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The Hen House

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Widegates, near Looe, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Close to a dog friendly beach and many attractions, this single storey cottage is perfect for year-round holidays.

This spacious, detached holiday property is wonderfully situated in Cornwall’s countryside, yet only minutes from many of the beautiful beaches in the area such as Looe, Hannifore and Seaton, which is a year-round dog friendly beach with a stylish beach bar and café. Looe, 4 miles, is home to one of the country’s fish markets supplied by the day boats that leave this quaint working harbour. Stroll the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand, buy some fish or seafood for that special meal or visit one of the multitude of restaurants the town offers. The coastal path passes nearby and provides beautiful walks and views along this dramatic coastline. In September there are live music festivals with many big names playing in the various venues.
Polperro, a quaint and historic fishing village, is a short distance along the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots along the coast. Various tourist attractions include The Monkey Sanctuary, The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and many golf courses along with National Trust gardens and houses. The Eden Project is an easy drive and provides a great day out, as does Padstow, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the Fowey River.
Deep sea fishing, pleasure trips and other water sports can all be enjoyed, along with woodland and coastal walks, horse riding and river kayaking. To the east of the town is the historic city of Plymouth with its theatres, cinemas, bowling and shopping, while to the west is the sea faring town of Fowey, home to the royal sailing regatta and many galleries. Shop ¼ mile, pub 1½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 11-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children. NB: Pond and stream in grounds.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    The Hen House is a lovely little cottage. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dogs. We could leave the door open and let them run outside without any worries about them running off. We also had the run of a couple of fields where I could exercise the dogs. the cottage is very comfortable with full sized rooms and lots of space and a nice decking area where we could look out over the countryside.The owners, Karen and Tom, are a very nice couple. They are friendly and helpful but they also leave you alone to get on with your holiday. This is an ideal base for exploring the south of Cornwall. I would certainly book this cottage again and I can highly recommend it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    The Hen House is an ideal location to visit Looe and the surrounding areas. It is perfectly designed to suit dogs and we had a relaxing stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    Lovely time and lot's of room for our spaniel to run around safely in the enclosed private garden. Nice central location to visit Cornwall sites. Amazed at how many shops were dog friendly too.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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