Tinhay and Lifton (Pictured above)
Set in rolling countryside Tinhay and Lifton are separated only by a paddock and from a guest prospective the two peaceful villages can almost be considered as one. There are many local walks and hidden treasures for the casual rambler to explore and on your way back why not treat yourself to a drink at one of the local bars. Lifton has a small grocery shop, post office and a road side petrol pump which is operated by an attendant, something very rare these days.
Moving further afield Tinhay lies just six miles east of Launceston, known locally as the "Gateway to Cornwall". Launceston is a beautiful, historic market town. Relax and soak up the atmosphere of this ancient town with its surprising array of shops and attractions situated amongst narrow medieval streets that are dominated by an imposing Norman castle. Experience a town steeped in history, and explore the beautiful Tamar Valley.
Nine miles south of Tinhay is the south west's famous market town, Tavistock. Its rich history and famous son's and daughters tell a story that spans over a thousand years. Kings and Queens have come to visit and many a tale can be told of murder and mystery. Today Tavistock can boast many attractions and a large mixed locally owned shopping area with a pannier market open almost everyday and regular farmers markets held in the town square. Tavistock has a long history and is a vibrant and interesting town to visit, and has World Heritage status as part of the eastern Gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Tavistock is the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580.