We had a lovely time last week at Jopes Mill. Perfect for a family of four. We loved exploring the stream (our own personal lazy river, our boys enjoyed floating, snorkelling and riding their inflatable rings down it!) and the firepit in the evening, gathering our own wood from the woods on the property - idyllic. It was a lovely hot week while we were there, which suited us well and Nick and Sally responded to our every need, providing a fan and instructions for everything we needed. We had lovely days out to Looe Beach, to Plymouth, the Eden Project, a local wildlife sanctuary (Porfell I think) we walked to the pub for lunch in Hessenford and got our adrenalin fix at the water park at Adrenalin Quarry. A fantastic week. We could also charge our electric car here - a superb benefit for the eco-conscious. There were lots of eco touches at Jopes Mill and I'm really pleased we chose to stay there for a week. Thank you Nick and Sally (and especially for rescuing the boy's ball from the mill on our last day!! We wish you every success with your business! Elaine, Toby and lads
From Matt and Maria
We stayed at Jopes Lodge earlier this year and had a great time. The accommodation was perfect for the two of that travel light. We really enjoyed using the outside space to relax, read and unwind. The surroundings are beautiful and ripe for exploration. Nick and Sally were incredibly welcoming and helpful, for example, when our parents visited they offered to help with a larger table and any other items that would be useful.
We were a bit constrained by the weather and amongst the relaxation still managed to get to Looe, Fowey, the China Fleet spa and a day out in Plymouth on the train.
We would definitely return to Jopes Lodge.
From Keith, Lin, John and Angie
We have just returned from a four night stay at Jopes Mill. It more than lived up to our expectations in every way and we had a wonderful stay from start to finish. We were welcomed with a lovely cream tea and were given a tour of the accommodation. The information booklet was very useful and informative. The cottage itself was spotless with two equally luxurious bedrooms/bathrooms to choose from and was in a beautiful setting. It gives you a feeling of being miles away from anywhere but was in fact within easy reach of many beautiful places.
We cannot recommend Jopes Mill highly enough and look forward to returning.
From Peter and Margaret
Very recently my wife and I and some friends had the fortune to spend a week at Jopes Mill. We had a great time. It is set in a beautiful and tranquil wooded valley with a fast flowing stream right by.The mill has been converted to a very high standard with much of the workings still on display. It is well appointed, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
It is a great base to explore the surrounding area. The cliff walk from Looe to Polperro is demanding but spectacular and well worth the effort. There are a couple of nice restaurants in Looe on the harbour side The Fish Market and The Old Sale Loft which we can recommend.Booking is a must.
Nick and Sally are very friendly hosts and are always available to help if needed and we can thoroughly recommend a stay. Hope we can return soon
From Dave and Jane
We've just returned from a two weeks holiday in Cornwall. We spent our first week in the beautiful Jopes Mill....Wow! What a pleasurable stay it was too! The mill has been converted to a very high standard (credit to the owners) and the grounds are just stunning. There is so much to see and do around the mill and surrounding area. We were greeted by Nick and Sally on arrival and the afternoon tea was very much appreciated! We had the perfect week in the most peaceful, tranquil setting...and really didn't want to leave. Thanks again...it was a real pleasure to stay in your accommodation ...kindest regards, Dave and Jane.
My wife and I were completely taken aback by how wonderful the location was and how beautiful and interesting the accommodation was.
You can tell instantly that a lot of love and care has gone into making this place a perfect retreat, whether for a weekend or a whole week. It’s well situated near the A38, so you have an easy drive into Looe and the surrounding coastline is simply stunning.
The mill itself was so well equipped and has been decorated to create a modern style of living, whilst maintaining the original beauty and character of the building.
We were greeted by Nick and Sally, who were just lovely, welcoming, friendly and rightly proud of the work they have done to convert the place.
There is lots of space outside to sit and have drinks or food in the sun (weather permitting) and the log burner allows you to hunker down and get cosy as the night draws in.
You might not get much phone signal, but there is very capable WIFI available, allowing you to control exactly how much contact you have with the outside world, which is perfect for those who want to completely switch off or need to keep on top of work or events back home.
The freshly baked scones, home made apple jam and apple juice were also a lovely touch. The box of logs and kindling was kept stocked for us with properly seasoned fuel, so we didn’t have to worry about anything.
Wonderfully decorated and perfectly placed, we couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful break.
We really enjoyed our stay in the lodge. It was the perfect accomodation for bad weather because the cosy, pavilion-like building gave us unobstructed views of nature, even when the rain kept us indoors. The hosts were friendly and helpful, and there were lots of opportunities for lovely walks nearby. :-)
From Mike and Shelley
Just returned from a 4 night stay at the beautiful Jopes Lodge. This place is stunning.
The lodge has everything you need and the owners Nick & Sally really have thought of everything to help make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
The lodge has more than suitable heating ( including on the veranda). The log burning stove just finished it off perfectly, and works a treat! Logs are provided and there are wood stores within the beautiful, tranquil gardens that you can help yourself to. There are several areas to walk around the gardens, which have been beautifully maintained. You can wander up the steps into the woods or sit by lilypad lake.
The location is excellent with Looe, Polperro & Fowey, just to name a few within easy access. We went pony trekking at Great Trethew Trekking which is 5 minutes drive and we’ll worth a visit.
Looe to Polperro walk is a lovely scenic walk with spectacular views.
The lodge is spotlessly clean and the sound of the stream running by the lodge just adds to the relaxing feel of the place. There is a purpose built fire pit just in front of the lodge by the stream.
It’s worth a read of the welcome pack as this tells you everything you need to know for the lodge and surrounding areas.
Nick and Sally are very hospitable and are on hand to help with anything without being intrusive. The lovely cream tea and apple juice on arrival is a nice touch.
It is clear from the moment you arrive that Nick and Sally have put their heart & souls into making this the perfect place to stay.
Only negative thing is that we didn’t have long enough.
Can’t wait to return
Mike & Shelley
We have had a wonderful few days at Jopes Lodge.
We arrived to a lovely welcome from our hosts and a delicious cream tea. The Lodge is nestled in beautiful gardens, the veranda is a great place to sit whatever the weather. Wonderful, relaxing, peaceful place. It's just perfect 👌
We enjoyed our week at Jopes Mill so much. The valley was so green, fresh and peaceful - all we could hear were the birds and the wind in the trees - what a lovely place! There were lots of bluebells out in the woods and we saw a heron and a weasel near the river.
The Mill was comfortable - it was lovely to have the woodburner - and it was an interesting property to be in with the mill workings.
There was a delicious, welcome cream tea - always a must when coming to Cornwall! We also had good fish and chips at the Coddy Shack.
We loved the walks around the property, in the Seaton Valley and on the nearby bridleway. It was also lovely to just sit peacefully by the river and watch it meandering by...
Nick and Sally were welcoming, friendly and helpful - thank you for our lovely week!
From Kathy and Paul
We had a lovely relaxing week at Jopes Lodge. We cycled there, so were very pleased to arrive to a roaring fire and a delicious cream tea. Nick and Sally were kind and welcoming and really enthusiastic about the surrounding area. The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with the soundtrack of the babbling stream and birdsong.
We enjoyed a cycle around Bodmin moor to the Jamaica Inn as well as the coastal route to Cawsands. The coast path east and west is lovely and Downderry has a good shop and vegan cafe to pick up provisions for people without a car.
Thanks and good luck with the ongoing project!
Had a lovely week staying in the mill. Nick and Sally were so accommodating and nothing was too much trouble for them. The area is great and has lots to do. Thank you so much for your great hospitality. We would highly recommend.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Jopes Mill, the grounds are so tranquil with the only disturbance being the bird song. The Mill itself has everything you could possibly need, and the added benefit of a delightful log burner for those colder evenings. It is also ideally located for exploring the surrounding area, with great hints and tips for things to see and do.
Nick and Sally were welcoming and helpful and quick to respond to anything else we needed at the same time as respecting our privacy, we loved our time here and hope to return again soon
From Sue and Rob
Thank you for a warm welcome to Jopes. The Lodge is well equipped, immaculately clean and very comfortable. We were made to feel welcome and well informed. We enjoyed our trip to Looe on the train from Liskeard. Taxis were very good. We had a really relaxing stay and will come again. With regards to feedback we would have liked to stay longer and it would be useful to have a small table or shelf in the bathroom for sponge bags. PS. The bedside tables are superb! The perspex on top of them does slide about. Thank you.
Reply from Nick and Sally
Thanks for your lovely comments Sue and Rob - it was a pleasure having you to stay in the Lodge. Your suggestions are really helpful - we have now put a shelf unit in the bathroom and we are looking for some sticky feet for the perpex bedside table tops. Do come again!
Stayed in The Lodge at The Mill Idyllic riverside location well equipped just off the A38 Superb kitchen etc wonderful bed and linen great log burner Nick and Sally are very helpful You should give it a go it's good nay time of year
From Beverley and Dean:
We were so lucky to have been able to spend a few days staying in the lodge just before the second lockdown.
This place is amazing especially the log burner on a damp evening, thank you so much Nick and Sally for making us feel so welcome, we will definitely be returning in 2021.
From Del and Mandy:
he grounds are extensive and beautiful and at the time of departure Nick and Sally were busy harvesting their apple crop. Due to the location there is no TV signal however Nick and Sally have covered this with a smart TV which has Netflix and other apps included. You can also connect to your catch up TV (ITV hub etc ) if you have an account or Sky Go The local pub is a 30 minute walk down the lane but ensure you take a torch if returning at night - there are no lights and the road is used by both motorbikes and cars.
In all honesty we could not find fault with our stay - give it a try - you will not be disappointed.
From Tim and Cressida:
We had a wonderful week in Jopes Mill and the Lodge in late August. The setting is amazing in a secluded wooded valley - such a treat to be in such a quiet peaceful location with the river flowing through the valley. Both properties are outstanding - elegantly and sensitively restored and both extremely comfortable. Particular highlights are being able to see the interior workings of the Mill and the balcony off the Lodge facing the river, perfect for outside meals.
There's absolutely loads to do in that area of Cornwall. We did several walks on the breathtaking South West Coast Path, our favourite stretch being Westwards from Talland Bay. The village of Polperro, not far from Talland, is a must-see Cornish village, as is the famous harbour at Charlestown (familiar from many TV programmes!). Looe is a bustling town with loads of shops and great places to eat.
Nick and Sally are wonderfully welcoming and helpful hosts - thank you for a great week!
From Sharon and Pete:
We have had a very relaxing week staying at Jopes Mill in the beautiful Lodge.
Nick and Sally are excellent hosts welcoming and friendly, the cream tea and apple juice on arrival were a lovely surprise. The lodge is very well equipped and thoughtfully laid out so that it seems bigger than it is. The outside decking is lovely to sit on in the early evening but do remember the bug spray!
We did a few walks while staying,the riverside walk to Seaton is lovely and the Looe to Talland bay is also great- although hilly. Take the train from Liskeard to Looe it’s very picturesque and a great way to get to Looe.
The Hayloft restaurant on the A38 is very good with excellent food and service.
Thank you Nick and Sally for having us
From Kim and Tony:
We have just returned from a lovely stay at The Mill. It has everything you could possibly want and on our arrival Sally had baked fresh scones and left a bottle of homemade apple juice and both went down a treat. It is spotlessly clean and has been renovated to a very high standard. It is the best accommodation we have stayed in and we can highly recommend it. The Mill is set in a very peaceful and idyllic location but there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas. If you walk along the lane towards the local pub you can smell the pine trees. The Mill is absolutely stunning, we didn’t want to leave. We particularly enjoyed a visit to Polperro, very picturesque and quaint. We found the locals to be very friendly. Thank you Nick and Sally for accommodating us and we will definitely recommend this place to our family and friends.
From Jason and Hannah:
Well where do we start..... Jopes Mill is one of the best places we’ve ever stayed! Nick and Sally are wonderful people and made us feel very welcome. They were always helpful giving us recommendations on where to stay but were never intrusive. When we arrived they’d put a bottle of bubbly in the fridge as we were meant to be getting married (Covid cancelled our plans) and Sally had made fresh scones and apple juice which were delicious! They hadn’t long finished renovating when we stopped and the place was spotlessly clean and practical. They’d also thought of the little details like USB ports in the plug sockets and motion detector lights in the hallways to save you turning the main lights on at night. All things we now want in our house!
The location was great as it’s just off the A38 and easy to access south Cornwall. We did day trips to St ives and Falmouth which was easy enough. If you’d rather stay local then it’s only a stones throw from the Eden project or local fishing villages like Looe and polperro. Jopes is beautifully nestled in a wooded valley so after a day in the busy villages and towns it was great to go back to the mill for some peace and quiet. We loved sitting in the amazing garden by the stream. We can honestly say what you see in the pictures is what you get which is rare these days. In our opinion it’s faultless.
Thanks Nick and Sally for having us, we hope to stay with you again soon!
Jason and Hannah
P.s- make sure you check out Pinetum, we thought it was a little hidden gem. The cafe does great fresh cream teas for after a walk around the gardens :)
From Linden and Paul:
Enjoyed such a peaceful week staying in Jopes Lodge - the setting by the stream is idyllic with beautiful grounds to explore, whilst the accommodation is warm, cosy and very comfortable.
So much to do in the area, we enjoyed wandering on Bodmin Moor and the spectacular coast road. Nick and Sally are great hosts, always happy to help and have created a fantastic holiday home from home.
We will be back!
From John and Kathryn:
Thank you Nick and Sally for the wonderful stay at Jopes. It worked brilliantly with our extended family staying in both the Lodge and the Mill, and found the Lodge's verandah a perfect place for al fresco meals. You have thought of everything we could have needed ( even down to the pastry brush which was put to good use!) , and the level of comfort and luxury was superb.We enjoyed exploring and relaxing in your beautiful grounds, the river being a constant source of fascination.Notable excursions were visits to Talland Bay, with a walk along the coast path to Polperro, Charlestown, for those Poldark fans among us, where a number of majestic tall ships are kept, a rather wet, but atmospheric walk on Bodmin, and a visit to Looe by train.We can thoroughly recommend the Himalayan Spice Restaurant in Liskeard, The Catch for Fish and Chips in Looe, and of course the best Cornish Cream Tea with Sally's amazing scones in Cornwall!!Thanks once again for letting us stay - we can't wait to come back
From Gary and Rachel:
A wonderful and restful stay in a most peaceful location. Thanks Sally and NIck for such a great holiday!
Jopes is located in a beautiful valley, whilst also very close to some of the most glorious coastal bays and towns.
The site itself is a fascinating places for rest, play and exploration - it's interesting that we, (2 adults, 2 teenagers), felt no need to leave at all on the first day - instead exploring the meadows, appreciating the Mill and playing in the river.
The Mill itself has been renovated so well, and is a unique and delightful place to stay. Clearly a product of much work and love.
We all wish we could have stayed longer!
a month ago
From Julie, Dan & the girls:
Thankyou for such a lovely welcome to a beautiful setting, making our holiday just perfect.
We ticked off all our holiday wish lists including: kellys ice cream cone & flake, Cornish pasty, stunning walks, glorious beach, 5* accomodation, 5* cleanliness. We enjoyed this as a family of five, and can imagine visiting many times throughout our lives, later on when its just the two of us. It's not just for summer hols, we could all picture how magical it will be at Christmas - what an awesome place surrounded by valleys of woodland tucked up next to the roaring woodburner !
This is hotel quality but even better,as the homely feel relaxed you instantly. Sally & nick have a beautiful home and holiday business, book up quickly as this little gem will be fully booked in the blink of an eye! Don't forget to buy your Cornish pixie charm! Our only complaint is that we don't live there! 😊
a month ago
Response from Nick and Sally:
Thanks for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to seeing you next time!
From Helen and Mike:
Thank you for a lovely time! We had a relaxing few days together before our son goes back to university. The Mill was very clean and tidy and well equipped. It was so peaceful and it was lovely hearing the river flowing past.
It was fantastically located to enjoy the coastal path walks and beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed the Eden Project and the kids love the zip wire that was near there. There are lots of amazing restaurants near by, 3 of which we visited. We walked to and from the Copley Arms which wasn’t too bad a walk although torches were needed which Nick kindly supplied.
The grounds are amazing and we enjoyed wandering down by the river and around the lake.
We will certainly be back and will be recommending this to our friends.
Nick and Sally you have a fabulous home!
Response from Nick and Sally:
Thanks for your comments - it was a pleasure having you - and well done for braving the zip wire at Eden! Do come again.
From Nick and Helen:
We had a delightful and comfortable stay - Monday to Friday - at Jopes Mill, and appreciated the genuine welcome we received as one of your first guests. The peaceful and idyllic location within easy reach of local amenities provided a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing break and base for exploration of the area. We thought the restoration of the Mill has been sensitively done to a high standard, very much with guest needs in mind, and were excited to hear of your plans to develop the site further.
We slept well, and found the option of a topper the right addition to an otherwise firm mattress. A lovely, well equipped kitchen, though a little cool at the time. The introduction to a 'duck or grouse' type notice above the doorway to the master bedroom would be a good idea for anyone over 5' 10'', and the 'hot' and 'cold' bath tap signs are the wrong way round. An intelligence test failed by us! Although its early days, perhaps you would introduce a guest book as we often value the opportunity to read other guests comments, as well as being a source of valuable feedback for you. The set up option for wifi access to the internet, which was good and reliable, could be clearer.
We would certainly return, and have already recommended Jopes Mill to others.
Response from Nick and Sally:
Thanks so much for your comments - we're so pleased you had a good time. Thanks also for your suggestions - these are really helpful. We have got our laminating machine working now so will put up a couple of "mind your head"
signs - mostly for the top bedroom where most people have to duck a bit for the old doorway! The plumber (slightly embarrassed!) is on the case with the hot and cold taps in the bath. We are updating our guest information after every visit so the internet instructions should be clearer now.
Thanks again for your recommendation - and we look forward to seeing you again soon
From Sarah and Richard:
Our family had a wonderful time at Jopes! The children had a fantastic time enjoying the river, the woods and the garden. The adults enjoyed this too - along with the comfortable bed, great kitchen, lovely space for family meals downstairs and relaxing in the lounge upstairs. The watermill itself was a source of fascination throughout the week as it still sits within the beautifully renovated mill. We went on a great walk down to Seaton beach and enjoyed delicious ice creams once there. We were recommended a beautiful coastal walk and there are great rockpools and scrambling at Downderry beach. One day we went further afield to Mounts Bay and Praa sands. This was just over an hour, and a lovely chance to enjoy a different part of Cornwall. Most of all Nick and Sally made us feel so welcome and at home which gave a real warmth to our stay. Jopes mill is a very special place, Thankyou!
Response from Nick and Sally:
We're delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to seeing you again. I hope the boys have dried out from their river adventures