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Smuggler Cottage on the old Market Square

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.25km

A beautiful Grade II listed, 3 bedroom 15th Century cottage situated on the level in the old part of Looe. It really is only moments from the beach and river and you'll be surrounded by restaurants, public houses and the shops. The cottage is restored, featuring ships beams, timbers, panelling and its smuggler tunnel which you can see the filled in outline of in the kitchen and in the top bedroom.

Easily sleeps 6 people and has cot and high chair available. All linen and towels (except beach) included.

Family run, only cottage and I make it as easy to book as I can ... just tell me!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Less than 1 minute away! 250 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 48 km, Nearest railway: Looe 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details

Close to beach

No Smoking

Pub Nearby

Scenic Walks

Short walk to local amenities

The West Country region

This south west county enjoys a milder climate than much of England, and consequently Cornwall has long been a popular all year round self catering holiday getaway.

The North Cornwall area provides the best surfing in England, with towns like Newquay, Perranporth, Polzeath, St Ives and Bude filling with enthusiasts every year.

Just 'google' on Cornwall and spend months reading and looking .............. I'll start you off ..... "It's near England"


Looe is an excellent centre from which to explore all of Cornwall.

If you are looking for an old fashioned seaside holiday - sun, sand and sea, and a lovely town that is a pleasure just to wander around! You really don't have to look further than Looe.

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Review 1-10 of 12

7 Jul 2014


"beautiful cottage, perfect location"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at smuggler cottage, its a beautiful cottage with so much character and charm it has been decorated thoughtfully. Very well equipped. Could not have asked for more but the pictures really dont do it justice. The owner was brilliant nothing was too much trouble, a totally hassle free booking highly recommended x

7 Jul 2014


"Fantastic cottage, will definitely return"

I just wanted to say a huge ' Thank you ' for our stay in smuggler cottage.
We had a fantastic time, and were very fortunate to have gorgeous weather.

The kids absolutely loved it, they thought it was like a pirate ship, and will have very fond memories of our stay.

I have recommended smuggler cottage to friends and family, and told them how much we loved it there. It was spotless when we arrived, and the location was perfect. The kids also enjoyed the cake that was left for us !!

Many thanks again

Thanks Kelly, so glad you enjoyed it.
I think I'm going to make a bit of a treasure hunt for the kids one day soon .. leave clues around the cottage and messages in shop windows ... leading to a prize ... how great would that be for young kids! (I'm working on the idea)

3 Jun 2014


"Great cottage , brill position"

My family and I stayed at smuggler cottage in may 2014 , we had a fab week , cottage is right in the heart of looe , by all shops and restaurants and only minutes from the beach and harbour .
The cottage itself is very quaint and warmly , designed over 3 floors with 3 double bedrooms of wich 2 have a shower in them , the toilet is located on the top floor , mike the cottage owner is the most helpful of people you could wish to meet , nothing was a problem and we were allowed to pay in instalments .
The cottage was immaculately clean when we arrived , with fresh flowers and a few essentials .
We were so impressed with our stay that we are planing to return some time in the not so distant future , if you are planing a trip to looe then you wouldn't
go far wrong in staying at smuggler cottage .

Thanks for taking the trouble to review - it makes a difference to my bookings. I love it there and am constantly trying to improve the place .... because it's my pleasure to do that.

19 May 2014


"What a perfect place to stay for our honeymoon"

Stayed at Smugglers cottage in May and found that Mike the property owner extremely helpful from the word go .Nothing was too much trouble .
Arrived to a lovely present and a bottle of wine a wedding card and flowers wow that was amazing and very thoughtful .
The cottage itself was so lovely and the stairs very quirky (loved them). The lovely bath was awesome ..could stretch right out and relax after a long day .Loved also the fluffy blankets to cosy up with at nighttime while watching tv.
The cottage is right within easy reach of plenty of scrumylicious restaurants and plenty of shops .The sea is only minutes away for a quick bit of fishing in the morning .Perfect place to stay and absolutely overwhelming by the quick contact at the beginning during and end of our stay by Mike ...felt very looked after thanks again Mike ...Will definitely be back one day ..such a perfect place to stay .

Thanks for the great review.
So pleased you liked it.
Painting the outside is the next job!

19 Apr 2014


"Excellent stay"

Had a lovely time at the cottage,Mike the owner was brilliant so friendly and helpful.Kids loved the place and had the best time.Right in the center of looe with all the hustle and bustle.Restaurants … More

Thanks very much.
So glad you like it as much as I do.
More plans for improvements at the end of this season!

16 Apr 2014


"Charming cottage in a perfect location"

Located a few steps from the harbour and the lovely beach, it's a great place to stay. It's a quirky cottage, nicely decorated and has all you will need, Including games and a dressing up box of pirate clothes for the kids. Good restaurants just yards away-excellent Italian and a new Thai just opened. It's on three floors up crooked stairs to the top, where the toilet and bath is situated. Fantastic walks in both directions along the coast - head for Hannafore for the best view of Looe Island. Great pint of Doom Bar in the local pub and way cheaper than Sussex. Make sure you take the kids on the ferry across the river (50p) too.

Thanks very much.
So glad you like it as much as I do.
More plans for improvements at the end of this season!

4 Mar 2014


"What a great place, we will be back!"

we had such a great hoilday at the cottage, it has everything you need, it is very clean and comfortable.
It was lovely to arrive to clean beds and lovely soft towels, we love going to the cottage because it is so near the beach and harbour, looe is great for a family hoilday.

Thanks for taking the trouble to review, I appreciate it.
I've just renewed the double bed matress - such a difference, one of those memory foam jobs ... very good indeed.
The curtains are all new too!

6 Dec 2013


"Quirky and cosy, just like Looe!"

We are a family with two children, aged 8 and 4. We love Looe and the Smugglers Cottage was an excellent base for our holiday. It is a really quirky cottage, with all the individual characteristics that you would expect from a traditional seaside cottage in Looe.

That said, it has been very well maintained and is clean, comfortable and well decorated and had a very "home from home" feeling to it.

It is right in the heart of Looe and very close to all local amenities and the beach.

Whilst it was more than suitable for us, the main staircase is quite steep and narrow with a low ceiling in parts and may not be suitable for anyone who has any mobility issues, however in fairness to the owner, he has put lots of handles and rails on the staircase in useful places to make this as easy as possible, however please don't let this put you off staying there as you will have a great time (just as we did).

Definitely a great place to stop if you are looking for a cottage in Looe and would comfortably accommodate a family of six.

Thank you to the owner, who made booking very quick and easy and phoned before we arrived to confirm everything, sort directions and check how many beds we needed making up.

Please check this cottage out if you like something a little different!

We would certainly stay here again.

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review the cottage.
I love return bookings and, if you do rebook, you should remind me how I always offer discount to returning visitors!

16 Oct 2013


"Very very tired& needs updating,should be 2 beds& 2 bathrooms."

Central location,noisy in the mornings, unsuitable for 2 couples,as it is , due to only bathroom/wc, being accessible via main bedroom,!… More

Thanks for your comments.

I think you are getting confused ... The MAIN BEDROOM has its own shower, as has one of the twin rooms.

You are thinking about the top twin room - (mezzanine) that is separated from the corridor to the bathroom by a very large pair of heavy curtains (replaced with new ones Jan2014).

I always make people aware of the layout - I hope I didn't forget to tell you.

I don't think you'd want to live in many old holiday cottages, but for a week or two ... most people will find it charming and full of character!
... and not a problem.

27 Aug 2013


"Smugglers Cottage - encapsulates Looe"

What can I say other than WOW! What a cottage, what a location! Smugglers cottage really does sum up Looe and its quirky residents and buildings. Step into Smugglers and you step back in time where fishermen and smugglers frequented the narrow streets of Looe. Our children were fascinated by the blocked up smugglers tunnel in the cottages kitchen.

When we arrived the cottage was clean and welcoming and within 5 mins we were on the quayside taking in the view and smells of Looe that we've grown to love over the years.

Smugglers cottage is within 30 seconds walking distance of at least 5 restaurants, 2 old fashioned sweet shops, 3 bakerys selling Cornwalls finest pasties, several pubs, the river and quay, the beach and of course prime crabbing ground which the kids loved with a passion I've not seen before.

If you want high rise hotels, uber modern designs and loads of chain-shopping designer stores....Then go to London, if however you want quaintness, rustic and relaxing, book smugglers cottage.

Happy travelling.

Thanks very much for taking to trouble to review the cottage. I've only just discovered that I can reply. I always offer discount to returning visitors!

Review 1-10 of 12

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