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The Old Coach House at Windsworth

The Old Coach House
Find out what fun - and how easy! - it is to live off-grid in this secluded house on the Cornish coast near Looe. Up to 8 guests

St Martin by Looe
Cornwall, England

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This fantastic house - comfortable for 1 or 2 people, with plenty of space for up to 8 - is off-grid. Enjoy the tranquillity that comes with freedom from electrosmog, and find out how amazingly civilised it can be to live without the big energy companies.

The coach house is very private and has wonderful views over the curving coastline. It is set in 70 acres of pastures and woodland, permaculture-based for over 30 years, so you will share this beautiful part of the Cornish coast with anything from deer to slow-worms to rare butterflies. Plus there's half a mile of our own beach - though it's quite a challenge to get there and back!

Lighting, fridge/freezer and mobile charger (there's no wifi) work from solar pv. Hot water comes from the sun and a woodburner, which also heats the building. To cook, its the woodburner range, plus a gas hob. There's a good range of cooking pots and (hand-powered!) tools, and enough glass, china and eating irons for eight people.

Sleeping: in the main house there are two bedrooms: a kingsize bed in a room downstairs, plus upstairs a family room: 2 double mattresses on a platform under the eaves. There's a shower room/wc with a super solar/woodburner-heated shower, plus a separate wc. Bedding, towels, shampoo and body gel are provided.

If you want three bedrooms, there's an optional extra studio flat with a separate entrance, with a double bed, wc and kitchenette.

Dogs are welcome, and we ask £20 per stay to cover the extra cleaning.

There's no TV, but instead board games, cards, books, musical instruments and ideas for idiotic parlour games.

A marquee is also available for a wedding or other event.

The price ranges from about £200 for a short break (up to three nights) in winter to about £1800 for a week in high summer.

Please click the Booking Enquiry link above or go directly to their website via the link above for full information.

Photo credits: Adam Glasser, Diego Garcia, Kenny Whitman, Caroline Petherick.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Accommodation for 5+


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Newquay


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
  • Extra Activities
the views from the labyrinth
chickens in the coastal view
stunning coastal views
music and games to entertain
the woodburner
futon beds in the roof
off grid house
double bedroom
the living space