Category Archives: Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley Cottages to reopen for Summer 2020

Following the government’s guidance, we are delighted to confirm that we are planning to open from Saturday 4th July 2020 Needless to say, we are going to exhaustive measures to ensure that our hygiene procedures are thorough and consistent, and we are closely following all relevant directives from the government.  There is nothing more important to […]

What’s On Guide – North Cornwall – Christmas & New Year 2019 – 2020

It’s Christmas!  As you can imagine, most tourist attractions (including National Trust properties) have events and celebrations lined up, but here are some extra events in and around North Cornwall for you to consider, in date order.  Have a wonderful time! Mulled Wine & Mince Pie TrainFriday 20th December, 20196:30pm to 8:30pmBodmin & Wenford RailwayPL31 […]

Hamper Giveaway – Dog Photos at the Ready!

Have you stayed with us before, with your four-legged friend? If so, we hope you’ll be in a position to enter our new competition! Read more to find out how. As you all know, we’re dog mad here at Tamar Valley Cottages.  We love meeting all the dogs that bring their owners to stay with […]

The Heritage and History of the Tamar Valley

In our last blog post, we looked into the fascinating geography of our river valley.  This week, we’re dipping our toes into the area’s rich cultural heritage.  From raspberries to Romans, read on to learn about the Tamar’s history. We’re offered a tantalising glimpse into the area’s ancient history on sites such as Kit Hill […]

10 Things to Do in Launceston, Cornwall

To the casual visitor, Launceston may seem like a sleepy little market town with not much on.  Dig a little deeper, and you will find plenty to entertain all ages, both in the town and its surrounding area.  Here are 10 things to do in Launceston – if we’ve missed out your favourite, let us […]

A Handy Guide to Bude Canal

These days, Bude canal is a peaceful walk through rolling countryside, but in its hay day was a bustling and busy transport route.  In this blog post, we dip into the history and give you some recommendations for a pleasant walk.  Any top tips?  Let us know in the comments below.​ The History The canal […]

10 Favourite Plants of Cornwall and Devon

Parts of Cornwall and Devon are known for their sub-tropical climate, and the West Country as a whole is home to some wonderful flowers and plants.  For this blog post, we’ve tried to pick 10 of our favourites, including some slightly controversial inclusions.  Did we miss yours?  Let us know in the comments below.​ Cornish […]

Bird-watching in the Tamar Valley

We’ve just submitted our entry for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2018, so now seems as good a time as any to share with you our surprising findings, along with a few thoughts about the wonderful bird-watching opportunities in the area. It’s definitely one of the joys of living somewhere so rural and unspoilt – […]

What’s On Guide – October Half-Term 2017

It’s here again, and even earlier this year!  October half-term in the North Cornwall / Devon offers a wonderfully diverse mix of entertainment.  Alongside the usual Halloween activities, you will also find everything from classical concerts to supersonic cars, bobbing apples to swimming dogs!  There’s scary, silly, soggy and sozzled!  If we’ve missed an event, let […]

October Half-Term at Tamar Valley Cottages

Autumn is a great time to explore Cornwall with your family, so here are 6 great reasons why you might want to consider spending your October half-term holiday with us at Tamar Valley Cottages. 1) Family Friendly We offer the perfect family getaway to you and your loved ones.  We have over 2 acres of […]