Welcome to Thimble Lodge, your magical log cabin.
Relax into your holiday.
Beautifully crafted, Thimble Lodge echoes a Swiss chalet!
Rustic charm at its best in the main lodge.
Enjoy the tranquility of the setting from the bottom of the garden with a second alfresco area!
Beautifully constructed, enjoy a stay at Thimble Lodge throughout the changing seasons.
And relax...
Utterly charming and a fabulous place to stay for a romantic getaway.
The Cornish countryside at its best.
The small but perfectly formed kitchen area is in a separate cabin to the main lodge.
Treat yourself on holiday.
The fabulous wood-burner will keep you toasty throughout the year.
A quiet corner to catch up on some holiday reading.
There's even a TV if you can draw your eyes away from the view!
The WC is tucked away here with the shower tucked around the corner.
Every space is perfectly utilised.
Just gorgeous, the kitchenette and shower cabin are located to the right of the main lodge.
The view from the verandah takes in acres of woodland and Thimble Hall to the left.
While away time, just sitting and admiring the view.
Imagine waking up to this view every morning.
With 36 acres of woodland and countryside to explore, you may never want to leave.
Thimble Lodge is very private and your only neighbour is Thimble Hall next door.
Say hello to some of the local residents.
A romantic bolthole and you can even bring your dogs.
Plenty of space for parking.
Royal William Yard and the Barbican, Plymouth have lots of cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars.
The Folly, overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Catch the passenger ferry from Plymouth to lots of lovely places.
The Tamar Valley is a great place to explore.
There are miles of trails to explore on Dartmoor either by bike or on foot.
Beautiful Dartmoor.
Walkham Wood in Dartmoor, enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Cuteness overload!
Pick up the coast path for some stunning scenery.
Pretty Tavistock has some lovely riverside walks.
The ancient Pannier Market takes place every Tuesday and Saturday.

Thimble Lodge

4833

4.6 miles W of Tavistock / Sleeps 2 (no children under 2)

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7 Nights from £483

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

Nearest pub

The Royal Inn (1 mile)

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

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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

Cotehele Gardens (3 ¼ miles)

The greater estate is a wonderful place to take your dog. Wander along miles of wooded paths with views of the river and surrounding countryside. Walk to the Old Quay and Discovery Centre or perhaps take a boat trip on the river in summer.

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

June 2021

Great Day Out

We had a lovely day out here. So much to see. The walk around the area is free so that is what we did. We also took a picnic so the only expensive is the car park fee. The house, mill and car park are free for National Trust members or £10, £6 and £5. The grounds are well signposted to walk round and it is mostly level. Nice shop and cafe too.

Nearest town

Calstock (3 miles)

Perched on the banks of the great Tamar River, the historic waterway that divides Devon and Cornwall, Calstock is a pretty village full of whitewashed cottages that tumble down to the water’s edge. The skyline is dominated by an imposing viaduct that spans the river; an endless stream of boats of all shapes and sizes sail through the arches throughout the day. It is impossible to visit Calstock without getting on the water at least once – try a trip on the Tamar Passenger Ferry – a lovely open wooden boat which plies the river between Calstock and the National Trust’s historic Cotehele Quay.

Also nearby

Cotehele (3 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.

Tree Surfers Tavistock (2 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.

Tamar Trails Centre (2 miles)

You'll be spoilt for choice here with walking trails, mountain biking, bike hire, geocaching, tree top activities, bushcraft and canoe trips. Plenty to keep all the family occupied and there's a cafe, perfect for when you need to re-fuel.

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

June 2020

Fantastic woodland experiences for everyone.

Everyone can enjoy tree surfing, mountain biking, walking, cycling, running and horse riding along miles of well maintained trails, set amongst the ruins of the tin mining era. A wide variety of walks from level to more challenging take in stunning scenery between the Tamar river and Morwellham Quay.

Tavistock (4 ½ miles)

Big by Dartmoor standards, Tavistock is a town that seems to have everything - fancy restaurants, a historic market, a cinema, lots of shops and some good attractions, too. Plenty to do here on a rainy day.

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

July 2021

Market Town

Lovely to wander around. Independent shops and market stalls. Beautiful river to walk along. Easy to walk into the town or the other way to the larger supermarkets for essentials. We really enjoyed our low key English holiday.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Tavistock - A bit of everything!

What a lovely place! Big enough to have shops like Boots and other high street chains but small enough to retain a independent feel with little boutique gift shops. It made a refreshing change after 5 solid days of holiday gift shops selling mugs and teatowels, to find somewhere that sold normal things!! We still don't know what a pannier market is, even having visited!!! Nice though!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Tavistock

Bustling market town with many independent shops. The Pannier Market is open from Tuesday to Saturday with different stalls each day. Tuesdays are good for bric a brac and antiques. Every other Saturday there is an award winning Farmer's Market in the square. Also an award winning cheeserie. A great place for foodies.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Tavistock is a lovely town with loads of interesting little shops. It's a great way to while away a couple of hours, with a leisurely lunch of course, before heading up on to the moor itself.

Endsleigh Hotel and Gardens (3 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.

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