This immaculately refurbished cottage, set within woodland, is all on one level, with open-plan living boasting a cosy wood burner. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, and a family bathroom with a luxury shower over the bath. There is private parking for two vehicles and a west facing, fully fenced, patio with tranquil river views over grassed farmland, perfect for outside dining or watching the sun set over a glass of wine. There is also a lockable bike shed at the property for those who want to explore the area on two wheels.
River View Villa adjoins Gonvena House, a Grade II listed building built circa 1790. A short walk takes you down to the heart of Wadebridge town, with its abundance of eclectic eateries and boutique shops. There is also a cinema, several supermarkets, banks and pharmacies.
The beaches in this part of Cornwall are truly stunning, with stretches of golden sand, rocky coves and bays with plenty of rock pools at low tide for children of every age to explore. The famous North Coast surf is easily accessible at Polzeath beach, with plenty of options to hire boards, have a lesson or two, or just have fun in the waves with a body board. Rock, a short drive away with its stunning beach, is perfect for a long sandy stroll or to sit and soak up the views of the Camel Estuary in one of the many cafés and restaurants. The foot ferry to Padstow runs all day in high season from Rock beach.
River View Villa is perfectly positioned between the historic fishing port of Padstow, where you can sample Rick Stein’s fish and chips, and picturesque Port Isaac of Doc Martin fame, both within a 20-minute drive. Bring your bikes, or hire one, for an adventure along the Camel Trail, taking you either towards Padstow or Bodmin and beyond to Wenford Bridge. For the more adventurous, there is mountain biking at Llanhydrock and Cardinum Woods near Bodmin . Take a hike along the famous Cornish Coast path, taking in the views and scenery of The Rumps, Pentire Point or Stepper Point. Or tramp up to Rough Tor, the highest point in Cornwall, on Bodmin Moor, starting just outside Camelford.
There is a huge variety of great eateries within walking distance at Wadebridge, and locally by car. For those interested in fine dining, there are plenty of well known chefs to get your tastebuds tingling! Nathan Outlaw at Port Isaac, Paul Ainsworth at No 6 and Caffe Rojano, and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. There is also the St Enadoc Hotel Restaurant and The Dining Room in Rock, and The Scarlet Restaurant at Mawgan Porth.
There is always plenty to see and do whatever the weather. Whether a trip to the English Heritage site of Tintagel Castle takes your fancy or the biomes of The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Helligan or the National Trust site of Llanhydrock near Bodmin. Take a trip back in time on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway, or just relax on one of the many beaches. Wadebridge is a great central place to base yourself for your relaxing - or adventurous - Cornish holiday.