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Liskeard
Online guide to Liskeard - East Cornwall

LISKEARD & BODMIN MOOR

Liskeard is an ideal base from which to explore. Situated at the head of the Looe Valley, it has long been an important market center and was one of the four original Stannary towns.

The mining industry played an important part in the town's growth and in 1828 a canal link enabled ore and stone to be carried down to Looe. The railway which replaced it has become today's single track branch line along scenic wooded riverbanks, the Looe Valley Line.

Liskeard main Street

Liskeard remains a picturesque and lively market town, full of interesting buildings: a Victorian Guildhall and clock tower; the Stuart House where Charles I stayed in 1644; and the second largest church in Cornwall and an excellent leisure center with swimming pool at Lux Park.

To the north west of Liskeard lies the windswept uplands of Bodmin Moor, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The Hurlers Stone Circle

The Hurlers Stone Circles



Trevethy Quoit

Trevethy Quiot



MINIONS MOOR

The moors, shrouded in mist and mystery, hold abundant clues for those who want to delve into the past - burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements, decayed mine-workings and disused quarries. When you visit the moors you are retreading the footsteps of Neolithic man, of Cornish Kings, and of the thousands of miners who once worked the area.

At St Cleer, on the edge of the moors and surrounded by farmland, another Holy Well can be found. Housed in a granite baptistery, the well was used to treat the insane, who were repeatedly tossed up and down in the water until sanity returned. North of St Cleer, stands King Doniert's Stone, on which a Latin inscription asks for prayers for the Cornish King, who drowned in 875. Nearby is the Neolithic burial chamber known as Trethevy Quoit (c3500BC), where five huge stones support a massive capstone.

Minions

Once the center of mining activity, the village of Minions boasts the highest pub in Cornwall. The setting of E V Thompson's historical novel Chase the Wind, a century ago the area would have been teeming with miners and quarrymen seeking granite, copper and lead, but today the nearby Cheesewring Quarry is deserted except for rock climbers. On the edge of the quarry stands the Cheesewring itself, an extraordinary natural tor formed from precariously balanced rocks, resembling a massive cheese squashed in a press.

Close by Minions village are the three ancient stone circles called The Hurlers. Two standing stones to the west are The Pipers and the surrounding hills abound with burial mounds and Bronze Age settlements, particularly below Tregarrick Tor. Beyond the circles, Rillaton Barrow is the site where in 1837 a ribbed cup of beaten gold was found beside a skeleton in a large stone cist.

At Upton Cross you can visit Sterts Arts & Environmental Center, where plays are performed in the open- air amphitheater throughout the summer. Sterts Theatre on The Moor

Sterts Theatre



Siblyback Lake Country Park and Watersports Center

The reservoir was completed in 1969, to meet the growing local demand for water. The lake that was created, has become a popular beauty and tourist spot, as well as a valuable wildlife habitat. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake including miles of walks, cycle trails, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water. The Watersports center offers a wide range of activities including a top quality Rainbow Trout fishing, kayaking, paddelboarding, canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing.

  • Car Parks
  • Refreshments
  • Circular Cycle track - lakeside walk
  • Sailing, and windsurfing
  • Kayak Hire
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed
  • Beach area
  • Childrens play area
  • Bird watching hide
  • Trout Fishing
  • Camping

There is a 5 kilometer (3 mile) cycle track that runs around the perimeter of the lake, taking in many different environments from moorland to pine forest. The walk around the lake takes an average of 50 minutes. There is a cafe next to the Watersports center - a good start and end point to any trip round the lake. The perimeter path is popular at all times of the year, with joggers, walkers and cyclists. The path is well maintained, making it ideal for all abilities. The centre has a Tramper all-terrain mobility buggy available to hire for use on paths and trails around the lake - ( booking in advance) - please contact 01579 346522.

The lake is also a stunning natural habitat, with many spies of wildlife present. Siblyback Lake has many regular bird species on view. Buzzards and Ravens can frequently seen overhead, together with Peregrines and occasional Ospreys. Kingfishers are resident. The lake has a constant wildfowl population as well as Pipits, Stonechat, Wheatear, Redstart, Flycatchers, Goldfinches, Linnets Wagtails, Plovers, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Curlew, Wimbrel,and many others. At the northern edge of the lake is a Bird watching hide, that looks out over the water at the local wildfowl.

Camping is available at Siblyback Lake, with a small campsite located at the side of the lake, adjacent to the Watersports center

Siblyback Lake is a popular family attraction, with ample parking - (small charge), on site toilets, and cafe with outside seating areas. Siblyback Lake Country Park is dog friendly

Latitude\Longitude: 50.50927 , -4.49154

Dozmary Pool

Another park, at nearby Colliford Lake, offers rare breeds, a pets' corner, and birdwatching, fishing and enjoyable lakeside walks. Dozmary Pool, at the northern end of the lake, is said to be where King Arthur's Excalibur was received by a hand rising from the water. Another legend concerns the unjust magistrate Jan Tregeagle who, condemned by the devil to empty the pool with a leaking limpet shell, can still be heard howling with despair.

Further south, the village of St Neot has a fascinating church with impressive stained glass and a fine granite 9th century cross. Look up and you will see an oak branch tied to the tower. This is renewed every Oak Apple Day (May 29) in a ceremony started by royalists to give thanks for the tree which hid Charles 11 after the Battle of Worcester. Nearby, at the head of the wooded valley of the River Fowey, you can visit the exquisite Golitha Falls, an outstanding beauty spot and now a National Nature Reserve.

West of St Neot, the remote hamlet of Warleggan was where the eccentric, tragic, Reverend Densham kept the church locked and preached to a congregation of cardboard figures.

Attractions

At the Carnglaze Slate Caverns you can see the subterranean blue lake. Other attractions in the area include Lanhydrock, Bodmin Farm Park and the nostalgic Bodmin Steam Railway.

Cheesewring at Minions

The Cheesewring (Granite Rock Formation) at Minions



King Donierts Stone

King Donierts Stone



Canada Geese on Siblyback Lake

Canada Geese on Siblyback Lake



sailing on Siblyback Lake

Sailing on Siblyback Lake



Cycle track on Siblyback Lake

Cycle track around Siblyback Lake



Golitha falls

Golitha Falls



Gold Diggings Quarry -

Gold Diggings Quarry



Gold Digging's Quarry is an abandoned flooded granite quarry on Craddock Moor on the South Eastern edge of Bodmin Moor , directly west of the former historic Cheesewring Quarry. Gold Digging's Quarry (Swit Quarry) is in a quiet peaceful location. The quarry is very popular with wild swimmers and rock climbers and locals who enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on this part of the moor. The water in the quarry is very deep but clear at the top. There area a few fish in the quarry, but nothing else. The rock edges are popular for high jumping - but care is needed as this is a remote location .

The quarry is located about 1 mile North West of the Hurlers stone circles (about 15 min. walk over the moor - follow the track past the Hurlers). You will need to park in the Hurlers car park at Minions village.

Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 31' 27'' North , 4° 28' 14'' West
Decimal Cordinates 50.52444,-4.47056

LISKEARD HOLIDAY RENTAL

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Pendower House - Bed & Breakfast

phone 01503 263711

En-suite Bed & Breakfast Stays,

Prices from £34 to £39

 

Situated in an elevated position at Hannafore, West Looe with one of the best sea views in Looe over the Bay, Pendower House is the perfect location for your holiday in beautiful Cornwall. FREE & unrestricted parking nearby - 2 double rooms + 1 twin room - stunning sea views and views over Looe Harbour

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 263711

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Pendower House,  Looe


Coach House Cottages - Self Catering

phone 01579 347755

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

CTB member,   4 Star

Holidays in Liskeard with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Luxury Accommodation in 4 self-catering cottages sit in a 16th Century coaching yard on a private 100 acre estate. Extremely spacious and well appointed with full heating and log fires for all year round letting. On site heated swimming pool, tennis court and games room complement the moor and coast walking, golf and beaches close by.

Pets are Welcome at Coach House Cottages in Liskeard -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Liskeard
beach_access Nearest Beach: 3-10 miles

Online Availability
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
En-Suite Facilities
pool Swimming Pool

phone 01579 347755

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Coach House Cottages,  Liskeard


Failte Cottage - Self Catering

phone 0116 221 1840

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £445 to £745

 

Holiday Cottage in Polperro - with Parking Located right on the banks of the river Pol which flows through the heart of Polperro. Failte Cottage is approached by a pedestrian footbridge over the river & only 4 minutes walk from the beautiful harbour. Sleeping 3 to 6 people.

Pets are Welcome at Failte Cottage in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 0116 221 1840

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Failte Cottage,  Polperro


The Gulls Holiday Home - Self catering

phone 01503 262531

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Prices from £754

Quality in Tourism - Visit England   4 star. Green Tourism Silver Award

The Gulls offers stunning views over Looe Bay. We strive to offer the utmost in comfort, relaxation & service to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible. Most rooms have sea or river views. Self-catering Holidays in Looe - sleeping 2 to 8 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities
Bar
Restaurant

phone 01503 262531

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The Gulls Holiday Home,  Looe


Bucklawren Farm - Self catering

phone 01503 240738

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri + Sat

Prices from £250

Quality in Tourism / Visit England   4 and 5 Stars Gold Award

Bucklawren is a collection of holiday cottages sleeping 2 to 8 people set an idealllocation, close to the beaches - ideal for exploring Cornwall and west Devon, with their many attractions. There is golf, cycling, riding, tennis and water sports all available close by and also the safe bathing beaches of Millendreath, Seaton and Looe. Luxury holiday cottages sleeping 2, 4 , 6 and 8 people

Category 2 - Please check facilities with owner

Pets are Welcome at Bucklawren Farm in Looe -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01503 240738

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Bucklawren Farm,  Looe


The Cottles - Bed & Breakfast + Self catering

phone 01503 272578

En-suite Bed & Breakfast Stays, Self- catering Holiday Rental,

 

Relaxed and comfortable bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in our holiday Apartments - The Ryder and The Retreat - each sleeping 2 people in the beautiful Cornish fishing village of Polperro. Free parking and free wi-fi.

Pets are Welcome at The Cottles in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272578

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The Cottles,  Polperro


Penvith Cottages - Self Catering

phone 01503 240660

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Prices from £235 to £750

CTB member,  

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Penvith Cottages (each sleeping 4 people) , set in acres of glorious unspoilt countryside with stunning views across open fields and valleys and within easy walking distance of the South West Coast Path. 3 day short breaks available

Category 3 Independant - Please check facilities with owner

Pets are Welcome at Penvith Cottages in Looe -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 4 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01503 240660

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Penvith Cottages,  Looe


 Island Roads B&B - To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets - Bed & Breakfast

phone 01503 269242

Bed & Breakfast Stays,

Prices from £50 to £70

 

Bed and Breakfast stays in Looe @ Island Roads B&B -Located in West Looe with fantastic views over to St George's Island. Island Roads offers bed and breakfast stays in West Looe. Stunninhg coastal and sea views - Peaceful and quiet with lawn bowls, pitch and putt, tennis courts , health resort and the coastal footpath minutes walk away and of course Looe town, with all it's amenities. Sleeps 2 - one double bedroom with private bathroom

Facilities

Sleeps: 2 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views

phone 01503 269242

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Island Roads B&B - To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets,  Looe


Crumplehorn Inn & Mill - Bed & Breakfast + Self catering + Hotel

phone 01503 -272348

Facilities

    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities
Bar
Restaurant

phone 01503 -272348

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Crumplehorn Inn & Mill,  Polperro


Seaview Holiday Village - Self Catering Static Caravan Holiday Park

phone 01503 272335

Self- catering Holiday Rental, Static Holiday Caravan Stays, Holiday Park vacation,

Changeover Day = Fri Sat

 

Holidays in Polperro, with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Cornwall caravan holidays in a truly stunning location then look no further than Seaview Holiday Park. With our simple holidays you'lll relax, unwind, play and explore, and our dreamy setting will help you forget your stresses and remember the holidays of your own childhood

Pets are Welcome at Seaview Holiday Village in Polperro, -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Polperro,
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
pool Swimming Pool
Bar
Restaurant

phone 01503 272335

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Seaview Holiday Village,  Polperro,


Milly Bed and Breakfast - Bed & Breakfast

phone 01503 272492

En-suite Bed & Breakfast Stays,

Prices from £80

 

Millys Bed and Breakfast in picturesque Polperro is an ideal location for your holiday or weekend break. Situated on the main street leading into the idyllic fishing village of Polperro this restricted traffic zone area provides peace and tranquility for all guests.

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272492

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Milly Bed and Breakfast,  Polperro


SF & SE SANDERCOCK - Plant Hire - WEB HOSTING

phone 01579 362995

 

SF & SE SANDERCOCK Agricultural Contractor & Plant Hire in East Cornwall - Plant Hire Groundworks Excavation in Callington, Liskeard, Looe, Polperro, Launceston

Facilities

    Location: Upton Cross
beach_access Nearest Beach:

phone 01579 362995

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SF & SE SANDERCOCK - Plant Hire,  Upton Cross


The Bay, Talland - Self Catering

phone 01503 272715

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri + Sat

Prices from £550 to £1900

Quality in Cornwall  

Holidays in Talland Bay with the benefit of an onsite swimming pool - to help you enjoy your Holiday in Cornwall. Talland Bay lies between Looe and Polperro and is one of the most memorable and secluded coves along the coastline of South Cornwall. It has three small beaches flanked by a rocky foreshore and a beautiful undeveloped coastline and is sheltered and safe for swimming.

Pets are Welcome at The Bay, Talland in Talland Bay -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Talland Bay
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
pool Swimming Pool

phone 01503 272715

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The Bay, Talland,  Talland Bay


The Little Barn - Polperro - Self Catering

phone 01503 272083

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Fri

Prices from £310 to £655

 

A beautifully converted barn on the edge of a working farm. A short walk takes you down to the charming village of Polperro. Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms. Pets welcome

Pets are Welcome at The Little Barn - Polperro in Polperro -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 5 max.
    Location: Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 272083

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Neptune Lodge Holiday Cottage - Self catering

phone 01579 364044

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Lodge Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £495 to £950

Inspected by Quality in Cornwall  

Neptune Lodge sleeps up to 7 people offering holidays on the eastern edge of Bodmin Moor in a sheltered spot. - the holiday Lodge is set in a peaceful position with far reaching panoramic views over rolling hills towards the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor National Park,
We are able to enjoy an exceptional dark sky, our visitors from towns or cities are amazed at how many stars are visible from here. Bodmin Moor is nearby and can provide more extensive walking and is a World Heritage Mining site. Approx. one mile away at Upton Cross is the Sterts Open Air Theatre

Neptune Lodge Holiday Cottage has Limited Disabled Facilities, please call 01579 364044 for details.

Facilities

Sleeps: 7 max.
    Location: Upton Cross
beach_access Nearest Beach: 10+ miles

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01579 364044

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Neptune Lodge Holiday Cottage,  Upton Cross


Talehay Cottages - Self catering

phone 01503 220 252

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £200 to £895

  4 Star

Talehay is surrounded by beautiful open countryside and approached down a quiet country lane. The cottages retain much character and provide well specified and tastefully furnished accommodation situated in spacious communal gardens.
holiday Cottages - sleeping 2, 2, 4 & 4

Pets are Welcome at Talehay Cottages in Looe -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 10+ max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 01503 220 252

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Talehay Cottages,  Looe


To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets - Self Catering

phone 01503 269242

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Prices from £200

 

We can offer you an excellent selection of very high quality holiday homes sleeping from 2 to 8 people, in the Looe / Polperro area - Our range of accommodation includes converted barns set amidst beautiful countryside, luxury apartments situated in the centre of town, traditional stone cottages and sea front properties.

To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets has Limited Disabled Facilities, please call 01503 269242 for details.

Facilities

Sleeps: 8 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Looe & Polperro
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

Disabled Facilities- Please call to discuss your requirements - before booking !

phone 01503 269242

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To Looe And Beyond Holidays Lets,  Looe & Polperro


Higher Polgassic Holiday Cottage - Self catering

phone 01503 272454

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £290 to £520

 

Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Lansallos - close to Polperro, with stunning views. Sleeps 2 to 4 in two bedrooms - set in over 2 acres of interesting gardens. his quiet rural location offers spectacular views over the magnificent Cornish Countryside, and yet only 1½ miles from the beach and coastal path. Sleeps 2 to 4 people

Facilities

Sleeps: 4 max.
    Location: Lansallos, near Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access

phone 01503 272454

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Higher Polgassic Holiday Cottage,  Lansallos, near Looe


Tremaine Green Cottages - Self Catering

phone 01503 220 333

Self- catering Holiday Cottage Rental,

SECTA/Visit England/Quality in Tourism  

A prestigious private Hamlet of Delightful Cornish cottages. The ideal location for your holiday. Beamed ceilings, open log fires, in award winning tranquil gardens. Near Polperro, Fowey and Looe.11 holiday cottages, sleeping from 2 to 6 people

Pets are Welcome at Tremaine Green Cottages in Looe -We are a Dog friendly establishment.

Facilities

Sleeps: 7 max.
people Suitable for Large / Family Groups
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 1-3 miles

Online Availability
credit_card Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
pets Pets Welcome
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01503 220 333

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Tremaine Green Cottages,  Looe


Highwood - Self Catering

phone 01483 277894

Self- catering Holiday Rental,

Changeover Day = Sat

Prices from £500 to £1100

 

Luxury family holiday accommodation sleeping 6. Located on the coastal path with beautiful views of the sea and Looe Island. Local beaches within a few minutes walk, and only a 10 minute drive from Looe with its restaurants and inns. Reduced rates for couples - out of Season Breaks. Visit Britain 4 star Gold Award - Sleeps 6

Facilities

Sleeps: 6 max.
    Location: Looe
beach_access Nearest Beach: 0-1 mile

Online Availability
local_parking Parking Available
wifi Internet Access
Sea Views
En-Suite Facilities

phone 01483 277894

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Highwood,  Looe



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