3.4 miles N of Fowey

Riverside Cottage

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Take yourself and your loved ones to this beautiful home by the water. A stunning, traditional two-hundred-year-old Cornish stone cottage directly on the water, it boasts a host of features such as a launch slipway, two large gardens, hot tub, Shepherd's Hut and Summerhouse, making it the perfect retreat for water-loving families or friends looking for a coastal getaway. Once inside, you'll find a characterful home with bags of original features such as beamed ceilings and flag floors, whilst there are luxuriously modern touches too from the fabulously equipped kitchen, two toasty wood burners and the super comfy and welcoming bedrooms. Ideally located on the pretty South Cornish coast, Riverside Cottage is close to popular Fowey, Polperro, The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - plus of course the gorgeous coastline with sandy beaches just twenty minutes away. The pub and local shop is accessible by crossing the stepping stones - a unique journey and one that doesn't involve a car! The cottage is also just a ten-minute drive away from Lostwithiel station, so it's easy to get to if you choose not to drive.


The tranquil sitting room is perfectly lovely with pretty river views and gorgeous original features such as the beamed ceiling, flagstone floor and exposed stone feature fireplace with roaring wood burning stove - perfect for colder months. There's a large, comfy sofa plus two occasional chairs, making it the go-to spot for gathering together and relaxing, plus a door leading into the garden - ideal for letting in the summer breeze on hot days. You'll also find a lovely reading area with two sumptuous chairs - the perfect spot to curl up with your book and a glass of something fantastic in hand.


The wonderful kitchen-dining room is made for entertaining. With flagstone floors and tones of white, grey and natural wood, this is a lovely spot with the spacious country kitchen dining table for eight and the fabulous wood burning stove taking centre stage. We just love the dual-aspect window and Velux windows which let in lashings of sunlight. The spacious kitchen with white cabinets is just a dream to cook in, being home to a large five-ring stove with oven and microwave, dishwasher, two fridges, freezer, and lots of extras such as a Espresso coffee machine and a Nutribullet - enough to satisfy even the pickiest of chefs. In addition, there's a laundry room where you'll find a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.


Take the stairs and you'll discover three dreamy bedrooms to choose from. The en suite master bedroom, with river views, wrought iron super-king size bed, exposed wooden floor, built in wardrobes and calm colours, is the ultimate bolt hole to retreat to at the end of the day. The second bedroom, also looking over the water, is a divine king size bedroom with built in wardrobes and a dressing table. The third bedroom to the back with dual-aspect windows is a zip-and-link meaning it can be set up as twins (perfect for little ones) or kept together as a further super king.


The master bedroom en suite has a luxurious shower whilst the family bathroom boasts a gorgeous roll-top, freestanding bathtub for two and a separate walk-in shower. Both come with heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy. In addition, there's a loo and shower downstairs - perfect for sandy toes after a day out on the beach.

Outdoor space

The south east facing gardens are just a delight, with exceptional views over the river to the rolling hills beyond, leading down to the water's edge. There are two main garden areas - to the front is a large, flat riverside garden ideal for games and there's also a dining table for four on the stone quay right on the water's edge, a gas barbeque and a lovely secluded, private south east facing area with four steamers to lounge on as well as outdoor table tennis. There's also a chiminea and a fire pit for evenings outside. This is a lovely spot to watch river life as you breakfast or gaze at the stars reflected in the water on a balmy summer's night. The other garden is to the back and is a mature terraced grassy area where you'll find a gorgeous Summerhouse, another dining table and chairs for six in the rose garden with elevated river views, a wonderful wood-fired Cornish boat built hot tub on a raised deck for six (with spectacular river views) and a tucked-away Shepherd's Hut - bliss!


There is offroad parking for up to four cars.

On the water

At Riverside Cottage there's use of a launch slipway with a rowing boat. There are also two single kayaks, one double kayak and two inflatable SUP's for your use. The SUP's are also easily transported by car to either coast. The cottage faces a large tidal pool which is safe for swimming and boating direct from the garden, making it the ideal waterside home! All the water equipment is used at your own risk.

Babies and children

Babies and children are welcome at Riverside Cottage. Please bring your own baby equipment.


Riverside welcomes two dogs, we charge £35 per dog, per week or short break.


Riverside Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Nestled on the South Cornish coast next to the River Lerryn, Riverside Cottage is a wonderful home stay for exploring this beautiful part of the county. With six circular walks from the house you don't need to step into a car to explore if you don't want to - head to St Winnow with its ancient church and there's a seasonal farm café and shop too - perfect for a cream tea. Alternatively, take a boat trip to Lostwithiel (just an hour by kayak) from Lerryn, a quaint market town and a fab spot for fish and chips by the river. Head further afield down to Fowey, a picturesque, bustling seaside town with exceptional places to eat and fabulous shops to potter about in as well as boat hire or catching the ferry over to Boddinick and the Ferry Inn. Head further west and you'll come across the amazing Eden Project, Charlestown and its historic port (famed for featuring in Poldark), the spectacular Lost Gardens of Heligan and the gorgeous Roseland Peninsula. To the east, there's beautiful coastline to explore all the way to Whitsand Bay and the often overlooked but incredibly pretty, Rame Peninsula. Head inland and the lush Cardinham Woods are well worth a visit whilst wild and dramatic Bodmin Moor is just lovely. From there, you're a hop, skip and a jump to the Camel Estuary and the dramatic north Cornish coast, from Padstow to Polzeath and beyond.

Luxurious and lovely, this wonderful waterside Cornish cottage is a fabulous year-round escape with spacious interiors, a large garden and the all-important hot tub - bliss!

At a glance

From £1,219 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Celebratory stays

Extensive outdoor dining and seating

Facing a tidal pool for swimming and boating

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

Picturesque village setting

Riverside location

Rolling gardens

Shepherd's Hut and Summerhouse in garden

Short drive to beaches

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Superb creek and water views

Use of rowing boat, kayaks and SUPs

Waterside terrace

Workcation Retreat


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner


Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Riverside Cottage:

This is our second stay within 6months and considering another. Says it all.

A really lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Would thoroughly recommend Riverside Cottage.

Outstanding level of upkeep in a beautiful well equipped and comfortable cottage in a fantastic location. We love it!

Great cottage, perfect location and everything you could need for a holiday in the UK.

I'm happy for you to write any of the stuff that I have written above. I can't recommend it highly enough! We weren't there at the best time of year to make use of the water equipment, so will have to return in the summer some time.

Riverside cottage was perfect for our family get together. it is immaculate and beautifully appointed throughout. The kitchen is a lovely space to both create good food and enjoy it. The log burners are a real winner for atmosphere (and lots of heat too!), but the central heating is perfectly efficient on its own. It was truly a perfect location for relaxed, beautiful walks (our dog was in heaven). There is a small and very useful shop across the river (2mins walk) which sells the best pasties. The kayaks are readily available and easily used. Our Waitrose delivery came to the door despite the lane being tiny. There is plenty of fridge and freezer space. The hot tub is fuelled by lighting a fire (logs provided). It’s a bit of an art to get the temp as you want it, but well worth it. Go… you’ll love it :))

Delightful riverbank cottage beautifully decorated. Its location with nearby woodland / riverside walks and close proximity to a local pub makes it an ideal peacedful retreat. The dog loved it too so we have rebooked for next year.

Booking is a must on this amazing property. From beautiful hand crafted interiors to everything you need for lazing about on the river . Wow !

For it’s location and facilities, this is the best cottage we have stayed in….and we have stayed in a few! We found time slowed with the pace of the river. The walks through the woods were particularly special, with wonderful views across the water.

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and a birthday at Riverside cottage with my family. It was a perfect place to combine a holiday and celebration and I left this lovely place with a heavy heart. I’d return in a heartbeat.

Riverside Cottage is a fantastic property that is well equipped both inside and out. The owners have thought of everything, including all the things you need to have fun on the water. We loved being able to go out paddle boarding, kayaking and using the hot tub.

Riverside Cottage is in a beautiful spot next to the river. It is well appointed with everything you would need for a comfortable & enjoyable stay. Lots of lovely walks from the cottage. Stepping stones across the river are fun with shop & pub a short distance away. I would thoroughly recommend staying at Riverside Cottage.

Absolutely wonderful and exceeded our expectations ... the cottage itself, its positioning, the facilities (Kayaks, BBQ, Hot Tub, Outdoor seating) ... simplicity of all mod cons, bedding, beds, interior decor - all fabulous compounded with some amazing walks from the doorstop.

A gorgeous home in a stunning location. Very relaxing but well located to explore too,

Delightful cottage in a picturesque village. Lots of space for 6 adults or families

A delightful cottage situated on the river bank. Has everything you require for a lovely holiday, boat, canoes, hot tub and beautiful gardens. Wonderful walks from Riverside and a great pub across the river.

Beautiful place and such a relaxing place for a holiday

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