If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. The Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And not just country walks either - there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active,from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing.
|Cotehele boat trips||
Board Shamrock's support boat the 'Nancy Belle' for a two-hour cruise up the Tamar to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the valley. £15. Times and dates vary accoring to the tide. Find details on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele or ring 01579 351346 for details and to book.
Gallery & Shop. Patchwork / Decorative Art workshops & classes. Cowslip Workshops is situated on a small family-run organic farm, with stunning views of Launceston and Dartmoor beyond.
|Rowse Farm Cottages||Cornwall, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly||
Three luxury, self-catering cottages set in a beautiful, private, 40 acre estate near the Tamar Valley in Cornwall.
|China Fleet Country Club||Cornwall, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, By the River||
Set in 180 acres of exquisite countryside, on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, China Fleet is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. Just 10 minutes from Plymouth’s city centre, sitting on the stunning Tamar estuary, it provides the perfect opportunity for a break away from suburban life. Whatever your age, interests or work pattern, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love at China Fleet. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are dedicated to making sure you have an enjoyable visit each and every time and are always working to meet your needs in any way possible. With an extensive offering to suit all lifestyles, you can visit to work, rest or play, making the most of our accommodation, Health Club-leisure facilities, golf, dining in our Brasserie or restaurant, spa, events or meeting room facilities in a truly breath-taking location
|Port Eliot Estate||Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Free Parking, Public Transport Nearby, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Luggage Transfer Available, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River||
Port Eliot, a Grade 1 listed house and grounds, opened to the public for the first time in March 2008. Home to the Eliot family since 1564 Port Eliot is one of the most magical and hidden stately homes in England with a long and fascinating history.
|Tre Pol & Pen||
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We believe that the best meals come about when friends, food and family meet.
Our store is about bringing people around the table to share and enjoy food they love whether at our store & kitchen or at home.
Welcome to Valenti’s Gelato-Venue. Plymouth's Premier Ice Cream Parlour
Gelato-Venue serves an ever changing range of delicious award winning ice creams made from the best quality local and traditional Italian ingredients made fresh for you in the Tamar Valley. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks, freshly made hot waffles or crepes, indulgent sundaes or even just a good old fashioned cornet with a dollop of local clotted cream and a flake! You’ll be happy you stopped in.
Open every day, from 10 until 10pm.
|Bull Pen Gallery, Cotehele||
Cotehele's Bull Pen Gallery.
A showcase of ever-changing high quality craft from professional West Country Makers.
See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/place-pages/96/pages/opening-times-calendar for opening times.
|Just Be Coffee and Wine Lounge||
Just Be is a place where you can truly relax and enjoy the remarkable surroundings of the waterside at Saltash, whether you are choosing from the freshly prepared selection of food dishes, enjoying one of our great coffees or teas or sampling from our extensive list of fine wines and craft beers.
Exciting organic local food. Coffee, Light lunches, teas and special evenings.
|Coombe Trenchard House & Gardens||WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, For larger groups||
Coombe Trenchard is a country house wedding venue like no other.
An Edwardian private house on Dartmoor in Devon, offering exclusive use in a characterful home originally designed by Walter Sarel for entertaining (see its totally unique Disappearing Wall). Owners Sarah and Philip have lovingly restored this Arts & Crafts beauty, and enjoy sharing it with others.
|Around the Valley Tours||
Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.
|Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park||
Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Miraculously the walls of his red stone Tudor House survived a direct hit by bombs in 1941 and it was restored by the Earl in 1958.
|Louis' Tea Rooms||
Louis' Tearoom is situated right by the entrance to Kit Hill Country Park, with stunning views towards Plymouth Sound.
|Port Eliot Weddings||Cornwall, Free Parking, Public Transport Nearby, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River||
For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.
An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke wedding celebrations, each as individual as the couple at the heart of them. As a private house with extensive grounds, a superb contacts book and an open mind, it provides an unforgettable setting for all styles of celebration.
|Cotehele (National Trust)||
Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. The house is open daily from April to the beginning of November. The mill is open every day from mid March to the end of October.
|Barn Restaurant at Cotehele||
Originally a 15th century tithe barn. Specialises in locally sourced, seasonal food. Patio seating available. Licensed. Open daily mid-Feb to 31st December (except 25th and 26th December). Private Parties welcome. Dogs welcome in the patio.
|Lifton Strawberry Fields Farm Shop||
We are a farm shop and restaurant. Producing food from the farm to stock our shop and resturant.
|Gospenheale Barn||Cornwall, WiFi, Working Farm, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Great Views||
In 2017 Gospenheale Barn won a Visit England ROSE Award for this excellent self catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. Set 5 miles west of Launceston in a quiet hamlet, the Barn enjoys wonderful views of the North Cornwall countryside.
The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay is open daily from 10am to 4pm. After a brisk walk enjoy a light lunch and a glass of wine or an afternoon cream tea. Your dog is also welcome.