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Luxury 17th & 18th Century Houses in Looe's Old Town Close to the Beach - Osborne House

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Oct-2016
Large self catering characterful houses sleeping 9 to 12 in 5 bedrooms

Located among the quaint old streets of East Looe, Lantau Cottage and Osborne House are immaculately presented historic houses dating back between 350 and 400 years. Both properties are very well equipped for modern day living yet each is steeped in a rich history with many original features including beamed and gabled ceilings and offer discerning guests a flavour of days long gone. With quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout, guests will appreciate the attention to detail. The houses are normally let from Saturday to Saturday during the peak season but we offer long weekend breaks during other times. The houses are ideally situated just a few paces from East Looe’s sandy beach, historic harbour and many cafes, bars and restaurants. These are no-smoking properties and we regret that we can't take pets. Each house has nearby parking for 2 cars including 1 space in the beachside carkpark and one in the Millpool carkpark.

In order to avoid the new online booking fee that was recently introduced by HomeAway and Ownersdirect, we accept payments by direct bank transfer.

More Details

Details for holiday home Osborne House, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 4 Bathrooms

Osborne House is a magnificent 350 year old Cornish town house which, in the 1800s, was originally a the home of a wealthy merchant. During the last century is was a sweet shop and more recently a thriving restaurant. Today it is a fully restored family home, retaining many original features including wooden beams - one of which is reputed to have come from the defeated Spanish Armada. The house is set in the heart of East Looe - ideally situated yards from the sandy beach, historic harbour, cafes and restaurants. This coastal location in South-East Cornwall is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape from the urban hustle & bustle. The house sleeps up to 12 and is ideal for family holidays, birthday parties, group or reunions.

In 2014 Osborne House was given a five star ranking from Visit Britain and won a gold award for outstanding quality. Nearby parking for 2 cars is included.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed in Looe several times but never stayed in the town - what a fantastic find Osborne House is. We are a family of 9 ranging from big kids (30 somethings) to even bigger kids (60 somethings). Not sure who had more fun playing table football or who was worse at table tennis but we had such a laugh playing both. The house is in such a perfect position and very well equipped. The front door takes a bit of getting used to when locking it but we soon got the hang of the jiggle.



Sally (the housekeeper) met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful and we really appreciated the house being ready for us earlier than the check-in time.



Looe is a fantastic place with a gorgeous beach, lovely town and lots of places to eat - recommend The Sail Loft, Smugglers Cott & Kitchenside. We went on the glass bottomed boat and it was amazing to see the seals in the ocean. Had a magical holiday with an amazing family in a beautiful house. Another year where fantastic memories were made. Thank-you.
Sep 2014
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8 Reviews

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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect base in a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in June with family. The house is one of the most well equipped I have experienced. Lovely rooms and a bonus having ensuite facilities.

The dining table was great and really lovely. The whole house is spacious and well presented. We especially enjoyed the table football and table tennis.

Location was perfect, just moments from the beach and surrounded by shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jayne. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time in Looe and Osborne House and we would love to welcome you back another time!
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Gorgeous Cottage in the heart of Looe - very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Osborne House was brilliant - every possible utensil you might need, from pasta strainers to children's crockery there was nothing that we wished we 'd had.

Lots of space and plenty of room for our daughter to perfect her walking.

Very clean and well maintained with a laundry refresh half way through our fortnight's stay.

I'd highly recommend staying there - very comfortable and of course, perfectly located.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caroline and many thanks too for choosing to stay at Osborne House: we're really glad you enjoyed your time in Looe. We hope your daughter enjoyed the beach too (the town council recently invested in a state of the art grooming machine which is used daily to clean the sand and remove any dangerous items, making it perfect for little ones). Please let us know when you're next planning to come to Looe - we'd love to welcome you back!
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A really great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Osbourne house, both the property itself and the location, right in the middle of everything and a stones throw from the water, were perfect for our family group. The house itself was excellent, everything we needed and all the rooms a good size with plenty of bathrooms. All round very good

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased you enjoyed your time in Looe and hope you'll come and stay at Osborne House another time. Yes, the house is ideally located very close to the beach, harbour and town centre with its many cafe's restaurants and pubs - this makes it a very popular choice for families.
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Great house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Osborne House. It's huge, all the rooms are very spacious and the gorgeous kitchen is perfect for family meals. The location was fantastic, being only a 1 minute walk to the beach and all the shops and pubs in Looe. We were a bit worried about parking but it was straight forward and we parked our additional car easily and it wasn't too expensive. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ogbourne house

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property, full of character and very homely, perfect location to enjoy Looe, had a wonderful time. It was clean and highly maintained throughout and u would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic family holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Osborne House is fantastic for a family base. Right in the middle of East Looe, close to the beach and great places to eat. The accommodation standard is top class. There is plenty of room for a couple of families and it's a real home from home in terms of equipment. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Plymouth Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : All of the town's pubs are a short walk away at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 20 Miles Nearest Train : East Looe at 1.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 at Liskeard at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : East Looe's finest restaurants are just yards away at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : East Looe Beach at 50 Metres

Get a glimpse of Looe's past by visiting the Old Guild Hall Museum, or wander the narrow streets, and sample the delights of the town’s award winning restaurants. Explore the picturesque village of Polperro with its jumble of whitewashed cottages. Its tiny harbour was once a thriving centre for the area's smuggling of brandy and tobacco. Or take the coastal path to explore the secluded coves of Talland and Lanivet Bay.

Looe is a great base in which to explore Cornwall and discover over six thousand years of legend, tradition and heritage from the moors, mines and mansions of the region. There are beaches for everyone, including the spectacular 4 mile stretch of Whitsand Bay which is a 15 minute drive away.

Springtime sees a riot of colour from the bulb fields of the Tamar Valley while the summer brings in an abundance of marine life to this area of outstanding natural beauty. Autumn sees a further transformation through the area's ancient woodlands and their flora & fauna.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Fall
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,920
for 4 nights
From
£475
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
Mid Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 4 nights
From
£350
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Late Winter
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 4 nights
From
£350
From
£385
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,895
 
 
Early Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
From
£265
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 3 nights
From
£335
From
£350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,595
 
 
Mid Spring
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
From
£265
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 
 
Late Spring
4 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,495
 
 
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
From
£375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
High Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,595
for 7 nights
£2,595
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,035
for 3 nights
From
£345
From
£365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Early Fall
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£245
From
£255
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Late Fall
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,920
for 4 nights
From
£475
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

In order to avoid the new online booking fee that was recently introduced by HomeAway and Ownersdirect, we accept payments by direct bank transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Captain's en-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1st Mate's en-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2nd Mate's en-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are included for domestic use. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels if required (although these are available to purchase locally).

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st Mate's Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2nd Mate's Room - 1 Double Bed
  • Cabin 1 - 4 Single Bed, Room has two bunk-beds (ie sleeps 4)
  • Cabin 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The Captain's Room - 1 Large Double Bed, Located on the second floor
  • The house is laid out over three floors and includes three double bedrooms (all en-suite), a twin room and a bunk room that sleeps 4. Each bedroom has a chest of drawers and/or wardrobe. A travel cot is available - guests wishing to use this should bring their own bedding (sheet, baby blanket etc).

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The house is perfectly located in East Looe's old town with the beach at one end of the street and the harbour at the other end. The house is within easy walking distance of the town's many restaurants and cafes (the nearest award winning restaurant is at the end of the street - less than two minutes away).

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