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.Hobb Cottage: to the front, a low granite wall topped with quartz encircles a pretty flower-filled suntrap garden (table/chairs). Entrance to hall. Living/dining room with high beamed ceiling, TV/DVD, open fire (logs/coal included) and lovely valley views. Neat kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker). Loo. Stairs down to double bedroom and shower-room (suite). No children. A great place to unwind.
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.
Over two floors. Lower ground floor: 1 x double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor: Sitting room with dining area and open fire. Kitchen. Cloakroom with WC and basin.
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.