Barclay House Hotel & Cottages in Looe Cornwall England
Barclay House Hotel & Cottages Looe Cornwall England Bed and Breakfast B&B Self Catering Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Graham and Gill Brooks

Guestrooms: 18 (10 B&B and 8 Cottages).

Address: Barclay House, St. Martins Road, East Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1LP, UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 1503 262929

Activities/Attractions: Looe is a fascinating and ancient fishing village dating back to the reign of Edward I. Never far from the sea or river its narrow streets add to the aura of mystery and charm which has made this coastline renowned as a smuggler's retreat.

Its gentle climate and sheltered position offer a chance to peacefully browse - through the old town or the vibrant and colourful life of the still active fishing harbour. Looe is the perfect holiday centre and an ideal base for seeing both Devon and Cornwall. Enjoy:

  • Fishing, particularly Shark Angling
  • Boating and Sailing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming and Sub Aqua Diving
  • Horse Riding
  • Rambling
  • Cycling

The Restaurant at Barclay House features modern British Coastal Cuisine superbly prepared and cooked by our own Head Chef Ben Palmer. We showcase the freshest local produce, meats and cheeses, not to mention the finest 'day boat' fish landed daily by the fishermen of Looe just half a mile away.


"Barclay House is in an excellent location with wonderful views and pleasant staff who are extremely helpful, offering information on places of interest, restaurants Etc. The restaurant is superb, with excellent cooked breakfast and other options."

"The attention to detail was much appreciated. Barclay House completely exceeded our expectations with a very high standard restaurant, serving something for all the family!"

"Thank you all for a fantastic three days - what a shame we have to go home. The atmosphere was perfectly balanced, very relaxed with just a hint of formality. We loved the awesome sea bass so much that we asked to keep the chef!"

"A superb hotel with a welcoming and comfortable feel to it. The staff and the service was second to none - they couldn't do enough for us! One of the most memorable stays ever.....looking forward to staying again. P.S I loved the blueberry breakfast pancakes, love from Georgina!"

"We've had a very pleasant and comfortable stay - the fresh fruit bowl was delicious and the cooked breakfast was perfect - not a drip of grease in sight!"

"We stayed for 2 days but we feel as if we've had a full five day holiday - brilliant! - the most helpful and approachable staff we've ever encountered."

"A pleasure to find such a well run hotel, very welcoming with traditional standards. The food was excellent, especially the breakfast specials."

"We booked after seeing you on the internet - looking around Looe we made the right decision!"

"A very pleasant stay which we will certainly recommend. Looe needed this type/standard of hotel."

"Thank you for 2 weeks of bliss, including a week and a half of decent weather! Excellent meals, good wine and very attractive staff !! Best wishes to you all, Sue Adrian and boys (who threaten to accompany us each time we escape to Barclay House!!)"

"We loved Barclay House; the ambience, the food, the comfort all tied together by your warm and friendly staff. A special thank you too for making Lee's birthday extra special! We loved the views and ambience of room 4 and the fresh fish for dinner and French toast for breakfast!"

"As expected, a very convenient and pleasant place to stay while doing a bit more of the South West coastal path."

"We thoroughly enjoyed our much needed break, it has certainly revived us. We particularly liked the public areas of the hotel/terrace and the relaxed feel. More like "home" than a hotel - will definitely return!"

"Staff really friendly and helpful – lovely! We’ve had a really relaxed stay – Thank you!"


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"Dear Graham and Gill, Last week my family and I had a very pleasurable experience staying in the Bramblecombe cottage. Below are some of the comments of our experience during the week. We eat in the restaurant 3 times and the food was great each time - The cottage was sparkling clean - The setting is fab - You encourage children to your hotel / restaurant {5.00 a child - great value} But the most important was the staff ...  nothing was too much trouble in fact our saying for the holiday was, "Yes, no problem." The best stay in any hotel I have ever had. I will be back next year, thanks for giving my family and I a great holiday."

"To Graham and Gill. Just a little note to say a big thank you for making our stay at Barclay House so wonderful and relaxing and a big thank you to you for being such a lovely and cheerful person – Food very good – excellent! – Six stars ****** !"

"As Excellent as before! Keep it up!"

"This is our second visit to Barclay House, and yet again a wonderful stay. Would not fault a thing. We look forward to coming again soon."

"Barclay House is a home with a heart. Thanks for sharing your special space with us. Heavenly rooms with Angels for staff - aware of guests every need."

"First visit back since Graham and Gill took over – keep up the good work!"

General Information: Welcome to Barclay House Hotel ... offering rooms, restaurant and self catering holiday cottages in Looe, Cornwall, England. Barclay House is our home and yours for the duration of your stay, short or long, and we aim to please. We will do our utmost to ensure your visit is a memorable one, from start to finish, that is our promise to you.

Barclay House lies on the edge of Looe, an historic Cornish fishing village dating from the 12th century. Carved into the hillside overlooking the East Looe river, this six acre property has breathtaking views over the water and countryside beyond, yet we are only 10 minutes walk from the town, harbour, beach and sea.

  • Originally built around 1890 as a Victorian family villa of uncompromising architecture
  • This wonderful 10 bedroom house has a spacious elegance and magnificent relaxed air about it
  • We have been captivated daily by its fabulous position and the ever changing scenery
  • Located on the ground floor of the house are the restaurant, lounge bar and sitting room complete with panoramic terrace overlooking the water (when the tide is in that is!)
  • Drinks are served al fresco when possible
  • You may perhaps enjoy relaxing by the pool nestled in a suntrap
  • Or enjoy some peace in our gardens and woodland
  • Easily accessible by air, road or rail, gracious family service led by the Brooks family awaits, as does ample secure complimentary parking
  • Our eight self-catering holiday cottages share this unrivalled location and offer the ultimate in luxury self-catering accommodation. We offer one, two and three bedroom holiday cottages - each cottage is individually decorated and furnished to achieve a unique interior style
  • To further enhance the Barclay House holiday cottage experience - a heated outdoor swimming pool nestles in a sunny corner terraced above the lawn waiting to refresh you during those hot summer days
  • Access into 3 acres of adjacent private woodland, mainly oak coppice has been opened up for our holiday cottage guests to enjoy
  • You can also refresh your thirst with a drink from the bar; and we will be only too happy to help you with our wealth of local knowledge, not to mention making reservations for you in our restaurant for dinner, Tuesday to Saturday evenings
  • Pets Welcome: Dogs are welcome in some of the cottages at a nominal charge and by prior arrangement

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).

90-110/night

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"When we arrived at Barclay House (if you know Looe, it's perched on the top of the East Hill looking down to the little fishing port). It turned out to be an unexpected delight - food for which any metropolitan restaurant would expect to be awarded a Michelin star, beautiful gardens and a stunning outlook."

"Barclay House is the best hotel we have stayed at – ever. A warm welcome greeted us throughout our stay. Lucky the person who finds this hotel; sad the one who has to leave."

"Thanks so much for a fantastic stay, we felt totally at home and the food was to die for. P.S. We’ll send John Craven and Ben Fogle back soon."

"A very enjoyable stay with the thoughtfulness of staff being a major plus point, nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so helpful - could not fault."

"Lovely rooms with magnificent views, service - first class, excellent food and the staff were a joy - overall ... an absolute jewel!"

"Thank you to you and your staff for looking after my family so well these last few days. Everyone seemed so upbeat and helpful - and seemed to want us to enjoy our time in East Looe!"

"This is our stay, we enjoyed it so much the first time that we had to come back! Just as good this time, see you again soon!"

"A wonderful place to stay, great rooms, attention to detail great!!! Superb food, amazing wine list, wonderful staff and fantastic views."