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 (4'6'') and vanity unit
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and balcony
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
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)
Old Quay Cottage is tucked into a quiet courtyard right by the river in Lostwithiel.
The sitting area of the open-plan living-room has doors out to the waterside terrace.
Looking towards the kitchen area.
The terrace is right next to the water.
The master bedroom has a balcony looking out over the river.
Comfortable sofas in front of the fire.
Relax with a leisurely meal in front of the fire.
Windows on all sides let light flood in.
Full WiFi is provided throughout the cottage.
The riverside terrace is a lovely place to sit and relax.
The kitchen area.
The lovely Heritage range cooker (just like an Aga but made in Cornwall).
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 has a skylight window set in the ceiling.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed (4'6'').
The little shower-room next to Bedroom 1 on the ground floor.
Oak stairs lead up to the first floor bedrooms.
Bedroom 2 has a door out to a balcony.
Bedroom 2 is a lovely light room.
Bedroom 2 has a kingsize bed (5').
Morning coffee on the balcony...lovely at any time of year.
Looking across to Brunel Quay (former workshops for the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, now lovely apartments).
The family bathroom.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds.
Looking across to Old Quay Cottage from Brunel Quay.
You'll see ducks and swan out on the water.
Looking down river towards Old Quay Cottage.
Fowey River meanders slowly down to Fowey (it's great for canoeing and kayaking).