Tranquil riverside retreat in the idyllic Tamar Valley

Rivers Reach is a beautiful converted barn forming part of North Hooe farmstead which dates back to mediaeval times and is situated on the north bank of the River Tamar's sweeping oxbow bend. The farmstead is set in the sleepy "undiscovered" Bere Peninsula bounded each side by the Tamar and Tavy rivers as they wend their way downstream to the "Ocean City" of Plymouth. 


Proximity to both city and countryside enables guests to experience the best of all worlds: you can enjoy Plymouth's maritime landmarks, the magnificent oceanic panorama and its wealth of cultural facilities or instead, opt to explore the wild expanses of upland moors on nearby Dartmoor or ramble through the lush and peaceful scenery of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in which North Hooe is situated. And with your holiday-let being plumb on the Devon/Cornwall border you have the choice of both counties' coastlines within reach.


"an incredibly peaceful


"if you want a relaxing escape ...

I know of no better place"

Take or leave the charms of the city - if you are looking to get away from it all and find tranquillity then North Hooe's River's Reach is the place for you. 

Ideal for wildlife, nature and water lovers, those of an artistic bent or anyone just requiring relaxation in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Reached down narrow country lanes it is a mere mile and three quarters from the nearest village Bere Alston which offers a range of small shopping facilities.

Over three hundred years old and originally a threshing barn above and shippen for cattle below, River's Reach offers its human guests a contemporary appearance and modern comforts in traditional surroundings; it can accommodate four visitors in two double bedrooms.  

Guests can be assured of tranquillity as the farm is not a fully working farm and the barn is the sole holiday-let on site. Your privacy is our priority but the owner is on hand across the farmyard to provide help and recommendations if required.

The farm lies not only within the Tamar Valley AONB but forms part of the Tamar Tavy Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, reflecting its international importance as a wintering site for wildfowl and waders, particularly rare avocets.


Around the farm

Water enthusiasts can indulge in activities such as boating, paddle-boarding and kayaking; you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Or why not indulge in coarse fishing from the bank and be rewarded with some bass?   

The idyllic river frontage comprising pasture, woodland, saltmarsh and reedbeds providing habitats for a variety of wildlife is yours to roam through. Walks can be undertaken directly from the doorstep from where you can join the peninsula's network of footpaths.

The area forms part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site and those with an interest in our industrial past can explore (at own risk) the remains of our own North Tamar silver-lead Mine and the many other mining sites scattered along the Tamar Valley.

Artists, including Turner. have long been attracted to the Tamar so why not bring your sketchbook?


Within ten miles

You don't have to go far to take part in activities such as tennis, horse riding, mountain biking, paintballing, tree-surfing, off-road driving, archery and of course rambling and trekking over Dartmoor. A few miles' travel will take you to various National Trust properties and renowned gardens.


Want to venture further afield?

North Hooe, bang on the Devon/Cornwall border, is an ideal springboard for exploring the innumerable diverse attractions to the north, south, east and west of both counties including stunning coastlines, delightful fishing villages, historic towns and landmarks, vast moorland spaces, hidden valleys and myriad of opportunities for swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, rambling, trekking and other activities.


  • Striking barn conversion
  • Beautiful scenery
  • River to explore
  • AONB, SSSI & World Mining Heritage Site
  • Peace & tranquillity
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Large games room
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Ample parking for 2 cars and small boat
  • Remote yet near city
  • On Devon/Cornwall border
  • Superfast Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor tables and barbecues
  • Woodland, pasture and riverbanks to enjoy