Looe in Cornwall has all the ingredients of an ideal Cornish town. The earliest mention of the town is in 1201, when East Looe and West Looe were two separate villages. They were known as ‘planted boroughs' and were joined by an estuary bridge in 1411. This ‘split identity' makes Looe a unique location, filled with history and the perfect destination for a self-catering holiday.
Looe is in south Cornwall and lies at the mouth of a protected bay, making the water safe for swimming and diving. Surrounded by cliffs and rolling countryside, it nestles around its thriving harbour, where Cornish fishing boats still land their catch on the harbour walls. As it is a small town the most common type of accommodation available is self-catering, which offers visitors the freedom to design their own itinerary. Accommodation varies from cottages located in the centre of town, giving easy access to amenities and shops, to barn conversions and farmhouses further inland, which may be suitable for larger parties.
Nearly all the cottages in the town available for self-catering holidays have dramatic sea views, overlooking the towering cliffs that surround the harbour and the tranquil bay that stretches out from the harbour. Lets such as the Old School House have been beautifully restored to offer visitors luxury accommodation in a tranquil setting.
If it's a romantic break away that you are looking for, then Looe offers some of the best self-catering accommodation available for a weekend away for two. The smaller cottages available give you a chance to snuggle up in front of an open fire in a cozy setting with stunning views that will provide a perfect backdrop to a relaxing holiday. Looe is justifiably proud of its nautical heritage, and fresh fish and seafood is a common feature of restaurants in the town. Cornish produce has a reputation for being of the highest quality, so if you fancy a night off from self-catering cuisine, you can choose from simple but tasty fish and chips to a full, a la carte menu, all washed down with locally produced Cornish ale.