In Calstock, conveniently in the hub of village life (two pubs, cafe and river within yards), a smart attached cottage with lovely, long, elevated views up and down stream from the first-floor roof terrace (table/chairs) and upper floors. At the side, enclosed courtyard (barbecue); at the front, a sunny little paved area (bench) looking over the green (occasional activities/open-air performances) to the river.
Bright, modern kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric range-style cooker with double oven) with smart cream units, tiled floor; utility room (washing machine, fridge-freezer, downstairs loo) and hall (tumble drier in cupboard) with door to courtyard. Cosy, comfy living room with woodburner, TV/DVD/PVR and MP3 player. On the first floor (stairgates), a double bedroom (5' zip-linked bed or 2'6" twin), and a single bedroom with doors to roof terrace; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Top-floor double bedroom with en suite shower-room (suite) and doors to little balcony (table/stools, superb panoramic views, binoculars provided). Limited clothes-hanging space in double bedrooms. Pets permitted in kitchen/hall only. A picturesque and convenient spot for observing and enjoying village and river activity.
Calstock: time-forgotten village (two pubs, shop, single track railway station) on the wooded Cornish side of the River Tamar; footpath to Cotehele House (Nat. Trust), 1 mile. Fun canoeing expeditions. Once a thriving mining valley, now a World Heritage Site dominated by birdsong. Wonderful walks. Annual jazz festival (27 to 30 October 2016). Tavistock, 6 miles.
Over three floors. Three bedrooms: First floor king-size double, (zip-linked to 2'6" twin on request), first floor single bedroom with doors to roof terrace; bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Second floor double bedroom with en suite shower-room and doors to little balcony. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area, utility room.
CALSTOCK Gunnislake 3 miles; Tavistock 8 miles. Calstock is a village in Cornwall, although it stands on the meandering River Tamar close to the Devon border and is dominated by the spectacular Calstock Viaduct, a giant 11-arched structure that still carries the railway line above the River Tamar along the picturesque branch line down to Plymouth. Calstock has been an important quay for centuries, transporting tin, copper and granite out of this important mining area downstream to Plymouth Docks. Today Calstock is a quiet village with a vibrant arts centre attracting musicians and artists from around Cornwall. A mile downstream brings you to Cotehele, a well-preserved medieval National Trust house with glorious gardens sweeping down to the River Tamar. Upstream from Calstock is Morwellham Quay, another important river port and now a living history tourist attraction where visitors can explore a copper mine by taking a train deep underground, admire the working Victorian farm or just quietly enjoy the beautiful Tamar Valley wildlife.
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