Lodge with HOT TUB, St Ann's Chapel,Cornwall situated in the Tamar valley. WiFi. Ideal For Discovering Rural/ Coastal Cornwall And Devon
David and Gabrielle Maddison
- english, french
About David and Gabrielle Maddison
We have lived in Brittany, France since 2000, but have always had strong links with the West Country, where we lived before we left the UK This is our own holiday home and used by us in out of season months to visit family, and is therefore well cared for, well maintained and well equipped. Unfortunately, we can't stay here all the time as our work and business is now based in France, so we offer it to holidaymakers who want a conveniently located base to explore this beautiful and fantastic part of the country. We want you to enjoy the lodge as much as we do and hope that you fall in love with Cornwall too. David and Gabrielle Maddison
David and Gabrielle Maddison purchased this House in 2013
Why David and Gabrielle Maddison chose Calstock
Tymadd lodge is situated on the edge of the park, and is relatively private and has views of trees and the countryside.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very well equipped. Great location for day trips and country walks. Super cosy cottage. And a soak in the hottub hits the spot after a long day out!😊
We had a great week staying here. The lodge is well equipped and the location is peaceful.
Our only negatives would be the showers need to be upgraded or at least sort the water pressure going into the system. There was absolutely none. There is also no screen/trellis to the right of the lodge so when you are in the hot tub the lodge over the road has full view of you. Other than those two niggles we had a wonderful time and would stay here again.
Clean, tidy and we'll equipped.
Dear Richard, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that overall you thought everything was excellent. Gabrielle.
Very good accommodation and hot tub, but WiFi poor.
We had a lovely week. Bedrooms were good size and comfortable, living area spacious, and hot tub was lovely and relaxing especially at the end of the day!
The only down side was the Wi-Fi which was virtually non existent. This makes the advertised heading very misleading as it's sold as a main feature. Very inconvenient if you want to book tickets online.
Having said that the location is great geographically with easy access to Dartmoor, Plymouth, Looe, and Eden Project as well as lovely Calstock and Cotehele to name just a few!
Pleased to hear you and your family had a good holiday overall and the lodge was comfortable and that you enjoyed location and time in the hot tub. We pay a premium for WiFi and I will send your review to our suppliers. There should be a contact number in the lodge if there are WiFi problems, is it still there? If so, did you try it? Or, if you had mentioned the problem during your stay, we could have contacted them for you. Pleased to hear you still had a good time and apologies for intermittent WiFi. Gabrielle
A bit disappointing
Good points first, the hot tub is great, the lodge is comfortable, nicely decorated and pretty much everything you need is supplied.
Unfortunately, there are a few things that are not so good, there is virtually no internet access even though it is advertised, this was a big issue for us as we needed to work whilst away. The views weren't quite what we expected, whilst you can see the trees and field in the pictures, to the side of the property there is a short road for access to a site I think is owned by the local water company, that view is not so idyllic, including a sofa dumped in the road, I have photos, but you can't upload them to this review.
Also the hot tub is over looked by number 53's kitchen window, which can be a bit off putting.
There are other issues, which I have detailed in an email owners, whilst the location of the lodge is good for exploring Cornwall, we won't be staying here again.
Thank you for reponse. Pleased to hear that overall the lodge was comfortable and well equipped for your needs. I do apologise for the internet problems. Unfortunately our provider did not warn us in advance that there were problems during August and the beginning of September. We have only been informed of this recently when I passed on a message from a guest. If we had have known we could have at the very least warned you. We will be looking into this, as it is very frustrating for us and out of our control. The view to the side of the property is indeed owned by South West Water. You have privately sent me two photos of the view of the water board's access lane from the decks. From your photos and from memory, the view from the decks is a country lane, you have to walk along the lane ( which is not allowed and there is a sign stating that) to see the water board's bollards clearly and the dumped chair. I will report the dumped chair to the landlord. At the beginning of the season there was a blind to the side of the property to offer privacy on the bottom deck whilst in the hot tub. I will check with housekeeping to find out what has happened and if it is still there. In response to your private email: I know my elderly parents find one of the slopes leading to facilities impossible, but the other, which they do use, is not such an incline, plus there are paths through the pond area to avoid anything very steep, but I will mention this on my advertising to make it clear. The creaky floorboards ( a result of new cental heating being installled) are on our list of things to do this winter. The plants/shrubs on the bottom deck are there to offer privacy in the hot tub, which from your comment about being over-looked, I would think is a good thing. Everything is cut back back in the Autumn and not during the summer to make sure the bottom deck is as private for guests as possible. Our aim is for guests to enjoy their holiday, but in your case it seems we did not succeed, but we hope you did enjoy some aspects of your holiday.
The property was very nice but not worth the money and we have stayed in better.
If you are asking people to have showers before using the hot tub then it needs an updated shower system due to no water pressure. Needs more towels to be provided.
If its a home from home then it would benefit having a washing machine as there is no where on site for this. It would benefit knowing on the website that the lodge is at the bottom of the hill and that there is a lot of climbing involved if you want to go to the clubhouse. Food was very nice, the young staff were very friendly but the older staff not so. WIFI not good due to being at the bottom of a hill. We chose this holiday because we wanted something more up market then a top of the range caravan that we have done before and didn't want to pay for entertainment we didn't want to use but found out that it was very much a holiday park with poor facilities. small outdoor pool, poor games room and very poor club house. If I'd known all of this and done my home work better and would have spent my money else where. We feel that your welcome book in the lodge and your website needs to be updated, for pictures all around so that people can see what they are looking at on every angle.
Pleased to hear that you thought our property was nice, because that is the only thing we have complete control over. As far as price is concerned, we know we are competitively priced for the accommodation we offer. It is standard practice that you should shower before using a hot tub. If you had contacted either my housekeeping service or us, we could have arranged for you to have more towels. The kitchen is designed so that you have a choice; washing machine or dishwasher? We chose dishwasher as our housekeeper offers a laundry service, mentioned on our HomeAway advert and also in the letter sent to you. Our phone number and that of our housekeeping service were given to you before your holiday and are also left in the lodge. There were water leaks on site while you were there. I emailed to ask if it was causing water pressure problems, you said, ‘No’ - so, I am confused by your comments. I am also very confused by your remark starting ….We chose this holiday because…You say you didn’t want to pay for entertainment-which you didn’t-and then criticise the ‘club house’ for some free entertainment they provide. It is not a club house it is a bar that offers food, drinks and some entertainment, which is on site. It is not a ‘hi de hi’ holiday site and is not advertised as such. The bar and restaurant will be pleased to know you enjoyed the food. Everything on site is owned by separate companies: The landlord; the bar and restaurant; housekeeping; and reception and leisure. I am not sure which staff you are referring to, when you say the younger ones were friendly, the older ones not so, but I will relay to them your thoughts. We have had a couple of WiFi problems this year and I can only apologise for this - frustrating for us as we pay a premium for this service, but there is a phone number left in the lodge for guests to ring if there are internet problems. They have told me that you did not contact them. Yes, our lodge is at the bottom of the park and one of the routes to the bar, restaurant and facilities is quite an incline, the other much less so, with paths around the lakes to make this route even easier. Phone numbers are left in the lodge and sent to guests so that any problems or enquiries can be sorted, or explained to guests during their stay - these things cannot be rectified after the event. In our experience this has always worked for us and it is our aim that we do what we can to make sure guests enjoy their holidays.
Nearest beach is 30 mins away -Whitsand Bay on South Cornwall Coast. Other beaches of South Devon and Cornwall are within easy reach by car.
30 minutes from Plymouth Ferryport. Use of car is advisable, although there is a local bus service, which stops just out side the site connecting the local villages with Callington and Tavistock
Nearest airport - Newquay 62 km,
Nearest railway - Gunnislake 3 km
2 miles from Gunnislake, 5 miles from Callington.
Tavistock, Liskeard, Plymouth, Launceston, Eden Project, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor within easy reach.
Price includes the use of leisure facilities: outdoor pool in summer and indoor heated pool (except Christmas day), sauna, fitness suite play park and tennis. Laundry: take away and return facility available £8.50 per load. Two loads of washing are included in the price of a two week booking.
There are shops and supermarkets in Callington about 5 miles away and a small local shop in Gunnislake attached to the garage about 1 mile away.
Set in the heart of glorious countryside yet just a few miles from the coast and the vibrant city of Plymouth. Bodmin moor and Dartmoor and ideally placed to explore the north and south Devon and Cornwall coastline and beaches.
Nearby is the National Trust owned Cotehele House and Quay, a well preserved Tudor manor house on the banks of the River Tamar. Cotehele has a series of formal gardens near the house, a richly planted valley garden, a Victorian summerhouse and an 18th century tower with fine views.
The neighbouring villages of Calstock and Gunnislake have train and river cruises down the Tamar Valley to Plymouth. Enjoy a day exploring the National Maritime Aquarium, the waterside bars and restaurants as well as the other historical attractions of this famous nautical city.
The nearest beach in Cornwall is Whitsand Bay on the south coast (approx 30 mins. drive)
The lodge is just 4.5 miles from Tavistock, the Devon border and Dartmoor, 2 miles from Gunnislake, 3 miles from Callington and Liskeard is approx 6 miles away. The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are about 45mins drive away. Plymouth takes about 40 mins to drive to and Looe is about 11 miles away. Bodmin and Launceston are approx. 25 minute drive.
The property location is ideally suited for walkers, there are many coastal, river and country walks close by.