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Osborne House

Osborne House

Ref: 12208

Sleeps: 12 (5 Bedrooms)

Rates: £675 - £3250 GBP

Osborne House is a magnificent 350 year old Cornish town house which, in the 1800s, was originally the home of a wealthy merchant. During the last century it was a sweet shop, and more recently a thriving restaurant.


Today it is a fully restored family home, retaining many original features including wooden beams - one of which is reputed to have come from the defeated Spanish Armada.

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Osborne House is a magnificent 350 year old Cornish town house which, in the 1800s, was originally the home of a wealthy merchant. During the last century it was a sweet shop, and more recently a thriving restaurant.

Today it is a fully restored family home, retaining many original features including wooden beams - one of which is reputed to have come from the defeated Spanish Armada.

The house sleeps up to 12 and is arranged over three floors with a large open-plan living room on the ground floor which leads through to a fabulous dining area with a large farmhouse dining table with pews on either side.

The house boasts a magnificent well-equipped kitchen that makes self-catering a joy.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms (both en-suite), a twin room and a bunk room that share a lovely family bathroom.

On the top floor is a fantastic master bedroom with its own en-suite shower and toilet.

This award-winning house benefits fast wifi broadband as well as off-site parking for two cars. Additional parking can be found a short distance from the house (daily or weekly tickets are available). We also provide luxurious cotton linens and towels for guests to use.

At a glance:

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Wifi included
  • Bed linen and domestic towels included
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Close to beach
  • Close to harbour and shops

In summary:

  • Open plan comfortable living room with comfortable sofas, a TV, WiFi Broadband internet access, and a stereo system.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with a dishwasher, grill, oven, stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, a blender, and all essential cooking utensils.
  • A washing machine, a clothes dryer, a vacuum cleaner, and ironing facilities are all included.
  • Dining room: Farmhouse table, pews, rustic Cornish dresser, placemats.
  • Bedrooms: Five bedrooms including 3 double en-suite bedrooms, 1 twin room, and a bunk room that sleeps 4. One travel cot/crib is available (please bring your own betting for this).
  • Family bathroom: WC., walk-in shower, bath.

Additional Amenities:

  • Central heating is included and quality cotton bed linen is provided along with towels and a hairdryer.
  • Two child's high chairs are also available

Osborne House is a no-smoking property and we regret that we can't take pets.

Check if your preferred dates are available here

Local Area


East Looe is an excellent position to explore all of Cornwall...

The Eden Project is only 45 minutes away. Alternatively, for the ultimate relaxed holiday experience, come by train (transport links are excellent) and enjoy the wonderful coastal walks and beaches and indulge yourself in the many local cafes, restaurants, and pubs. In the 18th century, some of these establishments would have been the haunt of smugglers, who brought rum, brandy and tea ashore along this rocky coastline.

The historic seaside town of Looe keeps visitors entertained all year round whilst still retaining a working fishing port. Stand on the quayside in the evening and watch the boats return before dining on fresh fish in a local restaurant. The town prides itself on its fresh fish, and be it award-winning fish and chips near the river or gourmet menus in smart restaurants overlooking the harbour, you won't be disappointed. There is also a fresh fishmongers on the harbourside for those wishing to cook at home.

To work all that food off, Looe is a great place for walking. The South West Coast Path passes through the town, plus there are countless walks in the beautiful countryside, or along the two rivers that flow inland.

Looe's main beach offers soft golden sand and slopes gently to provide safe swimming and a regular sun trap. It is easily accessible from the town providing all you need for a relaxing day including cafes and shops. In addition, there's plentiful crabbing along the quayside, fishing trips as well as boat trips aplenty. Take a trip out to Looe Island, once a holy pilgrimage site, nowadays it's a sanctuary for rare plants and wildlife. It’s here you’ll find a grey seal population sunbathing on the rocks and bobbing up and down in the water. Trips out to the island start around Easter time depending on tides and weather.

A visit to Looe Museum reveals a collection of smuggling memorabilia, the town’s railway heritage and some wonderful model boats housed in the town's old Guildhall and Gaol. There's even a ghost who lurks in the dark recesses downstairs! Across on the West Looe side of the river, The Old Sardine Factory has recently opened with a heritage centre that compliments the museum, focusing on the town's maritime and fishing history.

Looe Marine Conservation Group runs regular rockpool rambles for kids of all ages. Their website has loads of information, including a what's on listing for wildlife events and encourages visitors to discover, explore and learn about rock-pooling, crabbing, snorkeling, bird watching, and fishing.

Apes and monkeys rescued from all over the world are looked after by dedicated staff at The Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary four miles from Looe. A fascinating and informative refuge for troubled primates. Also nearby is the Porfell Wildlife Park with a broader range of animals.

Contact us for further information or to enquire about your preferred dates.

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Rates


Weekly bookings usually have a Saturday changeover and short breaks are available for most of the year.

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly Week Night Weekend Night 3 Night Breaks 4 Night Breaks Minimum Stay
Early Summer 30 May 20 10 Jul 20 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 3 Nights
Summer 10 Jul 20 05 Sep 20 £3250 £625 £650 £2500 £2750 3 Nights
Late Summer 05 Sep 20 03 Oct 20 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 3 Nights
Early Fall 03 Oct 20 24 Oct 20 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Late Fall 24 Oct 20 07 Nov 20 £2950 £500 £550 £2500 £2750 4 Nights
Winter 07 Nov 20 19 Dec 20 £995 £225 £225 £675 £900 3 Nights
Christmas/New Year 19 Dec 20 09 Jan 21 £3250 £625 £650 £2500 £2750 4 Nights
Winter 09 Jan 21 27 Mar 21 £995 £225 £225 £675 £900 3 Nights
Easter 27 Mar 21 17 Apr 21 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 4 Nights
Early Spring 17 Apr 21 01 May 21 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Spring 01 May 21 08 May 21 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 3 Nights
Late Spring 08 May 21 29 May 21 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Half Term 29 May 21 05 Jun 21 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 7 Nights
Early Summer 05 Jun 21 10 Jul 21 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 3 Nights
Summer 10 Jul 21 04 Sep 21 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 7 Nights
Late Summer 04 Sep 21 15 Sep 21 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 3 Nights
LMF 15 Sep 21 21 Sep 21 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 4 Nights
Early Fall 21 Sep 21 23 Oct 21 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Half Term 23 Oct 21 06 Nov 21 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 7 Nights
Early Winter 06 Nov 21 18 Dec 21 £995 £225 £225 £675 £900 3 Nights
Christmas/New Year 18 Dec 21 08 Jan 22 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 4 Nights
Winter 08 Jan 22 02 Apr 22 £995 £225 £225 £675 £900 3 Nights
Easter 02 Apr 22 23 Apr 22 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 4 Nights
Early Spring 23 Apr 22 30 Apr 22 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Spring 30 Apr 22 07 May 22 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 3 Nights
Late Spring 07 May 22 28 May 22 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Half Term 28 May 22 04 Jun 22 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 7 Nights
Early Summer 04 Jun 22 09 Jul 22 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 3 Nights
Summer 09 Jul 22 03 Sep 22 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 7 Nights
Late Summer 03 Sep 22 22 Sep 22 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 3 Nights
LMF 22 Sep 22 29 Sep 22 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 4 Nights
Early Fall 29 Sep 22 22 Oct 22 £1395 £325 £325 £975 £1300 3 Nights
Half Term 22 Oct 22 05 Nov 22 £1995 £450 £450 £1350 £1800 7 Nights
Early Winter 05 Nov 22 17 Dec 22 £995 £225 £225 £675 £900 3 Nights
Christmas/New Year 17 Dec 22 07 Jan 23 £2795 £625 £625 £1875 £2500 4 Nights

RENTAL NOTES

The house is normally available from 4.30pm on your arrival date (sooner if we can) and we ask guests to vacate the house by 9.30am on the final day to allow enough time to prepare the house for incoming guests.

These times have been amended to allow for additional COVID-19 sanitation measures between stays. Joining instructions will normally be sent two weeks before arrival.

Availability


Change over day: Flexible, Negotiable, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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Guestbook


We love hearing from past guests and appreciate the input they give our future guests. So if you've stayed at Osborne House, please do spare a few moments to leave your review below. Click the Add Guestbook Entry button below and start typing! 

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • Superb property, close to the beach and all the towns amenities. As a family we have stayed here every year for the past 5 years and hopefully next year also.

    — Peter E., 01 Aug 2019
  • Osborne House is a grade 2 listed property with charm and did not disappoint. Location for beach and town is superb, with secure parking in the Beach carpark (2 minutes away). Ideal for families with Children - we were a party of 7 adults and 4 children (2yrs - 6yrs). All household amenities were good, however I would suggest a tumble dryer would be a must to compliment the washing machine. The clothes dryer just did not work for drying. Otherwise would highly recommend.

    — Richard M., 01 Jul 2019
  • There were twelve of us and still it didn't feel like we were on top of each other: laid over three floors with four bathrooms. there was plenty of space for everyone. We loved the large dining room and kitchen and had some fab times preparing and eating meals all sat around the large farmhouse table. Beds were very comfortable and the whole house very tastefully furnished.

    We been to Looe a couple of times and the town and its wonderful beach never disappoint. Lots to do for the whole family and some lovely coastal walks on the doorstep.

    We had a thoroughly

    enjoyable holiday and can't wait to return.

    — ., 01 Jul 2019
  • Super house ideal for multi generation family holidays. Very nicely decorated with a nautical theme throughout, the house is spacious, comfortably sleeps 12 and benefits from four toilets/bathrooms. Location couldn't have been better with the beach and harbour just a stone's throw away. A big thanks to James and team for the smooth booking process and clear joining instructions, and we'd love to return.

    — P D., 01 Jun 2019

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