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Off Grid 3 Bedroom Stone House with Sea Views near Looe, South Cornwall, England

Looe, Cornwall, England, Europe
House setting
Off Grid 3 Bedroom Stone House with Sea Views near Looe, South Cornwall, England
Side of house and setting Aerial view Hot tub views Studio bedroom
Woodburner Wildflower Kitchen Upper section of house
Living room Coast path Bedroom At night
Surroundings Coast Bathroom Upstairs bedroom
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Price: From £102 per night
One Off Places rating: 5 reviews (5 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
  • Beach Houses
  • House / Villa
  • Eco-houses
Property Setting
  • Near the Sea
  • Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
Interior Facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
Activities
  • Beach within 30km
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Watersports
Bedrooms
3
Conditions
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Short breaks available
  • Suitable for events
  • Sea View
Guests
8
Catering
self-catering
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

If you’re looking to switch off, then a stay in this stone longhouse is a must.  It’s on offgrid house set on a 70 acre hillside smallholding in south Cornwall, with a half a mile of its own coastline and spectacular land and sea views.  A wonderful escape for all the family, with flexible accommodation for larger groups.

General Info

Windsworth is a very private, quiet and exceptionally beautiful place which you will probably never want to leave.  The house is inside our Caradon Coastal Reserve, set on the hill overlooking Looe Bay.  On a clear day, you can even see the Lizard Peninsula, 40 miles away.  The Coastal Reserve includes half a mile of coastline, which is wonderful for exploring, and dog-friendly too.  The land is managed to encourage as much wildlife as possible and is home to some rare butterflies and bats, as well as slow-worms, voles, shrews, hedgehogs, and some of the larger British mammals, as well as a wonderful array of birdlife.  Also roaming the reserve are some rare breeds of sheep, plus goats and horses.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

This is a quiet and secluded part of Cornwall; a couple of miles in one direction is the small holiday spot of Seaton / Downderry, and in the other direction is Looe.  The beach is directly accessible from the house - it’s a 15-minute walk down a steep path through woodlands, ending up in a scree-run / slide with a rope to cling on to - so be prepared!  
The South West Coast Path runs through our land and extends for over 600 miles.  Nearby is our labyrinth which is about 200 yards from the house on the old coast path and definitely worth a visit.  Next door is a monkey sanctuary which rescues monkeys from the pet trade.  The nearest beach (apart from the one on site) is at Millendreath (1 mile along the coast path) which has an excellent bistro and where you can rent paddleboards and kayaks.  

A 1-hour walk along the coast path (or 15 mins drive) takes you to Looe where you can head out on fishing trips, and three miles along the coast path beyond Looe is the pretty fishing village of Polperro.  You can also walk (20 mins) or drive (5 mins) to the dog-friendly beach at Seaton.  Within about 10 miles of us are plenty of activities to keep yourselves and your kids busy ... two riding stables, a surf school, dinghy sailing, a zip wire ... even hang-gliding when the wind's in the right direction

 

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Windsworth is about 4 miles from Looe, 8 miles from Liskeard (mainline railway station), 16 miles from Plymouth and 60 miles from Exeter.  5% discount for parties who use public transport throughout, and 10% discount for anyone travelling by bike or on foot!

 

Nearest Train Station:
Looe

Nearest Restaurant:
Bistro at Millendreath

Nearest Beach:
On your doorstep

Nearest Shop:
Farm shop 2 miles away

Accommodation Details

Interior Details

Windsworth is offgrid - there is no mains electricity or gas, so there’s no microwave, no dishwasher, no tv, no hair drier ... and no wifi. However, the house has electric lighting, heating and loads of hot water, and the kitchen has a fridge freezer and a range cooker plus a gas hob.  Offgrid doesn’t have to mean basic! 
The house can accommodate up to 6 adults, with an optional extra studio flat for 1 or 2. (Please note that the flat is never let separately).  There are two bedrooms in the main house - one downstairs room with a kingsize bed and a family room upstairs with two doubles on a platform under the eaves.  There’s a shower room and a wc downstairs. The kitchen-diner has a woodburner range (with hob and oven).  There is a large sitting room with full-height French windows and a woodburning stove. The studio flat has a kingsize bed, wc and kitchenette.  
The house has a good range of games, cards and books for all ages.  Toddler loo seat, step and high chair are provided.  The house has a mobile recharging point - most networks seem to be in range.  You can either bring your own food and drink or make use of the local farm shop (3 miles away at Widegates).  There’s also a great farm shop in Looe, and various supermarkets in the nearby towns.

 

Exterior Details

The house is reached by a 200-yard driveway through the fields and woodland. It has a large private garden and you have the opportunity to roam as far as you want.  There is a home-built wood-fired hot tub available at an additional cost.  It can accommodate 2–3 people and is the perfect spot for some stargazing or, if you’re lucky, seeing some of our local wildlife - bats, foxes, deer, badgers and a wide array of birdlife.

Conditions:

Flexible arrival / departure dates.  Min stay of 4 nights over NYE and 5 nights over Xmas.  Bedding and towels included. Use of hot tub £45–£65 (for a short break or a week).  Children welcome. Dogs welcome @ £20 per stay.  For more than 8 people, camping is available on the grass area by the house @ £10 per van / tent per night.  There’s an additional washroom with a shower and loo for campers. Please note that the house is on a steep coastal slope, so it’s not appropriate for anyone with mobility issues.  Special interest group bookings welcome; we can provide a marquee and catering if required, at additional cost. 

 

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