About Valleybrook

The magic of Valleybrook draws holiday-makers of all ages. Situated just a step across the River Tamar, in the beautiful and varied landscape of South East Cornwall, the 9-acre site is utterly unique: with unspoilt woodland and heath that provides a haven for many species of native wildlife. The bubbling stream that borders the site creates a peaceful atmosphere to relax and unwind in, and is a lure for several varieties of birdlife, including kingfishers and herons. Last year one guest alone counted 31 species!

Children large and small will especially delight in the space and freedom to roam with an outdoor play-area plus a well-stocked games room for those days when the weather just won’t play ball. These are holidays as they used to be; with clean air, brilliant green lawns, dappled woodland and secret glades to explore until bedtime. Many happy childhood memories will be made here. With so much already on offer at Valleybrook and its environs, we did not feel it necessary to provide any other paying facilities such as a pool or club-house.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome at Valleybrook and all our properties offer private gated gardens for your pets to enjoy, plus a large off lead exercise paddock for more strenuous fun.

Although remote from the busy tourist resorts, Valleybrook is within easy reach of towns, coasts and attractions and provides an ideal base for exploring the wonders of Cornwall. The mild Cornish climate, warmed by the comforting Gulf Stream winds, makes Valleybrook a truly all-year-round haven. Come and stay at any time of year and you will find a constant oasis of warmth and comfort, rain or shine.

To add that something extra making your stay with us even more enjoyable, we have  teamed up with  food4myholiday.com.  This tailored ordering and delivery service allows you to select and enjoy some of the very best local produce , plus all the other basic supplies you need.  We are proud to be involved in this venture, allowing guests to not only avoid the stress of an arrival day shopping dash, but to introduce them to a range of quality foods that support and promote our fantastic regional suppliers.  This is how shopping should be! 

However, if you would prefer to use a mainstrem supermarket, Waitrose, Tesco & Asda all deliver to us, via their internet shopping service.  Please give Valleybrook's phone number in case of any delivery query as we have very limited mobile receiption.


In Spring the weather is mild and sunny, beaches and coastal paths as yet un-crowded. The famous gardens of Cornwall; Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, Lanhydrock Gardens - are particularly fine. The hedgerows are alive with colour and our woodland is carpeted with bluebells.


Close your eyes and remember summer’s as they used to be. Old-fashioned picnics, blue skies for swimming and sailing, time spent outdoors as families and couples soak in the delights of a truly delicious Summer. Open them again and this is Valleybrook in Summer.


In Autumn the weather is still warm, tourists have gone, but our beach and coastal walks are flooded with gentle sun. Come and stay in October - perhaps visit the Eden Project, St Ives or the Lost Gardens of Heligan, in peace. Savour the delicious earthy Autumn menus in our local restaurants, then come back to Valleybrook and relax. You deserve it.


Winter is indulgence time at Valleybrook. It is mild enough to go outside, and the South Cornish light raises the spirits and energy. A walk in our crisp clean fresh air will certainly revive you! Most of our guests are seduced by something just as warming however - mugs of real hot chocolate, scrabble tournaments or the lure of a good book curled up by the fireside!

Valleybrook has been owned and run by Keith, Denise and Brian Holder since October '96.  Prior to that Denise and Brian lived in Wiltshire, whilst Keith worked in the leisure industry both in the UK and Europe. The family take great pride in the standards of service that they provide to guests and are always on hand to offer help or advice and to make time for a friendly chat.