At the end of a private tree-lined drive, Carpenter's Tinney is a small holding with sheep, pigs, ducks and chickens. On our land you will also see a lot of wildlife, birds, badgers, rabbits, deer, foxes and sometimes even otters - a photographer's paradise.
Carpenter's Tinney Cottages have been carefully restored from an old range of stone and cob barns forming part of a traditional courtyard. Inside guests will find cosy rooms with comfortable furnishings. Outside in the flowered courtyard you will find the hot tub. From the courtyard you can wander the delightful grounds which sweep down to the border of Devon and Cornwall, - the River Tamar. You can even have a go at fishing on our river banks, ideal for game fishing.
Carpenter's Tinney is an ideal base for just adults to totally relax or try some countryside tasks; a well behave dog is welcome to join you. If you have children they have the freedom of running around in a big garden and enjoying the climbing frame, swings and sand pit.
Bude, Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth beaches are ideal for body boarding, surfing or just playing in the sand and hunting the rock pools for crabs and sea creatures.
From where we are based you can visit a vast array of attractions ranging from the Eden Project, Castle Drogo, Lanhydrock House, Lydford Gorge, Big Sheep and Crealy Adventure Park. Or visit charming towns and villages such as Clovelly, Boscastle, Tintagel, Padstow and St Ives, which are all about an hour from Carpenter's Tinney. If you feel like spending a whole day out somewhere you could try Lands End or even Lundy Island. Take a look at our Local Attractions page.
If you like sport there are many opportunities in and around the area. Have a round of golf at Holsworthy, Bude or Launceston golf courses. Walk the costal path or venture on to Dartmoor; our family walk Dartmoor often and know the best places to walk and park. You can cycle the West Country Way that runs through Holsworthy and links up to the Tarka Trail. There is even horse riding for all in Bude. Roadford and Tamar Lakes are good for fishing or you could learn to windsurf, sail or canoe.
A change of scene or pace of life is good for our sense of well being. As a couple and having children, we go so far as to say that escaping to the countryside brings the most benefits of all. The air is cleaner and less polluted than in towns, and the peace and quiet makes it easier to catch up on sleep and lower those niggling stress levels.
Which ever season you may visit, whether couples or families, the feeling of "away from it all" is a reflection of Carpenter's, and as the old saying goes "away from the maddening crowds", this sums up what we try to achieve here. The only thing we lack is guaranteed sun, but there is still plenty here, hopefully to make your short break or holiday a happy one!
Carpenter's Tinney Cottages
Pyworthy, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LF
Tel: 01409 271298
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