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Tavistock 9 miles; Launceston 11.5 miles.
Callington is a Cornish market town, rich in mining heritage and overlooked by Kit Hill, the highest point in the area, donated to the people of Cornwall by Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of Prince William. From the top of Kit Hill there are fabulous views across south-east Cornwall as far as Plymouth Sound. Callington is set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a good selection of shops, inns and cafes, as well as being the home of Ginsters Cornish pasties. A few miles away, the quaint village of Calstock clings to the steep banks of the river Tamar and is dominated by the splendid Calstock Railway Viaduct, a giant 11-arched stone construction supporting one of Britain’s most picturesque branch lines running through the Tamar Valley. Other interesting places along the river are Cotehele, a beautiful historic house and gardens owned by the National Trust with a small quay and inn, and Morwhellam Quay, a theme park that staged a living history production for the BBC and where visitors can explore the rich mining heritage and watch blacksmiths, potters and craftsmen at work. The pannier market town of Tavistock is only nine miles from Callington and is well worth a visit on your way to a day’s walk on Dartmoor. A splendid base to explore south Cornwall and West Devon.
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Callington 6 miles. A fabulous, rural retreat for large families or groups. Set a few miles outside Callington, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached Victorian gentleman’s residence is ideal for exploring both Devon and Cornwall. Providing spacious, quality accommodation, this impressive house boasts many interesting character features including marble fireplaces, original slate floors in the hall and kitchen, an oil-fired Rayburn and period styling throughout. The large, well-equipped kitchen also features pieces of marble reclaimed from Plymouth Cathedral when it was rebuilt. This Tamar Valley accommodation includes a full-size snooker table, dartboard and selection of board games in the games room, which opens to an acre of private, enclosed lawned gardens. There is a sitting room with Sky TV, dining room with DVD player, and WiFi throughout. There are two bathrooms, one with Jacuzzi bath, two family bedrooms and a twin room in this Tamar Valley house. There is also a large master bedroom with steps down to a private lounge area, and a balcony overlooking the gardens and open countryside. Guests are free to wander in the owner’s 60 acres of fields. Situated a few miles from the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, this delightful holiday home is ideal for walkers and wildlife lovers, while less than 10 miles away are Launceston, the ancient capital town of Cornwall, and Tavistock, the award-winning pannier market town on Dartmoor. Less than 20 miles away are lovely south coast beaches at Looe and Downderry, while Widemouth Bay and Bude on the rugged north coast are ideal for surfing. With all of this, and the city of Plymouth, with its historic barbican and Plymouth Hoe, just 20 miles away, this is a fantastic base for a great holiday.
Four bedrooms: 2 x family rooms each with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 x double with lounge and balcony, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room. Games room with full size snooker table.
Oil central heating. Rayburn oven, gas hob, combi microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Sky HD + sports), DVD, WiFi, DVDs/books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 4 cars. Private enclosed garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile, supermarket 6 miles.