A beautiful health orientated B&B Retreat. Luxurious and spacious ensuite rooms, huge four poster beds, down linen and natural toiletries.
Includes a lovely breakfast of organic and local ingredients.
Also available, yoga, complementary therapists and FIR Sauna.
Costislost House is close to Padstow, Polzeath, Port Isaac, Wadebridge and the Camel Trail.
Check in is strictly 16:00 - 19:30. Check out is before 10:30.
We expect our guests to understand that this is our home. Everybody must respect each other and the property. It is an old important listed building and many of the features are irreplaceable.
We don't have many rules but just ask guests to understand the ethos behind Costislost. It is a place for people to come, relax and rejuvenate in a peaceful, tranquil and as much as possible, natural setting.
The whole of Costislost House is completely No Smoking.
Jane and I recently moved into our beautiful home, a combination of Victorian Country House and 16th Century Farmhouse, in a rural and very tranquil setting, with the intention of starting an organic B&B.
We both have a good background of hospitality and catering both in the UK and around the world. For my part I have run hotels from the alps to an award winning accommodation unit in Africa. Jane is an award winning chef who has catered on private yachts and run ski chalets; and since returning from overseas has run her own successful catering company for a number of years.
Recently, whilst I have been running a successful glamping business, Wild Canvas (check it out too! Jane has spent the last three years studying hard to qualify as a nutritional therapist. The aim, for her, to develop her excellent skills as a chef into helping others to treat illness and stay healthy through eating the correct diet. We all know foods can cure, Jane's teaching gives the knowledge of what foods, cure what.
Early this year we found and fell in love with Costislost House, our beautiful new home. With the old farmhouse part of the building for us, the Victorian part was ideal for using for accommodating guests in a number of ways. Initially we are using the stunning rooms to offer a very high quality of bed and breakfast, with a great organic and local breakfast. All the rooms have huge, handmade four poster iron beds, are ensuite and have a comfortable sitting area. A luxury mattress, feather duvets, TV, a selection herbal teas, normal tea, ground coffee and a cafetiere, as well as a bottle of freshly filtered water add to the pleasure of staying with us.
What drives us? Jane and I love to ensure guests have a good time and leave with a smile. It is as much our personal life as our business life. In fact the two are pretty much the same. Really because we enjoy what we do. With Costislost House we have the opportunity to develop all the things we love in life. Apart from Jane wanting to develop our meditation and yoga room, which we will also use for activities such as art weeks; we also want to build a natural swimming pool from the pond, create a social fire-pit area, build a guest BBQ, build various outdoor traditional cooking ovens, reinstate the path direct from the house to the renowned Camel Trail and bring the gardens back to glory.
Then we also want to develop various reasons to stay at Costislost. Nutritional therapy and cookery teaching breaks, where Jane will use her qualification and skills as a chef to have consultations with guests and then teach them how to cook the best food for them. Art breaks with an invited artist to help develop guest's skills. 'Chalet' breaks are where we will create the atmosphere of a great ski chalet, with excellent food around our huge dining table, in an English country house. Guests will be able to go off surfing, walking the Camel Trail or just relaxing in the guest sitting room, then return for evening tea and the main meal.
So, that is what drives us......having people around and being sociable, treating guests as friends, and hopefully that is what they will turn into.
Jane and I have been very lucky in being able to have traveled through work in our lives. For me I have been privileged to live together with cultures as diverse as Zulu warriors, through Portuguese farmers to the skiing fraternity of the alps. We have certainly not lost the thrill of traveling and adventure, longing still to do more for a good while yet. But we never cease to be amazed at the variety of experience that Cornwall has to offer us and visitors. Although I have sat on the tallest mountains, slept in a remote tent in wild reserves, and swum over the Maldives coral, I love Cornwall and its stunning ragged coastline, huge wide beaches, rocky secret coves and countryside walking.
Nature is extremely important to both Jane and I. The pleasure of seeing deer, foxes and pheasants in our garden is wonderful and when it happens first thing in the morning, makes the day so much brighter. That combined with a true belief in and love of good organic, local ingredients to our food sustains us. That said, we certainly are not 'health freaks' and love to enjoy the odd bottle of wine or beer around the campfire.
We welcome people to our home and what them to feel being a guest is a bit special and the start of a friendship. It is quite simply, who Jane and I are.....