A Charming Cottage in a Magical Riverside Location! Set within the heart of one of the most stunning rural locations in Cornwall is this charming cottage, peacefully nestled in the magical, quaint and picturesque village of Lerryn, the perfect setting and said to be inspiration for the famous and much-loved novel ‘The Wind in The Willows’.
Lerryn Creek sits within a conservation area and is very popular with nature lovers and boating enthusiasts. An area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in wildlife as well as a recognised walking area, you can relish in beautiful strolls along the riverbank in direct sunshine or wander further through to the National Trust and private woodlands to explore and take shade.
A sweet and traditionally stone-built 18th century cottage boasting excellent living accommodation and a wealth of character and charm, with low ceilings, exposed beams and lovely fireplaces to warm the cockles of your heart!
Formerly two cottages, and having been tastefully converted, this is a fantastic opportunity perfect for anyone seeking a charmed life within gorgeous natural surroundings, or those looking for a holiday home. The vendors have successfully holiday let the cottage on a self-catering basis, comfortably sleeping up to 8 people, therefore anyone wishing to continue along this path will benefit from the cottage being fully furnished and ready to let. For anyone interested in continuing holiday letting the cottage, the vendors have already created a bespoke website which is available under separate negotiation.
The cottage accommodation comprises of an open plan lounge/dining room, fully equipped kitchen with a range of appliances, a modern downstairs bathroom, shower room and a separate cloakroom. Upstairs are four double bedrooms and a Jack and Jill washroom serving two bedrooms.
The cottage also features two electric car charging points and benefits from 4K solar PV panels to the roof, which the vendors have advised generates an average income of £1,500 per annum tax free to help keep bills to a minimum. A generous sized storage shed provides useful storage and there is a lovely seating area too. For those who must keep in contact with the ‘real’ world, superfast broadband is available from the cottage!
Only a short stroll away from the cottage is the excellent local post office/general store, centrally positioned for your day to day groceries. There’s a separate kiosk too serving ice creams, Cornish pasties and refreshments, perfect for consuming from the picnic benches. For those seeking something more substantial, the popular Ship Inn public house offers a wealth of Cornish charm and hospitality. Idyllic!
You’ll also find free parking available within the village car park approximately 100 yards from the cottage, where a gorgeous riverside green and seating area awaits overlooking the Lerryn Creek.
Step inside into the lovely light open plan lounge and dining room
A wooden glazed door leads into the centrally positioned multi-pane entrance lobby where natural light beams through from the front through to the open plan lounge/dining room, a lovely cosy space featuring exposed beams to the ceiling. To the right is the sitting area where an open fireplace takes centre stage featuring a tiled hearth and decorative surround with a wooden mantle over, and is the perfect place to sit cosily sipping your favourite tipple, whilst warming hands over the free-standing coal effect electric stove. Here a window to the front features a window seat beneath with television and telephone points and a radiator to this end of the room.
To the left is the dining area, where there is further window to the front with a deep sill making this an ideal place for displaying personal effects, and an attractive feature fireplace with decorative surround and tiled hearth and a further radiator.
A centrally placed door provides access into the kitchen and inner hall leading to the bathroom facilities located at the rear of the property.
The kitchen is the heart and soul of any home and this quaint and fully equipped kitchen has some lovely character features including exposed beams to the ceiling and a pretty window to the rear, allowing natural light to flood in. A range of wall and base mounted units in a wooden finish features with a roll top work surface over, incorporating a one and half bowl composite sink and drainer unit and mixer tap over. There’s plenty of storage for pots and pans and the display cabinets are perfect to showcase precious crockery. To finish, there is a radiator, complimentary tiling to the walls to add contrast and laminated flooring underfoot.
For cooking, there is a free-standing electric cooker with a stainless-steel chimney style cooker hood placed directly above. There is a dishwasher neatly positioned beneath the worktop, together with a washing machine and tumble dryer and there is space for a breakfast table too.
A wall mounted compartment housing the electric meter and modern consumer unit sits above the solid wooden door that leads out into the communal alleyway to the storage shed and seating area. A staircase to the right leads to the first-floor landing where an under-stairs store cupboard beneath provides useful further storage for cleaning appliances and bits and bobs.
To the right is a sliding door into the inner hallway where an upright fridge/freezer is positioned and where there is an inbuilt cupboard, perfect for laundry. Exposed beams to the ceiling are a lovely feature, with a radiator and a wall mounted hairdryer is handy for guests.
Immediately to the left is the door to a separate cloakroom, featuring a low-coupled W/C with frosted window to the rear and adjoining this is the family bathroom.
The family bathroom displaying a crisp white three-piece suite, comprises of a panel bath with complimentary tiling to the walls, and is the ideal place to unwind with a long relaxing soak. A low-coupled W/C and a hand-wash basin inset into a vanity unit provides handy storage beneath for toiletries with matching tiling to nicely finish things off. Other features include exposed beams to the ceiling and plenty of natural light coming in from the centrally positioned frosted glazed window at the rear, a shaver point, a radiant heater and chrome heated towel rail to keep your towels toasty, with laminated flooring underfoot for easy maintenance.
For those preferring to shower there is a separate shower room with a fully tiled cubicle and a Mira electric power shower, featuring both a seating/dressing area, an extractor fan and chrome heated towel rail, so there’s enough facilities to please everyone.
Returning to the kitchen, climb the wooden staircase rising to the first-floor landing, where you’ll find four bedrooms, all double in size, and the loft hatch providing further storage.
Two bedrooms can be located at the front of the cottage, both featuring radiators and windows with lovely window seats beneath. The further two bedrooms are situated at the rear, with one benefitting from fitted wardrobes. Both bedrooms also feature radiators and windows with adjoining doors to a Jack and Jill washroom in between, featuring low-coupled W/C and pedestal hand wash basin with automatic lighting and laminated flooring underfoot.
Step outside to the lovely stone seating area
From the rear a solid wooden door of the kitchen leads into the communal alleyway, which leads into Piggy Lane providing a delightful alternative route to the river. Directly in front is the storage shed with a frosted glazed sloping roof to make this a lovely light and airy space to potter about in, an ideal place for the green thumbed to tend to indoor plants, or a space for handy storage. There’s also a lovely seating area to the left of the shed for those seeking peace and quiet whilst sitting in the sunshine and enjoying the natural sounds of the countryside.
A little bit more about the location of Lerryn
Lerryn Creek is set within a conservation area and very popular with nature lovers and boating enthusiasts, rich in wildlife and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Forming part of the Fowey estuary, the river can be accessed by a public slipway from the tidal waters. A recognised walking area where beautiful strolls along the riverbank and a network of walks from Lerryn can be enjoyed (guide books available from the local village store), or wander through to the National Trust and private woodlands where you can spot Egrets and Kingfishers.
Alternatively, take to the water in a rowing boat, canoe or paddle board and watch fish jump or children enjoy the challenge of crossing the river using the steppingstones at low tide, to feed wild ducks from the shore, including ‘puddles’, crabbing on the quay and catching tiddlers in their nets when the tide is out.
Other leisure pursuits are well catered for locally including fishing, horse riding, sailing, golf and swimming all within a short drive. Beach lovers can explore the local and wonderful sandy bays and quiet coves nearby of Lanivet and Lantic Bays, approx. 4 miles, Talland Bay, approx. 8 miles and Polperro, approx. 10 miles besides many more.
There are plenty of local events held annually at Lerryn which include the River Summer Solstice Rally and Seagull Race. The Ship Inn hosts annual events such as regular quiz nights and regular events take place in the Memorial Hall. Further afield is the Boconnoc Spring Fair, Fowey Festival of Words and Music and the Royal Fowey Regatta, Dickensian Night and Lostfest in Lostwithiel, to mention just a few.
Lostwithiel, the historical stannery town renowned for its antique shops and the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, popular for its plants and gift shop and in particularly the hearty lunches served from its very own restaurant, is approx. 3 miles away and just a short drive away from 13th century Restormel Castle which is a great place to visit. Offering a superb range of local amenities, tea shops, restaurants, schooling, all within an easy stroll of the riverside, as well as offering excellent commuter links with its mainline railway to Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, London and beyond or via car with the A30 on the doorstep.
The harbourside town of Fowey also offers a fantastic array of shops, restaurants and facilities including secondary schooling and deep-water moorings, with its sheltered estuary favoured by the sailing fraternity. Readymoney Cove, is safe for children to swim as boats are excluded and there is a diving platform too. Fowey is accessed via the Bodinnick Ferry, approx. 4 miles ways.
Local attractions can be easily explored from Lerryn within easy reach including gardens at The Eden Project, approx. 9 miles away, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, approx. 13 miles in the distance and many more. Lanhydrock (National Trust) is only a 5 mile journey with the south coast and gorgeous fishing harbours of Fowey, Mevagissey, Polperro and Looe being very accessible and slightly further away on the north coast are the delightful towns of Newquay, Padstow and Tintagel, again just to name a few!
Jacqueline‘s Property Notes
This is a charming cosy cottage situated in a gorgeous fairy tale setting.
The local green is just a few steps away, offering a pretty picnic area and superb views over Lerryn Creek.
The village store is handy for your daily essentials and local Cornish charm is being served at The Ship Inn too, all on the doorstep.
So, if you’re looking for adventure and wish to follow in the footsteps of Mr Toad to fully appreciate the lifestyle that awaits, then look no further!
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Lerryn, 4 Bed Mid-Terraced Cottage – Offers in Excess of £325,000
- Mid-Terraced Cottage, Fully Furnished
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Downstairs Bathroom & Separate Cloakroom
- Downstairs Shower Room
- Upstairs Jack & Jill Washroom Facilities
- Storage Shed & Seating Area
- Free Parking within 100 yards in Lerryn Car Park
- Two Electric Vehicle Charging Points (13amp & 32amp)
- Desirable Village Location
- EPC – F