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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (12 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #401909
    12
    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (10 reviews)
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      • 6 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 12
      House #8090183
      10
      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (13 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #425108
        13
        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          House #1874733
          6
          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Multiple rentals Cottage #8152692
            1
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              Cottage #1963704
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Multiple rentals Cottage #8152692
                1
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (5 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8129040
                  5
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Barn #8304403
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8152692
                      1
                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8152692
                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #6908625
                          1
                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1860245
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #1965459
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Cottage #6738205
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Cottage #1969235
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1964501
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1965674
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #1969865
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #8304481
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Barn #8304406
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Barn #8304405
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #8147142
                                                31
                                                Viewed 135 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (21 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Cottage #6082727
                                                  21
                                                  Viewed 154 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                    • Studio
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #6734905
                                                    14
                                                    Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6823960
                                                      8
                                                      Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Apartment #8119558
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 143 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #6785474
                                                          18
                                                          Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (33 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #1903452
                                                            33
                                                            Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                              (29 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1305587
                                                              29
                                                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #8138291
                                                                31
                                                                Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  House #8138805
                                                                  10
                                                                  Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Barn #1784347
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (55 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #8121484
                                                                      55
                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #705929
                                                                        15
                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #8121395
                                                                          15
                                                                          Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (30 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Bungalow #6113635
                                                                            30
                                                                            Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #8106723
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8047461
                                                                                25
                                                                                Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6718325
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Cottage #8129170
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #8151818
                                                                                      19
                                                                                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #8108950
                                                                                        21
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8118992
                                                                                          12
                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #6082701
                                                                                            18
                                                                                            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #8165837
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (24 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Bungalow #8173738
                                                                                                24
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #8030881
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (27 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cabin #8170636
                                                                                                    27
                                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #428907
                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely cosy quirky cottage with everything you could need
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful 5 days at Wain cottage which was beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, a real home from home. We would not hesitate to highly recommend this as the perfect holiday cottage and look forward to returning as soon as we can.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017