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Apple Loft

(Ref. 959150)

Lostwithiel, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic little cottage next to the farm house !"

    Had everything we wanted especially the cream tea and plentiful logs for the burner ! The girls enjoyed meeting the abundance of animals and I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside . Easy trips to Fowey, Looe and Polperro , other trips longer drives in car but to be expected . I would definitely stay here again !

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful little cottage with lots of character."

    Easy to reach beaches on north and south coast.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Apple Loft."

    The cottage was very comfortable and cosy and the owners were very thoughtful in offering us opportunities to get involved with the farm experience, feeding the horses, and our daughter had a ride one day. The cottage had everything we needed and gave an authentic experience of a rural retreat in a very beautiful part of Cornwall with Lostwithiel and Fowey nearby. We would definitely recommend. We were also able to see the Perseid meteor shower one evening, as the sky was so dark.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic stay, owners went above and beyond, excellent hospitality, definitely consider staying here again."

    Reviewed by Shaun4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Apple loft."

    It seems quite secluded at first, albeit in the beauty of the rolling countryside, but it’s so close to a number of attractions and interesting places to visit. So peaceful at night and comfortable too. The owners were friendly and very thoughtful, inviting our young son to have a ride on one of their small ponies which he loved. Some nice places to eat nearby, all a short drive away. If you enjoy history then it’s a great place to be. Braddock Down battlefield is literally a couple of minutes in the car and you traverse the site daily if using the A road into Lostwithiel, which itself is also an incredibly historic place. The seaside villages and towns dotted along the river Fowey and coast are all quite spectacular with rustic charm and beautiful scenery. All in all a great place to stay with everything you need for a nice break in this idyllic part of the world.

    Reviewed by Saul4.4Jul 2023

  • "I’m a little late leaving feedback but really wanted to say our boy Jack had such a fantastic holiday at Apple Loft back in June, he still talks about Bisto, Lenny, Bill, Merlin and Toby."

    Thank you for making us feel so welcome and showing us around the Farm. Apple Loft is a brilliant base for anybody wishing to Explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was first class and the owners very friendly and supplied us with lovely fresh scones,cream & jam and tea coffee sugar and milk on arrival."

    Inside was very clean and presented nicely. Everything was in the cupboard’s that you needed really home from home . A lovely place to stay and would recommend to anyone. Many thanks for a lovely stay at Apple Loft ..

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "Vikcky and chris were wonderful."

    Very helpful and so child friendly. They gave us a really nice tour in the farm . Loved Pisto the dog snd Lenny the cat.

    Reviewed by Odellia5.0Mar 2023

  • "What can we say."

    . just returned from a week stay at the Apple Loft. What a wonderful week. Vicki and Chris where the perfect hosts. On arrival tea coffee sugar and milk were waiting alongside scones clotted cream and jam. Even a bag of treats for Monty our dog. And the wood burner stacked and ready to light. The location is perfect to visit local attractions, and beaches. And the Loft itself clean cosy and comfortable and extremely well equipped with everything you may need for a week away. Will definitely visit again and can't recommend the Apple Loft highly enough. Wish it had been a longer Stay.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2022

  • "There aren't enough words in the English vocabulary to express my love for this place, so uncharacteristically, I will aim to be brief."

    Just to put into context - I stayed here on my own. Location: Rural, beautiful, spectacular, peaceful, horses, chickens, cats, dogs. A working farm and can choose to chat to the horse riders or just go about your own business. People: wonderful, helpful, kind. The owners and farm staff are amazing. A real warm atmosphere. Area: I used as a base and travelled out everyday to explore. In a nutshell - whether you are a lone traveller or a group - this is a perfect spot for relaxation, reflection if you want to keep yourself to yourself - however, if you want interaction, then all the people who use the livery are more than happy to chat and let you pet their horses (ask first of course) - the Apple Loft itself, is a beautiful authentic cottage with all the mod cons. You will want for nothing. I can't wait to go back and am planning my next visit already. Lastly, a big thank you to Vicki and Chris the amazing owners, Liz who helps out at the farm (we had such a laugh together) and of course, the beautiful Bisto (dog), Bill (cat) and all the horses who live there. xxxxxx (OK, so I struggle to be brief).

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely barn, lovely touch of fresh baked scones with jam and cream for arrival, the addition of milk, tea and coffee very nice, everything you need for a relaxing week, a welcome folder with all the information you will need, very helpful, beautiful surroundings and lovely farm."

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and loved the general atmosphere of the location, birds, farm animals and friendly pets."

    Nice welcome from the owners who were respectable of our privacy. Lovely homemade biscuits left in the cookie jar. We found lots of cobwebs and dead spiders (time of year?). Beds very comfortable and clean. Very well equipped kitchen. We couldn’t get Netflix to work :( We noticed there were no (visible) fire / smoke alarms? And we had some concerns around getting out of the downstairs bedroom in the event of a fire.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome.  The cottage was thoroughly cleaned on the Saturday and checked again on the Tuesday morning, so we are sorry if you found the odd spider. Due to the number of beams, time of year etc .it is not always easy. You must have missed the smoke and a carbon monoxide detector in the living area.They are the same colour as the paint so easy to miss These are. checked regularly. The downstairs twin bedroom has bars at the rather low window to prevent small children from falling out of the window but these are made of thin copper tube and would be easy to pull out if necessary. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ketyn3.8Sep 2022

  • "Chris and Vicki made us very welcome and the cottage made a great base to explore many different things nearby."

    I struggled with the height of ceilings in the cottage, though I am 6ft 3. I think Height is something Sykes should mention about properties in general. Lots of nooks and crannies made for a challenging place to "de-web", so a little difficult for an arachnophobe to be in. However, we slept well, had everything we needed in the kitchen, loved the peace and quiet and the good certainly outweighs the minor issues. I would recommend staying to anyone.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Appleloft, Vicky and Chris were amazing hosts and we felt like part of the family."

    Vicky took our 6 year old to feed the animals whenever he wanted, also on the last day they surprised our little boy with a pony ride, he was so excited. The property was just what we wanted, clean, comfortable and really quiet and relaxing. We were close to a lot of beaches and other lovely villages. If we go to North Cornwall again we will be booking Appleloft for sure

    Reviewed by Bobby5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Appleloft."

    Vicky and Chris were great hosts. We arrived to the most delicious cream tea in the cosy cottage. The children were out every morning with Vicky feeding the horses and lambs and Vicky was great at answering their questions! Vicky also took both children pony riding.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay with friendly couple and our first experience feeding lambs."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "Vicky & Chris were kind and welcoming during our stay - despite being extremely busy with lambing!"

    Our children loved being able to help out on the farm with the lambs, horses and ponies; it was the highlight of an excellent week in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had an incredible stay at The Appleloft!"

    ! Such a cosy cottage and what a treat to be greeted with fresh scones, tea, coffee and milk. The cottage is equipped with everything you could ever think of needing but honestly it was the owners who made it for us, Chris and Vicki really did go above and beyond. They were so patient with our son, Vicki made sure to let him know the first lambs of the season had been born then showed him where they were so each day he would check, there were about 18 by the time we had to leave! Vicky even named an orphan lamb after him! We had free roam of the farm and the surrounding fields so our pooch was in her element. She even made friends with the furry residents, the farm cat and dog

    Reviewed by Sami4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely location, rustic cottage, it was ideal as a base for our walking holiday."

    We found the mattress a little soft but otherwise, it was great.

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Appleloft."

    The cottage was more than expected and the communication with Vicki before and during our stay was exceptional. Knowing we were able to wonder the farm and see the animals at any time was perfect for my two animal mad daughters (7&5) but what Vicki did for them exceeded all expectations-she allowed them to help feed the animals every morning. Every morning they were up and ready to meet Vicki and this time on the farm was definitely the highlight of their holiday. Thank you Vicki and Chris for a fantastic stay. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, relaxing, peaceful location in a lovely area."

    We loved the cottage and all the animals and wildlife around the farm.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved staying at Apple Loft cottage."

    It was a beautiful area, the people were friendly and the cottage proved to be a pleasant stay. Also, it was close enough to attractions such as the Eden Project, the Haligen Gardens, Fowey, Wadebridge and many other places we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was great and a lovely location on a farm."

    It was very quite and peaceful with a little garden to have breakfast or dinner. My eldest son went onto the farm and helped feed the animals and learnt how to ride a pony with the help of Liz on the farm who was lovely a credit to the farm. I would 100% book again five stars from us.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful setting and fantastic place to spend a week."

    Perfect for the kids to explore the farm and local coast line.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved our stay on the farm… the cottage was so perfect for us and the welcome scones delicious."

    The owners were so lovely and took my daughter fo feed lambs and chickens, collect eggs every day and to ride a pony ( once she had groomed it)…. What an amazing experience for a 4 year old London girl!! She loved it! Also a beautiful part of Cornwall that we had never explored… perfect mix of beautiful peaceful countryside but easy access to beach… we will definitely be back (I am sure my daughter will insist)

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Apple Loft."

    The location is so peaceful and quiet and the owners were lovely. The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    !! Perfect to get away from it all, and yet excellent WiFi for keeping up with connections. Excellent standard of bedding and towels, clean and cosy, firewood included as a bonus, and homemade scones, such a lovely touch. There is a little private garden, perfect for dogs and sitting in the sunshine when all you can hear are birds, see rabbits hopping by, and the cows mooing and horses neighing :) Hoping to stay again sometime as it really was. Special week and ticked ALL the boxes!!!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2021

  • "We had an amazing time on this farm, the cottage had everything we need and more!"

    The cottage is clean and cosy and has a working fireplace. The owners and people around the farm were super friendly and helpful. both my girls and wife loved being around the animals and helping feed the chickens. It was a good location for us as it’s easy access to version places and beach was 15-20 min away. It’s a place we will be returning to enjoy again.

    Reviewed by Jadua5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped little place."

    Comfortable. Nice beds. Very friendly owners. I would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a joy to find this lovely cottage deep in the country side ."

    A very cosy, well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean welcomed us on a damp Saturday afternoon. If it’s peace and tranquillity you want then this is the place to go! The owners were always in hand if you needed them . In a very troubled world this was definitely a place of solace. Situated well for visiting most of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Oct 2020

  • "Verry kind hosts."

    The cottage was verry clean and tidy. A really nice place to stay our holygays.

    Reviewed by Martina5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a wonderful time, and the owners were wonderful with allowing our girls to help around the farm n and pony ride to."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2020

  • "Its the best holiday we have ever had."

    Vicki and Chris and Liz were wonderful and let us all help on their farm. Toby aged 14 and Katie aged 12 absolutely loved the animals and gained so much confidence. The accommodation was beautiful and we didn't want to leave. We re-booked whilst we were there so we can see the lambs in the spring. We have told all our friends and family about our holiday and will be bringing some of them with us when we visit again.

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Aug 2020

  • "Everything about our stay at apple loft exceeded our expectations."

    Vicky sent an amazing email in advance about their changes during this covid crisis and we felt safe even before we got there. The accommodation was spotless and we were welcomed with scones and cream. Vicky was brilliant and so very helpful as was Liz who also works on the farm. It was the most peaceful and tranquil place away from the crowds but so close to everything in every direction. We vsisited beaches, Fowey aquarium and boat ride, Bodmin moor with the hurlers stones and golitha falls and caves, lots of walking and loads of fun. There were plenty of places to eat locally too as well as in the accommodation which was brilliantly equipped. Vicky was amazing with my children and allowed them to help out with the farm duties every morning, which they can't stop talking about to anyone who will listen. I couldn't recommend this place highly enough and will be returning next year for sure.

    Reviewed by Corinna5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful, peaceful farm."

    Very friendly owners. Was clean and everything we needed. We loved it. Would go again. Only reminder is the 2nd bedroom Is best for young children rather than teenagers. It does say this in the details, so Not a complaint. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Holiday was great."

    The problem was I couldn't get an answer when I rang you, the number given said it was the property owner, but was in fact yourselves. I messaged 3 times through but no reply. In the end I rang 3 days before my holiday started to find out where the keys would be and to confirm that there was indeed parking because the listing said there wasn't and I was sure parking was available when I booked the holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqui3.8Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely loved our time in the Apple Loft on Menaburle Farm, would definitely go back and have recommended it to everyone that will listen!"

    This is an old building situated on a working farm so bugs, single lane roads, farm smells and uneven flooring are all part of the package. Wasn't an issue for us but worth noting if any of those things are a big issue for you. There was cake, biscuits, tea, coffee and milk waiting for us when we arrived and all cleaning products were provided. The lodge itself is beautiful with comfy clean beds and a wood burner for the evenings. The owners are nothing short of phenomenal, taking our girls out to feed the animals and ride the ponies and they seemed genuinely offended when we asked them how much we owed them! They were really helpful with advice on the local area too. The lodge is about a 15 minute drive from the nearest village Lostwithiel, where there are pubs, shops, a co-op and chippy. The hours they serve food in the pubs vary so check ahead. It's also within 90 minutes of the whole of Cornwall, within 15 minutes of the major roads to pretty much everywhere. Dogs are welcome in the lodge and in most of the local pubs and the lodge has a fenced garden to keep the doggy safe. Cornwall overall is amazing for dog owners with even some big attractions allowing dogs in. I can't recommend the Apple Loft highly enough, if you have kids who love animals you just will not get a better place to stay! Very reasonably priced and

    Reviewed by Colette4.7Jul 2019

  • "Apple loft is a lovely place for a relaxing holiday."

    It’s so peaceful there and the surrounding area was very quiet (mid July so just before school holidays). The house is compact but very comfortable and well equipped. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    We will be returning x

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage plenty to do and see nearby."

    Close to all areas of Cornwall. Friendly owners with great cream tea on arrival.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "Apple Loft is a beautiful, secluded cottage on a working farm."

    The peace and quiet only disturbed by the sounds on the sheep and cattle. The cottage is homely, with everything you need to make your stay a good one, with even home made biscuits on arrival. Unfortunately the owners were on holiday while we stayed, but a lady who works there was around and she was brilliant. Our son got to feed the lambs several times, as well as helping with the horses, ducks and chickens, memories which will stay with him forever. Would certainly recommend Apple Loft to anyone wanting to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2019

  • "This cottage was lovely and maintained to a very high standard."

    The peace and quiet was lovely and it was very easy to access the farm by car. Very close to beautiful areas of Cornwall. Chris and Vicky the owners were friendly and helpful. Bisto the dog was a delight. Would absolutely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to stay in this area.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2019

  • "A really enjoyable break in a beautiful, quiet, calm location."

    The Apple Loft was just what we were looking for. It was comfortable with large bedrooms and lovely big bed. Nice touches included TVs upstairs and downstairs, a laundry room and helpful local advice from the owners. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage connected to a farm house in a real working farm."

    Excellent location, very quite at nigh. Plenty pf fields to walk the dog. Unable to fault the location. Owner very helpfully.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely character building with all comforts taken care of."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped . We had a very relaxing week. Log burner set ready to light and freshly baked scones with jam and cream greeted us upon arrival. Thank you

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful experience for the children - being able to help feed and care for the animals was a special part of their holiday and will be a lasting memory."

    Extremely friendly owners and farm staff.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2018

  • "Sykes were very good with communication and the booking was smoothly administrated."

    We added a further two adults to the booking a few days before our arrival date and Sykes took care of the amendment very quickly and sent us a revised booking confirmation by email. The cottage was great and we had a wonderful time at the Apple Loft, its a lovely cottage well away from the hustle and bustle. The contained courtyard and small garden was a godsend for our excitable puppy who thoroughly enjoyed zooming around the garden at every opportunity. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable. Having the woodburner in the evenings was a great addition. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Melody5.0May 2018

  • "Apple loft was lovely."

    The beds were really comfortable. A endless supply of wood for the log burner. Very nice owners. We had a lovely week

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great place."

    We love staying there.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double
  • 1 x twin on the ground floor (please note more suited to children)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Partial central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, use of freezer on request, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, free logs
  • Laundry room with washer and tumble drier close by
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn and patio enclosed garden with garden furniture
  • One well behaved pet free of charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

This characterful barn conversion, originally home to the cider press, in the east wing of the owner's home on a working farm on the beautiful Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel is a short drive of Fowey resort.

Perfect for family, friends and couples, the open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting room area with a wood burning stove has a curved wall and ceiling beams, and the master galleried bedroom is accessed by steep stairs.

The low beams in the small twin bedroom, on the ground floor make it ideal for children - they will adore the quirkiness, plus there is a bathroom with shower cubicle also on the ground floor.

The dinky enclosed garden at the rear is ideal for alfresco dining, surrounded by meadows and countryside, with resident lambs, cattle, horses, sheep, chickens and ducks to help feed!

There is even stabling and grazing for guests to bring their own horses!

The small village of Lerryn is three miles away with a family friendly pub and store.

Within a short drive are the delights of Fowey with harbour, restaurants, traditional inns and art galleries.

Hop aboard the passenger ferry across to Polruan.

The iconic fishing village of Polperro is a must visit destination with eateries and pubs huddled around the quayside and the fishing port of Looe with stretch of sandy beach can be reached by an amble around the scenic coastal footpath.

Lostwithiel, the ancient capital of Cornwall is six miles westwards and the market town of Liskeard is eight miles to the east.

With excellent golf courses, stately homes, castles, steam railways, sub-tropical gardens and rugged moorland - there is an attraction for all ages.

For that mix of coast and country, The Apple Loft ticks all the boxes.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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