The gorgeous riverside and woodland setting of the Riverside Lodges makes the perfect place to immerse yourself in truly tranquil surroundings, with 11 acres of beautiful grounds to explore. Enjoy the on-park fishing lakes, direct access to the river (including boating access from a private slipway), the scenic woodland walking trails, and the overall peaceful ambience. The park boasts a David Bellamy Conservation Award and provides a home for a range of bird life, which includes kingfishers, buzzards, and herons.
Michael Paul Holidays is proud to exclusively offer two superb luxury lodges to rent at the Riverside Lodges, Magnolia and Bluebell. Both are spacious 2-bedroom lodges which sleep up to four guests, providing a perfect opportunity to enjoy everything the park has to offer. And Bluebell is pet friendly, too, so you can even bring the dog along on your break.
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Things to Try
Tamar Valley AONB
The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 75 square miles of unspoilt landscapes, including hills, valleys, forests, meadows and ancient towns, surrounding the Tamar River and its tributaries. Walk, cycle, or even ride the train along the scenic Tamar Valley Line to explore this gorgeous place.
The little fishing town of Looe is a well-loved coastal destination with a traditional seaside charm that can't be beaten. Fleets of small fishing boats still set out from the harbour daily, there's a lovely beach to visit, and you can even head out to the beautiful Looe Island. There's also a range of fantastic shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Dartmoor National Park
It's just a 20-minute drive to the edge of Dartmoor National Park, the stunning moorland expanse which covers 365 square miles of heather moors and craggy tors. Enjoy endless walking routes, explore the rich heritage and gorgeous landscapes, and visit places like Castle Drogo, Buckfast Abbey, and the Haytor Granite Tramway.
Less than 10 miles from the Riverside Lodges, you'll find three miles of beautiful beaches at Whitsand Bay, a fantastic place for a walk by the sea along a stretch of the South West Coast Path. Running from Rame Head to Portwrinkle, this stunning coastal destination is rarely crowded and offers soaring cliffs and unspoilt sandy beaches.
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For Food and Drink
Handily situated right next to the park is the a fantastic inn where you can enjoy delicious pub meals and real ale. There are plenty more great places to eat and drink locally too, including the Heskyn Mill Restaurant, the Crooked Inn, and the Rod & Line Pub, and of course you can head into Plymouth for a huge range of eateries and bars.
Head into the historic port town of Plymouth for all sorts of amazing attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium, the Plymouth Gin distillery, and the Barbican Theatre. And there's plenty of places to explore, including the open space of Plymouth Hoe and the waterfront Barbican harbour with its fascinating, rich seafaring heritage.
There are endless activities to enjoy both on-park and nearby, including extensive cycling routes and walking opportunities through the Tamar Valley and elsewhere. You can also enjoy boating trips on a canoe or dinghy on the River Lynher, enjoy some fantastic fishing experiences, or go golfing at the superb St Mellion course nearby.