4 miles NE of Port Isaac

The Lookout

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The rough Cornish stone exterior of this lovely retreat belies a peaceful, light interior, ready to welcome you in. As soon as you walk through the door, the clean white walls, soft wooden flooring and beamed vaulted ceilings await, accentuated with dashes of citrussy oranges and the palest of blues. The overall feel of this pad is a calm oasis, but with a light, frolicsome side, brought out by the pretty, fun decor. The owners, who live next door, have created the perfect mix of rustic charm and contemporary chic.


Living and eating

The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area forms the heart of this lovely home, and is a brilliant space for chilling out and admiring the uninterrupted view across rolling fields to the Atlantic beyond. With floor-to-ceiling glass doors, light floods in and provides a stunning vista whilst sitting on the beautiful, dusky blue velvet sofa. In summer months, pull back the doors and let the soft sea breeze waft in, whilst in cooler months, curl up in front of the toasty wood burning stove with your favourite novel or film.

The fabulous kitchen, extremely spacious for two, has everything you need to magic up a romantic meal. With an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, plus a host of other appliances, you're all set up to cook a feast. Meanwhile, the washing machine is hidden away in a separate utility room.

There's a breakfast bar for meals on the go (or if you like to chat whilst cooking), and also a separate table for two, set between the kitchen and living area.


Sleeping

The pretty en suite bedroom boasts a stunning king-sized bed, adorned with crisp cotton linens and super soft feather bedding. It's the perfect haven for escaping to at the end of your busy day. Lay back and appreciate the complete peace and quiet of the countryside, ensuring a blissful night's sleep. The sea views from your bed are just wonderful to wake up to in the morning - a good reason to stay there just a little bit longer, we reckon.


Bathing

We just adore the fabulous freestanding bathtub for two, set right by the window so you can make the most of the sea views. After a day spent surfing the Cornish waves, stomping the coastal path or just devouring cream teas, head back to The Lookout and enjoy a steamy soak with a glass of something sparkly in hand. If showers are more your thing, the monsoon shower is a perfect way to wake up in the morning. Your fluffy White Company towels are kept toasty warm by the heated towel rails - and your toes will be too, with under floor heating.


Outdoor Space

There's plenty of outdoor space at The Lookout. The sunny patio area, complete with barbeque, is the perfect spot for alfresco dining, or just lounging in the sun, soaking up the spectacular view. We love the fire pit too. Summer evenings are best spent watching the sun dip below the ocean, whilst the local barn owl dives down into the field for his final catch of the day.


Dogs

One well-behaved dog, aged 12 months or over, is very welcome at The Lookout. You have sole use of the enclosed field in front of The Lookout, ideal for your four-legged friend - and there's also a doggie bath, with hot and cold running water, for muddy days. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


Adults only

This is an adults only retreat, guests need to be over 18.


WiFi

The Lookout has WiFi should you need to stay in contact with the outside world.


Parking

The private parking area for The Lookout is gated and at the front of the property.


In the Area

The Lookout is situated in the sleepy, farming hamlet of Treligga, which is a real hidden gem in itself, full of pretty, traditional stone cottages and a haven of tranquillity. It's the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Cornwall. The idyllic ancient fishing village of Port Isaac is four miles away. Nearby Port Gaverne is another stunning little inlet, and the perfect swimming and/or picnic spot. Within 30 minutes you can be in Rock, Padstow, Boscastle and Tintagel and yet the likes of St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay and Penzance are also easily accessible.

Walks along the coastal path are a must from The Lookout, as this area of North Cornwall is unsurpassed in its dramatic beauty. There are numerous beaches and coves to explore not far from the doorstep, bringing plenty of opportunities for surfing, sea swimming or even kayaking. The closest beaches are Trebarwith and Tregardock, both of which are within walking distance, through fields and along the spectacular cliff edge. Polzeath, well known for its surfing, is 20 minutes' drive.

Foodies are spoilt for choice, with numerous great restaurants and gastro-pubs close by, such as the St Kew Inn, the St Tudy Inn, the Waterfront Cafe at Polzeath and the Mariners and the Blue Tomato in Rock. Nathan Outlaw has several restaurants in Port Isaac, two of which are Michelin-starred. Jamie Oliver, Paul Ainsworth and Rick Stein also have various wonderful eateries scattered throughout the nearby coastal towns.

Golfers can play at the prestigious St Enodoc golf course or nearby Bowood Park. For garden lovers, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and further south, Glendurgan and Trebah are all worth a visit.


The perfect rural hideaway for two, this gorgeous converted barn with superb sea views, is just what the doctor ordered. The Lookout is aptly named, being perched high above the sea and enjoying sweeping views of the North Cornish coastline from Port Isaac to Tintagel.

At a glance

From £702 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Celebratory stays

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside

Short drive to beaches

Coastal

Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to the beach

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Lookout:

What a truly stunning cottage - we have stayed there before and it certainly doesn’t disappoint the second time round!! It is so comfortable with everything to hand. Sam could not be more helpful. We will certainly be trying to book again.

The welcome pack was way beyond our expectation. The cleaning regime is impeccable. It was wonderful, we were very sad to leave.

The lookout is fantastic!

Perfect holiday cottage. We love it. Go!

The lookout was beautiful! We had a very warm welcome & the treats hamper was a lovely touch. The place was spotlessly clean. Everything was great & the view/location was perfect. Would love to come back & have already recommended to our friends. Thank you!

An excellent cottage, with a high standard of cleanliness, comfortable and well equipped. The owners, Sam and Chris, were very friendly and provided the most generous welcome pack we have ever had at a holiday cottage.

really enjoyed our stay at the Lookout , fabulous barn and location / view .

A perfect place to escape from it all. Fabulous location with amazing views. The cottage has everything you could possibly need, including a lovely welcome hamper of local produce. Just perfect.

Perfect retreat for two humans and a hound. This was our second stay and it's very much our favourite base from which to explore North Cornwall. A gorgeous property and location.

Beautiful retreat. Amazing view. short walk to the coastal path. Great for dogs. Luxury with lovely little touches. Everything was thought of including for your fury friends. Highly recommended to me by friends and now highly recommended by us.

The Lookout was perfect from start to finish, and without a doubt the best and most beautifully presented cottage we have ever stayed in. It was spotlessly clean, the check in guide was easy to follow and the generous welcome pack was greatly appreciated. The views were unrivalled in comparison to anywhere we've been before, and the location was so peaceful and private. My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary during our stay, and The Lookout was the ideal place for us to spend some quality time together. I will always remember lazing in that luxurious bath tub with a glass of champagne in hand, watching the rabbits play in the meadow as the sun sank below the horizon.

Perfection.

The lookout was amazing! The views of sunsets over the sea were spectacular! A must visit.

Superb stylish barn conversion in a great location. Best equipped and most comfortable self catering accommodation we've ever stayed in. You feel pampered from the moment you arrive. Five star hosts. Perfect for a special occasion.

Beautifully and thoughtfully decorated throughout. Sam has made this a true retreat in the heart of Cornwall. We adored it.

Just beautiful, clean and had everything for a wonderful stay

'Just superb and absolutely stunning. A perfect retreat to switch off from the outside world. Amazingly clean' - October 2020

'Beautiful retreat. Amazing view. short walk to the coastal path. Great for dogs. Luxury with lovely little touches. Everything was thought of including for your fury friends. Highly recommended to me by friends and now highly recommended by us' - October 2020

'The Lookout was fabulous, such a high standard to reflect true value for money, cleanliness outstanding, everything catered for, whilst remining 'cosy' and inviting. Super location, views of the sea, within easy driving reach of Port Issac, great walks right from the door, super pubs with character to choose from and such a well compiled information folder on arrival with all you need to know. A true reflection of the image I believe you are trying to betray at 'Boutque Retreats'. As a first experience with your company, your website is upmarket your customer care is exactly as it should be and rare to find these days' - October 2020

'The Lookout was perfect from start to finish, and without a doubt the best and most beautifully presented cottage we have ever stayed in. It was spotlessly clean, the check in guide was easy to follow and the generous welcome pack was greatly appreciated. The views were unrivalled in comparison to anywhere we've been before, and the location was so peaceful and private. My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary during our stay, and The Lookout was the ideal place for us to spend some quality time together. I will always remember lazing in that luxurious bath tub with a glass of champagne in hand, watching the rabbits play in the meadow as the sun sank below the horizon' - September 2020

'Fantastic. Our second timing staying and love the accommodation, location and welcome from Sam and Chris' - September 2020

'One of the best self catering locations we have ever stayed. Bliss' - September 2020

'The Lookout is a really fantastic cottage with a lovely location looking towards the sea. Sam did such a brilliant job to prepare for our arrival in terms of making it Covid-secure, and was very helpful whilst we stayed. 5 stars!' - August 2020