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Alexandra Cottage

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Looe, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is perfect in the heart of the quiet side of Looe."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything you need for a self catering holiday. I recommend it highly and will definitely be back . Parking was an added bonus a short walk up the hill.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jun 2024

  • "Stayed at Alexandra Cottage last week."

    Lovely Clean Cottage and so close to the Harbour, Shops and Restaurants. Would recommend this property to Family and Friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Justine Joanne5.0Jun 2024

  • "We loved our few days in Looe despite the rain and cold!"

    The cottage was the perfect place to unwind. We came by train and picked up supplies in the shops nearby. We loved exploring Looe and the local area on foot and by bus from this perfect base.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, very close to the harbour and the Jolly Sailor pub!"

    Would definitely recommend and stay here again

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and do hope you visit again. We love being able to visit the Jolly Sailor Pub, we even counted the steps, 150 front door to front door! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Have just spent a lovely week in Alexandra Cottage."

    Great location in a lovely quiet spot with the added advantage of a parking space. The cottage was beautiful and everything one would hope for and more. It felt very homely and was beautifully decorated and furnished. I loved it and have already started a holiday fund and hope to return soon.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a lovely week at Alexandra Cottage and enjoyed its great location in a quiet and convenient spot with parking. It warms our hearts to know that you found the cottage beautiful, homely, and well-decorated. We strive to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for our guests, and we're thrilled that it exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your enthusiasm for your future return visit and the holiday fund you've started. We'll be here to welcome you back whenever you decide to return. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to providing you with another fantastic stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful old cottage with all the charm you would expect."

    Located just before a steep hill and round the corner from the harbour so perfect location, with easy walking to the town and beach. Nice outside space for sitting in the evening and drying wet suits. Facilities good but could do with a grill rack in the grill pan and the cork screw needs replacing. A slip mat in the shower would be beneficial too.The bed in the main bedroom , a lovely room but the mattress dips on the left hand side as you look at it so could do with turning or replacing. These are very small concerns and didn’t spoil a lovely week in your beautiful cottage but just felt the owners should know.

    We're absolutely delighted to learn that your holiday in Looe and at the Cottage was enjoyable. It truly holds a special place in our hearts, we often refer to Looe as our own "mini Venice." Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the cottage. We want to emphasise that in our pre-arrival communications with guests, we genuinely mean it when we offer our assistance throughout their stay. That goes for any items that maybe missing or need replacing which can sometimes be the case in the busy season. Rest assured, we're taking immediate action to replace the corkscrew and address the shower mat and the grill pan situation. For the benefit of our upcoming guests, we'd like to highlight that the mattress is entirely new, having been acquired in Spring 2023 with no compromise on quality, representing a significant investment. We're considering whether the center post of the bed has moved and will look into this. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as it aids us in maintaining the Cottage's impeccable condition and enhancing it as necessary. We're committed to providing an exceptional experience for all our guests, and your insights contribute to achieving that goal. Thank you once again for your valuable input. Best regards, Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property with everything we could possibly need for our weeks holiday in Cornwall."

    Brilliant location and will definitely be returning.

    We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time during your holiday in Looe and that the property met all your needs. Your kind words and positive feedback mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for choosing our property for your stay! Best regards, Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property was very good Only improvements would be a tumble dryer and a second WC"

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback on your recent stay at our property. We are delighted to hear that you had a very good experience overall. Regarding your suggestion for a second WC, we understand its importance in enhancing guest comfort. However, as our property is Grade II listed, we are bound by certain restrictions that prevent us from making alterations that could compromise its historical integrity and architectural significance. While we are unable to add another WC, we do strive to ensure that the existing facilities are well-maintained and up to standard. As for the tumble dryer, we appreciate your input on this matter. We understand the convenience it offers, especially in unpredictable weather conditions. Nevertheless, due to space limitations and the traditional layout of Fisherman's cottages in Looe, integrating a tumble dryer would prove challenging. We endeavour to provide alternative drying solutions such as washing lines and clothes horses to accommodate our guests' needs. Your feedback is essential to us, and we will continue to explore ways to enhance our guests' experiences within the constraints of the property's historical significance and space limitations. We truly value your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the future for another pleasant experience. Once again, thank you for your 100/100 review, and if you have any further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We remain at your service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location in west Looe."

    Easy to walk to anywhere in Looe but out of the hussle and bussle of east Looe. Great place to stay.

    Thank you for our first review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Alexandra Cottage, it was a pleasure host you and your family and we hope to see you again in the future. Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, and stairgate available
  • Designated parking for 1 car in a private car park, a short journey away from the cottage
  • Enclosed, rear multi-level garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: There are steep steps in the rear garden
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property
  • Note: There is limited headroom whilst entering the home
  • Note: The staircase does not have spindles and the stairs are quite steep, unsuitable for those with limited mobility; please supervise children at all times whilst climbing the stairs

The property

Resting in the West Looe region of the Cornish Town is Alexandra Cottage, a delightful, three-bedroom home.

Just paces away from a hub of eateries, shops, and the shoreline, whilst complete with a designated parking space in a private car park, an enclosed, highly sought-after garden, and a charming interior, complete with original beamed ceilings, a woodburning stove, and flagstone flooring, the cottage makes an idyllic base for a family break; Alexandra Cottage welcomes six guests.

Park up in the designated parking space and travel on foot to the home, before entering through the stable door and into the characterful sitting room, where you can relax on the plush, leather sofas, light the woodburning stove, and catch up with your favourite series on Netflix.

Continue through to the dining room, designed for family mealtimes, which can be prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen, complete with an electric oven, induction hob, washing machine and dishwasher.

If you'd prefer an alfresco affair, climb the external steps up to the suntrap decked area, where you can dine and watch the sun set over Looe.

Return indoors to catch some rest, climbing the lovely wooden staircase, before arriving to three well-appointed bedrooms, including two king-size and a bunk room; all are serviced by a shower room.

Awaken to explore the town on foot, with the chance to stock up on the essentials, sample some of the areas local produce at The Sardine Factory Looe, The Old Sail Loft Restaurant, and Catch, and stroll along the harbour; further attractions include the Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, and the property is just a short walk away from the water’s edge where you’ll find a footpath and the ferry which will take you to sandy terrain of East Looe Beach.

Travel north towards Liskeard, firstly stopping off at Adrenalin Quarry for a fun-filled day of axe throwing and zip lining, ahead of touring Liskeard Museum, or continuing further into the county to hike across Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve.

Round off your break with a stroll across the Polperro Heritage Coast, reaching the harbour and the vantage point of Neadland Point, before returning home for sundowners.

Enjoy a family getaway at Alexandra Cottage.

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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