Halfpenny Cottage in Callington

Welcome to Halfpenny Cottage. This detached cottage is situated three miles from the village of Gunnislake and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin. Two shower rooms with shower, basin and WC (one on ground floor). Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Freeview), DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lawned garden with patio and furniture, woodland area and wildlife garden. Shared outdoor solar heated swimming pool (40' x 20') with covered seating, changing room and furniture, available last week in May to 2nd week in Sep inclusive. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: Pool is shared with owners and their neighbour.


Halfpenny Cottage is a detached cottage set in the village of Harrowbarrow, three miles from Gunnislake in Cornwall. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of two doubles, one of which is on the ground floor and a ground floor twin, as well as two shower rooms. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a shared, heated swimming pool with covered seating area and changing room, a lawned garden, woodland area and wildlife area. Halfpenny Cottage is an ideal base for a family who wish to explore the area, as well as relaxing in wonderful surroundings.

Gunnislake is a small rural village situated on the banks of the River Tamar, offering pubs and shops. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall's far west. The town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is close by and there are many attractions nearby, including the fishing village of Calstock, the Donkey Sanctuary and the National Trust owned Cotehele House and Gardens.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

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Reviews of Halfpenny Cottage

"On arrival at Halfpenny Cottage we were met with the owners who were just a delight, very warm and welcoming, we were made at home within minutes of stepping through the door. This is a 5 Star cottage with 5+ star owners who go above and beyond to welcome and help in any way if you do have an issue. Little touches like tea, coffee and sugar when you arrive, and soap on every sink unit add to the joy of being here. Oh and as a welcome, a fresh handmade cake was made for us which was delicious and very moreish. The accommodation is spacious and super clean, two bathrooms a godsend and a well equipped kitchen makes this a home from home. Space for two cars ... fantastic. The gardens to this property are beautiful and a joy to sit in, late evening all one can here is bird song. The view from the balcony is just beautiful. The property has an adjacent outdoor pool which guests have access to, and is private and secluded, and when the sun is out a real sun trap. A great place for a family holiday and a retreat from the rat race . Wifi is also included which was a real bonus especially for the teenage granddaughter. I cannot recommend this place enough its just beautiful and Harrowbarrow is far from the madding crowd, but within easy reach to everything you want. A great base for a Cornish adventure."

Reviewed by Darren H on 02/06/2019

"Halfpenny Cottage is a wonderful place for couples and families alike. The accommodation is 5 Star and there was everything you needed. It's set in a peaceful location with beautiful scenery. The heated outdoor pool was excellent, with inflatables and toys to keep the children happy all day. There is plenty of garden space to just chill out or have a game of badminton etc. It's an easy commute to all the major tourist traps and there's plenty of informative literature in the cottage to help you decide. All in all this has to be one of the best cottages, an excellent place to stay whatever the weather. We were sad to leave, but will definitely be returning. You'd be mad not to book it!"

Reviewed by Mr Bolton on 12/06/2016

"Halfpenny cottage is a wonderful place for couples or families alike. The accommodation is 5* and had everything you needed. It's a peaceful location with beautiful scenery. The heated outdoor pool was excellent with inflatables and toys to keep the children happy all day. There's plenty of garden space to just chill out or have a game of badminton. It's an easy commute to all the major tourist traps and there's plenty of informative literature in the cottage to help you decide. The Tesco store in Callington is just 5 minute drive away and really easy to locate. The owners Alan & Verona were there to greet us on our arrival. They are so friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. Thank you for the home made cake, the supplies of tea, coffee and milk was a nice touch after a long drive. All in all this is one of the best cottages, an excellent place to stay whatever the weather, sad to leave, but will definitely be returning again. You'd be mad not to book it !!!"

Reviewed by Wile_e_Coyote21 on 11/06/2016

"A beautifully appointed property in a peaceful setting with lovely views. Being on the Devon/Cornwall border it is well placed to visit both counties. As we rented in the winter we were especially appreciative of the excellent central-heating."

Reviewed by Mr Hill on 14/02/2016

"It was clean and stylish and had everything we needed during our stay. The owners were friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for us as a base for exploring."

Reviewed by Mr Kane on 23/11/2014

"Lovely quiet location and owners were very discreet offering advice and tips when needed"

Reviewed by Miss Burfoot on 27/10/2014

"This property is excellent, we cannot praise it highly enough. Best accommodation I have stayed in in the UK. "

Reviewed by Mrs Metcalf on 06/09/2014

"The cottage was itself a wonderful part of the holiday. It had everything that you would require to enjoy your stay. From a heated pool to loads of outdoor space and indoor amenities to be proud of. The area was easy to commute to the main tourist areas, including Lands End, The Eden project, Dartmoor, Looe etc etc. There was a massive Tesco's within 10 minutes and if you didn't feel like cooking there were restaurants within walking distance. As well as great restaurants in Tavistock - 15 minute car journey. The owners Alan & Verona were friendly,helpful and knowledgeable but never got in the way like some owners do, their tips and suggestions were great. Would love to return anytime. It was a wonderful break."

Reviewed by winmum on 13/08/2014

"Fantastic facilities for a family holiday base. Plenty of kitchen equipment and immaculate bedrooms and bathrooms. Beautiful swimming pool and gardens. "

Reviewed by Mrs Brennan on 27/07/2014

"The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Halfpenny Cottage was very well equipped, the swimming pool clean and always available. Hosts were always on hand if help needed. Fantastic cottage and hosts and would definitely recommend it."

Reviewed by Mrs Monk on 20/07/2014

"We have just returned from Halfpenny Cottage. Being 5 adults and an 11 month grandson the cottage had everything we needed and much more. It is set in lovely surroundings with beautiful views from the cottage, where you can sit outside on the large veranda if you like. The amenities are tip top with the owners (Alan & Verona) kindly providing us little extras that you just don't expect i.e dishwashing & washing machine tablets. You are made to feel very welcome and on arrival we were greeted by the owners and a homemade cake had been left in for us, which is really thoughtful especially when you have been travelling a good few hours. The cottage has a lovely garden and a lower garden through a gate where you can play badminton or just sit in the summer house. We used the swimming pool which is solar heated and there are pool inflatables if you want to use them. It is lovely to have a swim or a splash around with the children on a hot day. There is a gas barby down by the pool area and in the garden a table with chairs to sit out alfresco. The area is ideal for both Cornwall and Devon, we visited Looe (approx 30 mins drive) and Bude (approx 45 mins) both lovely beach areas with some nice touristy shops. We also went to Cotehele the national trust property which is worth a visit. We had a lovely week and would recommend Halfpenny Cottage to stay, we would be more than happy to return and if we win the lottery ~ watch out Alan & Verona we are coming to offer you BIG BUCKS to sell to us. I think the only reason there aren't more reviews on tripadvisor for Halfpenny is because secretly we don't want everyone to know about it!!"

Reviewed by CatR0n on 13/07/2014

"The cottage was fully equipped; there was full use of outdoor pool and inflatables, there was outdoor seating and dining areas along with a gas barbecue. The locality was quiet and relaxing and led to an enjoyable family holiday."

Reviewed by Mrs Walley on 07/07/2014

"It is a beautiful cottage with friendly owners who went over and above to ensure our stay was a happy one."

Reviewed by Mrs Sikora on 30/06/2014

"Beautiful cottage in a lovely area, easily accessible for both Cornwall and south Devon. The cottage has all the amenities you could require from a well appointed kitchen to a secluded barbecue and Swimming pool area. This cottage would be ideal either for families or for a couple just wanting to get away from it all. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and will be going back again next year."

Reviewed by janabbo on 21/05/2014