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5 Bodmin Hill

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Lostwithiel, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, house has everything you need."

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2024

  • "A great place to stay that ticks all our boxes!"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "All good. Had a lovely stay."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.4Mar 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay and had a few questions along the way and the owner was very helpful, would recommend."


    Reviewed by Koray5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely well equipped house and garden in central location."

    Enjoyed the views and eating in the garden. Hope to come back and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice property, clean etc, owners were very nice couldn't ask for more"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2023

  • "We have used Sykes before and did not find this property to be at an acceptable standard for a 4 star rating."

    The problem in our view is mainly one of the maintenance. In the kitchen, probably the best room, there were not enough cutlery for 6 people. It was supplimented by children's plastic to make up 6 place settings. The plates and mugs had chips, which is not really acceptable practice. In the twin bedrooms the draws could not be opened as the handles had fallen off. The bathroom had holes on the wall where the towel rail had been ripped off and not repaired. The furniture was very tired to warrant a four star rating from Sykes the marketing operation responsible for the standards of their rental offering with their owners. Given that the property had to be vacated by 9 am and could not be entered until 4pm, a 7 hour window, there should be plenty of time to maintain and fix problems between rentals in our experience.

    Reviewed by Julian3.1Aug 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, friendly owner."

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jul 2023

  • "We stayed for a week, the location is great so quick to get to to the village ."

    Would recommend parking in the free car park, the butchers is fantastic and their pasties are freshly made each day. The royal oak pub is a road over and the locals made us welcome. The house was a great base and the enclosed garden was brilliant with the dogs - we had breakfast on the patio and g and t’s in the evening on the top decking looking over the village. The dogs loved swimming by the famous bridge everyday. Matt the host was easy to get hold and was very helpful. We will be back

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jun 2023

  • "I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve stayed at 5 Bodmin Hill."

    Lostwithiel is a great base from which to explore Cornwall, it also has everything you need if you don’t want to drive anywhere. The cottage itself is large, comfortable and has everything you are likely to need. It has 3 good sized bedrooms upstairs, all equally spacious. Downstairs a large reception, handy for all the excess gear you take on holiday and a large kitchen diner with everything you need if you don’t want to eat out, (there is plenty of choice in Lostwithiel). Outside a large well kept garden with 2 seating areas and a BBQ facing south and east across the Fowey valley. A great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "I'll start with the positives: the beds were incredible soft and comfortable, and the kitchen was really well-equipped and clean."

    The garden was gorgeous, although unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough for us to make much use of it – I'm sure we would've done if it wasn't such a wet week in March. Unfortunately, when we arrived the boiler and heating were off and the house was freezing and smelled slightly damp in the front of the house. We rang the owner and they talked us through fixing the boiler, however water started spraying out of it and although the owner was apologetic and said he'd call out someone to look, we were told this wouldn't be for 2 days and until then to use water from the kettle to wash up and one plug-in space heater for the whole house. Very stressful, but thankfully we managed to fix it ourselves that night. On top of this, the one bathroom shower is very weak, the internet is weak and can't be used in the kitchen, the living room lamp kept blowing the fuse if you tried to use it, the front door is very stiff which is a worry for less able people (you have to ram it open/shut!), there was a huge patch of condensation some days on the wall under the fuse box, and we couldn't get the gas fire going (but this may have been us, not a fault, but we had a good go at it)... plus some of the towels were stained and had a bit of an odd smell. On the whole, it feels like the whole place needs to be updated. There are mismatched patches of paint on the bedroom walls; and the house, as gorgeous as it could be, feels overall pretty neglected. Pretty disappointed for the price we paid. As I say, it's got beautiful bones, it's just not very well maintained.

    Hi, I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay and thank you for raising these points with me. Based on this feedback I just want to update you with the following: - It turns out the boiler had an issue with its pump which was causing loss of pressure. This has now been rectified. I believe the slight damp smell would have been caused by the lack of heating in the run up to your stay. This shouldn't happen again. Unfortunately, the remote thermostat didn't alert me to the issue of no heating and therefore compounded the issue. I've now managed to re-connect to it so I can monitor temp at all times. - The tripping socket was identified to also have a fault and this has also been rectified - The house has recently undergone a freshen up re painting, hopefully giving it a new lease of life - I'm sorry you were unable to use the gas fire, I'd have happily walked you through the starting processes. I appreciate this can be troublesome and always encourage guests to to call me where issues arise - The lack of pressure in the shower was due to a poorly connected hose to the shower head, I noticed a lot of water running from the bottom. I've now replaced the hose to ensured the connection is nice and tight - We have had problems with the internet in the past so I invested in the BT extender disks last year. Possibly you only connected to the home hub which does have a weaker signal. My partner and I stayed last week and were both able to work from home in the kitchen. However I've added a 3rd extender to the middle of the house to hopefully further strengthen the signal. Thank you for the positive comments on the beds, well equipped kitchen and gorgeous garden, It's a great shame you were unable to enjoy the outdoor space. I agree, the house does have lovely bones and hopefully with all of these updates I've moved it a little more toward model and further away from skeletor :) Many thanks, The Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lydia2.8Mar 2023

  • "Excellent location for exploring area around Fowey valley."

    Reviewed by Alexandra3.1Aug 2022

  • "The property was dirty I wrote clean me in several places in the dust hopefully the cleaner will get the hint."

    Bulbs blown in the house not replaced, outside lights not working how you supposed to take a dog out at night. Mould on the grout in the bathroom and the blinds most probably never been cleaned. The kitchen floor was that dirty my white socks were black and thrown out. Thick grease on pots and pans that have never been checked. Basically would never go back if you paid me.

    Reviewed by Tim2.8Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was just perfect for us."

    Both the house and garden have lots of space. Outdoors, it has a handy BBQ and dining area outside and a lovely corner with a low table and seats to peacefully read a book or have a drink. The house has three good size rooms, and the kitchen and bathrooms are quite new. The cottage met all our expectations really. Furthermore, it is located in the middle of Cornwall, so it is rather convenient if you want cover a big area in your visit to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Miguel5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and lovely stay, couldnt fault the accommodation"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, well equipped amd with good quality."

    Matt, the host was very accommodating. The location is close to loads of places to visit. I would definitely consider coming back to this cottage for another visit to the area.

    Reviewed by Simo4.7Apr 2022

  • "A nice little village and a nice house, comfortable and great for walking to shops (oddly all shut end March/April) & pubs & we had a good stay, highly recommend Asquiths restaurant - superb!"

    We were out all day as renovating our house in Fowey & we can honestly say the house is lovely to come back to after 12 hours of hard exhausting work to relax in the bath or a hot shower, lots of hot water. Dare we say, parts of it might need a little TLC - sofas a little worn but still nice, but double bed mattress in back room very worn and rather uncomfortable but sure the owners have that scheduled to replace. The other double very comfy & nicely firm & the singles felt firm too (but we didn’t sleep in there). There is a problem with parking, though - don’t expect to park in the road as it was full at all times of day. We stayed in March and had to park in main Lostwithial car park (7 mins walk with dogs and bags uphill) every day as nothing in nearby roads - double yellow lines & people did get tickets we noticed),goodness knows what it’s like in July & August! It’s a pretty cottage, spacious & the kitchen is lovely & well equipped for cooking but oddly only 6 of everything and only 5 mugs, two badly chipped! 6 people would struggle with that but there were only 4 of us so fine for us. Garden is very pretty even in March & must be lovely in summer, lots of quite steep slippery steps, so with the big steps up to the house and steep stairs this house is definitely only recommended for the fit and able. Communication was a bit of a struggle with the owner & he/she took days to get back to us and then didn’t reply at all on checkout day which was pretty important as no info on where to leave rubbish & recycling, as no help in “info” book which we only found on checking out & it doesn’t mention important checkout info (might we suggest the book is updated & left out on a table?). Perhaps Being an Airbnb Superhost make me a little more critical of things like that as I’m fanatical about giving my guests the best quality experience and as much helpful information as possible as they then usually leave the house nicely (which we did of course & always do) & I’m available 12 hours a day I for guests. We wanted to let the owner know his heating was on high 24 hrs a day but when he doesn’t reply, we didn’t bother. We turned it down of course when not there & at night but others won’t & it must be costing him a fortune in gas, poor man! All in all a good stay, a lovely comfortable house in most respects & in a sweet village & only 15 mins to beautiful Fowey.

    Reviewed by Heather2.8Mar 2022

  • "This is our second holiday at 5 Bodmin Hill."

    It is a rare holiday 3 bedroom property that 3 adult couples and a dog can share the space without feeling cramped. Lostwithiel is a great base for touring Cornwall by car or train. It also has plenty of choice for food.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage, and Lostwithiel a great base to explore that part of Cornwall."

    Everything was clean and comfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped. The garden was secure enough for our bouncy spaniel. We had a very enjoyable week (despite less than ideal weather) and managed lots of fabulous walks, and some castles and gardens, as well a few days on the beach. Kayaking at Fowey was also fun. The only downside is that the parking at the cottage wasn't easy - it wasn't really a problem for us, or put us off from returning, but it might be for anyone with mobility problems.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great stay in this lovely comfortable cottage."

    Brilliant dog friendly garden. Lovely village with 4 dog friendly pubs and river walk.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage, much more room than it looks in the photos."

    Two lounges, a downstairs loo, and a gorgeous country kitchen. The contemporary bathroom has a bath with shower over. So much storage, really comfy beds and everything you need for a home from home stay. Nice and warm too. The landlord was very on the ball with any issues we had and the neighbours are super friendly. Right in the town , handy with everything on the doorstep. Very clean , roomy and pretty garden to top it off. A very pleasant stay! Highly recommend. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is spacious and well equipped ."

    There were slight problems with the TV on our first night. However after contact with the owner these were swifty addressed the next morning. We enjoyed a lovely and comfortable holiday in excellent accommodation . We hope to return next year, as this cottage and the owners have certainly met all our needs and expectations.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very close to required amenities but still in quiet location."

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous owners Very clean Amazing for dogs Lostwithiel best lace in Cornwall"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2019

  • "Delightful cottage, well maintained and presented: It was equipped with everything we needed."

    Situated in Lostwithiel it was within easy reach of all visitor spots in mid Cornwall

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped with a very pretty enclosed garden."

    Ideal for us with our small dog. Parking was easy if you arrive early afternoon, before people finish work there was a space right opposite the house which made unloading and reloading so much easier. Lostwithiel itself is lovely, only has a few pubs, but the food in The globe, Earl of Chatham and The Kings Arms was really good. These were also dog friendly which suited us down to the ground. Some lovely walks along the river, up to the castle and through the Lanhydrock Estate to Bodmin parkway where we caught the train back. 5 minutes and you're back in Lostwithiel. A little gem.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2019

  • "April is a wonderful month to appreciate the rhododendrons at Heligan."

    Our cottage was well situated for Heligan, Lanhydrock, Eden Project, Wheal Martyn, the harbour at Charlestown, to name just a few. Polkerris beach is delightful ! The garden at number 5 is delightful, enjoyed massively by children, dog and adults alike. I certainly recommend Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was a great cottage very much enjoyed it was very good if you have dog's with ..."

    It was a great cottage very much enjoyed it was very good if you have dog's with a good size kitchen and safe enclosed garden only one thing would be a good idea to have a light near the back door or by the patio a bit dark when you walk back down the steps otherwise all good

    Reviewed by R5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location."

    A lovely home away from home. Although the cottage was lovely and beautifully presented, we still felt comfortable enough to stay there with two dogs and 2 energetic boys without worrying they were going to destroy anything! The only issue is parking- which is what you would expect in this central location in a period property-we were fine parking a bit further up the hill and walking when needed, but my mum is registered disabled and it was a bit of a pain for her- but we got round it and it’s well worth it for the location. Absolutely beautiful cottage and very deceptive in space-large inside with a lovely garden area and views over the hills to the back of the house. 2 minute walk to lovely pubs, shops and riverside which has benches and public barbecues. Neighbours all friendly. We stayed as 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs and had plenty of room. Location great for days out to various beaches, Bodmin, Looe and Fowey as well as many other villages and towns. The Lostwithiel museum was great ( and free!) as was a visit to the local Restormel Castle. St Bartholomew’s church in the centre of the town is absolutely beautiful and steeped in history. We would definitely return- in fact we are missing it already! Great owners, fabulous friendly communication and fabulous housekeeping. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2018

  • "Well presented, well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage."

    Wine and biscuits on arrival was a nice touch. Great location and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Apr 2018

  • "Warm and welcoming."

    Pretty little town. Great location for exploring Cornwall. Shops and pubs within walking distance. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2018

  • "I think everybody in our party (of five) said "Wow!"

    " when they saw the inside of the cottage. It was much bigger, more spacious, and better equipped than we expected. The locals were all friendly (didn't seem like we were still in England), and the location meant it was ideal for everything. Plus, there were some great dog-walks in the area. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Oct 2016

  • "We did leave a note for the housekeeper, about the back door lock which was sticking and probably needs replacing, and the toaster was taking a long time so the bread dried out before it had any colour, but nothing that spoiled anything at all."

    Reviewed by Martin4.6Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Two sitting rooms, one with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, DVD, radio, CD player, Amazon Echo in the kitchen
  • WiFi, library of books, DVDs and board games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 4 miles.

The property

This Cornish holiday cottage is situated on a hill in the heart of the scenic town of Lostwithiel in the picturesque Fowey Valley.

In an attractive terrace, this cosy Lostwithiel cottage has plenty of character and is comfortably furnished to provide a welcoming family holiday home.

Step from the street into one of two sitting rooms, and then through an archway leading into a TV room, ideal for relaxing in front of the fire.

The kitchen of this Lostwithiel cottage is well equipped and provides ample space for family meals around the dining table.

There are three good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom completing the Lostwithiel cottage accommodation.

At the rear of this Lostwithiel cottage there is a pretty, enclosed garden with space to play, have a family BBQ or just relax and plan the day ahead.

Lostwithiel has a fabulous selection of antiques shops, and with many antiques fairs, it has become the antiques capital of Cornwall.

With a choice of delis, shops, restaurants and pubs plus an award-winning produce market, the town is attracting a growing number of visitors, who also enjoy the beautiful woodland walks along the River Fowey.

From this Lostwithiel cottage there is easy access to the beautiful coastlines of Cornwall, and the Eden Project is a few miles away.

There is the quaint harbour at Mevagissey, Shipwreck museum at the little port of Charlestown or the stretches of sandalong the sweeping St Austell Bay, all a short drive from this Lostwithiel cottage.

A perfect base to explore south east Cornwall, away from the crowds.

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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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