Downend Park, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RB
Plots Available Residential & Leisure
Downend Park is situated in a prominent position at the very top of Lostwithiel in Cornwall, just on the A390 Liskeard to St. Austell. Lostwithiel is a small town which has a number of character properties and a 12th Century bridge which spans the River Fowey.
The town used to be the capital of the county.
In the town there are a number of niche retailers, hotels, restaurants, a golf course and it’s only a short drive to beaches and many places of interest. Downend Park is a small park with just 12 plots for new homes, it’s to be a small development of the highest standard.
With an electric gated entrance, the park offers beautiful views over rolling countryside.
Residential & Leisure (3 Residential and 9 Leisure Homes)
Lostwithiel is situated in a beautiful wooded valley at the tidal reach of the River Fowey. Located in central Cornwall, it is within easy reach of both coasts and the moors and is well placed for exploring the county. The name comes from two Cornish words meaning the place at the end of the woodland.
The town was founded by the Normans for the export of tin about 800 years ago. At that time, the river was wide and deep and ships tied up along the quay to load tin destined for many European ports. The town became the second busiest port on the south coast of England.
By the 13th century Lostwithiel had become the county capital. It was the administration centre for county affairs and Cornwall's main stannary town. Ironically, tin, which was the original source of the wealth of the town, eventually caused its decline. Rubble, from the mines on the moors, silted up the river, restricting the size of vessels that could use the quay.
Today there are numerous antique shops selling furniture, collectibles, ceramics and such things. Other shops, hidden in the old streets, specialise in arts and crafts, paintings, lace and patchwork. The museum is in the former Corn Exchange and has an interesting collection reflecting life in Lostwithiel over the past centuries. The local library is in a restored mediaeval house. It has an excellent selection of books on Cornwall and there are often exhibitions in the upstairs gallery.