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Rose Cottage,Looe

Dating back to 1760 and reputedly the oldest and most photographed cottage in the village, this tastefully renovated Cornish hideaway has an interesting history. Owned in the 18th century by the famous Plymouth Gin Company as housing for their drovers, the kitchen is converted from the linhay, formally used to stable the donkeys. None of that rustic hardship remains and now Rose Cottage epitomises sophistication and comfort, without detracting from its heritage. Spacious yet cosy reception rooms with woodburner stoves and exposed beams welcome you on entering the cottage. The rear decking, above and behind the cottage provides a great area for al fresco dining or relaxing whilst soaking up the sun. Downderry has an excellent local shop, lively pub as well as a good cafe and restaurant and the beach is only a short walk away. This is a great base for a stress free holiday in any season and the whole of the scenic South coast as well as the many other attractions of Cornwall are readily accessible by car.


Living room with two sofas, two armchairs, woodburner set into the original chimney breast and large flat screen TV with Sky. Dining room with quarry tiled floor, dining table to seat eight, window seat overlooking the front decking, woodburning stove and large flat screen TV with Sky. Well-equipped kitchen with six-burner range, butler sink, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Adjacent utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Downstairs cloakroom/shower room with shower cubicle and WC. Master double bedroom with 5ft king size bed, child bed, door onto front decking and an en-suite shower room with large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Stairs from the dining room up to the first floor, where glimpses of the sea can be enjoyed from all rooms. Second double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Third double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed. Family bathroom with bath, shower over, hand basin and WC.


Small garden area in front of cottage. Decking area outside ground floor double bedroom with table and chairs. Steps at side of house lead up to large decked area equipped with table and chairs with wonderful views over the rooftops to the sea and surrounding coastline.

Parking: Parking in nearby car park with parking permit provided.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels (no beach towels), stair gate, WiFi, electricity and central heating (oil).
  • Pets: One well behaved pet welcome.
  • Telephone: Incoming calls only. Mobile reception poor.
  • Local Facilities: Downderry beach 2 minutes walk. Seaton beach half a mile. Other south coast beaches are easily accessible by car. Shop, Post Office, pub, cafe and restaurant all in Downderry. Looe with more facilities, 5 miles. Plymouth 13 miles.

Please Note: The stairs are without a handrail, so young children should be supervised.

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  • Changeover day: Friday
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