Pineview Cottage

Hessenford near Downderry, Cornwall (Ref. 937723)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Dr Armitage
    July 2016
    “Lovely cottage. Fantastic location ...”
    Lovely cottage. Fantastic location and very helpful owners.
    Lovely cottage. Fantastic location and very helpful owners.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This lovely cottage is set in the picturesque village of Hessenford on the road between Looe and Plymouth, 2 miles from Seaton and 5 miles from the ever popular fishing village of Looe.

You will feel comfortable and entirely at home immediately on entering this cosy, yet spacious cottage, which is full of character with its beams and beautifully furnished rooms.

With the well-equipped kitchen and dining area with its low ceilings and range for a real country kitchen feel and the particularly cosy sitting room, the homely feel exudes throughout.

On the first floor are the two beautifully furnished bedrooms and the opulent bathroom with a freestanding bath to indulge yourself in at the end of the day.

At the rear of the cottage is a quiet patio with a barbeque for alfresco dining.

Literally two minutes stroll from the cottage is The Copley Arms, well known locally for good food, excellent wines and superb real ales and above all a warm and friendly atmosphere.

With a choice of a riverside seat in the summer, to a seat beside the roaring fire in the winter, this pub like the cottage is somewhere to enjoy all year round.

A delightful woodland nature walk direct from the cottage will take you along the Seaton valley right to the large sandy beach of Seaton, ideal for swimming, sailing and shore fishing .

Why not then take a gentle stroll along the promenade to Downderry and watch the fishermen cast their lines before enjoying a drink or meal at a choice of excellent eateries in the village?

With the beautiful south coast of Cornwall within easy reach and so many villages and beaches to explore within the locality, this welcoming and most comfortable cottage offers excellent accommodation in a great location all year round.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double. Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire.


  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk

About the location


Downderry 3.5 miles; St Germans 5 miles; Looe 5 miles.

The village of Hessenford is located in a well-wooded valley and is a lovely cluster of pretty seventeenth and eighteenth century cottages lying on the main road from Looe to Plymouth. The Seaton River runs through the village, which was originally called 'Hestonford', thought to mean the witches place in the woods. In 1286 a mill was recorded here and working mills remained until the mid-twentieth century. Today some of the mills have been turned into private homes and pubs. Just three and a half miles away is the small, quiet coastal village of Downderry which has a sheltered beach, shop, cliff-top pub and excellent restaurant, serving quality local food. The picturesque working harbours of Looe and Polperro are within an easy driving distance away and the wonderful stretches of the South West Coast Path in this part of Cornwall takes you to rocky coves, dramatic headlands and tales of shipwrecks and smugglers. Further afield is Plymouth, where there is plenty to do and see including the historic Barbican waterside area.

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