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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Cottage in Lerryn, Fowey Cornwall, England - Idyllic Location, Near Fowey, Excellent for Kayaking, Swimming, Walking, Local Pub, Village Shop.

Pentye is a recently converted former boat store/ shed, with lots of luxury touches. It is tucked in beside the wall of an old lime Kiln, right on the banks of the river Lerryn. You can kayak or even swim straight from the lawn at high tide. At lower tides you can park on the small lane right outside,which runs alongside the river's edge.There are fantastic walks straight from the door, a booklet in the house lists lots of riverside circular walks. The ancient woodland just along from the house was said to be the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's book 'Wind in the Willows'. You can hire kayaks from Golant who will deliver them and kayak from the house to St Winnow, Fowey or Lostwithiel, or simply mess about on the river and take a picnic for the day. It is ideal for artists and bird watching Alternatively Fowey is about 15 mins by car via the Boddinick ferry.There is a good local shop within a few steps of the house, which sells wine, beer, local cider, take away pasties and a wide range of groceries, so no need to leave if you don't want to. There is also a pub in Lerryn which has great cornish beer on draught and they do a fab bowl of Fowey mussels and chips, they can also rustle up take away fish and chips. The ancient town of Lostwithiel is 3 miles away which has lots of wonderful antique shops, cafes, pubs and a small supermarket.The Duchy Nursery is just outside Lostwithiel with an excellent range of plants and a really well worth visiting cafe, with delicious food.The Eden Project is only 8 miles, The National Trust's Lanhydrock House and the fishing villages of Looe and Polperro a short drive.

There are many good food places to eat out in Cornwall from the nearby Sam's on the beach at Polkerris to a bit further afield for Rick Stein's and Paul Ainsworth's in Padstow. you wont be bored.....so much to do and see!

All linen provided and wif fi included

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I live on Dartmoor with my husband Nick, our daughter Milly and our son Elliot when he is home from University.

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Review from classic cottage website

Tuesday 07 Apr 2015 - Friday 10 Apr 2015

Stunning cottage, tastefully decorated with everything you need.
Apr 2015
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning hideaway in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Pentye is an absolutely stunning little property. We had a fantastic week staying in the community - which was incredibly welcoming - and staying at such a beautifully furnished holiday home. It's the perfect backdrop for a hideaway. Everything is well thought out from the picnic set in the cupboard through to the phone for when you realise mobiles don't get signal (bliss!). We loved our stay and are already planning our return. It's a real home away from home. We'd recommend to anyone that asks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to do a very kind review ...look forward to welcoming you back. Michel & Nick
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  • 5 of 5

A beautifully and tasefully furnished little place, right beside the creek. Watching the tide come in and out, the bird and boating activity, from the window or sitting on the little balcony ....perfect

Dont tell too many people though : )

ps ....thankyou for the lovely wine and biscuits

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unique and charming in a wonderfully quiet and special spot

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to enjoy a few days at this fabulous little cottage in August. The tides were spectacular, the locals so friendly and helpful that we spent lots of our stay enjoying their company and the great walks suggested by Michelle and the folks we met. We loved the fresh fish, especially the mackerel generously given by a returning fisherman sailing past our cottage one evening! Highlights were a wonderful day at Heligan and evening at the marvellous Knee High theatre tent, and without doubt the sunsets sitting on the balcony watching people messing about on the river. If you like beautifully quiet special places, snug but wonderfully designed little cottages this is the place for you. Next time we will bring our own kayaks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This property is a hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Michele and Nick were lovely answering all the questions I had and sent a very useful document with all the instructions. The house is super cosy, very well decorated and we had a wonderful surprise of finding a bottle of wine, milk and cookies for us, thanks for the little gesture!

Lerryn is the place to spend few relaxing days in Cornwall, it was indeed what we needed! Plenty of wonderful walks around, we also had the opportunity to kayak along the river as the weather was fantastic during the bank holiday weekend! We were impressed by the sea food plates at Trewithen (Lostwithiel, few miles from Lerryn) a must visit restaurant.

Thanks once again Michele and Nick for making those days to be unforgettable!

Monica Rodriguez

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small but perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We saw the pictures of Pentyre before we booked and it looked pretty good, the pictures don't do it justice. We were expecting it to be small and from the outside it looks pretty small but the way the space has been used inside makes it feel like a much bigger property. There is more than enough room for two people and the outside balcony is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sunset.

The village of Lerryn has a well stocked shop and the pub provides evening meals and a friendly atmosphere. Lostwithiel is only a few miles away and has a good selection of pubs and restaurants as well as a co-op supermarket. One evening we bought fish and chips from the chip shop in Lostwithiel and brought them back to Pentyre so we could eat them on the balcony with a glass of wine - perfect!

Further afield we found some nice places to visit following recommendations in the guidebook in the cottage. We also did a couple of the walks from the walking guides provided.

The quality of the towels and bedding are on a par with some of the better hotels you would want to stay in and the property was spotless with all the cutlery, crockery and kitchenware you could possibly need. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pentyre to anyone, although we would rather keep it a secret so we can go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul Thank you so much for your lovely review and very kind comments. We are so delighted that you had a lovely time. You are more than welcome to stay again, we offer a small discount to guests returning, please contact us direct next time so as we can arrange it .Thanks again Michele & Nick
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Lush Lush Lush!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin with how amazing our holiday was. This little cottage is so perfect, I honestly didn't want to leave, it became not just a get away house but our home. You guys have it going on with the decor and supplies everything we could of needed was there and more! Finding the picnic bag was such a bonus too and the bed is super cosy, best nights sleep every night! Lots of information in the box on the table and a great foragers book on the shelf kept us busy adventuring and gaining knowledge of our surroundings. (Nearly took the whale book holder home its so gorgeous but resisted!) The shop is so close, filled with wonderful, welcoming and helpful people plus mega yum local goodies! Walks through the forest have left lasting magical memories for us and as we didn't have a car walking to Fowey or kayaking down brought us to some really great out of puff stop points where we could relax and explore and just take everything in. The church St Veep is a definite go to, peaceful and a perfect photo opportunity to sit and play pretend on the organ. Other than that I shall leave you to find your own surprises. Not much more to say other than thank you so so much for letting us enjoy your place and we will be back for sure. It was our first holiday together and our new second home that will hold such positive vibes for us.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, for such a very lovely review, we are thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the cottage, Lerryn and really impressed that you didn't even have a car, to get out and about! There is lots to do, from the doorstep and like you said the shop is filled with wonderful food. It's so good to share the beauty and tranquility of such a special spot of Cornwall We look forward to you returning Michele & Nick
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From the Owner

Lerrryn is a creekside village just off the main Fowey river and a bit of a hidden gem Easily accessible but it seems far from the madding crowds. We already knew the area quite well and when we saw this little bijoux property right on the banks of the river, we thought it would make a perfect retreat to enjoy river and coastal cornish life. We also thought it would be a sensible investment for our children's futures.

Activity and Interests


The National Trust Lantic Bay and Lansallos beach are approx 5 miles by car. Fowey and Ready money Cove 5 miles and Polkerris is 7 miles. The North Coast beaches of Padstow and Watergate Bay are approx 25 miles.


Nearest Airport is Newquay approx 32 miles

There is a train station in nearby Lostwithiel, approx 3 miles away and St Austell 12 miles away, you could book a taxi on to Lerryn and leave your car at home.


Lerryn,...you are there,Pub, shop/ takeaway,cafe

Lostwithiel 3 miles ...a co -op, cafe's restaurant, pubs. antique and gift shops

Boddininck 4 miles, home of Daphne du Maurier (not open to the public) and a riverside pub

Fowey 5 miles lots of lovely shops, restaurants , hotels, pubs, sailing

Polruan 6 miles setting of one of Daphne du Maurier's novels, two pubs,

Polkerris beach,water sports, Restaurant, pub 7 m

Mevagissey 17 miles fishing village on the Roseland Peninsula

Padstow 25 m

Further Details:

Lanhydrock - 8 miles, National Trust house, Gardens,Walks and Cycle trails

The Eden Project - 9 miles

Lost gardens of Heligan approx 15 mil

Roseland Peninsula approx half an hour


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings will be taken on the understanding that the guests have their own personal and holiday insurance. A deposit of 30% of the full price is paid at the time of booking. with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. A £100,00 returnable deposit cheque also to be sent with the balance.The full price is payable for booking less than 6 weeks away. Mobile reception is poor but there is a landline with an honesty box. Broadband is free.

Changeover Day:
Normally a Saturday but we can be very flexible. We just can't have a booking leaving and another starting on a Friday , but can do long weekends starting on a Friday if no one is leaving on that Friday .Arrival: from 3pm Departure: before 10am Other timings will be considered and prices will vary accordingly. Changeover days for Christmas and New Year may be different.

Notes on prices:
we can be flexible on start days. We are happy to take short breaks outside of August, school holidays and christmas season, please ask. Minimum stay 3 nights from £80.00 a night
As a guide . . .
3 nights 70% of full week
4 nights 75%
5 nights 80%
6 nights 90%

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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We love swimming directly from the lawn in front of the house and kayaking . The walks straight from the house are beautiful and the changing seasons of the woodlands close by.We also enjoy having a pub and shop in walking distance, so we don't have to go anywhere if we don't want to just stay here and watch the river, the birds and the tides.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • wet room with shower and underfloor heating


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A private mezzanine style double bedroom,with lovely views over the river from the velux window.luxury bedding from white company,goose feather and down duvet. Day bed with river views. Wall mounted heater


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: parking right outside on small access lane in front of property (if not high tide ! ) or very nearby free public car park short distance from Pentye Outside: Small balcony overlooking the river with dining table and two chairs. Perfect for morning coffee, or evening sun with a glass of wine, or night time star spotting. At very high tides you can almost touch the water. Small access lane in front of the property and then across to a lawned area with bench and fantastic views down the river. There are two reclining chairs, and a fold up coffee table in the cupboard to take and sit on the lawn, and a picnic rug. The bench and lawn is also used for public access, of launching boats etc Utility Room: utility cupboard with chairs for sitting on the lawn by the river, small folding coffee table, hoover, mop and bucket, picnic hamper with cool bag and picnic blanket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: bath towels and White Company bed linen included, please bring your own beach towels Other: small balcony overlooking the river, with table and two chairs.

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