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Chy Pyscador

(Ref. 1002307)

Looe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely fourth (!"

    ) holiday in this fantastic fisherman's cottage in Looe. All amenities nearby including the wonderful Smuggler's Cott and the equally delightful Papa Nino! Book early, be hungry! Can't wait to get back and put our hearts once more at ease...see you soon!

    Thank you so much for choosing Chy Pyscador once again. We are so pleased you love Chy and Looe as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chy Pyscador Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2023

  • "We liked it so much we have booked it for 2024."

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for booking again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and looe is a fantastic place to stay"

    Thank you for your great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay had all we needed and super clean."

    Very comfortable.

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property in the most perfect location."

    We had a wonderful week with our pooch too and the location of the property was wonderful with the beach just minutes way. The directions were great and it was easy to drop off our things at the cottage and then go and park. The cottage itself is so quaint with gorgeous little details and really has everything you need for a week away from home. Would recommend for any couple looking for a romantic retreat by the sea.

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our quaint cottage in Looe Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely quaint cottage in the heart of Looe."

    So handy for the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants. The stairs are steep but we quickly got used to them.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chy Pyscador Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0May 2023

  • "Quirky accommodation, something a bit different."

    Great location, centre of Looe, close to shops, pubs and takeaways, nice and convenient.

    Thank you for your excellent review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chy Pyscador in Looe and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2023

  • "A quirky fisherman’s cottage in a fabulous location."

    The cottage was well equipped and had everything that we needed for a weeks stay. Lovely friendly pubs and restaurants nearby and easy access to the coastal footpaths.

    Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Dec 2022

  • "The owners were fantastic at responding to queries as they were quick and helpful."

    The cottage is a gorgeous property and quickly felt like home and the location was fantastic. Although the cottage was quite cold, it could warm up quite quickly. A pair of net curtains wouldn't go amiss as passer bys kept stopping to peer in the cottage which could be quite uncomfortable, so we spend the majority of the stay in darkness. An extra tea towel wouldn't hurt either,. Also the gorgeous china plates being placed rather precariously on the shelving unit gave me some anxiety - as I kept worrying that my clothes would snag on them and pull them off! The cottage was very compact which is expected for an old fisherman's cottage, so anyone over 6ft should consider that. Overall it was an enjoyable stay and I would reccomend it to others for the convenience of the location and character.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack3.8Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay in the delightful Chy Pyscador!"

    It's fantastic location in the heart of old Looe means you're never more than two minutes walk from all the main attractions. The cottage itself is beautifully appointed over three floors and warms up quickly on a chilly evening! Couldn't recommend it highly enough and hope to be back very soon!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Sep 2022

  • "Cute cottage and perfect location."

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2022

  • "Incredible place, it’s a beautiful home."

    Fantastic location by the beach, would highly recommend

    Thank you so much for your lovely review/feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Chy Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage the bed was especially comfy would definitely stay again ."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property."

    It was perfectly kitted out for our holiday and in a fantastic location. The cottage is historic and quirky and one of the most interesting places we have stayed at. If we visit Looe again we would definitely stay here.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback/review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and of course we would welcome you back at any time in the future. Kind regards Owners of Chy Pyscador Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "A bistro table at the front of the cottage would make it even more perfect."

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant location."

    Very central. Shops, restaurants and beach all within a few minutes walk but very quiet once in the cottage. Stairs were steeper than we thought from listing. Bedside lamps were dusty.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Jun 2022

  • "The wife and me absolutely loved our stay in the cottage very homely well equipped needed for nothing,"

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0May 2022

  • "This is a gorgeous little cottage, beautifully arranged, spotlessly clean and in the heart of the town, However…it is TINY, My husband and I are small in stature, height and clothing size, yet we struggled!"

    The bathroom is cleverly fitted onto the middle floor (it’s an old building and creativity has been necessary), the shower cubicle is the smallest I’ve ever seen, and while I understand the space issues, why put the largest shower head I’ve ever seen into it!! It was like being waterboarded! It’s was really difficult to wash my hair as couldn’t move free of the water to lather shampoo. Also, the shower cubicle door is really awkwardly positioned so you have to squeeze around the sink while trying not to let the tsunami of water make the room wet! The details mention “stairs narrower and steeper than usual stairs”, this is an understatement. They are very narrow and steep indeed with some twists in them too, navigating them for a night wee not great. I think the size of property and the stairs should be clearer on the details, as although it’s beautiful we certainly wouldn’t have booked it if we’d realised what a tight squeeze it is.

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.4Apr 2022

  • "Just returned from our stay at this wonderful little cottage."

    It has everything you need including some extras (we had many fun hours playing the games provided). Starting from the top floor the bed was comfortable, and the large vanity unit was a welcome addition as there just isn’t enough space in the compact shower room (can’t be helped due to the style and age of the property). Moving down a floor to the kitchen diner, this was where we spent most of our leisure time in the cottage, relaxing at the table, eating and playing games. Despite being a kitchen, the decor makes it a very cozy area. The ground floor was also nice and comfortable though we found it was our dog, who happily spent most of the time in here. The street was quiet (apart from seagulls), you have central heating throughout, and the place is decorated lovingly. If I had to pick on anything, I’d say that whilst it’s a nice shower head, it’s probably too big for the shower cubicle itself which is very compact. There are times you want to step away from the water to lather up for example and it’s just not possible, the only way is to turn off the water and then open it up again. Again not a big issue, just a minor thing. A smaller shower head from the wall might help in this respect. The stairs are also very narrow, but you get used to them quickly. The shower and stairs may just be an issue for larger and/or less mobile people.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback we’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our lovely fisherman’s cottage. The house is over two hundred years old and full of character including the narrow stairs which we are unable to change but will consider changing the shower head. We hope to welcome you back to Chy Pyscador in the future. Kind regards Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathalie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in the heart of looe, perfect position for exploring the town."

    Thank you for your excellent feedback, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again to Chy Pyscador in Looe Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage away from the crowds but in the middle of everything!"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2021

  • "I apologize being late in getting back to your website as I have only just checked my e mails,regarding our stay at your cottage it was a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in a really well presented home right in the heart of Looe town centre."

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely old cottage in the centre of Looe."

    Difficulty with parking and nearest car park was always full so had to walk to Millpool 10 minutes away. However, this appeared to be a safe space with CCTV, although we couldn’t see it. Great base for walks, weather permitting

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location everything on your doorstep absolutely brilliant place to stay."

    Thank you for your excellent feedback and review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Chy Pyscador and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great place to stay on Looe, location is brilliant and parking only a short walk away."

    Clean throughout and very homely with good cooking facilities. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in delightful Chy Pyscador it more than lived up to expectations."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage in a fantastic location."

    Close to the beach and all other amenities. Memories made to last a lifetime. Will definitely return to this wonderful location and no doubt use this cottage as our bolt hole. Will most certainly recommend to everyone to book using this company and to use this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stairs a bit steep not a problem its us as we are oldies!"

    Bit of a walk from the car park but it would not stop us booking again. Cosiest cottage we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our third visit to this lovely cottage in 12 months!"

    Just right for 2 and a furry friend. Close to town centre and sea front but far enough away from the main public thoroughfares to always be peaceful. With a wide choice of pubs and restaurants all within an easy walk, Chy Pyscador is our first choice get away when we need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Location is great right next to the beach, all the amenities we could have needed for our stay, and the finish of the property was delightful."

    Would 100% recommend staying here and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "We found the cottage exactly as described in the listing quirky & very clean."

    However, due to where the cottage is situated in a narrow street the ground floor was very dark & felt colder than the rest of the cottage

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little fisherman’s cottage right in the centre of Looe, in quiet street off the main road."

    The space is well thought out, owners have obviously put effort into making it functional and comfortable. We cooked every evening and the kitchen was well equipped. Cottage was clean and tidy. Bed, pillows and bedding were all really comfortable and the bedroom also has a TV and sink, so it’s a cosy space to unwind. View across the rooftops. Recommend the coastal walk from Looe to Polperro.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage, perfect for 2 people."

    Well appointed. Right in the middle of everything but lovely quiet location where the tourist crowds of Looe don't tend to wander.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fabulous to be back and see my school friends after so long being away x will ..."

    Fabulous to be back and see my school friends after so long being away x will book again for sure x sweet cottage clean and comfy and central to everything x

    Reviewed by Clair4.7Mar 2020

  • "Make more aware of parking limitations"

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cosy cottage right in the heart of things in East Looe."

    Good central heating and well equipped. Pubs and restaurants nearby. A gem!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2019

  • "Had a lovely long weekend at the cottage ."

    Was very cold on arrival as the heating hadn't been left on for us, but didn't take too long to warm up. Everything g that you would want was at the cottage and a very short walk to the town. Very friendly people, can recommend the Ship Inn and The Golden Guinea for friendliness and food. Just what we needed, thank you very much. Unloading the car on arrival and departure was easy, we parked by the church and then took the car to Millpool car park and walked back, no problem.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet street in Looe, literally metres from the sea."

    Local beaches were spacious and interesting - even in the rain! The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and well-equipped, using space in a really interesting and sensible way. The stairs are a bit tricky but it was good exercise going up and down two flights! Plenty of places to eat, drink and shop in the locality. You definitely don't need to bring a car as Looe is well-served by public transport. We hope to come again in better weather to explore the beautiful oak woods and Looe Island near by.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2019

  • "Everything was perfect - lovely cottage, full of charm and really well thought out."

    To find such a homely stay that allows dogs is such a treat! Location to shops and harbour is ridiculously good.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2019

  • "Despite being so near the town centre and the beach area it was amazingly peaceful and I loved it!"

    You are right to stress the steepness of the stairs as it would definitely NOT suit anyone who has even minor mobility issues. Owners could think about replacing the worn, and therefore somewhat unappealing, kitchen sink but this is a niggle and the cottage otherwise met expectations.

    In response to Mrs Adby's review: We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday in our quaint Fisherman's Cottage with regard to the sink area in the kitchen, the oak drainer will be sanded and re-varnished until we do a brand new kitchen refit, proposed for this winter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth3.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, felt very much at home."

    Would recommend to anyone visiting looe

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4May 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • One bedroom: 1 c second-floor king-size
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/dining area
  • Ground-floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, 2 x TVs, selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking within a 5 minute walk
  • 1 well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk. Please note: Due to the steepness of the stairs in property, this property may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues

The property

Chy Pyscador is a quaint, mid-terrace fisherman's cottage resting within the popular fishing port of Looe.

Tucked away within a pretty pedestrian lane, this whitewashed traditional homestay makes a fabulous romantic escape for those seeking a tranquil spot, yet within paces of restaurants, Cornish inns, beaches and the colourful quay.

Upon entering this property, you are immediately charmed by the sitting room boasting a wooden floor, ceiling beams, stone fireplace and granite hearth with a mock woodburner.

Stairs rise to the first floor with an attractive stained glass window leading to the delightful bespoke kitchen with grey hued units, wooden work surfaces, Belfast sink and a table for two for that pasty lunch or cream tea.

On the second-floor, you will find a king-size double bedroom, which offers a feature fireplace, wash basin and wall mounted TV and view across the roof tops.

At the front of the cottage is a box seat, perched within a sunny nook to sit with a morning coffee and plan the day ahead.

Looe harbour and the superb sandy beach makes this a popular coastal retreat, with a myriad of inns, restaurants and cafes lining the waterside, boasting local produce and traditional ales.

Hop on a leisurely boat trip to Looe Islands bird and wildlife sanctuary, which promises a particularly picturesque setting, or board one of the many boat trips from the harbour to see seals in their natural habitat or try deep sea fishing.

Alternatively, the two golden beaches boast rock pools and caves for exploration and endless stunning coastal walks in both directions or hire a cycle and discover the scenic woodlands.

Further afield are the famous Eden Project andl Heligan Gardens, each offering a superb day out.

For rest, relaxation and coastal capers, Chy Pyscador is an idyllic bolthole for a getaway, all year round.

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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: The two flights of stairs are a little narrower and a little steeper than average.
Please note: Due to the steepness of the stairs in property, this property may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas