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Miller's Lodge Countryside Cottage in St Keyne, Cornwall

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Miller's Lodge Countryside Cottage description

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Situated in the owner's grounds in the peaceful Looe Valley, this lovely stone-built cottage is on the outskirts of the Cornish village of St Keyne and just three miles from Liskeard. With an attractive bedroom and main living area, the cottage also boasts a private patio on which visitors can enjoy a drink after a day exploring. The single track Looe Valley Railway passes within 100 yards and allows residents of this charming cottage to hail the train for a 'request halt'.

Set in the main valley leading down to the coast at Looe is the sleepy village of St Keyne. A haven for nature and wildlife lovers, this lovely region is renowned for its rolling meadows and wooded valleys. With sandy beaches and long coastal walks, the village is close to the south coast, which serves as the area's main attraction whilst visitors who would like to experience traditional working Cornish fishing towns can enjoy a trip to Polperro and Looe - just a 20 minute drive away. There are a number of elegant country houses nearby, in addition to the impressive cathedral city of Truro. Also within easy reach are the world-renowned Eden Project and the wonderful gardens at Heligan.

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.

Electric storage heaters with electric fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 1 car. Private, enclosed patio area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop/Post Office and pub 3 miles (Liskeard or Duloe). Note: Babes-in-arms only.


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  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Dr Munro
March 2015
A very well equipped and comfortable cottage.
Mrs Ballard
May 2015
The owners were extremely helpful and very friendly. It was a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay and having the train running at the bottom of the garden was excellent for trips to Looe and Liskeard at a very reasonable fare.
Mrs Dalgarno
November 2015
Miller's Lodge was a great cottage, it is ideally situated to explore Cornwall. With a friendly owner.
Mrs Taylor
April 2016
The cottage was lovely, we especially loved the river running at the bottom of the garden the train at the bottom of the garden that took us to Looe Penzance. The peace quiet was just what we needed the owner was very pleasant.
Mrs Trewhella
August 2014
The owners were happy to help at any time. A cosy cottage in a tranquil setting ideally situated for a stress free holiday.
Mrs Kebbell
September 2014
Relaxation, peace and quiet, Millers' Lodge is an excellent base to explore Cornwall
Ms Rhodes
December 2014
This is a lovely cottage, generously and thoughtfully furnished and equipped, set in very peaceful surrounds. The owners were very friendly and helpful and put themselves out to make my stay a success. The request train station at the bottom of the garden was quirky and efficient, enabling easy connections to Looe or to Liskeard and the main line. Thanks.
Mrs Balash
March 2015
We enjoyed every aspect of my holiday. Miller's Lodge was superb, the owner who lives on site was friendly welcoming.
Mrs Roberts
June 2014
Miller's Lodge was ideally situated for sightseeing. Nice to come back to a clean and comfortable house after a long day out. Good to have the option of using the train with a station situated at bottom of garden - the trains do not disturb you, in fact you can't really hear them. The owners of the Lodge were lovely and very helpful. I would recommend this holiday to friends and family for a peaceful getaway.
Mr Owen
October 2013
Lovely cottage in a quiet area with everything provided. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Despite the poor weather we had a great week.
Mr Harwood
June 2014
Very convenient access to Dartmoor, Tamar valley and Looe. Good access to Looe railway if you do not want to drive. Cottage is in very good condition and the owner made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Stocking
April 2013
A wonderful cottage in a great location. Friendly but discreet hosts. Personal touches on arrival, including biscuits, milk, wine, tea, and coffee, etc. Looe Valley single track line. Own personal station at the bottom of the garden a bonus! Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Would recommend this cottage!
Ms Choi
February 2014
The cottage was amazing. Lovely to look at with very tasteful decoration and very cosy. Looe is a lovely place with some great restaurants, and we explored the rest of Cornwall with no problems either. Owners were very kind. We did not want to leave.
Mrs Watts
November 2013
This property was excellent! Equipped to a very high standard and so comfortable. A real home from home.
Mr Gray
May 2013
The location and setting were great. The cottage was all that one would like, with the added extras we were given on arrival, it would be very hard to beat.
Mr Neville
April 2013
We liked the remote location, peaceful surroundings, proximity to the station and that it was ideally situated for us to explore the south Cornwall coast and local areas.
Mrs Howells
September 2013
Luxurious standard of property.
Mrs Hill
August 2013
Quaint, well-equipped cottage. Near to lots of lovely attractions.
Mrs Reeve
August 2012
Friendly owners.
Mr Pratt
October 2012
Very well equipped, clean and comfortable accommodation in a good position to explore the surrounding area.
Mr Franklin
October 2012
Cute railway station 50 yards away. Tastefully set up property. Highly recommended.
Miss Yeowell
November 2012
The location was amazing, very close to all major seaside towns. The cottage was paradise and had everything we needed. It was lovely and cosy. Loved the kitchen, most of all it was perfect! The owners were really nice and had the loveliest dogs. We will most definitely be returning.
Mr Pink
December 2012
We had a lovely holiday. One of those times when you just don't want to go home.
Mr Fowler
August 2012
Wonderful cottage. Quiet, peaceful yet with easy access to Looe. Very enjoyable, no hesitation in recommending.
Mr Hoare
August 2012
The cottage was superb with everything you need and the owners were so friendly. It was so easy getting around with the railway so close and it was so peaceful.
Mr Jones
July 2012
Everything was superb, even the weather. A very enjoyable, quiet and relaxing break.
Mr Emerson
August 2012
The location was beautiful and quiet. Cottage home from home. Pleasant owners and friendly.
Mrs Hardstaff
July 2012
The cottage was in a quiet and beautiful setting. A small station just two minuets walk away was convenient to go into Looe without using the car - a lovely place to stay!
Mrs Blazey
April 2012
The cottage was in a lovely location - very peaceful and relaxing. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Our host made us feel very welcome and we would not hesitate to return again.
Mrs Hardstaff
June 2012
The cottage was in the most beautiful location. A small train station at the edge of the garden was extremely useful, to go into Looe. Lots of wild life, rabbits, squirrels and redkites, it was amazing.
Mrs Pierce
February 2012
Location and standard of accommodation.
Mr Bailey
February 2012
The house was really nice. Close to loads of things to do and see. Owners were lovely.
Mrs Smith
November 2011
The fact that the cottage had everything and more. The thoughtful welcome gift of wine and biscuits was a nice touch and appreciated.
Ms Trippick
January 2012
The closeness to the railway halt and main line was a great bonus, meaning we could leave the car at home. This one of our most relaxing holidays, not just the quite and peaceful location, but not having to worry about parking when you went out or getting stuck in traffic.
Mr Ramsay
November 2011
A really comfortable and well appointed cottage for two. A very quiet country location reached by some typically narrow Cornish roads, but this did not present any problems. The location is close to Liskeard which has reasonable amenities including a decent supermarket and a main line railway station. The cottage is also close to a halt on the Looe - Liskeard branch and with a bit of planning this is very useful for day trips to various places in the area including Plymouth, Penzance and Newquay. We would certainly consider renting this cottage again.
Mrs West
June 2011
Everything about the cottage was great, could not wish for anything better.
Mr Adams
June 2011
The cottage was first class. There was a bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival, along with milk, tea and coffee. All this made for a fantastic start to our holiday. This was our first time with Sykes Cottages but not our last. Excellent staff and we look forward to our next holiday. Many thanks
Mrs Kirk
September 2011
There was no cost cutting in the decor and furnishing and the cottage is very well thought through. A lot of consideration has gone into making the cottage homely, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. We will definitely return.
Mrs Ruse
October 2011
Very relaxing and clean. All furnishings are very modern. It was a really nice place to come back to after a day out in the lovely sea air. We would definitely come back. Already looking to book for next year. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners.
Mrs Emmerson
May 2011
The owners were very helpful - they let us loan their family barbeque which was great on the lovely patio. We had a great time. The cottage was a very high standard and everything was supplied.
Mr Boekelo
May 2011
In addition to the excellent facilities we particularly liked the friendliness of the owners.
Mr Santer
November 2010
We felt that a lot of thought and care had gone into converting the property into holiday accommodation - it was clean, comfortable and welcoming - the wine etc were good touches and much appreciated. Although I am not in the best of health, we left in good spirits! Good holiday, thanks!
Mrs Harmer
December 2010
The property was of a high standard in a lovely location, the added benefit was the train stop at the bottom of the garden. The owners were most helpful, and the welcome wine and biscuits were very much appreciated.
Mrs Gibbs
March 2011
Lovely helpful owners who made us very welcome and lent us toys for our baby! Cottage is cosy, clean and very well equipped.
Mrs Townsend
January 2011
The peace and quiet was wonderful and the cottage was very well equipped and we wanted for nothing! Also the owners were very pleasant and helpful.
Mr Bird
July 2010
The conversion had been extremely well done and the property was very well equipped. There was a simple but very nice outside area and the added attraction of being on site for the Musical Museum.
Mr Bullen
August 2010
The cottage was excellent and the decor made it feel very cosy. The musical interlude, given by the owner on the Wurlitzer organ was especially enjoyable and should definitely NOT be missed. We would definitely recommend this accommodation to friends and family. Thoughrally enjoyable holiday
Mr Carter
October 2010
A lovely peaceful holiday. The cottage was 'home from home'. The owners were very helpful and thoughtful, with the wine, biscuits and milk left for us.
Ms Baynton
April 2010
Lovely, well maintained property. Well heated! Good location for visiting the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, as well as numerous other National Trust properties.
Mr McKenna
July 2010
Superb cottage. Magnificent Music Machines next door is a fascinating experience. The 'Well House' for meals is a must and only a short walk away.
Mrs Singleton
July 2010
The property was in a lovely location; 'Lost Gardens of Heligan', Mevagissey, Looe and Polperro were on the doorstep. The owners were very friendly.
Mr Mrs Pont
April 2010
This was our 2nd stay at this superb accommodation. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. The cottage is next to the Liskeard to Looe Railway Line with its own 'halt stop' - very useful!
Mr Anderson
December 2009
Fantastic quality and service from both Sykes and the owners of the property. Everything was as described and a very high specification. We wholeheartedly recommend both without reservation
Mr English
March 2010
This was our honeymoon so it was important that we got it right and on every account it was! The cottage was outstanding in every way, it certainly had the 'wow' factor. We have nothing but praise and positive comments. This is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed at. Once again thank you!
Mrs Yhnell
February 2010
This accommodation was excellent, the owners were very helpful yet discreet. There was tea/coffee biscuits and even a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. It is a great touring base for all of Cornwall and even has a railway station at the bottom of the garden - brilliant!
Mr Mrs Pont
October 2008
Superb accommodation in an idyllic setting, marvellous! Use railway into Looe, the Halt is 30 seconds away. Music museum well worth a visit. Bodmin Jail unexpectedly had the wow factor!
Mr Martin
December 2008
Excellent. We would go back again.
Mr Baird
January 2009
The overall standard of the property and furnishings was excellent. As a young couple we would have loved to have moved in permanently! The quiet area was perfect. Nice sea locations (Looe Polperro) were within 20-30 mins drive and Plymouth was also close to hand. Great having the facility to wash clothes while we were there. The cottage and area were perfect and we would definitely return.
Mr Crossley
September 2009
Everything has a new and clean feel to it. The little patio area was nice and secluded. Definitely recommended.
Mr Materna
October 2009
The cottage was wonderful and the owners, who lived next door, are lovely people. We could not fault the furniture, decor or equipment in the cottage. It was ample for our needs and everything was to a high standard.
Mrs Hill
October 2009
Lovely secluded cosy cottage with modern facilities.
Mrs Parker
October 2009
Liked the location of the cottage and the added touches.
Mr Fittall
March 2009
Cottage absolutely first class in every way with some nice welcoming touches. Owners very friendly and helpful. Train station on doorstep most useful.
Mr Kent
April 2009
Lovely week in a quite central location - we were able to visit a number of National Trust properties and other attractions. Miller's Lodge was very comfortable and we didn't want for anything.
Mrs Samuel
May 2009
Miller's Lodge was set in a very peaceful location. It was just a few yards from a small stop on the railway line to Looe. There was plenty to see all within an easy short drive away.
Mrs Belcher
May 2009
Very clean and well presented with really good directions. The owner was very helpful.
Mr Chadbourne
June 2009
The cottage is in a beautiful location. Looe is about 5 miles away and has all the seaside shops and a lovely beach. You can take the train, which is only one minute from the cottage, or you can drive. There are plenty of nice places to eat. The location of the cottage is ideal for visiting all the places of interest in the area. The cottage has everything that we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The cottage looks like a show home and has been nicely decorated. The owners were very friendly and offered to provide any help we may have needed. We appreciated the bottle of champagne as it was our honeymoon. There are plenty of nice walks in the area. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Mrs Cox
November 2009
The accommodation was more than first class. We managed to have a leisurely break which was just what was needed.
August 2009
Fantastic... Miller's Lodge met all our needs and proved to be an ideal retreat/base to explore the delights of Cornwall.
Mr Mrs Tugwell
September 2009
A cosy comfortable cottage which is well equipped and which is well positioned to explore Cornwall. Owners made us feel welcome and even provided a bottle of wine and shortbread biscuits together with milk, tea and coffee.
Mrs Bailey
June 2009
Miller's Lodge is in a good location, made to feel at home straight away, cottage was equipped for every need, overall a fantastic place to stay.
Mr Mrs Pedlar
July 2009
Peaceful, tranquil location, lovely accommodation.
Mrs Randle
November 2009
Very good quality set up overall.
Mrs Andrews
December 2009
A very comfortable and well equipped property. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It was great to be so near to the railway.
Mr Davis
July 2008
The cottage was great. It is in a lovely setting. It had everything we could possibly have needed, and more! The owners were really welcoming. I would definitely go there again.
Miss Ainley
July 2008
Lovely property very nice welcome from the owners. Thank you.
Mr Storer
August 2008
The cottage was fantastic, set in a beautiful part of Cornwall, it was so peaceful, you couldn't wish for better. This is an excellent holiday home, I will recommend it to friends and family.
Mrs Shepherd
September 2008
Being out in the sticks. Lovely Barn Conversion. Liked having a railway station next door. This cottage could be ideal for a couple with no car.
Mr Hughes
September 2008
We were blessed with brilliant weather, so were really able to enjoy walking in the area. The accommodation was perfect for two, and very well equipped. It was also very tastefully furnished, and comfortable, and the owner added welcome details like a vase of roses, and bottles of milk and wine in the fridge. The adjacent museum of musical machines, and the nearby request stop railway were great.
Mr Quinton
March 2009
The location and the cottage itself was fantastic. We had a brilliant time.
Mr Howard
March 2009
The cottage was of an extremely high standard. The location was very peaceful and just what we wanted.
Dr Dilworth
February 2009
Excellent location and very friendly owners. The cottage itself was furnished to a very high standard and was a perfect retreat for the week.
Mr Walker
July 2008
First class. A credit to the owners.
June 2014
Miller's Lodge is a cottage with character but thoroughly modernised inside. Contains a lounge/diner with kitchen attached and upstairs a bedroom and bathroom. It is a comfortable place to stay and the kitchen in particular is very well equiped. As others have mentioned it is situated next to the Looe Valley line and St Keyne station which runs from Liskiard to Looe. The service is very reliable (trains about every 90mins) and allows an easy ride into Looe but also connections to the rest of the main railway network from Liskiard. Millers Lodge is about a mile (maybe less from St Keyne and apart from the train it is a rarity to see any traffic at all. The roads are generally very narrow and I would suggest using the road from the cottage direct to Liskiard to get out into Cornwall rather than the minor roads which aren't always signposted. Would thoroughly recommend Millers Lodge and plan on returning angain in the not too distant future.
Joann K
September 2014
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location which makes for a great base to tour around Cornwall. The train journey from the end of the garden to Loos is a must. In fact travel by train is very easy and not at all expensive. We took the train from the end of the garden into Penzance for the day. The cottage is extremely well equipped and has everything you could want. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend this cottage.
Dr Wolstenholme
June 2008
First class accommodation in an excellent location in the Looe valley. Millers Lodge is equipped to a high standard thus ensuring that all needs are catered for. The accommodation is thoughtfully furnished and decorated providing an ambiance that adds to the enjoyment of the holiday. The bottle of wine and milk and biscuits were a 'nice touch' unexpected but very much appreciated - they furthered the impression that the proprietors had thought of everything....
Anne H
June 2013
We have just returned and we can honestly say this cottage is superb, every thing you need is in the cottage which matches modern with old world charm it is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. the location is perfect for touring cornwall and the inobtusive train stop to Looe and liskeard is a delight just 20 yards from the front door The owners are really friendly and helpfull we will return
Helen B
July 2012
Our stay at miller's lodge was so peacefull & comfortable the cottage itself contained everything and we could not have asked for more.
July 2012
What more can I say? This was the ideal cottage for many reasons. Firstly it is in the best area. Central to the East of Cornwall you are only a short drive from anywhere (e.g. St. Austell, Eden Project, Looe, Polperro, Padstow). Secondly the location is so peaceful and ideal for a relaxing getaway. Thirdly the cottage has everything you need for a relaxing getaway and it has all modern conveniences. Fourthly I would highly recommend this cottage if you would like to take your baby for its first trip away. Ours is 9 months and she had a travelcot provided, a high chair provided and also a babies play centre too. Finally the owners of the cottage are so friendly and their gift on arrival was well needed after the drive. Oh...did I forget to mention that you can walk from the cottage to the rail track to Looe/Liskeard? Having a train so close may put people off, but you cant hear it and it isnt that often. It does provide a few drive free days if you have had a lot of driving and it is a fairly good price. On the whole an excellent cottage in an excellent location.
September 2013
This is the nicest cottage we have stayed in, it really is home from home with all the lovely finishing homely touches, it has everything you need and more! quality cuttelry and crockery, fluffy towels, coffee maker, dish washer, and all mod cons, we loved it here!! It's so peaceful, the first morning we woke up I opened the window to just the sound do birds singing, it was a world away from what we are used to, it was bliss, the train into Looe is a must! very cheap too and easy to catch. There's a big morrisons and an Aldi about 3 miles away so not far to stock up. We visited so many places Mevagissy, Plymouth, Falmouth but my favourite was St Ives! It's about 56 miles away (around an hour and 20 mins) but well worth a day out. The owners are lovely and very helpful I really can't recommend this cottage enough! Lovely stay thank you!!!
June 2012
This was our second time at Millers Lodge and I can honestly say we were not disappointed. Nothing has changed. The cottage is immaculate and has everything you could want. The owners are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. We very much appreciated the extra touches provided (wine, biscuits, tea and milk). The house is tucked away and is so quiet. We enjoyed visiting many places in Cornwall. The station behind the house is wonderful. We took great delight in catching it into Looe to have a meal and then home again enabling us to have a well earned bottle of wine without worrying about the drive home. We can recommend the Squid Ink restaurant in Looe, a real find. The front of house were so kind and informative and the food was out of this world. We found Rock a wonderful place to visit too. Many top quality food shops where we purchased the ingredients for our BBQ and a fabulous beach which also has a ferry to nearby Padstow.
March 2012
My wife and I stayed at Miller's Lodge for a week in late March 2012. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is well furnished / equipped, comfortable and clean. The location is peaceful and good as a centre for exploring East Cornwall but is very remote with no shops / restaurants within walking distance. Also bear in mind that there's no wi-fi or mobile reception, being disconnected for a week helped with the relaxation and the odd trip to Liskeard to get an iPad / iPhone fix wasn't too much of a chore. Overall we'd highly recommend the cottage as a base for a relaxing break.
April 2010
We could not have asked for more on this holiday, the cottage was warm cosy and comfortable and very secluded. Everything was provided for us. Even though we experienced all sorts of weather conditions, snow, rain, hail and sunshine we had a lovely time. The owners who lived next door we very helpful and the wine, tea, coffee and biscuits were very much appreciated.
September 2010
Our stay here was excellent. The property was a conversion that had being really well thought out and furnished. It was extremely comfortable with several unexpected extras.
Cornish rover.
September 2010
Miller's Lodge was an ideal holiday cottage. The local rail link, with station halt nearby, was a great bonus as was the superb restaurant/hotel, the Well House, situated aout a mile away and easily accessible on foot. The cottage itself contained everything and we could not have asked for more, even the weather was perfect! The "Marvellous Music Machines" exhibition within the grounds also proved to be very interesting and the owner was very knowledgeable about his collection. All in all: excellent!
September 2010
Very quiet location, friendly owners, everything we need was provided, and it was comfortable.
December 2009
We received a warm welcome. The property was newly refurbished to a good standard,very clean but small and felt cramped. This probably seemed worse due to the large furniture. The kitchen was well appointed but in our opinion was too large in relation to the rest of the property.
retired couple
December 2009
Superbly equipped and finished. Quiet location even though close to station. Train stops on request for pleasant trip into Looe and avoids taking car into village. Very pleasant owners.
September 2011
This was the most relaxing place we have ever stayed. Everything you could want was in the cottage, we wanted for nothing. The hosts were friendly and were always around but never in the way.Well presented cottage and lovely and clean.Fantastice scenery and so quiet.
December 2009
Really magical peaceful little place with a river running behind it and the tiny station on the line to Looe 50 metres away. Really clean with everything ,and more, you need. Friendly welcoming owners and the fabulous Musical Machine museum attached,free guided tour included. Perfect for a couple with room for one child. Brilliant beaches within 30 minutes driving. Can not think of one bad thing about it!! It is pretty isolated so a drive to shops etc but I think that is part of its charm.
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