Riverside Cot - Self catering holiday cottage, Cockwells, Nr Penzance & St Ives, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 2

Riverside Cot

This delightful holiday cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Cockwells, just off the main A30.

Riverside Cot is a traditional, cosy Cornish cottage built in 1880 of granite and stone which provides a high standard of accommodation for two people to relax and enjoy a memorable holiday. With its open beams and granite fireplace this cottage is a Cornish gem.

It is located conveniently close to all transport links and is within walking distance of a convenience store/post office and pub.

If you enjoy walking, there are plenty of public footpaths to explore locally as well as the South West coastal footpath. The National Cycle path route, “the first and last trail” is close by.

The cottage is ideally situated for discovering the many delights that West Cornwall has to offer. Picturesque St Ives with its narrow cobbled streets, Blue Flag awarded beaches and the renowned Tate Modern is only five miles away. Hayle with its golden sands and surf is only four miles. Go west and within a ten minute drive you arrive at Mounts Bay, recently voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world, home to the magical fairytale castle of St Michael's Mount which can be reached by foot via a causeway or if the tide is in by ferry boat.

Continue on and you arrive at the gateway to west Cornwall, Penzance - with its many shops, cafés and restaurants catering for all tastes.

If you wish to explore further afield, Newlyn, Mousehole and the Minack Theatre are a short drive. Lands End is just fourteen miles and to the east is the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Riverside Cot is ideal as an all year round holiday rental whether you choose to tour, relax or simply want to escape for some peace and quiet!

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  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Near Pub/Restaurant
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Internet Access
  • Golf Facilities Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Accessible via Public Transport

Accommodation comprises:

  • One bedroom sleeping two guests in a king-size bed.
  • Open plan lounge/dining room with living flame Gas fire, television (with freeview) and DVD player.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with Butlers sink, granite worktops, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and separate tumble dryer.
  • Downstairs bathroom offering bath with shower over, basin and WC (please note that the bath is a studio size bath and 1500mm in length).

Outside: Granite steps lead you up to the fully enclosed private garden with garden furniture.

Additional information: Guest controlled gas central heating throughout. All fuel and power is included in rent. Bed linen and towels included in rent. Off road parking for one car. Sorry non smokers only. A Cornish complementary welcome pack is provided upon arrival.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £243
Mid Season from £330
High Season from £485
Peak Season £515

Key details:
Pets: Enquire with owner
Smoking: No
Children: No
Changeover Day: Saturday
Enquire with owner to see if pets allowedNo smokingNot suitable for children
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque

bedBedroom configuration:
Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom (1 Double)

Owner's details:
Owner: Jan & Dave Mott click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Riverside Cot joined Independent Cottages in May 2009

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Reviews and Testimonials for Riverside Cot

.28/9/13.A lovely cottage with wonderful hosts, we were made to feel very welcome. A fabulous place to stay, we will be returning and a big thank you for the cream tea and Alfie sends a big lick for his treats too! One of our best holidays.
5/10/13 What can I say!! A huge, huge thank you to the wonderful couple Jan & Dave for everything. You made us feel so welcome from the moment we booked the cottage. A wonderful place to stay, we have done some amazing walks & will definitely be returning. Don`t change a thing it`s lovely.
12/10/13 Thank you Jan & Dave for making us feel so welcome at your lovely,cosy cottage. Although we didn`t need to travel far to find you, we have thoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful part of the country. Riverside cot far exceeded our expectations, you have thought of everything. It really has been a home from home for us & Fletcher and a perfect place to relax & spend our 3rd Anniversary with your thoughtful gifts making it extra special-thank you both. We are taking home an exhausted Greyhound, after his visits to the local beaches (and a few pubs!)but fletcher would like to let all your future doggie visitors know that he thought Gwithian Towans is the best beach ever! A fantastic holiday thank you from all three of us.
2/11/13 We have said it all before, everything perfect except the weather which was rather mixed but not cold. Good banter with Dave & Jan who are excellent hosts & couldn`t have done more for us. Back next year! What more can we say?
16/11/13 Lovely afternoon tea on arrival, thank you! This cottage is really cosy, warm & quiet. Loved our stay, although we`re not really on hols. It was lovely to come back to the cottage after all day house hunting. We would highly recommend this cottage to others. Thanks Jan & Dave for being so helpful.
30/11/13 cream tea, fresh flowers & a very warm welcome. Jan & Dave you have the balance just right and you have left nothing to chance. Everything we needed for a perfect stay has been thought of. This Cottage takes some beating, I have never stayed anywhere that feels so warm & snug. It feels as if the cottage wraps itself round you & keeps you safe. Just perfect. I note from the visitors book that you have had many doggy visitors, well you would never know, not a hair inn sight. You could teach Kim & Aggi a thing or two. Very best wishes.
4/1/14 Thank you Jan & Dave for another wonderful Christmas at Riverside Cot. Yet again everything has been perfect & the cottage has been beautiful & cosy to come back to after lovely winter walks. We have had a fantastic time & are already counting the weeks down to April! Thank you for everything, all the little extras that make it so special. See you in April.
8/3/14 Wow! how can any other cottage live up to Riverside Cot? Just perfect. Super clean, super snug, a real treat to wake up in the morning in such a homely environment & so lovely to come back to after a day out on our lovely Cornish walks. All the other touches were really thoughtful, thank you to you both 20/10!! many, many thanks.
15/3/14 Well that week went quickly! Another wonderfully relaxing stay in your lovely cottage. Thank you Jan & Dave for once again making our holiday so memorable, with all the little extras & your warm welcome. The cottage has everything we could need & more. Fletcher has had another great holiday, walking on beaches, having pub lunches & generally doing nothing & we have followed his lead. Greyhounds are experts when it comes to relaxing & Riverside Cot is the place to relax! We have never stayed in the same holiday cottage twice-until we came here- & what a pleasure it is to return. We will definitely be back again.
5/4/14 We came to this beautiful cottage for some "me" time for our 50th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed, the cottage & contents exceeded our expectations. Jan & Dave surprised us with flowers, bubbly & chocs for our 50th (such kindness) only found in Cornwall. Many many thanks for a memorable stay, Teddie loved it too. We will be back.
12/4/14 An outstanding holiday cottage where we immediately felt at home, fully equipped with many useful & thoughtful extras, including weekly weather report, radio times & Cornish food treats welcome pack on arrival! We have had a great week, ideal location.
18/4/14 Thank you so much for a wonderful & relaxing stay in this lovely cottage! We truly felt Riverside Cot was a home from home & Hugo loved it too. The location is perfect & we have a happy dog who has been on some beautiful walks. Thank you for making us feel welcome & your attention to detail. I`m sure we will return & stay again.

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