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The Smithy

Lostwithiel, Cornwall (Ref. 1017522)

4.0

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Owners have listened and new settee!"

    ! Property was absolutely spotless and perfect for the 2 of us + our 4 legged friend. The church bells were noisy but we would definitely stay again- lovely village with great pubs and walks

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "The only problem was hairs were in the shower upstairs in the master bedroom ..."

    The only problem was hairs were in the shower upstairs in the master bedroom they were hairs in the filter and my husband noticed that the water was not running away and it was filling the shower tray so he had to pull the filter out and clean it and it was ok after that look forward to hearing from you about this matter ... Continue reading

    The only problem was hairs were in the shower upstairs in the master bedroom they were hairs in the filter and my husband noticed that the water was not running away and it was filling the shower tray so he had to pull the filter out and clean it and it was ok after that look forward to hearing from you about this matter please could email me back thanks Mr Horner

    Reviewed by ROct 2021

  • "The Smithy was an good base for visiting our family and friends and taking our kids around the place where their Dad spent his childhood."

    The cottage has all you need for catering for yourselves after a long day out, apart from a comfy chair - the 3 piece is uncomfortable and only sits 4 so the rest of your party have to sit on the kitchen chairs.. We think the price for a week in high season is a little high for the comfort and quality of the accommodation, ... Continue reading

    The cottage has all you need for catering for yourselves after a long day out, apart from a comfy chair - the 3 piece is uncomfortable and only sits 4 so the rest of your party have to sit on the kitchen chairs.. We think the price for a week in high season is a little high for the comfort and quality of the accommodation, we have stayed in some stunning cottages with great views and gardens that this cottage cannot compete with (it has a street view and a very small courtyard garden) for a much more reasonable weekly cost. However, it seems that every business in the UK is making the most of our enforced staycations, and we would expect a lower price in the future when the UK holidays have to compete with much more reasonable holidays abroad. So, other than the uncomfortable 3 piece suite and current high price for decent, clean and cosy, but not stunning accommodation, it was all good.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "Whilst there isn't dedicated parking outside of the property there is a free car park at the community centre to which there is an alley access."

    Property was well placed to access all the different things we wanted to do, and being opposite a fabulous restaurant and down the road from an excellent pub all helped.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2021

  • "Sadly the owners of the Smithy don’t seem to be reading the honest reviews about their property."

    Most refer to the very uncomfortable seating in the lounge area, also the cushions from the sofa were very dirty, dog hairs and crumbs. The dining table was far too big and dominated the open plan area, again the chairs were uncomfortable. The garden area should be an asset for the property, a real sun trap with bi-fold ... Continue reading

    Most refer to the very uncomfortable seating in the lounge area, also the cushions from the sofa were very dirty, dog hairs and crumbs. The dining table was far too big and dominated the open plan area, again the chairs were uncomfortable. The garden area should be an asset for the property, a real sun trap with bi-fold doors, but cluttered with old tables and chairs and general garden rubbish, totally unusable, and as the living area was quite limited a real loss. The 3rd bedroom was very small and silly issues like the inside door handle came off which could have locked a child in. Overall good position in the town and generally clean.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do take feedback very seriously and are deeply concerned with the comments. We are very sorry that the property was not up to the normal standard we would expect. We will be speaking with the cleaners and have arranged a handyman to visit the property to tidy up the garden furniture and attend ... Continue reading Property Owner

    Thank you for your feedback. We do take feedback very seriously and are deeply concerned with the comments. We are very sorry that the property was not up to the normal standard we would expect. We will be speaking with the cleaners and have arranged a handyman to visit the property to tidy up the garden furniture and attend to the general maintenance. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in excellent location set in fantastic historic village."

    Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. As previous review the courtyard needed some TLC but a lovely sun trap. Parking on first come first served basis but we had very few problems parking. Lostwithiel has everything we needed, good local pubs, Chinese takeaway and lovely dog walks by the river. Loved ... Continue reading

    Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. As previous review the courtyard needed some TLC but a lovely sun trap. Parking on first come first served basis but we had very few problems parking. Lostwithiel has everything we needed, good local pubs, Chinese takeaway and lovely dog walks by the river. Loved our stay and will definitely revisit as Cornwall is stunning

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have arranged our handyman to check the courtyard and general maintenance. We do hope you book again in the future. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "The Smithy was clean and comfortable, only thing that let it down was the Courtyard, very uncared for, could be such a lovely place to sit if given some TLC."

    Lostwithiel was very well situated for all the things we wanted to do. Luckily for us the Church clock was not working!

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "The Smithy is a lovely base."

    It's well located in the village of Lostwithiel, near a park and some village shops and a nice pub. It's a lovely warm little cottage with all the equipment and things you should need. The only complaint that we had is that the sofa and chairs are really highly uncomfortable. Once you return from a long day out walking, ... Continue reading

    It's well located in the village of Lostwithiel, near a park and some village shops and a nice pub. It's a lovely warm little cottage with all the equipment and things you should need. The only complaint that we had is that the sofa and chairs are really highly uncomfortable. Once you return from a long day out walking, or on the beach you really want to be able to sit down on something a bit more comfortable than was there. However, this didn't impact our holiday really - and of course everyone is different. What we find uncomfortable might be perfectly fine for someone else.

    Reviewed by GilesApr 2021

  • "Location of cottage is very good The cottage was well equipped and very clean."

    Reviewed by AdrianDec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, the only criticism was that the sofa and armchairs were very ..."

    Beautiful cottage, the only criticism was that the sofa and armchairs were very uncomfortable Every else 100% brilliant

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Having read some of the reviews of 'The Smithy' online I was a little concerned about some of the issues mentioned but as soon as we arrived it was obvious that they had been addressed."

    The cleanliness of the cottage was extremely good and all credit to the cleaning company for doing such a thorough job. We thank you. The beds were very comfortable too and the linen looked brand new. The pillows were clean when we stripped the beds and there were protectors on the mattresses. The three bath/shower ... Continue reading

    The cleanliness of the cottage was extremely good and all credit to the cleaning company for doing such a thorough job. We thank you. The beds were very comfortable too and the linen looked brand new. The pillows were clean when we stripped the beds and there were protectors on the mattresses. The three bath/shower rooms were all gleaming and the towels were lush! The church bells chiming every 15 minutes can't be changed but it wasn't intrusive and we didn't feel the need for earplugs. The provision of milk, butter, bread, biscuits and Prosecco on arrival was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. Lostwithiel is an interesting town with some lovely walks nearby and we would recommend a stay at The Smithy to anyone who enjoys the delights of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Cleaning to the property needs attention."

    On stripping the bedding as requested the duvets & pillows were disgusting & not protectors used!, had we have seen the state of them before staying we would never have used them!!!

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week in Lostwithiel - the town is very pretty and has good amenities."

    The Coop is particularly well organised In light of the current pandemic and well stocked. There are lots of things to do in the area and the town is a good base. We mostly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Do be aware that the church bells close by ring every 15 minutes including through the night. We knew this ahead of ... Continue reading

    The Coop is particularly well organised In light of the current pandemic and well stocked. There are lots of things to do in the area and the town is a good base. We mostly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Do be aware that the church bells close by ring every 15 minutes including through the night. We knew this ahead of our stay due to other feedback we had read but it is worth considering if you have young children likely to woken early in the morning! Looking at the feedback given by other visitors to this cottage, I’m not sure how much of what is said is taken on board by the owner. There is very little information on what to do with rubbish and recycling - a very clear notice on the pin board in the kitchen would be welcome. What day is the rubbish out out? Where are the nearest recycling facilities? I can only assume that as this property is a holiday let that the local rubbish collections actually don’t apply and that each visitor is responsible for their own rubbish. This needs to be made clear in either instance. Other properties on the road had recycling bags/containers but nothing like this could be found in the property itself. We contacted the telephone number provided but had no response. The house was generally clean and the bedding and towels provided were of a good standard but things such as dishes and cutlery hadn’t been checked carefully. Some had been put back in the cupboards/drawers that weren’t cleaned to a satisfactory standard. The high chair provided was of a suitable size and standard but again wasn’t particularly clean. The double bed and the twin beds need some attention - they were very squeaky. Upon removing the mattress from one of the twin beds, it was discovered that there were no slats, only two pieces of very thin plywood, one of which had bowed and had a pillow on top presumably to disguise the dip in the bed. One really helpful change to make would be to add child locks to the drawers and cupboards. The downstairs area is all one room and as a family staying with a toddler, there was no way of closing off the kitchen and therefore access to cupboards especially those containing cleaning chemicals. Magnetic drawer and cupboard catches that can be “switched off” are available and easily installed. Overall we enjoyed our stay and should the necessary tweaks and changes be made, would return to this cottage. We would certainly return to Lostwithiel as it is a lovely quiet place in which to stay with lots of interesting places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by BenjaminAug 2020

  • "Advertising barbecue which wasn’t there."

    The seating in the lounge area was not comfortable. Other than that a nice property in a convenient location.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2020

  • "We loved the holiday cottage it was clean, light and airy and the kitchen was fully equipped which was great."

    My only criticisms would be there wasn’t really anywhere to put the bins when they were full and we couldn’t find the recycling bags as mentioned on the board. There was no barbecue in the ‘said’ area. The kettle tripped the electric so needs to replacing. Lastly the church bells whereas were lovely during ... Continue reading

    My only criticisms would be there wasn’t really anywhere to put the bins when they were full and we couldn’t find the recycling bags as mentioned on the board. There was no barbecue in the ‘said’ area. The kettle tripped the electric so needs to replacing. Lastly the church bells whereas were lovely during the day were not pleasant every 15 mins all night long. I don’t want to sound critical as we really enjoyed our stay and all the issues are easy to resolve for future guests. I would definitely recommend ear plugs and there were in fact some supplied at the property.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2020

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The property

This wonderful, terraced cottage is situated in the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, located in North Street, one of the oldest streets in the town.

Upon entering Lostwithiel, you feel a sense of history all around you, making this a wonderful base for your holiday.

The Smithy is full of character and upon entering, you will immediately feel at home.

Downstairs passing through the entrance hall you enter a large open plan living room, dining area and fully accommodating kitchen with a view out onto the street.

The living room holds a sofa bed should you require extra space for the whole family to come along.

Adjoining the living room is a downstairs utility room with a full-sized shower room.

The living room also backs onto a picturesque courtyard, with folding doors which completely open out to let in the summer breeze.

This south-facing area is a little suntrap and contains a barbecue and seating arrangement for alfresco dining.

A lovely feature of the living room is a woodburning stove which is very efficient and heats up the cottage very quickly - the perfect way to finish up a cosy evening.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, a double with Juliet balcony and en-suite shower room, a twin with an en-suite bathroom and the bunk bed room, a very popular room with children, but is also suitable for adults.

Lostwithiel dates back to the 12th century yet is one of the most vibrant and lively communities in Cornwall.

Known as the antiques capital of Cornwall and a regular host for the Antiques Roadshow on TV, there are also a wide range of excellent independent shops, a wonderful deli and superb pubs and award-winning restaurants, one of the best being directly opposite your cottage.

Two perfect spots for family picnics are both just a short walk from The Smithy, down to the river and next to the medieval bridge where tables and picnic benches are available, whilst slightly further is the stroll to Restormel Castle which offers beautiful views over the Fowey River estuary.

This cottage is the ideal base in summer for enjoying the beautiful beaches and is also a perfect base for a winter escape where you can enjoy walks, sitting by the fire and enjoying a drink in the local pubs.

The Smithy really is the perfect home for exploring Cornwall at your leisure.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3D Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis with large free car park close by
  • Courtyard with furniture and barbecue
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pet friendly
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The bunk room is suitable for children or teenagers
  • Note: All pets must be kept downstairs and off the furniture, please bring pet beds and towels to prevent damages

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Region Information

Note: The bunk room is suitable for children or teenagers.
Note: All pets must be kept downstairs and off the furniture, please bring pet beds and towels to prevent damages

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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