Blanches House (Sleeps 9. 5 Bedrooms)
My wife and I live in London. We have three boys aged 11, 8 and 3. We get down to Cornwall whenever we can and spend most of our holidays there. As soon as we arrive at Blanches the boys rush off into the gardens to play in the tree house or bounce on the trampoline.
Katherine purchased this House in 2010
Why Katherine chose Looe
We rented a holiday house in Fowey for six years before finding Blanches. We love the area and often found ourselves crossing the Boddinick Ferry to explore the quiet lanes and beaches to the East of the Fowey River. Most of the coastline between Fowey and Looe is owned and protected by the National Trust. Blanches is one of a small handful of private houses in the area with a view of the sea and its position at the head of a beautiful, almost private valley is truly second to none. We immediately fell in love with it and if you come you will see why!
What makes this House unique
The properties are fully furnished and equipped as spacious and comfortable private homes. They are large enough for big groups but have a cosy feel about them. The gardens are a mini Heligan with graceful lawns, a valley garden and sea views. It's a magical place surrounded by nature. The children love to watch about twenty species of birds visit the well-stocked feeders next to the house. The walk down the valley or along the ridge is breath-taking with Lansallos Cove close by. There is a wide range of activities on offer a short distance away: walking, swimming, sailing, people watching or eating in good restaurants. On a rainy day we make use of the free use of the swimming pool at the Fowey Hall Hotel or head to the world famous Eden Project, a half hour drive away.
Pool / Spa
A charge of £20 per pet
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous house and owners!
Even before we arrived we were given quite a bit of information pertinent to one of our guests, which was extremely helpful. This is a true home from home in regard to the facilities- especially the kitchen, which has every appliance needed to make any dish! The property itself is huge, roomy and beautiful, and we never felt that we had 7 people staying there plus our little dog. I would highly recommend staying at Blanches!
Thanks so much for your kind review. We are very glad to hear you had a good time and felt at home.
Lovely accommodation for a large family
Few days away with 2 families. The accommodation had everything we needed as well as perfect views. The property was spacious enough to comfortably fit everyone and not Feel on top of each other. The children loved the large gardens and had a whale of a time playing hide and seek in the dark on Halloween! The gardens would be perfect to enjoy al fresco dining in the warmer weather. The skies were amazing and star gazing awesome.
Dear Jane. Many thanks for your very kind review. We’re so glad you had a good time. All the best, Trevor
Special interest holidays:
Free use of the swimming pool at the Fowey Hotel Spa is included.
You can walk down a beautiful valley to the South-West coastal path and its spectacular beaches. Lansallos Bay, a 20 minute walk down a smugglers' track, is a beautiful enclosed bay with good swimming and a waterfall. The beach is dog friendly. You can have a cream tea on the way home (in season). Children love Lantivit Bay with its big rocks to run around, little stream to play in and rock pools to explore. If you want drama, go to Lantic Bay - well worth the walk back up.
The nearest airport is Newquay. Exeter and Bristol also serve the South West. Liskeard or Looe train station has a regular fast train service from London and other major stations. The nearest channel ferry terminal is Plymouth.
Fowey 20 mins by car ferry or drive to Polruan 10 mins and take the passenger ferry - a lovely trip! Polperro 10 mins. Eden Project tropical garden domes 40 mins. Camel Trail 50 mins, depending on where you wish to start! Minack Theatre 1 hour 30 mins.
Waitrose, Tesco and Asda deliver to the house - why not plan ahead and have your shopping delivered soon after you arrive?
There is a good range of shops in Fowey, including a bakery, butcher and fishmonger. Enjoy one of the many Cafes for lunch and an ice cream or head to the beach before enjoying the ferry trip home!