Welcome to Little Gem- and what a little gem it is!
The river at low tide; canoes and kayaks can be easiliy launched from the riverbank.
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
Stepping stones across the river at low tide.
The fitted kitchen has all you need for your holiday meals
The woodburning effect electric stove creats a focal point and adds warmth (without the effort!)
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.
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!

Little Gem

3002

3.4 miles N of Fowey / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

7 Nights from £317 - £690

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Ship Inn Lerryn (150 yards)

This pub is centrally located in the village and offers real ales alongside wines, spirits and vintage ports. Food is locally sourced and served in either the bar, restaurant or garden. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Clough August 2017

Worth the Walk

We walked through the woods along the River to The Ship and enjoyed a few local brews as well as an excellent lunch. Very generous portions. Also visited early evening on a high tide so restaurant was very busy. As we had a dog we settled in the bar for fish and chips and local ice cream. Friendly service and good food and beer. Happy

Nearest beach

Fowey Harbour (3 ¼ miles)

The beaches around the harbour are filled with much seaweed and not ideal for usual beach activity. They are however a great spot to sit and watch river activity, there are some sandy patches and much shingle and rock.

Nearest walk

Encounter Walking (250 yards)

Self guided walking holidays in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Based in Cornwall, Encounter Walking is staffed by walkers with first-hand knowledge and experience of the South West's many stunning walking trails. The Web site has lots of useful information to help you get the most out of exploring the South West on foot.

Nearest town

Lerryn (¼ mile)

Pretty waterside village on the upper reaches of the River Fowey. Beautiful surroundings and lovely walks that will take you through the woods to St Winnow, a small hamlet with a truly delightful church that sits beside the water. The local farmer serves teas there in season! Walking back to Lerryn you can enjoy an ice cream or sample local produce from the pub.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr Reeves May 2011

Nice little village on the upper fowey river.Well worth a visit.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr Reeves May 2011

Nice little village on the upper Fowey river.Well worth a visit.

Also nearby

The Eden Project (5 ¾ miles)

Be transported to faraway lands at the wonderful Eden Project. An educational charity and social enterprise, the Eden Project teaches visitors all about global environments and the importance of sustainability. Get lost in the tropics before stopping in the Med, who knows where your day could take you.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Worth a visit

Worth a visit but look out for discount codes or vouchers as can be expensive to get in but ticket valid for a year.
Visited a few years ago so wanted to revisit to see what had changed or improved. The plants in the domes have grown in to good sized plants. A few more sculptures & places to eat.
Vicki T


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs May April 2016

Great for families

We've been several times and always had fun. You can get annual tickets when you gift aid your entry which is very worthwhile as it isn't cheap. Went twice over Easter week once going in as it opened and enjoying the biomes in the pouring rain! Core building also great for kids and not as busy as biomes. We went again later in the day another day and discovered that you can have an evening meal in the Mediterranean biome midweek from Easter to October which was a lovely treat and then they give you a lift back up the hill afterwards! Staying til it closes gives you a quieter time too!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Amazing place, well worth a visit


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A fun day at Eden

Myself and my two children (aged 4 and 7) visited Eden Project during the school holidays. We had a great day out which was enjoyed by all. The Biomes were busy at times but there was plenty of little hideaway places outside to get away from the crowd and recharge the batteries. We took our own picnic so don't know about pricing / food of the onsite eateries but I can say that the ice creams were lovely and in my opinion great value at £2 each.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Veranneman November 2012

Simply great !

Last year we bought an annual ticket and could visit The Eden Project 3 times. Every time we went it was a great day out !


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reade October 2012

Eden Project

Excellent all round.including zip wire!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

We went on a rainy day in the summer hols and understandably everyone else had the same idea so it was packed. It was nice to see the iconic biomes and interesting to look round but we thought it was very expensive for what it was - £60 for 4 of us plus we ate there so an extra £40 for that. We also seemed to spend a lot of time queuing for food, to look round the biomes, for the park and ride etc . We would go back but perhaps out of season to have chance to explore fully. We'd also look round for cheaper tickets!!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Have wanted to visit here for many years. It was quite interesting, the Biomes were amazing to look at from the outside. We bought tickets from the tourist information centre before we visited which they sell at discounted prices and also went after 3.30pm when entrance is less. The cakes in the cafe were all a bit stale, at nearly £40 for a piece of cake and a drink for 7 of us we thought they would be lovely and were not so good. Maybe it was a bad day for cake. Glad to have visited, would probably only go once.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

good value with stores vouchers....

Visited for the first time 10 years ago, and of course in 10 years it HAS changed...more grown up, but we remarked to each other many times that it didn't feel as "magical" as the first time we wound our way down to the domes. The large 'flags' have gone that marked the way down the paths.....perhaps that was it? entrance was £23 each for adults & £9.50 each for kids....So to be honest we really wouldn't have visited had it not been for a certain store voucher scheme that meant we payed £5 each and the kids £2.50 each ...so we did treat ourselves to lunch..£5 for most mains with salad or new potatoes....YUMMY, filling & VERY good value, with free pitchers of water on the tables and help yourself mugs hang above - all very handy. Plenty to see and do although our kids sped around the place and ended up where they REALLY wanted to be..in the shop. A great day out though , as they slept like logs on the way home!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Marsh April 2012

What a wonderful way to spend a day. The weather was perfect for us, but that didn't matter as it would be okay on a poor day at Eden. It was early in the year when we visited but still plenty to see and do.
Had lunch there and it was very good value for money.
We will be back!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Definitely lived up to expectations and has grown considerably in content since our last visit 9 years ago.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr McMahon July 2011

Its excellent, go and have a great day.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Morgan July 2011

Absolutely fabulous. The highspot of our holiday. So much to see and enjoy, will definitely return.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

We felt that £20 per adult was a lot to pay, yes there was plenty to see; however, on a wet, cold, windy day walking the outside paths was not great.The two domes well worth seeing, but again not worth £40. We came away saying to each other that we felt the Eden Project to be a great Educational Centre for children, schools and colleges to visit, there were other gardens we visited in Cornwall we felt much better value.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Eden Sessions

There aren't may concert venues where there are no queues for the loo or the bar! A great venue with staff who actually smile - and if you don't like the band you can always wander around a biome (or two).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Cornish February 2009

Amazing

The Eden Project really is somewhere very special. Leave loads of time to look around and I would recommend staying for the evening as this is when the place really comes alive. The lighting and scenery in the evening has to been seen to be believed, it’s so beautiful.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lucy December 2008

A great day out with loads to do for all ages. In winter, skating on the ice rink is great fun and the hot, tropical Biome is a great antedote for the winter blues. There's lots of delicious food to choose from in the cafes and restaurants too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Fabulous day out

The biomes are amazing, and the educational centre is interesting too. Watch the film on the making of Eden. It's a good couple of hours long but worth it. With ice skating and gigs playing at this exciting venue too it makes a good day out for all the family.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Denness August 2008

Eden Sessions and Biomes

My trip to The Eden Project was amazing. I visited in the summer to see a band and included in the ticket was access to the rest of the grounds; we went early and took a trip around the Biomes before the gig started. The sound quality from the open-air gig was fantastic, I would definitely recommend going if you get the chance (but remember tickets sell out fast!).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Plants and gigs!

A visit to the Eden Project is a must. The biomes which house the plants from all over the world are amazing! And if you get chance to see a gig then it will be an experience you will not forget - tickets are often sold out!

Fowey (3 ¼ miles)

Situated at the mouth of the River Fowey, this ancient town formed around the natural harbour as a trading port with merchant houses along the waterfront, some of which are now holiday cottages in Fowey. Historically there was much smuggling and piracy in the area, but as trade diverted to Plymouth, Fowey became more of a fishing port, although china clay is still exported from here today.

The harbour is appealing to various seagoing vessels, with many yachts sheltering in the bay and often large cruise liners bringing visitors to the town. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water for sea fishing or pleasure boating with guided river trips, kayaking, canoeing and coasteering.

There is a good mix of shops and places to eat, with something for everyone. The Daphne du Maurier Festival (now called the Fowey Festival of Words and Music) is held here each May, when the town comes alive with literary inspiration and the Royal Regatta is worth a visit.

The main beach for Fowey holidaymakers is Readymoney Cove, but Whitehouse and Polridmouth Cove are also nearby. You can walk between them if you’re a keen walker - there are coast path stomps, estuary meanders, leisurely woodland strolls or town tours to wear you out before heading back to your Fowey cottage.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Peddie March 2015

small but perfectly formed

We came over twice on the Bodinnick ferry which docks at the far end of the esplanade, and parked in the main car park at the top of the town. Only very brave people would attempt to drive through and park in the town, even out of season. The ferry runs all year.The town bus was essential to get back up the very steep hill. It was very helpful that the minivan bus took the dog on board as well as us. The tourist information office is next to the bus stop in town, and the staff were very friendly, with plenty of suggestions for our visits. We enjoyed lunch one day at a dog friendly café called, I think, Pinky Murphy's. The Fowey Hotel was also pleased to allow us to bring the dog in whilst we had lunch in the bar overlooking the beautiful estuary. I would visit Fowey again with pleasure.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Nelmes July 2012

stunning

Fowey is a beautiful little town with stunning views. We parked in the main top car park and used the bus to get up and down ( I am slightly disabled) The bus driver was extremely helpful and friendly. The town is fascinating, full of history, good little shops, galleries and restaurants etc. We also took a 45 min boat trip round the estuary which was fun and good value.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley June 2012

Lovely town

Great for shopping and eating. Park at the Boddinick end so you dont have to climb the steep hill!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Coxon May 2012

A Gem!

What a beautiful place! With gorgeous views!
Must visit Fowey Hotel Bar for a cream tea, with views over the bay from their balcony. Lovely! From there, wander down to Readymoney Cove.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Very attractive.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Enter via the delightful Boddinick Ferry which docks at Daphne du Maurier's childhood home. There are beaches, boat rides, and canoeing on offer, as well as many pubs, restaurants, and delicious local ice cream. My only tip is to leave your car in one of the car parks, explore on foot and enjoy the atmosphere.

Encounter Cornwall (200 yards)

Organised bike rides, walks and kayak trips around south Cornwall, plus lots of useful information on cycling, walking and canoeing in the area. If you’d prefer to do it your way, you can simply hire a bike or kayak here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Angela Netherwood September 2015

One of the highlights of our holiday was guided kayak trip down the Fowey River.A fun 3 hours, with a snack stop midway. The staff were friendly and helpful, and no previous experience necessary!

Lerryn to St Winnow Church 5 mile circular walk (250 yards)

If you're feeling brave cross the stepping stones across the river to begin your walk otherwise there is an ancient bridge. Enjoy the beauty of Ethy woods with breath-taking views down the estuary to Fowey. An easy walk but remember to keep your dogs on leads when walking across farmland. The village shop in Lerryn offers refreshments. Limited free car parking in the village.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd May 2016

Stunning Riverside Walk

It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful walk. Starting out from Lerryn this 5 mile walk is fairly gentle becoming moderate after leaving the Fowey Estuary. The stepping stones at Lerryn can only be negotiated around low tide but what a lovely way to start a walk feasting your eyes on the views up and down stream, alternatively the stone bridge can be used. The wooded walk is mostly on wide, well used footpaths and runs directly alongside Lerryn Creek and then upstream along the side of the Fowey estuary affording beautiful views whether the tide is high or low. There are a few benches scattered along the route at various vantage points.

Once you leave the wooded part of the walk the beautiful riverside church of St Winnow comes into view; a location used in the original Poldark television series. The path drops onto a small beach on the approach to the church; it should be noted that very occasionally in exceptionally high tides walking this part my be a challenge! The church is lovely inside and steeped in history and a must to include enroute.

Angie's Kiosk can be found outside the churchyard next to the footpath offering the most amazing home reared bacon butty, homemade cakes, tea and coffee (open from 12 noon). The walk continues inland uphill but do stop to catch your breath and turn around to feast your eyes on the view below.

Continuing over the rolling hills and dropping back into the woods at a disused mill the walk rises again to fields past a local manor house before eventually dropping back down to the village of Lerryn. There is a choice of returning along a high ridge in the woods above Lerryn Creek if you wish to avoid the cows or young bullocks occasionally found in the field surrounding the manor house.

The whole walk provided beautiful tantalising vistas throughout and is one I will return to again and again as the seasons change. It would be difficult to tire of it.

Lanhydrock House and Gardens (5 ½ miles)

Explore the magnificent Lanhydrock House. Steeped in history and encompassed by flowing grounds, the castle allows visitors a sneak peek into the lives of both the aristocracy and the servants who lived there. Bikes can be hired to explore the ancient woodlands and peaceful riverside paths, too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs May April 2016

So good we went twice :-)

We're NT members so usually visit nearby sites when on holiday. Highlight of this property was the amazing mountain bike trails. We'd brought bikes with us, but did hire mountain bikes for some. Friendly and helpful staff and well marked trails made it the highlight of my 7yo's holiday! We also enjoyed gardens (including Easter egg trail) and house


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jewell September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the historic Lanhydrock House. First we used the cycle paths which the children (aged 5 and 8) really enjoyed. We then visited the house and gardens and were taken back in time. The children loved following the trails and it kept them entertained. The staff were extremely helpful. A great place to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Sharpe November 2014

Well worth a visit

Lanhydrock has something for everyone. The house is really interesting and the friendly guides are knowledgeable about its history. Although I didn't visit the formal gardens on this occasion, I did join an organised estate walk, which was led by rangers who were most informative and, again, very friendly. We had lunch in the restaurant, which was tasty and fairly priced. We would certainly recommend a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hayes and Mr Crawley March 2013

Lanhydrock House and Estate is between Bodmin and Lostwithiel The National Trust House provides a wonderful insight into local history and you can also walk the estate, free of charge, by parking in the car park down by the river, close to Respryn. River side footpaths take you through wooded areas which are covered with wild flowers.
After a good walk you can drive towards Lostwithiel, on the back lanes, to the Duchy Nursery for lunch. Not only is it a pleasure to wander among the plants and trees but the shop and restaurant are designed to add ambience to the whole experience. 5 star


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

The house and grounds are beautiful, quite a sight as you walk down the drive from the car park. The grounds themselves offer lots of different walks, but the one that goes down to the river then back through the woods is my favourite.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

Lanhydrock

Magnificent late Victorian country house with expensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate near Bodmin.
Visiting this house entails a drive, but it will provide you with a full day out. The house itself is fascinating, mostly because it has been wonderfully Victorianised in every detail - the kitchens, dairy and pantries are extensive - and the history of house, as well as that of the last generation of Robartes to live at Lanhydrock, gradually unfolds as you move around the house (with, of course, the help of National Trust volunteers). There are various options for lunch (picnic, cafe, restaurants) and the grounds are a joy to wander around afterwards. There are quizzes for children and the option of driving right up to the gate if a member of your party can't manage the walk down the drive.

- J Wallwork


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Popular Lanhydrock

Well worth a visit for the grounds as well as the house. The kitchens are a real eye opener with all the old utensils. Walk down through the grounds to the River Fowey and the beautiful old Respryn Bridge. If you prefer you can drive down and park beside the bridge. Lovely walks beside the river.


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