Lantau Cottage

Looe, Cornwall

History and sea air salted into the beams of a wonky-floored Elizabethan townhouse in a traditional Cornish fishing village


2 places


Sleeping from 9 – 12

Children welcome

The Experience

Wake under the gabled ceilings of this 17th-century ship’s merchant’s house to the cries of the gulls outside. Gather the family from rooms spread over three floors creaking with beams and brickwork to the warmth of the cosy kitchen and lounge. The battered old pew and deep sofas make for sociable evening meals and board game battles with the wood-burner crackling away, while the kids lay claim to the smaller sitting room hidden up in the rafters.Take nautically-themed Osbourne House, just a minute away and equally full of character, for the space to invite everyone to stay. Down at the Looe quayside, watch the fishing boats bring in some of the UK’s freshest fish, destined for top local restaurants, or cross the bridge and set off towards Polperro on an 8km walk down the South West Coastal Path. A 9-mile hike inland to Liskeard offers the chance to come back via the old steam train, in use since 1860. Fish & chips are good too. Eat them. 

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We think you'll love

  • Taking Osbourne House (one minute away) as well, for a really big gathering
  • The kids living room up under the rafters
  • The Liskeard-Looe steam train
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You should know

  • Only for children of 3 years and over
  • Many floors and steps can make it trickier for the less nimble
  • Fish & chips are quite bad for you


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £175
Weekly price
from £695
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From £1959 beds5 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 9
From £1756 beds5 bedrooms



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The neighbourhood

Looe is a traditional Cornish fishing village full of charm and character. It's in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a sheltered sandy beach and deep cove that have made it a perfect harbour for small boats for centuries. It's still a working port to this day, landing the freshest fish in the country and stocking the menus of some of Cornwall's finest restaurants. Life slows down here, but there's also plenty to do with trips to the wildlife sanctuary of Looe island, or walking out to the dog-friendly Talland Bay beach between Looe and Polperro.


Peter & Emese Bardi

Peter & Emese stayed in the 17th-century Osborne House in the days when it was a famous restaurant and hotel of the same name. They never dreamed then that one day they would have the privilege of being a more involved part of its long history, which includes, after being a family home for many years, it’s use as a sweet shop. They are dedicated to maintaining the houses for posterity as well as making them great places for guests to stay and their care and attention to detail have won them several awards.