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Cottage Sleeps 4, Gardens, Views, Garage Parking, Wifi, BBQ.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect for couples and family.2 Bedrooms,2 Bathrooms,garden, views,Garage,WiFi

Secret Garden has 2 bedrooms. It sleeps 4 guests. Private Gardens. Garage parking for 1 vehicle. (Please contact owner for more details).

The house is situated on a hill with wonderful views in the market town of Lostwithiel. There are 2 bathrooms - an ensuite shower room upstairs and family bathroom downstairs with bath and seperate walk in shower. The cottage has wonderful views across the Fowey River Valley to the hills beyond. The pretty gardens include a sunny terrace with views and a secluded lower garden laid to lawn with ornamental shrubs and flowers. Guests are welcome to pick their own vegetables,fruit,flowers and herbs in season.

Access is via the glass patio door,up wooden steps to the;


The light, airy, spacious kitchen/dining room has wonderful views across the valley. There is a dining table and seating for 4 people. Beyond the kitchen is a seperate utility room with a sink, washing machine ,tumble drier, dishwasher, iron ,ironing board (laundry liquid supplied.)

The sitting room has a woodburner with the first load of logs,kindling and firelighters supplied. Cream leather 2 seater sofa and 2 armchairs.TV,DVD,Stereo.

Superking bedroom and bathroom with bath and seperate walk in shower.

Stairs from the sitting room to the;


Double bedroom with 2 single beds, landing and shower room.Views across the valley.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Jan

My father's family have lived in Lostwithiel for generations. My husband and I love living in Cornwall and are enthusiastic about inspiring visitors to explore this beautiful county. We spend a lot of our time walking the coast path and exploring the hidden valleys and secluded coves.

Jan purchased this house in 2007

Why Jan chose Newquay & St Austell area

This much loved house has been decorated and restored to a high standard. It is light and airy with beautiful views. The garden is on two levels. The sunny top terrace has a rockery, small pond, decking and seating for 4 guests. The lower garden is secluded with vegetable garden, small pond, lawn, flower borders, seating and bbq.

What makes this house unique

Views, Garage, 2 bathrooms, wood burner, gardens.

Great location - easy access to North and South coasts, nearest beach 15 mins drive, river walks in lostwithiel, main line train station.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lostwithiel in Saint Winnow

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Garage parking for 1 vehicle - additional vehicles cannot be parked on driveway. (There is usually space out on the road)
  • Property to be left in a clean and tidy condition.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs shower room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor bathroom with bath and seperate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking size bed, wardrobe and bedside cupboards
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin single beds, wardrobe, blanket box, bedside tables
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Guests are welcome to store their bicycles in the garage during their stay.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Cottage Sleeps 4, Gardens, Views, Garage Parking, Wifi, BBQ.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Ideal location for touring

  • 5 of 5

Lostwithiel is a most attractive small town/ large village with numerous pubs and eateries, a well stocked co-op and lovely historic buildings ,in the pretty setting of the River Fowey valley. The secret Garden has indeed a lovely garden, patio and river view and is most comfortably and tastefully furnished . We were easily able to visit the Land's End peninisula( avoiding the over commercialised point itself), Padstow and the coast nearby, Fowey and the Coastal path,the Roseland peninsula ,the Eden project, and many lovely gardens and stately homes. The bluebell woods were fabulous and the hedgerows overflowed with wild flowers.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.We are so pleased that you had a good holiday in Secret Garden and hope to welcome you back again one day. Jan and Steve.
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Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

An excellent cottage, very well equipped and generously provisioned. Lovely outlook in a most intersting town.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent cottage very well equipped, beautiful garden. Great hosts, home from home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay and we would recommend it to anyone. A great deal of thought has gone in to making this a beautiful holiday home with everything you could think of being provided to make you feel at home, including the lovely hamper which made our arrival so much easier.

We found it well situated, close to road links to make days out throughout Cornwall ideal.

This is a lovely place to be, even better than the photos suggest.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation with wonderful views and garden. Lovely cream tea on arrival and welcome hamper a nice touch as not needing to worry about getting milk etc straight away.Good food at the Royal Oak nearby. Only problem is with the sloping ceilings upstairs making it difficult for taller people but my 6ft 5" husband stayed downstairs!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spotless property, wonderful welcome, stunning views, beautiful garden, great location

  • 5 of 5

Sitting high above the town of Lostwithiel this is a spotlessly clean, well appointed property that offers stunning views across the valley and the River Fowey. The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming and made us feel completely at home from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay. The cottage contained everything we needed and was beautifully presented throughout. The door opens out onto a patio that offers the scenic views over the countryside and this then leads down into an immaculate garden that features lawns, flowers, vegetables and a pretty water feature.

Our stay coincided with the local carnival and the visit of a 10m high touring puppet - but whilst this created a vibrant atmosphere in the town the cottage remained peaceful and undisturbed throughout.

Lostwithiel is ideally located for easy access to many of Cornwall's highlights and the 10 minute walk to the railway station makes it possible to leave the car behind and explore the area by train.

Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful break in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Secret Garden – thankyou!

The house was lovely and very much a home away from home.

We arrived to a wonderful hamper of goodies including a homemade cream tea which was delicious

We enjoyed eating breakfast looking at the view, went for walks along the nearby beaches and across beautiful countryside, and spent evenings curled on the sofa in front of the log fire – what more could we have asked for!

The house was very well equipped, indeed the kitchen was better stocked with utensils and crockery than our own house, it’s extra details like this that some holiday home owners miss and it really does make a stay more comfortable. The beds were enormous and very very comfy – another huge plus.

The house was spacious, light and warm and the garden was lovely to wander around.

Jan struck the right balance regarding interaction (we wanted some ideas for local walks and pubs) but left us to enjoy our holiday knowing they were around if we needed them for anything else.

There was only 2 of us staying but the house could more than easily accommodate 4 – so we are looking forward to returning with some friends for another lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Eden project, Lost gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock house and gardens,Restormel castle, Kayaking on the River Fowey,Bodmin steam railway,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rental rates
1 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The property must be left in a clean and tidy condition. No smoking. No pets. No Parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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