“My partner and I stayed here with Breeze, our German Shepherd, to celebrate our Cornish Grandaughter’s 1st Birthday. We were luckier than we’ve ever been in that we had sunshine for the whole week - no rain! Our first impression of 1 Rose Cottage was ‘yikes’ to the driveway which is steep and is off a narrow and quite busy road, but we got used to it. The cottage is very quaint and comfortable, providing lots of space with two lounges and two dining areas which would be great for larger parties. The kitchen, on a lower level, is modern and well equipped and has a stable door leading outside with a small utility area, useful for storing dog food & wellies had we needed them! We used the washing machine and rotary clothes drier in the garden. Bedrooms are comfy and pretty with lovely views and wardrobe space in each. The bathroom is spacious with over bath shower and a lovely view of the garden. A cloakroom toilet on the ground floor is useful. The cottage is nicely furnished, clean and has no doggy smell at all. The heating is by storage heaters which we turned off because the weather was warm enough, and we noticed there were other electric heaters available. The garden is truly amazing with different sitting areas and a large lawn with distant views over the estuary In one direction and a field in another. On different levels, accessible by steps and a slope, there is a mixture of flower borders and tubs, including herbs. The peace here is so impressive with just the sounds of the countryside. Garden furniture is comfy and includes a parasol which we needed, although the garden is big enough to move chairs into different shaded areas. We were entertained by a buzzard, regularly flying high overhead, being mugged and discouraged by other birds. The location of the cottage is convenient for the pub which is just across the road and is dog friendly, the local shop/cafe with inside and outside seating (they have non dairy milk too!), and for walks each side of the estuary - each with made up paths leading into woodland. There’s a lovely choice of dog walks which provide opportunities for off lead fun. The village itself is absolutely beautiful with ‘chocolate box’ cottages and gorgeous gardens. Lerryn is a great base for some fantastic places to drive to and the roads, although narrow until you reach main roads, are bordered by the prettiest hedgerows full of wild flowers. We did have a mishap on our first day when the cottage door, which is quite heavy, slammed behind us and locked us out! I would suggest hiding a key outside incase!! We found we could get a signal at the top of the garden and the WIFI worked well. We loved this cottage and fell in love with Lerryn where the locals are really friendly and welcoming. There is a car park just down the road from the cottage but this is very busy during the day.”
Sheila S, Lincoln, June 2018
“Lovely situation in a very nice village. We found the local pub very welcoming.”
Mr Sudbury, Chippenham, October 2018
“Having returned to Rose Cottage many times, it never fails to provide a perfect base for our trips to Cornwall. The cottage is cosy and has everything we need, and the large garden is a delight. Lerryn is a beautiful spot. We are always sad to leave and look foward to returning.”
Mrs Forrest, Emsworth, September 2018
“The cottage was lovely and location perfect. Lots of steps inside and different levels in the garden. Also, even though the owners had tried their best there was a strong smell of damp on arrival. We kept the windows open which lessoned the smell. The drive is very steep and which for a large car this made parking difficult. We used the village car park instead. This sounds a bit negative but in fact we loved the cottage and the garden was the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. Thanks”
Mrs Carling, RUGBY, August 2018
“We loved this cottage in an idyllic village setting, with lots of space and a large garden. We enjoyed breakfasts in the area next to the kitchen, with the morning sun pouring in, and evening meals in the living room. The rooms were bright and yet cosy, and the kitchen had absolutely everything you could think of. The snug was an added bonus. Despite being so close to the road, there was hardly any passing traffic to bother us. This is definitely a cottage we would stay in again. Thank you so much.”
Mrs Orton, Surbiton, August 2018
“The property allowed 2 dogs but the garden was not secure. We were told the stained carpet was to be cleaned while we were there but that did'nt happen. The place needed a good clean from top to bottom. You don't expect a place to be spotless where dogs are allowed but we did pay an extra £25 for the dogs to stay so that should go towards the cleaning of the property.
The house was in a very good area shame the local pub didn't meet our expectations tatty and food was below average”
In Lerryn, 200 yards up from the pub, shop and creek, a semi-detached Georgian cottage with lovely long meadow/woodland views to the creek. A much loved family cottage, it has a large, enclosed garden at the back, accessed by shallow steps, with big patio (table/chairs, barbecue), large lawn and shady trees. On one side, a neighbour’s orchard; on the other, a field and chapel converted into a house. Fairly steep driveway (parking for one large or two small cars; additional free parking available by village green). Woodland walks within 100 yards.Door from garden to hall. Small step down to living room with woodburner, table/chairs, TV/DVD, window seat and view over the village to the creek. Smaller sitting room with VDU/DVD, toys and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room with drinks fridge, benches and chairs, from which 5 steps (stairgate) down to smart kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with tiled floor; porch utility area (5'5" lintel) with washing machine and sink. Loo. Stairs (stairgate) up to three bedrooms - a double (footboard) with lovely creek views, a twin, and a bunk room (2'6" beds). Bathroom (suite, power-shower over bath) with pine floor. A hidden, welcoming gem, a good location for families, walkers, artists and painters.
Lerryn: exceptionally pretty village (pub, PO/shop, village green, slipway) spreading along both banks of the Lerryn Creek (good canoeing/kayaking) which ebbs and flows into the River Fowey through dense woodland, creating an ever-changing scene. Canoe trips, 9 miles. Lostwithiel (shops, pub, restaurants, castle, railway station), 4 miles. Fowey, 4 miles via ferry.
1st FloorGround Floor
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with creek views, 2 x twin (one with 2'6'' beds). Sitting room with wood burning stove. Snug with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) only. Kitchen with utility area. Dining room. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Basin and WC.
Electric fires, night storage heating with wood burning stove
Microwave, fridge, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Cot and highchair available on request
Off road parking for two cars
Enclosed garden with barbecue
Two well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
Pub less than 1 mile from property.
Lostwithiel 3 miles; Bodmin 10 miles. For those seeking peace, tranquillity and the unspoilt splendour of Cornwall’s ‘softer’ southern coast there can be few finer spots than Lerryn. Sitting at the very point where the River Lerryn joins the highest tidal reach of a creek leading up from the Fowey estuary, the village has a timeless, natural beauty no matter the season. Footpaths meander through the woods and along the river bank while out on the water the small boats owned by local residents provide another means of travelling down stream to Fowey (3.5miles) for shopping or just something to do in wonderful surroundings. The village boasts an award winning pub/restaurant and has a small shop and post office. Nearby Lostwithiel is renowned also for its good restaurants and antique shops. The stunning Eden Project (8 miles), the Shipwreck Harbour at Charlestown, the lovely fishing village and harbour of Mevagissey, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the stately home and gardens at Lanhydrock (NT) can all be reached in under half an hour while Padstow and the rolling surf of the north coast are just over 20 miles away.
This property offers the following short breaks:
Note: Fairly steep driveway (parking for one large or two small cars; additional free parking available by village green).
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.