Lostwithiel is the ancient capital of Cornwall, full of history with an enchanting mix of stone buildings, antiques shops and independent retailers. Old Quay Cottage is a sympathetically renovated, end of terrace cottage tucked away in a quiet courtyard above the banks of the River Fowey, with an enclosed terrace and waterside deck almost hanging over the shallow slow-flowing river. All amenities of this small town are within walking distance with a bakery, deli, renowned restaurant and popular farmers' market to try. Restormel Castle and riverside walks await exploration, with picnic tables beside the water. Both north and south coasts are easily reached by train or car and the river can be followed to the picturesque sailing town of Fowey.
Steps lead up to Old Quay Cottage where the open plan living-room has patio doors opening onto its south-facing, waterside terrace. The deck below (locked off for safety but guests have the access code) is a charming spot for river fishing and steps down to the foreshore mean kayaks and dinghies can be easily launched. Inside, the sitting-area has sofas around an open fire, perfect for cosy evenings at cooler times of the year. Reclaimed slate-flooring with under-floor heating and soft rugs keep toes warm, while granite work surfaces, a Heritage range cooker (the Cornish version of an Aga) and a fully equipped kitchen all reflect the cottage's high quality. There is a double bedroom and shower-room downstairs while on the first floor, the master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the water. There are tall ships in Charlestown harbour and fishing boats unloading their catches at Mevagissey, while enthusiastic gardeners will love the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Trust's Lanhydrock House and gardens, all within easy reach.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and open fire. Gas-fired Heritage range, single ring induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed and vanity unit
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5'), TV and balcony
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, hand shower attachment, WC and double wash-basins
Take care with children on the balcony, on the (fenced) waterside terrace and the unfenced deck-area above the water (unsuitable for small children).
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Balcony furniture
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The open plan living-room has doors out to the riverside terrace (2017: please note, this room has been refurbished and there are now leather sofas and new curtains, new photos will follow soon)
Old Quay Cottage is set on the riverbank beside the River Fowey.
The waterside terrace is very spacious.
The kitchen-area is fully equipped, with a warming Heritage cooker.
The ground floor bedroom has a lovely antique brass bedstead.
Under-floor heating will keep you warm and the open fire will add a lovely focal point in cooler months. (This room has been refurbished for 2017 with new leather sofas and curtains)
The dining-area looks out to the terrace. (This room has been refurbished for 2017 and there are now leather sofas and new curtains, new photos will follow soon)
The large American-style fridge/freezer dispenses ice on demand - perfect for your evening G&T!
The double bedroom on the first floor.
A door leads from the main bedroom out to the balcony.
The bedroom balcony.
Looking down at the terrace from the balcony.
There are lovely pieces of furniture and interesting artifacts throughout the house.
The twin bedroom.
The family bathroom.
You may well be visited during your stay....especially if you offer a light snack!
The cottage seen from the water.