Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
You couldn't get closer to the beach in Looe unless you sit on it. This self-catering, one-bedroom holiday home in Cornwall, England, has everything you need for a romantic holiday or short break. Take your wallet, partner and shoes if you are planning on walking further than the glorious sandy beach.
You will find everything else you need for a perfect vacation in the restored Cornish fisherman's cottage. The massive Georgian stone walls will mean you will be cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter.
Forget the car and spend time walking the coastal paths to Polperro and beyond, visiting St George's Island or just browse the small independent shops. Watch the fishermen bringing their catch to market at high tide while enjoying your fish and chips. Eat in one of the many highly acclaimed restaurants or try a pint in oldest pub in England and enjoy the shanty songs. Get to know how friendly the locals really are.
At night time you will be treated to a wonderful night's sleep. You may just catch the sound of the waves breaking on the beach at high tide, but nothing else.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Looe beach 20 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||20 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plymouth 35 km, Nearest railway: Looe station 500 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom: Bedroom with double bed, side tables with lights, bedside rugs and wardrobe, hair dryer.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, WC, sink, luxury towels.
Kitchen: Fitted kitchen area with oven, hob, extractor, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, fridge, cookware, crockery, glassware etc.
Lounge/dining room: Double sofa-bed, TV, DVD player, stereo system.
Linen: Towels and linen are included. Laundry and cleaning services are not available.
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has gas-fired central heating and Wi-fi.
|Further details outdoors|
Car Parking information
When you first arrive.It is possible to drive to the property to drop your cases but the roads are extremely narrow.
The Millpool car park.
This is the only car park in Looe for visitors. All the other car parks require special permits.
To get there cross Looe bridge, follow the road in the direction of Polperro, drive a short distance up the hill and take the second turning on the right.
This is a council-run Pay and Display car park that only takes £1 and £2 coins. Make sure you have enough coins to hand since the local shops are not able to supply change. The cost is around £24 for a week.
Rent our other two properties in the same building and sleep up to 9 people.
May be suitable for a baby with own cot.
The West Country region
South Cornwall - reckoned to be Britain's most beautiful and interesting coastline - is a land of steep wooded rocky chines which lead inland from the sea along stream and river valleys. Villages spill down these craggy inlets to the water where there is often to be found an old fishing harbour, always massively defended against the rolling Atlantic winter storms, and in today's more gentle political climate usually home to yachts and fishing boats, rather than the sea-rivers, smugglers and wreckers of yore.
Mewing buzzards ride ladders of air above the craggy igneous Cornish landscape, as farmers work their herds in what is the balmiest climate in the British Isles, due to the gentle wash of the Gulf Stream along its shores. The local history is rich: the Spanish Armada may have failed in its mission, but South Cornwall saw the only successful invasion since William the Conqueror when the Spaniards briefly invaded the county.
The little-known Stannary Parliament at nearby Liskeard, which gave the tin-miners a large degree of self-rule, last sat in 1572, and the picturesque and haunting ruins of tin-mines still dot the uncompromisingly rugged but utterly beautiful landscape. The "Cornish Alps" are testimony to the once-great china clay industry, and stories of the sea - lifeboat heroes, sea-going villains and naval battles - dominate this once-remote region.
Surfing, crabbing, shark-fishing, lobster-fishing and scuba-diving are now the main activities in waters where revenue-men and smugglers and units of the Royal Navy and Napoleon's fleet once contended with cutlass and cannon.
East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach, with the distinctive Banjo Pier, a new lifeboat station and St. Mary's Church. Stretching back from here is a grid of narrow streets forming the main business area of the town, packed with many small shops, restaurants and pubs, and the Old Guildhall, now a museum. Along the estuary lies the quay, with several fish dealers. Towards the bridge lies the Victorian Guildhall, and just north of the bridge the railway station. This is the terminus of the Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard.
Along the cliffs to the east is Plaidy Beach, and past there is the bay and village of Millendreath with another beach. Inland lies the famous woolly monkey sanctuary.
Looe remains a fishing town, and several fish dealers operate from the docks of East Looe. With its fleet of small fishing boats returning their catches to port daily, Looe has a reputation for producing excellent fresh fish. The town is also a centre for shark fishing, and is the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.
Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks (especially that via Talland to Polperro. In the area are several stately homes, including Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the fascinating Eden Project near St Austell.
Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villages. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets throng with revellers in inventive outfits. Looe is in the top 10 places in the UK to celebrate New Year
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11 Jul 2014
"Very convenient home from home"
The booking process was very straight forward. We travelled by train, and walked from the station to the apartment in about 10 minutes. Following the owners instructions, it was dead easy to find. Exc… More
I have already taken on board what you have said about the WiFi and have now installed a booster. It works really well in Sand Martin Now.
It is great that you arrived by train and managed so well without a car. The town of Looe really appreciates people enjoying a holiday without bringing a car. I would also like to mention that there are boats that run a service to other towns, which is a nice alternative to the bus.
22 Apr 2014
We booked this property as a last minute Easter get away, and I am so glad we did. The house is one little street back from the sea front, the inside is lovely and very clean. The owner was fantastic … More
We do work hard at providing timely information and it is nice when it gets noticed.
16 Apr 2014
"Cosy and relaxing"
We had a short winter break at Sand Martin. The apartment is in the historic part of Looe, and is extremely cosy and comfortable. We could hear the waves at night, and it's really a short walk to the beach, and to the shops and restaurants in Looe. Even though it was January, we had some amazing sunshine and cliff walks including to Polperro. Sand Martin is immaculately presented and is perfect for a relaxing break. Highly recommended!
11 Apr 2014
We booked Sand Martin for a last minute break and it was just perfect. It had all the things we look for in a holiday rental: spotlessly clean, good quality shower, comfy bed, great location. Booking … More
16 Mar 2014
"Perfect spring retreat"
Good location for beach, harbour, town centre, and walks.
Well appointed clean and comfortable. Seagull chorus greets the dawn.
The seagull chorus can be a bit loud at this time of year because the mothers are feeding and training their young. It gets quieter later in the year. Like you I love it anyway.
The cottages on the small lanes in Looe don't have a view being at beach level. There are some properties with great views up on the cliffs, a long hike from the beach and town.
20 Feb 2014
"A Cosy Cottage perfectly located for that break in Cornwall"
We arrived to escape the storms raging through Cornwall to the perfect Cottage like apartment where every need has been catered for. The bed wraps you in cosy comfort which is in keeping with the whol… More
We do make the effort and it is nice when its noticed.
Looe is a wonderful place to spend time in the winter. There is actually still plenty to do and places to eat and drink. The locals are always friendly but, during the winter, they have much more time to be friendly.
26 Nov 2013
"Great location & very cosy flat!"
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The location was fantastic and the cottage very beautiful and cosy. The bed was incredibly comfortable and very difficult to get out of in the morning :-) We would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends / family.
That bed seems to have been a good investment. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
20 Oct 2013
"1st class accommodation"
Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Everything you need is provided and is of good quality. Well equipped, well decorated and spacious. Only a few seconds from the beach and shops. Looe has all the shops you need from grocery stores to gift shops and banks, and plenty of places to eat out or take aways to eat in! one of the best places to holiday in Cornwall.
8 Sep 2013
"Gelungene Mischung - Ruhe & Leben"
Der Ort Looe ist ein malerischer und zugleich lebendiger Ort. Die Unterkunft liegt sehr zentral und ist praktisch und ansprechend ausgestattet. Es ist alles vorhanden, was man für einen entspannten A… More
Die nette Sache über Looe ist, dass es nicht in der Nähe unten am Ende der Sommersaison. Die Fischerei-Industrie hält sie geht das ganze Jahr so ist es ein angenehmer Ort, um auch im Winter besuchen ist
31 Aug 2013
"Superb place once again"
This is my second time staying in the Sandmartin and everything was just perfect. it provided a nice little get away so I could refresh myself before the returning back to the hectic job of teaching.
It has everything that you need, and the new matress for the bed was to die for, so comfortable that I seriously thought about bringing it back home with me.
I will definitely be staying here again and again and again.
Thank you for your kind words. Glad someone else thinks the rather large investment in the mattress was worth while. You will be welcome to stay again and again and again.
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