16 Brunel Quays

Lostwithiel, Cornwall (Ref. 1117)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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  • Sleeps

    7

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    No

The property

A charming terraced property within a Grade II listed former railway building, originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the 1860s, situated on the edge of the quiet town of Lostwithiel. The property today forms an elegant residence, and is furnished and decorated in modern style to a very high standard yet still retaining an air of timeless grace and beauty. The arched windows and exposed stonewalling are original features, the rooms are large and well proportioned and the patio on the riverbank catches afternoon and evening sun. The railway (trains pass very slowly) is on one side and the river quay with its small boats and wildfowl on the other. All the town’s amenities are a ten minute walk away and the nearby country rail station (2 mins walk) serves trains leading to Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay and Plymouth. This is a holiday home with a difference. A home to be enjoyed after exploring the area’s many and varied attractions.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin & WC), 1 x single, 1 x second floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well-equipped, modern kitchen. Spacious and delightful sitting room with dining area. Patio on riverside with garden furniture.

Amenities

Gas central heating. Electric double oven, electric ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Private, off road parking for 2 cars. Patio with garden furniture (unfenced river bank with 5 foot drop to river within 15 yards - children beware). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 400 yards. Note: This property accepts a maximum of 7 people including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

LOSTWITHIEL

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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