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The Old Museum – Home 151875 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Old Museum – Home 151875

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 3
  •  min stay varies

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House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager

Description

You couldn't get closer to the beach in Looe unless you sat on it. These self-catering holiday homes in Cornwall, near England, have 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.

A sea front parking space for one car is included in the price along with super-fast wifi.

Further details

Q.The availability calendar is showing that my preferred dates are available. Is this always correct?

A. We always take care to update the availability calendar as soon as we receive a booking form.

Q. What is the change-over day?

A. From July 2012 the change-over day is Saturday..

Q. The period I want to book runs into a

You couldn't get closer to the beach in Looe unless you sat on it. These self-catering holiday homes in Cornwall, near England, have 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.

A sea front parking space for one car is included in the price along with super-fast wifi.

Further details

Q.The availability calendar is showing that my preferred dates are available. Is this always correct?

A. We always take care to update the availability calendar as soon as we receive a booking form.

Q. What is the change-over day?

A. From July 2012 the change-over day is Saturday..

Q. The period I want to book runs into a higher price band so how do I calculate the rent?

A. Calculate the rent on a pro rata basis.

Q. How can I pay?

A. You can either send a UK cheque, pay online with Paypal using any major credit card or pay directly into our bank account from a UK bank or an overseas bank. The information is on the booking form..

Further details indoors

The Old Museum has one double bedroom with a double bed, one single bedroom with a single beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge. There is a stylish Art Deco bathroom with a walk-in shower as well as a full size bath with a shower over. There is a fully fitted well equipped kitchen with a dish washer, washer/dryer and a microwave. The lounge has a comfortable sofa bed and a log effect gas stove located in the old fireplace. The whole property has a Cornish slate floor and slate window cills with wooden Georgian sash windows and the original solid door. There is central heating throughout, a telephone free for National and local calls, free broadband Wi-fi and Freeview television. The sandy beach is less than a minutes level walk.

Bedroom one: Bedroom one has a really good quality double bed, bedside tables with side lights, bedside rugs, built-in double wardrobe, full length mirror and hair dryer. Egyptian cotton bedding and luxury towels are provided.

Bedroom two: Bedroom two has a comfortable single bed, bedside table with side light, bedside rug, double wardrobe, full length mirror and hair dryer. Egyptian cotton bedding and luxury towels are provided.

Bathroom: The stylish Art Deco bathroom has a walk-in shower, a full size bath with a shower over, heated towel rail, mirror and cupboard. All luxury towels are provided.

Kitchen: The brand new fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, a fridge with a freezer compartment, electric oven and a gas four plate hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee machine, cookware, crockery, cutlery etc. .

Lounge/dining room: The dining area has a dining table and four chairs. The lounge has a really comfortable large sofa bed, side table with light, coffee table, TV with Freeview and a DVD player, portable radio/CD player, wall lights, log effect gas stove placed in the old fireplace and fireside rug. Feature walls showing the ancient stone work.

Linen: Egyptian cotton bedding and luxury towels are provided.

Notes on accommodation: The whole apartment has a Cornish slate floor, gas central heating, free broadband Wi-fi and a telephone that is free to use for local and national calls. The hallway is one meter wide and there is a small step by the wide front door to the alleyway outside. The sandy and safe beach can be reached in less than a minute crossing a small street by the Lifeboat Station.
The apartment is non-smoking.

Further details outdoors

A sea front parking space for one car is included in the price.

Location description from manager

The England 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-reivers, 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, 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

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.

Looe's main business today is tourism, with much of the town given over to hotels, guest houses and holiday homes, along with a large number of pubs, restaurants, and shops selling beach equipment, ice cream and Cornish pasties. Inland from Looe is the famous Woolly monkey sanctuary. Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks, especially that via Talland to Polperro. Several stately homes, including Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the Eden Project near St Austell may be visited by tourists who can travel by car.

Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villagers. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets are thronged with revellers in inventive outfits. Looe has been on the list of the top 10 places in the UK to celebrate New Year.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the manager for details before booking

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Dalmatian Sun
Calendar updated::
22 May 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Feb 2011. Located in Looe, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £450 to £895.

The Manager has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2017.

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“Excellent apartment for all the family!”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2014

Spent a week away in Looe staying in this excellent property. Close to the beach and all amenities, although that did mean too many pasties and ice creams! Apartment furnished to a high standard, clean on arrival, providing everything needed for a family of five. Car parking space a real bonus. Fantastic time had by all and will definitely be looking to return again!

You are very welcome to stay again.

“Cosy, perfect location, good value.”

Reviewed 19 May 2014

Such a lovely cottage by the seafront. Everything was provided, very comfortable, a home away from home. Will defiantly stay again!

We look forward to your next visit.

“Cosy, quaint, excellent location and well equipped”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2014

Spent a lovely weekend here at Easter, the location is perfect, the cottage was spotless, and was equipped with everything a family of five may require and more.

It is magic to see the word spotless and it reflects the hard work done by our house-keeper.

“Modern comfort in quaint location”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2014

We loved this comfortable apartment in a great location. Well equipped kitchen and quality finishings throughout including the bathroom. I travelled with my husband and toddler son. The beds were comfy with fresh linen & the little box bed made up in the second bedroom was perfect for my son - close to the floor & toddler sized. The central location (1 minute from the beach and a few minutes walk to excellent restaurants) worked well for us. We did not have to cart loads of baby gear around and could quickly nip back to the apartment for naps and forgotten items. There is also a great little cafe serving breakfast facing the beach which was cleaned every morning. The Eden project is under 40 minutes drive away and well worth a visit. Just a little mention on food allergies as my son has loads - most of the pastry shops offer a gluten free version, the markets on the quay have wheat free pasta etc and the local chemist is well stocked. Thanks to Paul for a lovely stay

Your mention of food allergies was very interesting and my well prove to be useful for other visitors.

“We had a fabulous break, home from home at the old museum”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2014

The accommodation, whilst maintaining an olde worlde charm, was full of up to date comfort. Beautiful white fluffy towels and excellent standard of cleanliness. We would definitely recommend the old museum. So close to the beach and town but also was so quiet. A most relaxing visit.

Really pleased you liked it and thank you for noticing our recent investment in new towels. Hope to see you again soon.

“It was great”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2013

Had a great time no need to use the car all weekend, everything was in walking distance. The interior was second to none. Everything was fitted out to a high spec. Plenty of great walks and the beach right outside your door. The car parking space in the harbour was worth its weight in gold....

You chose a lovely time of year to visit Looe. I am glad you enjoyed it. By the way the parking space almost cost it's weight in gold. See you again soon.

“Looe Harbour”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2013

There are cheaper places to rent, but you can step out of this place next to the beach, harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants. It also includes a private parking space next to the beach wall (parking in East Looe is virtually impossible otherwise).

The parking does make a huge difference. See you again soon.

“Perfect...just perfect.....”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2013

What can I say? This was hands down the best self catering accomodation in the UK I have stayed in. The location was ideal..just one road in from the seafront. The car parking space , which was included in the price, was great too. The accomodation was clean and a lot of thought has gone into the decor and everything you need was provided I will be back!

Great, see you again soon

“Excellent in equipment, position for us”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2013

The equipment, the position (to start excursions) of the accommodation is very good. The only disadvantage is, that you have no sunlight and no view. But some meters outside you have the beach and you can sit there.

Looe is and Elizabethan town and the grid design of the streets (called Back Streets) mean that the cottages can be dark with no views. The last thing a fisherman wanted to look at when he came back from a fishing trip was the sea. One needs to be up the hill to have more light and sea views but then you cant pop to the beach with a nice cup of tea.

“Very well located in a quaint town”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2013

The house is thoughtfully set up with a washer dryer and free wifi. It's in a great location in a quaint town and is reasonably priced. I recommend it.

It also has a microwave, walk-in shower, full size bath, dish washer and log effect gas fire. Thank you for noticing that we did spend a lot of time planning it so it works as a holiday home. Please come again.

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