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The Boat House

(Ref. 1022880)

Looe, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The Boat House was a wonderfully cosy place to spend a week of peace, quiet and beach-combing in dreary February."

    It had everything you could need for a comfortable stay. I can highly recommend The Boat House and would love to stay again.

    Dear Fiona. I am so pleased that you had a good stay at The Boat House. We would love to see you back again in the future. All the best. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2024

  • "We looked forward every day after long walks along the coastal paths, woods and countryside, going back to the Boathouse."

    It was clean, warm and cosy. The new mattress is very comfy

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful little find."

    Great location for everything. The Boat House felt like home away from home. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends.

    Hi Rebecca. Thank you for the review and the great comments. I am pleased that that you were comfortable and it felt like home. Would love to welcome you back one day. Thank you for the recommendation to your friends and family. All the best. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage, superb location, very clean will definitely be booking again"

    Hi Elvira. Thank you for the review and kind comments. So pleased that you had a good stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elvira5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was exactly as advertised we found it very comfy, very central and cannot fault it."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic property so very central to Looe."

    It consists of a living area downstairs including kitchen and upstairs bedroom with toilet/shower. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Close to great pubs and eateries.

    Dear Adrian. Many thanks for staying at The Boat House and your fantastic review. I am really pleased that you had a great stay. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2023

  • "I had a great stay at the Boat House, it had everything I needed for the week."

    The location is brilliant for the beach and for all the eating places (the majority being there in East Looe) I used 'Ye Olde Salutation Inn' just at the bottom of the road twice ! I walked on the coastal path both east and west and made 2 rail trips on rainy days to Plymouth. Brilliant holiday !

    Dear Graham. Thank you so much for staying with us at The Boat House and your positive review. I am pleased that you had a brilliant holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. All the best. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Get place, clean, comfy and with everything you need."

    Central location but relatively quiet and secluded. Staircase is great but you need to be careful if you are carrying anything. Would visit again

    Dear Catherine. Many thanks for staying with us and the positive review. I am really pleased that you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location, close to pubs and restaurants and the beach and lovely costal walks."

    We travelled by train and The Boat House is only a 10 minute walk from the train station. It is a lovely cottage with everything we needed for our stay.

    Dear Lorraine. Many thanks for the review and positive comments. I am pleased that you had a good stay. Look forward to welcoming you back one day. Kind regards. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our break at the Boat House, it’s a lovely well thought out modern conversion of a tiny cottage."

    The location is great being in the centre of town with shops, pubs, cafes, beach and quay all less than a minute’s walk. Yet it’s on a less used street and so is very quiet We found lots of places for meals out on the doorstep. We used a weekly parking ticket from Cornwall Council to park less than 10minutes walk away, Looe’s narrow streets are not suited to vehicles, so a minor inconvenience was getting luggage to and from the cottage. Looe itself has a good bus and rail service so we were able to explore using public transport, there are lovely local coastal walks. We found the boathouse to be a great base for exploring a corner of Cornwall that we hadn’t visited before.

    Good evening. Many thanks for the feedback. I am pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay at The Boat House. Thank you so much for the feedback. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jul 2023

  • "Gorgeous property in a fab location!"

    It had everything we needed. We will 100% recommend to others.

    Dear Lucy. Thank you for the comments and for staying at The Boat House. I am ever so pleased that you had a fantastic stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent. Stunning little cottage with everything you could need and more and in the perfect location."

    Would not hesitate to book again.

    Dear Lorraine. Many thanks for the review and for the very kind comments. I am really pleased that you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Stayed in many properties in Looe over the last 20 years."

    The Boat House is up there with some of the best. Great decor, very comfortable. Location bang in the centre of town. Would highly recommend.

    Hi David. Thank you for the great feedback. We are so pleased that you had a good stay. Maybe we will see you back one day. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "I've had a lovely and comfortable stay at The Boat House in Looe."

    The property has been very well kept, equipped and cleaned. The bed was very comfy, the TVs are able to access Netflix, BBC iPlayer etc and WiFi was very reliable. The location is excellent with plenty of food options nearby, local bus stops and railway station are less than a 15 minute walk away. The owners have installed a Positive Presure Unit to the property which does generate a small background hum, which cannot be switched off. It did not disturb my sleep, but if you prefer to sleep in total silence then that might be something to consider. If I return to Cornwall I will definitely consider staying at The Boat House again.

    Dear Matthew, Many thanks for the review. I am delighted that you had a good stay at The Boat House. The Positive Pressure Unit has worked wonders since we installed it. The unit pushes out and replaces stale humid air with drier, filtered fresher air thus improving indoor air quality. The unit does have a slight hum as the fan is constant but is a lot quieter than a noisy dehumidifier. We are updating the unit at the end of May 2023 with a one which is more compact and should be even quieter. Thanks again for staying. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "We found the property exactly as described and it was very clean and tidying."

    The property is in a very good location being just a very short walk to the shops, pubs, restaurants and beach. I would certainly recommend this property to anybody looking for a nice place to base yourself within the lovely town of Looe

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed a much-needed break."

    The property was clean and comfortable, furnished to a high standard and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Nov 2022

  • "Nice comfortable little cottage, compact, well maintained, with everything we needed."

    Centrally located in Looe which is exactly what we wanted for shops, restaurants and walks. We would have no issues visiting this property again.

    Thank you so much for the comments and feedback. I am so pleased that you had a good stay in The Boat House. Look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by B5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing little place, right at the heart of Looe."

    Everything needed is there and it was spotless. Parking was simple in the mill pool car park. Pulled up outside to unload only and walked back once parked.

    Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "The boat house was perfect for me and my son!"

    It’s in a great location with everything on your doorstep . The owners have used the space very cleverly - attention to detail with everything thought of to make the stay comfortable. We would definitely recommend and would happily stay again at this property .

    Hi, Thank you for the review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the recommendations. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our stay at the boathouse was perfect!"

    The place is super comfy and is in a great location! The stairs were a little daunting at first but we got used to them quickly! We will definitely be back!

    Thank you so much for the positive review and for staying at The Boat House. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alana5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was my first holiday since my wife passed away so I wasn't sure how I would get on."

    I needn't have worried, feeling at home the moment I opened the door. Such a lovely fresh and cool feel about the cottage. An absolute must is a visit to Polperro, walk the coast path if you can, it's quite a hard walk but you can get a bus or a boat back. I really liked the Fishermans Arms and Peaky Blinders. Smugglers Cott good too. Will definitely go back.

    Thank you so much for the positive review, I am pleased to hear that you felt at home at The Boat House. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Boat House."

    Great central location, Pretty clean cottage, would highly recommend

    Thank you so much for the feedback and positive review. We are thrilled that you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2022

  • "We had the best time, the house is so clean and comfortable."

    Park in the Millpool car park, super easy to do. Boat trips were good especially across to Looe Island. We would highly recommend staying here and will definitely be back

    Hi. Thanks for the positive review. I am so glad that you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is ideally located for the town beach pubs restaurants and local cliff walks ."

    .car parking is not possible close to the cottage only to load and unload a small car but this is the same for 95% of the other holiday lets - we paid for a monthly ticket ith Cornwall Council at Millpool car park over the bridge approx 700 yards away which was cheaper than paying on a daily basis. The holiday let owner contacted us on a regular basis to check we were OK and happy with the cottage, which was very considerate of them and much appreciated by us. Overall a very nice stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in the heart of Looe."

    Very clean and comfortable. Loved the barn door , bringing in the sunshine and holiday atmosphere. Some lovely walks , restaurants and pubs . The town was very busy during the day , better to avoid at lunchtime by escaping on a coastal walk or to the beach .

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is a fantastic place."

    Cant recommend it highly enough. So close to everywhere in Looe. Simon was great. Love this place and will return. Thank you Simon. Kim and Mark

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location in Looe."

    Would maybe advise to book ahead for eating out ahead of time as most restaurants are booked up. Some great places like Sea Kitchen, Old Sail Loft and Smugglers Cott. Fabulous fresh seafood

    Reviewed by Tord5.0Jun 2021

  • "The spiral staircase was more like a helter skelter."

    Couldn’t get a suit case up it to narrow and really not fit for purpose. We arrived on Friday for our week and left on Tuesday morning because my wife twisted her knee on the very poor staircase and has had medical treatment when we got home. She is still on medication now. Very poor.

    Reviewed by Colin3.1May 2021

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing stay at the Boathouse in Looe."

    It’s so central but feels quiet, and is just a few minutes walk to the beach. The cottage was comfortable and cosy - and is well equipped with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely position in the heart of East Looe."

    Covid precautions in place. Lighty and airy place with everything a couple could need for an enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect location, great facilities, great value for money."

    I would definitely recommend and book again! :)

    Reviewed by Chloe4.1Sep 2020

  • "Great location cottage was very nice had everything you would need very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2020

  • "Arriving at the boat house, it was easy to pull up outside to unload cases."

    The cottage is beautifully and recently renovated to a very high standard. The facilities were excellent and a lot of thought had gone into providing everything needed for comfort. Extra touches like the sonas speaker and plug in torch were great. The mattress was very comfortable as was all the bedding, so we both slept very well. The bathroom was done to a high standard with a lovely shower. The owner Simon, was great at communication and obviously cares that his guests are happy. Probably the best thing about the boat house is its location. Its situated within a couple of mins walk to the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants. I would most definitely recommend the boat house to others and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2020

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining room and sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, washer/dryer, 2 x Smart TVs (downstairs TV has a DVD player), selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1 minute walk
  • Beach is only a 3 minute walk away
  • Note: Pay and Display car parking available within 5-10 minutes walk of the property
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase at the property so care must be taken & it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The property

This charming coastal retreat can be found in the small fishing port town of Looe in south-east Cornwall.

The Boat House is a lovely property found in the heart of this bustling settlement, in reach of countless amenities and benefits from a Visit England Four Star rating.

Enter into the property and discover a modest but beautifully presented and coastal themed interior of the open-plan living space, offering a tranquil spot to wind down in after a busy day.

Step across the natural wood floor and relax on the grey striped sofa with the window offering the last sunlight of the day as it turns to evening, you can pop open a bottle of something cold from the fridge and toast to your holiday.

Prepare a home-cooked meal in the kitchen area which continues with the bright and light theme, housing an electric oven and hob, a microwave and a fridge, with a washing machine cleverly tucked underneath the breakfast bar for two, it holds everything you need.

Ascend the standout spiral staircase up to the bedroom when the night draws in to discover the double bed, all beautifully presented and offering a harmonious ambiance.

Enjoy waking up and stepping into the en-suite shower room to prepare for the day within this stylish and well-fitted room.

Walk the short distance to East Looe Beach and choose a spot to set up camp on a sunny day, with the sloping sands being great for enjoying a paddle in the waters, and the Banjo Pier sheltering you from the west.

On the other side of the Pier is the Looe River and the harbour, where any anglers will delight in casting off on the pier, or head out on one of the many angling excursions on offer.

If you are a thrill seeker then travel around 20-minutes north to Adrenalin Quarry, an awesome adventure complex with an inflatable aquapark, go-karting, zip-wires across the old quarry and sheer cliffs, and even axe throwing among other pursuits, you are sure to find an activity for all to enjoy, old and young.

Within reach of other pretty coastal towns such as Polperro and Millendreath, The Boat House is a lovely base from which to explore the delights of the South East Cornish coast.

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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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