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This beautifully renovated 19th Century cottage is located in a conservation area only 120 metres from the harbour of West Looe. Modern self-catering facilities throughout include a lovely open plan living room and superb fitted kitchen/dining area, double bedroom & twin bedded rooms adjacent to the first floor family bathroom, and an impressive master bedroom equipped with en-suite double shower room. Additionally a small utility room offers a washer/dryer. With level access by foot, the cottage it's suitable for all ages. The safe, sandy beach is just 500 metres and is popular with bathers and boarders. The old town of Looe is a maze of tiny lanes and quaint cottages. There is a nice assortment of shops to suit all tastes as well as many good restaurants (Carvery, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Pubs) Suitable for romantic short breaks + family holidays alike, Looes' oldest pub and best Deli are just a couple of facilities close at hand.
Locality: Polperro and Fowey with their lovely harbours are within walking distance for the energetic or can be reached easily by car or on one of the regular boat trips from Looe harbour. The Cornish Coast path passes right through Looe & offers some amazing coastal views & wonderful walks (west to Fowey and east to Rame Head). Boat trips also run to Looe Island where seal watching is a favourite pass-time. Glass bottomed boats also offer a window into the rich local aquatic environment. The fantastic Eden project along with the Lost Gardens of Heligan are less than an hour away. Rugged Dartmoor is a 45 minute drive & there are ample golf clubs in the area (St Mellion, Looe Down, Saltash, Portwrinkle, and Doublebois). Plymouth is a 30 minute drive away and offers the National Marine Aquarium, the Theatre Royal, Plymouth Dome & great shopping plus all the night life you would expect from a big city.
Families: Looe Monkey Sanctuary is a great favourite with children housing many rescued woolly monkeys in a wonderful wooded environment. 30 minutes by car is Kidz World - a fantastic indoor adventure zone for children from toddlers up because it rains in Cornwall too! There is an great donkey sanctuary with indoor / outdoor play at Gunnislake - a 25 minute drive away. There are two arcades in Looe that offer traditional children’s rides & 2p slots for that traditional British seaside holiday feel if that is your preference. Crab fishing is a brilliant pass-time for kids & parents alike. In the summer half an hour can easily fill a bucket with crabs & the quay is often lined with very competitive parents! Many of the restaurants in Looe offer an early sitting (5:30 to 6:00pm) which enables families with younger children to dine out without the need for a babysitter.
(We can provide contact details for a local babysitter if required. Emily works at the local pre-school & is police-checked)
Sports: Fishermen amongst you will not be disappointed. Charters leave Looe (weather depending) & account for shark in the summer, pollock, conger & bass. This area of coast is rich with reefs & the shore fishing for bass especially on surface lures can be spectacular. For families, regular mackerel fishing trips leave the quay with all tackle provided. Looe has a diving school (Looe Divers) offering guided dives on local reefs & wrecks popular because of the fantastic water clarity & warmth. Surfing & canoeing are very popular in & around Looe and there is a great surf beach at Portwrinkle (20 minutes by car).
We have accepted small pets unconditionally for a number of years however in 2013 we have had a number of instances of animal damage. Going forward we now require a refundable deposit of £100 for guests accompanied by their pets. ...moreless
2 bedrooms (1st floor) - I x double bedroom and 1 x twin bedded room adjacent to the family bathroom.
1 master bedroom (2nd floor) with en-suite shower room/toilet.
The whole cottage has been fully refurbished and is completely redecorated annually.
Unlike many cottages in Looe where the entrance to the cottage is directly into the main downstairs living space, we have a small hall which can conveniently accommodate 2 prams / dog beds and any additional beach / holiday equipment....moreless
The bathrooms have both been refurbished to a high standard.The top floor en-suite benefits from a double, walk in shower with massage jets....moreless
A travel cot is available at the cottage suitable up to age 2. Please bring your own linen for the travel cot - we find most people want to use their own bedding for their little ones. A high chair is provided at the cottage along with a step to enable access to sinks and Loo's for toddlers. There is also a good quality moveable stairgate available to ensure your childrens security. For children out of cots there is bed guard fitted to one of the single beds.
The cottage is very family friendly (we use it regularly ourselves with our 7 year old son & 5 year old daughter). It is set out on 3 levels with the master and en-suite at the top of the house. Families (two adults and children) can easily utilize levels 1 and 2 for ease as there is ample space and the stairs are not overly steep, unlike many properties locally.The living area is also spacious. All facilities in the cottage are modern - fridge/freezer, washing machine / tumbledryer, microwave, beds, bedding and all fittings....moreless
We keep a good selection of books on the shelves - you are most welcome to read them during your stay but please don't remove!...moreless
Storage heater system - instructions in the manual....moreless
Iron & Board
All the beds will be made up with clean bedding when you arrive. If you stay more than a week and want to wash the bedding mid-stay, there is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room....moreless
EARLY SPRING Feb 14 - Mar 27, 2015 3 night min stay
EASTER Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015 5 night min stay
LATE SPRING Apr 11 - May 22, 2015 4 night min stay
MAY HALF TERM May 23 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
EARLY SUMMER May 30 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
SUMMER Jun 20 - Jul 17, 2015 7 night min stay
HIGH SEASON Jul 18 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
LATE SUMMER Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Price includes hot water, electricity & bed linen for the adult & twinbeds (Towels & beach towels not provided and we have found from experience that our guests prefer to bring their own specific bedding for the travel cot as required). Free parking is available close to the property (within 100 metres) and reasonably priced paid weekly parking is available within 400 metres if preferred.
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Looe is an unspoilt, picturesque fishing village dating back to the 12 century.Looe is situated on the SE coast of Cornwall 15 miles west of Plymouth with East & West divided by the harbour.It's blessed with quaint old buildings, smugglers taverns & some of Cornwalls finest restaurants.Looe is mild off season & fantastic for spring/autumn breaks or for its famous New Year fancy dress street party & fireworks.Looe is a thriving fishing port providing quality raw materials for the restaurants.Because it is a working community you can be sure that the facilities you require are open all year round. It's gently shelving sandy beach is very child friendly and there are rock pools galore to keep even the most inquisitive children occupied.Looe river and the surrounding coastline is excellent for sport fishing for bass or summer charters can be arranged as Looe is the shark fishing capital of Great Britain.The more energetic can make use of the 'South West Coast Path' which runs through Looe.