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Follow the Mural Trail and take a Cornish pasty back to your holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Callington, Cornwall

Callington is a small ancient market town situated in southeast Cornwall, which is the most westerly county in England. It is home of Gingsters Cornish Pasties and is internationally famed for its mural trail. Although there are many other art colleges in Cornwall, such as St Austell, Falmouth School of Arts and Truro College, there has never been anything like these murals attempted before. There is a Tamar Valley Scene, The Eclipse, Callington in Bloom and so many more beautiful murals painted by the students of Callington Community College.

Places to holiday in Callington

Callington is not a typical Cornish holiday destination, as most people are drawn to the coastal towns of Newquay, Perranporth, Polzeath and Bude for the surfing, or the pretty ports of Looe and Polperro, Fowey, Padstow. Others want to visit the most southerly points of the UK and the surrounding areas such as Penzance, the Lizard and the Isles of Scilly. Hotels and guest houses have catered for family holidays for many years in these popular destinations.

Yet Callington has a great deal to offer and self catering accommodation is the new way to explore the area and take in the trendiest of resorts as well. Callington has many holiday cottages and estate agents in the area receive as many enquiries for holiday homes and cottages, as they do for houses for sale. Cottages give you more freedom to explore and offer a real home from home experience.

Callington is a town with a past and the Heritage Centre and Museum is situated in the old chapel on Liskeard Road. It attracts thousands of visitors each year and its interest extend to all facets of the economic and social history of Callington and the surrounding parishes of Bere Alston, Pengelly, Coombe, Trehill, Saltash, Tavistock, Menheniot, Liskeard and Launceston.

Things to do in Callington

Callington lies to the east of Bodmin Moor and is an area popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders, nature and birdwatchers alike and to the west is the ancient market town of Launceston. Launceston is a mix of elegant Georgian architecture and medieval ruins surrounded by lush woodlands. Sites close to your cottage include the Holmbush Mine, Dupath Well and Morwhellam Quay. Other places to visit include Launceston Castle, Cotehele Manor and the Tamar Valley Line with its unusual viaduct at Calstock. Canoe Tamar gives you the chance to explore the valley by water in an open topped Canadian canoe. Calstock is well known for organic gardening and the ideal place to pick up local product to take back to your holiday cottage.

The Tamar Valley Trail covers thirty miles and Kit Hill Country Park's four hundred acres includes the highest point in the valley. If you are looking for somewhere special to eat Langman's restaurant is hard to beat. The Springer Spaniel is a delightful country pub and VG Deli in Launceston sells organic local Veg, sun drenched antipasti and flavoursome cheeses.

Weather in Callington

Callington's climate is mild in line with the rest of Cornwall, but if you are travelling to the north Cornish coasts it will feel slightly cool if the north wind is blowing.

Travel to Callington

Newquay and Plymouth airports serve Callington, as does the ferry port at Plymouth. The nearest railway station is Gunnislake and National Express coaches and First Devon and Cornwall buses operate in the area.

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                                                                                                      Comfortable spacious cabin

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      I took my 95 year old dad for a couple of days. Plenty of space and everything is on one level, so no hazards. The deck is great but the weather prevented sitting out this time. The only real drawback is the busy main road but the view across the river is well worth it. We played a little game counting the passengers on the hourly train from Liskeard - usually no more than six people, occasionally none!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      A sanctuary from the stresses and strains of modern life, but with all comforts you would want.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I think I struck gold when I stumbled upon this gem of a property. I booked at the last minute after going stir crazy while while recovering from a serious illness. I doubt I will be lucky enough to be able to do that again in the future. Mike and Jean (the owners) proved excellent hosts making me feel very welcome and providing help or directions whenever I asked. The property is situated away from all the stresses of modern life in a secluded valley. The views are stunning and the wildlife abounds, yet you can walk to the village in 10 minutes which has almost everything you could need. I parked the car and hardly moved it again, enjoying walking from the doorstep. If you do want to see more, it is very well situated for access to the rest of Cornwall. The only downside, for me, was that I got into trouble from my wife for over doing the exercise. It is so difficult to stop yourself when the countryside is this nice.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017