Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages
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Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages

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Discover 5* luxury self-catering holiday cottages in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Perfect for families, relaxing breaks and dog friendly holidays.
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Tennis court
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HuttonsHonley wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom110 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second visit to the the Duchy of Cornwall holiday cottages. Last time we stayed in the Diggery and this time Restormel Cottage. Unlike most of the cottages Restormel Cottage is not in the same location, being a short 10 minute walk away. The facilities.... heated pool, play area, tennis court etc are at the main complex so be prepared to walk in the event you plan to use the facilities. (Note: you can of course drive but the route means this probably takes a little longer than to walk).

The upside of Restormel Cottages location is it's right next door to the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery / Cafe which does a great cooked breakfast / cream tea! The walk is via a quiet, car free track so not a problem, unless raining of course. Also note due to COVID-19 restrictions you have to book individual use of the pool, although we had no issues getting the slots we requested. The pool is cleaned between each use and the staff appear to do a very thorough job.

The cottage and all the facilities are immaculate and well maintained. Given COVID-19 restrictions we had been warned that some of the ornaments, board games, DVDs etc would have to be removed from the cottage but this wasn't noticeable and didn't impact our enjoyment. (remember to bring your own scrabble!)

Restormel Cottage has it's own garden and parking for 2/3 cars so plenty of open space. Given its location it is much more private than the majority of the other cottages in the main complex.

We booked for 2 weeks and were welcomed with a small welcome pack on arrival and a further pack was delivered at the start of our second week which was a nice touch. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there was no cleaning / bedding changes made although we were provided with more than enough clean towels and bedding to last the full two weeks.

Overall Duchy of Cornwall Cottages are a 'safe bet' and whilst probably a little more expensive than some of the alternatives I would say worth the money. Of course, as is the case everywhere they are particularly expensive during the peak season / school holidays which is always frustrating for those of us with kids!

The only slight disadvantage of the cottages is their location i.e. they are not particulalrly near a beach. Par Sands, Fowey, Mawgan Porth, Padstow and even Newquay are all within reasonable driving distance however. We did consider a beach location for next year but decided that on balance the facilities available at Duchy of Cornwall outweigh a beach location but this is certainly worth considering if you are planning a beach holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael Y wrote a review Aug 2022
United Kingdom8 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really think this place is fantastic.
A last refuge of civility, peace and quiet.
I know there are tractors, trains and stuff but all in a wonderful setting and the Cottage had everything I could ever think needed.
Your also left alone which was decidedly refreshing.
The countryside is well tended from pigs to tree and I now have a great respect respect for staff and whoever may be in charge!
One thing however, that eccentric wiring of the table lamp coming out of the floor needs moving!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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KateLondon_9 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom1,691 contribution509 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Warricks and it was very pleasant and cosy. Two lovely private terraces. Lovely shared courtyard. Great shared pool and steam room. Set in beautiful grounds. It was a little pricey - I think the name adds to the overall price of the stay as the cottage is cosy and comfy but not luxurious. Overall a fantastic week and a good location to explore Cornwall.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maria L wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I left a glowing review of Restormel manor and Cottages in 2016 after numerous stays in various cottages. This was when properties were under the management of James Scott. Unfortunately the management under Lisa Murdoch leaves a lot to be desired. We stayed in Barngate again and cannot fault the dedication of the housekeeping team and the pleasant interiors of the property. However there were a number of service problems. Firstly we were given incorrect check out times, secondly we were not given the timetables for the swimming pool prior to our arrival, leaving us with limited choice choice of only 5 different hour slots to use the pool for the whole week, with entire days of it being unavailable, due to the prior bookings of renters who HAD been given the timetable in advance of their stay. The main issue however was that the management refused our repeated requests to delay our departure due to Storm Eunice, billed as the worst storm to hit in 30 years. A red, danger to life, weather warning which advised against all but essential travel had been issued by the Met office. The red warning was from 7am until 12 midday. Consequently we were forced to leave amid gusts of up to 100mph, falling branches, flying debris and blocked roads. Our children were terrified. As we left the property at 10am the management offered a place but this would have entailed trying to get there in the height of the storm down an unpassable tree lined road. It was too little, too late- despite having been regular visitors to Restormel manor and cottages over the past 11 years. we are unlikely to return when the current management care so little for the safety and well being of their guests.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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THFC69 wrote a review Feb 2020
Berkshire, United Kingdom693 contributions351 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been to Harris Cottage a few times. Ideal base to take advantage of everything Cornwall has to offer, even in February. Cosy accommodation for two people with all mod cons and excellent wi-fi. Selection of goodies provided on arrival, the housekeepers make sure everything is immaculate and warm for you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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747MrsH wrote a review Jan 2024
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom291 contributions272 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful house far exceeded our expectations. We had a fabulous 5 day stay. Everything we could have wished for and more. Exceptionally clean and well equipped with a tasty welcome hamper including a cream tea. Cosy log burner, logs 🪵 included. Plenty of hot water and good heating. Good parking for our cars. Lovely swimming pool which we had to ourselves, a short drive away. We have booked again. Thank you for looking after your guests and providing unparalleled accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Arabella Jackson wrote a review Nov 2023
Basingstoke, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Though it’s quite pricey the duchy is definitely a lovely place to stay and worth it . I come here every year pretty much and love it .It includes a lovely pool,games room, sauna and steam room . It also has a lovely(and challenging) walk up to the garden centre. Lovely place wether it’s the manor or cosy cottages and rooms overall pretty clean
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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THFC69 wrote a review Jun 2022
Berkshire, United Kingdom693 contributions351 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrific little cottage for two people. Great location to enjoy Cornwall. Handy for beaches and restaurants. Facilities are excellent, all mod cons and immaculately clean. Little garden to enjoy a bbq and a glass of wine. Nothing not to like, back in October.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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N Perry wrote a review Aug 2023
137 contributions93 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation is in a beautiful setting in the countryside. Decor is impeccable. The house is incredibly well equipped. Dog friendly. The house was spotless upon arrival. Wildflowers were a lovely touch. Welcome pack was a pleasant surprise. We will most likely be back
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Avicenna1 wrote a review Oct 2017
Maidstone, United Kingdom69 contributions70 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a week in a Duchy cottage on the Restormel estate recently. The cottages are expensive compared with some other holiday properties and so our expectations were correspondingly high.

Our stay was, we thought, rather impersonal. We were told in the blurb we'd been sent not to arrive until after 4pm on the Saturday afternoon, so we duly turned up about 4.30. You have to leave your car in the car park rather than outside your property (and for most of the properties this would not be possible in any event) so this means trotting backwards and forward to unload - ok if it's not raining, but sadly it was.The car park itself is not a tarmac surface, and there are areas where people park which can be muddy when you are getting things out of the car. There is nobody to greet you personally on arrival or shortly afterwards, and so in effect you arrive, have your holiday and pack up and go.

The kitchen was well equipped and there was a welcome pack with 4 scones, strawberry conserve and cream as well as some apple juice and milk. There was also a personal welcome card from the cleaning team which was a nice touch.

The lounge in our cottage (and presumably all the other cottages) was comfortable enough although we thought the lounge/kitchen area was very dark, so much so that you need lights on during the day. The advertising video makes it seem much lighter and brighter inside than it actually is. For our particular taste the king sized bed was firm bordering on hard while the twin beds were really soft.

We didn't use the swimming pool or tennis courts, although we peeked through the window at the pool and this looked very nice. Clearly, these facilities add to the rental cost.

We found the cottage to be a good base for visiting local places e.g. Fowey, Mevagissey, Looe and Padstow. We also ventured further to St Ives one day.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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curepipetown wrote a tip May 2019
London, United Kingdom267 contributions101 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a cottage that backs onto its own patio rather than a shared garden."
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Rebecca G wrote a tip Apr 2017
10 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Treat yourself and book one of the three properties in the Manor House"
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WobblyKeith wrote a tip Oct 2016
Derby, United Kingdom17 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our cottage had a double and a twin room. The twin was larger than the double but both lovely."
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r0binj55 wrote a tip Oct 2016
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom25 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose a cottage with 2 bathrooms it does not cost more."
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Sharon W wrote a tip Oct 2016
Wakefield, United Kingdom23 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Various accommodation to suit your budget but there's always the credit card! We will be in the Manor House next year as it cannot be compared. The river bubbling away outside the kitchen, the steam train puffing by and the tremendous views from EVERY window. "
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Restormel Manor & Cottages
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United KingdomEnglandCornwallLostwithiel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Colwith Farm Distillery (2.1 miles), King Edward Mine Museum (1.6 miles), and Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Army Museum (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Is parking available at Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asquiths, Kings Arms, and Flory Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Lostwithiel.
Are there any historical sites close to Duchy Of Cornwall Holiday Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Army Museum (3.8 miles), Lanhydrock House and Garden (2.4 miles), and Bodmin Jail Attraction (4.6 miles).
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