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Valley Lodge 5

(Ref. 959865)

Callington, Cornwall Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (9)
  • well (9)
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  • nice (7)
  • clean (7)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay, the grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

    Their favourite part of each day was the swimming, they also liked the idea of being able to use the games room, but unfortunately this was very tired and needed an overall. Our lodge was lovely, very clean and comfortable, nice and warm. Everything one would need for a holiday stay was there for our use. This stay not only allowed us to use the pool and the pub ( whose food was lovely and the staff were very welcoming ) it was also situated very nicely for us to explore Cornwall.

    Thank you for your feedback, your comments have been taken on board and will be discussed with the site management. So pleased you got to explore Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2023

  • "The property was clean, tidy and spacious with great views from the balcony."

    The whole site is very well kept. The communication about my stay was very good, clear and easy to understand. The on-site facilities were very good, the swimming pool was warm and a good size. Very warm and welcoming at the reception, restaurant/pub and swimming pool. I will definitely be coming back. Very happy with everything about my stay.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was a very reasonably priced lodge, very comfortable with great on site facilities."

    Pool / gym membership and wifi was included in the price. Even the TV had extra channels for free. The food at the bar was nice and the bar closed reasonably early so there wasn’t any noisy behaviour late into the night. We booked just before the English schools broke up so it was still relatively quiet. This was our 3rd holiday in Cornwall and the best place we’ve stayed in so far for price, accommodation, friendliness and facilities. 10 / 10.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spent a Week in Valley Lodge 5 and we had a wonderful time."

    The property was well equipped and comfortable with a home like feel good kitchen facilities and the Terrace is a great little sun trap, the property even had good internet which was a nice surprise which was useful for planning our week as the phone signal was pretty poor. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms did the job they were supposed to. The lodge is located close to the onsite shop, pub and pools which again is a good bonus and was easily found on arrival. The lodge is in a good location for local attractions like Looe, Plymouth and Bodmin. The only thing that i could really complain about is if the weather had been a little chilly that day then the downstairs would also stay chilly nothing that a blanket on the bed wouldnt solve and there is central heating if required. Would recommend to friends and family.

    The heating is available for just those reasons, May is often a beautiful month but it can still be cooler during the evenings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "The lodge was lovely and clean, been updated since the photos."

    The kitchen was well stocked with all needed for cooking apart from a pizza cutter but that was not the end of the world. One set of towels each for the week was not the best with 5 of us showering daily. The placement of the lodge left very little privacy with the lodges so close together. Not nets meant that we were unable to open the curtains in the bedrooms. The park was a massive letdown. The trip had been moved twice due to the fun of the last 2 years, so having to book swimming was not part of the plan. But we only used the pool once and didn't last more than half an hour. The pool area was horrible, dark, and nasty. The water was freezing. We didn't bother again after that. The staff seemed nice enough but not as welcome as they could have. When checking we had the right lodge they were very quick to say it was not their lodge. I got that but I only wanted to check I was in the right place. After looking at the pool, we never bothered with any other facilities. I don't think I would return as the park is so run down and the lodges are very very packed together

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to see you liked Valley Lodge 5 and you had a nice stay. The lodge is a self-catering property which means there are not daily towels / essential items changes. The holiday park does provide a quite helpful laundry service which can be used by asking at the front desk. The location and placement of the lodge is visible on the first image on the website, which shows the distance between the different lodges and the outside seating area. We are sorry to hear the park was not up to expectations. We have taken your feedback on board and we will pass the comment to the park management to let them know. We do however understand that the indoor pool area has been extensively revamped and the booking system, a requirement under Covid rules, has been retained as it has met with approval by the majority of guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare3.4Apr 2022

  • "The lodge needs some updating particularly the kitchen area."

    needed the heating on early morning, guests unable to switch on themselves

    Thank you for taking the time to send your review. The lodge has been decorated and the kitchen flooring has been replaced as well as the fridge and we have added a freezer. The instructions for the heating are in the information folder and should be easy to follow. We do hope that you still enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G J3.4Sep 2021

  • "Dirty lodge housekeeping appalling completely unlike any other Sykes cottage/accommodation we have hired before."

    Very disappointed as we’ve come to expect the best from Sykes and fail to understand why they would offer a standard like this.

    Thank you for your feedback which we have discussed with the owner. He has taken this directly to his housekeeping team and apologises for any issues you encountered during your stay. Had you contacted us at the time we would have been able to rectify these issues for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita2.2Sep 2021

  • "It was just okay, inside was clean and well equipped."

    I requested fresh towels midweek but they did not bring them, even though I offered to pick them up. The outside balcony and downstairs bbq area were really old and shabby, weeds and ants everywhere downstairs, this really needs attention. I would have expected a far higher standard of outside maintenance especially for the price.

    We are sorry to hear you encountered some issues during your stay. It is not normal practice for an owner to provide fresh towels mid week of a 7 night stay, however if this was agreed in advance with the owner/housekeeper we are sorry that they were not delivered. We have reported the points you raise re the outside area to the property owner and asked that this is dealt with asap. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Jul 2021

  • "A bigger than expected resort."

    Difficult to locate chalet and Reception closed on arrival. A location map would have helped considerably. A few housekeeping niggles initially which the caretaker quickly sorted. Well equipped with utensils but the extreme heat meant the upstairs floor was baking hot; thank goodness bedrooms were downstairs and very cool. Geographical location was equal distance to both north & south coast; lengthy driving to find a decent beach. Indoor pool facility was very good. Outside pool was woefully inadequate especially when groups of younger adults monopolised the facility. Restaurant was good.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2021

  • "Nice facilities on site and great location."

    WIFI and TV channels provided were great to have. Disappointed with damp smell in cottage, weeds in patio area and many cobwebs on balcony.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jul 2021

  • "We had a very wet week !"

    but the lodge was spotless, kitchen was well stoked with everything we needed, there were DVDs in the drawer which was great as we couldn't go far due to the rain ! the food in the on-site bar was fantastic and staff very friendly, would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0May 2021

  • "I thought this was a complete home from home with everything that we needed especially with the utensils in the kitchen."

    We had a problem with the signal on our TV on arrival and within 2 minutes of ringing for maintenance, they were there sorting it out for us. A very efficient service. We had a lovely relaxing time at the Lodge.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "The lodge was fantastic just needed a jet wash outside"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very well equipped kitchen, there was 4 adults so was plenty of room as the weather was not great towards the end of the week we spent quite some time in doors,also supplied several books , cd's ,games."

    nice quite site. not too far from supermarkets ......will look at booking in the future

    Reviewed by Jayne3.8Sep 2020

  • "The quilt on the bed needed a bigger cover and a bigger fridge would be beneficial"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "The holiday place was lovely, the staff was polite and pleasant, very helpful, the log caning was comfortable and a very pleasant place to be."

    In addition I left my laptop in the cabin and the staff who service the rooms kept it safe and boxed it up for me so I could arrange a parcel collection, fantastic honest service

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a nice week in valley lodge 5 - it’s a good base to explore."

    However we felt the cottage lacked kitchen equipment (we had to go and buy a couple of bits) and it would be nice to have a welcome pack on arrival. Basics were lacking such as salt & pepper, washing up liquid, hand soap etc which meant we had to go out again after a 7 hour journey and buy some. In my experience this is normally provided for. The outside of the cottage where you enter was very disappointing in terms of it looked shabby and in real need of some TLC, we arrived and my heart dropped. However the inside of the cottage was very clean and smart. The site is good and staff very helpful, the pub has a basic bar menu and the children enjoyed the pool. All in all a good week.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jul 2020

  • "Had a lovely time"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were very pleased with our choice of this lodge for our holiday home."

    It was clean, tidy, well appointed and warm. We were surprised how new and well looked after the property was and we particularly enjoyed the large balcony. The site was well very pleasant and had very good facilities. If the occasion arose, we would definitely book Valley Lodge 5 again.

    Reviewed by Jacki5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    The lodge was clean & well presented, had everything we needed. The views were lovely and great location. Fridge was a little small for people staying more than 2/3 days. Looking forward too coming back :)

    Reviewed by Kayleigh4.7Aug 2019

  • "Peaceful place, great launch pad for exploring, after a hot day the outdoor pool ..."

    Peaceful place, great launch pad for exploring, after a hot day the outdoor pool was great to cool down, but would have been better if it didn't close so early

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Jul 2018

  • "Could improve the matress very hard."

    Provide seat pads for the outside chairs again very hard and uncomfortbale to sit on for long periods of time.The downstairs patio area was in bad need of weeding. **** Owner Response**** Thank you very much for your feedback. Much appreciated. I believe in continuous improvement on the basis our guest's requirements. We just want to reassure you that three new beds installed, I feel the previous mattresses may have been too uncomfortable. I am looking in to the patio chair and will try and make it comfortable. The patio is weeded. Thank you again for your feedback.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jun 2018

  • "The lodge was cosy, warm and practical; the balcony is such a great place to eat and relax."

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Oct 2017

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  • Reverse level lodge
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Shared use of facilities including Indoor heated pool (open all year), outdoor heated pool (seasonal opening), tennis court, bar, shop, children's outdoor play area
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road communal parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • On-site shop and pub 10 minute walk Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Sorry, no washing machine in the property however, laundry service can be offered via reception at cost
  • Note: Seasonal opening times may apply to all facilities
  • Note: Outdoor pool is open from mid May - mid September (weather dependant)

The property

Located within the Tamar Valley Resort this reverse-living lodge sits with similar styled lodges in the small town of Callington, South East Cornwall.

With all the on-site facilities, this is a great choice for a family fun holiday.

There are three lovely bedrooms on the ground floor with the master bedroom leading out to a private patio area, perfect for that early morning coffee.

Upstairs the open plan living area has plenty of space for the family to enjoy meals and socialising together.

Open the doors and step onto the balcony from here and just breathe!

The on-site facilities are well equipped for the whole family to enjoy, take your choice of either the indoor or outdoor heated pools and the children will love the outdoor play area.

For the energetic there are tennis courts and for those who wish to leave the cooking at home, stroll along to the bar for your evening meal.

During the school holidays there is a busy programme of entertainment including quiz nights and karaoke and sporting activities (seasonal, subject to availability, extra charges apply) such as archery, rock climbing and canoeing.

Tamar Valley Resort is a scenic haven with lovely walks and this villa-style lodge is well placed to explore both Cornwall and Devon with some great local attractions nearby.

For those that wish to tour the area, the National Trust property Cotehele, a Tudor house and valley garden estate set above the River Tamar, is just a short drive away, or ramblers will love exploring the historic sites and monuments on the National Parks of Dartmoor or Bodmin Moor.

For shopping lovers, a trip to Plymouth is ideal, rich with maritime heritage and an aquarium, there is plenty of choice for everyone.

This is a great choice of holiday whether you wish to relax and enjoy the on-site facilities or if you want to explore this lovely part of Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • 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: The indoor pool and gym will be closed for maintenance from Monday 27th February and will reopen on Monday 13th March.

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: Sorry, no washing machine in the property however, laundry service can be offered via reception at cost.

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.