View towards the property
Open-plan living area
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
King-size bedroom that can be made as a twin on request
Small double bedroom
Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
View towards the entrance to the property and seating
View towards the property
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2 / 10  Open-plan living area
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5 / 10  Lounge/kitchen/diner
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7 / 10  Small double bedroom
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Congdon's Smithy

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

  • Situated in the pretty hamlet of Congdon
  • Former smithy with traditional features
  • Cosy interiors with stonework and charming décor
  • Ideal location for touring the rest of Cornwall
  • Close to attractions including Launceston Steam Railway
  • Cornish cream tea on arrival
Property code: CONGS

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

This former smithy sits in the pretty hamlet of Congdon near Bodmin Moor. Traditional features run throughout, with exposed stonework and beams giving it a charming rural feel. An enticing cream tea greets you on arrival, making you feel welcome from the moment you step through the door. Congdon's Smithy is a lovely little place to stay while exploring the moors and coast of North Cornwall. Why not scale Rough Tor and Brown Willy during your stay?

The interior of the property retains its original charm with slate floors running throughout and interesting stone features in the garden. High ceilings give this one-storey cottage a spacious feel, yet the warming colours make it cosy when the night draws in. Come together for breakfast at the central kitchen table and prepare for the adventures of the day ahead. Return at night to the restful beds but not before taking a soak in the roll-top bath, just the place to soothe aching muscles.

At the edge of Bodmin Moor, you are well placed to explore the ancient sites of Trevethy Quoit, a fantastic example of a Neolithic portal tomb, 9 miles away, and the stone circle at Manor Common, 16 miles away. Why not scale Rough Tor and Brown Willy during your stay? The peak of the latter is the highest point in the duchy. Tintagel Castle is 20 miles away as well as a huge selection of wonderful beaches, perfect for surfing and sunbathing.

  • 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 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 is personally managed by Alex.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by David 23rd June 2018

Directions to cottage were good, owners friendly and helpful, easy parking, good map of Cornwall at property, sat nav sometimes led you astray.

Reviewed by Sharon 18th June 2018

Excellent location for visiting so many different parts of Cornwall. Lovely friendly welcome with excellent cream tea on arrival. There were 4 adults in our party, there was plenty of space inside & out. A lovely break, will definitely be back next year.

Reviewed by MARK 2nd June 2018

If you are looking for a warm welcome, a relaxing setting and access to many attractions within an hours drive, this is for you. Set on a crossroads, each point of the compass takes you off on a new adventure - Bodmin moor, the beach at Looe, Rick Steinville (Padstow) and many other great places are within easy reach.

Reviewed by Louisa 19th May 2018

Absolutely wonderful cottage. Mr and Mrs Stevens were extremely friendly and gave us good information on all the places we were visiting and the cream tea was the icing on the cake. Couldnt recommend this cottage more!

Reviewed by Wendy 5th May 2018

We booked the cottage for our weeks break in May,where we intended to visit and see as much of Cornwall as possible. It is situated on the edge of Bodmin moor, in the tiny hamlet of Congdons Shop. We were greeted with a cream tea and a welcome chat from Jackie, the owner. The cottage was exactly as described and was just as we expected. Situated onRead more the edge of the moor, which in itself was beautiful. The weather was favourable the whole week and we managed to fit in everything on our list. Hide

Reviewed by Marjorie 29th March 2018

Ideal cottage for visiting family nearby. Warm and comfortable. Good spot for visiting North Cornwall.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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