A welcoming Cornish cream tea awaits guests at this 100-year-old cottage that sits in a quiet and quaint lane minutes from the centre of the ancient town of Lostwithiel, which lies at the bottom of a wooded valley. Lostwithiel lays claim to being the centre of the county’s antique industry and slow food movement, and with its collection of antique shops, fine dining restaurants and award-winning pubs, its easy to see why. The town sits on the River Fowey and boasts its own Norman castle, Restormel Castle National Trust, as well as craft shops, deli’s and local bakers all providing the local feeling that the town is renowned for. Close by are woodland and river walks, kayaking along the famous River Fowey, horse riding, a local golf course and leisure centre.
The seafaring town of Fowey with its literary heritage is approximately 8 miles by road but less by river. The small pretty village of Lerryn nearby, also perched on the river, was the inspiration for ‘The Wind in The Willows’ and a walk along the riverbank is a must. The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and numerous National Trust properties and gardens are also close by and provide lovely days out in this special area of Cornwall. Lanhydrock House, a National Trust stately home and estate is nearby and boasts off road walking and cycle trail through lush woodland, bike hire and a café are available. Horse riding, kayaking, sailing, fishing and boat trips are all available close by. Truro, St Austell and the north coast towns of Padstow, Port Isaac and Newquay are all easily reached from this perfectly situated historic town. If you prefer to leave the car behind, there are good rail links available. Beach 7 miles. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 5 yards.