Claire and Amil
- english, german, Bosnian
About Claire and Amil
Married couple (both professionals) living in the heart of London but hankering after Cornwall. Both animal and nature lovers with a baby on the way, we love travelling and spending time with our family and friends (at The Old Vicarage whenever time permits!). We both enjoy hosting and contact with our guests so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about The Old Vicarage or Looe more generally. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you, your families and friends will love The Old Vicarage as much as we do.
Claire and Amil purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Claire and Amil chose Looe
My husband and I bought the Old Vicarage in March 2016, having fallen in love with East Looe’s beautiful beaches, cliffs, excellent amenities, warm climate and friendliness. After months of house hunting, we were lucky enough to secure our dream home (having admired The Old Vicarage on many occasions en route to the beach). Due to family and work commitments in London, we are unable to live at the cottage full-time so, after spending some time lovingly renovating it, we decided to let our beautiful and historic home for other families to enjoy and create holidays to remember.
What makes this Cottage unique
Built in the 1600s, The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed building with the English Heritage. The cottage retains many of its original, characterful features including a flagstone hallway and beams. As its name suggests, the cottage started its life as a vicarage for the clergy. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the late Victorian engineer Joseph Thomas lived in The Old Vicarage while he created the road to Hannafore, the Banjo Pier and the railway line to Liskeard.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The Old Vicarage is a wonderful, comfy house in a very convenient, central location.
Communication with the owners was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
The vicarage in looe is a fantastic location, ideal for families
Vicarage was a fabulous place to stay, full of character and really homely and comfortable. It has a lovely feeling as soon as your walk in the door. Highly recommend staying there.
Thank you for your lovely review! I’m so glad you had an enjoyable holiday and I very much hope to host you and your party again in the future.
Wonderfully spacious property in the middle of Looe
The Old Vicarage is a very spacious property right in the heart of Looe and particularly close to the beautiful beach. We enjoyed a lovely sunny holiday with a mixed generation group of 7 whose ages ranged from 20 to 89. Everyone enjoyed the beach and went swimming in the sea (even the 89 year old). The property is well equipped and we ate many nice meals around the large table in the living room, including entertaining some other family members who were staying on the other coast of Cornwall but came over for the day. The one large room with sofas and dining table made for a very sociable holiday as we all spent time together in the room, chatting and playing games. The weather was so nice we hardly resorted to the television at all but had we wanted to we could have watched lots of films from the huge store of DVDs in the property. There is enough to do in Looe itself to fill a week, especially with good weather so we hardly used our car. There are boat trips, fishing trips, coastal path walks and a place in the town where you can go and paint a pot, which we did. Also quite a few shops and nice restaurants. There was a small problem with the property whilst we were there, not at all the fault of the owners, Claire and Amil, but relating to a neighbouring restaurant whose drainage needed some attention. This was dealt with with the greatest of concern by Dilly, the caretaker and Claire herself who kept in touch by email. Their attitude of care about our continued enjoyment of our holiday minimised the impact on us and we all had a very enjoyable week.
Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to host you at The Old Vicarage. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and are so sorry for the unforeseen issue that arose with our neighbour’s property. We worked with them whilst they were away, arranging the relevant engineer to visit their property in order to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible. We hope that the partial refund we issued to you went some way to compensate you for any inconvenience. We very much hope to host you again in the future and that you have a 5* stay next time
This self-catering accommodation is ideally and conveniently located to explore Looe’s pier, harbour, fishing quay, sandy beaches, museum, restaurants, pubs and amenities. The South West Coast Path's stunning scenery is within easy reach, as well as the many other Cornish attractions that lie outside Looe (including Talland Bay, Polperro’s picturesque fishing port, The Woolly Monkey Sanctuary and the internationally renowned Eden Project). For our active guests diving, sailing, fishing, walking and more are at your fingertips.