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 king-size double bed (5')
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
Welcome to Little Gem - and what a little gem it is!
The woodburning effect electric stove creats a focal point and adds warmth (without the effort!)
The open plan living room.
Relax on the comfy sofa after a day out exploring the delights of the area.
Lovely stonework in the bedroom.
The river at low tide; canoes and kayaks can be easily launched from the riverbank.
Stepping stones across the river at low tide.
The fitted kitchen has all you need for your holiday meals.
The dining area.
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 back in bed and look out to 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.
Enjoy a morning coffee or evening sundowner on the little patio area.
Little Gem sits beside the tidal River Lerryn.
Looking down river 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.
Stock up on those essential provisions at the village stores which also has a small cafe and ice-cream parlour!
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.
Perfect from every angle.
Enjoy a cream tea on the village green watching the comings and goings along the river.
Lerryn really is an enchanting little village.
Lerryn is thought to have partly inspired Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows!
Lanhydrock (NT) House, Estate and Parkland is well worth a visit.