Lowen Penty

Lostwithiel, Cornwall (Ref. 13586)

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  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

This cosy, traditional semi-detached cottage is a stone's throw from the vibrant centre of the town of Lostwithiel, renowned as the antiques capital of Cornwall.

In a residential street and a two minute walk from the train station, this Lostwithiel cottage has a distinctly Cornish feel, with slate floors and exposed stonework.

The open plan layout of this Lostwithiel cottage, with contemporary furniture and furnishings, makes for convenient and comfy cottage living.

Lostwithiel, the capital of Cornwall in the 14th century, has a rich heritage, and when you stroll around the streets you'll find 'history in every stone' as John Betjeman is reputed to have said.

There are fabulous woodland walks along the River Fowey too, starting from Lostwithiel's medieval bridge.

Restormel Castle on the outskirts of town has some fine views from the ramparts and Lostwithiel Museum has plenty of interesting historical tales for the visitor.

From this Lostwithiel cottage there is plenty of choice in sandy beaches around St Austell Bay providing opportunities for walking, surfing and play.

The Eden Project is a few miles away as is the quaint harbour at Mevagissey, or the elegant riverside town of Fowey with little cobbled streets and specialist shops.

Stay in this cosy Lostwithiel cottage and you will want to return time and time again.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner-effect gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, MP3 player, selection of board games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking outside cottage with no restrictions
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Children aged 10 years and over only please.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A conveniently placed cottage in a wonderful little town”
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    • “We liked the fact that we could easily walk into the town - but not the brief power cut we had on the first evening. It turned out that trees had come down in the storm. The Co-op, bakery, chemist, newsagent, bookshop and most of the antique shops were great and we also enjoyed the coffee shop. Of the places we visited, The Eden Project was our favourite and we spent all day there. We even found the lift this time! Mevagissey and Fowey were good places to visit, too, and we found that we could get into the harbour car park as it was out of season. Lowen Penty itself was comfortable, warm and very convenient to use. I especially liked the attractively furnished bedrooms and the friendly feel of the whole place. It feels like borrowing a home rather than renting a house!”

    195margaret70, Torquay, England, United Kingdom, January 2015


    • “This charming period cottage comfortably exceeded our expectations; we felt quickly at home and well looked after. We would be pleased to recommend this cottage to our friends and family, and will plan a return visit as soon as our commitments and budget allow.”

    Mr Taylor, Newport, June 2015

    • “The cottage had a friendly atmosphere and was pretty without being over the top! Lostwithiel is so close to the cottage it is convenient to pop in for bread and milk in the mornings and the shopkeepers are really friendly. The cafes are all good but we particularly liked the lunch at the Duchy coffee house, although we were told the others were good, too. Eden Project was good as was the harbour at Polperro, Fowey and Lanhydrock House.”

    Mrs Scarf, Torquay, October 2014

    • “Good location with plenty of places to eat in walking distance, lovely village.”

    Miss Edwards, Uttoxeter, June 2014

    • “Lowen Penty is perfectly situated in Lostwithiel. The property is close to the train station which is also ideal for exploring Cornwall, but I have to say we never heard one train. The property itself is bijou, cosy and comfortable. Being open plan, it has been thoughtfully furnished to ensure good use of space, we felt very comfortable and at home. The bed was amazingly comfortable, the gas fire and central heating soon warmed the cottage up. Such a lovely little cottage, we would definitely stay there again.”

    Mrs Watson, Bedford, March 2014

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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.

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