A beautiful rural retreat with a range of luxury cottages and a host of facilities, including a pool.
Duloe, Looe, Cornwall PL14 4PP 01503 262 730
Three generations of the Wright family have overseen the restoration and letting of these beautiful period cottages, barns and outbuildings, which overlook the glorious green, rolling countryside of the Looe river valley, a few miles inland in south Cornwall. We see a lot of places that call themselves 'luxury' that don't really deserve the tag, but these guys have gone the extra mile to make the self-catering cottages scattered around their family farm into somewhere that is truly outstanding.
There are 15
cottages in all, ranging from romantic 1-bedroom love-nests for couples,
through 2- and 3-bedroom cottages ideal for families, right up to
4–6-bedroom places big enough multiple families or groups of friends. They are all furnished and maintained to the same high standards, with big comfy sitting rooms with log fires, cosy bedrooms, well-appointed kitchens, private gardens and spectacular views.
It's the sort of place that would suit anyone looking for a self-contained retreat in beautiful countryside not far from the sea, but above all it's a fabulous place for families and kids, with the farm's 150 acres providing fields to run in, woods to hide in and plenty of nearby walks and picnic spots. They also have a decent-sized outdoor swimming pool, tennis and horse-riding (there's a riding school on site), and they lay on a kids' club for when weary parents want a break. Other facilities include wifi, home-cooked dinners if you can't be bothered to cook, and all the cottages are dog-friendly.
There is a good pub a short walk away in Duloe village, the Plough Inn, which does food and also takes dogs, and a multitude of walks you can do beyond the farm – north to the Duloe Stone Circle, or south down the valley to the sea at Looe.
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Places to eat & drink nearby
Food for Thought
4 Town Quay Fowey PL23 1AT
Don’t be put off by the relatively high prices, this is probably the best dining experience to be had in Fowey
Pinky Murphy’s Café
19 North Street Fowey PL23 1DB
Funky, comfy and friendly, Pinky Murphy’s is a place to relax
28 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
The relaxed restaurant of the Old Quay House Hotel serves a fab menu based on local ingredients.
24 Fore Street Fowey Cornwall PL23 1AQ
A stylish restaurant serving Cornish seafood with a French twist.
The Dwelling House
6 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
An Edwardian tearoom in an elegant Georgian former merchant’s building
Things to see & do nearby
The Hall Walk
A 4-mile walk taking in breathtaking views of the estuary and woodland
Walk the Saints Way
Fowey PL23 1JU
The 27-mile Saints Way travels across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast to Fowey on the south
The Boatshed Golant Cornwall PL23 1LW.
Hiring a kayak is a great way to explore the river upstream from Fowey
Town Quay Fowey PL23 1AT
Situated underneath the Town Hall on the Town Quay, this small aquarium is worth a visit
Lostwithiel PL22 0AS
The stannary town of Lostwithiel was once the capital of Cornwall
Jo Downs Glass
21 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
The gallery of one of the world’s most successful fused glass specialists
37 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AH
A great fishmonger’s, with lovely fresh fish, bought daily from the fish market in Looe
Fowey River Gallery
38 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
An exhibition space with a shop selling artwork, gifts, jewellery, ceramics and leather goods
Middletons of Fowey Fudge Shop
15 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AH
Any visit to Cornwall has to involve a taste of local clotted cream dairy fudge
Mr Kittow’s Butchers
1–3 South Street Fowey PL23 1AR
This fantastic butchers and deli has been run by the same family for five generations
Other Places to Stay Nearby
Talland Bay Hotel
Porthallow Cornwall PL13 2JB
A quirky and luxurious hotel tucked into an idyllic bay between Looe and Polperro.
The Old Quay House
28 Fore Street Fowey Cornwall PL23 1AQ
Relaxed seaside chic – right on the waterfront in Fowey.
Forest Holidays Deerpark
Liskeard Cornwall PL14 4QY
Luxury woodland family cabins in deepest Cornwall.
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Fifteen self-catering cottages in all, including six 2-bedroom cottages, three 2-bedroom cottages, four 3-bedroom cottages and two 4–6-bedroom cottages.
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Weekly rates, depending on season: one-bed cottages £387–£1038, two-bed cottages £457–£1,879, three-bed cottages £537–£2,796, four-bed cottages £685–£2,908, six-bed cottages £1,000–£3,850.
- Dogs Welcome
- DVD Players
- Games & Books
- Gardens & Grounds
- Music System
- Spa & Treatments
- TVs with Freeview
- Wedding/Party Venue
- Wood-burning stove
- Remote Location
- Sensational Views
Arriving by car, take the A38 from Plymouth, past Liskeard, and at the next roundabout take the first exit into Dobwalls village, where you turn right for Duloe. Go past the primary school on your left and over a humpback bridge and continue about 4.5 miles to the village. Go through the village towards Looe and you will see a sign for Duloe Manor on your right. The road swings downhill and you will then pass Cornish Orchards on your left – take the next right after three sharp bends. Treworgey Cottages is a short way up the lane. If you get as far as the railway bridge you have missed the turning! The closest train station is Sandplace on the Liskeard–Looe branch line, from where it's about a mile's walk up the hill – though they may pick you up if you give plenty of warning.
Available all year.