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Polraen Country House Hotel

Sandplace, Looe, Cornwall, England  [Google Map]

Guest Accommodation
Polraen Country House Hotel, Looe, Cornwall

    Quick facts...

  • Awards: Tripadvisor Hall of Fame (Certificate of Excellence 6 years running); AA Breakfast Award;
  • Amenities: Guest Lounge, licensed bar, free Wifi, Onsite car park, large garden, Picnic Conservatory
  • Parking: Onsite car park. Locked courtyard for motorbikes and cycles.
  • Accessibility: Accessibility information is shown below


So much more than a B&B, 18th century Polraen Country House nestling in the Looe River Valley offers country house charm in spacious fully licensed hotel style facilities at bed and breakfast prices. It's the perfect peaceful alternative to staying in the heart of Looe with easy access from onsite parking and convenient bus and train links to explore Looe. Polperro, Liskeard and beyond.

The historic former coaching inn has been run by Gill and Martin Bridges for the past 17 years, winning several awards for outstanding hospitality and good food. These include the AA 4 Star Gold Award for Guest Accommodation and recognition by tripadvisor in their 'Hall of Fame'.

With a fully licensed bar, guest lounge, onsite car park and beautiful gardens, it offers a stress-free holiday base 3 minutes from Looe.  Double, twin and family rooms feature cushioned window seats and modern well equipped ensuite facilities. The breakfast menu offers a great choice of locally sourced produce from the Full English to healthy options. The lovely conservatory can be used by guests for takeaways or picnics in the evening with crockery, cutlery and glassware provided by the hotel. The washing up gets done for free!

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Ideal touring base for Cornwall and Devon, convenient for Looe, Polperro and Liskeard and for trips to Eden Project, Lanhydrock, Cotehele National Trust properties and coastal, valley and moorland walking 

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All our bedrooms are on the first floor. However easy access from onsite parking 15 paces from front door makes us suitable for many people with mobility issues who can manage one flight of stairs. Click here to view our access statement on our own web site


We are:

  • Biker Friendly
  • Business Traveller Friendly
  • Child & Family friendly
  • Cyclist friendly
  • Diet friendly
  • Disability friendly
  • Gay friendly
  • Groups Friendly
  • Walker friendly

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The music playlist for the Rodney Collins show is published each week on ABC Oldies web site and the show is broadcast weekly by agreement with the radio stations listed below. Please check the individual websites for broadcast dates and times as these may vary week to week.

In all, the programme is broadcast up to 15 times weekly by the stations below, with a further 17-23 stations  broadcasting the show on a regular basis. The list below gives main broadcasts ONLY. Please note times refer to BST and that the show starts its weekly run on Saturday evenings with Miskin Radio, finishing the following Saturday morning on ABC Oldies.

  • - Saturday at 1800 (during college term dates)
  • - Sunday at Midday and repeated Wednesday at 1300, Thursday at 2000, Saturday at 0700
  • - Tuesday at 0900
  • - Monday at 1000 and repeated Thursday at 1400 & one overnight broadcast mid-week.
  • Mondays at 1900
  • - Sunday at 0900 and repeated Monday at 0600 & Wednesday at 1700
  • – Sunday at 0900 and repeated Tuesday at Midday and Thursday night/ Friday morning at Midnight
  • -  Monday at Midday and repeated the following Sunday at 1600
  • - Monday at Midday
  • Please note that ALL ads are rotated on our half-hour special broadcast as detailed here. The GENE PITNEY & FRIENDS – broadcast details:

    • - Monday at 0600, Tuesday at 1900 and Thursday at 2000
    • at Midnight Monday into 0100 Tuesday morning;
    • 1900 Wednesdays and 0800 Sundays
    • at 2100 on Tuesdays & 2300 Fridays
    • on Mondays 2300

Programme timings can vary by two or three minutes either way, because of individual schedules. Some placings are aimed at the overseas listeners in the United States, Australia etc..