East Cornwall

WITHIN one small, scenically dramatic area, the east of Cornwall offers an extraordinary variety of countryside, communities and pursuits.

From the drama of the high moor and its prehistoric remains to the famed beauty of its seaside resorts, from the industry of mining remains and the iconic ‘Clay Country moonscape’ to the bustle of busy market towns, from the modernism of the Eden Project to the tranquil beauty of the Tamar Valley, the east of the county offers much to the visitor.

Saltash is the southern gateway to Cornwall, a busy town with a bustling centre full of shops, pubs, restaurants and interest from its waterfront to its heritage centre and the historic cottage where Sir Francis Drake’s wife, Mary Newman, grew up.

You’ll enter Cornwall one of two ways: by train across Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic rail bridge,

the 1859 Royal Albert Bridge, recently restored, or by road across the Tamar Bridge, opened by the Queen Mother in 1962.

Saltash offers a welcome to Cornwall steeped in history. There are some wonderful walks with great views of the Tamar, the river that bisects Devon and Cornwall, and there’s sailing, rowing, golf, tennis and swimming all at hand.

Nearby is the famous St Mellion International, a leisure centre, hotel and dining complex centred on a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. There’s a similar range of facilities at the China Fleeet Country Club.

The landscapes of East Cornwall are extraordinary.

The Tamar Valley – now an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – was once the market garden capital of England.

Its rare climate enabled the early growth of produce that was

transported to London, and the valley became famous for everything from its apples to its gorgeous daffodils. Today, the landscape is celebrated with walking trails, annual events and discovery events, all centred on the Tamar Valley AONB service.

The Tamar Valley’s guardian communities are Callington, Gunnislake and Calstock.

Callington, the largest, is famous for its mural trail of stunning outdoor art. With plenty of shops in its busy town centre, it’s also home to the multinational Ginsters empire and overlooked by Kit Hill Country Park, with great views and walks.

Tamar Bridge, Saltash

Gunnislake is Cornwall’s ancient border town, still connected to Devon by its historic bridge. In Calstock, (or at Drakewalls, near Gunnislake) you can catch the beautiful Tamar Valley branch railway line to Plymouth and travel over the amazing viaduct.

The moorland landscape of the East Moor is haunted by prehistoric remains and the engine houses of Cornwall’s industrial heyday. They are now part of the Cornish mining landscape World Heritage Site.

Best Western Fowey Valley. The latest incarnation of our Hotel is now here!

We are proud that our hotel is located in Lostwithiel, within the beautiful Fowey Valley, which originally opened as 'The Carotel' in 1961. Restormel Lodge Hotel entered it's current life - following extensive alterations (including the addition of an outdoor pool) - upon joining the Best Western brand in 1989. Now 27 years later, things are changing.

A hidden gem in the heart of Cornwall

• Local produce is very much a focus of the menu served in our conservatory restaurant, a seasonal menu that’s a mix of seafood and a la carte fine dining. The team’s dedication to buying local even extends into the bar, which serves Sharps Pilsner, Cornish Orchard Cider as well as a local guest real ale, all of which can be enjoyed while you sit back and watch Sky TV.Enjoy a hearty Cornish Breakfast served daily from 7‐9 and 8‐10 on weekends.

• Locally sourced Dinner menu served daily from 6‐8:30. • 36 newly refurbished en‐suite rooms. Perfect for business or leisure breaks. • Seasonal outdoor heated pool available to all paying customers • Sky Sports available in our lounge and bar. • Free superfast Wi‐Fi throughout. • Two large onsite carparks. • Short drive to local train station. • Conference & Meeting facilities available. • None residents and families always welcome.

7 Castle Hill, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0DD Fowey Valley Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated.

E: Wherever Life Takes You, Best Western Is There. ®

T: (01208) 872223 4 Cornish Visitor Guide - Spring 2017 F: (01208) 873568

With the Best Western global brand identity changing for 2017, we felt it was a great opportunity (considering all the refurbishments that we have made over the past 5 years) for our hotel to commence the next stage of it's life with a fresh new name to match!

Best Western Fowey Valley - Same caring owners, same lovely product, same friendly staff - only our name has changed!

Located just a 10-minute drive from the Eden Project, this modern hotel in Lostwithiel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor heated pool, free parking, and an on-site restaurant.

All of the 36 bright, airy rooms at Best Western Fowey Valley offer an en suite bathrooms, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free Superfast Wi-Fi, hairdryers, and tea/coffee-making facilities. As well as our standard double & twin rooms we

have deluxe, triple bed & family bunk bedrooms which also offer king-size beds, luxury duvets, an iPod docking station, bathrobes and slippers.

Best Western Fowey Valley offers modern comforts and traditional hospitality. The conservatory restaurant has seasonal menus offering Cornish produce, while the lounge bar provides local ales and a well-stocked wine cellar.

The outdoor heated swimming pool is open for guests to enjoy from April to October.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are only 12 miles away and the stunning National Trust Lanhydrock House is just 3 miles away. The area has many little fishing villages. Other local beaches and beauty spots include Carlyon Bay, Par and Polkerris.

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