At the time we moved here I felt that I had to almost apologise for the fact that the Olive Tree is not situated in one of Cornwall's more developed holiday areas, but in peaceful, beautiful unspoilt countryside, just over the Devon, Cornwall border, so nicely accessible for a weekend away. We are situated on a country road, but not a small winding lane for those of you who hate tiny Cornish roads!
A few of years on, I feel that I would much prefer a holiday based exactly where we are situated and much of that is due to feedback we've had from guests. We are no more than 30 to 60 minutes drive from many major attractions in Cornwall, but if you enjoy beautiful river walks or dramatic moorland drives, history and mysticism, it's right here on the doorstep. The local villages and market towns are real places, not full of souvenir shops and so much more interesting for that! For more local information please refer to the "Local Area" page
Some of our girls!
So what do we offer to make your stay with us a special one?
The Olive Tree aims to be a haven of peace and relaxation suitable for couples and friends, although we have just extended one of our rooms and it is now has plenty of space for a family. Set in an acre of secluded gardens backing onto farmland, peacefully located near the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor and the sweeping hills of Dartmoor, and on the edge of the Tamar Valley, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are ideally located for exploring Devon and Cornwall, whether it be the prestigious Eden Project, seaside resorts and fishing villages such as Looe and Polperro, walking on the moors, exploring local cycle trails, visiting famous market towns such as Tavistock and Launceston, or even a day's shopping at Plymouth's new shopping mall or the National Marine Aquarium.
Enquiries are welcomed from people with disabilities as our three en-suite bedrooms are all situated on the ground floor with level easy access from the car parking area.
Dogs are welcome free of charge. Camelot Kennels nearby 01579 370465, provide day care for around £6 should you wish for a dog free day at any point. We have a secure paddock where dogs can be exercised off the lead and even have a small agility course for the energetic!
Wireless broadband is available in all rooms, so if you really can’t manage without your laptop, bring it with you.
We also now take credit and debit cards. This is particularly useful if you wish to pay a deposit over the phone.
We offer basic camping facilities in our field behind the house, you may come into the house for a shower or treat yourself to a breakfast.
See the next page “About our service” for more of what we offer and read what guests have said about us!
The Olive Tree is suitable for guests who are without transport or prefer a "greener" holiday. There are abundant scenic walks in the immediate vicinity and we are a mile from bus routes which take you to Liskeard, Tavistock, Launceston and Plymouth. The Tamar Valley line, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country has trains operating between Gunnislake (5 miles away) and Plymouth. This can be linked in with ferry transport on the Tamar river.
We‘ve now been here for several years and what a lot has changed, both for us and with the rest of the world. We all realise that the year ahead is going to be a difficult one, many of us will struggle to afford a holiday whilst needing one probably more than we ever have! With that in mind we are keeping our tariff as low as possible, but please don't think that because we are so reasonably priced that you will receive any less in terms of care, attention and quality - we'd just like you to stay a little more often or for an extra day, because you can afford to!
Bed and full English breakfast is currently £30 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single occupancy £35. No extra charge for dogs but please bring their own bedding.
Contact Tim 0n 01579 384392 The Olive Tree, Maders, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7LL
Directions - M5 to Exeter, A38 to Plymouth, continue on A38 over Tamar Bridge into Cornwall (signposted Liskeard), about a mile over the bridge you come to a big roundabout, turn right on the A388 signposted Callington which is about 10 miles away. Stay on the A388 as you go through Callington (signposted Launceston), as you come up the hill out of Callington you will pass the Community School on your right and then see a telephone box on the left and a left fork in the road signposted Maders. Just after a mile along this road you will come to the hamlet of Maders and the Olive Tree is the second house on the right hidden behind the cream wall and hedge, turn up the driveway at the far end of the hedge and we'll put the kettle on!
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