|Redgate Smithy is a 200 year old converted Smithy, and is now a friendly and welcoming B&B, situated just above the beautiful Golitha Falls on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor. Golitha Falls are set in the deep wooded valley of the River Fowey, as it tumbles over steep rapids down from the moor. They are tranquil, yet mysterious; peaceful, yet beautiful and foreboding, all at once. A King of Cornwall died here. Miners have toiled here. Legend lingers.
For breakfast, we provide an extensive and tasty menu that is cooked to order on the range, using local produce, and which is served in the light and airy conservatory overlooking the garden. Watch the birds over breakfast!
We have a lovely woodland garden for guests’ use, with a patio and other seating areas - sit back and listen to the buzzards mewing as they soar overhead! We have a large conservatory which guests are also free to use at any time, and comfortable beamed, well equipped cottage style bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own Freeview Digital TV, and tea & coffee making facilities. There is WiFi access available in all rooms.
Bodmin Moor is the hidden heart of Cornwall, and it has a rich, rugged and beautiful landscape and heritage. Among the rugged tors that can be found near Minions, there is the famous Cheesewring, above the old granite quarry, and the varied rock formations of Sharp Tor and Kilmar Tor. There are also several ancient Neolithic settlements to be found here, as well as the many mining remains, including the hill-top strong-hold of Stowe’ Pound; several stone circles including the well-known Hurlers; and many other ancient sites and burial chambers such as Trethevy Quoit. The area abounds with nineteenth century industrial archaeology; including the extensive mining remains up on the moor, the Wheal Victoria Copper Mine down by Golitha Falls, and the remains of the fascinating Liskeard and Caradon Railway. This linked the heights of Bodmin Moor, at over 1150 feet above sea level (for the old granite quarries and copper mines), with Looe on the coast. The very pretty Looe Valley Line still runs from Liskeard to Looe.
Our local village is St.Cleer, near Liskeard, and we are very close to Siblyback Lake, and to the World Heritage Site for Cornish Mining at Minions. Birds and wildlife abound on and around the moor, and there are excellent walking, riding, hacking, and fishing facilities locally.
There are excellent pubs and restaurants in the local and surrounding areas that we can recommend to you for your evening meals. Bed and Breakfast costs £39.00 per person per night, or for single occupancy of our doubles or twin, cost is £49 per night. There are three rooms available; a Double (ensuite), the "Garden" Double (with its own private bathroom), and a Twin (ensuite).
We are easily accessible from both the A30 on Bodmin Moor, and the A38 from Liskeard. We have been awarded AA Four Stars for Guest Accommodation, and have also been awarded the SGA Secta Green Acorn Sustainable Tourism Award (see our website).