This wonderful, terraced cottage is situated in the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, located in North Street, one of the oldest streets in the town.
Upon entering Lostwithiel, you feel and sense history all around you, making this a wonderful base for your holiday.
The Old Smithy is full of character and upon entering, you will immediately feel at home.
Downstairs passing through the entrance hall you enter a large open plan living room, dining area and fully equipped accommodating kitchen with a view out onto the street.
The living room accommodates a comfortable sofa bed should you require extra space.
Adjoining the living room is a downstairs utility room with a full-sized shower room.
The living room also backs onto a picturesque courtyard, with folding doors which completely open out.
This south-facing area is a little suntrap and contains a barbecue and seating arrangement for alfresco dining.
A lovely feature of the living room is a woodburning stove which is very efficient and heats up the cottage very quickly - the perfect way to finish up a cosy evening.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, a double with Juliet balcony and en-suite shower room, a twin with an en-suite bathroom and the bunk bed room, a very popular room with children, but is also suitable for adults.
Lostwithiel dates back to the 12th century yet is one of the most vibrant and lively communities in Cornwall.
Known as the antiques capital of Cornwall and a regular host for the Antiques Roadshow on TV, there are also a wide range of excellent independent shops, a wonderful deli and superb pubs and award-winning restaurants, one of the best being directly opposite your cottage.
Two perfect spots for family picnics are both just a short walk from The Old Smithy, down to the river and next to the medieval bridge where tables and picnic benches are available, whilst slightly further is the stroll to Restormel Castle which offers beautiful views over the Fowey River estuary.
This cottage is the ideal base in summer for enjoying the beautiful beaches and is also a perfect base for a winter escape when you can enjoy walks, sitting by the fire and enjoying a drink in the local pubs.
The Old Smithy really is the perfect home for exploring Cornwall at your leisure.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 4) with sofa bed and woodburning stove. Utility.
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.