OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Pretty two-bed cottage, 2 mins walk from town centre, parking



Updated: 05-Nov-2016
2 bedroom, pretty courtyard garden only 2 mins walk to Wadebridge town

9 Riversdale is a two hundred year old cottage on the Polmorla Road and you couldn't get closer to town (Molesworth Street) unless you lived in a shop!

We have broadband now! Downstairs is an open plan arrangement: newly fitted kitchen, mini breakfast bar as well as a dining area to sit four people. The lounge is really cosy: a sofa, lounge chair and a modern chaise longue along with a table with boots on and part of a tree! There's a line outside for hanging wetsuits and a lean-to shed for if it's raining. There's an outside tap 5 so you can rinse them through too! A 30 second stroll away is a launderette - so turning towels round after the beach is easy! It's £4 for a big load and a couple of pounds to dry it all!

Back to the cottage ...

The new shower room is on the ground floor - with a nice spacious shower, sink unit and loo - with a soft close lid!

Upstairs there are two bedrooms: one double and the other can be either a twin or a double - so good for families or two couples - sleeps 4. If you feel like being really cosy the sofa can clickclack to become a bed. Get in touch if that appeals.

There is a new gas cooker and fridge and new pots, pans and everything else in the kitchen! Usual kettle, toaster and microwave.

Outside, there is a small courtyard to the rear of the cottage - enough room to sit out and enjoy the sunshine (it's a sun trap!). There are a couple of 'bistro chairs' and a little table. And a traditional washing line for towels and wet suits! There's an outside tap and hose to rinse off your wet suits/swimming gear and a shed to hang them without cluttering the cottage.

we've just bought a bike rack for two bikes so if you bring your own cycles, they can be secured in the courtyard (bring your padlocks!)

There is a car park next door and we leave a permit for our guests to use.You can park on the road outside after 6pm and all day on a Sunday.

There is mobile reception in the cottage and courtyard and we now have the internet too!

Two minutes' walk away is an excellent launderette, so rather than fill the cottage with machines and dryers - either don't do it or trot down the road.

The cottage is less than a 2 minute walk to the centre of Wadebridge - with lots of boutique shops, cafes, pubs and dining opportunities - as well as a cinema, charity shops, butchers, bakery, shoe shops - great places to sit outside.

A choice of places to hire bikes and cycle The Camel Trail. A great day out in Padstow (40 mins) or Bodmin in the other direction. It's a flat cycle so suitable for anyone who can ride a bike! Wagons available to hire for babies and extension bikes for those who need a little help! They now hire out electric bikes if you need a little extra strength.

The walks are excellent - along the Camel Estuary or into the fields and coastal walks beyond.

If there's a rainy day, you can stay in the cottage watch TV, read a book or pop on an anorak and go for a wander round the town - or the cinema, local sports centre and much more.

As well as eat out venues, there are plenty of take-way opportunities - including the excellent Spice Guru at the end of the road (towards town) which offers exceptional Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine and a couple of excellent fish (locally sourced) and chip shops.

It's a short journey by car to the exciting surf and beaches of North Cornwall. My favourite place is Trebarwith Strand with excellent surf, cafes and pubs. The views are exceptional and even if you're not one to brave the ocean and the waves - watching is great fun! You can hire all the kit you need at Trebarwith.

Padstow is delightful - only 30 mins on a bike. Take in the harbour and then walk to the far side and over a little hill and you will find a massive sandy beach - St George's Bay where the old Lifeboat house is - now someone's home!

Boobys Bay, Harlyn Bay, Tervose Bay - all close by and excellent for surfing and glorious days out.

Boscastle (famous for it's cream teas and horrific flood in 2004) is close-by - watching footage of the flood in the visitor's centre as the flood happened, is incredible.

Tintagel is also about 30 mins drive away with the ruins of King Arthur's Castle and Merlin's cave down on the beach. I have seen a seal in the waters there - so it's well worth a visit! A good selection of pubs and cafes - I can recommend 'Charlie's' - delicious good all day!

There is plenty to do - come rain or shine. Rain and wind makes the seas' crashing waves mesmerising; safe coastal walking is amazing. And the sun draws you out for biking, swimming and surfing.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


I'm Nicky and I bought this cottage in Spring 2015 because I love Cornwall and I especially love Wadebridge. I enjoy heaving myself on a body board in the surf and walking the amazing coastal paths; however, I found that I also like being in a community - which is vibrant all year round. As a base to explore North Cornwall it couldn't be better - and with all the benefits of a small boutique town it works perfectly. If the sun is out - your can explore the coast and beaches, go on a bike ride, swim and surf. If it's raining, you can enjoy the eateries, pubs, shops, cafes, sports centre, and of course, the cottage.

I live in Berkshire and work as psychotherapist; for me, being in Cornwall is a therapy in itself!

I hope to move down to Wadebridge permanently one day, but for now I'll just enjoy the cottage when no one else is - out of season! I have two dogs and may in the future open the rental out to dog-holidayers too, but whilst it's spanking brand new I'll hold off on that for a while.

As it's all new to me, please get in touch if you have any questions.... Nicky

Call Owner
Speaks English

2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Well equipped, clean cottage in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a peaceful position and was very clean, cosy and equipped with everything needed to make a comfortable stay. The owner has made a great job of decorating the cottage giving it a homely feel.

The cottage is in an excellent location – within a short walking distance of Wadebridge’s shops, including several great bakeries and butchers, cafes and takeaways - we particularly enjoyed the Tiny Thai. It is also very handy for the Camel Trail, we cycled in the direction of Bodmin to the Snail’s Pace Café, a very pretty and quiet ride.

The cottage also benefits from the use of a parking permit for the adjacent car park so no problem with parking.

All in all a relaxing and enjoyable break.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review - I appreciate your feedback and recommendations for eating and cycling around Wadebridge. I'm really pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable break and hope you welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Nicky
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chislehurst, Kent

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 9 Riversdale Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say that we had a wonderful stay at 9 Riversdale Cottage! We were blessed with great weather (especially for March time) which meant we did a lot of day trips and hiking, there was plenty of room for us (2 adults) and the set up and decor of the cottage meant it was the perfect place to come back to in the evenings to unwind and relax.

The cottage had everything we needed and more which meant we could relax from the moment we stepped through the door and gave it a home away from home feeling... And the rain shower in the newly fitted out bathroom was welcomed at the end of a long hike! The cottage really was a stone throw away from the high street (including bus stops, super-market, bike rental shop and lots of boutique shops) which was convenient; that said, it was on a peaceful road with very little noise.

For this leg of our trip in Cornwall we decided to go without a car, and Wadebridge made that possible... we visited the spectacular Bedruthan Steps (via a walk from Porthcothan Bay and a delicious lunch a National Trust Cafe), Port Isaac (as we are fans of the TV series Doc Martin), walked along from Crackington Haven to Bosecastle, visited Lanhydrock and ended our trip with a strenuous (but worthwhile) walk along the coast from Port Isaac to Tintagel (with a delicious lunch at the Port William pub at Trebarwith Strand).

We found the listing description on the Owners Direct website to be accurate, the cottage to be clean and well-maintained and would recommend this cottage to our friends and family. Nicky was a pleasure to deal with (and as this was our first trip to the area gave us lots of information and advice in the run up to our stay on what to do and where to go when I enquired). We plan to come back on our next visit to Cornwall!

Thank you again from

Sarah and Bram

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great feedback - I really appreciate it. I'm delighted you had a wonderful stay in the cottage and exploring North Cornwall. You've inspired me to leave the car in the carpark and get on my bike! I hope to welcome you back again sometime. Nicky
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


From the Owner

Because it's how I imagine a cottage to be - cosy, two hundred years old, walls as thick as a thick-thing and it oozes character. It's not too big but it's not cramped small either. Plenty of room to swing a medium sized kitten (although not pets at the moment please). The courtyard is lovely - just a few flowers and it catches lots of sun - it needs to take care of itself, so diddy is just right. It's a flat short walk to the town, so no hills to conquer... it's just close to everything whilst still being on a quiet side street.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
New Year 2016
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring half term
10 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer half term
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Holiday dates will only be blocked out of the calendar on receipt of payment. Any costs incurred by payment methods need to be met by the guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Updated: 05-Nov-2016
Available arrival


From the Owner

What are the unique benefits of Riversdale? It's pretty, cosy, convenient, quiet and only a short flat walk into town. Wadebridge is a great community - all year - young people, older folk - all curiously 'chilled'. The location is central for exploring North Cornwall - the coastal walks, surf, sea and swimming, kayaking, eating and drinking opportunities, the local ciders, biking, the inland 'tor' walks ... there's history and sand castles and doing nothing and being activity mad! And coming home to your cosy cottage to chill, eat and sleep. I want you to treat the cottage as your own ...

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Newly installed bathroom - sink, loo and new large shower
  • This has just be installed - from the shower, loo and sink to all new tiling and flooring - and a new door!


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Standard double bed room
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Twin room or double
  • Upstairs: Bedroom One: This is a double bed room. It has a chest of drawers and hanging space for clothes. Pretty light room front-facing. Hair dryer. Bedroom Two: This can be either a twin room or a double, with plenty of built in storage and a vanity area. Pretty light room rear-facing.


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot