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Lily Cottage

(Ref. 987239)

Looe, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beautiful grounds. Quiet and peaceful. Owner very friendly and helpful. Dog friendly. Big enough for 6 adults.

    Thank you Teresa for such wonderful feedback, we very much look forward to welcoming you all back to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages in the future. Siobhan. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2024

  • "Friendly host & lovely cottage"

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, I hope we see you again at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in fabulous gardens."

    Very helpful hosts. Only downside no storage space in en-suite bedroom.

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. The ensuite bedroom has wall mounted hanging space with many wooden hangers, and a fold away rack for suitcases. I will however, look further into storage solutions. The other bedrooms have excessive storage, as well as a really generous living space with storage too. The thick stone walls of this historic barn conversion have dictated the bedroom sizes, but we feel that the bags of charm and character in the beautiful setting and stunning views across the 2 acre gardens from the window help to balance out the room. We look forward to welcome you back to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great cottage great host"

    Thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you back to Cardwen Farm soon. Siobhan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place."

    Spacious for a family of 4 with 3 nice sized bedrooms and a big open living space upstairs. Well appointed. Lovely location on the edge of a little village. Also close to national trust beaches (Lantic Bay) which were very special and other interesting things. Owners were very responsive and helpful if we needed them. Would highly recommend. Only small thing was that dogs couldn't run free in the backyard because of ponds etc but not a big issue for us.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Dec 2023

  • "We spent a great week staying at Lily Cottage."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the owner was extremely helpful and quick to respond when we had a query. We were able to relax in the cottage but also appreciated its location as we were able to visit lots of places in the local area. I would definitely stay here again - thank you!

    Charlotte thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. Here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages we take the importance of precious holidays very seriously and want to make sure everyone has an exceptional stay with us here in Cornwall. We love the location too, there is so much to do nearby, as well as easy access to the A38 and A30 for our guests who enjoy travelling further into Cornwall. I hope we see you again, Siobhan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings which was perfect for our family holiday ."

    Our dog Arthur loved the gardens! Siobhan,the owner, was a brilliant host.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Yvonne, it was lovely to meet you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. We hope to see you and Arthur again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Lily cottage a perfect retreat."

    Very quiet and relaxing. Our children loved the barn owl camera and were lucky enough to see the 3 baby owls as well as the parents feeding them. Amazing! If I had to offer improvement advice I would say the dishwasher was a bit smelly so we didn't use it but honestly we were so sad to leave and my daughter was crying. Pickle the pug also had a lovely week. Thank you Shiobhan and family.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. The two Owl Box cameras that feeds to the TV in the lounge are very popular with everyone, it so lovely to get children engaged in nature also. I did have a look at the dishwasher and had our housekeeping team also have a sniff, we couldn't detect anything bad, we think possibly the dishwasher may not of been run for some time? As we were unable to find anything when we did the next changeover we can only theorise that from previous bookings the smaller number of occupants in the cottage perhaps did not run it for a while possibly leaving a slightly stale aroma?? Nevertheless we have throughly cleaned the dishwasher anyway, and run several high temperature washes to be sure. We have checked in with guests since who are happy with the dishwasher. We will continue to keep a close eye on all our appliances, as we always aim for a very high level of cleanliness. A weekly sniff check has been added! I live here on site and always encourage all our guests to let me know as soon as they find something they need to draw to my attention too as I am always happy to rectify any issues immediately so that all our guests are able to enjoy their precious holidays - using all facilities - with us to the fullest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly4.7May 2023

  • "Very cosy cottage lovely out Look very welcoming and friendly owner would highly recommend this place Geoff Hobbs"

    Thanks Geoff, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. It was a pleasure to welcome you all here and I would hope to see you all again one day. Siobhan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great location and fantastic property, would definitely book again."

    Thanks Lisa, we look forward to welcoming you back to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set within lovely grounds and in a perfect location quiet and peaceful with walking distance to convenience store and local pub."

    The cottage is very comfortable, clean, well equipped and dog friendly. Thank you Siobhan for being so welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a great holiday and have already booked to return next year.

    Great feedback, thank you Mike. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! We certainly enjoy having the village shop and pub within an easy wander too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a beautiful, well equipped holiday cottage, set in gorgeous share grounds and within easy reach of Looe and Polperro."

    The owl cam was a real treat, with 3 chicks and two adults in the nest we could have spent the whole holiday watching them. We'd done a lot of advance planning, but the information folder gave us some local recommendations that we're really glad we didn't miss out on. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for the owners (tick removal included) and we had a fabulous stay. It just wasn't long enough!

    Well thank you very much indeed for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. It was a memorable stay! We adore watching the barn owls too, a real privilege. We hope to welcome you back to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Good location to get places. Really clean and well equipped. The host was friendly and on hand to answer questions etc. One of our high spots was to watch the nesting owls in the roof linked up to the television. Will be back.

    It was lovely to have you here Sally and we look forward to seeing you again. We have been spending more and more time ourselves watching the Owls recently as they are (as I write this) now sat on 5 eggs - we cant wait to watch them hatch! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lily cottage has been set up and provided with the highest quality facilities, decor and equipment."

    The interior has been spared no expense and location and grounds provide the ideal environment for guests and pets alike. The owners were attentive and receptive and nothing was too much trouble. We hope to revisit next year.

    Well Thank you David for taking the time to leave us with this lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you next year. In that time we will be continuing to upgrade and improve the cottage including brand new sofas and carpeting. We always aim for the highest standards and enjoy seeing our guests arrive and leave with a smile! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage to stay in Everything you need is there."

    Also, the hostess (Siobahn) is very friendly and helpful at all times. I would go there again.

    Thank you ever so much for your kind feedback, it has made me smile. Lovely to know the effort we put in is appreciated. Really hope to see you all again! Siobhan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a wonderful self catering cottage, we couldn't fault it, beautifully decorated, warm and comfortable and made even more enjoyable with the barn owls webcam which we watched continually."

    Thanks so much Siobhan for all the little finishing touches, so thoughtfully provided.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. We adore the Barn Owls and have been watching closely as we approach breeding season; baby owls soon we hope. Soon we will be live streaming them through our website. We always aim for that home from home feeling and I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again. Siobhan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    ..excellent touch with the owl tv

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lily cottage is a comfortable, well furnished and equipped cottage situated in a beautiful setting."

    We enjoyed watching the owl at dusk on the owl cam.The owners are friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in beautiful and convenient location."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cardwen Farm is an amazing place, the pictures on the website don't do it justice."

    The owners, Sibohan and her family including Archie the dog made us feel real welcome from day one. Location was excellent with many local beaches such as Lantic Bay, Lansollos Bay and Plaidy Beach. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Piera5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners were so helpful even allowing us to charge our electric car over night."

    We had baby Owls in the roof and the camera that the owners had placed in the roof allowed to watch the Owls via the T.V. The location was so peaceful and yet close to all amenities. It was a really good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful,well kept and lovely gardens,comfortable ,clean and attractive cottage well equipped and welcoming,Siobhan and Clive and will were really lovely as was Archie thier little dog, Had a wonderful time,sad to come home."


    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Thank you Siobhan, Clive, Will and of course Archie for a wonderful holiday."

    Cardwen Farm is a great location, the grounds are beautiful and peaceful with great access to the coast path a short drive away and Looe and Polperro nearby. Lily Cottage is spacious and comfortable and has the added treat of the owl cam! Fabulous. A special place and special people.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful family holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2020

  • "The Lily cottage site is a beautiful, out-of-the-way farm."

    We had a lovely relaxed holiday and the children enjoyed the space and exploring the grounds. Clive and Siobhan are fantastic hosts and always around to answer questions. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and beautifully decorated. Everything you could want.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay in Lily Cottage and made to feel very welcome ."

    It was beautifully clean and well equipped. We were able to explore the local area easily which was stunning. The owl cam was an added bonus , we loved watching them every evening!

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a very good week thanks to our friendly and attentive hosts."

    We found their cottage very comfortable and well equipped however, we would like to raise a couple of small points as suggestions for further improvement: we feel a little more attention to the finer detail e.g. dust on all flat surfaces was apparent - probably due to the regular use of log burner; de-frosting of freezer & disposal of previous users food stuffs. There was certainly more than enough books and toys to entertain occupiers on a rainy day - even a resident owl for watching on the TV screen!

    Thank you for the kind comments. We are sorely disappointed to hear that you found a couple of things that were not up to the very high standard we set ourselves at Cardwen Farm. Preceding your stay we used a different cleaning company on a one off occasion and have passed on your comments - along with our own. We pride ourselves on providing spotless accommodation and regret placing this in the hands of someone different. This is the first time we have had this feedback. We are always more than happy for any guest to approach us on site if there are any issues. We will do our upmost to resolve anything immediately. We are also sorry to hear that you found unwelcome items in the freezer, this again has been passed to the housekeeping team at the time. We do however deliberately leave bags of ice in the freezer for the convenience of our guests. Owl TV has proven very popular with all our visitors and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Dec 2019

  • "Lovely welcome from the owners, personally showing us in and explaining the 'workings' and also with a scrumptious plate of scones, cream and jam!"

    Lily cottage was more spacious than we had thought and very well equipped, just great. Our dog received a welcome too and with outside space it was a very relaxing place. Live feed from an owl box onto the TV was mesmerising, We would definitely revisit and wish these new owners every success.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was fantastic having the owl TV,allowing us to watch these wonderful birds,"

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was spacious, comfortable and equipped with all anyone could ever need."

    The owners were there to greet us and could not be more welcoming. We had a very lazy chilled out week and fortunately the weather was perfect for September. We would recommend this cottage to couples or families wanting a quiet get away Holliday.

    Reviewed by Norma4.7Sep 2019

  • "The hosts are very helpful and friendly, would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, the hosts were excellent, lived on site and nothing was too much trouble."

    The facilities were great, everything needed was provided. The beds were the most comfortable I’ve ever stayed in. Overall a great place to stay. Will definitely be returning and would recommend 100%.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2019

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming, including their dog!"

    Special touches such as fresh flowers, a Cornish tea and fresh laid eggs were much appreciated. A beautiful spot not too far off the main road, so good access for other areas in Cornwall. Would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage were exceptional hosts and did everything possible to ensure the holiday was as good as it could have been."

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2019

  • "We all enjoyed the cottage."

    Very nice. Thanks.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Extremely friendly owners, very quiet location and wonderful grounds."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lily Cottage was very comfortable and the grounds the cottages are in are so relaxing."

    The hosts are very accommodating and the cottage is situated well for visiting all parts of Cornwall. The Owl TV was amazing to watch and all in all made our stay memorable, we will be back. We didn't take a dog but it is very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Rosina4.7Apr 2019

  • "A lovely tranquil rural location ideally situated for exploring SE Cornwall and adjacent parts of Devon."

    Our trips out included Talland Bay with cliff-top walk to Polperro, Looe, Seaton, Plymouth Hoe and Barbican, Morwhellam Quay, Lantic Bay, Cawsands, Antony House, Polruan and Fowey. Cottage very comfortable. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2019

  • "This was a really great cottage and has been one of our favourites, there was a warm welcome from the owners and their beautiful friendly dog."

    Set in the peace and quiet of a beautiful garden over flowing with Camila bushes. We intend to go back later in the year and possibly a lot more times to come.

    Reviewed by April5.0Mar 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with an en-suite shower room with a shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, nespresso coffee maker
  • Smart TV, iPod dock, a selection of books and games and Super-fast WiFi
  • A tumble dryer is available which serves the 5 barns charged at £5 per load
  • Logs are provided on arrival and additional logs can be purchased at £5 per load
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal landscaped gardens with gas BBQ
  • Disposable BBQ's can also be purchased for guests going to the beach
  • Cot and Highchair (available on request)
  • Two well behaved pets welcome (XL Bully breeds cannot be accommodated)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12 mins walk and pub 1 mile
  • Bike storage (available on request)
  • Note: Care must be taken with children in the grounds as there are open ponds
  • Note: Lily Cottage does have ground floor bedrooms but the accommodation is arranged over two floors

The property

Lily Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated in Pelynt near Looe Cornwall.

Internally, the property has been extensively renovated to provide comfortable and attractive accommodation in the heart of the countryside.

There is an open-plan living area with a range of comfortable seating, and boasting a lovely woodburning stove, perfect for cosy nights in, in front of the Smart TV.

Settle down at the dining room table, with seating for up to six people and enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal.

Prepared in the modern kitchen, with its wooden units and sleek black worktops.

On the lower ground floor are three bedrooms, one double with an en-suite shower room, one king-size and one twin.

There is a separate family bathroom with the choice of a bath or shower over.

Outside are communal gardens.

A wildlife camera has been fitted to the owl box and connected to the Smart TV inside, providing precious live footage for wildlife enthusiasts.

Lily Cottage is a lovely holiday home in the heart of the countryside.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 999355, 999356, 1072735 and 999357, together they can sleep twenty-four people.

Cardwen Farm

Set in the grounds of Cardwen Farm, in Pelynt near Looe, Cornwall, this group of cottages have undergone an extensive renovation and now provide high-quality, contemporary accommodation. Internally, the huge vaulted ceilings create spacious rooms, while the heating system ensures that your stay is as warm and comfortable as possible. The main living areas are open-plan and refreshing, providing comfortable sitting areas, social dining spaces and well-equipped kitchens hosting a range of high-quality amenities to set you up perfectly for your break. All are beautifully decorated throughout, featuring exposed beams, giving the properties a wealth of character. With a total of 12 bedrooms, these cottages are ideal for couples or families to enjoy and the sleek bathrooms provide peaceful spaces to top off the superb interior wonderfully. All cottages have access to the shared landscaped gardens, with extensive lawned areas and ample seating. Enjoy your morning coffee or your evening glass of wine outside, with your peaceful, rural location making it extra special. The cottages are within 3 miles of the coast for those that are looking for a beach holiday, why not visit the beautiful towns of Lansallos and Polruan. Local attractions include the Looe to Polperro walk, a coastal walk along the South West Coast Path. With magnificent sights, such as the 6th century monastery. There are rockpools and surrounding beaches with remnants of shipwrecks, tales of smugglers and the picturesque fishing village of Polperro.

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: No stag or Hen parties allowed.
Note: Care must be taken with children in the grounds as there are open ponds.
Note - Regretfully no XL Bully breeds accepted in any circumstance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas