Local Accommodation and Activities

There are plenty of places to stay in and around Bere Ferrers, so why not take a break in the beautiful Tamar Valley and enjoy walks through the countryside and along the river banks to work up an appetite for dinner with us?

Local accommodation

From 10 seconds to an hour’s walk to The Olde Plough Inn:
Post Office Cottage – just yards away from our front door, on the opposite side of the road. Sleeps 4.
Rivertide Retreat – a beautiful holiday home with stunning river views, just around the corner. Sleeps 8.
Bunnies Yurt – about 10 minutes walk through woodlands and by the river bank. Sleeps 2.
Tamar Belle – 1930s sleeper carriages at the heritage railway centre, available as B&B or self-catering. Double and twin rooms.
Cammomile Cottage – small dog-friendly farm cottage in acres of peaceful bluebell woods, about half an hour’s walk away. Sleeps 2.
The Piggery on the Tamar – less than 2 miles away, drive or walk the countryside roads and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Sleeps 2.
Down Farm Barn – a beautifully presented 4 bedroom barn conversion, 40 minutes walk away (up hill, sorry!). Sleeps 8.
The Basket Factory – riverside accommodation near Weir Quay boatyard, less than an hour’s walk from us. Double and twin B&B rooms, plus separate holiday cottage for two.
Cobweb Cottage – a small holiday cottage with stunning views over the river, 3 miles from Bere Ferrers. Sleeps 2.
Silver Barn – an hour’s walk from us along the river and then through countryside. Sleeps 4.
Hewton House and Cottages – Tanglewood, Driftwood and Boxwood – beautiful, well-appointed properties in 5 acres of picturesque, tranquil gardens with a heated outdoor swimming pool, about an hour’s walk away. Sleeps 4 in each.
The Cobbles – delightful cottage on a working sheep farm, up to an hour’s walk from us (it’s quicker coming here, that’s downhill!). Sleeps 4.
Reindeer Enclosure and 5th Wheel – tent and RV accommodation on a farm near Bere Alston, surrounded by reindeer, sheep, geese, ducks, peacocks and chickens. Sleeps 6 in each.
A short drive away:
Rumleigh Farm – a wide range of accommodation options in a beautiful setting at the north end of the Bere Peninsula, about 4 miles from us. B&B for up to 7, self-catering for 2, and camping for up to 30 people.
The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park – a small park with touring pitches, timber camping pods, space for approximately twenty tents and a 2-bedroom holiday let, set in a smallholding with Gloucestershire Old Spot and Kune Kune pigs, minature Shetland ponies and chickens. 15 minutes drive from us.
Woodovis Park – pitches for camping and touring caravans, plus glamping, holiday homes and a self-catering cottage, with facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool and spa, and games room. 20 minutes drive from us.


Local activities

Get out and about with our list of local walks, or if that isn’t your thing there’s plenty of other fun and interesting activities and places to visit nearby.

– If you’re into mountain biking, Gawton Gravity Hub has four downhill tracks of varying difficulty plus numerous tracks across the local hillsides.

Morwellham Quay is an award-winning living history attraction, with a historic port, village, narrow-gauge railway, and copper mine. The BBC’s Edwardian Farm was filmed there.

The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum has a gently flowing series of spaces with diverse planting styles and landscaping, including a walled garden with 16th century ruins, cottage garden, and wild flower meadow.

– There’s something for all the family at Tamar Trails, with lots of different outdoor activities in a beautiful setting in the heart of the Tamar Valley AONB and Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

– Take a short train journey on the Tamar Valley Line over the stunning Calstock viaduct, and enjoy a visit to Cotehele, a Tudor house and gardens run by the National Trust. Also at Calstock is Limekiln art gallery, an arts centre at The Old Chapel, and boat and canoe hire on the River Tamar. Another local National Trust property is Buckland Abbey, once home to Sir Francis Drake.

– Stay on the train to the very end of the Tamar Valley Line at Gunnislake, and find out all about this beautiful area at the Tamar Valley AONB Centre.


Further afield

– Within 20 minutes drive is the ancient stannary and market town of Tavistock, which has beautiful historic buildings and many independent shops. Tavistock is on the western edge of Dartmoor, 368 square miles of National Park moorland with granite tors, prehistoric settlements, streams and rivers, hamlets and villages, and the famous Dartmoor ponies.

– We’re just 30 minutes by train from Plymouth city centre, with beautiful views from The Hoe, the historic cobbled streets of The Barbican, outdoor swimming at Tinside Lido, the National Marine Aquarium and, of course, plenty of shopping!