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Secret Lookout

Calstock near Tavistock, Cornwall, Cornwall (Ref. 1137236)

Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “On arriving at the cottage we were very pleased with the lovely location, very clean and exactly how it had been described.”

    We did have a slight problem with the boiler not working but a quick call to the owner and it was sorted

    We did have a slight problem with the boiler not working but a quick call to the owner and it was sorted

    - Julie, September 2023

    Thanks for being such great guests - so pleased you had a good time and enjoyed the local delights in the village and beyond ! Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with Smart TV and woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking and public car parks nearby
  • Enclosed front patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub and River Tamar, 0.2 miles
  • Short drive away from an array of South Cornwall beaches
  • Note: Steps up to entrance of property, may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues

The property

Overlooking the River Tamar in the quaint, Cornish village of Calstock lies the brilliant, two-bedroom holiday home of Secret Lookout.

With an enclosed front patio, that acts as a sun-trap for you to sit and and what the comings and goings of Calstock and enjoy the river views.

This home also boasts a collection of superb living spaces to enjoy the river view, and a fantastic location within the outstanding Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming property makes an idyllic base for families or a group of sharing friends looking for a relaxing, self-catered escape just a short drive East of the Dartmoor National Park.

Park up either roadside or in the free train station car park before you step up into your stunning new lodgings.

On the ground-floor, you will find solid oak flooring throughout an immaculate, well-appointed kitchen/diner featuring the granite worktops of a breakfast bar, large dining table, and a woodburning stove, along with a plush sitting room with inviting seating and a sleek, wall-mounted Smart TV.

Downstairs on the lower-ground-floor, you will find a utility space housing laundry facilities, and an additional cloakroom.

When sleep calls, head up to the first floor where you can refresh under the refreshing waters of a rainfall shower in the elegant bathroom, before you settle down for a well-earned rest in either a plush super-king or a sumptuous king-size on luxury deep memory foam mattresses, the latter of which enjoys access to a private, roofed terrace with corner sofa that looks out upon the flowing waters of the River Tamar.

If you can tear yourself from your amazing new home, head out to explore what your local area has in store.

A brief car trip to neighbouring Gunnislake will bring you to The Cooperative where you can stock up on homely essentials, whilst a delicious pub lunch can be enjoyed in Calstock at either The Tamar Inn or The Boot Inn.

During your stay in the village, you can also embark on a hike along the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, if you're up to the challenge!

The attractions of Morwellham Quay, the National Trust landmark of Cotehele, and The Tamar Valley Donkey Park are also just a short car journey away.

For a full day out, head east into the Dartmoor National Park, where the noteworthy landmarks of Wistman's Wood, Combestone Tor, Bellever Moor & Meadows, the Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, and the National Trust locale of Hembury and Holne Woods await eager visitors.

All of this and more is yours to enjoy when you book Secret Lookout.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.

A delightful award-winning market town, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of independent shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool. This is the perfect destination for country lovers who enjoy the convenience of an interesting town on the doorstep. There is excellent walking on Dartmoor, cycling on The National Cycle Network no. 27, renowned game fishing, gardens of distinction and various National Trust properties nearby. Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay, Historic Royal William Yard and the fascinating museum, The Box, showcasing history, art and hosting an archive for Plymouth and the South West. Torbay, the Eden Project and the sandy surfing beaches of Devon and North Cornwall are all within an hour’s drive and provide activities to keep all the family happy. Tavistock is a wonderful all-year-round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas