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The Retreat

St Keyne near Liskeard, Cornwall

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The Property

A charming, stone-built cottage, adjoining an original mill house, in the peaceful Cornish village of St Keyne, 3 miles from Liskeard. The Retreat is cosy and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen, open plan living area and private patio, ideal for sitting out and relaxing. Featured in the Daphne Du Maurier novel The King's General, the cottage is superbly located in the heart of the Cornish countryside. The former mill is now a renowned museum of Magnificent Music Machines, to which cottage guests receive free entry, and just a short walk away is the single track Looe Valley Railway, which provides easy access to the wonderful south coast. With Polperro and Truro a short drive away, this superb area of Cornwall never fails to draw visitors year after year. Note: This property can be booked with ref 2470 to accommodate 4 people.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


Solid fuel central heating in Spring, Autumn & Winter. Towel rail heater in bathroom. LPG heater & electric heaters available if required. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed garden area for dogs. Private patio with furniture & BBQ. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop/post office & pub 3 miles (Liskeard or Duloe). Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: Property accessed via 4 descending steps, with handrail.

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At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

About the location

St Keyne

Liskeard 3 miles; Looe 5 miles.

The sleepy village of St Keyne nestles in the main valley leading down to the coast at Looe. Renowned for its rolling meadows and wooded valleys, the region is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers. The nearby south coast is the area's main attraction, offering lovely sandy beaches and coastal walks, while the working fishing ports of Looe and Polperro are both within a short drive. With impressive country houses and gardens nearby, the delightful cathedral city of Truro just a short drive away and the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens within easy touring distance, this is an ideal location for a relaxing break in picturesque surroundings.

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Available dates

Sat 19 Apr — Sat 26 Apr (7 nights)

All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

So nice to walk into such a beautifully kept place. Everything you could need for your stay. Our dogs were made welcome too. Would definitely consider staying there again and will certainly recommend it to friends and family. Very pleased!

Mr Denning, Lydney, February 2014

We very much enjoyed the peacefulness and the friendliness of the owners. The accommodation was more than adequate for our needs. The cottage was exceptionally warm and cosy.

Mrs Hoverd, Birmingham, October 2013

This cottage is perfect for two, and the owners have thought of everything. All the equipment you would ever need, and of top quality. Plenty of safe parking off the road.

Mr Wardlow, Watford, October 2013

Not only was the accommodation everything that one could wish for, the location was absolutely ideal. Surrounded by lovely countryside, it had the bonus of being a few yards from a tiny station on the Liskeard-Looe railway line. Less than 15 minutes to Looe, with no parking problems and less than £3 return! Going the other way to Liskeard gave access to the main line, with regular trains to Newquay, St Ives and elsewhere. All in all, we had a wonderful holiday, and have already decided to return.

Mr Barlow, Templecombe, September 2013

Felt like a real retreat away from a busy life Extra bonus was the train request halt to travel to Looe with no parking hassle. Owners very welcoming and friendly.

Mr Pullan, Belper, June 2013

Very relaxing and quiet. There was a train station just by us which we could get on and go to Looe and Liskeard and leave the car at the cottage.

Mrs Halle, Cirencester, June 2013

Excellent facilities, secure garden for the dogs and very quiet.

Mr Glinister, Bridgwater, May 2013

It was quiet, peaceful and secluded. Our Sat Nav got us safely back every day by a different route. Ideal for our two dogs who enjoyed it.

Mr Large, Hertford, May 2013

The Retreat certainly lives up to it's name and it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The owners made us feel so welcome and the added extras of wine, milk and cookies was a lovely surprise. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

Mrs Hopson, Blandford Forum, May 2013

We were welcomed warmly by the owners and our dogs were made especially welcome. The accommodation was first class and it was good to visit Cornwall without the crowds and to enjoy all it has to offer.

Mr Dawson, Ringwood, May 2013

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