Welcome to Piran's Retreat.
The setting is simply glorious.
After a day exploring this special part of Cornwall come back and relax .
The luxurious bedroom.
Pitch up at the breakfast-bar to enjoy your holiday meals.
Start the day with a healthy breakfast.
Planning the day ahead you have a selection of guide books, maps and leaflets to inspire you.
Enjoy some holiday reading - just some of the selection on offer.
Treat yourself to a well deserved break, whatever the season.
Lovely touches throughout.
Take a peak inside the bedroom.
Snuggly bathrobes are also provided.
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Of course there is a super stylish en suite shower-room with a large shower, a WC...
...and a fabulous sink.
Lovely fluffy white towels are provided.
and handy hooks.
WOW! The far reaching views are very special.
Enjoy time chilling on the garden swing seat, taking in the surroundings.
Pretty planters.
A stay at Piran's Retreat is a chance to reconnect with nature.
Take a hike along the coast path to discover breathtaking views.
The pretty fishing town of Looe. Enjoy a traditional day at the seaside, try your hand at shark fishing or indulge in a fish and chip supper.
Cotehele House and Gardens (National Trust) are well worth a visit.
The Tamar Valley is quite stunning - whether you spend time by the water or on the water.

Piran's Retreat

4465

2.5 miles NW of Callington / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £386

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Church House Inn Linkinhorne (1 mile)

Situated next to the church, here you'll find a traditional rural village pub with outside seating. The pub recently welcomed new landlords and is open evenings and weekends.

Nearest beach

Seaton Beach (12 miles)

With a gorgeous wooded valley on one side and wide, rolling ocean on the other, Seaton Beach at the foot of the Hessenford valley is a unspoiled gem. The River Seaton runs across the sand and pebble beach, making a great play area for children and those wanting to paddle through shallower water. At low tide, numerous rock pools are revealed at either end of the beach and a large foreshore is revealed, idyllic walking territory for you and your dog. A cafe, shop and toilets are available and there is disabled access.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Popular family beach with a cafe and a car park. A stream running through the beach gave our kids hours of fun building dams.

Nearest walk

Rilla Mill to Stara Bridge Walk (2 ¼ miles)

Just outside the village of Rilla Mill you will find a footpath by the river to Stara Bridge. Take the crossing over the Medieval stone bridge into ancient woodland and follow the river looping back through the trees. Take a left turn up the hill to the next footpath and take the next right back to Rilla Mill.

Nearest town

Callington (2 ½ miles)

Callington is nowadays a small market town, although it once was the gateway to one of the richest copper mining districts in the world. Behind the town is the 1000ft high Kit Hill, crowned by an 80ft stack built in 1858 for the winding and stamping engine of the Kit Hill Consols mine.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Rated 2 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A curious little town with a mixture of shops. The arrival of Tesco's might have killed off the centre a little, but there's certainly no absence of hairdressers! The Trewartha's hardware store is an experience to say the least - prepare to step back in time thirty years! There is little remarkable and would choose to visit Launceston wherever possible.

Also nearby

Lower Tokenbury Equestrian Centre (2 ¼ miles)

They have been providing quality teaching, training and trekking here for over 40 years. Rides and lessons available for all ages and abilities, with rides over Bodmin Moor, an area of outstanding natural beauty, excellent experienced on horseback.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2020

Superb riding in the Cornish countryside

We took our horses to Lower Tokenbury to ride their woodland trail, the setting and facilities are fantastic, I cannot recommend them enough.

Stara Woodland (2 ½ miles)

A collection of three woods, Broad, Colquite and Trevovis. Premissive and public paths run through the woodland which is run by community groups and volunteers. You'll find wildlife, ancient forest, mature oaks and river with cascading pools.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2020

Beautiful and peaceful woodland with good paths.

Enjoy a stroll by a river to a wonderful waterfall and perhaps picnic whilst enjoying tranquility and birdsong in this lovely woodland. Maybe you'll see local wildlife including woodpeckers, buzzards and if you're lucky you might hear the cuckoo! Deer frequent this area and perhaps you'll be afforded a glimpse of Mr. Fox. Please remember to take all your rubbish home with you.

Cotehele (6 ¼ miles)

A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period. The estate is open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year, dogs are welcome in the grounds and there's miles of woodland paths and countryside to explore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Cotehele

This is one of the most beautiful houses in UK. Well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Stoic British carried on in AWFUL weather!

Wonderful House, Gardens, grounds and shops..AWFUL half term weather, but we braved it all! NB the house has NO electric lights so visibility in the house is limited on dull days!. Mill lovely and the walk down from the house through the gardens and past the chapel to the quay side and then the mill was lovely....a little slippery in places as it a little steep in parts and was SO wet..but we all remained upright! Lovely Cornish ice creams at the Quay and great bread flour can be bought at the mill shop. Hurrah for the VERY helpful and lovely mini bus driver who can ferry any less able bodies around the 3 sites...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property - I recommend walking the wider estate, including the folly behind the property which gives you a bird's eye view for miles! The walk down through the quay to the mill is stunning, and the waterwheel and mill race is currently being renovated, which is an interesting project. You can even buy flour that has been milled on site.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Cotehele

A medieval gem with a magical garden sloping down to the Tamar. Plenty of walks on the Estate. Highly recommended are the scones at the restaurant on Cotehele Quay - just the thing at the end of a stroll along the river.

The Springer Spaniel Inn (3 ½ miles)

A traditional pub set in the picturesque hamlet of Treburley. Choose from a variety of menus including A la Carte, taster, pub classics and bar snacks. A kids menu is also available with food sourced from local producers.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Morris July 2014

Masterchef winner

Since February 2014, The Springer Spaniel has been owned and run by one of the winners of Masterchef 2012 - Anton Piotrowski. The pub still has the same dog-friendly ambience but the food is even better!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Good Locally Sourced Food

Good locally sourced food with friendly staff. Open fires in winter.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

The Springer Spaniel

Traditional pub in a village location - really easy to get to (just off A30). Have only had lunch here but great menu choice and friendly staff. Oh and (as you would expect) they love dogs so long as there is an owner on the end of a lead!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Gulliford July 2008

Posh nosh in a rural pub

Good locally sourced meat and fish, seasonal vegetables and puddings to savour - The Springer Spaniel is great for lunch or dinner. A little expensive but good value - the portions are on the large side!

The Royal Inn (4 ¾ miles)

This 15th Century Inn on the Tamar river is on the Tamar Trail. Stop off for some traditional home cooking and real ale.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Traditional pub food in a lovely setting

Good traditional pub food, open fires, one side carpeted , the other with old slate floors so it's OK to have muddy boots and dogs. On the Devon side of the Tamar just next to the ancient Horsebridge.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A great traditional pub with a lovely friendly atmosphere and good food. Try the lamb shank if they've got it - it's delicious!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe May 2011

Very traditional but welcoming pub - good home cooked food and a nice open fire. Very atomospheric and popular with the locals - a beautiful setting that would be hard to beat. You must try the beer from the pub's own micro-brewery if you visit.

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