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Modern Cottage in the centre of Lostwithiel. Close to Restaurants and Shops

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Surrounded by beautiful walks

Chy Bownder is a cosy semi-detached cottage in the centre of the old Cornish capital, Lostwithiel. It is tucked away down a quiet lane with easy and reasonably flat access to the town.

The cottage is also conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk from the main line station making it an easy option to come and go by train and use the scenic local service to explore the peninsula.

A private parking space is available next to the house. Any other vehicles can park free of charge in the car park just down the end of the lane.

Upon arrival, you will find a welcome hamper that includes milk, tea, coffee, scones, jam, clotted cream and a bottle of award winning Fowey Valley Cider.

In the bedrooms and bathroom, towels, robes and luxury organic Cornish bath foam will be provided for you to relax in the freestanding roll top bath. There is also a shower room on the ground floor. Toilet paper is provided.

All bedding is luxurious 'feels like down' to accommodate those with allergies without compromising on the comfort of feather.

Each bedroom has a hairdryer.

In the Kitchen there are cooking utensils, pots and pans and all the necessary equipment to cook up your creations. A Nespresso coffee machine is also supplied and 15 capsules will be included in your hamper. Feel free to bring your own capsules.

Dishwasher tablets, laundry detergent, 2 x bin liners and basic cleaning essentials provided.

A BBQ is also available so that you can enjoy dining al fresco in the secluded patio area with outdoor seating and a table.

In the lounge, you will find a 32" Smart TV to which you can connect to Netflix and freeview TV. a DVD player, WiFi, stereo with digital radio and Bluetooth connection, books and games.

A travel cot and high chair are available on request for your little one plus a changing mat, potty and bath so you can travel a little lighter!

Well behaved dogs are welcome. There are dog bowls and a dog towel is provided, to keep paws as clean as possible! A stair-gate will be attached to the bottom stair to keep your pet on the ground floor.

During your stay, you will be able to enjoy the local restaurants, from pub grub, to fine dining at Asquiths or the acclaimed Trewithen Restaurant.

Lostwithiel also boasts many antique shops to browse, a butchers with the best hot pasties in Cornwall, a florist, bakery, Co-op supermarket with cash-point, a deli, gift shop and more.

The Eden Project is ten minutes away in the car and you will be close to the idilic town of Fowey, Cardinham woods, Boconnoc estate, Lerryn and lots more.

There are many walks to explore, the 13th Century Restormel Castle is a pleasant walk away or follow the Fowey river upstream to Respryn woods, a place for picnics and enjoying tranquil settings.

If you wish to get out on the river, kayak guided tours are available from nearby Golant.

Or you can bring your own and kayak down the beautiful Fowey River from Lostwithiel and enjoy a pub lunch in Fowey. Be sure to check the tide times online.

If you wish to bring bikes, they can be stored in the courtyard. Nearby is the designated cycle route 'The Camel Trail' which can be accessed from Bodmin (a 15 minute drive). From there, you can cycle all the way to Padstow on the North Coast.

You will find a detailed guide to local amenities and activities at the property for you to read through at your leisure.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me through the enquiry form.

More Details

Property Manager
Alison Ashworth
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Chy Bownder is a great little cottage tucked away in a lovely quiet corner of Lostwithiel. It's a very dog friendly set up which is great. Only minutes away from some lovely walks up to Restormel castle and manor. I would stay here again if I'm in the area.
Jul 2017
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Lostwithiel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes upstairs Please
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
To travel lighter, a child's highchair, changing mat, step up, cot and one set of cot bedding is provided when asked for. Two dog bowls and a dog towel is provided upon request also.


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Modern Cottage in the centre of Lostwithiel. Close to Restaurants and Shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful home from home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, extremely clean and tidy with a high standard of bedding, towels, kitchen equipment etc and beautiful decor thoughtful done.

House is walking distance to a co-op, and a number of nice pubs close to the river.

Within driving distance to a lots of the super seaside towns and beaches of Cornwall and Devon. Really enjoyed would definitely stay again.

Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully maintained and decorated property.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property, was perfect for our family of four (two girls had to share the double bed) and our two dogs. Immaculately presented, everything how you would expect and more. Beds very comfortable, shower fab, girls enjoyed the roll top bath, great seating area outside with a BBQ. Easy stroll in the morning to get food etc, only 2 minutes from a Co-op. Lostwithiel centre is nice and The Globe pub did yummy food as well as being a lovely pub. Overall a great base to explore Cornwall, as we did Padstow and surrounding areas, St Ives, Fowey and Polperro. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully new cottage with best bedding ever!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, modern and quiet with a fabulous bathroom, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and the best quality bedding ever. The village is charming with lots of interesting shops and eateries and the cottage is ideally placed with its own parking and an easy walk to the shops and station -- the river is beautiful. The outside space is dog and child-proof so we could leave the doors open and enjoy the summer weather. There seemed to be all the essential baby stuff,and there was even a towel for the dog! We enjoyed the hamper of local goodies especially the cream tea and we discovered that the fish-man from Mevagissy stops in the car-park at the end of the lane twice/week and we enjoyed wonderfully fresh scallops and crab.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review of Chy Bownder. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Ali
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Royal Oak
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Boddinick Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A30 Bodmin
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: not necessary



Sunday 17th July - Saturday 23rd July

Charity Fayre Day, Cricket, Rounders, Pram Race, Concert, Raft Race, Street Party, Duck Race, Football, Spot the Stranger, Carnival Parade and Fireworks... there's something for everyone!


Sunday 13th August - Saturday 19th August

Carnival day procession, swimming race, raft-race, live bands, Red Arrows, Giant Pasty ceremony, flora dance and more!


Eden Project

Country Walks

Cycle trails/Cycling



Cliff and coastal walks


Spa/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Massage nearby





Zip line

Quad biking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $41.55
Damage Deposit $276.97

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.