Set in 17 acres of idyllic grounds with a half mile of private River Fowey frontage offering top class private salmon and trout fishing, Rivermead has some of the most spectacular scenery and whether fishing, bird watching, sightseeing, walking, golfing, cycling or just relaxing, Rivermead Cottage is the perfect holiday destination. Beautifully appointed with south facing views, the cottage is steeped in character and possesses a wealth of exposed beams and period features, including an original inglenook fireplace with a wood burner.
There are stunning, uninterrupted panoramic views of rolling farmland, mature spruce forests, natural woodland and livestock in adjoining fields. Set around a courtyard and overlooking the natural slope down to the river the delightful surroundings provide a peaceful environment for all ages. During your stay at Rivermead it is possible to see kingfisher, otters, badgers, foxes, owls, wild deer, heron, mallards, moorhen and Canadian geese, not to mention bluetits, finches, nuthatches, robins, woodpeckers, thrushes and hovering birds of prey.
The lake provides an idyllic setting for sitting out on a summer's evening, watching the setting sun, with a glass of wine perhaps. There are benches and picnic tables both outside the properties and by the river and lake and portable barbeques are available. River fishing in season. Fishing is free on the River Fowey (please enquire as to availability). Whether an experienced fisherman or a novice, why not relax down by the water and pit your wits against nature. Who knows, perhaps you'll catch your evening meal or snap a photo to show your friends! A Ghillie can be hired by separate negotiation and booked in advance.
Ground Floor: Main hall leading to sitting room, seating 8, with inglenook fireplace. Large, long, fully equipped kitchen with a farmhouse table seating 8 people. Pretty twin bedroom with beamed ceiling and south facing views leading into a second hall and further on into a shower room with WC.
First Floor: Stairs from the hall between the ground floor twin room and the shower room lead up into the loft bedroom with a standard single bed with a small pull out single (2'6" wide & slightly shorter than a standard single). The main staircase leads up to the other first floor accommodation which comprises of a double bedroom with 4'6"bed. Followed by a further twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and separate shower unit.
Exterior: Beautiful extensive grounds with external furniture & BBQ facilities. Pitch & Putt, outdoor fitness stations, boules court, croquet, cricket net, football goal post, tree swings and seasaw.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heating and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer with a washing machine & tumble drier on site. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV & DVD player, CD/Radio & hairdryer. Wii and PlayStations are available. There is free WiFi at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating & bed linen are all included but you will need to provide your own towels. There is unlimited parking available. Up to 2 medium sized well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £30 per dog / per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot & high chair available. Please be aware that the maximum capacity at this property, including infants or children, is 8.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.