2 miles from Pelynt and 3½ miles from Looe, tucked down hedgerow lanes and a long private drive, two pretty, detached stone cottages on the side of a deep valley (panoramic views) full of wildlife and flowers. Only birds and bees disturb the peace. Steep, grassy slope and steps to woods and river; good river valley and woodland walks from the cottages. Family donkeys and dogs are friendly and happy to accompany you over the owners’ 54 acres (sheep, lambs in spring) which encompass St Nun’s holy well; its waters are reputed to cure insanity and visitors are supposed to leave a gift of a ‘pin’, in this context a pin of ale for the farmer! You are welcome to collect eggs (when available) and groom the donkeys. Spring water. A wonderfully tranquil escape, free from traffic noise and light pollution (star-gazing). Good walk to pub at Duloe. Barn Cottage: easy access ramp up to patio and pretty shrub-filled lawned garden (furniture, gas barbecue) with superb valley views. Entrance hall; beamed living room (open fire - logs and coal included) with TV/DVD and glazed door to garden; fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker); loo. Stairs up to two bedrooms with lovely valley views - a double with 2'6" single, and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Pelynt: village (pub, several shops) 3 miles from Polperro (pretty fishing village) and Looe. ‘And shall Trelawney die, here’s twenty thousand Cornishmen will know the reason why’. This is where he was born and - some 300 years ago - did die.
Two bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x family room with double and 2’6" single beds. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Sitting room with open fire and glazed door to garden. Kitchen with dining area. Basin and WC.
Pelynt Looe is Cornwall's second largest fishing port and hence there is always a lively maritime bustle around the quay area of East Looe, which is connected to the quieter West Looe by a seven arched 19th century bridge over the River Looe.