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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area."

    Just a little whim leave information on where to leave rubbish.we bagged it up but left it in kitchen as we couldn't find bin or any information on where to leave it.thanks

    There is some confusion with regard rubbish which we need to clarify. Collection day is Tuesday and alternate general (includes food at the moment) and recycled. If guests can pop stuff out the front door for Tuesday then great but the changeover is Saturday and the cleaner prefers all rubbish to be black bagged and she takes the lot away. Guests can also do this. I will try to put some unequivocal instructions in the cottage when we are next down. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2023

  • "Sadly not a happy stay."

    The possitive is comfy beds, heating, hot water, a great shower and clean bathrooms. Comfy settees. There is no welcome at all. A cheap dirty black folder, when you find it, has a few instructions. It is not surprising there is no visitors book. The fridge looks as if it came off a dump with a foul smell to match. This is not the cleaners fault as they certainly did their job. 2 cereal bowls of which one had a dirty crack. The road is lethal, if you fall out the door you are dead and the steps at the back are so high and slippy even my husband refused to use them and we never attempted the steps to the seating area, sadly the wind did some damage up there. No instructions on removal of refuse and one look out the back door we decided to carefully bag up and leave for the cleaners. We use these cottages as a place to eat breakfast and go and we always hope there is a local place to eat. There are no pubs in a walking distance that do food sadly this "Village" has nothing to offer. It has a lovely bridge! Thank you Weatherspoons! We nearly left after 3 days but stuck it out as we were visiting family who offered to take us in. If you like tribal art meets shabby chic, paint splatters and general grubbiness and lack of love then enjoy ....we personally were so dissapointed we took photos as we thought people might think we were exagerating. Cottages arent perfect and you expect a rougher look or quirky..please keep footwear on and be careful of the stone stairs as they are very high steps.Sorry we are sad to leave such negative feedback but we will never stay here again.

    I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay and will not be staying again but I need to respond to a few points for the benefit of other potential guests. Several of your points refer to smells, cracked bowls and dirt yet you say the cleaners have done their job. I will check these points with them as that is not acceptable. There should be at least 4 cereal bowls, even if one has been cracked. They are also supposed to put out some welcome supplies and some firewood (although not in summer when you were there) We don’t have a visitors book as I find very little of real interest gets written in them, and we would not get timely feedback as we’d need to visit ourselves to read it, so we rely upon the Sykes website, as you have utilised. I agree the fridge has some paint chips on the outside but it works and the inside is in good condition. I keep it because I think it’s more environmentally sustainable to do so, but will review when we are next down. I will also review the refuse instructions. There should have been a council leaflet that itemises all the recycling modes and collection dates. This might need to be included in the folder instead, for safe keeping. I have personally checked with The Rising Sun (0.4miles) and they do have a regular evening menu and do lunch in the summer months. The landlady also advised me that the community cafe in the road behind the cottage remains open. The Cornish Inn (0.1miles) is also still trading but Im not sure what they do by way of food. There is also quite a variety of places to eat a short drive away. Sykes are very clear that there are stone steps inside the house and in the back garden as well as steps to the decking. This why we discourage small children. My mobility is not perfect but I manage fine. Sykes are also clear its on a fairly busy road through the village. I agree you need to take care when crossing but the neighbours and ourselves navigate it with little difficulty, and there’s always the back way via commercial street. I’m afraid I don’t understand your point about tribal art. The wall pictures reflect the local nature and mining industry and as for shabby chic the property has been renovated and decorated throughout. Nonetheless we will look out for paint splatters and grubbiness and deal with them where we find them. I would also add that the cottage is priced to reflect the main road position so offers a very affordable option with 2 bathrooms and ample living space for 4 to explore the Tamar valley and Dartmoor as well offering great beaches in under an hours drive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaSep 2023

  • "The road is very noisy from about 6."

    00am, because the traffic lights are a few yards away it means more revving etc. Not possible to sleep with the windows open due to the noise. The rear deck looks pretty unsafe, and full of splinters as it’s rough sawn wood. The furniture on it is fairly rusty. General cleanliness isn’t great, dog hairs all over the floor ( but description says no pets ?)

    We visited ourselves on the 21st October and found the master bedroom window had been forced and wasn't closing properly. We repaired this and its quieter. However there is quite a lot of through-village traffic, especially during Summer holiday season, so if you like sleeping with the window open I'd suggests opening the en-suite bathroom window instead. You are right about the decking, I have sanded the handrails down as a result. The decking furniture has deteriorated quite quickly and I agree was a bit rusty, we will renovate or replace from next summer but have removed it for the winter. The dog hairs are odd. I spoke to the cleaner and was assured there had been no dogs in the house since it was deep cleaned, and it is thoroughly cleaned after every stay. I cannot really shed any light without evidence Im afraid. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonySep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Tinners very much and had everything to hand for our stay apart from the fact we were unable to find a hair dryer; we loved the granite construction, wooden beams and Granite staircase to the upper floor, which some people may find a little difficult to use with poor mobility."

    Although we were a bit worried about the traffic noise being right on the main road was not bad at all, and quite right down in the evenings. Accessing the village via the back door was best, and there is a reasonably priced food shop for day-to-day items with a good-sized coop and garage about a mile up the road. Some care was required when exiting the property roadside and parking space at busy times, but on the whole, was not too bad. We would be very happy to return again!

    Thank you for your positive comments, as owners we agree the road is not as intrusive as you'd think and there's always the back door straight to the village. The price reflects its situation. Next time we come down we'll bring a hair dryer. They are not expensive so we can easily supply one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage and would return again."


    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size zip-link (can be set up as a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off-road parking for 1 car opposite the cottage
  • Enclosed rear garden with raised decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: If you would like the king-size zip-link to be set up as a twin, please contact us to advise
  • Note: There are steps up to the decking
  • Note: Property is not suitable for small children due to the stone stairs.

The property

Settled into the beautiful riverside town of Gunnislake and surrounded by woodland, Tinners is a wonderful cottage ideal for two couples or a family looking for a rural retreat to Cornwall.

Park in the allocated spot before making your way into this charming property, where exposed beams add character and a sense of history.

Bare brick painted white complements the well-fitted green cupboards of the kitchen, a spacious area where guests can enjoy cooking together, and there is a fascinating ornamental woodburner within a central fireplace.

Through a corridor you will reach the living/dining space, an airy room where dark wooden floors stretch throughout and a welcoming woodburning stove encourages you to recline in one of the leather sofas with a good book, and here you will also find a dining table, raised from the sitting area, ideal for social mealtimes.

Climb the stone steps to find two lovely bedrooms, including a king-size bedroom with a contemporary en-suite and a king-size zip-link with river views, alongside a contemporary bathroom with a bath and walk-in shower, ideal for warming up after a day spent exploring the countryside.

Outside, there is a raised decking area great for enjoying a glass of your favourite beverage beside a pretty cherry tree.

Tinners is located on the main road through the village but boasts direct access to the village from the rear entrance, making access to the village extremely handy, avoiding the main road.

The local town of Gunnislake has a great selection of pubs and eateries, as well as convenience stores where you can stock up on essentials.

Enjoy a meal out at The Rising Sun, where you may be able to enjoy a music night or recline in the beer garden in the sunshine.

There is a selection of independent shops, and Gunnislake Mountainbiking for a more action-packed adventure.

Walks can be had along the scenic River Tamar, with trails weaving into the trees, and there are many more walks and places to spot wildlife within the Tamar Valley AONB.

For beautiful riverside walks and charming buildings, visit Tavistock, a lovely historic market town with its ancient pannier market, or enjoy a walk through Denham Bridge.

Driving towards Callington, you will find Kits Hill, a former granite quarry and mining site that offers spectacular views of Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and Plymouth, with parking for visitors and marked walks to explore.

More activities, amenities and seaside views, head over to Plymouth, beside which you will find National Trust Plymbridge Woods, a marine aquarium, and a local golf course.

History lovers can enjoy a visit to Cotehele, a medieval house with Tudor additions run by the National Trust, or Quayside Mining Museum to learn more about the local history and heritage.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside of Cornwall with a stay at the picturesque Tinners.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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?

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