Things are about to Get Lively in Looe

It’s three days of amazing live music in one of Cornwall’s most beloved coastal towns. The Looe Music Festival is fast approaching and this year’s line up is looking mouth-wateringly awesome.



Headlining this year’s event is legendary pop songstress and diva, Lulu, iconic 80s alt-rock group, The Happy Mondays, and Scottish indie sensations, The Jesus And Mary Chain.

The festival is described as one of the UK’s best ‘grown-up’ music festivals and is ‘chock-a’ with top bands and solo artists all ready to descend upon the Cornish south-east coast for one of the West Country’s biggest late summer parties.

“Everywhere’s a venue at Looe Music Festival”

Expect to find acts on every street corner, in every bar and restaurant, around the harbour and down on the beach – the vibe is non-stop! The music range is impressive from rock, folk and jazz through to hip hop, indie, funk and punk, there really is a stage for everyone.

Now in its sixth year, the festival has welcomed some world-famous names including The Stranglers, The Levellers, Showaddywaddy and The Brand New Heavies, all helping to put this superb gathering well and truly on the musical map.

“Having a big party a few weeks after all the holidays have finished seemed like a good way of cheering everyone up.”

Mr Toad’s lowdown on Looe…

“If you’re looking for a holiday cottage in South Cornwall, the seaside town of Looe is the perfect destination. Looe is a busy little town that keeps visitors entertained all year round with boutiques and restaurants surrounded by the historic fishing port.”


Our Top Picks in Looe…

Situated in a quiet sunny street, just back from the main sandy beach in East Looe is Nelsons Cottage, named after the famous seal that frequented this estuary for a number of years and is now commemorated with a statue at the harbour entrance. This delightful double fronted Victorian residence – recently tastefully refurbished – has comfortable, light and airy reception rooms as well as gas central heating. There is a spacious kitchen and dining area, and the front bedrooms have bay windows enjoying lovely sea views. The beach and all the amenities of the town are a few steps away, and the property has the enormous benefit of a parking space 10 yards from the cottage.

“Yes, we had a lovely holiday, as always. We love Looe and have been coming here for many years” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Old Barbican is a wonderful 1700’s detached period property and superb holiday home that exudes quality, charm and character. The property is a short distance from the bustling seaside port of Looe, one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside destinations. Set in a quieter area of town with ample parking, the house has been beautifully renovated by the owners, creating a fresh and welcoming environment either during the summer; when guests can relax in the wonderful cottage garden with patio and barbecue areas, or throughout the winter; when visitors can nestle in front of the open fire before relaxing with the family in the elegant dining room over a meal prepared in the stunning oak and granite kitchen.

“Lovely cottage in a superb location. So many lovely places nearby and obviously Looe itself. Even when the weather is bad, the location and house are just right. Look forward to returning.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


A beautifully furnished and presented 18th century cottage, Beach Cottage is set back just a few yards from the sandy beach at East Looe, the Banjo Pier, and a short stroll from all the amenities of this bustling seaside fishing port. Located in a sunny position, the cottage has spacious reception rooms with many period features retained, three good-sized bedrooms with a master en-suite, gas central heating, as well as the benefit of an allocated parking space 25 yards from the property. Beach Cottage is a great holiday destination, offering superior accommodation in a beautiful area that provides plenty to keep the family entertained.

“This is our third year at Beach Cottage, Looe. We love it here, it is local to all amenities and in such a beautiful spot” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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