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The Little House - Unique, Characterful, Spacious, Fantastic Views, WiFi



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
House in Looe, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, Yet Moments From Town & Only 3 Minutes Walk To The Fabulous Sandy Beach

Set just above the harbour and historic old town, the Little House is the ideal choice for your stay in the charming seaside town of Looe. Built in1905, this characterful property is spacious, comfortable and welcoming. Originally converted from an old chapel, the house has many impressive character features such as the vaulted ceiling in the lounge, wooden staircase which sweeps through the property and large arched windows which flood the house with light and offer great views to the harbour. The location is ideal - peaceful, yet only moments from the town centre with all its excellent restaurants, shops and amenities. The working harbour is 2 minutes away and the golden sandy beach is only a short (4 minute) walk from the house. Short term Parking 1 minute away at the Quayside Carpark and long-term car-park only 5-6 mins walk from the house. The Little House is light, spacious, comfortable and perfectly located for the beach, harbour and coastal path.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband John and I purchased The Little House in July 2013 having fallen in love with it on the first viewing. We wanted a special property to run as our holiday let and the uniqueness of The Little House and its excellent location made it the perfect choice. We live in West Looe so are here to welcome our guests personally to The Little House and are always just a phone call away if needed. We take great pride in ensuring our guests have a wonderful stay in The Little House and Looe.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for a lovely, relaxing break! The Little House is a perfect place to stay and you have thought of everything to make your guests feel comfortable, with lots of little extras. I would say it's a 'home from home', but I think it's nicer than my home! Even the weather was good. Hope to come back again and can't wait to recommend the Little House to others. (Great communication as well).
Apr 2016
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect base for a wonderful holiday, thank you.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and this cottage was the perfect base for exploring Cornwall and lovely to return after a busy day sight-seeing to a cozy, comfortable home.. Sharon and John were extremely helpful from the start and the cottage was well equipped, very clean, spacious and in a great location for everything. One of the things we loved was that there was such a vast choice of restaurants and pubs just afew minutes walk away - our favorite was the Old Sail Loft where we had 2 excellent evening meals. On John's advice, we did the walk between Looe and Polperro the reverse way around - we got the bus to Polperro and walked back to Looe so we came down the very steep hill at Talland rather than having to walk up it which you would have to do if you walked from Looe. The walk was well worth doing for the fabulous scenery and sea views, but was a bit tough going in places with lots of steps! A boat trip up the river was another highlight. Looe has plenty to offer and is a great base for exploring more of Cornwall. It was always lovely to get back 'home' at the end of the day and we hope to return for longer next time. Thank you Sharon and John for being excellent hosts and for letting us enjoy your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you managed to fit in the coastal path walk from Polperro (you will know what John meant about the hill at Talland now you've come down it.... much better down than up)! Thank you for being lovely guests and we look forward to welcoming you again next year.
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A wonderful place to stay, a real gem

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Looe many times over the years and this has been our favorite place to stay by far. We arrived to a warm, friendly welcome from the owner in to a clean, bright, comfortable home. The living room is really special with fabulous panoramic views and the whole house is full of charm and character with lots of lovely touches and everything needed for a holiday and more. The customer service from the owners was excellent from the first enquiry and you can see that they have real pride in their property and genuinely care about their guests. The house is very close to town, so no car needed as everything is so close by. The walk back from town is up quite a steep slope, but it's only a short distance and it's well worth it to be able to stay in such a fabulous property. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words and we very much hope to see you again next year.
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Beautiful home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could wish for in a holiday home. Loads of space, full of charm, immaculately clean and stunning views of boats lit up in the harbour at night, we absolutely loved it and could easily move in for good. The photos lived up to expectations and being able to cook in a roomy kitchen and have meals round a big table was a change from other cramped holiday cottages we've stayed in before, plus the dishwasher makes life very easy when cooking for a family. Both bedrooms are a good size with big closets and having 2 loos was also very handy. The owners have thought of everything and were very helpful with booking and information about where to park and directions. We arrived to a warm welcome from John who took time to show us how everything worked and told us to call if there was anything we needed. We loved Looe and there is so much to see and do that we wish we could have stayed for longer - we will next time! Thank you Sharon and John for a memorable, happy holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judith, we're delighted you had a great time in Looe and really appreciate your lovely comments about the Little House, thank you.
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A real find in a brilliant holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, light, comfortable, fresh & clean, very well equipped, tastefully decorated with good quality furniture and interesting things, great views, quiet &relaxing and located in a brilliant holiday location with great beach and plenty to see and do. We were met by the owner who gave us a lovely welcome and the communication before we arrived was excellent. Yes, we'd definitely recommend this property to friends and family without hesitation - it's a real find and we're already planning a return visit to this charming home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Sharon and John
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Welcoming, homely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the 'Little House' and felt completely at home from the moment we arrived. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything we needed and more. The views are wonderful and the situation is perfect as everything is just a short walk away. Sharon and John are excellent hosts who kept in touch before and during our stay and there is plenty of local information provided in the impressive welcome folder which was a mine of useful information. We will miss the comfort, the views, the harbour - and even the seagulls! We will definitely come back to Looe and can think of no better place to stay - we were very sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Sharon
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Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting friends in the area and stayed only a few days in Looe, it really should have been longer!

Great accommodation conveniently located for all amenities and the hill really does get less steep after a couple of ascents.

Looe has shops, beach, walking routes, boats, pubs, restaurants etc. everything conveniently located within walking distance of the Little House which is equipped for all occasions.

Like other reviewers we loved The Little House; John and Sharon deserve their success as hosts and we wish them well for the future not least because we hope to return to the area.

Communication is key and Sharon is to be commended for the way we were kept informed both before and during our stay.

Numerous attractions within 30 - 40 minutes drive to suit most tastes, if you're here for a few days National Trust membership is worth consideration.

Owing to a landslip in the area there is a road closure on the approach to Looe (diversion signs not immediately obvious if you're not local) and you might finish up in No Mans Land.!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the Little House and your time in Looe. Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us, it's really kind of you and we very much hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you.
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Looe when we first visited in 2011 - so much so that we moved here full time in December 2012. We wanted to set up our own business and felt that a holiday letting property would be the ideal choice for us. We kept the Looe estate agents very busy while we looked for the perfect property and saw a lot of charming cottages and nice apartments..... but the second we walked into The Little House we knew it was 'the one' as it was completely different to anything else we'd seen. Built in 1905 as an additional wing to the existing chapel, the double height vaulted ceilings, striking arched windows and great harbour views add to its charm and character and we look forward to sharing this special home with our future and returning guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Selection of Bars Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Looe Golf Club at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Looe Nearest Restaurant : Selection of Bars Nearest Beach : Looe Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sea Fishing, Walking/Hiking (the South West Coastal Path stretches in both directions from Looe), Birdwatching (the Looe River winds through a long stretch of woodland, perfect for birdwatching as there are colonies of Little Egrets, Herons and the resident elusive Kingfisher at Watergate). Kayaking (sea and river). Sailing (Looe has an active programme of sailing events and a Yacht Club), Rowing Club (Gigs) and a host of other water and land based activities.


4 Minutes walk to the beautiful golden sandy beach of East Looe, the coastal path runs from both East and West Looe for stunning scenic walks and the West Looe beach is ideal for rock pooling and dog walking.


Exeter Airport 84.6 km / 52.5 miles

Plymouth Ferry Port 35 mins / 22 miles

Car not needed - everything is in very easy walking distance

Looe Railway Station (7 Mins Walk)


Less than 1 minute to town, shops and harbour. 4 minutes to beach. 5 minutes to train station.

Polperro – 4 Miles/6.4 Km (Approx 9 Mins)

One of the prettiest villages in the UK with colourful fishermen's cottage and a protected inner harbour full of colourful boats. Attractions include a Museum of Smuggling and a Model Village.

Eden Project - 13 Miles/ 35 Km (Approx 37 Mins) from Looe

Voted the UK's best day out, learn about the nature around you and explore our rainforest in captivity.

Further Details:

Although less than a minute's walk from the centre of town with its shops & amenities and a short 4 minute walk to the golden sand beach, the Little House is in a peaceful location tucked away from the hustle and bustle making it the perfect retreat after a busy day enjoying the fabulous beach, river, coastal paths and all the other wonderful things that this charming town has to offer.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 1
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2016 -17
30 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Season 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
20 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer 2
23 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Looe Music Festival 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable 25% booking fee is payable immediately in order to secure the booking and the balance of the rental charge must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the start date of your holiday, along with a £100 fully refundable security/breakages deposit. The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pound), before use of conversion tool. The Quotes given on this site are an automated estimate only, so please contact the Owner for an accurate quote.. Ages of Children must be given at time of enquiry. Payments required by BACS transfer or Cheque. Paypal is accepted but there is a 3.5% processing fee for UK Payments, 4.5% for non-UK payments). The accommodation will be ready from 16:00 on arrival day and must be vacated by 10.00 a.m. latest on departure days (unless otherwise agreed). The property must be left clean and tidy.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (but can be flexible)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The Little House is a lot more spacious than most other holiday lets in Looe - the huge arched windows and double height ceilings flood the living areas with light and there are great views to the harbour from the living room. WiFi, heating and electricity are all included free of charge (many Looe holiday lets still have pay-as-you-go electric meters and charge extra for heating, so it is always worth checking what's included). The kitchen at the Little House is a good size, so perfect for preparing meals when you choose to eat at home, with the added advantage of a dishwasher and separate freezer. Set just above the main town, the house is in a peaceful location - yet a 30 second walk takes you into the heart of the town with its excellent selection of shops , first class restaurants and bars. The lively working harbour is only 2 minutes away and the fabulous golden sandy beach is a 4 minutes walk from the house through the quaint charming back streets of East Looe. Its uniqueness and perfect location really does make the Little House stand out from the crowd.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 903 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, There is an electric over-bath shower with folding screen
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, A convenient 2nd toilet and hand basin on the half landing.
  • Bathroom conveniently located next to Bedrooms: Bath with Electric Shower Over, WC, Basin, Heated Towel Rail, Retractable Washing Line, Mirror, Bathroom Cabinet, Extractor Fan and Window. Bath mat and hand towels provided (please bring bath and beach towels). There is also a 2nd WC/cloakroom on the half landing.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 can either be made up with 2 single beds or one 5' king-size double, so ideal for 2 couples or families.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Strictly No Smoking. Please give ages of Children at time of enquiry as the house may not be suitable for btoddlers. Check In Time 16:00, Check Out 10:00 latest. Outside: There is a tap at the rear of the house for washing sandy beach toys, muddy boots,etc, and an outer lockable passageway for storing beach toys, boots, etc. Although there is no outside space,, the lounge has 4 large windows which fill the room with light and air and have great views to the harbour - it's a fabulous space to chill out in with a glass of wine or to watch the activity on the river and with the windows open, you get the cooling breeze and sunshine in the summer, so the comfort of being inside with the fresh air, views and sunshine of being outside. The harbour with pavement cafes is a 2 minute walk away and the beach a short 4 minute stroll. Laundry: There is a launderette in West Looe within 10 minutes walk of the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, Towels and T-towels included. (Please bring your own towels and beach towels). Cleaning service can be arranged. Other: There is an outer passage way where bikes, pushchairs, beach toys, etc can be safely left and an outside tap for washing off sandy feet, wetsuits, beach toys, etc.

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