Looe Island View

Downderry, Cornwall
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    Looe Island View , sleeping 10, is a 5 star luxury detached holiday home set in a spectacular hillside location
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    Ground floor: Full length balcony off the living area with outdoor rattan furniture and stunning sea views
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    Elevated decking area with outdoor furniture for al fresco dining
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    Set in a spectacular hillside location, the property enjoys wonderful panoramic sea views all the way to Looe Island and beyond
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    Ground floor: Well appointed modern fully fitted kitchen with superb sea and coastal views
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    Ground floor: Well appointed modern fully fitted kitchen with superb sea and coastal views
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    Ground floor: The superb sea and coastal views from the well appointed kitchen
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    A complimentary welcome hamper awaits guests on their arrival
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    Ground floor: The large comfortable sitting room shown from the dining area
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    Ground floor: Large comfortable sitting room with dining area and doors to the full length balcony
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    Ground floor: Dining area in the large comfortable living space .
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    Ground floor: French doors from the dining area lead onto the full length balcony with outdoor rattan furniture and sea views
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    A winter sunset viewed from the balcony overlooking the bay
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    First floor: Master bedroom with a 5’3” double bed, sitting area with single sofa bed, juliet balcony with breathtaking sea views and en suite shower room
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    First floor: Master bedroom sitting area with single sofa bed and juliet balcony with breathtaking sea views
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    First floor: Double bedroom with 5′ double bed and juliet balcony with breathtaking sea views
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    First floor: Landing with entrance to the twin bedroom
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    First floor: Bathroom with bath and walk in shower
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    First floor: Bathroom with bath and walk in shower
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    The Blue Plate is an award winning restaurant, delicatessen and café in Downderry, only a 15 minute walk from the property
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    The Inn on the Shore is a traditional Cornish village Inn nestled in the spectacular beach cliffs of Downderry, only 16 minutes’ walk away
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    East Looe beach is a sandy, south-facing beach, perfect for swimming as the beach gently shelves providing easy access
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    Talland Bay is a small and quiet place midway between Looe and Polperro
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    Looking down onto Banjo pier, Looe and East Looe beach
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    East Looe from West Looe – a collection of narrow streets lined with shops cafes and pubs that lead through to the main town beach
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    The village of Polperro squeezes down the valley to a small harbour where tiny fisherman’s cottages and sail lofts hang off the rocks
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    View of the ancient fishing village of Polruan from the roofs of Fowey
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    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for the yachting crowd
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    The Barbican is a maze of narrow streets and alley ways, adjacent to Sutton Harbour, the original seaport of historic Plymouth
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    The beautiful Golitha Falls and the ancient woodland through which they flow is a National Nature Reserve
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    Tincombe Nature Reserve is mainly wet meadows with a stream, shallow pool, hedgerows and woodland
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    Siblyback Lake Country Park offers great walks, watersports and land based activities on Bodmin Moor
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    Colliford Lake Park and Kids Kingdom boasts over 58 acres of woodland, moorland, wetland, and play facilities
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    Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland with way marked trails, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders
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    Port Eliot has the rare distinction of being a Grade I listed house with a Grade I listed park and garden
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    Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park is a stunning Tudor home set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park
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    Being a Cornish garden Moyclare is at its most spectacular in the Spring and early Summer
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    Cotehele is a wonderfully preserved Tudor mansion with gardens and orchards, all of which offer great opportunities for exploring
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    Pinsla, perched on the edge of Bodmin Moor is a romantic 1½ acre artist’s garden set in tranquil woodland
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    The Eden Project is the largest indoor rainforest in the world with special events all year round
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    Hidden Valley Gardens is an intimate three-acre award-winning garden nestled in a secluded valley
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    Pencarrow House and Gardens is a must for families, history, nature and garden lovers
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    The award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, asleep for more than seventy years, are the scene of the largest garden restoration project in Europe
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    Get up close to the world’s most exotic animals at Porfell Wildlife Park with monkeys, meerkats, zebra & more
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    The spectacular underground lake in Carnglaze Caverns
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    Wander through a woodland with fairies at Carnglaze Caverns & Woodland Garden
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    King Doniert’s Stone consists of two pieces of a decorated 9th century cross, located near St Cleer, Bodmin Moor
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    Trethevy Quoit is a well preserved and impressive neolithic chamber tomb, with a dramatically slopping capstone
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    The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet trade
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    The 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition
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    The 2′ gauge Launceston Steam Railway links Launceston to New Mills by an attractive railway running through the picturesque Valley of the river Kensey
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    Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine and railway
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    The Looe, Talland and Polperro coastal walk is a popular walk of about 5 miles which takes you to the village of Polperro, where there are regular buses back to Looe
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    A high walk through heathland above the secluded sandy beach at Lantic Bay, rounding Pencarrow Head
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    Bodmin Moor looking towards the south coast
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    Fly down zip wires, ride a giant clifftop swing and go coasteering at Adrenalin Quarry
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    Virgin Balloon Flights operate the largest fleet of hot air balloons in the UK and have launch sites in both Liskeard and Launceston
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    The Whitsand Bay Golf Club is a unique cliff top 18-hole golf course to suit all abilities
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Looe Island View is a five star luxury detached holiday home, set in a spectacular hillside location, in Downderry on the south east Cornish coast.

The property enjoys breathtaking unspoilt coastline and countryside with wonderful panoramic sea views all the way to Looe Island and beyond from the ground floor living area, the full length balcony, the elevated decked area and the first floor juliet balconies. This beautiful house is perfect for two families, a special celebration or friends to enjoy great holiday or short break at any time of the year with the beaches, village and amenities all close at hand.

Beautifully furnished in a contemporary style, the ground floor boasts a perfectly equipped kitchen with superb sea views and a large comfortable sitting room with dining area. Here, two sets of doors lead to the full length balcony equipped with beautiful rattan furniture and loungers. Majestically overlooking the bay this is a perfect spot for enjoying alfresco meals or a cooling drink after a days exploration. The luxury continues upstairs with four comfortable bedrooms, some with juliet balconies, which together sleep 10 (a maximum of eight adults and two children). The Master bedroom is en suite with a sitting area equipped with a telescope for admiring the fantastic views and a sofa bed suitable for a child.

Just down the hill, the popular Cornish seaside village of Downderry has good local day-to-day facilities with a general store, Post Office, a traditional inn, The Inn on the Shore with lovely sea views and the Blue Plate restaurant by Nick Barclay.

There are many beaches around – take a short stroll down to Downderry beach which is a Marine Conservation Society recommended part shingle, part sand beach with numerous rock pools at low tide and where dogs are permitted all year. The nearby Whitsand Bay is a vast 4 mile stretch of sandy beach where dogs permitted are all year.

If you enjoy walking, the South West Coast Path provides many opportunities with nearby Seaton, Looe and Talland Bay which leads onto the 13th Century fishing village of Polperro.

Good leisure sporting facilities are within easy reach including the 18 hole coastal golf courses of Looe (5 miles) and Whitsand Bay (3 miles) which also boasts an impressive pool, sauna and restaurant. The world renowned St. Mellion Golf & Country Club is only 14 miles distant.

An ideal base for exploring Cornwall, the ancient Cornish ports of Looe and Polperro are reachable in 15 and 20 minutes respectively and the maritime city of Plymouth is within half an hour. Wonderful National Trust houses and gardens are abundant in the area. The nearby Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park provides 800 acres of unspoilt walking and leisure opportunities in this part of Cornwall. Just a few miles away you’ll find the wild wonders of Bodmin Moor. Looe Island View is also the perfect starting point from which to explore some of the world famous attractions in Cornwall such as the Eden Project and Lanhydrock House and Garden.

 

Overview

  • Up to 10 Guests
  • Four bedrooms, one of which is en suite
  • Two double bedrooms, one with an additional sofa bed, one twin, one bunk bedroom with a double bed below and single above
  • One bath, two showers
  • Suitable for children and baby
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Lawned garden area
  • Full length balcony with outdoor rattan furniture and barbecue
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Garage parking for 2 cars, driveway parking for 2 cars and off-road parking for 1 car
  • A visiting Organic Spa Treatment Service is available

Features

  • A contemporary home-from-home on a hillside location, elegantly furnished throughout and designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind – beautifully done with great attention to detail.
  • A 5 star rating by Visit Britain.
  • Doors in the sitting and dining area open out onto a full length decked balcony, with outdoor furniture and a barbecue – perfect for outdoor dining, with spectacular views.
  • WiFi superfast fibreoptic broadband up to 80meg.
  • Stunning sea, coast and valley views.
  • The ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning – south east Cornwall is a place for all seasons – the sea is calmer and the coastline is sheltered – ideal for winter walks along the coast path.
  • The comfortable accommodation is an ideal setting for families and groups of friends, providing breaks at any time of the year and parking for five cars.
  • Short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of 3 nights.
  • The local beach and village amenities are only 300m from the house.
  • Only 15 minutes’ walk to the very popular Blue Plate Restaurant by local chef Nick Barclay.
  • Only 5 minutes’ walk from the South West Coast Path.
  • A perfect base for exploring Cornwall.
  • Relax and be pampered at the house with a whole range of beauty treatments provided by a visiting Organic Spa Treatment Service, My Personal Sanctuary.

Property layout

  • Ground floor
    Well appointed modern fully fitted kitchen with superb sea and coastal views.
    Large and beautifully furnished sitting room with dining area and two sets of doors to a full length terrace with outdoor rattan furniture and sea views.
    Utility room and cloakroom.

  • First floor
    Master bedroom which sleeps three with a 5’3” double bed, sitting area with single sofa bed and juliet balcony with breathtaking sea views. En suite shower room.
    Double bedroom with 5′ double bed and juliet balcony with breathtaking sea views.
    Twin bedroom with 3′ beds.
    Bunk bedroom having a 4’9” double below and a 3′ single above.
    Bathroom with bath and walk in shower.

Equipment

  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer in utility room
  • 37” wall mounted flat screen LCD TV with Sky TV package, DVD, CD player
  • WiFi Broadband*
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • Telescope
  • Ample parking

 

”Many thanks for a very pleasant stay. Our family of 5 adults and 3 children fitted perfectly into the rooms and we all really enjoyed our stay. The weather was perfect so we made good use of the BBQ which can be found in the garage.

The booking process and communication was all very easy and I would certainly recommend both this property and Staycation Holidays to others.”

The Doogan Family, Berkshire. April 2017
”Thank you for a lovely home, 2 families thoroughly enjoyed their time here, despite the miserable weather (sun is shining as we leave). Would recommend Blue Plate Restaurant – wonderful bread & butter pudding…”
The Challis Family, London. August 2014
”Booked this villa to celebrate my 50th with friends and the celebrations were extra special due to great friends, fantastic views and lovely sunshine. Would recommend the Blue Plate restaurant.”
Vernons Johnsons Tats & Coleman James from Derbyshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire & South Yorkshire. March 2014
”We really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home and hope to be back again next year.”
The Hannah Party, Berkshire. September 2013
”Hi Philip. Our stay at Looe Island View was very pleasant indeed – Thank you. We found it to be a very good base for that part of Cornwall and took particular note of the excellent local food and the way the locals made us feel so welcome.”
The Ord Family, Hampshire. August 2013
”Spent a fantastic New Year here with 6 friends. Amazing views, perfect for seeing in 2013!”
Ms Amy Thompson, Oxford. December 2012
”I Love this house. I could retire here. Super holiday. Great views.”
Mrs Mann, Surrey. August 2012
”Lovely house. Fantastic views – we could see the next rain shower coming! Ideal base for 8 of us (6 adults, 1 4 year old and 1 2 year old) to explore Cornwall. Had a great time. Left some BBQ tools and makings (charcoal, firelighters) for the next lucky people.”
The Manns & Toones Families, Notts & Surrey. July 2012
”The house had a lovely view and it was beautiful – we all found it amazing and we had an excellent time.”
The Barclay Family, London. June 2012

 
LOCAL INFORMATION

Downderry is a beautiful, popular Cornish seaside village which enjoys breathtaking unspoilt coastline & countryside. During the summer fishermen pull their small boats up onto the beach, fishing mainly for crab & oyster which are often available for sale.

Downderry also has good local day-to-day facilities with a good size general store with Post Office, a few cafes and restaurants and a couple of pubs. In particular, the Inn on the Shore is an idyllic setting to savour a drink or food, with indoor restaurant and outdoor seating overlooking the sandy beach. The Swan cafe and coffee shop does good value all day breakfast with good lunches. The Blue Plate restaurant by Nick Barclay is highly recommended.

Joined to Downderry is Seaton village, next along the coastal road, having a good family beach and beach cafe and The Smugglers Inn (with restaurant area). At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach from Downderry to Seaton.

BEACHES

The closest beaches are:

Downderry beach is only 300m from the house. A wide straight beach made up of shingle and sand. The coastal footpath runs along the beach and through to Seaton along the promenade. Dogs are welcome all year round. Popular for long beach walks, beach fishing, windsurfing and swimming.

Seaton beach (1 .5 miles), is a wide, south-facing beach at the foot of the River Seaton valley near Looe with steeply-sloping sand and pebble, popular with families.

Whitsand Bay (4 miles), arguably the finest stretch of sands in south east Cornwall, is actually a sequence of beaches which, combined, stretch around 4 miles from Portwrinkle to Rame Head.

Millendreath (4.5 miles), is a sandy beach in a sheltered cove near Looe with numerous rock pools to explore at low tides.

Plaidy beach (6 miles), is a sandy beach with rock pools to explore. At high tide most of the beach is reclaimed by the sea. Because of the shortage of facilities near the beach it is normally pleasantly quiet.

East Looe beach (6.5 miles), is lovely bucket and spade style beach and a perfect location for swimming as the beach gently shelves providing easy access especially for the little ones. Behind the beach is the vibrant main town home to cafes, restaurants and shops.
Hannafore beach (7 miles), is a predominantly rocky beach, with some sand and shingle, at low tide a multitude of rock pools are revealed, making it a particularly good spot for rock poolers.

Samphire beach (7 miles), is a small sand and shingle beach to the west of Looe. There are many rock pools. Access is via a 10 minute walk on the coast path from Hannafore Point.

Talland Bay (10 miles), is a small and quiet place midway between Looe and Polperro. There are two principal beaches in Talland Bay, both are quite small – the one to the west has sand and is good for swimming at both high and low tides. There are lots of rock pools to be discovered at low tide. The second beach, to the east, is less sandy and is easiest to swim from at high tide. There are small coves and beautiful natural tidal pools to swim in.

TOWNS & VILLAGES

LOOE (6.5 miles) is situated on both sides of the River Looe joined by a seven arched bridge. Explore the shops, restaurants, beaches, harbour quay and the banjo pier. Visit Looe Gaol and Guildhall Museum, enjoy a boating or fishing trip from the harbour during the season or simply take the children crabbing on the quayside. Take a boat out to Looe Island nature reserve just off the coast during the main season. For more competitive water pursuits, Looe has a thriving sailing club.

POLPERRO (11 miles) is a 13th-century fishing village with beautiful views, a small harbour with a small sandy beach, tiny fisherman’s cottages and superb pubs and restaurants serving local produce. Visit the Heritage Museum and walk from the village along coastal footpaths along the cliffs – one great walk is from the village to Looe via the five mile coastal footpath.

POLRUAN (16 miles) is just one example of a ‘picture-postcard’ very old fishing village, and where most of the fishing boat building took place. Clinging to a hillside, it is very steep and well protected and is a haven for small boats. Many of the residents are artists and writers. The Polruan Ferry crosses the river to Fowey every 15 minutes every day of the year and is still the best way in and out of the village.

FOWEY (30 miles). The estuary town of Fowey is closely linked with Daphne du Maurier who lived and wrote here. An exhibition at The Literary Centre outlines the author’s life and works. The 15th-century church of St Fimbarrus stands as the focal point in the town and fine views of the estuary can be savoured from the nearby ruins of St Catherine’s Castle. From the esplanade there are several scenic walks around the coast as well as to the small beach of Readymoney Cove. Fowey annually hosts a Regatta in the third week of August as well as The Fowey Festival of Words and Music in May.

TAVISTOCK (26 miles) is a delightful award-winning market town on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool.

PLYMOUTH (19 miles) is a maritime city across the River Tamar via the Torpoint ferry or Tamar Bridge. There is plenty to see and do, including the National Marine Aquarium, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican Quay and Royal William Yard. The Theatre Royal brings new productions to Plymouth in the autumn and winter months.

NATURE RESERVES & COUNTRY PARKS

Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature Reserve, Seaton (1.4 miles) is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities.

Tincombe Nature Reserve (12 miles) is mainly wet meadows with a stream, shallow pool, hedgerows and woodland. The site is marshy, but if visitors follow the boardwalk, they won’t get their feet wet.

Golitha Falls (17 miles) are situated to the north of Bodmin Moor on the River Fowey in an extremely attractive setting. The water cascades for over 800 yards. There are several well marked walking trails in the nature reserve.

Siblyback Lake Country Park (17 miles), near Liskeard is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities beside or on the water including rowing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, cycle hire and a round lake footpath/cycleway. There is also a lakeside cafe, children’s play area and plenty of open ground.

Colliford Lake Park (22 miles), located south of Jamaica Inn in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the second largest lake in Cornwall providing a 14km perimeter walk leading to some excellent moorland trails. The Nature Reserve is an important site for birdlife including over-wintering wildfowl. The lake offers traditional fly-fishing for natural brown trout and is regarded as Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery. Permits are available from The Jamaica Inn.

Cardinham Woods (24 miles). Explore the nooks and crannies of the woods with walking, cycling and horse riding trails together with a woodland cafe and play area. Wildlife includes deer, buzzards, otters and kingfisher.

HOUSES & GARDENS

Port Eliot House & Garden (5 miles) in St Germans (open 1 March – 30 June) is a perfect outing for the family.

Antony House (8 miles) is an early 18th-century house, which today is in the ownership of the National Trust. Set in parkland and fine gardens, Antony was used as the film set for Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (11 miles) has been home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe for 400 years. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres of Country Park with fallow deer, woodland and coastal walks and marvellous views.

Moyclare Cornish Garden (12 miles) is a beautiful garden on the outskirts of Liskeard.

Boconnoc House and Gardens (15.6 miles) is open at various times during the spring and summer, and host in April to the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show.

Cotehele House and Gardens (17 miles), owned by The National Trust, is a wonderfully preserved Tudor house with superb collections, garden, quay and estate.

Saltram House and Gardens (National Trust), Saltram, Plympton (20.4 miles) is a magnificent Georgian mansion overlooking the Plym estuary, set in beautiful gardens and is surrounded by landscaped parkland. Enjoy walks through the park, woodlands and beside the river.

Pinsla Garden and Nursery (23 miles), is a romantic 1.5 acre artist’s garden set in tranquil woodland, excellent for wildlife with myriad birds, butterflies and insects.

Lanhydrock House and Garden (National Trust) (23 miles), near Bodmin, is a magnificent late Victorian country house, set in wooded parkland of 1,000 acres with an extensive network of footpaths and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs and trees.
Buckland Abbey Garden and Estate (National Trust), Yelverton (23.4 miles) is the former home to Sir Francis Drake and Cistercian monks.

The Eden Project (28 miles) is only half an hour’s drive away. Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. Eden is a fun and family friendly day out with themed events according to the seasons – it’s good to check their events calendar when planning your visit.

The Hidden Valley Gardens in Par (26 miles) is an intimate three-acre award-winning garden nestled in a secluded valley.

Pencarrow House and Gardens (29 miles), lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge. A 50 room Georgian mansion with Grade II* formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and ice house, celtic cross, 50 acres of parkland, lake and woodland, easily accessible along well-maintained footpaths.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (37 miles), were restored on a shoestring budget and hailed by The Times as “…the garden restoration of the century”. Today the mysterious gardens and estate offer over 200 acres for exploration. Ancient woodlands and grazed pastures are managed to promote wildlife. There is a welcoming tearoom, an on-site bakery and shop.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary (15 miles) is Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary, a wild family attraction only a few miles from Looe. It offers sanctuary to more than 250 animals from around the world.

Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden (17 miles). Tour three gigantic caverns, the lowest which has a lake and wander around 6.5 acres of shaded woodland with an Enchanted Dell filled with faeries and other wondrous woodland creatures. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

King Doniert’s Stone (English Heritage) (15 miles), consists of two pieces of a decorated 9th century cross, located near St Cleer, Bodmin Moor. The inscription is believed to commemorate Dungarth, King of Cornwall who died around 875.

Trethevy Quoit (English Heritage) (13 miles), is a well-preserved megalithic tomb that lies between St Cleer and Darite. It is known locally as “the giant’s house”. Standing 9 feet (2.7 m) high, it consists of five standing stones capped by a large slab.

The Monkey Sanctuary (2.8 miles), set in beautiful woodland near Looe overlooking the picturesque coast, offers a safe home for life to monkeys in need. A great day out for all the family, with wildlife gardens, children’s activity room, workshops, gift shop, café and picnic areas.

Restormel Castle (English Heritage), (24 miles) is a 13th-century Norman circular shell keep. This is a haven for wildlife and birds and a great place for a picnic where you can relax and enjoy the stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside including the River Fowey. During the summer there are outdoor theatre performances which are a great way to spend a sunny evening.

Launceston Steam Railway (26 miles) is a narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the picturesque Valley of the river Kensey, to the hamlet of Newmills.

Morwhellham Quay (24 miles) is a historic village port and copper mine railway set in the Tamar Valley near Tavistock in Devon. It is an award winning visitor centre set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Step into the Victorian world, meet the costumed staff, learn how things used to be done, dress yourself from the Victorian wardrobe. A totally different exciting and educational day for the entire family.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (24.3 miles) is Cornwall’s only preserved standard gauge steam railway which combines the nostalgia of a branch line in the heyday of steam with the beauty of the Fowey and Camel River valleys.

Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell (25 miles) is a must see…. Dartmoor Zoo, winner of the Eden Channel’s Top Wildlife Attraction of the Year 2011, and subject of the the Hollywood movie “We Bought A Zoo”. Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals including the widest variety of big cats in the south west.

WALKS IN SOUTH EAST CORNWALL

For great walks in south east Cornwall from iWalkCornwall, click here.

As well as the many opportunities for walking at the attractions listed above, the South West Coast Path provides many opportunities taking in nearby Seaton, Looe, Talland Bay, Polperro and east towards Portwrinkle, Cawsand and Kingsand. The walk from Looe to Talland is about 6 or 8 miles, of which nearly 3.5 miles are along the coast. Lantic Bay and Lansallos (13 miles), cared for by the National Trust, includes some beautiful stretches of land. Pencarrow Head is a great starting point and a network of footpaths links farmland and wooded valleys to the South West Coast Path and gets you right into a landscape rich in wildlife, conservation and farming.

Spectacular Bodmin Moor is perfect for all types of walking from the short stroll to the more serious cross country adventure (in all weathers!).

OTHER ACTIVITIES

ADVENTURE

Adrenalin Quarry (8 miles), near Liskeard. As well as the UK’s longest Zip Wire, there are lots of other activities to take part in and food is available on site with a picnic area, fantastic views and ample parking.

Virgin Balloon Flights (11 miles). Virgin’s hot air balloon launch site at Liskeard is a great spot from which to explore this beautiful part of the West Country.

WATERSPORTS

Adventure Bay are the one-stop shop for all sea lovers, providing surfing classes and coasteering packages for all ages at the beautiful Whitsand Bay, just 4 miles from Looe Island View. Fancy something totally different? They also run coasteering sessions at Rame Head for groups of 6 or more people. Perfect for thrill-seekers who want to see and experience the coast like never before.

Explore the water at your own pace at Looe Bay (Millendreath). This sheltered spot lends the perfect conditions for kayaking and paddle boarding.

Active-8 Cornwall is a simple to use website for some of the very best holiday activities in Cornwall – Paddle Boarding – Canoeing – Wet & Wild days – Coasteering – Surfing – Cable Water-skiing – and much more. You can check availability, book on-line and you will be sent vouchers with details and directions. Avoid having to shop around as the prices on this website are the same as direct booking. CLICK the the Active-8 logo to book online..

GOLF

Whitsand Bay Golf Club (3.4 miles) also boasts an impressive pool, sauna and restaurant.
Looe Golf Club (4.8 miles).
St. Mellion Golf & Country Club (14 miles).

RIDING

TM International School of Horsemanship, Sunrising Riding Centre, Henwood, Liskeard (18.7 miles).
Lower Tokenbury Equestrian Centre, Upton Cross, Liskeard (15 miles).

STILLWATER FISHING

Trewandra Coarse Fishing Lake, Trewandra Farm, Landrake, Saltash (9 miles).
Bake Fishing Lakes, Broadmoor Farm, Trerulefoot, Saltash (3.7 miles).
Colliford Lake, Bolventor, Bodmin Moor (19.8 miles).
Siblyback Lake Country Park, Bodmin Moor (16.7 miles).

RIVER FISHING

Liskeard and District Angling Club – Salmon and sea trout fishing in 26 miles of Rivers including the Lynher, Fowey, Inny, Seaton and West Looe River.

ROCK AND BEACH FISHING

Conger, mackerel, wrasse and pollack can be caught from most beaches, particularly Cawsand, Whitsand Bay, Seaton, Downderry and Plaidy. Consideration should always be shown to other beach users whilst fishing.

SEA ANGLING

Fishing Cornwall provide Shark, Mackerel, Reef & Conger Fishing in Looe. Many day and half-day boat trips are available from Looe, Polperro, Polruan and Fowey. These trips tend to be advertised in the windows of the chandlery shops or along the quayside. In Looe most of the boat trips are advertised along East Looe Quay where noticeboards are put up by the skippers. Simply take your pick of the boat you want and sign on up!! Equipment is usually supplied but check first. Likely catch will be ling, cod, bream and conger.

EVENTS

JANUARY

Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).

FEBRUARY

Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point, Great Trethew, near Liskeard (11 miles).
Half-term fun at Cotehele: Bushcraft for kids, Cotehele (National Trust), 17 miles.

MARCH

World Pasty Championships, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
5 St Piran’s Day throughout Cornwall.
Daffodil Weekend, Cotehele (National Trust), 17 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Lanhydrock (NationalTrust), near Bodmin (23 miles).
Easter Eggstravaganza, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 37 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Cotehele (National Trust), 17 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Saltram House (National Trust), Saltram (20 miles).
Spring duck trail, Saltram House (National Trust), Saltram (20 miles).
Cadbury Easter Trail, Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Yelverton (23 miles).
East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point, Great Trethew, near Liskeard (11 miles).
Easter at The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe (3 miles). Easter Egg Hunt at 12 noon and 4 to find Murray the Monkey for the secret password and win a prize in their shop.
Easter Family Fun, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (24 miles).

APRIL

Cadbury Easter Trail, Lanhydrock (NationalTrust), near Bodmin (23 miles).
Easter Eggstravaganza, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 37 miles.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Yelverton (25 miles).
Spring duck trail, Saltram House (National Trust), Saltram (20 miles).
Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel (9 miles).
St Endellion Easter Music Festival, St Endellion (35 miles).
29-30 Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (33 miles).

MAY
Looe Festival of the Sea, Looe (6.5 miles).
Black Prince Flower Boat May Day Procession, Torpoint (9 miles).
6-13 Fowey Festival of Words and Music, Fowey (30 miles).
14 Lostfest, Lostwithiel (23 miles).
Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan, 37 miles.

JUNE

Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan, 37 miles.
1-4 Charles Causley Festival, Launceston (28 miles).
8-10 Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (33 miles).
Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival, Saltash (12 miles).
Polperro Festival, Polperro (11 miles).
St Austell Feast Week, St Austell (29 miles). Traditional week of feasten activities around the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946.
Looe Food Festival, Looe (6.5 miles).

JULY

Liskeard Agricultural Show, The Showground, Merrymeet, Liskeard (11.5 miles).
Rock Oyster Festival, Dinham House, St Minver, Wadebridge (35 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
30-31 Looe Carnival Week, Looe (6.5 miles). Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun.
25-31 St Endellion Summer Music Festival, St Endellion (35 miles).
27-30 Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot (5 miles).
Launceston Agricultural Show, Launceston (28 miles).
28-30 Boconnoc Steam Fair, Boconnoc Estate, Middle Taphouse, Lostwithiel (15.5 miles).

AUGUST

1-5 Looe Carnival Week, Looe (6.5 miles). The highlight of the Looe Lions’ calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun.
1-4 St Endellion Summer Music Festival, St Endellion (35 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Mount Edgcumbe American & Classic Car Show & Fayre, Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park (11 miles). 500 American and Classic cars to see, a craft fayre and stalls, a car boot fair, amusements, refreshments, a licenced bar and live music.
13-19 Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey (30 miles).
25-28 Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge (31 miles).
26-28 Morval Vintage Steam Rally, Looe (6.5 miles). A working vintage steam rally with vintage tractors, cars, motorbikes, military vehicles, commercials and stationary engines, trade stands, craft tent, hot food, bar and children’s entertainment.

SEPTEMBER

Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
South East Cornwall Walking Festival, Looe (6.5 miles).
29-30 Looe Music Festival, Looe (6.5 miles).

OCTOBER

1 Looe Music Festival, Looe (6.5 miles).
1-31 Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
3 Callington Honey Fair, Callington (17 miles).

NOVEMBER

1-30 Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (28 miles).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (28 miles).
St Austell Torchlight Carnival, St Austell (29 miles).
Cotehele Christmas garland and decorated hall of the house, Cotehele House & Gardens (National Trust) (17 miles). See the 60ft flower garland & enjoy music by a variety of local choirs performing under it.
Pencarrow Christmas Fair, Pencarrow House & Gardens (29 miles).
St Austell Brewery’s Celtic Beer Festival, St Austell (29 miles). Hosted in the unique surroundings of the old wine cellars and vaults beneath the Victorian brewery. Sample a selection of more than 150 beers and enjoy music and live bands.

DECEMBER

1-31 Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (28 miles).
Cotehele Christmas garland and decorated hall of the house, Cotehele House & Gardens (National Trust) (17 miles). See the 60ft flower garland & enjoy music by a variety of local choirs performing under it. 11am – 4pm (closed December 25-26).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (28 miles).
Christmas Lights Switch On and Lantern Procession, Looe (6.5 miles). 5pm to 9pm.
Looe’s BIG Festive Weekend – Santa arrives by RNLI Lifeboat, Craft & Produce Market & Fireworks (6.5 miles).
Liskeard Lights Up, Liskeard (10 miles). Liskeard’s annual winter carnival. Daytime fun and an evening procession of lanterns. Expect Father Christmas, Christmas lights and fireworks.
Santa by Steam, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (24 miles). Selected Dates in December. Enjoy a steam train ride and see Santa on board on your journey. Presents from Santa for children and mince pies and seasonal refreshments for adults.
Polperro Christmas Market/Lights switch-on (11 miles).
Fowey Christmas Market, Fowey (30 miles).
Christmas Lantern Night at the Lost Gardens of Heligan (37 miles). 5.30-9pm – Free entry.
Heligan Christmas Fair, Lost Gardens of Heligan (37 miles).
Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre, Mount Edgcumbe (11 miles).
Father Christmas visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan and magical festive Trail (22 miles).
Father Christmas at Lanhydrock (NationalTrust), near Bodmin (23 miles).
31 Festive Looe, New Years Eve, Looe (6.5 miles). With fireworks at 6pm and midnight. Many dress in fancy dress for the celebrations.
31 New Years Eve, Polperro (11 miles). The town of Polperro becomes alive with new year celebrations with many in fancy dress and a good atmosphere in the pubs.

 

 

Visitors’ Notes

Things you need to know about Looe Island View if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome. Please restrict your pets to the ground floor and do not allow on the furniture
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during Summer Mid and Summer High seasons
  • Minimum stay 3 nights for all other periods
  • A damage deposit of £200 is requested seven days in advance of your stay. Full details will be included with the directions to the property
  • The property accepts a maximum of 8 adults and 2 children

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