Quirky, historic, peaceful and vibrant all rolled into one!

Lostwithiel has become a seriously cool location for those who enjoy the amenities of a small town combined with a close-knit village like community. Dating back to the 16th century, the town is awash with history, epitomised by Restormel Castle, located on the outskirts.

Renowned for its range of antiques outlets, great pubs and restaurants, Lostwithiel sits on the River Fowey, meandering peacefully through the southern half of the town. Increasingly sought after, the population sits at around 3,000 and a wide range of new and old properties offer choice to those who wish to make Lostwithiel their home.

Location & transport links

Located in South Cornwall, Lostwithiel is conveniently located close to the major transport links of the A30 and A38 that connect the county to the rest of the country. The central train line runs through Lostwithiel, connecting to Plymouth (30 mins), Exeter (90 mins), Bristol (2 hours) and London (4 hours). Cornwall’s Newquay Airport is just a 30 minute drive.

The popular coastal town of Fowey is a 10 minute drive where the Estuary meets the sea, making it a popular location for sailing. Cornwall’s administrative hub of Bodmin is a 10 minute drive and the Cornish Capital, Truro is a 30 minute drive.

Places to eat & drink

If a trip to the local pub or a meal out with the family is on the agenda, you won’t be disappointed! The famous Globe Inn serves up some great ales with a food menu full of pub classics. The Kings Arms doubles up as a bar and restaurant with an Indian inspired food menu. The Royal Oak is the place to visit for a great Sunday Roast whilst Trewithen Restaurant offers a contemporary experience.

The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery is just a mile up the road and boasts a menu full of locally sourced produce, serving breakfast and lunch in a lovely setting overlooking the castle. Or if a night at home is on the agenda, the local Chinese Restaurant is a popular choice as is the Fish & Chip shop to add a bit of variety.

Local amenities

For a small town, Lostwithiel has it all! Two primary schools are within walking distance and local Ofsted Reports rate both as good schools. The doctors surgery is located in the heart of the town with the local chemist just around the corner. 

The Co-op Supermarket is sizeable and stocks a wide range of essentials and Penhaligons, the newsagents, stock everything from chocolate and sweets to newspapers, stationery and everyday essentials. If you are looking for quirky artefacts for the home, a range of antiques shops are popular hangouts for locals and visitors alike. 

A bakery, delicatessen, butchers and dairy offer an artisan choice to make Lostwithiel a town of tremendous variety and St Bartholemews Church sits in the centre of town where you can often spot a Saturday wedding ceremony! 

Take a walk along the slow and winding riverside or enjoy the well equipped family Park. You will soon notice the friendly smiles of the locals and no doubt be on first name terms. The community comes together every May to celebrate the LostFest event that showcases the very best of Lostwithiel. With live music, artisan food stalls and a host of other activities throughout the weekend, you will enjoy being a part of this traditional town. 


With its industrial past, Lostwithiel is home to luxurious warehouse conversions that lie on the banks of the River Fowey. The town centre is defined by its quaint cottages amongst stunning Victorian townhouses and the outskirts of town make way for larger family homes to offer a wide range of choice perfect for any taste. 

Property prices have risen by an average of 19% over the past 5 years with the average price now touching £300k. This demonstrates the popularity of a town thats on the up. With a mix of great local facilities and a vibrant town centre full of pubs, cafes, restaurants and independent retailers, Lostwithiel is a truly sought after slice of Cornwall.

Why we love Lostwithiel!

  • A great selection of pubs and restaurants to enjoy
  • History and tradition combined with modern features
  • Close to major transport links including rail travel
  • A varied housing stock including quirky cottages to imposing townhouses
  • Close-knit community with a real sense of spirit
  • Just a ten minute from Fowey and close to the coast
  • A  range of local amenities and a vibrant town centre

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