Holiday Cottage in Bodmin Moor
Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £301
The village of Lanlivery boasts one of the oldest pubs in the county, the Crown Inn. This beautiful old inn was originally built in the 12th century to serve the weary Irish pilgrims who were walking the Saints Way, a route from Padstow to Fowey where Irish drovers would disembark their cattle to fatten them up walking over the green grasses of Cornwall before re-boarding their vessels in Fowey and proceeding onto France. Just over the hill from Eden Valley lies the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall’s hidden treasure, nestling in the Fowey River valley and overlooked by the 12th century Restormel Castle. With its quaint old buildings, this ancient town is full of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, centring around St Bartholomew church which dates back to before 1170. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside with the Fowey River meandering through the centre of the town. Nearby on the south coast are Fowey, Charlestown, Looe and Polperro all within a short drive offering excellent restaurants, shops and galleries with exhibitions by local artists.
Ground floor only: The front door leads into the open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room. There is a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a comfortable sofa and a small dining table. Corridor with doors to; Shower room including WC and hand basin, then a short flight of stairs lead down to the bedroom with a 5' bed, storage and a separate door leading onto the patio.
Facilities and Services
Heating is via electric radiators and the electric wood burner convection heater. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a fridge with an icebox, an electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. Free unlimited WiFi is available at the property. The lounge area has a flat-screen TV with Freeview and an integral DVD player. There is a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a Google Chromecast dongle in the TV for direct streaming from your phone or device.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking for one car in a dedicated space alongside the cottage. No dogs or smoking.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure day is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card is required as a security deposit.
Just over the hill from Eden Valley lies the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall's hidden treasure, nestling in the Fowey River valley and overlooked by the 12th century Restormel Castle. This ancient town with its quaint old buildings is full of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, centring around St Bartholomew church which dates back to before 1170. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside with the Fowey Rover meandering through the centre of the town.
St Austell was once the primary producer of the world's China Clay; now with cheaper imports, the industry is in decline, but The Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum set in two former working pits depicts the countryside in years gone by. Wet weather activities could include the visitor centre at St Austell Brewery, sampling beers and ales made on the premises. The Eden Project hosts many bands throughout the season as well as featuring an Ice Rink out of season.
Bodmin was the former county town of Cornwall for many years and the only Cornish town to be recorded in the Domesday Book, which was lodged in the town's prison during the First World War. The county prison is now a museum and opens to the public. It was the first prison in the country to have separate cells. The oldest part of the town is made up of mainly granite buildings clustered around the Bodmin Beacon. The Beacon is a 144 feet tall obelisk in memory of Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert. The area around the Beacon which has woodland and traditional hay meadow was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1994. At Treganoon you are just 10 miles away from The Eden Project and 2 miles away from the National Trust's amazing Lanhydrock House. Nearby Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30, is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty, reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just around the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic-free paths, providing a relatively flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families.
4.7 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Peaceful locationReviewed on 11/08/2021
A comfortable property in a very peaceful and secluded location with countryside views. The owners were very friendly and helpful and supplied a delicious cream tea for our arrival. Just a ten minute drive from the Eden Project, fifteen minutes from the coast and the twelfth century pub in Lanlivery serves very good food.