This lovely little waterside bolthole is perfect for couples who like walking, bird watching or messing about on the water – and those who just like to kick back and relax in comfort. Set beside the tidal River Lerryn, there are riverside footpaths to explore, easy launching for kayaks and canoes from the riverbank at high tide and wading birds visiting the mudflats at low tide. The village of Lerryn nestles in a wooded valley where an ancient stone bridge spans the river and stepping stones appear at low tide. The village pub serves traditional food, local farms sell scrumpy cider and farm shops offer locally produced food.
Small but perfectly formed, Little Gem has an open plan living-room with a fully fitted kitchen, an inglenook fireplace with an electric stove (all the warmth of a traditional wood-burner but so much easier to use!) and a spiral staircase leading up to the bedroom and separate shower-room. There is a small patio at the front of the cottage with a table and chairs where a morning coffee or evening glass of wine can be enjoyed. Both windows in the bedroom have views of the river and the apex ceiling gives a lovely feeling of space. The ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel is nearby, a treasure trove of antique and vintage shops mixed with old fashioned tea rooms and an award-winning restaurant. There are riverside walks and the remains of Restormel Castle to explore, and a train link to both north and south coasts. The Bodinnick ferry is just a few miles away, crossing to the sailing town of Fowey with its sandy beach at Readymoney Cove and winding streets full of boutique shops and wonderful eating places. The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are slightly further west, both worthy of a visit and a delight for keen gardeners.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6'' twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care on the spiral staircase.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road and public car park 200 yds
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full electric CH
The open plan living-room.
The river at low tide; canoes and kayaks can be easiliy launched from the riverbank.
A nice comfy sofa to relax on after days out exploring.
Lovely stonework in the bedroom.
Stepping stones across the river at low tide.
A wood-burner effect electric stove adds warmth and a focal point (without the effort!).
Doors open onto a little patio-area at the front of the cottage.
Take care on the spiral staircase.
A lovely comfy bed to relax in.
You can lie in bed and look out over the river.
There is a chair by the end window so you can sit and look down the river.
The shower-room is compact but fully kitted out.
Glittery shower boarding on the walls adds a touch of fun.
An illuminated mirror and shaver point in the shower-room.
Little Gem sits beside the tidal River Lerryn.
Looking downriver from the ancient stone bridge in the village.
Which way to go? Plenty of places to explore!
The pub is just a short stroll away.
The ancient bridge that crosses the river.
The village hall offers plenty of activities and a warm welcome to visitors.
Fowey is just along the coast and well worth a visit.