The Looe Valley Line stops 5 minutes walk from PolraenDirections to Polraen Country House Hotel are easy to follow. We enjoy a unique location in the Looe Valley as we’re surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside and yet have easy access to Looe and beyond if you wish to explore without the car. The journey into town takes just 5 minutes by car, train or bus!  

Our hotel is located at Sandplace, at the junction of the A387 to Looe and B3254 to Duloe. Our free onsite car park provides plenty of easy level access parking – a rare thing in Looe and much appreciated by those with restricted mobility.

By road

Directions from Plymouth

Travel west toward Liskeard on the A38 for about 10 miles until you reach a left turn signposted B3251 ‘Widegates, Sandplace, Looe’. At the stop sign, follow B3252 which joins the A387 through Morval and on to Sandplace.

Directions from the West

From the roundabout where the A38 and A390 converge, take the turn into the village of Dobwalls. At the mini double roundabout, turn right onto the B3254 toward Looe. Pass through Duloe, descend a steep hill to Sandplace. Polraen is at the junction with the main A387 running into Looe.

Directions from Looe

Take the A387 following the river. When you reach the junction with the B3254, we are right in front of you. (Note Google Map Error – see above).

Public transport

By Train

You can reach Polraen from across the UK via mainline train to Liskeard changing to the Looe Valley Line for the picturesque journey to Sandplace – the last stop before Looe. It is a request stop so please tell the conductor.

From the station, turn right at the gate and walk parallel to the railway track for circa 400 yards. The remaining 5 minute journey skirting the banks of the river provides plenty of opportunity for spotting birds and wildlife as the estuary unfolds on the prettiest stretch of the entire line.

Tickets: Purchase your tickets from First Great Western for Sandplace.

Tickets purchased in advance offer a good value alternative to visiting Cornwall by car and it is often cheaper to purchase single fares in each direction. While you are here, cheap day returns via Liskeard offer great car free days out to Penzance, St Ives, Truro, Newquay, Falmouth and Plymouth with ‘combo’ tickets for the Eden Project.

By Bus

The bus picks up right outside the hotel reaching Looe in just 5 minutes with views at every turn on the picturesque 2 mile journey. The bus continues through the town to the village of Polperro. No 573 – Liskeard-Sandplace-Looe-Polperro – hourly service 07.30 to 1900. Click here to download the latest bus timetable.

Check in

Rooms are generally ready by 1pm although we do not guarantee check-in until 4.30pm. If you plan to arrive before this time and wish to collect your keys and drop off your luggage in order to enjoy the rest of your day, please call us in advance to agree an estimated arrival time.