Tudor Lodges

Self catering lodges in Looe, south-east Cornwall, designed for disabled holidays

 


LOOE

Pilchard , copper & smuggling have all played a part in Looe's prosperity, but today only the fishing remains and caring for the visitor.

As Cornwall's second most important fishing port, you'll always find colourful trawlers coming and going with great hustle at the fish auction held in East Looe's quay side market. You can take advantage of the many boat trips around Looe Island & beyond, whilst the real adventurer can head out for deeper water in pursuit of fishing or diving.

Enjoy a stroll along Banjo Pier or sit and watch the world go by in the many restaurants & cafes.



The town is virtually traffic free so you can either travel by horse-drawn carriage, omnibus or simply wander at leisure through the narrow streets which lead down to the harbour.

Fishing trips and pleasure cruises are easily arranged giving a smuggler's eye view of the spectacular coastline, or you can uncover secret paths from Polperro to the coves of Talland and Lantivet along the South West Coast Path.

Between the cottages, in the small shops and converted sail loft, you can browse through local crafts, jewellery and artists studios, or sample the delights of the finest Cornish confectionery. The museum of Smuggling is a must, too!

Places of interest include the guildhall with its clock tower built in 1859, the Foresters Hall Home to the towns Museum and tourist information office and Stuart House where Charles 1 stayed in 1644.

Take a scenic trip on the Looe Valley line along wooded riverbanks. Or visit the excellent leisure facilities at Lux Park Leisure Centre.

To the north west of Liskeard lies Bodmin Moor mad e famous by Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn. The moors, shrouded in mist and mystery, hold abundant clues for those who want to delve into the past - burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements, decayed mine working and disused quarries.


Beaches

There are beaches for everybody some small and edged with rock pools, others just long curves of pristine sand and pounding surf.


For a good family beach with traditional seaside activities where you can hire a boat or enjoy a cream tea, Looe, as well as Seaton & Downderry provide a perfect setting.

Looe & Plaidy - Popular sandy beaches with all facilities nearby. Car parking at either the small quay side or main car parks.

Hannafore - Extensive shingle and rock beach, with good rock pools and view of Looe Island. Parking available on road by beach.

Talland Bay - A sheltered stretch of sand and shingle, with rock pools. Cafe/beach shop and parking by the beach.

Seaton - Large sand and shingle beach with rock pools. All facilities nearby including car parks, toilets, cafe and pub.

Downderry
- Sand and shingle beach with rock pools, swimming & boating. All facilities nearby.

Whitsand Bay
- Four mile stretch of fine sandy beach. Cliff top car park and refreshments.

Kingsand & Cawsand - Attractive sheltered sand and shingle beaches with all facilities nearby including pubs, cafes, shops

Houses & Gardens

South East Cornwall has many great houses and gardens such as Mont Edgcumbe Country Park, created in the time of Henry VIII and the National Trust Properties of Cotehele, Anthony and Lanhydrock, surrounded by parklands and gardens.


Across the water from the historic City of Plymouth lies the great Cornish House of Mount Edgcumbe. The House was built between 1547 and 1553 for the renowned Edgcumbe family of Cotehele and became the home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe.

 

Enchanted and remote, perched high above the wooden banks of the Tamar, Cotehele was owned by the Edgcumbe family for nearly six centuries.

One of the least-altered medieval houses in the country, it contains original furniture,
armour and a remarkable set of tapestries.

 

The grandest and most welcoming house in Cornwall, Lanhydrock is superbly set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the Fowey river and encircled by formal and woodland gardens, lovely in all seasons.

Dating from the 17th century but largely re-built after a fire in 1881, Lanhydrock has 50 rooms on show giving an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens, larders and sculleries 'below stairs'.

There is a restaurant and shop in the house and plant sales in the car-park.

The award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, asleep for more than seventy years, are now the scene of the largest garden restoration project in Europe.

In the spring of 1991, the gardens lay beneath a blanket of bramble, ivy, rampant laurel and fallen timber. Just one year later, the restoration team opened the gardens to enable the public to share in the excitement of their discovery.


The Eden Project

A living theatre of plants and people. In a giant crater nestle the largest conservatories in the world telling the fascinating story of mankind's
dependence on plants. Find out more at www.edenproject.com

 

 

If your idea of heaven is to spend the day in the saddle riding over Bodmin Moor or through glorious woodland, or for the fisherman coarse and fly fishing on the lakes of Bake Farm and Siblyback you are in the right place.

There are five golf courses to choose from, one designed by the famous Jack Nicklaus at St Mellion..

For water sports enthusiasts there is surfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling and scuba diving at a 5 star centre, deep sea fishing and much more.

Lux Park Leisure Centre boasts some of the finest indoor sports facilities in Cornwall, incorporating a swimming complex flume, chutes, leisure and play pools.

Enjoy the magic of Mozart by moonlight. Take a picnic and bottle of wine as the evenings become alive with music, dance and drama at locations like the Sterts Art & Environmental Centre at Upton Cross or the gardens of Mount Edgcumbe or Cotehele.

 

 

 
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