Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 17180)

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Cottage features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The Property

Gunnislake 2.5 miles. This detached Alpine lodge is set on a hillside within the peaceful grounds of Honicombe Manor holiday resort, in the Tamar Valley near Gunnislake. Surrounded by trees rich in wildlife, this Gunnislake cottage offers beautifully-presented accommodation in an upside down style, ideal for a large family. There is an open plan living area on the first floor, leading to a sunny balcony with comfy seating and views over open countryside. The on-site facilities, which are payable on-site include indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, tennis courts, a bar and restaurant. Just a couple of miles from this Gunnislake cottage is Cotehele, a National Trust house, gardens and historic quay by the River Tamar, with woodland walks and formal gardens. Families will love the train along the scenic Tamar Valley line from Gunnislake to Plymouth, perhaps stopping off at Calstock viaduct en-route. There is a donkey sanctuary along the road from this Gunnislake cottage, and the mining village at Morwhellam Quay, used as the location for the Edwardian Farm TV series, is also close by. This part of Cornwall is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a World Heritage Site for its mining history. A relaxing Gunnislake cottage to explore south west Cornwall and the Tamar Valley.


Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x children’s bunks. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 6) leading to balcony.


Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. On-site facilities (charges apply) include, indoor heated pool and outdoor heated swimming pool (summer season only), sauna, mini-gym, fitness classes, tennis, table tennis, indoor games room, bike hire and outdoor chess. Ample off road parking. Shared use of estate grounds. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. On-site bar and restaurant (seasonal opening) 4 mins walk. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile. Supermarket 4 miles. Note: On-site charges apply for use of the leisure facilities and are to be paid for at the site reception. Note: Property accessed by 14 steps, may not be suitable for the less mobile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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 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?

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