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The Old Engine House

Tretoil, near Bodmin, Cornwall (Ref. 976295)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “Robin was very friendly and a great host and his dog Fred is lovely!”

    However, there were drawbacks with the cottage. The lounge furniture is very low and uncomfortable. It’s also difficult to get out of. The wide angle of the bedroom photo doesn’t show just how low the ceiling is on each side of the bed, which was a problem for my husband as he’s 6’ tall and had major spine surgery. Also, the mattress could do with replacing as it’s very thin and has ‘dips’ where people have lain time and again. The pillows are very skinny too and there were no ...

    However, there were drawbacks with the cottage. The lounge furniture is very low and uncomfortable. It’s also difficult to get out of. The wide angle of the bedroom photo doesn’t show just how low the ceiling is on each side of the bed, which was a problem for my husband as he’s 6’ tall and had major spine surgery. Also, the mattress could do with replacing as it’s very thin and has ‘dips’ where people have lain time and again. The pillows are very skinny too and there were no spares, which was a problem for me because my nose blocks when I lie too flat. Having said that, the cottage as a whole was lovely and well off the beaten track. I think there should be more light though as walking from the car to the cottage in the dark is very dark, we had to use the torches on our mobile phones. Very slippery too when wet as the path is just grass. I’m sorry it sounds like we didn’t enjoy ourselves when we actually really did! I’ve just worked in health and safety in the past and am just trying to make practical suggestions to prevent injury or accident.

    - Mrs Watson, October 2020

The property

In a peaceful spot on the edge of Tretoil, on a 1½ acre smallholding along 200 yards of hardcore track, a simple cottage converted from part of an old engine house at the heart of Cornwall’s ancient mining heritage.

The owner lives next door with friendly dog Fred and his carpentry workshop; home-produced pork available.

The back garden is unfussy and natural with raised rustic decking (table/chairs). Three steps up from the garden to living room, cosy with woodburner and TV/DVD; snug dining room; kitchen (small dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with door to garden; ground-floor shower-room (suite).

Open-sided stairs up to the double bedroom (5' bed).

No children.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Dogs are not allowed upstairs in this property.

A fascinating escape for couples to enjoy walking, cycling or golf, or as a base for exploring the whole of Cornwall. Tretoil: tiny hamlet deep in hedgerow lanes on the edge of Lanhydrock Golf Club, 2 miles from Bodmin’s historic town (shops, cinema, bicycle hire) and Lanhydrock House (Nat.

Trust).

Eden Project, 10 miles.

Fine sandy beaches south at Carlyon Bay, 11 miles, and north at Padstow, 16.

Floorplans

1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Shower Room Utility

Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x first floor king size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property does not accept children.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

TRETOIL

Bodmin, the one-time County Town of Cornwall with its narrow streets, shops and pubs, is perfectly placed for exploring all that this fabulous holiday area has to offer. The outstanding surf, rugged cliffs and hidden coves of the north coast beaches and the quieter sands and river estuaries of the south coast are both 15 miles away while on the edge of town is the fascinating museum and haunting presence of the old Bodmin Jail. The popular Camel Trail for cyclists and walkers also winds its way through the town on its journey to the sea at Padstow. Close by are the open spaces and wind swept grandeur of Bodmin Moor while the incomparable Eden Project (11 miles), Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum (30 miles) and the beautiful harbour town of Padstow with its famous pubs and restaurants (16 miles) make for great days out. Also within easy reach and ideal for a fun-filled day out, guests can visit Lanhydrock House, the small town of Fowey and Charlestown with its Tall Ships. There is a good choice of country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Note: This property does not accept children.
Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs in this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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