Looe Cottages

With a beach, harbour and an island off the coast, Looe really does tick all the boxes for your holiday on the coast. A holiday cottage in Looe need not be all about the beach, with plenty of places to eat, shops, and coastal and riverside walks to be discovered around the town. Read more

Looe is built around an active harbour home to a large fishing fleet and sailing boats. There are plenty of boats and kayaks to hire, or you can take a tour on a glass bottomed boat around Looe Island or further afield to Polperro. If that’s not quite your bag, perch along the harbour and spend a couple of hours fishing crabs.

East Looe is home to a large family friendly beach with safe swimming and lots of soft sand for building sandcastles. It’s also where you’ll find the majority of Looe’s cafés, restaurants, pubs, shops and fish and chip shops serving fish directly from the fishing fleet. 

Holiday cottage near Looe with a sea view. View over East Looe beach from the harbour

West Looe is quieter and more laid-back and home to Nelson the seal, a bronze sculpture on Pennyland Rocks at the entrance to Looe harbour, in memory of a rather popular one-eyed seal who made Looe his home. The pebbly beach offers views over Looe Island, and is perfect for snorkelling at high tide. At low tide, scour rock pools with your crabbing line and fishing nets. 

Looe Island, also know as St George’s Island, is a nature reserve managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and is home to seals, sea birds and has plenty of wild meadows. The island can be visited in the summer months depending on tides and the weather, and guided walks can be arranged and but will need booking in advance. 

Around Looe there are plenty of other places to visit. To the west, start with Talland Bay and Polperro, and if you travel just a bit further you can catch the foot ferry across from Polruan to Fowey, one of the best ways to arrive at this beautiful town. To the east, Seaton beach is not far, and past Portwrinkle is the stunning Rame Peninsula, which we can’t recommend enough.

A little further afield, but still all within an hour’s drive, you have the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and the National Trust’s Lanhydrock Estate. 

With so much to discover, we think you’ll really enjoy your holiday in Looe. Find yourself the perfect holiday cottage to compliment a holiday you’ll remember.

We have 19 self catering cottages in Looe to show you...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £473 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Leafy lanes lead to Meadows, a gorgeous holiday cottage set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, only two miles from the charming south Cornish coast. This property is perfect for...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £473 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £447

Outstanding hut, sleeping two with hot tub near Looe, South Cornwall.


When you wish upon a star… anything your heart desires will come to you… and as you lay your head on your pillow at night gazing out of the skylight above, at a black velvet sky sp...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £447

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £447

Gorgeous romantic retreat with hot tub sleeping 2 near Looe, South Cornwall.


Utterly gorgeous in every way, this whimsically themed Victorian-style tabernacle hints at the glorious eccentricity of scholarly preachers of yesteryear. With bell tower rising tr...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £447

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £218

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Only a short drive to the glorious south coast and the pretty bays at Lansallos and Talland, Menabilly is tucked away in a rural setting where peace and tranquility abounds. If you...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £218

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £218

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Want to be at one with nature and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then wind your way along the country lanes to the peace and beauty that abounds at Neptu...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £218

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £397 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


This gorgeous cottage is a wonderfully comfortable bolthole, set in an idyllic rural hamlet and surrounded by walks, horse-riding and cycle trails. Kingfisher Cottage (named becaus...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £397 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Hocking’s Green is found down a leafy lane in a wonderfully tranquil rural location, yet close to the beaches, The Eden Project and clifftop walks of the Cornish south coast. Tucke...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £350 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


If you love the sound of birdsong and a wonderfully peaceful rural location, Pascoe’s Pippin is the perfect holiday home for you. Tucked down a little lane and surrounded by fields...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £350 *

  • Sleeps 2 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £331

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Wind your way along the country lanes to the rural tranquility that awaits you at the immaculately presented Gilliflower. Surrounded by green fields and open countryside this is th...

  • Sleeps 2 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £331

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