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Luxury 17th & 18th Century Houses in Looe's Old Town Close to the Beach - Lantau Cottage

James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2015
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Luxury 17th & 18th Century Houses in Looe's Old Town Close to the Beach - Lantau Cottage

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Looe - Lantau Cottage & Osborne House

Large four star self catering characterful cottage sleeps up to 9 in 5 bedrooms

Located amongst the quaint old streets of East Looe, Lantau Cottage is an immaculately presented former 17th Century Ship Merchants' Cottage. Dating back over 400 years, the property is steeped in a rich history with many original features including panelled walls, beamed and gabled ceilings, oreil windows and a winding staircase that incorporates an original full size ship's mast. The Cottage is very well equipped for modern day use but offers discerning guests a flavour of days long gone. With quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout, guests will appreciate the attention to detail. The house sleep 8-9 guests in five bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 twin & 1 single) and is normally let from Saturday to Saturday. The Cottage is ideally situated just a few paces from East Looe’s sandy beach, historic harbour and many cafes, bars and restaurants. This is a no-smoking property and we regret that we can't take pets. Nearby parking for 2 cars including 1 space in the beachside carkpark.

Visit Britain Gold Award Winner: Lantau Cottage has a four star rating from Visit Britain and has won Visit Britain's Gold Award for outstanding quality for three years running.

Lantau Cottage was noted for its high standards of housekeeping and cleanliness and sits at the high end of the banding awarded. The Inspector noted 'the high quality furniture and carpets that are well suited to the character and style of the property, heating levels are excellent with central heating

fitted and additional wood burners, well placed illumination levels. Lantau also has high quality pictorial relief

adding interest. Original Elizabethan wood paneling and tapestries to bedrooms in Lantau are very impressive. Solid beds and deep supportive mattresses and well dressed beds with high quality linen and good use of throws and scatter cushions'.

Alistair Sawday's Special Escapes: Lantau Cottage is the only self catering property in Looe that is listed in Alistair Sawday's renowned Special Escapes guide. This is an independent guide that carefully selects unique high quality character properties. This is an extract from the guide:

'Gabled ceilings, wonky floors, a winding stair that includes a ship's mast and, in one bedroom, a stunning Elizabethan panelled wall: the house was built for a ship's merchant in the 1600s. Sandwiched between two tiny streets, spread over three storeys, it presents you with a living room with comfy sofas and a wood-burner, a dining table with church pew seating and ladderback chairs, a children's sitting room with a sofabed under the rafters and three double bedrooms, one single and a twin, two shower rooms and a characterful little kitchen. You're as snug as a bug and very comfortable too, thanks to new beds and super mattresses, white sheets and feather pillows, nautical pictures and lovely glass and china. '

More Details

Details for holiday home Lantau Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 2 Bathrooms

Located amongst the quaint old streets of East Looe, Lantau Cottage is an immaculately presented former 17th Century Ship Merchant's House. Dating back over 400 years, the property is steeped in a rich history with many original features including Elizabeth panelled walls, beamed and gabled ceilings, oreil windows and a winding staircase that incorporates an original full size ship's mast. The house is very well equipped for modern day use but offers discerning guests a flavour of days long gone. With quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout, guests will appreciate the attention to detail. The house sleep 8-9 guests in five bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 twin & 1 single) and is normally let from Saturday to Saturday during peak periods. Its ideally situated just a few paces from East Looe’s sandy beach, historic harbour and many cafes, bars and restaurants. This is a no-smoking property and we regret that we can't take pets. The house has the benefit of nearby parking for 2 cars.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Hesketh, Bookings & Administration (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing place! Had a fantastic family holiday filled with laughter, sunshine, pasties and cider! A wonderful cottage in a superb setting that was home from home and every need catered for. Much treasured memories .....absolutely magic!
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Lantau Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 21 reviews
5

Fantastic house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Lantau is the most incredible property we have stayed in. It's a charming mixture of very old features and history but with modern comfort.

Tthe large dining table was a wonderful feature for mealtimes and suppers, with the lounge great to relax in also. All beds really comfortable too.

The location couldn't be better - close to sandy beach, quayside (for crabbing and boat trips) and the shops (good mix of necessities and extras). We hardly used the car at all.

We particularly enjoyed The Old Sail Loft (several times), The Smugglers Cott and The Courtyard Bistro.

In all, we had a super holiday in a gorgeous property in a very friendly town.

Many thanks to the owners for sharing this house with us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Quirky, stylish and full of character

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property with so much character and so cosy, magnificent location right in the heart of Looe, all rooms well maintained and stylish , had a fab time here and would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. So well equipped, so comfortable, so close to the beach and with an enchanting history! What a treat to stay in such a great place. The highlight was over-hearing a guided walking tour group stop outside and explain the history and the ship's mast. I felt hugely privileged to be staying in the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

so convenient and characterful

  • 4 of 5

we were very comfortable in this delightful old house - children loved it - and adults especially appreciated the comfortable beds, nice linen and lots of hot water. It is ideally situated for a family holiday and felt very safe which is important.

My only slight niggle would be that the soft furnishings in the sitting room are looking a little tired.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Un séjour de charme...

  • 5 of 5

Cette vieille maison a donné à toute la famille un cadre inoubliable pour des vacances heureuses. L'équipement est complet et raffiné, malgré le grand âges de ce vénérable nid douillet. Au milieu du village, à porter de la vie très active de celui ci, au cœur de l'entrelacs de rues étroites et pittoresques, c'est une chance de pouvoir séjourner à Lantau Cottage, comme ça l'est aussi de vivre un moment à Looe, perle de la Cornouaille. Le seul regret que laisse cette maison, c'est au moment ou il faut la quitter.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect holiday cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely stay in this beautiful, characterful cottage. It was perfectly placed for wondering around town and down to the sea and coastal walks. The house had everything we needed, looked amazing, and the owners were lovely and so helpful.

It was a fabulous holiday and we were all very sad to leave Lantau Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Plymouth Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
All of the town's pubs are a short walk away
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
East Looe
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A38 at Liskeard
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
East Looe's finest restaurants are just yards away
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
East Looe Beach

Get a glimpse of Looe's past by visiting the Old Guild Hall Museum, or wander the narrow streets, and sample the delights of the town’s award winning restaurants. Explore the picturesque village of Polperro with its jumble of whitewashed cottages. Its tiny harbour was once a thriving centre for the area's smuggling of brandy and tobacco. Or take the coastal path to explore the secluded coves of Talland and Lanivet Bay.

Looe is a great base in which to explore Cornwall and discover over six thousand years of legend, tradition and heritage from the moors, mines and mansions of the region. There are beaches for everyone, including the spectacular 4 mile stretch of Whitsand Bay which is a 15 minute drive away.

Springtime sees a riot of colour from the bulb fields of the Tamar Valley while the summer brings in an abundance of marine life to this area of outstanding natural beauty. Autumn sees a further transformation through the area's ancient woodlands and their flora & fauna.

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Prices & Availability

From £150 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Looe, South East Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Easter
4 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£945
for 3 nights
From
£315
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,495
 
 
Early Spring
18 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
May Bank Holiday
1 May 2015 - 7 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£295
From
£325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,295
 
 
Mid Spring
9 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£215
Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
 
Spring Half Term
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Late Spring
30 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£795
for 3 nights
From
£265
From
£285
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,195
 
 
Early Summer
20 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
High Summer
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Lat Summer
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Early Fall
3 Oct 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
 
 
Autumn Half Term
24 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Late Fall
1 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
Christmas New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 5 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,625
for 5 nights
From
£325
£1,795
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2016 - 16 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Notes Please note that where short breaks are available, we charge an additional £120.00 to cover cleaning and laundry cost.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Looe in South East Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are provided as standard with weekly rentals. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels if required (these can also be purchased locally).
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Travel Cot
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Access via three stepped-ladder
    Single Room - 1 Single Bed
    Double Room 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Double Room 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The house is arrange over three floors. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms rooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom that includes a shower, WC and wash basin. All bedroom linen is high quality pure Egyptian cotton and towels are heavyweight Turkish cotton.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is normally available from 4.00pm on your arrival date and we ask guests to vacate the house by 10.00am on the final day to allow enough time to prepare the house for incoming guests. Joining instructions will normally be sent two weeks before arrival.

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