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Osborne House - East Looe's finest listed property - award winning accommodation

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury award winning accommodation - sleeps up to 12

Osborne House is a magnificent 350 year old Cornish town house which, in the 1800s, was originally a the home of a wealthy merchant. During the last century is was a sweet shop and more recently a thriving restaurant. Today it is a fully restored family home, retaining many original features including wooden beams - one of which is reputed to have come from the defeated Spanish Armada. The house is set in the heart of East Looe - ideally situated yards from the sandy beach, historic harbour, cafes and restaurants. This coastal location in South-East Cornwall is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape from the urban hustle & bustle. The house sleeps up to 12 and is ideal for family holidays, birthday parties, group or reunions.

In 2014/5 Osborne House was given a five star ranking from Visit Britain and won a gold award for outstanding quality. Nearby parking for 2 cars is included.

More Details

James Hesketh
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About James Hesketh

I'm James Hesketh and I've been managing this house along with many others since 2008. I once stayed here when it was a hotel and never dreamed that one day I would be lucky enough to look after this old girl. Absolutely fabulous it house most guests describe it. There hardest thing about staying here is leaving!

James Hesketh purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in Looe several times but never stayed in the town - what a fantastic find Osborne House is. We are a family of 9 ranging from big kids (30 somethings) to even bigger kids (60 somethings). Not sure who had more fun playing table football or who was worse at table tennis but we had such a laugh playing both. The house is in such a perfect position and very well equipped. The front door takes a bit of getting used to when locking it but we soon got the hang of the jiggle.

Sally (the housekeeper) met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful and we really appreciated the house being ready for us earlier than the check-in time.

Looe is a fantastic place with a gorgeous beach, lovely town and lots of places to eat - recommend The Sail Loft, Smugglers Cott & Kitchenside. We went on the glass bottomed boat and it was amazing to see the seals in the ocean. Had a magical holiday with an amazing family in a beautiful house. Another year where fantastic memories were made. Thank-you.
Sep 2014
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Looe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    En suite 1 - toilet , shower
    En suite 2 - toilet , shower
    En suite 3 - toilet , shower
  • Towels are included as standard for stays of 1 week or more. For short breaks we ask guests to bring their own towels although we can provide these for a small additional charge.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite WC & shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite WC & shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En suite WC & shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 x bunk beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
We are very sorry but we are unable to accept pets however well behaved they are.


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Osborne House - East Looe's finest listed property - award winning accommodation
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Osborne house, we love you and Looe!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a family of 10 spanning all ages and everyone adored this house and the town of Looe. Perfect for our family in every way. The living spaces, the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, location, cleanliness, character, etc etc were all magnificent. My mother and aunt felt it was their ancestral home. We were all sad to leave, but our memories will last a lifetime and for that I am eternally grateful. The town of Looe also exceeded our expectations. My daughter would like to live there. It was her dream town. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday in Looe!

  • 5 of 5

We were completely bewitched by the house and the village! This has been a perfect holiday for the whole family! The house is in the most ideal location, as at one end of the road is the beach and on the other, the main street. The village is friendly and so are all the locals. After each amazing dinner, in one of the many great restaurants in Looe, we took a relaxing evening stroll through the town and to the beach, where we sat and enjoyed the stunning views. We spent the days in the sun on the beach, or going for boat trips and tours to neighbouring villages and the famous Looe Island! The best thing about the holiday was the house! Everything was spotless and tidy and it was huge! There was plenty of room for everyone (all 12 of us). The living room made for a great place to sit down, just chat, and forget about our real lives. The kids absolutely loved playing table-football, and it was a struggle to get them to bed. The beds were extremely comfortable! I don't think that I have slept this well for years.

Would recommend this to everyone and anyone looking for an unforgettable holiday in a beautiful house by the sea! We will be sure to come back to this magical place soon!

The Atkinsons

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Atkinson Family, many thanks for choosing to stay at Osborne House and for your kind words. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay in Loee and are looking forward to welcoming you back next year!
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Best location in Looe

  • 5 of 5

Osborne House is a fabulous place to stay, it's so easy to all the amenities, beach, fabulous walks and wonderful restaurants.

The train journey down to Looe has to be one of the prettiest in the Southwest, I can really recommend it and it was only 15 minutes walk or five minutes by taxi .

We were 10 ladies staying to celebrate a 60th birthday, all of us could not get over how wonderful and well equipped the house was. Everything was spotlessly clean and all the beds were very comfortable with nice bed linen and fluffy towels. We all loved the fabulous dining room table where we could all sit around together to not only eat but play games as well.

Would like to say a big thank you to Dilly the manger for all his help prior to our visit. The online shopping worked well and he had great local knowledge of the area.

We will all be returning to The Osborne house and this wonderful location.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joanna, Many thanks to you and your group for choosing to stay at Osborne House and we're really pleased you all had a good time. Thanks for your kind comments re our house manager Dilly - he's a great asset and always on hand to help. Please let us know know when you're planning to return - we'd love to welcome you back.
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Perfect base in a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in June with family. The house is one of the most well equipped I have experienced. Lovely rooms and a bonus having ensuite facilities.

The dining table was great and really lovely. The whole house is spacious and well presented. We especially enjoyed the table football and table tennis.

Location was perfect, just moments from the beach and surrounded by shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jayne. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time in Looe and Osborne House and we would love to welcome you back another time!
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Gorgeous Cottage in the heart of Looe - very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Osborne House was brilliant - every possible utensil you might need, from pasta strainers to children's crockery there was nothing that we wished we 'd had.

Lots of space and plenty of room for our daughter to perfect her walking.

Very clean and well maintained with a laundry refresh half way through our fortnight's stay.

I'd highly recommend staying there - very comfortable and of course, perfectly located.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caroline and many thanks too for choosing to stay at Osborne House: we're really glad you enjoyed your time in Looe. We hope your daughter enjoyed the beach too (the town council recently invested in a state of the art grooming machine which is used daily to clean the sand and remove any dangerous items, making it perfect for little ones). Please let us know when you're next planning to come to Looe - we'd love to welcome you back!
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A really great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Osbourne house, both the property itself and the location, right in the middle of everything and a stones throw from the water, were perfect for our family group. The house itself was excellent, everything we needed and all the rooms a good size with plenty of bathrooms. All round very good

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased you enjoyed your time in Looe and hope you'll come and stay at Osborne House another time. Yes, the house is ideally located very close to the beach, harbour and town centre with its many cafe's restaurants and pubs - this makes it a very popular choice for families.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
East Looe has a number of great bars and pubs
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Looe Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
East Looe (a ten minute walk away)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Liskeard (A38)
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Looe has a number of award winning restaurants
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
East Looe Beach (Just yards away)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263.78

For short breaks we ask that guests bring their own towels. Otherwise, rates include the use of bed linen and towels as well a parking for 2 cars. Additional parking can be found a short distance from the house and weekly tickets are available.

The changeover day is normally Saturday although outside of the peak seasons this is flexible and the house is normally available from 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund