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Tuckermarsh Quay River Cottage 2

Bere Alston near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 16511)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    “Beautiful Cottage”

    WOW. What an absolutely lovely cottage in the most spectacular and beautiful setting. The garden goes all the way down to the rivers edge where you can enjoy watching some amazing nature. Ignore the other negative comments about the access. I drive a mondeo Estate and had no issues with crossing the bridge. The cottage has everything a family needs to spend a week there and there is nothing wrong at all with the shower. The walks from the cottage are great. The trip on the train over to Calstock ...

    WOW. What an absolutely lovely cottage in the most spectacular and beautiful setting. The garden goes all the way down to the rivers edge where you can enjoy watching some amazing nature. Ignore the other negative comments about the access. I drive a mondeo Estate and had no issues with crossing the bridge. The cottage has everything a family needs to spend a week there and there is nothing wrong at all with the shower. The walks from the cottage are great. The trip on the train over to Calstock is good and we had a meal in the Tamar Inn which was lovely. Morwellham Quay just a short drive away is a must. Frank next door at number 1 is a lovely bloke and very helpful. He was there to greet us and even helped unloading our car. He gave us loads of info as to where and what to visit. This is a proper break away from the hussle and bustle of everyday life and having no WiFi meant we actually spoke to each other as a family instead of having our head buried in gadgets all the time. All in all you must come and stay at this beautiful cottage.

    - DaveA6, August 2018
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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

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.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor double with basin and WC, 2 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fittedkitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • 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.

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About the location

BERE ALSTON

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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