Rivermead is a 250 year old, south facing, beautifully restored and furnished atmospheric cottage set in 17 acres of grounds. It possesses a wealth of exposed beams and period features, including an inglenook fireplace with a woodburner. With its stunning views, woodland, river and lakeside walks, picnic spots and free private salmon and trout fishing on the River Fowey, this really is the most idyllic spot to unwind and relax.
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Set in 17 acres of idyllic grounds with a half mile of private River Fowey frontage offering top class private salmon and trout fishing and a nearly 2 acre trout and game fishing lake, Rivermead has some of the most spectacular scenery and whether fishing, bird watching, sightseeing, walking, golfing, cycling or just relaxing, Rivermead Cottage is the perfect holiday destination. Beautifully appointed with south facing views, the cottage is steeped in character and possesses a wealth of exposed beams and period features, including an original inglenook fireplace with a wood burner.
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 Rivermead 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: Main hall leading to sitting room, seating 8, with inglenook fireplace. Large, long, fully equipped kitchen with a farmhouse table seating 8 people. Pretty twin bedroom with beamed ceiling and south facing views leading into a second hall and further on into a shower room with WC.
First Floor: Stairs from the hall between the ground floor twin room and the shower room lead up into the loft bedroom with a standard single bed with a small pull out single (2'6" wide & slightly shorter than a standard single). The main staircase leads up to the other first floor accommodation which comprises of a double bedroom with 4'6"bed. Followed by a further twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and separate shower unit.
Exterior: Beautiful extensive grounds with external furniture & BBQ facilities. Pitch & Putt, outdoor fitness stations, boules court, croquet, cricket net, football goal post, tree swings and seasaw.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heating and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer with 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.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 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 Bristol stayed for 4 nights.
We had a wonderful stay at your Cottage. The cottage was perfect for us for our short break. The cottage was well equipped with everything you would need for a short break and the welcome package was a lovely touch. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The cottage was located perfectly with easy access to some local days out. We would definitely consider coming to stay again and will recommend your cottage to our friends and family.
Guest from Cardiff stayed for 4 nights.
We had a team of 6 lads working in the area for a week and found Rivermead cottage to be an ideal location and size to accommodate them. Unfortunately they were not able to pick up wifi in the cottage they were staying in but otherwise all was good.
Guest from Alcester stayed for 7 nights.
We stayed for a week at Rivermead cottage which was spacious and well equipped. The property is beautifully situated for touring Cornwall and was not too far from destinations on both coasts. The hosts were friendly and helpful and wed were treated to a lovely welcome pack containing a few essentials - eggs, butter, milk etc and ingredients for an arrival cream tea. We knew the grounds were extensive and offered fishing walks. But the garden games were a welcome treat for our teenage lads and the fire pit was well used by us for bbqs and toasting marshmallows. Lovely cottage
Guest from Colchester stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage was well-furnished, perfectly clean and tidy and comfortable for the 4 of us. The setting is stunning with river walks and gardens being a real treat, with sightings of otter, heron, kingfishers being highlights. Fishing in July was very much on the light side in the river. In terms of value, for the price I would expect a bit more privacy to the cottage setting within the grounds. In terms of being fitted out, the cottage had everything you could want, and in some ways too much - we could have done with more cupboard space for food and I think a larger fridge would suit bookings larger than our family of 4. All in all, a fabulous week in Cornwall and the location makes wonderful access to both north and south Cornwall if desired.
Guest from Andover stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage itself is wonderful and the welcome pack on arrival much appreciated, we spoke mainly to Kevin and only saw Marjorie the once. The complex (for want of a better word) didn't appear to be quite ready, things like the gas bbq being on a building plot (there was 2 new huge cabins being installed, one no more than 15 metres from our cottage) and not working although I did try and help Kevin with it. Going back to the building work, had we been informed of it going on (it was major on the Monday and Tuesday with our car being blocked on the way in Monday and blocked on the way out Tuesday for hours) we would have chosen a different date even if we had been offered a reduction which we weren't. The works continued for the rest of our stay and instead of waking up to birds singing it was to a Kubota digger driving past our cottage which tore up the path to the river, this Kubota digger also being the view outside our cottage for a few days. I did fish the river and am an experienced angler with no joy but maybe the river was low so I'm not sure why I didn't spot one fish but did have 2 or 3 bites. The little golf course is fun, putting is impossible though as the grass was so long on the green, I think it had been too wet to cut maybe. The grounds itself are exclusive and you don't meet many people while there although with 2 new additional cabins being installed this will be busier for sure. Overall a good holiday that was impaired by the building work made worse by not being informed of until we arrived on the Saturday. On another note if 8 are staying at the Cottage then you will have to bring in chairs from the kitchen to the living room as there are only 6 seats, the wife also said it needs a bigger fridge.
We take the enjoyment and satisfaction of our guests very seriously and are extremely disappointed that we have not met your expectations. We have taken onboard your comments but are surprised that you did not speak to us during your stay about the issues mentioned in your review. Hoping you had a safe journey home and enjoy the fishing season.
Guest from Stafford stayed for 7 nights.
The property was excellent, It was spotless throughout,the owner greeted us on arrival and we received the best welcome hamper,including cream teas .The fishing on the river was great,the pitch and putt,and the many games we played.We will definitely return.Many thanks Dave Hemmings
Guest from Luton stayed for 7 nights.
kevin was really nice, cottage very clean and tidy- good layout for a family of three generations like us, welcome pack a huge bonus, quiet and secluded, twowatersfoot was a great central location for day trips to either coast, but no amenities at all within walking distance.
Guest from Redditch stayed for 3 nights.
We stayed in the Rivermead cottages in May 2015 for a mid-week wedding 4 miles away. It was a beautiful cottage, that suited all our party (Grandparents, my wife and I and our two young children). The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy. The showers were also very powerful and hot! On arrival, there was a beautiful hamper with provisions to get us started (including milk, bread, home-made scones, jam, apple juice and wine!) - it was a lovely surprise. A nice touch to have a welcome message also written on the blackboard. The setting is beautiful - the river nearby has crystal clear waters and is a nice, safe, walk for us and our 6 year old and 2 year old. There are ample games stored in the outside cupboard which kept our children entertained away from their home comforts. Although there is freeview on hand when they inevitably want to watch Cbeebies! Our hosts were very welcoming, but not intrusive. They were on hand if anything went wrong. Overall, I would highly recommend a stay here - and we shall have no hesitation in re-booking for another visit,
Guest from Stoke On Trent stayed for 7 nights.
The owners of this cottage had thought of everything, it was comfortable, clean and had brilliant facilities. Ideal for families. We would go back again.
Guest from Norwich stayed for 7 nights.
Rivermead Cottage was perfect for our stay. The house itself is really nice with a very traditional feel but very well equipped and appointed. Having a bedroom and second bathroom on the ground floor worked out really well for my Mum who is less able to get upstairs nowadays. The chip and putt, boules, croquet, circuit training, and the river and lake in the extensive grounds were a real bonus for us all. We had the run of the place pretty much to ourselves even in mid-August. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the very generous welcome hamper was much appreciated. Thanks too for the special flowers for my Mum's birthday.
Guest from Hastings stayed for 10 nights.
made to feel very welcome on arrival. top quality hamper on arrival. cottage lovely clean and full of character with personal touches to make it feel even more cosy. set in beautiful grounds with a lot of thought for visitors. would love to return one day
Guest from Southport stayed for 7 nights.
Our stay at Rivermead was outstanding. The location of the cottage was down a quiet lane, a short distance from a main road, but was quiet & secluded.. The grounds had a lake & a stream both good for fishing & the woods & greens were in immaculate condition. The cottage was warm & cozy & very comfortable. The "Welcome Hamper" was jam-packed full of "goodies" ( & im not talking Bill Oddie ), the like of which anybody in my party had never had before. Would stay there again when down that way again, plus very good location for lots of short journeys to places of interest.
Guest from stayed for 8 nights.
Rivermead Cottage is in the most beautiful location and set in the most magnificent grounds. The owners were charming, kind and helpful. The cottage itself was exquisite, comfortable, charming and spotlessly clean. We don't have enough superlatives to express our feelings about this amazing place. The property itself is hidden from the main road, accessible through a gorgeous winding country road at the end of which one comes to a clearing and one sees the breathtaking setting. I would recommend Rivermead Cottage to anyone looking for a special holiday, with ultimate facilities for a quiet or busy time, whether never leaving the grounds or doing daily outings all over Cornwall.
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