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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      5 star holiday let

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely holiday let with highest spec equipment and facilities, absolutely spotless and clean. Situated within the owners own property with ground floor access and adequate parking within their own gated driveway, and I will definitely be recommended it to others. A welcoming couple with a bottle of prosecco and scones on arrival was a nice touch. Thankyou for a nice couple of days, katrina.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Returning guests, never disappointed

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have been returning for the last five years which says it all really! The high quality and little extras of the cottage always hits the mark. Our little boy loved the very safe courtyard garden (sorry for all the stones under the steps!) and the addition of the slate patio area has made the cottage look even better. We will be back again next year for our annual visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      What an absolute delight!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Andrew and I stayed in this wonderful bungalow for a relaxing break away. It was absolutely perfect, the weather wasn't great but it didn't spoil the stay at all! It was immaculate throughout and a real home from home feel about it. Port Isaac was only 10 miles away and definitely worth a visit to Doc Martins territory! Tintagel is lovely too and so were the locals. All in all we great time and we can't wait to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017