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Treverbyn Smithy

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Treverbyn near St Neot, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent short break."

    Mike responded promptly to our pre-arrival queries. Lovely character cottage in a peaceful location.

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2023

  • "My mum and I spent the most wonderful week at the cottage."

    We were blessed with excellent weather , and it was a great base to explore all our favourite places. The cottage was so quaint , we instantly felt relaxed since the location was so peaceful, with just the occasional passing car. The owner lives next door and he was helpful and available when needed. He left lots of useful information on local walks, pubs etc. We definitely hope to return in the future.

    That’s very kind and much appreciated. We would love to see you back at any time. Many thanks also for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, cute, comfortable traditional cottage - just what I was after for a solo escape with my dogs."

    Situated in a beautiful part of corneal, beautiful local walks around, you feel like your miles away from the world, yet easy access to local shops such as Morrison or Aldi within 15 mins, 20-30 min drive to the beach and harbour towns, perfect location for me! The cottage was tidy, clean and most importantly the bed was so comfortable! I really enjoy my time and will definitely be back! Mike and sally are lovely accommodating people, who were friendly to speak to and also provided lots of information before arrival and packs in the cottage when you arrive so you can get your bearings. 10/10 for me and exactly what I was after.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Smithy is a stunning property in beautiful surroundings."

    Michael met us and showed us around and told us of the history of the buildings. The Smithy was cleaned to a very high standard and has everything that you could wish for as far as equipment. There is a games room that would put many a pub to shame and there’s bikes and barbecues and a lovely field/garden to relax in. The wood burner was great and made for cozy evenings after a day’s travelling around the stunning countryside and beautiful villages. Looe, Polperro, Fowey and Mevagissey are within easy reach and Bodmin Moor is on the doorstep. The Golitha Falls are a must-see and are within walking distance. Thank you Michael and family, you really thought of everything. Best regards, Bob and Carol

    Reviewed by R5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cosy Cottage but you definitely need the log burner"

    Not really sure why the feedback score is so low. It as been very wet and colder than normal for the time of year. However the woodburner is a real bonus and trust that you will be back again.Thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila And Maurice3.1Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location and just what we needed."

    Thanks Mike for all the helpful advice and responding so quickly.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2023

  • "Treverbyn Smithy is a wonderful little bolthole just on the edge of Bodmin Moor."

    With its lovely oak beams and welcoming log fire, the smithy made for the perfect romantic break for our wedding anniversary. Extremely dog friendly, which is always the most important thing to us as we have an ageing Rough Collie. Mike, the owner, and his family were really nice people, nothing was too much trouble, they were there if you needed them but were totally unobtrusive. We really enjoyed our time at Treverbyn and have recommended the cottage to our family and friends.

    Annette, many thanks for very kind comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Would love to see you and your family/friends again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely location, nicely presented building and very peaceful."

    Central in East Cornwall for easy travel to other places. Mike the owner and his family were very helpful and friendly, you couldn't have asked for anything more. The property and kitchen were well equipped and furnished in keeping with the building but had many modern appliances. Nice large garden opposite the Smithy to sit out in and relax. Highly recommended for a stress free holiday.

    Many thanks Paul. Always good to know that people have had a good time. We're lucky to be in a part of Cornwall that doesn't get flooded with tourists and it's nice to know that people appreciate it ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our holiday."

    Mike and his partner were lovely and welcoming. It was so nice to just arrive, switch off and relax. It was great to see that they had thought of everything from having board games available to a BBQ. Couldn't be happier and will certainly stay again. Thanks again to you both, missing it already.

    An absolutely lovely family and so good to have such great feedback. Would love to have you come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Another amazing stay at the beautiful smithy ♡ Mike & family are just wonderful, so friendly & helpful!"

    We adore the lovely smithy, beds are super comfy, such character in the cottage - a perfect base camp to explore beautiful Cornwall! Close to amenities but feel a world away while relaxing at the peaceful cottage. The games room was fantastic fun in the evenings too - thank you for a an amazing break away!

    Many thanks for lovely feedback. Look forward to seeing you again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage!"

    Loved the mid century style of decor and really enjoyed learning how to use a log burning stove for cosy nights in. Mike, the owner, was incredibly helpful in recommending local walks and places to visit and gave great tips on the best routes! A beautiful and peaceful setting, we felt totally relaxed and refreshed after our holiday.

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, ideal for our week away."

    The rooms, although not what I would describe as luxurious, were comfortable and there was a lovely country feel to it. The hosts were very helpful and left a great information pack. We played in the games room a few times, this could do with a tidy up as it was quite dusty and could be a real star feature with little effort. Great location for sightseeing. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Crystal3.8Apr 2022

  • "Super location in central Cornwall with easy access to north or south coast, whilst still being in a very peaceful spot."

    Great walks available from the door. Very helpful host for whom nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Mar 2022

  • "Great location for sightseeing, walking and Cornwall in general."

    The woodburner is great for those cosy nights in. Excellent host / property owner.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Smithy is in a good location for access to north and south coastal towns and villages."

    It’s very peaceful. We discovered plenty of dog friendly pubs providing excellent food at locations a short drive from the Smithy. The Plough at Duloe was particularly good. The owner of The Smithy lives next door and is very friendly and approachable.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful with information on local walks , shops etc ."

    Lovely area for walking around Bodmin straight from the house plus local coast line and dog friendly beaches.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property was as described, the kids enjoyed the games room."

    Mike was very helpful with hints and tips of things to do and places to see. Would highly recommend the circular walk on the door step and a visit to the Cheesewrings on Bodmin Moor. Any trips/activities you will need to book in advance, we couldn’t get onto any fishing/boat trips, but did get a last minute booking for Alpaca trekking which was only a little further than Golitha falls and was the highlight of our break. Only downside (besides the weather), was limited wifi and mobile signal, which wasn’t too surprising given rural location.

    Reviewed by Lorna3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage in a very peaceful setting."

    Mike the owner is very helpful and even made my wife a cup of tea and gave me a much needed cold beer when we arrived !!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our host Mike was very friendly and informative."

    A beautiful little cottage in a truly peaceful setting

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great holiday house with everything needed."

    Games room was a bonus and we enjoyed playing pool, darts and table tennis in the evenings. Beautiful location in the countryside. Nearby pub a pleasant 30mins walk and was great with good food

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our host Mike was delightfully charming and very helpful whilst leaving us able to enjoy the peace and solitude of the location, and lovely walks around the area."

    The only negative was the shower which proved hard to adjust but did not worry us overly. Thank you Mike and we hope to see you again!

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly welcome from a laid back owner who goes out of his way to ensure you have a good stay at his property."

    The hedgerows in the lanes around the cottage are a must see. They are like vertical wild flower meadows and absolutely stunning . I would however caution visitors to keep children and pets on a very short leash as the lanes are extremely narrow with blind bends and not all vehicles drive sensibly. For rainy days (every day on our holiday!) the games room across the lane was an unusual and very welcome addition to the cottage facilities.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely and relaxing time at the cottage."

    It is very comfortable and warm. The log burner was lit when we arrived which was wonderful!. There is a small river not far that is absolutely gorgeous. The owner was very helpful and resolved an issue with the internet very quickly. Highly recommended :)

    Reviewed by Nani5.0Dec 2020

  • "Due to the covid restrictions we did lose some of our holiday not being able to get into the cottage until 4pm and be out by 9am, saying that though it was very comforting and reassuring that it was clean and safe for us to enter."

    Mike was very friendly and helpful. The cottage was delightful, perfect to return to after walking all day.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "A quiet and restful holiday away from it all but with amenities close by."

    The property was clean and comfortable as expected, the only minor problem was a small bathroom and wash basin which could make it difficult for a large person, however, there is no way the owner could get around this problem. A very enjoyable property and holiday, would stay there again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Spent lovely few days at Treverbyn Smithy."

    The cottage was full of character - it did not disappoint in terms of facilities. The owner lives next door and was very helpful with his local knowledge.

    Reviewed by Jan3.8Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in great isolated location."

    Very comfy. Great games room. Owner fantastic. Really helpful :) Lots of spiders tho!!!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect family accommodation for our holiday - The Smithy is rustic & charming, the beds super comfortable & location wise, perfect for exploring beautiful Cornwall!"

    The host Mike is a wonderful & friendly man (along with Teddy the dog!) who went out of his way to ensure we had a great stay, tips for days out & places to eat etc. Having use of the games room was amazing, we loved playing pool & snooker in the evenings & on one particular rainy day! Would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Treverbyn Smithy, the cottage was cozy and warm, the owner was very nice and available."

    We enjoyed the secludedness of the place, it's the perfect location when you want to stay away from crowded places and it's not too far from all the main attractions of the region.

    Reviewed by Chiara3.8Jul 2020

  • "Great area to stay to get away from the general business of life, Mike the owner was great in welcoming us & his local knowledge & recommending places to eat, there was an informative booklet in The Smithy as well, our nearest neighbour were spring lambs & primroses in the hedgerows."

    The village of St Neot has a village shop, church with beautiful Medevial stained glass windows .The landlady at the London Inn welcomes us with local beverages & a roaring fire in these uncertain times, on our last day the Governent announced the shut down of pubs restaurants many were being entrepreneurial during this unprecedented time.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Mar 2020

  • "This is a lovely quirky cottage in a beautiful quiet setting."

    The owner was really great friendly and helpful. We loved the log burner and the comfortable living room. The kitchen has everything you need. Be aware though this is a period converted building so it has character and history over modernness. WiFi is good, rush hour appears to be 2 cars and 4 horses! We really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2020

  • "The location of this cosy cottage exceeds expectations, tranquil tucked away amoungst typical Cornish country lanes with only the sounds of nature, and lovely dog walks literally on your doorstep."

    Pure countryside escapism from the moment you arrive and see the delightful Smithy. Once over the threshold the warm cosy atmosphere instantly delights.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very quiet and peaceful."

    Unfortunately the Wi-fi dropped out towards the end but who needs Wi-fi when you’ve got all that surrounding countryside!?

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2019

  • "Thanks again, fabulous Cottage in ideal location for exploring the county."

    Mike was also extremely helpful guiding on local places to visit . Thank you again!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Perfect location to visit every corner of Cornwall"

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had the most amazing stay, nothing is too much trouble for Mike and the cottage is beautiful."

    Set in a stunning place everything is just about on your doorstop.we loved it that much we had booked our next stay before we had even left!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Treverbyn Smithy was exactly as described."

    The hosts/owners are very friendly and approachable. Only had a short break there and the weather was atrocious and with log burner going full tilt "why venture out"? A very relaxing few days and if get chance again wouldn't hesitate to rebook and return.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was so quirky and comfortable,a unique holiday experience."

    Located in a extremely quiet and peaceful location surrounded by countryside and fresh air.Ideally located for exploring the beautiful cornish countryside.The owner was very friendly yet unobtrusive,and very helpful...a very nice man!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time at Treverbyn Smithy, just what we needed."

    The cottage itself was super cosy and, although we didn't get to meet Mike, he was incredibly helpful having left us lots of information on notes with tips and recommendations too. The kitchen was well stocked with all utensils you could possibly need and Mike had got the woodburner prepared for us so all we needed to do was light it on arrival. It was ideally located in that it felt really out of the way but it was easy to access all kinds of walks and the nearby village of St Neot is a delight. Would recommend doing the Two Valleys Walk (as long as you are brave enough to walk through cow fields) and a walk up Rough Tor is not to be missed - it certainly blew the cobwebs off! Golitha Falls and Minions were also great. Our dog definitely enjoyed the vast amount of walks available! All in all we had a lovely time and would definitely recommend to anyone who'd listen!

    Reviewed by Katya5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with lots room & cosy with the log fire."

    In the middle of nowhere which was nice... the only downside was no central heating,we were there in February so was v cold. Mike the owner v nice & friendly. Overall thoroughly enjoyed it so did my dogs

    Reviewed by Wendy3.5Feb 2018

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x first floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with sitting area and woodburner.
  • Electric heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Field with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Mobile phone reception varies depending on network
  • Note: Guests also have use of a games room, with table tennis, snooker and darts

The property

St Neot 1 miles.

This cosy, quirky 300-year old detached cottage is a converted blacksmith's workshop set in the six cottage hamlet of Treverbyn, close to the village of St Neot on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor.

Perfectly situated for walkers and, being so centrally located, ideal for touring all of Cornwall.

You will sense the relaxing feeling that exudes throughout with old beams, stone walls, and original features the moment you enter.

Through the small kitchen enter the splendid living room with spacious sitting and dining areas and woodburner, to keep the cosy feel throughout.

Next to the living room is the master double bedroom, with the original blacksmith's bench acting as a window seat, and the twin bedroom with antique-styled bed frames is on the first floor.

Directly opposite this delightful cottage is a small field for your use and for exercising dogs, together with seating and a barbecue, an idyllic spot for enjoying a relaxing drink after a day’s walking in this beautiful moorland location.

Free range eggs are available from the farm opposite, ideal for breakfast and setting you up for the day ahead.

One walk recommended right from the door is the Two Valleys walk along quiet footpaths, enjoying pretty riverside scenery with plenty of wildlife and great picnic spots.

This walk also takes you through the beautiful village of St Neot, and gives you the opportunity to sample well-deserved refreshment at the London Inn, a traditional whitewashed pub with dining room and a beer garden.

When here, make sure you take time to look next door at the wonderful historic ornate granite church and the holy well, which is a short walk away.

Also close by, and well worth a visit, is the National Nature Reserve of the Golitha Falls and also Cardinham Woods, perfect for both cycling and walking.

A great location for a holiday at any time of year, well off the beaten track, but located in the centre of Cornwall, making everywhere in the county easily accessible.

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About the location


Dobwalls 3 miles; Liskeard 6.5 miles; Bodmin 9 miles.

St Neot is one of Bodmin Moor’s prettiest villages and nestles in the sheltered St Neot river valley on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in south east Cornwall, enjoying the mild Cornish climate and an outstanding community spirit. The village has a pub, shop and the Door Step Green, a garden created by villagers and a wonderful peaceful place to relax near the church, made famous by its medieval stained glass windows and the Holy Well nearby. Just south of the village are the Carnglaze Caverns, the result of slate quarrying and mining in the 18th and 19th century and now a fabulous tourist attraction open all year round and with three gigantic caverns with stunning subterranean lake in 6.5 acres of woodlands with fairy glen and picnic areas. There are some outstanding and varied walks in the area, including the “Two Valleys Walk” which follows part of the Fowey River, followed by farmland, open moors and forest, and a walk to the spectacular Golitha Falls is also a must. Many archaeological remains have been found on Bodmin Moor and the well known Jamaica Inn and the magic of Dozmary Pool, where King Arthur's sword Excalibur lies, are all within easy reach of St Neot. The north and south Cornish coasts can be reached in half an hour, where practically all forms of watersports and beach activities can be enjoyed. Other places of interest are Siblyback Lake, just 2 miles away and Colliford Lake, 5 miles away. Siblyback Lake is an ideal location for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing or take to Colliford Lake for a relaxing day fishing.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas