Crocus Lodge is a delightful, luxury open plan wooden lodge with all modern amenities situated in a tranquil wooded valley. The lodge offers spacious open plan living in a warm and beautifully furnished environment.
The lodge is a short walk from the village of Lanlivery which boasts one of the oldest pubs in the county, the Crown Inn. This was originally built in the 12th century to serve the weary Irish pilgrims who were walking the Saints Way, a route from Padstow to Fowey where Irish drovers would disembark their cattle to fatten them up walking over the green grasses of Cornwall before re-boarding their vessels in Fowey and proceeding onto France. Just over the hill from Eden Valley lies the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall’s hidden treasure, nestling in the Fowey River valley and overlooked by the 12th century Restormel Castle. This ancient town with its quaint old buildings is full of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, centering around St Bartholomew church which dates back to before 1170. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside with the Fowey River meandering through the centre of the town. Nearby on the south coast are Fowey, Charlestown, Looe and Polperro all within a short drive offering excellent restaurants, shops and galleries with exhibitions by local artists.
Ground floor only: A sun deck with table and chairs surrounds one end of the property and the front door leads into the open plan and spacious kitchen, lounge and diner. There is also another pair of doors which lead out onto the sundeck, a further door leads into the hallway with access to the master bedroom with 5' bed, en suite shower room and plenty of storage. Also accessed from the hallway is a second twin bedroom and a family bathroom with shower over.
Facilities and Services
Heating is via central heating throughout. The kitchen includes a fridge freezer, washing machine and gas oven and hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. Free WiFi is available at the property. The lounge area has an LCD TV with freeview, DVD player and electric coal effect fire. There is an iron, ironing board, cot and high chair. Use of children's outdoor adventure playground and indoor games room including pool table, bar football table etc.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is unlimited parking on site. We regret dogs are not permitted.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure day is a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card is required as a security deposit.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
For those wishing to visit the delights of places such as The Eden Project, Charlestown and Fowey, this is the area for you, located on the Eastern side of St Austell. With large attractions such as the Eden Project on the outskirts of St Austell, The Lost Gardens of Heligan towards Mevagissey, and Lanhydrock National Trust House & Gardens a short drive inland it provides an ideal base for your travels. The coastal town of Fowey is a simple drive to the coast past the China Clay port of Par, offering fabulous restaurants, galleries and gift shops. Daphne du Maurier spent her later years in properties in and around Fowey.
Just over the hill from Eden Valley lies the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall's hidden treasure, nestling in the Fowey River valley and overlooked by the 12th century Restormel Castle. This ancient town with its quaint old buildings is full of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, centering around St Bartholomew church which dates back to before 1170. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside with the Fowey Rover meandering through the centre of the town.
St Austell was once the major producer of the world's China Clay; now with cheaper foreign imports, the industry is in decline but The Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum set in two former working pits depicts the countryside in years gone by. Wet weather activities could include the visitor centre at St Austell Brewery, sampling beers and ales made on the premises. The Eden Project hosts many bands throughout the season as well as featuring an Ice Rink out of season.
Bodmin was the former county town of Cornwall for many years and the only Cornish town to be recorded in the Domesday Book, which was lodged in the town's prison during the First World War. The county prison is now a museum and open to the public. It was the first prison in the country to have separate cells. The oldest part of the town is made up of mainly granite buildings clustered around the Bodmin Beacon. The Beacon is a 144 feet tall obelisk in memory of Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert. The area around the Beacon which has woodland and traditional hay meadow was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1994. At Tregullon you are just 10 miles away from The Eden Project and 2 miles away from the National Trust's amazing Lanhydrock House. Nearby Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30, is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty, reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families.
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal weekly tariff overview
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|3 nights||30 May 2020||26 Jun 2020||£479|
|3 nights||27 Jun 2020||03 Jul 2020||£559|
|3 nights||04 Jul 2020||24 Jul 2020||£589|
|3 nights||25 Jul 2020||28 Aug 2020||£819|
|3 nights||29 Aug 2020||04 Sep 2020||£559|
|3 nights||05 Sep 2020||18 Sep 2020||£479|
|3 nights||19 Sep 2020||25 Sep 2020||£459|
|3 nights||26 Sep 2020||02 Oct 2020||£419|
|3 nights||03 Oct 2020||23 Oct 2020||£359|
|3 nights||24 Oct 2020||30 Oct 2020||£489|
|3 nights||31 Oct 2020||19 Dec 2020||£309|
|3 nights||20 Dec 2020||02 Jan 2021||£599|