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Tuckermarsh Quay River Cottage 2

Bere Alston near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 16511)

4.0

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • “The cottage is in a beautiful and very quiet position on the south (Devon) bank of the River Tamar.”

    From the cottage itself there are views across to the village of Calstock (in Cornwall) and from the riverside the magnificent Calstock Viaduct. At the bottom of the garden there is an area of decking with two tables and four chairs perfect for breakfasts and afternoon tea or a sundowner. ...

    From the cottage itself there are views across to the village of Calstock (in Cornwall) and from the riverside the magnificent Calstock Viaduct. At the bottom of the garden there is an area of decking with two tables and four chairs perfect for breakfasts and afternoon tea or a sundowner. The track to the cottage is narrow with a tight bend but didn't cause us any issues. There is parking about 200m from the cottage and somewhere to unload about 50m from the cottage. There is lots of great walking in the area and Bere Alston Station is about 20 minute walk away (or 5 minutes drive) with trains to Plymouth and across the viaduct to Calstock and Gunnislake. From Calstock it is about a 30 minute walk to National Trust property of Cotehele and Cotehele Quay. Some points to note. The photos on the website are accurate for the bedrooms and the lounge. However, the kitchen is new and the bathroom has been redecorated and the website photos do not reflect this. The pictures of the garden show it tidy and sunny but in reality it is very overgrown and shady, particularly at the decking end. We believe these photos are about 13 years old and therefore misrepresent how the garden looks today. It is MUCH more mature now and the picture looking back to the cottages shows them in full view, whereas in reality you cannot see them at all from the same spot on the decking area. There is a leak (probably from the first floor bathroom) that drips through the ceiling onto the log burner, which needs attention, as does the blocked guttering above the front door. The new kitchen is very good but let itself down by the absence of some basics (corkscrew, kitchen scissors, wooden spoon, cheese grater, spatula, another sharp knife, washing up bowl) which could all be bought for £20. Some of these have been mentioned by previous guests but are still missing. There is a starter pack for the wood burning stove (kindling, paper and matches) but there was only one log.

    - Jonathan, September 2021

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.

Summary

  • 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.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 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
  • Road and narrow bridge not suitable for food delivery vans
  • Please note: the kitchen is being completely replaced in March 2021 so new pictures will be submitted then

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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

Please note: the kitchen is being completely replaced in March 2021 so new pictures will be submitted then.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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