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.
Not actually a "dog friendly" property. No garden and dogs not allowed on the furniture. Sofa is very uncomfortable. Other than that it is a lovely house and we really enjoyed it. Just thought others should be aware of it's misleading dog friendly status.
Lovely property and surrounding areas, nice touch having a cream tea waiting for you after a long travel, also nice to see other little things left like washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing powder, close to lots of great places to walk, Q street coffee shop and the Chinese at the end of the road are a must, if your taking a dog with you I would recommend taking some sort of gate/fence for the 'courtyard' as this is almost part of next doors garden so easy for the dog to go wander into, I would also recommend taking a clothes horse as, although there is a washing line, its barely useable due to the plants and there's no where to dry anything if the weather is bad
Good location, central for visiting other areas.
Ideal base for touring, many places within a short drive. First week we had no trouble parking outside the house, unfortunately this was not the case on our second week. Luckily the pub opposite where we dined on occasions said we could use their car park. The free car park mentioned in the brochure was very busy with limited parking available. The shower in the bath had limited head room, I am six foot and had to duck to get under the shower rose. The combi boiler struggled with the low water pressure and had a tendency to cut out whilst showering.
Overall we had a lovely holiday, outside space was a problem with the dog. Lounge, the sofa was very uncomfortable. Bedroom, the bed was amazing. Bathroom, shower a bit low for taller people. Very clean and acceptable, log burner was lovely
We loved our stay at Duke st in Lostwithiel. We were welcomed with a lovely cream tea and the cottage was beautifully kept and decorated. The little back yard was very cute but wasn't secure/separate from next door if you're bringing your dog. This didn't bother us though. The kitchen was really well decked out and we had everything we needed. There were plenty of logs for the fire and the bed was fantastically comfy. The only minor issue was that the sofa in the lounge was not very comfy for snuggling in front of the fire. We had a lovely visit and would definitely stay here again, highly recommended.
I would give this cottage 100% the photos don't do it justice lovely cottage in beautiful location, really well equipped. Fantastic host who even provided a cream tea on arrival- thank you for a wonderful time
Our stay February, 2020
We had a very enjoyable stay at 6 Duke Street. Compact and comfortable. Very comfy bed.