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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The only downside of this accommodation is the steep steps down to the property."

    Although mentioned on the website I would make it highlighted a bit more as it’s definitely not suitable for older people, those with any mobility issues or very young children. The property was spotless, wifi a bit hit and miss, damp on bathroom ceiling though that didn’t impact the stay at all, it just didn’t look great. No parking outside property, again not an issue for me as I paid for a weekly ticket in a nearby car park and walked.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfy."

    The view was amazing. The kids loved it. My son found the sofa bed comfy too. We love looe and we can't wait to come again

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Dec 2023

  • "This is an excellently accommodating property with dishwasher, washing machine as well as the usual fridge, freezer etc."

    However the heating system was difficult to adjust and the steps down to the property were very very steep. Also, we arrived after it was dark and it was impossible to see the numbers on the keypad to access the keys. This could be remedied with a motion sensitive light by the door.

    Reviewed by Marie4.4Nov 2023

  • "- No light over entrance door - Upstand pipe from shower control leaking - ..."

    - No light over entrance door - Upstand pipe from shower control leaking - Kitchen waste bin broken - No hair dryer - Duvet cover threadbare, ripped along seam - Outside area needs tidying and weeding

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Sep 2023

  • "Had an amazing time at the house."

    The village is beautiful and clean. After a long day exploring, you come home to a cosy, clean and relaxing house. The view is just stunning from early morning or night. Just a great place to take in and watch the small village of Looe go about it’s daily run. Excellent stay with extra real relaxation thrown in. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    We had a good stay! Left a note with suggested fixes/improvements on the kitchen table. Br Severin

    Reviewed by Severin4.1Jul 2023

  • "We felt at home straight away after our long journey."

    Comfy beds and everything we needed. Balcony and view were great. Weather was perfect too.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time really enjoyed our time in looe the accommodation was ..."

    We had a fantastic time really enjoyed our time in looe the accommodation was really nice the only problem we found was the gate at road level it’s a shame it opens inwards with not much room to get round it obviously in would be better if it opened out but then your opening it onto a road it might be better to enlarge the landing and extra step but it’s not going to be easy but we managed it and had a great time

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Apr 2023

  • "What a beautiful setting and lovely property!"

    Thank you for having us and accommodating our last minute change due to unforeseen circumstances. I have deducted one star on the cleanliness because I felt the bathroom was not as clean as it could have been (the mirror cabinet was really quite dirty inside so we didn't want to use it) and there is a very old open bag of Twirl chocolates in the top left cupboard of the kitchen. This, however, did not spoil the experience for us and is easily fixable. We wouldn't hesitate to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2023

  • "The view from the property was fabulous and the property was ideal for a couple."

    Instructions on how to deal with rubbish, manage the heating etc would have been welcome. We also had to go and buy a bread knife - a bread board would have been good too! It was frustrating that the WiFi wasn’t very good and whilst the TV was supposed to be Freeview with BBC iPlayer we only managed to access HD channels (again no instructions) - as the weather wasn’t good this was a little frustrating. The lower patio was also in very poor condition. However these issues would not stop us staying at the property again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful little place with stunning views over the river, clean and cozy, please be careful of the steps down, bit tricky in the dark, could do with the floodlight repositioning, as it only comes on when half way down the steps, ( that is the only minor grumble), would I ever return here?"

    …. In a heartbeat. Had a slight issue with the WI-FI, this was addressed within 30mins.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is our second time at Rivercrest and the view is still as spectacular as every."

    The cottage had everything in it to make our stay comfortable and very enjoyable. We would thoroughly recommend it and I’m sure we will return again next year

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a excellent summer vacation at River Crest."

    Thanks to the host, we felt welcome and had a really good time.

    Reviewed by Herbert4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very nice cottage for hollyday"

    Reviewed by Raj4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, we stayed here for 2 weeks and had an amazing time, it's in a good location, clean and comfy and the caretaker went over and above on any queries we had whilst there."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Could not have been happier with our experience at Rivercrest!"

    The photos are very accurate but the place is even better when you arrive. The house is very well appointed and extremely comfortable in every area. The view from the lounge and balcony are gorgeous, looking across the river to the town and the sea beyond..stunning! We couldn't have picked a nicer place to holiday in Cornwall and we travelled extensively believe me! The setting is spectacular and would recommend this property and area as a great place to enjoy a cornish holiday.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our short break to Looe very much."

    Fantastic views overlooking the river and out to sea. Clean, well furnished cottage with clear instructions on facilities. Situated quite close to most amenities with ease access to town. My children were very happy and enjoyed our time very much. The Staircase is quite steep leading to the cottage a bigger sign might be useful for those arriving in late in the night. Otherwise a beautiful cottage in a beautiful serene coastal town. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Esther4.7May 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, but outside area need some work, because u can’t enjoy ..."

    Very nice cottage, but outside area need some work, because u can’t enjoy sitting in balcony was dirty u can’t sit on the chairs they was dirty with birds dropping

    Reviewed by Liga5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice place , beds very firm , the WiFi code provided in info pack is incorrect, but is easily found on back of the Hub."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2022

  • "Great property to stay in easy to get to and beautiful views overall a great stay"

    Reviewed by Tanya4.7Mar 2022

  • "The stay at this quaint little cottage was exactly what we were looking for the veiw of the harbour and surrounding areas are stunning."

    The cottage was spacious, comfortable and very clean. Obviously the owners are very proud of it. The only negatives there was no parking space outside and had to park in the public car park a 5 minute walk away and the steps leading down to the cottage are a bit steep if struggle with steps. All in all we would definitely recommend this little gem.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "The whole place needs a good deep clean and a review of occupancy."

    There is far too much furniture in the apartment and I felt a bit hemmed in by it all. The painting needs freshening too as there are marks everywhere. Very poor, apart from the view, which was fab.

    Reviewed by Joanne2.5Sep 2021

  • "No wi-fi"

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2021

  • "Location and views amazing as expected."

    Accommodation spotless and fully equipped. Stairs down to the accommodation are ridiculously steep and should be shown on pictures as we were mislead to think the other staircase from the patio was the access stairs. Downstairs patio was absolutely appalling! So disappointed with this area. We had planned to have bbqs and allow our little one to play there. Considering there has been a lockdown and we were paying a premium price the owners had plenty of time to address this area! However the neglected state was shocking! There is clearly a problem with the seagulls as they do not have any spikes or wire on the property or it’s boundaries! Children’s bedroom needs a curtain!! This is a must especially in the summer months! We had to put a towel over the existing curtain rail from (which should have hung a curtain!) No recycling tubs/boxes and no guidance where to dispose of this or that the cleaning staff were happy to sort. Finally this is not a property to accommodate 6 people. Thank goodness my parents had to cancel as we would have been so crammed in and on top of each other!

    Reviewed by Katherine3.4Jul 2021

  • "The steps up and down to the property are very steep The outside area is covered in seagull poo."

    The seagulls and their chicks live there. The accommodation was adequate for us. The view was splendid. We had read reviews before we went so we were aware what to expect.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8Jun 2021

  • "The gate had dropped and was very difficult to open."

    Shower tray does not drain/is blocked, bathroom radiator not on so damp smell (usually always on 4th visit to this property), shower hose filthy, light cord filthy, carpet in lounge filthy, freezer needs defrosting, now the terrace has been given over to seagulls they kept landing on balcony & railing, some plastic spikes would prevent this, kitchen table sticky, kitchen cupboard doors sticky, no clean hand towels provided only brown stained smelly ones, the bed settee sofa cushions flat and falling off and very uncomfortable to sit on, moved a chair to sit on and spiders/dust underneath it, various cobwebs and spider behind kitchen bin. Everyone loves the view as do we, property now in a tired state.

    Reviewed by Catherine2.8Jun 2021

  • "The location was superb!"

    A cautionary note, not ideal for anyone with mobility issues due to the very steep steps in accessing the property. But once in, the view is worth it, and the place has a lovely feel. Parking is a challenge, but this is to be expected in a busy Cornish town. Be prepared to park in the nearby car park and buy a ticket for the week for £39 or £5.60 for 24hrs.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rivercrest."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Loved the balcony with amazing views. Ideal location for walking into the town and for getting out and about. The caretakers Jamie & Kevin are so friendly, helpful and do an excellent job. Thank you, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2021

  • "A last minute break away in the beautiful town of Looe we saw the apartment and thought it perfect so much so we expected to be disappointed."

    We weren’t! Very clean tidy, gorgeous huge shower big enough for 2 lovely big main bedroom plenty of room to hide suitcases and put all our clothes away. The view outside of the harbour whilst relaxing on the sofa in the evening was just wonderful and we loved how the supplied coffee tea sugar and even a packet of biscuits, lovely touch and much appreciated. We will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by S5.0May 2021

  • "We generally enjoyed our stay but there were a few things that need attention."

    Dirty broken blind in toilet. Filthy toilet brush. Stained towels. No shower caddy or hook in bathroom. Bed throw needed washing. Living room rug dirty. Windows needed cleaning. Area outside front door untidy and unwelcoming. No welcome pack. Absolutely NOTHING in the cupboards - not even a spare bin liner!

    Reviewed by Dian3.4Apr 2021

  • "Had an enjoyable mini-break in October 2020."

    Accommodation is adequate although could do with a deep clean in the lounge area. The bathroom too needs some attention - we noted that the broken bathroom lock has been reported in the visitor book for over 5-years and still is is not fixed! (The blind was also broken.) Privacy is important for children - we have two - and clearly no facility to lock the bathroom door is wholly unacceptable. The lack of parking although was expected was a bit annoying when you have to walk for 15 minutes in the rain. There are 1-hour parking bays behind the accommodation but these are permanently taken up by blue-badge holders from the neighbouring residential care home who NEVER move their cars. Like a lot of holiday cottages the owners frustratingly refuse to put up decent curtains. Thin blinds whilst didn't affect us would be very annoying in the summer when it is light early morning. I would recommend this accommodation but with caution and a not to high an expectation.

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Oct 2020

  • "The View from the Balcony over the Harbour and Town, could just spend the week sitting and watching that."

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Sep 2020

  • "A lovely little town,full of surprises."

    If relaxing is your thing this is the place, whether you like walks, reading, setting up an easel and painting ( as my wife loves to do) Looe is ideal. great place to dine out,a visit to THE SMUGGLERS COTTAGE is a must, especially for the sunday carvery. Great place for fresh fish ( the The holiday home ( RIVERCREST) was ideal place for my wife and myself to reside for 7 days, clean, comfortable , and the view over the bridge and harbour is wonderful. Loved Looe and WILL without a doubt holiday ( it was our honeymoon) again.

    Reviewed by Myron5.0Mar 2020

  • "Our stay at Rivercrest was amazing, would highly recommend staying there."

    The place felt like home absolutely loved it

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2019

  • "Brilliant from start to finish - a fantastic property with great facilities and stunning views."

    Peaceful location but slight downside was steep stairs for access but not really a problem Looking forward to returning

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "A beautiful property with a fantastic view"

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ideal location for travelling around Cornwall."

    Very clean and very comfortable bed. Lovely views from balcony overlooking Looe harbour with lots to see and do

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Sep 2019

  • "Another fantastic stay at Rivercrest!"

    Everything we needed and more. The views are amazing and many an hour was spent on the balcony watching the world go by.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jul 2019

  • "The view was amazing."

    It was a little disconcerting to have to descend steep narrow stairs to the door with boxes and bags but we got used to them. The cottage is within easy walk of the town where there are ample shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a regular bus service to Polpero which is a quaint fishing port. The lower patio was not available for use due to nesting gulls.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jul 2019

  • "Positives/ great location, good bus links, great base and fantastic beach."

    Plenty of good eateries and coastal walks. Negatives/ no on site parking and very steep steps down.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly what we were looking for, and matched the advertised description."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was ideally located and within walking distance of the shops and restuarants in Looe."

    A fantastic couple of days relaxing and great views over Looe from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Mar 2019

  • "Looe is a place we love to stay and Rivercreast has a great view over the ..."

    Looe is a place we love to stay and Rivercreast has a great view over the harbour and out to sea , the steps going down to rivercrest are very steep and narrow , how ever we are only just into the season and a bit of a paint inside would we great the bathroom door needs tighting up and the tap , i know this is only a small thing BUT i would still come back a great place to stay thank you

    Reviewed by Karon4.7Mar 2019

  • "Ideal location, perfectly clean and all every facility you could need or want."

    Communication with contacts for arrival and departure was excellent.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2019

  • "River Crest was everything we wanted in a holiday cottage."

    ..and more! It is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and the views are amazing! The location is perfect with just a short (but steep) walk to the bridge and all the lovely things that Looe has to offer! Would highly recommend and would love to visit again one day.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rivercrest, Looe is lovely and Rivercrest has a great location despite the steep hills (majority of properties will be on a steep hill)."

    The apartment is well decorated and modern. Hosts were very responsive. My only negative would be areas needing more attention for cleaning in the bedroom, few spiders amongst dust next to chimney breast. Also if the owner has time I think the bathroom needs attention, the extractor doesn't seem to absorb much water and felt very, very damp, but I'm assuming it's difficult when the cottage is booked back to back in this busy season.

    Reviewed by Kat4.7Jun 2018

  • "The apartment was great."

    The only issue was I had to go out and buy a hairdryer as not one at the property. The location was great with brilliant views and the parking space was a godsend.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7May 2018

  • "It was a very clean and well equipped flat and the only moan was the lack of a ..."

    It was a very clean and well equipped flat and the only moan was the lack of a lock on the bath room door , but apart from that I would book this again next year for sure thanks again for a great holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2017

  • "Great little cottage with everything you need!"

    Views are amazing and great location for looe town plus lots of things within an hour away.

    Reviewed by Sam4.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage itself was absolutely fantastic if anything it exceeded our expectations."

    It's beautiful view of looe is worth the money alone! All facilities were modern and worked as they should. The only negative was that 2 days before arrival I tried to call both numbers supplied for the caretakers to discuss the key box. I left 3 messages and I got nothing back. I contacted Sykes who emailed me the key safe combination but the lack of contact from the caretakers then caused a problem when we arrived and there were coded padlocks on the main gate that both Sykes and myself were unaware of. Eventually Sykes got hold of the owner who told them the code but also slipped in that "the caretakers should have told me this" which started the holiday on a slightly bitter note. Other than this it was fine.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2016

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed and doors out onto the balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Restricted parking bays to the front of the property, with alternative parking in public, pay and display car park approx
  • 10 mins walk away
  • Balcony and separate back terrace, both with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed via a steep and narrow, external flight of steps and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Sofa bed available for flexible sleeping arrangements or two extra guests if required

The property

If you are looking for a holiday with everything on your doorstep, a short walk to a choice of safe beaches and a wide selection of old inns and restaurants in an historic fishing town, then a stay at Rivercrest could be just what you are looking for.

An inviting, all-ground-floor property, perfectly suited to families and group of friends, it makes the perfect choice for a fun-filled escape to Cornwall.

Enter via the balcony right into the contemporary living area of the sociable open-plan living space, where you can settle down on one of the snug sofas before the television, or sit around the dining table together with a board game when you're not out exploring the nightlife of Looe.

The well-equipped kitchen offers everything you could need for a week-long stay, with all of the areas in this space designed to make the most of the amazing riverside views.

There are two bedrooms here, as well as a double sofa bed in the sitting area.

Just down from the balcony, a large private Mediterranean-style terrace is an ideal quiet spot to relax, whatever time of day.

Rivercrest is the perfect choice for a holiday home in Cornwall whatever time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1052757, together sleeping 16 guests.

Bridgend Cottages

Two beautiful waterside abodes resting amongst the East Looe River, the Bridgend Cottages are perfectly positioned for a scenic escape to Cornwall. Together sleeping a total of sixteen guests, the pair of properties combine to offer families and groups of friends a perfect spot from which to explore the Cornish coast. Nesden House rests over three floors, and is able to sleep a total of ten guests, while Rivercrest sits all on the ground floor and can host a total of six guest with the convenience of a sofa bed, each property boasting its own magnificent views of the river and beyond, giving you a glimpse of the Cornish wonder awaiting to be discovered. This lovely pair of holiday homes occupy what must be one of the best locations in Cornwall, with fabulous views and within walking distance of all of the amenities and attractions of the charming seaside town of Looe, there's no better choice for your fun-filled escape. Join the hive of activity in the town centre, with a good selection of shops to mosey away the hours in as well as accompanying eateries, with pubs, restaurants and cafés to take your pick from. The town benefits from a choice of beaches, East Looe offers safe swimming and is perfect for sunbathing and sand castles, while on the beach at West Looe, the rock pools change with every tide, and are a great source of amusement to children of all ages. With so much going on in and around Looe it would be easy to leave the car parked up for your entire stay but with charming old villages such as Polperro so close by, there will always be something to do. Spend a day in Fowey and explore the beauty of its estuary, with all of an aquarium, museum and St Catherine's Castle to keep you entertained, whilst the renowned attractions of The Eden Project and the Adrenalin Quarry lie within close reach too. With so many fun-filled attractions nearby, the Bridgend Cottages make the perfect choice for a memorable trip to Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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