Local area

Newton Farm sits in the picturesque Tamar Valley which surrounds the River Tamar (in Cornish: Dowr Tamer).  Running from just short of the North Cornwall coast, the river makes its way south to its final destination at Plymouth Sound.  The name Tamer is believed to be derived from an ancient word for river meaning dark flowing, something which it shares with the River Thames.

The Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a designated world heritage site, provides a wealth of archaeological and historic interest with its fascinating history of mining and trading along the Tamar River.  There is a tidal slipway less than a mile away at Cotehele Quay and the tidal reaches of the river are ideal for bird watching.  The pretty and vibrant village of Calstock is situated 1.5 miles away and has further hostelries for eating and drinking.  Within 15 minutes drive is the well known St Mellion Golf & Country Club.  Sea fishing trips can be taken from the historic City of Plymouth and horse riding on Dartmoor can be easily arranged.  Other activities available include canoeing and on and off-road cycling, which the owners will be happy to arrange.

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