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Sky Lark Cottage

St Keyne, near Looe, South East Cornwall

2 people Allows Pets Family Friendly Pet Friendly (Enclosed Garden) Near a beach Fishing onsite/nearby Log Burner/Open Fire WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 2
7 nights
£516 - £966
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps two
  • One double bedroom
  • One bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Suitable for a baby (travel cot and highchair available on request)
  • Up to two small well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge*)
  • Fully enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue and garden furniture
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for up to two cars

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Large reception area with original fireplace, providing a second seating area. If required this area could easily accommodate a single bed on request.
    Open plan sitting room with wood panelling, a wood burning stove in an original fireplace for cosy evenings and a dining area.
    Modern kitchen with a slate floor and door onto a large private courtyard garden with a barbecue.
  • First floor:
    Large double bedroom, with a 5′ bed, a sitting area and exposed beams. This spacious room provides the opportunity for a further single bed or cot on request.
    Large bathroom with a separate double shower cubicle.


  • Oil-fired central heating, wood burner in the sitting room
  • Electric oven with 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/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 and portable barbecue
  • Parking for 2 cars


  • A delightful traditional cottage a wealth of charming features, built of natural Cornish stone with a grey slate roof.
  • With exposed beams throughout and an oak floor on the ground floor, the cottage is tastefully furnished with your comfort and relaxation in mind.
  • A beautiful high pitched ceiling with original exposed timbers is a great feature of the upper floor.
  • Private large enclosed courtyard garden with a barbecue, perfect for outdoor dining.
  • This charming cottage 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 cottage is warm and cosy with central heating, a wood burning stove and a comfortable bed.
  • 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.
  • There are many quaint country pubs and restaurants within a short drive including The Plough in Duloe, only 5 minutes’ drive away.

Welcome to Sky Lark, our lovingly restored cottage hideaway for two with a wealth of original features and a cosy wood burner. It’s also perfect for couples who want to bring their canine pal too!

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.

Sky Lark 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.

Sky Lark features a cosy lounge with wood burner, galley kitchen, spacious double bedroom and bathroom with separate shower. Traditional features, such as exposed beams and an original fireplace create a romantic atmosphere.

You're greeted with a spacious reception area with an original fireplace, providing a second seating area. The open plan living space with exposed beams comprises a sitting room with wood burning stove for cosy evenings and a neat little dining area. There's a well-equipped galley kitchen with a slate floor and access to your private courtyard garden. Complete with outdoor furniture and a barbecue, it's a delightful spot to relax and provides the perfect place for al fresco dining in peace and tranquility.

Upstairs the spacious double bedroom with 5' bed has a vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and a sitting area. We can also provide a travel cot and highchair if you have a little one in tow, although cot linen is not provided. The large bathroom with a separate double shower completes the first floor.

Lying in the stunning peaceful Looe Valley, Sky Lark Cottage s 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), Robin’s Nest (sleeps 4) and Dove’s Dawn (sleeps 2). Please see the individual properties for more details.

2021-10-02 Jenny Y, London "Beautiful cottage, quiet location off the beaten track. It is certainly bigger than the pictures suggest. Everything as hoped."
2021-09-10 Denise M, Stanway "Beautiful cottage, had everything we needed. Wish 02 coverage was better as we found it a bit difficult to communicate. However totally delivered on all other counts, lots of lovely personal touch with a beautiful bottle of wine on our arrival. Location was good for everything we needed to do in our week long stay . However the very narrow lanes leading to the property were unexpected and took a bit of getting used to . Still worth it . Would definitely recommend to anyone considering a stay in this area. Thank you to our host Charles for lovely recommendations for food."
2021-08-23 Simon S, England "Fabulous cottage in a remote but central location of Cornwall with easy access to both coasts. Very quiet place and the cottage itself is beautiful with everything you need. Highly recommended."
2021-08-20 James S, Chiselhurst "We had a fantastic stay and I might add some of the best nights sleep we’ve had in a long time. Thank you for having us and hope to stay again."
2021-08-03 Tom M, London "Beautiful cottage and immaculately clean. Larger than pictures suggest, and set in a beautiful rural spot. Perfect getaway. Communication before and during stay was excellent. Not the best location if wanting to walk to local pub / restaurant - lots of great places 15-30 minutes drive away."
2021-07-24 Darren J, England "Great location to visit Looe, Fowey and Polperro, we travelled through the small lanes most evenings with no traffic, very romantic views and location. Polperro is worth a visit every day in our opinion. The internet is good, just login using the code from the router which can be found on the windowsill in the lounge. Talland bay is lovely with children to do rock pooling or seaton or Looe beach for a sandy beach. Do crabbing in Looe off the harbour walls ( use bacon as bait) We visited Fowey and hired a boat for a few hours. We also walked to St Catherine’s castle. Eating out - we went to Polperro must evenings and also had a BBQ at Skylark. There’s a Morrison’s in Liskeard for shopping."
2021-07-20 Graham B, London "We had a lovely week, very comfortable and well equipped. Looks like it does on the pictures!"
2021-07-10 David F, London "Sky Lark is a great getaway in the true sense of the word; it is very remote and peaceful and a good base to visit Looe, Polperro and Fowey (which are all very close by car)."
2021-06-19 Linda F, Woking "A lovely little cosy cottage for two people. It's location is very quiet and peaceful."
2021-06-05 Peter E, England "A nice quiet location but near some lovely places."
2021-05-17 Tim B, Newton Abbott "This cottage certainly lives up to the glowing reviews. Really lovely property, in a secluded location though not totally remote as there are other properties around. It had everything you would want for a short stay. We had a great time, even though the weather was appalling, and would recommend for a weekend stay."
2021-05-14 J Gilbert, Richmond upon Thames "A lovely cosy cottage, which is tranquil and well equipped."
2021-05-02 C Moore, Dorset "Perfect for what we needed, somewhere to stay the night and go exploring the next day. Very remote and narrow lanes but just what we wanted."
2021-04-26 N Adams, London "What a lovely cottage! Exactly as described in the property details. Loved the sunny courtyard garden, the antiques and the luxury bedding. All amenities we needed to enjoy our stay were provided plus the host left milk, teabags and sugar as well as a cake and a bottle of wine. A really nice touch😊 Would definitely stay again."
2021-04-16 Y-C Kuo, London "Beautiful country retreat, right in the middle of Cornwall made it easy to do day trips throughout the region. Would definitely recommend this charming getaway!"
2021-01-02 R Hunn, Devon "If you like peace, quiet and rural fresh air then this is the place for you. Fabulous for getting away from everyday life."
2020-12-12 L Armitage, Essex "This place was brilliant - great location to do lots of exploring and lovely to come back to a cosy cottage. No hesitation in staying again."
2020-12-12 L Armitage, Essex
"Great experience booking with Staycation. They were incredibly responsive and went out of their way to answer questions about the area and the accommodation. Wouldn’t hesitate to book through the company again."
2020-09-27 S Broadley, York "Delightful comfortable accommodation. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Quiet location but don't rely on car satnav to find it! Direction link to (Hidden by Airbnb) maps on booking confirmation will get you there!"
2020-09-19 L Spencer, England "Lovely one bedroom cottage with all the amenities you need. Very quiet. The cottage was lovely and clean and comfortable. There is a log burning fire for cosy nights in, wood was supplied. The only moan I would have is the lack of usable outdoor furniture, the rattan ones that are there are in a very poor state."
2020-08-29 V Hall, Weston-super-Mare "The cottage is very pretty in rural location so was very peaceful. The bed is really comfortable so we slept brilliantly! There is a lovely pub in the next little village, The Plough at Duloe. We walked it, just under 3 miles each way, so we certainly earned our dinner! Definitely book in advance as they are really busy."
2020-08-25 G Ratcliffe, Wymondham "Lovely, character cottage in a peaceful location but well located for local sights. Large bathroom with great shower, and very comfy bed. Perfect getaway for a couple and their pooch."
2020-08-03 M Zadka, England "Great place;)"
2020-07-25 T Veitch, London "Lovely little cottage for a quiet holiday in Cornwall."
2020-07-18 O Nastke, Nuremberg, Germany "Sky Lark ist ein geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Cottage in absolut ruhiger Lage. Sehr sauber, sehr gut ausgestattet. Ein kleiner Supermarkt ist ca. 3km entfernt, und wenn man nicht selbst kochen möchte, gibt es mehrere Pubs in der näheren Umgebung"
English Translation: "Sky Lark is a tastefully decorated cottage in an absolutely quiet location. Very clean, very well equipped. A small supermarket is about 3 km away, and if you don't want to cook yourself, there are several pubs in the vicinity"
2020-07-13 K Hilton, Cheltenham "A get away from it all in a lovely quiet location. A good size self-contained accommodation for 2 of us with everything we needed for a short break. It was clean and tidy. Nice to have a decent outside space with a bbq too. A great base to cycle from and a lovely drive to those local fishing villages, towns and beaches."
2020-01-02 R Osborne, England "The cottage was really cozy and really in the middle of nowhere which we liked!"
2019-09-29 T Berryman, Pevensey Bay "Pretty cottage, appreciated the wine and scones. Easy to find and plenty of parking."
2019-09-29 D Oleary, Chichester "Perfect location. Beautiful little cottage with beautiful surroundings. Thoughtful little touches as a welcome pack and lots of information on local activities and services."
2019-09-11 C Crossley, Australia "Skylark Cottage is a spacious and comfortable place to stay, and is well placed for exploration of Cornwall by car. Excellent kitchen with good stove, dishwasher and washing machine. Comfortable bed and living area with good heating. Location in countryside down typical narrow Cornish lane requires car and is some distance from the nearest village."
2019-07-13 M Howells, Hove (Trustpilot) "We found the whole experience to be very positive. It was a lovely cottage in a lovely location. The booking process was easy too ! Great Cornish weather too...."
2018-11-02 C Daniels, UK "Well furnished accommodation with all the facilities you'd need for self catering, if that's what you prefer. Personally we used the local public houses which were a short drive away. There's also a reasonable Spar supermarket close by for any extras. Well located with the fishing village of Looe only eight miles away (approx.) and a large Trago Mills store for more serious shopping."
2018-09-15 Juanita S, Oxfordshire "Cosy and full of character. Very comfortable bed with excellent quality bedding provided. Loved the welcome pack and overall facilities where excellent."
2018-08-21 J Mueller, Germany "Wunderschönes Cottage am Rande einer Farm. Sehr gute Ausgangslage für Ausflüge und Wanderungen in ruhiger Umgebung. Sehr gute Ausstattung, gerne wieder!"
English translation: "Beautiful cottage on the edge of a farm. Very good starting point for excursions and hikes in a quiet environment. Very good quality, gladly again!"
2018-07-29 J Rickertt, Australia "The entire cottage was perfect."
2018-05-28 D Smith, UK "The Accommodation was better than expected. First impressions were good."
2017-08-01 Martin W, Germany ”We had a wonderful stay at Sky Lark and we have to leave on Wednesday. We can honestly recommend this cosy lodge and wonderful part of England.”
2017-06-01 Claudia Z, Germany ”Wir haben im Juni 2017 zwei herrliche Wochen im Sky Lark Cottage verbracht. Es ist für zwei Erwachsene perfekt und bietet reichlich Platz mit einem schönen Wohnzimmer mit Kamin, einer gut ausgestatteten Küche, einem riesigen und modernen Badezimmer und einem sehr niedlich eingerichtetem Schlafzimmer. Lediglich die Terrasse und die Möbel könnten etwas gepflegter sein. Nach einer Woche wurden die Betten neu bezogen und es wurden neue Handtücher und Badvorleger gebracht, ein wirklich toller Sevice, genauso wie die herzliche Begrüßung mit Tea and Scones. W-Lan funktionierte prima. Das Cottage liegt mit einigen anderen zusammen sehr einsam, aber hüsch und ruhig gelegen. In ca. 3 km Entfernung gibt es einen kleinen Spar-Markt und einen Pub. Der nächste größere Supermarkt (Morrisons) ist ca. 8 km entfernt. Dort bekommt man alles. Die nächste Landstraße und Autobahn ist ca. 3 km entfernt, so dass man sehr entspannt zu Ausflügen in die Umgebung starten kann. Diese bietet wirklich viel: Lanhydrock House, Lost Garden of Heligan, Eden Project, Lands End, St. Ives, Tintagel mit der Burgruine von King Arthur, schöne Orte wie Polperro, Looe und Fowey, wo wir einmal den “Hall Walk” gelaufen sind und uns einmal ein kleines Motorboot gemietet haben. Der Küstenwanderweg, den man u.a. auch ab Loos laufen kann, bietet wunderschöne Ausblicke. Man kann sich zur Entspannung aber auch durchaus einmal einen Tag im Cottage aufhalten. Die Kommunikation mit Charles Millward war immer sehr freundlich, man hat sehr, sehr schnell nette und kompetente Antworten bekommen. Wir haben eine wunderschöne Zeit dort verbracht und werden es in sehr guter Erinnerung behalten. Herzlichen Dank!

English Translation: We spent two wonderful weeks at Sky Lark Cottage in June 2017. It is perfect for two adults and offers ample space with a nice living room with fireplace, a well equipped kitchen, a huge and modern bathroom and a very cute furnished bedroom. Only the terrace and the furniture could be a bit more well-kept. After a week the beds were new and new towels and bath rugs were brought, a really great service, as well as the warm welcome with tea and scones. WiFi worked fine. The cottage is located with some others together very lonely but cuddly and quiet. In about 3 km distance there is a small Spar market and a pub. The nearest larger supermarket (Morrisons) is about 8 km away. There you get everything. The nearest highway and highway is about 3 km away, so you can start very relaxed trips to the surrounding area. This is really a lot: Lanhydrock House, Lost Garden of Heligan, Eden Project, Lands End, St Ives, Tintangel with King Arthur Castle ruins, beautiful places like Polperro, Looe and Fowey where we once ran the “Hall Walk” And once rented us a small motorboat. The coastal hiking trail, Also from Loos can run, offers beautiful views. You can also relax for a day in the cottage. The communication with Charles Millward was always very friendly, very nice and competent answers were received very quickly. We spent a wonderful time there and will remember it very well. Thank you very much!”

2016-12-01 Bryony & Robert ”We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sky Lark cottage. We found the booking process easy and straightforward. We found the cottage very nice and enjoyed the scones and cream so much we bought some to take home.”
2016-11-01 R Spowart ”Just to say that I had a lovely time at Sky Lark cottage, the booking process was easy and I would recommend using Staycation to friends as well as re-booking myself. Many thanks.”
2016-08-01 J Mundy ”I would thoroughly recommend the cottage; it has been lovingly restored and is a beautiful quality and excellently equipped cottage, more like a well renovated home than a holiday let. The downstairs living area is very spacious, the cottage style kitchen great to cook in and the comfy corner sofa and good TV by the fire is lovely to spend the evening in after a day out. The upstairs with a large bedroom and large bathroom is perfect- bed very comfortable.
2016-05-26 Jon ”We had a great stay at Skylark. A well stocked kitchen made eating in easy. Scones cream and jam were great. Good to have washing powder dishwasher and the extras in the kitchen. The house was comfy and well appointed in general with plenty for 2 people.”
2016-05-13 Paul H ”We had a lovely week in this characterful very dog friendly and spacious cottage. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, it is not far from Looe and Liskeard. There is a good car park and enclosed paved garden. We had everything we needed, it was great to have a welcoming cream tea when we arrived. We had excellent, helpful and friendly communication via e mail with the owner. There are great places to visit nearby. We would recommend this cottage especially if you take your dog.”
2016-03-11 Ross R ”A lovely little cottage, perfect for exploring the lovely sights of Cornwall. A well stocked kitchen made eating in easy.”


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 Sky Lark Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • This cottage welcomes up to two small well-behaved dogs. Please restrict your pet/s 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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