Lostwithiel House

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Quirky
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

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  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
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If you are looking for a gorgeous Cornish retreat within a spectacular country estate with endless activities, then look no further than Lostwithiel House! Lostwithiel House is one of two cottages set within the stable yard of Lostwithiel Manor Estate. Designed by the master architect Sir John Soane and refurbished by the brilliant Sarah Fortescue Designs, this three bedroom cottage is surrounded by glorious landscaped gardens, a lake, deer park, parkland, fascinating historic monuments, miles of cycling and hiking tracks, orchards and a tennis court. Lostwithiel House is perfect for a family or friends wanting to explore the south and north coasts of Cornwall and the captivating moors. There are other holiday properties on the estate including the fabulous Grade II listed Lostwithiel Manor which sleeps up to eighteen guests, the 18th century Lostwithiel Stewardry which sleeps up to fourteen guests, Lostwithiel Stable House which sleeps four and Lostwithiel Dairy House which sleeps eight guests. If you are celebrating a special event or planning a family reunion, each of the properties can be booked with Oliver’s Travels. Lostwithiel Manor is a fantastic wedding and entertainment venue. The list of estate activities for all guests staying in the properties is endless.

The charming town of Lostwithiel is just four miles from Lostwithiel House, nestled in a beautiful wooded valley at the tidal reach of the River Fowey in central Cornwall. From this gorgeous countryside spot, guests can visit both the north and south coasts of Cornwall, explore the moors and enjoy the most delicious cuisine imaginable. Local to Lostwithiel Manor Estate, guests can take dips at Talland Bay and Lansallos Beach and visit Fowey, Polruan, Par Sands, St Austell, Mevagissey, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Restormel Castle and the iconic Eden Project.

Lostwithiel House is extremely characterful and very comfortable. Within this unique, beautifully renovated property, you will discover vivid splashes of colour, sumptuous furnishings, gorgeous fabrics and excellent fittings. The outstanding Sarah Fortescue Designs have waved their magic wands, creating a colourful, eclectic, sophisticated and fun interior. The first floor, open plan living and dining room is simply fabulous with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling, a delightful window seat, comfy sofas, a smart dining area and a fully-equipped modern kitchen offering everything you need for your self-catering stay. Laundry facilities can be found in the stable yard. You will enjoy beautiful estate views including some of the churchyard. Also on the first floor is the master bedroom with its mellow green tones, comfy bed, gorgeous soft furnishings and immaculate ensuite bathroom.

Downstairs, you will find two well-appointed twin bedroom suites, one with a gorgeous, floral, red-toned wallpaper and lavish green leaf headboards and the other with its matching bedspreads and draped curtains. Sarah Fortescue Designs have done a brilliant job, making sure you are comfortable and feel pampered. The attention to detail and contrasting colours make this cottage fun and out of the ordinary. The twin beds in each room are dressed with crisp cottons and the ensuite bathrooms come with luxurious organic toiletries and fluffy white bathrobes and towels.
 
You can enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and alfresco meals using the Weber barbecue on the terrace and roam this beautiful estate, enjoying the wildlife and scenery. The stable yard games room is very popular. The estate grounds are truly sensational. The lake is stunning, surrounded by grassy banks, nearby flocks of sheep and ancient trees. You may want to enjoy a lakeside barbecue or perhaps evening cocktails by the lake. You can stroll through the deer park watching the grazing fallow deer who have nibbled on the park’s lush grass since the days of the Domesday Book and head to the centuries-old trees in the ancient woodland. Adjacent to the deer park is the estate cricket pitch where you can watch one of the regular weekend matches, one of the estate’s most popular summertime traditions. The gardens are totally captivating. The Dorothy Garden boasts beautiful fountains and the Shrubbery offers a multitude of vibrant colour with thirty four different varieties of hydrangeas and vivid pink and purple rhododendrons and azaleas. The Stewardry Walk offers a palm-fringed paradise and a tropical fountain. The gardens also feature Lady Hamilton’s marble bath, a waterfall, a pool, magnolias and a huge array of other exotic plants. The estate’s magnificent parkland slopes gently towards the lake offering that true countryside feel. Here you can enjoy picnics and bask in the sun. You can also explore the exquisite ‘living museum’, discovering the estate’s impressive monuments including the obelisk which soars 123 feet into the sky. You can put your running shoes on and explore the many acres of land listening to birdsong and sheep for company. You can cycle, enjoy yoga, play tennis or just rest with your holiday book. Children love collecting morning eggs from the estate chickens or foraging for wild garlic to make pesto and blackberries for beloved crumbles. You can also pick fresh produce from the kitchen garden for supper. In the autumn, you are welcome to pick apples from the orchard.

To make your holiday even more special, the estate’s local partners offer mountain and electric bike hire, yoga instruction, tennis coaching and sports rehab, sports massage, personal training and fitness classes. The estate also boasts its own private chef who can cater for special events.

The estate plays host to a number of annual events including a five mile race around the estate in aid of St John’s Ambulance Cornwall, an Endurance GB Ride, the south west’s premier Cornish ride with over 200 riders, Charity Open Gardens in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care and the Carriage Driving Day sponsored by the British Driving Society. Every event is wonderful and you will feel privileged to be there!

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What you should know…

  • The estate grounds, games room and tennis court are shared with guests staying at the manor houses and the other cottages. However there are acres of grounds to share so you will never feel on top of each other!
  • Oliver’s Travels features all of the properties on the estate if you want to ask other friends or family to join you

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Indoor Games Heating

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Outdoor furniture for summer dining
- Shared tennis court within the grounds
- Endless walks on the estate
- Beautiful views over the churchyard

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi available
- TV & DVD
- Board games
- Travel cots & highchairs available
- Shared games room within the Estate
- Laundry facilities in the Stable Yard
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Lostwithiel House
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Lostwithiel House is located on the fabulous Lostwithiel Manor Estate with its acres of parkland, deer park, woodland, lakes and stunning gardens. The estate is wondrous with spectacular scenery and brilliant spots of picnics and relaxing. Guests are welcome to enjoy wild swimming in the lake and to forage or pick produce from the kitchen garden. Close by, you can enjoy Talland Bay and Lansallos Beach for a quick dip or venture further to the beautiful beaches on the north or south coast of Cornwall. The estate is brilliant for walking and cycling plus there are many stunning areas to discover outside of the estate.

Cornwall is known as a foodie paradise and there are plenty of places close by where you can enjoy delicious goodies and meals. There are also a number of food festivals including the St Ives Food and Drink Festival, Truro Food Festival and the Mevagissey Shanty Festival.

Restormel Castle lies by the River Fowey near Lostwithiel. One of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall, it is notable for its perfectly circular design. Once a luxurious residence of the Earl of Cornwall, it was ruined by the 16th century and is now under the supervision of the English Heritage. It is a beautiful picnic spot.

A trip down to Fowey is a must! The Fowey estuary is a glorious sight with Fowey on one side at the mouth of the River Fowey and the gorgeous town of Polruan on the other. There are regular passenger ferries to and from Polruan and a car ferry to Boddinick. The ferry house was originally the du Maurier family home and later the home of Angela du Maurier, Daphne’s sister. As well as being incredibly pretty, Fowey enjoys a rich history. During the Second World War, Fowey was the centre for air-sea rescue and one of the places from which the D-Day invasions were launched. St Catherine’s Point is on the Fowey side of the harbour entrance where it functioned as a lighthouse in medieval times. St Catherine’s Castle below was built during the reign of Henry VIII to defend the harbour entrance. It is accessible when walking from the pretty Readymoney Cove. On Fore Street you will find the Old House of Foye, a medieval house built in 1430. It is now a shop but the walls, beamed interior and fireplace are pretty much the same. During the summer, Fowey Town Hall’s museum and small aquarium is open. Daphne du Maurier is celebrated with the Du Maurier Festival each May and at the Literacy Centre next to the church.

There are some amazing sandy beaches on the south coast. Par Sands, close to the village of Par and four miles from St Austell, boasts a huge expanse of sand backed by pretty dunes. Polkerris Beach magically combines an idyllic sandy cove and stunning coastline with an array of entertaining watersports. You can stand up paddleboard, learn to sail and windsurf, explore the coastline in a kayak or simply enjoy exploring the rock pools and building sandcastles. There is a wonderful beach restaurant and waterside pub. The National Trust’s dreamy Lantic Bay is a great spot for paddling and for a picnic. It is well worth the climb back up and the views from the top are amazing. To the North, the surfers favourite, Newquay, is less than a 50-minute drive while popular Padstow is also within easy reach. The traditional fishing village of Port Isaac, best known for being the setting off the popular TV series Doc Martin, is also less than an hour away.

Mevagissey lies within a UNESCO Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is another working harbour, nestled on the unspoilt dramatic Cornish coastline. Mevagissey boasts an aquarium, museum, seafood restaurants, atmospheric pubs, watersports, beautiful gardens, cycle trails and much more. You can walk from the town to the stunning Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town Lostwithiel

(6.6km)

Nearest Restaurant Asquiths Restaurant, Lostwithiel

(5.8km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Food, Lostwithiel

(6.2km)

Nearest Golf Lostwithiel Golf Club

(5.9km)

Nearest Beach Polperro Beach

(15.4km)

Region

When it comes to natural good looks, Cornwall sets the bar for UK holiday destinations. From long stretches of sand to the jaw-dropping scenery, this coastal county makes a fabulous retreat for anyone looking to escape the city scene. But most importantly, you quickly realise that you don’t have to fly around the world to seek adventures. With forests, castles and beaches for days, Cornwall is the ultimate staycation - perfect for all ages.

In recent years, Cornwall has come on leaps and bounds and found a newfound style. That being said, discover our range of beautiful large holiday homes in Cornwall to start planning your next holiday!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Lostwithiel House is an ideal country getaway for a family. The cottage is gorgeous and very comfortable. The endless list of activities available at the house and grounds is incredible. There are family board games, a good range of games in the stables games room, beautiful gardens, a lake, parkland, woodland and a deer park. If you decide on wild swimming in the lake, please take good care of children. Another popular activity is to spot the monuments hidden around the estate. Children love picnics in the grounds as well as barbecues and fire pit sessions. Children enjoy collecting eggs and foraging for foods or picking the seasonal vegetables from the kitchen garden.

The Fowey area offers some fantastic, family friendly beaches including Lansallos Beach, Lantic Bay between Polperro and Polruan with views towards Pencarrow Head, Par Sands Beach which is perfect for flying kites, Polkerris Beach, Polruan Quay Beach and Readymoney Cove Beach. This might be a great opportunity for children to take some watersports tuition.

Fowey boasts an aquarium, a museum, St Catherine’s Castle and lots of boating. If you are staying during August, the Fowey Regatta is fabulous. There are boats, floats, rafts, fireworks and a procession through the town with everyone dressed in fabulous costumes. There are prizes for the best costumes. Children love spending time with ‘The Bird Lady of Fowey’ at Lescrow Farm and her majestic birds. They can be up close with owls, Loki the hawk and others. If is a fabulous experience that they will not forget.

It is very easy to hire your own boat on the estuary or you can take one of the many boat trips. Fowey River Trips and Sea Cruises offer great value for money trips to see Daphne du Maurier’s house, Bodinnick Quay, Penmarlam Quay, the China Clay Factory, Polruan and lots more. Encounter Cornwall run daily guided canoe trips and kayak hire on the estuary. There are two 3 hour trips. The Creeks and Backwaters tour paddles upriver and the Harbours and Beaches tour paddles down to Fowey Harbour and the sea on low tide.

The historic town of Bodmin is within easy reach and features the famous Bodmin Jail and the Bodmin and Wenford Heritage Railway.

The fascinating Eden Project is roughly half an hour away. It is one of Cornwall’s most popular attractions, nestled in a huge crater where massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity together with stunning plants, exhibitions and striking contemporary gardens and summer concerts. The Eden Project is an educational charity offering year round family events and a popular ice rink. Adrenalin Quarry is another popular excursion with an inflatable aqua park, zip wires and a giant clifftop swing.

It you are staying in the autumn, there are several places to take children to choose a prize pumpkin. Trevaskis Farm and Trevathan Farm are both popular.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £200 to be paid prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price. Due to Covid, guests are currently being asked to strip the beds prior to departure.
Internet access? This cottage is Wi-Fi free - ideal for those in search of a digital detox!
Changeover day Monday or Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 7-nights across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed on request at time of booking, for an additional charge of £15 per dog, per stay. Please note that the dogs must stay downstairs.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs The wider grounds and tennis court are shared with the Estate's other holiday cottages however your group will retain plenty of privacy

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Feb 11th 2023 £839 £895 £951 £1,118
Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 20th 2023 £1,060 £1,130 £1,201 £1,413
Feb 20th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £839 £895 £951 £1,118
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 17th 2023 - - - £2,119
Apr 17th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £971 £1,036 £1,101 £1,295
May 27th 2023 - Jun 5th 2023 - - - £2,365
Jun 5th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 £1,324 £1,413 £1,501 £1,766
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - £3,060
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,324 £1,413 £1,501 £1,766
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £1,016 £1,083 £1,151 £1,354
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 30th 2023 £1,545 £1,648 £1,751 £2,060
Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 £839 £895 £951 £1,118
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 4th 2024 - - - £2,825
Jan 4th 2024 - Feb 10th 2024 £839 £895 £951 £1,118
Feb 10th 2024 - Feb 19th 2024 £1,060 £1,130 £1,201 £1,413
Feb 19th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £839 £895 £951 £1,118
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 - - - £2,119
Apr 15th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £971 £1,036 £1,101 £1,295
May 25th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 - - - £2,365
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £1,324 £1,413 £1,501 £1,766
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 - - - £3,060

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Feb 11th 2023 €886 €945 €1,004 €1,181
Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 20th 2023 €1,119 €1,194 €1,268 €1,492
Feb 20th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €886 €945 €1,004 €1,181
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 17th 2023 - - - €2,238
Apr 17th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €1,026 €1,094 €1,163 €1,368
May 27th 2023 - Jun 5th 2023 - - - €2,498
Jun 5th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 €1,399 €1,492 €1,585 €1,865
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - €3,232
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,399 €1,492 €1,585 €1,865
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €1,073 €1,144 €1,215 €1,430
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 30th 2023 €1,632 €1,741 €1,849 €2,176
Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 €886 €945 €1,004 €1,181
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 4th 2024 - - - €2,984
Jan 4th 2024 - Feb 10th 2024 €886 €945 €1,004 €1,181
Feb 10th 2024 - Feb 19th 2024 €1,119 €1,194 €1,268 €1,492
Feb 19th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €886 €945 €1,004 €1,181
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 - - - €2,238
Apr 15th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €1,026 €1,094 €1,163 €1,368
May 25th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 - - - €2,498
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €1,399 €1,492 €1,585 €1,865
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 - - - €3,232

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Feb 11th 2023 $976 $1,041 $1,106 $1,302
Feb 11th 2023 - Feb 20th 2023 $1,233 $1,315 $1,397 $1,644
Feb 20th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $976 $1,041 $1,106 $1,302
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 17th 2023 - - - $2,466
Apr 17th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $1,130 $1,206 $1,281 $1,507
May 27th 2023 - Jun 5th 2023 - - - $2,753
Jun 5th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 $1,541 $1,644 $1,747 $2,055
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - $3,561
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,541 $1,644 $1,747 $2,055
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $1,182 $1,261 $1,339 $1,576
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 30th 2023 $1,798 $1,918 $2,038 $2,397
Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 $976 $1,041 $1,106 $1,302
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 4th 2024 - - - $3,288
Jan 4th 2024 - Feb 10th 2024 $976 $1,041 $1,106 $1,302
Feb 10th 2024 - Feb 19th 2024 $1,233 $1,315 $1,397 $1,644
Feb 19th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $976 $1,041 $1,106 $1,302
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 - - - $2,466
Apr 15th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $1,130 $1,206 $1,281 $1,507
May 25th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 - - - $2,753
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $1,541 $1,644 $1,747 $2,055
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 - - - $3,561

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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