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Harbour Hideaway

(Ref. 1053641)

Looe, Cornwall Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Location superb."

    Everything within walking distance. Cottage has been tastefully decorated. We had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Shame no welcome hamper, have stayed in many cottages and always a little something left, just a nice added touch? Am sure anyone would enjoy their stay in Harbour hideaway, in delightful Looe.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Amanda. A welcome box with their logo is usually supplied through our property managers with teas, coffees, biscuits and kitchen items as well as a supply of capsules for the drinks machine so we will pass your comments on for clarification. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Sep 2023

  • "Me and my family are very happy to give feedback, the property had everything we needed, it was clean, the beds were very comfortable, with lovely bedding, there were little thinks extra, like pad and pen cool fans, great views from the windows and a small veranda which all 4 of us made a bee line for, great views, big thank you to the owners for a delightful holiday home, and thanks to Sykes cottages, as you can depend on their trusted properties."

    So glad you and your family enjoyed Susan. Thanks for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The alleyway to the property needs a good clean."

    Bins were not emptied when we arrived and the WiFi is poor on the top level. I would put on the advert that the seaguls are unbearable day and night and that the pub is very load until 1am and the kids room is window is near this. Lovely property

    Glad you enjoyed the property. We came down the day you left and agree the alleyway needed a ckean - the seagulls certainly are particularly active at the moment, dropping moss from the rooves into the alleyway which we have thoroughly cleaned. The local fishermen said they are excited by a glut of mackerel at the moment plus a good supply of pasties and chips. It is a shame we were not aware about our contractor not having collected the rubbish as scheduled or the WiFi issue as we could have sorted these immediately - the WiFi booster had been disconnected and there is now a full signal throughout the house and the bins have been emptied and cleaned. Glad to see from the visitors book that you enjoyed the house and many local attractions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jul 2023

  • "Very clean fresh, light and airy cottage."

    Really comfortable beds, well equipped. The only slight downside was the dropping off of luggage, especially on a busy friday afternoon. The other slight criticism was that we were under the impression that there were 2 bathrooms, when in fact it was one toilet and sink and one shower room. ( with 6 adults wanting to shower ,we had a little wait) However the bathroom was a good size with a great shower. The cottage is very handy for the town. Thank you.

    Glad you enjoyed Caroline. You are right, the downside of being so central is luggage drop off but there is a luggage delivery service that can be pre booked that is on the joining instructions. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2023

  • "Perfectly located in the middle of Looe."

    Shops, restaurants and pubs within minutes. Great location for a short break. The house has been beautifully decorated throughout and was extremely comfortable.

    So glad you enjoyed and found comfortable Helen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Dont judge a book by the cover, the outside and small alleyway is misleading, but this leads into a beautiful well mentaind three storey home, the guests comfort has been thought out and the fittings and equipment is to a very high standard, the building is situated in the heart of the village, so great to get to shops, Quay, pubs and restaurants, its very close to a pub and on a couple of occasions the singing from a band could be heard but it went quite from 23:00 so no big problem, the car park nearest the home is called Buller Quay this was very busy, my wife and I enjoyed our stay here very much and would recommend this property without hesitation."

    Hi Gary So glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in Harbour Hideaway and liked being handy for everything Looe has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely property, all very well thought out and in a great location."

    We certainly hope to return.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Wendy and pleased to see you have already booked a return visit! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice cottage that was as good as the photos looked."

    Very clean and exceptional fixtures and fittings and first class location in the middle of East Looe.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Graham despite an interesting week of weather!.Thanks for the tips you left us too about new places to try for food. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a great property in central location."

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Can be noisy at the weekend as it’s right next to a pub but this didn’t spoil our stay.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Amanda and Harbour Hideaway's central location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property in good central location"

    Glad you liked Harbour Hideaway Robert. Hope you had a good break in beautiful Looe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Harbour Hideaway."

    Great location- walk out of the door and straight in the middle of all the shops, harbour, beach etc. Very well kept property, clean, tidy and modern. Big car park 0.5 miles away, if you are here for a week worth getting a weekly permit. Drop off of luggage was fine, could get close enough to property, just need one person to stay with car and another to handle luggage. Would recommend!

    Thanks for your feedback Tim. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the location in the heart of East Looe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

  • "This really is a hideaway but at the same time so central for everything in Looe."

    The cottage was actually better than I thought it would be and it looked lovely on the website. Bright and very clean with beautiful views of the Harbour. Very tastefully decorated, loved the feature walls and the accessories from local gift shops. Everything you need, modern kitchen with dishwasher, coffee machine. Tea, coffee, sugar supplied. Dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid etc. Beds are comfortable, plenty of storage etc. lovely shops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, 2 Coop stores all on your doorstep. Sarah’s pasty’s and Catch fish and chips highly recommend. Loads of useful info and advice in the cottage. The only downside is parking, definitely go in Millpool car park and get a weekly season ticket online, it’s about a 5-10 minute walk and follow instructions to get nearer the cottage for unloading luggage etc. on arrival/departure. Not a problem as such but just something to be aware of. Thank you for a wonderful week. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and had glorious views over the harbour."

    Lovely and relaxing of an evening, breakfast and evening wine on the balcony was lovely. Very well equipped and having stayed in many different places in Looe over many many years, this is my favourite. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great property in a perfect position to watch the fishing boats coming and going."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week at Harbour Hideaway in spite of poor weather."

    The property was very clean and comfortable and well positioned in the centre of Looe. Would definitely consider visiting again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful place was very difficult to find hence the harbour hideaway pass it a couple of times untill my wife spotted the sign."

    Well stocked up it had everything you needed we had a lovely stay highly recommend the harbour hideaway Thankyou for make our stay so comfortable George and Barbara Lea

    Reviewed by George5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend at Harbour Hideaway, the house is amazing and tastefully decorated."

    Beds were very comfortable and room sizes were ideal. Looe has become a happy place for us, so it was lovely to see all the little pun signs on the walls spread around the house. The Christmas tree was a bonus, we wasn't expecting it at all and was a nice surprise, especially as we went to Fowey Christmas Market, it put us nicely in the Christmas mood. We noticed some damp on the first floor of the propoerty in the bathroom and twin bedroom, nothing much but may get out of hand if it's not treated correctly. The kitchen had everything we needed and was well equipped, the whole house is very well laid out. The views are amazing, it was lovely to wake up and see the harbour and we drank our morning coffee on the balcony with great views of the river. I loved the clock at the top of the stairs and it has inspired me to look for one myself, I also loved the painting of 'Looe Lovers' by the dining table, I'm on the hunt to find the print from the local artist. As ever, there is always something to do in Looe, we walked on the beach and on Banjo Pier, had a coffee overlooking St George's Island from Hannafore and we drove to Tannd Bay and Lantic Bay. We look forward to coming back and thank you for a wonderful stay at Harbour Hideaway. PS. If you know where I could source the print 'Looe Lovers' - please let me know!!!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Nov 2021

  • "Really well stocked kitchen."

    Lovely and homely but still stylish. Had a lovely a stay

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful family home with all facilities."

    Clean comfortable and tastefully decorated. Lovely view from the balcony watching the world go by.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very stylish cottage, loved sitting on the balcony watching the boats go by."

    Had everything we needed. Shops, beach, restaurants minutes away.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and balcony
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, and stairgate available on request
  • Public car park nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 50 metres
  • Within 500m of bus stop and train station with links to Cornwall resorts
  • Note: This property has steps externally and two flights of stairs, therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Guests will need to use their own log in details for the apps on the TV

The property

Harbour Hideaway is a light and airy reverse-level house in the conservation area of East Looe, hidden up a passageway and just 50 metres from the harbour and a two minutes walk from East Looe beach, with wonderful harbour views from the balcony, living area and double bedroom.

With panoramic views of the river, characterful slate rooftops and over to West Looe, Harbour Hideaway is situated on historic Quay Street at the heart of bustling Looe, with many restaurants, pubs, chip shops, the fish market and boat trips within easy reach.

Well-suited for a family or group of friends, this superb property dates back over 100 years and retains some of its original features while having had a contemporary makeover in teal and mustard hues.

Light and airy, with a quality finish, you will be welcomed by an original staircase leading to the upper two floors.

On the ground floor is a luxurious king-size bedroom with bedside tables holding touch-dimmable bedside lamps with USB charging points, dressing table with mirror and lighting, sliding mirrored wardrobes along with a chair where you can relax in front of the view down the passageway of the houses and trees of West Looe above the fishermen’s sheds.

A utility area with concealed washer/dryer separates this room from the main bathroom where you can prepare for the day ahead, home to a WC, an ample walk-in shower and a vanity unit with plenty of space for hanging towels.

Climbing the stairs, the top of the first staircase hosts a spacious landing which opens onto a twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a bijou toilet with sink and mirrored bathroom cabinet.

The twin bedroom has a side view, with plush twin beds, an original fireplace and bedside drawers, as well as with space to unpack your bags and hang your clothes before settling in to rest your eyes.

Moving through the property, the double bedroom has a pretty view of the harbour and West Looe down the passageway, along with wardrobe so you can unpack your belongings, bedside tables with USB charging lamps and a gorgeous driftwood mirror.

Making your way to the second floor, the staircase curves up to the magnificent, open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area and boasts stylish teal, mustard and grey accents and a beautiful oak floor.

Four windows and patio doors in the space, each offer a different view and allow an abundance of natural of light, whatever the weather.

Leading off the living area is a balcony where you can sit and admire the wonderful views, watching the boats going in and out, looking over the original slate rooftops and towards West Looe, maybe while even enjoying a drink or cream tea.

Settle down to enjoy an evening in front of the 43" TV, perfect for indulging in your favourite Netflix and Amazon shows while sinking into either the four-seater or two-seater sofas.

A charming family dining table is situated next to the window with bench seating either side and accent velvet chairs at each end to enjoy the views over the harbour; gather your group to enjoy a tasty home-cooked meal, or dip into the ottoman which contains a selection of games to enjoy.

The contemporary kitchen boasts an immaculate light grey overtone with stunning teal tiles and state-of-the-art appliances including a Smeg oven and hob, microwave and coffee machine, perfect for preparing those appetising meals before loading up the slimline dishwasher and settling down to enjoy a cosy evening in with a bottle of wine from your built-in wine rack.

Looe is a bustling harbour town with plenty to do, places to eat, drink and shop, boasting a lively, friendly atmosphere and regular live music.

It also has the sandy East Looe Beach where you can sunbathe, swim, hire a kayak or explore the rockpools.

Once you have arrived you don’t need to move your car – daily boat trips can take you round Looe Island or round to Polperro.

There are bus and train links to places such as Polperro, Liskeard, Bodmin, Seaton and Plymouth with connections from Liskeard and Plymouth to buses and trains over Cornwall.

A ferry operating either side of high water takes you over to West Looe with a museum, restaurants and the area of Hannafore to explore including being able to access the South West Coastal Path.

Just a few miles away is the heritage harbour town of Polperro, with Talland Bay, Millendreath, Seaton, Portwrinkle and Fowey a little further afield on the south coast, Bodmin Moor with its beautiful scenery and quaint villages about half and hour away and the north coast with its surfing beaches reachable via a scenic car journey.

Centrally located and ideal any time of year, choose Harbour Hideaway for a fantastic holiday to beautiful Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

LOOE

Polperro 5 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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Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £350 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas