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Bird's Nest is a Fisherman's Cottage in Looe seconds from beach.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Fisherman's Cottage in Looe, Cornwall, England - Romantic Cottage Close to Beach and Harbour

Looe is an historic fishing village with restaurants and shops on your doorstep. The cottage is in the heart of the village, in a quiet cobbled street. Superior standard with everything you need for a perfect holiday. Seconds from the sandy beach and Banjo Pier. Excellent position to explore all of Cornwall and do some of the most senic walks. The Eden Project is only 45 minutes away. Transport links are excellent.


Property Manager
Paul King
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Paul King

Bird's Nest is a locally managed traditional fishermans's cottage which has undergone a total refurbishment to bring it to the very high standard that it is in today. Its very cozy and luxuriously furnished, with a great deal of thought going into every detail to make it home from home. Everything is colour co-ordinated and of the highest quality. Once at Bird's Nest you will not want for anything. Its a truly romantic getaway and we are sure you will have the perfect holiday.

Paul King purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Paul King chose South East Cornwall

A whole year was spent lovingly renovating the cottage and modernising it to a high standard. Everything you could possibly want has been thought of. The cottage is very romantic and is ideal for a couple who want to get away from it all. The local area is superb and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Bird's Nest is nestled in a quiet pretty cobbled street, with the beach and quay seconds away, as are the many restaurants, cafes and shops. But if you want to explore Cornwall and its attractions, Looe is an ideal base.

What makes this cottage unique

This traditional Cornish cottage is laid out over three floors and gives a flavour of a bygone era. We have just finished completely refurbishing this property for the season, so everything is new and clean in this beautiful cottage. Please be aware that the stairs can, for some, be a little steep and a possible struggle for more elderly and less mobile travellers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have lots of guests comments in our book and many guests return to this lovely little cottage. We are happy to give you emails of people who have stayed. We also ask you to leave feedback in the visitors book and also on this site. Please check out our feedback on this site as you can see we have many happy guests.
Apr 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Looe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern small shower room, with toilet, seperate shower and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Beautifully decorated bedroom with very comfy King size bed. Plenty of storage. Freeview TV. Hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property is fully central heated and double glazed so ideal for summer or winter getaways. Its light and airy in summer and cozy and warm in winter. We pride ourselves in keeping the cottage to a very high standard. We get many returning guests and recommends. You will not be disappointed if you book Bird's Nest Cottage. Outside: In a cobbled street which is all flat and no stairs. Lovely street typical of Cornwall, very quaint and seconds from the beach. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and tea towels included. Cleaning is once a week to a very high standard. Other: Please be aware that the property has two sets of stairs which are not recommended if you have any disabilities as they can be a little steep. No dogs allowed or children as the cottage is not suitable sorry.

Reviews

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Bird's Nest is a Fisherman's Cottage in Looe seconds from beach.
average rating of 4.75 based on 57 reviews
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Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Overall it was good but and it is a big but, the house was extremely dirty

I dropped a contact lens on the bathroom floor and I was amazed at the filth on the floor

This lead me to run my fingers over other surfaces including the stairs and from that moment onwards it spoilt our enjoyment of the house because every surface was thick dust which takes months to build up

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, thanks for your comments and sorry that cleanliness on this occasion didn't meet with your expections. It's a shame that you didn't bring this to our attending during your stay (a month later and its difficult for us to put things right). I've raised the issue with our cleaning team and it appears that this was a one off as confirmed by subsequent guest reviews. We hope you enjoyed Looe and all it has to offer and hope you'll return. Kindest regards, Paul King
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5

Fantastic cottage would love to return

  • 5 of 5

In a great location so near to the beach and great restaurants

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham, Thanks for your comments and we're really pleased you anjoyed your time in Looe. We would love to welcome you back and look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards, Paul.
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5

Lovely property, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean, wi-fi reception was good all over. Lovely kitchen, bedroom and small living area.

This property is the perfect getaway for two.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Clifford, many thanks for your comments - we're really glad you enjoyed your stay at Bird's Nest.
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4

Nice cosy full equiped little house. Near to beach and in the middle of the old center of looe

  • 4 of 5

We had to get used to the noice of seagulls night and day watching their Newborns. House was Ok, bit dark and cold in the evening. We were happy to find out how heating worked, we didn't find instructions, finaly at the electricity connection. (Sorry we are belgian people and not used to do it - would-be easy to find instructions by the manual for renting the house)

Bathroom was very small.

All by all we had a wonderfull time in birdsnest. But you asked for comments.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marij, many thanks for choosing to stay at Birds Nest Cottage. You chose one of the best times of year to stay though I'm sorry it wasn't a little warmer (the joys of the British weather). Thanks for your comments - we'll update the heating instructions so they're a little more user friendly.We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time in Looe and hope you'll visit again. Paul.
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5

Delightful cottage in A1 position.

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience at renting a holiday cottage and was really impressed. Communication from owners was excellent and access really easy.

The cottage is set just adjacent to shops, cafe's and within 50 yards of the beach, perfect!!

Would highly recommend anyone to 'Birds Nest' who's looking for a quaint house in this delightful fishing village.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Neil for your kind comments. We're really glad you finally discovered Looe! It's a great part of the world with so much to offer. Please do come back and visit again! Paul
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5

Beautiful clean and cosy

  • 5 of 5

It was a overly cottage with lots of character,well equipped ,positioned very close to the beach and shops .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, many thanks for choosing to stay at Birds Nest. We're glad you enjoyed you're stay but sorry that the weather wasn't a little kinder. We'd love to welcome you have and next time we'll keep our fingers crossed for some sunshine.
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Location

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Shark and mackerel fishing excursions are available locally.

Coast/Beach:

The beach is within 100 meters, so seconds away!

Travel:

The nearest airport is Plymouth or Exeter. A train service runs from Looe. The bus service is also excellent. Once in Looe you never need to get in your car again! Everything is on your doorstep and within walking distance.

There is also plenty of parking. At the Millpool car park (an 8 - 10 minute walk from the cottage) the weekly cost is between £15 - £35 depending on the season. You can also park free over at Hannafore (in West Looe) which is a 20 minute walk.

Distances:

All of the shops and restaurants are on your doorstep. Looe has everything you could possibly want. The Eden project is 30 minutes away and we are near the Camel Trail so ideal for walking and cycling. Places of interest are Padstow, Fowey, Polperro, infact Looe is an ideal base for exploring all of Cornwall.

Further Details:

Looe is full of lovely restaurants, coffee shops and exclusive quaint shops to buy special momento's of your holiday. It has two small supermarket (Co-op) where you can buy all of your essential provisions for your holiday. It also has banks and a post office. It is an historic fishing village and fresh fish is sold on the quay at Pengellys fish shop. You can go out in a glass bottom boat, go mackeral or shark fishing for the day, walk or cycle along the famous coastal path to Polperro and Talland Bay. Or just sit and relax on the sandy beach and watch the world go by or enjoy a cream tea in one of the coffee shops. Looe is also renowned for its homemade pasties. So there is something here for everyone.

Looe now has the famous music festival every year in September.

There are farmers markets every 2nd and 4th week in the town.

Looe is famous for New Year and everyone dresses in fancy dress and at midnight they have the most amazing firework display.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Looe, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
HIgh 2
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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From
£75
£325
 
 
Nightly Rate
24 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£400
 
 
Nightly Rate
25 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£490
 
 
Nightly Rate
26 Sep 2017 - 26 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£85
£490
 
 
Nightly Rate
27 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£255
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£85
£490
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£490
 
 
High 3
29 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
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£120
£490
 
 
Mid
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£295
 
 
Mid
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£350
 
 
Low
6 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
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£65
£266
 
 
High
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£400
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£100
£600
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
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£60
£250
 
 
Low
1 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£204
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£68
£310
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£100
£400
 
 
Mid
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£375
 
 
Mid
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£80
£400
 
 
High
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
High
8 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£400
 
 
High
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
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£100
£495
 
 
Mid
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£400
 
 
Mid
27 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
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£75
£350
 
 
Mid
4 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
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£68
£225
 
 
High
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone or email for availability. A deposit of £100 will be taken with the booking and then 6 weeks before the date full payment is required. Start dates are normally on a Saturday, but we are happy to look at weekend or midweek breaks out of season.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are normally on a Saturday. Departure is 10am and arrival is after 3pm. But we will always try to accommodate your plans and if you arrive early and the cottage is cleaned you are more than welcome to book in.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Please contact us if you require a long weekend or midweek break for prices. We always do specials out of season, so please ask.

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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