Our favourite places in Lostwithiel
Boconnoc is lucky enough to be only ten minutes from the beautiful and historic town of Lostwithiel. Known as a mecca for antique shops and beautiful lifestyle stores, it is the perfect place for a potter and a spot of lunch. Often guests ask for recommendations locally of places to shop, eat and visit and we always start by pointing them in the direction of this vibrant town full of independent businesses all offering something quite distinctive. There are many great things to see and do in Lostwithiel, here are a few of our favourite places:
Just ten minutes from Boconnoc you will find the Duchy Nursery, filled with a huge selection of garden plants, a wonderful shop with beautiful gifts and local goodies, and an award-winning café offering delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. The outside seating area overlooks the Fowey Valley and the historic Restormel Castle. Duchy is just a short car journey from the main town.
Featuring Scandinavian style interiors and vintage products, this shop is certainly a place to stop by and take a look. Alice opened the store a few years ago following her successful blog and impressive following as a place to sell all the wonderful things she comes across. You will find the shop opposite the butchers and Watts Trading, down the main street of shops.
This family-run independent store sells a range of lovely eco products ranging from paints and brushes to clothes, toys and store cupboard foods. So whether you are stocking up on day-to-day essentials or looking for a special gift, this unique and eclectic store is certainly a must visit.
Stocking carefully chosen antique furniture, decorative statements and vintage pieces, this store is a great place to have a browse. You will also find a good selection of house plants as well as home and lifestyle products. The store is shared with ‘Lost in Books’ who sell new and good quality second-hand books.
Image: The Glasshouse at Duchy Nursery
A small, but perfectly formed little deli and shop filled with local delicacies and goodies. From local cheeses, cured meats, and homemade bread to take away quiches, cakes and sandwiches, there are plenty of delicious choices so you can stock up for your stay, or pack up a picnic on your way to the beach.
Set in the Old Duchy Palace, which once was at the heart of the town’s trade as a stannary town, this store is a showcase for Anna’s interior design business. It also sells a selection of unique home and lifestyle products, as well as samples for her interior design clients.
Over the bridge from the hubbub of the town centre you will find Lostwithiel Antiques Centre. A treasure trove of vintage and antique pieces, from the unusual to the collectable, even if antiques aren’t your thing – a wander around this old boatyard unit is a must when visiting.
Serving modern British food, Asquiths sits opposite the medieval St Bartholomew’s Church in the heart of Lostwithiel. Open in the evenings from 7-9pm, the restaurant uses local produce and serves creative dishes in comfortable and elegant surroundings. We would recommend stopping by for dinner if staying with us or if visiting the local area.
If you are looking for more information we would recommend taking a look at the Lostwithiel website – there you will find details on places to eat, visit, and things to see and do.