Clipper House is a large holiday home, snuggled into the hillside above the pretty fishing port of Looe. This wonderful and unique house is divided into three separate self-catering properties - one large house and two apartments with glorious harbour and sea views from almost every window.

All our properties come with fully equipped kitchens, Sky television with sport and movie channels and are prepared with fresh linens and towels. There are 12 parking spaces which are shared between all three properties. Clipper House is the perfect setting for a family holiday, a relaxing weekend break or a celebration get-together for large groups - sleeping up to 33 guests. We welcome dogs too!

The Clipper

The largest of the 3 properties occupies the ground and 1st floors sleeping 14 adults and 8 children. The Clipper is the perfect place to gather your family and friends and enjoy time together with everything you need for a celebration, event or a relaxing break.

Sleeps 22

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Occupying the 2nd floor, enjoy breathtaking views across the harbour and sea from your armchair in Mainsail. Relax after a day on the beach, catching mackerel on a fishing boat or walking the South Coastal Path.

Sleeps 5

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Crow's Nest

Also occupying the 2nd floor, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than at Crow’s Nest. Wake every morning to a view of the sea from your bed then laze on the balcony with a coffee and a book watching the boats in the bay below.

Sleeps 6

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Jacques Yves Cousteau

A truly spectacular coastal get-away in the pretty seaside town of Looe, Clipper House is just the place for you. Split into 3 properties, the main house has 2 apartments above, so it's perfect for a family or large group in the main house with quieter guests finding their own bolt holes to get away from it all too.

Clipper house has everything you need for a memorable holiday or celebration event with a very seasidey feel - a games room with a pool table, darts board, piano and cupboard full of board games; a sun room for you to lounge around in reading the papers or soak up the view of the boats in the harbour below; a large kitchen to cook for everyone and the bar area for those pre dinner aperitifs or after dinner whiskies!

Explore the tiny narrow streets, build sand castles on the beach, choose your dinner from the harbour fishmonger, come and explore one of the hidden treasures of South East Cornwall.

“Clipper House is a superb house for both a large and small family get together. The owners have done an excellent job with presenting a modern, tidy and very clean property that has a lovely homely feel. Clipper House has everything you could ever need during your stay. The views are outstanding, looking uninterrupted across the harbour in both directions from the lounge and all the front bedrooms. Situated at the end of a road we found the house to be quiet and peaceful in location. There is direct access from the house via pathways into Looe it is steep in places but very doable taking approx. 15 minutes. My family will smile as I say this as they know me well ‘I am really fussy!’ but I could not fault Clipper House, we spent a very enjoyable and memorable few days there, I would not hesitate to go back.”


Martin K

“We’ve just returned from staying at The Clipper House. We spent the whole two weeks with our curtains open as we didn’t want to close out the amazing views of Looe from the bedroom windows. It really is a home from home and we’re already speaking to Sam, the amazingly accommodating house manager, about a return trip. We left with heavy hearts and can’t wait to return”

The Gray Family

“We have just returned from Clipper House which we booked for The Looe Music festival, what a perfect place to stay from start to finish we were impressed, the veiws are spectacular and the location perfect. Sam was great and extremely helpful. We appreciated his local knowledge and the cream tea and flowers were a nice and welcome treat. We loved it so much that we are already planning our return visit.”

Deborah, Ascot

“We had a brilliant family holiday staying at Main Sail and Crow’s Nest. They are excellent well-equipped apartments and we loved being able to have our meals inside or outside whilst enjoying the amazing views. The apartments are clean and super comfortable. This is a great place to stay to explore the delights of Looe and we will most definitely be back!”

Megan and Tom, London

“My family has stayed in Crow’s Nest a few times and each time we return it feels like home. The view is breathtaking! It was very comfortable and clean and we were delighted to see a welcome pack of a Cornish Cream Tea, which was much need after a long journey. The Management was there to welcome us too, making sure we had everything we needed. We have always enjoyed our stays here and will not doubt continue for the future.”

Susan E

“What an incredible surprise! I booked to stay at Main Sail for my partner’s birthday and invited a few of our friends. Once we got to Main Sail we were greeted with a warm welcome as well as anything you could ever need or want from your holiday accommodation. Everything was absolutely perfect and the view from the balcony was incredible. It was one of the best holidays I have ever been on and my partner’s favourite birthday present. Thank you…”

Bethany S, Exmouth

“We have just come back from a week at Main Sail and all I can say is, it is absolutely stunning! The apartment is just the right size and the bathroom is huge. All the little touches like flowers, scones, clotted cream, strawberries,and tea waiting for you when you arrive makes it extra special! The location is great, nice and quiet in the evening and the views at anytime of the day are stunning. I would highly recommend this apartment as everything is just perfect!!”

Lindsey H

“We hired Clipper House and the two flats above for a week-end family party and it was truly excellent! Sam is the perfect organiser and host – nothing was too much trouble, he was extremely kind, patient and attentive and helped us to organise quite a complex event. He helped us configure the downstairs rooms, sort out the music, decorations and all the little details that made it a truly memorable week-end. We did our own catering and the commercial-style kitchen was great for this. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and there were some lovely extra touches. Oh, and the views are to be seen to be believed – beautiful views from the lounge, front bedrooms and the flats with their little balconies. A truly wonderful experience. Worth at least 6 stars!”

Philip and Micki

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