In one of Cornwall’s many areas of outstanding natural beauty, Tamar Valley Resort offers guests great value accommodation in a convenient location for those wanting to explore both Cornwall and Devon.

Situated just two miles from the banks of the River Tamar, and within a short drive of Callington in Cornwall, the facilities and position of Tamar Valley Resort make it a good choice for families and groups of friends wanting a well-placed, comfortable base from which to discover the South East corner of Cornwall.

The self catering accommodation at Tamar Valley in Cornwall comes in a variety of forms – a versatile mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom alpine-style lodges, houses or spacious single storey holiday homes; several of which boast private hot tubs and decked balconies.

Boasting not one, but two heated swimming pools, a sauna, gym, tennis courts and an outdoor play area for little ones, Tamar Valley Resort has plenty to keep active guests entertained. For more relaxing pursuits, meander across the 20 or so acres of grounds within the resort interrupted only by a small stream. Stop off after exploring to enjoy a relaxing meal or snack in the on-site restaurant.

Stay in Cornwall – Hop Across to Devon

11 Miles from Liskeard
An ancient, but thriving little market town offering independent traders and a variety of feature buildings on the fringe of Bodmin Moor. Get your feet wet at Siblyback Lake trying out any number of water sports or take it easy on the Looe Valley branch line – a traditional railway trip to the seaside town.

18 Miles from Whitsand Bay
A long stretch of sandy bays reaching from the traditional fishing village of Portwrinkle to the dramatic peninsula of Rame Head – all easily

<accessible by foot along the South West Coast Path. This pocket of Cornwall is especially popular with ramblers and divers. Explore medieval forts, chapels and historic smuggling coves along the way.

18 Miles from Plymouth
Across the border in Devon lies Plymouth – a city steeped in maritime history and famed for having the highest concentration of cobbled streets in England! Shop ’til you drop in the city centre, before taking a relaxing stroll along The Hoe – an expanse of green lawns overlooking the majestic harbour known as Plymouth Sound.

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Beaches Near the Resort

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay – just 17 miles away
A sand and shingle beach boasting a harbour and small rock pools – this beach is split in to two. The left side (looking out to sea) is called Finnygook Beach and is popular with experienced surfers (dogs are also permitted here all year round). To the right is another expanse of sand and shingle popular with families. Please be aware the car park is a 5 minute walk and access is quite steep.

Seaton Beach, Seaton – just 18 miles away
A grey-ish beach bordered by lovely greenery and offering facilities nearby – this is a family favourite. At low tide, you can walk or paddle across to Downderry Beach, or if you would prefer to stay on dry land, explore the very pretty Seaton Valley. Access to the beach is level, but be warned the beach is popular so on hotter days, come early!

Whitsand Bay Beach – just 18 miles away
3 beautifull miles of sand await at one of South East Cornwall’s best beaches. Access here is steep and probably not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, but there are several points at which to access the beach.

Further afield
Just under 30 miles away is Cornwall’s altogether different North coast – with harbour towns and villages like Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac – all quite rocky, but sandy beaches are never far away. To get our local advice on your nearest sandy beach, just drop us an email.

Things to do Nearby

A Full Timetable of Activities

The team at Tamar Valley Resort offer a full timetable of activities for our guests’ entertainment; with everything from line dancing and quizzes to pool discos and swim school sessions.

(Please note, this timetable is subject to change and if there is an activity you are particularly interested in, it is always worth giving us a call before booking to ensure there have been no changes.)

Active/Extreme Outdoor Pursuits
The Tamar Valley region offers some excellent facilities and areas for sports – extreme and otherwise! Thrill-seekers can rejoice at the variety  of extreme sports on offer locally.

Try tree-surfing or other tree-top shenanigans, with activities for all ages: Read more here

Explore the Tamar Valley in an off-road 4×4 driving experience: Read more here

Test your skills on two wheels and ride through the very popular Gawton Gravity Hub on mountain bike: Read more here

To really let off steam, join in a group game of paintball (for younger players there is Airsoft) – with 4 game formats and over 16 acres of space to explore, this will really put you to the test: Read more here

On the Water
Tamar Valley and its environs has some great lakes and of course the River Tamar right on its doorstep. What better way to see Cornwall, than from the water?

Hire a canoe or join a group on a trip down the River Tamar to see both Cornwall and Devon from the water: Read more here

Bodmin Moor’s Siblyback Lake is a wonderful place for dipping your toe in the water. From rowing boat hire to wakeboarding and trout angling: Read more here

Take a boat trip and put your feet up while you enjoy the scenery or get involved and indulge in a spot of fishing: Read more here

Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes
Just a short drive from Tamar Valley Resort is Cotehele, a splendid example of a Tudor estate complete with its own quay, water mill and extensive grounds: Read more here

Take in breath-taking views from the top of the round keep of Launceston Castle – or picnic in the grounds with far-reaching rural views: Read more here

Experience the unique both inside and out at Antony House – a location so unique it was used in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland: Read more here

If you want more ideas for things to do near Tamar Valley Resort, why not contact our guest experience team who will be very happy to offer some suggestions and recommend the best places to visit. You can contact them by emailing or call them on 01326 573808.

For Little Ones Staying at Tamar Valley Resort

A Full Timetable of Activities

The team at Tamar Valley Resort offer a full timetable of activities for our guests’ entertainment; with everything from line dancing and quizzes to pool discos and swim school sessions.

(Please note, this timetable is subject to change and if there is an activity you are particularly interested in, it is always worth giving us a call before booking to ensure there have been no changes.)

Swimming Pools
There are two pools within the resort at Tamar Valley – one outdoor and one indoor, but luckily both are heated! There is also free WiFi available around the pool areas for anyone not swimming so that you can stay connected throughout your holiday. The outdoor pool is usually open from June to September and the indoor pool is available year-round – if you wish to check pool opening times, please just give us a call…

Parks, Playgrounds and Woodland
Take the little ones to explore the parkland around Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park: Read more here

Visit the Tamar Valley Donkey Park where your children can get up close and learn more about donkeys, sheep, goats and pigs as well as other smaller animals: Read more here

Cross the border to Plymouth and enjoy a family day out overlooking Plymouth Sound, a very picturesque harbour. There are trampolines, crazy golf and equipment including a wheelchair roundabout and accessible swings: Read more here

Theme Parks and Museums
Immerse yourself in all things Victorian at this themed village, quay, mine and farm: Read more here

An immense adventure park that will keep families entertained whatever the weather – Ride the miniature railway or hide inside the hobbit house underground: Read more here

Go vintage this year in Cornwall and visit Dingles Fairground Heritage centre where the past comes to life in the form of live exhibits and rides for the family: Read more here

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For Four-Legged Friends Staying at Tamar Valley Resort

For long country walks, you will be spoilt for choice around the Tamar Valley, and having a pet need not restrict your options!

Located between Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor is the popular Kit Hill Country park which is dog-friendly. Here you have 400 acres of open space to explore either by wandering at leisure or by following one of the guided tracks: Read more here

In terms of beaches for your pet to get sandy paws, head down to Portwrinkle Beach, though please be aware that only half of the beach is dog friendly and seasonal restrictions may apply. A safer bet would be Freathy Beach on Whitsand Bay on Cornwall’s South coast – it is a shingly beach, but dogs are allowed all year round.

There are several dog-friendly family attractions around the Tamar Valley, to get some suggestions, please get in touch by emailing