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The Old Vicarage - a luxury seaside home

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious yet cosy, historic yet stylish, The Old Vicarage is a characterful 400 year old, Grade II listed Cornish cottage situated in the heart of ancient Looe’s quaint town centre and a minute’s stroll to the beach.

Recently redecorated and refurbished to a high standard, The Old Vicarage (which is arranged over three floors) can accommodate up to 8 adults (with extra sleeping capacity for a child and a baby). It includes a wood burning stove (ideal for creating a cosy cottage atmosphere, especially during winter evenings), a private courtyard garden (with BBQ) and a large Jacuzzi bath (perfect after a day spent enjoying any one of Looe’s excellent outdoor activities).

The cottage is an inviting and well-equipped holiday home - perfect for summer or winter escapes.


The town of Looe is approximately seven miles (11 km) south of Liskeard. It is divided in two by the River Looe - East Looe (Cornish: Logh, meaning deep water inlet) and West Looe (Cornish: Porthbyhan, meaning little cove), which are connected by a bridge.

​The town centres around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows between East and West Looe to the sea beside a sandy beach. Off shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore Beach, lies the idyllic St George's Island, otherwise known as Looe Island.

East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach, with the distinctive Banjo Pier (the creation of Joseph Thomas, who lived at The Old Vicarage), a new lifeboat station and St Mary's Church. Stretching back from the church is a grid of narrow streets forming the main business area of the town, packed with many small shops, restaurants and pubs. Along the estuary lies the quay with its fish merchants. Towards Looe Bridge lies the Victorian Guildhall (which is now a museum), and just north of the bridge the railway station. This is the terminus of the Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard (at Liskeard, the line connects with the main Plymouth to Penzance Great Western Main Line and to London Paddington).

On the hilltop above East Looe lies Shutta. Along the cliffs to the east is Plaidy Beach, and further on the bay and village of Millendreath with another gorgeous beach.

​Towards the end of September, Looe hosts a famous music festival on the local beach that should not be missed (see our gallery for photographs).

On New Year's Eve, Looe provides a surprisingly exciting and large celebration. This small, quaint seaside town is host to an influx of visitors. People flock to the streets in their hundreds, wearing fancy dress, a tradition upheld by all ages. The crowds begin the evening in the town and slowly move towards the seafront for a fireworks display to see in the New Year (see our gallery for photographs).

The cottage is set in a prime location in the heart of old East Looe, nestled away in Looe's quaint backstreets and less than a minute's walk to the sandy beach with its many rock pools, harbour, (fishing trips and ferry cruises), costal paths (perfect for exploring wildlife), some great traditional pubs and award winning restaurants.


​Accommodates: 8 (with additional sleeping capacity for 1 child and 1 baby sleeping in a travel cot*) on a self-catering basis

Bedrooms: 4

Beds: 4 (two king size and two doubles), 1 single sofa bed and 1 travel cot*

Bathrooms: 2 and 1 cloakroom


- Private parking for one vehicle

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Washer dryer

- Dishwasher

- Ironing board & iron

- Coffee machine

- Private courtyard garden with BBQ

- Central heating

- Wood burning stove

- Jacuzzi bath

- Wifi


- All linen, Egyptian cotton bathroom towels and beach towels provided (*a mattress and bedding for the cot are not provided)

- Books, DVDs, games etc provided

- Bicycle (x1)

- Cleaning services available during your stay with notice and on request

- Welcome tray on arrival


With regret we do not permit pets.

For everyone's safety, comfort and enjoyment please take time to read the manual that is provided at the property, which includes important safety notes and the house rules.

More Details

Property Manager
Claire and Amil
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Bosnian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Claire and Amil

​Married couple (both professionals) living in the heart of London but hankering after Cornwall.

Both animal and nature lovers with a baby on the way, we love travelling and spending time with our family and friends (at The Old Vicarage whenever time permits!).

We both enjoy hosting and contact with our guests so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about The Old Vicarage or Looe more generally. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you, your families and friends will love The Old Vicarage as much as we do.

Claire and Amil purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Claire and Amil chose Looe

​My husband and I bought the Old Vicarage in March 2016, having fallen in love with East Looe’s beautiful beaches, cliffs, excellent amenities, warm climate and friendliness. After months of house hunting, we were lucky enough to secure our dream home (having admired The Old Vicarage on many occasions en route to the beach). Due to family and work commitments in London, we are unable to live at the cottage full-time so, after spending some time lovingly renovating it, we decided to let our beautiful and historic home for other families to enjoy and create holidays to remember.

What makes this cottage unique

Built in the 1600s, The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed building with the English Heritage. The cottage retains many of its original, characterful features including a flagstone hallway and beams.

As its name suggests, the cottage started its life as a vicarage for the clergy. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the late Victorian engineer Joseph Thomas lived in The Old Vicarage while he created the road to Hannafore, the Banjo Pier and the railway line to Liskeard.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Looe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 1st Floor Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    1st Floor Walk In Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd Floor Cloakroom - Toilet , Additional cloakroom with toilet and sink
  • Additional notes: 1) Master bathroom fully tiled in natural stone and with a Jacuzzi bath; 2) Walk-in shower room; 3) Cloakroom (toilet and sink) with marble flooring.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom (Left) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    1st Floor Bedroom (Right) - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Floor Bedroom (Left) - 1 Double Bed
    2nd Floor Bedroom (Right) - 1 Double Bed
  • Additional notes: 1) ​Accommodates 8 (with additional sleeping capacity for 1 child and 1 baby sleeping in a cot) on a self-catering basis; 2) There are 4 bedrooms with a total of 4 beds (two king size and two doubles), 1 single sofa bed and 1 travel cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional notes: 1) Welcome tray on arrival; 2) Additional cleaning services available during your stay with notice and on request


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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Looe train station
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Looe Town Beach (Less Than 2 Mins Away)

This self-catering accommodation is ideally and conveniently located to explore Looe’s pier, harbour, fishing quay, sandy beaches, museum, restaurants, pubs and amenities. The South West Coast Path's stunning scenery is within easy reach, as well as the many other Cornish attractions that lie outside Looe (including Talland Bay, Polperro’s picturesque fishing port, The Woolly Monkey Sanctuary and the internationally renowned Eden Project). For our active guests diving, sailing, fishing, walking and more are at your fingertips.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £195
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

​A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. The balance is payable ten weeks prior to your stay. If you fail to pay the balance within this timeframe then your booking will be released and your deposit retained. The full amount must be paid if booking within ten weeks of your stay. The aforementioned monies are non-refundable.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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