Little Herodshead

Little Herodshead Looe

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 1
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • 4
  • Map


Follow the rural lanes of East Cornwall and arrive to the beautiful private setting of Little Herodshead, a stylish stone barn created for luxury stays in all seasons. Choose from two boutique bedrooms and two bathrooms, relax in the generous open plan living space, enjoy the luxury of the private indoor heated pool and explore the established grounds. Little Herodshead is just a very short drive from characterful Looe, Polperro and the sandy beaches of Talland Bay. Little Herodshead welcomes one dog to stay.


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Private indoor pool
  • Extensive gardens
  • Luxury interiors
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 1 with a superking zip/link bed
  • 1 with a kingsize bed

Main bathroom and 1 en-suite

  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Set within the grounds of Herodshead Farm, Little Herodshead offers a first class opportunity to enjoy the luxury amenities of this extensive private estate yet the intimacy of a smaller party. The barn is set over a single floor and has been thoughtfully designed for holiday life with open plan layout, high beamed ceilings and a wonderful fusion of country barn chic with more modern order. Arrive into a central hallway and lead into the living, dining and kitchen area, the hub to the barn. Sink into the charcoal grey sofas and enjoy a long overdue catch up, pop on a favourite film with the Smart TV or throw open the double French doors and soak up the rural views. The kitchen has been fully equipped with all you could need and the nearby villages offer a tempting choice of local ingredients. The two boutique bedrooms are located at each gable end of the barn and have each been dressed to impress in the finest linens, designer furniture and relaxing ambiance. Two contemporary bathrooms complete the luxury facilities. 

From your Holiday Door

French doors lead out from the living space and one of the bedrooms onto a beautiful manicured paved terrace with wooden dining furniture for that tempting al fresco option. Dine to the backdrop of rural Cornwall with Deer Park Forrest and rolling fields in sight. Guests are welcome to explore the extensive grounds of Herodshead Farm (please note the farmhouse will be unoccupied during a stay at Little Herodshead). The garden is flawlessly maintained and considerately planted to create a rural oasis away from the hubbub of the coast, there is even an artificial putting green with three holes!  For the ultimate luxury, Little Herodshead offers a wonderful indoor heated swimming pool where guests can laze around on the pool loungers, take a dip before breakfast or wile away the afternoon with the children. The nearby coastal town of Looe is a short drive away and well worth exploring. Browse the curio shops, capture the perfect fishing boat images, enjoy a lazy lunch on the quay or sample the local ales. Polperro offers further eating and dining options or head to nautical Fowey for a day on the river. This wonderful East corner of Cornwall has so much to offer from the wild moors to the sandy beaches. 


  • Bedroom one: A king bedded room, bedside tables with lamps, ample clothes storage, Roberts radio, rural views, ensuite
  • Bedroom two: A super king zip/lock bedded room (can be set as a twin if needed), bedside tables with lamps, ample clothes storage, Roberts radio, rural views, double French doors


  • Bedroom one: ensuite shower room with raindrop shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Family bathroom: walk in raindrop shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC


  • A modern fully fitted country style kitchen
  • Electric oven
  • Electric hobs
  • Integrated fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Utilities include: washing machine, iron with ironing board

Living and Dining

  • An open plan living, dining and kitchen space
  • Two comfortable two seater sofas
  • Coffee table
  • 43" TV
  • French doors into the garden
  • An outside dining table and chairs

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi (please note that due to the location, the connection can be slow)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool - The indoor pool is approx 12 metres long, 1.2 in the shallow end and 3 metres in the deep end
  • An artificial putting green with three holes, guests need to bring their own putter and balls.
  • Use of extensive established gardens (please note that Herodshead Farm House will not be occupied during a guest stay at Little Herodshead
  • Private electric gated access
  • One well behaved dog welcomed only
  • Sun loungers on the pool terrace
  • A games room with pool table, table football, TV, sound system is located within the grounds. 
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • 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'. 


  • There is level access from the parking area to the front door.
  • One small step to the front door.
  • There are no internal steps or stairs.

Home Truths

  • There is little-no mobile phone coverage in this location. Please check with your carrier for further information.
  • The property changeovers and maintenance are managed by the property owner.
  • Cornish Gems and the property owner provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.

Idyllic property and location with a pool to die for.

All testimonials >

A beautifully presented and comfortable place to stay.

Greg & Joanna Bowns

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The property and the grounds were beautiful, but the icing on the cake was having a heated indoor pool all to yourself - complete luxury. Already planning when we can return.

J Butler

We adore this property. The setting is beautiful and relaxing, it's extremely clean and well-stocked, the pool is wonderful. It's got the peaceful retreat vibe we're after. Love that only one of the properties is available at any one time so you have the grounds and pool to yourself.

Lauren Taylor

wonderful property, great location, great garden, very well decorated, specified and tasteful.

Tim Watkins