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Relax at Rivermead

Rivermead Cottages

Rivermead's self-catering holiday cottages are on the banks of the River Fowey at the foot of Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's Natural Landscapes (AONB).

Welcome To Rivermead Cottages

We have five characterful holiday cottages and two luxurious lodges to rent, set in over 17 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside along our private stretch of the River Fowey, with a lake, woodland, and meadows to explore. Situated halfway between Bodmin and Liskeard, Rivermead’s pet-free holiday cottages in Cornwall are the perfect base for couples’ breaks and relaxing family holidays.

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Tranquil Settings

Such a tranquil place, fantastic, clean accommodation with everything you will need, even managed to wash all our laundry before going home. The space is amazing and full of wildlife. The owners are incredibly accommodating and friendly. Whilst off the beaten track you are close to everywhere you would want to visit. Couldn’t have wished for a better holiday and will definitely return in the future.

Hidden Luxury

A secret hideaway in Central Cornwall. Home from home. SO clean. A choice of stone cottages or log cabins, only about 6 properties in all. Very spacious, Our own garden and patio. Set in a beautiful old woodland valley with a stream running through wild flowers everywhere. Brilliant for couples and families. Plenty of places to visit nearby, if you wish.

Picturesque River

Wonderfully peaceful and idyllic location, however, seaside resorts within easy reach. Otter Lodge was lovely, great location overlooking the picturesque river. It was extremely clean, comfortable and all furnishings were of a high standard. Everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday was provided. We particularly enjoyed the lovely “welcome pack”.

Peaceful Setting

Thank you for a lovely stay in Owl Cottage. We really appreciated the short stay at late notice and the treats in the welcome hamper – thank you. The beautiful weather and peaceful setting has definitely helped recharge our batteries. We will certainly recommend Rivermead to friends and family and hope to return in the future. It was lovely to meet you both and we wish you all the best with your business.

Fantastic Property

We spent the last week at Rivermead and can honestly say it’s one of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed. The grounds are outstanding with no need to leave the complex if it’s peace and tranquillity that you want. There’s tons of wildlife on your doorstep as well. It is centrally located for both north and south Cornwall and there are lots of lovely pubs within a short drive that do some real good food and beers.

The interior of the accommodation is decorated to a really high standard with beautifully matching decor and the same can be said with the kitchen crockery, it felt very luxurious. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer on site so no worries for when your husband forgets his jeans and only takes one pair! Everything has been well thought through and we are already in the process of booking for next year. Overall a fantastic property in a dreamy location with great hosts!

Brilliant Hosts

Had a fabulous holiday in the most amazing surroundings. Loved having the river close by and stunning grounds to walk in. Kate and Gary were brilliant hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Perfect retreat for a holiday, there’s no need to venture too far as beautiful places are nearby. We loved Lantic Bay, Polruan, a quaint fishing village and Tintagel Castle with a dramatic coastline. Lovely pubs nearby. We shall definitely be back.

Lovely Accommodation

Thank you for the delicious treats! We loved our stay at Owl Lodge, such lovely accommodation and surroundings. We even saw the deer! See you again soon!

Wonderful Holiday

A wonderful holiday in Squirrel Cottage. The accommodation had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The grounds were idyllic and it was lovely to unwind by the river and the lake and watch the wildlife. Ideally located for exploring Cornwall and lots of places to visit nearby. Gary and Kate were brilliant at taking delivery of our medical supplies and made our first holiday on dialysis a breeze. Thank you and hope to see you again soon!

Beautiful Surroundings

Just returned from a lovely holiday at Rivermead Farm, fantastic well equipped accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Perfect setting for a peaceful break in Cornwall and although it’s a secluded location, most places you’d want to visit are within a reasonable drive. Would thoroughly recommend!

Warm Welcome

We had an amazing time at Rivermead farm cottages. We stayed in Otter lodge, which was lovely, spacious and to a very high standard. The views and grounds were beautiful and we felt very at home. It was so lovely to come back from a busy day exploring to such a peaceful setting. We had a warm welcome on arrival and would fully recommend a stay here. We will definitely return when visiting Cornwall again. Thank you for a memorable stay.

Amazing break

Owl Lodge was perfect, clean and well kept. comfy beds – our little girl slept through every night in her own bed! Grounds are beautiful and there’s lots to explore and seek out from frogs to bunnies and maybe deer. The welcome hamper of local produce was a lovely gesture too. What could you do better? Nothing! (unless you can instruct the deer to appear! ) Gary & Kate were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We also love that it’s pet-free. Thank you for the most amazing break.

Peaceful haven

We’ve stayed at Rivermead before and we love it; the beauty of the place and the wildlife we always see. We stayed in Bluebell Cottage this visit but all of the accommodation is good and the site isn’t over-developed. It’s a peaceful, quiet haven, immaculately clean, with well-kept grounds, a good information folder with great suggestions for local places to visit and a warm welcome.

Wonderfully relaxing

We visited Rivermead in 2021 and returned this year. The setting is stunning. We loved the river, the lake and seeing all the wildlife, especially the baby frogs! Owl Lodge is very comfortable and spacious, clean and quiet. The welcome hamper was great and the lodge had everything we needed. The welcome from Kate and Gary when we arrived was lovely as was Gary checking that we had everything we needed on several occasions. It’s a wonderfully relaxing place which we will definitely recommend to family and friends.

High standard

We booked Rivermead as we wanted somewhere quiet and by a river and we weren’t disappointed. Everything is done to such a high standard – immaculate and well-presented. You seem to have thought of everything and we loved the welcome pack too.

Home from home

We stayed here last year and it was such a lovely place to stay that we had to come back again. Everything is done so well. Squirrel Cottage was immaculate with everything you could wish for in it, including a lovely welcome hamper and flowers. The grounds are kept to a very high standard. Everything was perfect for us. It’s like a home from home.

Beautiful place to stay

We already knew what a beautiful place Rivermead was from our previous stay and were so excited to visit again. It’s such a lovely setting and we love staying in Otter Lodge and being able to see the river from it. The lodge was clean and had everything we needed. Kate and Gary were very welcoming and friendly and the welcome hamper went down really well! I can honestly say we had the perfect stay and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Perfect in every way

We heard about Rivermead through a work colleague and its location and value for money were reasons for our decision to book. The hosts, Kate and Gary, were warm and welcoming when we arrived and gave us the right amount of privacy. Our visit was perfect in every way possible and we will definitely be booking again.

Visiting for 25 years

We’ve been visiting Rivermead as a family for 25 years. It’s an ideal location for visiting places and for fishing and it’s just so peaceful. In the short time Gary and Kate have been there they have improved it so much. We recommend the Granary in Wadebridge for the best breakfasts and Pencarrow House for cream teas.

Warm welcome

We found Rivermead after an internet search and decided to book as it looked very nicely presented, it met our criteria and we had a good feeling after speaking to Kate on the phone. When we arrived, we received a warm welcome. Otter Lodge was spotlessly clean with high quality appliances, furnishings and supplies. There was good advice on what to do, what to see and where to go and the attention to detail is evident. It was a pleasure staying at Otter Lodge and meeting you, Kate and Gary!

Well equipped lodge

Idyllic setting, well-equipped, clean and comfortable stay in Otter Lodge and friendly hosts. We had a lovely stay.

A very special place

Excellent. Delightful owners and a very special place. The river is renowned for sea trout and salmon and teems with quick brown trout. Bluebell Cottage was well-equipped, clean and fresh. Rivermead is a great location for a spot of early or late fishing and for exploring Cornwall. Will certainly return.

Definitely a place to book

We couldn’t stay in the property we’d originally booked as there was a problem but the owners moved us to Otter Lodge which was absolutely fantastic. It was very spacious, clean and had a fantastic view of the River Fowey. The owners were lovely and accommodating and left us a very generous gift basket on arrival. We would stay here again and definitely recommend it to anyone else. The location was also excellent.

Excellent location

Owl Lodge was excellent and its location overlooking the landscape of the Glynn Valley was amazing. The grounds were superb and so very beautiful. Rivermead is in a secluded spot and the peace and quiet is wonderful. It’s an excellent base for a holiday in Cornwall and couldn’t be bettered!

Hard to beat

The cottages and grounds looked amazing from the website and they didn’t disappoint when we arrived; they will be hard to beat anywhere. We stayed in Otter Lodge and had the most wonderful week.

Within easy reach of attractions

We’ve stayed at Rivermead for many years and the location is beautiful and restful. We stayed in Kingfisher Cottage, which was very clean and comfortable and felt like a home from home. We were within easy reach of areas of interest in Cornwall. The care that Gary and Kate put in to looking after such a lovely site deserves a great deal of credit. Nothing proved too much trouble when needed.

Perfect stay

This was our second visit to Rivermead because we enjoyed our first stay so much. The accommodation (Otter Lodge)  spotless, the grounds well-kept, the beds very comfy. Top hosts, very friendly and always on hand if needed but never intrusive. Lovely welcome hamper and another perfect stay.

The river on the doorstep

We saw you advertised in the Salmon and Trout magazine and booked because you seemed to have everything we were looking for, including the river on the doorstep. The cottages and grounds are kept to a very high standard and you were both so friendly. Squirrel Cottage is like a place from home and had everything we needed and more!  The fishing was excellent. We found lots of lovely places to eat out but would definitely tell people to try the excellent food at The Pig at Harlyn Bay.

Lovely Hosts!

We’ve previously booked at Rivermead and chose it because of the beautiful site and beautiful accommodation. We stayed in Owl Lodge this time. Nothing is too much trouble and the lovely hosts are always so welcoming and friendly. Thank you so much for such a lovely family holiday.

Beautiful Site

We enjoyed our stay and the gorgeous Squirrel Cottage which was well-presented, clean and tidy. The whole site is beautiful and I would have loved to have explored more if I could walk (I was on crutches!). The welcome folder was well-written and easy to follow. We visited the Halfway House as recommended by you and our meal was lovely, thank you.

Extremely comfortable

We loved the look of the cottages and the surroundings from the Rivermead website and we weren’t disappointed. It’s absolutely beautiful. The feel of Bluebell Cottage is lovely; it’s extremely comfortable and homely. You are both fantastic hosts and very helpful. Thank you both so much, we have loved staying here and will highly recommend Rivermead!

Oaktree Cottage was beautiful

The cottage was such a beautiful place to stay and so clean. We had a warm, friendly welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The hosts’ local knowledge is very good and when we weren’t enjoying the stunning scenery, we were visiting places Gary and Kate had recommended. We especially liked the cheap day return tickets for our family from Bodmin Parkway to St Ives (saved the hassle of driving and parking!), the takeaway in Bodmin and the wonderful beach at Constantine. We’ll definitely be back.

We wanted for nothing

You made us feel very welcome and we wanted for nothing. Everything was spot on 11/10!  We hope to return very soon. Thank you so much.

Great location!

We’ve recently stayed in Oaktree Cottage and we were very happy with our stay. Rivermead is a great location to travel daily to various destinations in Cornwall.

We liked your flexibility

We chose Rivermead because of its great location for exploring Cornwall and your flexibility with our dates; plus we booked at very short notice. You were very friendly from the first enquiry to arrival and throughout our stay. The welcome hamper and personal touches were so lovely and we liked the games, books and leaflets which were available. We stayed in the Old Farmhouse, which was really cosy and you’d left a good amount of logs for the woodburner. Thank you!

Good wheelchair access

Thank you for a truly lovely stay in Otter Lodge. You gave us a great welcome, the accommodation was well presented and Rivermead is a simply beautiful location. We were so lucky to find you and even though mum was in a wheelchair, the lodge was spacious enough for her to get around so she could enjoy her holiday with us. She loved sitting near the French doors and watching the Nuthatches on the bird feeder every morning.

Our favourite place to stay!

Thank you for such a lovely week! We have had such lovely stays in the past and this is our favourite place to stay in Cornwall. Everything is wonderful.

You can't improve perfection!!

We decided to come back to Rivermead because we enjoyed it so much last year – you do everything perfectly and there’s nothing you can do better. You can’t improve perfection!! It’s 10+ all the way!

Exceptional lodge

Otter Lodge was exceptional! Everything was amazing, thank you!

Really relaxing week at Rivermead

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have had a really relaxing week in your beautiful grounds. We loved having breakfast, dinner & drinks out in the garden, listening to nature in your suntrap. Our trip was good value and there was good outdoor space [The Old Farmhouse]. We hope to return.

Quality in everything you do

We came across the cottage [Oaktree] as we waded through listings for cottages in this area. We chose Rivermead for ease of travel from home [Somerset] and the fact that you seemed to fit our needs – and you did on both counts! The quality of your input to create the quality we found shows your attention to detail.

Wonderful, serene place

We had such an amazing time the previous year that we knew we would return, and we’ll keep returning! It’s a wonderful, serene place with as much to do close by as you choose. There’s nothing you could do better, it is just perfect.

Perfect and a lovely setting

We’ve been to Rivermead before and it’s always a great place to visit. Everything is perfect and in a lovely setting too. We think you’re doing great – thank you.

Central location and tranquil setting

We initially chose Rivermead for its central location, tranquil setting and value for money. We discovered so much more – beautiful walks by the river and the lake, extras in the cottage (we stayed in Oaktree) – the welcome hamper – and, above all, hosts willing to help in times of trouble. We remain very grateful. There’s very little you could do better other than perhaps making more of the amazing wildlife. You have a fantastic site!

Location is excellent

We booked Rivermead as it’s in an area we enjoy visiting. The location is excellent – close enough to a town with a supermarket but far enough away from the busyness of a holiday area. The hosts are excellent – there when needed but in no way obtrusive.

We love staying here!

We love staying here! Gary and Kate are both friendly, welcoming and approachable. We know that the standard of accommodation is extremely good. We are always spoiled with the lovely welcome basket you provide. Your property is beautifully situated and ideal for touring Cornwall. Thank you – we will be back.

Our third year running here

We have now been here for the third year running. It’s just a wonderful place to come and stay, very peaceful and central for most places to visit and we love it. We don’t think there’s anything Kate and Gary could do better. It’s like a home from home. Everything you need is here!

The family refresh we needed

We booked Rivermead because of the website information and the pictures; it looked just perfect for what we needed as a large group. The Old Farmhouse was very comfortable with a great size bathroom and privacy for the kids, giving them some independence. The grounds are spectacular for exploring and we loved the games! We had such an amazing time. The boys played football, went on the swings, played boules, rode their bikes, fished! Thank you for all your advice on the surrounding area and trips too. We feel like we went everywhere! Honestly, thank you both. This has been the family refresh we needed and the space has been just perfect.

Exceptional accommodation

The location is perfect, the accommodation [Owl Lodge] is exceptional, the view is stunning and Kate and Gary are the perfect hosts. We had a wonderful holibob and loved the welcome pack too!

Beautiful place

We have been to Rivermead many times before. The accommodation is excellent and everything you need is provided for. It’s just a beautiful place! Everything is well done and Kate & Gary are excellent hosts. You couldn’t do anything better and we always have a wonderful holiday here! Thank you so much for the basket of goodies.

Simply delightful

We decided to book at Rivermead as it was near our son and on his advice. We found the area, the environment and the scenery simply delightful. Thanks to your bird feeder, we were entertained by a variety of little birds and we saw squirrels, rabbits, pheasants and the cows in the field across the Fowey river. Otter Lodge was beautifully appointed, nothing left to chance and every aspect of domestic life catered for. The welcome pack was extremely welcome and we shall remember fondly our stay here and hopefully come again.

Everything's perfect

We enjoyed our first visit in 2021 very much and knew that we wanted to return. Kingfisher Cottage is clean and comfortable. Everything we needed in a holiday home is there. The grounds are very well maintained and Gary and Kate are super friendly. Great welcome pack too! You couldn’t do anything better – everything’s perfect!

The hosts are lovely people

Kate and Gary are two lovely people who do everything for you that they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The site and the accommodation are first class and, with some work to the river bank, so will the salmon and trout fishing be.

A beautiful place to stay

Bluebell Cottage and Rivermead is a beautiful place to stay. Very clean and comfortable, lovely grounds to explore and v friendly & welcoming hosts. Lovely welcome pack when we arrived – delicious cream tea & treats for the children. A wonderful place for us to relax – thank you!

We love the accommodation

We love the accommodation – we stayed in Kingfisher Cottage this time – and the surroundings and the extremely kind and helpful hosts.

Absolutely perfect

We book at Rivermead for its stunning location and amazing and friendly atmosphere, it’s so relaxed. The hosts are available when needed but not intrusive, the properties are clean and there are well kept grounds. It’s absolutely perfect. 5/5 Martin, Bluebell, 17 May 2024

So clean, excellent quality

We liked the quality of the accommodation, so clean, excellent quality furniture and equipment. Abbey, Otter Lodge, 24 May 2024

Great location

Hosts were brilliant. Great location. Super clean and welcome hamper was fantastic. Ivinson, Bluebell, 24 May 2024

A very relaxing week

What did you like about your stay? Cleanliness, privacy, grounds and gardens are incredible. Also, the welcome from Kate and Gary which made us feel genuinely welcome and we will definitely re-book. It has been a very relaxing week. Boot, Owl Lodge, 24 May 2024

A little piece of heaven

We liked everything about our stay at Rivermead, a beautiful cottage in the most beautiful setting. A little piece of heaven away from the usual humdrum of life. The thing that would make our next visit even better is to make the time go slower so it lasts longer! Burgess, Kingfisher Cottage, 19 May 2024

Neat and tidy

We’ve visited Rivermead before and still rate it 5/5. Gary and Kate are very friendly and lovely. Everything is neat and tidy. All you would need is in the cottage and the kids had a great time exploring the lake. Simpson, Bluebell Cottage, 31 May 2024

Gorgeous surroundings

We liked the barn and its gorgeous surroundings, and all the facilities turned out to be excellent. Le B, Oaktree Cottage, 7th June 2024

Great accommodation

5/5. Owl Lodge was great accommodation and Kate & Gary were very friendly. Thank you for the tea, coffee, scones, milk etc. Kelly, Owl, 7th June 2024

Grounds are fantastic

Friendly welcome, great food pack, grounds are fantastic, very comfortable beds, all clean and tidy, kitchen well-equipped. It’s a great location to explore from. Had a great week. Thank you Kate & Gary. Edwards, Bluebell, 14 June 2024

Owl Lodge on the hillside looking towards the valley

Our Accommodation

Rivermead offers a wide choice of pet-free cottage rentals and lodge hires for up to 32 guests, with properties named after the flora and fauna found on the estate. With properties sleeping from two to seven, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you.  We have four comfortable cottages within a converted eighteenth century barn: upstairs, Oaktree and Kingfisher offer cosy, one-bedroom accommodation for couples whilst, on the ground floor, Bluebell and Squirrel each have a double and a twin bedroom.  Owl and Otter Lodges, our most recent additions, are luxury wooden lodges which comfortably sleep up to six guests each. The Old Farmhouse is our largest rental property which accommodates up to seven guests.

Take an afternoon stroll down to the lake

Important Information

We offer stays for full weeks, mid-week and weekend breaks apart from during peak times (school holidays, Christmas and New Year) when it’s minimum 7 night stays. Full week stays are based on seven nights, Friday to Friday, mid-week breaks are four nights from Monday to Friday and weekends are three nights from Friday to Monday. If you’d like to book a longer stay, or arrive on different days out of season, please ask us as we’re always happy to help if we can. Our check-in times are from 4pm on the day of arrival and check-out is by 9.30am on the day you leave, unless we have agreed otherwise.

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Things to do at Rivermead

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Fishing at Rivermead

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