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Cornwall - Lostwithiel

Lostwithiel is a civil parish and small town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom at the head of the estuary of the River Fowey. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,739. The name Lostwithiel comes from the Cornish "lostwydhyel" which means "tail of a wooded area".
The origin of the name Lostwithiel is a subject much debated. In the 16th century it was thought that the name came from the Roman name Uzella, translated as Les Uchel in Cornish. In the 17th century popular opinion was that the name came from a translation of Lost (a tail) and Withiel (a lion), the lion in question being the lord who lived in the castle.
Current thinking is that the name comes from the Old Cornish Lost Gwydhyel meaning "tail-end of the woodland". The view from Restormel Castle looking towards the town shows how this may have come to be.

Guest House/B&B Guest House/B&B Hotel and Self Catering

Polmena House

Tel: 01208 873792

A warm welcome awaits you at Polmena House, once a farmhouse, now a spacious family home, tucked into the side of a beautiful Cornish valleys, a mile from Lostwithiel, with stunning panoramic views of the River Fowey and wooded valley.

Set into the side of a beautiful Cornish valley surrounded by large landscaped gardens, Polmena House B&B offers you a unique opportunity to experience stunning views and the peace and tranquility of the River Fowey Valley staying in spacious en-suite bed & breakfast accommodation.

Just a mile Lostwithiel and Lerryn, Polmena House B&B is within easy reach of The Eden Project (6 miles), Heligan Gardens and many other places of interest; both coasts being easily accessible and there are plenty of delightful walks close by.

Traditional Aga-cooked breakfast, featuring as much local produce as possible, is served in the family dining room.

Guest lounge overlooking the gardens with colour TV, fridge and plenty of books and local.

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Hartswell Farm

Tel: 01208 873419

Relax and unwind in our old unspoilt Cornish Farmhouse (circa 17th Century) nestling in the shelter of a beautiful hillside with outstanding country views, in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Open all year.

A warm, friendly welcome awaits you with full English breakfast in ample portions and our own fresh eggs.

Hartswell is an ideal place to relax in peace and quiet and yet still be within easy reach of the many attractions and beaches of Cornwall. Join us for a river trip when staying for 4 days or more.

Take time to potter around the 52 acre farm and farm trail. There are ducks and many wild pheasants. We are a small working farm producing beef for market, vegetables and eggs for ourselves. We have a herd of RARE BREED Red Poll cows and calves.

Ideally placed for BIRD-WATCHING, not only around the farm where swifts and swallows nest, and barn owls are seen, but also within 5 miles there are sea, woodland, marsh and moorland species.

Our farm is steeped in history, having witnessed not only stone-age man, but also later formed the battleground for a major CIVIL WAR conflict hereabouts. The name "Hartswell" reflects a past when the nearby stately home of BOCONNOC (House and Gardens open in Spring) owned the farm as a watering place for its deer herd.

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The Ship Inn Lerryn

Tel: 01208 872374

Welcome to The Ship Inn Lerryn.

In the Independentís 'Top 50 Pubs of Great Britain'

We welcome you to The Ship Inn Lerryn, a sixteenth century inn which has always been at the heart of Lerryn's community. The old slate floors and candlelight will remind you of the past, as will listening to the rich voices of the locals who still make their living from land, river and sea.

The Ship Inn Lerryn is the only pub in this magical creekside village, where the 'catch of the day' might arrive via a lucky fisherman, the local villagers strut their stuff in the summer review and everyone, simply everyone, mucks about on the river.

After a long day exploring, come back to a warm welcome at The Ship Inn Lerryn, where you will have good service, locally sourced, homemade food and accommodation in our tastefully decorated rooms.

We also offer you the choice to stay in either of our cottages: Tide's Reach, which as the name suggests, is right on the river; or Manely, located in a small hamlet nearby.

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