Welcome to Chy an Dowr.
The gorgeous open plan living area.
Enjoy delicious holiday dinners in this welcoming space.
Bedroom One is a cosy haven.
The hot tub sits in the front garden and offers the perfect spot to sit back and star gaze!
Beautiful interiors.
A lovely spot to sit back and relax after a day of exploring.
The kitchen and living space is lovely and light.
The kitchen has everything you need for cooking up a feast.
The perfect spot for sociable evenings.
Chy an Dowr has lots of beautiful touches throughout.
Step into the sitting-room - a cosy hideaway, ideal for relaxing.
A gorgeous spot to relax.
Cosy up by the fire.
The doors lead out to the terrace, perfect for sunny afternoons.
The property has been beautifully furnished throughout.
Enjoy breakfast in the garden.
Relax in the garden on a warm day.
The outdoor area is a great place for relaxing in the sunshine.
Bedroom One is beautifully decorated.
Enjoy a leisurely lie-in.
Bedroom Two is a lovely room with a cosy single bed and leads to a mezzanine level above.
And relax!
Mezzanine level accessed from Bedroom Two with a comfy single bed - a sweet little spot to hideaway!
Bedroom Three is a beautiful room with doors leading out to the terrace.
Soak up the sunshine from Bedroom Three terrace area.
Bedroom Three has an en suite shower-room.
The en suite.
Bedroom Four has a small (4') double bed with another handy mezzanine level with a single bed accessed via a paddle ladder.
Paddle stairs in Bedroom Four leading to the mezzanine level.
The family bathroom is a gorgeous sanctuary.
Enjoy a long soak in the bath tub.
The village road offers the perfect arrival.
Chy an Dowr is a wonderful place for a family holiday.
The entrance to Chy an Dowr is down a lane 20 yards from your parking.
A hot tub is being installed in April.
Pretty as a picture, Polperro.
Talland Bay is stunning.
Dartmoor is nearby and well worth visiting during your stay.
Plymouth is a beautiful city with plenty to discover.
Spend leisurely days wandering around beautiful Dartmoor.
Picture-perfect Portwrinkle is just a short drive away.
Kingsand is a charming Cornish village nearby.
Enjoy you local.

Chy an Dowr


6.9 miles NE of Looe / Sleeps 8 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Eliot Arms (150 yards)

A friendly pub located in the centre of the pretty village of St Germans. Food is locally sourced and a sun-trap garden is the perfect place for al fresco dining in summer.

Nearest beach

Hoodny Cove (2 ½ miles)

This sandy cove is quite sheltered and offers a good safe place to swim. There are also great places to snorkel at high tide.

Nearest walk

Sheviock to Portwinkle Circular (with an extra bit) (2 miles)

A lovely circular walk which will take three hours to complete following road, lanes and footpaths. The route passes streams, conservation areas and a fishing lake. Take a look at the iwalkcornwall website for a detailed route.

Nearest town

Portwrinkle (2 ¾ miles)

Around the Rame Peninsula from Plymouth is the cleanest bay of water you can find, bordered by a Site of Special Scientific Interest and many a view-filled walk to busy yourself with. The village itself is a collection of converted pilchard cellars dating back from pilchard-selling days, giving an insight into olde worlde Cornwall living.

Also nearby

Port Eliot Festival (¼ mile)

Thought to be the oldest continually inhabited abode in the UK, Port Eliot has been home to families for over 1000 years. Fancy joining in? Well at Port Eliot festival you can. Opening their grounds for a fantastic weekend of music, art, fashion, nature, food and more, the owners of Port Eliot welcome you to celebrate, relax and most importantly, have fun.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2020



Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

The Best of Lit and Music

Part lit fest, part music fest. Port Eliot takes all the best bits of a literary festival - Q&A's with your favourite authors, showcasing work from new writers and poets – and mixes them with the vibe of a music festival. One of the highlights at last year's festival (2010) was Jarvis Cocker taking over the decks for a late night DJ session in the dance tent. There is already excitement building around this year's festival with the announcement that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be curating the Paradiso Outdoor Cinema.

Finnygook Beach (2 ¾ miles)

Beautiful sand and pebble beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Short walk from car park (get there early in summer!) and cafe nearby. Finnygook is the eastern end of Portwrinkle, which itself consists of two beaches and marks the western extremity of Whitsand Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Rain Rain Rain...

...But the cafe was good - fast & friendly service while the rain lashed the outside! Nice walks though.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

really great pub! Dog friendly

We took our two dogs there on new years eve for lunch. very friendly, great food and beer.

we also had their take away fish and chips one night which was some of the best fish and chips we have ever had!! well worth a visit!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Gorgeous sandy beach just the right size for letting children run free while small enough to still keep an eye on them. Convenient car park and small cafe. Slightly off the beaten track so a great place to get away from the crowds.

Port Eliot House and Gardens (¼ mile)

The Grade I listed manor house is the home of the Earl and Countess of St Germans. The dreamy house and grounds are open to the public in summer.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Port Eliot Candlelight Visit

For one night in late May Port Eliot opens in the evening, when the house is lit totally by candlelight, recreating the atmosphere as it was in Victorian times

Downderry Beach (3 ¼ miles)

Sand and shingle, Downderry Beach comes into its own at low tide. With lots of rock pools to explore and sheltered inlets offering private spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine, there is plenty of room for everyone. Although access to the main beach is easy, the eastern end is reached by a steep cliff path and many coves become cut off at high tide. The eastern end of Downderry Beach is a favourite amongst naturists.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

wind and rain blown...but lovely

We walked and walked along here to get some "air" on the windiest wettest day of half term! We sand blasted all of our features smooth as there was a little too much air with sand! Young & old enjoyed ooing & aaaing at the beautiful pebbles and rock pools, though the kids could barely stand up straight for long! Would DEFINITELY like to return on a day with less "weather" !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2011

Beach and food

Although staying just near Downderry we did not venture here to the last day but wished we had spent longer here - very clean and very long stretch of beach. The best evening meal we had here too at The Blue Plate - and suggest you book or you will have to be seated if room in the conservatory, it was superb - a little pricey and adults only really but really really good quality and plenty of locals eating there which speaks volumes!

Blue Plate Restaurant (3 ½ miles)

Situated in the heart of Downderry, this restaurant offers a choice of dining in the main restaurant, conservatory, private "chefs table" or the terrace for al fresco dining in summer. The food is simple and no fuss using fresh, local produce.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Fabulous meal

Loved our meal at this restaurant - highly recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2012

A thrilling experience

Gorgeous meals, good wines, very kind staff, friendly atmosphere.
We'd love to come back.

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