Couch's Mill, nr Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Price: £1042-£2307 per week
Sleeps: 8/10 (max 8 adults) + cot
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
  • Secluded setting in a private, eleven acre coombe for guests' exclusive use
  • Coast - Polruan, Looe and Polperro - 7.5 miles
  • Lostwithiel 10 minutes' drive
  • Dog friendly
  • Wood burner & open fire
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

Words alone are not enough to express the magnificence that is Abovetown. Everything was just perfect - the beautiful, well-equipped house and garden, as well as the ideal locati....

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Availability and Booking

October 2017
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(NB flexible over Christmas & New Year)
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The price for your stay will be £782


20% discount for all holidays ending on or before 20th October

Small Party Discount


35% discount applies for 4 guests but excluding 26/05 - 02/06, 28/07 - 01/09, Xmas & New Year.

If you think your booking is eligible tick the box below. Our office staff will check your booking before confirming it.

Where applicable, the Small Party Discount supersedes any other Special Offer, available at the time of booking.


In complete contrast to its name (locally, ‘town’ means ‘place’), Abovetown nestles in its own beautiful and private, eleven acre coombe, surrounded by its own fields and woods. Only ten minutes’ drive from Lostwithiel, the house is perfectly positioned for visitors to enjoy this attractive and interesting part of South Cornwall. For walkers there are quiet footpaths, or the South West Coastal Path which passes though ancient towns and villages such as Polruan, Looe and Polperro (7.5 miles) and Fowey (11 miles); and many sandy beaches are also within easy reach.

The whole region is full of historic and literary associations – Lostwithiel was once the county capital and the house Daphne Du Maurier wrote from is just the other side of the estuary. The National Trust property of Llanhydrock, the Eden Project near St. Austell and many fine gardens make interesting day excursions.

Extensively refurbished by its owners to a very high standard, Abovetown is a light and extremely attractive house with some exceptionally large rooms and is set in its own beautiful and private, eleven acre coombe – a wonderful place for a really relaxing holiday.

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Entrance hall. Large sitting room with fireplace containing a wood-burning stove; plenty of big, deep sofas. Large, high-spec. kitchen with Heritage range providing cooking, heating and hot water. Dining area with wood fire. Separate utility room. Downstairs single bedroom. Downstairs shower room/wc. Access from back of hall to rear garden. Stairs to large landing. Three double bedrooms, the two largest having 5ft beds and one of these an additional single bed and pull-out drawer bed; further single bedroom. Large and well-appointed family bathroom/wc with separate shower cubicle.

Outside, front terrace and small garden leading to courtyard. Large, sheltered, paved and walled patio at the back of the house and a lawned area to the side. Weber barbecue.


  • Woodburner in sitting room
  • Woodburner inset into wall in dining area
  • First two baskets of logs provided
  • Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Colour TV & DVD
  • Ipod dock
  • Modular induction hob, separate oven
  • Auto washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • WiFi broadband
  • Ample parking
  • Shops and pub 2 miles
  • £150 dilapidations deposit payable on booking (per week or per short break)
  • Well behaved pets welcome (max 2)
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Words not enough

Words alone are not enough to express the magnificence that is Abovetown. Everything was just perfect - the beautiful, well-equipped house and garden, as well as the ideal location from which to explore the wonders of Cornwall. The fresh flowers and delicious goodies that awaited us upon our arrival made for an extra special and unexpected treat. Our week was much too short. We hope to get a chance to visit again sometime.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, October 26, 2015. 5 of 5 stars

The best holiday cottage I have ever been to!

Abovetown has been a fantastic place for a lovely family holiday accommodating dogs. The house and grounds are brilliant for a relaxing, fun holiday and we have loved every minute of it - adults, children and doggies alike. Thank you so much.

The Cook and Dixon families, July/August 2015

Wonderful week in this beautiful house!

My daughter and I have had a wonderful week in this beautiful house. We were fortunate enough to have been blessed with better weather than we ever could have wished for; blue skies and sunshine every day! The dogs have loved the grounds. Thank you so much for the Easter surprise - it was much appreciated. It was well worth the 9 hours it took to get here!

Hayley and Karen Bostock, April 2015
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Fabulous return visit to this wonderful house. Such a beautiful spot.... a perfect place for dog walkers - stunning coastal and inland walks.

Mr & Mrs Kent, June 2014.

An idyllic country cottage, a haven, which we have spent all week in with our Golden Lab . Beautifully decorated, warm and cosy on these stormy winter days and nights. This whole place has a wonderful homely feel.

Mr & Mrs Deegan, January 2014.

Warm, comfortable and well-presented house in a great situation and location. Best rental we have stayed in - would definitely consider re-booking and would not hesitate to recommend.

Ms Shedden, September 2013

A wonderful week in 'Abovetown'. A lovely house in a peaceful, isolated location - beautiful grounds for the dogs too.

Mr & Mrs Morgan, September 2013.

Amazing cottage with everything in it we could wish for. Outstanding scenery and fields galore to explore.

Mrs Worthington, July 2013

A wonderful property in a perfect location. We were sad to leave!

Miss Nugent, September 2012

Amazing time at 'Abovetown', what a glorious house with beautiful grounds. Most definitely be back, we fell in love with it.

Mrs Moore, June 2012

Lovely, peaceful cottage set in beautiful grounds. Both the fox and deer paid us a visit.

Paul McGlone, May 2012

We had a fantastic stay here, a complete escape from everything, in this beautiful houase and grounds. Highly recommended...we did not want to go home.

Mr & Mrs Nurse, March 2012

Wow! What a gorgeous house. We just don't want to leave.

Mrs Wortley, Easter 2013

As a family we have stayed at many Hideaways properties and we feel that 'Abovetown' is one of the best.

Mrs Beale, Christmas 2012
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