Poltarrow’s six stylish, fully equipped cottages surrounded by 45 acres of superb Cornish countryside offer a taste of rural living. Fantastic family friendly facilities suitable for all include indoor heated swimming pool, animal feeding, sports barn, tumble room for under 5s, farm trail and fishing lake – a blend of activity and relaxation so you can unwind exactly how you like.

  • Type: six self catering cottages

  • Size: between 2-6 people per unit

  • Cost: from £1500 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Cornwall

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Poltarrow Farm Cottages, St Mewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7DR

  • Tel: 01726 67111

Poltarrow is located near the south coast of Cornwall just two miles from St Austell. It is perfectly located giving you the opportunity to explore all that Cornwall has to offer from the dramatic coastline of the north coast to the quiet beautiful beaches on the south coast. The Eden Project is a 15 minute drive and the beautiful seaside towns Mevagissey and Charlestown are both 15 minutes drive away.

Our review of Poltarrow Farm


The beautiful farm cottages at Poltarrow are all located together set around an open courtyard with gardens, which is great if families wish to holiday together.  The cottages are surrounded by beautiful countryside of fields woods and a lake. The cottages are furnished to a high standard and have everything you would need from home to home. They each have central heating and a log burner which makes them a lovely stay all year round.

The cottages range from 2- 6 persons plus a cot and for a family of 2 adults and 2 children prices start from around £1500 for a week in the summer holidays. This drops to as little as about £700 off season.


Poltarrow has plenty to keep the children busy on their holiday. A daily swim in the wonderful indoor heated pool is a must; the pool is kept at 30 degrees making it perfect for children including young babies.

For the older children there is a heated indoor sports hall with pool table, a net for short tennis, badminton and table tennis. Under 5s will enjoy the fantastic ‘tumble room’, with soft building blocks, tunnels and slides – perfect for a wet day when the children need to let off some steam. For those children (and parents!) who enjoy to fish there’s a fishing lake on site – enjoy a relaxing day of fishing from the side of the lake or from Jubilee the rowing boat.

Set on a farm, there are animals at Poltarrow for the children to feed each morning including lambs, ducks, chickens and rabbits and there is even the chance to ride one of the farm ponies. What better way for the children to start their day!

If this isn’t enough, Poltarrow has 45 acres of land for the children to explore including a farm trail which takes you past the pond of ducks and through the woodland and out across the fields.


Poltarrow has plenty on offer for parents too.  Each cottage comes with its own log burner – perfect background for a cosy glass of wine at the end of the day.

Each cottage comes fully equipped with all that is needed for the children, taking the stress out of packing for your holiday. They have even thought of stair gates and black out blinds- one less thing to worry about. Also at no extra charge there are pushchairs and back carriers available to borrow.

There’s complimentary WiFi and some of the cottages are also pet friendly ensuring you can take the whole family with you!  Two electric vehicle charging points are available for the use of guests.


Poltarrow is somewhere the Parent Friendly Stays clan would love to visit. Set in beautiful Cornwall it’s an ideal location with plenty of beaches and beautiful towns to visit, and the pricing is reasonable given the quality of the cottages and facilities on offer. Another fantastic holiday destination for our ‘to do’ list!

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“The Nancarrow family have been welcoming guests to Poltarrow Farm Cottages for over thirty years.  Families are invited to leave behind the stresses and strains of the daily grind, to simply enjoy the pleasures of rural life.

The cottages are designed for families, being well equipped, spacious and comfortable. Set in 45 acres of countryside, children can help Katherine with animal feeding and join Kay for a ride on Timmy the resident pony. Dads and the children particularly enjoy a spot of fishing trying to catch the elusive Carp and a row around  the lake in the boat Jubilee.

Ideally located in Mid Cornwall, close to the Eden Project, Heligan Gardens and beautiful beaches and gardens.”

Prices and availability

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