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Sea view - Hillside Villa – Home 193279 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Sea view - Hillside Villa – Home 193279

Excellent Excellent – based on 54 reviews

  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


Newly renovated brick and cedar clad, Mediterranean style villa approx 150 metres from a sandy beach and set into the wooded slopes of Black Rock, Millendreath, a picturesque Cornish Valley. Overlooks the sea and opposite hillside. Coast path walks. Nearest dog friendly beach is Plaidy, a 5 minute walk from villa. Dogs welcome free of charge.

A very mild climate through to winter, offering 3 night breaks out of summer season. Comfortable modern living. 2 compact double bedrooms, both with double beds. (Bed linen hire an optional extra at £15 per double bed. Please ask if required). A new light oak kitchen. Lounge with sea and country views. Under floor heating for cooler weather and an air exchange unit providing constant clean air into the property, (Ideal for asthma and hay fever sufferers and purifying air from pet odours). Fully double glazed. Parking is in the private car park in the valley approx 100 metres away after unloading at foot of villa steps. It is gated

Newly renovated brick and cedar clad, Mediterranean style villa approx 150 metres from a sandy beach and set into the wooded slopes of Black Rock, Millendreath, a picturesque Cornish Valley. Overlooks the sea and opposite hillside. Coast path walks. Nearest dog friendly beach is Plaidy, a 5 minute walk from villa. Dogs welcome free of charge.

A very mild climate through to winter, offering 3 night breaks out of summer season. Comfortable modern living. 2 compact double bedrooms, both with double beds. (Bed linen hire an optional extra at £15 per double bed. Please ask if required). A new light oak kitchen. Lounge with sea and country views. Under floor heating for cooler weather and an air exchange unit providing constant clean air into the property, (Ideal for asthma and hay fever sufferers and purifying air from pet odours). Fully double glazed. Parking is in the private car park in the valley approx 100 metres away after unloading at foot of villa steps. It is gated with pass code on exit. Although 2 bed roomed, the villa is compact and ideally, it is best suited to couples. There are 63 steps up to the property, please take this into account before booking. Thank you. There is a new beach front café for the summer months, serving breakfasts, drinks, snacks and meas. Licenced bar. Please check Black Rock Beach Cafe on facebook for updated opening times as they tend to open the 'Cornish' way...sporadically. Great 'Foody club' nights and Sunday lunches. Booking advised. These franchises change hands, opening times cannot be guaranteed during your stay. Sorry. There are no amusement arcades and only a tiny seasonal shop (Basic bread and milk) in the valley, If you want hustle and bustle, Millendreath is not for you, however Looe is a hilly 1 mile walk away and has them and also numerous restaurants. There are coastal paths, countryside and woodland walks from the valley, ideal for dog walkers and ramblers. Plaidy beach is a five minute walk from the villa and is dog friendly all year. Dogs are not allowed on 'our' beach, (at any time of year) however, at low tide you can walk your dog down the jetty and go over the rocks to the beautiful East beach, where there are no restrictions. It does get cut off, but is accessible for several hours making it very quiet. (Don't forget to get back before the tide comes back in, or walk along to Seaton and alternatively return by coast path!). Millendreath beach is small when the tide is in, but also has a jetty from which to fish or enclosed bathing at high tide.

Location description from owner

The England region

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Cornwall lies on the western tip of England, with Celtic roots and mild climate, it has been a great favourite for holiday makers, with a stunning landscape, wooded valleys to jagged cliffs, and a dramatic coast line with clean beaches provide the perfect holiday destination for all ages. It is the perfect retreat at any time of year.


MILLENDREATH is a small inlet with its own sandy, private beach, 1 mile from the main town of Looe to the West. The beach is not dog friendly but the cafe is! There is a tranquil air to the place as there is no through traffic. The valley was purchased by Espalier developments. It is being re marketed as Black Rock, Millendreath, with plans to regenerate the valley with eco build holiday homes, swimming pool and spa. £50 million is the planned budget for what will become an upmarket resort. Much improvement has already been completed, there is now a seasonal beach front cafe, toilets and beach showers.

There are coastal walks with breath-taking views in every direction; woodland walks starting from your door and picnic areas in scenic locations.

Millendreath is so secluded you may have difficulty finding it on a map, yet it is so close to some of the best known attractions in the West Country. There is a jetty which provides an enclosed bathing area or fishing platform when the tide is in. There are numerous rock pools and crevices. When the tide is out you can walk along the beach-front, or take a 20 minute coastal path walk or 5 minute drive to Looe where there is ample parking. Being close to the A38 there is always somewhere to explore.


The picturesque fishing town of Looe is situated on the spectacular South Cornwall Coast in a largely unspoilt area of the South West. It has an unpretentious charm and an excellent range of facilities with traditional Inns and cosy pubs tucked away in the pretty narrow streets. Many 15th Century building remain. Restaurants, galleries, cafes, shops and convenience stores are found in this quaint fishing village. There is ample parking in Looe.

Families love to fish for crabs from the quayside.
A variety of boats can be hired including a ferry or glass bottomed boat which will also take you around Looe Rock (St Georges island) Try a spot of fishing for yourself, deep sea shark, conger or mackerel are are in the area. Dolphins and seals are also often seen.

The coastline in this region is stunning and is accessible by the scenic Cornwall South Coast Path. You can walk to the neighbouring fishing village Polperro,(5 miles) where you will find a smaller version of Looe with its quaint working harbour, pedestrianized streets and fabulous gift shops, galleries, good selection of pubs and restaurants.

Looe hosts a range of events including sailing regattas, Looe music festival, carnival week and even a duck race! New Year at Looe is made really special with the whole town celebrating in fancy dress and fireworks at midnight off the beach. It is among the top 10 English destinations to be at New year!

You may wish to explore the Eden project, 25 miles from Millendreath, combined with the Lost gardens of Heligan (approx same distance) or The beautiful old fishing port of Mevagissey is 27 miles away and even the North coast towns of Newquay and Padstow are within one hours driving time at 37 miles from your villa.

Other amenities close by include horse riding, Shire horse centre, rock climbing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, sea and course fishing and the Monkey sanctuary (10 minutes walk). The Lux Park Leisure Centre indoor pool in Liskeard (15 mins) has water flumes – a popular outing for families.

Golf Courses
Looe (par 70, 5940 yd). Hoburne Doublebois( 9 holes, 2192 yd). Lostwithiel Bodmin 8 miles away (par 72, 5984 yd). Whitsand Bay Portwrinkle (par 70, 6013 yd). Lanhydrock Bodmin 11 miles away (par 70, 6100 yd). St Mellion Saltash 11 miles away (par 72/69, 7019/5782 yd).

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Directions and key codes are sent about 5 days before departure. I send maps and various walks and ideas for places to visit are in the villa. For 5 pounds per person, you can take advantage of the facilities in the Caravan park at the top of the lane for a whole week! Swimming pool, entertainment, cafes and bars, dog friendly. We aim to provide a relaxing stay, beautiful views, all the equipment needed for a home from home at a reasonable cost and hope you enjoy your time here.


Check in time:04:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

While dogs are very welcome, we do ask guests to keep them out of bedrooms and to bring own throws to protect our new leather furniture. Please clean up after your dog.
Thank you. Karen


About the owner

Karen B
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24 Feb 2017
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Languages spoken: English

This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Jan 2012. Located in Looe, it has 54 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £280 to £520.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Feb 2017.


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Reviewed 10 Mar 2015

Myself and my partner stayed at the sea view hillside villa and what an amazing time we had. The villa is perfect, all mod cons and so comfortable and stylish. It's positioned in a small bay and the views out to the sea are amazing, as are the vies in the other direction of the countryside. It's a perfect retreat and myself f and my partner can't wait to return there!!

Thank you for your review. Congratulations on your engagement while staying in Sea View, you are welcome back any time.

“Another fabulous stay”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2015

Booked direct with Karen after visiting the previous year. Fantastic communication on all accounts. We arrived late at night (10pm), and she had kindly arranged to have the outside lights on and the heating on in the lounge. There were four of us visiting, 2 adults and 2 chocolate labradors. 63 ish steps up to the front door and you reach the apartment. It is very contemporary with a couple of leather settees in the lounge and free view tv with dvd player. Fully equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge, freezer. Two bedrooms, double and twin, with amazing sea views from both the master bedroom and the lounge. Large patio outside, again with amazing uninterrupted sea view. Bathroom with electric shower over bath. Heating costs were approximately £4 a day in winter, this included keeping one radiator on in the lounge 24 hours a day, extra radiator on in the lounge in the evening, bedroom heater on morning and night, also the washer/dryer was used once. Extra electricity cards can be purchased 24 hours a day from one of the chalets. We actually had snow/sleet and hail while we were there, and we were warm enough. You could of course put the underfloor heating on, but this can be a bit costly and we didn't need it. We walked to Looe along the beach (a bit of rock scrambling and 30 mins or so), to Seaton (just over an hour if you go up and over Looe Hill), we also visited Mount Edgecombe Park by car. There is a lot of work going on the site, and its going to be amazing by the time its finished, and probably a lot more expensive, the work men were not intrusive in any way and we only heard them when we were out and about and even that wasn't noisy. The beach is very close by with a cafe (not open in January) and is dog friendly off season all day long, I believe there is a 10-6pm ban of dogs during the summer months. Few places to recommend: Coddy Shack for fish and chips (5 mins drive); Mount Edgecombe Park for an amazing walk in a fantastic location and a cream tea at the end (30 mins drive ish); Smugglers Inn at Seaton is very dog friendly (even damp-ish dogs allowed); great baked potato at Ye Olde Saluation in Looe (again dog friendly). Aldi and Morrisons at Liskeard (about 8 miles away); couple of Co-ops in Looe. Top and bottom of it... Would I recommend, Yes... Would I visit again, Yes.

Wow, thank you for the fantastic review. Of course you are 'all' welcome back any time. ( Must just mention, 2nd room also has a double bed!) Thanks for the heating tips, the radiators are a new improvement; if people do not wish to use the more expensive under floor heating......there is the choice. Thanks again Karen

“Definitely a Sea view!”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2014

What a great place to stay if you want exercise, relaxation, a place to read and let the world go by. Everything is lovely in the property with very good supply of essentials for self catering. Cosy and comfortable with amazing views from the balcony which would act like an extra living space in the warmer months. Had a great few days.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you were able to relax. I know you had to go into Looe to connect to BTPhon, then it was ok. There is a free BT hotspot for BT Internet customers only. Black Rock cafe also has wifi, but is closed for the winter now. Rachel, you are welcome back, anytime.

“Quiet, Peaceful location well positioned for exploring many places of interest”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2014

A fabulous location for those seeking peace and quiet, but well situated for walking into Looe or for driving to other towns, villages and tourist hot-spots. The apartment has fantastic sea views overlooking the small bay and is furnished with every possible need. There is a very large balcony that is well equipped with a bbq, tables, chairs, lounges and cushions if needed. The owner was extremely helpful from the initial enquiry right through to our arriving back home at the end of our stay. In my opinion the apartment is very comfortable for two people and would suit a couple or a small family. The bedrooms are snug but comfortably furnished for a holiday, one of them looks out over the bay from the bed - such a treat to wake up to! For me the experience would have been perfect had the bed and sofa's been more comfortable. There was a restaurant just moments from the apartment that we were not able to use as it was, I imagine (nothing posted on the property to advise otherwise), closed for the season? We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would return again.

Thank you for the lovely review. We have taken on board your comments. When we go down next week to paint throughout, we will replace the front bedroom mattress. I have also amended my details, letting guests know that the café appears to have more sporadic opening times than in previous years. The lovely Cornish people have a laid back approach to opening and closing times! More recent guests have said the café was actually open some days during their stay! (Black Rock Beach Café is on face book for details.) Hope to see you next year. Karen


Reviewed 6 Oct 2014

The view is wonderful. Very peaceful and relaxing the walks are well worth it. Definitely need walking shoes. Will be booking again.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. When we get our fitness up, we are going to attempt the coastal walk to Polperro....luckily there is a bus back to Looe if I can't make it both ways! Hope we have availability for your next visit.

“Perfect peaceful base to explore this part of Cornwall. We loved it.”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2014

Well equipped, spotlessly clean accommodation in a peaceful location. Great views from the terrace, the owners even provided binoculars which were great for looking out to sea and for spotting deer on the hillsides. You definitely need a car to explore the lovely seaside villages of Looe, Polperro and Fowey. You can walk to Looe but need to be reasonably fit for the SW coastal path's ups and downs. Hope to return one day.

Glad you enjoyed your stay. A car is essential if you wish to explore Cornwall. There is a train station in Looe, but like you say, it's a hilly one mile hike! Thank you for your review, you are very welcome back.

“Great holiday”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

Great villa with great amenities and Karens information pack was superb. Great walks for the dog. Looe superb and the fish and chips at the coddy shack to die for. You need a good set of lungs and walking shoes for the steep hills but we'll worthwhile the effort.

Made me smile. Thank you. The Looe area is very scenic and hilly, but no pain, no gain. As I have mentioned, this is not the holiday for everyone, but for views, walks and peace and quiet it is the place to be. We are happy to welcome you back for your winter break.

“Fantastic place to stay”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2014

We had a really great time, well worth the visit. The accomondation was clean and to a very nice standard. The views over the bay were lovely, great place to explore beach and rock pools will definitely be going back soon.

Thank you for your review, you are welcome back any time. Best regards

“Wonderful sea view, spotlessly clean, excellent value for money !!!”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2014

This has got to be THE BEST holiday villa we have ever stayed in. It had excellent facilities, a sea view to die for and was very affordable. We had a slight problem prior to arrival which the owner was quick to inform us about and offered a discount when we book again - which we most definitely will be doing. There are 63 stairs to climb to the villa but it is worth it. There is lots of parking and easy access to the beach which although small is more than adequate. The villa is ideally situated to explore around the area. This truly was a little gem of a find.

Thank you for the lovely review, it seems you like it as much as we do! You are welcome back any are ALL our previous guests, who I have to say, have been great. We have been very lucky. Can't wait to go for Easter to do some decorating and renewals. Thanks again, Karen and Steve

“Fabulous Short Break”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2014

Stayed for a short break Thurs-Sunday at the end of January. Fabulous communication between ourselves and the owner from beginning to end and even during our break. Great small apartment, would recommend for couples though even though it has two bedrooms. Quite a few steps up to the front door, not a problem if you are relatively fit. Fabulous patio that overlooks the sea. The interior has been modernised and has everything you need for a great holiday. Two sets of patio doors, one from the lounge and one from the bedroom from which you can see the sea whilst having your early morning brew. Electricity is by card, I believe the first card is included. One thing to note though is that the underfloor heating does take up quite a lot of electricity, we used about a tenner on the first day without realising. After that we turned off the underfloor heating and put on the oil filled radiators, still plenty warm enough, but the electric cost came down to about £4 a day (dishwasher, radiators, kettle, oven and hob all being used). Walked to Seaton (about an hour) and to Looe (about 30 mins), enjoyed a meal at the Coddy Shack - excellent (see separate review), Zute Bar - excellent (see separate review) and a terrible meal at Golden Guinnea (see separate view). Would I recommend this place, in a heartbeat.

Thank you so much for the great review for January. We didn't quite expect the popularity of our winter breaks, so are now providing alternative heating. We are fitting low energy wall heaters for both bedrooms but will keep the storage heaters in addition. The under floor heating remains as a little luxury for those who want it in the lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

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