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 exit. Although 2 bed roomed, ideally the Villa is best suited to couples.There are 63 steps up to the property, please take this into account before booking. Thank you.
Black Rock, Millendreath has its own private beach, a water sports company for body boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and wet suit hire. Tuition available. Please check Black Rock Beach Resort for opening times.
There is a new beach front cafe serving breakfasts, drinks, snacks and meals. Licenced bar. More limited opening times throughout winter, please check Black Rock Beach Cafe. 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 May all day, May-Sept before 10am and after 6pm. However, (at any time of year) at low tide you can take your dog down the jetty and go over the rocks to the beautiful East beach, where there are no restrictions. It does get cut off, but is accessible for several hours making it very quiet. (Don't forget to get back before the tide comes back in, or walk along to Seaton and alternatively return by coast path!). Millendreath beach is small when the tide is in, but 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 has been ongoing refurbishment of the valley since 2011. Some noise or disturbance may occur during your stay which is beyond our control. Great rates and discounts for return visitors during this time. p.s. The worst of the disturbance was in 2012 during building demolition. Please check out our reviews, no one appears to have been affected to date.
|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 for summer activities, beach front cafe, toilets and beach showers.
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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7 Sep 2014
"Perfect peaceful base to explore this part of Cornwall. We loved it."
Well equipped, spotlessly clean accommodation in a peaceful location. Great views from the terrace, the owners even provided binoculars which were great for looking out to sea and for spotting deer on the hillsides. You definitely need a car to explore the lovely seaside villages of Looe, Polperro and Fowey. You can walk to Looe but need to be reasonably fit for the SW coastal path's ups and downs. Hope to return one day.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. A car is essential if you wish to explore Cornwall. There is a train station in Looe, but like you say, it's a hilly one mile hike! Thank you for your review, you are very welcome back.
22 Jul 2014
Great villa with great amenities and Karens information pack was superb. Great walks for the dog. Looe superb and the fish and chips at the coddy shack to die for. You need a good set of lungs and walking shoes for the steep hills but we'll worthwhile the effort.
Made me smile. Thank you. The Looe area is very scenic and hilly, but no pain, no gain. As I have mentioned, this is not the holiday for everyone, but for views, walks and peace and quiet it is the place to be. We are happy to welcome you back for your winter break.
19 Jul 2014
"Great place to stay"
We have had a lovely week at Sea View. The villa is very nice, all new , modern and clean and had everything we could need. Looe is just a 30 -40 minute walk away along the coast path and is a lovel… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. You are welcome back anytime.
1 Jul 2014
"Great Villa, superb views"
Had a fantastic holiday. Well finished villa with quality fittings and features; fully equipped with everything imaginable and spotlessly clean. Beautiful views and picturesque surrounding areas. I wo… More
Thank you for reviewing our property, you are welcome back any time. We have purchased a new bed so hope it is even better next time.
28 Jun 2014
"Fantastic place to stay"
We had a really great time, well worth the visit. The accomondation was clean and to a very nice standard. The views over the bay were lovely, great place to explore beach and rock pools will definitely be going back soon.
Thank you for your review, you are welcome back any time.
25 Jun 2014
"Great to find a lovely apartment that is dog friendly....."
Had a great stay at sea view, everything you could want and need had been supplied, lots of kitchen gadgets which was great. Karen really had thought of everything even down to an emergency tea box wh… More
Thank you for the dog friendly review. We also care about our guests without dogs. There is an air exchange unit installed, circulating clean air throughout, which is also great for allergy suffers. My cleaner said she had never seen such tiny dogs before! They are welcome back when they are bigger.
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
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