FAQs

Access

The keys to the house will be in a keylock safe at the front door. The access code will be sent to you a week prior to arrival. 

Alpaca trekking

Something a bit different for the kids. Alpaca trekking on Bodmin Moor, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A 30 minute drive from the house.

Aga

The kitchen has a two oven gas Aga with two hotplates. The top oven is hot, the lower one is a simmering oven.

There are various Aga cookbooks in the kitchen to help if you've not used one before.

About 2 hours prior to cooking turn the Aga up to 7. When finished turn it down to 2 again. The temperature control switch is in the bottom left hand door of the Aga.

Aga lighting

There are spot lights above the Aga. There is a switch on the right hand side of the Aga wall (between the Aga and the kitchen cupboard).

Arrival

Harbour House is situated on the brow of the first hill of Hannafore Road.

Drive along West Looe Quay, go around the small fisherman's church and onto Hannafore Road, as you climb the small incline the houses on the left end, and on the right hand side you will see house signs for Bay View Apartments, Harbourside, and Harbour House.

We recommend you drive to Hannafore, turn around, and then pull in outside the house with hazzards on to unload luggage.

Baby cot

We provide one travel cot.

Baby high chair

We provide one high chair which can be found in the boot room. 

BBQ

The hybrid BBQ is kept under cover in the courtyard behind the kitchen, and allows you to cook with charcoal or gas.

We provide a 13kg Butane Gas bottle. Please bring your own charcoal. 

  • The dual fuel capacity allows for gas and charcoal cooking
  • The BBQ has a split cooking area with a grill and flat hotplate
  • Integrated lids allow you to smoke your meats
  • Vegetarians and vegans can cook on a separate grill to the meat

After cooking the trays and utensils can be rmeoved and cleaned in thre dishwasher.

Please allow the BBQ to cool down completely before replacing the cover.

Important: Not to be used by children

Bedding

White cotton sheets.

Bedrooms

All rooms have gas central heating, original polished wood floors, award winning Emma Mattresses, bedside tables with lamps & clothes hanging space. 

Beaches

Looe is blessed with a beautiful sandy beach, with various coves and pebble beaches within 10 minute walk of the house..

Check out our blog post The 5 best beaches near Looe.

Board Games

Our board games can be found under the coffee table in the living room.

  • Cluedo
  • Monopoly
  • Scrabble
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Trivial Pursuit

Boot room

The boot room at the rear of the house has a fridge/freezer, washing machine, and garden games:

  • Cornhole
  • Jenga
  • Giant dominoes

Bowling (Lawn green)

The club enjoys a beautiful location overlooking the sea front towards Looe Island. Please make your own enquiries at http://www.looebowlsclub.co.uk/contact/

Butchers

O'Keeffe's butchers at the Pelynt Village stores. An award winning butcher a 10 minute drive from the house. Head out of West Looe and follow the signs to Pelynt. The Pelynt stores are the turning after the church on the left.

Check in

Check in is at 3pm.

Check out

Check out is at 10am.

Chemist

Boots, Fore Street, East Looe. 

Lloyds, Fore Street, East Looe.

Children

The Monkey Sanctuary

Porfell Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Park

Adrenaline Quarry

Carnglaze Caverns

Alpaca trekking

Paddle Boarding

E-Foiling

Looe sea safari

Looe island boat trip  

Looe self drive boat rental

Shark fishing

Rock pooling - Hannafore beach.

Lerryn river walk - the inspiration for Wind in the Willows

Climbing wall

Adventure Fit South West (below the house) has a climbing wall and also offers canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding trips on the river.

Contact us

Whatsapp 07403 409 396

Cornish Cream teas

Jam first, Roddas clotted cream on top., There is no other way. No arguments. End of.

Cornish Language

The basics:

Hello – Dydh da

Goodbye – Dyw genes

Please – Mar pleg

Thank you – Meur ras

Dishwasher

There is a dishwasher in the kitchen.

Dogs

Well behaved dogs are very welcome in the house.

We just ask that they aren't allowed on furniture, and not upstairs in the bedrooms.

Muddy pooches can be washed/dried in the boot room where dog towels are provided.

Dog food bowls & water bowls are provided.

Dog grooming

Try The Dog House.

Dog walks

You're basically in doggy heaven. Check out our blog post The 10 best dog walks near Looe.

Doggy day care

Heading off to the The Eden Project or Adrenalin Quarry? Try Pelynt Boarding Kennels & Cattery (10 minute drive) for doggy day care. They charge £10 per dog. No need to book for day care, just turn up. Over night stays will need to be booked in advance.

Dry Cleaning

Quayside Fresh, Buller Quay, The Quay, Looe PL13 1DX.

E-FOIL

Possibly the coolest thing in Looe. Cornwall's first e-foil centre.

  • One-to-one lessons
  • Group lessons
  • E-Foil experiences

Check it out at E-Foil Cornwall.

Electric car charging point

Mill Pool car park, West Looe.

Emergency

Doctor (8 minute walk): Old Bridge Surgery, 2 Station Rd, Looe PL13 1HA | 01503 266 960

Hospital A&E (35 minute drive): Derriford Plymouth.

Hospital minor injury (20 minute drive): Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Rd, Liskeard PL14 3XD | 01579 373 500

Vet (2 minute walk): Luxtowe Vets, The Quay, West Looe, Looe PL13 2ES | 01579 342 120*

* The switchboard is in Liskeard

Gas/Electric: We have a contract with Blue Flame who offer a 24 hour call out service should you have any problems. 01326 378 122.

Fire Alarms

There are fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms on each floor. 

Fire extinguishers

There are fire extinguishers in the hall on each floor of the building.

There is a fire blanket in the kitchen, in the boiler cupboard (to the left of the Aga),

Fishmongers

Pengelly's Fish Shop on East Looe Harbour - award winning fishmonger. Everything from cockles to monkfish and fresh lobsters.

Fridge/Freezer/Ice Machine

The kitchen has an under counter fridge.

The main fridge/freezer/icemachine is in the boot room.

Fruit and Veg

QuaySide Fresh - beautiful fresh displays of local fruit and veg. Buller Quay, The Quay, Looe PL13 1DX

Honesty box - A 10 minute drive to the Monkey Sanctuary and 50 yards opposite the entrance you'll find a very well stocked honesty box fruit and veg stall run by a local farmer.

Gas/Electric

Gas/Electric: We have a contract with Blue Flame who offer a 24 hour call out service should you have any problems. 01326 378 122.

Garden Games

In the boot room you'll find:

  • Cornhole boards and bean bags
  • Jenga
  • Giant dominoes

Golf

There are loads of great courses within a 30 minute drive of Harbour House.

St Mellion - We recommend treating yourself to a round on the Niklaus signature course

China Fleet Club - We haven't played but have heard rave reviews

Lanhydrock - A lovely parkland course with water. One of the finest courses in Cornwall

Looe Golf Club - More challenging than you might think, great sea views, and friendly pro shop

St Austell - A nice parkland course with lovely countryside views

Carlyon Bay - A cliff top course with panoramic sea views 

Whitsand Bay - On the cliffs overlooking Whistand Bay

Porthpean - Parkland front 9, cliff top back 9.

Hair dryers

There are hair dryers in each of the front bedrooms.

Heating

There is gas central heating throughout the house. This is controlled by a wall mounted thermostat in the ground floor hallway by the living room door.

The control unit has a 'plus' sign in the top right corner to increase the heat, and a 'negative' sign in the top left corner to decrease the heat.

There is also a gas flame fire in the living room. 

Horse riding

Try www.polmartinfarm.com a BHS riding school offering lessons and trekking. A 15 minute drive from the house.

Ironing board

We provide an iron and ironing board. This is kept in the walk-in closet in the front bedroom on the 2nd floor.

Kennels

Heading off the The Eden Project or Adrenalin Quarry? Try Pelynt Boarding Kennels & Cattery (10 minute drive) for doggy day care. £10 per dog.

Keys

On arrival there will be two sets of keys awaiting you in the key lock box in the entrance porch by the front door. The access code will be sent to you a week prior to arrival.

Kids

The Monkey Sanctuary

Porfell Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Park

Adrenaline Quarry

Carnglaze Caverns

Alpaca trekking

Paddle Boarding

E-Foiling

Looe sea safari

Shark fishing

Looe island boat trip 

Looe self drive boat rental

Rock pooling - Hannafore beach.

Lerryn river walk - the inspiration for Wind in the Willows

Location

Harbour House, Hannafore Road, West Looe, PL13 2DD

(Don't follow the sat-nav as this will take you to the pedestrian lane behind the house).

Drive along West Looe Quay, go around the small fisherman's church and onto Hannafore Road, as you climb the small incline the houses on the left end, and on the right hand side you will see house signs for Bay View Apartments, Harbourside, and Harbour House.

A pedestrian path leads up to Harbour House, the second entrance on the right.

Looe gin

Looe is home to the Copperfish Distillery, makers of Looe Gin, which comes in various flavours including raspberry, kumquat and grapefruit. 

Copperfish have a small bar at the end of East Looe Quay carpark which catches the late evening sun, so a perfect spot to start your night out.

Looe sea safari

Looe sea safari is new in 2022. 

The perfect way for family and friends to get on the water and explore the beautiful Cornish coastline; aboard an exhilarating 10m ribs with the chance of seeing dolphins, seals, tuna, seabirds and much more.

Trips are perfect for groups, couples, and families and range in length from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

The Quay
East Looe
Cornwall

07415 321072

(You'll see the ribs moored opposite Harbour House)

Number plate stickers

You'll find Kernow (Cornwall) number plate stickers in your welcome pack,

The Kernow flag of Saint Piran is a white cross on a black background, representing white tin flowing from black rock.

Stick one of these on your number plate and you'll be considered a local. It will make a big difference on narrow roads; with tractors much more likely to stop and let you past!

Outside space

Harbour House has a terrace at the front of the house with casual seating for 8-10 people.

At the rear of the house is a small courtyard accessed from the kitchen with seating for 3.

There is a further small terrace at the top of the steps at the rear of the house. Please hold the handrail and take one step at a time.

Paddle boarding

Lessons and excursions up Looe river are available at E-Foil Cornwall 

E-Foil also offer a paddle boarding session pack with lots of fun games designed for kids from the age of 8, from £15 per person.

And e-foil lessons.

Parking

The House does not have dedicated parking. But there is an abundance of parking spaces nearby.

There is free on street parking at Hannafore, a 4 minute walk from the house. This can be accessed either by the front or rear of the house and is an easy walk with sea views all the way.

There is paid parking at West Looe Quay, a 2 minute walk from the house.

There is paid parking, and weekly tickets available, at Pearn's boat yard, a 5 minute walk along West Looe Quay towards the Mill Pool.

There is paid parking at the Mill Pool, a 6 minute walk.

Pasties

A tough choice, but if we had to choose the best we'd recommend Sarah's pasty shop on Buller Street, East Looe. Phone and order in advance, or definitely turn up by Noon, or they'll be sold out.

Peloton Bike

We have a Peloton Bike, weights, and yoga matts in a small gym room on the first floor of the house. Towels are provided.

Please bring your own Peloton shoes.

Pet Shop

Try the incredibly friendly Looe Pet Emporium.

Pharmacy

Boots, Fore Street, East Looe.

Lloyds, Fore Street, East Looe.

Post Office

Quayside Fresh, Buller Quay, The Quay, Looe PL13 1DX.

Pubs

All the pubs of Looe are within a 10 minute walk of the house.

The Jolly Sailor, an old Smugglers haunt established in 1516, and the oldest pub in Looe, is on West Looe Square a 2 minute walk from the house.

We'd also recommend: 

The Salutation

The Bullers Arms - live music

The Fisherman's Arms

The Golden Guinea - has a very nice 'secret' garden.

The Harbour Moon - great susage and mash

NB: If you are eating it is essential to book your table well in advance. 

Restaurants

Looe has the freshest fish in the UK, caught daily by a small fleet of day fishing boats.

Check out our blog The 10 best restaurants in Looe.

We also recommend The House on The Props in Polperro for light lunches and afternoon teas. They do a nice crab bisque and seafood platters at lunch time.

Lunch at The Talland Bay hotel is also recommended. Billed as The Best Sea View in the West Country. Talland Bay is a lovely one hour walk along the cliff path or a 10 minute drive.

NB: If you are eating in Looe it is essential to book your restaurant table well in advance as the town can get very busy.

Recycling & Rubbish

Please put your rubbish bags in the bin shed under the outside stairs.

We have a contract with CTC Waste who will collect waste, including recycling, on a Monday morning at 7am. 

You can put all waste including recycling into the same bags as CTC Waste have a long established licensed waste transfer station where they sort and separate the recycling.

CTC Waste has a fully permitted site approved by the Environment Agency.

0% to landfill 100% recycled.

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Safety

The main access to the house is via the front.

There is rear access via a very steep set of steps. These steps can be slippy when wet so, if you do use them, please hold the handrail and carfeully navigate one step at a time.

Shark Fishing

Looe is the headquarters of the shark angling club of Great Britain.

All sharks caught are tagged for the World Wildlife Fund and released as part of a conservation program.

The last time we went shark fishing we caught an 8ft porbeagle that had been caught 3 weeks earlier off the coast of Boston, USA.

Wander down to West Looe Quay and you'll see the various fisherman's signs showing the day trips on offer.

We recommend Murray Collins on Swallow 2.  

Shops

Pengelly's Fish Shop - award winning fishmonger. Everything from cockles to monkfish and fresh lobsters.

QuaySide Fresh - beautiful fresh displays of local fruit and veg. Buller Quay, The Quay, Looe PL13 1DX

O'Keeffe's butchers at the Pelynt Village stores. An award winning butcher a 10 minute drive from the house. Head out of West Looe and follow the signs to Pelynt. The Pelynt stores are the turning after the church on the left.

Social Club

Looe Social Club, on West Looe Quay, offers visitors weekly membership for just £2, to enjoy 2 bars, 2 pool tables and  2 full size snooker tables, plus cheap drinks and a great view of the river.

Spa

You can check out our Spa page. We're delighted to partner with the amazing team at Home Spa Cornwall to offer a true Spa experience within the comfort of Harbour House.

NB: It's essential to book your treatments well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Supermarkets

Our recommendation is to order online for a home delivery on your day of arrival.

Or...

The main supermarket would be Morrison's in Liskeard.

There is a Waitrose at the Carkeel Roundabout as you enter Cornwall over the Tamar Bridge.

There is an Aldi at Liskeard.

Spar - West Looe Square

Co-op - Fore Street, East Looe. (There are two, the second is slightly bigger)

Tennis

Looe tennis club at Hannafore offers 5 courts overlooking the sea. 

Either £5 an hour or become a member at £25. You'll need to complete the membership application form on their website in advance.

Television

There is a wallmounted 40" Samsung Art TV in the livingroom. This is a SMART TV. We offer Netflix, you'll be able to log into your own Amazon Accounts.

Train station

Looe train station is located at the far end of East Looe.

This is a very picturesque district line to Liskeard where you can get connections to Penzance in the West or London Paddington.

It's approximately a 25 minute trip to Liskeard along the river and through the Looe valley, before the train turns around to wind its way up the hill to Liskeard.

NB: if you are a rail enthusiast check out the Bodmin Heritage steam railway a 30 minute drive from Harbour House.

Washing machine

There is a washer/drier in the boot room. We've left instructions on the easiest washing/drying cycles to use.

Wifi

There is very good Wifi throughout the house, free of charge. The router is on a shelf in the dining room. The Wifi password will be given to you prior to arrival,

Contact

Whatsapp us on 07403 409 396 if you have any other questions.

Enjoy your stay.

Jo & Adrian