Located in the heart of picture perfect Lerryn, Sweet Briar Cottage is an absolute beauty. Lovingly and impeccably presented, this 150 year old cottage is the epitome of country chic, with restful shades enhancing original features to create a warm and welcoming feel. The garden is equally charming; enjoy leisurely breakfasts and relaxing suppers on the terrace, or simply grab a pew and watch the comings and goings of life on the river. Add to the mix a magical setting, said to be the inspiration of Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows, a tidal river, with stepping stones and wild birds to delight, wooded valley walks, a village shop and traditional pub, and you have the perfect recipe for a very special holiday.
Step over the threshold of Sweet Briar Cottage and the stresses and strains of everyday life will simply drift away. In the cosy sitting-room, comfortable sofas sit around the original fireplace, now home to a toasty wood-burner. Two steps lead down to the kitchen/dining-room; a wonderfully light and airy room with bi-fold doors framing the woodland view. Just off the kitchen is the downstairs shower-room, and the first double bedroom leads off from the sitting-room. With a gorgeous bedstead, adorned with beautiful linens complementing the exposed beams and the original cloam oven, this downstairs bedroom is simply beautiful. Enjoying views over the garden, the twin bedroom and master bedroom are on the first floor, along with a super stylish second shower-room. Dare to leave this idyllic haven, well, there are even more treats to discover. The area is a walkers' paradise, so don't forget your boots, and plant enthusiasts will have their fill at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery and the world-renowned Eden Project. Take to the water and head downstream to fashionable Fowey, or try your hand at more water sports in Polkerris. There are antique and vintage shops to delight in Lostwithiel, along with an ancient castle, and for more Cornish heritage Lanhydrock House and Parkland are a must!
Sitting-room with wood-burner and Smart TV
2 steps down to Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and wine cooler
Step to Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed and ornamental fireplace
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5') and ornamental fireplace
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please take care of young children in the garden with the slate steps and low wall over the road. There is a tree house which guests can use at their own risk, please supervise children at all times. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 75 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
- Logs for wood-burner
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.