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The Coachman, a beautifully restored 400 year old 3 Storey stone Cottage Wifi

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in East Looe, Cornwall, England - with WiFi Less than 1 min Walk to Sandy Beach, harbour and great Restauran

The Coachman is set in a prime location in the heart of old East Looe, nestled away in Looe's quaint backstreets and less than a minutes walk to the safe, sandy beach, harbour, coastal path, traditional pubs and award-winning restaurants. Crafted from local slate and stone, The Coachman provides a spacious family home perfect for summer or winter. Original features include exposed beams, decorative floor tiles and wood burning stove. The open plan design is ideal for family and friends to enjoy sociable evenings around the huge dining table, relax in front of the delightful wood-burner with a roaring fire and watch a movie or sit outside the French doors and watch the world go by with a glass of wine in the pedestrian walkways. Upstairs are 5 spacious bedrooms and 2 luxury bath/shower rooms.

Ian & Andrea Besford
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Ian & Andrea Besford

We are a young family with two young children.

Ian & Andrea Besford purchased this house in 2007

Why Ian & Andrea Besford chose Looe

The Coachman has a truly fantastic location, with beach, harbour, pubs, restaurants and many shops just a few paces away.

The Coachman will have WiFi from June 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our children loved it so much they asked if we could come back for two weeks next year - Diana B.

Once again we had a fantastic week in your cottage - Andrew A
Feb 2007
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Looe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Vaulted beamed ceiling
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1st floor shower room with large corner shower, WC, pedestal basin, tiled floor and heated towel rail. 2nd floor master bathroom with feature roll-top bath, large corner shower, WC, pedestal basin, vanity unit, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Vaulted beamed ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Full size single bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with dual aspect with stunning vaulted ceiling, king sized sleigh bed. Master bedroom 2 with feature metal-framed double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for family market. Smoke alarms installed, CO detector fitted to boiler, gas appliances Corgi tested annually. Double glazed. No smoking allowed. Sorry no pets. Outside: French doors open to rear of property where you can sit outside on the bench with a chilled glass of wine and watch the world go by. Utility Room: Small utility area off the kitchen providing coat rails, storage for buckets and spades, washer/dryer, freezer and boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Real fire, central heating, house linen. Luxury bed linen provided in tariff and changed on a weekly basis. Guests have emergency access to the property's manager. Other: The lounge area with original beams, wooden floor, feature wood-burner with slate hearth, large comfy sofas, colonial style wicker table and chairs has been tastefully decorated to make this a most appealing room. Widescreen TV, Sky freeview,video and DVD


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The Coachman, a beautifully restored 400 year old 3 Storey stone Cottage Wifi
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews

Great location. Lovely house. Very easy to live in.

  • 4 of 5

We were ten adults and teens and had a great time. Super place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Coachman is ideally located quality beach house in the old area of Looe

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at the Coachman and can be highly recommend as a fabulous venue for a family beach holiday. The property is well maintained, homely and has a relaxed friendly environment from the moment you step into the house. Initially I was concerned about no garage or garden space however on visiting the Coachman these issues were just not a problem and indeed would have detracted from the pleasure of staying in the cottage and the tightly knit cittages and houses of this very perfect area of Looe. The beach is a stones throw from the Coachman as is theQuayside for crabbing ( a firm family favourite) and the shops and restaurants are just on the doorstep. It would be hard to find a better place for a large family to share quality time together.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

The property was spacious especially the bedrooms, more than enough for a party of 10

Close to the beach and a short walk to the town centre

Kitchen well equipped but a bit small, dishwasher good takes a large load, good sharp kitchen knives

Showers need new seals and the property could do with a deep clean

Daves for best fish and chips, mackerel fishing good value for money

Crabbing a must.

Local shops very good excellent service from very friendly people who could not do enough for you.

Cake shop great brought birthday cake excellent

Zip wire in Liskeard brilliant

Eden project a must visit for families

Great family holiday would reccomend

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Nearest Train
700 Metres
Looe Station
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Looe Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Looe has a National shark fishing centre with boats available for charter. Looe also has its own sailing club and is host to various regattas throughout the year. The Eden Project is approx 30 min drive. Direct walking access on to the South West Coastal path.


The Coachman is less than 1 min walk away from the safe, golden sandy beach and the Cornish coastal path. The beach has many rock pools to explore and activities on the beach in high season. The picturesque quayside and harbour is also only a mins walk.


Nearest airport Plymouth 25 miles. Nearest Port Plymouth 20 miles. Looe train station is a 10 min walk from the cottage and links Looe to Liskeard (and the National network) via a lovely picturesque railway running along the river. Pay and display car parking is available (approx. £29 per week) at the Millpond Car Park (5-7 minute walk) with luggage drop off at the property on arrival and departure or any other time.


The Eden Project, the amazing and successful attraction near St. Austell. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, these wonderful and diverse gardens lost after the First World War were rediscovered and restored to their former glory. National Trust, for details of all their houses and gardens in the south west. For website addresses please contact owner.

Further Details:

Looe town centre is less than one minutes walk and has a large variety of local shops, fresh fish market, boutiques, supermarket, greengrocers, Post Office, restaurants, cafes, traditional pubs and a Tourist Office. Various high street banks can be found. The cottage contains a wide range of tourist information and leaflets for days out and other leisure activities. Various traditional pubs and restaurants 0.5 mins.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

Booking Notes:
When making an enquiry for availability please give desired arrival and departure dates, number of adults and children staying, a telephone contact number and email address. When you wish to proceed a booking form will be emailed or posted as required. A deposit of £250 is due with the returned booking form. The remainder of the balance is required 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover in high season. Changeover is flexible at other times subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Off peak short breaks available from November to March.
£250.00 deposit required to secure booking, with remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday start date.
Refundable damage deposit of £150.00 required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund