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Smugglers Cottage

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Looe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • friendly (4)
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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The complex and pool were beautiful but the cottage has bad damp in the children's bedroom meaning we had to have the windows open all the time as the smell was really strong."

    Also the kitchen was poorly stocked ( missing utensils such as an egg cup and cheese grater.) The host however was very accommodating and welcoming.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The damp issue in the children's bedroom has been dealt with. We are sorry that you weren't able to find an egg cup or cheese grater had we been made aware at the time of your stay about the missing items, we would have been more than happy to provide replacement items. We do hope that we might welcome you back to the property at a future date. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy2.8Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful presented cottage"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were made very welcome, with lots of little 'touches' that enhanced our stay."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great time at smugglers cottage we will be back"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "We've just returned from a lovely stay at Smugglers Cottage."

    The cottage itself was just right for what we needed, and was in a great location to explore Cornwall. We loved the pool, nice and warm and with plenty of seating around it for the family to relax. Communication from the owners was great - they are friendly and on hand if you need them. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with wonderful hosts"

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cleanliness in general was okay, but don’t expect to have to wipe over all the work surfaces, table and under the toaster."

    Cottage was comfortable, but was looking a little tired and cooker needed updating. Use of the field was great and views were amazing, but picnic tables badly needed replacing. 5:30 arrival time is much too late.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely holiday."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2021

  • "The location is excellent, lovely grounds, lovely people."

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2020

  • "Unfortunately it was a very cold week in August and the holiday cottage didnt have heating (apart from the master bedroom) until the autumn."

    The children struggled to sleep because they were cold and the duvets were thin. The bathroom was constantly wet because of the lack of heating too. Due to extra cleaning we couldnt check in until 5.30, but when we arrived at this time after travelling for 7 hours we were told our cottage wasnt ready, not the end of the world but disappointing for us as we wanted to get unpacked and start dinner. Very pleased about the washing machine and tumble dryer which I dont remember reading about on the website. Beautiful swimming pool and lovely, friendly owners. Welcomed with local biscuits and a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge which was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Emily3.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week - such a beautiful, peaceful place."

    A real gem!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2020

  • "Was a very relaxing and beautiful place."

    We loved the stunning landscapes and we enjoyed a lot. the landlords was very friendly and we had everything that we need . was a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Ricardo5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic location , very peaceful,amazing pool,the owners were friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Central heating and electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • On-site facilities, shared swimming pool, children's play area and meadow
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop/pub 3 miles
  • Notes: Step up into shower approx 25 cm.

The property

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.

Also available to book individually, or for larger groups, are Cider Cottage, Daisy Lodge and Sam's Cabin.

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.

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: The heated swimming pool and adjoining garden and patio is shared between guests at Trehalvin and is open from May to September. Children must be supervised at all times.

Note: Sorry no pets