Smugglers Cottage offers an escape to an enchanting countryside oasis yet is close to the exclusive waterside town of Looe, the charming fishing port of Polperro and delightful Whitsand Bay.
With shared use of a 40ft outdoor heated swimming pool for supervised children, (seasonal opening), garden pond and water fountain, and a private south facing patio, it is an idyllic rural retreat.This converted stone former farm building is beautifully furnished in a nautical theme and has rustic charm throughout balanced by the comforts of modern living; high quality mattresses, plump sofas and full central heating.
The owners Georgian country house is set away from Smugglers cottage which inhabits a private corner with enclosed patio and barbecue.
With accommodation all on the ground level, there is an open plan living room (kitchen/diner/sitting room), one double bedroom and one bunk bedroom and a shower room with WC.
Elsewhere within the grounds is the shared use of a large meadow that overlooks the scenic countryside and woodlands suitable for ball games as well as children’s swing and picnic tables.
Fowey, 13 miles away, is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and holds special interest for visitors of all ages whilst the vibrant naval city of Plymouth is just 21 miles.
The beaches of Seaton and Downderry are nearby too.
Suitable for couples or a family of four, Smugglers Cottage is a peaceful retreat to visit at any time of the year.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shared use of outdoor swimming pool.
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..
Note: The heated swimming pool and adjoining garden and patio is shared between guests at Trehalvin and is open from 1st May to October. Children must be supervised at all times.