Smuggler Cottage, self catering in Looe, sleeps 6

Smuggler Cottage, Looe Self Catering accomodation
River, Looe, Cornwall

River, Looe, Cornwall
Like our family does: I know you'll love the picturesque and magical Cornish fishing village of Looe, with old buildings, twisting streets, smugglers taverns and some fine restaurants, it is just a lovely place to BE. Get a pasty and a book and go for a walk, have a sit and stare every now and again and it'll soon be time for an early evening beer before dinner ! What a life!! Although my family are from the north coast of Cornwall, I've been visiting Looe ever since I can remember!

St Georges Island Looe

click it - just a great picture!

Only quarter of a mile from the beach is St George's Island, once a popular landing place for smugglers and popularised by the Atkins sisters in their books 'We Bought an Island' and 'Tales from our Cornish Island'. There are boat trips to the island in the summer season, as well as along the coast. Enjoy its unspoilt beauty.
St Georges Island Looe
Popular with tourists for years, Looe still retains its importance as a major Cornish fishing port, with a sizeable fleet and busy fish market. Important in the middle ages and during the French wars, Looe continued to be busy in the 19th century, shipping stone and copper from the quarries and mines in the north.
Fishing boat in West Looe
Looe Bridge
Over the seven-arched Victorian bridge is West Looe, with the famous 16th century Jolly Sailor Inn and St Nicholas Church. Explore the culture and wildlife of the area at the South East Cornwall Discovery Centre, by the Millpool, and at Hannafore you can stare into the rock pools on the beach, and across to St George's Island, which has 12th century monastic cells and once belonged to the Abbot of Glastonbury.
The Jolly Sailor
To the east lies the stunning four-mile stretch of sand and surf at Whitsand Bay, popular with beachgoers and shore fishermen. Guarding the entrance to Plymouth Sound is Rame Head, with its superb views, 400ft cliffs and 14th century chapel, where a beacon blazed at the time of the Armada. Look out for the many stone fortresses known as Palmerston Follies, a legacy of an 19th century defence initiative.
Continuing around the headland from Looe you will come across the little-visited, attractive and unspoilt coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, backed by high wooded cliffs. Here the future Henry Vll landed before the Battle of Bosworth, later the villages were a smugglers haven. If you go futher you'll come across the wonderful golf course at Whitsands Bay, go in the hotel there and go back in time about 60 years - great place.
'It's the best fish in the world' ....... says top chef and restaurateur Rick Stein in his television series 'Food Heroes' - 'Where better to experience superlative quality fish than Looe - my favourite market'. Rick explained that Looe's fishing boats are all quite small ones because of the nature of the tidal harbour - they are day boats which go out in the morning and come back in the evening - 'whenever you get fish from Looe it's fresh and that to me is the best fish in the world - it's the fish we seek out in our restaurant'.
took this picture in May
tell them it's only May!
1 minute walk will get you here
The Banjo pier
Nice in winter too

Talland Bay

Talland Bay - 3 miles from Looe


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