The Chrysalis is a delightfully presented, modern home, luxuriously appointed in a fun, contemporary style. A double height living room provides an airy, spacious feel and outside there is plenty of space including a seating area with barbecue and fire pit.
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The Chrysalis is a modern home built in the grounds of Butterbee House. The open plan living area includes a double height spacious lounge / dining area and a newly fitted kitchen. Outside you will have access to a large shared garden and patio area with lots of seats, outstanding views over Bodmin Moor, a barbecue and fire pit. Can be booked with The Beehive (sleep 8 - next door) to give a maximum capacity of 12.
Callington is a great location at the eastern edge of Bodmin Moor. The Tamar Valley is beautiful and picturesque with plenty of quiet country pubs, stunning walks and secluded streams and valleys. St Mellion golf course is within a few miles and Plymouth within a 30 minute drive. Both coasts can be reached relatively quickly where you can spend a day viewing the stunning North coast beaches, cliffs and headlands or the quaint, traditional fishing villages of the south coast.
Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room with comfortable sofas (including 1 x sofabed) and double height ceilings, downstairs shower room with WC and hand basin. Stairs leading to:
First Floor: Opens into master double / twin zip and link bedroom with views across the moors.
Exterior: Patio seating area with garden furniture, fire pit and barbecue facilities. Large shared garden.
Facilities & Services
The Chrysalis has gas central heating and an electric fire. The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with an electric oven (including microwave facility) & hob, kettle, toaster and fridge with ice compartment. There is a washing machine. The lounge area has a flat screen TV with integrated DVD player, CD & Radio. There is an iron and ironing board available. The property has WiFi. There is access to a drying room and also storage for bicycles.
Heating, electricity, bed linen and towels are all included however you will need to bring your own beach towels. Parking for 2 cars at the front and more available on request with the owners. One dog is welcome to stay at The Chrysalis at the small additional charge of £25 per dog per week, but please remember that your dog may not be left unattended in the property at any time. There is a cot and high chair. No smoking please.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Callington is a short walk from Chrysalis and has a good selection of local amenities, including a Tesco, a number of good pubs, doctors surgeries etc.
The Tamar Valley is a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Tavistock is just over the border in Devon, an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions including ruins of a Benedictine Abbey which was founded in 961.
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwalls stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families.The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years. The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Domesday Book.
Dartmoor is one of our National Parks and covers 368 square miles of Devon, from tors and moorland, to valleys with streams and waterfalls, Dartmoor is rich with Neolithic and early Bronze age hut circles and standing stones, there are dozens of walks from easy strolls to demanding hikes. The highest point is High Willhays at 2037ft above sea level with stunning views in all directions. Princetown in the centre has the renowned Dartmoor Brewery with the famous "Jale Ale" named as a reference to Dartmoor Prison, this can be sampled at the Prince of Wales which originally was the home of the Brewery (it has now been moved to a purpose built facility just down the road!), alternatively the Plume of Feathers pub offers fine, warming, food, fires and awarding beer from St Austell Ales.
Guest from Cheadle stayed for 7 nights.
Excellent little find for us for a fantastic week away. Fantastic hosts,great location, dog friendly. Shower is best we have ever had away from home. Our little dog loved the 3 acres of gardens. Would go back anytime. Thank you for a fantastic week.
Guest from Zwijndrecht stayed for 7 nights.
We enjoyed our holiday in the Chrysalis with our young daughter. The cottage is very comfortable, especially the beds. Our hostess gave us a very warm welcome and helped us right away when we needed some assistance. We most certainly recommend having diner at the Springer Spaniël. A very nice location to explore both Devon as Cornwall.
Guest from Bradford-on-avon stayed for 7 nights.
The Chrysalis is a lovely self contained property. Bright,clean and tidy with comfortable sofa and bed. Everything you need is provided for a comfortable stay. Easy access with plenty of parking. Great cake on arrival !!
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
The place is very lovely . Not too bad a base for exploring. Our only moan is that the veluxe Windows made the place unbearably hot. We took a fan with us just in case dog got hot and ended up using it the whole time if we were in. Didn't see much of owner at all only 2 mins on arrival . Would only reccomend if weather was cooler
We are pleased you found the Chrysalis to your liking, we always try our best to provide the best standard of accomodation and service to our guests. All 3 velux windows can be opened wide, what a pity you didnt come and tell us you were having problems opening them, we would have been more than happy to assist.
Guest from Stockerau stayed for 14 nights.
We loved to stay here very much. It's ideal to explore the southern parts of Cornwall. The owners were very obliging and helpful. Thank you for your hospitality!
Guest from Southsea stayed for 5 nights.
Really lovely accomadation and everything we needed. Friendly and helpful owners. The bed was very comfortable and the owners were kind enough to supply us with a travel cot. Thank you
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