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Lowena Cottage

(Ref. 1004568)

Looe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (17)
  • lovely (12)
  • well (11)
  • clean (10)
  • steep (9)
  • equipped (9)

21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Very clean. Clear instructions within property. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tina4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is a perfect holiday cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and cosy. Owner has taken a lot of time to provide all necessities and more (milk in fridge, teabags and coffee). Very useful information in folder of local area and recommended places to visit. Books to read in wet weather. I would not hesitate to return for a relaxing, home from home break.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback, it's very much appreciated. We do hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a really wonderful time."

    driving up was as reported a nightmare,another time would definitely book a taxi but property itself was lovely and well equipped . It was a nice walk to beach and into town with beautiful views..

    Reviewed by Dionne3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage parking is an issue with the car struggling on the very steep roads but not insurmountable."

    Well equipped and spotlessly clean,

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2023

  • ""We had a lovely stay at Lowena Cottage."

    Nice things about the cottage - comfortable bed, fast-reliable wifi, quiet neighbourhood, great views out the back, easy walk into town, having dishwasher and washing machine was great. Parking wasn't too bad - we parked around 10 minutes walk up the hill on Bodrigan Road for the week. Didn't need car too much, so it was fine up there. Not so nice, but not deal breakers - tv is a bit old and needs updating, shower not the best, but ok, neighbours on either side a bit noisy from time to time, (house music on one side, (4 times during 2 weeks), screaming child and yelling parents on the other, (daily) - I know not controllable), would have been nice to have some outdoor furniture as there were a few nice days whilst we were there. Would stay again as it's a great location for Looe.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the lack of outdoor furniture, a miscommunication meant it was still in storage for winter. Please be assured it is now out and ready for your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay - well equipped and maintained cottage with detailed guest information."

    10 mins stroll into Looe and in a quaint partially residential area (very friendly neighbours). Vehicle access is up a very, very steep lane and not for the feint hearted - not a place for those who struggle with inclines or steps. We are not particularly fit 50 somethings and it did us good! .I am not sure if details for quad bike luggage service was on the initial booking email, but search for Pete luggage delivery Looe who will take your luggage up for £5-7.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Travel information sent to guests does say the road is steep and should only be attempted by confident drivers. And yes, Pete's Luggage Transfer is on the information sent to guests, as it's a great idea! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Feb 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Enjoyable stay. Will definitely book again.

    Thanks so much, we do hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need, cleaned to a high standard."

    The kitchen is very well equipped, there are books and games to keep everyone entertained. The bed was very comfortable. It is a steep walk up a very narrow road but the view from the cottage was worth it. We would stay here again.

    What a lovely review, thank you so much! We do hope you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Spent a wonderful few days relaxing at this gorgeous cottage with a wonderful view."

    We took our old hound with us, but unfortunately the hills were too much for his old legs. The steepness of the hills were great for our legs but not our poor old dog. Thankfully there was a lovely bath and a great view so we just chilled and relaxed and wandered around Looe which of course is lovely. It would not surprise me to find out the owner has worked in hospitality as every single nook and cranny had been carefully thought through and the place was so cozy and comfy without feeling like you were living with another persons nik naks. Would highly recommend.

    I am so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday, and thank you for leaving such great feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "This cottage was just perfect for us; clean, comfortable, with lots of thoughtful details and beautiful views."

    Thank you

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, it means a great deal as myself and my team put a lot of effort into the cottage. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent, well appointed cottage."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Such a lovely cosy cottage – and spotlessly clean!"

    Delightfully decorated, well maintained, with everything you need to self-cater. Hills either side are steep but manageable – but this is how you get the amazing views from the decking. The walk from Looe to Polperro is stunning, and there are so many great shops and restaurants in town. Looe train station at the bottom of the hill and is such a picturesque journey alongside the river. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2021

  • "I suggest you inspect this property."

    The decking is dirty, old and tired. There is at least one loose plank. The garden area is overgrown so not possible to check if secure for the dog so he was confined to the decking area. The “view” is obscured by next door garden. Unless you have a small car, you cannot drive to the property to unload the luggage so you are forced to carry it all up and down a very steep hill. The mattress is very uncomfortable. The cottage was very clean but the problems with the decking (not discussed here) and the uncomfortable bed left us with little choice but to leave after 2 nights.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, as you did not make anyone aware before you left, we were unable to help. To address the points made: * The decking is cleaned weekly, but it is due a re-varnish. This will happen when there is a free week between guests. * The garden area below is meant to be mainly shrubbery, but is perfectly secure. * The view is still exactly as the website photos - looking out over the valley. The neighbour’s garden has never obscured this view. * As stated in travel directions sent to guests, the road to the property is “steep and narrow road.” Also included is an explanation on parking above or below, and walking to the cottage. * The mattress is of top quality with an added deep-filled luxury topper, and we have never had a complaint. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine2.2Sep 2021

  • "Lowenna Cottage is in a great location, is well equipped and very clean."

    However, it is half way up a very steep hill and is only suitable for the very fit. Resident parking is at least 15 minutes walk away from the cottage up very steep hills. The stated 5 minute walk to parking stated in the cottage write up is nonsense! The surrounding streets are also unsuitable for a saloon car as they are very narrow. We were also accused by the owners of damaging furniture, which was completely untrue and despite the owners not pursuing this, they made it clear they believed us to be to blame. Put a real blight on the memory of our holiday and I shall never book again. Will also make my feelings known on TripAdvisor.

    Reviewed by Jo4.1Sep 2021

  • "Really great cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen, great WiFi, great internet TV, perfectly clean and great location.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, dog bowls and blanket was a nice touch and views were ..."

    Spotlessly clean, dog bowls and blanket was a nice touch and views were beautiful Please get a slip mat for the bath for when having a shower very slippery Will visit again as so peaceful

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, kept to a high standard and perfect for walks into the town and beyond."

    Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and the cottage was great."

    We read that parking was an issue and up a steep hill. This property would not be suitable for anyone other than the fittest. Thankfully we were and managed the long steep climb everyday. Most days there was parking at the train station that could be paid for and time extended via your phone. When that was full it was an arduous trek.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a really fantastic holiday in Lowena Cottage."

    Looe is a great base from which to explore the whole of Cornwall. The cottage, whilst difficult to access due to the steep hills, is really lovely. Our only complaint would be that there are no curtains in the master bedroom, just light blinds that offer little shade from daylight. Really needs blackout blinds or curtains. )Previous guests have pointed this out we noticed). Other than that, the cottage is great, views amazing, very well equipped, extremely comfortable with everything you need for a lovely holiday in Cornwall!

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Aug 2020

  • "Perfect cottage in perfect place :) Great view , cottage got everything u need to bee happy , lovely town :) For any people, myself an family we back mega happy ."

    No stres No problems Just go and live your live :)

    Reviewed by Marcin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely location."

    Close to everything but with good views. Good facilities in property. Very clean. Need to be fit as very steep area

    Reviewed by Colette4.7Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 3ft bunk beds
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Sitting room
  • .Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with DVD/CD, fast WiFi, a selection of books, games and toys
  • Baby friendly – travel cot, highchair, dinnerware
  • Shops, pubs and beach all 5-10 mins walk
  • The Looe Valley scenic railway station is at the bottom of the hill
  • Large enclosed decking with table and chairs
  • Front enclosed patio with bench
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Gas central heating
  • Public car parks in town
  • One well-behaved dog welcome - pet supplement £25.00
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: The hillside location is unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

The property

Lowena Cottage is a mid-terrace cottage enjoying idyllic views across East Looe River and the surrounding countryside, amidst the wonders of South Cornwall.

Situated on a hillside it provides families of four the perfect retreat whilst exploring the area, making you feel right at home from the moment you enter.

Step into a welcoming sitting room, brought to life by a bay window flooding the room with natural light.

Choose to gaze at the landscapes beyond from the comfort of the sofa, or watch your favourite films on the TV, with a feature fireplace adding a hint of charm.

Head into the kitchen/diner adjacent, warmed by rustic wooden features and an alluring gas-fired stove.

A kitchenette leads off of this, adding to the useful range of appliances on-hand to assist you.

A tasteful master bedroom rests upon the first floor, benefitting from dual-aspect windows, giving the room a rejuvenating feel while also offering views across Looe.

The bright bunk room is ideal for adults and children alike, complete with beach-themed touches subtly reminding you of your superb location.

The interior of Lowena Cottage concludes with a glistening, all-white family bathroom, crisply finished with the option of a shower over the bath.

The decking to the rear of the property is undoubtedly the finest asset, a glorious suntrap allowing you to make the most of this remarkable location.

Stroll along the East Looe River to discover the charms of this popular fishing port, with fine cafés, restaurants and pubs lining its banks.

Discover East Looe Beach at the mouth of the river, ideal for swimming or simply relaxing on the sands.

A world of opportunity can be found by travelling in either direction along the beckoning coastline, the South West Coast Path passes through all matter of magnificent scenery.

Explore all that this superb holiday destination has to offer with your loved ones at this first-class holiday home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

Note: there is a £25.00 pet supplement for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas