We have recently returned from our 6th visit to this superb B&B. Unfortunately so many people must have read our rave reviews and booked a stay that this time we couldn't have "our bedroom". The Garden Room is a delight with its beautiful patchwork quilt and lovely views into Sue and Clive's woodland garden. We like having our bathroom across the landing...it feels more like home!
This time we stayed in the twin room. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and there was plenty of hanging space and drawers. It was good to have the en suite too on this occasion with its luxurious power shower..
Julie and Clive are the best hosts anyone could wish for - kind, thoughful and friendly. Brydy the dog is a delight. We were fortunate this time that another dog was holidaying at the same time so we saw much more of Brydy after breakfast as she played with her visitor. Julie and Clive are very firm about her not troubling guests unencumbered with their canine friends :-)
As usual the breakfasts were superb. I departed from my usual choice of Redgate Eggs Royale (smoked salmon enfolded in a luxurious plate of eggs scrambled with clotted cream and dressed with capers and basil) and tried the sausages....heavenly...no other word for it! The only problem was their size but it turned out not to be a problem as Julie put the second one in a doggy bag for later! I think it was even better cold! It's difficult to choose from the breakfast menu as there arre so many delicious offerings.
Next day Clive gave us an extra choice...his special Eggs Benedict. Perfectly cooked hollandaise sauce and delicious properly poached eggs with tasty local bacon...ah the memory!
We especially appreciate staying at Redgate Smithy because of their environmental friendliness. We like people like us! How we'll manage till next year without another visit I'm not sure :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Redgate Smithy B&B is a 200 year old converted Smithy, situated just above the beautiful Golitha Falls on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. We have three cottage style rooms available; our Double En-suite room, our "Garden Double" room (with Private Bathroom) that overlooks the garden, and a Single En-suite room. We provide an extensive and tasty breakfast menu, served in the light and airy conservatory overlooking the garden, and there are excellent pubs and restaurants locally for your evening meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Redgate Smithy B&B St Cleer, Cornwall, UK