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13 Castle Hill

(Ref. 934163)

Lostwithiel, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely cottage with lots of extras a real home from home."

    Easy access to town centre and all the locals friendly. 5 mins walk to railway station so great for exploring Cornwall. We loved our stay even if it was out of season.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    The cottage is well positioned and equipped. Lostwithiel is a delightful town. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful place everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Lots to see and do close by. Would definately make another trip here.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely well appointed cottage near centre of Lostwithiel."

    A tray of pastries, tea & coffee sachets awaited us on arrival with fresh milk in the fridge.Beds were really comfortable & all facilities were great.A query to the owner by email was answered & resolved very quickly.Enjoyed our stay in a town I once lived in many years ago. Thoroughly recommend this cottage & Lostwithiel.Thankyou all.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely compact cottage, very central to the town."

    Beautifully fitted out and delicious welcome pack of pizza and cake. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is cosy, with everything one needs, and near the railway station for those of us who don’t drive, while Lostwithiel is a pretty little town with good shops and public houses - and an ideal base for exploring Cornwall on foot and by public transport."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a gem of a cottage, very cosy, close to everything, a lovely place to ..."

    What a gem of a cottage, very cosy, close to everything, a lovely place to return to after a day exploring, with the added bonus of pastries on arrival, definitely worth a re visit, next time we come to Cornwall

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "13 Castle Hill is the perfect holiday cottage in a perfect location."

    It is absolutely cosy, offers everything you need for a relaxed holiday and the owner makes you feel absolutely welcome. You can really feel at home there! It couldn't be better. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a lovely town."

    We had a great stay. We were concerned about the parking but it really wasn't an issue (maybe would be in high season).

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2023

  • "Gorgeous self catering cottage that wants for absolutely nothing!"

    ! Location is fabulous for exploring Cornwall, and the village of Lostwithiel has ample pubs, shops, eateries to get by. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thoroughly recommended."

    The three of us had a great time in this cottage. Spotless and had everything we needed, kitchen had every utensil, cosy living room and bedrooms and a great shower. Lovely local area including Q Street cafe and Alice in Scandiland design store. Lots to see in 30 - 40 min drive including Fowey, Padstow and Newquay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a lovely little town."

    Everything we could need, very comfortable bed and smart tv (weather wasn't very friendly so relied on the tv quite a bit!). Local pubs very friendly, especially The Globe - excellent home made food.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2023

  • "Pleasant cottage with period furnishing, ideal as a base to explore and enjoy Lostwithiel area."

    Parking is more difficult than it used to be however we always managed to find a free space.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Mar 2023

  • "Very pretty, cosy, well equipped and very clean little cottage."

    I particularly loved the bluetooth radio/soundbar which I used more than the tv. All it needed was a PIR-type outside light at the back door for returning on winter evenings in the dark.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a great find."

    Perfect base to visit family and some nice walks. The option to wash our clothes after a torrid day was a bonus as the weather one day was horrendous. There was a lovely wood burner that sadly was too mild to light but cottage was cozy enough. The kitchen was well equipped and the lovely hosts were very thoughtful and left jam scones and clotted cream (see input the jam first) which was lovely to have with the tea and coffee provided. There was only one slight hiccup that was nothing to do with the property. The neighbouring property had a water leak and the workers had to dig a trench to sort which we had to traverse to exit property this was resolved by the time we returned. Will definitely return to this beautiful cottage. Thanks all involved

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Oct 2022

  • "We’d like once again to thank John for providing wood for the stove, in addition to all the property’s other amenities that make it ideal for us."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very comfortable. Have stayed there 3maybe 4 times. Great position for the town. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful holiday in the most beautiful and cosy cottage with owners who are the perfect hosts."

    What else could you possibly wish for?

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly lovely stay."

    The cottage was cosy, comfortable and within very easy reach of the shops, restaurants and pretty river area. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, lovely cosy cottage."

    Made to feel very welcome by the owner, who left us a delicious cream tea. Free parking was a short stroll away, down by the Quay/River. We have a large puppy who prefers grass, so the river walk and nearby walks were preferred over the small paved garden. It was a great base from which to explore the stunning local and further a field walks and places. The owner left a great booklet which had great recommendations, plus the locals were friendly and full of some great recommends too. We had a great time and loved the stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with everything needed."

    Nice and warm and very close to all amenities.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect cosy cottage, in a delightful little town, a short walk from the railway station and an ideal base for exploring the local area - and further afield."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Warm.cosy."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2021

  • "We always enjoy returning to Lostwithiel as we were former residents."

    My Aunt also used to own this cottage so it made the return more special. There was a cream tea awaiting us in the cottage provided by John and we really enjoyed our stay. The property was ideally stocked with local books too, which we enjoyed reading and returning to history. We would certainly recommend the property for couples and would consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "The phone number on the Sykes website was wrong for the owner."

    We had a leak from the shower while there. Water was dripping through the lounge ceiling below. Managed to get hold of the owner by email. He was extremely apologetic and very quick to arrange a plumber to come and fix it. The Sykes website says there is roadside parking but this is not the case. The car park isn’t too far away on a daily basis but a bit of a trek with luggage etc on arrival and departure

    Reviewed by Val3.8Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage at Castle Hill."

    It suited the three of us very well and is well situated for lots of local attractions. It was comfortable, clean and extremely well stocked with all amenities!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a great little cottage just on the edge of the town centre, with easy access to the shops, pubs and railway station, all of which are just a few minutes walk away."

    I was very pleased with this property, and would certainly stay here again. The living room is comfortable and cosy, with a great wood burner. The kitchen is a bit narrow, but fully equipped, including a washing machine. The bedrooms are comfortable, and the shower room looks quite recent. There is a nice little terraced garden at the back, but please note that this, and the entrance to the property itself, are accessed across the drive of the neighbouring property.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage for a reasonable price, we especially enjoyed coming home after trips out to the log burner."

    John was very friendly pre our stay and there was a special welcome pack on arrival, even dog treats! A nice personal touch. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2020

  • "A really great cottage, perfect for a winter walking break."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a good location."

    Very comfortable bed and good kitchen facilities. Very clean throughout. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely old world cottage with Everything you needed for a stay."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a very nice old cottage and cosy."

    We will defnetly be staying there again.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for my family re Location/Facilities."

    Great communication with the owner , there was no car parking on site but this was not an issue. Plenty of off street parking. Local residents were very friendly and sociable. Great experience. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in a nice area."

    The kitchen is well equipped. Free parking by the river was unexpected and is great. Recommend Nelly's pasty shop! All communication with the host was easy, with check in via a key safe.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2020

  • "We've stayed in a lot of UK cottages and this is one of the best."

    Its a lovely cosy cottage with everything you need. Only one suggestion... A clothes airer or washing line would really be helpful. The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring all of Cornwall and the town of Lostwithiel has some lovely little shops including a bakers, butchers, CO-OP, Chinese takeaway and cafés. The Globe pub is one of the friendliest we've been too. Lots of walks on your doorstep. Wish we couldve stayed longer

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the cottage in Lostwithiel."

    The cottage was really nice and cosy, and we were near to the town, the train station and nice walks.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and cozy."

    Very well equipped . Lostwitheal well worth looking round and would stay in the area again.

    Reviewed by John3.8Oct 2019

  • "A perfect retreat in Lostwithiel from which to explore the attractive town and surrounding area on foot and by public transport, with a wonderful wood-burner for those chilly evening in."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2019

  • "This charming cottage has everything required for modern day living whilst still retaining its historic character."

    The owner has gone to great lengths to ensure our comfort and also providing useful information to help us get the best from our holiday. Cream tea on arrival was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "The host was very helpfull, very good communication, great great information material, very warm welcome with Cream Tea, very well equipped house (really nice dishes in the kitchen, firewood and kindlings for the living room), very bright beautiful bathroom, great soundproof windows, we only missed a spot light for reading in the evening, lovely house, we would move in any time!"


    Reviewed by Bernd5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage don’t be out of by lack of parking we had no problem ..."

    Fantastic little cottage don’t be out of by lack of parking we had no problem parking by the river less than a 5 min walk We had everything we needed ideal base to go out and about very welcoming and cosy to come back to at the end of a full day We had a fantastic time at Lostfeast there are great places to visit and eat in Lostwithiel if you feel like a day around the village The Trewithen Bistro breakfast or just a coffee we tried there Tapas too they have a Restaurant too fabulous food amazing The little shops are little gems so all in all a fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2019

  • "The Cottage has close proximity to the village center of Lostwithiel, which is a lovley village."

    The great relaxing feeling in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Apr 2019

  • "The owner/caretaker was very friendly and obliging and left us a welcome note and some scones with clotted cream - delicious!"

    I would have liked direct access to the garden for our dog; however, this was a small inconvenience and the high standard of the cottage made up for it. I would have no hesitation in recommending the property to others. Lostwithiel is an interesting and attractive town and everyone was very friendly. Access to other towns is easy by train (the station is a 10 minute walk from the cottage) so having a car is not essential.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2019

  • "The cream tea left by the owner for our arrival was a very nice, unexpected, surprise."

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Feb 2019

  • "13 Castle Hill is a perfect - and cosy - base for exploring eastern Cornwall by rail and on foot - for instance, Fowey, Polruan, Looe, Lanhydrock, Restormel, St Winnow and the Duchy Nursery."

    And Lostwithiel itself is a very attractive little town.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2018

  • "We knew that parking would be difficult but people should be aware that, certainly in our case, we couldn't even unload our luggage at the cottage as the neighbour had a car and a large van."

    Fortunately it was dry so it wasn't too much of a problem. During our stay we parked at the Quay about 5 minutes walk which was fine. However, more important, the cottage was absolutely great with excellent facilities.

    Thank you for your feedback. The website clearly states 'Roadside parking is on a first come, first served basis' with free car parks 500 yards away. We are sorry on this occasion you were unable to unload outside the property nevertheless we are pleased you thought the property was absolutely great. Property Owner

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great cottage in good location."

    Handy for pubs, restaurants and shops. Lostwithiel is a really nice place to be. We have only ever driven through it before and didn't realize how picturesque it is down by the river. Good pubs, restaurants and a very good Co-op supermarket.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "An excellent central base to explore this area of Cornwall."

    Lostwithiel itself is a superb place, especially good for river picnics when the weather is good, watching the local children playing in the river, quintessential England. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ciaran5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage very conveniently situated within the delightful town of Lostwithiel."

    It is very comfortable has everything needed for a great holiday base in Cornwall. The added extras make it special, cream tea on arrival and hedgerow flowers on the table. Have stayed there three times now and will definately be going back.

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0May 2018

  • "Delightful charming cottage."

    Second time there and would go back again. Made to feel very welcome especially with the little extra touches.

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage ideally situated for exploring Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Jun 2017

  • "Only put 'no' to would we rebook this cottage as we have been there and done it, we would book another location."

    Property owners left us cream tea to welcome us and everything was more than satisfactory.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2016

  • "Cream tea waiting for us on arrival was a lovely surprise and set the tone for the holiday."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped. Our only negative feedback would be that the road going close by the cottage (A390) was much busier and therefore noisier than we expected. Traffic seemed heavy in the early hours of the morning in the front bedroom, which tended to wake us up! Other than that, we had a lovely stay and really enjoyed the cottage and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Liz4.6Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, mini fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis and free car parks 500 yards away
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Children over the age of 8 only including infants
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights and a maximum of 21 nights

The property

Located in the antiques capital of Cornwall, this really cosy old cottage is full of character and beautifully furnished in a style in keeping with this historic ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel.

Surrounded by what has often been described as the loveliest inland scenery in Cornwall and located in a beautiful wooded valley the town is ideally placed for exploring the whole county within easy reach of the coast and moors.

The moment you arrive and enter this cottage, you will sense the character and appreciate the quality of furnishings which exudes throughout.

Through the kitchen then into the quaint dining room before entering the sitting room with its massive comfortable settee and a woodburner for cosy evenings on the cooler nights.

There are two traditionally furnished bedrooms here which along with the bathroom are situated on the first floor.

Outside at the rear of the cottage a flight of steps will take you along a path leading to a private elevated patio with splendid views over this lovely old town.

Just a short stroll from the cottage will take you to the heart of this historic town with numerous antique shops as well as contemporary art and craft shops, many located down the hidden lanes the town is famous for.

A choice of several excellent pubs and restaurants are all within a few minutes’ walk with the closest being the Restormel Lodge just a couple of doors away offering seasonal Cornish produce in its conservatory restaurant.

For the sports enthusiasts the Golf and Country club offers a challenging 18 hole golf course as well as tennis and swimming.

Fishermen will be able to obtain licences for salmon and trout fishing and horse riding can be enjoyed in a nearby village.

With splendid walks right from the door and so much to see and explore in the locality this is an excellent cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

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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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Children over the age of 8 only inclding infants
Note: This property accepts a maximum of 21 night bookings, any more than 21 nights and unfortunately, the booking won't be accepted, please enquire first for bookings more than 21 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas