Why susan wilesmith chose Looe
The cottage is located just a mile out of Looe town centre on the bank of the river. It was originally the lock keeper's cottage for the canal which brought goods to the docks in Looe to be loaded onto the ships. The area is now a nature sanctuary and has all types of wildlife to be viewed from the deck. There are many species of birds including kingfishers if you're lucky enough to see them. The river is tidal which means the constant movement of the water makes a great spot to fish. There are swans and ducks which visit the cottage most days looking for treats and the occasional squirrel and rabbit. Although we are such a short distance from town we are definitely in the coun tryside.
What makes this Bungalow unique
There are parts of Corwall which truly take you back in time when exploring the unique and ancvient villages. Sometimes it's nice to leave the car and travel some of the scenic railways in the area. The branch line from Looe to Liskeard goes right by the cottage each hour and the trip through this beautiful valley is worth doing.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Was great all apart from the early morning call from the train next to house, but this added character anyway 😀
Fantastic location. Excellent views and fairly good facilities.
Was a lovely bungalow/lodge right on the river. Had a beautiful decking where we spent most of our time in the nice weather. Felt the living area could have been slightly cleaner but other than that fantastic. Thanks susan!
Lovely .. Location great. Perfect
My brother and I had a great stay, Lovely property outside space is very nice with great views. Susan the owner couldnt have been more helpful.. Would love to return again soon.
Property with amazing views, just a mile from Looe town, there is a train track literally 30ft from the verandha the train stops sounds it horn then takes off again, we got used to it very quickly, it's only small, and not intrusive, it does appear to start at 6.30am but for us early birds that wasn't a problem. We arrived with a greeting from a cat, not sure who he belonged to but very friendly, we're not cat lovers but he was kind of cute. Bed was extremely comfy, we slept very well. Shower was good once you worked out how to use it. Didn't use any appliances so cannot comment on them, but everything you need is there. Due to the very good weather we spent one day sitting around the verandha, you do not get bored watching the different birds, we even saw a kingfisher, which is a rarety for us, the Canada geese are very noisy as the noise echoes through the valley, there appeared to be a problem with a rival couple of geese, one night they had still been arguing with each other quite late.
There is another little garden next to the verandha but wasn't sure if we could use it or not, so didn't, you have to park you car tight up next to the door, but the road is wide enough and it wasn't a problem..
There is no cleaning equipment at all, you don't go away to clean, but we had to buy jcloths so we could wash up and wipe down the sides (only a few cups at a time hence why we didn't use the dishwasher). There are no guest information leaflets, guest books,
Truly special place to stay, we would stay here again.
Thanks to Susan for info before hand.
This is a beautiful, self contained property with a wonderful veranda overlooking the River Looe.
We had a wonderful few days relaxing on the veranda, looking out across the river and waving to the train. The cottage has everything you need and there are some lovely villages/ports within easy driving distance. Would thoroughly recommend as a getaway location and hope to return.
thanks jan, so good of you to take the time to write a review. i can't take all the credit for your enjoyable stay, fortunately the weather was good and cornwall is always beautiful.
Nice cosy bungalow by the river
Nice location by the river, with the little train passing in front of the house regularly (starting at 6.30 a.m!) Good for birdwatching!
We had a lovely stay despite a few mishaps (running out of gas and electric!) But the owner of the house soon sorted this out for us, and we enjoyed our stay here.
Looe is well placed for all your sightseeing around Cornwall with ancient fishing villages the moors and the Eden Project a short drive away.