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River View Cottage

Looe, Cornwall (Ref. 959339)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Nicola

    “The owners should take off parking on their listing.”

    The road isn’t acceptable for cars and we had to pay £6 a day parking ( would rather pay parking than damaging our car ) we did get stuck the first day and if it wasn’t for a local resident we would have struggled getting out of the road to exit. ...

    The road isn’t acceptable for cars and we had to pay £6 a day parking ( would rather pay parking than damaging our car ) we did get stuck the first day and if it wasn’t for a local resident we would have struggled getting out of the road to exit. Although the cottage was clean ( clean bedding , towels , utensils etc ) the cottage needed a spring clean. The floors need a good clean.walked around without socks and my feet were full of bits , hair And as it’s just going into the busy season I would have thought a fresh lick of paint wouldn’t have gone a miss. Just a little bit run down. We didn’t use the outside decking area as the weather wasn’t good but looking at it the decking area it needed a clean and the garden was very over grown and needed attention. Again didn’t impact us just noted. The garden did have beautiful plants flowers just needed tidying up.

    - Nicola, May 2022

The property

With elevated views over a tidal river that meanders through a picturesque Cornish valley cloaked in woodland all the way to the sea - that is the setting of River View Cottage.

This lovingly refurbished cottage is away from the melee yet within a ten minute walk of Looe's cobbled streets, soft sandy beach, bustling quayside and superb restaurants.

Bestowing a counterbalance of cottage ambience and contemporary style, guests can relax on deeply cushioned ruby red sofas warmed by a traditional wood burner or enjoy a peaceful river vista from a dining room where glazed doors open onto a wide balcony - perfect for alfresco dining on a summer's evening.

Up in the bedrooms memory mattresses mould to your posture and a neutral harmony contrasted by a palette of vibrant colour cleverly interacts with designer vintage fabrics and fashionable furnishings creating a masterpiece of elegance and style.

A slipper bath adds an air of luxury to the small elegant bathroom.

As well as the balcony there is a petite attractive sloping garden. Clinging to centuries old seafaring traditions, Looe's fascination is undoubtedly the harbour from where local fishermen set sail daily, returning to sell their harvest in the thriving fish market.

A much loved coastal resort with activities for all, there are shark fishing trips for the adventurous tagging the sharks and releasing them back into the sea and pleasure boat rides along the coast for those seeking a more relaxing holiday experience.

The soft sandy beach is perfect for families.

For those arriving by train the cottage is but one minute by taxi or a five minute walk; drivers take care as the lane up to the cottage is very steep and narrow to negotiate but there is space to park a small-medium sized car.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with slipper bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with patio doors to balcony
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, HD TV with Full HD Sky, Blue-ray, iPod dock/CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 1 medium car
  • Patio with furniture and enclosed lawn garden with steps paving and decking
  • Sorry no pets and smoking
  • Shop/pub/beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: *** Access lane to cottage is very steep and narrow, if you have a larger car or are not a confident driver there are car parks near by, charges will apply
  • Car parking space at property suitable for small-medium sized vehicle only

About the location


Liskeard 9 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: Access lane to cottage is very steep and narrow, inexperienced drivers may find parking and the lane to the property challenging, there are car parks within a short walk from the property (charges apply). Parking space at the property is only suitable for small/medium cars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas