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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Perched ¼ mile above the centre of Calstock, surrounded by trees with great views over the river Tamar, a very smart, totally self-contained extension to a big detached house. It is surrounded by 5 acres of mature garden and meadow, full of wildlife, some chickens, a friendly dog, cats and spring-time lambs. Reputedly, it's where Joseph Turner found inspiration for his painting 'Sunshine on the Tamar'. Access is over 400 yards of single track lane, the last 100 yards of which is hardcore.


Inside, modern and immaculate. From decking (table/chairs, barbecue), patio doors to open-plan living/dining (TV/DVD)/kitchen (washing machine, microwave, larder fridge) with ceramic floor and woodburner. Double bedroom (5' bed) with glazed doors to garden, big shower-room (wet-room suite). Wonderfully private with footpath to village pub. No children under 10, except pre-crawling babies.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.

Further details

No children under 10, except pre-crawling babies.

The West Country region

South Cornwall: between the river Tamar and river Fowey and south of Bodmin Moor is inland Cornwall at its most gentle and lovely: deep, wooded valleys (including on Bodmin Moor's southern edge) between sheep and cattle-grazed fields; tidal creeks (exceptionally pretty Lerryn is on one of them). Most of it is delightfully by-passed by main roads.

On the coast are long sandy beaches (Whitsand Bay), high headlands and sandy coves at the foot of cliffs (Lantic Bay) to walk to, two of Cornwall's loveliest cove villages (Kingsand, Cawsand) and a classic fishing village (Polperro). From Looe - river-mouth fishing village/resort with sandy beach - you can fish and sail. Round here Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote. A branch line railway chugs pleasantly from Liskeard to Looe. Don't miss the Musical Instrument Museum near St Keyne. Just to the west is Cornwall's star modern attraction, The Eden Project, worth a once-a-year visit into the future indefinite, and Lanhydrock, a very lovely National Trust house and garden. Beyond them begins the extraordinary and spectacular china clay country, good for a visit (excellent museum). You should go to Cotehele beside the Tamar, too, and Calstock for the 'messing about in boats' activity.


Calstock: time-forgotten village on the wooded Cornish side of the river Tamar (pub, shop, single track railway station); footpath to Cotehele House (Nat. Trust), 1 mile. Fun canoeing expeditions. Once a thriving mining valley, now a World Heritage Site dominated by birdsong. Wonderful walks. Tavistock, 6 miles.

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Review 1-2 of 2

21 Jul 2013



we had a wonderful time at turners retreat thanks to our hosts who made us very welcome ,the property and the surrounding area where perfect for a peaceful break. The facilities at the cottage were first glass . plenty of footpaths from the cottage for the more energetic . Lovely spot for Bird lovers..

Thank you very much for your kind comments, I am so glad that you enjoyed Turners Retreat, and the surrounding area. I will pass on your comments to the homeowners as I am sure they too will be delighted. I hope we will see you again.

4 May 2013


"Stunning river views and lovely cottage"

Lovely views, friendly hosts, very well equipped cottage, comfy bed... Practically perfect, though not one for those who don't like animals (hens, dog, cats, lambs, goats...) A really peaceful lo… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Turners Retreat. I will pass on your feedback to the homeowners who will also be delighted I am sure. I hope we will see you again soon.

Review 1-2 of 2

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  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:05 Aug 2014

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