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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

A 4 bedroom lodge in the beautiful Tamar Valley with sun deck - sleeps 6 - 8

The lodge is very comfortably furnished and provides excellent self catering facilities consisting of:


4 bedrooms, 1 double, I king size and 2 twin rooms. All rooms have wardrobes and chests of drawers. Ideal for 2 families or groups. Bathroom and separate shower room with WC - power shower in the bathroom


Fitted and well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, ceramic cooker and microwave


Lounge/dining room with TV and DVD player, selection of books/games and DVDs for your enjoyment

Enclosed Sun Deck with far reaching views across open countryside towards Dartmoor (patio furniture) and a HOT TUB

Bed linen included - sorry no towels (excluding cot bedding)

Electricity is included in the price

Highchair (supplied free of charge)

Travel cot (bedding not provided) supplied free of charge

Stair gate

Car parking outside the lodge for 2/3 cars

Great views from sun terrace: Loxley Lodge is a privately owned holiday cottage in St Ann's Chapel, near Callington. The lodge is situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley backing onto National Trust land. If you are lucky it is possible to see deer running free in the field and buzzards flying over head. We are ideally situated on the Cornwall/Devon border which has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. Positioned within 30 acres of woodland, and with Dartmoor and Bodmin in close proximity, you could not wish for a better base in which to enjoy your holiday. It is the ideal location for a 360° tour of Cornwall and Devon. With over 300 beaches in Cornwall, you will never be more than 16 miles away from one. Make sure you visit Whitsand Bay - as seen on Cornwall with Caroline Quentin and treat yourself to a great meal at The View restaurant.

Cornwall is one of the most diverse counties in the UK, you will always find something to do and something to see. Why not come and visit the Goose fair in nearby Tavistock in October or learn about the mining heritage at nearby Morwellham Quay.

With many wonderful tourist attractions near the park, you can rest assured that you will never be at a loss for things to do. Within a short distance from the lodge is the famous pannier market town of Tavistock and bustling city of Plymouth. No visit to Cornwall is complete without taking a trip to The Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Why not venture to the north or south coasts to explore their diverse coastlines and attractive towns? Or perhaps you would prefer to walk or cycle and take in the breathtaking scenery? From sports activities and tourist attractions to site seeing, there's something here for everyone. Loxley Lodge is a good base to stay when visiting cadets at the Torpoint / Plymouth Navel academy.

The Tamar Valley is a true hidden treasure - you have to see it to love it ! With Cotehele (NT) so near - a walk along the Tamar River to Calstock is a must. If you have never seen the amazing Christmas garland at Cotehele as featured on 'The one show' then put it on your list (December).

During your stay at Loxley Lodge, we would be delighted to offer you free use of the onsite leisure facilities.

Within walking distance of the lodge is a Donkey sanctuary with indoor playbarn. Spend the day with the donkeys and see the great work that the park do with these delightfully gentle animals, fun for adults and children alike. You can even adopt one !

Travel over the border into Devon (3 miles) and view the delights of Dartmoor, visit the sights of filming the Stephen Speilberg film WARHORSE (with locations including Haytor, Combestone Tor, Venford Reservoir, Meavy and Sheepstor)

Free WIFI available in the Manor house during opening hours.

More Details

Robin and Dee Fry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Robin and Dee Fry

Devon and Cornwall has always been a favourite holiday destination for us and so in 2009 we decided to buy our own little piece of it. Since we have done so we have visited the area regularly and are always amazed at how many new places we discover. Being so near to the border with Devon we have the best of both worlds while being situated in one of the most unspoilt areas of Cornwall. We have been taking cottage holidays for the past 20 years and have often found things missing, we have attempted to add those things into our holiday home for our own enjoyment and that of our guests. We hope that you will enjoy our little piece of Cornwall as much as we do.

Robin and Dee Fry purchased this house in 2009

Why Robin and Dee Fry chose Calstock

Loxley is a lovely property which is very adaptable for most needs. With a bathroom/shower room on each floor it is a perfect property for large families and 2 families travelling together. Similarly, it can be an intimate location for couples to enjoy all that the Tamar Valley has to offer. It is very well equipped for most needs and is handy for travel in all directions. If you have never stayed in the Tamar Valley now is the time to visit.

What makes this house unique

We love visiting our little part of Cornwall as It is adaptable with spectacular views over the valley towards Dartmoor. There is something here for everyone. This is Poldark country - we have a rich tin mining heritage in the area, with a chance to visit and experience mining up close. We allow dogs at no extra charge (must have had their jabs/flea treatments please).

Enjoy a glass of wine while sitting on the sun deck enjoying the spectacular views.

*** Loxley Lodge is only 25 minutes drive from Torpoint - so if you are looking for a place to stay while visitng your relatives at the Royal Naval bases of HMS Raleigh or HMS Vivid - this is the perfect choice. Also suitable for HMS Drake via the bridge / ferry. ***

We are part of a group of similar lodges so if you are travelling to the area with a large group - we will be very happy to arrange all the accommodation for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been holidaying here for over 30 years - this is the most comfortable lodge we have been in. Many thanks
Oct 2014
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Calstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , corner bath / power shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The shower room is on the ground floor, On the first floor is a good sized family bathroom with corner bath and power shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor King Size memory foam topped pocket sprung divan
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , first floor - memory foam mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor (2 x 2'6 beds)
  • 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms on the first floor - making this ideal for 2 families or for people with limited mobility. Each bedroom is colour co-ordinated. The first floor king size room has room for the travel cot (please bring your own bedding). All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers. Additional TV.DVD in the main bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
There are 2 bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor for those with less mobility (please note there are 5 steps down to the front door) *** bed linen is included - sorry we do not supply towels *** bedding for travel cot is not included *** WE ARE STRICTLY NON SMOKING. Please ensure you take out your own travel / cancellation insurance.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 31 reviews

Cosy, comfortable and central

  • 5 of 5

Great location just not Cornwall. Tucked away in a corner of the site Loxley gives a peaceful view from its garden. It's cosy but modern with everything you need for a comfortable holiday.

All the info you need from where it's good to eat to the best beaches to go to is there. It's clean, beds are comfortable and has a tardis like spaciousness. You don't need anything more....other than to look foward to a return visit to Loxley Lodge.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our holiday home. We were so pleased to read that you enjoy it as much as we do. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Cosy, warm and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Loxley Lodge. The property was well equipped - plenty of crockery etc. Perhaps a little more storage space in the kitchen for food/drinks but we managed perfectly fine. Plenty of seating and a great patio area for warmer times. Loxley Lodge has one of the best positions on the Holiday complex.

Overall excellent and would probably stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you would like to come back in the future. We do indeed have a very enviable position, the views never cease to take our breath away. Look forward to hearing from you again. Best regards Dee and Robin
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Our Stay at Loxley Lodge

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable well equipped house which generally suited our needs. We would not normally have booked on a holiday park like this but it was fine. If there were any issues, finding a place to walk to and walk the dogs was difficult for my elderly parents. Also, too many nice ornaments within reach of our young children. Overall, a lovely stay, thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our holiday home, we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and it was nice that you gave this area a chance. I was interested to read your comments about dog walking as there are so many lovely walks nearby with amazing views across the valley, one of which is just behind the lodge. The area in general is very dog friendly, however, i do appreciate that your parents were elderly so this may have been an issue with it being in a valley ? We hope that they were comfortable in the ground floor bedrooms however. i was also happy to read that you liked the ornaments and the additional personal touches that we have put into Loxley, most of them child proof but some of them were bought for their looks rather than their practicality so thank you for ensuring none were broken. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes Dee & Robin
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Fantastic Loxley Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay,everything you need has been thought of, even a nice welcome pack even included something for the dog. Loads of information leaflets so we could plan what we would like to see, even with that the owners gave us some great ideas. Will be going again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased to read that you had a good time. There is so much to see in Cornwall - we are still finding places to explore each time we go. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

There were six of us who stayed in this lodge and we all would definately return. Plenty of room for six adults, very nicely decorated throughout. Two good size double bedrooms, one very large twin room and even kids room. We were surprised on arrival when we found a lovely basket full of goodies and to get our food tesco was only 5 minutes up the road. We visited Looe, Polperro, Tavistock, Tintagel an finally Sibleyback Lake where we had great fun Canoeing and Kayaking. Finally we would like to thank you for such great facilities we will definately be returning.

Bex, Lou, Sarah, Amy, Gill and Sian from Haywards Heath West Sussex

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, it is always nice to know we have done something right and that people have had a good time in our little piece of Cornwall. Loxley is very much our little gem and we hope that the extra touches we have added make the stay all the more enjoyable. We hope that we will be welcoming you again in the future.
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Perfect! Beautiful lodge in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in loxley Lodge with my husband, baby and Bernese mountain dog. The lodge was beautifully presented, truely home from home. The owners must be more trusting than me! The lodge was well equipped, lovely and warm and deceptively spacious. And so so quiet!

The surrounding area is beautiful with so much to do. The membership to China Fleet is a great treat and worth a visit!

Thank you so much for a fantastic honeymoon and thank you for the week long March sunshine! Jen and family x

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St Mellion
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
St Ann's Chapel / or on site
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Plymouth dry ski slopes
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Portwrinkle / Whitsand bay
Car: recommended

The Tamar Valley is a hidden treasure with so much to do and see. Whether you want to explore Dartmoor on horseback or try your skills in a canoe on the Tamar River, the choices are endless. The area offers so many opportunities such as golf, cycling, walking or fishing,

The nearest major town is the pannier market town of Tavistock which is the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. Tavistock has been voted best market town in Britain. Tavistock hosts a pannier market 5 days a week. You can visit the home of Sir Francis Drake in Buckland Abbey, Yelverton.

Within walking distance of the lodge is The Donkey Park, Cornwall's only donkey sanctuary, which will entertain children and adults alike. Why not take a leisurely lunch at the 17th century Tamar Inn in Calstock, , followed by a walk through the woods to Cotehele (NT) where you can enjoy a delicious cream tea before heading back.

Whether you travel to the north or south coast Cornwall will never cease to take your breath away.

Other Activities: Canoeing, walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing

Golf: There are quite a few golf courses in the area, China Fleet at Saltash where temporary membership is available with the lodge, St Mellions is a short drive which is open to non residence or alternatively why not try Hardwick golf course which is a mile north of Tavistock, and charges £10 per round during the week and £14 during weekends (prices subject to change)

If golf is not your thing, there are so many walks, NT properties in the area, or why not try Treesurfing, fishing, steam railways, 4x4 off road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery to name but a few.

Ski: There is a dry ski slope in Plymouth which is great fun for all the family.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Dogs are very welcome at no extra charge (max 2) . We ask that you do not allow them on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Kindly ensure that their inoculations and flea/tick treatments are up to date. Bowls are supplied but bring their own towels and bedding with you. Please also ensure that all traces and deposits are removed prior to leaving. Dogs on leads in park.


Deposit and payment
A minimum deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking. Balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to arrival.

We accept sterling cheques or BACS transfer as payment. Pay pal payments - 5% surcharge.

For larger groups there is a similar property nearby which can be booked together.

All adult groups require a £100 good housekeeping deposit

All bookings run Sat - Sat

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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