Important and Useful Information
What to bring with you.
We do provide a large list of provisions for your stay, please see our What’s Included tab for a full list. But we do ask that you bring:
Swimming towels for use with the hot tub. (Our towels should not be taken out of the cottage).
Linen/bedding for cots.
Please remember, although we like to provide you with supplies for your comfort and enjoyment, to get you started, we are still self-catering cottages!
Our cottages are equipped with Delonghi Dedica espresso machines. In your welcome basket you will find a box of ESE (easy serve espresso) pods, these are coffee bags for espresso machines. The ESE pods are easy to use for single shot expresso. Ground coffee can also be used as long as it is ground for an espresso machine, coffee ground for filters or cafetieres will not work!
You will also find a cafetiere in your cottage.
East Trenean farm is not connected to the mains sewerage system but has septic tanks instead. It is important that animal fats are not put down the sink. Please wait for them to cool and set and then using kitchen roll put as a solid in the bin. To keep our tanks happy and working well we are not able to use bleach or other harmful chemicals. We provide supplies of environmentally friendly products to use in our cottages, from supplies such as Ecover and Method. If using your own products please make sure they are not anti-bacterial or biological, thank you. Please also DO NOT dispose of tampons, sanitary towels, nappies, condoms etc down the loo. You will find covered bins and sanitary disposal bags in all bathrooms for this purpose. This will prevent any unpleasant blockages or back-ups in the system which could affect your enjoyment of your holiday. Thank you for your cooperation on this issue.
You are very welcome to explore the shared grounds and fields of the farm but please be aware of the hazards. Fencing around the fields is topped with barbed wire to keep livestock in and is not suitable for climbing over or putting your hands on. Please close all gates behind you as you walk the fields, sheep on the roads are a danger to motorists and difficult to get to return! There are many wild rabbits in the fields and therefore many holes! Take care especially along the edges of the fields not to lose your footing down a hole. You will also see that we have many moles by the number of mole hills in the fields, please take care.
We ask that you supervise children in the grounds and play areas, ensuring that they use play equipment appropriately. Although we are a very quiet spot we do have the cars of guests and deliveries being made, so please be aware of vehicles on our driveways and car park. The farm has many green wildflower earth banks along its green lane and fields, please take care as there maybe loose stones and ground level changes on the other side. Please be aware that there is a pond in the garden of the farmhouse, this is fenced and gated.
The cottages have lidded bins under the kitchen sinks and a bin for recyclable items. When these are full please put rubbish in the black bins outside each cottage. When bins become full and on departure day, please tie the black sack and place it in one of the storage chests on the edge of the guest car park.
There is a taxi pick up point in the centre of East Looe on the left-hand side just before you go over the Looe river bridge.
It is best to book taxis in advance, as they are mostly hire cars.
Looe Taxis 01503 262405
Sarah’s Taxi 01503 265688
Our nearest shop is Tredinnick Farm Shop less than a mile away. They have a good selection of quality Cornish and local produce. You can also order from them online before your holiday and have the food delivered to you following your arrival - use the link ... http://www.food4myholiday.com/
In East Looe you will find 2 Co-Op stores and Quayside Fresh Farm Shop, along with Pengelly’s Fishmongers along the quayside for the catch of the day.
For information about larger supermarkets please see tab, Groceries for your holiday.
Banks and ATM’s
In East Looe there is a Lloyds Bank with an ATM in a lobby area. There is also an ATM in the second Co-Op store. The Shell garage at Trerulefoot also has an ATM.
You can find a Post Office inside Quay Fresh Farm Shop, on the quayside East Looe and a post box on Fore Street just past the Guildhall. There is also a post box in the centre of Widegates just outside the former Sunday School building.
The nearest is a bp Petrol Station down in East Looe just past the railway station. There is also a Shell garage on the A38 at Trerulefoot in the Liskeard direction and a petrol station at Morrison’s in Liskeard.
There is a GeniePoint Charging Station for electrical vehicles in the West Looe Millpool car park.
The nearest car repair centre is Barbican Car Repairs, Barbican Road, Looe Pl13 1EY.
Health and Emergencies
In an emergency tele: 999
If you need urgent NHS care in Cornwall but not emergency care, just contact NHS 111 by phone or online at anytime of night or day, to find where you should go and when. Please don’t just turn up as you may be redirected.
Minor Injury Unit, Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XD Tele: 01579 373 500
Derriford Hospital Emergency Department, Derriford Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 8DH Tele: 01752. 202082
Quay Lane Surgery, Old Quay Lane, St. Germans, Saltash PL12 5LH Tele: 01503 230088
Maple Croft Dental Practice, Bay. View. Road, Looe PL3 1JN. Tele: 01503 262001
Bupa Dental Care, 8 Windsor Place, Liskeard, PL14 4BH Tele: 01579 343361
Boots, 1-6 Fore Street, East Looe, Looe PL13 1DS Tele: 01503 262980
In an emergency tele: 999
Looe Police Station is situated next to the Railway Station Tele: 101
Places of Worship
Church of England
St. Wenna’s Church Morval, Looe PL13 1PN and St. Martin’s Church, St.Martin’s Road (B3253), Looe, PL13 1FA
Grace Community Church, Oak trees, Looe PL13 1PR
Methodist and URC United
Riverside United Church, The Quay, West Looe, Looe PL13 2BU
The oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the English speaking world is in Plymouth. They welcome all Jewish worshippers, regardless of orthodoxy. PL1 2AD
Plymouth & Cornwall Islamic Centre, 112 North Road East, Plymouth, PL4 6AW