Our Area

An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

We are proud that this area of protected landscape forms part of a series of sites in Cornwall and West Devon which was recognised in 2006 as a World Heritage Site. Come and explore!


Associations and Awards

The Tamar Valley Tourist Association - TAVATA

We love the Tamar Valley, we are sure you will love it too. As a Bed & Breakfast within this beautiful and unique area, we have chosen this to be one of our preferred Tourist Association Memberships. The Tamar Valley - a wide wooded river valley reaching from Bodmin Moor to Dartmoor, from the beaches of East Cornwall, to the towns of West Devon.  The Valley brings together our mining heritage and so much more. Come and explore and enjoy it.



Green Tourism - Green Acorn Award

The Green Acorn Award Scheme, a voluntary, "green tourism" Award Scheme, has been run successfully by SECTA for well over 10 years and has been listed as an example of good practice in an Appendix to the BS 8900 British Standard for Sustainable Business. Entry on this site means that our establishment has gained the Award by carrying out at least 25 actions to reduce the impact of our business and that of our guests and on the environment.

Green Acorn Award


SECTA - South East Cornwall Tourism Association

We are proud to belong to SECTA a Cornish association who actively promote quality holiday accommodation within South East Cornwall. We are inspected annually to meet their high standards. This beautiful area has something for everyone: unique festivals and events; ancient sites to explore across the atmospheric moors; remarkable historic houses and gardens to envy; miles of coastal walks to challenge and a wide variety of leisure activities to enjoy.



Directions to UpDown Cottage


We are happy to provide directions to UpDown Cottage at the time of booking.

Guests can use a Satellite Navigation system but our own directions are normally a lot more reliable, especially if you wish to avoid very narrow lanes!

UpDown Cottage is located between the Market Towns of Tavistock, Launceston and Liskeard. We are within easy travelling distance from Plymouth.

  • By Train. Our nearest stations are Plymouth or Gunnislake. Regular services from all parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from London,
  • By Plane. Newquay Airport is 45 minutes away. Exeter Airport is 1 hour away.
  • By Car. Our nearest town is Callington, just 3 miles away. We will provide you with directions to our cottage!
  • By Ferry. Our nearest port is Plymouth. One ferry takes you to Southern France and another to Spain. Connecting you easily to Europe.
  • By Local Bus, Coach or Taxi. Just let us know what your plans are; we are here to help make your journey easy.

Things to Do

What is There To Do Locally?

  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Bird Watching
  • Butterfly and Moth Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Donkey Park and Sanctuary
  • Fishing
  • Gardens
  • Golf
  • Health Club and Gym
  • Historical Society and Local Archives
  • Horse Riding
  • Mining Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Music Venues
  • National Trust Properties
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Steam Trains
  • Surfing and Windsurfing
  • Swimming
  • Theatre and Cinema
  • Tree Surfing
  • Walking and Hiking
  • Wild Flower Spotting