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Treverbyn Smithy

Treverbyn near St Neot, Cornwall (Ref. 935218)

4.6

(30 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AngieApr 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 CrystalApr 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 JulieMar 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 ShaunOct 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 CarolSep 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 HelenAug 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 LornaAug 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 SteveJul 2021

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

    A beautiful little cottage in a truly peaceful setting

    Reviewed by BarrieJul 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 JohnJul 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 IanJun 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 DavidMay 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 NaniDec 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 DebbieOct 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 JohnOct 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 JanSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in great isolated location."

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

    Reviewed by SharonAug 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 CharlotteJul 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 ChiaraJul 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 SallyMar 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 KarenFeb 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 MatthewNov 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 MarkSep 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 PeterAug 2019

  • "Perfect location to visit every corner of Cornwall"

    Reviewed by AmieJul 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 AngelaApr 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 DaveFeb 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 DavidJun 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 KatyaFeb 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 WendyFeb 2018

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Summary

  • 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...

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About the location

ST NEOT

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas