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6 The Hillocks

Looe, Cornwall (Ref. 962820)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a beautiful holiday here for 4 days the only thing that let it down slightly is the parking and the tiny roads to drive up to the house, however this would not put us off, next time we would just use the parking in the centre of Looe and walk up."

    Reviewed by EllenJun 2022

  • "Very disappointed with the property, initially placating the property was a little problematic due to arriving at dusk, no sufficient signs (hand written on a bit of cardboard) only seeing it from one way!"

    Once we found the property, we needed the bathroom after a long journey, only to discover that the bathroom had no light, just not acceptable when you pay £600, we then went to bed, all you could feel were bed springs! Getting up the following morning, hopped in the shower to discover that every time the pressure got to high the shower head would detach itself from the taps with boiling water coming at you like a fountain, then having to try and get to the taps to knock it off before the water went everyone’s - The furniture was uncomfortable and unable to sit there for any length of time, we then decided to sit on the decking area, to describe it as unkept would be an understatement! There was moss, dead leaves and doesn’t look like it has had any care for years! After a neighbour telling us where we could find patio furniture - we proceeded to dig it out of storage only to spend the next 45 minutes cleaning it!! We go to Looe every year and have done for the last 16 yrs, I can honestly say this is the worst place we have ever stayed! I would please like you to look at some for of compensation, £600 and I had to clean furniture, not have a shower, a mattress that should have been thrown out years ago, furniture that you couldn’t sit on - TV remote held together by cell tape and no light in the bathroom

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "A bit of a hike to get to when we finally found it."

    Not very well posted , a faded sign on railings. The house is nice enough, could do with a few cushions on the settee and chairs.The futon in the room wasn't very comfy. Very basically / cheaply furnished but saying that I wouldn't want to try get anything really heavy up/down the hills to the house and down the rwally narrow side back walk way. The bed was comfy but squeeked abit at the slightest movement nice clean/new covers and towels although I do take my own towels (dyed hair). The bathroom is massive lots of wasted space really, could have had a bigger 2nd bedroom or maybe a 3rd bedroom. Any way the views from the massive 2 tier balcony was amazing maybe some recliners or deck chairs would have been nice too sit/lay to enjoy the scenery and the sun. Lots of little quirky shops in town 50m but down steep hills and steps, lovely food places ,Kelly's chips and fish are the absolute best. Beautiful town lots of walking routes maybe not for the faint hearted. A good degree of fitness would be an advantage, But the town itself is flat from the sea , harbour to the big carpark. The wood walk to Watergate is nice a few routes to take some easier than others. Looe to polperro coastal walk was hard but had lovely views, the boat ride back was a must time and tide dependant, But there is Bus back. Definitely worth researching the area before booking, not like my OH he struggled abit after a few days so did our poor westie, All in all lovely place, great break away.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2021

  • "Looe is so beautiful, the cottage had a breathtaking view."

    I honestly loved our stay. I would book again! The steep walks are definitely not for the unfit, however this added to our experience as we had a great family adventure. The area is great for dog walks. We loved the beach and the forest area, walked for miles! It absolutely met our expectations and more with its Own Looe charm. Things to be realistic about, prepare to take your luggage down a steep hill and back up when you leave. This bit was our only challenge, however it was worth it for the balcony view. The bed is squeaky, every time I moved the bed would make noise. Apart from that, the cottage is spacious and bigger than what we had expected. Thank you we loved our stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "The View was amazing but that’s where the positive ends!"

    I’d read about the slop and steep path to get there, I’m fit so thought it would be ok. Not being able to park anywhere near was ridiculous & carrying all our luggage on several journeys was a nightmare. The bed was tiny & uncomfortable so we slept separately one of us using the bunk bed. We don’t have pets so seeing the furniture covered in dog hair was disgusting. The balcony was huge and to have such old deck furniture there was a waste of space. We will not be returning.

    Reviewed by NikkiMay 2021

  • "Whilst we had a lovely time visiting Cornwall and Looe if the location of the actual cottage was more specific we probably would have passed staying there."

    If you think of an incline on max on a treadmill and then double it that is how you get to your cottage from whichever direction you come from! It was advertised as a hill! Extremely steep would have been more accurate god help anyone turning up with health problems or elderly!!!!! Parking is non-existent and so be prepared to drag luggage down to your cottage and climb back up to your vehicle wherever you are lucky enough to park it. The owners suggested in their visitors book they had no problems with parking! Sorry I just don't believe them even the local residents say its a nightmare for them. As for the accommodation itself. Photos look lovely and I suggest these are same photos taken when first done up. Fast forward several years it's tired and the owners clearly are just making money from it and no ploughing anything back into it. Mould around bath, and outside wall doubling up as a utility room. Hardly any cutlery just shoved into a metal tray thing. Lovely large verrandar view stunning but all you get is four wooden chairs and a table nowhere else to sit its empty. Luckily we brought camping chairs for the beach and used them or it would have been lying on floor on a towel!!!! Very manky side bit where apparently the BBQ was so dirty wouldn,t even venture down it. TV satelitte rubbish hubby took off some vines growing round dish it outside and bingo got some more channels. Shows how little the owners check the property. Little things light bulbs gone nothing to replace them with. As for not being allowed in until 5pm cause of Covid19 being deep clean. No. Yes there was a smell of bleach but crumbs and old biscuits at back of worktop! Stair carpet stained and tread going on steps. Arm chairs stained! My husband moved to bunk room as he couldn't sleep in it with spring sticking in his back. This has been mentioned in visitors book but owners have not acknowledged any of the negatives. Will we go back to 6 The Hollicks? No!!!!

    Reviewed by PennySep 2020

  • "Nice cottage, as advertised the location is extremely challenging to access, in particular when bringing or removing your luggage."

    We managed but anyone with low fitness levels would really struggle. The furniture and kitchen equipment was pretty tired. Namely the sofa and the double bed matrass comfort were the main issues. There is a lack of cooking equipment, such as pasta dishes and a decent sized frying pan. This wouldn't have been as much of an issue if the restaurants and cafes were more accessible, but some nights we couldn't face tackling the massive hill back from town for a third time. Parking was a problem for us as we like to explore during the day and sometimes we were having to park up to 500 metres from the cottage. The decor was also showing its age, with mould in the bathroom. That said to be fair to the owners, the property was competatively priced and allowed dogs, which should be taken into consideration with the additional investment required to bring the apartment back to a good standard. On the positive side the views over the harbour from the decking are as good as it gets.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "Overall we had a lovely time."

    The cottage from the outside looked very dirty but was better inside although still not the cleanest of places we have stayed, especially being that we had to delay access until 5pm for a deep clean. It had not been deep cleaned. The views were amazing!! Anyone who is not overly fit or disabled would not be suited due to the climb to property, also you can park by garages to load and unload but people need to be aware that there is a very steep incline which is hard work when carrying luggage to and from car. The neighbours who informed us they had lived there 11 years were lovely, giving us tips on walks and how to access beaches that were quiet and dog friendly, even offering us a deck chair. I parasol would have been nice for the garden being that it was exceptionally hot and at times unable to sit out due to heat. Looe is a stunning place and dogs are welcome pretty much everywhere.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "Our second stay at the hillocks, this time we packed wheeled cases this made the journey down the hill to the cottage much easier."

    I like staying the hillocks it's well equipped and clean /simple and has a good view of looe from the terrace garden. You can walk down into looe in about 10mins for shopping and harbour walks,pengellys fish in the harbour and the farm/shop post office nearby is good for fresh food. Dog friendly beach is in hannafore which is over the bridge to west looe and around the corner. We find it best to park considerately in the wider roads above the property and walk down.

    Reviewed by HeidiFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was very basic, the main bedroom wasn't comfortable, we had to buy our own pillows."

    there was no dressing table facilities in the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by AbiOct 2019

  • "We loved the area."

    However the property was not worth the money we paid. It had an amazing view but the place needs a major refurb. The furniture is very uncomfortable. We posted our key back through the letterbox and they tried claiming they didn’t have a spare key and had to get a locksmith out to change the locks. Who doesn’t have a spare key on hand when you rent out a holiday home? They are trying to charge us for this. Crazy. Please visit Loo but stay somewhere else

    If you wish to discuss or elaborate more on the issues raised, please feel free to contact the Sykes office on the details below, quoting your booking reference number and any other information that may assist us in providing the best possible outcome and customer service. Lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarcSep 2019

  • "We loved this holiday."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable, with all mod cons included. We certainly got fit walking up and down to the town as the cottage is on a big hill. However the view from the balcony is spectacular and we all took the walk up as a family challenge. The town of Looe is just brilliant! There is plenty to do for everyone, the people are so welcoming it really is a fantastic place. The setting gives you great access to many attractions in Cornwall, making days out easy to arrange and enjoy. We really had a fantastic holiday and will be booking a further Cornish adventure for next year.

    Reviewed by GailJul 2019

  • "Everthing we needed and a nice place to stay a lovely spot, challenging access to cottage with luggage as limited parking nearby to unload but if you pack light it will not be an issue but that was explained before taking this property so it was expected."

    The plus side to this is the location of the property it has fascinating views and is far enough away from the town to be peaceful but near enough to the town to be able to walk into for shopping/beach/ boat rides/eating out/pubs. Looe town has enough little local shops to provide grocerys for meals in the cottage.the access is up and down steps but we left a lot fitter as a result of this. Definately try the farm shop and pengellys fish on the harbour for provisions as it makes a change from supermarket food and you can buy local.There is also two co ops nearby and two pharmacys and a doctor's should you need it.

    Reviewed by HeidiJul 2019

  • "Customer service with Skye cottages was good from start to finish, we had to contact them 2 days into our holiday as the cottages drains were blocked( not a pleasant incident at the best of times never mind on holiday) they arranged through the cottage owners for this to be rectified."

    2 days later a looe handyman came and drain rodded the drain, he said it had been ongoing for a couple of months atleast and took 3 hours to sort. The cottage its self has stunning views over east and west looe. The steep slopes to and from the cottage and the 85 steps into looe town where tough going but manageable. The parking a trial but again we did get parked every night. The locals were very friendly and everywhere is truly dog friendly and we had a greyhound no problems.. back to the cottage it would benefit from better lounge seating as its not comfortable and quite stained in places. The outside too didn't make the most of the stunning view more comfy seating to accompany the table and chairs please. The carpet needs renewing on the stairs and cleaning in the bedrooms. The bathroom very good and the shower is to die for so powerful and refreshing. On the whole we had a fab week but if honest have stayed in better cottages.(except for the view) Not griping just being honest. We love looe and will return.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Should emphasise that you cannot even pull up outside the cottage to unload luggage - this involves carrying luggage on a very steep hill."

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    .... If you have mobility problems then this is not he place for you but the description does stress that. The view is amazing and you pay for it by having a bit of a climb. Once you have dropped your luggage off then there is plenty of street parking around the area. We didn't move the car all week as there was a lot to explore on foot. One of my best holidays!

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2019

  • "Nice let but needs a little Tlc as taps played up and the fire does not work which would have been better."

    However the view is awesome

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2018

  • "There really needed a stair rail stairs were very steep!"

    The drain in the utility room stank. Could have left some soap in the bathroom! Also most importantly, the situation makes the place really only suitable for very fit people ! I have arthritis in knees and hips and I was in agony by the time I got home

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are accurate and not misleading. We do suggest reading all the description including all property notes at the bottom. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call us in the office between 9AM to 7PM. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BirgittaSep 2018

  • "Very nice place with excellent views."

    The owner was keen to sort out the problem with the internet, which was a nice touch. I must point out that the problem was not of her making but she went to a lot of trouble to try and fix it. Would use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2018

  • "Excellent location and good clean quality accommodation, could do with an umbrella for the outside table to allow you to enjoy the sunny days and maybe a couple of sun loungers but apart from that near perfect."

    One for the fitter holidaymakers, the steps (86) to Looe can be a challenge though once you have negotiated the decent you are only a few minutes from the centre of beautiful Looe. Connie who lives next door is very nice and knows a lot about the area and was a big help during our stay. A word of warning, if you are taking a dog beware of the cat that is sometimes behind the yellow sand bin at the top of the above steps outside the owners property, make sure you have your dog under tight control and if possible walk on the outer side of the path near the wall as far away from the cat as possible.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage and a great, central base for Looe and the surrounding areas!"

    The cottage has a large kitchen and bathroom and the views are amazing! We spent late afternoons sat on the decking with a G&T just looking at the view! The shower is powerful and the beds are comfy! What more do you need!! We loved the fact that it is a 5 min walk into the centre of Looe! Yes, ok, the walk back is very challenging! However, it is quite quick and, with a couple of stops, makes you feel less guilty about eating so many pasties! It is a steep lane and then a flight of steep steps. We live in Derbyshire so we are used to hills! The neighbours next door are so friendly and even offered us more comfortable chairs to sit out with. There is a wooden table, four outdoor chairs and a decent BBQ stored in a outside cupboard. The only downside, and quite common in Cornwall, is the access to the cottage. You can’t park directly outside and you need to unload the car at the top of a steep lane and carry everything down. We did pay for a weeks parking on the main car park, but on most days we found parking on the access road above the property. This was fine for two of us with a dog, but could be tricky for people with very young children or mobility problems. We had a fantastic week and would certainly recommend or book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Anna-marieJun 2018

  • "This was an amazing cosy cottage; we loved our stay."

    The children loved the walk up and down to the shops and beach; be warned it is steep but you feel a sense of achievement when you’ve mastered it!! Looe is a brilliant place to stay; pubs, shops and area are fab. We will definitely go back and would be very happy to stay at The Hillocks again.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "We were pleased with the location as we wanted to be in the town but also near to dog walks."

    Although you warned us that it was steep access we were surprised just how steep! This was not a problem until the snow came and we could see that access was going to get tricky (especially with no shovel or even a broom to clear it) so we left a day early. It was nice to have clean and well set up accommodation as often dog friendly places are tired and well used. We were warm and the WiFi worked most of the time, we would have left a positive comment in the book but the pen provided for this did not work! A hair dryer would be useful. I used Woodland Aromatherapy on Pendrim Road, opposite the accommodation and can thoroughly recommend Amanda for a relaxing massage.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2018

  • "We have had a really lovely week away at 6 The Hillocks."

    The views were spectacular and the cottage was warm and comfortable. The hill is definitely steep to and from the property and back up from Looe but the location is absolutely worth it. Pack wisely! The decking is an amazing extra space that has to been seen to be believed for the extra value it adds to the property.

    Reviewed by JennyDec 2017

  • "Lovely views and a great location."

    A very well equipped and comfortable apartment. Looe is a great town with plenty of good restaurants and cafes and shops. Really good situation for walks and trips along the coast with bus and train travel also on the doorstep. Just be aware, if you are not relatively fit, there are very steep roads and steps to and from the property!

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2017

  • "Was difficult to find so more detailed instructions on locating it would be helpful"

    Reviewed by Teresa FrancesOct 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with freeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available 4 mins walk away and pay and display car parks available in the town
  • Decked area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 min walk
  • Note: Property located on a steep hill, so property may be unsuitable for the elderly or infirm, or those with babies or very young children
  • Note: The property is accessed by the first floor and the bedrooms and bathroom are on the first floor, with the living area and kitchen downstairs on the ground floor.

The property

Liskeard 9 miles.

6 The Hillocks is an end of terrace upside down house situated in Looe with stunning views over the harbour.

The property is situated on a hill just off the main street of Looe, close to the beach and shops.

To access the property you walk down a path way and 6 The Hillocks is the last property, resting in its peaceful setting.

On entering the property you come into a small porch leading off the landing, upstairs are two bedrooms with plenty of storage.

The double bed room has stunning views across the Harbour, The second bedroom has adult bunk beds.

There is a large bathroom with a shower over the bath and a heated towel rail and radiator.

Down the stairs leads to the living area, with patio doors leading on to the decking area with the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of wine taking in the stunning view.

The lounge leads to the fully equipped kitchen with a dining table to enjoy your favourite meals.

Looe has a wealth of pubs, restaurants and a traditional fishing harbour, the second largest in Cornwall.

If you want to try your hand yourself, there are plenty of boating and fishing trips available during the season.

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About the location


Liskeard 9 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas