About the home
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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Looe beach, 20m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 20m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and 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.
May be suitable for a baby with own cot.
The apartment is on the first floor so may not be suitable for the old or infirm.
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking with the balance due one month before arrival.
Payment can be made online with any major credit card.
The West Country / Cornwall 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.
The Looe / East Looe area
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
How to get there
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Easy and quick. Just 40 miles from Exeter along the Devon Expressway (the continuation of the M5) you cross the Tamar Bridge, the gateway to South East Cornwall. The A38 continues westwards, providing swift access to Looe. You could be parking your car an hour after passing Exeter!
Approximate journey times by car from:
Birmingham : 3 hours 40 mins
Bristol : 2 hours 30 mins
Leeds : 5 hours 50 mins
London : 4 hours 50 mins
Manchester : 5 hours
Reading : 4 hours
Southampton : 3 hours 25 mins
Dover : 5 hours 45 mins
Plymouth - Penzance line provides regular services to Liskeard and the Looe branch line service from Liskeard gives access to East Looe.
Approximate journey times by rail from:
Birmingham: 3 hours 45 minutes
Bristol: 2 hours 45 minutes
Leeds: 5 hours 45 minutes
London 3 hours 15 minutes
Manchester: 6 hours
Reading: 3 hours
Southampton: 3 hours 45 minutes
For National Rail Enquiries:
call 08457 48 49 50.
National Express operates express coach services to Liskeard from departure points all over Britain, including airports. These include a regular service from London Victoria and Heathrow Airport.
Call 08705 80 80 80.
Fly to Plymouth from a number of airports in England, Scotland, Channel Islands, Ireland and France.
Fly to Newquay from a number of airports in England, Scotland, Channel Islands, Ireland and France.
Fly to Exeter from just about anywhere.
Sail from Santander in Spain or Roscoff in France with Brittany Ferries.
Activities near Looe
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 Jun 2013
My girlfriend and i had a lovely three night stay at Sand Martin, Looe. The apartment was clean, comfortable and only a minute from the beach, shops and local restaurants.
We could not fault it. Thanks for a great few days.
It is a great place to stay in the Autumn as well. The fishing keeps the town alive all through the year so it never feels out of season. I hope you will come again soon.
07 Jan 2013
A fab little place. Stayed at the Sand Martin apartment for New Year's Eve and had a great week. A lovely little apartment which is seconds from the beach and the shops. Has everything you need and is an ideal little base. Will definitely be staying there again.
14 Jul 2012
Cosy well equiped apartment ideal for couples, good location for beach, coastal walks and good choice of restaurants.
A few words that says it all. Many thanks.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|13 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 325||£ 79||£ 79||2 Nights|
|6 Jul 13||21 Sep 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||5 Apr 14||£ 295||£ 79||£ 79||2 Nights|
|5 Apr 14||19 Jul 14||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|19 Jul 14||27 Sep 14||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking with the balance due two month before arrival.
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