Oh my goodness, The Aval Loft is simply gorgeous! Nestled in the heart of the countryside with the most lush and awe inspiring views stretching out across rolling pastures, ancient woodland and dramatic Dartmoor in the distance, this luxury retreat is the perfect excuse for solo escapes, romantic breaks for two and your loyal pup is most welcome too. Wake up to the morning bird song, spend sunny days relaxing on the loungers interrupted only for a spot of lunch and evenings star-gazing at the celestial displays overhead, at this ultimate blissful 'escape to the country'.
From its humble origins as an apple store (Aval being Cornish for apple) the owners have left no stone unturned in creating luxury boutique style interiors to ensure you have the most indulgent of stays. Step over the threshold and the stresses and strains of everyday life will disappear in an instant. The stylish 'want for nothing' kitchen is a dream for any wannabe MasterChef, with meals served up on the breakfast-bar at the end of the kitchen island, also an ideal place for someone to perch if you believe that too many cooks can spoil the broth! The sitting-area has plenty of space to relax whether cosying up for a film night (there's a full Sky Q package to keep you entertained), snuggled up with a good book in front of the wood-burner or simply admiring the view.
You would not think it could get any better, but when it's time for bed the bedroom is stunning with a bed that is dressed to impress and so super comfy you won't want to get up and an en suite bath and shower room to match - it's quite a sanctuary.
The living accommodation is on the first floor to make the most of the views and can be entered by exterior steps but there's also a door to the ground floor bedroom which saves you having to lumber your bags and cases up and down the stairs - how convenient is that!
Outside, the terrace takes pride of place for you to enjoy the views with a table for relaxing meals in the sunshine and the most fabulous loungers that provide the perfect excuse to simply lie back and do absolutely nothing.
Nestled at the end of a private drive, the friendly owners are sometimes on site staying in their 16th Century home, on hand should you have any queries but leaving you to enjoy your break in peace and privacy.
Set in the tiny hamlet of Lidwell close to the River Tamar and the border between Cornwall and Devon, this is a great base for days out in both counties. You are spoilt for choice with fabulous walks, National Trust properties, open gardens, country pubs and restaurants, and a whole host of activities.
Discover wooded valley and riverside walks in the beautiful Tamar Valley, also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and why not hire a canoe or kayak to have some fun along the river. The historic house and gardens at Cotehele (National Trust) are quite splendid and a quick trip over the border into Devon will take you to the ancient stannary town of Tavistock, and the gateway to majestic Dartmoor, so don't forget your walking boots.
For a good walk ruined the championship course at St Mellion will test even the lowest of handicaps or you might prefer to head to the coast to walk the coastal footpath or along the golden sands at beautiful Whitsand Bay.
After all the exercise you'll need to refuel and the nearby riverside pub at Horsebridge is popular with locals and visitors alike as is the award-winning Springer Spaniel but no trip to Cornwall would be complete without a yummy cream tea and the ones served up at Pentillie Castle are highly recommended but jam first if you don't mind.
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wash-basin and WC
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, combination microwave (convection oven), fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 small dogs only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Welcome to The Aval Loft - the most idyllic countryside retreat for two.
This is a very special home away from home.
The bedroom is quite simply gorgeous.
The en suite bathroom is a real treat.
Just soak up that view - it's a real escape away from it all.
The no expense spared kitchen will certainly not disappoint.
The Aval Loft - is our luxury self catering retreat in the heart of the countryside.
Take a pew at the breakfast-bar.
The lovely sofa invites you to snuggle up together.
The gorgeous sitting-area has everything you could want in your home away from home.
The toasty wood-burner makes this a perfect retreat whatever the weather.
There is incredible attention to detail throughout.
From the sofa you can really enjoy the setting.
The restful tones and most sumptuous bed will ensure you have a blissful night's sleep.
The bed is dressed to perfection.
The styling throughout is stunning.
Take a moment out for coffee and a good book.
One of the original window openings.
Take a peek into the en suite.
The en suite bathroom is a real treat with a super walk-in shower and free-standing bath.
Enjoy some quality 'me' time having a leisurely holiday soak.
Steps lead up to the door into the living-room and there is also a door to bedroom on the ground floor - saves lumbering your cases up and down the stairs.
Enjoy time simply lying on the loungers.
With such a setting you are sure to dine 'out' as much as you can.
Set in the tranquil countryside this is the place to unwind and totally relax.
Just down the road is Horsebridge which crosses the River Tamar, the natural boundary between Devon and Cornwall.
The Royal Inn at Horsebridge is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Hire a canoe or kayak and discover all the delights along the River Tamar.
Spend the day exploring the glorious gardens and historic house of Cotehele (National Trust).
The beaches on both the north and south coast are easily accessible.
The Norman keep of Launceston Castle (English Heritage).