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Make a holiday cottage in Calstock your home away from home

Calstock is a charming village, located on the River Tamar between Tavistock and Plymouth. It is located in southeast Cornwall on the border with Devon. Its waterside location has always been to its advantage and boats that used to ferry cargo (including mined silver) have now been replaced by pleasure crafts, overlooked by a viaduct and the popular Tamar Inn. HomeAway holiday cottages in Calstock are the perfect base camp for exploring the idyllic surroundings of the Tamar Valley on a romantic break.

Holiday cottages in Calstock are also an excellent choice when the whole family is travelling. They can sleep between five and eight people and there are many pet friendly options available. Compared to surrounding areas, Calstock holiday apartments come in at half the price of those in historic Liskeard. Many of the available properties come fully kitted out with all modern appliances and TV/DVD/Freeview entertainment in each room. They also feature beautiful gardens and on-site parking, just a few minutes’ walk away from the village shops and pub.

Things to do

-Heritage attractions: The Tamar Valley Line is a revived branch line that takes visitors along 14 miles of the Tamar River’s edge. Although it provides practical services for commuters and schoolchildren, it is also a wonderful excursion for travellers and exceptional value at less than £6 per person. HomeAway also offers holiday rentals in Gunnislake at one end of the Tamar Valley Line and Plymouth at the other.

-Entertainment: The Calstock Arts Centre offers musical, educational and social activities, as well as performance and arts year-round, for both local residents and visitors taking advantage of holiday homes in Calstock. The converted chapel where it operates dates back to 1910. Entrance is free, but donations are accepted. Any profits raised are used to support and maintain this historical centre.

-Family attractions: The Tamar Donkey Park offers something for all the family to enjoy. Located just three miles from Calstock in St Ann's Chapel, Gunnislake, this amusement attraction features donkeys, goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs and guinea pigs that kids can feed and pet. There is also an indoor play area. After all that activity, there is food and refreshments on site and souvenirs available at the Donkey Bazaar.

-Outdoor activities: Tree Surfers is a family adventure opportunity in the heart of nature. It features a canopy trail that has zip lines, Tarzan swings and even a leap of faith. The whole family can also rent mountain bikes and explore 30 kilometres of woodland trails, or try their hand at archery.

-Historical attractions: A favourite with visitors to Calstock holiday homes is Cotehele, a nearby National Trust site. There is an exhibit called “Life in the Past Lane”, which sets the scene nicely for exploring the ancient Tudor house, and relaxing and dreaming in the impressive gardens. Cotehele is also home to the oldest domestic clock still in its original position.

Weather in Calstock

Like the rest of Cornwall, Calstock enjoys a temperate, oceanic climate. It is among the sunniest areas in the UK, but still manages to have a fair amount of precipitation. December is the wettest month, while July is the hottest, with temperatures averaging over 16°C. February will see the coldest temperatures, averaging 5.5°C.

Travel to Calstock

Being just ten miles from Plymouth there are plenty of options to reach holiday homes in Calstock including train and national coach services. Driving is preferable as this means having transport available to fully explore this lovely area of England. Roads directly to Calstock are minor country class but the main roads of the area are only a short distance away.

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    House #1005866
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      House #442810
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        Cottage #6185153
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            House #1407355
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              House #465476
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                Barn #1690758
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                  Cottage #1863075
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                    Cottage #6816748
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                      Cottage #6071547
                        • 3 BR
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                        Cottage #1868595
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                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #1980716
                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Apartment #6798665
                            2 Reviews
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Bungalow #1690759
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Barn #1690015
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #1690081
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #1690737
                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                      (21 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #1887463
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                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #1652378
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                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                            (45 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              House #8138291
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                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Apartment #1106075
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                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                  Cottage #1770570
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                    Cottage #8121484
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                      Apartment #1788221
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Cottage #416743
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          Villa #1834208
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Apartment #8173914
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Barn #1633178
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                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8153650
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
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                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1868982
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                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #80049
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Barn #1895330
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8060193
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (38 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #8170973
                                                                            38
                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Barn #8052415
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                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #8131539
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                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #6792102
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #6063187
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #8150224
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
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                                                                                        House #6718325
                                                                                        1 Review
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cabin #1952869
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                                                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (29 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #1494292
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                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Farmhouse #1299427
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Barn #8159140
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  Barn #1883065
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                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Cottage #1021676
                                                                                                    21
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Chalet #1112481
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfectly situated property overlooking the river

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful property, perfectly situated. Four adults stayed in the property in October. Initially there was an issue with recreational seating as there wasn't enough for all of us. However a phone call to the owners rectified this problem within an hour even though they were out of the country. I greatly appreciated the speed that this was resolved. The property was an excellent base for exploring. The town of Looe was very charming, full of quaint shops and restaurants. I would certainly stay at the property again. Very reasonably priced, superbly equipped and superbly located.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I have just spent a week here and were delighted with our stay. The information provided in advance by the owner was comprehensive and detailed, probably the most thorough we have ever had and replies to my eMails were quick and positive. The apartment enjoys a superb and peaceful location and, being on a hill above the village, provides wonderful views of the bay and countryside (from the lounge) and Burgh Island and the rocky coast (from the bathroom). The large lounge has huge windows on 2 sides so is very light and, when sunny, warms up without the need for heating. In fact the whole apartment was comfortably warm and we didn’t need to switch the heating on before it came on automatically at 5.30pm. It then warmed up very quickly and retained that warmth all evening. The large, modern TV is very nice and the WiFi worked well with only an occasional signal drop. The kitchen is a good size with plenty of worktop space and all the equipment and utensils that one could possibly want. There is also a nice view of the bay so one has an interesting outlook while doing the washing up. The main bedroom is quite large with a comfortable bed and masses of wardrobe space. The other bedroom, however, is rather small. For a family of 4 the fact that there are 2 bathrooms would be useful. The property was clean and well maintained. The village centre is only 8 minutes away by road or even less if one takes the shortcut across the lawn and adjacent field. There one finds the village shop and Post Office and the Thurlestone Hotel and attached Village Inn. We had excellent, though expensive, meals at both. The surrounding area is very attractive and we enjoyed walking the coastal path in both directions. Hope Cove and Burgh Island are both worth a visit; at this time of year, when the little ferry across the Avon is not running, the island can be reached only by crossing the river some miles inland and then walking across the sand bar from Bigbury-on-Sea when the tide is out. In fact we did it as part of a very pleasant round walk starting from the National Trust car park at Ayrmer Cove near Ringmore. Kingsbridge, to which we went by bus, is a pleasant little town and we whiled away 2 interesting hours following the historical Town Trail. We then had an excellent lunch at the busy Mangetout café. Given the superb accommodation and the beautiful area, we would recommend this property without hesitation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Stunning Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just had a lovely long weekend at No. 74, which is very well equipped and in a stunning location overlooking Plymouth Sound. If you're looking for a peaceful spot with beautiful coastal walks then this certainly fits the bill. A couple of good pubs and a descent café all within walking distance, Perfect !!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016