


Looe Golf Club, Looe (6.6 miles).
Whitsand Bay Golf Club, Whitsand Bay (14.2 miles) also boasts an impressive pool, sauna and restaurant.
St. Mellion Golf & Country Club (15 miles).


TM International School of Horsemanship, Sunrising Riding Centre, Henwood, Liskeard (9.7 miles).
Lower Tokenbury Equestrian Centre, Upton Cross, Liskeard (9.7 miles).


Siblyback Lake Country Park, Bodmin Moor (7.3 miles).
Colliford Lake, Bolventor, Bodmin Moor (8.1 miles).
Bake Fishing Lakes, Broadmoor Farm, Trerulefoot, Saltash (9.4 miles).
Trewandra Coarse Fishing Lake, Trewandra Farm, Landrake, Saltash (14.3 miles).


Liskeard and District Angling Club – Salmon and sea trout fishing in 26 miles of Rivers including the Lynher, Fowey, Inny, Seaton and West Looe River.


Conger, mackerel, wrasse and pollack can be caught from most beaches, particularly Cawsand, Whitsand Bay, Seaton, Downderry and Plaidy. Consideration should always be shown to other beach users whilst fishing.


Fishing Cornwall provide Shark, Mackerel, Reef & Conger Fishing in Looe. Many day and half-day boat trips are available from Looe, Polperro, Polruan and Fowey. These trips tend to be advertised in the windows of the chandlery shops or along the quayside. In Looe most of the boat trips are advertised along East Looe Quay where noticeboards are put up by the skippers. Simply take your pick of the boat you want and sign on up!! Equipment is usually supplied but check first. Likely catch will be ling, cod, bream and conger.

Looe is also the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain and trips can still be made to try big game fishing for blue and porbeagle sharks.



Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).


Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point, Great Trethew, near Liskeard (7 miles).
Half-term fun at Cotehele, Cotehele (National Trust), 18 miles.


World Pasty Championships, The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
5 St Piran’s Day throughout Cornwall.
Daffodil Weekend, Cotehele (National Trust), 18 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Lanhydrock (NationalTrust), near Bodmin (11.5 miles).
Easter Eggstravaganza, The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 22 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Cotehele (National Trust), 18 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Saltram House (National Trust), Saltram (26 miles).
Spring duck trail, Saltram House (National Trust), Saltram (26 miles).
Cadbury Easter Trail, Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Yelverton (25 miles).
East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point, Great Trethew, near Liskeard (7 miles).
Easter at The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe (9 miles). Easter Egg Hunt at 12 noon and 4 to find Murray the Monkey for the secret password and win a prize in their shop.
Easter Family Fun, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (13 miles).


Cadbury Easter Trail, Lanhydrock (NationalTrust), near Bodmin (11.5 miles).
Easter Eggstravaganza, The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 22 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Yelverton (25 miles).
Spring duck trail, Saltram House (National Trust), Saltram (26 miles).
Cadbury Easter Trail, Cotehele (National Trust), 18 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Yelverton (25 miles).
East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point, Great Trethew, near Liskeard (7 miles).
Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel (9 miles).
St Endellion Easter Music Festival, St Endellion (26 miles).
Easter at The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe (9 miles). Easter Egg Hunt at 12 noon and 4 to find Murray the Monkey for the secret password and win a prize in their shop.
Easter Family Fun, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (13 miles).
Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (22 miles).


Looe Festival of the Sea, Looe (6.5 miles).
Black Prince Flower Boat May Day Procession, Torpoint (19 miles).
Fowey Festival of Words and Music, Fowey (19 miles).
Lostfest, Lostwithiel (12 miles).
Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan, 22 miles.


Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan, 22 miles.
Charles Causley Festival, Launceston (19.5 miles).
Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (22 miles).
Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival, Saltash (18 miles).
Polperro Festival, Polperro (8 miles).
St Austell Feast Week, St Austell (19 miles). Traditional week of feasten activities around the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946.
Looe Food Festival, Looe (6 miles).


Liskeard Agricultural Show, The Showground, Merrymeet, Liskeard (6 miles).
Rock Oyster Festival, Dinham House, St Minver, Wadebridge (22 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Looe Carnival Week, Looe (7 miles). Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun.
St Endellion Summer Music Festival, St Endellion (26 miles).
Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot (12 miles).
Launceston Agricultural Show, Launceston (18 miles).
Boconnoc Steam Fair, Boconnoc Estate, Middle Taphouse, Lostwithiel (8 miles).


Looe Carnival Week, Looe (7 miles). The highlight of the Looe Lions’ calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun.
St Endellion Summer Music Festival, St Endellion (26 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Mount Edgcumbe American & Classic Car Show & Fayre, Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park (21 miles). 500 American and Classic cars to see, a craft fayre and stalls, a car boot fair, amusements, refreshments, a licenced bar and live music.
Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey (18 miles).
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge (20 miles).
Morval Vintage Steam Rally, Looe (6.7 miles). A working vintage steam rally with vintage tractors, cars, motorbikes, military vehicles, commercials and stationary engines, trade stands, craft tent, hot food, bar and children’s entertainment.


Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
South East Cornwall Walking Festival, Looe (6 miles).
Looe Music Festival, Looe (6 miles).


Looe Music Festival, Looe (6 miles).
Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Callington Honey Fair, Callington (12 miles).


Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (17 miles).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (17 miles).
St Austell Torchlight Carnival, St Austell (19 miles).
Cotehele Christmas garland and decorated hall of the house, Cotehele House & Gardens (National Trust) (18 miles). See the 60ft flower garland & enjoy music by a variety of local choirs performing under it.
Pencarrow Christmas Fair, Pencarrow House & Gardens (17 miles).
St Austell Brewery’s Celtic Beer Festival, St Austell (19 miles). Hosted in the unique surroundings of the old wine cellars and vaults beneath the Victorian brewery. Sample a selection of more than 150 beers and enjoy music and live bands.


Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (17 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (17 miles).
Cotehele Christmas garland and decorated hall of the house, Cotehele House & Gardens (National Trust) (18 miles). See the 60ft flower garland & enjoy music by a variety of local choirs performing under it. 11am – 4pm (closed December 25-26).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (17 miles).
Christmas Lights Switch On and Lantern Procession, Looe (7 miles). 5pm to 9pm.
Looe’s BIG Festive Weekend – Santa arrives by RNLI Lifeboat, Craft & Produce Market & Fireworks (7 miles).
Liskeard Lights Up, Liskeard (7 miles). Liskeard’s annual winter carnival. Daytime fun and an evening procession of lanterns. Expect Father Christmas, Christmas lights and fireworks.
Santa by Steam, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (13 miles). Selected Dates in December. Enjoy a steam train ride and see Santa on board on your journey. Presents from Santa for children and mince pies and seasonal refreshments for adults.
Polperro Christmas Market/Lights switch-on (8 miles).
Fowey Christmas Market, Fowey (19 miles).
Christmas Lantern Night at the Lost Gardens of Heligan (22 miles). 5.30-9pm – Free entry.
Heligan Christmas Fair, Lost Gardens of Heligan (22 miles).
Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre, Mount Edgcumbe.
Father Christmas visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan and magical festive Trail (22 miles).
Father Christmas at Lanhydrock (NationalTrust), near Bodmin (11.5 miles).
Festive Looe, New Years Eve, Looe (7 miles). With fireworks at 6pm and midnight. Many dress in fancy dress for the celebrations.
31 New Years Eve, Polperro (8 miles). The town of Polperro becomes alive with new year celebrations with many in fancy dress and a good atmosphere in the pubs.

Things you need to know about Robin’s Nest if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • This cottage welcomes up to two well-behaved dogs. Please restrict your pet to the ground floor and do not allow on the furniture
  • * One pet is £25/stay, two pets is £35/stay
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during Summer High season
  • Minimum stay 2 nights during all other periods, except Christmas & New Year which is 4 nights
  • We operate a good neighbour policy and state that noise must be kept to a minimum outside after 10.30pm and that guests should always respect the neighbours' peace
  • Mobile phone reception can be patchy and really does depend on your provider.
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should Guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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