Sea view - Hillside Villa
Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Newly refurbished Mediterranean style villa set into the wooded slopes of Black Rock, Millendreath, a picturesque Cornish Valley. Overlooks the sea and opposite hillside.The brick built villa which has been cedar clad, is located approx 150 metres from a sandy beach, in a sheltered south facing suntrap valley. A very mild climate through to winter, offering 3 night breaks out of summer season.
Comfortable modern living. 2 compact double bedrooms, both with double beds. A new light oak kitchen. Lounge with sea and country views. Under floor heating for cooler weather and an air exchange unit providing constant clean air into the property, (Ideal for asthma and hay fever sufferers and purifying air from pet odours). Fully double glazed. Parking is in the private car park in the valley approx 100 metres away after unloading at foot of villa steps. It is gated with pass code on entry. Although 2 bed roomed, ideally the Villa is best suited to couples.
Black Rock, Millendreath has its own private beach, a water sports company for body boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and wet suit hire. Tuition available.
There is a new beach front cafe serving breakfasts, drinks, snacks and meals through to 9pm. Licenced bar. More limited opening times throughout winter. Great 'Foody club' nights and Sunday lunches. Booking advised.
There are no amusement arcades or shops in the valley, but pretty Looe is 1 mile away and has them all, including a small night club!
There are coastal paths, countryside and woodland walks from the valley, ideal for dog walkers and ramblers. Dogs allowed on beach From October to March all day, March-Sept before 10am and after 6pm. At high tide Black Rock beach is small, but at low tide quite big and there is access to a huge beach to the east which can only be reached from Millendreath or Seaton making it very quiet. (Don't forget to get back before the tide comes back in or alternatively return by coast path!). Millendreath also has a jetty from which to fish or enclosed bathing at high tide.
Bed linen hire an optional extra at £15 per double bed. Please ask if required.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS ONGOING REGENERATION/REDEVELOPMENT OF MILLENDREATH VALLEY, WITH NEW HOUSING BEING BUILT. SOME NOISE AND DISRUPTION MAY BE EXPERIENCED DURING YOUR STAY.....WHICH IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. GREAT RATES TO COMPENSATE AND DISCOUNTS FOR RETURN VISITS DURING THE REFURBISHMENTS.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Millendreath 150 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay and Exeter, Nearest railway: Looe 3 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Newly refurbished interior 2012, exterior 2013.
Fabulous sea and countryside views. Elevated enclosed terrace.
Comfortable modern living with double glazing.
2 compact double bedrooms both with 2 X DOUBLE BEDS. Ideal for couples.
Underfloor heating to lounge, kitchen, bathroom and hallway
Nuaire built in Air exchange unit for constant clean air (Ideal asthma/ hay fever sufferers/odours from pets between lets)
Modern TV unit with Flatscreen HD TV and HD freesat
DVD Player I POD and CD player. Please bring own DVD's and CD's to play.
Two leather sofas (2013), pouffe and a nest of tables.
A small dining table opens out to comfortably seat four guests.
New oak kitchen with integrated appliances; fridge, freezer and full sized dishwasher.
Washer / Dryer
New fan assisted electric oven
Ceramic hob with luxury hood over.
All cockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are provided.
New bathroom with narrow bath with Myra Sport electric shower over
Patio table with 4 chairs and cushions
2 x reclining chairs
Small BBQ. Please do not use disposable BBQs on terrace floor or dining table. Thanks (Plastic type coatings....will melt!)
Prices quoted do NOT include Bed linen -- OPTIONAL EXTRA AT £15 PER DOUBLE BED - To cover professional laundering. Please state on enquiry if you require bed linen.
|Further details outdoors|
Beach front cafe, snacks to alacarte menu. Licensed. A great fish and chip shop is at the top of the lane (Coddy Shack) and Londis and Spar shops are 20 minutes walk away in the Barbican.
A 25 minute walk along the hilly coast path or road takes you to the busy fishing port of Looe, with its harbour, restaurants, cafes and shops dotted around its narrow and quaint streets. Once the tide is out you can walk to Looe or Seaton/Downdery in the opposite direction. If driving to Looe, the journey is 5 minutes and has ample parking.
The Villa is about 150 meters from the beach front.
£15 worth of electricity included per full week, which usually easily covers 1 weeks stay without using under floor heating. Extra cards available on site 7 days a week from £5. Savings can be made by only using the heating when needed.
UPDATE: Meter has been changed to a lower tarrif in 2013 by our landlord/developer so this will make a difference to running costs with heating on. As a guide; on the old tariff, £30 worth was used in a cold autumn week, heating on and dishwasher/washer/dryer/dishwasher/oven in full normal use so a top up of £15 was required. The change over has greatly improved the usage.
You are reminded that there are 63 steps up to the property with a hand rail.
BT Wi fi available inside villa (BT will charge unless a BT wi fi customer) Some mobile signals can be poor. O2 and Tesco the strongest.
Phone box in valley.
DOGS ...............NO DOG RESTRICTIONS ON BEACH FROM 30th SEPT - 1st MARCH..............
* Dogs are allowed on main beach before 10am - and after 6pm March - September. At low tide you can walk with your dog on a lead, along the jetty and over the rocks to the quiet east beach, be sure to return before the tide comes back in so as not to get cut off. (several hours) Please use dogs bins provided *
There is also a dog friendly beach 5 minutes walk away in the next bay (Plaidy) and Seaton beach 5 miles away (by car) or a 45 minute walk along the beach at low tide and is also dog friendly . The coastal, woodland and Moor walks near by are fabulous for those with or without dogs and many places in Cornwall are dog friendly.
There are laminate floors throughout, except carpeted bedrooms which we ask you keep dogs out of, Thank you.
1 medium sized dog crate is available if required, but no bedding or bowls. (Dogs should not be left alone in the property)
A charge of £20 per full week is payable per dog.
Website : http://seaview66.wix.com/seaview
The West Country region
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Cornwall lies on the western tip of England, with Celtic roots and mild climate, it has been a great favourite for holiday makers, with a stunning landscape, wooded valleys to jagged cliffs, and a dramatic coast line with clean beaches provide the perfect holiday destination for all ages. It is the perfect retreat at any time of year.
MILLENDREATH is a small inlet with its own sandy, private beach, 1 mile from the main town of Looe to the West. There is a tranquil air to the place as there is no through traffic. The valley was purchased by Espalier developments. It is being re marketed as Black Rock, Millendreath, with plans to regenerate the valley with eco build holiday homes, swimming pool and spa. £50 million is the planned budget for what will become an upmarket resort. Much improvement has already been completed.
A water sports tuition and hire business, beach front cafe, toilets and beach showers arrived for summer 2013.
There are coastal walks with breath-taking views in every direction; woodland walks starting from your door and picnic areas in scenic locations.
Millendreath is so secluded you may have difficulty finding it on a map, yet it is so close to some of the best known attractions in the West Country. There is a jetty which provides an enclosed bathing area or fishing platform when the tide is in. There are numerous rock pools and crevices. When the tide is out you can walk along the beach-front, or take a 20 minute coastal path walk or 5 minute drive to Looe where there is ample parking. Being close to the A38 there is always somewhere to explore.
The picturesque fishing town of Looe is situated on the spectacular South Cornwall Coast in a largely unspoilt area of the South West. It has an unpretentious charm and an excellent range of facilities with traditional Inns and cosy pubs tucked away in the pretty narrow streets. Many 15th Century building remain. Restaurants, galleries, cafes, shops and convenience stores are found in this quaint fishing village. There is ample parking in Looe.
Families love to fish for crabs from the quayside.
A variety of boats can be hired including a ferry or glass bottomed boat which will also take you around Looe Rock (St Georges island) Try a spot of fishing for yourself, deep sea shark, conger or mackerel are are in the area. Dolphins and seals are also often seen.
The coastline in this region is stunning and is accessible by the scenic Cornwall South Coast Path. You can walk to the neighbouring fishing village Polperro,(5 miles) where you will find a smaller version of Looe with its quaint working harbour, pedestrianized streets and fabulous gift shops, galleries, good selection of pubs and restaurants.
Looe hosts a range of events including sailing regattas, Looe music festival, carnival week and even a duck race! New Year at Looe is made really special with the whole town celebrating in fancy dress and fireworks at midnight off the beach. It is among the top 10 English destinations to be at New year!
You may wish to explore the Eden project, 25 miles from Millendreath, combined with the Lost gardens of Heligan (approx same distance) or The beautiful old fishing port of Mevagissey is 27 miles away and even the North coast towns of Newquay and Padstow are within one hours driving time at 37 miles from your villa.
Other amenities close by include horse riding, Shire horse centre, rock climbing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, sea and course fishing and the Monkey sanctuary (10 minutes walk). The Lux Park Leisure Centre indoor pool in Liskeard (15 mins) has water flumes – a popular outing for families.
Looe (par 70, 5940 yd). Hoburne Doublebois( 9 holes, 2192 yd). Lostwithiel Bodmin 8 miles away (par 72, 5984 yd). Whitsand Bay Portwrinkle (par 70, 6013 yd). Lanhydrock Bodmin 11 miles away (par 70, 6100 yd). St Mellion Saltash 11 miles away (par 72/69, 7019/5782 yd).
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19 Mar 2014
"Wonderful sea view, spotlessly clean, excellent value for money !!!"
This has got to be THE BEST holiday villa we have ever stayed in. It had excellent facilities, a sea view to die for and was very affordable. We had a slight problem prior to arrival which the owner was quick to inform us about and offered a discount when we book again - which we most definitely will be doing. There are 63 stairs to climb to the villa but it is worth it. There is lots of parking and easy access to the beach which although small is more than adequate. The villa is ideally situated to explore around the area. This truly was a little gem of a find.
Thank you for the lovely review, it seems you like it as much as we do! You are welcome back any time.....as are ALL our previous guests, who I have to say, have been great. We have been very lucky. Can't wait to go for Easter to do some decorating and renewals.
Thanks again, Karen and Steve
11 Feb 2014
"Fabulous Short Break"
Stayed for a short break Thurs-Sunday at the end of January.
Fabulous communication between ourselves and the owner from beginning to end and even during our break.
Great small apartment, would recommend for couples though even though it has two bedrooms. Quite a few steps up to the front door, not a problem if you are relatively fit. Fabulous patio that overlooks the sea.
The interior has been modernised and has everything you need for a great holiday.
Two sets of patio doors, one from the lounge and one from the bedroom from which you can see the sea whilst having your early morning brew.
Electricity is by card, I believe the first card is included. One thing to note though is that the underfloor heating does take up quite a lot of electricity, we used about a tenner on the first day without realising. After that we turned off the underfloor heating and put on the oil filled radiators, still plenty warm enough, but the electric cost came down to about £4 a day (dishwasher, radiators, kettle, oven and hob all being used).
Walked to Seaton (about an hour) and to Looe (about 30 mins), enjoyed a meal at the Coddy Shack - excellent (see separate review), Zute Bar - excellent (see separate review) and a terrible meal at Golden Guinnea (see separate view).
Would I recommend this place, in a heartbeat.
Thank you so much for the great review for January. We didn't quite expect the popularity of our winter breaks, so are now providing alternative heating. We are fitting low energy wall heaters for both bedrooms but will keep the storage heaters in addition. The under floor heating remains as a little luxury for those who want it in the lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
12 Jan 2014
"Lovely apartment in a great location"
Lovely apartment with great views over the sea, it is furnished to a high standard and very well equipped, there wasn't anything we couldn't find that we needed. The under floor heating made it nice and cozy in the winter. The kids loved it, we will definitely be going back.
Thank you for a positive winter review, particularly as there were a couple of storms during your stay! You are welcome back any time.
2 Nov 2013
"As beautifully presented as the pictures suggest."
Just returned from a lovely stay in The Villa. Modern, beautifully presented apartment. Very clean and well organised. Had every appliance and gadget you could wish for to ensure self catering was as easy as being at home! Under floor heating ensured a cosy stay despite the weather. The views (and the storms) were was spectacular to see through the floor to ceiling windows. Loved my morning coffee whilst reading in bed and keeping an eye on the tide. Great little walks to Looe and Seaton along the beaches....even with an elderly Jack Russell and a daughter with a pot on her arm!
Can't wait to come back when we can get in the sea. x
Thank you for the lovely comments. So pleased the storms didn't put you off!!! You are more than welcome to stay in 'warmer' weather; whenever that might be! Hope your daughter's broken arm didn't affect her enjoyment. All the best Karen
27 Oct 2013
"Beautiful view, relaxing destination"
The accommodation is set in a quiet valley with great views of the sea from the balcony, yet only a short stroll to the beach. We took the dog and she loved the freedom. The property has everything yo… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Karen
14 Oct 2013
Spent a week at the colder end of the summer but even so was absolutely fantastic. Great location and beach on the doorstep was perfect. Villa itself was definitely a home from home with brilliant fac… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, you are welcome back any time. Thank you to everyone who reviews their stay in Sea View, it is very much appreciated.
22 Sep 2013
"Home from home , beautiful location."
Excellent location. Ideal to explore the rest of Cornwall or just relax locally.Lots of walks for the energetic. The cafe on the seafront do excellent seafood dishes if you fancy eating out and you … More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate them. Look forward to welcoming you back next year. We have yet to sample the café, but hear that it is nice. (When their licence comes through, they may stop the 'Bring your own bottle,' we will have to see.) Many thanks. Karen
29 Jul 2013
"Superb Cornish Holiday"
Myself, my husband, teenage daughter and her friend shared this beautiful apartment. Plenty of room, all mod cons with a gorgeous view. Millendreath is a quiet location with it's own private beach. A fantastic walk into Looe Town, certainly gets the heart pumping with all the steep hills, or cheat, and wait for the tide to go out, then walk along the beach and over the rocks, much more fun. A car is a must, most main towns are easily reached within an hour and a half or less. A very hilly area and lots of steps, but great to kick start your fitness! Will come back in a few years to see how all the regeneration has been established. A wonderful holiday. A smashing apartment. Beautiful views.
Thank you for taking the time to review, so pleased your family enjoyed their stay. It will be interesting to come back and see the changes to Millendreath and if you do you are more than welcome to stay in Sea View. (Keep the fitness up now) Take care. Karen
20 Jul 2013
"Perfekter Start für unsere Cornwall & Devon Rundreise"
Uns war der Ort Looe von Freunden empfohlen worden, um einen Teil Cornwalls zu erkunden und so machte ich mich auf die Suche nach einer Unterkunft. Wir fanden sie, da uns die Fotos der Villa sofort an… More
Wow, all I can say is ''thank you''. Not sure if this will be published in English or German, (It was translated for us) I am thrilled. Really pleased your journey from Germany was worth while. We would welcome you back any time. Best wishes. Karen and Steve
17 May 2013
"Excellently refurbished chalet in a fantastic location"
This chalet has been refurbished to a very high standard. It was exceptionally clean, modern bright and airy. It had everything you need for a comfortable stay, we had some rain but we were very happy to stay in and relax on the comfy sofas. It was a home from home. The views are lovely, we had a cuppa in bed every morning just to sit and relax whilst watching the ocean. We had our 2 beagles with us and there are plenty of good walks. Looe, Seaton, Downderry, and the Estuary and Forest walk in Looe is lovely. The booking system is easy, Karen is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go again and I would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased everything was OK, particularly as there is still refurbishment, by the developer's, occurring in the villas below ours. (To be completed by June 2013) Hopefully, if you do decide to revisit, there will be a cafe and water sports facility on the beach front.
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