A Tudor house and estate with delightful collections, a garden and its own quay, Cotehele was the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family and is perched high on the hill above the River Tamar. Decorated with tapestries, armour and lots of original features, the inside is testament to its adoring owners while outside there are formal terraces and a valley garden to get lost in, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote leading down to the river. It’s peaceful and tranquil and a delightful place to explore while you’re visiting Cornwall, plus they have an excellent restaurant in the 15th century barn, serving homemade cakes, hot soups, wine, ale and lager.
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Lovely dog-friendly tearoom at Cotehele Quay and nice walks around the estate.
A very nice house and garden but the quay and mill were the best.
A very interesting look in to history with lovely grounds and helpful, informative staff.
On the border of Devon and Cornwall, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park is home to donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs to feed and pet. Guests can also visit Holly’s Café for hot and cold meals or a Cornish cream tea, there’s an indoor play barn as well as a soft play area, and lots of different parts of the park to explore and experience, including mini tractor rides. Opening times are seasonal so do check the website before you visit, and prices start at £7.95 for adults and £7.50 for children.
With over 700 years of history, Buckland Abbey is a magical place to visit with a story dating from the Cistercians who built the abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who influenced it as well as the country. Explore meadows, orchards and woodlands, head to the cider house and peruse the herbaceous borders, there’s plenty to do whatever time of year you visit, and a restaurant for lunch and light snacks when you’re done. Dogs are welcome in parts of the estate and it’s the perfect spot for summer picnics.
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On an industrial estate close to Plymouth, Plymouth Karting is the ultimate playground for grown ups and nearly grown ups complete with indoor and outdoor karting, combat gaming and laser tag. This is your chance to get involved with the latest in motor-sports with features including challenging circuits, separate adult and children or family sessions, a coffee lounge and spectator area, LCD screening to detail scoring, washroom facilities and free parking, and exclusive booking for birthdays and special events available. You can just turn up but it’s advisable to phone ahead to check availability, particularly in larger groups. All equipment, clothing and safety information is provided but do wear trainers rather than flip-flops or sandals, and remember that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
A beautiful moorland course with views stretching all the way to Cornwall, Yelverton Golf Club delivers firm fairways and true quick greens throughout the year. The traditional clubhouse invites you in with a warm welcome, whether you’re a guest or a member, while the 18-hole course brings you challenges, excitement, obstacles and visual beauty all round. Visitors are welcome, with green fees starting at £30. Remember that dress codes apply so be mindful of that before you arrive.
Serving homemade hot food, including a popular all-day breakfast, and family favourites such as cod and chips, sausage and mash and burgers, as well as a selection of homemade cakes and of course, Cornish clotted cream tea.
Open 7 days a week from 9am. Louis Tea Rooms also serve evening meals. A very family friendly venue which even has a special play corner in the family dining room. Also a Farm Shop selling local Cornish products and homemade Cornish pasties too.
Louis Tea Rooms, Kit Hill Approach Rd, Kit Hill, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8AX (T: 01579 389223)
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Had a lovely Sunday lunch. The service was excellent even though they had a motorcycle rally event for the weekend . We had hoped to go back for another meal but time was against us so we will definitely make a point of going next time we’re down there.
A luxury manor house hotel and 3AA Rosette fine dining restaurant with fabulous far reaching views across the Tamar Valley. Here the highly skilled team of chefs produce delicious and beautifully presented modern British dishes with a hint of French. Open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Horn of Plenty Hotel & Restaurant Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JD (T: 01822 832528)
A hidden gem, serving authentic and innovative Indian dishes using only the finest ingredients. Each dish is made to order and prepared according to the taste and preferences of individual customers, and served in comfortable welcoming surroundings by friendly staff.
Balti King Restaurant, 5 New Rd, Callington, PL17 7BE (T: 01579 383818)
Freshly prepared, locally sourced gourmet menu showcasing the very best of Modern British food. Chef/Owner Anton Buttery has carefully designed an exciting, well balanced seven course Tasting Menu to enjoy in this comfortable and welcoming 2 AA Rosette Restaurant. Open for dinner from 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday. Lunch and other evenings by arrangement.
Langmans Restaurant, 3 Church St, Callington PL17 7RE (T: 01579 384933)
A family-run Chinese restaurant and takeaway serving the highest quality Chinese cuisine as well as an English menu from 5-11pm 6 days a week (Tues-Sun).
Also offering a generous 'All you can eat buffet' on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Red Panda, 13-14 Pannier Market, Fore Street, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7AD (T: 01579 383373)
A 3 mile stretch of perfect sand located between Rame Head and Portwrinkle, this is possibly one of the best beaches in this part of Cornwall. It is worth noting though that there are dangerous rip currents, and although there is lifeguard cover May-September, swimming here can be dangerous. Access to the beach is via steep cliff paths, unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushcharis from car parks at either end. The easiest access is from the car park near Tregantle Fort leading to Long Sands beach. The other car park is located near Sharrow Point and leads down to Freathy and Tregonhawke Beach. Dog allowed all year round.
With fabulous views across Plymouth Sound, Kingsand beach is a sheltered sand and shingle beach on the Rame Peninsula in East Cornwall, perfect for beachlovers of all ages. In the heart of the traditional fishing village of Kingsand, the beach is backed by narrow streets of fishermans cottages and the famous Kingsand Clocktower as well as several cafes and pubs to choose from. Dogs allowed all year, no lifeguard cover.
A sand and shingle beach with boats to hire, rockpools to explore and safe swimming, Cawsand village beach is similar to neighbouring Kingsand but is the larger of the two beaches. Historically a smuggling village, 17th century Cawsand retains its narrow streets, pretty cottages and traditional pubs making it popular with visitors during the summer months .
A spacious, grey sand beach that’s popular with families, Seaton Beach enjoys views across the green, surrounding countryside and walks in Seaton Valley nearby. At low tide the beach stretches all the way from Seaton Beach to Downderry Beach. There are facilities close by and there is are two car parks as well as road parking, but it does get busy quickly in the summer. The beach is great for surfing, but do be wary of undercurrents. There’s also a café and beach shop close by as well. Dogs are welcome at the beach all year round.
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Great beach dog friendly and no mess everyone respected the fact they could take dogs there
Great beach easily accessible and dog friendly
Visited Seaton Beach several times during our stay fantastic dog friendly beach with the advantage of having the river as well my dog enjoyed swimming in the sea and the river thoroughly recommend this beach.
Millendreath Beach is a south facing beach at the foot of a wooded valley, in a sheltered cove with soft sand and lots of rock pools to explore at low tide. It’s connected to other nearby beaches by the South West Coast Path. Dogs aren’t allowed on this beach at any time of the year, and there is a reasonably sized car park a few minutes walk away. The beach is popular with families on holiday in Cornwall, and most of the surrounding area is occupied by a holiday park, so there are lot of facilities open to the public.