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).

The Aval Loft


3 miles NE of Callington / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

The Royal Inn (1 ¼ 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 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021



Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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 4 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 4 out of 5 stars

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.

Nearest beach

Hoodny Cove (13 miles)

This sandy cove is quite sheltered and offers a good safe place to swim. There are also great places to snorkel at high tide.

Nearest walk

Milton Abbot to Launceston Walk (3 ½ miles)

This walk is a nine and a half mile section (5) of the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail which starts from the Milton Abbot village post office and takes you through valleys and over hills with stunning views of Bodmin Moor. Follow the directions on the Web site but remember to arrange return transport unless you are planning to walk back.

Nearest town

Callington (3 ¼ 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

Cotehele (4 ½ 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


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


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.

Endsleigh Hotel and Gardens (2 ½ miles)

Dine on exquisite traditional English food in the former home of the Duke of Bedford. The gardens are open to the public.

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

May 2012

Expensive but worth it!

Wonderful setting, beautiful house. It's expensive luxury for dinner but afternoon tea is well worth it. Be sure to book ahead.

Lakeside Gallery (3 miles)

Take a peek at the Tolkien Collection - 70 paintings and drawings commissioned by the original publishers of Tolkien’s books.

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

May 2012

A must for Tolkien fans

Amazing pictures from the Lord of the Rings.

The Barn Climbing Centre (3 ¼ miles)

An indoor climbing wall with bouldering and leading, plus a fully- equipped climbing gear shop. Taster sessions with qualified instructors available.

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

June 2012

Good rainy day fun

The best climbing wall in the SouthWest. There is also a giant boulder for free climbing. Great for children and adults alike - and they make good coffee too!

Tree Surfers Tavistock (3 ¾ miles)

Tree-top ladders, rope bridges and zip wires to get the adrenalin pumping.

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

December 2016

Brilliant Fun

My partner & children have done this and they loved it. The staff were fantastic & the place is very well run. Highly recommended.

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