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18 Tamar

Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 1071761)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, I have already informed the owner of these The white toaster in the cupboard does not work The double bed needs replacing, we had to move it away from the wall as every time you moved it bang on the wall, the mattress has springs coming through it."

    Also, the beds in the middle bedroom are squeaky. We could not use the hoover as the hose is no longer attached. Where the non-slip stickers have been put in the bath, these have made the bath more slippery also the shower could do with moving to one end or the other. The toilet in the shower room does not flush properly (takes too long to refill) You need to contact housekeeping as one of the pillowcases was full of holes and the hand towel was thread bare These are just things we found, They did not retract from the holiday, we had a wonderful time

    We were very disappointed that you decided to make these comments public, particularly as you and I had exchanged emails on the subjects raised shortly after your visit and we have been unable to verify some of your complaints. We always look to provide the best possible experience for guests and we regret that your review gives a false impression of our property. Although not all our guests choose to make their reviews public, feedback is usually very positive with guests appreciating it for being clean, spacious, quiet and well located. We are always looking for ways to improve and make it a home away from home. Having investigated your complaints we found: - Housekeeping tried to reach you to offer extra towels midway through your visit, you did not respond and at no point did you call housekeeping to raise concerns despite being provided with the number in your booking information and our mobile numbers for any queries. - Housekeeping disagreed that any of the linen provided had holes or was threadbare so if you did take photos please do send them through to me by email. - The mattress for the double bed has been checked thoroughly and there are no springs coming through – I was there in May and found the double bed very comfortable, we had family friends as guests immediately after your stay who checked everything thoroughly and confirmed there was no issue so we are unsure how you had this impression. With regards to one of the single beds squeaking, the toilet not refilling fast enough and aesthetic comments about where the shower is placed, as I said we try very hard to ensure it is a home away from home – a quick call to housekeeping would have meant someone could have come around and tightened up the bed, explained the water system and noted your comments about shower placement. We always encourage guests to call housekeeping immediately if there is something that needs rectifying. Thank you for bringing to our attention the: - White toaster – the large black 4 slot toaster on the counter is new this spring for guest use and we intended to remove the white toaster from the cupboard on our last visit, it has now been removed. - Bath stickers – these are in place for safety and we will of course replace them when necessary. - Hoover: a replacement hose has been fitted to the hoover. In summary we always welcome feedback from our guests and I would like to reiterate guests are encouraged to use the housekeeping number provided to ensure we have the opportunity to rectify any real issues during their stay. We have addressed the minor issues raised that needed attention ready for our next guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Tamar 18."

    Spacious, comfortable and clean property. Very conveniently situated by the play ground and tennis courts and a 5 min walk to the reception, swimming pool and onsite Pub. Also, nice to sit on balcony with a cup of coffee and enjoy the sun!

    Thank you so much for your feedback Amy, so glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2022

  • "Excellent all round."

    Really enjoyed stay.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray and DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub on-site
  • Note: 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.

The property

This spacious, semi-detached holiday chalet rests within the peaceful grounds of Honicombe Manor Holiday Park, set in Tamar Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In a charming woodland setting, this property offers comfort throughout, providing a lovely base to return to each evening.

Furnished in a rustic style with pine furniture and a country style kitchen, it will appeal to those seeking a spell in the countryside, yet with easy access to the Cornish coast.

Allow the chef of the group to get acquainted in the kitchen, fitted with all the essential appliances and pick up some fresh Cornish produce to a hearty feast.

Relax on the plush leather sofas as you ease into the evening, contemplating where to visit next, or step out onto the balcony and take in far reaching countryside views.

As you tire, head downstairs to find the bedrooms, including a double and two twins, all neatly presented with wooded furniture and served by a shower room and bathroom.

Take advantage of the on-site facilities where you can work up a sweat in the gym, play tennis or enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor/outdoor pool.

On-site there is a convenience store for grabbing essentials and a country pub, The Honicombe Arms, where you can refuel after a day of exploring the local area.

The surrounding area provides plentiful walks close by, plus a couple of miles is the 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, make your way back to 18 Tamar and recharge for the next adventure.

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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 Morwellham 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
  • Christmas