Sweet Briar Cottage - it doesn't get much better than this!
The gorgeous sitting-room.
The cottage has three beautifully furnished bedrooms.
The setting is quite magical.
The kitchen/dining-room is wonderfully light and airy.
The bespoke hand-built kitchen.
Open up the bi-fold door and enjoy the views of open fields and woodlands.
From the sitting-room two steps lead down to the kitchen/dining-room.
The toasty wood-burner perfect for those out-of-season breaks.
The stairs lead off from the sitting-room.
The garden leads up away from the cottage.
Make the most of the Cornish sunshine and enjoy mealtimes outside.
The double bedroom (bedroom 1) on the ground floor - there is also a shower-room on the ground floor as well.
From every angle this cottage is absolutely stunning!
The cottage retains some original features adding to the overall charm.
Bedroom 1 on the first floor has a super comfy king-size bed.
The fabulous light in bedroom 1.
There are lovely touches throughout the cottage.
Charming bedroom 3.
Seems like appropriate holiday reading given the setting.
More reminders of The Wind in the Willows connections.
The stylish shower-room on the first floor.
Step inside this absolutely delightful cottage - you won't be disappointed.
Welcome to Sweet Briar Cottage - the parking is just inside the gateway.
Well why not - you are on holiday!
At low tide you can walk across the river via the stepping stones.
The village pub, stores and tea room are a short stroll down the hill from Sweet Briar Cottage.
The ancient stone bridge in the village.
At the mouth of the river, trendy Fowey sits on one side and pretty Polruan on the other - you can take a ferry across from one to the other.
This stretch of coastline has some wonderful family-friendly beaches to discover.
The National Trust's Lanhydrock House, gardens and parkland are quite stunning and within easy access - there is also a great network of cycling trails across the park.

Sweet Briar Cottage


3.4 miles N of Fowey / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from  £558

September 2020

Wonderful cottage in a quiet and beautiful village on the Fowey Estuary. A local pub serving excellent food and a local shop with all the essentials you could need, made the stay even better. You don't need to get in the car, there are many excellent walks along the estuary and up through the woods. The cottage is light, bright, comfortable and I would highly recommend it; we shall certainly be booking again in the future.

August 2020

We enjoyed our week at the cottage and it was perfectly sized for our family of 4. The location was stunning, with lots of lovely riverside walks (worth buying the local walks guide from the village shop). We appreciated the seating at the top of the garden, where you could sit in the evening and watch the lights twinkling on the river in the distance. Perfect quiet spot to escape the crowds. There are some little steps up and down inside the cottage, which is worth bearing mind for anyone who is not so steady on their feet. Access by car is a little tight and local lanes are charming but narrow - but just as expected in rural Cornwall. A relaxing and pretty place to get away from it all. The locals were very friendly and welcoming.

July 2020

Beautiful cottage in a very Cornish village. Striding distance to the river and a short drive to upmarket Fowey. Superb beds and bedding - much more than you might expect from a rental.

July 2020

Lovely quaint cottage for a relaxing break away from the hustle & bustle.

February 2020

Had a lovely stay, gorgeous cottage, would book again.

September 2019

An excellent property which made our weeks stay very comfortable and enjoyable. This is as good a cottage as the description implies , I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anybody . I think its finest point is being able to sit on the throne downstairs, open the window and chat to dog walkers on the path outside. Truly decadent !
The nearby pub is lovely but the pricing owes more to Dick Turpin than market rates for food and ale .

September 2019

This cottage is absolutely amazing!

August 2019

Perfect location for a couple or family holiday who like to get away from the crowds, but like to retain the comforts of home.

July 2019

Loved the location of the house people very friendly in the village , the house could do with fans in the rooms with the low ceilings the bedroom esp downstairs was very warm . Great house our boys loved the garden and their bedroom , thank you

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for reviewing Sweet Briar Cottage and we're so pleased you had a great time overall. We've certainly had some wonderful weather recently so we'll forward your suggestions regarding the addition of some fans to the owner for consideration. Bryony, Customer Support

June 2019

The ideal place to relax and unwind.

April 2019

Last minute Easter booking for family of 4 ( kids 9 and 8). Delightful cottage, calming in tranquil surrounds, tastefully decorated and sufficient mod cons to keep all entertained. Garden and surrounding areas great for kids and local shop and pub helpful and good value. No problems with access to or in the property - just a little care when leaving by car but, hey, it’s Cornwall - what do you expect. Thoroughly enjoyable property and location for family break - recommended.

November 2018

The cottage is well situated and Lerryn is a very attractive and friendly village. We found that some of the properties of the cottage made things awkward: • It was inconvenient to not have a wardrobe in any of the 3 bedrooms. • The cottage information also requests guests not to open the roof windows in the kitchen, but there is then no ventilation in the kitchen without opening the patio doors as there are no opening windows in the kitchen and no kitchen extractor. We were warned about a couple of features to be aware of relating to the floor. These were well-placed warnings as we found that – although we’re both able-bodied – we did trip a couple of times in the kitchen area. It’s also worth noting that the tight access from the road means that you really need 2 people to get the car in and out of the property’s grounds safely. One person needs to check for traffic and apologise to any drivers who have to wait for you to get in and out of the parking area. Fortunately there isn't often a huge amount of traffic in Lerryn.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review of Sweet Briar Cottage and we're really pleased you enjoyed the lovely village of Lerryn overall. We're grateful for your thoughts on some specific aspects of the cottage and we'll certainly share these with the owners for their consideration. Bryony, Customer Support

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