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Peaceful Luxury Accommodation in Three Acres of Private Cornish Gardens - Blanches Cottage (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet



Blanches Cottage (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)

Blanches Cottage is the original character cottage adjoining Blanches House.

Downstairs the accommodation consists of a 24’ drawing room with a piano, a large log fire and a traditional bread oven.

There is also a cottage-style kitchen and a single bedroom.

There are two double bedrooms upstairs.

You can sit in bed or relax in the bath and gaze down the beautiful valley to the sea and watch the ships going up and down the channel.

The house is centrally heated.

There is wireless broadband and delicious water from our private spring. Outside there is a sitting-out area overlooking the valley and sea, several terraced lawns and lots of secret garden areas to explore.

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About the property


Blanches is set in a private sheltered position above the breathtaking South Cornwall coast in three acres of gardens and lawns with panoramic sea and country views. Blanches House sleeps nine. It is comfortably furnished with wood burning stoves, logs supplied and free wireless broadband. For large gatherings you can accommodate a further five people next door in the cottage. Bring the dogs for some great walking. A cream tea completes the welcome.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Katherine

My wife and I live in London. We have three boys aged 11, 8 and 3. We get down to Cornwall whenever we can and spend most of our holidays there. As soon as we arrive at Blanches the boys rush off into the gardens to play in the tree house or bounce on the trampoline.

Katherine purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Katherine chose Looe

We rented a holiday house in Fowey for six years before finding Blanches. We love the area and often found ourselves crossing the Boddinick Ferry to explore the quiet lanes and beaches to the East of the Fowey River.

Most of the coastline between Fowey and Looe is owned and protected by the National Trust. Blanches is one of a small handful of private houses in the area with a view of the sea and its position at the head of a beautiful, almost private valley is truly second to none. We immediately fell in love with it and if you come you will see why!

What makes this cottage unique

The properties are fully furnished and equipped as spacious and comfortable private homes. They are large enough for big groups but have a cosy feel about them.

The gardens are a mini Heligan with graceful lawns, a valley garden and sea views. It's a magical place surrounded by nature. The children love to watch about twenty species of birds visit the well-stocked feeders next to the house. The walk down the valley or along the ridge is breath-taking with Lansallos Cove close by.

There is a wide range of activities on offer a short distance away: walking, swimming, sailing, people watching or eating in good restaurants. On a rainy day we make use of the free use of the swimming pool at the Fowey Hall Hotel or head to the world famous Eden Project, a half hour drive away.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
During our off peak season we also offer a 3 x night minimum stay and special discounted rates for couples. Prices shown during low season are based on 2 adults. At this time additional guests are charged per person.To make a reservation please call or email, we will email you a booking form and will ask for a 30% deposit and final payment 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Sunday is changeover day - please arrive from 3pm and depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Out of season (the periods during which we accept a 3 night minimum stay in the pricing table) we show special low prices for couples. At these times additional guests beyond the first two are charged at £50 per person per week.


Accommodation and facilities for Blanches Cottage (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)in Looe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Linen is included, please bring your own beach towels. Well behaved dogs welcome at a small additional charge. Outside: Outside there is a large sitting-out area overlooking the valley and sea. Peaceful and secluded, set in three acres of sheltered, south-facing gardens and surrounded by countryside, Blanches is a coastal classic with several terraced lawns and lots of secret garden areas to explore! Ample parking, outdoor furniture and BBQ.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

very cosy and comfortable stay, cream tea on arrival a very nice touch, sign to come into property could do with being larger as we missed it twice as its such a small sign!! the walk to the beach from the property is not for the faint hearted!! overall a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you had a good time. The walk down the valley is spectacular but the coast line at the bottom is rocky. We get to the beach down the track next to Lansallos church. It's a fairly easy twenty minutes, ten if you park in the NT car park. The closest beach to drive to is Talland Bay, just the other side of Polperro: pink rocks and nice sand at low tide plus a good cafe. Kind regards. PS - We know what you mean about the sign and we're getting a larger one made.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lansallos Cove

Special interest holidays:

Free use of the swimming pool at the Fowey Hotel Spa is included.


You can walk down a beautiful valley to the South-West coastal path and its spectacular beaches. Lansallos Bay, a 20 minute walk down a smugglers' track, is a beautiful enclosed bay with good swimming and a waterfall. The beach is dog friendly. You can have a cream tea on the way home (in season). Children love Lantivit Bay with its big rocks to run around, little stream to play in and rock pools to explore. If you want drama, go to Lantic Bay - well worth the walk back up.


The nearest airport is Newquay. Exeter and Bristol also serve the South West. Liskeard or Looe train station has a regular fast train service from London and other major stations. The nearest channel ferry terminal is Plymouth.


Fowey 20 mins by car ferry or drive to Polruan 10 mins and take the passenger ferry - a lovely trip! Polperro 10 mins. Eden Project tropical garden domes 40 mins. Camel Trail 50 mins, depending on where you wish to start! Minack Theatre 1 hour 30 mins.

Further Details:

Waitrose, Tesco and Asda deliver to the house - why not plan ahead and have your shopping delivered soon after you arrive?

There is a good range of shops in Fowey, including a bakery, butcher and fishmonger. Enjoy one of the many Cafes for lunch and an ice cream or head to the beach before enjoying the ferry trip home!