The Old Engine House (2658)

3.5 miles NW of Lostwithiel | Sleeps 2 | Price Band B (£285 - £591)

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The front of the cottage.

Picture 1 of 26. The front of the cottage.

The front of the cottage.The front of the cottage with the Owner's cottage to the left and the edge of his workshop just showing on the right.The front door opens straight into the sitting-room.
The Old Engine House chimney stack is still there and will make for an interesting photograph.The sitting-room.Fred, the Owner's dog, is very friendly.
The dining-roomThe kitchen.Stairs to the bedroom lead from the kitchen.
The shower-room is on the ground floor.There is a small path leading down to the cottage from the parking-area.A raised deck in the back garden is for guests' sole use.
The back of the cottage painted cream with the Owner's workshop to the left.There are plenty of logs to keep that wood-burner going.Port Isaac is well worth a visit.
The north coast is quite spectacular.A fishing boat heads out to sea.Boats in the harbour at nearby Looe, from where you can book fishing trips.
Boats in the harbour at nearby Looe, from where you can book fishing trips.This is a wildlife garden with many birds and butterflies.The path from the back door to the small deck.

A lovely spot for a drink in the early evening.This is a very rural spot.Views from the lane approaching the cottage.
The entrance lane approaching the cottage - you can just make out the top of the old mine chimney in the middle of the photograph.Picture 26 of 26. Visit the Explore Nearby tab for maps and information about the things to do near this property. 

A real find for those who want to be off the beaten track, The Old Engine House is found in a tiny hamlet equidistant from both north and south coasts. The Owner and his friendly dog Fred live next door; the Owner’s carpentry workshop is beyond the cottage, which is topped with an old mine engine house chimney. Totally renovated in recent months, the cottage also benefits from solar panels for electricity and hot water. A cosy wood-burner warms the ground floor sitting-room and there is a dining-room, kitchen and a modern shower-room here too, with a pretty bedroom up the open sided stairs. There is a natural wild garden outside and a deck for guests’ use. Elsewhere, away from the cottage, the Owner also keeps a couple of pigs. Although close to the County town of Bodmin, this is very rural so bring wellies and walking boots as well as flip flops. Unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for children.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Dining-room. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

First Floor

Bedroom with double bed (5').

Facilities & Services

Inclusive Heating – full oil-fired CH (supplied from Owner's house). WiFi. At Cost Logs for wood-burner – first basket free thereafter pay Owner.


  • Private parking for 1 car.
  • Deck furniture.
  • Shop 3m.
  • Pub 5m.
  • Public telephone 2m.
  • Golf (18 hole) .5m.
  • Regret no children under 16.
  • No smoking.
  • Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only).
  • Arrive/Depart Friday.

2014 Short Breaks

The Old Engine House is available for Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer, Christmas and New Year Short Breaks for 3 to 6 nights.

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Winter Short Breaks

8 November 2014 to 20 December 2014
In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

6 September 2014 to 8 November 2014
At The Old Engine House, these can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Summer Short Breaks

5 July 2014 to 6 September 2014
At The Old Engine House, these can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Christmas Short Breaks

These can be booked after 1 November.

New Year Short Breaks

They can be booked after 1 October subject to Owner approval, or more generally after 1 November.

Prices for Short Breaks
are worked out as follows:
3 nights - 70% of the weekly price
4 nights - 75% of the weekly price
5 nights - 80% of the weekly price
6 nights - 90% of the weekly price

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