So much more than your ordinary holiday home, Fleur's Cottage is an elegant and whimsical Grade II listed 18th century retreat, combining luxury and tranquility in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Hidden away in a magical private setting in the historic mining village of Gunnislake in the heart of the Tamar Valley, it is incredibly well placed to explore both Cornwall and Devon, from sandy shores and coastal walks to the quaintest villages and rugged moorland.
This is a divine place for couples and families to relax and unwind.
This romantic boutique cottage stands peacefully alone, well screened by an established and enclosed English garden with birdsong in the air and beautiful views towards the tall woodland slopes.
Inside is all character and charm.
Step from the tall hall into a sitting room with a warming wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace and door to the a cinema room with a 55" Smart 3D TV.
A kitchen with an AGA leads to a dining room set beneath skylights with French doors which pull in garden views and a shower room.
Head upstairs to three sumptuous bedrooms including a double, twin and single.
Designed for outdoor living and summer barbecues, the garden is equipped with a summerhouse, a sheltered area for alfresco meals and sun loungers for idle time.
You can pick your own herbs, greens and fruit from the greenhouse.
When you are ready to explore the surrounding area, pull on your hiking boots and enjoy riverside and woodland walks from the front door.
A stop for lunch at the dog-friendly Rising Sun Inn, which has regular live music, is highly recommended as is a visit to Cotehele, a Medieval house and garden estate on the River Tamar.
Within easy reach is the market town of Tavistock, maritime city of Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park and three miles of stunning beach at Whitsand Bay.
Fleurs Cottage is a dream venue for a memorable holiday experience.
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 Morwhellam 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?