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. '