Rent cosy Gunnislake Holiday Rentals and Gunnislake Holiday Cottages
Situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, Gunnislake is a former copper mining centre which also enjoys artisitc associations. Gunnislake is a town on the very eastern edge of Cornwall, right on the border with Devon. Enjoying a superb rural location, it is also very close to Plymouth, meaning that visitors can enjoy all the benefits of rural isolation while not being far from some top class urban amenities. The Tamar Valley Line railway links the village with Plymouth, making Gunnislake easily accessible for day trips from elsewhere in the area.
Gunnislake holiday rentals make a good base from which to explore the charms of the Tamar Valley. The valley has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the nearby estuary provides rich habitat for bird species such as the avocet and little egret. The countryside around the village is lush and green, and was pretty enough to attract one of the great English landscape painters JMW Turner to the area in the early 19th century. Walkers will enjoy exploring this chunk of very green and pleasant West Country charm, while Dartmoor is also accessible.Another charming and picturesque holiday location you may be interested in is Andorra Holiday Villas
Gunnislake Holiday Cottages - explore the picturesque town of Gunnislake
The historical attractions in the town centre upon its past as one of the richest copper mining areas in Europe. At the peak of the mining boom during the mid-19th century, almost 7000 people lived in Gunnislake, in contrast to the 2000 or so who live there now. There used to be something like 100 mines along the River Tamar, and there are still ruined chimneys and other works buildings to eerily evoke this bustling industrial past. Visitors can see some of these at sites such as Gunnislake Clitters Mine. Children may want to visit Tamar Donkey Park, close to many Gunnislake holiday rentals, where they can pet the animals in Cornwall's only donkey sanctuary. They can also ride some of the donkeys, with dry indoor environments also provided so that visitors can enjoy animals even when the Cornish weather is unfavourable.
Locally produced food and drink is also something anyone staying in Gunnislake holiday rentals should be looking to explore. Cornwall is well-known for its dairy produce and there is some superb fish and seafood to enjoy in the area. Farmers' markets in nearby towns such as Tavistock are a great way to pick up some local produce, either to take home or enjoy during a holiday.With good access to some of Cornwall and Devon's most pleasant countryside, as well as some of Britain's industrial heritage, Gunnislake holiday rentals provide a fine opportunity to unwind while always being in reach of the comforts of modern civilisation. Whilst on your Gunnislake holidays, why not take a quick trip across the Irish Sea and visit Ireland Holiday Cottages?