May 2021

From Catherine

 

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 👌

From Meredith

 

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!

From Lynn

 

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. 

April 2021

From Mary

 

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!

 

December 2020

From Peter

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

October 2020

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.

September 2020

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!

August 2020

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. 

July 2020

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