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Harbour Hideaway

Looe, Cornwall (Ref. 1053641)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Wendy

    “Lovely Cottage in the very heart of Looe.”

    It has been well thought out, is well equipped and furnished, and has beautiful harbour views. We really enjoyed our stay.

    It has been well thought out, is well equipped and furnished, and has beautiful harbour views. We really enjoyed our stay.

    - Wendy, March 2024

    Was lovely to welcome you back Wendy. Thanks for your lovely feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed Harbpur Hideaway and had an enjoyable break. Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and balcony
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, and stairgate available on request
  • Public car park nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 50 metres
  • Within 500m of bus stop and train station with links to Cornwall resorts
  • Note: This property has steps externally and two flights of stairs, therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Guests will need to use their own log in details for the apps on the TV

The property

Harbour Hideaway is a light and airy reverse-level house in the conservation area of East Looe, hidden up a passageway and just 50 metres from the harbour and a two minutes walk from East Looe beach, with wonderful harbour views from the balcony, living area and double bedroom.

With panoramic views of the river, characterful slate rooftops and over to West Looe, Harbour Hideaway is situated on historic Quay Street at the heart of bustling Looe, with many restaurants, pubs, chip shops, the fish market and boat trips within easy reach.

Well-suited for a family or group of friends, this superb property dates back over 100 years and retains some of its original features while having had a contemporary makeover in teal and mustard hues.

Light and airy, with a quality finish, you will be welcomed by an original staircase leading to the upper two floors.

On the ground floor is a luxurious king-size bedroom with bedside tables holding touch-dimmable bedside lamps with USB charging points, dressing table with mirror and lighting, sliding mirrored wardrobes along with a chair where you can relax in front of the view down the passageway of the houses and trees of West Looe above the fishermen’s sheds.

A utility area with concealed washer/dryer separates this room from the main bathroom where you can prepare for the day ahead, home to a WC, an ample walk-in shower and a vanity unit with plenty of space for hanging towels.

Climbing the stairs, the top of the first staircase hosts a spacious landing which opens onto a twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a bijou toilet with sink and mirrored bathroom cabinet.

The twin bedroom has a side view, with plush twin beds, an original fireplace and bedside drawers, as well as with space to unpack your bags and hang your clothes before settling in to rest your eyes.

Moving through the property, the double bedroom has a pretty view of the harbour and West Looe down the passageway, along with wardrobe so you can unpack your belongings, bedside tables with USB charging lamps and a gorgeous driftwood mirror.

Making your way to the second floor, the staircase curves up to the magnificent, open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area and boasts stylish teal, mustard and grey accents and a beautiful oak floor.

Four windows and patio doors in the space, each offer a different view and allow an abundance of natural of light, whatever the weather.

Leading off the living area is a balcony where you can sit and admire the wonderful views, watching the boats going in and out, looking over the original slate rooftops and towards West Looe, maybe while even enjoying a drink or cream tea.

Settle down to enjoy an evening in front of the 43" TV, perfect for indulging in your favourite Netflix and Amazon shows while sinking into either the four-seater or two-seater sofas.

A charming family dining table is situated next to the window with bench seating either side and accent velvet chairs at each end to enjoy the views over the harbour; gather your group to enjoy a tasty home-cooked meal, or dip into the ottoman which contains a selection of games to enjoy.

The contemporary kitchen boasts an immaculate light grey overtone with stunning teal tiles and state-of-the-art appliances including a Smeg oven and hob, microwave and coffee machine, perfect for preparing those appetising meals before loading up the slimline dishwasher and settling down to enjoy a cosy evening in with a bottle of wine from your built-in wine rack.

Looe is a bustling harbour town with plenty to do, places to eat, drink and shop, boasting a lively, friendly atmosphere and regular live music.

It also has the sandy East Looe Beach where you can sunbathe, swim, hire a kayak or explore the rockpools.

Once you have arrived you don’t need to move your car – daily boat trips can take you round Looe Island or round to Polperro.

There are bus and train links to places such as Polperro, Liskeard, Bodmin, Seaton and Plymouth with connections from Liskeard and Plymouth to buses and trains over Cornwall.

A ferry operating either side of high water takes you over to West Looe with a museum, restaurants and the area of Hannafore to explore including being able to access the South West Coastal Path.

Just a few miles away is the heritage harbour town of Polperro, with Talland Bay, Millendreath, Seaton, Portwrinkle and Fowey a little further afield on the south coast, Bodmin Moor with its beautiful scenery and quaint villages about half and hour away and the north coast with its surfing beaches reachable via a scenic car journey.

Centrally located and ideal any time of year, choose Harbour Hideaway for a fantastic holiday to beautiful Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Polperro 5 miles.

Looe is Cornwall’s second largest fishing port and hence there is always a lively maritime bustle around the quay area of East Looe, which is connected to the quieter West Looe by a seven arched 19th century bridge over the River Looe. You can also catch the river taxi between East and West Looe. East Looe has narrow cobbled streets, twisting alleyways and plenty of tourist shops, whilst West Looe has a lovely outlook across the harbour. Looe’s viewpoint, Banjo Pier, can be reached from the quay and is a great spot to watch the returning fishing trawlers and look across the bay to Looe Island, which can be walked to occasionally at very low tides. The sandy Looe beach adjoins the pier and is very popular with families because of its safe shallow swimming and vast expanse of sand. There is also a great rock pool area at Hannafore that children will love. West Looe has a Heritage Centre that recently opened in the Old Sardine Factory with a climbing wall and a cafe and the delightful Kilminorth Woods have way marked walks through the majestic oak wood, rich in plant, insect and bird life. Apart from beach activities in this part of south east Cornwall, there are many mining remains on Bodmin Moor and in the Tamar Valley and much of the mining landscape has World Heritage status. This area of Cornwall has inspired writers, such as Daphne du Maurier and much of Bodmin Moor has inspired legends linked with King Arthur. There is much to explore in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £350 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas