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Miller’s Lodge
PL14 4SH

Millerís Lodge, Liskeard, Cornwall

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £228.00

Surrounded by the trees and meadows of the Cornish countryside this charming property is a great place for a romantic getaway for two and offers cosy, open-plan living.

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. For a more unusual way to pass an evening, visitors can enjoy free entry to the renowned museum of 'Magnificent Music Machines' which is set within the property grounds.

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'.


Very good, but...
We were captured by the excellent photographs of this cottage on the Sykes website, and felt it would be an ideal place to get away from it all. Which it was. Very comfortable and warm with excellent facilities. However, the off-road parking was a bit of a squeeze. That said, the owner did point out a little spot across the road as an alternative, just a few yards away. The owner Paul, had kindly put milk into the fridge along with a couple of bottles of local cider, which was a very nice touch. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and compact. The shower took a little getting used to, but was up to the job. The kitchen was very well equipped, with more pots and pans than we actually needed, along with a good set of utensils. The garden was compact, but due to the time of year, this wasn't a concern. Now, the one 'grumble' if that's what you'd call it was when we look for a cottage, we always look for certain criteria, one of which is a wi-fi/broadband connection, to enable us to keep in touch with family. This was advertised on the Sykes website as available, however reality was slightly different. The owner Paul on our arrival advised us that yes, there is a wi-fi connection.... at the end of the garden near the stream! He added that frequently "people come here to get away from that sort of thing, but there is also wi-fi available on the train" which is brilliant... but not exactly a true description on Sykes' Website. (The train station is literally the other side of the stream from the cottage.) This would probably be fine in summer, sat in the garden, etc, but less than ideal in November. The only other minor point was that the cottage's location was quite remote in a valley. Whilst we love our peace and quiet, this was a little bit too remote for us. That said, this is our own fault for not checking the location more thoroughly, and is by no means a criticism of Paul or his cottage.

Chose this cottage for 2 main reasons, location and quirkiness from the advertised pictures. After a long drive from Scotland our initial expectation fell somewhat short. The external appearance is requiring some attention with faded paintwork and dirty patio doors, the rear patio area is a far cry from that depicted and requires much improvement. Once inside the interior matched the pictures but does require some attention to decor and replacement of older furnishings. The kitchen was the best room in the house,well equipped and spacious. The upstairs is nice with a sizeable bathroom, although the electric shower is somewhat unpredictable. The bedroom area was quite spacious, however the bedstead has probably seen better days although comfortable enough. We were somewhat disappointed with the lack of any sort of welcome pack other than milk in the fridge. There were no cleaning products either. You need to supply all your own cleaning items and basic foodstuffs. On the plus side the location and handy train stop at the bottom of the garden allowed us to travel far and wide exploring the area. Overall a lovely holiday due to the area, this wee cottage requires some serious TLC to get it to the standard shown in the pictures.
Lyndsay L

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 Taylor

Miller's Lodge was a great cottage, it is ideally situated to explore Cornwall. With a friendly owner.
Mrs Dalgarno

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 Ballard



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


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
Please note that WiFi is available on site but not in the property itself

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Duloe Stone Circle - 1.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Duloe Holy Well (St Cuby's Well) - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Duloe, St Cuby's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Porfell Wildlife Park - 4.7 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Looe, St Nicholas Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Looe Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol - 4.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

King Doniert's Stone - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Trethevy Quoit - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Golitha Falls - 5.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Looe Bay - 5.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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