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View from Harbourside up the estuary of west and east Looe

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Extremely well presented, provides comfortable accommodation for young families and couples wanting a short break or a longer holiday.

The lounge has spectacular views of the harbour and the sea from the Juliet balcony.

Quiet West Looe Cornwall, with shops and the Jolly Sailor Inn, reputedly the oldest in Looe, is a short walk away, whilst the busier East Looe, accessible during the season by passenger ferry or by a ten minute walk offers the visitor a host of pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as a safe sandy beach.

Ten things to do 1) walk to polpero for lunch at blue peter 2) Dinner and dip at Hannafore pool 3) Crabbing off the pier) 4)shark or mackeral fishing 5) A boat trip to St georges island 6) Watch sunrise from the balcony 7) enjoy sunset over the ocean and beaches at Hannafore 8) wander the streets of east Loow 9) Eat fresh fish landed in Looe 10) listen to sea shanties sung in the 17th century pub the jolly sailor

Nearby Eden project, swimming pools, Golf courses, fishing, coastal path, beaches

The front door opens into a passageway that leads to the tasteful lounge/diner. This welcoming room is furnished with a comfortable cane sofa and leather armchair and has a flat screen TV, DVD and Freeview.

At the rear of the room is a dining table with four chairs and the modern kitchen, fitted with gas hob and oven, fridge with icebox, microwave and washing machine/dryer.

Returning to the passageway the double bedroom, with 4'6' double bed and chest of drawers is next to the lounge with the twin bedroom, with captain's bed (pull out single underneath) and two small chests of drawers at the ear of the apartment.

The family bathroom with bath and shower with shower screen, hand basin and WC is off the passageway.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Looe 100 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: newquay 45 km, Nearest railway: Looe 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The West Country region

Life slows down in South East Cornwall, but not to the point where you won't find anything to do. From the bustling working port and sandy beaches of Looe to the old world charm of Polperro, from the wide open spaces of Bodmin Moor to the sheltered river valleys of the Tamar and Fowey, there is something for everyone.

Known as Cornwall's forgotten corner, the Rame peninsula is a beautiful landscape of tidal creeks, sandy beaches, lush farmland and country parks.

Small villages hide at the heads of creeks, waiting to be discovered by adventurous travellers, whilst the stretch of coast fronting onto Whitsand Bay offers fantastic views and great walking along the South West Coast Path.

Rame Head, at the eastern end of Whitsand Bay, guards Plymouth Sound from the prevailing winds. It is crowned by the remains of a 14th Century chapel, dedicated to St Michael and is a popular spot for birdwatchers. The nearby Penlee Battery, a disused Napoleonic fort, is now a nature reserve.

Sheltered by the headland are the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand. Once a popular haunt of smugglers, they are now well geared up for the tourist trade with waterfront pubs and restaurants. A seasonal passenger ferry runs from Kingsand to Plymouth

Bodmin Moor

Away from the crowds…

The high moors in the centre of Cornwall are guaranteed to provide any visitor to the county with a sense of solitude and amazement. Rich in history and folklore, abounding in views and wild walks, this is the country for those who do not want to spend all their holiday on the beach or in technology full attractions.

The southern edge of the moor provides the visitor with a wealth of small villages, St Cleer, St Neot and Warleggan included, that show Cornwall as it used to be. Gathered around solid stone churches, rows of small cottages lead along lanes onto open moorland where cattle and sheep roam free amongst prehistoric remains including stone circles and burial sites.

At Minions, not only can the visitor travel back through 6,000 years of history, but they can explore a World Heritage site celebrating Cornwalls rich mining history. Many walks can be started from the village, the highest in Cornwall, including the Copper Trail, a sixty mile circumnavigation of the moor. Shorter walks abound for those not quite so adventurous.

The Tamar Valley

More than just a river….

Entering Cornwall you are almost certain to cross the Tamar, the river that divides the county from the rest of England. It enters the sea in Pymouth Sound, a natural harbour from which many a historical journey has started or finished. The rivers own journey starts within a few miles of the north coast and flows south through rich farmland before reaching south east Cornwall and the rich industrial heritage around the village of Gunnislake. Here Victorian miners tunnelled under the river in search of copper, their labours now celebrated in World Heritage status for the area.

The river widens and becomes navigatable as it flows past the pretty waterside village of Calstock and the National Trust property of Cotehele, its Elizabethan splendour hidden amongst woodland and fine gardens. As you move downstream mining is left behind as the river passes amongst the former meadows that once provided cherries, apples and spring flowers for the markets upcountry.

Cornish Gardens

Cornwall's Gardens are known around the world for the diverse collections of plants. The Eden Project may be the most well known, but places like Heligan, Trevarno, Trebah and Mt Edgcumbe should not be missed, especially in the spring when rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas burst into flower.

But from the early snowdrops to the autumnal woodlands, Cornwall is a feast of colour nearly all year round. Looe and south east Cornwall is as good a base as anywhere to see these gardens. Eden is around half an hours drive away (buy your tickets at Looe TIC first and save money!) whilst Mt Edgcumbe, the hidden gem of Cornish Gardens, is on the doorstep.

History and Heritage

The long and fascinating history of South East Cornwall can be traced back over 6,000 years to Trethevy Quoit, a burial chamber on the edge of Bodmin Moor. With several stone circles, standing stones and Iron Age hillforts, the area is rich in prehistoric remains. Many of the villages feature medieval farmhouses and cottages whilst the countryside is full of churches, many dating back to the 14th century.

In 2006 the mining landscape of Cornwall and West Devon was given World Heritage Status, bringing it alongside the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. On Bodmin Moor and in the Tamar Valley many of these mining remains can still be seen, whilst the railways that took the ore from mine to seaport can still be travelled on. Crossing the Tamar at Saltash is Brunel's famous railway bridge linking Devon and Cornwall, a marvel of Victorian engineering. In 2009 the bridge celebrated 150 years since it was first opened.

For the Kids

Holidays are meant to be FUN!...

We want to go swimming, rock pooling, crabbing, make sandcastles, go surfing, go down a mine, see sharks, climb trees, go on a zip wire, meet pirates, battle tyranical warlords in far off galaxies*

......Well...you can do all that in South East Cornwall (*except the last one), and still be home for tea......

Looe

Life slows down in South East Cornwall, but not to the point where you won't find anything to do. From the bustling working port and sandy beaches of Looe to the old world charm of Polperro, from the wide open spaces of Bodmin Moor to the sheltered river valleys of the Tamar and Fowey, there is something for everyone.

LOOE

The historic twin towns of East and West Looe provide all you could ask of a holiday in Cornwall. Safe beaches, quality accommodation, a wide choice of restaurants, excellent walking routes, fishing trips, diving, etc, etc.

Whether you come for the culture and history or just to enjoy the beach and the sea, Looe has plenty of choice. The same goes for accommodation. Choose from a tent or a top quality hotel, either way you can wake up in the morning to the cry of the gulls and catch the sun rising over the bay, or choose to stay a little inland on a traditional working farm where you can be guaranteed of a good hearty breakfast, sourced from local ingredients. The choice is yours.

FOOD

Talking of food, Looe has one of the largest fishing fleets on the Cornish coast, and this means that the fish you eat in the many good restaurants is as fresh as you can get. Away from the restaurants, hungry mouths can enjoy fish and chips whilst sat on the quayside or sample a filling Cornish pasty from one of several traditional local bakers. Of course, no holiday beside the sea would be complete without an ice cream and in Looe we have award winning ice creams in a multitude of flavours to suit both young and old alike.

A long history as a port and fishing village means Looe has plenty of pubs in which to spend an enjoyable evening soaking up the atmosphere. A quiet pint in a slate floored, low beamed bar or an up-tempo night with live entertainment, it is your choice.

ON THE BEACH ....OR IN THE WATER

During the day East Looe beach offers safe swimming, sun bathing or perfect sand for budding castle builders. With all the facilities of the town just behind the beach it makes for an easy relaxing day out with no need to carry tons of supplies miles along paths. Just beyond the main beach, and also at West Looe, the golden sand gives way to rocks and rock pools. Here a whole new world is awaiting those who like exploring, the individual pools changing with every tide. Bright red and green sea anemones wave their many arms in the current whilst tiny shrimps dart for cover under rocks at the slightest movement.

The more intrepid explorer can take to the water with mask and snorkel and join the fish as they swim around the rocks or go even further and spend some time diving on the wrecks that lie scattered along the coast. Amongst these is HMS Scylla, an ex naval frigate, sunk specially in 2004 to become a haven for divers in safe waters just off the coast.

On the water, many of the boatmen offer trips around the bay or up the river. Whilst it may not be common, there is always the chance of seeing a seal or a dolphin playing amongst the waves and if you take a trip on a glass bottom boat, who knows what you might see? Just off the coast lies Looe Island, for many years owned by two sisters, it is now, after their deaths, in the hands of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Operating as a nature reserve, it is possible to take a boat out to the island for a look around during the main season. Other boats offer fishing trips, be it just to catch a few mackerel or to become a big game hunter and go in search of a mighty shark. At the other extreme, children find nothing more entertaining than sitting on the quayside and dangling a line over the edge to catch crabs. All harmless fun as long as you put the crabs back at the end of the day.

For more leisurely water pursuits, Looe has a thriving sailing club. Budding Olympians race in the bay twice a week during the summer. The red sails of the Redwing sailing dinghy, specially designed for Looe bay in the 1930s, still brighten a summers evening as they speed across the water. August 2012 will see the lightweight GP14 class convene on Looe for the World Championships, promising some very intense and fast racing.

WALKING

For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, Looe is a great centre for walkers. For many a walk along the cliffs using the South West Coast Path is a highlight of their holiday. Passing through the heart of the Looe, walkers can head east or west taking in part of its 630 miles route. Going west via Talland Bay to the old smugglers haunt of Polperro is a must, stunning coastal views, hidden coves and not too many climbs mean this is a very popular walk, and not too strenuous. Away from the coast there are plenty of other walks to do, from wooded valleys to open moorland.

The South East Cornwall Walking Festival, held each September, gives walkers a chance to be guided around all this wonderful countryside with a local expert.

Of course walking is not much fun if it's raining; neither is the beach. Luckily Looe doesn't get too much rain, but when it does we have several undercover attractions nearby, plus the town museum which provides a wide spectrum of life in the town over the last 1000 years or so; it is also possible to research your family ties there if you think you have relations from the area.

And so we hope that you will decide to come to Looe for your holiday, you will receive a warm welcome and soon won't want to go anywhere else

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13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic apartment fantastic view super stay."

This was our first trip to Looe, and we enjoyed it so much, our 5 year old and 4 year old, enjoyed themselves especially the beach which was within walking distance.The apartment was fully equipped wi… More

6 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wonderful 3 night break"

We were disappointed when we arrived to find scaffolding up at the property and blocking part of the view from the balcony. We had not been warned about this. However the day after the scaffolding cam… More

We are delighted to report that Harbourside has been repainted. There are no building works expected now, we will always warn guests if any work is expected and will treat you fairly if you wish to cancel or renegotiate.

We did warn the guests but were then told the scaffolding would be down and then it stayed up!

Harbourside can hold 4 adults and is fine if you wish to use it as a base.

15 Jul 2014

5/5

"Splendid apartment with a 5-star view in a picturesque fishing harbour"

We really enjoyed staying at this appartment. It is situated very high up over Looe harbour which gives you a fantastic view over the harbour and sea. The flat is very clean and very modern and the kitchen has everything you need to cook even five course meals if you wanted to. There are two small cosy bedrooms which make it an ideal place for families with young children or for couples on a romantic trip. Really worth making the trip, even from Belgium ! ;)

2 May 2014

5/5

"A Flat with a View-- heavenly Easter Weekend in Looe"

Of course with a place called Looe, it was going to be exciting and hilarious for our little family (Mum, Dad and 8 year old daughter) to travel to. The entire holiday was bliss from start to finish. The booking on HomeAway was extremely easy. Jason's instruction for getting there was extremely straight forward. The flat was impeccable ( a very good combination of tasteful design and useful products) and had everything we needed. The town had so much to offer with all its shops, pubs, cafes, the harbour and beach. But the most amazing aspect of this flat was the view. When we were in the flat, we spent all our time looking out the window over the most gorgeous harbour, watching the tide and boats flow in and out of its mouth and out to sea. It was stunning. We will be back.

1 Nov 2013

5/5

"Wonderful week in a very nice apartment"

We had a wunderful week in this comfortable apartment . The view over Looe and the sea is incredible. The apartment is very clean, the kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are very covenient. You can reach everything (supermarket, bank, restaurant, Shops, beach, Tennis Court,....)very well on foot.
Exkursions througout Cornwall are no problem.

30 Aug 2013

5/5

"Another Fantastic Stay"

This is the second time that we've stayed at the apartment & once again we were not disappointed. The apartment was extremely clean & welcoming when we arrived. The apartment is the perfect size for a couple or small family. We have our 10 year old with us & we have ample space. The views from the juliet balcony are stunning. The owners are very helpful should any problems occur. Already booked to return.

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