Maryland is set in a mature garden overlooking the valley and Talland Bay beyond.
The wonderful view from Maryland.
The sitting-room has plenty of room for everyone to chill out and relax.
The kitchen/dining-room, where you can enjoy more of those wonderful views.
A peaceful spot to enjoy the scenery and watch the sunset on a glorious day in Cornwall.
The kitchen-area is light and spacious and is well-equipped for all your holiday catering needs.
A little nautical touch to remind you how close you are to the sea.
Mealtimes will be a real treat with that view.
The wood-burner makes this a perfect retreat all year round.
Patio doors lead out to the veranda and front garden.
Bedroom 1 has a super comfy double bed.
Bedroom 1 also has an en suite shower-room.
Twin beds in bedroom 2.
The family bathroom.
A lovely spot to sit and plan the day ahead.
The woodland garden is planted with trees and flowering shrubs.
The driveway leads up the slope to the almost level parking-area; there is also a gate on the left-hand side where steps go up to a concrete path leading to the front door.
The path leads through the garden to the front door.
The lawn behind the cottage slopes up towards the surrounding trees.
The view from the top of the back garden.
The path leading from the cottage to the parking-area.
An aerial photograph of Talland Bay, with the beach on the left a quarter of a mile down the hill from Maryland.
Talland Bay, just down the road from Maryland.
The great little cafe at Talland Bay.
An idyllic spot for a bite to eat!
You'll enjoy some traditional seaside fun at Looe.
Picturesque Polperro is close by.
Take a trip to the fashionable sailing town of Fowey.
Enjoy a day out at the historic house, gardens and parkland at Lanhydrock (National Trust).



1.9 miles SW of Looe / Sleeps 4 (no children under 5)

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July 2020

A good location for a holiday, we found the cottage to be well situated and Talland Bay is lovely. Recommend the walk to Polperro along the coast path. Perhaps consider cutting back the shrubs at the end of the garden to really maximise those views.

November 2019

It was our third stay at Maryland and, as always, it exceeded our expectations. From the lovely welcoming scones and cream and goodies, to the personal visit and chat with the owners (who are less than 100 yards down the road) , right through to the beautiful cottage (with the subtle updates in decor so appropriately conceived), fabulous garden and exceptional views.... Maryland seriously cannot be beaten. We've now stayed in three different months (March, September & November) and they've all been different (especially in the garden, which gives you a new perspective every time) but every day has been hugely enjoyable, no matter what the conditions. In the end, the view is the very best we've ever experienced (and one we shall never tire of) and that, alone, is worth every penny by itself. That you also get a really lovely, dog friendly, user friendly detached cottage with a fabulous garden- situated in a really lovely quiet part of Cornwall with a beautiful beach within walking distance and with lots of other great walks/ports/villages/beaches nearby- makes this the ideal place to come away to from the stresses of modern life and just relax and switch off. Simply cannot be faulted. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay again and, rest assured, we will return for our fourth stay as soon as is possible!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Wow - what a wonderful review! We would have to agree that the view is rather spectacular from this tranquil setting and the beach just a short walk away is a real bonus. We look forward to welcoming you back for a fourth visit! Alison, Customer Support

August 2019

If your looking for a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of life, then this is it !

August 2019

Maryland is located on a beautiful and very quiet spot with very nice view to the Talland bay. It is the place to be to enjoy rest and relaxation and to explore the Cornish coast. The house is very clean, comfortable en well-equiped. Without any hesitation we can recommend this property.

June 2019

The location was brilliant and the cottage very sweet (nestled in the woodland) and comfortable and generally very well equipped. The towels were sumptuous I liked the natural garden (which framed the view) and the fact that the wildlife was evident (we enjoyed seeing the jays especially)

June 2019

Very nice place to have our holiday. Quiet area, enjoyed walk to beach. Friendly owners.

May 2019

This is our third visit in three years to Maryland which should say it all. It is a perfect cottage in an ideal location with thoughtful and considerate owners.

November 2018

Lovely cottage in a secluded, quiet location with a beatiful, natural garden and amazing views. The website photos do not do this place justice. Dog friendly and lovely hosts. Will definitely be back here.

October 2018

The view from this cottage, together with the peace and tranquility is what it is all about ! Cottage is well equipped and cosy. It is a good base for exploring , walking and tasting the delights of Cornwall .Can't wait to return.

September 2018

Our second stay at Maryland was a return to a tried and trusted favourite - I can't really stress enough how wonderful a week we have had. Everything - from the booking itself, directions and reception details right through to the owners, the cottage itself and the location - were well nigh perfect. The layout is so good - with the wonderfully equipped kitchen being the tour-de-force, providing that view out over the fields to the Church and Talland Bay itself and providing a fantastic panoramic backdrop for meals and conversation. We sat there for hours, going over the wonderful day we had had or planning for tomorrow. A stunning view - without question, the best we've ever experienced. The garden was really beautiful too... loads of different plants and wildlife (the jays dropping in to eat were a regular delight) to enjoy. Great for Sidney (the dog) too! All in all , Maryland is a superb holiday cottage that provides a fantastic hub to explore the beautiful Talland Bay, Polperro and Looe immediate area and further outwards for the South East corner of Cornwall. I really cannot recommend it highly enough and the owners should be tremendously proud of the magical holidays they provide a backdrop for. A seriously wonderful experience!

August 2018

This is a lovely place to come to, especially if your aim is to relax, which is the reason we came back for two weeks this year after the one week we had last year! My wife and I will come and stay again if we can. Evenings by the bay are perfect. Don't tell too many people though!

July 2018

Liked views, proximity to the beach, peacefullness.

April 2018

A lovely cottage in a spectacular position with very good facilities. An excellent beach cafe a short distance away. Excellent coastal walks to Looe & Polperro. Dogs generally welcome in most shops etc.

April 2018

A lovely, quite location. A cosy cottage with very good size rooms and incredible views.

April 2018

Our second visit to Maryland. A very comfortable cosy cottage in a perfect location.

November 2017

Maryland is clean, quiet, comfy, warm and full of sunshine (on sunny days). It has a stunning view down to Talland Bay and excellent walks from the doorstep. The owners live nearby and are helpful, but not intrusive.

September 2017

Maryland exceeded all our expectations, a truly lovely secluded property which probably ranks as the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, so clean and extremely well furnished. We arrived to a lovely warm cosy bungalow, jam, scones and clotted cream awaited us and milk in the fridge. The kitchen is exceedingly well equipped. The cottage itself is secluded but you are only a few yards down the lane to the Talland Bay hotel and then a little further down to Talland Bay itself and a lovely cafe. Coastal walks from the beach either way to Polperro and Looe. The cottage has such a homely feel about it and views to die for. Evenings sitting out on the veranda were a delight and wildlife in abundance. The owners too are just as nice as the cottage!

September 2017

The view from the cottage was fantastic. It was a pleasure every day, sitting at the breakfast table looking across the trees to the old Parish Church and the Sea and sky. The peace and quiet did us the world of good!
The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the owners of the cottage were most helpful and friendly during our two-week stay.

August 2017

Lovely cottage with amazing views and short walk to beach... definitely bring your crabbing line, the kids and dog loved every minute.

August 2017

Don't tell anyone about this place otherwise you'll never be able to get a booking...

July 2017

Wonderfull, silent please to relaxe and find yourself. Everything is a bit away except the sea and peace!

July 2017

An oasis of tranquility with every entertainment and facility at close proximity. Lovely walks, lovely views, lovely wildlife - just the best ingredients for a total rest.

June 2017

Great place to stay. Clean comfortable and great views.Lots of interesting places to visit. A really good holiday. Thank you

June 2017

We would recommend Maryland to anyone. We couldn't have wished for a better location for our holiday.

May 2017

Blissfully peaceful!

May 2017

Maryland is a hidden gem. If you want to have a totally relaxing holiday then sit on the veranda, read a book and admire the views. You don't actually have to leave the property in order to have a lovely holiday as the gardens and views are wonderful. Mind you, you do need to have nice weather though, which luckily we did for most of the time.

October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Maryland, it was really comfortable & spotlessly clean, all the fixtures, fittings & equipment were excellent. The cottage has a stunning view & is in a quiet & peaceful location but close to great walks, beaches, open gardens & other attractions. The owners are very friendly & helpful but not intrusive.

September 2016

Our third visit Maryland is one of our favourite places to stay. It is so peaceful with stunning views. Friendly owners who welcomed our dog. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you needed for a great holiday. Good walks in area and nice cafe by beach but be prepared for walk back up hill. Hope to be back for fourth visit.

July 2016

The trees and shrubs could do with cutting back so you can see more of the coast, but still lovely location.

June 2016

We have now visited the property twice and find it superb, quiet, fantastic views, clean, comfortable and entirely hassle free, thank you.

May 2016

Peaceful, quiet , stunning position a little piece of paradise .

May 2016

Maryland is a very comfortable, well equipped and very private cottage with tremendous views over Talland Bay. There are great walks along the coast straight from the cottage door and with Bodmin moor and Dartmoor within easy distance it's an excellent base for walkers. Looe, Fowey and Polperro are all close by and all are worth a visit. Maryland comes highly recommended and we look forward to staying again in the future.

April 2016

Lovely cosy cottage in a very peaceful location, would definitely stay again.

April 2016

This is a fabulously located cottage that is perfect if you want to retreat away from the crowds.

We stayed here for a week and loved being able to walk out the door and down to the coastal path. Looe and Polperro are both within walking distance of the cottage and are both worthy a visit; be prepared for a few hills along the way though. We also visited The Eden Project, Truro and Plymouth as they are easily accessible by car from here.

The cottage is clean with a fabulous view out to sea. The facilities are great. We arrived on a cold and blustery afternoon and, once we had unpacked and settled in, the cottage proved cosy and comfortable. Sitting out on the porch and watching the wildlife is a great way to pass the time. We had a deer come to the garden at one point!

The pint of milk and packet of yummy biscuits put out for our arrival was the icing on the cake for a great trip.

March 2016

We were surprised and happy to find milk in the fridge and a packet of Cornish ginger biscuits on the tea tray. Thank you.

March 2016

A perfect cottage to get away from it all with views out over the sea to die for. Talland Bay is a lovely secluded bay & there are good walks in every direction. Easy driving into Looe for all your essentials, a spot of shopping or a variety of dining options. A good base to explore Fowey, Bodmin, Plymouth & the local National Trust properties or just relax & enjoy a cream tea!

December 2015

We had a lovely stay in the stormiest weather ever (storm Frank) - the cottage is cosy and warm, very private and quiet and excellent to use as a base for walking or day trips. The Talland Bay beach is lovely and in easy walking distance.

November 2015

a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,could have stayed forever.

October 2015

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday, in an immaculate cottage, with views that are second to none we can highly recommend Maryland. On the day we left, we felt sad to be leaving.

October 2015

Beautiful view out over Talland Bay, lovelly warm house even in October.

July 2015

If you want peace and quiet, great views and fabulous location go here.

July 2015

A lovely, get-away-from-it-all kind of holiday. Spent the week outdoors and slept for about 9 hours each night. Bliss.

May 2015

We enjoyed a fantastic week at Maryland, the views and the tranquillity were outstanding, we will most certainly be returning.

February 2015

We have had over 15 yrs experience staying in dog friendly holiday cottages; Maryland is one of the best cottages we have had the pleasure of staying in. Everything was there that we needed, it is fresh, super clean & warm. The garden is beautiful, attracting wild life, birds, foxes. our little terrier loved sunning himself by the patio windows; The views are stunning with walks from the door, the peace & quiet is just what we needed to unwind. Thank you so much.

October 2014

Lovely private cottage with sea views, and countryside behind and at the side. Wild deer sillhoutted by the church in the morning and fox calls. Kind friendly owners, farmhouse below and non intrusive.

April 2014

A beautiful location, lovely weather, very pleasant hosts, ideal for dogs, well equipped cottage covered all our needs, kitchen very well equipped and garden enchanting with many birds and lovely camellias. We had a great week.The dog loved the whole area and was glad to explore all the footpaths and then sleep off his exertions on the verandah in the sun.

March 2014

Stupendous - property is exactly as described - well, better actually!! The room sizes are excellent (particularly the kitchen) and really well equipped, the garden is a delight too. But the, the view. The photos don't really do it justice - it is breathtakingly beautiful to look out from the kitchen , whilst eating breakfast or an evening meal, and see that panorama. Magnificent. And it is so tranquil - like your own little corner of Cornwall!! The owners should be really proud of their beautiful cottage - it's an absolute pleasure to stay in and, if we come back to South East Cornwall again, we will look to stay in Maryland first. Highly recommended to one and all.

October 2013

This cottage "ticked all the boxes" for us! Wanted a sea view - and the view in reality is better than the photo shows. Also important for us to have a garden as we have a dog. Cottage was very well equipped, very clean and cosy. Always good to have bathroom and extra shower or cloakroom if there are 2 couples, as we were, and a dishwasher is always welcome as we tend to eat in most evenings. Loved being within walking distance of coast path. We felt very relaxed and welcome here - not always the case especially when you have a dog! Very happy with everything!

August 2013

The house was very clean, comfortable and well furnished. We liked the quietness and the beautiful sea view.

March 2013

A very good property in a peaceful location.

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