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Walks in the Country

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. The Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And not just country walks either - there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active,from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing.

Colliford Lake

Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Miraculously the walls of his red stone Tudor House survived a direct hit by bombs in 1941 and it was restored by the Earl in 1958.

China Fleet Weddings Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Devon, Wheelchair Accessible, Romantic Breaks, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River

China Fleet Country Club is the perfect wedding venue in Cornwall for couples and their guests, nestled in Saltash on the Cornwall and Devon border the China Fleet Country Club is truly a hidden gem of the South West, exuding beauty, tranquillity and romance it is the perfect venue for your wedding.

Pentillie Castle and Estate Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Free Parking, Real Fire, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Great Views, By the River

Pentillie Castle and Estate's private location overlooking the River Tamar sets it apart from other B&B’s, wedding and exclusive hire venues. An elegant 17th century Cornish Castle offering the perfect backdrop for any wedding, special occasion or short stay.

Roadford Lake Country Park Lakeside Cafe and Function Suite, Roadford Lake

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston offering a variety of activities both on and off the water.

The Shippen at Coombe Mill Cornwall, Pets Not Allowed, No Children, Free Parking, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, By the River

WILDLIFE HAVEN WITH RIVER, CORNWALL:  Private nature reserve, wildlife tours, woodland paths, free parking, walkers and cyclists welcome, romantic breaks. Regrettably no pets or children.

The Shippen at Coombe Mill is a one bedroomed detached property for two people that is close to the River Carey and surrounded by a private nature reserve of 34 acres. 

It is the perfect retreat for those who enjoy wildlife and peace and quiet. There are kingfishers, dippers, owls, deer, foxes, badgers, otters and bats as well as butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

Port Eliot Weddings ALT="wedding venues in cornwall" Cornwall, Free Parking, Public Transport Nearby, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River

For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke wedding celebrations, each as individual as the couple at the heart of them. As a private house with extensive grounds, a superb contacts book and an open mind, it provides an unforgettable setting for all styles of celebration.

Cornish Welcome Tours

Cornish Welcome Tours offers tailor-made tours of Devon and Cornwall for individuals or small groups.

The Royal Oak Inn
For the best in good local food; For well kept local real ales; For a great atmosphere in a traditional local inn Plus occasional Guest Ales; And for many moor reasons . . .you must pay us a visit. 

Your host: Stephen Earp will make you most welcome

The perfect Dartmoor hideaway for drinking and dining.

Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.

Port Eliot Estate Port Eliot Round Room Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Free Parking, Public Transport Nearby, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Luggage Transfer Available, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River

Port Eliot, a Grade 1 listed house and grounds, opened to the public for the first time in March 2008. Home to the Eliot family since 1564 Port Eliot is one of the most magical and hidden stately homes in England with a long and fascinating history.

Golf at China Fleet Country Club Cornwall, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Devon, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River

China Fleet Country Club is a superb 18 hole, parkland golf course designed by Dr Martin Grant Hawtree, located amongst 180 acres of beautiful Cornish Countryside along the River Tamar. Based in Saltash and only a 15 minute drive from Plymouth, our golf course is the perfect location for all Devon and Cornwall golfers, or if you are travelling from further afield you will be impressed by what we have to offer.18 hole golf course at China Fleet Country Club. Driving range, Golf shop, Practice greens Chipping greens & putting green available.

Siblyback Lake Country Park Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water.

Around the Valley Tours Pilgrim walks at Plymouth's Mayflower steps

Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.

Andrew Thompson Heritage

Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.

Kit Hill Country Park

A wild rugged granite hill top famous for it fine views and fascinating history. Kit Hill is a 400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley and forms a dominating feature to be seen for miles around.

Hotel Endsleigh Restaurant British modern cuisine Devon, Wheelchair Accessible, Romantic Breaks, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Great Views, By the River

Hotel Endsleigh is a romantic Regency period house with far reaching unspoilt views across the Tamar Valley. The place to unwind and relax.

Arundell Arms Hotel WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Real Fire, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Luggage Transfer Available, Licensed, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Evening Meals Available, Fishing, By the River

People come to the Arundell Arms to fish and shoot and go riding, to walk, play golf, go bird watching and to enjoy some of the loveliest country in England.They come for the comfort of the hotel and excellence of the restaurant.

Cotehele (National Trust) The front of Cotehele House, Cornwall

Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. The house is open daily from April to the beginning of November. The mill is open every day from mid March to the end of October.

Antony House (National Trust)

Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens

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