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Christine McFarlane

Member since: 2002
Speaks English

Lovely old cottage in peaceful wooded valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Looe - Watergate Cottage

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 + 2

This delightful old cottage, dating from around 1750, stands in a beautiful wooded valley by the West Looe estuary. This idyllic spot is perfect for birdwatchers and walkers. The sound of the stream running nearby adds to the feeling of tranquillity. There is a pretty 45 minute walk through Kilminorth woods beside the estuary to the lively town of Looe. Several beaches, the picturesque old fishing village of Polperro and the South West coast path are a short distance away.

The oak beamed sitting room with wood burning stove is very cosy.

The small garden terrace with table, chairs & barbecue is perfect for a relaxing meal 'al fresco'.

Provisions: Looe has a good selection of small shops. In particular there is an excellent fresh fish shop right by the fish market on the quay. There is a good village shop in Pelynt (10 mins by car).

For larger supermarkets Liskeard is the best bet (20 mins by car).

Pets: We welcome pets and responsible owners. Please clear up after your pet, in particularly in the area around the cottage and the neighbours' houses. Pets are most definitely not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine McFarlane (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks English


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)
Lovely old cottage in peaceful wooded valley
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Ossett, West Yorkshire

A home from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful old cottage in a perfect location if you want peace and quiet and to enjoy nature. There is a bird feeder right outside the kitchen door so on a morning you can just sit and watch the birds (and sometimes squirrel) enjoying their breakfast. The owners supply the bird seed too so all you have to do is fill the feeder up. We watched herons and kingfishers on the estuary just yards from the front door too. The log fire is very welcoming and the cottage is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need to make it feel just like home. The walk into Looe next to the estuary is lovely, but do be aware of high tides. We got cut off one day and had to do a detour into the woods! Do go to the Jubilee Inn for a pub meal in Pelynt. We had the best meals ever!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and surroundings. Its great to be able to see kingfishers and not far from the cottage.
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Lovely Cottage, well equipped peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely old cottage, very comfortable, good modern kitchen and all things provided for. The welcome cakes a nice touch. Beautiful riverside location around 35 minute walk to Looe through the woods, path could be muddy and not easy to negotiate at night!. Quite isolated and a car needed to get out and about especially if the weather is inclement! Would advise a small car to negotiate the counrty lanes but if you are looking for peace and quiet would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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well equipped and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Charming old cottage was as described, with no surprises, clean and warm, very well equipped, spacious, and short half hour walk to Looe through wood/shoreline path. Easy to launch kayak by cottage, and navigable in kayak all way to Looe, about three hours either side of HW. Lovely woodland walks on doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Watergate Cottage is set in a perfect, peaceful location where you can only here the bird song and babbling stream. We had a wonderful week away and would certainly stay again. Well equipped and comfortable cottage. Best suited for those with a small to medium car to help navigate the small country lanes.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely delightful old cottage

  • 5 of 5

This holiday cottage was more than we expected. It was clean warm and very welcoming. We arrived in the evening to a beautifully warm and very comfortable cottage, the beds were made and the rooms were lovely.The kitchen had everything in it you need for cooking family meals. Also a washing machine and tumble dryer. We were a family of six, aged from 7- 70, plus two dogs. The walks around the property were fantastic.We will be going back hopefully next year, and i have already recommended "Watergate cottage" to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a peaceful holiday. Lovely and clean, cosy getaway. Everything you could ask for was provided.

We had a wonderful time, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your stay, tucked away in the valley it is a great place for a peaceful holiday.
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
95 Kilometres
M5 Jn 31
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The cottage is in a beautiful, secluded valley close to the West Looe estuary. The surrounding woods and river are home to a huge variety of birds and other wildlife. The nearby port of Looe is an unspoilt fishing village dating back to the 12th century. It has many historic buildings including smugglers' pubs and some of Cornwall's finest restaurants. There is a gently shelving child-friendly beach and the coast is excellent for sport fishing. A short drive leads to the picturesque village of Polperro - crammed into a gash in the cliffs, its position is truly breath-taking. For the more energetic walking the South West coast path is a fantastic way to enjoy the glorious scenery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Looe, South East Cornwall

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

20% deposit at time of booking.
Balance payable 8 weeks before let.
4% surcharge for payments by PayPal
Rental includes bedlinen but not towels.
There is a charge for pets. £15 per pet per week.
Telephone - Calls up to £5 per rental are free of charge. Call charges over £5 to be repaid by the customer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Looe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
  • 1 king, 1 double, 1 bunk beds, 1 cot.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has 2 double bedrooms and one bedroom with 39 inch (1m) width bunk beds. A travel cot and highchair are provided. The kitchen - dining room is spacious and well equipped. Wood-burning stove in the beamed lounge. Games, DVDs and CDs are provided. Bed linen & tea towels are provided. Bath/hand towels are NOT provided. Customers please bring towels. Natural spring water supply. Telephone - the first £5 of calls are free, thereafter call costs will be rebilled to the the customer. WiFi broadband internet access installed December 2010. Note: Basic Sky TV package provided. Not premium film and sport channels.

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