Herodshead Farm Looe Valley

Up To 10
6Bedrooms in Detail
4Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

The ultimate rural addition to the luxury Cornish Cribs collection, Herodshead Farm stands apart from your average holiday home through its unique sense of space and inspired design.  Accommodating up to ten guests, this architecturally crafted rural haven offers a luxurious heated indoor swimming pool, six opulent bedrooms and beautiful countryside views.  Whilst a short 15 minute drive to nearby coastal Looe and Polperro and the picturesque Looe Valley, Herodshead Farm is set within acres of rolling fields and verdant forest, complete serenity, superior standards and privacy await. Herodshead Farm welcomes one dog to stay.

The Property

Through the electric gates, follow the driveway down to the house as the views open up beyond you.  From the moment you arrive, this wonderfully private abode fills you with a great sense of calm and tranquility.  This majestic country home has been the labour of love of its owner, from the hand crafted door latches to the state of the art technology throughout, you are assured of a luxurious stay.  A central hub of the house, the open plan hallway and living spaces cleverly combine the natural elements of traditional stone and oak with modern glass creating a striking feature and unique ambiance.  The sitting room with large wood burner and relaxed seating truly is the focal point to the house, pull back the smart glass bi-fold doors from corner to corner for that ultimate outside-in feel, taking in the stunning views.  The perfect home for that celebratory occasion, your dining needs are well considered.  Choose to dress to impress within the formality of the dining room (just off the sitting room) whilst more casual affairs from lazy breakfasts to stop gap lunches are enjoyed at the large kitchen table.  A well placed TV-come-reading room offers a quieter nook from holiday life or cosy place to relax with a film.  The spacious country kitchen is no less inspired ensuring enough space for all to get involved, with some of Cornwalls finest produce all within easy reach, your culinary creations are set to impress.  As the days exertions come to an end, climb the oak staircase to your boutique bedroom.  Each with its own individual style, every room has been flawlessly furnished with luxury in mind from top of the range beds to integral ambiance lighting.  With indulgence in mind the collection of generous sized bathrooms are contemporary in style with large overhead rain showers, claw foot baths and Fired Earth fittings.

The house was well designed, tastefully decorated and a joy to be in. One could go on for hours as there were so many corners of pleasure in the house and grounds. Three words sum it all up - we loved it!

A paved veranda wraps around the front of the house ensuring its guests can enjoy day long sunshine al fresco.  At the gable end and leading from the bi-fold sitting room doors, an oversized chunky garden table is the perfect spot to soak up the views of the rolling fields to the evergreen forest that flanks the grounds.  Lead from the veranda to the grassed lawn and down to the gentle stream.  Children will love exploring their own slice of this rural haven, with the Forestry Commission Deer Park just across the valley, the beautiful deers are a common addition to the scene.  The heated indoor swimming pool lies just across the veranda within its own bespoke pool house.  Pull back the glass doors of the entire side of the barn to make the most of the elevated position and tranquil views, what better way to start your day.  There is a further private patio area to the side of the pool house. 

Herodshead Farm is enviably placed to explore the hidden shores of South Cornwall from picturesque Looe and Polperro to the sandy beaches surrounding Talland Bay.  For all things nautical, head to the River Fowey for a day on the water, the Bodinnick car ferry will lead you from Polruan to Fowey itself.  The peaceful river village of Lerryn is well worth a visit for woodland walk followed by pub lunch. 


Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

November 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

October 2017


December 2017

There are no available weeks in November 2017

How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £1000.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


We were three families stay at Herodshead Farm something we do every year and all in agreement that this was the best! A beautiful well equipped home in a beautiful location.

Sarah Gregory-Anderson

Wonderful property, modern tastefully decorated. Swimming pool such a bonus!

Mrs Doreen Limer

An excellent property, wonderful location. Warm comfortable and well appointed. It's our second visit and we had a really lovely family holiday here.


The house was amazing and we had a fantastic time.

Jo Gatenby

The house was well designed, tastefully decorated and a joy to be in. One could go on for hours as there were so many corners of pleasure in the house and grounds. The large kitchen was a bonus for the cooks and chef in our group. Three words sum it all up - we loved it!

Mrs Rita Larkin

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The welcome pack was the best we have ever seen and the communication and information throughout was superb. Had great trouble getting everyone to leave the house!!! It was superb.

Alison Boland

Living and Dining

  • The striking hallway entrance to Herodshead Farm has a small woodburner and offers quiet seating areas to enjoy the views
  • Just off the kitchen is a further comfy seating area with large flatscreen TV including freesat channels and freeview, 2 squishy armchairs and large footstalls, feature driftwood lamps
  • The generous sitting room is simply stunning!  Smart glass bi-fold doors open up from corner to corner for that ultimate rural ambiance with chestnut leather three seater sofa in the window.  A large wood burner, 2 armchairs, three seater fabric sofa, sideboard, antique coffee table, large flatscreen TV with DVD and Freeview, iPod docking station with built in surround sound
  • The kitchen offers a large wooden table perfectly placed at the gable end of the house with double aspect windows for plenty of natural light, seating enough for up to 12 guests
  • Within the open plan living spaces a beautiful dining table and chairs sets the scene for fine dining
  • Outside, a bespoke garden table with bench style seating is in place


  • A generous country kitchen is well equipped and beautifully presented with country creams and marble worktops
  • State of the art black AGA with 5 ovens ensures ample facilities to get creative.  Choose from the traditional AGA hotplates or there are 4 additioanl electric hobs.  Of the 5 ovens, 2 are gas and the other electric.
  • Larder style fridge/freezer with built in ice machine
  • Kettle and 4 slice toaster
  • Nespresso Coffee machine (a pack of 12 pods are left on arrival)
  • Cafetieres
  • Built in intercom for main gate
  • CCTV screen
  • Surround sound speaker system
  • A utility/boot room with belfast sink is just off the kitchen with microwave and ample space for storage.  Utilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

Bedrooms6: 1 Superking, 3 King, 2 Other

  • The bedrooms are of a superior standard and all offer wonderful rural views
  • Master bedroom: The master bedroom is simply exquisite.  A four poster super king bedded room with 2 x bedside tables, TV, large chest of drawers, 2 x armchairs.  This room has its own private walk in wardrobe just perfect for all your holiday kit
  • Bedroom one: A generous king bedded room with opulence in mind including mirrored dessing table, large wardrobe, chest of drawers and full length mirror
  • Bedroom two: A warm and spacious king bedded room with exposed beams and feature cowhide rug, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bed side tables and plush leather armchair
  • Bedroom three: At the gable end of the house this double aspect room features king bed, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and brown leather armchair
  • Bedroom four: Overlooking the rear garden of the property a single bedded room with attractive wardrobe and bedside table
  • Bedroom five: A further single bedded room with garden views, pretty wardrobe and bedside table

Bathrooms4: 2 En-Suite, 1 Standard, 1 Other (plus 3 W/C)

  • Master bedroom en-suite: The master bedroom offers a breathtaking en-suite bathroom with picture perfect rural views, stylish clawfoot bath, separate oversized rain shower, his and hers sinks, heated towel rail and toilet - if preferred, this en-suite can be opened up to the other bedrooms
  • Bedroom three en-suite: Rainshower, heated towel rail, sink and toilet
  • The family bathroom: Stand alone claw foot bath, separate large rain shower, heated towel rail, sink and toilet
  • On the ground floor there are 2 additional WC's
  • The pool house offers a private changing room, poolside rain shower and WC

Other Features

  • A ship shape utility room come boot room is the perfect place for holiday kit from coats and boots in the winter to beach day buckets and spades
  • Wi-Fi - (please note Wi-Fi can be intermittant due to the location of Herodshead Farm and adverse weather). 
  • Luxury under floor heating
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ambiance lighting system throughout
  • Electric gates to private drive with camera at the entrance
  • Heated indoor swimming pool with loungers, separate changing rooms and WC.  Pull back the glass doors to the patio and beautiful views
  • The indoor pool is approx 12 metres long, 1.2 in the shallow end and 3 metres in the deep end
  • BBQ
  • One well behaved dog welcomed
  • All utilities, linen, towels and St Kitts Herbery products
  • Complimentary welcome gift provided on arrival 
  • Please note, due to the size of the grounds, gardening will take place every other Monday which does include the use of a ride on lawnmower, please call the office for further information'. 


  • Level access to front door
  • Level access to the large terrace area, steps lead down to the garden with small stream
  • Internal flight of stairs
  • Please note, due to the size of the grounds, gardening will take place every other Monday which does include the use of a ride on lawnmower, please call the office for further information'. 

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