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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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  • Okel Tor Mine - The Count House

    Calstock, near Callington

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: TPZ

    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 Monument and World Heritage Site.
    The Smithy (ref TPY) was the workshop of the mine, where miners’ picks were sharpened and The Count House (ref TPZ) is the former mine captain’s office. The cottages are about 15 yards apart and screened from each other with vegetation, both are Grade II listed and situated in an elevated position within approximately 16 acres of natural woodland and lowland heath on the banks of the River Tamar with beautiful views of Devon. There are a number of interesting ruins and an abundance of flora and fauna.
    The village of Calstock is a short walk away and has a village shop, a pub serving food and a railway station with regular services to Plymouth. The National Trusts enchanting Cotehele House is also within walking distance and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail actually passes through Okel Tor Mine. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the sandy beaches at Whitsand Bay on the south coast are just a short drive away. Horse riding nearby. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-honesty box
    • Garden/patio area with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Neythva

    Albaston, near Gunnislake

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W42858

    Neythva is a spacious, light and bright holiday apartment ideal for couples of all ages, offering a peaceful village location in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property adjoins the friendly owner’s home who will welcome you with a cream tea on arrival. There is a large private patio with outdoor seating, charcoal BBQ and steps up to a lovely woodland garden, shared with the owner and some pet rabbits. Albaston is a small village on the Devon/Cornwall border, a superb location for exploring the wider area of both Cornwall and Devon. The lovely Cornish village of Calstock is close by, nestling on the banks of the River Tamar, whilst the historic market Devon town of Tavistock and Dartmoor National Park are just a short drive away. There is a local shop, fish and chips and a pub all within walking distance from the property. Shop 400 yards, pub 500 yards, restaurant 0.5 miles.

    7 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 steps up to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Shared garden and private patio with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Drops within the grounds.

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  • Woodview Cottages - Linhay Cottage

    St Ive, near Liskeard

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 4245

    In a delightful rural setting adjacent to the owner’s own home in an AONB, these 17th-century granite stone farm buildings converted to create two holiday cottages are tastefully decorated and furnished to a good standard. Each property has a private patio/garden area with fine countryside views. Close to Bodmin Moor (1 mile) and Siblyback Lake (5 miles) for boating, fishing and all water sports. Nearest beaches on the south coast are 25 minutes away at Looe. Woodview is just 35 minutes’ drive from the Eden Project near St Austell and the famous St Mellion Golf Course is just 15 minutes’ drive. Riding schools nearby and a livery stable adjacent to Woodview Cottages is available by prior arrangement - excellent outriding. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wi-fi. No children.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer on request. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking.

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  • Chilsworthy Farm Cottage

    Chilsworthy, near Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27982

    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 the delights of Devon and Cornwall. Shop 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with patio doors, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Dining room with tiled floor/kitchen. Separate toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Large, shared garden. Patio and furniture. Balcony. Chiminea. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Hillsweek

    Gunnislake

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 25603

    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. From Gunnislake you can catch the train into the maritime city of Plymouth. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Breakfast room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in dining room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage

    Cotehele, near Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: NT011003

    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 stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Nestling in Danescombe Woods on the banks of the River Tamar, just a short walk along the riverside to the historic village of Calstock. Danescombe Woods is part of the National Trust Cotehele Estate, once a thriving copper mining area. The old ruins of tin mines from last century are scattered through the woodland scenery. The iconic tall chimney stacks can still be seen and Danescombe Cottage and sits below one of these towering above. Set off the beaten track, along a trail through the woods, this is a very tranquil place to cosy up in one of these delightful cottages and relax. For the adventurous, there are some wonderful woodland and riverside walks through to Cotehele House and Gardens. The woodland abounds with wildlife and a little stream run to the front of the cottages. Calstock is a delightful village, with two pubs and a little village shop; it is very picturesque with its spectacular Victorian railway viaduct spanning the river and still in operation today taking train passengers from Cornwall into Plymouth. Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Cosy living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • DVD
    • DAB radio
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio garden
    • Parking adjacent
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Cotehele Estate - Retainers’ Court

    Cotehele, near Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NT011087

    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 stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Retainers’ Court is a charming 15th-century stone building set just off the superb enclosed courtyard at the main house. Once a dairy or still room for the main house in the 18th century, it is now converted to a comfortable holiday cottage. Its granite mullioned windows overlook a cobbled courtyard leading to Cotehele’s ancient chapel, and the Upper Garden and orchards are filled with daffodils in the spring. Retainers’ Court is a wonderful property right in the heart of Cotehele House and Gardens itself and guests staying here have access to the extensive gardens at all times. Beach 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small fridge/freezer
    • Shared gardens of Cotehele House (National Trust)
    • Public car park 110 yards
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Cotehele Estate - Mill Cottage

    Cotehele, near Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NT011089

    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 stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    In the heart of the lovely wooded seclusion of the Morden Valley, Mill Cottage is an attractive semi-detached cottage, part of the stylish gabled house with tall brick chimneys that was built in the 1860s for the miller at Cotehele. With abundant wildlife all around, the views from the latticed windows of the cottage are across a flower-rich meadow to the stream and woods beyond. The cottage has its own small, enclosed garden. In the mill building opposite, you can watch the mill in action twice a week throughout the season, and its excellent stone-ground flour is available to buy: it will make you want to bake! Beach 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Cosy open-plan living room with open fire, garden views, dining area and compact kitchen with stable door to front yard. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Small fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional public car park at Cotehele Mill (National Trust)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Stream 50 yards

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  • Tulip Lodge

    Tideford Cross, near Saltash

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28877

    Tucked away off a country lane, and down a private track, Tulip Lodge is a detached holiday lodge overlooking a private carp lake, situated in the grounds of the owners’ home. There are 7 acres of woodland walks with a bike track either for cycling or motorbikes. This is a very tranquil location in the countryside, yet it is just a 5-minute drive through the lanes to the A38, making an exploration of Cornwall very easy. Fishing from the lake can be arranged with the owner, with fishing rods and tackle available. Beach 6½ miles. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining area/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Large decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared natural, unspoilt 7-acre woodland. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Pet to be kept on a lead at all times - chickens and geese. No smoking. NB: Drop from patio. Fishing lake at rear of property.

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  • Pear Tree Cottage

    St Mellion, Saltash

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25078

    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 visit including Downderry and Looe and the long sandy beaches at Whitsand Bay. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wooden floor throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. 300-acre farmland. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 3 years.

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  • Quarrymans Cottage

    Golberdon, near Callington

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: T71

    In peaceful seclusion near the River Lynher, this pretty detached cottage has been renovated to a good standard, retaining its original clome oven, and much charm. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland, with many wonderful walks, it lies within easy reach of the coast and moors. Fishing is available, and Sibleyback Lake (6 miles) offers windsurfing, dinghy sailing and canoeing. Picturesque Looe and Polperro are about 16 miles, with a selection of quaint shops, restaurants and pubs. Many NT properties to visit within a short drive. St Mellion golf club, 5 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. Conservatory/dining room with beams and slate floor. Kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (one bed slightly raised, accessed by small step ladder). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Fishing available by prior arrangement. Natural spring water supply from well. No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Gunnislake

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 25604

    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. The village of Gunnislake has a post office and shops. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 1 single cabin-style bedroom. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared 2-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Slopes and 30 steps in grounds.

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