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The Old Coach House at Windsworth - Self-catering in Cornwall

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The Old Coach House at Windsworth, Looe, PL13 1NZ, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

Caroline Petherick

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+44 (0)1503 262671(landline)

Simple, soulful, off-grid, without frills, with views! And super toasty on chilly evenings when the wood-burners pump out the heat...

Ditch the gadgets - this wonderful place is strictly for those who want to experience sustainability and it won't suit seekers of glitz. Getting here is fun: along winding lanes, through leafy glades, down the track… to arrive at an old coach house surrounded by much wildlife and incredible views over the sea. These totally private acres include woodlands and fields, a labyrinth, a shower and loo for campers (if you want to add friends) and a steep path that drops down to the seashore. Caroline is enthusiastic, charming, near enough to be on hand. This is her off-grid adventure: wood-burners for cooking and heating; solar panels for lights, shower, fridge; a Kelly kettle - and no WiFi. There are, though, flushing loos, an LPG gas hob and a charger for mobiles. You have a lofty living room off the kitchen with guitars, African drums and games for kids, a simple bedroom with a big bed, a sleeping platform in the attic and (an optional extra) a self-contained studio up outside steps. Stroll to the veggie café at the Monkey Sanctuary, walk the coastal path to the fishing port of Looe. Slow heaven for close friends or families.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Caroline Petherick:

Local points of interest from
Caroline Petherick:

  • We own half a mile of the quietest, most secret parts of the wild Cornish coast, yet we're easily accessible. No crawling down the A30 – we’re normally an hour’s drive from Exeter along the elegant A38 as it wends its way around Dartmoor’s southern slopes
  • Or you might prefer to get here on foot, by bike or by boat. The South West Coast Path runs through our land; cyclists have been known to survive the lanes; and we have half a mile of our own coastline (NB to get to the beach it's a steep path and a rope!)
  • Once you’re here, your privacy is as absolute as we can make it. Fancy dancing naked in the garden? You can – at night, anyhow; in daytime a (rare) hang-glider might just catch a glimpse of you. So relax; at Windsworth, your home really is your castle!
  • The air here is clean. Damp but clean. The stars (hour and clouds permitting) are stunning. They’re set off – enhanced even – by the lights of Looe 4 miles away across the sea, the Eddystone lighthouse 12 miles to the south and the occasional fishing boat.
  • Part of my idea in converting this ancient house was for it to be a bolthole for us when the world goes mad. But that doesn’t look like happening this year. So in the meantime you can come and find out what fun it is to live without the energy companies!
  • From future to past – discover our romantically ruined 19th-century manor house (don’t touch!) with overgrown subtropical garden; traces of a lost GWR branch line and golf links; and across the bay, Looe Island – check Time Team’s youtube offerings.
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  • 1 House for 8
Price:(i) £335 to£1500 per week

Short breaks available, from £245.

Booking info:

Unusual bedroom layout - check on owner's website before booking.


Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Half-mile of dog-friendly beach; footpaths through woodland. Completely free-ranging chickens, as well as sheep, goats, ponies - so dogs on a lead please in the relevant areas.

Dog treats:

Cosy dog blanket, water bowl and towels for drying.

Dog fee:

Dogs £20 per stay.

Bringing your dog

The Old Coach House at Windsworth, Looe, PL13 1NZ, Cornwall

Self-catering The Old Coach House (self-catering)
House ~ 1 double, 1 family room, 1 shower, 1 WC; 1 double in self-contained apartment, 1 outside shower and WC
Price: (i) £ 335 to £ 1500 per week

Caroline Petherick

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+44 (0)1503 262671(landline)