Looking for the perfect retreat set in a dream location, where the only passing traffic is on the water, then look no further than Riverside Cottage. Part of a converted 18th Century warehouse, set on the edge of the River Tamar in the peaceful Cornish village of Cargreen, this gorgeous two bedroom cottage enjoys glorious views across the water to the rolling fields of Devon and the historic port of Plymouth.
Enter through the communal hallway and once inside you can still enjoy river views from almost everywhere. Two sets of sliding doors in the open plan living-room lead out to a spacious terrace, which offers the best seat in the house, and on chillier days, fire up the toasty wood-burner and enjoy the views whilst snuggled up inside. Both bedrooms have stylish en suite facilities and doors leading out to a shared balcony; a wonderful spot for morning coffee, with, of course, those fabulous views providing a stunning backdrop.
If you want to take to the water, there's a shared slipway for a canoe or kayak and there's plenty of secure storage for these and bikes.
If you can drag yourself away from this magical spot, this is a superb base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Head to Cornwall's south coast to discover hidden bays and coves and maybe try your luck at crab, mackerel or even deep sea shark fishing at the traditional seaside town of Looe.
The beautiful Pentillie Castle and Estate, known to viewers of the TV series 'Delicious' as 'The Penrose Hotel' is only a five minute drive away, here you can treat yourself to a tour of the gardens, indulge in a delicious afternoon tea or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year. Cross the water to explore wild and rugged Dartmoor, or if its city life that floats your boat call into Plymouth to enjoy the delights of the historic Barbican and Plymouth Hoe and grab a bite to eat in one of the great eateries at the city's trendy Royal William Yard. The National Trust Properties of Saltram and Cotehele are within easy access, garden lovers will be enthralled at The Garden House and Port Eliot and golfers can put their handicaps to the test at St Mellion and the China Fleet Country Club.
In fact, there's so much to do that one visit won't be enough but that's ok, for once you have discovered this gem of a property, we are sure you will be back time and time again!
Communal Entrance hall
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC, wash-basin and balcony
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC, wash-basin and balcony
Due to the low wall on the terrace (45 cms) and the proximity to the water, young children must be supervised on the terrace area at all times. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Terrace furniture
- 4 NS heaters and 3 electric convector heaters
Riverside Cottage, on the left of the building, really does live up to its name, with the river on two sides of the cottage.
The open plan living room with wonderful views from every window.
Enjoy time on the terrace, dining al fresco from sunrise to sunset.
The comfy lounge area has plenty of room for everyone to chill out and relax and the toasty wood-burner makes this a perfect retreat all year round
You will be hard pressed to find a better setting - sublime!
The modern kitchen has a breakfast bar, ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or keeping the cook company!
Sliding doors let the light flood in and take full advantage of the view.
The open plan living-room will ensure you spend quality time together.
Standing on the Devon side of the River Tamar looking back to Riverside Cottage and its neighbours in the distance.
There's even an office area should you need to keep in touch with work or catch up on some revision whilst you are away.
Bedroom One is very spacious and has a super comfy king-size bed
Sliding doors lead out from the bedroom to the balcony where you enjoy more of those fabulous views
Bedroom One's en suite bathroom.
Enjoy breakfast or a sundowner on the balcony and watch the world sail by.
The delightful twin bedroom with sliding doors leading out to the balcony.
Bedroom Two also has an en suite.
The stylish en suite shower-room for Bedroom Two
Don't just take our word for here- look at what other guests have to say.......
Why not enjoy a Cornish cream tea - well, you are on holiday!
There are always boats of all shapes and sizes on the river.
You won't find a better setting.
A peaceful spring day on the river.
The surrounding area is beautiful.