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The Count House
Sheep grazing in the orchard at Capeltor Farm

Things to do

The Count House is set in a lovely tranquil location with far reaching views. Guests are welcome to wander through the six acres of paddocks, orchards and woodland at Capeltor where deer, bats, swallows and brimstones can on occasion be spotted.

The Tamar Trails

The Count House is next to an area known as Tamar Trails which was formerly the Great Devon Consul Mine. Now it is an expanse of woodland with 25km of well maintained tracks for walking and cycling. Mining Archaeology can still be seen amongst the trees to remind you of its past. Tamar Trails also offers bike hire, tree surfing and canoe trips.

Pony grazing on Dartmoor


Dartmoor National Park with its miles of breathtakingly beautiful rugged moorland, iconic Dartmoor ponies and magnificent granite tours is a short drive away.

White Lady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge

Houses and Gardens

Plymouth Britain's Ocean City

Take a scenic train ride on the Tamar Valley Line from Gunnislake Station to Plymouth and wander around the historic Barbican before taking a walk onto the Hoe which on a fine day gives you breathtaking views out to sea.

The Banjo Pier at Looe

The Coast and Beaches

The south coast of Cornwall is within easy reach and offers miles of stunning walks along the coast path as well as great days out at Looe, Polperro and Fowey.

The north coast surfing beaches and coastal walks including Polzeath and Bude are also within easy reach.

Art and Theatre

Eating Out & Local Produce

Tavistock (6 miles) has award winning local specialist food shops and farmers markets.

Cream Teas are an important highlight for many and our visitors recommend Powder Mills Pottery and Prince Hall Country House both on Dartmoor.

The Royal Inn at Horsebridge (20 minute walk) offers great food and beer.

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