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Superb Setting 100 yards from the river.

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Bodinnick lies on the east bank of the Fowey river about half a mile up river from the harbour entrance. The village is connected to Fowey by a regular passenger/car ferry which runs throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This delightful riverside community has a small hotel/public house, The Old Ferry Inn, providing good food and friendly service in traditional old world surroundings. The village also has one of the smallest churches in the county, St. Johns which was converted from a stable to a church in the 1950s. The village is also the starting/finishing point for the famous Hall Walk, a spectacular footpath which winds its way through superb countryside following the course of one of the tidal tributaries of the river Fowey. Passing through the hamlet of Pont, at the head of the navigable part of the tributary, the footpath terminates at Polruan the village which sits just inside the harbour entrance on the east bank. Polruan has two public houses and a café. There is a pedestrian ferry from Polruan back to Fowey.

Detached and spacious traditional cottage in a delightful position just 100 yards from the water's edge in this historic and picturesque harbourside village. Fitted and equipped to a very high standard, this welcoming property is ideal for a summer, or cosy winter, break.

A substantial porch with ample space for wellies, coats etc. gives access to the sitting room a delightful, large, bay windowed room with a door onto the sun terrace, 2 two seater sofas and matching arm chair, flat screen Freeview TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs. An archway leads to the dining room where there is a contemporary solid oak dining table and chairs. The kitchen has recently been completely re-fitted with floor and wall mounted cupboards, built-in double oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, refrigerator, separate freezer, microwave, digital radio etc. Off the kitchen is a small utility room with washing machine. Upstairs are three bedrooms, the Principal Bedroom with a balcony overlooking the harbour and a super king 6' double bed and Freeview TV. Bedroom 2 has two single beds, Freeview TV/DVD player and a hand basin and Bedroom 3 a single bed. There is a smart new bathroom with bath with electric shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Next to the bathroom is a separate cloakroom with WC and hand basin. A delightful mature garden rises up in terraces to the south and adjoins National Trust land. A paved sun terrace off the sitting room leads to a further paved terrace with views over the harbour. Small children will need to take care on the terrace - there is quite a steep drop to the road. The property has the very unusual advantage of an on-site parking space. The property has shown itself to be exceptionally popular with many glowing reports from happy guests.

Children over 5 years of age are welcome but must be supervised in the garden and terrace areas. Broadband WiFi available.

Pets are welcome (except in July and August) for a small additional charge.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

The Fowey estuary is one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. Situated on the south coast of the county it has one of the most picturesque natural harbours in the country.

Particularly well known as a sailing centre, Fowey is also a great place for walking be it on the spectacular coast or inland. Much of the immediate area belongs to the National Trust


Bodinnick is an ancient settlement and has had a ferry crossing to Fowey, on the west bank of the Fowey river, for many hundreds of years. The village has its own freehouse pub/small hotel (The Old Ferry Inn)and one of the smallest churches in the country. The village adjoins National Trust land is the starting point for a spectacular walk (Hall Walk)around Pont Creek to Polruan. Fowey town has an excellent range of small shops and businesses and many first rate restaurants, bistros, pubs etc.

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2 Aug 2014


"Large, comfy cottage, great views"

We were very happy with our holiday cottage. It was spacious, very well stocked, not just 5 of everything, and comfortable. The garden with rooftop seating was lovely. Parking for 1 car is available -… More

So pleased that you found the cottage comfortable and that you had everything you needed. The views over the river are a constant source of interest particularly when one of the large commercial ships is being brought into the harbour by one of the pilot tugs - we still find it exciting.
Although there is not a shop in the village there is a good camp-site shop at Penmarlam, a two minute drive up the ferry hill, which sells all the basics. There are no large supermarkets in the immediate area, you need to travel to Liskeard, Bodmin or St. Austell for these but there is an excellent general stores at the village of Pelynt, about a five mile drive.

29 May 2014


"Lovely river views ,beautiful garden,comfortable house."

We thoroughly enjoyed week in Bodinick .Good walks from door .Took our retriever who was very welcome at Ferry boat inn, across road from house, which has excellent beer!Ferry to Fowey 50yards from d… More

Thank you for your lovely comments so glad you had a good time. We couldn't sleep in anything less than a 6' bed and so decided that this was a must when we were furnishing the cottage.

4 Jul 2013


"Absolutely fabulous"

We were a total of six people (my wife and myself, our 10 year old son, my sister and her husband and my mother) and we had a fantastic time in Cornwall and enjoyed our stay at Rose cottage immensely. The house is beautiful and the setting is stunning. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch overlooking the river. Bodinnick has only one pub (across the street), which fortunately serves up excellent food. The cottage is very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped (although it does need some new knives). Fowey is a quick ferry ride away. You can also make a round trip walk via Polruan and Fowey, about 4 miles. Note that the roads are narrow and parking in Bodinnick can be tricky, but we were always able to find somewhere. (Rose cottage has one parking space, but we had two cars.) I can't wait to go back!

Thank you for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We know we are biased but we think this is the best bit of Cornwall. New knives await you for your next visit!

3 Jul 2013


"Amazing fromn start to finish"

What an amazing place to stay. Louise came to introduce herself and to make sure we had settled in upon arrival. Amazing views from the main bedroom. More facilities than you can possibly dream of. Clean, tidy, everything working as it should. As we had our 3 month old daughter with us it was amazing to discover the local pub 10 second walk from the cottage did a takeaway service. Well it was the best takeaway we've ever had. It arrived fully plated and piping hot and the new french chef who runs the pub can certainly cook, it was amazing food, full of flavour. We can't wait to return to this magical place.

Really delighted that you had such an enjoyable time, thank you for your very kind words. Do hope that you will come back.

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