Take the train: Holidays in Cornwall without the car

If you’ve dreamt of the perfect holiday in a stunning Cornish harbour but haven’t got access to a car, or maybe you don’t feel confident driving on those infamous country lanes, well you’ll be pleased to hear that the beautiful bustling town of Looe in Southern Cornwall can be accessed as easily by train, as it can by car.

Looe river

The stunning river at Looe

Listed as one of the Telegraphs top 20 coastal towns, Looe provides everything you could hope for from a Cornish holiday destination, including a wide sandy beach, interesting shops, excellent restaurants and cosy, traditional pubs, all in a beautiful waterside setting. Watch the comings and goings of fishing boats, take the South West Coastal Path to the charming village of nearby Polperro, check out the wildlife on Looe Island or spend a few hours and a few pounds in the town’s amusement arcades.

Getting there is easy: The historic city of Plymouth runs regular trains to and from London, the West Midlands and the North. Be sure to sit on the left hand side of the carriage on your arrival to enjoy stunning coastal views at Dawlish, or spot the local wildlife as you snake through beautiful West Country countryside. An hourly train connects Plymouth to Looe, winding its way through magical countryside, and most of our holiday cottages in the town are easily accessible on foot from the station.

Looe Beach

Life’s a beach – just a stroll from the town centre

If you’re happy to hop back on to the train during your holiday, The Rail Ale Trail is a popular way to explore the local towns and villages in the area whilst also enjoying a local tipple in a cosy pub or two along the way.

For more information on Looe and the surrounding area, as well as a list of our available cottages, visit our website – here.