Essential Info

  1. Take the M5 to EXETER. At EXETER follow the A38 direction Plymouth. Continue on the A38 for approximately 50 miles.
  2. Follow the A38 through Plymouth and cross the River Tamar via the suspension bridge to SALTASH. Continue on the A38 through the villages LANDRAKE (5 miles from Saltash) and then TIDEFORD (6.5 miles from Saltash).
  3. About one mile after TIDEFORD on the A38 you will reach TRERULEFOOT roundabout. Here take the first exit (left) onto the A374 direction LOOE. Follow the A374 for 1.3 miles, then turn right onto the A387 direction LOOE.
  4. Follow the A387 for 2 miles and pass through HESSENFORD. Approximately 1.2 miles after HESSENFORD follow the road as it bends to the left and becomes the B3253. Take the B3253 direction LOOE / POLPERRO.
  5. After 3.2 miles, at the bottom of a hill, you will reach a STOP junction. Turn left, you are now entering LOOE.

East Looe, with its narrow winding lanes, is a traffic-restricted zone, with access for local residents only, making it very pedestrian friendly. Although there is no on-site parking for The Boathouse, ample long-stay public parking is available about a 7-8 minute walk away in West Looe at the Millpool Car Park. We recommend all our guests use the Millpool car park.

For more information: Millpool Car Park

To purchase weekly tickets: JustPark

The Location Code for this car park is: 8308

House Rules and Safety Notes

The Boathouse is not just a holiday rental it is our second home, we ask that you treat it with respect, taking care to leave it in the condition in which you would hope to find it. Thank you!

  • Check-In 16:00 Check-Out 10:00
  • Leave the cottage in a neat and tidy condition, wash, dry and put away all cookware, dishes and glasses.
  • We have a strict ‘No Smoking’ policy at The Boathouse. Evidence of smoking or damage from cigarettes will result in a 100% deposit forfeit.
  • Please report any damage or breakages before you check out.
  • No naked flames, candles, tea lights etc.
  • No pets.
  • There is a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket by the entrance.
  • Please read ‘IN CASE OF FIRE’ which you will find by the entrance.
  • Towels are not to be used for the beach.
  • Do not sit on the furniture in swim wear, especially after using san tan oil.
  • Never feed the seagulls or encourage them towards the house. They can become vicious, are harmful, dangerous and make a dreadful mess.
  • Eject all DVDs and return them to their protective cases after use.
  • Many of the games contain counters, dice, figures etc (warning: some can be dangerous for small children), we ask that you please take great care of the game pieces, supervise children, and ensure everything is placed safely and correctly back in the appropriate box so that our other guests can enjoy them without disappointment.
  • Close and lock the windows, and turn the radiators to low or off when leaving the house.
  • Always leave the door key in the lock when inside the cottage in case of emergency.
  • Always leave the key in the Key-Safe when going out; we made need access in an emergency!
  • The use of The Boathouse is entirely at the guests’ risk. We take no responsibility whatsoever for and injuries, damages or loss to you, your car, baggage or personal belongings incurred whilst staying at The Boathouse.
  • When cooking use the extractor fans.
  • After showering, leave the bathroom door open to allow damp air to escape.
  • Being near the sea The Boathouse will become damp very quickly if the rooms are not aired daily. Open the windows and the bathroom door in the morning to allow the air to circulate for at least 10 minutes. Please help us avoid damp problems!
  • Use the heating conscientiously, help us keep our costs – and therefore tariffs – down.

There is a branch line railway between Liskeard and Looe. National network rail services from Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London and from Birmingham and places further north stop at Liskeard en route to Penzance. Between the end of May and middle of September, the weekday Liskeard-Looe service runs all day (not evenings or night) at intervals of between one and two hours.


Service 72 (Polperro – Looe – Plymouth)
Service 73 (Polperro – Looe – Liskeard station and town)