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Sandpipers Is A 150 Year Old Fisherman's Cottage In A Quiet, Tranquil Location



Updated: 31-Oct-2016
Cottage in East Looe, Cornwall, England - 1 Min Walk From The Beach, The Harbour And The Centre Of Town With Its Award Winning Restaurants

Sandpipers is a 150 year old ex-fisherman's cottage ideally situated in the heart of East Looe. It is arranged over 3 floors, set in a quiet traffic free lane and only metres from Looe's sandy beach, picturesque working fishing harbour and bustling promenade, with all the town's facilities on your doorstep. Sandpipers has been extensively refurbished whilst keeping it’s character, and has extensive living space within and outside seating on a planted, open courtyard.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been coming to holiday in Cornwall ourselves for more years than we care to remember, initially in our younger years to surf on the North coast, although if surfing is your thing the South coast has plenty to offer with the rugged Whitsand Bay only a short drive along the coast.

We visit all year round & the beauty of Looe is...its open 365 days a year!!

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ideal location, great to be so close to the beach and the pubs for the evening. (Mr and Mrs Reiner)

Great place, loved being able to sit downstairs for a meal with friends while the kids watched DVDs upstairs. (The White family)

Had a great time. Loved being able to sit outside, the flowers were beautiful! (B & T Abrahams)
Aug 2014
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Just beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a weeks stay in this beautiful cottage. It looks lovely in the photos but is even better when you see it for real! Clean, tidy and surprisingly spacious as its over three floors. The location is perfect, within the hustle and bustle but far enough away to not be disturbed. It's literally less than a minutes walk to the beach, shops and cafes.

The area is great for kids with crabbing, boat trips, rock pools and a beautiful beach. Would highly recommend the Courtyard restaurant which is 2 minutes away from the cottage, and also a cream tea in West Looe overlooking the Estuary.

I would highly recommend Sandpipers, and can't wait to go back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louise! Look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

I had a lovely stay at sandpipers, very central close to all amenities & the beech yet surprisingly quiet & peaceful no noise from late night revellers. Like all coastal resorts he only downside was parking but 35pound for a weekly pass in the car park wasn't to bad. All in all I would recommend sandpipers & would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you very much for taking the time to review. Glad you had a good time. Yes it's a pain there is no free parking near the cottage, but there is free parking over on West Looe which is a 10 minute walk. Hope to see you again soon!
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Beautiful Cottage in a Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a lovely break at this cottage in Looe. The location is perfect, a minute from the beach and with all the local pubs, shops and restaurants, everything you need is on your doorstep. The cottage itself was also very comfortable and homely, a home away from home, with good cooking facilities and a well stocked kitchen if you want to eat in, a comfy and cosy living room and master bedroom. The owners of the cottage have clearly gone above and beyond to make the cottage a fantastic place to stay. My girlfriend and I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our 3 year old son, and I spent an enjoyable week in this cottage. It was nice to have accommodation spread over three floors giving us enought room to spread out and the kitchen had all the equipment you could require with the exception of a washing machine. I do suggest that anyone with children who need a dark bedroom bring a black out curtain with them as the street light outside is rather bright. The cottage is well maintained and is literally a 2 minute walk from the beach, the quay and the shops. We highly recommend anyone with children to try Mama J's Italian restaurant in Higher Market Street, they are remarkably child friendly. We come to Looe quite often and we look forward to booking Sandpipers again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen Thanks for your feedback, glad you liked the cottage! We hadn't realised that the blind allowed street light into the second bedroom and will address this with a blackout blind as soon as possible. Kind regards Peter
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Practical comfortable cottage in a quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Very well laid out facilities in cottage, nicely decorated, impeccably keen. Owner contactable throughout week and very helpful. Convenient for beach, good indian restaurant within walking distance; gifty shops small and friendly, also good basic stores like Co-op and Boots. Overall an excellent place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review, hope to see you again soon!
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Cracking property in a cracking spot

  • 5 of 5

From the outside the property stands out to its neighbours, with lovely climbing plants and a bold blue door.

Inside, the property doesn't dissapoint with natural features, and a lovely traditional homely feel.

Sandpipers is a 30 second walk from the beach, the pubs and the pasty shops.

I would highly recommend sandpipers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for recommending us. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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From the Owner

We just love the area, including wonderful coastal walks & impressive variety of restaurants to rival any big city right on your doorstep.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bullers Arms at 30 Metres Nearest Ferry : Looe river crossing at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Looe golf club at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Looe station (restricted service), Liskeard at 300 Metres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 60 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Squid Ink at 20 Metres Nearest Ski : Plymouth dry ski run at 16 Miles Nearest Beach : Looe beach at 60 Metres Car: not necessary


1 minute walk to a golden, sandy beach supported by cafes, beach shops and RNLI. Two minutes walk to a rocky beach, ideal for rock pooling. Talland Bay and Polperro can be accessed along the coastal path from Looe.

Through the summer activities such as guided rock pooling for the family, fisherman's choirs, woodland dawn chorus walks and events such as the Lugger's regatta, music, book and food festivals and live entertainment throughout the year in the many pubs. More than 20 restaurants within walking distance of the cottage, some award winning, with a huge choice from family diners to haute cuisine.

The coastal path heads off from both East and West Looe, and a bar/restaurant can be found at Millendreath and Talland Bay.


A short drive from the A38 (10 minutes) to the centre of Looe. Rail links by the National network from Liskeard, via the picturesque Looe Valley line. Bus routes from/to Plymouth. Parking is available close to the property at the Millpool car park (£32 a week). Free parking is however available in the area. Sandpipers can be accessed by car, to drop off and pick up luggage.


Polperro fishing village can be accessed on foot, or by bus.

Further Details:

Bustling high street is supported by supermarkets, chemists, post office, banks with free cash points, pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter weeks
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Whitsun week
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June weeks
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July weeks
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School holidays
24 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When you wish to proceed a booking form will be e-mailed or posted as required. A deposit of £100 is due with the returned booking form. The remainder of the balance is due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in high season. Some flexibility for the rest of the year.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Short breaks available out of season, prices on enquiry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 31-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We enjoy sitting out with a bottle of wine after a lovely day's sun on the beach.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • First floor shower room with MX power shower, co-ordinating white suite with built-in vanity unit, heated towel rail, shaving light and socket.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2nd floor bedroom 1 with double bed, matching bedside units, large double wardrobe and drawers, remote controlled TV with DVD. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds, large wardrobe and drawers.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: All appliances PAT tested annually. Smoke detectors fitted. Gas safe testing annually. Fire blanket and extinguisher provided in kitchen. No smoking, no pets please. Outside: Planted open courtyard area with a wooden bench, drinks table and extra wooden chairs (2) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Gas central heating. Cotton bed linen and towels provided in tariff and changed on a weekly basis. Guests have emergency access to the property's manager. Other: Small library located on second floor.

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