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Tavistock 6 miles; Plymouth 12 miles.
Bere Alston is a small Devon village in a beautiful location between the rivers Tavy and Tamar, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village was once a thriving port shipping tin from Dartmoor. Just upstream from Bere Alston on the river Tamar is Morwellam Quay, a tiny harbour where half the world’s copper travelled through in the 1860s, and which is now a popular visitor attraction telling the story of copper mining through history. Trains run between Bere Alston and Plymouth, on the picturesque Tamar Valley line, following the river for much of the route. Bere Alston has a village shop and pub and there are plenty of stunning countryside walks. Two National Trust properties in the area are Cotehele, a Tudor manor house and glorious gardens stretching down to the river Tamar and Buckland Abbey, an estate on the river Tavy with craft workshops and family attractions.
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Bere Alston 1.5 miles. Tuckermarsh Quay River Cottage 2 is one of a series of three river cottages built by miners and dating from the 1800s. It is idyllically set amongst old English woodlands and is nestled in the Devonshire banks of the River Tamar looking out into Cornwall. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 1.5 miles from the Devon village of Bere Alston, this riverside cottage has plenty of character with a stone fireplace and a woodburning stove. The master bedroom at this Tuckermarsh cottage commands a magnificent view over the river and the surrounding countryside, whilst a single room commands the same view from a lower level. A third single bedroom overlooks gardens and woodland. The outside area at this Bere Alston cottage is stunning, as it boasts a well-tended garden with a private wooden deck and a floating jetty, providing access into the river, especially for canoeing, at all tides. Take a leisurely canoe trip downstream (canoe not provided) under the great viaduct and on past Calstock, then stop at Cotehele, a well preserved medieval manor house with gardens and quay. Alternatively, venture upriver to the beautifully restored ancient mining hamlet and quay of Morwellham, with its informative visitor attraction with rides deep into the mines. From this Bere Alston cottage, networks of public footpaths enable walkers and birdwatchers to experience a sense of peace in beautiful natural surroundings, whilst just a short stroll downstream is a seasonal ferry across the river into Calstock. A superb holiday cottage on the ridge of the Bere Peninsula.
Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor double with basin and WC, 2 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Private garden and jetty. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: The road and bridge leading to the property is narrow in places. It isn’t suitable for camper vans.
Previous visitors' comments about Tuckermarsh Quay River Cottage 2:
Good place to relax and also within easy reach of many attractions. Very quiet with views over the river.
Mr Barton, Gainsborough, April 2013
Beautiful spot with great walks from the door. Lovely cottage and wood-burning stove with plenty of wood! Loved the woods and river and the neighbours were helpful - daffodils, primroses and wood anemones everywhere, lots of wild garlic to eat!
Mrs Green, Birmingham, March 2013
The amazing scenery in such a picturesque location. The cottage was very beautiful and cosy and you really felt you relaxed there. A great getaway from the city.
Mr Young, Portsmouth, February 2013
Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. The views over the Tamar were unforgettable. A great location for exploring east Cornwall as well as Dartmoor.
Mrs Rothwell, Reading, October 2012