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Whimplestone | Luxury Self-Catering Farmhouse | Tamar Valley


  • On the Map This luxury self-catering property is near the village of Calstock on the Devon/Cornwall border within the Tamar Valley. Not far from Tavistock, Plymouth, Gunnislake and Launceston.
  • By Train Gunnislake train station is less than a mile away (but up a steep hill!) and has regular connections to Plymouth, with a direct First Great Western train service running from Plymouth to London Paddington and Exeter.
  • By Air Newquay airport is approximately one hour away from the property.

Please note the property location is approximate only, in order to protect the owners privacy.


Perched on the border of Devon and Cornwall, where the River Tamar narrows and curls, this old mining town offers valley walks and river fun.

The former mining village of Gunnislake has greenery and history for guests seeking an accessible weekend away. Just off the main roads that cross the county line, the village has well-stocked shops and pubs to keep you in supplies, especially if you plan to get out and about on one of the many walking routes through the green surrounds. Following the pathways along to Chilsworthy, just east of town, the ramble takes in a non-tidal quay and old engine houses; keep a lookout for osprey, barn owls, spoonbills, peregrine falcons, beautiful kingfishers and the occasional dragonfly.

Being surrounded by water, aqua fans will want to hire a canoe and paddle along to Calstock, past stunning banks of beautiful scenery. The route takes in Morwhellam Quay; stop off for a look at the Mine & Craft Centre to catch up on the history of the area. Children will love the fun underground train ride, and adults will appreciate a little side visit to the brewery (bottled ales sold in the local shop). Back in the canoe, and Calstock is a great place to haul in, a pretty river village with sweet cottages and shops lining the narrow streets, and its own 120-foot tall viaduct.


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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