Calstock is a quirky, lively village with extremely friendly locals. There is a relaxed atmosphere with more than its fair share of characters. It attracts artist, musicians and creative souls. It is situated on the banks of the stunning Tamar River which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall. Calstock is featured in the Sky TV series ‘Delicious’ starring Dawn French.
There is ample opportunity for river trips, kayaking and general watery shenanigans. There are even kayaks to borrow at your own risk! There are numerous walks around the wooded valley particularly around the National Trust Tudor House, Cotehele House estate.
In the village there is a lovely tea shop, Lishe where you can enjoy Brew Tea Co teas, Origin speciality coffee, cakes and savouries. There is also an interesting gallery, The Limekiln Gallery which is well worth a visit.
Just a short 2min walk from the yurt is a choice of hostelries:
The Tamar Inn – A free house on the quayside, offering good quality, reasonably priced pub grub, regular live music most weekends and a great place to meet the locals.
The Boot Inn – A cosy pub with a roaring fire offering fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.
Calstock Social Club – A great venue for watching sport and offering traditional activities such as darts, pool and snooker.Within 10 mins drive you can visit the Tamar Valley Donkey Park or the Tamar Valley Centre where you can find out about the rich history of the valley, go tree surfing at the Tamar Trails Centre and The Who’d Have Thought It Inn in St. Dominic that offers great food, local ales, cider and wine.The village is on a convenient rail branch line with the station a 5 min walk from the yurt. There are regular trains to other villages and Plymouth (25 mins). From there it is possible to explore both counties so ideal for those without transport.