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Apartment in historical building in a quite area close to town centre and beach. - Sand Dune

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Sand Dune

Sand Dune is located on the first floor of The Old Cornish Museum less than one minute from the sandy beach. The apartment has central heating, a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, comfy sofa, a bathroom with a full size bath and shower over and a comfortable bed with quality linen and towels provided. There is a set of outside granite steps to it's own front door and lobby.


About the property

Museum Apartments

You couldn't get closer to the beach in Looe unless you sit on it. This self-catering, one bedroom holiday home in Cornwall has everything you need for a romantic holiday or short break. Take your wallet, partner and shoes if you are planning on walking further than the glorious sandy beach. You will find everything else you need for a perfect vacation in the restored Cornish fisherman's cottage. The massive Georgian stone walls will keep you will be cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter. Forget the car and spend time walking the coastal paths to Polperro and beyond, visiting St George's Island or just browse the small independent shops. Watch the fishermen bringing their catch to market at high tide while enjoying your fish and chips. Eat in one of the many highly acclaimed restaurants or enjoy a pint and some shanty songs. Get to know how friendly the locals really are. At night time you may just catch the sound of the waves breaking on the beach at high tide, but nothing else.

South Cornwall: reckoned to be Britain's most beautiful and interesting coastline - is a land of steep wooded rocky chines which lead inland from the sea along stream and river valleys. Villages spill down these craggy inlets to the water where there is often to be found an old fishing harbour, always massively defended against the rolling Atlantic winter storms, and in today's more gentle political climate usually home to yachts and fishing boats, rather than the sea-reivers, smugglers and wreckers of yore.

Mewing buzzards ride ladders of air above the craggy igneous Cornish landscape, as farmers work their herds in what is the balmiest climate in the British Isles, due to the gentle wash of the Gulf Stream along its shores.

The local history is rich: the Spanish Armada may have failed in its mission, but South Cornwall saw the only successful invasion since William the Conqueror when the Spaniards briefly invaded the county. The little-known Stannary Parliament at nearby Liskeard, which gave the tin-miners a large degree of self-rule, last sat in 1572, and the picturesque and haunting ruins of tin-mines still dot the uncompromisingly rugged but utterly beautiful landscape. The 'Cornish Alps' are testimony to the once-great china clay industry, and stories of the sea - lifeboat heroes, sea-going villains and naval battles - dominate this once-remote region. Surfing, crabbing, shark-fishing, lobster-fishing and scuba-diving are now the main activities in waters where revenue-men and smugglers and units of the Royal Navy and Napoleon's fleet once contended with cutlass and cannon.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Newson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Paul Newson

My wife and I run this small holiday business from our home office just outside Bath. We own all

the properties we let and that currently includes two cottages in beautiful Freshford near Bath; one

one bedroom cottage just outside Bath and The Old Museum in Looe, Cornwall.

We have designed the business on our own experiences of travelling and staying in holiday

apartments. Here are our main principles:

• Be as responsive as possible to any email communication from the customer. We try to

answer all emails within the hour.

• Offer interesting, historic buildings in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

• Offer locations that work well without a car.

• Try to make the properties as close to a “home from home” as possible.

• Work hard to keep the standard of maintenance as high as possible.

• We pay a bonus to our housekeeper if the words “spotlessly clean” appear in a review.

• Make the business of booking as simple and straightforward as possible.

• Trust our guests.

• Provide enough information to enable guests to find the property easily.

• Make the check in as simple as possible.

• Provide a stress-free holiday from beginning to end.

Paul Newson purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Paul Newson chose England

Sand Dune and Sand Martin are located on the first floor of The Old Cornish Museum. They are nearly mirror images of each other with minor variations in the layout, décor and furnishings.

This apartment is for you if you enjoy:

Being within one minute of beautiful sandy Looe beach.

A location two minutes from the shops, restaurants and pubs.

Staying in an almost traffic free area.

The sound of the waves breaking on the sea shore.

A car free holiday if desired.

A cosy and warm home from home

Walking the coastal paths at any time of year

Areas of outstanding natural beauty within walking distance

Staying in a proper working fishing town with friendly locals

High speed WiFi connection with download speeds of up to 35 MB

What makes this apartment unique

I have known Cornwall all my life and I chose Looe because:

It feels like a real place with a fishing industry and work outside the tourist and second home business. Most of the homes in Looe are occupied all year round so the pubs are lively on a Friday night and the Fore Street can have a buzz about it on a Saturday morning.

It is possible to arrive in Looe by train.

It not very far inside Cornwall shaving an hour or more off the tail end a long drive from up-country.

I chose this particular property because:

I loved the idea of being so close to the beach.

It was so quiet at night.

I liked the privacy of being one row back from the sea front.

I loved the thick solid construction and the history of the building.

I could see it working well for short Winter breaks.

I felt there was enough to do in the area to keep occupied for a week without using the car.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Please check my own website www.theoldmuseumlooe.co.uk for short breaks.


Amenities

Looe Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over and a heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a radiator, king-size bed, bedside tables with side lights, double wardrobe, luggage rack, full-size mirror, hair dryer and various pictures.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Parking. (not included) When you first arrive you can drive to the property to drop your cases. The Millpool car park is the main car park in Looe for visitors. To get there cross Looe bridge, follow the road in the direction of Polperro, drive a short distance up the hill and take the second turning on the right. This is a Council run Pay and Display car park that can be paid for using a mobile phone. On-street parking is readily available in West Looe outside the main season.

Reviews

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Sand Dune
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews
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5

lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute 3 night break at the Sand Dune apartment in Looe. Paul was very accomodating when we were making our booking especially as we had to change the dates of our stay at the last moment. Arthur was also really helpful when we arrived and came round to help us with the hot water/heating within 5 mins of giving him a call at 9:30pm (Thank you Arthur!)

The apartment is in an excellent location with everything on your doorstep, the beach, the pier, pubs, shops and restaurants. It was also a lovely place to get back to quickly when Looe just got a bit too busy with so many visitors (once we left the car, we felt like locals!) We found everything we needed in the aprtment, The free Wifi was a nice extra that we made use of and had excellent mobile phone reception on O2..

The local Chinese takeaway was excellent value for money & quality of food (there are a couple in Looe - the better one is nearer the flat, and is a takeaway only, not a restaurant). We also ate at one of the quayside restaurants where the seafood was very good. You must book on a weekend though as they get very busy.

Overall Looe was an excellent destination - once we arrived, we didn't actually go back to the car until it was time to go home. The flat was like a home from home and we had exactly the getting away from it all break we were after! We have already recommended it to frends.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southport
5

Perfect beach retreat for two

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well-equipped delightful cottage for two, a stone's throw away from the beach and harbour.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Location, Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have very busy lives working extremely hard. We were after a complete escape from life, in idyllic settings.

We came across Looe and it was so scenic & had such rustic charm, we knew this was the place.

We stumbled upon the Sand Dune Cottage, and this was just what we were after.

On arrival we were so impressed with the location. Everything that we wanted to visit in Looe was always just a stones throw away. The restaurant scene is faultless, quality was impeccable and staying so close meant we were both able to enjoy a romantic drink together.

The cottage itself was homely and cosy. Kitchen was well equipped. The shower was nice and hot and the bed was very comfy.

Everything was clean and it is clear that the cottage is very much looked after and in keeping with the vibe of the town.

We also found, not only was it in the perfect location in Looe to the beach/harbour restaurants etc. It was also a fantastic location as a base to explore Cornwall. We had day trips to St Micheal's Mount, The Eden Project, Camel Valley Winery, The Lost Gardens of Heligan (just to name a few)

We attempted the walk from Looe to Polperro - a definite must if you enjoy a good walk!

This was a fantastic holiday! We would definitely come back and stay again. Thank you for everything and making our stay comfortable.

This getaway will remain in our hearts forever, especially as we left Looe, newly engaged.

Cannot thank you enough, See you soon

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sand Dune

  • 5 of 5

Sand Dune fab place cosy and with everything you need. 2 mins walk from beach and from Looe centre. We loved it and will definately stay there again. Debz and Paul

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy apartment meters from the beach and town.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely homely apartment just like the pictures. Very clean with soft towels and bedding provided and extras. The location is fantastic just meters from the beach and the town. Lots of lovely places to eat. Highly recommended. Oh and the Wi-Fi has been upgraded and super fast. Great communication and customer service from the owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect few days

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sand Dune, it's so close to the seafront and is a perfect location for all Looe has to offer. The property was spotless and had everything you need. Owner has been most helpful at all times. The Golden guinea has a great value for money roast dinner and The Sail Loft has 3 course meal for £20 that was fab. If you like shanty music, go along toThe Jolly sailor on Tuesday and Thursday nights, very welcoming locals. Really enjoyed outstay and would recommend to all.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree the Jolly Sailor is a very friendly place, as is the town of Looe.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Salutation Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Looe
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Trawler on the Quay
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Looe
Car: not necessary

South Cornwall - reckoned to be Britain's most beautiful and interesting coastline - is a land of steep wooded rocky chines which lead inland from the sea along stream and river valleys. Villages spill down these craggy inlets to the water where there is often to be found an old fishing harbour, always massively defended against the rolling Atlantic winter storms, and in today's more gentle political climate usually home to yachts and fishing boats, rather than the sea-reivers, smugglers and wreckers of yore.

Mewing buzzards ride ladders of air above the craggy igneous Cornish landscape, as farmers work their herds in what is the balmiest climate in the British Isles, due to the gentle wash of the Gulf Stream along its shores. The local history is rich: the Spanish Armada may have failed in its mission, but South Cornwall saw the only successful invasion since William the Conqueror when the Spaniards briefly invaded the county. The little-known Stannary Parliament at nearby Liskeard

Other Activities: Shark fishing, seal watching, whale watching and bird watching

Photos

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