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

4109

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

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

Nearest pub

The Ship Inn Lerryn (70 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 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Adam Smith October 2019

Great pub but be aware

The pub is lovely, the staff are great and the Parrot is sweet.
The ales are reasonable quality and the food is very acceptable standard pub fare, sadly they are priced as if from an Artisan Micro brewery and a Gastrovenue.
We ate there for the first 2 nights but couldn’t bring ourselves to be fleeced for a 3rd night.


Rated 4 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

Lerryn to St Winnow Church 5 mile circular walk (90 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.

Nearest town

Lerryn (250 yards)

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

Mrs Cheeseman September 2019

Eden project and amazing few hours visit

My daughter and myself visited here and we both were overwhelmed by the whole experience, very well laid out and something for everyone.


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 ½ 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

Mrs Picton August 2019

Self drive boat hire

Whilst in Fowey we hired a self drive boat it was really enjoyable we saw kingfishers and other animals. You can moor up and have lunch. We had the boat for 3 hours which I would say was plenty as the tide made where we could go restricted. We hired our boat from a lovely guy called Steve( he is located in the blue hut in the harbour)


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.

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

September 2019

Great place, nice house

Top!!!!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ingram May 2019

A good day out

Lanhydrock House and Gardens are well worth a visit. The house is interesting and well presented and the gardens were a mass of colour when we visited. There are also plenty of woodland walks for those who like to be energetic


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.


Sam's Bistro and Bar (3 ¼ miles)

This former merchant's house still has much of its old character alongside its now funky interior decor. If you enjoy burgers the extensive choice offered here will overwhelm you! Offers a fun informal dining experience.

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

August 2012

Sam's on the Beach, Polkerris near Fowey

Lovely food and really friendly staff. Highly recommended.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley June 2012

Yummy lunch

Great food, very friendly and relaxed, nice for lunch on a wet day. Shame no terrace!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

An idyllic setting right on the beach. We enjoyed a fabulous fish dinner which made our holiday complete! Great choices for children too - including fish and not just the usual dreary offering of nuggets etc. Friendly staff


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (11 miles)

A true secret garden nearly lost to the ravages of time, the Lost Gardens of Heligan open a door to a magical world. Stroll underneath towering green canopies, past pretty pools surrounded by flowers and view all manner of weird and wonderful plants and shrubs. There's no time for dithering; visit the gardens and see what beauty awaits.

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

August 2019

Gardens

Lovely place spent a few hours here took some great snaps


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Clive Boon, from Essex. September 2016

Great day out

We had a super day here- wonderful for kids,which was a surprise,they had a marvellous time...rope bridge...building a tee-pee and picnicing in it,5 adults and 5 little ones 1,4,5,5, 8.,great open areas a loads of trees and climbing fun.We too liked the greenery and open areas...good, reasonable food on offer...was expecting National Trust like 'keep off grass time etc'...our day was dull and windy but warm and would recommend and return....and guess would be even better on a sunny day!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Heather August 2015

Beautiful gardens and there is something for all the family to enjoy. Great day out!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Beautiful place, good picnic area


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Churchill August 2015

This is a lovely place to explore, with lots of hidden bits to discover. We were there in early August and it didn't feel particularly busy, so there must be lots of room for everyone. Even our teenager enjoyed it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Knight October 2014

Knight party

It seemed every corner we turned there was something wonderful to look at. There has been a lot of thought put into this and we felt it was excellent value for money, great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Milliner April 2014

Magical

A fabulous walk around the gardens, lovely cafe/restaurant and super farm shop, both of which you can visit without paying to go into the gardens. A great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

A wonderful place to visit, even at the height of summer when there are many visitors. Magical gardens, wildlife and even chickens. Well managed, great cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

A hit with all the family!

A great day out! The gardens, shop and tearooms had a really upmarket feel about it. Every aspect of the gardens has been put together with real love and devotion. My 3 year old daughter's favourite bit was the Jungle - she loved running down all the boardwalks. It really felt like something from Jurassic Park. A hard walk back up the hill though - especially carrying our 1 year old toddler! My husband's favourite part was the ice cream at the teashop, and mine was the impressive vegetable garden. (Forgot to mention that my daughter cried when she discovered there were no melons growing at this particular time of the year - So that for her was a real show-stopper!!) Would recommend although with caution to wheelchair users - Some of the terrain is quite tricky.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr McMahon July 2011

Really Lovely Place

Spent all day here and even though it rained a little it really was a lovely day with lots of very special gardens to walk through.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Lovely, magical 'secret' garden. The local, homemade refreshments in the tea rooms are delicious too.

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