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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Well equipped spacious cottage in a peaceful location close to riverside village

Wake up to the dawn chorus and mist rolling in the valley below, to spectacular sunrises and panoramic view over the Cornwall's hidden gem, the Tamar Valley.

A unique, spacious, light, open-plan 3 bedroomed cottage sleeping 6, perched high above the River Tamar with spectacular 180 degree panoramic views towards Morwell Rocks in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Half an acre of terraced gardens are at your disposal together with sun loungers for you to relax in and soak in the view.

There is a feeling of isolation and tranquility yet you are only 10 minutes walk (downhill !) from the idyllic riverside village of Calstock where Dawn French’s TV series “Delicious” is filmed. From Harewood Cottage there is a extensive network of riverside and woodland footpaths and quiet country lanes leading to the National Trust property of Cotehele and beyond. If walking is not your thing its just 2 minutes in the car down to the village where there is plentiful free parking adjacent to the village hall.

If its an action packed family holiday you are looking for or simply a place to while away the time then this is the place for you.

Harewood Cottage is tastefully furnished and has recently been decorated.


The kitchen is well equipped with a large electric oven, gas hob, microwave/convection oven, fridge, freezer, (regret no dishwasher) and washing machine located in nearby outbuilding.

Open plan with the kitchen is the dining area, a table to seat 6, a two seater leather settee, rocking chair and a piano. Patio doors open onto the garden, with amazing views.

Double doors lead to a cosy lounge with a leather suite, 42" HD TV, DVD player, HiFi and small woodburner to take the chill off in the evening.

Downstairs WC & Shower, Rear lobby with storage for coats & boots.


Very large dual aspect bedroom with Super King sized bed, incredible views and patio doors opening onto the balcony.

Large double bedroom overlooking the front cottage garden.

Single bedroom overlooking the garden,

Bathroom with over-bath shower, basin.

Separate WC.


Extensive terraced gardens with outside seating, tables and chimenea. The gardens are well stocked, we have a regular gardener whose mission is to create an edible forest garden so you may see her around but she will respect your privacy.

During the summer months the owners live next door in their woodland chalet and are often available for advice.

There will be a "Welcome Pack" on your arrival so you can just relax after your long journey.

Private off-road parking for up to 3 cars.

Calstock has a vibrant Arts Centre and village hall, 2 pubs with good food and regular music, an art gallery, cafe, Italian ice cream parlour and Well Being Centre.

Calstock has a quay, pontoon and slipway. When the tide is in the River Tamar is perfect for kayaking or paddle boarding. We have a couple of kayaks which with prior arrangement you would be welcome to use (AT YOUR OWN RISK !)

Mountain bikers regularly pass this way as trails lead through local woodland. For the more adventurous down hill bikers Tamar Trails close to Gunnislake has an extensive network of free tracks.

The nearest big supermarkets, banks etc are in Callington (5 miles) or Tavistock (6 miles), but a good local store and filling station is only a mile away and there is a fantastic roadside vegetable store with an honesty box close by. Gunnislake is a couple of miles away with a good butcher and doctors' surgery.

Dartmoor National Park is only a 20 minute drive away. With its rolling hills and craggy tors offers excellent walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and wild swimming, not to mention its numerous country pubs and tea rooms.

45 minutes in a car and you could be surfing on a beach or walking along the spectacular North or South Cornish coastal path.

6 miles to the east of Calstock is Tavistock with it fascinating old market, numerous coffee shops and many independent traders, it's a wonderful place to while away the time.

If it's cities you want, then Plymouth is just over half an hours drive away or you could walk down the hill to the station and enjoy the lovely 35 minute train journey to the centre of Plymouth.

As well as all the amenities that you'd expect of a modern city, Plymouth has the advantage of being on the coast & here you can enjoy the beautiful Plymouth Hoe. It was here that Sir Francis Drake played his infamous bowls match as the Spanish Armada approached. A short walk away is The Barbican, with its busy harbour, cobbled streets, narrow lanes, the National Aquarium & of course the Mayflower Steps, where on the 6th September 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers departed for America.

In 1813, the artist Turner toured the Tamar Valley and sketched the famous Morwell Rocks from the exact location of Harewood Cottage. Every day we stop a while, look at the view and say "incredible".

There's so much to see & do ...

• ½ mile to our beautiful village of Calstock

The location for the TV series "Delicious" staring Dawn French

• ½ mile to Calstock railway station & the Tamar Valley Line to Plymouth

• 2 mile walk to the National Trust Cotehele House on the River Tamar

• 6 miles to the award winning market town of Tavistock

• 10 miles to the Dartmoor National Park

• 17 miles to the city of Plymouth

• 20 miles to the South Cornish Coast

• 21 miles to the charming fishing port of Looe

• 34 miles to Charlestown where BBC TV "Poldark" is filmed

• 33 miles to the fabulous Eden Project

• 30 miles to the North Cornish Coast

• 35 miles to Port Isaac (Portwenn), home of "Doc Martin"

• ½ mile to Calstock Arts - music, comedy, drama, film etc

• 2 miles to the Park Run (every Saturday) in Tavistock Woodlands

• 2 miles to "Tree Surfers" - adrenaline-pumping & heart-thumping

• 2 miles to "Tamar Trails"- mountain bike tracks

• 2 miles to "Canoe Tamar" - guided family canoe trips


Mobile phone coverage in this area is not particularly good. There is no mobile signal down in the village but depending on network there is a signal at Harewood Cottage.

At the far end of the garden, 50 metres from the house is the woodland apiary. This is clearly signed and best avoided unless you are a beekeeper.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About The Owner

We’ve recently moved to Harewood Cottage, the house of our dreams overlooking the beautiful Tamar Valley.

For most of the year we live here, but for much of the year we are off travelling on our bikes or in our camper van. When not renting out the house, we run a bed and breakfast as we love meeting people. During the summer we base ourselves in our woodland chalet adjacent,at the far end of our lan. We were both teachers but left to run a small holding near Callington, this for us is a downsize and change of life. Ian loves tinkering in his shed, boat building and keeping bees. Jane is the gardener, bread maker and expedition coordinator.

We love living in Calstock, volunteer regularly with refugee week and at the Arts Centre. We know the area really well and we are more than happy to help you plan your stay.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2016

Why The Owner chose Calstock

Stunning views

Beautiful garden

Peace and tranquility

Spacious character cottage

Away from the summer crowds of West Cornwall but equally as beautiful an area with not as far to drive.

Close to the award winning market town of Tavistock and Dartmoor National Park with its wide open spaces, tors, wild ponies, rivers, ancient stone rows etc etc.

What makes this cottage unique

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Walking distance to Calstock

Gorgeous autumnal colours

Walking distance to Calstock railway station, the scenic branch line to Plymouth


Calstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet & Wash Hand Basin
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Wash Hand Basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Absolutely stunning,took my breath away.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property,well looked after and views from the property are stunning. Memories from my stay will be with me for a long rime

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Takes our breath away too ... every day we have to pinch ourselves !!! We are so pleased that you had a great time and thanks for such a great review. Best wishes Ian & Jane
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  • 5 of 5

Harewood Cottage is amazing, the cottage interior is lovely and everything you could need is catered for. The gardens are beautiful and the scenery and views are stunning. Ian and Jane are lovely people who really care that you enjoy your stay. I can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time. Calstock really is a hidden treasure and it's to a pleasure to be able to share it. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Best wishes Jane & Ian
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Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $138.49
Cleaning Fee $41.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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