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Riverside Family Cottage in Roche, Cornwall

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Riverside Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Just one mile from Roche is this charming cottage which has been superbly renovated from a nineteenth century china clay drying kiln. This grade two-listed property is one of five holiday homes in the building – all of which are peppered with subtle reminders of the construction's ‘china clay' heritage. With swings for visiting children, this idyllic setting is also set on the banks of a small stream, which runs by the back door. With so much to do in the local area, everyone is bound to find something they enjoy. Whether you're coming with family, or friends, Riverside makes a great base for people looking to explore Cornwall.

The little village of Roche is only six miles from Bodmin and easily accessible by the A30, making it a fantastic holiday location for anyone looking to explore the wider area of Cornwall. With its selection of shops and pubs, this quaint settlement is primarily involved in agriculture leaving a picturesque patchwork of lush, gently undulating fields. Just a thirty minute drive away is the ruggedly beautiful north Cornish coast, with rocky caves, high cliffs and excellent surfing beaches. Newquay, with its new Fistral Beach surf centre, is also nearby, along with the fishing village of Padstow. With its narrow, winding streets, charming harbour and renowned restaurants, this small town certainly merits a visit. The spectacular Eden project is also close by, with biomes full of tropical plants.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Electric convector heaters in every room with electric stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player. Shared use of washing machine, dryer and freezer in communal laundry area. First £20 of electricity inc. in rent, extra electricity cards available from reception. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private use of an area of patio with shared use of gravelled inner courtyard with garden furniture and children's swings. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 mile. Please note: Unfenced stream on site, children must be supervised at all times.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Mrs Willshire
April 2015
Very spacious and comfortable and ideally located for all the sights in Cornwall.
Miss Allen
July 2015
We loved the cosy, homely feel of the property and also how everything needed was readily available! Wonderful place and we certainly hope to come back!
Mr Latchford
August 2011
This property is well situated - good access by car to lots of places as centrally located between St Austell Newquay.
Mrs Atkins
November 2011
An absolutely stunning place to stay. Cottage was definitely 5 star, amazing. Best place I have ever stayed, going back again next year!
Mr Ledsom
September 2012
Interesting setting as it is a former clay dry. It is also nice and quiet. Very large lounge leading to some decking downstairs. It is very close to the Eden project and is a very good base for exploring Cornwall.
Mr Dickinson
June 2013
The location for travel around Cornwall was perfect and the way the owners had incorporated the clay houses and industrial area into a holiday location was fantastic. So quiet, peaceful and natural. The property was exceptionally clean and well equipped however the owners were at hand should you need them but melt into the background if you don't allowing you freedom to enjoy the lovely setting etc.
Mr Eckersall
October 2013
Everything was perfect. We would not hesitate to recommend the accommodation.
Mr Wong
July 2014
A good central location to enable you to explore a number of places of interest in Cornwall. Quiet cottage location. Good value for money and to a high standard for the price, it was more than what we expected; beds very comfortable and ample room in all rooms. Liked the downstairs lounge and open style of the patio doors. We were a party of six and everyone agreed that this cottage was well above the standard we expect from the price. Everything you needed was present including items that you would not have thought of being supplied. Big thanks to the owner.
Mrs Pitt
July 2011
The cottage was beautifully built and furnished, located in a picturesque setting. The cottage was a 'home from home', with everything to make our stay comfortable. It's centrally located for beaches, places of interest and shopping days. I would absolutely recommend these cottages to anyone.
Mr Sizer
March 2011
The welcome we received from the owner was so warm even at 7.30 at night with very little warning. The property was a dream. Could have slept 6 comfortably! With an industrial history all around you, this perfect setting is a must. Book early as it will be snapped up quickly.
Mrs Worthington
June 2011
We liked the character of the property and it had everything we needed.
Mrs Lamin
July 2010
On arrival we received a warm and friendly welcome and a complimentary bottle of wine. Our cottage was light, spacious and airy and the whole family was thrilled with this lovely accommodation. It was central for our needs and gave access to the surrounding coastline of Cornwall. Another winning cottage from Sykes; we are always delighted.
Ms Markham
June 2010
The accommodation was amazing - we all had a great time . It was a very relaxing place to live for a week and we didn't want to leave this lovely place. The cottage was beautifully appointed and very well equipped - my boys aged 10 and 12 had a great time exploring outside and it was safe for them to do so. There was a play area which they had fun on too! Very handy location for exploring Cornwall yet in the middle of the country - PERFECT!!!
Mrs Kennett
July 2010
Cottage is lovely, very cosy and homely. We have enjoyed everything, can't say nothing negative at all. Good location and many places to visit around. Would definitely come back again and recommend to friends and others.
Mrs Hague
September 2009
The location was ideal for travelling around the area without having to drive miles. We had our relatives from Sydney, Australia who both loved the accommodation and Cornwall in general.
Mrs Gee
July 2009
Good accommodation in quiet location yet central for touring the area
Mr Clarke
August 2009
The accommodation was absolutely fantastic. The location was great for getting around and everything was very well organized.
Mr McEvoy
July 2009
The property was very spacious and light, well-equipped, and in very good condition.
Miss Pelham
June 2009
Accommodation very spacious and comfortable.Location really central and we were able to visit so many lovely places easily.Just great.
Mrs Russell
June 2009
The location was excellent. We were really pleased with the cottage. The layout of the cottage was perfect.
Miss Mellor
June 2008
Good location. The cottage was spacious, clean and quiet. Would happily go back there again and have recommended it to a friend.
Miss Mansfield
January 2009
The house was just incredibly relaxing, with helpful landlord/landlady. Because it was Christmas they had also decorated the house in a tasteful way which made our stay much more comfortable. Thank you.
September 2010
All our family had a great time spent down South. Accommodation was ideal for all of us and also for different times of the day. We had everything available to us in the kitchen and living room was very cosy and spacious. It was a great location for visiting places of interest and also quite. I would come back again to the same cottage and recommend it to friends as well.
Miss Sariman
November 2008
Wonderful setting, and very tastefully decorated property. The owners were extremely warm, friendly and helpful, giving excellent directions and the welcome bottle of wine on arrival was a charming touch, very much appreciated.
Mr Frost
September 2008
Lovely surrounding area, beautiful cottage. Would definitely like to return soon!
July 2012
The photograph of this property is misleading as it is a row of 7 units not one as we had thought. The patios have since been devided by fences for pivacy and this combined with a hedge which must have grown since the photo was taken greatly restricts the light in the living room. On the upper level all three bedrooms had low ceilings and the only windows were the velox type making the rooms uncomfortably claustrophobic. The kitchen was the brightest room with a velox window and glazed door but the view was of the car park. The building was originally a clay drying kiln and is grade 2 listed so I appreciate that conversion to holiday lets was restricted. To be fair the unit was clean and well equipped, the only item I missed was a hair dryer. The beds were comfortable. We cut short our stay and came home early, a decision that was not taken likely as we had travelled over 440 miles to get there.
Mrs Jolley
June 2016
Riverside is a lovely place, we had a great welcome and the property itself was peaceful and well kept. We had a lovely holiday and we will be back soon and have already recommended to friends.
August 2013
Really enjoyed the locale and home itself. Very appropriate to use as base for travelling and exploring. Heating and TV were a challenge (not being a resident of England but help was available. Only detrimental thing was amount of hot water, hubby had a cool shower the first day. Oh! and putting the wet mop in one of the closets began to smell musty
December 2009
Quiet location with easy access to attractions such as the Eden Project etc. Roomy accomodation but could have done with more hanging space for wet coats especially as it rained every day!!
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