Valley Lodge No 1

Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 929083)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio

The property

Perfectly located for touring both Devon and Cornwall being situated so close to the border of the two counties, this upside down lodge is set on the Honicombe Park resort near Gunnislake just outside the village of St Ann’s Chapel.

This homely lodge is cleverly designed with the three bedrooms and bathrooms all on the ground floor to allow you to make the most of the beautiful countryside views from the first floor open plan living room and even more so from the adjoining balcony, a lovely place to relax after a day out in the stunning Tamar Valley.

This special area around the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher is famous for its mining heritage and extends north from the broad estuary at Plymouth to the deeply incised river that meanders just below Launceston and Tavistock bordering the Dartmoor National Park.

Honicombe Park has a range of on-site facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, mini-gym and tennis courts, perfect for keeping the more energetic entertained.

There are some great walks throughout the Tamar Valley whatever your ability or interests, whilst cycling and horse riding are both popular throughout this spectacular location.

For the less active the wonderful Cotehele House is a must to visit, whilst for a day out a trip to Plymouth will provide great shopping, fine eating and historical nautical sightseeing.

Why not leave the car behind and take the scenic train journey to Plymouth along the Tamar Valley branch line through the Bere Peninsula crossing the historic viaduct at Calstock.

With so much to do and see throughout the year, in this very special area, this homely lodge provides an ideal base for a memorable holiday.


Three ground floor bedrooms. 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 2 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Patio doors to balcony.


  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • WiFi available on-site in leisure areas
  • Shared use of on-site leisure club at Honicombe Park (closed 25th December and 1st January only) including indoor heated pool, outdoor heated pool (May – Sep inclusive), sauna, mini gym, outdoor chess and tennis courts
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles.

About the location


Tavistock 5 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

The small rural village of Gunnislake lies on the steeply wooded banks of the River Tamar. It has village pubs and a small selection of shops. Notably, the village sits at one end of the scenic Tamar Valley Railway - with regular services along the river bank to Plymouth. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall’s far west. Close to hand, the Dartmoor town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is a must, as well as the popular fishing village of Calstock, renowned for its crafts and festivals, while the Donkey Sanctuary and Cotehele House and Gardens (NT) are just 10 minutes away. Enjoy a round of golf at St Mellion (8 miles), explore the restored Victorian mining village at Morwhellam Quay (4 miles), search for otters and deer along the Tamar Valley footpath, visit the National Trust owned Lydford Gorge, or take a trip to the beach and picturesque harbour at Looe (25 miles) - there’s something for everyone. For something really different, why not ride the scenic Tamar Valley Railway into Plymouth and spend the day in the fabulous Marine Aquarium or strolling the historic Plymouth Hoe?

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute