Published: 26.07.2019

Guide to the Tamar Valley AONB for Cottage Holidays

Looking for a holiday cottage to rent in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? The Tamar Valley surrounds the River Tamar and stretches across from Callington in Cornwall to close to Dartmoor National Park in Devon and is a scenic part of the West Country for a cottage break.

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What the Tamar Valley Offers for Self-Catering Holidays

Although many holidaymakers think of the Tamar Valley as a good place to stay for nature holidays, walking and cycling, the valley is a productive agricultural area with orchards and soft fruit market gardens.

The salt marsh surrounding the estuary of the Tamar and merging rivers Plym, Tavy and Lynher create a valuable habitat for waders and other birds. A cottage holiday in the Tamar Valley is a good way of introducing nature and birdwatching to children. A boat trip would be a memorable activity for young children or perhaps a spot of fishing?

Because this is a holiday area there is cycle hire available and plenty of visitor attractions. A self-catering cottage is one of the best ways for families to holiday because you can always choose to stay in should it rain and watch a DVD or play games.

Facts about Cottage Breaks in Tamar Valley

There are several fishing towns for sightseeing and meals out. Looe is one of the larger fishing towns that has a harbour with boats and sailing trips as well as a popular sandy beach. The nearby village of Polperro is also a fun place to visit. Children would enjoy riding the miniature trams.


There are numerous holiday cottages for family self catering, take a look at what we have on offer in the Tamar Valley and around the scenic Cornish coast.

We hope you find the perfect Tamar Valley holiday cottage for you.

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