Willow Cottage

Lostwithiel, Cornwall (Ref. 4014)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A fully-refurbished detached Cornwall self-catering cottage, on a pedestrianised lane in the county town of Lostwithiel.

This lovely cottage has been tastefully furnished throughout, with quality fixtures and fittings, and attractive slate tiling.

This beautiful cottage has two bedrooms, a woodburner in the sitting room, a handmade kitchen and its own secluded sun trap patio, perfect for alfresco dining.

Lostwithiel, once deemed to be capital of Cornwall, is steeped in medieval history and there are numerous interesting buildings to visit including Lostwithiel's 13th century Great Hall and the imposing ruins of Restormel Castle.

From this Lostwithiel cottage you are just 7 miles from the picturesque harbour and winding narrow streets of Fowey and 20 minutes' drive from the beautiful sandy beaches around St Austell Bay.

And of course there is always something new happening at the top tourist attraction of the Eden Project.

A superb Lostwithiel cottage base for touring this beautiful region.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Handmade fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking available 25 yards from property on first come, first served basis. Additional roadside parking available in nearby streets, and free, community car park 5 mins walk away. Enclosed sunny patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: No children under 3 years old. Note: The street is narrow and requires reversing into, and parallel parking.

Note: No children under 3 years old

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season

Guest Reviews


    • “Wonderful stay”
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    • “We loved staying at the Willow cottage! This little stone house has charming character and has also been renovated to a very high, modern standard. The fittings are all excellent, e.g. a powerful rain shower and great soaker tub, smeg gas stove, dishwasher, big new fridge, wifi, nice tv, all the kitchen items we needed etc. We were big fans of the style of the house - very scandi chic, with crisp white walls, painted beams, simple furniture, stylish fittings, and slate floors. Best of all, the house was spotlessly clean. None of the worn chesterfields, stinky shag rugs, mouldy fridges or mildew-ed sheets that you fear in a holiday rental. Christian has thought of everything to make the stay comfortable, for example there was wood supplied for the wood burner, but also kindling sticks, newspaper, heavy gloves, matches and those lighter bricks - i.e. everything you could need. There are also dvds, books, board games etc for grey UK days. We found little vases of local leaves and flowers beside the beds. The cottage is located up a most charming little walking path at the end of a little street, and sits on a lovely spot overlooking the village. Christian provided excellent directions - it would be hard to find the place without them. We parked mainly at the community centre across the main road in Lostwitheil (a 5 minute walk away) because I wasn't sure I could reverse onto the tiny street without hitting someone, but on the last day I tried it and had no trouble. Given the path and staircase to bedrooms, it's not recommended for those with significant mobility issues. The cottage could take a while to heat up on the cold days we visited - esp the stone floors - so bring slippers and use the wood burner and cosy blankets provided.”

    Em_from_london, London, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Super Cottage in Cornwall”
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    • “We have just had a short break with our daughter and family in this lovely cottage! Very well equipped and nicely furnished with use of the heating plus a basket of logs included in the rental. It was extremely quiet and peaceful with no noise at all. The cottage is situated at the end of a narrow one way street. Slightly challenging on the parking front but nothing that couldn't be solved! The cottage is ideally situated for visiting various attractions in Cornwall - we chose two - The Eden Project and Fowey. Both lived up to expectations. We would definitely choose to stay here on another occasion!”

    Mad8695, Highcliffe, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Great cottage. Lovely few days. Nice people to deal with. Will definitely come again”
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    • “A last minute booking but the owners were very helpful and very pleasant to deal with (which often reflects on how good a property will be in my experience). We found the cottage amazingly clean and crisp. I used to work in the cleaning sector and so I'm very fussy but this really was exceptionally good. A major, but lovely and sympathetic refurbishment had obviously been undertaken to get the accommodation to this level. The heating had been switched on prior to our arrival to warm the cottage, and a large basket of logs, kindling and firelighters were stacked up for us and ready to go. Very impressive service and I rate service as a most important factor. All facilities were very good. Tons of hot water and heating and pleasantly surprised to find a good washing machine and dishwasher, and though we didn't need them it's good to know they're there if we venture back (and we certainly plan to). The location was amazingly quiet too which was something we're not used to but which we enjoyed greatly. We were also impressed by the quality of the bedding. We found parking spots close by every time we came back from trips, though out of politeness to the locals I tend to vary where I park each time due to having experience of people parking outside of my own house. The natives were friendly and the town was lovely. A good jumping off point for visiting other places, walking, etc. I could have spent a day in the town quite easily if I hadn't been scowled at by my friend and ordered to drive her around. In short.... an excellent property, very well managed and a joy to stay at. We would definitely return.”

    Mr_Bays, December 2014

    • “Brilliant property in a great location”
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    • “Had a week staying at Willow Cottage with my wife and two children (4 years and 4 months). Would definitely recommend it as a fantastic place to stay. The cottage was immaculate on arrival. It looks as if it has been recently refurbed and all has been done to a really nice standard. The house manages to blend traditional style with some contemporary finish and works really well. The lounge is a good size with a nice dining area and a small but adequate kitchen, The bathroom is downstairs which might put some people off but don't let it. The two bedrooms upstairs are really nicely finished with immaculate bedding and comfortable beds. There is a small courtyard garden so not really anywhere for kids to run around outside but we were out every day so not a problem for us. Parking is an issue. But not a big one. The house is at the end of a narrow cul-de-sac and you will probably need to park round the corner in the community centre car park. It is only a five minute walk away so don't panic. Just make sure you can reverse your car. Lostwithiel itself is lovely. Not a huge amount to do but a few nice shops to have a browse round and places to eat and drink. Don't bother with the chip shop, was not impressed. The Co-Op in the village is open long hours and well stocked. DejaVu antiques in the village is well worth a look if you are looking for some quirky things. Beware if you want to get breakfast in the village. Only the florist/coffee shop opens before 10. Mind you, the bacon rolls in there are very good. If you want somewhere to stay, a little off the main tourist trap which is good value for money, book Willow Cottage now :)”

    StuInSutton, Sutton Coldfield UK, July 2013

    • “really quiet and lovely surroundings”
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    • “lovely everything, nice owner, plenty of space, and great simple decor. It is all very new and fresh. If you are really tall the sitting room ceiling is a bit low but rest of flat has super high ceilings. Great town if you just want a retreat and like antiques. Some nice restaurants in centre and train is £5 to go to next big place. If you have a car even better eden and castle near by”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, May 2012

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    • “A thoroughly charming cottage, with a wonderful mix of period features and modern style. Impeccably clean and well equipped.”

    Mrs Mcdonald, Longniddry, July 2015

    • “Comfortable cottage, spacious and light in an excellent central location.”

    Mrs Bond, Bedford, May 2014

    • “The cottage was a good central location to enable us to visit a wide range of Cornwall's attractions.”

    Mrs Turner, Birmingham, April 2014

    • “It was exactly as wanted and the cottage was an ideal location for exploring Cornwall.”

    Mr Blencowe, Wallingford, January 2014

    • “A very well decorated cottage. Good location near to the Eden Project. I enjoyed using the wood burner. The cottage was warm and cosy.”

    Miss Geary, Canterbury, November 2013

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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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