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Alice's Cottage, Stands In The Beautiful Wooded Valley At Watergate

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4) Stands In Beautiful Wooded Valley

Alice's Cottage provides peace and tranquility, a perfect holiday retreat at any time of the year. Just a few steps from the West Looe River with an abundance of wildlife life. There is a pretty 45 minute walk through Kilminorth Woods beside the estuary to the lively town of Looe. Looe has a good selection of small shops in particular an excellent fresh fish shop right by the market on the quay. It has many historic buildings including smugglers pubs and some of Cornwalls finest restaurants. There is a gently shelving child friendly beach and the coast is excellent for sport fishing. A short drive away is picturesque Polperro and excellent sheltered bays at Talland, Lantivert and Lantic. The cottage is beautifully equipped to a high standard. The cottage offers accommodation over two floors and has a mixture of carpeting, slate, tile floors and rugs throughout. The oak beamed lounge has an ancient fireplace with wood burning stove providing cosines on a winter's break. The modern tiled bathroom with electric power shower over bath and has a heated towel rail. The large airy kitchen/dinner has a range of wall and base units, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine and seating for four.

Keith and Dawn Brown
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

Why Keith and Dawn Brown chose Looe

We purchased this property in August 2016 after only viewing once. It had everything we were looking for in a holiday home. Perfect location in the heart of the woods but just a short distance from Looe and Polperro. The visitors book confirmed what we already guessed that people were choosing to return to Alice's Cottage several times a year. So we have decided to share this beautiful cottage and location with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Delightful old chocolate box cottage sheltered in the hamlet of Watergate, stands in a beautiful wooded valley. This idyllic spot is perfect for birdwatchers and walkers. The sound of the stream running nearby adds to the feeling of tranquility. But just minutes from beaches, shops and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spent a week at Alice Cottage, stayed for Christmas. Set in a beautiful valley, walks on the doorstep. A great walk into Looe, which has numerous shops and cafés. Location was perfect, cottage was chocolate box. Quality fixtures and fittings - including lovely bedding and even fine bone china crockery. Left a welcome pack of cheese, chocolates, biscuits and milk in the fridge, which was greatly appreciated. A little piece of heaven. Very dog friendly area, have never seen so many people walking their dogs. If you want a private, relaxing break this is the place to stay. Thank you to Keith & Dawn and Maureen for all their help and hospitality. We will definitely visit again.
Dec 2016
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Looe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Mira power shower over the bath. Glass shower screen. Wash hand basin, low level WC. Wall mounted heater and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 Double bed, built in wardrobes, bedside cabinets and lamps, chest of drawers Bedroom 2 Double bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided (only for use in cottage, not for beach use) Travel cot available on request (Linen not provided)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Alice's Cottage, Stands In The Beautiful Wooded Valley At Watergate
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully equipped cottage, lovely space, Watergate is a lovely peaceful valley, there was no one else around!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you and your family to Watergate in the future.
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Could not fault Alice's cottage..Highly recommend..

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cottage.. Very quiet country lane location.. Loved the wood burner in the living room.. lovely walk to looe through the woods although we did drive in most days. Thanks for the cream tea..

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Alice's Cottage and hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your kind comments.
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Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely 2 weeks at Alice's Cottage. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, set in a beautiful, peaceful part of Cornwall, near Looe. Enjoyed many an evening sat outside, appreciating the tranquil location, with a glass of bubbly!! Would definitely recommend the river walk from Alice's Cottage into Looe.

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and you were able to appreciate all that Alice's Cottage has to offer. We had the opportunity of staying this weekend, as you mentioned it was so tranquil sitting outside and for us looking up at the amazing array of stars but the Meteorite shower was not quite what we had hoped for. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Beautiful, cosy and snug

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week, blessed with good weather. The cottage was delightful and set in a small clearing by the river, very peaceful and everything we had imagined. The building has tiny rooms and the lounge was always cold (not bad when coming in on a hot day) but it was full of charm and character. We loved it and felt very at home here.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you had a pleasant stay at Alice's Cottage it is very tranquil and a great place to relax. Hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Idyllic setting. Beautiful cottage with quality beds, bedding etc. Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Set in a tiny hamlet of 4 cottages, Alices cottage is wonderful. The river Looe is approx 20 steps away with footpaths through the surrounding ancient woodland. 11 min drive from Looe, ideally situated for exploring beautiful Cornwall. Watched the squirrels, birds (including ? Buzzards) and sat in the garden every morning and evening listening to the stream and wonderful birds. Lovely wood burning stove and top quality beds, bedding and all kitchen ware, were the icing on the cake. Fresh scones, clotted cream and jam and provisions for making tea waiting on our arrival. Highly recommended, we will be returning.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed Alice's Cottage as much as we do. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Edit your Response
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Great Cottage & Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

Alice's Cottage was just perfect for our requirements. The setting is outstanding, especially if you are seeking peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings, with wildlife a few steps from the door. At dusk, watch the Daubenton's bats swooping low over the river to feed, sometimes chasing each other, and listen to the owl calls echoing around the woods. Look out for a Fox too, and if you're luck (we weren't), a Kingfisher. Little Egrets are a common sight along the river, along with their bigger cousin, the Heron.

Alice's cottage is clean and well equipped, and the beds are super-comfortable at the end of a hard day's exploring. Maureen, the cottage manager, called by on our first afternoon to give us a welcome introduction to the cottage and surrounding area. We immediately felt at home here and were very sorry to leave at the end of our week. We fully intend to return to Alice's Cottage, and next time we hope to make it two weeks.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. So pleased you were able to experience and appreciate the wonderful location Alice's Cottage is set in. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
95 Kilometres
M5 Jn 31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Watergate offers a peaceful retreat for guests, but within easy access of beaches, harbours and sheltered coves. Picturesque walks right on the doorstep. Looe only half hour stroll through the woods, or canoe along the river at high tide. Talland Bay and Polperro are worthy of an amble along the coastal path with spectacular views. This area is rich in bird-life with kingfishers, herons, buzzards, egrets and many more. For those who enjoy star gazing this is a perfect location due to clear skies the Milky Way is visible from the garden with the naked eye.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $132.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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