Located among the quaint old streets of East Looe, Lantau Cottage is an immaculately presented Elizabethan house dating back some 400 years. It is very well equipped for modern day living yet steeped in a rich history with many original features including beamed and gabled ceilings and offer discerning guests a flavour of days long gone. With quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout, guests will appreciate the attention to detail. The house is normally let from Saturday to Saturday during the peak season but we offer long weekend breaks during other times. The house is ideally situated just a few paces from East Looe’s sandy beach, historic harbour and many cafes, bars and restaurants. It is a no-smoking property and we regret that we can't take pets. Lantau Cottage has off-site parking for 2 cars including 1 space in the beachside carkpark and one in the Millpool carkpark.
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 21, 2018
About James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration
I'm James Hesketh and I have been managing this beautiful house for the past eight years. It's my favorite house in Looe by a country mile (and I look after a lot). We've just upgraded all of the soft furnishings along with the sofa and chairs. I'm happy to say that everyone who visits loves it and its not difficult to see why.
James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration purchased this House in 2008
Why James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration chose Looe
Lantau enjoys a quiet position in the quaint old streets of East Looe's old town. Everything is close - restaurants, cafes, pubs and most importantly, the beach is just at the end of the street! Inside, the house is full of character - Elizabethan panelled walls in one of the bedrooms, beamed ceilings and full sized ship mast running from the ground floor to the top floor (it forms the centre of the staircase)......and there's plenty more.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Our family spanning three generations have had a wonderful holiday in this beautifully maintained cottage. It is so convenient for the beach, harbour, shops and lovely restaurants, all within very easy walking distance, there is something to suit all ages. Already sorting out dates for next years holiday!
Fabulous house right near the sea
We have had a lovely time in this gorgeous house which is full of character. We were 6 people, my parents, husband and 2 teenage sons. The house is in a great location, moments from the seafront and right in the heart of this gorgeous little town. It is in one of the quaint little alleys between the river and the beach. The house is well stocked and comfortable. Storage in the kitchen is tight as it is an old building. There was plenty of space to eat around the large table, and lots of lounging space on the various sofas. The bedrooms had quality linen and comfy beds, and the two bathrooms had plenty of hot water. We don’t have a car and were perfectly able to shop and potter about without. We were blessed with gorgeous weather which meant open windows and some noise from seagulls, neighbours and cars at night. This is a very old house which meant the rooms were on the small side with low ceilings, however the charm of staying in such a lovely old building totally outweighed these little issues. The master bedroom at the top was a good size and had a little seating area off it. If you are very tall, claustrophobic or need complete silence maybe look elsewhere, but if you love old buildings with loads of charm in a very central pretty location, this is the place for you.
An ideal spot,very quaint though a little tough on the taller ones(me).Will book again providing the £250 is returned
We had a fantastic stay. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything you could possible need and more. Parking space right on the seafront.
We all enjoyed our stay in Looe and will be definately be returning to Lantau House.
Dear Sharon, Many thanks for your review - we're really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and the house's close proximity to the beach and harbour. Please let us know when you plan to return - we'd love to welcome you back. Kindest regards, James.
Great extended family holiday in top location
We were an extended family of 8 enjoying a weeks holiday in the lovely town of Looe. The house was easy to find (thanks for the good directions) and we were greeted by Dilly, the house manager, who was very helpful and informative. The house is arranged over 3 floors and even with eight of us we never felt on top of each other.....we discovered a separate mini lounge/snug on the top floor which had its own TV and which the children claimed as their own den. All the beds were very comfortable and we all slept extremely well. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed sitting around the lovely old dining table enjoying meals. The old leather sofas in the lounge were great for relaxing in too. The location couldn't have been better and very close to the beach and everything else. The hardest part for us was leaving. Would love to come back.
Many thanks for your review and kind words. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you all back again.
Wonderful holiday in beautiful Elizabethan house
We were two families (8 in total) who enjoyed the most amazing holiday in the wonderful Elizabethan house. So much history – beamed ceilings, paneled bedrooms, tapestries and wall hangings…and a ship mast forming the centre of the stairs! Well equipped kitchen and dining room with comfortable leather sofas in the living room area. Beds were very comfortable complimented with good quality bed linen. Very clean throughout and some real attention to detail here.
Easy to find parking for two cars and we had no problem in finding and extra parking space in the Millpool carpark. We were also able to park within a few yards of the house to unload and load.
Looe’s sandy beach is just yards away at the end of the street (clean and dog free) and harbour close by (great for the obligatory crabbing). Lots of family friendly cafes and restaurants close by too and all reasonably prices. We enjoyed some lovely walks – especially the coastal walk to Polperro.
A special thank you to Dilly for meeting and greeting us on arrival and also for clear joining instructions.
Highly recommended for family holidays.
Many thanks for your review and we're glad you all enjoyed your stay at Lantau Cottage - it sounds like you had a really fantastic break. Next time you're planning on coming to Cornwall please get in touch - we would love to welcome you back!
Get a glimpse of Looe's past by visiting the Old Guild Hall Museum, or wander the narrow streets, and sample the delights of the town’s award winning restaurants. Explore the picturesque village of Polperro with its jumble of whitewashed cottages. Its tiny harbour was once a thriving centre for the area's smuggling of brandy and tobacco. Or take the coastal path to explore the secluded coves of Talland and Lanivet Bay.
Looe is a great base in which to explore Cornwall and discover over six thousand years of legend, tradition and heritage from the moors, mines and mansions of the region. There are beaches for everyone, including the spectacular 4 mile stretch of Whitsand Bay which is a 15 minute drive away.
Springtime sees a riot of colour from the bulb fields of the Tamar Valley while the summer brings in an abundance of marine life to this area of outstanding natural beauty. Autumn sees a further transformation through the area's ancient woodlands and their flora & fauna.
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