Fred's House is a comfortable, traditionally furnished cottage with a lovely garden and within walking distance of the beach.
A short stroll down the road to the beach and beach café-  a great place for a bite to eat! (Not the view from the property)
The dining-room looks out onto the gorgeous garden.
The cosy sitting-room.
You can see the sea between the trees from the garden.
The cottage kitchen.
The kitchen leads into the dining-room making it easy to serve up your holiday meals.
Enjoy family meals together in the lovely dining-room.
The toasty wood-burner makes this a great retreat all year round.
The utility-room, next to the kitchen, leads out to the garden.
Pretty bedroom One is located on the ground floor
The family bathroom is on the ground floor and has a separate shower cubicle.
....and a bath.
Bedroom Two on the first floor.
Bedroom Two is lovely and spacious and enjoys views of the countryside and coastline.
The twin bedded room on the first floor.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the gorgeous garden.
The lovely wild flower patch.
Don't just save it for the summer, Fred's House is the perfect retreat all year round- and at Christmas time it is extra special
Why not treat yourselves to a well deserved Christmas escape?
Looking back at the house from the garden.
The driveway to Fred's House.
The garden is beautifully planted.
Plenty of space on the big lawn for games.
It's a pleasure to sit in the pretty garden.
The lovely little beach cafe at Talland Bay is a short stroll down the hill.
Looe beach.
An aerial photograph of Talland Bay, with the beach on the left a few minutes' walk down the hill from Fred's House.
Talland Bay.
Looking back at Talland Bay.
The Celtic cross on the clifftop at sunset.
Wonderful cliff-top walks in the area.
There is a lovely cliff walk up to the ancient church.
Plenty of sheltered coves to explore.

Fred’s House


2 miles SW of Looe / Sleeps 5 + cot

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7 Nights from £549

A spotlessly clean, comfortable cottage with everything you need, a beautiful garden to relax and enjoy peace and quiet.

Best holiday home we have stayed in, with welcoming ( but not intrusive) owners next door. Beautiful coast walks minutes away . Exceptional standard will be back soon.

We have had a very relaxing week in Fred's house. Comfortable, spotless cottage that had everything we needed and a lovely garden. The owner was kind and helpful.

We loved our stay in Fred’s House located in a beautiful unspoilt area of Cornwall. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival, comfortable and extremely well equipped. We enjoyed relaxing in the large very private garden with glimpses of the sea through the trees. Talland bay was a five minute walk down the hill with access to the coastal path and walks towards Polperro and Looe. This was a new area of Cornwall for us and we definitely hope to return and stay in this lovely cottage again. It was just perfect!

We have had a wonderful week in Fred's house. Comfortable, spotless cottage with an amazing garden. The owner was kind and helpful and told us more about the history of the cottage (since we were curious as to why it's called Fred's house).

Location near Talland Bay is superb! A great (less than 2 miles) walk from there along the South West Coast Path to Polperro, an old idyllic fishing village. Stunning views on cliffs and sea.

Groceries nearby in Pelynt, small supermarkt with friendly owner.

We really enjoyed Cornwall and definitely recommend Fred's house.

Wonderful cottage in a fabulous location. Lovely, big and attractive garden in a very quiet lane. The cottage was spotlessly clean, and very well equipped with everything one could reasonably need.

Just 5 minutes walk from the lovely Talland Bay. The walk back up to the cottage is steep. The coastal path is very close-by with lovely walks to Polperro and to Looe.

Sarah, who owns the cottage, lives very close by with her family. She could not have been more helpful, with local knowledge etc.

This has got to be one of the best places to stay in Cornwall. Plenty of space, parking, good access. This property is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Everything you need. Owners are friendly and share their local knowledge to make your stay even better. This property is really well placed for access to main roads to travel up and down Cornwall. Wonderful.

An amazing clean, spacious very well maintained house . Fred’s house had everything you’d need for your stay. A nice welcome of scones , Jam and cream awaiting after a long journey was lovely. An amazing house which is safe for children and within close distance to looe and Polperro . The owner greeted us once we had settled in and assured us if there were any questions/ issues they were there to help. The house is peaceful , spacious and it was very easy to relax whilst staying there. We loved Fred’s house and our little boy loves all the hiding places for hide and seek!!

The cottage was extremely cosy (especially during a November storm), and spotless. The owner was very nice and informative, and he even let us arrive early and leave later, as there were no bookings immediately after us.

Reply from Classic Cottages

How lovely to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful stay at Fred's House and the owner's kind gesture allowed you even more time to make the most of your stay. We very much hope to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

Lovely cottage very relaxing stay would recommend it and will definitely return

Fred’s House is a lovely luxurious and cosy house in a peaceful location. The property is immaculately clean and well maintained. The photos don’t give it justice, we were surprised how much bigger it was than the photos show. Lovely welcome cream tea on arrival, much appreciated. We visited as 3 generations of one family and all really enjoyed the stay. Would love to return one day, thank you.

Loved the garden and the daily visit from the pheasants. The cottage is a short walk from the beach, can hear & see the sea from the garden the place to go to relax and recover from busy life.

Our stay at Fred’s house was wonderful. Such a peaceful and relaxing location. The house is cosy, very comfortable, extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. The garden, with its sea view, is beautiful and we really enjoyed spending quality time in it. Sarah made us very welcome. I would highly recommend Fred’s House to anyone, it is a fantastic place to stay.

Very comfortable stay and we enjoyed the gorgeous garden. The location was better than we expected!

Lovely holiday house, very comfortable, had everything we needed and what a beautiful garden! Great to be so near the beach.

Lovely garden and very comfortable cottage - owners very pleasant and helpful

Fantastic location with a view of the sea and a beautiful garden . The cottage was equipped with everything one needed , spotlessly clean and beautifully warm . Have just put a deposit down for next year !

One of the best cottages/ garden we have stayed at.

Fred’s House is so clean, comfortable and homely. Perfect location for a trip to the beach to rock pool for crabs. Lovely garden full of interesting birds to spot. Even a woodpecker. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to come back. Thanks to Sarah for being such a welcoming and helpful host.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to see that you had such a good stay, and that you could even enjoy the resident wildlife during a wintery December break! Maybe a springtime stay will make a good contrast? Tanya, Customer Support

The steep hill from the beach was fine for us but could be a problem for some people to walk.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. Fred's House is situated five minutes up the hill from the family-firendly beaches at Talland - however should you need a rest there is a hotel half way up the hill that would offer welcome refreshments and a car park at the bottom of the hill that has plenty of space for dropping people off. Tressa, Customer Support

Fred';s house was lovely and imaculately clean. Great location

Fred’s House is exactly as described, it felt very comfortable, and is in a great location. The owners, Sarah and David were very welcoming and great to chat to.

If you’re after a get away from it all holiday Fred’s House is perfect. On a personal level I’m disappointed that I forgot to pick some apples from the garden to bring home so I could make a crumble after Sarah the owner had said to help myself.

The cottage was very clean, tidy and comfortable. It was nice that the owner came round on the first day to welcome us and say we could pop next door to see her if we had any problems. She also popped round the evening before we left. We thought she was both friendly and helpful. The garden at the cottage was quiet, private and very pretty. It was also spacious and gave our little grandson plenty of space to run around. The older boys (both in their 20’s) enjoyed the swing ball. There was plenty of parking space too.

Given the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19 everything possible had been done to make our stay as normal as possible. We really enjoyed the scones / jam / clotted cream left out for when we arrived. The owner was lovely and considerate, welcoming us and checking with us the evening before we left that everything had been okay with our stay. We were very lucky to have such fantastic weather which meant we spent a lot of time at the beach just a short walk away which also has wonderful cafe. The cottage is surrounded by a lovely gardens which we also enjoyed spending time in. We would highly recommend Fred's house for anyone who would enjoy a quiet holiday in a beautiful location.

Fred's house was in a lovely location, spotlessly clean and a fantastic holiday home. We would definitely recommend it and would love to stay again, perhaps we could organise better weather as Storm Dennis brought gales and heavy rain so we probably didn't see Fred's House and it's location at it's best. The fact that we had a lovely holiday in spite of the weather is testament to the warmth and comfort provided by Fred's House.

This cottage is one of the best we've ever had in a superb location with a lovely owner who definitely goes the extra mile.

We had a wonderful time in the lovely house and garden. The owners are very nice and hospitable. There are many things to do in the region for families - walking, swimming, sightseeing, bodyboarding in the north,... we would love to come back.

Beautiful location, perfect for our stay. Very well equipped property and comfortable, a delicious cake was awaiting our arrival. There is nothing negative to say about Freds house and the location, we have stayed in quite few properties, and I can honestly says this has been the best so far!

Excellent property, spotless and well equipped and in great private location. Reassuring to have owner in quite close proximity.

The personal touch on arrival was so lovely, the home baked cake and milk in the fridge and fresh flowers. The privacy was perfect.

Everything about our Fred's House experience was positive. One week was not enough and it was a wrench to leave Talland, with its beautiful bay.

Sarah, the owner, gave us a very warm and friendly welcome- with tea and handmade cornish cake. We didn't miss anything during our holiday and had a super holiday!

A lovely quiet cottage in an excellent location, walking distance to 2 beaches and lovely cliff top walks.

This is without doubt the best cottage we have booked with you so far Everything we needed was there including seats etc for the garden which by the way was a wonderful and peaceful place to relax in

Fred’s House is homely and comfortable. The garden is wonderful and safe for kids. Ten minutes walk and you’re on the beach at Talland Bay, right next to a great cafe. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be back.

Fred's House is idyllic, beautifully presented, well equipped, spotlessly clean yet still having a lovely, homely relaxing feel, wonderful gardens and Summerhouse too. Welcomed on arrival by sunny daffodils in the Dining Room, a delicious home-made cake, tea tray set out and fresh milk in the fridge, what a wonderful surprise and welcome. We were delighted that Sarah came over personally to welcome us, and make sure we had settled in and to let her know if there was anything we needed during our stay. It was a wonderful break, wish it could have been longer. Can thoroughly recommend Fred's House, a real home from home only better!

Fred's house is in a fabulous location and is a warm cosy cottage with home from home feel. We stayed at Fred's house over Christmas and the house was very festive and we were greeted with tea and home made biscuits, and there was even a Christmas present for us to enjoy. We were made very welcome by Sara our lovely host. I would highly recommend Fred's house and look forward to our return visit.

Really clean. Extremely well equipped. Warm welcome on arrival. Beautiful location. We will return. Thanks

Happy home from home, in a beautiful location with helpful owners. We will return as soon as possible.

Lovely cottage with beautiful garden 5mins walk to beach.owner was lovely and made us very welcome,recomend it to anyone who wants a peaceful,comfortable holiday.

Lovely cottage - well presented and a real home from home

Talland Bay is a revelation; a peaceful and very beautiful corner of the south coast with fabulous coastal walks in both directions. The cottage is secluded but not isolated, the garden is delightful and Sarah made us feel most welcome. I would love to return, we had a very happy and restful time. thank you.

Fred's House is a beautiful well equipped cottage with a lovely spacious, pretty, private garden which is important to us and our dog. The location is ideal and only a 5 minute walk down to Talland Bay. The hosts Sarah and David were welcoming, kind and interesting people who left us to our own devices, but were available for help, info or just a chat if required.

Freds house is a great place to stay for the whole family

Clean, comfortable and very well equipped cottage in a superb location above Talland Bay. A beautiful setting and a warm welcome awaits....

The little touches were really appreciated: milk in the fridge, home baked cake on arrival. All super. Terrific hassle-free experience.

Perfect and restful, beautiful area so near the beach , everything catered for a home from home. Well done Sarah for making us feel so welcome.

Lovely cottage in beautiful coastal area. The owner goes the extra mile to ensure that the visitors have a pleasant holiday.

It was a very nice holiday, in a beautiful house with a great garden.

It's a real home from home and spotlessly clean. There is everything you could possibly need. The area is beautiful with good walks, beaches, dog friendly places to eat. What more could you want! It was our second visit and we hope to be back again in the future.

Beautiful location, excellently furnished and equipped, very comfortable and would not hesitate to come back. Very pleased with all aspects of Fred's House, it made our stay in Cornwall perfect.

We would definitely like to stay, again, in this comfortable cottage set in a pretty garden - close to Talland Bay and with a country house hotel opposite for a delicious dinner.

Excellent cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall. Wounderfully presented to a very high standard and a pleasure to stay in. One of the best cottages we have stayed in.

We had been to the cottage and the area before .

Lovely location. House well equipped, clean and very welcoming. Would happily recommend to my friends.

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