The Old Sunday School

Award-Winning Dog-Friendly Romantic Retreat

Welcome to The Old Sunday School in the Tamar Valley Cornwall

The Old Sunday School is an award-winning, Grade II listed dog-friendly holiday home located in the picturesque and peaceful village of Harrowbarrow, Cornwall. Come and relax in five star rated comfort in the idyllic Tamar Valley. Stay just because you deserve that well-earnt getaway or celebrate in style - it's a perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, weddings and proposals! With stunning countryside views, the former Wesleyan schoolhouse retains many of its original character features but has been given a high-spec and stylish makeover which includes a huge ensuite bedroom with dressing area and glass partition giving a mezzanine feel to the beautiful open-plan living space.

The Location

The quaint and former mining village of Harrowbarrow lies around 7 miles southwest of the Dartmoor town Tavistock and is perfectly situated in the heart of Cornwall meaning that many of the Southwest's must-visit destinations including The Eden Project, Dartmoor National Park, Bodmin Moor, Tintagel Castle and Whitsand Bay are less than one hour away. Harrowbarrow is a quiet and friendly village close to the popular and historic Kit Hill Country Park well known for its majestic views, walking trails and archaeological remains. Harrowbarrow's neighbouring village Metherell is a 15-minute walk away and is home to the popular and historic pub "The Carpenters Arms" which is praised by locals and visitors alike for its friendly atmosphere, decent pub food and real ale.

Kick back and relax

If downtime and a full recharge is your thing you've come to the right place. Our cosy and well-equipped lounge area includes a 55" HD TV with the full SKY TV package with Netflix and BT Sport, Sonos surround sound system, super fast WIFI, a log burner fully supplied with logs for the duration of your stay, books, ordinance survey maps and board games. If horizontal relaxation is preferred the bedroom also has a 32" HD TV with Sonos speakers and the full SKY TV package. The super king-sized bed is regularly referred to in the guest book as "the comfiest bed ever!"

Super comfy bedroom

The relaxation and comfort theme extends to the upstairs area where you will find a massive super king and super comfy bed which look out over the open-plan living area and countryside views beneath. The ensuite bathroom has a large walk-in shower and backlit LED mirror with a contemporary vanity unit and underfloor heating. The tech also follows the downstairs theme with full SKY HD and connected Sonos speaker for those late-night movies. There's plenty of storage in the dressing area behind the headboard and the dressing table by the glass partition has an LED mirror and hairdryer ready and waiting for your getting ready routine.

The outside space

The double glass doors lead to the patio area which enjoys stunning views that sweep down the Tamar Valley towards Cotehele and the River Tamar. Enjoy alfresco dining with our comfy furniture set which including sun loungers, a table and chairs and BBQ set. This south-facing suntrap can enjoy some pretty spectacular sunrises and sunsets and if you're lucky you may see resident deer, foxes and sparrowhawks.

Customise your holiday

Jay and Lisa are on hand to help you make your stay as special and as personal as possible. All guests receive a Cornish themed welcome hamper, which includes confectionary, fresh eggs from our free-range hens, milk and basic food supplies ie condiments, etc. However, we can tailor an arrival or mid-stay package to suit your requirements. Surprise your loved one with one of our romantic packages which can include fresh flowers, champagne, chocolates, petals, balloons and banners. For the adventure seekers, we can also arrange activities such as standup paddleboarding on the River Tamar or Whitsand Bay, kayaking, coasteering, surfing, go-karting and more. Early check-in/out is also available upon request.

The perfect Christmas getaway! The Old Sunday School is beautiful, both exterior and interior blew us away...
Chloe Brandon



Super Dog friendly

Dog Bowls, blankets, outside hoses, access to excercise field, welcome treats and more

Patio Area

Garden furniture, BBQ, loungers, plants and outside speaker. Enjoy alfresco dining with stunning countryside views.

High-Spec Tech and games

Superfast WIFI, Full SKY HD, Netflix, BT Sport, Sonos sound system, underfloor heating, hybrid kitchen and board games

Super clean

Rated 5* for cleaning via AirBnb. Cleaned and sanitised to AirBnb's Covid-19 enhanced 5 step cleaning process

Log burner

Contempoary powerful stove with unlimted supply of logs and kindling for cosy romantic evenings in

Cornish Welcome Hamper

We like to hold a little bit back and keep the contents of your hamper a surprise, but you won't be disappointed!

all this and more

Beautiful Countryside views

Enjoy uninterrupted and sweeping rural views of The Tamar Valley and beyond

Super king Bed with Comfy Mattress

Enjoy a restful night of sleep with our highly rated mattress, high thread count bedding and super king-sized pillows

Close To attractions

Dartmoor, Tavistock and the north and south coast of Cornwall and Devon are all a short drive away

Custom arrival packages

Chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, flowers, balloons and cake all feature in our popular romantic packages

Parking outside your Door

We reserve the parking space immediately outside The Old Sunday School for your exclusive use

Host on hand

Jay and Lisa love to help with holiday planning. From local dog friendly placese to romantic arrival packages, we can help you get the most from your stay here

Award Winning Dog Friendly Romantic Retreat