How to Spend 3 days in South East Cornwall

How to spend the perfect long Weekend in South East Cornwall according to someone who lives here..

Here’s a quick little local’s guide on how to make the most of a quick trip away to this hidden corner of Cornwall, whether you’re based at our River-side retreat at Notter Bridge or taking in the Panoramic valley views at Tamar View.


              Day 1.  Settle in, Chill out and indulge in Fish and Chips with a view!

    • Get checked in, unpacked and settled in your own time from 4pm.  
    • Staying at Tamar View? Take a short drive to Dave’s Fish and Chip shop in the village before heading to catch the sunset from the top of Kit hill, enjoy dinner alfresco with panoramic views – a truly perfect picnic spot or opportunity to walk the dogs in peace and take in the surroundings in this Area of outstanding natural beauty. (AONB)
    • Staying at Notter Bridge? Take a little drive into Saltash and collect from the best in town – Codfathers, before taking your prized catch 5 minutes down the road to Churchtown Farm, a quiet and peaceful viewpoint with stunning scenery. 
    • Jump into your hot tub and take in the 10 mile views from your decking. (if your accommodation provides these amenities) 
    • Enjoy an early night’s kip. 


       Day 2.    Hearty breakfasts and historical fishing villages ..

    • Wake up slow and head for breakfast at Louis tea room if staying at Tamar View Park or The Stables at Port Elliot Estate if staying at Notter Bridge Retreat.
    • Take a historical trip to the old fishing village of Polperro, walk around the quaint streets and stop in at the Blue Peter Inn for lunch and a Cornish ale overlooking the harbour, have a little walk along the cliff and jump in the tidal pool at low tide for a sea swim. 
    • Stop by Looe on the way back for some traditional Cornish Ice-cream and take a walk through the  quaint old streets and check out Looe beach.
    • If you’re feeling adventurous, head out on Looe’s sea safari or take a boat trip to explore the local smugglers caves and spot the local sea life.
    • In the evening check out the local pubs for live music, with amazing atmosphere and hearty food, some have traditional sea shanties on set evenings which are not to be missed..  
      • The Jolly Sailor, Looe
      • The Elliot arms, St Germans
      • Rod and Line, Tideford
      • Crooked Inn, Landrake
      • The Rifleman Volunteer,  St Anne’s Chapel 
      • The Who’d Have Thought It Inn, St Dominic. 
      • The Royal Oak, Meavy.


  Day 3.   A slow start, a Sunday roast, River Walk and Mining History tour. 

    • Have a lazy morning, start with a coffee taking in your natural surroundings. 
    • Reserve Sunday Roast at the Who’d have thought it Inn down the road. 
    • Afterwards walk off your lunch with a gentle meander along the river from Cotehele to Calstock. 
    • Stop in at Calstock’s infamous Valenti’s Ice Cream Shop. before walking back, Cotehelle National Trust house and gardens is also worth a visit.



    •  If you have time explore Morwellham Quay and discover the dramatic history behind this once infamous Mining World heritage site. 
    • Head back to your accommodation after a long day for an evening chilling in the hot tub under the stars, or alternatively make time for some family games,  put down your screens, pick up a book and just enjoy being surrounded by nature, with nowhere to rush to and no todo lists to make.. 


         Day 4.  Time to check out – it’s not Goodbye, just see you again soon.

    • Wake up and eat a good breakfast
    • Check out for 10am unless late checkout has been arranged. 
    • Strip beds/drop off rubbish at nearest bin point.
    • Going back via the A386 ? Stop off at the Lydford Gorge, take a stroll and visit the Saxon town and castle. Stop off to walk up one of Dartmoor’s many tors and try and spot the wild Ponies.
    • Have a safe journey back.


How to go about booking your Hot tub Break amongst nature.

The Parks, like the surrounding area, offer escapes amongst natural beauty and varied landscapes at the very heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tamar View and Notter Bridge Holiday Parks boast a range of luxury modern self-catering holiday caravans and lodges with hot tubs.. where you can enjoy some perfect summer nights star gazing or relaxing after a long day exploring, in your private hot tub.. Explore our full range of Hot tub holiday accommodation in Cornwall  here.


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