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1 River Cottage

Calstock, Cornwall (Ref. 976441)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The cottage was excellent. It was easy to access with the key safe; was incredibly well kept and clean. We really couldn’t find anything we didn’t like about it. Calstock itself has a friendly vibe and there are great walks from the cottage. We would highly recommend. It’s lovely to wake up and see the mist over the river and we had some gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. We’d also recommend dinner at the Boot which is a very short walk from the doorstep.”

    Ms Johnson, New Malden, January 2019

    • “Lovely chilled break, beautiful well equipped cottage. Very comfortable and warm,villagers are very welcoming friendly pubs with lovely food. Great links via bus and train. Plenty to do round and about,walks and places to go. Would definitely recommend.”

    Mrs Stone, Holsworthy, January 2019

    • “My third stay @ River Cottage -so that says something and as usual like walking into a lovely hug of a home. Beautiful surroundings and ideal for walking and nice to have local bus service on door step and train into Plymouth. Just a shame that the village no longer has anywhere to buy any food. As usual a must is the Boot Inn for their infamous Sunday roast (booking recommended). Anticipate will be back”

    Mrs Bush, POOLE, October 2018

    • “We could have abandoned the car for a week as the local bus service was on the doorstep and quite regular.We caught the train to Plymouth from the local station just a 5 minute walk away and were amazed at how reasonable the fare was £6 return,The journey was so picturesque well worth the trip.We did a lot of walking such beautiful walks only a stones throw from the cottage.All in all a wonderful holiday with the x factor a real relax and chill holiday.”

    Mrs White, DONCASTER, September 2018

    • “Excellent holiday let ! Great location for walking and enjoying the local area !”

    Mr Fisher, Waterlooville, August 2018

    • “This is the 5-6 year running we have used Helpful Holidays its always a very positive and pleasurable experience. Many Thanks to all the team that make the above possible.”

    Mr McGibbon, FARNBOROUGH, August 2018

    • “Superb cottage in a lovely location. Everything was perfect and will definitely go back !”

    Mr Garner, LEICESTER, July 2018

    • “A very well equipped holiday home facing the river. Stunning location. Looks like an olde world fishing village with lots of alleyways and narrow roads. Lots of local information books. A very comprehensive wall map in the kitchen with various activities listed. A detailed welcome book. Plenty of nearby woodland walks. Two nearby village pubs serving meals. The Tamar Inn faces the two bedrooms and the terrace on the first floor. The pubs extractor fan could be noisy until after 21.30. The top floor en suite bedroom faces the river. Some additional window blinds would be useful for the top bedroom as the harbour lights stay on for most of the night. There is an ice cream parlour (expensive) on the river front. In front of the house is a small square containing the local social club and village hall. Additional free car park a few yards away. A mile walk from the stunning Cotehele House. Local train journey to Plymouth about 25 minutes. Near to Tavistock and Launceston. The only downside was the next door neighbour who told us on arrival we couldn’t park there. Her criteria regarding parking didn’t match the owners detailed instruction manual. We didn’t appreciate an additional unpleasant note on our vehicle. In summary, great holiday home, great location, shame about the neighbour.”

    Mrs Pratt, Leicester, June 2018

    • “Fabulous little cottage in the beautiful Tamar Valley. It’s a great spot a day the cottage is decked out well with everything you need, including a welcome tray for a cuppa and a few extras like dishwasher tabs, fairy liquid, dishcloths, etc. Little thoughtful extras which give you a warm feeling. It was nice and clean well appointed and we thought Riverside Cottage was good value for money. If there is a niggle it’s that it’s RIGHT opposite a busy pub and a Social Club, so on a hot night with the windows open it’s really quite noisy until chucking out time. The other side of the coin; two nice pubs within easy striking distance serving decent pub grub. The double bed on the 2nd floor is on the small side if you’re used to a Kingsize!!! Overall, we only had two nights and would have loved to stay longer at Riverside Cottage.”

    Mrs Bonsall, Shifnal, June 2018

    • “There were a few issues with the cottage that we would like to mention: -The description does not mention the public car park, children's playground and especially the Social Club right next to the property, which made noise levels high throughout the day and especially in the evening. Noise from the social club ended at 1.15am the first night and then 2.30am the second night. This does need to be mentioned as these nights were not restful. -There was a strong, acrid smell of soot from the chimney in the lounge, which made us cough and made the quietest room in the house less than comfortable. One of the settees also needed replacing as the seat had given way. - The duvets were winter weight, which made the otherwise comfortable beds far too hot. -There were no liners in any bins except the kitchen bin, and no sign of all the various coloured bags for all the recycling mentioned on the kitchen notice board. -It was a shame that the long curtains in the cottage were too long as it made them difficult to close. A small detail that could easily be remedied.”

    Mrs Cooper, CRAWLEY, May 2018

    • “It was a village that was full of life always plenty of people to see . There was a big sailing barge that landed at the quay stayed 2 nights and set off early morning which we saw from the cottage. There were kayakers, and several gigs setting off from the quay. Lots of ducks , lots of picnic tables families came there cos of a playground with Shamrock 2 built for the children to climb on. There was a social club and a pub opposite . Very handy for Cotehele National Trust house you can walk at the side of the river to it . Lots of little villages around and easily reach all parts of Cornwall and Dartmoor and Devon we went to Polzeath on North Cornwall and Looe in Devon rode the train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.”

    Mrs Harding, SHEFFIELD, April 2018

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The Property

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.


2nd Floor1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen / Dining Garage Hall WC Study Sitting Room Utility


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.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Dogs are permitted in kitchen/hall only.

Regional Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Note: Dogs are permitted in kitchen/hall only.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.