The Old Coach House at Windsworth

St Martin by Looe, Cornwall, England

Enjoy living off-grid in this secluded house with stunning sea views on the Cornish coast near Looe. Hot tub optional extra.


Off-Grid, this fantastic house - comfortable for 1 or 2 people, with plenty of space for up to 8, with use of a home-built, wood-fired Hot Tub as an optional extra. 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-£30 per stay (depending on the number you bring) to cover the extra cleaning.

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

A hot tub is an optional extra, suitable for 2-3 guests, guide prices are £45 for a short break, £65 for a week. This covers the cleaning costs, filled, pre-heated plus firewood during the stay.

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

The price ranges from about £315-£398 for a short break (up to three nights) in winter to about £2730 for a week in high summer.

Most of the year you can stay for any number of nights. Our minimum price, though, is the short break rate, for up to 3 nights. Also, over Xmas it's a minimum of 5 nights, and over New Year a minimum of 4 nights.


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

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s



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