There is such a lot of light and space in this lovely property and the wood-burner certainly throws out the heat for chillier evenings.
The exterior view of Lynhays.
The sunny conservatory.
Doors out from the open plan living-room into the conservatory.
The River Lynher borders the garden
Look out for kingfishers darting over the water.
The cosy wood-burner.
Plenty of room to unwind.
The cook can chat to everyone over the breakfast-bar.
A well-equipped kitchen.
Looking out to the gorgeous front garden.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size (5') bed.
The modern bathroom.
Bedroom 2 is a standard double and the trundle bed is stored underneath this bed.
The sun pours in through the front windows.
The perfect spot for a barbecue.
The bank behind the cottage has been planted with wildflowers and other cottage plants.
Looking over the river bank which runs alongside the cottage garden to the old stone bridge spanning the water.
The name sign to the left of the front gate

Looking across the river to an old cottage and barns on the other side.
The cosy seating-area.
Looking out from the kitchen-area.



6.9 miles SW of Launceston / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots

7 Nights from £366 - £795

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Caradon Inn (1 ½ miles)

A peaceful, traditional inn opposite Sterts open-air amphitheatre on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Children are catered for.

Nearest beach

Seaton Beach (13 miles)

With a gorgeous wooded valley on one side and wide, rolling ocean on the other, Seaton Beach at the foot of the Hessenford valley is a unspoiled gem. The River Seaton runs across the sand and pebble beach, making a great play area for children and those wanting to paddle through shallower water. At low tide, numerous rock pools are revealed at either end of the beach and a large foreshore is revealed, idyllic walking territory for you and your dog. A cafe, shop and toilets are available and there is disabled access.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Popular family beach with a cafe and a car park. A stream running through the beach gave our kids hours of fun building dams.

Nearest walk

Stara Woodland (¾ mile)

A collection of three woods, Broad, Colquite and Trevovis. Premissive and public paths run through the woodland which is run by community groups and volunteers. You'll find wildlife, ancient forest, mature oaks and river with cascading pools.

Nearest town

St Cleer (4 ¾ miles)

High on Bodmin Moor, St Cleer is set amid some of Cornwall’s most dramatic countryside. Step onto the moor itself and the views in every direction, across bracken and gorse clad hills with the ruins of old mining wheal houses dotted about, are glorious. Walking here you’ll share the landscape with wild ponies and a teeming population of moorland birds but it is the overwhelming sense of peace that brings ramblers back again and again.

Also nearby

The Hurlers and The Cheesewring (2 ¾ miles)

Take the opportunity of staying in this area to explore Bodmin Moor - a bleak wilderness quite unlike the traditional expectation of landscape in the West Country. The moor has many stone circles and standing stones, of which The Hurlers and The Cheesewring are two of the best known. From Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, just outside Liskeard, it is just a short distance to The Hurlers, three Bronze Age stone circles dating back to around 1500 BC. From here it is about a mile across the moor to The Cheesewring. So called because of its shape, The Cheesewring is a towering stack of a rock formation created by glaciation and weathering over thousands of years. A climb to the top provides breathtaking views into Devon in one direction and far into Cornwall in the other. As a reward, treat yourself to a cream tea back at The Hurlers Halt in Minions, known as the highest cafe in Cornwall.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cliff May 2011

A WOW of a walk!

This is a real WOW of a walk! The views are amazing and although it is partly industrial landscape it is still stunning. It is an easy walk round The Hurlers up to The Cheesewring although a bit rocky and steep close to The Cheesewring but still manageable. The nearby village of Minions is quaint and boasts a pub, shop and tearoom.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Outstanding Views

The walking countryside here is outstanding on a clear day - you can see for miles and miles. The Cheesewring stack itself is a fairly easy climb that is well worth it just to stand on top and admire the countryside mapped out below you.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

The Cheesewring looks like it has been stacked up by a passing Giant. Great for picnics, with panoramic views on a good day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008


There is something magic about the wide open expanse of Bodmin Moor. Climbing up to the top of the Cheesewring, seeing the moors laid out below you, with views stretching into Devon and Cornwall provides a great sense of space, and certainly blows the cob webs away.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Beautiful views.

As well as spectacular views on a clear day the Hurlers cast a magical spell on those visiting them. The Cheesewring is well worth the walk and again a spectacular structure of granite.

Sterts Theatre (1 ½ miles)

Music and plays in an outdoor theatre.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Open air theatre.

Take a cushion and a warm coat. Some of the productions are excellent, particularly the local musical (a different one each year). There is a good little restaurant or bring your own picnic to eat in the grounds beforehand.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Odd to find this covered outdoor theatre on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Mostlly amateur productions, but the musicals can be of a very high standard. Take a cushion and a warm coat.

The Springer Spaniel Inn (4 ½ miles)

A traditional pub set in the picturesque hamlet of Treburley. Choose from a variety of menus including A la Carte, taster, pub classics and bar snacks. A kids menu is also available with food sourced from local producers.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Morris July 2014

Masterchef winner

Since February 2014, The Springer Spaniel has been owned and run by one of the winners of Masterchef 2012 - Anton Piotrowski. The pub still has the same dog-friendly ambience but the food is even better!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Good Locally Sourced Food

Good locally sourced food with friendly staff. Open fires in winter.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

The Springer Spaniel

Traditional pub in a village location - really easy to get to (just off A30). Have only had lunch here but great menu choice and friendly staff. Oh and (as you would expect) they love dogs so long as there is an owner on the end of a lead!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Gulliford July 2008

Posh nosh in a rural pub

Good locally sourced meat and fish, seasonal vegetables and puddings to savour - The Springer Spaniel is great for lunch or dinner. A little expensive but good value - the portions are on the large side!

The Eden Project (20 miles)

Be transported to faraway lands at the wonderful Eden Project. An educational charity and social enterprise, the Eden Project teaches visitors all about global environments and the importance of sustainability. Get lost in the tropics before stopping in the Med, who knows where your day could take you.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Worth a visit

Worth a visit but look out for discount codes or vouchers as can be expensive to get in but ticket valid for a year.
Visited a few years ago so wanted to revisit to see what had changed or improved. The plants in the domes have grown in to good sized plants. A few more sculptures & places to eat.
Vicki T

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs May April 2016

Great for families

We've been several times and always had fun. You can get annual tickets when you gift aid your entry which is very worthwhile as it isn't cheap. Went twice over Easter week once going in as it opened and enjoying the biomes in the pouring rain! Core building also great for kids and not as busy as biomes. We went again later in the day another day and discovered that you can have an evening meal in the Mediterranean biome midweek from Easter to October which was a lovely treat and then they give you a lift back up the hill afterwards! Staying til it closes gives you a quieter time too!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Amazing place, well worth a visit

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A fun day at Eden

Myself and my two children (aged 4 and 7) visited Eden Project during the school holidays. We had a great day out which was enjoyed by all. The Biomes were busy at times but there was plenty of little hideaway places outside to get away from the crowd and recharge the batteries. We took our own picnic so don't know about pricing / food of the onsite eateries but I can say that the ice creams were lovely and in my opinion great value at £2 each.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Veranneman November 2012

Simply great !

Last year we bought an annual ticket and could visit The Eden Project 3 times. Every time we went it was a great day out !

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reade October 2012

Eden Project

Excellent all round.including zip wire!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

We went on a rainy day in the summer hols and understandably everyone else had the same idea so it was packed. It was nice to see the iconic biomes and interesting to look round but we thought it was very expensive for what it was - £60 for 4 of us plus we ate there so an extra £40 for that. We also seemed to spend a lot of time queuing for food, to look round the biomes, for the park and ride etc . We would go back but perhaps out of season to have chance to explore fully. We'd also look round for cheaper tickets!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Have wanted to visit here for many years. It was quite interesting, the Biomes were amazing to look at from the outside. We bought tickets from the tourist information centre before we visited which they sell at discounted prices and also went after 3.30pm when entrance is less. The cakes in the cafe were all a bit stale, at nearly £40 for a piece of cake and a drink for 7 of us we thought they would be lovely and were not so good. Maybe it was a bad day for cake. Glad to have visited, would probably only go once.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

good value with stores vouchers....

Visited for the first time 10 years ago, and of course in 10 years it HAS changed...more grown up, but we remarked to each other many times that it didn't feel as "magical" as the first time we wound our way down to the domes. The large 'flags' have gone that marked the way down the paths.....perhaps that was it? entrance was £23 each for adults & £9.50 each for kids....So to be honest we really wouldn't have visited had it not been for a certain store voucher scheme that meant we payed £5 each and the kids £2.50 each we did treat ourselves to lunch..£5 for most mains with salad or new potatoes....YUMMY, filling & VERY good value, with free pitchers of water on the tables and help yourself mugs hang above - all very handy. Plenty to see and do although our kids sped around the place and ended up where they REALLY wanted to the shop. A great day out though , as they slept like logs on the way home!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Marsh April 2012

What a wonderful way to spend a day. The weather was perfect for us, but that didn't matter as it would be okay on a poor day at Eden. It was early in the year when we visited but still plenty to see and do.
Had lunch there and it was very good value for money.
We will be back!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Definitely lived up to expectations and has grown considerably in content since our last visit 9 years ago.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr McMahon July 2011

Its excellent, go and have a great day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Morgan July 2011

Absolutely fabulous. The highspot of our holiday. So much to see and enjoy, will definitely return.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

We felt that £20 per adult was a lot to pay, yes there was plenty to see; however, on a wet, cold, windy day walking the outside paths was not great.The two domes well worth seeing, but again not worth £40. We came away saying to each other that we felt the Eden Project to be a great Educational Centre for children, schools and colleges to visit, there were other gardens we visited in Cornwall we felt much better value.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Eden Sessions

There aren't may concert venues where there are no queues for the loo or the bar! A great venue with staff who actually smile - and if you don't like the band you can always wander around a biome (or two).

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Cornish February 2009


The Eden Project really is somewhere very special. Leave loads of time to look around and I would recommend staying for the evening as this is when the place really comes alive. The lighting and scenery in the evening has to been seen to be believed, it’s so beautiful.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lucy December 2008

A great day out with loads to do for all ages. In winter, skating on the ice rink is great fun and the hot, tropical Biome is a great antedote for the winter blues. There's lots of delicious food to choose from in the cafes and restaurants too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Fabulous day out

The biomes are amazing, and the educational centre is interesting too. Watch the film on the making of Eden. It's a good couple of hours long but worth it. With ice skating and gigs playing at this exciting venue too it makes a good day out for all the family.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Denness August 2008

Eden Sessions and Biomes

My trip to The Eden Project was amazing. I visited in the summer to see a band and included in the ticket was access to the rest of the grounds; we went early and took a trip around the Biomes before the gig started. The sound quality from the open-air gig was fantastic, I would definitely recommend going if you get the chance (but remember tickets sell out fast!).

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Plants and gigs!

A visit to the Eden Project is a must. The biomes which house the plants from all over the world are amazing! And if you get chance to see a gig then it will be an experience you will not forget - tickets are often sold out!

The Looe Valley Line (7 ¼ miles)

Take the branch line train from Liskeard to Looe, a great day out for the whole family.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A beautiful sunny day by the sunny

We enjoyed a lovely trip by train to Looe (3 adults and 2 children cost in total approx. £10 return). It's about a 10 minute walk from the station to the town but there is lots of lovely shops, quaint narrow streets and activities for children. We went on a trip out to see on a glass bottom boat, but didn't see anything below the water! Crabbing is very popular and a simple kit cost £3 and kept the children entertained for quite a while. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Courtyard Bistro. A quick visit to the beach and an ice cream back to the train completed a great day out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2012

Very scenic journey

A very pretty little branch line that drops dramatically down through the wooded valley. There is always plenty of bird life and wading fowl on the water as you go by, and the walk into Looe from the station is short and level. Highly recommended, lots of pubs and restaurants in Looe make it a nice winter's day trip, with a pub lunch by a real fire an added bonus! You can get off at some of the little stops on the way and do circular walks from those stations.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

J Dolman August 2012

Great short train journey for the kids to enjoy en route to the beach at Looe. Hot day (no a/c on the train) and was completely packed on the carriages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Wakefield-Brown May 2012

The branch line train journey from Liskeard to Looe a fantastic experience for the whole family with plenty of parking at Liskeard Station.

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