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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Dr Harris

    “Good old-fashioned rustic charm with homely touches.”

    Owner helpful and Fred the labrador an added bonus. ...

    Owner helpful and Fred the labrador an added bonus. Regarding posts others have made, the drive is perfectly adequate, stony but even. There is a faint hum of traffic but there is also the faint chug of a steam train too ;) Lovely place to relax in the countryside with a variety of animals around (horses, pigs, sheep, cockerels which dont wake you up). Mature trees and lush garden with lots of birds. Uneven ground, steps and slopes so not suitable for the less sure-footed. Lanivet Spar tiny but well-stocked, good coffee to takeaway. Pub friendly, fish and chip shop really great (Welcome Stranger)

    - Dr Harris, July 2021

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 (National 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 Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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