The Ancient Cottage

Looe, South East Coast

  • Awaiting Grading
  • Make the most of your enclosed furnished garden and enjoy a barbeque, with wonderful views.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,196 per week
  • £171 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga


  • 3 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • The property is located next to water, children should be supervised.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Location! Location! Location! Beautiful, character detached cottage set in the heart of the Looe valley surrounded by woodlands with river views. Tastefully and lovingly restored having been completed in 2020 this spacious Cornish cottage boasts character and charm to include bespoke, comfortable furnishings. Once sampled we are sure you will want to return again and again! Situated only 3 miles from the coast by car the best way to discover the idyllic Looe Valley is most definitely by foot from Ancient Cottage. Step into your walking boots and take a leisurely stroll along the footpath adjacent the West Looe river through Kilminorth woods to Looe, spectating magnificent wildlife; such as kingfishers, herons and other birds along the way. Whatever the season the mesmerizing beauty of the valley is right on your doorstep! For the more active among you, canoe along the river, hire a boat for the day or visit the nearby historic,picturesque fishing port of Polperro where you will find many shops, restaurants and inns to while away an hour or two. There are of course many beaches to explore too such as Talland, Lansallos, Looe, Millendreath and Seaton all located close by.

Entrance hall:
Built-in storage cupboard, boot bench, games, coat hooks.
Two Multi-fuel burners, ample seating, games, Smart TV, coffee table, door to storm porch.
Kitchen: Integrated large fridge with icebox, Neff built-in dishwasher, belfast sink, Range Master stove, integrated washing machine, microwave, dining room table with seating for eight guests, shelving unit with books.
Snug: Wall mounted Smart TV, table, lamp, seating, console with drawers, door to paved patio area enjoying spectacular views of the river, woodland and valley beyond.
Cloakroom: Basin, w.c.

Bedroom 1:
King size bed (5'), two chests of drawers, lamps, double wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, doors to roof top balcony area commanding spectacular views of the river, woodland and the valley beyond.
Bedroom 2: King size bed (5')- may be unzipped to form 2 x 3’ singles, built-in double wardrobe, dressing table with mirror.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (2'6) - may be linked to form 5' King size bed, chest of drawers with mirror, books, hanging for clothes.
Bedroom 4:
Bunk beds (3'), clothes stand, chest of drawers, reading lights, children’s books.
Bathroom 1: Double shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower unit, wall mounted mirrored cabinet, basin, w.c, heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2: Walk-in dual shower, basin, w.c. Victorian style bath, w.c, basin, heated towel rail, shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower unit, wall mounted cabinet with mirror.

GARDEN & PARKING: Outside seating area, barbecue, fantastic views of Looe River, Kiliminorth woods and the valley beyond, log store, shed. Parking for two cars on private driveway. No e-charging point currently, nearest location, main carpark in Looe or happy for guests to use adaptor with extension at their own risk at a £20 charge

Pets: 1 dog welcome, £25 per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent, heated towel rail in bathrooms. 
Bedding and Linen: Pillows & duvets included; bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels. 
Shop: 2.5 ml Pub: 2.5 ml

NOTES: No smoking, 1 pet welcome, Please specify bed preference for bedrooms 2 and 3 at time of booking, WiFi provided Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


The town of Looe has charming narrow streets leading down to a picturesque harbour, and is split into East and West Looe by the river that runs through it, and on down to the beach.  Looe's sandy beach has a little cafe where you can linger over a cup of coffee while people-watching or admiring the view. 

There are a number of lovely cafes, as well as restaurants and pubs to choose from, making this a great destination for the foodies among you.  You will have the opportunity to buy freshly-caught fish from the market on the quay, or if you fancy it, go out on a fishing trip to have a go at catching your own!

If you don't fancy fishing, a good alternative boat trip is to Looe Island, where you can find some lovely examples of rare plants, and spot plenty of wildlife, including grey seals and seabirds.  Looe Marine Conservation Group can give you more information about the island and its wildlife.

Looe is said to be a wonderful place to enjoy the New Year festivities, a time when many happy party-goers in fancy dress descend upon the town to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a magnificent display of fireworks.