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Friars Rest

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Pillaton near Callington, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (11)
  • pub (10)
  • wine (7)
  • food (7)
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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice place to stay, a good standard of furnishings and has everything you need."

    Would recomend for couples as a great weeks break with plenty of things to do even in a wet November.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation that was self contained and gave us everything that we wanted."

    Staff were super friendly and we would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Josef4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely perfect in fact we loved every minute of our stay the milk ..."

    The cottage is lovely perfect in fact we loved every minute of our stay the milk x wine were very welcome great food in the pub would recommend to any one kind regards Eric xsue

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "An absolute gem for any couples looking for a clean tidy cosy cottage in a lovely area not too far from main road giving access to lots of other visitor attractions."

    The cottage had everything you need for self catering, the pub next door does really good food and reasonably priced for such big portions. Will definitely book this cottage again we loved it. It has been really thoughtfully and beautifully decorated

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday let, can't wait to go back again."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely location, just as described and very friendly staff in the adjacent pub with great food."

    2 minor observations. We felt there would have been room for a small table even if it had folding chairs to eat at. So much more comfortable than eating on your lap. The heating & water controls had no instructions and these were not obvious. However we worked them out but the system was quite noisy, possibly air in the system? All in all a truly lovely property, highly recommended and we would hope to stay again if in the area. Lovely touches like the wine and milk were also appreciated thank you.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Super little bolt hole booked for a short break to explore the local countryside."

    Everything you could possibly need had been thought of, right down to dog bed/bowls should you need them.Extremely comfy super king bed with decent bed linen and fan for hot weather. Welcome wine and fresh milk on arrival is thoughtful too. Food extremely good and reasonably priced in pub right next door if you don’t fancy cooking. All in all would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, extremely comfortable, everything we needed and lots of little extras, thank you so very much for the 'welcome" wine and milk such a great touch."

    The bed is huge and so comfortable, crisp white bedding, a really lovely furnished space. The bar & restaurant next door is warm and welcoming, great food & dog friendly, providing treats and water. Although next to the Bar we didn't have any disturbance in the cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our cottage was everything we wanted, we were down for my sister in laws cremation, so not a happy visit, but we were so glad we stayed at the Friars Rest, very comfortable, and they was very comfortable, the pillows best we have ever rest our heads on !"

    Facilities top notch, we will stay again once in this area for sure.

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean."

    The bed was so big and comfortable. The pub food is delicious. Thank you for the milk and wine

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Pub next door serves good food and drinks, staff very welcoming and friendly. Definitely on our “return to” list.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Only went a bit low when scoring facilities because i assumed the fridge would have a small freezer compartment and was hopeful of a microwave oven."

    these things were not mentioned in the description so it was entirely my fault for not researching properly. we had a lovely break, such a beautiful area, plenty of small lanes to discover, A welcome bottle of wine of arrival and Trina very quick to assist with a tv problem, (caused by previous guests) Didn't get chance to sample pub delights as we were there before re-opening date. Delightful quaint little cottage.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.1May 2021

  • "I felt that the cottage was lovely but really overpriced."

    This would put me off booking again. Also the lighting from the pub disturbed sleep. Perhaps curtains in the bedroom would help?

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was everything that we required & more."

    The location was remote & beautiful, the pub next door was old fashioned & perfect, we ate there three times & each dish was delicious, cannot recommend this place enough

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very cute. Love the mezzanine bedroom, so cosy."

    Lovely and clean. Thanks for the milk and wine! Right next to the pub. Could’ve done with more walks on footpaths rather than along the road, but we only did a couple. Appreciated the directions for the walks. Wished we could’ve stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Karla4.7Jul 2020

  • "Exceptional cottage surpassed all expectations"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2020

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  • One super-king-size double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, sitting area
  • Oven, hob, WiFi and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.1 miles (the Old Weary Friar Inn - next door), shop within 3.9 miles

The property

Callington 3.9 miles.

A characterful holiday cottage resting within the quaint village of Pillaton, set within striking distance of the beautiful Tamer Valley AONB.

This quaint accommodation is the perfect base for you and your partner to explore all that this corner of Cornwall has to offer, from the glorious coastline to the wonder of the Dartmoor National Park, offering the best of both.

Step into the open-plan living room, which enjoys a contemporary design, boasting a sleek kitchen area where you can rustle up some home-cooked delights and a plush sofa, which you can sink into after an action-packed afternoon.

Once the evening draws to a close, make your way up the staircase to find the stylish bedroom, where characterful beams frame the elegantly-presented double bed and the ample storage space for your holiday belongings.

Concluding this self-catering holiday home, is the deluxe en-suite, boasting a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, head to the adjacent Weary Friar Inn, where you will be delighted by the delicious dining menu and the welcoming atmosphere to complement.

Head into the nearby Callington, a bustling market town, where you will find further eateries and shops for picking up any essentials.

For those wishing to brush up on the local history, a scenic drive will take you to the National Trust property of Cotehele, a medieval house with Tudor additions or slightly further afield is Buckland Abbey which is considered to be an ancient gem in the Tavy Valley.

If you are feeling energetic, the landscape of the Tamar Valley plays host to a plethora of enchanting walks, or head into Devon to explore the wild and open moorlands of the Dartmoor National Park.

From the cottage, you could also venture to the coastline to spend the day at the port city of Plymouth or enjoy a traditional seaside day at Tregantle Beach.

Friars Rest is a wonderful retreat for you and your loved one to explore this part of Cornwall.

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About the location


Tavistock 9 miles; Launceston 11.5 miles; Plymouth 14.6 miles.

Callington is a Cornish market town, rich in mining heritage and overlooked by Kit Hill, the highest point in the area, donated to the people of Cornwall by Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of Prince William. From the top of Kit Hill there are fabulous views across south-east Cornwall as far as Plymouth Sound. Callington is set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a good selection of shops, inns and cafes, as well as being the home of Ginsters Cornish pasties. A few miles away, the quaint village of Calstock clings to the steep banks of the river Tamar and is dominated by the splendid Calstock Railway Viaduct, a giant 11-arched stone construction supporting one of Britain’s most picturesque branch lines running through the Tamar Valley. Other interesting places along the river are Cotehele, a beautiful historic house and gardens owned by the National Trust with a small quay and inn, and Morwhellam Quay, a theme park that staged a living history production for the BBC and where visitors can explore the rich mining heritage and watch blacksmiths, potters and craftsmen at work. The pannier market town of Tavistock is only nine miles from Callington and is well worth a visit on your way to a day’s walk on Dartmoor. A splendid base to explore south Cornwall and West Devon.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas