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The Bothy

(Ref. 1010021)

Callington, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely retreat."

    The accommodation is not substantial but as described. Very comfortable all the same with the necessary amenities. The garden was very large and private. We were greeted by a generous welcome hamper and a warm greeting card from the owner - a great start to our week. Launceston is around a 10 minute drive away and there is easy access to many major routes to other parts of the county. The Bothy comes highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our visit to a welcoming and peaceful place."

    Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2022

  • "TV does no pick up basic channels, Free-sat is there but not working."

    Bathroom in need of a up date in the shower department and the toilet seat is mismatched and doesn't fit properly. TLC needed with the balcony doors. but working. Ideal for going out most of the day and only coming back to sleep, but if you had a lot of time in the Bothy, comfort to relax and space would be an issue, especially if it was wet. Wall garden amazing.

    Many thanks for your comments. I am sorry to learn that the property did not match your expectations. I am pleased to advise that the satellite dish has since been replaced when finding the route course of the problem. Either way, the property is equipped with a Smart TV which does have access to streaming services. I have not received any prior or further reviews suggesting any concerns over the TLC of the property but I always welcome useful criticism. Thank you again for your comments as I like to ensure all of my guests staying at The Bothy have a wonderful time. Best wishes, The owner of The Bothy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Loraine3.1Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our much-needed week break at the Bothy."

    We were very fortunate to have good weather throughout and the totally private and very extensive walled garden with multiple trimmed grass walkways proved to be extremely relaxing on the occasional days we spent there with the multitude of buzzards, combined with a very friendly local robin adding to the relaxing mix. On other days we explored this part of Cornwall which we had not visited before, including visits to the nearby Kit Hill (fantastic pan-Cornwall and Tamar views), the National Trust's Cote Hele House and Gardens (highly recommended), Tavistock, Rame Head and nearby coastline (truly fantastic views over Plymouth Sound), and elsewhere. Several good local inns also provided excellent lunchtime meals to keep us going on our days out! We have already recommended the Bothy to others.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Aug 2021

  • "We have had a lovely holiday."

    The surrounding views and countryside were just beautiful.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jul 2021

  • "We spent a week at the Bothy in June 21, it’s situation is very quiet and relaxing."

    You can sit on the balcony for breakfast and enjoy the views or stroll from the bedroom onto the terrace. You have the huge walled garden to yourself with a gazebo to spend a lazy afternoon. The Bothy suits ‘upside down’ living and is very nicely furnished. We had buzzards soaring overhead almost every day. We had a very enjoyable holiday at the Bothy. Two minor things for us could do with changing, the microwave put above the hob, and for the times you do watch TV a better position would be on the wall above the stairway. When we did contact our host with a small issue, the response was very quick and dealt with immediately.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our stay at the Bothy was really nice."

    The property was extremely clean and tidy and all the facilities top notch. The only issue we had was that we found the mattress on the double bed to be quite uncomfortable and not supportive enough. So we didn’t sleep quite as well as we would have hoped. Otherwise everything was perfect. One minor suggestion could be the addition of a covered bike storage box outside against the wall to allow more than two bikes to be stored securely overnight and covered from the elements. I am a keen road cyclist so I ended up squeezing my bike into one of the storage rooms to keep it secure at night with our other bike left outside. Thanks for a great stay and we will be back again in the future!

    Reviewed by Graeme4.4May 2021

  • "Quiet and out of the way"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "What a beautiful place this is very private perfect for couples."

    The owner left a lovely welcoming basket. Spotted plenty of wildlife rabbits bats a bird of prey. The weather wasn’t on our side but you can’t predict the weather I would stay here again I love it

    Reviewed by Harline5.0May 2021

  • "A good place to stay for real peace and tranquillity."

    The site is lovely and very secluded. We were able to explore an area of Cornwall that we hadn't really visited before. We were limited by Covid restrictions but managed to book National Trust gardens ahead of our visit and found that very useful. The main issue for us was the description of what was in the kitchen area. A combination microwave oven was listed but not the hob so until we got there we had no real idea what food we would be able to cook. The oven was very small and the cupboard space was very limited but we needed to cook and eat in perhaps more on this holiday because of Covid restrictions still in place. Under normal holiday conditions we would have found places to eat out each day. Everything considered this was a very welcome break and very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2021

  • "Set in a lovely location within easy reach of lots of the major tourist attractions."

    We found it was equipped with all you could need for a relaxing weeks holiday. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "It is a beautiful quiet spot and was perfect for a 'get away from it all' Christmas."

    The Bothy is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you might need and there was a super welcome hamper. Bodmin Moor is very close and there are plenty of interesting places nearby by.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Bothy had a very welcoming atmosphere."

    It was equipped with all you could need. The surrounding area was peaceful and beautiful. A good base to visit many interesting places.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic the place was amazing the scenery was so spectacular was absolutely ..."

    Fantastic the place was amazing the scenery was so spectacular was absolutely breath taking and the cottage was set out beautifully I thank you for a most memorable stay

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was a great location in easy reach of so many places of interest in Cornwall, South Devon and the beautiful Tamar valley and yet was so quiet and peaceful - all we could hear was bird song and the occasional “moo!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, sitting area and dining area
  • External utility with washer dryer.
  • Electric central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, combi oven and microwave, washer/dryer and smart TV, radio/CD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Walled garden with over an acre of wildflower meadow, fruit trees and a covered gazebo.Terrace with spectacular views over the Tamar Valley to Dartmoor
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub within 1.5 miles, village shop within 1 mile, supermarket within 3 miles
  • Please note: If you wish to make a booking to start within the next 48 hours, please contact us first
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings from Saturday arrival

The property

The Bothy at Whiteford is a truly romantic retreat, tucked away within 7 acres of land within the historic Whiteford estate, close to the market town of Callington.

It is a perfect hideaway for a couple or for a single individual seeking undisturbed beauty and tranquillity in lovely rural surroundings.

This splendid getaway rests within rural Cornwall and is within striking distance of both the north and south coasts, enjoying views of the wonderful Tamar Valley AONB and across to Dartmoor.

Be welcomed into the reverse-level cottage, boasting traditional features and elegant furnishings to offer a memorable stay at any time of the year.

The ground floor houses a comfortable double bedroom and an efficient wet room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC, whilst upstairs you will find an open-plan living room with a kitchen, a dining area, and a relaxing sitting area with Smart TV.

The Bothy is equipped with Wifi.

A terrace off the living room, perfect for dining on warm evenings, offers wonderful views.

During the summer months, spend time within the superb walled garden area, with over an acre of wildflower meadow, fruit trees, and a covered gazebo, where you can enjoy your morning coffee or stretch your legs.

This peaceful, quiet retreat nevertheless enjoys easy access to main roads leading to the north and south coasts Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1010012, together sleeping up to 8 adults.

Whiteford Cottages

Tucked away within the seven-acre grounds of beautiful walled gardens and parkland that originally formed part of the historic Georgian Whiteford estate, surrounded by Duchy of Cornwall fields and woodland, are these delightful stone-built cottages. The cottages introduce people seeking beauty and tranquillity to the pleasures of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the border between Cornwall and Devon. The interior of the cottages combines traditional charm with a sympathetic blend of stylish furnishings to ensure a delightful stay at any time of the year. The Bothy offers a small but well-equipped kitchen with an open-plan sitting and dining area. As the evening draws to a close, look forward to drifting off to sleep within the comfortable and charmingly furnished ground-floor bedroom, which boasts a double bed and leads into a modern and efficient wet room. The Groom's House offers a spacious living room, a snug, a garden room, a dining room, and a large, well-equipped kitchen, benefitting from all the essentials that the designated chef of the group will need to prepare home-cooked meals throughout a weekend or week-long break. At the end of the day, relax within one of the three comfortable and charmingly furnished bedrooms. Spend summer days and evenings within the private walled garden at the Bothy which offers over an acre of wildflower meadow with fruit trees and a covered gazebo, where you can idle away a warm evening enjoying the views and the wildlife with a refreshing drink in hand. At the Groom's House you can enjoy sunny days within the private walled garden, with a spacious lawn and patio area. If you can tear yourself away from this delightful base, venture to the nearby village of Stoke Climsland, which boasts a village shop, a weekly market, and the oldest continuously working post office in the country; visit the Duchy Agricultural College; sample the excellent pub cuisine at nearby St Dominic or Treburley; or explore towns such as Callington, Launceston, Saltash, or Liskeard, where you will be delighted by the selection of pubs, cafes and shops on offer. To keep you entertained whilst staying within the area, head to the south coast, where you can soak up the sun at Looe, or the dramatic north coast at Bude and Widemouth Bay, dipping into the sea to discover the fascinating marine life or tackle the famous Cornish waves. Within the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will find miles of walks amid wooded valleys, with wildlife habitats to keep you company. Nearby is the National Trust property of Cotehele, with spectacular gardens, a fascinating Tudor manor house, and an excellent restaurant and shop; and Pentillie Castle, a 2000-acre estate on the bank of the Tamar River, offering not only a fine restaurant and lovely gardens, but interesting events throughout the summer. The Bothy and the Groom's House at Whiteford are superb bases for enjoying true peace and quiet in rural surroundings, and exploring this wonderful corner 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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Note: Adults only
Note: This property only accepts bookings from Saturday arrival
Please note: If you wish to make a booking to start within the next 48 hours, please contact us first.