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Chilsworthy near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 1070317)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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The property

Gunnislake 1.3 miles.

Overlooking idyllic views of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this rustic detached cottage.

Moonshine is the perfect base for a romantic getaway to the Cornish countryside.

Nestled in five acres of the owner's land, find this tranquil accommodation boasting traditional Cornish charm throughout characterful beams, exposed stone and rustic appeal.

Make yourself at home as you settle in for a cosy night in front of the roaring woodburning stove, finding a film on the TV as you snuggle up with a glass of wine after a long day.

Rustle up your best home-cooking in the delightful kitchen/diner, fitted with all the amenities needed to satisfy your culinary needs, as well as an intimate dining table for meal times.

Take care as you venture up the unique paddle staircase towards the inviting king-size bedroom, decorated with colourful themes and boasting awe-inspiring views of the tranquil surrounding countryside, benefiting from an en-suite shower room where you can prepare for the day ahead.

Make use of the rear courtyard downstairs and enjoy snug nights next to the fire pit as you dine alfresco in this dreamy setting.

The gentle River Tamar is just a leisurely stroll away where you can walk hand in hand on a summer's afternoon, or enjoy a day of relaxing fishing nearby.

Gunnislake village centre is nearby, home to local shops for any necessities, as well as a village pub and restaurant for when you fancy a date night away from the kitchen.

Explore the Dartmoor National Park nearby, boasting a wealth of nature and beauty throughout 900 square kilometers of walking trails, cycling routes, and outdoor adventure, or discover attractions throughout the incredible Tamar Valley AONB including the Tamar Trails Centre and the Tamar Valley Railway.

Other local attractions include National Trust’s Cotehele, Cotehele Mill, Dartmoor Zoo, Morwellham Quay, and the ancient stannary town of Tavistock.

Alternatively venture over to the vibrant port city of Plymouth where you'll find National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Hoe Park, and Royal William Yard, alongside a plethora of bustling amenities, shops, pubs, restaurants, bars and cafés.

Make Moonshine your family getaway to Cornwall.


  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, FreeSat TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with seating and firepit
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Take care up the steep paddle stairs
  • Note: There is a complimentary welcome pack and a doggy welcome basket
  • Note: Starter kit for fire provided
  • Note: Private use of owners 3 fields for dog walking
  • Note: Dog sitting service available with the owners by prior arrangement.

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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

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas