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Redgate Smithy

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Redgate Smithy, Liskeard

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Type: Bed & Breakfast

Redgate Smithy is a friendly and professionally run Bed and Breakfast in Cornwall, and is situated on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, in the heart of South East Cornwall; perfectly situated either for exploring Cornwall, visiting friends or relatives, or for business. The beautiful yet mysterious Golitha Falls are just down the lane.

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. It is a place where legend lingers.

Redgate Smithy itself was built around 200 years ago, and has attractive cottage style bedrooms, very comfortable beds, and a very extensive and tasty award winning breakfast menu, served in the light and airy conservatory.

Watch the birds over breakfast!

There are excellent pubs and restaurants in the local and surrounding areas that we recommend for your evening meals. 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.

Bodmin 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 to Looe.

Please note we open from 15 March to 21 October (The Ides of March to Trafalgar Day!)

We are easily accessible from both the A30 on Bodmin Moor, and the A38 from Liskeard. Children over 12 welcome. Friendly dog welcome. Off-road parking.

SPECIAL OFFER: 7 Nights for 6 – Stay for seven nights (one week) and pay for only six!

Accommodation Details

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeCapacityRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en suite2£41.50 per person (breakfast included)
Double with private bathroom2£41.50 per person (breakfast included)
Single en-suite1£60.00 per room (breakfast included)

*PLEASE NOTE: We are open from March 15th to October 21st
DOUBLE ROOMS £41.50 per person per night (2 people) including breakfast
SINGLE ROOM £60.00 per night including breakfast
(also Single Occupancy of a Double room is £70.00 per night if available, including breakfast)
SPECIAL OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 6 at any time.

Please contact the owner directly for availability and prices.

Contact Details

St Cleer, Liskeard
PL14 6RU

Tel: +44 01579 321578


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Key Features

  • In countryside - On the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, just above Golitha Falls.
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Village Location - We are situated in small hamlet of Redgate, with local village of St Cleer one and a half miles away.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 12yrs and over

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Off-road parking and turning space for all guests' cars

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking - Two moorland hacking and riding centres locally
  • Fishing - At nearby Siblyback Lake
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - Liskeard 3m.
  • Water sports facilities - At nearby Siblyback Lake


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Serve breakfast - Extensive breakfast menu. AA Breakfast Award.
  • Serves Local Food

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque only
  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms - Digital Freeview
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free View TV
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms - Wifi is available in all rooms, and there is a Laptop PC available downstairs for guests to use
  • Non smoking rooms available - All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Establishment Features

  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Wifi is available in all rooms and there is also a Laptop PC available downstairs for guests to use
  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted - Small friendly dog welcome.
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Separate guests' lounge - Conservatory available for use by guests at any time
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - Julie is fluent in French and Italian
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - SECTA Green Acorn Award
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Pets (Proprietors) on premises
  • Special provisions for cyclists - Cyclists always welcome. Secure storage area for bikes with own key for access. Used by Land's End - John O'Groats end-to-enders.
  • Special provisions for walkers - Walkers welcomed. Maps, walk books and advice available. Area to leave wet gear and boots. Baggage forwarding.

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - French

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Road Directions

From the A30 turn off at Bolventor (Jamaica Inn) on top of the moor, take the St Cleer/Golitha Falls turning near the Inn, and Redgate Smithy is 7 miles down the Fowey valley just past Golitha Falls.

From the A38 at Liskeard, take the B3254, turn left up to St.Cleer; through the village half mile to the Minions road, turn left and Redgate Smithy is three quarters of a mile up and over past King Doniert’s Stone.

Alternatively, from the A38 in the Glynn Valley at Doublebois, take the Minions road, and Redgate Smithy is 3 miles up in the hamlet of Redgate, by the Golitha Falls turning.