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Smuggler Cottage on the old Market Square

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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

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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5 Aug 2014

4/5

"Lovely character cottage, close to all Looe has to offer, and a great base to explore Cornwall."

This was a lovely cottage, right in the heart of old Looe, and minutes from the beach and harbour. All the upstairs rooms were nicely renovated, although the two twin rooms could do with a small wardrobe. Large bathroom, and two separate showers made it easy for a family. Downstairs was smaller, but had everything we needed, including games for wet days, and beach toys. Steep stairs had handrails for safety. Ample towels provided (not beach) - a small point, but makes it so much easier when travelling as family of 5! Only real downside was not being able to park close, but as with most of the old Cornish towns, they were simply not designed for vehicles, and that's why we love them! You can unload close to the property, and the owner recommends a local carpark, only 10/15mins walk, and a weekly ticket can be bought.
We really enjoyed our week, and would definately come back.

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review.
You are right about the storage space in the twin rooms.
I have plans for the top room: this October I will close for 2 weeks and built a wall to replace the mezzanine curtain (with built-in sliding door) and replace the twin beds with BUNK BEDS DESIGNED LIKE A GALLEON with ropes and portholes and lanterns and everything I can think of ... I think the kids will love it!
My only concern is that it will have to be built so that adults can use it too and won't complain.
I will take the wall partway up and stain glass the topmost section.
That's the plan ....... mainly it will leave room (with the bunks along the back wall) FOR A WARDROBE.

21 Jul 2014

5/5

"Comfortable, clean cottage full of character in a wonderful part of Cornwall."

Our family of five had a fantastic holiday at Smuggler Cottage. The cottage itself was wonderful - comfy beds and sofas. Everything was nice and clean. We also appreciated the smaller details - plenty of towels, a supply of tea and milk. As usual, Looe was fantastic - the weather that week was better than back home in San Francisco. We went on a walk every day, my sons spent hours swimming and playing basketball at the hoop next to the beach, my husband enjoyed his pints of Doombar, and my daughter pretty much ate her way through all the bakeries and ice cream shops in town. We loved Looe when kids were young and we still enjoy our visits now that they are teenagers. Can't wait to return!

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed Looe as much as I do.
Looking forward to your 3rd visit!

7 Jul 2014

5/5

"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

Smashing! ... thanks for saying that and for taking the trouble to review. I do try and make it easy .. it shouldn't be hard to spend money with me - should it!

7 Jul 2014

5/5

"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

4/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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!

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