East Looe holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and TV and rural retreat

Smuggler Cottage

from £155 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

21 reviews

from £155 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Smuggler Cottage on the old Market Square

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 23841

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

A beautiful Grade II listed, 3 bedroom 15th Century cottage situated on the level in the old part of Looe. It really is only moments from the beach and river and you'll be surrounded by restaurants, public houses and the shops. The cottage is restored, featuring ships beams, timbers, panelling and its smuggler tunnel which you can see the filled in outline of in the kitchen and in the top bedroom.

Sleeps 6 people and has cot and high chair available. All linen and towels (except beach) included.

Family run, only cottage and I make it as easy to book as I can ... just tell me!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Less than 1 minute away! 250 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 48 km, Nearest railway: Looe 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details

Close to beach

No Smoking

Pub Nearby

Scenic Walks

Short walk to local amenities

The Cornwall region

This south west county enjoys a milder climate than much of England, and consequently Cornwall has long been a popular all year round self catering holiday getaway.

The North Cornwall area provides the best surfing in England, with towns like Newquay, Perranporth, Polzeath, St Ives and Bude filling with enthusiasts every year.

Just 'google' on Cornwall and spend months reading and looking .............. I'll start you off ..... "It's near England"

East Looe

Looe is an excellent centre from which to explore all of Cornwall.

If you are looking for an old fashioned seaside holiday - sun, sand and sea, and a lovely town that is a pleasure just to wander around! You really don't have to look further than Looe.

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6 Nov 2015


"Does what it says on the tin"

First of all the owner Mike could not have been more accommodating, exceeding helpful and honest with his view of the property. He also went out of his way to find parking at a very good rate on the quay, a very short distance from the property. Six of us stayed in the cottage, 4 adults and two children and we had a great time. The location is very central making it so easy to do things from beach to quay to restaurants all within a short walk, making the car redundant. It was October so we enjoyed walking, crabbing and fishing ( even caught some) and on some days the weather was good enough to enjoy picnics on the beach. In fact apart from not being in swimwear it was just like a summer holiday . The property itself was warm and comfortable and adequately supplied, sufficient so that on one night we were able to cook mussels and fish from the excellent outlet on the quay. The WC was on the top floor so a bit of a journey, but you soon got used to it and it caused no problems. Overall it was great value for money and we would consider it again.

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review. I'm thinking of swapping the small bedroom and the bathroom this winter! Cheers Mike

22 Oct 2015


"fabulous character cottage in Looe"

Great cottage retaining lots of character features in a picturesque area. Ideally located close to shops beach and harbour, couldn't ask for a better location. Many winding stairs with only 1 bathroom/toilet at the very top of the cottage so not really suitable if you have mobility issues. Only other negative is lack of parking close to the cottage remember to make allowances for paying overnight or weekly parking fees. A lovely welcoming cottage with flowers and tea/coffee facilities and cake for when you get there. The owner is extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble in regards to the cottage and your stay.

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review. I'm upto 8th on the waiting list for a parking space .. ... and ... my builder and I are considering swapping the bathroom and small bedroom over during this winter! Come again - and I'll sort your parking!

26 Jan 2015


"Could not have asked for more. Fantastic stay"

Honestly cannot rate this holiday cottage highly enough, from our first contact with the owner to our departure there was nothing too much to ask. We were looking for a much needed getaway after a busy month and wanted peace, quiet, nice food and wine. Looe was even better than we had hoped for! Have already recommended the area and especially smugglers cottage to loads of our friends.

Well! thanks for that, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. You can came back! ..... cheers Mike

3 Nov 2014


"Superbly located cottage in the middle of Looe"

We have just come back from a week's holiday at this cottage in Looe. The cottage is in a wonderful location, just a minute walk from either the sandy beach or the harbour. The cottage is close to shops and restaurants but is very peaceful. The cottage itself is very comfortable and is set over three floors with a winding staircase. It was very clean and tidy on arrival and the tea, coffee and cake provided for us were very welcome after our journey. We couldn't fault the cottage in any way and would definitely stay there again. Looe is a lovely place and there is plenty to occupy everyone - young or old.

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to reviews and I'm really glad you enjoyed Looe ... hear from you again I hope!

5 Aug 2014


"Lovely character cottage, close to all Looe has to offer, and a great base to explore Cornwall."

This was a lovely cottage, right in the heart of old Looe, and minutes from the beach and harbour. All the upstairs rooms were nicely renovated, although the two twin rooms could do with a small wardrobe. Large bathroom, and two separate showers made it easy for a family. Downstairs was smaller, but had everything we needed, including games for wet days, and beach toys. Steep stairs had handrails for safety. Ample towels provided (not beach) - a small point, but makes it so much easier when travelling as family of 5! Only real downside was not being able to park close, but as with most of the old Cornish towns, they were simply not designed for vehicles, and that's why we love them! You can unload close to the property, and the owner recommends a local carpark, only 10/15mins walk, and a weekly ticket can be bought. We really enjoyed our week, and would definately come back.

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review. You are right about the storage space in the twin rooms. I have plans for the top room: this October I will close for 2 weeks and built a wall to replace the mezzanine curtain (with built-in sliding door) and replace the twin beds with BUNK BEDS DESIGNED LIKE A GALLEON with ropes and portholes and lanterns and everything I can think of ... I think the kids will love it! My only concern is that it will have to be built so that adults can use it too and won't complain. I will take the wall partway up and stain glass the topmost section. That's the plan ....... mainly it will leave room (with the bunks along the back wall) FOR A WARDROBE.

21 Jul 2014


"Comfortable, clean cottage full of character in a wonderful part of Cornwall."

Our family of five had a fantastic holiday at Smuggler Cottage. The cottage itself was wonderful - comfy beds and sofas. Everything was nice and clean. We also appreciated the smaller details - plenty of towels, a supply of tea and milk. As usual, Looe was fantastic - the weather that week was better than back home in San Francisco. We went on a walk every day, my sons spent hours swimming and playing basketball at the hoop next to the beach, my husband enjoyed his pints of Doombar, and my daughter pretty much ate her way through all the bakeries and ice cream shops in town. We loved Looe when kids were young and we still enjoy our visits now that they are teenagers. Can't wait to return!

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed Looe as much as I do. Looking forward to your 3rd visit!

7 Jul 2014


"beautiful cottage, perfect location"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at smuggler cottage, its a beautiful cottage with so much character and charm it has been decorated thoughtfully. Very well equipped. Could not have asked for more but the pictures really dont do it justice. The owner was brilliant nothing was too much trouble, a totally hassle free booking highly recommended x

Smashing! ... thanks for saying that and for taking the trouble to review. I do try and make it easy .. it shouldn't be hard to spend money with me - should it!

7 Jul 2014


"Fantastic cottage, will definitely return"

I just wanted to say a huge ' Thank you ' for our stay in smuggler cottage. We had a fantastic time, and were very fortunate to have gorgeous weather. The kids absolutely loved it, they thought it was like a pirate ship, and will have very fond memories of our stay. I have recommended smuggler cottage to friends and family, and told them how much we loved it there. It was spotless when we arrived, and the location was perfect. The kids also enjoyed the cake that was left for us !! Many thanks again

Thanks Kelly, so glad you enjoyed it. I think I'm going to make a bit of a treasure hunt for the kids one day soon .. leave clues around the cottage and messages in shop windows ... leading to a prize ... how great would that be for young kids! (I'm working on the idea)

3 Jun 2014


"Great cottage , brill position"

My family and I stayed at smuggler cottage in may 2014 , we had a fab week , cottage is right in the heart of looe , by all shops and restaurants and only minutes from the beach and harbour . The cottage itself is very quaint and warmly , designed over 3 floors with 3 double bedrooms of wich 2 have a shower in them , the toilet is located on the top floor , mike the cottage owner is the most helpful of people you could wish to meet , nothing was a problem and we were allowed to pay in instalments . The cottage was immaculately clean when we arrived , with fresh flowers and a few essentials . We were so impressed with our stay that we are planing to return some time in the not so distant future , if you are planing a trip to looe then you wouldn't go far wrong in staying at smuggler cottage .

Thanks for taking the trouble to review - it makes a difference to my bookings. I love it there and am constantly trying to improve the place .... because it's my pleasure to do that.

19 May 2014


"What a perfect place to stay for our honeymoon"

Stayed at Smugglers cottage in May and found that Mike the property owner extremely helpful from the word go .Nothing was too much trouble . Arrived to a lovely present and a bottle of wine a wedding card and flowers wow that was amazing and very thoughtful . The cottage itself was so lovely and the stairs very quirky (loved them). The lovely bath was awesome ..could stretch right out and relax after a long day .Loved also the fluffy blankets to cosy up with at nighttime while watching tv. The cottage is right within easy reach of plenty of scrumylicious restaurants and plenty of shops .The sea is only minutes away for a quick bit of fishing in the morning .Perfect place to stay and absolutely overwhelming by the quick contact at the beginning during and end of our stay by Mike ...felt very looked after thanks again Mike ...Will definitely be back one day ..such a perfect place to stay .

Thanks for the great review. So pleased you liked it. Painting the outside is the next job!

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