Our accommodation, at Kingfisher Barn and Orchard Cottage, provides excellent self-catering kitchen facilities. Whether you’re cooking dinner or preparing a picnic to enjoy in the grounds, you should find everything you need.
We can even order some Caviar from the only UK producer; the Exmoor Caviar Farm if you are looking for a special treat.
Farm Shops & Local Produce
Sleepy Hollow Farm Shop & Cafe towards Callington is worth a visit for locally produced foods (jams, chutneys, sausages, bacon etc).
Tamar Valley Meats is in the Tamar View Nurseries complex (on the left as you come up to us from Plymouth / Saltash) which select meat direct from their farm. Just slightly further away but well worth a visit is Bray’s Butchers in Tideford and do try one of their fresh Pasties!
For the best and freshest fish (normally caught that day!) visit the award-winning Pengelly’s Fishmongers (in Looe and Liskeard).
If you are visiting Tavistock, then Roots & Vines is well worth investigation selling fresh local produce including fruit, vegetables, beers, wines, preserves, cheese, artisan bread and more.
Saltash Local Food Market is on the first Friday each month to get some tasty treats without the food miles! Or there is the Callington Country Market every Wednesday morning. Tavistock Farmers’ Market is well worth a visit (voted the ‘Best Farmer’s Market in the South West’ and a finalist for Britain’s Favourite Farmers’ Market) and in this attractive riverside town. The markets take place on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month. In Plymouth, the Royal William Yard Good Food Market is on the first Sunday of each month. Also Tamar Grow Local runs Produce Markets in the Tamar Valley.
Our closest supermarket is a large Waitrose near Saltash which is less than 15 minutes away. A few minutes further away is a Tesco in Callington. Both will deliver here, Sainsburys will also deliver as well. If you want to stock the fridge ready for your arrival, we are happy to accept a supermarket delivery with prior agreement.
If you would like a home cooked meal ready for you on arrival or a special event during your stay (or just a Birthday Cake), please contact us for options and pricing.
Nearby pubs include The Weary Friar, a lovely traditional inn with traditional pub food, and the Who’d Have Thought It Inn has breathtaking views over the Tamar from their conservatory. The renown Rod and Line Pub has the pub atmosphere of old with good food and an excellent reputation as a music venue. The Springer Spaniel Pub (just past Callington, about 20 minutes away from us) has very tasty ‘fine dining’ food. If you are at the beach in Cawsand, then do check out The Devonport Inn. Also well worth a visit is Heskyn Mill, both for the decor and the food.
Saltash has a number of good Indian and Chinese restaurants (a few will deliver), that also do take-away. Plus fish & chips or pub meals.
Plymouth is our closest big city and has lots of dining options available. Quay 33 overlooks the harbour and serves great food, booking is sensible! The Greedy Goose, awarded two AA rosettes in 2014 and Chef, Ben Palmer was a quarter finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals is a favourite. The Hidden Olive offers casual and fine dining menus from dusk until dawn in the perfect Pinnacle Quay location. Finally The Dock for exceptional al fresco dining overlooking King Point Marina uses locally sourced ingredients and welcomes children. In a stunning building and location near Royal William Yard (one of the best places to visit in the City) is the Artillery Tower. Also here is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. If you are thinking of dining in Plymouth, then you could make a day of it by driving down to Cawsand / Kingsand Beach or visiting Mount Edgcumbe House on the beautiful Rame Peninsula and then getting the Cremyll Ferry across the Tamar River to Admirals Hard in Plymouth (runs approximately every 30 minutes, with a 10-minute crossing time) where it is a short walk to the restaurants.
There are several tasty options in and near Tavistock. We love the Peter Tavey Inn for a friendly pub meal. For a special meal, the Lewtrenchard Manor Hotel has some of the best food in the area. On Dartmoor, The Highwayman Inn is an experience and is quoted as being the most unusual pub in Britain (apparently with its own ghost!).
If you are near Lostwithiel, then The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery is well worth a visit – their cafe recently won a Taste of the West Award.
Over in Padstow, widely thought to be the dining centre of Cornwall, there’s a wide selection of restaurants – from family friendly café’s to fine dining options including a number of Rick Stein restaurants.
If you are planning a meal out, check out Pirate FM’s currently available vouchers.