Eliza Cottage – Her first guests have arrived

Eliza has welcomed her first guests, the very lovely Neil and Katrina.

For Air BnB details, see below.

Dusk in Looe Bay

Eliza is open for business

Eliza opened her doors to Neil and Katrina, the first Air BnB guests.  They circumnavigated the ‘parking issue’ by making their way from Devon by train.  It was a real compliment when they asked to stay an extra night and I was happy I had the availability to accommodate them.  I think they’ve fallen in love with both Looe and Eliza, although Katrina did also take a shine to dear old Willow.  I don’t think the cat’s had such a fuss made of her for a long time.  She coped!

So, all in all, a great first Air BnB experience for me.

As I’ve mentioned, I can only take bookings made through Air B&B.  Here is the link to make a booking.

Cars and parking

They didn’t build garages back in 1492.  It is safe to pull up outside to unload then, when you’ve finished, park on the quay (pay and display).  Note that between the hours of 18:30 and 8:00 (that’s 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. the following morning) parking is charged at £1.50.  You can pay for parking online.

Tall People

The Cornish of old were not tall.  I am descended from them.  A word of warning for tall people, there are low ceilings and even lower doorways throughout the cottage.


Where would you stay?  In The Land of Isanor, a twin-bedded room in the attic with its ancient beams, probably dating back to the 1300s (when they were still floating around in French or Spanish ships).  Small area to hang clothes and your own chest of drawers.

Step out of Isanor and into the Pigeon Loft, the guests’ private sitting room (the pigeon loft), with a wood burner (electric!) to make it extra-cosy.

Like an ancient foot solider, defending the castle you would climb the first flight of wooden stairs to the first floor, turn right and take the first right up the circling stone steps to the Pigeon Loft.

The guests’ own bathroom is on the floor below (on the first floor) as the family use the en-suite bathroom in The Book Room.

Bed AND breakfast?

A voucher will be supplied per person, per number of nights for ‘breakfast at Jake’s’ (AKA The Tasty Corner) up to the value of an English breakfast.  Bed linen and towels supplied, tea, coffee facilities in your room.


An old house, a beautiful house but not without challenges.  You need to not only climb stairs easily, but also be comfortable with the different levels on each storey, frequently a step or two to climb or descend.

There is nothing level about Eliza.  The garden too is quaintly unusual, as it starts at roof level, reached by a flight of stone garden stairs.

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