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Valley Lodge 44

(Ref. 959859)

Callington, Cornwall Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Holiday property was fairly cleaned unfortunately the wifi didn't work but wasn't a major problem ."

    Lots of leave on the balcony can do with a bit of sweeping. Overall we were satisfied with our holiday accommodation...however the shared swimming pool was a disaster which ruined our holiday. There was a large punjabi family of 15 running wild in the pool and staff sitting there didn't intervene and all swimmers had to leave because of them. No one rinsed themselves before entering the pool which wasn't hygienic.

    We are sorry to hear the wifi was not working for your stay, had we been notified of this we would have most certainly looked into this for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rupesh3.4Dec 2023

  • "The lodge was exactly what we needed for our week away - shame the weather ..."

    The lodge was exactly what we needed for our week away - shame the weather wasn’t the best but it didn’t dampen our spirits

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Place was nice but need a lot of improvement such as: -Upgraded boiler which doesn’t finish hot water after 2 people shower."

    This was a huge problem with 6 people living there. -bedroom opposite/Next-door the double room had a leak from the top of the window coming into the bedroom. Had to use a towel so it doesn’t wet the floor or bed. The bathrooms were quite dirty, lifting toilet lid had dirty stain. Bed linen was as dirty double bedroom linen had yellow stains and the bedroom next door, on one of the beds had a massive yellow stain on the mattress which showed through the bed sheets. -duvets are quite old needs new. - place is quite dusty had to dust when arrived due to children. - tv was not working, kept freezing and glitching. Would suggest to put Sky or something with channels that work. Plates and utensils some was dirty that we had to re wash them. -bedroom near main entrance ceiling would move when someone would be walking upstairs. -Mattresses was quite uncomfortable -brai stand was very dirty had wet tissue and disgusting things inside showing it hadn’t been cleaned at all. Would be ideal to put them inside in a rainy season than leave them outside.

    Thank you for your review. There would unfortunately never be enough hot water for six consecutive showers but no guests have ever complained about this before. Some guests leave the immersion heater on all the time which is not recommended, a couple of half hour boosts per day should give enough hot water for everyday use. In any event a plumber was called out and replaced the thermostat in the immersion tank on Christmas eve evening. Mattresses are notoriously difficult and impossible to please everyone. The duvets are replaced regularly and are definitely not old. We will have the seal of the window checked for a leak. We are very surprised by the issues raised about cleanliness. The property was fully checked beforehand and was spotless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon2.2Dec 2022

  • "The property was lovely, a home from home."

    A real gem. The only thing I would say is the check out time of 9am is a little early, especially as we are asked to strip beds ect, the holiday ends with a busy early morning.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we are pleased you found Valley Lodge 44 to be, a home from home. We have taken note of your comments, and will give the check out time some consideration. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2022

  • "We come to Cornwall every year and this was one of the best stays we've had."

    The cottage was fantastic. Lovely layout with all the home comforts and beautiful surroundings. We would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed for a week in valley lodge 44 and it was perfect!"

    On arriving to the property it was completely spotless. The lodge is well presented, the carpets look brand new and it has been well maintained with what look like quite a fresh coating of paint. It was also equipped with everything you would need for a stay. The lodge is located perfectly, even though many families can be seen on the site, the site is very quiet and peaceful. Overall, the lodge was 10 out of 10, spotless, well maintained and looked after property in a perfect location

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

  • "Parking spaces was an issue, trying to find a spot to park."

    Hi, we do not advertise the property with it's own space unfortunately, but we do advise to park a short walk from the property and you are able to unload outside. - Cornish Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Generally very good but Cleanliness let it down sheets felt damp, and the whole ..."

    Generally very good but Cleanliness let it down sheets felt damp, and the whole lower floor smelled damp, mould in the bathrooms as the extractors weren't working, the balcony was full of spiders webs and generally very dirty, the heating/water were very good, it's a shame really, because with a bit of TLC lodge 44 could be a really nice place to stay

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear of the issues you encountered during your visit to Valley Lodge 44, all of which could have been rectified had we been notified during your stay. We have spoken with the owner who will discuss your comments with his housekeeping and maintenance team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2021

  • "The property would benefit from some bathroom updating, and repairs including power washing decking, new toilet seat and bath panel."

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2021

  • "Friendly and helpful staff at reception, bar and poolside."

    Great quiet break post lockdown with the children and dog.

    Reviewed by Frazer5.0Oct 2020

  • "Accommodation wasn’t as clean as it should have been and there was no view over the valley as the trees had grown to tall."

    Also the accommodation is on a very steep hill and quite a walk from where you have to park to the accommodation with all your luggage.. not possible to park outside to unload on this specific accommodation as the hill is too steep

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not find the property as clean as you expected, had you notified us or the owner during your stay of any issues we would have been more than happy to try and rectify this for you. Reference to the parking situation is mentioned in a previous response. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8Sep 2020

  • "An excellent holiday in every way."

    Well done.Will definitely see you again !

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in lodge 44, the accommodation was very well equipped and comfortable."

    We used the swimming pool, teenagers loved this. Unfortunately we could not use the games room. We made use of the outside areas by playing rounders. The site was lovely, the restaurant food was really good. We did some many activities nearby, aqua park, water park, zip line and lots more. Overall we had a fantastic family week away. Would highly recommend and happily return.

    Reviewed by Teresa3.8Aug 2020

  • "The lodge itself is spacious and very well equipped, with lots of added extras, however, it smelt very very damp downstairs."

    The smell hit you as soon as you opened the front door. Also, I feel, the description of access is very misleading. There isn't any vehicular access to the property and to get to the lodge from the car parking you have to walk quite a distance, including up some steps (which for my Dad who has knee issues was quite difficult and caused him great pain). Obviously if we had know how difficult the access was we wouldn't have booked that particular property.

    Thank you for your feedback, I can assure you we take all comments seriously and follow up as necessary. We are disappointed that on arrival there was a smell, this has been investigated although the smell had dispersed on inspection. It is important to keep properties ventilated and we will add a note to ask guests to do so during their stay when possible. The access from the car park consists of a short walk and some steps although this can be avoided. A guest with mobility problems can be dropped off nearer the property where there would be no steps and a short 20 metre (approx) walk to the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky2.8Aug 2020

  • "We thought beds were very hard both of us have suffered bad backs."

    The bedrooms downstairs were very musty and cold we had to use central heating in august in morning and evening. The DVD player did not work, and fridge had seen better days broken shelves.

    Reviewed by Linda2.2Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was just what we wanted and expected It was equipped with ..."

    The cottage was just what we wanted and expected It was equipped with everything we needed and very comfortable The site was lovely and we especially enjoyed the swimming pools We highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2019

  • "Disappointed with overall cleaniness."

    TV / DVD wasn't working but maintenance came up with a replacement. However this should have been dealt with before our arrival since the owner was aware of the problem. Silly things like no batteries in the kitchen clock, overflow on shower WC needed attention, two socket points didn't work and upon arrival the lodge smelt musky

    Thank you for letting us know that the Lodge needed attention. We are happy to confirm that the new extractor in the bathroom and recent hot weather have addressed any damp smell. We’ve also talked to our housekeeping team about general cleanliness. Batteries and power points have been checked and a number of improvements have been made. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge for another excellent holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary3.4Jun 2019

  • "Yes the tv didn't work."

    It was reported but unfortunately it wasn't fixed during our time there. Although the site was lovely it was very steep and parking was at the bottom of the hill.i wish I had been aware before we booked! The pub was lovely and the meal we had very tasty. My grandchildren enjoyed being able to have have a wander safely. We had a good time and it was relaxing.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted that your grandchildren enjoyed their holiday so much, and wanted to let you know that we’ve put a new TV/DVD player into the Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "My wife and I needed to spend a few days on the Cornwall/Devon border."

    The lodge is located in a forested area and is very quite and peaceful. We were surprised to find the lodge had everything we needed from toothpicks to a welcome packet of biscuits. There is also an onsite pub which also serves good quality food

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time away, the lodge was cosy and comfortable and as described."

    The lodge was also very well equipped, a home from home.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Oct 2018

  • "Such a beautiful lodge."

    It was like home from home. The one thing it could do with would be a washer dryer but apart from that it was great.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had an excellent week and 44 Valley Lodge was everything we could have hoped for."

    I would suggest that directions should be given to Gunnislake which is much closer than Callington which is some way away. The surrounding area provides plenty to see and do for all ages and I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely place to relax."

    Quiet, peaceful with great views. Restuarant serves good food at reasonable prices and good service. Swimming pools fab. Close to lots of interesting attractions. There is a shop on site but it's only 5 minutes away from major supermarkets. Facilities within the lodge were excellent, tea, coffee and sugar were there, on our arrival, for a welcome drink. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking items available. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Just the sofas that were well worn and uncomfortable with springs sticking up inside the cushions."

    Everything else perfect, a well equipped lovely lodge with lots of nice touches. Great site and peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Jun 2018

  • "The villa was a bit tired and needs an upgrade."

    Disappointed that there was no dishwasher and the showers were just about ok. This was too overpriced even for half term. More ideas of what to do would have been useful. Parking was tricky at times. Double bed rock hard and sheets uncomfortable. However, it just met our expectation as it was clean and presented well overall. We had a relaxing week despite the poor weather.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8May 2018

  • "It would of been good to have had free WiFi."

    Also to be told where the parking was as we guessed that it was one of the nearest parking areas as you pass the property. To have had a hot tub would of been amazing as I saw others that had them, and if I was to book again I would look at the cost with one of these included. Otherwise everything else was great.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Apr 2018

  • "Holiday Lodge was great value for money and perfect location for exploring the border areas between Devon and Cornwall."

    Lodge had everything required for our family holiday and a good selection of DVD's and games for use.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2018

  • "It was in a lovely location, well equipped."

    Perfect for a family of five plus Grandad and a dog.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Feb 2018

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double
  • 1 x twin 3' beds, 1 x twin 2'6 and 3' bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and balcony
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Allocated parking for 1 car a short walk from the property
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • On-site shop and pub 10 minute walk
  • Coast less than 10 miles
  • Note: You can unload by the property, parking is just a short walk from the property, either over a small bridge and then 11 steps or along the road and up a short hill
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Seasonal opening times may apply to all facilities
  • Note: Outdoor pool is open from mid May - mid September (weather dependant)

The property

This villa-style accommodation at Tamar Valley Resort in Callington is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The on-site facilities include indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools, bar, shop & reception.

Arranged in small clusters along the valley stream, these typical lodge-style family holiday homes are arranged over two floors with upstairs and downstairs terraces to enjoy the outside space.

The ground floor has a double and two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The first floor has a sunny and bright sitting room with dining area and patio doors to the decked balcony with rural views and garden furniture, plus kitchen.

There is a terrace accessed from the master bedroom, again overlooking the valley with table and chairs for alfresco dining.

The communal grounds are well maintained and are ideal for children to play ball games.

This retreat is well placed for guests looking to explore both Cornwall and Devon with some fantastic local attractions nearby.

Within a short drive is the National Trust property, Cotehele, a Tudor house and valley garden estate set above the River Tamar.

A little further afield you can visit the glorious sandy beach at Whitsand Bay with dramatic scenery and sheer cliffs.

Equally accessible are Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park with undulating moorlands and a myriad of historic sites and monuments - a rambler's dream.

Valley Lodge 44 makes a comfy retreat for holiday happiness.

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About the location

CALLINGTON

Tavistock 9 miles; Launceston 11.5 miles; Plymouth 14.6 miles.

Callington is a Cornish market town, rich in mining heritage and overlooked by Kit Hill, the highest point in the area, donated to the people of Cornwall by Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of Prince William. From the top of Kit Hill there are fabulous views across south-east Cornwall as far as Plymouth Sound. Callington is set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a good selection of shops, inns and cafes, as well as being the home of Ginsters Cornish pasties. A few miles away, the quaint village of Calstock clings to the steep banks of the river Tamar and is dominated by the splendid Calstock Railway Viaduct, a giant 11-arched stone construction supporting one of Britain’s most picturesque branch lines running through the Tamar Valley. Other interesting places along the river are Cotehele, a beautiful historic house and gardens owned by the National Trust with a small quay and inn, and Morwhellam Quay, a theme park that staged a living history production for the BBC and where visitors can explore the rich mining heritage and watch blacksmiths, potters and craftsmen at work. The pannier market town of Tavistock is only nine miles from Callington and is well worth a visit on your way to a day’s walk on Dartmoor. A splendid base to explore south Cornwall and West Devon.

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Note: A booking system is in operation for the swimming pools & gym. Bookings are accepted once you are onsite via reception.

Note: The basic games room is open 9am to 8pm daily, charges apply for some games.

(all of the above is susceptible to change at short notice in line with government guidelines).

Note: The pub and all facilities are closed on Christmas day.

Note: Mini convenience store is open 9am - 5pm daily.

Note: Tennis courts are open from Easter until October half term.

Note: Outdoor pool is open from mid May - mid September (weather dependent).

Note: The property is not owned or operated by the holiday park so any issues with it need to be directed to Sykes or the property housekeeper.

Note: Holiday park restrictions prevent workers/contractors staying on site.

Note: Dogs are welcome, however breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 are not permitted.

Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

Note: Site Gym and Pool Rules - No under 16's permitted to use the gym. Pool - under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, two children max per adult. Under 8's/Non-swimmers should always be accompanied by a competent adult in the pool. No balls except beach balls. There are no lifeguards on duty.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas