Family Breaks in Cornwall
For a wonderful family holiday in Cornwall, stay at The Old Bridge House in Looe. We offer comfortable family accommodation in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where families with older children can enjoy all the attractions of a traditional Cornish seaside holiday. We have Double, Twin and Single rooms which provide accommodation combinations to suit most family groups – for more information on our family holidays in Cornwall please contact us.
The Old Bridge House overlooks Looe harbour and the lovely seven arched Looe Bridge. The large sandy family beach is just a short stroll through the quaint streets of Looe where you will find a wide range of shops and numerous tearooms, traditional pubs and fine restaurants catering for the needs of both young and old. Details of eating places in Looe can be found on our "Eating Out" section.
Walkers can enjoy spectacular views on the South West coastal path which runs from the beach westward to the picturesque fishing village of Polperro and eastward to the beaches of Millendreath and Seaton.
Looe is a vibrant fishing town with fishing boats returning at the end of the day with their catch and fishermen mending their nets by the quay. If you want a day's fishing, look out for signs on the quayside advertising deep sea and shark fishing trip. Crabbing is a popular pastime for locals and tourists alike. Diving trips around Looe Bay and Island can also be arranged.
The surrounding area is rich in tourist attractions which are great for family days out in Cornwall, they include:
- The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway - is a Standard Gauge Railway that operates mainly steam locomotives in the County of Cornwall.
- Porfell Animal Land Wildlife Park – an enchanting wildlife haven.
- The Monkey Sanctuary – home of the delightful woolly monkey.
- The Tamar Valley Donkey Park – with donkey rides as well as an all weather indoor activity area.
- The legendary Jamaica Inn on Bodmin moor – Cornwall's legendary coaching house which was immortalized in Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name, has stood high on Bodmin Moor for over four centuries.
- The old mining village of Minions on Bodmin Moor with its restored engine house, the Hurlers – a prehistoric stone circle – and the fascinating Cheesewring.
- Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park – a grand 16th Century house in a beautiful Grade 1 listed garden overlooking Plymouth Sound with refreshments in the Orangery.
- National Trust properties including the magnificent house and grounds at Lanhydrock.
- St Mellion International Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
- The acclaimed Lost Gardens of Heligan - a must for all gardeners.
- The world famous Eden Project – an unforgettable experience for both young and old.
- Camel Valley Vineyards - a family run vineyard producing award winning, world class wine.