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Exceptionally pretty and quintessentially Cornish like it's namesake, this wonderful dog-friendly cottage for two is a hidden-away delight.

At a Glance

From £694 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Nestled amongst the woodland, this country cottage for two is utterly idyllic and is a must for country-lovers and couples seeking total escapism. Surrounded by the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you're deep within some of the most beautiful countryside to be found in Cornwall, and with the River Tamar running close by, it's just perfect. Inside the little stone cottage, you'll find modern, romantic country living whilst outside is a pretty garden where evenings stargazing is a must. Being dog friendly, your four-legged friends will just adore country walks whilst being so close to the Devon/Cornish border you can enjoy the best of both beautiful counties.
Living and eating

In keeping with its country style yet embracing modern, open-plan style living, the main space at Demelza is just perfect. At the heart of the room sits the cosy, eye-catching wood burner - a must for cooler days and a welcome sight after a long walk.

To the right lies the pretty, country-style kitchen filled with everything you need to rustle up a romantic feast or two, maybe using some of the amazing local produce to be found in this fertile area. With an electric oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and everything else you might possibly need, it's just right for couples.

To the left of the wood burner lies the sitting room with gorgeous egg-blue sofa and a pretty French-inspired occasional chair as well as nature-inspired artwork. In addition, there's a TV for film nights and a circular dining table and chairs for meals a deux.


The oh-so-romantic bedroom can be found upstairs hidden amongst the eaves. With a gorgeously cosy king size bed, this is a blissful escape to retreat to at the end of a busy day exploring. Fall asleep to hooting owls and rustling trees and wake fully refreshed by the country air. So comfortable is this pretty room you'll not want to leave it, so lazy lie-ins are a must as is breakfast in bed.


Next to the bedroom you'll find the bathroom complete with a bath, overhead shower and heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Just wow! Overlooking the River Tamar, the terrace that surrounds Demelza is the perfect spot for relaxing on a sunny afternoon. With a pretty little arbour, twin recliners, a dining table for two and a fire pit that turns into a barbeque, this is a wonderful location for whiling away a quiet afternoon. Surrounded by trees and totally peaceful, you'll not be disturbed by anything except the amazing wildlife such as kingfishers, otters and plentiful birds of prey (make sure to bring binoculars!).

Should you be looking for additional accommodation, Aurora is in the same grounds as Demelza and is a wonderful option should you wish to travel with another couple, but each have your own private space. You can view Aurora here Aurora

And more!

Lucky you! Demelza is set within 35 acres of private land which belongs to the owners of this retreat and you will have free reign to explore this hidden away paradise. With untouched woodland of oak and beech trees, fields and riverbanks, you have the freedom to roam where you will. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, walkers or trail runners, or if you're not feeling very active, pack up a picnic and search out the perfect spot.


Please note that access is via a long narrow lane with a two-metre width restriction.


There is private parking for up to two cars at Demelza.

Babies and children

Babes-in-arms are welcome - please bring your own equipment.


One large or two small well behaved dogs are welcome at Demelza. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


Demelza has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

At Demelza, you're perfectly located to explore the best of both worlds, being ideally located on the Devon/Cornwall border. Not far from the market town of Tavistock, the gateway to Dartmoor, and the former mining town of Gunnislake, there's plenty to see and do to keep you busy. Cotehele, owned by the National Trust, is a wonderful Tudor house with gorgeous gardens and its own quay. The Tamar Valley itself is a must, boasting some of the most beautiful landscape in Cornwall with an extensive network of footpaths to explore with routes to suit everyone, where the remains of over 100 copper mines can be found along the river. You're also only a short drive from Dartmoor in Devon or Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, which offer a rugged, contrasting countryside ideal for walks or exploring the pretty villages that are dotted throughout the wild landscape. If you fancy being close to the sea, there's Boscastle in north Cornwall and Polperro and Fowey on the south coast whilst Widemouth and Whitsand Bay are each 45 minutes away.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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