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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Riverside Holiday Cottage

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.

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About the property

Darrynane cottages, Darrynane

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 .

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Angela & David Clark
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Angela & David Clark

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.

Angela & David Clark purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Angela & David Clark chose Saint Breward

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.

St Breward has its own well stocked shop, St Breward Stores and Post office and it is located next the The Old Inn - our great pub.

The Lodge is a one bedroomed property with good sized accommodation. It has a lounge with separate kitchen/dining room. Double with four poster bed and dressing area leading to the bathroom with shower. It has parking for 1 car and lovely woodland garden.

Lakeside cottage is a 2 bedroomed cottage with double and twin bedrooms. There is an L shaped lounge leading to the kitchen/dining area. It has a shower room. Outside there is parking for two cars and a terrace overlooking the oak woods and next to the waterfall and garden.

The Stables is a large two bedroomed property with double and twin/Superking option. It has a wetroom and further cloakroom. The large open plan living/dining/kitchen has french windows leading to the patio and back garden overlooking the Tor Stream and woods. There is access to the Darrynane Waterfall. Wheelchair access throughout the cottage.

Riverside cottage is 3 bedroomed with double en suite, twin and twin/Superking option for the 3rd room. There is a family wet room. The lounge leads to the dining area looking out through the french windows onto the terrace and beyond to the lawned garden where the Jays and other birds love to feed from tables provided. This offers wheelchair access. There is parking for 3 cars.

All cottages have fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stoves and full electric heating throughout.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Breward in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
Wheelchair access through the french windows.


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Riverside Holiday Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

peaceful and outstanding countryside

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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: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Old Inn St Breward
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Kew Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Old Inn, St Breward
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Plymouth dry sky slope
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Polzeath/Daymer Bay
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 – 8pm Monday – Saturday and – 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