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The Groom's House

(Ref. 1010012)

Callington, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at The Groom's House and the problem of the power going off at random intervals, which we experienced last time had been fixed."

    The place very quickly felt like home.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "This property is lovely, so cozy and in a great location, everything we could have wanted was supplied and the house was spotlessly clean."

    We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house was fantastic, immaculate, and very well equipped, setting peaceful, and private, beautiful gardens, everything required was provided, The welcome pack was of a high standard and was an added bonus."

    Would give the whole experience 5 stars. Arkley family

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "As always we enjoyed our stay at your property, not least the peace and quiet."

    Thankyou for the welcome gifts they were appreciated.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2023

  • "The place is beautiful, spacious and cozy!"

    ! The pictures are nothing compared to the real thing!! We spent the evenings by the fire drinking wine and talking... watching a little TV... Beautiful views of the countryside! A little hamper was waiting for us with the most delicious biscuits and Cornish fudge sweets... Will definitely try and go back... 100%

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage with high quality furnishings."

    Fantastic kitchen.

    Reviewed by Rik5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest properties we have stayed in ."

    It was obviously once was someone’s home , the high quality appliances and decor reflect this .The beds were very clean and comfortable. It is ideally situated in a quiet and peaceful valley to explore North and South Cornwall. The welcome pack was superb . The only suggestions I can make are that the towels provided had seen better days and need to be bigger and heated towel rails put in the bathrooms as there is little space to dry them.Also a toilet seat that actually fits the toilet in the utility room would have been nice . These are only suggestions, I would happily return and would be quite happy to live there .

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2022

  • "The saying "You could hear a pin drop" immediately comes to mind about Grooms House, oh sorry, there was that time when the Crows were mobbing a Buzzard!"

    !! If you crave peace and quiet in a glorious setting this is the place. Set down a country lane with its own postcode this very comfortable property contains everything you need, enough crockery and utensils to cater for a small wedding, you can build up your step count just moving around the spacious kitchen which also has every appliance you need. If you are into art and literature then find one of the many, and I mean many, rooms, armchairs, setees, to have a good read and look at the prints. The garden room is a delight to catch the last rays of sunshine with a glass of something or even outside for a touch of the old alfresco. At the end of the day climb the stairs and drop into a lovely hot bath or shower and then to bed where you will be swallowed up by a relaxing, comfy matress. Downstairs loo in the utility room is a godsend. The owners left the best welcome basket and note we have ever seen. One little thing, there are three very large steps up from the lounge and dining room into the kitchen, for those with dodgy knees its a step at a time but there are handrails. Thouroughly recommended, but why only 4 stars, surely a five?? This property moves up to the top of cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thought the place was actually better than the listing suggested."

    A wonderful cottage set in beautiful surroundings. Comfortable clean and spacious. No expense has been spread here the deco and facilities were top notch. I don't know about going back there for a holiday, i want to live there.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderfully equipt with everything but table salt."

    I bought a carton and left it for the cottage. I could only think that the owner was a medic opposed to it's use!

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful house."

    Spacious and clean. I will definitely recommend it to others

    Reviewed by Claudine3.8Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay in our first visit to Cornwall."

    The property is in a beautiful, peaceful, rural location with a good garden and ample parking. Inside it is attractive and finished to a high standard. There are lots of positives. The kitchen is spacious and very well kitted out with everything you could possibly need, as is the utility room. There is a wide selection of DVDs and books. Also, maps of the area and lots of information provided in the guest pack. A couple of things could be better. The shower in the en-suite had variable pressure and the pump was noisy. Also, the toilet flush in the other bathroom was not strong. Before deciding to book note that all three double bedrooms are upstairs. Also, from the living/reception room to all other areas of the property there are three stone steps up to navigate. The property is really lovely - suited to adults with no major mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2022

  • "We all thought the property was well prepared for our arrival, and the staff we spoke to were friendly and helpful."

    We all have said we would like to return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break at the Groom's House."

    We used it as a base to visit other places for walks and day visits. A car is essential for the trip. The drive up to Kit Hill and the surrounding views were very impressive. Our hosts were kind and helpful. The house itself is stunning and perhaps better suited for adults than a young family. Overall it was a wonderful trip.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Groom's House far exceeded our expectations."

    The house and walled garden nestled in quiet countryside are both beautiful and interesting and they have so many different spaces within to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The view towards Dartmoor from the main bedroom is beautiful especially at sunrise, the sound of buzzards calling can be heard nearby and we were lucky to see shooting stars in the clear sky at night. The north and south coasts of Cornwall are easily accessible from the house with many pretty harbours and beaches to visit and nearby Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are to be explored.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just returned home after a week long holiday in The Groom’s Cottage, Cornwall."

    We were a family group of 5 adults and the cottage suited us perfectly. The cottage had pretty much everything we could possibly need for our stay. Really comfortable beds and a very quiet location ensured a wonderfully relaxing time. Loved having the large sociable kitchen which meant we could all be involved in preparing meals. Also great having several seating areas accommodated our individual needs. Even the wifi was really good. Outside, there is ample parking which suited us as we came together from different areas so had 3 cars. Lovely garden with garden furniture and a barbecue. A real treat to be able to sit out in the sun. It would have been tempting to spend all week in the cottage, but that would be shame because it’s ideally located to travel out to see the beautiful Cornish countryside, moors and both coasts. We had a really lovely week and would definitely recommend The Groom’s House as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2021

  • "There were a few issues but not enough to give only 4 stars."

    Shower in master bedroom wasn't great, also the wash basin was clogged with hairs which had to be cleaned out, and the connecting door to the jack and jill bathroom doesn't close. Only 2 laundry bags so one of us had to use black bags. Overall it's a beautiful property, with all you could need, there was even a small welcome hamper. I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7May 2021

  • "The house was just as advertised,it was clean, warm and comfortable, somewhere to look forward to returning to."

    The house was well equipped,the kitchen to be totally envious of. Two small gripes, firstly the sitting room was quite dark in the evening.There were plenty of lamps but due I suppose to the thickness of the walls,no wall lights. This resulted in it being impossible to read a book at night without using a torch! Our stay was in October, I presume not such an issue in Summer. The second issue was that there was no mention or pictures of the three large steps between the kitchen and the sitting room.These are hewn out of stone and are much bigger than normal steps,2 of our party have problems with their knees and did prove to be uncomfortable at times. There is no avoiding them, as the stairs to the bedrooms are accessed from the kitchen level. In fact all the different sitting areas are on different levels so visitors with mobility issues may find it an unexpected challenge. Those two niggles apart the house was exceptional. the beds and bedding of high quality and the decor a delight. Such a joy to have matching crockery rather than what looks like oddments from the owners cupboard and knives that match and are sharp. We had a wonderful week and is amongst the top houses we have stayed in

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our intention is book again next year"

    Reviewed by Ewan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in the most peaceful area we have ever stayed in Cornwall."

    Really well kitted out everything you need and more. Wifi struggled around the cottage but that just helped us put our devices down!

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Sep 2020

  • "Listing said there was a downstairs bedroom, which was one of the reasons for selecting this property, due to an older relative."

    When we arrived we discovered there was no downstairs bedroom. However, the property had been furnished to a very high standard, and there was a very good quality welcome pack, both of which we greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jacob4.4Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size with en-suite with shower over bath, basin, bidet and WC, 1 x king-size and 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ breakfast room
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Garden room
  • Utility/shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, induction hob, microwave, oven and grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, selection of books and DVDs, radio/CD player and smart TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Walled rear garden with sitting area and BBQ area
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets
  • Pub within 2 miles, village shop within 1 mile, supermarket within 3 miles
  • Note: Delivery of groceries available from Tesco at Callington and Waitrose at Saltash
  • Note: Adults Only
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings from Saturday arrival

The property

A characterful, stone-built cottage, originally a barn, situated within 7 acres of land that was once part of the historic Whiteford Estate, 1 mile from the village of Stoke Climsland and 3 miles from the market town of Callington.

The interior of this spacious property enjoys traditional features including exposed beams, oak flooring, and two wood-burning stoves, offering a charming base to come back to each evening.

This superb property comes with three well-presented bedrooms, comprising a king-size with an en-suite bathroom, and a king-size and a double with shared use of a Jack-and-Jill en-suite.

Look forward to preparing delicious meals in the stylish kitchen before gathering around the dining table to plan the days ahead.

After dinner, choose to unwind in either the sitting room, which features a wood-burning stove, the snug with its mini-library, or the garden room, which enjoys views of the walled outdoor area.

This peaceful, quiet retreat nevertheless enjoys easy access to main roads leading to the north and south coasts The property is available to adults only, and is not equipped with facilities for children.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1010021, together sleeping up to 8 people.

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
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