After a traumatic year we really needed a quiet retreat and Erth Barton delivered that and so much more. Situated on its own peninsular in the Tamar Estuary, Erth Barton offered us a genuine medieval manor with fields and wood surrounding. No traffic could we hear, just the wind in the trees and the abundance of birds flying around.
And then there were our hosts, Nick and Jennifer. True Cornish, they are so welcoming and friendly, you feel very much at home from the off. Jennifer runs her own Deli in Saltash and within an hour of our arrival, Nick kindly escorted us there so we could enjoy a truly scrumptious lunch.
Accommodation isn't luxurious but it is extremely comfortable and spacious with everything you need. A lounge and snug are available in the oldest part of the manor and are just great to chill in. The July heat wave was in full swing and so we could make full use of the extensive gardens, even having breakfast outside one day.
From the house there are numerous walks among fields, woods and down to the Tamar itself. You can even borrow one of the two lovely golden retrievers to accompany you. Nick and Jennifer are a fount of knowledge when it comes to what to see and do in this part of Cornwall and expert on where to eat. Breakfast at Erth Barton is an easy-going affair with locally produced food cooked to your liking, with the star of the show being Jennifer's very own bread.
It certainly is rare to find a place with such natural peace and quiet and such congenial hosts. We can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a hidden Cornish paradise set on a private peninsula overlooking the Tamar and Lynher estuaries. Just a few miles from the A38 and all the rail and air services you will find spectacular countryside, all for you to enjoy. As you enter the half mile private driveway and take in the sweep of the two estuaries and drive to the handsome medieval manor house you will instantly recognize why it is so special. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Erth Barton Saltash, Cornwall