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The Old Carriage Works

Holiday Cottage in Lostwithiel

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £309

Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
WiFi
Parking available
Cot available
Highchair available
Fishing available
Saturday change over
The Old Carriage Works is a split level apartment in the magnificent grade 2 listed building originally designed by Brunel. It nestles alongside the upper tidal reaches of the Fowey River which flows past the property. The apartment itself has retained many character features including high ceilings and granite walls while maintaining an air of modern luxury.

Property Details

The Old Carriage Works is part of a railway building originally constructed in the 1860s and designed by Brunel himself, the exposed stonewalling, high arched windows and industrial timber beams add to the timeless grace of the renovation. However inside all modern conveniences are catered for with a superbly well equipped kitchen and tasteful decor and furnishings through out.

On one side of the Old Carriage Works the Fowey river trickles through the shallows and ducks paddle calmly through the dappled water, on the other side is the railway line and Lostwithiel Station. The station provides an opportunity to visit some of Cornwall's key towns (including Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth and many others) without the need to take your car. You can also travel direct to Lostwithiel from London. As a stannary town Lostwithiel is one of Cornwall's hidden gems with a wonderful atmosphere but also close to the Eden Project and the stunning south coast towns of Fowey, Looe and Polperro.

Accommodation
Situated on the first and second floors of the building the apartment is on split levels

Lower Level: Enter into hallway with doors leading to: Kitchen with fully fitted units. Downstairs WC with hand basin. Open plan lounge / diner with comfortable sofas, dining table and chairs, flat screen TV. Stairs leading to;
Upper Level: Master double bedroom with 4'6" bed and storage, views over the river from the large double Velux roof lights, limited headroom to one side of the room, en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Family bathroom with shower over, WC and hand basin. Second twin bedroom zip and link beds that can either be made up as 1 double or 2 3' single beds, storage, again limited headroom on one side of the room and 2 large Velux skylights.
External: Communal garden area on the riverbank. Dedicated parking space - there are other dedicated visitor spaces.

Facilities & Services
Gas central heating throughout. The kitchen has a range of modern fitted units, an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, combined washing machine and tumble drier and separate fridge & freezer. The sitting room has a flatscreen TV with Freeview. There is unlimited WiFi broadband. There is a cot and high chair available on request. There are 2 hair dryers.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is a single parking space alongside the property. Broadband is available at the property. We regret no smoking is permitted within the property. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the building. There are 4 folding chairs which can be used in the communal area outside. There are additional visitor parking spaces available outside the building. Bike storage is also available on site.

General Booking Information Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
Flexible start days during the winter.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Property Location


For those wishing to visit the delights of places such as The Eden Project, Charlestown and Fowey, this is the area for you, located on the Eastern side of St Austell. With large attractions such as the Eden Project on the outskirts of St Austell, The Lost Gardens of Heligan towards Mevagissey, and Lanhydrock National Trust House & Gardens a short drive inland it provides an ideal base for your travels. The coastal town of Fowey is a simple drive to the coast past the China Clay port of Par, offering fabulous restaurants, galleries and gift shops. Daphne du Maurier spent her later years in properties in and around Fowey.

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, centering 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 major producer of the world's China Clay; now with cheaper foreign 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 open 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 Tregullon 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 round 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 fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families.

Property Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Excellent Accommodation

Great position, literally only 2 minutes walk from the town, although a little disappointed by Lostwithiel itself. Makes for a great base to explore the surrounding area. . It's lovely and clean and everything you could need is provided by the owners.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 3
Value For Money: 5

Wonderful place!

Lovely accommodation. Lots of character with good quality necessities. Nice community feel in Lostwithiel and a great base for exploring all of Cornwall. Would definitely stay here again!

From the Owner:

3.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 3
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 3

Very clean and well located

Clean and well equipped accommodation. Was useful having additional cups, plates etc. and not just the 6 that some properties provide. However, could do with more sharp knives and a couple of larger pans for cooking for a family of 4. Quiet location within easy reach of many attractions. Was useful having 2 bathrooms. Was good value for money as our school holidays were different, but otherwise have been a tad expensive. Would stay again.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Comfortable and convenient

Warm, quiet and comfortable. Everything we needed in the apartment. Nice gift, food and haberdashery shops in Lostwithiel, many serving coffee too. Plenty to do on the doorstep, including a playground and games field. A relaxing family week.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Tip Top

We were very impressed with this sympathetic modern conversion of a historic building. Pretty much everything inside from radio to to kitchen utensils were not only new but good quality. The easy walk into Lostwithiel meant the car was not needed at night.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Autumn break

A lovely property in a great location. Very well equipped for self catering although Lostwithiel has good choice of restaurants and cafes!! Being next to station is good for car free days out and there are loads of places to visit nearby - or just sit and watch the river from outside the property. Good to find a place with comfy settees and beds and furnished in keeping with the history of the building. The 29 stairs up to the apartment may be a problem for pushchairs, toddlers, those with mobility problems etc

From the Owner:

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 3
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Family visit

We booked the cottage so we could link up with family who were also staying in Lostwithiel. The cottage is well located for touring the local area and is very well appointed with pretty new fixtures and fittings.If you need a comfortable, quiet base for this type of holiday it would be ideal. It represents reasonably good value for money for 3-4 people staying. We would consider using the property again for exploring Cornwall. The cottage doesnA?t have its own private outside space so we probably wouldnA?t use it if we just wanted somewhere to laze about and not go to other places. The property is on the first flooor with stair access, not a problem for us at all but someone with a disability or with very young children may struggle. The private parking place is useful.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Verstehe nice place

We really appreciate our stay in The Old Carriage Works. Nice old town, comfortable and clean appartment, silent, nice people. A good place to visit Cornwall, the heritages and the beaches.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Very enjoyable week in Lostwithiel

First time using Cornwalls Cottages and very impressed - will look to use them again.Accommodation was premium and overall service excellent.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

The Old Carriage Works, Brunel Quays is a real find.

Modern, well equiped flat over 2 storeys. It's very well situated for touring around cornwall. Lostwithiel is a small town with great restaurants and pubs. We had a great stay and would certainly reccomend it.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

The sort of home from home you always want

Superb!. We have stayed before which is why we returned again and hope to do so in the future too. Facilities included comfort, warmth and a quiet atmosphere in a well appointed apartment, equipped with everything you could possible need. We have specific requirements associated with any Lostwithiel break, where we often stay, and this ticks all the boxes. Plus this time, some tasteful festive decoration and cheer although not expected was also laid on ( thank you ). The company handling of the booking and any other arrangements and inquiries has been a reliable, repeatable and welcoming service too. The whole experience a breath of fresh air compared with some other renting arrangements we have encountered over the years. Well done to the owners and also to 'Cornwalls Cottages'.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Home from home

Lovely stay at the old carriageworks. Like home away from home. Milk in fridge on arrival and tea and coffee. Well equipped and good location for our planned trips.

From the Owner:
Thanks for your comments - so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Great Holiday

We enjoyed our stay at the Old Carriage Works. It was comfortable and very well equipped for our needs. A lot of thought has gone in to equipping the kitchen and it was a lovely touch to have a picnic bag for guests to use. We found Lostwithiel a great base and places we visited included Lanhydrock (great for a rainy day), beautiful Crantock beach, Looe and Polperro. The coastal walks were amazing. We made good use of the Lostwithiel Co-op and enjoyed a meal out at Asquiths, which was delicious. In all a great holiday. Thank you.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Nice place

Lovely apartment easy to find central location to most of Cornwall very quiet village not many things to do but very lovely scenery next to the river so that was nice

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Beautiful apartment in a perfect location

The apartment was stylishly decorated and clean. It was comfortable and well equipped for our family of 4. The location is excellent. Its in a quiet location a few minutes walk from the centre of Lostwithiel. Easy access to local shops and restaurants. Restormel castle is only a 30 minute walk away. We found it to be a great base to explore Bodmin Moor, the Eden project and Fowey and the surrounding coast - all less than 30 minutes drive away. Highly recommended.

From the Owner:
Many thanks for leaving a review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Wow!

Wow! First impressions are so important and The Carriageworks does not fail to impress. After a little bit of a climb up some industrial style stairs you get to the apartment where you grab the key from a coded box, easy. Then you enter this beautiful apartment with an impressive kitchen and living room that overlooked the railway. Upstairs was also as impressive, both bedrooms beautifully furnished with views of the river or countryside from the Velux windows, amazing. We had a wonderful stay and certainly appreciated the complimentary tea, coffee and milk for the first night. The Carriageworks are in an ideal spot to explore Cornwall and is in the lovely village of Lostwithial with everything you need - a Coop, cafe, fish n chip shop, Chinese take-away and restaurants and pubs. I even saw a steam train go by one evening, happy days. We would recommend staying here to anyone, very relaxing.

From the Owner:
Many thanks for leaving a review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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