18 Tamar, Honicombe Manor
Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall
This semi-detached holiday cottage sits in the peaceful grounds of Honicombe Manor Holiday Park, set in the Tamar Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In a beautiful wooded setting, this Honicombe Manor cottage offers spacious, traditional accommodation and is built in an upside down style to make the most of the far reaching views of open countryside from the first floor sunny balcony. Furnished in a rustic style with pine furniture and a country style kitchen, this Honicombe Manor cottage will appeal to those seeking a spell in the countryside, yet with easy access to the Cornish coast. Leisure facilities are available at Honicombe Park and the China Fleet Country Club, an excellent venue for a family day out. There are plentiful walks close by, plus just a couple of miles from this Honicombe Manor cottage is the nearby National Trust property of Cotehele; a beautiful 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 as it passes over the Calstock viaduct on the way. After all this sightseeing, you can return to this Honicombe Manor cottage to relax and unwind.
Upside down accommodation. Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Large, first floor open plan living area with country-style fitted kitchen, dining area, sitting area with sofa bed, study space and patio doors to south-facing balcony with views over the Tamar Valley.
Electric storage heaters and wall mounted convector heaters. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with recordable hard drive and Freeview, DVD, CD, free WiFi in on-site bar, large library of books, guidebooks and DVDs. All power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Free leisure pass provided for China Fleet Country Club allowing free access for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children to swimming pool, relaxation area (sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi), badminton, tennis, squash and fitness suite, with 10% discount off restaurant prices. Shared use of on-site leisure club at Honicombe Park including indoor heated pool, outdoor heated pool (summer season only), sauna, fitness suite, outdoor chess, tennis courts and games room. Fitness classes, equipment and bike hire at additional charge. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. On-site bar and restaurant. Village shop and pub 1 mile.
At a glance
- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
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?