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Lantau Cottage

Lantau Cottage is a fine example of an Elizabethan merchant's house located in the heart of Looe’s old town. It was built for a ship trader in the early 1600s and is packed with character including gabled ceilings, wonky floors, a winding stair that includes a ship's mast and, in one bedroom, a stunning medieval panelled wall.

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The house comfortably sleeps 9 and is arranged over three floors. Guests are greeted by a well-equipped cottage kitchen on the ground floor which leads through to a cosy dining area with a farmhouse dining table, church pew seating and ladderback chairs. Beyond this is the open plan living room with beamed ceiling and relaxing sofas. On the first floor are two comfortable double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom that includes a shower, wc and pedestal washbasin. On the top floor is a twin bedroom, accessed over a three small steps, the master bedroom complete with en-suite shower and wc., and a small living room/snug.

Lantau Cottage dates back over 400 years and is steeped in a rich history offering discerning guests a flavour of days long gone. With quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout it is very well equipped for modern day living including broadband internet.

The house is normally let from Saturday to Saturday during the peak season but we offer long weekend breaks during other times. Off-site parking for 2 cars is included with one space in the nearby Beachside carpark and the other in the Millpool carkpark which is a 7-8 minute walk from the house. There is also a drop-off area a few paces from the house where guests can unload and load their luggage. Alternatively, forget the car and come by train – it's a scenic journey from Liskeard to Looe and once you're here, everything is walkable. The train station is a 10 minute walk from the house.

Lantau Cottage is ideal for those who enjoy the freedom of a self-catering holiday in one of England's most scenic coastal landscapes - that of south-east Cornwall. The beaches and historic harbours found here continue to inspire many artists and are excellent for those who enjoy seafaring and sailing pursuits, as well as ancient woodland and moors when heading inland. The town of Looe has restaurants, pubs, tea and gift shops galore. There are a number of food shops in the town including one selling local produce and another offering locally caught fish.

At a glance:

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Wifi included
  • Bed linen and domestic towels included
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Close to beach
  • Close to harbour and shops

In summary:

  • Living Space: Lounge with comfortable sofa seating, a TV, WiFi Broadband internet access and a stereo system.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with a dishwasher, grill, oven, stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, a blender and all essential cooking utensils.
  • Utility room: A washing machine, a clothes dryer, a vacuum cleaner and ironing facilities are all included.
  • Dining room: Farmhouse table, pew, ladderback chairs, placemats;
  • Bedrooms: Five bedrooms including 2 double bedrooms, 1 king-size double and 3 single beds. One travel cot/crib is available (please bring your own betting for this).
  • Two bathrooms: WC., shower, pedestal sink.

Additional Amenities:

  • Central heating is included and quality cotton bed linen is provided along with towels and a hair dryer.
  • A cot and child's high chair are also available and the property has allocated parking for two cars.
  • One parking space is at the Beachside car park and one is at the Millpool car park.

Lantau Cottage is a no-smoking property and we regret that we can't take pets.

Availability: Weekly bookings usually have a Saturday changeover and short breaks are available for most of the year.


Sandwiched between two tiny streets, the house is ideally situated just a few paces from East Looe’s sandy beach, historic harbour and many cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Weekly bookings usually have a Saturday changeover and short breaks are available for most of the year.

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly Week Night Weekend Night 3 Night Breaks 4 Night Breaks Minimum Stay
Winter 08 Jan 22 02 Apr 22 £750 £195 £195 £585 £780 3 Nights
Easter 02 Apr 22 23 Apr 22 £1495 £350 £350 £1050 £1400 4 Nights
Early Spring 23 Apr 22 30 Apr 22 £1195 £275 £275 £825 £1100 3 Nights
Spring 30 Apr 22 07 May 22 £1795 £395 £395 £1185 £1580 3 Nights
Late Spring 07 May 22 28 May 22 £1195 £275 £275 £825 £1100 3 Nights
Half Term 28 May 22 04 Jun 22 £1795 £395 £395 £1185 £1580 7 Nights
Early Summer 04 Jun 22 09 Jul 22 £1495 £350 £350 £1050 £1400 3 Nights
Summer 09 Jul 22 03 Sep 22 £2250 £395 £395 £1185 £1580 7 Nights
Late Summer 03 Sep 22 22 Sep 22 £1495 £350 £350 £1050 £1400 3 Nights
LMF 22 Sep 22 29 Sep 22 £1795 £395 £395 £1185 £1580 4 Nights
Early Fall 29 Sep 22 22 Oct 22 £1195 £275 £275 £825 £1100 3 Nights
Half Term 22 Oct 22 05 Nov 22 £1995 £350 £350 £1050 £1400 7 Nights
Early Winter 05 Nov 22 17 Dec 22 £750 £195 £195 £585 £780 3 Nights
Christmas/New Year 17 Dec 22 07 Jan 23 £2250 £450 £450 £1295 £1750 4 Nights


The house is normally available from 5.00 pm on your arrival date (sooner if we can) and we ask guests to vacate the house by 9.00 am on the final day to allow enough time to prepare the house for incoming guests.

These times have been amended to allow for additional COVID-19 sanitation measures between stays. Joining instructions will normally be sent two weeks before arrival.


Change over day: Flexible, Negotiable, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday



We love hearing from past guests and appreciate the input they give our future guests. So if you've stayed at Lantau Cottage, please do spare a few moments to leave your review below. Click the Add Guestbook Entry button below and start typing! 

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Once again we enjoyed a lovely holiday as a family spanning three generations! The property is excellently located being of equal distance to the beach and harbour, both only a short walk away. The cottage itself has absolutely everything you need including a new kitchen which is a real plus. All in all, a really lovely holiday was had by all !

Jackie B., 

Lovely property, great location.


We loved this Elizabethan house and felt privileged staying. We loved the kitchen (new we were informed) which was very well equipped with a wonderful range. The house is very tastefully decorated and in sympathy with its medieval heritage with a comfortable living room and five bedrooms.

The house is perfectly located in a quiet backwater of the old town - in one of the narrow streets leading up from the beach.

Looe itself has lots to offer the whole family with plenty of great eateries and public houses.

All in all we had a brilliant week.

Joyce O., 

Very nice and quirky old building. Great kitchen which coped with the 8 of us staying there. Very close to the beach. The 2 car park spaces are extremely useful, but the closest one is only suitable for a smaller vehicles. 4 sets of keys were great when there were so many adults.

John R., 

This property suited us very well as it is perfectly situated in the heart of Looe just a few hundred yards from the sandy beach.

We are a family of 7 very tall adults and although some ducking around the beams was required, everyone really enjoyed the beautifully furnished and well appointed property. We cooked for ourselves every night but it had everything we needed, even a whisk for the Eton Mess!

There was plenty to keep us occupied, coastal walks, swimming in the sea, boat trip to Polperro, adrenaline quarry and a day out in Foye.

Nanette N., 


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