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Make a self catering cottage in Lostwithiel, Cornwall your home away from home

Lostwithiel sits pristinely as a reminder of a simpler time, with a great depth of medieval history at almost every turn, with picturesque bridges and churches, as well as large country estates aplenty. Visitors to self catering Lostwithiel cottages will quickly understand why Lostwithiel is commonly referred to as the ‘fairest of small cities.’ Located in Mid Cornwall, Lostwithiel accommodation offers a fantastic base from which to explore the many attractions of Cornwall.

Places to holiday in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

While a plethora of historical places are reason enough to enjoy life in a Lostwithiel cottage, there are a great variety of outdoor activities to enjoy too. Bordering woodlands and meadows make a stunning backdrop for the pursuit of any outdoor activity. Cycling and walking are popular pastimes with a great range of footpaths, cycleways and bridlepaths in the area. Canoe trips are also popular down the River Fowey. Guest houses and Lostwithiel self catering cottages are well located to explore the whole region.

Many shops, fairs, and auctions make Lostwithiel a popular location for antiques in Cornwall. There are also a great range of quaint little shops and galleries to explore whilst wandering the streets of Lostwithiel. A produce market has become a popular stop for those on holiday. Delicious restaurants and a bakery only add to the pleasure of this community, as well as its tea rooms and pubs.

Things to do in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

History is alive in this parish, and anyone who enters will be enriched by a nice offering of different fascinating locations. Though many of the original structures, in the community, were destroyed after an uprising in the 1700’s many original ruins remain. A look up the River Fowey is the first reminder of Lostwithiel’s medieval past. Edward the Black Prince built the Restormel Castle where ruins of the original structures circular walls remain. Though the ruins are reason enough for a visit, a pleasant walk up the path to the castle gives a stunning view, on top of a large hill.

Another plainly visible architectural gem, in Lostwithiel, is St Bartholomew’s church reaching high above the skyline of the community. This 12th century church was built centuries ago, in the same location as the original church which was built in 542AD. This church has served many purposes, including everything from a place of worship to a stable for horses during the country’s civil war. Another significant place of worship of equal interest is St Winnow, an ancient church known for its beautiful stained glass. Further historical reminders of Lostwithiel’s past are housed in the Lostwithiel Museum which tells the story of the community’s history found by the Normans many centuries ago, and its later history as the chief port of the area, as well as its mining trade and agricultural history.

A 17th century estate is another must see. Lanhydrock is located a short distance outside of Lostwithiel. In addition to the architectural beauty of the estate are gardens of rare shrubs and trees, as well as over 400 acres of woodland. Several wings are open for public view which gives visitors a better understanding of the opulent lifestyle of its 16th century and 17th century inhabitants. Majestic murals and unique plaster work are only a few of the many beautiful characteristics of this home.

Weather in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Lostwithiel’s inland location makes the area a bit hotter in summer months than communities directly on the coast. Though the area is warmer, temperatures are still moderate in this part of the UK.

Flights to Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Newquay (NQY) is in closest airport to Lostwithiel, and recieves a great range of flights from across England, provided by Air Southwest. If you live in the WestCountry, driving is a good idea, as it is always recommended that you have the use of a car whilst staying in Lostwithiel accommodation, so that you can fully explore the area.

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Beautifully presented and had everything you need.

5 of 5
Seatons Rest is a property I shall be recommending to friends and family. The property has everything you need for a holiday in Cornwall, under floor heating (if the weathers not be kind to you) lovely powerful shower with plenty of hot water and a well equipped kitchen. Decorated and finished off to a very high standard in each room, which is something you don't always expect from a holiday home which was a real treat!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

This house is a great place for a large family get together.

5 of 5
The house worked really well for our family - 10 adults and 2 children. The living area is huge and open plan with kitchen, dining and 2 lounge areas. There are doors from here out into the large garden with seating for everyone. It's obviously a family home with loads of interesting books, (which we all enjoyed) toys, and everything else you would expect. (Although we did have to buy some oven gloves which was a bit annoying) Very useful having a drinks fridge as there wasn't much room in the fridge freezer. Beds were really comfortable, bathrooms ok.. We've had a fab week - Easter egg hunt - games of sardines - exploring and relaxing. Our favourite beach is Polkerris - we were lucky enough to have a perfect beach weather day in April! Thanks for sharing your house 😊
  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Beautiful apartment, wonderfully relaxing

5 of 5
Felt like we stepped off the merry-go-round of life, we had a lovely relaxing weekend
  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017