Honicombe Manor near Callington

Honicombe Manor House 2019
 
If you're looking for a peaceful rural break, you've found it at Honicombe Manor near Callington in Cornwall.
Set in 20 acres of rolling countryside, the holiday park is home to over 100 lodges, cottages and bungalows, nestled in amongst the natural surroundings of the ancient woodland.
Choose a family-friendly single-storey property, a quirky open plan cottage or a spacious two-storey lodge with balcony and hot tub, ideal for large groups.
The Park offers a quiet escape, while also providing simple facilities to keep the whole family happy.
Facilities available from 9am until 8pm most days - call Reception on 01822 25 80 90 for the latest opening times.
Gym
On-site shop
Indoor heated pool
Wifi access
Bar
Outdoor heated pool*
Archery†
Games room
Walking & nature trails
Indoor table-tennis

* Seasonal

† Charges apply

†† Membership required. Please check that the lodge you book has the appropriate Level of Membership.


 
Tamar Valley Holidays
Tamar Valley Holidays, run by husband and wife team Robin & Dee Fry, looks after many of the properties at The Park. They also oversee the running of Reception, leisure facilities and shop.
Milo, their pet dog, is often on-hand to welcome guests with a wag.

The story of Honicombe Manor

 
The Manor has not always been a Holiday Park

Dating back to the Middle Ages, the dwelling at Honicombe Manor has a long and rich history. Here's a brief look at how things have changed on the site over the last 700 years.

 
  • 1300s

    First records of Honyacombe House
  • 1300s

    The country is ravaged by poor health - the House falls into disrepair
  • 1337

    Ownership of Honyacombe moves to the Duchy of Cornwall
  • 1400s

    The spelling of the property changes to Honeycombe House
  • 1485

    War of the Roses ends
  • 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci is born
  • 1500s

    Property, now spelt Honicombe, reduced in size to 30 acres
  • 1556

    2 years before Elizabeth I became queen, Honicombe House was passed to Thomas Stentaford and William Bartlett
  • 1936

    The last male Honeycombe to live in Cornwall passes away
  • 1798

    During the reign of George III, ownership of Honeycombe moves from the Duchy of Cornwall to private owner
  • 1850s

    Name changed to Honicombe
  • 1856

    House renovated and front porch added - you can still see the owner's initials carved into the stonework of this new structure
  • Early 1900s

    House bought by Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
  • 1920s

    Honicombe is sold privately by Mount Edgcumbes
  • 1950s

    House falls into state of disrepair
  • 1950s

    House put on the market for £4,000 (£135,000 in today's money)
  • 1977

    Becomes Honicombe Holiday Centre and Caravan Park
  • 1980s

    Honicombe Manor purchased privately - addition of swimming pool, chalets & bungalows
  • 1984

    Gathering of 160 Honeycombes from all over the world held at Honicombe
  • August 1999

    Honicombe hosts hundreds of visitors for total solar eclipse
  • Today

    Honicombe Manor continues to welcome families to the holiday park