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Bay Tree Cottage

West Looe, Cornwall (Ref. 1050822)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Veronica

    “Lovely little cottage, every thing was as expected , was very clean , we found the bed comfortable .”

    - Veronica, March 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin, both with Smart TVs
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs, Alexa music system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Outside courtyard
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Beach 0.7 miles

The property

Resting in the centre of West Looe, the quieter side of the river, and close to a host of local amenities and a glorious sandy beach is Bay Tree Cottage, a traditional and charming fisherman's cottage, ideal for a couple or small family looking for a seaside escape in this bustling fishing port.

Steeped in history, the cottage is believed to have been built in the late 1800s and owned by a warrant officer in the Royal Navy, and used as a post by the Home Guard during the Second World War.

Step inside the property to discover an inviting sitting room, with stunning slate flooring, a charming feature fireplace and a large sofa to rest on as you enjoy your favourite films on the Smart TV, while the arm chair is placed beside the window, offering an ideal spot to curl up with a good book as the heat of the sun washes over you.

The contemporary and bright kitchen is well-equipped to enable you to cook delicious home-cooked meals, with a feature white stone wall brightening the space, ample wooden worktop space to prep ingredients and even a handy dishwasher to take care of any washing up.

Enjoy meals in the dining room, which comfortably seats four, as you catch up on the day's events and make plans for the remainder of your stay.

The ground-floor wet-room is tiled in sleek white and makes the space feel bright and spacious, with a walk-in shower allowing you to prepare for each day, there's even a heated towel rail for added comfort.

Catch up on rest upstairs in one of two neutrally-styled, spacious bedrooms; a double bedroom with a wall-mounted TV and built in wardrobe and a good-sized twin with a TV and plenty of storage space, ideal for younger guests.

Parking is available roadside on a first come, first served basis and you are just minutes' walk away from the centre of Looe and a host of amenities, restaurants, pubs and bars.

Visit the Heritage Centre, housed in the former Sardine Factory, and offers a climbing wall and a café to grab a snack and a cup of coffee.

Walkers will delight in exploring the nearby Kilminorth Woods, offering hiking trails along the river and the Giant's Hedge circular walk.

Children will enjoy fishing at Mill Pool, which runs alongside the river and has plenty of small fish and crabs to try and find.

Enjoy the picturesque outlook across the harbour, before crossing the famous seven arched bridge, or taking a river taxi across the Looe River towards the bustling East Looe, with its narrow cobbled streets and mysterious winding alleyways, as well as a stunning sandy beach adjoining the pier, popular with families due to its safe shallow water for swimming.

Head to Banjo Pier, Looe's lookout point, to observe fishing boats returning to the bay, as well as being able to see out to Looe Island, which can be walked to at low tide and is a haven for a variety of wildlife.

Pick up some fresh fish for dinner at the thriving fish market, stop off for a refreshing beverage at the 16th century Jolly Sailor Inn, one of Britain's oldest pubs, and pay a visit to the Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, a small local history museum dating back hundreds of years.

For an adventurous day out, head to Adrenaline Quarry for a day of rock climbing, zip lines and even deep water swimming.

Venture along the Polperro Heritage Coastline, which encompasses the remarkable South West Coast Path, ideal for exploring on foot or bicycle, and explore the quaint fishing village of Polperro, with its idyllic beach, heritage museum and model village attraction, while further along the coast you will find the sheltered cove and nature reserve of the National Trust's Lantic Bay.

Further afield is the market town of Liskeard, as well as the magnificent countryside of Bodmin Moor and the Tamar Valley, the inspiration of many famous literary pieces.

Bay Tree Cottage is a wonderful base for a family-friendly coastal retreat to this exciting area of Cornwall.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter