Detatched house fantastic views over harbour close to beach. Rental or Exchange
Holiday Villa in Looe, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Detatched house fantastic views over harbour close to beach
Looe Sleeps up to 6, has 3 bedrooms Large detatched house in quiet location with fantastic harbour views. 2 minutes from centre of the historic Cornish fishing port of Looe with its winding narrow streets, fish market, shops, restaurants and sandy beach with its distinctive Banjo shaped pie ...
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Haven House is a large detached house built in the 1924 with spectacular uninterrupted views over the town, river and harbour.
The house can sleep 6 people in 3 spacious bedrooms, all with outstanding views over the harbour and town below. The accommodation would suit a family holiday or a shorter break for couples and friends.
We are open all year round so you can enjoy the beauty of Cornwall’s changing seasons, each with it’s own charms. There is easy parking outside the house for 2 cars, but please note that access is via 15 steps down from the parking area.
The house is centrally heated and has WiFi Internet access throughout. Freshly laundered linen and towels are supplied and electricity is included in the price of your holiday, but heating is on a card meter.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house, but we are happy for guests to smoke outside on the sun terrace.
We are committed to sustainable tourism and try to protect the beautiful Cornish coast and countryside where ever possible. We live close by and are on hand to offer assistance during your stay in Looe.
On the first floor, are 3 comfortable spacious bedrooms decorated in a contemporary style.
A family room with double bed and optional foldaway bed that is suitable for a child under 10. Babies in a crib/carrier are also welcome. The room has spectacular panoramic views over the harbour, river and town below. The room is light and airy with dual aspect windows.
A double room with twin single beds also with spectacular panoramic views over the harbour, river and town below. The room is light and airy with dual aspect windows and a large wardrobe with mirrored doors.
Spacious double room with small sofa. This room looks out over trees and shrubs.
Large family bathroom with bath, instant power shower, toilet and washbasin.
There is a small separate WC with hand basin and airing cupboard.
Large modern fitted kitchen with dishwasher, eye level electric double oven and grill, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
All crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and saucepans supplied.
Tea towels and a kitchen hand towel are supplied and the general equipment includes a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. Basic environmentally friendly cleaning materials provided.
The lounge has been recently decorated in a contemporary style and is light and airy with dual aspect windows, fireplace, suite seating 6, flat screen TV, Sky digital TV and DVD. The bay window seat is ideal to admire the spectacular views. There is access to the sun patio from the lounge.
The dining room has a bay window seat, table and 6 chairs, selection of books and tourist information.
The large sunny patio area has wooden patio furniture with with outstanding views over Looe harbour, and the town below. Area Details Looe (Cornish: Logh) is a small coastal town and fishing port in the south-east of Cornwall, UK, with a population of 5,280.
The town is clustered around a small harbour and along a steep-sided valley, Looe is in fact two towns, East Looe and West Looe, connected by bridge across the River Looe which flows between them, to reach the sea beside a sandy beach. The River has two main branches, the East Looe River and the West Looe River. The eastern tributary has its source near St Cleer and flows south, passing close to the western outskirts of Liskeard. South of Liskeard, the Looe Valley Railway Line follows the course of the river to Looe. The western tributary has its source near Dobwalls.
About 1 mile to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore beach, lies St. George's Island, commonly known as Looe Island. Until recently it was owned (and inhabited) by two sisters, Babs and Evelyn Atkins, who have made a gift of the island to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust in perpetuity. With frost and snow virtually unknown it has an exceptionally mild climate. Daffodils bloom at Christmas and, unlike most small islands, it is partly wooded. A natural sanctuary for sea and woodland birds and one time haunt to smugglers, its history includes a Benedictine chapel built in 1139 of which only a few stones remain visible. Legend has it that Joseph of Arimathea landed here with the child Christ.
Looe is a thriving a fishing port and several fish merchants operate from the fish market of East Looe. With its fleet of small fishing boats returning their catches to port daily, ie ‘day caught fish, 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 is tourism, with a good selection of hotels, guest houses, camp sites and holiday homes, along with a large number of pubs, restaurants, and shops selling beach equipment, local gifts & produce like ice cream and Cornish pasties. Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks. In the area are several stately homes & National Trust properties, including Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the Eden Project near St Austell. Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villages. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets throng with revellers in inventive outfits. Looe is in the top 10 places in the UK to celebrate New Year.
East Looe East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach, with the distinctive Banjo Pier, a new Lifeboat station and St. Mary's Church. Stretching back from the seafront is the original medieval street pattern of narrow streets called the backstreets and the centre of the 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 merchants, fish restaurants and a fish monger. Towards the bridge lies the Victorian Guildhall, and just north of the bridge the railway station. The Looe Valley Line line connects with the main London, Plymouth to Penzance main line. On the hilltop above East Looe lies Shutta, said to be the original settlement and beyond that the Sunrising housing estate and Looe Community School.
West Looe 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 guest 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 to 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. Beyond lies a coastal path leading to the hamlets of Porthallow and Talland, and from there on to Polperro. On the high ground looking over the rest of both East and West Looe there are many modern houses and a recreational area called 'The Downs'.
Kilminorth Woods are the finest example of oak woodland in the West Looe Valley. These ancient woods are protected as a Local Nature Reserve because they are rich in woodland plants and wildlife. They also contain the fascinating Ancient Monument known as the Giant’s Hedge. Estuarine birds find rich pickings on the mudbanks and the riverside trees provide sanctuary to heron and little egrets.
With a choice of signed trails you needn’t be a dedicated walker to get away from it all.
The Monkey Sanctuary is situated in beautiful woodlands overlooking Looe Bay. For many years the Sanctuary was dedicated to one species, the Amazonian woolly monkey, and was the first place in the world where these monkeys bred successfully outside of their native habitat. The Monkey Sanctuary Trust is a unique environmental charity dedicated to promoting the welfare, conservation and survival of primates, working to end the primate trade and abuse of primates in captivity, promoting the rehabilitation of captive primates and the preservation of those in the wild and operating a sanctuary for the conservation, preservation and welfare of wildlife and the environment. Travel Details RAIL
For National Rail Enquiries: call 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Booking tickets by phone: call 08457 00 01 25 www.carfreedaysout.com/looe.htm
Approximate journey times by rail from:
Birmingham: 3 hours 45 minutes Bristol: 2 hours 45 minutes
Leeds: 5 hours 45 minutes London 3 hours 15 minutes
Manchester: 6 hours Reading: 3 hours
Southampton: 3 hours 45 minutes
The main Plymouth - Penzance line provides regular services to Liskeard and Saltash, with local services stopping at intermediate stations. The Looe branch line service from Liskeard gives access to East Looe and the coast. The eastern edge of the region is served by the Tamar Valley branch line running north from Plymouth to Calstock and Gunnislake.
Many of Cornwall's coastal towns are linked to the main rail line which runs through Cornwall by smaller, scenic branch lines. As well as getting you from A to B these provide a great way to see parts of the county without leaving your mark.
Take a trip on the Looe Valley Line and explore the natural beauty of South East Cornwall. The Looe Valley Line winds its way for just over 8 miles through unspoilt countryside, hugging the steep sided valley of the East Looe River.
Cornwall's extensive network of bus services is run by a number of operators. First Buses and Truronian cover West Cornwall and Mid and North Cornwall is serviced by Western Greyhound and First Buses.
Public transport information for Cornwall can be obtained from the Passenger Transport Unit of Cornwall County Council. For a copy of the All Cornwall Transport Guide call (01872) 322003, email, or order online. Traveline is also a useful resource for travel information in Cornwall, call 0871 200 2233 or log onto www.traveline.info
Approximate journey times by car from:
Birmingham : 3 hours 40 mins Bristol : 2 hours 30 mins Leeds : 5 hours 50 mins London : 4 hours 50 mins
Manchester : 5 hours Reading : 4 hours Southampton : 3 hours 25 mins
Newquay Airport: Air Southwest, British Airways, Flybe, Ryanair, Skybus and BMI Baby all operate services out of Newquay Cornwall Airport. There are currently flights to and from 17 destinations in the UK, Ireland and Europe. www.newquaycornwallairport.com
Plymouth Airport: Four flights every day toand from London Gatwick. Frequent flights to and from other popular destinations including Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Jersey, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle, Chambery, Cork and Dublin. www.plymouthairport.com
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