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The Old Engine House

Tretoil, near Bodmin, Cornwall (Ref. 976295)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Impressed with the host Robin who was most helpful. Only disadvantage was the poorly surfaced track leading to the property. Recommended for anyone who would like a quiet tranquil holiday.”

    Mr Finney, Kettering, May 2018

    • “The Old Engine House was situated in a most delightful location, it was comfortable, clean, and with the wood burner very cosy. Robin (The owner) was most obliging and helpful, and his dog Fred was so friendly. The location was central to Cornwall and handy to reach either coast. Also for a very good Sunday lunch the Lanevit Inn was handy. We would highly recommend the Old Engine House to anyone, I am sure we will be there again. Tony & Kath Barnes, Kidderminster.”

    Mr Barnes, Kidderminster, May 2018

    • “Owner (who lived next door) provided a friendly welcome.”

    Mr Sellick, East Grinstead, April 2018

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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. 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Shower Room Utility


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 refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

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