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Alpine style lodge. On-site swimming pool, etc in Cornwall's Tamar Valley

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Four bedroom lodge with balcony, on site leisure facilities & jacuzzi bath

Modern and comfortable alpine style lodge in a wooded setting with extended balcony and views over the beautiful Tamar Valley and Dartmoor beyond. Tamar Valley Lodge has full use of on-site facilities including indoor and outdoor ( outdoor pool in high season only ) swimming pools, small fitness room and free WiFi and table tennis room. We also provide our guests with 'pay as you go' membership for two adults and up to four children to use of the fantastic facilities at China Fleets Country Club just 20 minutes drive away from the lodge. The lodge has been fully re decorated for 2017 and is fully equipped, for up to 8 guests, and well furnished including leather sofa's, hi-fi with Ipod docking station, 32 inch full HD flat screen TV with Freeview and a DVD player, large dinning table and chairs, dishwasher, cooker with ceramic hob, microwave oven, etc. Bathroom comes complete with a whirlpool bath.

Bed linen, towels, cleaning, heating and on-site indoor and outdoor pool ( outdoor pool in high season only ) are included in the rental cost. Lodge has one double bed room with en-suite bathroom and three twin bedrooms, additional shower room, large upstairs balcony with wonderful views down the valley, lounge, dining area and kitchen.

The Tamar Valley, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies on the border between Devon and Cornwall and offers an ideal holiday location for exploring this lovely part of Britain. Set in a wooded valley and with views over Dartmoor, the houses are situated on a pleasant quiet holiday site near to the small town of Callington. Lot's to do for all the family whether you choose to go out to explore or stay close to 'home'. Close to both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this is an ideal base for walkers. It is also ideally situated for exploration of the lovely Cornish coastline, including Tintagel and Boscastle to the north, and Looe, Polperro and Fowey to the south. Close by is the beautiful National Trust property of Cotehele, with views from the gardens over the Tamar Valley and the pretty town of Calstock. Slightly further afield and near to the town of St Austell are the lost gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. Plymouth, which lies to the south, can be reached by train on the Tamar Valley line. An interesting cultural centre and the county town of Devon, it offers all the usual amenities.

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Owner
Andy Holliday
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Andy Holliday

We love this part of Cornwall and now that our children are grown up we try to spend as much time as we can staying in the lodge ourselves. Our children also still love it and visit whenever they can.

Andy Holliday purchased this house in 2002

Why Andy Holliday chose South East Cornwall

We love the setting, the views and the peace and quiet and the on-site swimming. Also a great base for exploring both Cornwall and Devon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a wonderful week in the lodge and have enjoyed beautiful Devon and Cornwall. I am always sad to leave the SouthWest as there is so much more I would love to see.

So yes, we would love to go back sometime.



Thanks for a great week in your house.



Vibeke and family
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Alpine style lodge. On-site swimming pool, etc in Cornwall's Tamar Valley
average rating of 4.428571 based on 18 reviews
Derby UK
3

Good house and location under surveillance

  • 3 of 5
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Despite the directions, this isn't the easiest of places to find, particularly in the dark. The house number on the building is impossible to spot in the dark. Reception have a different view as to the instructions as to where the parking for the house is , but I preferred those in the joining instructions so we used that. The house was spacious (much much better than Centerparcs) with lovely views over the Tamar valley. (Great in winter, but I suspect they would be blocked out by foliage in the summer). In summer of course the balcony areas for the upstairs lounge and the downstairs master bedroom would be lovely areas to sit out.. Equipment was well provided. Having a freezer was really great and there were lots of mugs, cutlery etc. The house was tidy and clean on arrival. The swimming pool was well appreciated by my grand-children and reasonably handy for the house, as was the children's playground.

Wi-fi only in the reception area, as expected, was a major drawback. particularly as normal mobile reception is next to non-existent.

A couple of plumbing niggles, we couldn't get any bubbles out of the Jacuzzi bath, and the dishwasher tended to leak. I suppose we should have reported these, but just how much time do we want to spend getting things put right, that we can live with?

On arrival we saw the notices about CCTV. The external camera was obvious and fine. What I was not expecting was an internal CCTV camera, with its flashing red light monitoring any exit and entry to the property and any movements up and down the stairs. Had I known this was in place at the time of booking, I would not have booked. It felt creepy and intrusive.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you liked the house. As you say, the balcony is lovely in the summer. Just to clarify, there is no CCTV in or around the house. The 'cameras' are blanks to act as a deterrent when the house is empty. In future we will ask our housekeeper to switch off the flashing light, that makes them look real, when we have guests. The jacuzzi bath work well but needs to be switched on at the main switch as well as on the bath. Problem would have been solved with a phone call. Sorry to hear about the dishwasher. It was fine when we were in the house the weekend before you arrived but we will get it checked out before our next guests arrive. Sorry to hear you had no mobile signal. It really depends on your provider. We use TalkTalk and have a good signal most of the time.
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4

The Accommodation was very nice and unusual with the bedrooms on the ground floor

  • 4 of 5
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The site was quite and friendly some of the gardens could do with maintenance. The main reception shop provides basic emergency supplies only and the restaurant was closed due to ill staff. The indoor swimming pool could have been open for longer hours ie. 8am to 7pm where as the current hours are 9am to 5pm. If you went out for the day you missed out on a swim in the evenings.

The lodge was lacking in some basic facilities such as a washing machine and tumble dryer. There needed to be a few more kitchen utensils such as decent frying pan as the one supplied was burnt on the inside therefore cooking left the food blackened. Sharper knives or a knife sharpener would have been useful as well. The bathroom extractor did not work and left the room steamy after use.

Wifi was very limited on site.

We did enjoy our stay and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As advertised the lodge does not have a washing machine or tumble dryer but a service wash is available on the site. Sorry to hear that the new frying pan has got burnt, we will replace it (again!). The bathroom extractor fan does work, it needs to be turned on using the full cord by the door. A call to our housekeepers during your stay would have sorted this out. Andy & Pip Holliday.
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July visit 2016

  • 4 of 5
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Had a great week in Callington. We loved the jacuzzi bath in the house. We did miss having a washing machine. However, there was a wash service available on site. The living area was very comfy with 3 good sized leather couches. Loved the outdoor swimming pool on site it was clean and lovely and warm. The opening times could be longer though 9 to 5 didnt suit us, we would enjoy a swim in the evening after our day out and the site manager was very strict about times. The lodge was in a great location for touring the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank for being great guests. We understand that pool opening times are extended later in the summer. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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4

A charming lodge in a woodland setting.

  • 4 of 5
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We stayed here for a week at the end of May. We found the lodge clean, tidy and spacious.

The kitchen was very well equipped with everything a family of eight would need. We took our own cleaning cloths, tea towels, washing up liquid etc but these were here when we arrived.

The beds were comfortable and plenty of pillows were provided if necessary.

The lodge is in a small park with a park and tennis courts. There is a small bar and a restaurant and an indoor and outdoor pool which we used once. Both of the pools were very warm.

We visited the little donkey sanctuary with our 3 year old granddaughter which was a 10 minute walk up the lanes. We really liked it there, it was a sunny day and we took a picnic and sat outside in the garden/play area. The donkeys could be groomed and walked if desired and there was a great indoor soft play area. A lovely place with no gimmicks or having to spend a fortune on rides!

The lodge supplied a folder with food/restaurant recommendations and places to see. Our daughters both ate at the pub in St Anne's Chapel and highly recommended it with great views of the valley to boot.

We were not very far from Looe beach (about 40 minutes) and also visited Polperro, Fowey and Polzeath.

The weather was fantastic and all in all a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

The lodge was perfectly comfortable for a family of 8. There's plenty of room and although we had cold weather we enjoyed are surroundings. The lodge is based in a good position for Devon and Cornwall and close to lots of things to do! There's plenty in Callington in the way of shops etc. The site is quite basic but we loved this it was quirky and the food in the restaurant was amazing! The indoor pool was a perfect size for the children and safe. Overall we had a brilliant stay as it was a great base for traveling to the different things we wanted to do. I understand the site is under some renovation to tidy it up a little but personally I felt it was find for what we needed...somewhere to sleep and have a swim followed by a lovely meal. Very friendly staff as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon! Andy & Pip.
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5

Honicombe Valley Lodge

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed with my family in one of the the lodges; a lovely, spacious and quiet place with views across the valley to Dartmoor. The people there told me that they had recently taken over from the previous management and were making lots of improvements to the pools (indoor and outdoor), the gym, restaurant and bar. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere around the site perfect for families and couples. Within walking distance is a donkey sanctuary with softplay centre attached, my daughter loved it so much we went twice in the week. A short drive away are beautiful beaches, Dartmoor and East Cornwall, with the town of Callington close by (8 min drive) for shops and amenities. The lodge itself has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living room and kitchen area and balcony, perfect for a very relaxed and enjoyable holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Recommend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Andy & Pip
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
On site
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Mellion
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Drakewalls
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
On site
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Plymouth
Car: necessary

The Tamar Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lying on the border between Devon and Cornwall it offers an ideal holiday location for exploring this lovely part of Britain. Set in a wooded valley and with views over Dartmoor, the houses are situated on a pleasant quiet holiday site near to the small town of Callington. Close to both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this is an ideal base for walkers and for exploring the lovely Cornish coastline, including Tintagel and Boscastle to the north, and Looe, Polperro and Fowey to the south. Close by is the beautiful National Trust property of Cotehele, with views from the gardens over the Tamar Valley and the pretty town of Calstock. Slightly further afield and near to the town of St Austell are the lost gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. Plymouth, which lies to the south, can be reached by train on the Tamar Valley line. An interesting cultural centre and the county town of Devon, it offers all the usual amenities.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Ann's Chapel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jan to April 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$615
$2,162
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$739
 
 
April/May 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$677
$2,411
 
 
Spring half-term
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$739
 
 
June/July 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$677
$2,411
 
 
July/Aug 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,112
$4,225
 
 
Sept/Oct 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$677
$2,411
 
 
Oct half-term 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$739
 
 
Nov/Dec 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$615
$2,088
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $124

For all adult parties where the lead guest is under 28 years old we ask for a £250 security deposit which will be returned in full the week after your stay provided there is no loss or damage to the villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint Ann's Chapel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathroom and shower room are new. Shower heats it's own water and a larger hot tank has been fitted to give plenty of water for the jacuzzi bath!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bathroom On-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Beds 2'6'' x 6' long
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , Beds 2'6'' x 6' long
  • All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Double bedroom has patio doors to decked patio and on-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath. All bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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