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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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This lodge-style holiday cottage sits in the peaceful grounds of Honicombe Manor holiday resort. In a beautiful wooded setting, this Honicombe Manor cottage offers simple, modern accommodation in an upside down style, accessed via 23 steps, with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living accommodation on the first floor, including a sunny balcony overlooking open countryside. Just a couple of miles from this Honicombe Manor cottage is Cotehele, a National Trust estate by the river Tamar with woodland walks and formal gardens. For the less energetic, take a train from Gunnislake to Plymouth, enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Tamar valley on the way. Close to this Honicombe Manor cottage is a donkey sanctuary, the Victorian mining village at Morwhellam Quay, used as the location for the ‘The Edwardian Farm’ TV series, and Dartmoor National Park. After all this sightseeing you can return to this Honicombe Manor cottage to relax and unwind.
Upside down accommodation. Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 2 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with separate shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area with patio doors to balcony with views over open countryside.
Electric central heating (October to mid June) with oil-filled radiators in bedrooms and electric heaters in sitting room and bathroom available all year round. Electric cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV, DVD. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. The owner provides pay-as-you-go membership at the China Fleet Country Club, which allows full use of the club and all its leisure facilities at discounted rates. Ample off road parking. Shared use of estate grounds. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Note: This property is accessed via 23 steps and may not be suitable for the less mobile.
Previous visitors' comments about 59 Valley Lodge:
59 Valley Lodge is very comfortable. A lovely lounge with plenty of comfortable seating. The owner seems to have thought of everything you could need for a week away. We were all very pleased.
Mrs Wiseman, Harlow, October 2012
The lodges are very spacious so you don't feel crowded. There were 5 of us this time but we have had 8 in one of these lodges and there's still plenty of room.
Mrs Makin, Felixstowe, September 2012
Very helpful owner. Tea, milk, coffee all supplied made you very welcome.
Mr Wheble, Winchester, September 2012
Location well placed for visiting various local attractions.
Mr Hale, Leamington Spa, July 2012