Smugglers Cottage offers a rare opportunity to escape to an enchanting countryside oasis close to the exclusive waterside town of Looe (5miles), the charming fishing port of Polperro (9 miles) and Whitsand Bay (11 miles) and benefitting from a 40ft outdoor heated swimming pool complete with a southerly facing patio and garden with a pond and water fountain.
An idyllic rural retreat, Smuggler's Cottage is an excellent choice for couples and families.
Beautifully furnished in a nautical theme, the rustic character and charm of this converted stone farm building is thoughtfully balanced with the comforts of modern living, providing plump settees, high quality mattresses and full central heating.
Approached along a leafy drive it inhabits a private corner on the grounds away from the Georgian country house occupied by the owner's and offers a private and enclosed patio and the shared use of a large meadow overlooking scenic countryside and woodlands that is suitable for ball games, exercising dogs and is equipped with a children's swing and picnic tables.
Ideally located for exploring the diverse coastline of the Cornish Riviera, the expansive surfing beaches at Whitsand Bay, Seaton and Downderry, the secluded sheltered cove at Lantic Bay and the scenic South West footpath are within a short drive.
Fowey (described as one of the top three places to live in Great Britain by Country Living magazine) is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and holds a special interest for visitors of all ages whilst the vibrant naval city of Plymouth, the awe inspiring gardens at the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Trust owned Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony House present opportunities to string together a varied and memorable holiday experience.
Liskeard is 3 miles distant and offers general amenities and a BR station for those without own transport.
The cottage offers ample parking.
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: The heated swimming pool and adjoining garden and patio is shared between guests at Trehalvin and is open from May to September. Children must be supervised at all times.
Note: Sorry no pets