Tucked along a little pedestrian lane in the pretty waterside town of Lostwithiel, Astrantia is a delightful Victorian cottage that is hidden away from the sound of traffic in an unexpectedly peaceful location. Updated and refurbished with loving skill, this is a lovely place for cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, lingering over a leisurely meal in the dining-room or relaxing in front of the wood-burner as twilight descends. The three bedrooms share a family bathroom upstairs and a modern shower-room on the ground floor, accessed from the utility-room. A small walled garden to the front of the cottage provides the perfect spot for morning coffee or evening drinks. Luggage and passengers can be dropped at the cottage with the free town car park just a three minute stroll away.
Lovely decor and artwork and high-quality furnishings make Astrantia Cottage a wonderful holiday base, perfect for spending time in and lovely to return to at the end of a day's exploring. With two double bedrooms (the second with the bed accessed from one side only) and a bunk-room for children, the cottage suits both families and couples, and the warming wood-burner in the sitting-room ensures cosy breaks in cooler months. Lostwithiel nestles in the beautiful Fowey valley, overlooked by the ruins of ancient Restormel Castle and surrounded by woodland, riverside walks and an estuary nature reserve. This is the ancient stannary capital of Cornwall with historic buildings dotted around the town. There is a quaint mix of antiques shops, restaurants, pubs and bakeries, and narrow streets to explore with picnic tables set beside the medieval bridge that crosses the shallow river. Both north and south coasts are easily reached by train or car and the river can be followed by foot or kayak to the picturesque sailing town of Fowey. The Paddington to Penzance railway line passes through the town so you can explore far and wide, with the old Cornish Riviera Line running to the fishing port of Looe and the surfing beaches of Newquay. 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.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Dining-room with ornamental Rayburn
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier, leading to Shower-room with with shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with bunk-beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
The bed in bedroom 3 can only be accessed from one side.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 300 yds distant
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Astrantia Cottage is a three bedroom Victorian cottage.
Why not put your feet up and read a good book?
The stylish kitchen is also very well-equipped.
Breakfast is ready! The dining-room has an ornamental Rayburn.
Al fresco dining on the sunny deck.
This sitting-room with comfy seats around the cosy wood-burner.
A super space for relaxing with family and friends.
The dining-room is to the front of the house overlooking the garden.
The door from the kitchen leads directly onto the patio.
The shower-room with large corner cubicle.
The master bedroom is furnished with an ornate metal king-size bed.
Experience some of the wonderful produce baked and grown in Cornwall.
Beautiful soft furnishings and quality linens make for a comfortable stay.
This bedroom overlooks the garden.
The pretty double bedroom with feature fireplace (Bedroom 3).
This bedroom is next to the bathroom.
The family bathroom.
Bedroom 2, the bunk-room, ideal for children.
A sunny spot to sit a while.
A bird's eye view of the cottage showing its elevated position.