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Pink Flamingo

Looe, Cornwall (Ref. 977675)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely views and good position BUT - Overall the house is tired , run down and has very basic amenities."

    There weren’t even 6 wine glasses that matched, kitchen utensils old and well used, one tea towel for the week ?? Took us 2 days and several phone calls to get tv sorted in sitting room - resulting in tv box in bedroom being moved to sitting room which meant there was no tv in there. Pressure in boiler kept dropping out resulting in no hot water - luckily we knew what to do ! So glad we hadn’t seen the state of the duvets before we left - I wouldn’t use the one in the single bed for my dog ! One on double bed upstairs not much better

    Thank you for your feedback. The problems identified have been addressed. Unfortunately, some planned-for winter upgrades didn't get completed last winter because of Covid. Pink Flamingos has new maintenance, changeover and waste management arrangements in place this year, which I am confident will provide good service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GuyMay 2022

  • "The views- fantastic- modernisation of electrics and plumbing, very good."

    But we had no television, the system was so complicated. We read the instruction over and over, It was just too complicated for a holiday let. We were 7 for 2 nights and my wife and I stayed another 3 nights.We did not stay full time. In the downstairs twin room (I slept) the beds had been converted, my guess previously bunk beds. There were sharp edges at the corners, I bumped into 1, now swollen leg. I will see if it heals, may need to talk to you again. It is all so, put together with odds. Surely the garden should have some attention. As for an AGA in a holiday let! Sorry, this is not up to standard.

    If there are problems using any of the equipment like TVs then please contact Sykes or the maintenance service. They will contact me and I will happily either telephone and talk you through it or send my local maintenance man round to help. I am sorry but the beds are standard ones from IKEA and not converted. The AGA is just for optional use in the winter for people that like AGAs (some do!). There is a good central heating system, oven and hob for those that do not. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely week staying at the Pink Flamingo."

    It is situated in a wonderful location right overlooking the sea with a short walk along the coastal path that takes you right into Looe. We had our dogs with us so took them down to Plaidy beach which is also a short walking distance away. The house is situated on a private road and it is a steep walk down into Looe and to Plaidy beach so something to bear in mind if you are a little unsteady on your feet. The house is comfortable and well equipped. Having read previous reviews about lack of cleanliness and equipment in the kitchen, I have to disagree. We found it to be spotless and the kitchen had everything you needed including a decent set of knives and plenty of cookware. Yes the decor is dated but I never find that to be an issue. It is dog friendly and you are not going to find top of the range furnishings in this kind of accommodation. The beds were extremely comfortable and it was so nice to have use of 3 bathrooms all of which were very clean. I would definitely stay at this property again!

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "Maintenance issues."

    Poor equipped kitchen utensils sofas poor state of repair. Rug in lounge is dirty not good at all . Iron leaks water. Numerous lightbulb gone. Bath panel in downstairs bathroom is rotting. Really the whole place needs decorating

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "A great place to stay with everything you could imagine."

    Very spacious place and easily accommodated 7 of us xx Great location too x

    Reviewed by TeresaJul 2021

  • "Was like a home from home, very comfortable and homely, and arriving and leaving was very easy."

    Was pleasantly surprised to find helpful bits like washing tablets and crabbing buckets to use. Thank you for having us and for the opportunity of a lovely break after a hard year

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

  • "Great house with everything you need in the house."

    Good location for the beach and walking tracks to Looe itself. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2021

  • "Pink Flamingo was clean and comfortable."

    There was plenty of room for us, and the 3 bathrooms (with showers or sinks in 2 rooms) was very welcome. We had beautiful sea views - if anything the publicity photos under-see this. Kitchen was well - equipped and it was nice and warm for a late oct stay. Looe is reachable via a 10 min walk, by car it is less convenient but there is a corner shop nearby. Decor is a little tried and 'eclectic' but not an issue.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "Whilst Looe and the area itself is lovely and the house has tremendous views from the front, the house itself was disappointing in its state of repair."

    The house itself was clean (some washing was left in the machine and there was a black bag of towels in the utility room which we had to phone to check whether it was clean or dirty) and the shower rail and head in the upstairs shower room came off the wall on the Saturday morning (the day after we arrived). We reported this on the Saturday and were told that the maintenance man would get back to us; we didn’t hear from him. We also noted a loose tile on one of the steps in the garden, we did not report this. Both of these represented potential dangers. We have stayed at holiday cottages for the last 10 years and we have never been disappointed with the premises before.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Just returned from a great holiday from Pink Flamingo Cottage."

    House was as described with and in line with reviews. Plenty of space and 3 full bathrooms and 1 shower room. The big plus was the location. Situated on a private road, overlooking the sea and a 15 minute coastal walk to Looe itself ( please note it is hilly ). There is also a lovely local dog friendly beech nearby ( again hilly considering the house is located at the top of a cliff ). Plenty of facilities including dishwasher and BBQ which we used a couple of times. We took 3 dogs so we knew that the place would be a bit basic in terms of decor. It is. Probably not updated in 30 years at least but we expected that with the flexibility with the dogs. It is however functional and also reflected in the price ( house size and excellent location ). The only disappointment was it had not been cleaned very well. Lounge window had smear marks all over it where someone had there fingers in something and wiped it all over the window. Three was also unwashed linen from the previous guests in the washing machine. If you are prepared to give it a bit of a clean on arrival, you will be very happy overall so long as you understand that it is a dated property. Would certainly recommend and use again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Thais was our second visit to the property and once more was delightful."

    A few things I feel could improve:- The cleaners were still cleaning when we arrived at 3.30 pm. Microwave was not clean. Under settees need a good clean. Otherwise lovely. A maintainable man came Without warning one afternoon to mend a previously reported repair. Though very polite he was unable to carry out the repair as the room was occupied at the time. Pre warning would have helped to facilitate this. A relaxing garden chair or 2 would be welcomed! The benches are Very hard to sit on for a long time. The extra touches of dishwasher tablets and washing powder and toy cupboard was Very welcomed but remember to also clean toys after use, especially during covid. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable, friendly house - plenty of space and beds really comfortable."

    We felt completely at home whist there.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "The location of the cottage is absolutely fantastic and the sea views this provides are to die for!"

    The beds are really comfortable and everything about the cottage is a home from home. The little touches of tea and biscuits, cleaning stuff and dog bags/ towels really helped take this cottage up and over our expectations. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by SamSep 2019

  • "Great location fabulous sea views."

    Short walk to beach and along coastal path to Looe. Plenty of space and bathrooms and well equipped. We enjoyed are 3 night stay with easy access to Looe Live music festival. A few things could have been better, The inside of the house is quite dated and lacked the little touches you would expect for this type of property. The property had not been cleaned properly generally a bit grubby the ,dirty bread bin , ice tray in freezer full of some thing sticky, oven greecy and dirty so set the smoke alarm off when we first used.Not every room had bedside lamps which was annoying. Overall lovely place to stay but could be excellent with better attention to detail and some upgrading

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2019

  • "The accommodation itself was excellent, really well appointed and not lacking anything."

    It was very clean and spacious, perfect for our large party and 3 dogs. Garden was secure with a nice patio. Beds were very comfortable and there were great sea views and beautiful walks along the coast path to Looe and to Plaidy beach which is dog friendly. In fact the whole area is geared up for dogs. The complimentary wine and biscuits were a lovely touch.The location is very hilly which did make it difficult for our 83 year old mother but this was to be expected. A significant minus point is that when we first booked the property there was no mention in the description of an attached flat. Some online research made me realise that this apparently large property is in fact divided into two. When I queried this with Sykes you informed me that there would be nobody in the flat at the time of our holiday. On arrival however we were met by the owner's daughter who informed us that she would be staying in the flat with her family for a couple of days. We were disappointed by this since we had booked the property based on it being detached and private. The driveway was occupied by her vehicle. There is a thin adjoining door on the first floor and we could clearly hear movement, banging and voices from within the flat. Fortunately they were only there for a day or two and we were then left in peace. I see that there is now a note on the property description that there is an adjoining flat and that this may occasionally be occupied. Personally I would not wish to book the property if I knew anyone else is going to be staying. The flat overlooks the gardens to front and back and as mentioned any noise is intrusive and we felt that they could hear our conversations. As a detached property the price paid was good value.....with the built in flat and intrusiveness, it would be over priced. One other point is that the welcome information book said that bin collection is on Tuesdays. We put the large wheelie bin out on Monday night but there was no collection. A neighbour informed us that the collection was either Monday or Saturday. this meant that we were left with loading 3 bags of rubbish into our roof box and travelling back to Shropshire with it, having missed the collection. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in a well proportioned house in a great location.....just beware of the possibility that you may not be alone!

    Many thanks for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our daughter had been staying at the attached flat for a couple of days before your arrival and left at 10.30 the morning after you arrived. Our normal policy is that nobody stays in the flat when we have guests in the house and this was the only time there had been a crossover this year for which we apologise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "We try not to set expectations when we rent a holiday home and then look forward to enjoying our time being there."

    The house is very clean, well kept and offers plenty of flexibility. As this is a house for up to 8 people the fridge is too small and a step stool would help shorter people to reach the saucepans. The location is superb, truly up to 10 minutes walk from beaches, dependent upon your pace! Description of access in the welcome file at Pink Flamingo is more accurate then the on line version which does not mention the steep road walk to Plaidy beach, with no car parking, which may be too much for elderly or infirm, and the climb down an eroded track to Second beach is only appropriate for the fit and nimble or a mountain goat. This limited our enjoyment of the location with a very senior mum, who needed driving everywhere. On reflection I should have asked about access around the property. However the garden was a delight with plenty of comfortable seating in the sunny weather throughout the week. Our two dogs excelled, there is the best of dog walking in open fields at the top of the road, with most fantastic views across to Looe Island, and getting to Plaidy beach was like a magnet for them, pulling on a short lead along the narrow road down a steep hill. We needed this larger home with ground floor bed and bathrooms for our family, and if we all visit Looe again I think would try to rent Pink Flamingo.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with TV, 1 x first floor double with TV/DVD and shower, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x first floor bunk room
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, bidet and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and working AGA (November to March incl)
  • Utility room with Washer/Dryer
  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Central heating
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, AGA for optional use in the winter months, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x smart TV’s with FreeSat, 1 x TV/DVD, WiFi/Super-fast broadband, good selection of books, games and DVDs
  • The lounge has a Blu-ray player with a selection of children’s 3D movies
  • Games cupboard
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent - Please bring own beach towels
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Parking for four cars outside on a quiet private road
  • Shop, Bakery and Chip Shop 5 min walk and pub > 1 mile
  • Sorry, no smoking/vaping
  • Please note that there is a separate owner's flat attached to the property which is usually vacant but which is sometimes let to family and friends.

The property

Pink Flamingo is a large one-of-a-kind family cottage located just outside the town of Looe in a quiet private road overlooking the sea.

Bring the family along to take in the spectacularly relaxing views and enjoy the cottage's spacious interior, which comprises four big bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Start your day sipping coffee and watching the sun rise over the sea in the light and airy front conservatory.

The large but cosy country kitchen offers a working AGA oven for those autumn, winter and early spring holidays and plenty of cupboard space and modern conveniences to make your stay enjoyable.

The spacious lounge has picture windows looking out over the beautiful bay and two extremely comfortable reclining leather sofas ideal for putting your feet up and watching a movie after a fun day on the beach.

For those cold evenings there is a fire to provide a warm cosy atmosphere.

A separate dining room offers more breathtaking views.

Thoughtfully designed throughout, the accommodation provides 2 large ground floor bedrooms - 1 double with a TV and 1 twin.

Downstairs there is also 1 bathroom, a large shower room and a laundry room with a washer/dryer.

Two more comfy bedrooms are found upstairs; 1 double with a TV/DVD and a shower room and one bunk room with more beautiful views.

A further big bathroom with a corner bath is also upstairs.

The front and back gardens are large and easily accommodate seating front and back for everyone.

The back garden is enclosed to keep children and dogs in!

There is a games cupboard with different garden games and beach toys for the children and young at heart.

If you ever want to leave the cottage you can reach the beach in a matter of minutes.

There are 2 beaches (Plaidy and Sanders Beaches) within a couple of minutes walking distance both of which are dog friendly all year round and are excellent for rock pooling, crabbing and beach combing.

Swimming is great fun at Plaidy Beach when the tide is out as it exposes a large bank of sand so stays shallow a long way out.

Looe beach and Looe town is an easy ten minute walk along the coast path which is picked up outside the front door of the cottage!

The sandy Looe Beach connects to the pier, a very popular trip out for families because of its safe shallow swimming and vast expanse of sand.

There is lots to do in Looe including crabbing, canoeing and boat trips to see Looe Island.

West Looe has a discovery centre, and delightful Kilminorth Woods, whilst aside from the beach and activities in this part of Cornwall, many mining remains on Bodmin Moor and in the Tamar Valley are just waiting to be explored.

An experience not to be missed!

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas