If you are looking for perfect peace in a beautiful rural setting then The Den is the place for you! If you love walking with or without dogs, again this is the place for you spring, summer, autumn and winter.
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The Den is a lovely sympathetically converted barn, traditionally furnished and well equipped. The whole feel is cosy, welcoming and peaceful and we cannot imagine a more stress free environment in which to forget your troubles and relax totally.
Surrounded by stunning countryside abounding with wonderful walks, The Den is perfectly positioned for those who want true rural peace. Within a 20 minute drive of the property you have some beautiful places to visit. Looe is a bustling fishing town with a number of great pubs and restaurants. Polperro is one of Cornwall's quintessential harbour villages and a must visit for many. The beautiful harbour of Fowey can also be easily reached as there is a vehicle ferry from Bodinnick on the east bank of the estuary or a foot ferry from the village of Polruan.
Ground Floor Only: Open plan lounge / dining area with wood burning stove and separate kitchen. Double bedroom with 5' bed followed by a bathroom with over bath shower and separate WC.
Exterior: The lawn with external furniture overlooks a lovely rural valley with farmland. A BBQ is available upon request from the Owner.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heating and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer. The lounge area has a Freeview TV & DVD player & CD.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is unlimited parking available. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week, however please contact us if you have more dogs. Please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. No smoking is permitted at the property. Logs are also provided. Regrettably no children are allowed at this property.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Shortbreaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Looe is a very popular fishing village in South East Cornwall, split by the River Looe into East & West Looe. East Looe is a little busier with the harbour, fish quays and main shopping centre. West Looe is joined by a very pretty seven arched bridge and is quieter but still has a few shops and restaurants. From Hannafore Beach in West Looe you can view the banjo pier as well as Looe Island, which is open to day visitors during the summer. The railway line servicing the fish quays still runs and is a great way to enter the village from Liskeard.
Polperro is just south of Looe and is a much smaller fishing port with many of the streets impassable to vehicles. As with many of the smaller ports on the south coast, their heritage is in smuggling and a museum in the village depicts this. Pilchards were the main source of legitimate income for the village, as well as boat building and at high tide fishing boats still work from the harbour. Talland Bay, situated between Looe & Polperro, has been made popular by Richard & Judy Madeley on TV.
Guest from Guildford stayed for 9 nights.
As all the reviews say, this place is very tranquil and well off the beaten track (which is why we chose it). Whilst very comfortable some updating would benefit all future guests. No wi-fi was not a problem as we used our phones to email the outside world. Signal dropped off between 8am and 9am each morning, rest of the time there's a 3G/4G signal. Would we go again? Yes, most certainly.
Guest from Crediton stayed for 7 nights.
A fabulous relaxing quiet venue.great variety of walks from the door. Large comfy bedroom. Plenty of logs for the very effective wood burner. Great beach at West looe by the island for dog walking ,lots of parking and a cafe. Wonderful place will definitely return.
Guest from Luton stayed for 7 nights.
Fantastic value for money. Our week was actually our honeymoon and we wanted some piece and quiet which we got. Absolutely great setting and the lane down to the forest stream was every dog owners dream. We ventured out each day to a different beach including Seaton and Derrydown all of which were great and less than an hour away. Will definitely return one day and would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for peace and quiet.
Guest from Knutsford stayed for 7 nights.
Too far away from anywhere. Very good cottage. Rather dark .kitchen excellent but could do with A few more utensils. C9ffee table on front of settee would be useful as would a small table in garden to put wine or tea on.
Guest from Coventry stayed for 7 nights.
Every thing about the den and owners was fantastic. The views outside were lovely. The only negative to the den is getting to it. It took us over a hour to find even with a sat navigation. The lanes are so narrow it you met a car coming the other way you had to reverse back to to find passing place. It would help it a few more sign post could be put up. As I say every about the den in lovely it's just getting there. We enjoyed our week and the weather was good.
Guest from Corsham stayed for 7 nights.
The Den was exactly as the advert suggested. Was clean and comfortable and we were made to feel welcome. If you want to really get away from it all, this is the place to do it as it's very out of the way and has no wifi and very little phone signal. The owner and family live in other properties on the same site, but do not interfere with you at all, so you get to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 7 nights.
Owner was on site to greet us on arrival. Very peaceful location. Located at the end of a single track road. Safe location no through traffic. Accommodation was spot on for what we needed. Log burner was fantastic plenty of seasoned wood provided ideal for the time of year that we was on site. It was like a home from home. Will definitely visit again. Thank you.
Guest from Southampton stayed for 7 nights.
This was a lovely cottage with the bits and pieces you would need for a comfortable stay. The walk down the end of the lane down to the river and on The Plough pub was a real highlight and should not be missed. Our hosts were perfect and left us to ourselves but were always there if something was needed. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.
Guest from Bedford stayed for 7 nights.
The Den is a lovely little cottage deep in the Cornish countryside. My wife and myself went for a week in November and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage has everything needed to make the visit relaxing especially the wood burner. We got through a lot of wood and the owners topped us up on the last days. There are some fantastic places to visit if you dont mind driving 20-30 minutes or lots of walks round the farm. The Blue Peter in Polperro is a must for Sunday lunch. Already On my list to escape from the retrace next year.
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely week at The Den. The accommodation is set in with beautiful views. A very rural location and ideal if you like time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The wood burner fire is lovely at night too leaving it all very cosy.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 7 nights.
Quite remote with beautiful views. Smelt a bit fusty when we arrived but once we lit the log burner and warmed up it was very cosy. Plentiful supply of logs available. Good position for travelling around Cornwall as long as you don't mind driving along single track lanes! Disappointed there wasn't a welcome pack. Not even a tea bag or bar of soap as the nearest Shop was quite a distance back out along the single track. No wi-fi or phone signal. But a relaxing enjoyable holiday.
Guest from Nottingham stayed for 7 nights.
We stayed at the Den in September 2017 and despite the wet weather had a lovely time. The Den is comfortable and warm, it has lovely views over the countryside and although it is quiet, private and secluded you are only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Looe and a little further to Polperro. The owners and other family members live on site so are available if required but we didn't see them all week because we didn't need them. The Den is very well equipped, a real home from home and excellent value for money. One of us was nursing a ruptured Achilles tendon so we didn't get a chance to do the walking we'd planned to do but instead we had a quiet, relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. We will definitely stay there again.
Guest from Gillingham stayed for 7 nights.
Fabulous location. Beautiful cottage and views. Proprietiors extremely friendly Complete serenity, Dog Friendly
Guest from Reading stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely stay at the Den, when we weren't out and about it was a joy just to sit outside with the lovely view and to enjoy the peace and quiet. The owners were nice people, and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. The Den is also in a great location as Looe, Polperro and other beautiful locations are only a short drive away. We hope too stay here again.
Guest from Uxbridge stayed for 7 nights.
We have had one of the best Cornish holiday we have had in a long time in a delightful comfortable cottage in the beautiful Cornish country side lovely friendly owners great time
Guest from stayed for 3 nights.
Had a lovely stay here, felt very homely with wood burning stove and lovely countryside views. Owners very friendly and helpful. Remote location, about 15 minutes to Looe.
Guest from Havant stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely stay. Very friendly people. We were very lucky with the weather and saw Cornwall in beautiful sunlight. The location is so peaceful with excellent country views.
Guest from Calthwaite stayed for 7 nights.
The Den was hidden away at the end of a narrow cornish lane. A COSY hideawaywith a lovely wood burning stove, perfect for winter evenings. No traffic noise, just birds singing:) Very conveniently located for visiting friends at Looe. The Den was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable.
Guest from Tadley stayed for 4 nights.
We have stayed here before an will be back. The owners are lovely and welcoming. The wood burner is such a lovely feature on a damp or cold evening. It is a perfect place to get away from it all.
Guest from Barnsley stayed for 7 nights.
Ideal for couples wanting a relaxing peaceful holiday in lovely rural surrounding yet within driving distance of Cornwallls main resorts once again could not fault
Guest from Barrow In Furness stayed for 7 nights.
Location was beautiful but on the downside lanes were very small. It is quite close to the seaside and tourist attractions. We had a lovely week and weather was good. Ideal for a quiet leisurely holiday.
Guest from Rotherham stayed for 14 nights.
This is a lovely cottage in very peaceful surroundings. Wendy was there to greet us after our long journey there. She was very welcoming and showed us around. It is a bit off the beaten track but once there it is in a very tranquil place. Our two dogs loved it and easy access to open spaces for them. We had a great time too. We would highly recommend the property. Had a very relaxing time.
Guest from St. Helens stayed for 14 nights.
2nd time here first was for one week it was that good we went back for two weeks and it was just as good as the first our dog loves its peacefulness will go again
Guest from Southampton stayed for 7 nights.
The property was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a quiet, peaceful and relaxing stay, with help on hand if needed. It was a fairly remote property but very dog friendly with extensive woods nearby. We booked our stay with our dog in mind, however, he died two weeks before our holiday. We were touched when the owner arranged a refund for our pet on our behalf, which was reimbursed on our return by the agents. Very thoughtful and unexpected. Thank You.
Guest from Penrith stayed for 7 nights.
A very private and peacefull location with good open views the owners are not far away and are very nice people ,and leave you in total privacy . The next time we visit Cornwall we will not hesitate to book the den again
Guest from Devizes stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage and surroundings first class beautiful views across the valley from cottage easy reach to sea and the coast of Cornwall would not hesitate to recommend to friends.
Guest from Bradford stayed for 7 nights.
Our second year at the den. A warm and cosy hideaway for a cuple and your canine friend. Log burner plus radiators .Dishwasher and washing machine. All in a lovely location off the beaten track but within easy distance of the southg coast and the A30
Guest from Feltham stayed for 7 nights.
This small cottage is down a series of winding country lanes, which is what we wanted to get right away from it all. There is ample parking. The owner met us at the agreed time and was welcoming, friendly and pleasant, showing us how everything worked. The cottage has all the usual amenities. I think it may have been out of use for a few weeks because the first evening was chilly, but we soon figured out how to keep the wood-burner going, while the storage heaters kept the bedroom toasty! We spent a nice week there. The nearest shops are some way away, so I would stock up on food before you arrive.
Guest from Witney stayed for 7 nights.
Excellent position if you like to walk with or without a dog, access from the cottage to the Forestry land at the rear and other sites a short distance by car. not suitable if you have any disability a lot of the walks have at least some fairly steep parts. Easy access to Looe. May well return in the future.
Guest from Selsey stayed for 7 nights.
The Den is a fabulous rural retreat ideal setting to get away from it all we were made very welcome by the owners as were our dogs. The views are beautiful too. Thank you for a wonderful Base for our much needed holiday.
Guest from Surrey stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely cottage. Bed and bedding was very good,clean and good quality. Towels very nice .owners lovely and welcoming. Roads very narrow driving from Duloe into farm but you get used to it. Rural and cosy. Great wood burning fire.
Guest from Southend stayed for 7 nights.
There's no doubting the Den is a great location, only 3 miles to Looe and 7 to Polperro. Woodland walks on the doorstep and views of rolling fields. We wouldn't fault it on its peaceful location. The owners Wendy and Martin are just a few yards away if you need them but leave you to your own devices which is nice. The bedroom is lovely and big but cosy too - Martin had lit the log burner in the lounge for our arrival which was very thoughtful and appreciated (we arrived after 8.30pm). Those with anti-social dogs should note that there's no division from the cottage next door garden-wise which for us was a problem as next door had a dog too - if you have social dog(s) then not a problem. Also worth taking note that 'the sharp right turn' mentioned in the directions is Tremadart Lane... Not sure why that wasn't given in the directions... The lane is directly opposite the community shop (again in the directions a post office is mentioned as a landmark but it closed years ago by all accounts and there's no sign to say it ever was a PO so was a bit confusing). Remember to take provisions - milk and teabags are a must for when you arrive! Overall a great base from which to explore and relax.
Guest from Uckfield stayed for 7 nights.
A great property, well maintained. Only a few miles from the coast and popular tourist destinations, The Den is located in a secluded rural spot with access to walking routes straight from your door. Great for us and our young dog. If you want to visit Cornwall but need somewhere to get away from it all, this might be the place for you. Be aware that access routes are single track, and hence narrow, they can be steep and unlit at night.
Guest from Malvern stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely time, the only problem we had was that nowhere was within walking distance and therefore had to either drive or get a taxi. My fault for not doing enough research I suppose.
Guest from Bollington stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely cottage, quiet location but just a short drive from Looe. Great for a couple looking for a relaxing break, everything we needed was provided & we had a great time.
Guest from Edinburgh stayed for 7 nights.
Written by Mark P, August 2015: This review is for a week's stay in late July - cottage is in a very secluded spot overlooking a beautiful valley, in the Cornwall countryside around 15mins drive inland from the coast. The property itself was perfect for us both and our pet dog - cottage was spotless on arrival, with all mod cons in working order . Little or no mobile signal and certainly no Wifi, though if that isn't a blessing for you then best stick to city breaks! 'Landlord' Martin was genial to a fault as well as discreet, and so the welcome and greetings throughout were appreciated. Great countryside to walk in every direction, with two small towns a 5-10min drive to, with loose a little further away. As for eating out locally, we twice enjoyed dinner in the Plough inn in nearby Duloe - imaginitive, varied menu and very personable staff. Would hesitate to recommend alternative local option (Jubilee Inn in Pelynt) as we gave up waiting for service on the occasion we visited the place, where a generally tense atmosphere lingered in the place while we did hang around. Maybe they were having a bad day, but it didn't augur well for the food. Simply put, a gorgeous part of the country, peace and privacy, lovely country air - all in a comfortable and well-attended setting. And on a personal note, is was the place where my partner became my fiancee', so thank you for providing me with the setting for one of the happiest few days of my life so far.
Guest from Macclesfield stayed for 7 nights.
Enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage very much, it's away from everything so nice and quiet, just what you need for a relaxing holiday. Had everything we needed for our stay
Guest from Keighley stayed for 7 nights.
Nestled in a beautiful location the den proved to be the absolute perfect place to unwind. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a week of total peace and quiet yet with Polperro and Looe only a short drive away.
Guest from Fordingbridge stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely peace if you want seclude you get it here over looking just fields only slight problem is the road to it,is very tight just make sure you have everything as a bit tight not that we met much traffic owners very helpful if you needed anything it has no WiFi so escaping the world.
Guest from Chorley stayed for 7 nights.
On arrival at the Den , we were greeted by the owner Martin. He was very helpful making us feel at ease. The cottage was perfect for us , quite clean and cosy, lovely large bedroom. the kitchen was spotless and the cosy lounge had a wonderful log burner (with plentiful supply of logs!) The view from the cottage were amazing! Green fields, trees and the birds were in abundance. This is the perfect place for total relaxation and peace.
Guest from Poole stayed for 7 nights.
fabulous cottage absolutly loved it.slightly more remote than we usually book but a totally relaxing week .plenty of logs for woodburner .views were wonderful.
Guest from Bradford stayed for 7 nights.
Set in stunning countryside, The Den is tucked away in a tranquil location but close to the stunning South Cornish coast and market towns. The accommodation is in an old barn which has been converted a to high standard. The "cottage" contains all the space and facilities a couple need for a comfortable stay and the wood burning stove makes for cosy and warm nights! The owners are on site and are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Guest from Tiverton stayed for 6 nights.
I took my 2 dogs for our first ever 'holiday' together with some trepidation (having dogs in someone else's house...) but we all had a wonderful time. My main concern was wet muddy dogs on the good quality (new?) carpets. I solved this by using the dog cage from the car as a 'gate' between the kitchen area and sitting room-worked a treat! Fantastic location if you want to get away from it all. But not too far to travel if you want shops, sights, Coast path... and off the lead dog walking on the doorstep. Dog paddling/swimming just10 mins down the track in the wooded valley with lovely walks all around. I took an OS map so I could venture further from main paths and do circular walks. A very friendly welcome and farewell by the owners. The accommodation was really homely and well equipped with good quality furniture and appliances and plenty of logs for the log burner - very cosy. I certainly hope to return and have already recommended to friends and family.
Guest from Skipton stayed for 4 nights.
We had a wonderful time at The Den, finding it sparklingly clean and well-maintained with the comfiest bed we'd ever slept in! A beautiful part of the world to stay in, within easy reach of so many lovely spots. Kind, helpful owners helped make this an extra special stay.
Guest from Isleham stayed for 7 nights.
Our stay the Den was outstanding! The only let down was the weather that no one could help! We stayed at the Den the last week of August for our Honeymoon! We didn't arrive until 2am but Martin and Wendy had been into the cottage, left a light on and left us wine, chocolate and a basket full of wood for the fire! As we arrived so late we quickly unpacked and went straight to sleep, the bed was so comfortable and the bedding was clean and fresh and a delight to fall into after a 6 hour drive! When we woke up later that morning the views took our breath away! Amazing! The cottage had everything we needed, all kitchen equipment was provided, fluffy clean towels, log burner essentials, iron hoover and even plastic tubs so you can take out a picnic! We met both Martin and Wendy who are amazing people! They will cater to your every need and have a very good knowledge of the surrounding area! We took our dog with us too who loved every moment, our dog Max is great off the lead so didn't venture off into any of the vast fields! Martin and Wendy have dogs too so are very accommodating. We ate out at the Plough in Duloe, the food was very very yummy and a very reasonable price! They also allow dogs which is great! Definitely worth a visit! Over all we had a really great time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Den, we would return in a heart beat!! Thankyou Martin and Wendy!
Guest from Eastleigh stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful secluded location amidst the gorgeous Cornish countryside and yet only a few miles from the coast. Ideal retreat away from everyday stresses - with no wifi and the poor telephone signal that is expected in these quieter corners of Cornwall being an absolute BONUS. The property was delightful - more spacious inside than expected, with all our needs catered for. Narrow roads a little scary at first, but you soon get used to them and the directions supplied are rather misleading as you cannot see any Post Office signage from the road - better to state 'turning is opposite Duloe Community Stores'. However the gorgeous unspoilt views over the valley at the rear of the property makes this an ideal spot to stay and unwind after a long day exploring this unspoilt area of Cornwall - would highly recommend.
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