Curlews cottage in the heart of the picturesque fishing town of looe in south cornwall
Beautiful four star (Quality in Tourism accredited) period cottage, situated in the heart of Looe, a stone's throw from the beach, harbour and all of the town's quaint shops, pubs and restaurants.
This large three-storey stone cottage was built circa 1500 and is situated in the heart of the town, set back in a quiet courtyard in what was the old medieval market square, next to the site of the old town well. Curlews has recently been the subject of a major refurbishment, which included a complete ground floor renovation with luxury fitted kitchen and also a completely re-fitted luxury shower room. Great care and attention has been paid to the decorating and design of the interior, which is decorated in a bright, fun contemporary nautical theme throughout. Packed with interesting nautical objects and pictures, guests really feel as though they are on holiday by the sea and being very well equipped, you will find everything you need for a wonderful and relaxing break.
The property offers three large bedrooms (two double bedrooms and a large twin room with full-sized single beds), a large luxury shower room and an additional cloakroom. The open-plan living area is equipped with a luxury fitted kitchen and integrated appliances, state-of-the-art Optimyst real flame-effect electric stove, comfortable sofas and a dining table with chairs to seat six. There is full central heating throughout the property and constant hot water. The cottage is also equipped with BT infinity ultra-fast speed Wi-Fi and has a large flat screen multi-media TV with Amazon Prime Fire Stick, featuring films, music, games and much more, all included in the cost.
Looe is steeped in history, being famous for its smuggling heritage. You can see the exit of a real smuggling tunnel in the building across the square from Curlews! Legend even has it that Jesus took a trip a by boat to Looe Island with his father Joseph as part of a pilgrimage (this was featured in an episode of 'Time Team'). Find out about this and Looe's fascinating history in the town's museum (opposite Curlews).
Looe is perfectly located for exploring the many delights of both Cornwall and Devon. It is close to Plymouth, so easy to reach by car and by train from London: a direct link runs from Paddington to Liskeard, much of which follows the stunning coastline and from there a very pretty short journey alongside the river takes you into Looe, meaning that a car is not actually necessary to enjoy a break at Curlews. The town itself is very quaint with its old narrow streets and historic architecture, a lovely sandy beach and beautiful harbour and river and it nestles in amongst some of the country's finest landscapes, being slap bang in the middle of the stunning South West Coastal Path.
A summer holiday in Looe is a delight, but this part of the country is truly beautiful any time of the year. In fact a winter break allows you to enjoy the Cornish natural beauty, peace and tranquillity without all the hustle and bustle of the summer months. In fact, did you know that towards the end of February it gets darker a whole hour and a half later than in London! Reason in itself to take a winter break here!