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The Little House - Unique, Characterful, Spacious, Fantastic Views, WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 903 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Looe, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, Yet Moments From Town & Only 3 Minutes Walk To The Fabulous Sandy Beach

Set just above the harbour and historic old town, the Little House is the ideal choice for your stay in the charming seaside town of Looe. Built in1905, this characterful property is spacious, comfortable and welcoming. Originally converted from an old chapel, the house has many impressive character features such as the vaulted ceiling in the lounge, wooden staircase which sweeps through the property and large arched windows which flood the house with light and offer great views to the harbour. The location is ideal - peaceful, yet only moments from the town centre with all its excellent restaurants, shops and amenities. The working harbour is 2 minutes away and the golden sandy beach is only a short (4 minute) walk from the house. Short term Parking 1 minute away at the Quayside Carpark and long-term car-park only 5-6 mins walk from the house. The Little House is light, spacious, comfortable and perfectly located for the beach, harbour and coastal path.

Sharon Germain & John Barry
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Sharon Germain & John Barry

My husband John and I purchased The Little House in July 2013 having fallen in love with it on the first viewing. We wanted a special property to run as our holiday let and the uniqueness of The Little House and its excellent location made it the perfect choice. We live in West Looe so are here to welcome our guests personally to The Little House and are always just a phone call away if needed. We take great pride in ensuring our guests have a wonderful stay in The Little House and Looe.

Sharon Germain & John Barry purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sharon Germain & John Barry chose Looe

We fell in love with Looe when we first visited in 2011 - so much so that we moved here full time in December 2012. We wanted to set up our own business and felt that a holiday letting property would be the ideal choice for us. We kept the Looe estate agents very busy while we looked for the perfect property and saw a lot of charming cottages and nice apartments..... but the second we walked into The Little House we knew it was 'the one' as it was completely different to anything else we'd seen. Built in 1905 as an additional wing to the existing chapel, the double height vaulted ceilings, striking arched windows and great harbour views add to its charm and character and we look forward to sharing this special home with our future and returning guests.

What makes this cottage unique

The Little House is a lot more spacious than most other holiday lets in Looe - the huge arched windows and double height ceilings flood the living areas with light and there are great views to the harbour from the living room. WiFi, heating and electricity are all included free of charge (many Looe holiday lets still have pay-as-you-go electric meters and charge extra for heating, so it is always worth checking what's included). The kitchen at the Little House is a good size, so perfect for preparing meals when you choose to eat at home, with the added advantage of a dishwasher and separate freezer. Set just above the main town, the house is in a peaceful location - yet a 30 second walk takes you into the heart of the town with its excellent selection of shops , first class restaurants and bars. The lively working harbour is only 2 minutes away and the fabulous golden sandy beach is a 4 minutes walk from the house through the quaint charming back streets of East Looe. Its uniqueness and perfect location really does make the Little House stand out from the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for a lovely, relaxing break! The Little House is a perfect place to stay and you have thought of everything to make your guests feel comfortable, with lots of little extras. I would say it's a 'home from home', but I think it's nicer than my home! Even the weather was good. Hope to come back again and can't wait to recommend the Little House to others. (Great communication as well).
Apr 2016
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Looe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 903 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Children Under 7 Years Old. Ages of all children must be given at time of booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is an electric over-bath shower with folding screen
    Toilet 1 - toilet , A convenient 2nd toilet and hand basin on the half landing.
  • Bathroom conveniently located next to Bedrooms: Bath with Electric Shower Over, WC, Basin, Heated Towel Rail, Retractable Washing Line, Mirror, Bathroom Cabinet, Extractor Fan and Window. Towels and bathmat provided (please bring your own beach/pool towels). There is also a 2nd WC/cloakroom on the half landing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have large built in wardrobes, plenty of clothes hangers, full length mirrors, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps. There is a hairdryer in the double bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Strictly No Smoking. Please give ages of Children at time of enquiry as the house is not suitable for under 5's. No Pets (guests who arrive with pets will be refused admission to the house and will forfeit the full rental charge). Check In Time 16:00, Check Out 10:00 latest. Outside: Although there is no outside space, the living room has 4 large windows which fill the room with light and air and have great views to the harbour - it's a fabulous space to relax in with a glass of wine or to watch the activity on the river. The harbour with pavement cafes is a 2 minute walk away and the beach a short 4 minute stroll. Laundry: There is a launderette in West Looe within a 10 minute walk from the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, Towels, bath-mat and T-towels provided. (Please bring your own beach/pool towels).


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The Little House - Unique, Characterful, Spacious, Fantastic Views, WiFi
average rating of 4.814815 based on 60 reviews

Great apartment, very central to the town and beach.

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful owners right from the minute you book!We were two couples staying and the apartment was perfect, would also be great for a family. It is right in the town, without being in a noisy street and only minutes from the beach. Its very spacious and has everything you need to cook though there are a lot of lovely cafes and restaurants in Looe. Having two toilets is a great plus too! We liked it so much we have booked to come back next year for slightly longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes, Sharon and John
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Comfortable house, well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice house in a great location. Shops, restaurant and beach in very easy walking distance. The house is on a quiet road so no noise from the town centre. Lovely view over the harbour. The owners are very helpful and made some great suggestions for what we could do during our visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely place to stay, right in the centre of Looe, spotlessly clean, very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time, The Little House was a lovely place to stay and everything we needed was just a short minute or 2 walk away. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect'Little House'

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house.ideal location to explore a vast amount of coast.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous accommodation in the heart of Looe

  • 5 of 5

The Little House was well presented and spotless throughout. The owners have thought of everything you might need while away from home. Great quiet location with views over the harbour and only a few minutes walk from the beach. The friendly owner John greeted us on arrival and was on hand during the week when we needed help. Lots of eateries in Looe - something to suit all tastes and handy Co-op for groceries. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being lovely guests. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in future. Best wishes, Sharon and John
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Wonderful Property,Thoughtful Owners.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house very welcoming and spotlessly clean the owners have taken great care to make sure everything needed to make your stay enjoyable was available .We were met at the house and contacted during our stay to make sure we were happy with everything.

The views of Looe Barbour from the lounge were stunning .The access to the property was up a rather steep hill ,as most places in Looe ,we used the stairs opposite the house to get into the Main Street the owners warned us to take care on them as they are rather old and steep but we found them very useful and felt they allowed us to polish off quite a few

extra cream teas ,Would highly recommend a stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Selection of Bars
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Looe Golf Club
Nearest Train
Nearest Restaurant
Selection of Bars
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sea Fishing, Walking/Hiking (the South West Coastal Path stretches in both directions from Looe), Birdwatching (the Looe River winds through a long stretch of woodland, perfect for birdwatching as there are colonies of Little Egrets, Herons and the resident elusive Kingfisher at Watergate). Kayaking (sea and river). Sailing (Looe has an active programme of sailing events and a Yacht Club), Rowing Club (Gigs) and a host of other water and land based activities.


4 Minutes walk to the beautiful golden sandy beach of East Looe, the coastal path runs from both East and West Looe for stunning scenic walks and the West Looe beach is ideal for rock pooling and dog walking.


Exeter Airport 84.6 km / 52.5 miles

Plymouth Ferry Port 35 mins / 22 miles

Car not needed - everything is in very easy walking distance

Looe Railway Station (7 Mins Walk)


Less than 1 minute to town, shops and harbour. 4 minutes to beach. 5 minutes to train station.

Polperro – 4 Miles/6.4 Km (Approx 9 Mins)

One of the prettiest villages in the UK with colourful fishermen's cottage and a protected inner harbour full of colourful boats. Attractions include a Museum of Smuggling and a Model Village.

Eden Project - 13 Miles/ 35 Km (Approx 37 Mins) from Looe

Voted the UK's best day out, learn about the nature around you and explore our rainforest in captivity.

Further Details:

Although less than a minute's walk from the centre of town with its shops & amenities and a short 4 minute walk to the golden sand beach, the Little House is in a peaceful location tucked away from the hustle and bustle making it the perfect retreat after a busy day enjoying the fabulous beach, river, coastal paths and all the other wonderful things that this charming town has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pound), before use of conversion tool. The Quotes given on this site are an automated estimate only, so please contact the Owner for an accurate quote.. Ages of Children must be given at time of enquiry (please note that the property is not suitable for children under 6 years old). The accommodation will be ready from 16:00 on arrival day and must be vacated by 10.00 a.m. latest on departure days (unless otherwise agreed). The property must be left clean and tidy. The Little House is a NON SMOKING property. The Little House is unsuitable for pets..

Changeover Day:
Saturday (but can be flexible)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.