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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, near 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 cozy 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 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||Corporate bookings, 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, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom: Bedroom with king size bed, side tables with lights, bedside rugs, wardrobe and 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: Large sofa, TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, dining table, two chairs and a nest of tables.
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 is available in the bedroom.
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 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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14 Mar 2014
"Warm and welcoming little place."
This little apartment is very well organised and designed, adequate for two and on the day we arrived very warm and welcoming. Its location was ideal, close to the beach and the river, I loved listeni… More
I have been coming to Looe all my life and I also love it. You know where to find a warm welcoming apartment for your next trip. Thank you for choosing ours.
27 Jan 2014
"Cosy Little Bolt Hole"
Sand Dune is a very warm and comfortable apartment; whilst it is compact, it nevertheless afforded us a lot more space than an average-sized hotel room. The location was perfect - quiet, yet still only one street back from the seafront. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend this cosy little bolt hole to anyone wanting to visit the charming town of Looe.
PS: "Thank-you" Paul for being so kind and accommodating.
We love Looe in the winter time. Hope to see you again very soon.
30 Dec 2013
We are very happy to have spent the week in Looe. We celebrate Christmas there, and we were surprised that there was activity in the city. Several Restaurants and pubs open until late and offering good deal of meals. The cottage was exactly as it is described, very clean and well maintained with internet and heating worked very well. The kitchen has all the necessary elements, and the room and the living room is very comfortable. Best of all is the location!, Every morning the first thing we were doing is to see the sea, and from the windows could sentor the sound of the waves all the time. We did all the walking tour, and frankly fell in love the place!
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is a wonderful place to spend Christmas and I do understand why you have fallen in love with Looe. You are welcome to come and stay any time so I hope we will see you again soon.
29 Nov 2013
"Cosy Flat in Super Position"
We can fully recommend Sand Dune for a couple to spend a cosy week. Heating and wifi works well, and it is equipped with everything that you could possibly need. There is a lounge with an attached kit… More
Thank you for your review. Looe is a lovely place to spend time in the Winter. More exciting when there is a big storm, but it didn't seem to happen. I agree with you that the coastal walk to or from Polperro is world class. I do hope we will see you again soon.
15 Jul 2013
"A comfortable and well equiped apartment, great location and great value"
This property was so close to the sea that I was able to take my early morning cuppa on the beach! Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes also nearby, within a few minutes walk.
Would recommend the trip to Polperro in one of the glass bottomed boats that leave from the quay only a minute from the apartment
Well discovered! There is nothing like a cuppa early in the morning on the beach before anyone else gets there. A glass of wine in the evening is pretty nice too.
7 May 2013
"Fabulous location in beautiful looe :-)"
This apartment is ideal for exploring looe and surrounding areas. It was wonderful to have restaurants and pubs within walking distance all the time, as well as having all the beauty of the seaside and harbour a stones throw away. We went during bank holiday and even with the busyness that brings, inside the apartment was quiet for a long lie in! Very cool in the heat too. The apartment has everything a couple could want and we most certainly would go back, and we would recommend to friends.
It is surprising how quiet it is there when everyone leaves the beach. On a warm evening I often walk along the deserted beach. Hope you will come and stay again soon.
2 Apr 2013
"Fantastic little rental - generously equipped"
The apartment is ideally located in Looe within walking distance of most amenities and attractions. Literally a 30 second walk to the beach! The flat itself is a delight. charming comfortable and inviting. It is wonderfully equipped with all manner of kitchen items, utensils and nick nacks in the lounge. The shower is lovely and the bed very comfy. WiFi fast and reliable.
Glad you enjoyed it. It doesn't sound like the cold weather spoiled your stay. Actually there is always plenty to do, even in the cold. I hope we will see you again soon.
18 Feb 2013
Sand Dune is excellently located and in a very peaceful place. The apartment is exceptionally clean and offers everything you need for a short stay. I have nothing but high marks for Sand Dune.
The only things that we noticed were :
The people staying in the Old Museum directly below were exceptionally noisy and the sound did travel. It could of been just them however, so Its not a bad mark on Sand Dune itself.
Could of done with having a drying rack for the washing up.
And a battery in the smoke alarm (it was missing.)
Please bear in mind that these are NOT bad points, they are just our taste and our suggestions. It does not take away how much we liked this apartment.
Thanks for the feedback. All valid points and things we can easily sort out. Many thanks for bringing them to our attention. I hope we will see you again in Looe.
4 Nov 2012
"A relaxing break in Looe..."
My wife and I rented Sand Dune during the school half term break and we were really pleased with the location and accommodation. Sand Dune is a one bedroom coach-house style property very close to th… More
I am sorry you had difficulties getting on to the internet. I have now moved the router to a more central point to ensure there is a good connection in the future. I am grateful to you for pointing this out.
It is true that there is little in the way of a view. This tends to be the case with properties that are right down at beach level. It is the cliff top properties that have the wonderful views but then it is often a steep climb to get from the beach. From this location it is less than one minutes walk.
The car park is quite expensive but there is a lot of free on-street parking just over the bridge in Hannafore Point or up the hill in the Barbican.
I do hope we will see you again.
18 Sep 2012
"Apartment in the heart of Looe"
The apartment was very clean and tidy with everything we could ever want to make our stay in Looe cumfortable. It is only a few minutes walk from the really nice beach and shops.
Thanks for a lovely review. It really is a lovely beach.
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