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