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Self Catering Holiday Cottages In North Cornwall, The Heart Of Poldark Country - Riverside Holiday Cottage



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Darrynane Cottages, detached Cornish pet friendly selfcatering cottages providing holiday accommodations that sleep from 2 – 6 people in two and three bedroomed rentals on Bodmin Moor. Overall they will sleep 16 + cots.All cottages for hire have completely fenced and gated gardens making them child and dog friendly holiday homes with BBQ and private parking next to your cottage.

They all have fully fitted kitchens with electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle and all utensils. Should you require anything more we are normally on hand to help out. These Cornwall holiday homes have either bath with shower, shower room or wet room. There is a laundry room at Darrynane House with washing machines and a dryer. Each cottage has its own drying line, airer, iron and board .

Details for holiday cottage Riverside Holiday Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Originally built in the 1970′s we acquired planning to extend in 2004. After discussions with our builder we decided to demolish and rebuild. This was completed in 2012. Now it provides a lovely Cornish holiday cottage to sleep up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Entering from the front door into to the hallway which has a sun tunnel to provide natural light, to the left is the lounge with woodburning stove leading to the dining area and french windows opening onto the terrace and garden beyond. The kitchen is a good size and overlooks the garden.

The bedrooms and family wetroom all lead off the hallway, and offer a double with en-suite shower overlooking the river, a twin looking out onto the woods and a super king/twin option at the front of the cottage. There is a separate family wet room. Outside there is parking for 3 cars and a large lawned garden with swing. The River Tor runs down below the northern boundary of the cottage and the garden is fully fenced.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Darrynane is the Cornish family home of Angela & David Clark & family and has been since July 1998. We live here with our daughter, who is at University in Reading and our two mad working Cocker Spaniels and enjoy occasional visits from our two grown up children. We are normally around during the day attending to the garden and grounds and although we leave you alone to enjoy your holiday we are available should you need anything.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a short stay at the cottage which was very well equipped and our Bichon enjoyed it too and was very safe for her.

We enjoyed scones,jam and cream also a sherry - thank you so much David and Angela I am sure we will visit again.
Oct 2015
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peaceful and outstanding countryside

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage very clean and comfortable everything we needed for a family

2 minutes from some outstanding countryside and fantastic views across bodmin moor. A 5 minute walk to the local stores for some tasty local produce and a little bit further on to a very nice pub .cottage is in a great location to visit the whole of Cornwall north or south. Cant wait to go back in the winter to be able to use the log burner in the cottage such a lovely place just to do nothing but relax with a book .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John H, Thank you for your kind review. It's fantastic to know you enjoyed the cottage and location as well as Cornwall so much. We can't wait to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Angela & David
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From the Owner

Darrynane is located in a beautiful position surrounded by woods, it has it's own 40ft waterfall and the river. There are many walks from the cottage and nearby on Bodmin moor and the Camel Trail. Travelling around Cornwall is easy with the good local road network making both the North & South coast beaches, Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow, Port Isaac and the Eden project and gardens of Heligan all easily accessible.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Old Inn St Breward at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : St Kew Golf Course at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin Parkway at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 60 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Old Inn, St Breward at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Plymouth dry sky slope at 40 Miles Nearest Beach : Polzeath/Daymer Bay at 10 Miles Car: necessary

Darrynane Holiday Cottages, sleeping up to 16 + cots, are located on the outskirts of the moorland village of St Breward with it’s Post Office and well stocked village stores open every day and local pub, The Old Inn all in the heart of Poldark Country.

St Breward Stores/Post Office and Newsagents is run by Christine and Denis. It is open from 8.am – 8pm Monday – Saturday and 9.am – 5pm on Sunday. It is well stocked with everything you may need for your self catering holiday. It has a daily delivery of bread, cakes and pasties from a local bakery. Gluten free products also available on request. You can pre-order groceries and have them delivered to the cottage for your arrival. If you wish to have something special on your holiday, Christine will be happy to help source this for you. You can order your required newspaper before you arrive and collect at your leisure.

The Post Office is available when the shop is open. They offer the usual services together with cash withdrawal.

The Old Inn, our local pub, has an excellent reputation amongst locals and visitors alike for food with a varied and extensive menu and a good range of local Cornish and national beers. There are also excellent pubs and eating places in Blisland, St Tudy, St Maybn, St Kew Highway, Chapel Amble and St Kew itself a short drive away.

The immediate locality offers a host of different levels of walking. These range from level walks on the Camel Trail and parts of Bodmin Moor. A few we like are Jubilee Rock, Alex Tor and King Arthurs’ Halls. Coombe and Mine Hill offer undulating wooded valley experiences. For the adventurous, who prefer a more challenging hike, routes across to Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the highest peaks in Cornwall, are a must.

Cycling is also a great way to see this lovely area with SUSTRANS Route Number 3 passing through Bodmin moor. The Camel Trail begins nearby at Wenford Bridge, and runs 17.5 miles to Padstow, passing through Bodmin and Wadebridge on the way.

For those who prefer to relax and chill the area around Delphi Bridge on the De Lank rivers offers a picnic and paddling haven for all ages.

Darrynane Holiday Cottages are set in an excellent North Cornwall location with the good local road network making the North & South Coast beaches easily accessible. Polzeath, the surf capital of the area, offers an all day experience for surfing, body boarding, rock pooling or just chilling in the summer sun! Around the corner is Daymer Bay, situated at the end of the River Camel estuary as it meanders towards the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a more sedate bathing option, as the waters gently lap at your ankles. Watch as the sea retreats leaving miles of sandy beaches. Along the coastline between the two beaches, accessed from the cliff top, are many sandy coves surrounded by mussel encrusted rock pools brimming with various sealife all waiting to be explored. Other major beaches nearby include Tintagel’s Trebarwith Strand and Bude’s Widemouth Bay. South Coast beaches include: East Looe, Polkerris, Gorran Haven, Par Sands and Porthpean.

Other destinations to consider during your stay, Bodmin Town with its Steam Railway, Jail and court room experience at the local tourist information centre, depicting an 19th Century murder trial. Wadebridge for shopping. Ladies and Gents clothing, shoes, antiques, wine, furniture or wedding dresses all available here and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee afterwards in one of its many cafes and tea rooms. Bude is also a good day out as you walk along the recently refurbished canal or enjoy the natural swimming pool. If the weather’s inclement experience the splash swimming pool with wave machine and slides.

If visiting gardens and ancients Houses are more your thing the National Trust’s Lanhydrock house or Pencarrow House, privately owned by the Molesworth-St Aubyn family are both a short drive away and the ever popular Eden Project with its breathtaking innovative biomes are all worth a day trip.

Other places to be considered are: Tintagel, Boscastle, Port Isaac, Padstow, Launceston and Tavistock


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New year
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter short breaks and week
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
February 1/2 term
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 1/2 term
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

We charge £15 per pet per week and £7 per pet for a short break. Short breaks available from £60 per night at Lakeside cottage and from £90 per night at Riverside cottage. Contact Angela or David for more details and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Each cottage is detached set in its own private fenced and gated garden with access either to woods, the waterfall or the river. There is an ancient cave in the woods, did this once hide King Arthur? Each season is special at Darrynane. Spring time is beautiful with the woodland carpet of Bluebells stunning Azaleas and Rhododendrons. On hot Summer days you can paddle in the pool at the bottom of Darrynane falls, our 35ft waterfall. In Autumn the trees turn from green to yellow and red providing a superb display and Winter when the granite in the woods turns green as the different moses emerge,you can snuggle in front of the cosy fire with a good book or watch a dvd. . Dogs always love their visit to Darrynane. Each cottage has its own fenced and gated garden and Riverside, Lakeside and The Stables cottages they can freely run around the whole of the cottage and The Lodge has a beautiful woodland garden to explore. What ever the season you can always look forward to coming home to a cosy cottage far from the madding crowd!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • En-suite shower - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family wet room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, super king/twin option


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Wheelchair access through the french windows.

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