FIRST FLOOR FLAT
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN
MODERN FITTED KITCHEN
AREA DESCRIPTION Looe is a small coastal fishing port in South East Cornwall with a population of 5,280 (2001) census. It is in fact two towns, East Looe and West Looe, connected by a bridge across the River Looe. They are located approximately 20 miles (32km) west of the city of Plymouth and seven miles (11km) south of Liskeard.
The towns are situated around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows between East and West Looe to the sea beside a sandy beach. Off-shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore Beach, lies the picturesque St George's Island commonly known as Looe Island.
East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach with the distinctive Banjo Pier and a new lifeboat station. Stretching back is a grid of narrow streets forming the main business area of the town, packed with many small shops, restaurants and pubs. Just north of the bridge is the railway station. This is the terminus of the Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard, at Liskeard the line connects with the main Plymouth to Penzance Great Western Main Line.
West Looe spreads from the bridge on the Polperro Road towards Sclerder and along the river south of the bridge with hotels, restaurants and boarding houses along the waterfront and houses climbing the perilous cliff above, towards a cluster of shops and businesses and the Church of St Nicholas.
Looe remains a fishing town and has the reputation for producing excellent fresh fish. The town is also a centre for shark fishing and is home to the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain. Looe's main business today is tourism with much of the town given over to hotels, guest houses and holiday homes.
There are several stately homes in the area including Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe and Lanhydrock House as well as the Eden Project near St Austell