View towards this Cornish retreat
Open plan living
Well equipped kitchen area
Sit down for a quick breakfast or evening meal
Open plan with slate floors and exposed beams
Double bedroom
Super-king size bed which can be made as a twin on request
Spacious bathroom
Outside seating area and parking
Friendly onsite residents
The owners' free range chickens
View towards the property
1 / 12  View towards this Cornish retreat
2 / 12  Open plan living
3 / 12  Well equipped kitchen area
4 / 12  Sit down for a quick breakfast or evening meal
5 / 12  Open plan with slate floors and exposed beams
6 / 12  Double bedroom
7 / 12  Super-king size bed which can be made as a twin on request
8 / 12  Spacious bathroom
9 / 12  Outside seating area and parking
10 / 12  Friendly onsite residents
11 / 12  The owners' free range chickens
12 / 12  View towards the property

Congdon's Smithy,

Liskeard (8mls N), Cornwall
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Former smithy with traditional features and exposed stonework
  • On the edge of Bodmin Moor offering scenic walks
  • Cornish cream tea on arrival


Property code: CONGS

This delightfully renovated former smithy in the pretty hamlet of Congdon's Shop offers an ideal location to explore Cornwall and several popular attractions. Perfect for a family getaway.

Surrounded by Cornish countryside and situated 2 miles from the A30 in the pleasant hamlet of Congdon's Shop on a crossroads, this converted former smithy has been furnished and equipped to a good standard whilst retaining much of its original charm and character including slate floors, exposed beams and stonework.

An ideal location for touring the whole county, there are long sandy surfing beaches and sheltered coves to explore in most directions. You will be spoilt for choice with attractions to suit most tastes which include Launceston Castle and Steam Railway, Tintagel and Boscastle with its Arthurian Legends, The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Bodmin Moor for its lovely walks, numerous National Trust properties and gardens, to name but a few. In the evenings relax on the small patio area or visit one of many local family pubs serving food.

The single storey accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 small double accessed via 2 steps, and 1 large zip-and-link double which can be a twin with TV/DVD. Bathroom: with roll-top bath, shower, heated towel rail and WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with TV/DVD and Freeview. Well-equipped kitchen area with cooker, fridge, freezer in cupboard just outside kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, electric, towels, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no dogs. Cornish cream tea upon arrival. Location: beach 15 miles, shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 small double, 1 king-size zip-and-link made into a twin on request
  • Bathroom – roll-top bath, separate shower and WC
  • Kitchen - cooker, fridge, freezer (in cupboard just outside kitchen), dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • TV/DVD in master bedroom
  • TV/DVD with freeview in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small stone patio area at the front with garden seating
  • Ample parking
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Cornish cream tea on arrival
  • Beach 15 miles, shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Amie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fran, 21st September 2019

Lovely cottage lovely hosts and the biggest bed you ever did see lol it was massive and I got the best sleep ever. Located a couple of miles from the A30. Ditch the sat nav and use a map, it will take you down roads that only tractors go on normally because they are 60 mph roads but you can only do 10 mph cos its scary.

Reviewed by Maureen, 17th August 2019

Pretty cottage very well equipped . Every thing you needed was a valiable. Lovely welcome and very friendly hosts .

Reviewed by Linda, 29th June 2019

They made us feel so welcome they were lovely couple the property is so homely and its a lovely taste of Cornwall the only thing I would say if youre not used to traffic driving along the back of the property as it was quite busy in the daytime other than that it was fantastic

Reviewed by Jane, 8th June 2019

This was our second visit to this cottage and would recommend this for a great stay. The cottage is very comfortable with wonderful hosts and a lovely cream tea on arrival.

Reviewed by Marjorie, 25th May 2019

Cosy cottage, we were made very welcome by the owners who were on hand if help needed. It was very handy for us visiting family nearby, but could seem remote to others .Our grandchildren loved the game of Coppit and also enjoyed the childrens dvd's left for their use. We would be happy to stay in the future

Reviewed by David, 22nd September 2018

This is a lovely cottage, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. Everything needed is there. The owners are very nice and friendly. The cream tea on arrival was very welcome. It is a little remote which suited us although being on a crossroads the traffic can be heard especially early morning. That said it didnt stop us enjoying our stay. We wouRead moreld definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Duncan, 8th September 2018

The cottage was very good, very clean,and made for an enjoyable but quiet respite during our holiday seeing the "popular spots" in Cornwall. The owners were most helpful and a very friendly couple.

Reviewed by Christine, 18th August 2018

Very friendly hosts. Quiet location at crossroads ideally situated for travel into both Cornwall and Devon. Cream tea on arrival.

Reviewed by Ian, 11th August 2018

The Old Smithy is a fantastic place well equipped. The owners who live next door are very welcoming and warm and very helpful. Shops and pubs within a few miles. Great base to explore all the southern end of Cornwall or the North if you wish. I would recommend to anyone..

Reviewed by Rachel, 4th August 2018

Lovely cottage, in central location. Close to a variety of attractions. Lovely kitchen/dining room which is very well equiped and great bathroom. Two good sized bedrooms. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jane, 14th July 2018

The cottage was very comfortable and well situated for visiting places.

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