Bluebell is a well equipped, lovely bright airy apartment in a wonderful historic ancient barn set in 17 acres of idyllic grounds with top class free private salmon and trout fishing in season on the River Fowey. With something for everyone to do, you simply will not want to leave this spectacularly beautiful and peaceful place!
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Beautifully presented bright and airy apartment with dual aspect south and west facing lounge / diner separated from the bedrooms by the kitchen and entrance hall. There are south facing views from both bedrooms, the apartment is exceptionally well equipped and even has a Wii, Playstation a variety of books and numerous board games.
Set in 17 acres of idyllic grounds with a half mile of private River Fowey frontage offering top class free private salmon and trout fishing and a nearly 2 acre trout and game fishing lake, Bluebell has some of the most spectacular scenery and whether fishing, bird watching, sightseeing, walking, golfing, cycling or just relaxing, Bluebell is the perfect holiday destination. There are stunning, uninterrupted panoramic views of rolling farmland, mature spruce forests, natural woodland and livestock in adjoining fields. Set around a courtyard and overlooking the natural slope down to the river the delightful surroundings provide a peaceful environment for all ages. During your stay at Bluebell it is possible to see kingfisher, otters, badgers, foxes, owls, wild deer, heron, mallards, moorhen and Canadian geese, not to mention bluetits, finches, nuthatches, robins, woodpeckers, thrushes and hovering birds of prey.
The lake provides an idyllic setting for sitting out on a summer’s evening, watching the setting sun, with a glass of wine perhaps. There are benches and picnic tables both outside the properties and by the river and lake and portable barbeques are available. River and lake fishing, in season. Fishing is free on the River Fowey (please enquire as to availability) but there is a charge of £30 per session to fish the lake which is stocked with brown trout. There is a catch and keep policy - maximum two fish. Whether an experienced fisherman or a novice, why not relax down by the water and pit your wits against nature. Who knows, perhaps you’ll catch your evening meal or snap a photo to show your friends! A Ghillie can be hired by separate negotiation and booked in advance.
Ground Floor Only: Entrance hall leading to cosy sitting room / dining room and a well equipped kitchen. Comfortable south facing double bedroom followed by a twin room with separate bath room.
Exterior: Extensive grounds with garden furniture and BBQ facilities. Pitch & Putt, outdoor fitness stations, boules court, croquet, cricket net, football goal post, tree swings and seasaw.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via panel heaters. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with small freezer compartment and a washing machine & tumble drier on site. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV & DVD player, CD/Radio & Hairdryer. Wii and PlayStations are available. There is free WiFi at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating & bed linen are all included but you will need to provide your own towels. There is unlimited parking available. Up to 2 medium sized well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £30 per dog / per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot & high chair available. Please be aware that the maximum capacity at this property, including infants or children, is 4.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Shortbreaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Located just off the A38 between Liskeard and Bodmin, and backing onto Bodmin Moor yet only 15mins from the picturesque coastal resorts of Looe & Polperro. Rivermead Farm is ideally located for exploring the beautiful South East region of Cornwall.
The farm location gives you the freedom to take country walks straight from your door. Bike hire can be arranged locally.
Beaches & Watersports
There are numerous beaches within easy driving distance, ranging from wide exposed beaches to sheltered coves. Siblyback Lake, located on the edge of Bodmin Moor nearby, offers windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.
Local Towns & Villages
Explore the quaint villages of Polperro, Looe, Charlestown and St Neots, the historic towns of Fowey and Lostwithiel, and the local main town of Liskeard. There is lots to do, including the world famous Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Carnglaze Caverns to the Monkey Sanctuary at Loee and Bodmin Moor Wildlife Park. Local National Trust properties include the beautiful house and estate of Lanhydrock.
For something different visit the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery at Lostwithiel, Trelawney Garden Centre near Wadebridge or Trago Mills at Liskeard. Shopping Rivermead Farm is well situated for both coastal or inland walks, with Bodmin Moor, the Camel Trail and the South West Coast Path all easily accessible.
Golfers can enjoy the rich variety of numerous Cornish courses, both Links and Parkland but in particular the following are highly recommended; St Endoc, nr Rock is a Links course where a handicap is required. Trevose & Perranporth are both Links courses. Lanhydrock, St Mellion & China Fleet in Saltash are all Parkland courses.
Guest from Munich stayed for 7 nights.
We had superb week at Rivermead Farm. Starting with warm welcome by the hosts and welcome basket deluxe (I never saw so many delicious things as a welcome gift in a holiday cottage), the really spacious grounds with lots of things to do for the kids, the lovely interiour of the cottages, a more then well equipped kitchen and a BBQ outside, Rivermead Farm is located perfectly for trips to many sights, the sea, the moor and many places more. And then there were TC and Wellington! We travelled with two families including 4 kids age 5 to 12 and EVERYBODY was happy! But unfortunatly we had just one week... I hope we can come back some day.
Guest from Fleet stayed for 7 nights.
Positives: The location was superb with large river frontage, beautiful countryside, small lake, hide, areas for the children to play. Welcome basket very generous with quality products (best jam ever!). Negatives: Keeping the children out of the kitchen was a problem as you had to pass though it when going between the living room and the bedrooms and toilet/shower room. The bright security light outside the cottage woke the children at night as cars from the adjoining property arrived back. Ironing board, mop and hoover were placed near the entrance limiting the amount of space for boots etc.
Guest from Chippenham stayed for 5 nights.
We enjoyed our stay in a beautiful location. The hamper of goodies on arrival was most welcome. This was a good base to tour the local area. The cottage was clean and beautiful, well equipped kitchen, convenbienbtly situated and quiet to come back to each evening. It may seem a minor point, but as keen cooks we especially appreciated a set of decent knives to use. So often these are cheap and blunt but not this time.
Guest from Crediton stayed for 7 nights.
We wish to convey our delight in staying at Bluebell Cottage. It had everything anyone could possibly require especially kitchen wise. A very welcome hamper was provided on arrival with a wide selection of Cornish products. The hosts were very pleasant and helpful, on hand if you needed anything or just to chat and explain the best places to shop or eat. Lovely peaceful cottage in the country, we really loved it.
Guest from Stroud stayed for 6 nights.
We had a lovely holiday here. Very welcoming and a lovely hamper waiting to be used. The beds were so comfy and it was clean throughout. Lovely walks in the grounds, seeing lots of wildlife. There were outdoor games waiting for us to play eg football, crochet, boule, swing ball to name a few and books to read for those not so active. It is central for many places and only a short drive away from the coast and lovey beaches. Marjorie and Kevn were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended. Roberts' of Stroud
Guest from Aylesbury stayed for 7 nights.
A wonderful week in a faulous cottage in a great location. Kevin and Marjorie couldnt do enough to make our stay special, the welcome hamper on arrival was especially nice.
Guest from Loughton stayed for 7 nights.
We had an excellent holiday based at Rivermead Farm cottages. The cottage (Bluebell) was fully equipped (including shared washing and drying facilities, essential with young boys!) and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the welcome hamper and the lovely home made scones! Kevin and Marjorie were very friendly and helpful, but not at all intrusive. We were lucky enough to enjoy eating our dinner at the picnic bench outside the cottage most evenings and had several pleasant walks around the grounds by the lake and river. The location was great, with easy access to both south (less than 30 mins) and north coasts (~40 mins) as well as local attractions such as Retmorel Castle. We have already considered returning next year.
Guest from Oberkulm stayed for 7 nights.
Bluebell ist ein unglaublich schönes Anwesen, unsere Gastgeber sehr freundlich, offen und hilfsbereit. Der Empfangskorb mit all den vielen Leckereien haben wir noch nie erlebt. Bodmin ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge. Wir werden sicher in den nächsten Jahren, aber zu einer anderen Jahreszeit nach Bluebell zurückkommen. Es ist wie ein "kleines Paradies" !!!
Guest from Hamminkeln stayed for 14 nights.
Great and friendly welcome by Marjorie and Kevin, wonderful cottage with excellent equipment, beautiful surroundings, many useful information for excursions, well situated for trips to the Channel and Atlantic Coast, best position to Bodmin Moor. We'd like to come back.
Location: Bodmin Moor
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Location: Bodmin Moor
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Location: Bodmin Moor
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Location: Bodmin Moor
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Location: Bodmin Moor
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Location: Bodmin Moor
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Location: Bodmin Moor
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Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
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Low occupancy discount based on a couple sharing one room
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