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Welcome to Wainsford

We offer dog friendly, riverside self-catering cottage accommodation with game fishing in the heart of rural Cornwall, where you and your dogs can enjoy wandering through the parkland bordering the beautiful River Fowey and exploring our meadow and ancient woodland beyond.

Stay in our Riverside Cottages

Set in stunning grounds, our spacious centrally heated self-catering accommodation comprise of three 3 bedroomed detached cottages (each sleeping 6), along with The Barn housing the Rod Room, Dog Wash facilities and Communal Lounge, comfortably catering for groups of up to 18 and of course their dogs.

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Parr Cottage
Peal Cottage
Loveny Cottage

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Fishing the Fowey

The Fowey at Wainsford is a favourite holding reach for Sea Trout and Salmon fresh from the sea and has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the best Sea Trout rivers in the UK. Characteristically gin clear, it provides a real challenge to the fly fisherman.

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Dog friendly holidays

At Wainsford your dogs will be truly welcome and well catered for, enabling you to enjoy your holiday to the full. We do not limit the number or size of dogs in a cottage, choosing instead to manage the overall number of dogs staying at any one time.

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Nestled in the heart of rural Cornwall

The cottages and surrounding grounds sit quietly in the landscape, nestled in the beautiful Glynn Valley. Wainsford is home to a huge array of wildlife. In addition to Salmon and Trout, Kingfishers, Dippers and Grey Wagtails can regularly be seen on the rivers. The lake is home for Dragonflies, Ducks and Moorhens, while the Heron is a regular visitor. Occasionally you can glimpse the Deer in the meadow as the Buzzards soar overhead.

Fishing

Fish on the Fowey River

Wainsford is positioned 5-miles from the tide, and given reasonable water volume is a favourite holding reach for Sea Trout and Salmon fresh from the sea. The Fowey has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the best Sea Trout rivers in the UK.

A true moorland river, the Fowey rises near Brown Willy on Bodmin, and the highest point in Cornwall. It flows for 30 miles to the sea at Fowey and is little influenced by agricultural or industrial activity. Characteristically gin clear, it provides a real challenge to the fly fisherman.

Exploring

Explore the beautiful grounds and surrounding areas

Nearby

Within Wainsford Estate’s 19 acres of grounds, you are free to stroll through the open parkland or along the shady river bank, or you can stretch your legs a little by heading across the Warleggan River up into the meadow and ancient woodland beyond.

Heading east along the bridle path from Wainsford for 500 metres will take you past our closest dog-friendly pub, The Halfway House Inn.

Within a 30 minute drive

Bodmin, Looe, Polperro, Fowey and Liskeard, the dog friendly Par Sands, along with St Austell and the world-famous Eden Project, are all easily accessible being only a short drive from Wainsford.
Some other favourites:

  • The picturesque village of St Neot has a lovely circular walk taking in local highlights and best of all includes the dog friendly London Inn pub.
  • Cardinham Woods is another firm favourite, with numerous walks and cycle trails with a very dog friendly café.
  • National Trust property, Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate just a short drive away.

A good day out

Cornwall is famed for its rugged landscape, quaint villages, tropical gardens and fabulous beaches on both north and south coasts –all of which are within easy reach from Wainsford.

The world-renowned Lost Gardens of Heligan are well worth a visit, and Holywell Bay and Widemouth Bay on the north coast are particularly dog friendly.