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River Cottage

St Neot, Cornwall (Ref. 980030)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A nice cottage with character that is in a very quiet location."

    Quite well equipped, and a nice welcome package. The large decking area, plus orchard give a great outdoor space to relax and look out across the valley or watch the stars. There's a lovely walk along the river and the cottage is a good base to visit other places in the area from. If your party is 4 adults, it might be a be tight, especially if the weather is poor and you are stuck inside (but take wet weather clothing and you'll be fine!). The kitchen is small (it's an old cottage) but is quite usable. There were a few minor points around cleanliness - a couple of utensils and bowls needed a wash, and the freezer could do with defrosting - but nothing major that got in the way. Overall, very good value and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely remote location and was very clean."

    The owner had thought of everything that might be needed, the welcome basket was amazing and the fresh flowers a lovely touch. We had a wonderful, peaceful holiday in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by BevApr 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage with lots of character!"

    The stone built cottage kept us safe through the worst of Storm Eunice. Very cosy and warm, had everything we could need, and was a great base for the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by SheenaFeb 2022

  • "Great place to stay, good base for visiting places."

    Got great advice and tips from the next door neighbours. Lovely welcoming basket and the fresh flowers are a really welcoming gift.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "Fabulous place."

    Beautiful setting with great character. The views are stunning especially from the decking. The surrounding areas are picturesque. Lovely welcome pack left for us on arrival with a welcome 2 pint of milk in the fridge for a nice cuppa after a long drive. The only downside was the stairs. Anyone with knee or mobility issues would struggle. Perhaps a hard small fixed bannister instead of a rope would give more confidence of going down the stairs. A little warning about lane driving might be worth while too for anyone worried about passing cars in a small space for a long distance. I left hubby to the driving. All in all though lovely place to stay. Very central to places to visit.

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2021

  • "The first week we were there,there was a horrible smell from the septic tank, it was in the outside seating area and came into cottage, making it impossible to cook in the kitchen as it’s a small area and very hot but the septic tank is right by the window so couldn’t open it to get fresh air through."

    I contacted the owner and he said he would get it sorted and to be fair they came to empty it on the Monday of our second week, so the last week wasn’t as bad. However we had no contact from owner to make sure it was sorted or that we were happy. This spoiled our first week of our stay and we feel that this should be compensated. The owner did state that he was going to contact Sykes cottages to organise this but again we haven’t heard anything. Also the downstairs of the cottage was not very comfortable the seating area sofa and armchairs are very worn and need to be replaced. With all this in mind it is a beautiful cottage in a lovely area with access to lots of places to visit with a car.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, comfortable bed clean, had everything we needed."

    I’m only mentioning this as I feel it necessary to say that the stairs to the bedroom might be a bit of a challenge to an older person with mobility problems. It wasn’t a problem for me and I am coming up for retirement age but it’s something that I might not deal with later on in life. Apart from that it’s a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by YasminJun 2021

  • "Second time I’ve stayed and it’s as amazing as the first time it’s close ..."

    Second time I’ve stayed and it’s as amazing as the first time it’s close to everything well 30min drive which isn’t too bad and only an 1 hour and 30min drive to lands end so it’s good location the backroads are fun and the freedom off the cows and the horses make the experience even better the cottage itself is fantastic it’s got an amazing decking very slippery when wet though so go careful but it’s a nice and cosy little cottage you have your own freedom to do what you want and the neighbour next door is super friendly 10/10 will be staying here next year

    Reviewed by DylanOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week, the cottage is really comfortable and clean and the welcome basket was a lovely touch."

    Sitting up on the decking afforded some beautiful views and the orchard is lovely. I am loathe to mention these 2 fairly minor issues but feel they might be useful for future prospective holiday makers. There is no iron or ironing board, I only found this odd because all properties we have stayed in before have had them. Luckily I had packed a travel Iron just in case. Also it should be noted that the two properties either side of the cottage are residential properties so although I was on holiday and expecting tranquility and peace, the neighbours are going about their day to day lives, rightly so but this just meant that on one day when we sat outside we had a lawnmower going on one side and a digger the other. This is not a complaint at all as I understand people have lives to live but might be useful to note for those expecting complete peace from their holiday. Overall one of the best stays I have had in Cornwall and the cottage is great.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "River Cottage is a lovely escape set alongside the Moors."

    With rushing water that you can hear all night long, an idyllic deck overlooking the hillsides, lovely Neighbor’s willing to offer suggestions and plenty of land to explore, the cottage is perfect for taking a step back.

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2020

  • "Even though I put down my answer as met expectations I feel it should be made clear that it says 2 bedrooms but not much good for 4 adults as there is no storage space in 1 of the rooms and the parking for 2 cars was not very good at all as you could not park outside and even though there is a lot going for this cottage there are a few things that need to change especially the chairs and settee in the lounge area my back is still aching from the discomfort of them and as you do not seem to follow up peoples problems what is the point of feedback?"


    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2019

  • "We went expecting to relax and do very little and that is exactly what happened."

    The cottage is lovely with an amazing welcome pack. We were fortunate the weather was good and we were able to make good use of the decking and enjoy the silence. The neighbours were very helpful and the information provided in the cottage was good. One negative the sofa has seen better days and was not very comfortable to sit on.

    Reviewed by EdwinaJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    ...would definitely go again. Neighbours were friendly and helpful with suggested places to visit .

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "River cottage was in a very peaceful location ,a bit misleading."

    About the parking as it read as if parking was outside but it isn't . Quite difficult to find as Pantersbridge is not sighed .Very helpful people next door ,the lady cleans River cottage .

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2019

  • "Clearly a dog friendly cottage with nice touches such as a bag of dog treats on arrival"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with a woodburning stove.
  • Oil Heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Children 10+ only
  • Off-road parking available
  • Raised decking with furniture and attached secluded orchard area
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: Mind step between sitting and dining areas

The property

River Cottage, a charming and traditional stone cottage, sits mid-terrace and is close to the Cornwall village of St Neot.

With a wealth of character features and a number of excellent opportunities in the surrounding area, make this the warming base for a fun-packed Cornwall break.

Step into this splendid whitewashed holiday home through its rustic stable door and be drawn in by the warming décor; exposed stone walls house a social dining area while a step up takes you into a cosy sitting area featuring an alluring woodburner.

A compact yet well-stocked kitchen also lies on the ground floor, a lovely setup where you can rustle up those tasty home-cooked meals.

Traditionally steep stairs take you to the first floor, here you will reveal two peacefully neutral bedrooms, a double and a twin are perfect for hosting families.

A refreshing, all-white bathroom with a shower over the bath concludes this lovely cottage in a splendid manner.

From the first floor of River Cottage, step outside and up the wooden steps to reach the most glorious raised decking area, a real sun trap offering wonderful rural views to make this a perfectly serene relaxing spot through the summer months.

The friendly village of St Neot is not far away, benefiting from a welcoming pub serving food and a convenience store.

Bodmin Moor is right on your doorstep should you fancy an idyllic walk or cycle ride, while also within a stone's throw is the fascinating market town of Liskeard and the quaint fishing port of Looe which makes for an unforgettable day trip.

A heart-warming, traditional cottage placed ideally for exploring this magnificent part of Cornwall.

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About the location


Dobwalls 3 miles; Liskeard 6.5 miles; Bodmin 9 miles.

St Neot is one of Bodmin Moor’s prettiest villages and nestles in the sheltered St Neot river valley on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in south east Cornwall, enjoying the mild Cornish climate and an outstanding community spirit. The village has a pub, shop and the Door Step Green, a garden created by villagers and a wonderful peaceful place to relax near the church, made famous by its medieval stained glass windows and the Holy Well nearby. Just south of the village are the Carnglaze Caverns, the result of slate quarrying and mining in the 18th and 19th century and now a fabulous tourist attraction open all year round and with three gigantic caverns with stunning subterranean lake in 6.5 acres of woodlands with fairy glen and picnic areas. There are some outstanding and varied walks in the area, including the “Two Valleys Walk” which follows part of the Fowey River, followed by farmland, open moors and forest, and a walk to the spectacular Golitha Falls is also a must. Many archaeological remains have been found on Bodmin Moor and the well known Jamaica Inn and the magic of Dozmary Pool, where King Arthur's sword Excalibur lies, are all within easy reach of St Neot. The north and south Cornish coasts can be reached in half an hour, where practically all forms of watersports and beach activities can be enjoyed. Other places of interest are Siblyback Lake, just 2 miles away and Colliford Lake, 5 miles away. Siblyback Lake is an ideal location for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing or take to Colliford Lake for a relaxing day fishing.

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