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Lantau Cottage
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The Master Bedroom
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Bosuns Room
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Nearby pier
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Looe Bay
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Beamed kitchen
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Living room
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Looe View
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Back stairs
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NA Room
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A Warn Welcome Awaits
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The Dining Room
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The Twin Room
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The Single Room
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Top of the Ship Mast
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Lantau Cottage


Looe, Cornwall,


  One-off feature  
  Lantau Cottage is a former 17th Century ship merchants' cottage with wonky floors, a winding staircase that incorporates an original full size ship's mast, and an Elizabethan panelled bedroom. Allegedly once the home of a famous pirate, it has many period features, but is also immaculately presented. A truly unique holiday house!  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: House / Villa  
  Property Setting: Near the Sea / Beachfront / Town / Urban  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 5  
  Guests: 9  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Lantau Cottage is set out over three floors and can accommodate 8-9 guests in five bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 twin & 1 single). The house has a high four star rating from Visit Britain as well as a Gold Award for quality and cleanliness. Every part of the house has stunning original features from the 17th Century, from Elizabethan panelled walls and original fireplaces to Oriel windows and antique furniture. The unusual reading room leading from the master bedroom is a particularly unique and enchanting feature, and the house is steeped in history and character. The location of the cottage is idyllic, hidden in a narrow street but just moments from the beach.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  This coastal location in South-East Cornwall is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a perfect escape from the urban hustle & bustle. Looe itself is divided by the river and the old town has a maze of alleyways and back streets to explore as well as the banjo pier and sandy beach. Looe has all sorts of galleries and shops and there are numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes too. The harbour is the perfect place to watch the world go by and Looe is a thriving fishing town. Further afield, explore the picturesque village of Polperro whose tiny harbour was once a hub for brandy and tobacco smuggling. Or take a walk along the coastal path and enjoy the spectacular Cornish scenery. Looe is a great base from which to explore Cornwall and nearby you will find the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Restormel Castle.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: The town of Looe lies only about 20 miles into South East Cornwall and is readily accessible via the Tamar Bridge and the A38. A branch line and railway station connects the town with the Penzance to Paddington line at Liskeard.  
  Nearest airports: Plmouth 20 miles  
  Nearest train station: East Looe (a 15 minute walk away) .75 miles  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Plymouth 15 miles  
  Nearest bus stop: East Looe (by the station) .75 miles  
  Car Hire: Advised  
  Nearest restaurant: Plenty in Looe  
  Nearest beach: Practically on the doorstep and more in the area  
  Nearest shop: Two medium sized food shops in the town  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Peter Din
  Contact Phone No. 0800 612 9110 / 0845 643 5650
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Beach within walking distance / Birdwatching / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities Cot / Highchair / Dishwasher / DVD player / Internet Access / Linen provided / Television / Washing Machine  
  Interior Details The centrepiece of the house is the beautiful open plan living room and the whole house has charm and character with original exposed beams and quarry tiled floors. The dining area with its large farmhouse kitchen table, old church pew and chairs provides seating for 10 people. The lounge has comfortable chairs and sofas as well as a colour television, DVD player and TV with Freeview. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, one single and two double, all with original 17th century features. The second floor has a twin bedroom which is perfect for children, a spacious master bedroom and a delightful reading room which is accessible from the master bedroom. Perfect for getting away from it all! The family bathroom is on the first floor and has a walk-in power shower, mirror, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC. The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in power shower, wash basin and WC.  
  Exterior Facilities Parking  
  Exterior Details The cottage is located in a tucked away position within the harbour-side streets of the old town. It is set in the heart of East Looe and is just yards from the sandy beach, the historic harbour, and a good selection of cafes and restaurants and little shops. East Looe is a sprawl of fascinating narrow streets with many medieval buildings. The town is still a working fishing harbour, Cornwall's second busiest, landing some of the freshest fish in the Country, and the port attracts artists and writers who are drawn to the quaint little streets and hidden coves.  
  Further Details The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, oven, grill, microwave, toaster and kettle. The cottage also has laundry facilities including a washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board. The single room with its Oriel window, ornament niche with stone reveals and wood lintel is a wonderfully cosy room with exposed beams, built in wardrobe and original early 17th century panelled walls. Adjacent to this, the first of the two doubles also features a rare Oriel window and has beautiful hand crafted furniture that is very much in keeping with the period. Opposite, the second double bedroom has an original Elizabethan panelled wall and an original fireplace. A further climb brings you to a twin room located on the second floor with rustic pine furniture that is perfect for children and adults alike. Beyond this is the spacious master bedroom with a stunning gabled beamed ceiling. This room has a 5ft antique pine double bed, antique stripped pine bedside units, matching double wardrobe, and an easy chair. An unusual reading room is accessible from the master bedroom and you have to climb 3 steps in the wall and then 3 steps down the other side of the hole to this character room which has a gabled ceiling, reading lamp, double aspect window and settee. A real get away from it all room. The house has high quality furnishings throughout, bed linen is the highest quality Egyptian cotton and towels are heavy Turkish cotton. The mattresses are extremely comfortable too. There is a selection of books, games and CDs available for your enjoyment as well as WiFi broadband internet access.  
  Conditions of
The property is normally let on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, but outside of the peak season and School holidays we are happy to accommodate short breaks and long weekends. Let us know what dates you have in mind and we'll see if we can fit you in. A high chair, travel cot and baby bath are available upon request. Prices include utilities, local taxes and the use of bed linen. Weekly rates include the use of domestic towels. For short breaks we ask guests to bring their towels - this helps our green credentials! Each house has an allocated parking space in the nearby beach-side car park. For additional parking, Looe has two public car parks.  
  Other Information Child Friendly / Other rental properties on site / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Lantau Cottage
We had an absolutely lovely stay in this beautiful, characterful cottage. It was perfectly placed for wondering around town and down to the sea and coastal walks. The house had everything we needed, looked amazing, and the owners were lovely and so helpful. It was a fabulous holiday and we were all very sad to leave Lantau Cottage!
Jessica W,  London 

Without doubt this is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in both in terms of quality and cleanliness. The house is in a fantastic location and lies amongst the quaint old narrow streets of the old town yet is close to the beach, harbour, shops, restaurants and cafes. Quality bed linens and furnishings helped make our stay very comfortable as did the well equipped kitchen and dining area. It is understandable why this house has won awards with great attention to detail throughout. The welcome pack of milk, bread, butter and eggs was a bonus and got our brilliant holiday off to a flying start. Looe itself is charming and we were amazed by the number of great places to eat and drink and none of them very expensive...Daisy`s cafe was a favourite for breakfasts and Sarah`s Pasties at the end of the street was great for packed lunches. We enjoyed walking along the coast and around to Polperro and Talland Bay, discovering hidden beaches along the way. Looe proved to be a great base for exploring further afield too and we enjoyed trips to the Eden Project, Landhydrock and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. This is a wonderful house full of charm and character and we`re looking forward to visiting again sometime soon.
The Partrige Family,  Bristol 

What a fantastic cottage. The pics don't do it justice - it's made from lots of wood including ships beams and has all the character that goes with it. Looe is a quaint little village tucked into the Cornish coastline. In this cottage we were all of 30 seconds walk (seriously!) from the beach and in the other direction, 30 seconds from the main street. There were 6 of us (parents, 2 sisters and my boyfriend) and we were very comfortable. It was lovely and well kept and there was fresh bread, butter, eggs and milk waiting for us. If you are visiting, you need to park in the main town car park then walk up the tiny street to collect the key for the car park near the house. This is a very old town with small streets and it's charm lies in the great fish and chips (Kellys), amazing icecream flavours and the close proximity of the beach and pier. Wonderfully ideal for anyone not into a night scene. Try The Old sail loft Restaurant and Smugglers Cott. Avoid Daves diner and Archies. Best make friends with the gulls - they sounded like a banshee at night but I missed them when I left. This place has the essence of holidays - I'd definately go back.
Maeve R.,  Galway, Ireland 

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