Gorgeous characterful Victorian Home. Close to sandy beach, coast path, pubs & shops (10 mins walk) yet quiet and peaceful. Spacious, comfortable, stylish. Terrace for BBQs in evening sun & views across the river. State-of-the-art LED TV/Blu-Ray/Surround Sound System/Free wifi. Original Feature Fire Places & Sash Windows. Original Wooden Floors. Good Parking. Ideal location. River Views.
House in Looe, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location Yet...Close To Beach, Coast Path, Pubs & Shops (Less Than 10 Mins Walk)
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About Andrew Martin
Hi I'm Andrew, I am renting out my own personal home while I travel and undertake various challenges (adventures) in life and work. One of the has given me the privilege of working for the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan as Director of Fundraising and Business Development. As this is my home you will see that it is lovingly cared for and has only the best furnishings and equipment. My hope is that while I am away,you will find this place a real 'home from home' to make your holiday in the gorgeous village of Looe so very special and unforgettable. Please feel free to contact me by email at any time if you have any questions. Wishing you wonderful holidays. Andrew
Andrew Martin purchased this House in 2008
Why Andrew Martin chose Looe
Looe is a most beautiful town, with great access to a safe, sandy beach, the stunning South West Coast Path and the best fish market in the UK (so says Rick Stein) The people here are incredibly warm and friendly... I have lived here on and off for the last 6 years and have made so many great friends. The house is within 10 mins walk of all the amenities, shops, restaurants, pubs and the beach, yet is set in a very quiet and peaceful location with views down to the Looe River. The city of Plymouth is only 30 mins away, yet this is a haven of peace and tranquillity, but with so much to do close by....
What makes this House unique
My home is spacious and light, furnished to the highest standards... and is ideal for families with children, extended families and groups of friends. There is a lovely large terrace at the front with patio table and chairs, which gets the afternoon and long evening sun... and has views down to the Looe river. It has good parking for 2 large cars, a real bonus in Looe
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A wonderful stay
We came from Canada to spend one month in Cornwall, prior to going to Spain for the winter. We chose Looe, and this house, for our stay.
When we arrived at the house and went inside, we were immediately impressed with the cleanliness and the beautiful Victorian decor. This feeling grew as we got a few days into our stay. The house is completely equipped for self-catering, and the beds and furniture are so comfortable. The kitchen in particular is especially well-equipped, with quality appliances and equipment.
The location in Looe is ideal. It is five minutes into the centre of town, and ten minutes to the harbour, but far enough from the bustle that it is very quiet, with only the sounds of seagulls to greet us in the mornings.
The train station and bus stop are within 2 minutes, and although we had a car, we found the train to be very useful for travel to towns like Liskeard, Truro and Plymouth.
We thank you Andrew, for making such a wonderful stay possible.
Fab location comfortable and relaxing
Fab location was able to park the car up and use the buses and train which are close to the house it’s a 10-15 min walk to the town and beach lots of places to eat.
early evening it was lovely to sit out in the garden with a glass of wine watching the sun go over .
The house was comfortable and well equipped and a choice of rooms to relax
there is a steep hill and incline to the house so be aware if have knee or hip problems might be a bit of a nuisance invest in some strong pain killers
I would definitely recommend it thank you again Andrew
A lovely house
A lovely spacious house, the bedrooms well separated , so noise not an issue ( we had three small kids) Good bathrooms, and plenty of space to play...owner very helpful throughout.
Great cottage and brilliant location.
A brilliant holiday in a wonderful location. The house was very comfortable and welcoming.
Spacious holiday home in Looe
The house is extremely spacious, with 2 living rooms and a large kitchen diner. It is extremely well equipped and the beds are all very comfy. In between the rain showers, the afternoon sun on the terrace was a real bonus. The location is excellent, approx. 15 minutes walk to the quay, so far enough away from the lively centre of the town. Went for wonderful walks (many of the them in the rain!), ate great seafood, both in local restaurants and also prepared "at home".
Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed Looe and it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. You are right, one of the things I love most about the house as well as the facilities, is the location. While easy and quick to get to the quay and the beach, it really is quite tucked away and very peaceful. I am looking forwad to the next chance I get to use it at the end of Sept.
Once again thank you, i look forward to welcoming you back again.
PS: I hope that your partner was succesful in the sailing and managed to spend more time on the water than in it.
Nice house in a quiet part of Looe. Mixed weather but lots to do locally. Great day out on the beach
A spacious house with two lounges that enabled the children to have a play area! A shower in the bathroom would have been useful. A good West facing big patio for evening sun. Parking approach uphill and in a narrow bending lane was challenging. All round it was a good holiday home for four adults and two children.
Looe Beach - Very Safe , Sandy & Beautiful ... And less than 10 mins walk away
Nearest Railway Station - 500m (The Beautiful Scenic Looe Branch line)
Nearest International Airport Exeter - 65m / 105km
Nearest Ferry Port - Plymouth 20m / 33km
250m to nearest pub
500m to shops
1km to beach
25km Eden Project
33km to Plymouth
Picture-postcard holidays… Looe is special … an ancient coastal smuggling town, with a gorgeous family beach, quaint streets and a working fish market. Recently awarded Silver in the Best UK Coastal Resort Category in the British Travel Awards!!
Beach – Sandy, south-facing, with shallow waters that offer excellent safe swimming, great facilities close at hand, and nestling beneath the iconic Banjo Pier, East Looe Beach is the perfect family beach.
Walking – Looe sits on the South West Coast Path giving easy access to some of the prettiest coastal walking anywhere. The South West Coast Path Guide describes the walk from Looe to the ancient smuggling village of Polperro thus… “A coastal walk taking in a holy legend and a sixth century monastery, as well as an eighteenth century eccentric and a nineteenth century engineer. There are rockpools on the beaches, with remnants of shipwrecks and tales of smugglers, and the walk ends with a stroll up through the picturesque fishing village of Polperro to Crumplehorn, where you can catch a bus back to Looe.” http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/15/
For our most welcome German visitors, (amongst others) Rosamunde Pilcher's - Karussell des Lebens - the 3rd ever episdoe of the long running series was filmed in and around Looe & Polperro.
Food & Drink.. for many years place renowned for all the best a traditional seaside town could offer, ice creams, past and great fish&chips, has now added to a growing reputation of Looe for its range of restaurants, to suit all levels. Home to the South East Cornwall Food Festival (with demonstrations by the Tanner Brothers and James Strawbridge of 'Hungry Sailors' fame) there is a growing number a wonderful places to eat.... and when it comes to fish , this is the place to be... described in his Food Heroes as 'my favourite fish market".. Rick says "It's the best fish in the world... Where better to experience superlative quality fish than Looe."