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Tamar 6

Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 943364)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really good time, it was nice to finish a evening walk with dogs at the pub."

    It was central for what we needed to do so yes VERY GOOD

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2022

  • "We found the Tamar so clean and welcoming."

    Lovely views from the accommodation and having the balcony was a treat. The upside down arrangement made a real lovely change. There is everything there you need and more really and the beds are comfortable. The site itself has good facilities, the pub is friendly and their food is very good. Getting out and about in your car is good easy, Kitts Hill is the closest for walking your dog off the lead and amazing views too. Train to Plymouth was so easy. Only thing I will say is yes it's near the Tamar Valley but as I took my elderly parents it's more on a hill than I thought so they couldn't walk around the site itself but the Tamar was on the level to the pub shop and other facilities. We really enjoyed our week felt home from home with beautiful scenery a quiet place and listening to the birds songs when in the chalet was lovely.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "A definite home from home property."

    Very big, comfortable and really well equipped. Loved the style of the decor too! Very nice touch to have scones with cream and jam on arrival so thank you for that. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. Myself, partner and our two children aged 7 and 11 loved it. The games provided were a big hit too, especially bingo!

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "Accommodation very good, everything we could have needed was there."

    However, we went for a meal on our last night there, the restaurant was full of people with dogs, some very noisy and uncontrolled, a lady was seen vaping on the next table to us ( thought smoking of any kind was banned in food establishments ) My meal, Liver and bacon was totally inedible, the liver was so hard I had a job to cut it and the mash would have doubled as Polyfilla. I know you are not responsible for food but thought you should know. Having said that my wife's and our other guests meals were OK 'ish . We would however book you again.

    Reviewed by SpencerSep 2021

  • "The WiFi was very slow and intermittent, which posed a problem as I had to work a few mornings, other than that the lodge was wonderful."

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "The home has had some new furniture and fittings since pictures."

    Fridge was too small for 6 so suggest a wine/drinks cooler would be a welcome addition. Being picky but as it was so hot needed to be outside as balcony had some shade late afternoon. The iron patio furniture looks nice but is very uncomfortable. Overall lovely and well equipped though. Very generous room sizes. Complex was really clean. Pub and swimming pools good.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "We have stayed at the Honicombe Manor complex in the past and it is a fantastic base with excellent access to both Devon and Cornwall."

    The accommodation was exactly as described and the facilities in Tamar 6 were very good with small things like foil and cling film not forgotten. We had some issues with the WiFi but it was raised and resolved quickly.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2021

  • "Tamar 6 has a fantastic location and is very well presented however the fridge ..."

    Tamar 6 has a fantastic location and is very well presented however the fridge is a little on the small side for a family of six

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, a home from home, modern furnishings and decor, with everything provided that you could wish for!"

    Access to the PAYG country club was an added bonus!

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Beautiful location with amazing views."

    The holiday cottage offered comfort, space and peace. Very well equipped kitchen and extremely clean throughout. We had a wonderful stay over the half term break. The on-site pool was a wonderful bonus which is a 2 minute walk along a flat path. Ample parking close by and an on-site pub by the pool if you don’t fancy cooking.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "This was our 5th holiday week at Tamar 6."

    A perfect location and accommodation, well situated to visit places like Looe, Bude, Port Isac and Padstow.Only 5 minutes from the Tesco store on the Callington road.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "The chalets are lovely."

    But the floors upstairs need fixing. It's very noisy if someone is upstairs and others are still in bed. Also while I understand why you need extra time for cleaning, not getting into the place until 5pm.and then having to leave at at 10am having had to clean in less time than you get means we loose a day's paid holiday.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2020

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by MaxineSep 2020

  • "Thanks for your email."

    We only got back late last night as took our tent and decided to camp for a few nights in South Devon on the way home as the weather is so beautiful. We had a lovely family time in Cornwall with my daughter and her boyfriend. We booked very last minute as were meant to be going to Mauritius for 2 weeks, changed it to France in July and then when they brought the quarantine in for there decided to do a staycation in the UK. As we booked last minute and wanted a property with at least 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and dog friendly there was not a lot of choice if I’m perfectly honest, we really did want somewhere near the beach but your property looked lovely and was really good value compared to everything else that was left. We all loved your little house and all the furnishings were of a very high standard and more than catered for our needs. Honicombe was a little strange, a lovely clean site which probably could do with some updating of the facilities. We did not eat in the pub but went for a few drinks and there did appear to be quite a lot of “locals” so I’m gathering a lot of people either live permanently on site or have a holiday home there which they live in for a good part of the year. Walking around the site in the morning with the dog we did not find people that friendly and getting a good morning out of them was difficult! With all of this in mind it was an excellent base for our holiday, we visited lots of different places and did not spend a lot of time on the site. I would definitely recommend your place for an adult group or family with teenagers who wanted a central spot for sightseeing.

    Reviewed by AllySep 2020

  • "Great place we went with our daughter and family it was comfortable, quite and ideal for seeing Cornwall and Devon."

    The accomodation was clean comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Excellent property, clean and tidy, on arrival had a welcome pack including scones, jam and cream."

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2020

  • "We visited this accommodation last August and meant to leave a review before."

    We found everything we needed within the accommodation, and found the visitors handbook very handy for local trips. We played tennis on the courts and our little one enjoyed the indoor pool. It was a nice relaxing break. We have used Sykes cottages for 10 years and have never been disappointed.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2019

  • "Really clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable acomodation on the outskirts of honicombe Manor."

    We had a quiet week and the use of the pool and games room is an added bonus. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stopped at Tamar 6 and once again was not ..."

    This is the second time we have stopped at Tamar 6 and once again was not disappointed, great facilities great views, we will be back again

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2019

  • "Very very clean and spacious"

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "The property we rented was in excellent condition throughout."

    A good location for travelling to other places in cornwall. On site facilities were good for familiies and the club restaurant provided an excellent carvery. No problems with parking the car.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Very Nice house in an an area wonderful for walking."

    Not too far from the coast either. House Well décorated and équiped. Amazing view from open plan living area.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "The accomodation was a real home from home, with all the accessories you could need."

    The only bad comment to make is about the irratic internet service. Will visit again

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2018

  • "The lodge was so well equipped, a glass for every type of drink, a utensil for every type of cooking"

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2018

  • "This was so comfy just like being at home all the furniture was imaculate."

    It was south facing and overlooked the country side. It was a great holiday close to so many places to visit.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2017

  • "Had to have maintance in to fix shower and light fitting they were there with in ..."

    Had to have maintance in to fix shower and light fitting they were there with in half an hour very pleasant man and job completed in few minutes highly recommended

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage With all mod cons and a great location, everthing you need for a family holiday."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "The tree top view was superb."

    The balcony for morning coffee was warm and sunny. Cool bedrooms as they are situated on the lower floor. Near to NationalTrust properties. Well equipped and clean . We had a great stay .

    Reviewed by JillJun 2017

  • "Accomadations was faultless in every way couldn't ask for anything more location ..."

    Accomadations was faultless in every way couldn't ask for anything more location and facilities excellent an all round wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by MeganMay 2017

  • "Tamar no 6 was one of the best accommodations we have been in."

    The attention to details by the owner made it a beautiful home from home for us. A very spacious and comfortable family lodge with lovely views.

    Reviewed by PriyaApr 2017

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Summary

  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 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 radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, Bluetooth speakers, Xbox, WiFi in lodge and also available on-site in leisure areas, selection of books, guidebooks and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Decked patio and balcony with furniture
  • Shared use of on-site leisure club at Honicombe Park including indoor heated pool, outdoor heated pool (May – Sep inclusive), sauna, mini gym, outdoor chess and tennis courts
  • Ample off road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: On-site leisure facilities closed 25th December and 1st January only.

The property

Gunnislake 2 miles.

This deceptively spacious holiday chalet is within the grounds of Honicombe Manor Holiday Park, set in the Tamar Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With far-reaching views of the Cornish countryside, this beautifully presented chalet offers modern, spacious, accommodation to please the family and the upside down arrangement gives a light and airy feel to the open plan first floor living room, which opens onto a veranda.

With large, soft comfy sofas as good as you would get at home plus a well-equipped kitchen, what better place to spend time with the family cooking local Cornish food, relaxing on the veranda with a glass of wine and admiring the views of The Tamar Valley.

There are three ground floor bedrooms together with a ground floor bathroom and separate shower room.

The on-site leisure facilities are plentiful, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, tennis, soft play area, restaurant and bar and woodland walks close by along the pretty Cornish lanes.

Along the road is a donkey sanctuary and a couple of miles away is the stunning NT property of Cotehele, a beautiful estate by the river Tamar with country house, glorious gardens and quayside visitor centre.

The Tamar Trails centre offers a host of activities for families including tree surfing, zip wires, mountain biking, falconry and gentle nature trails.

For the less energetic, take a train from Gunnislake to Plymouth, through the spectacular scenery of the Tamar Valley as it passes over the enormous Calstock viaduct on the way to the vibrant marine city, with National Maritime centre, theatres and historic areas full of eateries at the Barbican and Royal William Yard waterside areas.

After all this sightseeing, you can return to this cottage to relax and unwind in comfort.

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About the location

GUNNISLAKE

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas