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16 Brunel Quays Coastal Cottage in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

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sleeps 7
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

16 Brunel Quays Coastal Cottage description

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16 Brunel Quays was originally a railway building, named after its designer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It has been restored to offer a high standard of accommodation, but retains many of its original features, such as arched windows and exposed stonework. The cottage has 4 bedrooms and will sleep up to 7 people, making it an idyllic retreat for large families or groups of friends. It also has a unique location, being bordered by the railway and its slow-passing trains on one side and the river quays on the other. The railway station is about 2 minutes' walk away, giving you access to trains that will take you to the major train stations and towns in Cornwall.

The small Cornish town of Lostwithiel sits in the Fowey river valley. Along the coastsyou will find small fishing ports, areas of great historical interest and monuments shrouded in myth and legend which give Cornwall much of its character. Inland, you can find remnants of the famous Cornish Tin Mining industry – a profession which gave rise to the invention of the Cornish Pasty! Cornwall is also famous for its ‘eco-attitude' and you will find many nature reserves throughout the region, such as the Eden Project, which is only half an hour away by road.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Gas central heating. Electric double oven, electric ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Private, off road parking for 2 cars. Patio with garden furniture (unfenced river bank with 5 foot drop to river within 15 yards - children beware). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 400 yards. Note: This property accepts a maximum of 7 people including infants.


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  • Garden
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  • Linen provided
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Bailey
June 2016
This was our third visit to Brunel Quays and it is still an excellent self-catering property. The kitchen was well equipped with good quality cooking utensils and the whole property was very clean and comfortable.
Mr Fairest
May 2016
Brunel Quays is an excellent property and Lostwithiel is a great place to stay. Hope to go again.
Mrs Street
June 2016
16 Brunel Quays is a spacious, unusual property. It is light and airy and is well furnished. We really enjoyed sitting on the patio by the river (we were particularly blessed with good weather)
Mr Boot
November 2014
Centrally situated which meant ideal for touring and site seeing. Lostwithiel as a town offered more than adequate facilities as a base.16 Brunel Quays was a private and spacious to enable more than one family to share and enjoy privacy. This allowed us to have an excellent family holiday with sufficient parking for two families.
Mr Woollams
April 2016
The cottage was perfect for our needs. It was comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The cottage is perfectly located in a lovely, interesting little town with many good walking routes nearby.
Mrs Clark
September 2015
The property was clean, had very comfortable beds and a lovely light airy feel. There was plenty of space and the property was in a good position, it had everything we needed. We would be happy to go there again.
Mr Coello
November 2015
The property is very spacious with plenty of room for the suggested 7 occupants. It is a very interestingly converted building in a good location for visiting attractions in this part of Cornwall. The neighbours are very friendly and welcoming.
Miss Gardner
December 2015
The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. The property is very spacious and is situated in a very nice area with good pubs, restaurants and shops in the surrounding area. The photos on the website do not do the cottage justice, the lounge area is very spacious, very relaxing and the decoration is all very modern and nicely set out. The amount of tourist information in the hallway in the property, such as walks for the area, places to visit, things to see, local information and maps is exceptionally helpful. We could not have picked a better property for our stay in Cornwall!
Mrs Woods
August 2015
This is an amazing property in an interesting old building. The property was in a lovely location a few minutes walk from shops, cafes and pubs. The ideal place for our holiday.
Mr Sawers
July 2015
It is a lovely house, in a beautiful town, within good reach of many places of interest.
Mrs Kendall
October 2013
This was one of the best self-catering homes we have had in several decades of holidays. It was very comfortable and well equipped, and it was good being close to the town and station but also to walk directly from the house into the countryside. We will have no hesitation in returning.
Mr Richards
March 2014
Excellent accommodation in a very good location. The owner was very friendly and helpful, as were the neighbours. We shall visit again at some stage.
Mrs Pardoe
June 2014
Our third visit and it was just as enjoyable. In a great location to explore Cornwall, we will be returning next year for sure.
Mrs Bray
June 2014
This was a stunning property but then we've never been disappointed with Sykes properties. The location was great, so near to the station we went out on the train several times. The house was spacious and beautifully furnished and the owner very helpful.
Mr Lewis
June 2014
The cottage was of high quality in an excellent location. The fittings and furnishings were excellent with nice little additional touches - tea,coffee and milk on arrival. Although near the railway line, this did not cause any nuisance and in fact was an asset for exploring the region.We also like the easy access to the village with its convenient shops.
Mr Taylor
March 2013
A very good central location for exploring Cornwall. The accommodation was very different and interesting and of first class quality.
Mrs Hadley
July 2013
The property was ideally placed and had everything included to make it a real home from home. Fantastic!
Ms Hatch
August 2013
Well appointed house in great location.
Mrs Sykes
October 2013
The property was near all the places we wanted to visit it made it a very enjoyable holiday.
Miss Rogers
March 2013
In a great location, ideal for kayaking down the river Fowey.
Mr Howsam
September 2011
A lovely place.
Ms Hatch
August 2012
Lovely, spacious, light house.
Mr Coniam
November 2012
Everything! Property, location, welcome and the holiday booking organisation are all excellent! Would like to stay all over again and will no doubt book in the future.
Ms Weliwitegoda
July 2011
The accommodation was spacious, easy to relax in and cook meals for a family of 7 people. Also the location of the cottage was close to the A30 and A38 making it easy to travel to most destinations.
Mr Roddis
August 2011
The property was excellent throughout. There was plenty of room for all members of my family. It was ideally situated on the bank of the river and within easy access to all the amenities in Lostwhithiel and neighbouring coastal holiday resorts.
Mrs Fowles
September 2011
A very spacious property with light and airy rooms. We found it to be very comfortable accommodation and a good place to relax at the end of a busy day out. The owner was helpful and there was plenty of local information available. There are good shops and eateries within walking distance.
Mrs Linn
September 2010
Good location, close to village and main road to all locations. The Globe Inn was good for food, good chinese takeaway delivered to the door. Nice fish and chip shop. Good sized property, very clean and well furnished.
Mr Johnson
June 2011
Warm welcome and good location (central) for visiting places in Cornwall. Accommodation was clean and tidy.
Mrs Bailey
July 2011
This was our second visit to Brunel Quays and we were pleased to find the same excellent standards, including a welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and biscuits. The house is very spacious and we enjoyed the patio at the back of the house overlooking the river.
Miss Morcellini
June 2010
Central location for all destinations. Handy for train travel having the garden so close. Nice and quiet, no seagulls!
Mrs Otridge
September 2010
Good position to visit all different parts of Cornwall, nice quiet village to explore.
Mr Templeman
July 2010
Location and accommodation were excellent, a very relaxing area well worth a second visit.
Mrs Bailey
December 2009
Although we were a group of seven from two families, the house was bigger than we expected and there was plenty of room for us all.
Mr Fox
May 2010
Everything about the accommodation was fabulous and included everything we needed. So spacious and included top quality furnishings and fittings just like home.
Miss Boswell
October 2009
The patio overlooking the river was delightful and Trewithen Restaurant's 'Brunch' was wonderful.
Mr Mrs Ballard
November 2009
We thought the property was extremely nice, as was the owner. It is situated in a pleasant town that offered all the facilities that we needed. It was also a useful base to go further afield. We will not be recommending it to friends and family as we want to keep it to ourselves.
Mr Mrs Turvey
October 2008
We found this excellent property furnished to a high standard. It is an ideal place to relax and unwind. It certainly has the 'wow factor'. A wonderful place for leaving the car and taking the train. 16 Brunel Quays is the kind of place we would recommend to anyone. We shall visit again. Thank you.
Mr Smith
March 2009
We would recommend this property and hope to use it again at some point.
Mr Mrs Jones
March 2009
Very nice property, in an excellent location.
Mrs Thurston
June 2009
Lostwithiel is an ideal place for a holiday as there are lots of different places to eat ranging from 'pub grub' to gourmet dining.
Mrs Linturn
August 2009
The property exceeded our expectations. An excellent base to explore the area.
Mrs Hume
August 2009
This is our 4th stay here - it's in a great place and is very comfortable after a busy day sightseeing or on the beach.
Mr Johnson
October 2009
Wonderful property.
Mrs Nelson
August 2008
Lovely house. Very clean and good position close to the village.
Mrs Clark
March 2008
Just superb! Excellent property, good location. Highest standards throughout, lots of little extra's that were unexpected. Would return and highest recommendation to friends and family. Lots to see in the area.
Mr Cammack
October 2008
Was a superb area to visit and lovely countryside. Highly recommended and we will certainly visit again.
Mr Greenidge
April 2008
The cottage was amazing! We were a group of seven and had plenty of space to relax. It was very well equipped. Highly recommended. Looking to book same time next year!
Mrs Tidbury
April 2008
Probably the best accommodation we have had. The location was excellent with amenities close to hand ie pubs, restaurants and shops. Impossible to criticise.
Mr Showell
August 2007
The house was in pristine condition throughout. An excellent location with easy access to many attractions.
Mr Armstrong
July 2007
Excellent property - beautiful location right beside the river. Very modern and tastefully decorated, had everything we needed - convenient for the trains if anyone wasn't bringing a car. Lostwithiel very nice - nice restaurants etc. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Hume
August 2007
The property is an ideal size and in an ideal location for a family holiday to Cornwall. Centrally placed, the beaches of Newquay are not far away, with attractions such as the Eden Project very close at hand. Lostwithiel itself is a quiet town, with all the amenities needed. This is our second year staying at Brunel Quays and we have already booked for next year!
Mrs Scott
September 2007
The accommodation was excellent and well equipped. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Mr Bartlett
April 2007
Superb property, good location. Ideal location for local attractions, Eden Project, Fowey etc.
Mr Hooper
May 2007
An excellent, roomy, central property in a quiet Cornish town. Hope to return next year.
Mr Corbett
November 2006
Attractive outdoor area. Friendly neighbourhood - peaceful.
Mr Barry
December 2006
Excellent property. Lovely position with friendly neighbours. Owner has provided a suggestions book and responded by providing equipment that has been suggested.
Mr Mrs Ross
January 2007
Good location, central to amenities. Near to Eden Project. Spacious accommodation. Friendly village with cracking local pub.
Mrs Hartley
February 2006
This was our second visit to 16 Brunel Quays and we will be returning. The standard of accommodation is very high and the owner was very helpful. It is in a lovely location and our 3 year old son was thrilled to be near trains, we were thrilled that we couldn't hear them! It really did feel like home and we were sad to leave.
Mr Mrs Warwick
May 2006
Although we had a bad week of weather we felt this in no way spoilt our holiday. The accommodation was wonderful in a very attractive location. We also found the owner to be very helpful and pleasant and we felt very welcomed into her home. The little extras provided were a really nice touch. We would definitely consider staying there again and heartily recommend the property to all. Good amenities were also part of the property.
Mr Bryan
June 2006
Second time we have stayed at this property, it is quite simply the best cottage I have stayed in. Great location, decor and amenities.
Mr Hawthorne
August 2006
We had a brilliant time, the property is extremely well located with many pretty villages and attractions close by. The owners were very welcoming and we really appreciated the added touches such as bubble bath and tea and coffee with hobnobs on arrival. The cottage was decorated to a very high standard situated in a lovely development right on the river. Lostwithiel was lovely, not too many tourists a generally fab place to go for a week!
Mrs Green
July 2006
It is in a fantastic location to visit Cornwall. We were five miles from the Eden Project, less than an hour from Newquay and Padstow, and a short drive to Parr beach, which was fantastic for the children. The children loved watching the trains go by the house and had plenty of room to play. We also appreciated the extra touches in the house like the shower gel and bubble bath. The house also had a table full of leaflet for places to go and people had left suggestions for where to take children.
Mrs Hume
September 2006
The location - Lostwithiel is within easy driving distance of many of Cornwall's attractions including the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the beaches of Newquay and the lovely town of Fowey. The property was lovely - with plenty of room for our family to relax after a hard day at the beach or sightseeing! It was nicely furnished and equipped. We came home and immediately booked Brunel Quays again for two weeks next year.
Mr Mrs Moore
July 2005
The cottage was very central for visiting Cornwall Devon, close to all amenities. The cottage was of a very high standard and in a lovely setting next to the river.
Miss Warren
July 2005
Excellent facilities and great location. The best self-catering accommodation we've ever stayed in. Loved the finishing touches such as bubble bath and biscuits. Patio area was perfect for enjoying a snack and a drink overlooking the canal. Altogether a lovely holiday!
Mrs Burgess
August 2005
Extremely high standard of accommodation with everything provided that you could possibly need. Beautiful located on edge of town by river. Nearby playground.
Mr Barrington
October 2005
Lovely area. People very friendly, would highly recommend area and accommodation
Mrs Thackray
November 2005
This has to be the best holiday home we have ever stayed in (and we've been self-catering for over 20 years). Superbly furnished and a lovely location.
Mrs Hawksley
April 2005
Clean, uncluttered, easy to use equipment, excellent recycling facilities. Very helpful owner.
Mr Bryan
July 2005
Loved the property and the location, we are already looking to book again for next year.
Mr Mrs Moore
July 2005
The cottage was very central for visiting Cornwall Devon. Close to all amenities. The cottage was of a very high standard and in a lovely setting next to the river.
Mrs Dutfield
March 2005
Once again the accommodation standard was first class and spotlessly clean.There were 6 of us sharing and it was very roomy and comfortable. Lostwithiel was central for touring and not too built up. There were enough shops and a lovely local pub that served very good food.All in all we had a memorable holiday!
Mrs Hurley
March 2005
The property had everything that we could possibly need, and the owner had taken time to add a few extras on our arrival - tea and biscuits, milk in the fridge etc. These little touches added to the welcome we felt when we arrived on our holiday. It really could not have been better appointed and was the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in - a real pleasure!
September 2015
Very well presented spacious house. High state of cleanliness. Fluffy white towels. If I'd known it was so near Lostwithiel station I'd have traveled there by train direct from London, so convenient. (There were some railway works going on at night which was a little disturbing to the general peace of the place, but that was not the owners fault.) The town is so nearby it's a 5 min walk if that, and there are plenty of shops, cafe's, pubs around. Central for most of the local attractions in surrounding areas. Had a great time.
Lesley S
July 2013
When we arrived at the property we were amazed at the size ... The photographs on the website do not really give a good indication of just how large the property is. It was a lovely touch to have tea, coffee, biscuits and milk waiting for us after a long journey. The cottage has everything needed for a lovely relaxing holiday and would be plenty big enough for seven people .. there were 3 adults in our party. The property is the only holiday cottage amongst residential homes, the neighbours are all very welcoming and friendly - one of our neighbours loaned us a spare parasol (the only thing missing in quite an extensive inventory in the cottage) when the weather was very hot as they were concerned we were not able to sit outside. The small courtyard garden at the back is a sun trap and a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine and a book and watch the occasional boat pass by. We travelled down by car but have only used our car once as the train service is excellent and very good value for money - the trains are very reliable and we have travelled somewhere every day. We did not really notice the sound of the trains much during our stay and the village is beautiful.
Kellie W
August 2015
We thought we were taking a risk by not staying near the coast but we are so glad we did. This house is an amazing place to stay with everything you could need. The photos just don't do it justice. I tried to take photos to show friends and family how lovely it is but couldn't quite get the feel of the place. It was the perfect place to stay. Maggie met us at the property and showed us how things work. We also had tea, coffee, milk and biscuits left for us. Lostwithiel is a lovely place to stay with some nice places to eat. I would recommend the fish and chips. Lostwithiel is ideally situated for exploring Cornwall. You have to stay here.
anne M
July 2014
Overall quality is very good excellent place to stay everything is there in the kitchen from washing machine, dishwasher, iron to all your utensils. Wifi is included as well. trains kept my son happy however they are not true intrusive. We stayed here as a family of 7 which included my parents and children the place is suprisingly big and spacious pictures do not do it justice. My only small gripe would be that it would be good to have a tv in one if the bedrooms as when you have a family this big not everyone wants to watch the same programs especially the children and teens but had a fantastic stay and would definatley recommend
Catherine H
May 2015
This house is really well laid out, and plenty of room for 7 adults. The kitchen is well equipped and really clean. The only downside was that there weren't enough comfy seats in the living area, one of us had to sit on a dining chair. We got a murder/treasure hunt on-line and it was not too long and got you to tour around Lostwithiel.
June 2014
I'm writing this review on our second day at this fabulous property and I can't praise it enough, it deserves 6 stars. The photos don't show how lovely it is we were met by the owner who gave us comprehensive instructions, and left us tea, milk & biscuits. The property is huge and very comfortably furnished with everything you'd need. There is a lovely area to sit out overlooking the river and although you hear the trains pass it's not intrusive. A short walk takes you into the town which has some nice shops and eateries. Another excellent rental from Sykes, we're never disappointed with their properties. I'm looking forward to the rest of our stay.
August 2013
excellent experience for a week,s holiday.everything needed was provided for our stay.i loved the location,the local history of the area,local shopping was adequate.the best i enjoyed was the rail station for travel.i think the local bus service could be improved.
January 2014
The lady was there to meet us and showed us around the cottage and explained where the shops and pubs where . There was tea coffee milk and biscuits there, so we could have a break before we unloaded the car .the cottage was very comfortable and it was nice to sit on the patio by the river , The location was perfect for the places we wanted to visit. The railway was close by if you didn't want to drive.
January 2012
16 Brunel Quays was our base for four weeks in October.My husband is registered blind and we are both in our 70s. Our children and grandchildren came to stay for varying lengths of time and there is ample accommodation for 7. We found the connection with Brunel interesting, and the conversion very well done. We did not need to drive anywhere as all the amenities were so close. We even walked up to the castle although the final hill was steep. Lostwithiel is an interesting town, most of the shops are privately owned and sell superb local produce. The washing machine was great but the dryer was not very good.
January 2010
Excellent... just excellent!!! Stayed with family, visited everywhere. Cottage was amazing, clean, enough space, and very nice.
November 2010
Everything about the holiday accommodation was excellent. The only downside was the noise from the train station close by. The last train was at 11.30 pm and was very loud in the bedroom accommodation. The first train in the morning was 6/6.30 am and you don't really want to be woken at 6.30 on your holiday. That was the only time you noticed the noise of the train was late at night and early morning. Quite annoying and spoilt an otherwise excellent property. Plus we did ask about the trains before we rented the accommodation and were told that the noise would be minimal.
April 2011
A modern spacious yet historical terraced conversion of one of Brunel's carriage sheds. As a group of elderly tourist's who wanted a base to explore all that this area of Cornwall has to offer then this property excelled. With milk, tea, coffee and biscuits awaiting our arrival to all mod appliances to hand and comfy beds for a good nights sleep we all enjoyed a welcome break. Within walking distance there are a variety of shops and pubs, all with very friendly staff, and we can recommend the food at the Royal Talbot, complete with real ale and a jazz band, when we dined. The adjacent railway is not intrusive, if anything more of a novelty with the length of the China Clay trains and hardly audible, but then we are all over 60! All in all we would recommend Brunel Quays and we look forward to re-visiting.
December 2009
A charming and beautifully appointed house in an excellent location. The owner was welcoming and the house was very well equipped. Lostwithiel is a pleasant town with shops and restaurants in easy walking distance and centrally located for visiting the many places of interest in the area. We even enjoyed the trains going past the front of the house. a super place to stay.
December 2009
The property was spotless and very well furnished with lots of facilities. We were made very welcome and our comfort considered at all times. Clear instructions for all appliances. The patio is a lovely place to sit and watch the wild life on the river. Lostwithiel itself is charming with great walks in all directions. The station is very closeby, making travel without the car easy.
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