If you are looking for a cosy old cottage for two in the heart of a historic town full of antiques shops, wonderful pubs and excellent restaurants all within a couple of minutes’ walk, then Ivy cottage could be just what you are looking for.
An ideal base for touring both the coast and moors, this terraced cottage will make you feel at home the moment you set foot inside the door.
The cosy sitting room, just perfect for two, with an open fire for the cooler evenings leads through into the well-equipped kitchen, whilst the bedroom, with a host of books, and the bathroom are both upstairs.
Lostwithiel, once described as having the loveliest inland scenery in Cornwall, is situated at the tidal reach of the River Fowey in a beautiful wooded valley just off the A390, making access to the south coast particularly easy.
For the sports enthusiasts the challenging 18 hole golf course is a must while the golf and country club also offers tennis and swimming.
With a further choice of salmon and trout fishing, splendid walks in every direction and horse riding close by the options for a day out are endless.
For a great evening out all you need to do is walk across the road where you’ll find great local real ales, the best locally-sourced food and live music, all of which are on offer at the Royal Oak.
Here, there is also a lovely sunny beer garden which is a very welcoming thought to come back to after your perfect day out.
With such cosy accommodation in a great location, Ivy cottage offers an ideal base for holidays all year round.
About the location
Bodmin 5.5 miles; Fowey 7 miles.
A delightfully peaceful country town, nestling in the Fowey river valley amid the woods and fields that characterise the area. Renowned as a centre for the antiques trade, there are several shops and dealers in the town, as well as a fine collection of country pubs, restaurants and a thriving farmer’s market. Lanhydrock House (NT) and gardens is just 3 miles away, while the fabulous Boconnoc House, Eden Project, shipwreck museum and tall ships harbour at Charlestown, and the picturesque fishing villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and Padstow, with the famous Rick Stein restaurants, are all within easy driving distance. The tumbling Atlantic surf, long sandy beaches and dramatic coastline of the north coast, including at the renowned Newquay, make for great days out and there is also chance to enjoy river canoeing, biking, hiking and leisurely walks in this lovely area. The friendly locals also have ongoing activities, such as the raft race, the famous tug of war, Carnival week and seagull outboard motor races. The river Fowey runs from the town on its 8 mile journey through the fields and wooded valleys to the gentler southern coast, a natural paradise for those who love the sea. Centrally placed, with much to do and see in the immediate area, Lostwithiel is the perfect choice for those seeking a break away from the hectic pace of the tourist resorts.
Note: Babes-in-arms only.