As cute as its name, Bumblebee Cottage is an utterly delightful little bolthole for a family or couple looking to enjoy the delights of Cornwall's charming south east coastline. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a private terrace and fabulous garden, you are the shortest of drives to the traditional fishing town of Looe and the seaside villages of Seaton and Downderry.
Tucked away down a country lane, which in late spring puts on the most stunning of displays, this is the place to kick back and relax. Step inside and this small but oh so perfectly formed semi-detached cottage, greets you with a warm welcome. Rustic shelving, a chunky farmhouse style dining-table and cosy sofa await you in the open plan living-room and children will adore the sweetest of twin bedrooms on the ground floor. The luxurious family bathroom is a real treat with its gorgeous roll-top bath, so it will be bubble baths for the younger members and bubbles of a different kind for the adults - there's even little shelves either side to place your glass! The spacious double bedroom takes up the whole of the first floor complete with its own en suite shower-room, ideal when someone is enjoying a long lazy soak in the family bathroom.
Your private terrace invites you to enjoy meals al fresco style, cooked up on the barbecue and should it turn a little chilly the outdoor log-burner will keep you cosy. The garden is a dream, a large area of lawn, small orchard, play area and a garden bench perfectly positioned to enjoy the far reaching views across the open countryside, highly recommended for viewings at the end of the day accompanied with your favourite tipple. The main garden is shared with the sister cottage Barn Owl Cottage (5015), but there's plenty of room for all you to find your own space or even better make new friends or why not bring some friends with you and rent both cottages together.
South east Cornwall has a very different beauty to the rest of Cornwall, a softer landscape with sheltered bays and rolling countryside, you couldn't have picked a better place for a holiday. The working fishing town of Looe is packed full of traditional seaside charm, where you can try your luck at crab, mackerel or even deep-sea shark fishing and if you don't get a bite, there's plenty of fish and chip shops serving up their delights so you won't go hungry.
Head off along the coastal footpath to the charming fishing village of Polperro, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time with the higgledy-piggledy cottages that line the narrow streets and for more historic houses and glorious gardens Antony (National Trust) and Mount Edgcumbe should be on your list.
You can visit the primates being cared for at the Wild Future Monkey Sanctuary and adrenalin junkies will get their thrills at Adrenalin Quarry where you can have fun in the aquapark, slide down the zip wire, ride the go-karts or be a big kid on the UK's largest swing.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with twin beds (2'6'' recommended for children only)
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-cupboard with washing machine (accessed from Bedroom 2)
Please note, the cot will only fit in Bedroom 2.
- Dogs welcome (2 small to medium-sized dogs only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio furniture and picnic table and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Welcome to Bumblebee Cottage, charming semi-detached barn conversion set in the heart of the countryside yet close to the seaside town of Looe
The interiors are wonderfully warm and inviting
The double bedroom is really spacious, taking up the whole of the first floor
Enjoy the wonderful setting from this alternative spot for al fresco dining , shared with neighbouring Barn Owl Cottage
In the wild meadow garden and orchard the view is stunning and the garden bench has been positioned perfectly to take full advantage
The sheltered terrace is the perfect spot for morning coffee leisurely holiday meals
Serve up some holiday culinary delights whilst at Bumblebee
Small but perfectly formed the open plan living-room will ensure you make the most of your time together
Cosy up on the sofa and relax
There are lovely touches throughout, perhaps you might find some little treasures of your own to add to the memory board
The twin bedroom leads off from the living-room and the stairs ascend to the double bedroom
Open beams add to the overall charm and character
Lovely linen and gorgeous cushions adorn the beds
Bedroom one has its own en suite shower-room
The twin bedroom is charming
Beautifully furnished throughout
The luxury family bathroom with that gorgeous roll-top bath
Enjoy a leisurely holiday soak - bubbles of either variety are optional
Your private terrace is very sheltered and the log-burner will keep you warm on chiller evenings
Bumblebee Cottage sits to the right-hand side of the property, one of a few barn conversions set around the original farm
The lovely lawned area
Step through the garden gate into the wild meadow garden and orchard
The willow tipi will delight younger members of your group
A lovely spot to sit and enjoy a holiday read or simply relaxing enjoying the setting
Spend the day in Looe - make sandcastles on the beach, hop on a fishing trip or grab some fish and chips and enjoy them on the quayside.
Be sure to visit Mount Edgcumbe with its grand house, glorious parkland and gardens, artisan shops and cafe and so much more, it makes for a great day out
The beachside village of Seaton is a little over a mile away
The coastline is simply stunning
The pretty harbourside village of Polperro