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Valley Lodge No 1

Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 929083)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "No 1 Valley Lodge is in a lovely location, very comfortable and clean, great value for money and the property owner is very helpful."

    We had a lovely time and would make these suggestions: 1. Install WiFi if possible and a SMART TV. This will help with connectivity and keep customers entertained. 2. Have mixer taps fitted on the sinks and bath - this will save water and be more economical for you. I would recommend this cottage to my friends and family - Thank you

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2022

  • "Great location for visiting Cornwall and Devon, staff at reception were friendly and helpful."

    Wifi at the lodge would have been a big plus as the signal at the lodge was poor (and there was no Wifi in the pub when I called up). That said, we survived and had a good time.

    Reviewed by KenOct 2021

  • "19-24/09/21 On the plus side the lodge was clean and tidy on our arrival."

    The lodge is situated centrally for Cornwall and Devon attractions. The staff at the reception are friendly and helpful. Just a couple of negatives, we found it difficult on arrival to locate the lodge as the number was not obviously visable, could do with a shower over the bath tub and perhaps mixer taps on the kitchen sink. All in all it was a good break

    Reviewed by BharatSep 2021

  • "The lodge was very well equipped more than we thought it would be, comfy beds and furniture, lovey location, and excellent being able to take the dog too."

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2021

  • "Very hot upstairs even with balcony door open needs a fan, sofas very ..."

    Very hot upstairs even with balcony door open needs a fan, sofas very uncomfortable no support when sitting The bedrooms and bathroom were very comfortable cool rooms

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was good overall."

    It was clean and the bathrooms were spotless. There were just a few things that would have changed it from good to excellent. The stairs and the kitchen floor were very creaky and noisy to walk on. The lounge curtains had seen better days and the patio was full of weeds which didnt encourage anyone to sit there. It would have been better with wifi as the mobile signal was bad. Otherwise our stay was pleasant and we liked the upside down lodge. The staff on the complex were very welcoming and friendly too.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "It is really unfortunate that not all the crockery and cutlery was checked before we arrived as many items had been put away without being washed up properly."

    The property is a little tired now and would massively benefit from repainting to freshen things up. The location is really good however and the site is small and friendly. Hopefully COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted and some of the soft furnishings can be returned to make the place more homely.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "Felt quite safe here."

    Helpful Reception staff. Lodge is lovely and warm, close to facilities, but overlooks a small parking area.

    Reviewed by HowardOct 2020

  • "Highly Recommended totally relaxing holiday in a great part of the world af with added bonus of a September Warm weather period."

    Accommodation very nice and well kept up to by the owner, both bathrooms having been recently installed. A freshly cooked Sunday Lunch at the Honicombe Manor Restaurant is a must at only £9.50 for two courses for a full Sunday Lunch what a bargain and loads of it. All Covid processes in place throughout the Accommodation and the Honicombe Estate to help you have a great safe holiday.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "The heating was pre set and couldn't be adjusted."

    The shower was difficult to adjust the water temperature and the flow of water was poor. The overall water pressure was low. Maybe in the directions to the property it would be helpful to give a map of the site indicating No.1 as it is very difficult to find, it took us over 30mins and a visit to the Manor to locate it. However our stay was enjoyable and we had a good holiday and these minor things wouldn't put us off returning

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2019

  • "Honicombe is beautiful."

    Indoor pool was great. Lovely and warm. Gym was also great as my adult children spend a great deal of time in the gym while we are at home. Would have liked WiFi in the lodge. Would highly recommended stunning views of the Tamar Valley. Clean and beautiful park. Staff were great to so friendly.

    Reviewed by RachaelJun 2019

  • "Easy to find and situated in a good central location (especially ideal if you have dogs) Staff were exremely friendly and helpful."

    Both the lodge and surroundings were well presented, clean with good amenities and facilities. Really appreciated the small touches of books and games being provided. Have recommended and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Valley Lodge No 1 (929083) Honicombe Manor, beds were firm and comfortable, plenty of crockery, glass ware and cooking pots & pans available in the cupboards."

    2 tea towels supplied. Coffee , Tea & sugar ready on arrival with Milk in the fridge. My only criticism would be on the cleanliness - some items in the kitchen were a bit sticky or greasy, and a deep clean wouldn't go a miss every so often. I know and appreciate that the cleaners are on a time limit for each lodge done. Over all I would recommend for a family holiday, although site a bit hilly for young family members, plenty of small play areas, pools lovely and warm with small but clean changing rooms.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2019

  • "Excellent location for all of our needs!"

    ! Villa was spot on!!

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, very spacious, clean & everything you could want."

    The welcoming cakes were an added plus thank you! In fact expectations were exceeded as the bathrooms have been renovated since the picture was taken & are now much more modern. I minor issue was sorted without fuss by the owner so I couldn't have asked for more. Location was perfect with day trips to both the North & South coasts easily achievable. Would stay again

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "A lovely place with friendly staff."

    The housekeepers need to be more thorough. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2018

  • "The lodge suited our requirements perfectly."

    It was clean and comfortable and the facilities on site were excellent. The reception staff were very helpful and could not do enough to make us feel welcome. We had to contact the person responsible for looking after the lodge regarding a small problem. The lady concerned was very good and attended to this straight away. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "It would have been nice to have had bath mats, tea towels and oven gloves supplied."

    Reviewed by BarrieNov 2016

  • "The holiday home was adequate for our needs but the location forced us to use the car at all times."

    The "club house" was closed on our first day there as it closed on Sunday and also stopped providing meals during our visit. The swimming pool was good but yet again not available at all times when a chalk board was placed at the door stating it was in use by others. The soft play area was quite inadequate for small children as it was limited.

    Reviewed by FredOct 2016

  • "The holiday was easy to book and there were no issues getting into the lodge or using the facilities."

    One point that I think could have been made clearer is the lodge has no washing machine and the onsite laundry facilities have been removed. There is a laundrette a short drive away in a nearby town. Apart from the very small observation above we had a great holiday and Sykes were a pleasure to book with.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2016

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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, 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
  • Patio doors to balcony.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • WiFi available on-site in leisure areas
  • 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), sauna, mini gym, outdoor chess and tennis courts
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles.

The property

Perfectly located for touring both Devon and Cornwall being situated so close to the border of the two counties, this upside down lodge is set on the Honicombe Park resort near Gunnislake just outside the village of St Ann’s Chapel.

This homely lodge is cleverly designed with the three bedrooms and bathrooms all on the ground floor to allow you to make the most of the beautiful countryside views from the first floor open plan living room and even more so from the adjoining balcony, a lovely place to relax after a day out in the stunning Tamar Valley.

This special area around the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher is famous for its mining heritage and extends north from the broad estuary at Plymouth to the deeply incised river that meanders just below Launceston and Tavistock bordering the Dartmoor National Park.

Honicombe Park has a range of on-site facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, mini-gym and tennis courts, perfect for keeping the more energetic entertained.

There are some great walks throughout the Tamar Valley whatever your ability or interests, whilst cycling and horse riding are both popular throughout this spectacular location.

For the less active the wonderful Cotehele House is a must to visit, whilst for a day out a trip to Plymouth will provide great shopping, fine eating and historical nautical sightseeing.

Why not leave the car behind and take the scenic train journey to Plymouth along the Tamar Valley branch line through the Bere Peninsula crossing the historic viaduct at Calstock.

With so much to do and see throughout the year, in this very special area, this homely lodge provides an ideal base for a memorable 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

Please note: Leisure facilities are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day. Reception & shop will be closed for the same.
The bar will be open for Christmas Day lunch at 12pm - 3pm (only if pre-booked) - closed from 3pm until 27th and closed New Year's Day.

Note: Essential work is being carried out to upgrade the Biomass boilers on the site of Honicombe Manor. Although the work is almost complete there may be disruptions to the heating in the changing rooms. The temperature of the pool will remain unaffected and enjoyment of all other site facilities will not be otherwise affected.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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