& Breakfast Redgate Smithy
St Cleer, Liskeard, Bodmin Moor
Redgate Smithy is a quality B&B perfectly situated on
the edge of Bodmin Moor, just above Golitha Falls, and in the heart of
SE Cornwall; either for exploring Cornwall, visiting friends or relatives,
or on business. Golitha Falls are tranquil, yet mysterious; peaceful,
yet beautiful and foreboding, all at once. A King of Cornwall died here.
Miners have toiled here. Legend lingers.
Built around 200 years ago, Redgate Smithy is now a
friendly and professionally run Bed & Breakfast in Cornwall, with attractive
rooms, very comfortable beds, and a very extensive and tasty award winning
breakfast menu, served in the light and airy conservatory. Watch the birds
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,
Wi-fi access, and tea & coffee making facilities. Downstairs we have a
laptop set up for guests' use, for internet access and email.
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.
Moor is the hidden heart of Cornwall, and has a rich, rugged and beautiful
landscape and heritage. Among the tors 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, 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, which linked the heights of Bodmin Moor with Looe
on the coast. The very pretty Looe Valley Line still runs from Liskeard
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 AA Breakfast Award, and the SGA Secta Green
Acorn Sustainable Tourism Award (see our website).
From the A30 at Bolventor on top of the moor, take the
St.Cleer/Golitha Falls turn, and we are 7m down the Fowey valley. From
the A38 at Liskeard, take the B3254, turn left up to St.Cleer; through
the village half mile to the Minions road, and then turn left to Redgate.
Alternatively, from the A38 in the Glynn Valley at Doublebois, take the
Minions road; Redgate is 3m up by the Golitha turning