In Lerryn, 200 yards up from the pub, shop and creek, a semi-detached Georgian cottage with lovely long meadow/woodland views to the creek. A much loved family cottage, it has a large, enclosed garden at the back, accessed by shallow steps, with big patio (table/chairs, barbecue), large lawn and shady trees. On one side, a neighbour's orchard, on the other, a field and chapel converted into a house. Fairly steep driveway (parking for one large or two small cars; additional free parking available by village green). Woodland walks within 100 yards. Door from garden to hall; small step down to living room with woodburner, table/chairs, TV/DVD, window seat and view over the village; second smaller living room with VDU/DVD, toys and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping); dining area with drinks fridge, benches and chairs, from which 5 steps (stairgate) down to smart fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, ceramic hob/oven) with tiled floor; porch utility area (5'5" lintel) with washing machine and butler sink. Loo (washbasin). Stairs (stairgate) up to three bedrooms – a double with lovely creek views, a twin, and a bunk room with pull-out truckle bed (2'6" beds). Bathroom (suite plus bath-power-shower) with pine floor. A hidden gem, welcoming and a good location for artists, painters, walkers and families.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
South Cornwall: between the river Tamar and river Fowey and south of Bodmin Moor is inland Cornwall at its most gentle and lovely: deep, wooded valleys (including on Bodmin Moor's southern edge) between sheep and cattle-grazed fields; tidal creeks (exceptionally pretty Lerryn is on one of them). Most of it is delightfully by-passed by main roads.
On the coast are long sandy beaches (Whitsand Bay), high headlands and sandy coves at the foot of cliffs (Lantic Bay) to walk to, two of Cornwall's loveliest cove villages (Kingsand, Cawsand) and a classic fishing village (Polperro). From Looe - river-mouth fishing village/resort with sandy beach - you can fish and sail. Round here Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote. A branch line railway chugs pleasantly from Liskeard to Looe. Don't miss the Musical Instrument Museum near St Keyne. Just to the west is Cornwall's star modern attraction, The Eden Project, worth a once-a-year visit into the future indefinite, and Lanhydrock, a very lovely National Trust house and garden. Beyond them begins the extraordinary and spectacular china clay country, good for a visit (excellent museum). You should go to Cotehele beside the Tamar, too, and Calstock for the 'messing about in boats' activity.
Lerryn: exceptionally pretty village (pub, PO/shop, village green) spreading along both banks of the Lerryn Creek which ebbs and flows into the river Fowey through dense woodland, creating an ever-changing scene. Cycling from the village. Pony-trekking, 5 miles; canoe trips, 9. Lostwithiel (shops, pub, restaurants, castle), 4 miles. Fowey, 4 miles via ferry.