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Lovely Holiday Home In Pendra Loweth's beautiful hidden valley

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

'Riverstones': Well-equipped cottage close to Falmouth. Superfast WiFi. Tennis, gym, splash pool*. Near sandy beaches, gardens, golf and the SW coast path. No pets.

Pendra Loweth is a village of purpose built and privately owned self-catering holiday cottages, set in a beautiful, peaceful and secluded valley leading down to Maenporth Beach. ‘Riverstones’ sits in a good position in the centre of the village, next to a gentle stream, and with easy parking.

The cottage is newly painted and has new furniture upstairs.

Everything has been set up with comfort and convenience in mind. The kitchen was equipped by a cooking enthusiast, there’s a dishwasher and a washing machine, smart TV and DVD player, comfortable beds, bath with power shower and fluffy white towels…

There's free superfast fibre optic broadband and there's a hot water booster in the airing cupboard - so no worries about those things!

On site, you have access to excellent tennis courts and a gym. The splash pool and jacuzzi are open Easter to October. (Check for opening times and access codes on arrival.)

With plenty to do indoors, on the site and out and about, Riverstones is sure to keep everyone happy. Try sailing, surfing, bodyboarding, tennis, golf, walking, cycling, bowling, crabbing, kayaking... Back onsite, the kids can skate, scoot, ride bikes, kick a ball, play in the shallow stream, the play area or the plunge pool... Then all can settle down to watch movies on the smart TV.

Nearby are the coastal footpaths and beaches at Maenporth and Swanpool, and the creeks and woodlands of north Helford. Falmouth itself is a classic Cornish town with a beautiful and famous harbour, plus the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle. Walk through the narrow streets, enjoy food and drink in the many cafés, restaurants and pubs, take a boat trip across the River Fal to St. Mawes or up the Truro River... At Bissoe, hire bikes (or take your own) for traffic free cycling through tin mine country, between Portreath village and beach on the north coast and the beautiful creek at Devoran on the south coast. And Riverstones is well placed for exploring the whole of Cornwall – the surfing beaches of the north coast, St. Ives, Land’s End and England’s southernmost point, The Lizard, are all about an hour’s drive.

More Details

Janet Hosken
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Janet Hosken

Hello. I'm Janet, married to Steve, living in Surrey and working from home as a market researcher. I do 'focus groups' on all sorts of things. We have two sons, aged 24 and 22.

We started having family holidays in Cornwall when the boys were about 8 and 6. One time, we went shopping in Falmouth and returned having bought a pair of shoes and a house! Crazy. But we knew we'd be back time and again.

The boys have grown up now - but we all still love our family holidays. And these days they come down with friends or girlfriends, to share and extend their love of Cornwall.

Give it a try - I guarantee you will love it, too!

Janet Hosken purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Janet Hosken chose Budock

We chose Pendra Loweth because we felt it gave the boys a bit of freedom, to go out and play without us having to watch their every move.

And this area gives easy access to all parts of beautiful Cornwall. But whether we go off to explore the north coast or the far west, or simply stay local, we are STILL discovering gorgeous new places.

What makes this cottage unique

Pendra Loweth means 'Village of Gardens' - and these are award-winning gardens, set in a south-facing landscaped valley, with a gorgeous stream running through. It is secluded, safe and peaceful. At night, the only sound is the stream - and maybe the owl.

An unexpected benefit of Riverstones' open plan layout is that it brings us together. At home, we all seem to be doing different things in different rooms. At Pendra, we spend time together - playing board games, watching movies, playing tennis (badly) - or walking, cycling, exploring…

Guestbook comments from the owner

A few from the Visitors Book:

So lucky we found this place! Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. The brochures in the basket were of great use to us. A fab base for a wonderful holiday. Thank you. (Timmins, Shropshire)

Our second time at Pendra Loweth… Cottage ‘69’ is really cosy with excellent furnishings and facilities. We are hoping to return very early next year (Griffiths, Wirral)

Excellent stay in lovely cottage perfectly suited to discover large parts of Cornwall – St. Ives, Fowey, Lost Gardens of Heligan etc… all in easy reach. Very snug accommodation. Fantastic week (Broomfield, Kent)
Apr 2015
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Budock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read the 'Terms & Conditions' provided with your booking and the information pack provided in the property.
  • Otherwise, we simply ask that you take care of the property - and enjoy your stay!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Upstairs: Bath with power shower, basin, toilet, heated towel rail Downstairs: Spacious room with toilet and handbasin, heated towel rail. Hot water booster in the airing cupboard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hairdryer Bedroom 2: double bed, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers Bedroom 3: twin beds, bedside table, lamp, chest of drawers, TV Electric, programmable heaters
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: The cottage suits families and anyone who enjoys a quiet location, off the main roads. No pets and no smoking, please. The splash pool is open (check times) during the main season, Easter to end October. The tennis courts and gym are available year round, via access code. Outside: Patio with picnic table / seat. Allocated parking space next to the cottage - and more spaces nearby. Pendra Loweth's award winning landscaped garden valley, with the stream and woodland walks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided. The property is cleaned before and after each booking. Welcome tray provided. Other: Large understairs cupboard, with hooks for coats etc Vacuum cleaner, clothes airer, iron and ironing board are in here, plus booster chair and stair barrier. Travel cot upstairs in the airing cupboard. Also, board games, body boards, tennis rackets, leaflets for walks.. Porch: space and storage for shoes, wetsuits...


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Lovely Holiday Home In Pendra Loweth's beautiful hidden valley
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Very nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Clean, short distance to Falmouth town and local beaches.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house which made a great base for our holiday. Great music and movie collection. The village was really fun for the kids with lots to explore. Parking space right outside the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely holiday home,clean and well equipped. Nice quiet area handy for all amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage great location had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage clean and modern with everything you would need for a family holiday. Great location to in lovely surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming Cornish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exceptional, as was the surrounding area. Well appointed and well kept. The perfect place from which to explore the beauties of Cornwell. The only negative was the bath could do with some form of anti-slip to make using the shower safer. A very small negative in a bucket load of positives.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The place is immaculate. I thought they had just been built it was that nice. Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with three kids. There was ample room, cooking facilities were good and the area is beautiful.

Being on the complex was great for the kids to get out and have fun with out being near the main road.

The welcome pack was very much appreciated.

Beds were comfortable and everything was clean and tidy on our arrival. Booking on was easy enough.

The two beaches closest (5 minutes drive) were nice and would be even better in sunny weather.

Needs a pub you can walk to though :)

Very relaxing and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Special interest holidays:

Walking the south west coast path has to be one of Cornwall's best attractions. Over the cliffs, down into the coves, rock pools and caves, and back up the cliffs, spotting seals in the water... whether the sea is blue and calm or grey and wild, the views are stunning.


Sandy beaches at Maenporth, Swanpool and Falmouth are all 5 minutes by car and walkable. All with super beach cafés. Try the ice creams at Swanpool.

But also explore the north coast surfing beaches and gorgeous coves all around Cornwall.


Nearest airport is Newquay, 40 mins, Exeter airport 2 hours.

Trains to Truro and then Falmouth.

A car is recommended, to get the best of the area.


Falmouth 2.5 miles, Truro 12 miles, Newquay 26 miles

St. Ives 28 miles

Land's End 37 miles

The Lizard 23 miles

Eden Project 30 mlles

Bissoe (for bike hire) 9 miles

St Michael's Mount 24 miles

Porthcurno (and Minnack Theatre, built into the cliff face) 36 miles

Glendurgan National Trust Garden and Trebah Garden 3 miles

Further Details:

Falmouth has almost everything you need in terms of shopping - several main supermarkets, high street favourites and lots of independent shops.

For more local facilities, there's a good Co-op on Boslowick Road, just off the main road. Many restaurants, cafes and pubs in Falmouth. Try Harbour Lights for fish & chips, or Rick Stein. The Cove at Maenporth is well regarded.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please enquire about last minute discounts.
Changeover Day: Saturday - but please enquire about flexibility outside of the main season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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