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Gorgeous Characterful Beautifully Furnished Victorian Home With River Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in Looe, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location Yet...Close To Beach, Coast Path, Pubs & Shops (Less Than 10 Mins Walk)

Gorgeous characterful Victorian Home. Close to sandy beach, coast path, pubs & shops (10 mins walk) yet quiet and peaceful. Spacious, comfortable, stylish. Terrace for BBQs in evening sun & views across the river. State-of-the-art LED TV/Blu-Ray/Surround Sound System/Free wifi. Original Feature Fire Places & Sash Windows. Original Wooden Floors. Good Parking. Ideal location. River Views.

Andrew Martin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Andrew Martin

Hi I'm Andrew, I am renting out my own personal home while I travel and undertake various challenges (adventures) in life and work. One of the has given me the privilege of working for the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan as Director of Fundraising and Business Development. As this is my home you will see that it is lovingly cared for and has only the best furnishings and equipment. My hope is that while I am away,you will find this place a real 'home from home' to make your holiday in the gorgeous village of Looe so very special and unforgettable. Please feel free to contact me by email at any time if you have any questions. Wishing you wonderful holidays. Andrew

Andrew Martin purchased this house in 2008

Why Andrew Martin chose Looe

Looe is a most beautiful town, with great access to a safe, sandy beach, the stunning South West Coast Path and the best fish market in the UK (so says Rick Stein) The people here are incredibly warm and friendly... I have lived here on and off for the last 6 years and have made so many great friends. The house is within 10 mins walk of all the amenities, shops, restaurants, pubs and the beach, yet is set in a very quiet and peaceful location with views down to the Looe River. The city of Plymouth is only 30 mins away, yet this is a haven of peace and tranquillity, but with so much to do close by....

What makes this house unique

My home is spacious and light, furnished to the highest standards... and is ideal for families with children, extended families and groups of friends. There is a lovely large terrace at the front with patio table and chairs, which gets the afternoon and long evening sun... and has views down to the Looe river. It has good parking for 2 large cars, a real bonus in Looe

Guestbook comments from the owner

"… A beautiful place. I was in awe without even opening the great red door! The sound systems are amazing, a perfect way to start the day." - The Sandrines – October 2013"Lovely Comfortable House" - The Mctomneys - Leigh-on-Sea June 2013

"Comfy House – Would come again" - The Allsops – Northampton June 2013

"Great lovely comfortable house with English charm!" - The Kuhn Family – Switzerland July 2013

"Lovely spacious house in a great location – had a great week in a lovely home" - The Heaton Family – August 2013
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Looe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Gorgeous Family Bathroom - With Claw-foot bath - Fine Details - Beautiful taps & Luxury Toiletries, WC & Wash-Basin 2nd Bathroom with separate Walk-in Shower, WC & Wash-Basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Gorgeous light and spacious King-Size Master Bedroom - With river views Bedroom 2 - Beautifully Decorated King-size 2nd Bedroom - With river views Bedroom 3 - Quiet and peaceful Twin room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Outside: Well maintained gravelled front garden with river views... Patio furniture, including table and 6 chairs. Ideal for BBQ's - Bathed in the full afternoon and evening sun Generous private very secure parking for 2 cars (A bonus in Looe!) Utility Room: Large Fridge-Freezer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Iron & Ironing Board, Hoover, Clothes Airer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Gas Central Heating Throughout - Good quality linen provided fresh including bath and hand towels Other: Beautiful Hall & Entrance with Original Tiled floor


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Gorgeous Characterful Beautifully Furnished Victorian Home With River Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Spacious holiday home in Looe

  • 5 of 5

The house is extremely spacious, with 2 living rooms and a large kitchen diner. It is extremely well equipped and the beds are all very comfy. In between the rain showers, the afternoon sun on the terrace was a real bonus. The location is excellent, approx. 15 minutes walk to the quay, so far enough away from the lively centre of the town. Went for wonderful walks (many of the them in the rain!), ate great seafood, both in local restaurants and also prepared "at home".

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill, Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed Looe and it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. You are right, one of the things I love most about the house as well as the facilities, is the location. While easy and quick to get to the quay and the beach, it really is quite tucked away and very peaceful. I am looking forwad to the next chance I get to use it at the end of Sept. Once again thank you, i look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Andrew PS: I hope that your partner was succesful in the sailing and managed to spend more time on the water than in it.
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A lovely house

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious house, the bedrooms well separated , so noise not an issue ( we had three small kids) Good bathrooms, and plenty of space to play...owner very helpful throughout.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage and brilliant location.

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant holiday in a wonderful location. The house was very comfortable and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house in a quiet part of Looe. Mixed weather but lots to do locally. Great day out on the beach

  • 4 of 5

A spacious house with two lounges that enabled the children to have a play area! A shower in the bathroom would have been useful. A good West facing big patio for evening sun. Parking approach uphill and in a narrow bending lane was challenging. All round it was a good holiday home for four adults and two children.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Looe Beach - Very Safe , Sandy & Beautiful ... And less than 10 mins walk away


Nearest Railway Station - 500m (The Beautiful Scenic Looe Branch line)

Nearest International Airport Exeter - 65m / 105km

Nearest Ferry Port - Plymouth 20m / 33km


250m to nearest pub

500m to shops

1km to beach

25km Eden Project

33km to Plymouth

Further Details:

Picture-postcard holidays… Looe is special … an ancient coastal smuggling town, with a gorgeous family beach, quaint streets and a working fish market. Recently awarded Silver in the Best UK Coastal Resort Category in the British Travel Awards!!

Beach – Sandy, south-facing, with shallow waters that offer excellent safe swimming, great facilities close at hand, and nestling beneath the iconic Banjo Pier, East Looe Beach is the perfect family beach.

Walking – Looe sits on the South West Coast Path giving easy access to some of the prettiest coastal walking anywhere. The South West Coast Path Guide describes the walk from Looe to the ancient smuggling village of Polperro thus… “A coastal walk taking in a holy legend and a sixth century monastery, as well as an eighteenth century eccentric and a nineteenth century engineer. There are rockpools on the beaches, with remnants of shipwrecks and tales of smugglers, and the walk ends with a stroll up through the picturesque fishing village of Polperro to Crumplehorn, where you can catch a bus back to Looe.” http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/15/

For our most welcome German visitors, (amongst others) Rosamunde Pilcher's - Karussell des Lebens - the 3rd ever episdoe of the long running series was filmed in and around Looe & Polperro.

Food & Drink.. for many years place renowned for all the best a traditional seaside town could offer, ice creams, past and great fish&chips, has now added to a growing reputation of Looe for its range of restaurants, to suit all levels. Home to the South East Cornwall Food Festival (with demonstrations by the Tanner Brothers and James Strawbridge of 'Hungry Sailors' fame) there is a growing number a wonderful places to eat.... and when it comes to fish , this is the place to be... described in his Food Heroes as 'my favourite fish market".. Rick says "It's the best fish in the world... Where better to experience superlative quality fish than Looe."


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner by email if not available by mobile. (as often travelling)
Booking Conditions: 25% Deposit at time of Booking 75% Balance 6 weeks in advance - Bookings made within 6 weeks of start date = Full Payment
Booking may be considered cancelled if Balance not received on time
Cancellation policy: Full Refund if cancelled 8 weeks before / Deposit forfeited if cancelled 6 weeks before / Full Payment Forfeited if cancelled 5 weeks before

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day = Saturday
Changeover Time = 3:00pm

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for special discounts and rates... and for quotes for extended stays of 2 weeks or more.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.