Romantic astronomical retreat
Watch day turn to night with your significant other in this most incredible secluded space within an idyllic setting. The Observatory is astronomically-themed, so if you are feeling the pull of the cosmos, this wonderful place is most certainly for you.
For an intimate romantic escape in a tiny house for two, secreted away in a fairy-tale woodland, the magic is in the detail. Clad in the warm glow of copper and zinc, detailed and featuring six phases of the moon stained-glass portholes, this intriguing holiday spot is unforgettable.
Inside is of the same exquisite standard, but be warned, you will be close, so make sure you are ready for romance.
With a craftsman-built interior, predominantly of solid oak and gleaming brass, the carefully collected cosmos-themed curios are there to cosset you, from the William Morris designed ceiling wallpaper to decoupage antlers. Fall in love with the oh-so exquisitely engraved king-sized bed with a fabulous four-poster feel, making a double duvet day a real possibility.
Start your day by waking to natural light, relax, and partake of a champagne breakfast outdoors. Take a walk in the woodland. There are thirteen acres of smallholding here with friendly alpacas and sheep dotting the landscape.
If you can bear to go out, then the beautiful seaside villages of Looe, Polperro and Fowey beckon within easy reach, along the rugged Cornish coastline.
Outside in the evening, feel calm and relaxed with a glorious view to the valley as you warm by the chiminea. End your evening enveloped in the warmth of the cedarwood hot tub. On a clear night, an amazing lightshow of stars blankets the sky here, so you feel at one with the galaxy. Once indoors, the beauty remains as stars glisten through the large sky-window above the bed. Rest assured, magic will happen in this celestial bolthole.
Looe is a bustling fishing town situated on the south coast of Cornwall. It is divided into South Looe and East Looe by the River Looe, connected by a bridge for vehicle and foot traffic.
Stepping out from your Cornish holiday cottage in Looe, there are plenty of shops to browse, pubs to drink in and restaurants to dine out at. Nearly all of the local tea shops and restaurants offer fresh locally sourced fish and you can purchase fresh fish from the local fishmongers on the quayside. Perfect to take back and grill on the BBQ at your holiday home. If you fancy something from the Cornish land though, The Smugglers Cottage offers up steak and carvery specialities.
It isn’t a holiday until you have spent some time on the beach. In East Looe there is a beach beside the Banjo Pier and in West Looe is Hannafore Beach, from which there is a view across to Looe Island. You can even try to find your sea legs with a little stand up paddle boarding or just enjoy a traditional picnic on the sand, while the children paddle in the sea.
A trip to Looe Island is a fun day out, it is is noted for it’s particularly mild climate and variety of wildlife. There are no shops or pubs on the island and no cars allowed, but there are two beautiful beaches and plenty of woodlands to explore. The island is accessible on foot at low tide and by foot ferry at a charge when the tide is in.
If you are interested in history, then swing by The Old Sardine Factory where you can learn all about Looe’s past or take a ride on the Looe Valley Line. The Looe Valley Line is runs out to Liskeard along the East Looe river valley and has magnificent views. There are also lots of different birds to see including Little Eygrets, Grey Herons and Curlews.
For something slightly more indulgent, take some ‘you time’ at the Hannafore Point Hotel and Spa. Relax in fluffy white towels, book a treatment and lunch and then soak up the bubbles in the hydrotherapy pool before returning to your holiday home for a quiet night in.
Just a short drive from Looe, you will find lots of other attractions in the area including Talland Bay, beautiful Fowey and its’ neighbour Polruan, the busy fishing harbour village of Polperro and the bustling village of Padstow with its harbour shops, pubs and splendid walks along the Camel estuary.
Your Looe Cottage is a great base from which to get to know this stunning part of Cornwall.
The Observatory is available weekly from a Monday. Please view the current availablity in the calendars below and then click the Submit An Enquiry button...
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Small well behaved dogs are allowed to stay with prior arrangement. Dogs must be kept on leads outside due to the livestock
The Observatory is £95 per night all year round.
Booking enquiries are made direct with the owner for this property.
Please use the enquiry button above to send your request
King size bed
Romantic astronomical retreat
Sky-window to see stars
Wifi in nearby Studio
Small dog welcome