Spectacular countryside around Callington

Spectacular countryside around Callington

Callington in South East Cornwall sits on the Cornish/ Devon border midway between Bodmin and Dartmoor. The town has a rich history dating back to its origins as a Saxon settlement and is a popular location for walking and cycling breaks. Serving as a great base from which to explore Bodmin Moor, the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor, Callington offers a pretty rural setting in the heart of Cornwall and Devon World Heritage Mining territory. Today it's a pretty scene of 15th century churches, old inns, an informative heritage centre and a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and inns serving food. Explore the Callington Mural Trail around the town with paintings of past and present life in the area. St Mellion International Resort with its prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature and Kernow golf courses set within 450 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside is also nearby.

Mining Heritage & Kit Hill Country Park

Callington's boom period was the 19th century when it became a major centre for tin mining. Find out more in the great little free entry Heritage Centre featuring around 15,000 archive items. Of particular interest are the thousands of photographs taken in the 1880s by Edwardian photographer R Gimblett. Examples of china from some of the many chapels in the area are also on display. Heritage mining remains and many scenic walks are around Callington. Kit Hill Country Park on the northern edge of the town is a famous historic mining site, also home to the highest point in the Tamar Valley, with around 400 acres of beautiful heathland affording glorious views towards Bodmin and Dartmoor. Kit Hill was a site for granite quarrying and mining in the past - the remains of some old engine houses are still visible. It's also a great spot for walking, birdwatching and wildlife. Pre-historic burial sites have also been unearthed on the slopes of Kit Hill.

Getting there

Callington sits within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, easily reached via the M5 towards Exeter, onto the A38 or A30. The town is located just off the A388. Nearest stations are Gunnislake and Calstock to the east and Liskeard to the west. Both Newquay and Exeter Airports are within easy driving distance.

Where to stay

If you're looking for that pretty rural B&B or cottage affording easy access into Dartmoor, Bodmin and the Tamar Valley then Callington accommodation is the perfect choice. Surrounded by some of Cornwall and Devon's most important heritage mining sites which today are country parks, Callington B&Bs and cottages are a great option for lovers of walking, cycling and heritage. The towns and villages of the Tamar Valley AONB on the Cornish/ Devon border including Gunnislake feature spacious holiday lodges on rural holiday parks, old granite stone cottages and a wide choice of pet friendly accommodation.

Accommodation in Callington

  • Upton Cross   (4.7 miles from the centre of Callington)
    Sleeps 2
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    £232
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 2
     
    This well-presented, single-storey, pet-friendly barn conversion with its open-plan living space and lawned garden is an ideal spot for those looking for a country escape yet wi...
     
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  • Pensilva   (4.9 miles from the centre of Callington)
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    £40
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    At 996 feet on top of Caradon Hill, Wheal Tor is the highest inn in Cornwall. Boasting stunning views, it offers rooms with private garden access, free Wi-Fi, and locally source...
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  • St Ive   (3.8 miles from the centre of Callington)
    Sleeps 2
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    £194
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 2
     
    In a delightful rural setting adjacent to the owner’s own home in an AONB, these 17th-century granite stone farm buildings converted to create two holiday cottages are tastefull...
     
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  • Callington   (2.8 miles from the centre of Callington)
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    £265
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2-4
     
    Selection of three self-catering holiday cottages in Callington. Properties available for romantic breaks and family holidays. One cottage offers disabled access.
     
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  • St Mellion   (2.7 miles from the centre of Callington)
    Sleeps 4
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    £254
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    A lovely detached stone barn, once a farm building now converted into a lovely holiday home. The tree growing outside the cottage is a large pear tree, loaded with fruit and thi...
     
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  • Coxpark   (3.2 miles from the centre of Callington)
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    £145
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleeps 6
     
    Two stylish caravans set on a 3.5 acre farm in East Cornwall. Perfectly located for touring Cornwall. Ideal for families and groups. Dogs and horses very welcome. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Albaston   (4.1 miles from the centre of Callington)
    Sleeps 2
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    £206
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 2
     
    The apartment has a fresh modern décor and is situated adjoining the owner’s own home, with its own private entrance and views across the garden, this property is perfect for a ...
     
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  • Callington   (3.8 miles from the centre of Callington)
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    £35
    Per person B&B (based on 2 sharing)
     
    4 star guest house offering bed & breakfast accommodation in the heart of the Tamar Valley. Secluded location, ideal for relaxing breaks. On site restaurant.
     
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  • Callington   (4.5 miles from the centre of Callington)
    Sleeps 2
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    £180
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleeps 2.
     
    Self catering accommodation in Cornwall. This modern holiday cottage sleeps 2 people. Ideal for a romantic getaway! Near to Callington and Bodmin.
     
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  • Nr St Mellion   (3.4 miles from the centre of Callington)
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    £320
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    Luxurious self catering holiday cottage in Cornwall sleeping 2 on a private 70 acre estate in the beautiful protected Tamar Valley close to St Mellion.
     
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