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Callington and the Tamar Valley

A picturesque market town steeped in history and a stone’s throw from Tamar Valley, Callington is the perfect destination for a culturally inspiring holiday.

Located in the South East of Cornwall, Callington was once a busy mining town famous for its markets and fairs. Today the area still retains that lively community spirit through unique local produce and arts projects.

At the heart of the town is the 15th century church of St Mary''s, with the original well that once supplied the town still flowing nearby. Budding historians will not be disappointed with the wealth of Celtic relics, ancient tombs and 13th century heritage. Granted a market charter in 1267 by Henry lll the town continues to regularly hold its famous Honey Fair and Pannier market.

Having recently constructed a high-tech honey extraction unit, the production of local honey is continuing to thrive. As part of the Tamar Grow Local cooperative, Callington has become a leader in the drive for locally sourced produce sold through established markets in the Tamar Valley. A definite winner for foodies and families alike, local eateries range from traditional pub fare, to exquisite fine dining at Langmans.

Keep your eyes peeled for the colourful murals painted across walls and buildings that depict the unique heritage of Callington and the surrounding landscape. Enveloped by Cornish farmlands, Kit Hill overlooks the town with its landmark ancient mining stack. Providing spectacular views of Bodmin Moor, this countryside park has footpaths horse riding, picnic spots. Venturing further out still will bring you to Newbridge and the fantastical woodland walks that follow the Lynher River.

Well loved by the Cornish as well as a culture packed destination for tourists, holiday cottages in Callington provide the most authentic way to experience the town while staying in a relaxed, superbly maintained environment.
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  • Luckett, Callington,
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    The Dairy

    Luckett, Callington,

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    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Commanding stunning views across the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor are these converted former barns
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    Commanding stunning views across the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor are these converted former barns. Very comfortably furnished, they enjoy a peaceful rural setting just 30 minutes drive from sandy beaches on the south coast and the quaint fishing ports of Looe and Polperro. The market towns of Callington, Launceston with its Norman castle and steam railway, and Liskeard offering a scenic train ride to Looe are nearby, whilst historic Plymouth’s many attractions are just 19 miles...

    The Hayloft
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    The Stables
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  • Upton Cross, near Liskeard, Cornwall
    Upton Cross, near Liskeard, Cornwall×

    Holly Lodge

    Upton Cross, near Liskeard, Cornwall

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    Ref: 27051
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    On the edge of Bodmin Moor, making an ideal rural escape, pet friendly barn conversion close to Liskeard and short drive to the beach at Downderry.
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    This well-presented, single-storey, pet-friendly barn conversion with its open-plan living space and lawned garden is an ideal spot for those looking for a country escape yet within easy reach of both the north and south coast of Cornwall. Set on the edge of Bodmin Moor, which is unspoilt moorland at its best, this holiday cottage is close to the historic town of Liskeard and only a short drive to the beach at Downderry. Visit one of the picturesque harbour towns such as Looe and Polperro,...

  • Calstock, near Callington, Cornwall
    Calstock, near Callington, Cornwall×

    Okel Tor Mine - The Count House

    Calstock, near Callington, Cornwall

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling in woodland, this single-storey barn conversion offers an unusal retreat full of history and heritage.
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    If you’re looking for a holiday property completely off the beaten track, nestling in woodland overlooking the meandering Tamar River, then Okel Tor Mine is for you.
    Okel Tor Mine is situated on the tidal reaches of the River Tamar, just downstream from Morwellham Quay, where the BBC series ‘Edwardian Farm’ was filmed.
    Okel Tor Mine is acknowledged by English Heritage to be one of the best surviving 19th century tin mines nationally. It is both an Ancient...

    Okel Tor Mine - The Smithy
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  • Callington, Cornwall
    Callington, Cornwall×

    The Old Cider Press

    Callington, Cornwall

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Escape to the country at The Old Cider Press and enjoy walks and wildlife spotting from the doorstep.
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    Overlooking millpond / Four poster bed


    Converted from the original stone cider press barn, this is a lovely holiday cottage ideal for couples of all ages looking for a peaceful and rural location, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the little town of Callington. Sitting in an extensive 2-acre landscaped garden stocked with a variety of unusual trees, flowers and shrubs offering colourful blossoms and foliage throughout the seasons. There is a stream cascading through...

  • Chilsworthy, near Callington, Cornwall
    Chilsworthy, near Callington, Cornwall×

    Chilsworthy Farm Cottage

    Chilsworthy, near Callington, Cornwall

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    Ref: 27982
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Panoramic views across Blanchdown Forest from this country retreat for two, centrally located to explore both Devon and Cornwall.
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    This detached, stone barn, adjacent to the owner’s home, has been converted to make a fantastic holiday cottage with panoramic views across the rolling Cornish and Devon countryside, across Blanchdown Forest and as far as Brentor church on the hill in the distance. The quiet little village of Chilsworthy is located mid-way between Callington and Gunnislake in the beautiful Tamar Valley. The cottage is the perfect country pad for couples and is centrally located to explore both...

  • Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall
    Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall×

    Cotehele Estate - Retainers’ Court

    Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall

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    In the heart of Cotehele House and Gardens, this former dairy to the main house is just off the enclosed courtyard.
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    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the...

    Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage
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    Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage
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  • Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall
    Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall×

    Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage

    Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall

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    Ref: NT011003
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A short walk from the delightful village of Calstock, this tranquil cottage is one of two set in Danescombe Woods.
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    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the...

    Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage
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  • Gunnislake, Cornwall
    Gunnislake, Cornwall×

    Hillsweek

    Gunnislake, Cornwall

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    Ref: 25603
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located in this Tamar Valley, this white washed cottage with a breakfast room is great for exploring both Devon and Cornwall.
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    Hillsweek is a detached stone white washed holiday cottage ideally suited for a couple or a small family. Situated just a short walk from the centre of the village of Gunnislake, in the Tamar Valley on the border between Devon and Cornwall, making this an ideal location from which to explore both counties. As well as the local mining history, there is the pretty riverside village of Calstock, the NT house at Cotehele, the historic Morwellham Quay and the market town of Tavistock....

  • Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall
    Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall×

    Cotehele Estate - Mill Cottage

    Cotehele, near Callington, Cornwall

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    Ref: NT011089
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Once the home of the miller at Cotehele, it faces the mill itself and has views across a flower-rich meadow.
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    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the...

    Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage
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    Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage
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  • Gunnislake, near Callington, Cornwall
    Gunnislake, near Callington, Cornwall×

    Pilgrims Rest

    Gunnislake, near Callington, Cornwall

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    Ref: UKC1934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    This apartment provides a great location for families or couples looking for a central base to explore both Devon and Cornwall from your doorstep.
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    Pilgrims Rest is a lovely light, spacious and contemporary two bedroomed apartment located in the historic Ebenezer Chapel in the little village of Gunnislake. Situated on the Cornwall and Devon border in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with mining heritage, the chapel sits off the high street just a 5-minute walk from the local shop, butchers and pub. On the Cornwall side of the River Tamar you have the fabulous riverside village of Calstock whilst, on the...

  • St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall
    St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall×

    Pear Tree Cottage

    St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall

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    Ref: 25078
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Ideal for golf enthusiasts, this barn conversion is also well located for exploring tidal estuary dividing Devon and Cornwall.
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    A lovely detached stone barn, once a farm building now converted into a lovely holiday home. The tree growing outside the cottage is a large pear tree, loaded with fruit and this gives the cottage its name. St Mellion is well known for the golf club which attracts many visitors. A 10-minute drive will take you into Devon, across the Tamar Bridge spanning the large tidal estuary dividing Devon and Cornwall. On the south coast, there are some delightful picturesque seaside villages to...

  • Gunnislake, Cornwall
    Gunnislake, Cornwall×

    Garden Cottage

    Gunnislake, Cornwall

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    Ref: 25604
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located on the outskirts of Gunnislake on the Tamar Estuary, this cottage is nestled amongst primrose banks and wooded slopes.
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    Located in the hamlet of Hatches Green on the outskirts of Gunnislake, Garden Cottage is a lovely detached holiday cottage set in the grounds of the owners’ home. Nestling amongst 2 acres of pretty primrose banks and wooded slopes, this is a nature lovers’ ideal spot. The location is perfect for walkers, with a barbecue and picnic table provided. Gunnislake is on the Tamar Estuary; the river that divides Devon and Cornwall, so exploring both counties is very easy from here....

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