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This romantic, little gem of a cottage, modern and stylish, is located only a few yards from the bustling centre of ancient Looe with its fine beach, busy harbour, boutique shops, pubs and restaurants.
The Boathouse has recently undergone a complete renovation and now provides modern and stylish accommodation for two arranged over two floors with complimentary wireless internet.
On the ground floor is the open plan living area with a stable door, comfy sofa, dining table seating two, a wall mounted 32” HD ready TV with in built in DVD and Freeview which also provides radio, a selection of DVDs and games and the well appointed kitchen area, with oven, grill, hob, toaster and washer/dryer.
A spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom, cosy and styled in white with 24” HD ready TV with in built in DVD, Freeview and radio, a built in wardrobe (storing the iron and ironing board) and hairdryer. Adjacent to the bedroom is a stunning shower room, fully tiled and equipped with luxury fittings.
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In East Looe you will find all the shopping and other facilities you would require just a few minutes walk from the Boathouse. Including groceries, bakers, chemists, banks, souvenirs, boutiques, post office etc. There is a Morrison's supermarket in Liskeard (8 miles), ASDA and Sainsbury's in Bodmin (19 miles) and a Waitrose in Saltash (15 miles).
There is a branch line railway between Liskeard and Looe. National network rail services from Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London and from Birmingham and places further north stop at Liskeard en route to Penzance. Between the end of May and middle of September, the weekday Liskeard-Looe service runs all day (not evenings or night) at intervals of between one and two hours. A trip on the railway from Looe to Liskeard, or beyond, is a favourite outing for holidaymakers as the Looe Valley line is very scenic.
Service 572 (Polperro - Looe - Plymouth)
Service 573 (Polperro - Looe - Liskeard station and town)
East Looe is a traffic restricted zone, with access for local residents only, making it very pedestrian friendly. Although there is no on-site parking for The Boathouse ample long-stay public parking is available about a 7-8 minute walk away in West Looe at the Millpool Car Park. We recommend guests use the Millpool car park.
Pay to park using your mobile telephone: A weekly ticket for cars, costing £30, can be only be purchased for the Millpool Car Park using RinGo. The telephone and location numbers are displayed at the pay point in the car park. Payments accepted via VISA, MasterCard, Maestro and SOLO.
There are also two small short-stay car parks in East Looe. Both are very busy during high season and holiday periods. The Quayside Car Park (closer to The Boathouse) is more expensive and much smaller then the Millpool car park, and there is another small short-stay car park between the surgery and the petrol station as you enter Looe on the A387. Please ask when booking if you'd like more details.
● We have a minimum stay policy of 3 nights.
● During the months June, July, August and September we only offer weekly bookings.
House Rules & Safety Notes
● Check-In 16:00 Check-Out 10:00
● Leave the cottage in a neat and tidy condition, and wash all dishes.
● Please report any damage or breakages before you check out.
● No naked flames, candles, tea lights etc.
● No smoking inside the house.
● Towels should not be used for the beach.
● Please return all DVDs to their protective cases after use.
● Please remember to turn the heating to low when leaving the house empty for longer periods.
BOOKING CONDITIONS, SHORT BREAK DETAILS, CHECK-IN/OUT DAYS ETC.
WE OPERATE A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY POLICY.
● From MONDAY 05 JANUARY to FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015
from FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER to MONDAY 21 DECEMBER 2015
Short breaks are available as follows:
3 night Weekend Break - Friday to Monday
4 night Mid-Week Break - Monday to Friday
Friday to Friday
Monday to Monday
● From FRIDAY 29 MAY to FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2015
WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY: Friday to Friday
(Contact us for Last Minute Short Breaks)
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2015/16
WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY AS FOLLOWS:
CHRISTMAS: CHECK-IN MONDAY 21.12.15 - CHECK OUT MONDAY 28.12.15
NEW YEAR: CHECK-IN MONDAY 28.12.15 - CHECK OUT MONDAY 04.01.16
Will C - January 2014 We've stayed in many self-catering apartments and this is by far the best! You've really thought of everything and the atmosphere in the Boathouse is very welcoming. Thank you!
Kevin E - Dec/Jan 2014 We had a lovely Christmas and New Year stay, would come back in the future.
Louise R - January 2014 We couldn't have been happier with our stay at The Boathouse. Ian provided excellent directions and the biscuits and milk in the fridge on arrival were most welcome! The Boathouse is just as it looks in the photos. Very clean and tidy, with excellent facilities. The kitchen is well stocked, both with utensils and cooking basics - oil, herbs, cling film etc. The Welcome Manual is full of useful tips and recommendations. The Boathouse is an excellent location for exploring Looe and the surrounding coast. Lovely restaurants and plenty of shops for stocking the fridge (there are two Co-Ops and plenty of bakeries and cafes). The beach is lovely, even in January! We also walked to Polperro and back - stunning scenery, well worth the sore legs the next day. Highly recommended.
Helen G - December 2014 Absolutely lovely. A perfect weekend break and a very good base. Very peaceful and cosy. Will happily return.
Katie B - December 2014 Ian was a great host! He emailed me immediately once the booking was made and explained everything we needed to know about The Boathouse. The efforts he has gone to with recommendations and local information are so useful, he also took the time to recommend one of his personal favourite restaurants, The Sea Kitchen, which did not disappoint. The Boathouse itself is done to a beautiful standard, really clean with everything you might need for a break away. I will definitely be recommending The Boathouse to my friends and family and hope to visit again very soon!
Ian H - December 2014 We had a fantastic stay at The Boathouse and would recommend to anyone. Lovely modern apartment in the heart of Looe. Ian was brilliantly organised, very helpful and welcoming.
Danielle M - November 2014 We absolutely loved our stay at The Boathouse. Although Ian was not there to meet us, everything was very smooth and we received a number of friendly emails checking all was well. The Boathouse is fairly compact, but absolutely perfect for a couple. The cooking facilities are excellent and the apartment was furnished and dressed to a very high standard. It's also right in the centre of Looe - a stone's throw from Daisy's lovely cafe, the rest of the shops and the water. The only slight negative is the lack of parking available, however Ian was very helpful in directing us to a car park - which was only £2 a day (in the off season anyway). I'd highly recommend this apartment to any couple thinking of spending some time in lovely Looe! It was a fantastic bolthole from the city for a long weekend.
Catarina V - November 2014 We had an absolutely lovely time at The Boathouse. The flat is just like you see it in the photos - very clean, comfortable and stylishly decorated. We were particularly impressed with the kitchen. It had everything you might need for proper cooking, including a basket full of spices. We cooked many lovely meals. It is right in the centre of Looe, a lovely, postcard-like, fishing village. From here you can do a variety of things. We walked to Polperro (another lovely place) along the coastal path, visited the Eden Project and walked on Dartmoor. No day was boring! We throughly recommend this flat, particularly for a romantic get-away. We will definitely stay again if we go to Cornwall, and will recommend it to our friends.
Tracey S - November 2014 Stayed here for a long weekend and it was a beautiful place for two people. This was my first visit to Cornwall and Looe is beautiful and a good location to travel to other areas. The Boathouse is kitted out with everything you need and the furnishings are lovely. You only need to step outside the door to be near all the shops, restaurants, bars, and a few minutes walk to the beach. Ian the owner is very helpful with any queries you may have and gives lots of tips and information. We would definitely stay here again. This would make an ideal honeymoon cottage, very cosy.
Jack B - October 2014 A perfect stay at The Boathouse! Beautifully decorated and perfectly located in the heart of Looe with all of its shops and restaurants. It served us well for a five day trip spent exploring Cornwall. The Boathouse was just what we needed. Ian was a great host, sending through local tips and checking everything was good. I would not hesitate to return to The Boathouse on my next Cornwall adventure.
Matt S - October 2014 As soon as we booked Ian emailed us with details about The Boathouse plus things to do around Looe. When we arrived everything was clean and tidy as you would expect and it was in the heart of Looe which made it the ideal base to explore. There were no negatives about The Boathouse and we both recommend anyone staying in Looe to stay there. Very happy, many thanks Ian, Matt and Mellissa.
Barbara & Peter S - October 2014 The beautifully renovated property is in the heart of Looe, with everything you could want close by. Minutes from the South West Coast Path, a lovely woodland walk just minutes out of town and Polperro and Polruan within easy reach. The Boathouse has been very well designed and decorated with a modern kitchen with excellent facilities and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The guest manual is one of the best I have seen with everything well explained. The Pandora's box of DVD's was a wonder to explore - it's a miracle we every got out of the door! Some great places to eat too. We even managed to join in with some local folk singing one evening.
Tess S - October 2014 The Boathouse is quaint, beautifully furnished and perfect for a couple. You are a few steps from the main street in the old fishing quarter. If you do not feel inclined to cook at home in the fully equipped kitchen, there are numerous dining options. For the four nights I stayed I chose a different restaurant each night bar one, where I chose to eat in. Fresh food was available close by at the fishing and fruit market. At night it was great to stroll along both sides of the well lit river. Looe as a Cornwall fishing village is just the right size, not to crowded or noisy but still has the atmosphere of a fishing village especially when the boats come in. I hired a car to travel the district of Cornwall and Looe's location enables you to travel the different ares of Cornwall all within a couple of hours. It was relaxing returning to Looe each night and tuck myself into the very comfortable soft bed upstairs. The Boathouse is flooded with natural light and has a very classy modern beach décor which enhances the experience. There is the option of opening the windows to breath in the salty air. As a solo international traveller I would recommend you should have a look and be tempted by the experience of staying at The Boathouse at Looe. I had no regrets and I sincerely hope you will not as well. Please note that The Boathouse has a narrow stair case to the main bedroom and bathroom and is not probably suitable for people with a disability or elderly people who may have difficulty climbing stairs.
Jess M - August 2014 The house is beautifully decorated and in a perfectly central location. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Looe. Ian was brilliantly helpful!
Tim W - August 2014 An absolutely brilliant stay at The Boathouse for our honeymoon. The perfect location from which to explore Looe itself, or venture further afield. Ian was a great host and sent through loads of local tips and restaurant recommendations.
Sarah H - July 2014 Absolutely lovely stay at the Boathouse in Looe, the house itself is really charming, and impeccably clean! It is compact, but you have more than enough space as it's been designed so intelligently. The kitchen has a really good selection of utensils, crockery, etc. which enabled us to spend the evenings cooking lots of great fresh fish from the fishmongers in town and relaxing with a glass of wine. Ian was really quick to respond and gave lots of great information about things to do in the area which also made it easy for us to plan our trip. Idyllic week!
tandy24 - June 2014 Returning to Looe for the first time in 25 years, this was the ideal property. Very clean and well equipped and within minutes of the seafront and quayside. Just off the main street so no long walk up hills, and close to all the pubs and restaurants - the nearest pub being about 20 yards!!! We had a minor issue which was quickly and helpfully resolved by the owner. Unlike some properties it had all utensils and the room to cook an evening meal. The only warning would be is if you had mobility issues as the spiral staircase is a little narrow!! I hope to visit Looe again and would have no hesitation in booking The Boat House.
Howarth & Hodgkiss - June 2014 Fantastic location - Amazing interior. We will definitely plan a return visit. Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your lovely 'Boathouse'.
Amy W - May 2014 My boyfriend and I drove down to The Boathouse in Looe for a bank holiday away from the city and it was perfect. The place is little but with enough space for two, beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. Ian sent us helpful tips and advice via email throughout our stay that really helped us make the most of what was around. Go on a mackerel fishing trip if the weather is nice, and there is delicious food at The Sea Kitchen which is walking distance from the house. The Boathouse is perfectly situated in the heart of the lovely seaside town. Couldn't have been a better stay!
The Woltons - May 2014 This was a lovely week, such a pretty location and comfortable cottage. Overall a great start to married life, the Woltons :-)
R&S; Kemp - May 2014 Just perfect for these two travellers! So central for this delightful village and for a base to explore Cornwall. The Old Sail Loft was a great place to eat....Read more
The Boathouse in the Heart of Looe Looe, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
Just a three minute walk from The Boathouse and you’ll find yourself on the South West Coast Path, miles of superb, breathtaking coastline. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll with spectacular views or a challenging hike, such as a 13 mile walk to beautiful Rame Head, you’ll find it all here.
The South West Coast Path continues to the west from Hannafore Point in West Looe, taking in more stunning beauty spots such as Talland Bay, Polperro, Lantivet Bay and Lantic Bay. Check our Photo Gallery for pictures from our walks in Dec13/Jan14. Walk to the ancient fishing village of Polruan, approximately 4 hours, stop for well earned Fish & Chips (we’ll send you a link to our Local Tips map!) and take the passenger ferry across the estuary to picturesque Fowey town. You can always take the bus back (check local timetables) to Looe from Polruan Quay!
Looe remains a fishing town, and several fish dealers operate from the docks of East Looe. With its fleet of small fishing boats returning their catches to port daily, Looe has a reputation for producing excellent fresh fish. The town is also a centre for shark fishing, and is the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.
Looe's main business today is tourism, with much of the town given over to hotels, guest houses and holiday homes, along with a large number of pubs, restaurants, and shops selling beach equipment, ice cream and Cornish pasties.
Inland from Looe lie many camping and caravan sites, as well as a famous Woolly monkey sanctuary. Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks (especially that via Talland to Polperro.
Several stately homes, including Port Eliot Estate, Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the Eden Project near St Austell may be visited by tourists who can travel by car.
Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villagers. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets are thronged with revellers in inventive outfits. Looe has been on the list of the top 10 places in the UK to celebrate New Year.
Looe is being regenerated, like many other ports, to serve as a small cargo port. On the high ground north of East and West Looe there are many modern houses and a recreational area called 'The Downs'.
East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach, with the distinctive Banjo Pier, creation of Joseph Thomas, a new lifeboat station and St Mary's Church. Stretching back from here is a grid of narrow streets forming the main business area of the town, packed with many small shops, restaurants and pubs, and the Old Guildhall, now a museum. Along the estuary lies the quay, with several fish dealers. Towards the bridge lies the Victorian Guildhall, and just north of the bridge the railway station. This is the terminus of the Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard (at Liskeard, the line connects with the main Plymouth to Penzance Great Western Main Line).
On the hilltop above East Looe lies Shutta, and beyond that the Sunrising housing estate and Looe Community School. Along the cliffs to the east is Plaidy Beach, and further on the bay and village of Millendreath with another beach.
West Looe spreads west from the bridge on the Polperro Road towards Sclerder, and along the river south of the bridge, with hotels, restaurants and boarding houses along the waterfront and houses climbing the perilous cliff above, towards a cluster of shops and businesses and the Church of St Nicholas.
Further south along the coast road is Hannafore Point, marking the edge of Looe Harbour, with to the west the wide, stony Hannafore beach, facing across a narrow channel to Looe Island (officially called St. George's Island). Slightly inland is the hamlet of Portlooe. Beyond lies a coastal path leading to the hamlets of Porthallow and Talland, and from there on to Polperro. Two towers mark one end of a nautical measured mile, the other end is marked by two towers near Talland Bay.
New Year's celebration
On New Year's Eve, Looe has a surprisingly large celebration. The small fishing town, usually quiet in winter, due to the largely seasonal economy, is host to an influx of visitors. People flock the streets in their hundreds, wearing fancy dress, a tradition upheld by all ages. The crowds begin the evening in the town and slowly move towards the seafront for a fireworks display, and the announcement of the new year.
There are a wealth of local attractions easily accessible from The Boathouse including; Talland Bay, the picturesque fishing port of Looe Polperro, The Wolly Monkey Sanctuary, the internationally renowned Eden Project, Tate Gallery St Ives, several National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony House as well as beautifully rugged Bodmin Moor and a variety of beautiful , sandy beaches, bays and hidden coves skirting our stunning Cornish coastline.
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