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 sitting/dining-room lead out to a spacious terrace, which has to offer the best seat in the house and both en suite bedrooms have doors out to a shared balcony with more fabulous views. 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. 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
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and coal-effect electric fire
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC, wash-basin and balcony
Bedroom 2 with twin beds 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 is the property on the left of the group of converted buildings with the water on two sides.
The spacious sitting/dining-room looks out across the terrace to the water beyond.
Views up the River Tamar across to Devon.
The spacious terrace is the ideal spot to enjoy al fresco dining from sunrise to sunset.
Both bedrooms enjoy the wonderful views.
Standing on the Devon side of the River Tamar looking back to Riverside Cottage and its neighbours in the distance.
The kitchen is well-equipped and of course also has fabulous views.
Plenty of room for everyone to spread out.
There's even a coal effect fire for those chillier evenings.
Mealtimes will be a treat with such a fabulous backdrop.
Two sets of sliding doors lead off from the sitting/dining-room to the terrace.
You'll enjoy lounging on the terrace area.
The sumptious double bedroom.
From the double bedroom you can step out to the sun-trap of a balcony.
The en suite bathroom for the double bedroom.
The delightful twin bedroom with a sliding door leading out to the balcony.
The twin bedroom has its own en suite shower-room.
There is even a shower-room on the ground floor.
Please take extreme care on the terrace due to the low wall on the water side.
Why not enjoy a Cornish Cream tea - well you are on holiday!
There are always boats of all shapes and sizes on the river.
A peaceful spring day on the river.
Looking up river from where you park the car.