Nestled in the beautiful and ancient Kilminorth Woodland, West Looe of Cornwall. A spacious and cosy dwelling amongst almost an acre of private lawned gardens, woodland and stream.  Here you can find an abundance of wildlife, we have seen heron, peregrine, buzzards and swans in the garden alone. Fish for salmon and trout in the stream. Kayak over the picturesque river of West Looe. Wade in the cool stream on a hot summers day, or snooze under the shade of the apple trees. Warm yourself by the log fire, hear the trickle of the river and watch the stars in this unspoilt and protected part of Cornwall.

Shallow Pool is more than a home away from home with a touch of luxury to greet you after a woodland walk, a boat trip on the river or a day on the beach.

Visit Cornwall's charming and prettiest coastal villages nearby. Experience Cornish dining and quench your thirst in the local award winning pubs and restaurants.


The space

Tucked down a secluded lane in the Hamlet of Shallow Pool you will come across a trio of homes. The first charming home welcoming you on the right is Shallow Pool.

Accomodates: 6

Bedrooms: 3
An elegant and airy Master Bedroom complete with a King Size bed, luxury linens, cloud soft pillows and offers an En Suite shower room. A peacock reading chair, vintage wardrobe and full length mirror.
The twin room with it's warm tones and mango wood furniture can also become a King Size double upon request. Adjacent to the Twin Room is the third bedroom which houses a comfortable full sized bunk bed. No expense spared here either with luxury linen and soft pillows ideal for children and adults alike. A travel cot can be provided in any room upon request.

Bathrooms: 2
The family bathroom inspired by the Victorian industrial era provides a perfect place for a soak in the evening. The En suite shower room with basin and WC in the Master bedroom follows the theme through, and both are softened with a touch of wood.

After a day of ramblings, retreat by the log fire on the deep leather sofa and cosy fur throws. Select a book or a board game from the collection in the reading corner or put on a film for the evening. In the morning, throw back the dreamy flowing curtains and let the trickling sound of the river, and views of Kilminorth woods greet you whilst you sip your morning coffee.

A generous sized kitchen equipped with all you need to dine eight comfortably around the vintage dining area by the french doors. The kitchen is tastefully decorated with solid wood worktops, over counter bistro lights and a touch of elegant copper. No need to bring your Perrier, the tap water in Shallow Pool is supplied by a private natural spring source in the hills and tastes divine. Naturally you can expect all the mod-cons including double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc.

Boot Room
The garden entrance to the side of the property enters the boot room where you can kick off your walking boots and hang up your hats. This room also houses a washing machine and tumble dryer for your use.

The most remarkable feature are the substantial gardens covering almost an acre under the breathtaking backdrop of the ancient Kilminorth woods. The garden is dotted with two ponds, flower beds and shrubs which come into their own in the Spring and Summer months. An orchard of half a dozen apple trees by the wood shed offers delicious sweet fruit when in season. The pièce de résistance is certainly the tree lined river flowing through the garden offering salmon and trout for fishers, and a mooring should you wish to take your kayak down the stunning river of West Looe. A quaint footbridge takes you over the river for the start of many riverside or woodland walks.  A section of garden by the river is an untouched wild woodland, a haven for mini beasts and flora. Tuck yourself away by the tranquil riverside with a good book and a glass of wine.

The Details
Weekend bookings Friday - Monday
Week stay bookings Monday - Friday
Please inquire for flexibility.
Arrival Time : 4pm
Departure Time: 10am

Linen, towels, logs, welcome hamper
(and super-fast broadband & WIFI if you really can't disconnect).

There is an open river at the bottom of the garden and a pond on tiered land closer to the house. We have two small children who love exploring the gardens but we do have to keep a close eye on them to make sure they don't go close to the water. Therefor we would advise that your children are also supervised in the gardens.

Small, well behaved dogs welcome.

Please take note:
If you like fishing, bring your rods, if you like kayaking, bring your boats, if you like walking, bring your boots, if you like nature watching, bring your binoculars!