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Looe on Cornwall's South Coast
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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Looe

Looe has everything you need for the perfect seaside holiday, from gorgeous views to stylish and comfortable holiday cottages to rent, sandy beaches and enticing pubs. Welcoming holiday makers since the Victorian times, it is hardly surprising Looe has remained such a popular holiday choice. Whether your ideal holiday involves lacing up your walking boots and exploring the coastal footpath and Cornish countryside, sitting in a restaurant eating that days catch, or wiggling your toes in the sand as you tuck into piping hot fish and chips, a holiday in Looe will not disappoint. There are countless reasons why you should make Looe the destination for your next holiday. Below are our five favourite things about this pretty Cornish coastal town. Read more

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50.360452, -4.576122

This charming stone cottage is in a quiet part of the Cornish countryside, two miles from the coast at Lansallos and within easy reach of favourite towns like Looe, Polperro and Fowey. There is plenty of space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms, with guests having use of the shared facilities at Valleybrook that include six acres of grounds, a games room and a playground. The cottage has a private garden and terrace, off-street parking and an open fire. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£275 to £930

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

This welcoming self-catering villa nestles amongst quiet Cornish countryside and is the perfect choice for families (including dog owners). Just two miles from the Cornish coast and Lansallos, Pippin Villa makes exploring the South West Coastal Path and favourite towns like Looe, Polperro and Fowey easy. Whether you stay put and relax amongst the extensive grounds (including a games room and play area), or get out and about exploring, Valleybrook estate is a popular choice for a holiday in Cornwall. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£260 to £880

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

Hidden away between the coast and the countryside, boasting a private garden and hot tub, Gilliflower Villa is a wonderfully relaxing place for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall. The chalet-style building sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and is one of several properties at the desirable Valleybrook Estate near Llansallos in Looe, close to Fowey, Polperro and the wonderful South West Coast Footpath. The site has excellent amenities that include six private acres of gardens and a games room. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £1445
Short breaks from £262 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

Fairfield is a spacious villa on the family-friendly Valleybrook estate near Looe in Cornwall. It provides 4-Star accommodation for six people in three bedrooms with room for a cot if it's required. It's light and welcoming, with two sun decks and a private garden together with the use of the estate's woodlands, fields, volleyball and badminton facilities. Fowey, Polperro and National Trust Lantic Bay are all within easy reach, as are the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and many other favourite attractions in Cornwall. Fairfield is one of only eight villas in Valleybrook. It can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other villas for holidays with your extended family or groups of friends.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£405 to £1185
Short breaks from £94 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

No compromise is necessary when you stay at Chasewater Villa. The location near Llansallos, Looe and Fowey means you can mix days at the seaside with mountain biking on the moors, and walks along the coastal footpath with shopping in town. There is a wealth of opportunity for activities and adventure with the potential for relaxing spa days and picnics in pretty gardens. The villa is one of only eight properties on the nine-acre site owned by Valleybrook Holidays where guests have woodlands, a stream, playground and indoor games room at their disposal. The three-bedroom villa sleeps six people and is child and pet-friendly.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£405 to £1185
Short breaks from £94 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

All the family, including the dogs, are welcome at Blackamoor Villa. Designed in a traditional villa style, this timber building is spacious and comfortable, with accommodation over two levels and space to sleep up to six people in three bedrooms. It's one of 8 holiday homes owned by Valleybrook Holidays, close to Looe, Polperro and Fowey. Your holiday can include days at the seaside, walking along the South West Coast Path, mountain biking on Bodmin Moor, sightseeing in Plymouth and shopping in Truro. Alternatively, spend your days happily playing on the grounds of Valleybrook where guests have free use of woodlands, fields, a stream, a playground, dog-exercise area, and an indoor games room.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£325 to £1085
Short breaks from £75 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

A welcoming holiday home in a fantastic location close to Looe and the Fowey Estuary, Hocking Villa is perfect for families or friends who want a relaxed self-catering holiday in Cornwall. Looe is only a few miles away, and you're within easy reach of the South West Coast Path and beautiful beaches like Lantic Bay and Polperro. Bodmin Moor is nearby, as are places like Truro and Plymouth. Hocking Villa is part of Valleybrook Holidays and sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms. Guests have a spacious deck, fenced garden, and access to nine acres of fields and woodlands.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£325 to £1085
Short breaks from £75 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.360452, -4.576122

Orchard Cottage is a charming home-away-from-home. It suits couples, families or friends as it sleeps four people in two bedrooms, and is child and dog-friendly. The holiday cottage is part of peaceful Valleybrook Holidays, next to a brook and with access to acres of woodland and fields, a playground and a games room. Looe, Lansallos, Fowey with its magical estuary and Lantic Bay are all close by, with Bodmin Moor, The Eden Project, Truro and Plymouth also being within easy reach.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £1015
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.374673, -4.540720

Five delightful Cornish stone holiday cottages with immense charm dating back to the 17th Century, sitting in an idyllic position amongst unspoilt rolling countryside close to the popular seaside resort of Looe in South Cornwall. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£275 to £875

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.374673, -4.540720

Cosy and welcoming, The Lodge is one of five holiday cottages at Talehay, sitting amongst the glorious countryside of South Cornwall within easy reach of a host of attractions including the coast with popular seaside towns like Looe. A lovely blend of 17th Century character and modern conveniences ensure a relaxing stay. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£210 to £505

2+1  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.333571, -4.521803

A spectacular luxurious beach cottage in a tranquil oasis of calm right by the beach in a beautiful unspoilt part of South Cornwall away from the crowds yet within easy reach of the many attractions. Fabulous throughout, a hot tub and patio with sea views, games room, stylish kitchen, gorgeous beach and coastal footpath on the doorstep are just some of its highlights.

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1995

2-7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.409110, -4.394688

If your busy life has left you feeling overwhelmed and wrung out, a holiday in Jopes Lodge is the solution you need. This romantic riverside cottage has an open-plan layout with a private verandah and beautiful woodland views. It is perfect for couples but is also ideal for a solo escape. The high standard of accommodation coupled with the tranquil setting in five acres of grounds is a wonderful place to recharge your batteries. The fishing town of Looe is only ten minutes away by car, and there is a wealth of local attractions together with beautiful walks and cycling routes.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £840
Short breaks from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.409110, -4.394688

Jopes Mill is an indulgent holiday retreat in the beautiful Cornish countryside. The 18th-Century riverside watermill sits amongst five acres of woodland and gardens, yet is just ten minutes from the vibrant harbour town of Looe. Beaches, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all within easy reach of this period property, which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends. There are fantastic walks from the door and ample scope for mountain biking on nearby Bodmin Moor. Plymouth, Polperro, and Eden Project are all within half an hour's drive for fun days out.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1250

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.361045, -4.439938

Highwood is on the South West Coastal Path, in an elevated position above Looe and enjoying far-reaching views of Looe Island and Looe Bay. The beaches at Plaidy and Millendreath are only a five-minute walk from the cottage, with Polperro, Fowey, and Polkerris all within easy reach. The cottage can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms, with the owners having focused on the little touches that make this lovely holiday retreat feel like a relaxing home-away-from-home at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1200
Short breaks from £100 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.353174, -4.453369

Situated in a desirable location in the heart of the popular seaside town of Looe, Smuggler Cottage is perfect for anyone wanting a Cornish holiday by the sea. Located just two minutes from the beach and quayside, and just a short stroll to all the attractions and amenities in Looe, this charming 15th Century holiday cottage has everything you need for a comfortable self-catering holiday. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms, it is ideally suited to families or friends looking to explore the sandy beaches, secluded coves, stunning walks and numerous family attractions in this beautiful part of the country.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £795
Short breaks from £70 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.383754, -4.560464

The collection of self-catering apartments at The Old Rectory makes it ideal for a holiday for everyone from couples to large groups of family or friends. Its location on the edge of Lanreath village is private and peaceful, yet only 100 metres from the village shop and two miles from the Jubilee Inn at Pelynt. The beaches at Looe and Polperro are ten minutes away, while favourite attractions like the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Monkey Sanctuary are all easily accessible by car. Outdoor swimming pool available from May to the end of August.

Weekly guide price:
£340 to £785
Short breaks from £68 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

5 Reasons to Holiday in Looe

Beaches - Looe may be popular but having seven - yes, seven! - beaches in and around town provides enough space for everyone, even in the height of the summer holiday. East Looe has soft golden sand and is within walking distance of the town and Banjo Pier. The beach has a seafront promenade and is a favourite with families for safe swimming and easy access to amenities. Millendreath Beach is best visited at low tide, while Plaidy Beach is a peaceful alternative if you don’t mind a bit of a walk. Hannafore Beach is dog-friendly, while Talland Bay and Polperro are both incredibly picturesque.

Walking - The South West Coastal Path is one of the finest long-distance footpaths in Britain, stretching for 630 scenic miles from Poole Harbour to Minehead. The stretch from Looe to Talland Bay is just gorgeous, and it’s possible to continue to Polperro and catch the bus back if your legs aren’t up to a return journey. If it’s scorching hot or you fancy a change of scenery, then head inland to the cool shade of Kilminorth Woods and Giant’s Hedge.

Attractions - Looe has a lot to offer holidaymakers at any time of the year. Looe attractions include Looe Island - a nature reserve accessed by boat, The Monkey Sanctuary, and the Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol. Nearby, you can visit the Eden Project or the beautiful gardens at Lanhydrock, hire a canoe or go windsurfing, or get your thrills at Adrenaline Quarry where there is a zip line, giant swing and waterpark.

Day Trips - Looe’s location makes it ideal as a base from which to explore the south-east of Cornwall. The historic naval city of Plymouth is only 20 miles away with excellent museums, shopping, cinemas and sightseeing. Don’t miss the view from the Hoe and the site of the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican, where the original boat of pilgrims left England for America in 1620. Another day could include a trip inland to beautiful Bodmin Moor and Colliford Lake, cycling in the Tamar Valley or walking in Dartmoor National Park. Staying in Looe means you can plan your dream holiday, incorporating the city, coast and countryside.

Festivals and Events - It seems like there is always a reason to celebrate in Looe and the surrounding area. The friendly town hosts many events and festivals throughout the year including Looe Carnival, which runs for the last week in July, the Looe Raft Race, Looe Live! music and art festival, and Christmas festivals and markets.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a fun holiday in the sunshine with your friends, escaping for a romantic break with your other half, or squeezing the kids and the dog into the car to get away during the school holidays, Looe never disappoints. Unlike some coastal towns which shut down over autumn and winter, Looe is vibrant all year long. The excellent amenities make Looe ideal for a Cornwall cottage holiday, with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants that appeal to all tastes and budgets.