Houses, gardens & castles around Tavistock, Devon & Cornwall

Grand stately homes & centuries-old gardens are dotted all over Devon and Cornwall. And there’s always the world famous Eden Project…

Meet at under the arch at the Guildhall in Tavistock

Explore Tavistock

Tavistock is a beautiful and friendly town that is worthy of any visitor, the ancient stannary town possesses world heritage status setting this town apart. The vibrancy and uniqueness of Tavistock is undeniable with a a range of beautiful local independent shops. Don’t miss the famous pannier market, full of fantastic stalls and beautiful crafts. Tavistock has  wonderful architecture, unique shops and amazing locally produced food. Tavistock is well worth a visit. 

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Cotehele House and Quay (National Trust)

This is a fortified medieval house and richly planted garden with a quay, mill and variety of woodland walks, a mile or so riverside walk from Calstock.

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The Garden House

This is 8 acres of glorious gardens, including a two-acre walled garden, with some wonderful panoramic views over stunning South Devon landscape. Teas and light lunches are served in the house.

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Buckland Abbey (National Trust)

This is a 13th century abbey, later converted into the home of Sir Francis Drake. Explore the legendary life of Sir Francis Drake and the Armada.

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Castle Drogo (National Trust)

The castle and grounds are lovely to visit, and during the school holidays there are all sorts of fun and adventurous activities going on for the little’uns.

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Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th-century tower on a mound, built as a prison. To the south is an earlier Norman earthwork castle: to the north, Saxon town defences.

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Finch Foundry (National Trust)

This is an early 19th century forge, powered by three water wheels, which produced sickles, scythes and shovels for both agriculture and mining.

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Distillery Tour

Plymouth Gin!! Ooooh! Yum, yum! Plymouth Gin is the only English gin still made at its original distillery. The Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth, the oldest working English distillery – since 1793.

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Saltram House (National Trust)

This is an exquisitely furnished and decorated 18th century mansion set in a period garden and 500 acre landscaped park.

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Launceston Castle

Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual 13th century round tower keep built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep.

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Lanhydrock House and Gardens

The grandest and most welcoming house in Cornwall, set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the Fowey river and encircled by formal and woodland gardens, lovely in all seasons.

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Tintagel Castle

Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views. Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit the nearby Merlin’s Cave.

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Okehampton Castle

14th century ruins, once the largest castle in Devon. Although ruined, the gravity defying keep still stands tall in its tranquil setting of woodland and with a river running past.

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Dartmouth Castle

It stands in a superb waterside location, guarding the entrance to the Dart estuary. Magnificent battlement views and a fascinating history make the castle the perfect venue for a great day out.

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Totnes Castle

Over 900 years old. On a hilltop with super views over the river Dart. Worth a visit when visiting the lovely town of Totnes.

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RHS Rosemoor

Whatever the season, the garden is a unique and enchanting place that people return to time and time again to find ideas and inspiration.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan

These gardens have been in existence for more than 400 years. This makes a really full day out. Enjoy The Jungle, the productive gardens, the Lost Valley, Farm Walk and the pleasure grounds.

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The Eden Project

The famous biomes, tropical and Mediterranean gardens built in an old used up quarry. Plans for a new building to house a desert landscape in a ‘bowed tennis racket shape’!

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Internationally known gardens with over 700 different varieties of rhododendrons, camellias, blue hydrangeas and specimen conifers. 50 acres in all.

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Trelissick (National Trust)

This tranquil garden and estate is renowned for its glorious position at the head of Carrick Roads, with panoramic views down the estuary towards Falmouth and the sea.

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Glendurgan Gardens (National Trust)

Set in a wooded valley dropping steeply to the hamlet of Durgan on the shore of the beautiful Helford estuary, Glendurgan is one of the great sub-tropical gardens of the South West.

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Morwellham Quay

This is a 1000-year-old riverside village, port and mine set in 200 acres that have been restored and brought back to life. This is just 3 miles from Woodovis.

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play planet

Play Planet

Fancy somewhere nice and easy to take the kids? Play planet are a soft play centre open to ages 0-11.  With  slides, a ball pool, rollers and spider nets to entertain and challenge your children, and a new soft play area just for toddlers, its a safe, clean and family-friendly environment awaits, with staff on-hand to help. Completely indoors so great for a rainy day!

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Golden Hind Museum Ship

There’s so much to see and explore above and below the five decks of the Golden Hind Museum Ship in Brixham, with many hands on-exhibits, giving visitors of all ages a wonderful insight into life aboard Sir Francis Drake’s Tudor galleon.

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What our customers say:

Wonderful retreat

We checked in yesterday and were bowled over by the very warm and welcoming greeting. This site is run by a lovely family the facilities are amazing and our caravan is first class. The site itself is beautiful and very serine altogether first class and I would highly recommend.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2018

Fantastic Stay

I purchased a Super Pod Glamping stay and it was so much fun :) The pod was beautiful, the staff were amazing and the site was just beautiful. Facilities were brilliant and well maintained. It really was a very enjoyable stay, and I would totally come back. Thank you all so much :)

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2018

Would highly recommend

Stayed for a week in one of the static caravans with my partner and 2 small children. The site itself and the caravan were immaculate and the staff were so friendly and helpful. There is a lovely playground for the kids and the swimming pool on-site was great. Would definitely return.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2018

Fantastic site and great staff

Stayed here for a weekend in touring caravan, a lovely site, very peaceful with great staff and great facilities, the grounds are very well kept, the pool jacuzzi and sauna are great and spotless, immaculate and very clean will certainly be visiting again.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2018

Amazing stay!

Me and my partner camped here for a week and have nothing but positive things to say!! We had an amazing week holiday, The staff are really friendly and make you feel so welcome nothing is too much. The pool and facilities were really nice too. Highly recommend to stay here, we will be back!

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2018

Fantastic Site!!!

Just returned from a 2 week stay in a beautiful static caravan. Couldn’t have asked for more. Staff excellent and extremely friendly and helpful. Site was lovely and our caravan was beautifully clean along with the rest of the site. Always a friendly face around. Kids loved it, made friends. Lots to see and do around the area. Highly recommended – already booked for next year!

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Fantastic site. Very clean and brilliantly looked after. Superb value. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely pool, jacuzzi and heat room. Fantastic dog walking field and woodland walk. Would highly recommend. We will be back!

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Would highly recommend

Stayed for a week in one of the static caravans with my partner and 2 small children. The site itself and the caravan were immaculate and the staff were so friendly and helpful. There is a lovely playground for the kids and the swimming pool on-site was great.
Would definitely return.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2018

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