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Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 981415)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little holiday let, spacious and homely."

    Great views and close to areas of interest. Having a swimming pool on site was excellent and we took full advantage. The only slight issue was the parking but we had been warned about this in the welcome pack so it didn’t detract from the overall stay. The owners were lovely very approachable and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JoannaApr 2022

  • "We stayed here over feb half term and got a really good price, considering what half term usually costs in general."

    So we booked based on this fact. Considering it was a 5 hour drive almost, I don’t think we’d be returning unless the property and general site was to be renovated. There needs to a fair amount of work done to the cottage itself, but some really basic changes could make such a difference to the overall appearance. We left early as it was just quite stressful with 2 younger ones and trying to get them to sleep at a reasonable time with the constant noise from floorboards and stairs. Good Points * Comfortable beds * Owners seem lovely & responsive - offered to look at shower when reported. * Cost for half term seemed really good value for money. * Lounge TV - excellent quality * WiFi * Stream - lovely sound of water * Pool - Better than expected and included in cost

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2022

  • "Great place."

    Parking even in October was a bit of a nightmare but it was a small issue. Everything was about an hour away for attractions which I thought was good.

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2021

  • "Great lodge, really well equiped and extremely clean."

    Great location - for exploring the countryside, with Bude to The North and Looe to the south easliy accesible in less than an hour, Indoor and outdoor pool great for the children - very warm and when we were there,certainly not busy. The beds were comfortable and the location at the bottom of the hill with the stream adjoining was very tranquil and peaceful even though the other lodges were occupied. The owners were very helpful and responded quickly to emails. Perfect for a break away from the busier coastal resorts but with facilities on site. We had a visit to Dartmoor prison museum - which was a very interesting experience together with the drive over the moor which was a fantastic landscape. The site is open all year so well worth a trip off season for some exploring. Only minor recommendation would be for the gym to be updated with a few more machines. looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was freezing cold when we got there and stank of curry."

    We had to have the windows open for the entirety of our stay despite buying copious amounts of air freshener and a candle to mask the smell of curry. Also the facilities available were not as described, it says in your listing that there is a sauna and after enquiring they haven't had one for 6 years. Also the outdoor heated pool was not open during our stay even though it was meant to be and tge games room was also not in use.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Yes it was wonderful experience beautifull view all were good definitely ..."

    Yes it was wonderful experience beautifull view all were good definitely recommend one thing I missed that was laundary machine they mention bring the washing powder but there was no washing machine that was weired even I asked to reception they said it should be at lodge

    Reviewed by VandanaMay 2021

  • "Good quiet location, lovely accommodation, good."

    Base to explore.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable with all accessories required, particularly in the kitchen."

    Very clean upon arrival. Actually can't think of anything negative to say. . .would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DavinaOct 2020

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage in a good location."

    The owners were very quick to replace a broken shower head at the beginning of our stay. We enjoyed sitting on the veranda for most of our meals, enjoying the sunshine.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "The accommodation was lovely & had everything you needed for your stay."

    We stayed for a week & had no problem with booking our swimming sessions in due to Covid & eating in the restaurant. Site was clean. Would recommend to friends & family.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Had a lovely relaxing break."

    The accommodation was as it said. The amenities of indoor pool and games room kept my boy's busy. The outdoor pool was closed due to time of year. Was more of a cosy relaxing break where we could take our dog. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "We loved Cairnside, it was spotlessly clean and comfortable with lovely soft sofas ideal for relaxing on and comfortable beds."

    The furnishings exceeded our expectations for a holiday lodge, was more like a home from home than a holiday rental. There was everything we needed in the kitchen, not that we did much cooking but had we wished to all the utensils were there. Phil even offered to put up a stairgate for us, not that we needed it as baby was only 8 months old but we really appreciated the gesture, and a lovely touch to find milk, apple juice and biscuits waiting for us on arrival. Would we recommend Cairnside,certainly without reservation, would we go there again yes we would. Is without doubt the best equipped holiday home we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2019

  • "Disappointed that massages were only available on mon and weds."

    We rang and couldnt get in. We were only tgere mon to fri so missed out. Thought the spa was on site. Gym equipment could do with updating. Was very pleased with our cottage and how clean and tidy it was.

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2019

  • "Fabulous lodge in a very idyllic location, fully equipped with everything we needed for a great stay."

    Will be going again.

    Reviewed by BrandtFeb 2019

  • "Great holiday home, with nice welcome treats."

    Excellent facilities, good wifi was a bonus. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AbiNov 2018

  • "Great experience little bit disappointed with the swimming pool being refurbished but it didn't ruin the holiday."

    Very nice area with the local wildlife, the grounds were lovely. Would definitely return, Cornwall and surroundings are a wonderful place to be on holiday. The people at sykes cottages are very polite, efficient and very helpful. I will definitely be booking through them in the near future. Kind regards Mr Potter

    Reviewed by EdwinNov 2018

  • "Very home from home lodge, really clean and tidy and had everything you required and more to make your stay enjoyable"

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2018

  • "Found the food in the on site restaurant to be superior to other places we tried that were recommended in the brochure left in the cottage."

    received fantastic service from staff in reception and bar.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2018

  • "Despite reading poor reports on another site we were very happy with no 42 and found all your descriptions to be correct ."

    The staff were very helpful and we had a good week

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2018

  • "The lodge was perfect for the six of us , 4 adults and 2 tweens ."

    It had plenty of room and 2 bathrooms, it was spacious , clean and was well equipped. The onsite facilities was spot on , the gym and pools were used regular ,the bar was friendly and did good food.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "The personal touch of the owners of the lodge."

    When we arrived, there was a nice bottle of applejuce from the area with a personal card and some milk and lunch in the fridge. That makes you feel welcome! The owners are quick to get in touch when you have any questions. The information they give about the park, the lodge, the facilities and what you can do in the surroundings are fab. We had a great time in Cornwall! Greetings from Friesland (Holland) Jeldau and Henk

    Reviewed by JeldauAug 2018

  • "The lodge was lovely and clean."

    Everything that we needed was there and the little welcome pack when we got there was a nice touch. It was a real home from home. Definitely be going again.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2018

  • "This holiday was fantastic!"

    Whilst it was a drive to most places it was no longer than and hour and a half to the main towns like st ives! The cottage was presented lovely and in a great location with a lovely balcony and running stream alongside. The pool and gym facilities and pub restaurant on site were lovely and the owners very friendly. I would definitely book this cottage again and book through Sykes. The only thing I wish they had was a washing machine or cleaners so that we could get clean towels and wouldn’t need to go to the laundrette on holiday. They have a dish washer but I think most people especially with children like myself would appreciate a washing machine. This was the only gripe and I would take more towels next time and more clothes. Overall loved this holiday so much and would highly recommend 42 valley lodge cottage on Honicombe valley park

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2018

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 2 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiF in property and is available in the leisure areas on-site, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-site parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Patio with furniture
  • Shared use of on-site leisure club at Honicombe Park (closed 25th December and 1st January only) including indoor heated pool, outdoor heated pool (May-Sep inclusive), mini gym, outdoor chess and tennis courts
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: First floor balcony, children to be supervised
  • Note: Bar and restaurant on the resort open all year however, out of season it doesn't open until 5:30pm
  • Note: The owner provides a welcome pack
  • Note: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at the property.

The property

This delightful mid-terrace lodge is set in the grounds of the popular Honicombe Manor Holiday Resort near Gunnislake in Cornwall.

With unlimited use of excellent on-site leisure facilities and located close to the Tamar Trails Centre, where hiking, biking, canoes and a zip wire are all on offer, a stay at this lovely lodge gives you and the family an opportunity to have a fun-filled activity holiday.

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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: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas