All our accommodation, 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.
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.
If you would like a special meal or private chef for the duration of your stay, we can suggest;
- Craig Barrett at Duchy Chef
- Debbie Thorpe
- Mark Farley at Culinary Affair
Farm Shops & Local Produce
Tre, Pol, Pen is a great farm shop and restaurant in Lezant about 20 minutes drive away. Another fabulous local farm shop is Trevallicks Farm Shop & Cafe is also about 20 – 25 minutes drive away and just on the outskirts of Bodmin Moor if you are heading that way for a walk.
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.
Callington Country Market is on the first Sunday of each month. 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. Tamar Grow Local offers online orders for delivery or collection of produce from within the Tamar Valley (hopefully their markets will restart soon as well).
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.
Nearby pubs include The Weary Friar, a traditional inn with pub food, and the Who’d Have Thought It Inn which does good pub food and 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. Tre, Pol, Pen is a great farm shop and restaurant in Lezant about 20 minutes drive away. A visit to the riverside village of Calstock is well worth it and while there try The Tamar Inn for good pub food (and nearby excellent ice cream parlour plus great playground for young children). Crocodan Farm The Granary cafe offering from chef, Dan Cox (formely at the famed Claridge’s Hotel Fera restaurant and the renowned Roux at Parliament Square) features regeneratively grown produce from the farm.
The Carew Arms in Anthony (just under 30 minutes away) does good food and is very close to Portwrinkle beach and Anthony House (National Trust property). If you are at the beach in Cawsand, then do check out The Devonport Inn or The Salty Dog Cafe. Also well worth a visit is Heskyn Mill, both for the decor and the food. Summink Different in Downderry offers some delicious snacks and meals and is fully vegetarian / vegan.
For afternoon tea, light lunch, tapas dinner or even a takeaway pizza we recommend The Long Gallery in St Germans (a lovely village to visit with plenty to do, read more here).
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 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. 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. For a superb fish and chips supper we would recommend the The Rock Fish. They serve sustainable fish and gluten free, are single use plastic free and give out ocean protector kids bags – full recyclable and reusable. The Bonne Sante is a great mainly vegan restaurant – and you can read about other similar options here.
The Sardine Factory limited opening times: Wed – Sunday: 12 -3 pm & 6 -9 pm, is a great spot for you to really be able to make the most of local cuisine, whether you’re joining us for breakfast, a light lunch, dinner with friends or family, a romantic night out or a big celebration. Innovative and modern coastal cuisine served in the historic fishing port of Looe in Cornwall. Using the freshest of day boat fish from Looe market opposite the restaurant the philosophy is to keep it simple and fresh. They let their ingredients do all the talking!
There are several tasty options in and near Tavistock. We love Mime and The Kitchen for a friendly tasty cafe 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.