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Luxury fisherman's cottage by the sandy beach in Looe, Cornwall includes parking

Looe, Cornwall, UK
  • Cottage807 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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You couldn't get closer to the beach in Looe unless you sit on it. This self-catering, two bedroom holiday home has everything you need for a romantic holiday or short break. There is a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a double sofa-bed so it can sleep up to five people. The bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over and a walk-in shower. You will find everything you need for a perfect vacation in the restored Cornish fisherman's cottage, including dishwasher, washer/dryer, wifi, etc. Everything is crisp, clean and beautifully decorated and furnished featuring Cornish slate floors and window cills and some lovely artwork. The massive stone walls will keep you will be cool in summer, warm and cosy on winter evenings spent sitting around the gas log effect stove on the beautifully comfortable leather sofa. If you decide to take the car out you will only have to walk a few yards to the dedicated secure parking spot.

Take your wallet and shoes if you are planning on walking further than the glorious sandy beach.

Forget the car and spend time walking the coastal paths to Polperro and beyond or visiting St George's Island. Watch the fishermen bringing their catch to market at high tide. 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. Spend time on the glorious safe sandy beach, secure in the knowledge you can be back home in one minute if you need to dodge a shower, take care of little ones or just have a cup of coffee. At night time you may just catch the sound of the waves breaking on the beach at high tide, but nothing else.

Property Manager

Paul Newson

Member Since 2005
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Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Paul Newson

My wife and I run this small holiday business from our home office just outside Bath. We own the three properties we let in East 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.

Why Paul Newson chose Looe

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. 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 Cottage 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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single
      • The double bedroom has an hotel quality double mattress and quality duvet, bedside tables with side lights, bedside rugs, built-in double wardrobe, full length mirror and hair dryer. Quality 100% cotton bedding and luxury towels are provided. Bedroom two
        Bedroom two has a comfortable single bed, bedside table with side light, bedside rug, double wardrobe, full length mirror and hair dryer. Egyptian cotton bedding and luxury towels are provided. The single bedroom has a wardrobe, side table with light, full length mirror and hair dryer. It also has a cube bed with bedding provided (requested on booking form) for an additional guest.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • The stylish art deco bathroom has a walk-in shower, a full size bath with a shower over, heated towel rail, shaving mirror, shaving socket, stool and bathroom cabinet. All quality towels are provided and include large bath sheets.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Downtown
        • Near The Ocean
        • Oceanfront
        • Resort
        • Rural
        • Town
        • Village
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      A simple room-stat will give you total control over the heating.
                    • Internet
                      Super-fast wifi with download speeds of up to 35 megabits.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linen is quality 100% cotton. Additional linen is provided for the sofa-bed or cube bed if requested on the booking form.
                    • Living Room
                      The living room has a comfortable sofa, TV, DVD player, sidelights, coffee table, side board and log effect gas fired stove. There some original paintings, local art and other pictures.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      A dedicated parking place is provided in the locked seafront car park. Commercial vehicles are not permitted.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Free to use for local and national calls.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      An adequate supply of fresh towels are provided including some bath sheets.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      A cloths airer is provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      A washer/dryer is installed in the kitchen.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      The access code is in the Welcome folder.


                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen has washer/dryer and a dishwasher. Guests have commented that 'there was nothing that was missing from this kitchen'. There is a Cornish slate floor.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything you will need to cook most types of food.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Every you will need for all the main meals. You shouldn't need to wash up often, if at all.
                        • Dishwasher
                          A family size dish washer.
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          French coffee press and an espresso maker.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Full size electric oven with a grill.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Tea, coffee, oil, sugar, salt and pepper.
                        • Refrigerator
                          There is a five star freezer compartment.
                        • Stove
                          Four plate gas hob.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining table has seating for four. However a couple of 'extras' can just squeeze in.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Random books and local guides.
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Freeview only. Consider bringing an HDMI cable and laptop to enjoy the large download speed and watch films and catch-up TV.
                                • Video Library
                                  Just a few videos in case it rains.


                                    • Groups
                                    • Singles
                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible
                                      There is a low flood board but no stairs within the property. There is also a walk in shower with a low step up. There are no steps to get onto the beach.


                                        • museums
                                        • arboretum
                                        • bay/sound
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • caves
                                        • churches
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • playground
                                        • pond
                                        • rain forests
                                        • recreation center
                                        • reefs
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins
                                        • synagogues
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • paddle boating
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • bird watching
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • spelunking
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                      36 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Clean and well equipped, fantastic location.

                                                      Paul Edwards

                                                      Clean and well equipped, great location.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Many thanks.

                                                      Needs cleaning

                                                      Elizabeth W.Stoke on Trent

                                                      Stayed in the cottage for two weeks in Aug with wife and 3 kids. Good points; Great location only meters from the beach, and right in the centre close to restaurants/bars/shops. Good size for a old cottage. Good sized bathroom. Parking space close by.

                                                      Now the bad points; The whole cottage needs a really good clean top to bottom. We found dust that had been there months. A shoe behind the fire!! The floor was filthy and after seeing the mop in the cottage you can see why! The freezer door falls off every time it's opened. The hot tap in the bath falls off every time it's used. The smoke alarm goes off at the slightest thing...opening a packet of smoky bacon crisps near it I think would even set it off. The walls are quite marked and would benefit from being painted.

                                                      All in all a good cottage poorly managed. We wouldn't stay here again. The cleaner did come in for a wipe around when we complained but must of only been in 20 mins as cottage was still dirty. Contacted the owner regarding getting some money back as we felt it wasn't hygienic and nowhere near the standard it should of been, but got completely ignored. You can't ignore your cottage is filthy.

                                                      We have photos to back up all of our points.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for sharing your opinion.

                                                      Old Museum Cottage, Looe Cornwall

                                                      Stuart S.

                                                      What a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and tidy with excellent kitchen facilities.The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and the added car parking spot was really good. Restaurants, shops, bars tea rooms all within one minute even the beach and fishing all within just a few steps from your door. We really enjoyed our stay and we are already looking forward to our return.

                                                      The old museum excellent

                                                      Don M.

                                                      The old museum cottage is a lovely place to stay, very clean and nicely decorated. Everything we needed was there, couldn't ask for more, wouldn't change or add anything, location was ideal. Miss Marples did lovely snacks, would definitely recommend .

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you.

                                                      The old cornish museum,fantastic place

                                                      nichola c.

                                                      We had a wonderful stay in the old Cornish museum,well equipped,clean and very close to a gorgeous beach/town. Fell in love with Looe and the surrounding area.

                                                      Fantastic stay!

                                                      Kim B.

                                                      We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Fantastic location in the heart of Looe and steps from the beach. Well equipped kitchen and appreciated having a parking spot close by.


                                                      Looe, Cornwall, UK

                                                      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


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

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

                                                      36 Reviews
                                                      Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                      Property # 483041ha