A very comfortable, eco-friendly North Cornwall boutique B&B that's focused on health and wellbeing.
Washaway Wadebridge Cornwall PL30 3AP 01208 840 031
This conjunction of a 19th-century stone country house and white 16th-century farmhouse is about as tranquil a North Cornwall bolthole as you could imagine; we reckon there are few better places for exploring both fancy-pants Padstow and the rural beauties of northern Cornwall. Situated just outside Wadebridge, with four serene and spacious rooms looking out on the rolling countryside beyond, proprietors Nick and Jane certainly landed on their feet when they decided to buy Costislost. And we should be delighted that they decided to share their home and its special location with the rest of us. Both have a track record in the hospitality business, and it shows in every detail of what is a beautiful boutique B&B with a wellbeing and alternative health slant.
The rooms – Partridge, Pheasant, Snipe, Mallard and Woodcock – are impeccably furnished, with a tastefully eclectic mixture of antiques and more contemporary items. Wooden floors are spread with kilims, you sleep in large handmade wrought-iron four-poster beds with 100% cotton linens, and there are stylish easy chairs from which to admire the glorious views. The bathrooms are large (3 have baths and 2 have separate showers) and equipped with soft towels and 'Faith in Nature' natural toiletries, and each room has tea-and coffee-making facilities (fresh coffee rather than instant, and a cafetiere), a fridge with mineral water and fresh milk. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, with a help-yourself buffet and hot dishes on demand, all based on an array of fantastic local produce, including locally made marmalade and jam and Jane's own granola. The house itself is decorated with work by local artists, all of which is for sale (though Nick and Jane take no commission) and serves as a wonderful interpretation of the local area.
Costislost is also a great place to base yourself if you are remotely interested in health and wellbeing: Jane is a qualified chef and nutritionist who runs healthy cookery courses and offers consultations; plus they also offer various complementary therapies (massages, reiki, etc), which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own room, along with yoga sessions in their yoga studio and they also run regular yoga retreats. Costislost is also perfect for just exploring the beautiful local area: walkers can enjoy the 18-mile-long Camel Trail which runs nearby on its journey from Wenfordbridge to Padstow, or you can just set off across the fields to the nearby beaches. All in all we couldn't think of a better – or healthier! – place to enjoy this beautiful part of Cornwall.
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Five beautifully furnished en-suite rooms, four with super-king-size four-poster beds, and one with a superking-size double that can be converted to a twin. Patridge and Pheasant have baths and separate showers, Woodcock has a bath-shower, Snipe and Mallard have showers only.
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Double rooms £130–£140 a night, including breakfast.
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Costislost is situated in north Cornwall midway between the towns of Wadebridge and Bodmin. Having followed the A30 across Bodmin Moor to Bodmin, take the A389 north. Or follow the A39 to Wadebridge and then take the A389 south.
Open all year.