Residential Park Profile: Berkeleyparks Glenholt
On the north fringe of Plymouth and with the beauty of the Tamar Valley and the Dartmoor National Park stretching out waiting to be explored, Glenholt Park is brilliantly located for both practicality and scenic delights. Coast, moorland and city are all at hand – and the park, part of the Berkeleyparks group, is close to amenities including a general store, a Post Office, hairdressers, a park and ride service that takes you to Plymouth and, two miles away, a supermarket.
Here are some of the reasons why Glenholt’s location, just four miles from Plymouth, is a great choice for your next move…
Dartmoor National Park
The edge of the Dartmoor National Park is just two miles from the park. Whatever your walking style, you can find it here. Lengthy challenging trails, short walks and guided walks – it’s all here amid 368 square miles of spectacular moorland and woodland in which lie remains of ancient settlements.
If you prefer to seek out walks with a theme, Dartmoor provides that, in the form of Moor Otters. It’s an arts project; 80 otter sculptures are located on four trails. They’re placed on plinths, so that you can spot them! Cycling enthusiasts will love Dartmoor for its many designated off-road trails and also the joy of road cycling amid lanes that offer some hill climb challenges as well as less arduous routes. The Dartmoor National Park Authority is a great source of information for all things Dartmoor (dartmoor.gov.uk).
The Tamar Valley
The River Tamar divides Devon from Cornwall. It rises near Bude on the north coast and flows 60 miles to reach the sea at Plymouth. Its wooded valleys and estuary are important habitats for rare plants, butterflies and birds. Mineral extraction was once the key industry of the Tamar Valley (tin, silver, lead, and copper). In the 1800s there were more than 100 mines in this valley.
Morwellham Quay, near Tavistock, once an important port, is now an intriguing attraction; it’s a living history museum that is a great place to visit many times to fact-find about the history of the area – and also a place for pleasant walks. You can step back in time 200 years into a museum village, ride on a copper mine train, walk inside cottages presented as they were in the Victorian era, and watch blacksmithing and rope making taking place. Morwellham Quay is just one example of the fascination that exists, waiting to be explored, in this region.
Over the Cornish border
The Rame Peninsula, just over the border into Cornwall, is a spectacular region of rugged scenery and quaint coastal villages, among them Cawsand and Kingsand, which overlook Plymouth Sound. Remains of pilchard cellars hide among pretty beach-edge buildings; the Rame has an unspoilt charm – definitely another area worthy of putting on a list of ‘great places to visit many times’ from Glenholt Park.
Beaches to the south
South of Plymouth lies a stretch of the Devon coast that is not really on the tourist beaten track, and all the better for it. The beaches of Wembury offer brilliant walking opportunities. One example of many is a three-mile walk along the coast to the spectacular rocky inlet of Heybrook Bay.
Seafaring history, restaurants and cafés with harbour views, art galleries… it’s all here and more besides. Plymouth offers harbour cruises, plus water taxis that connect the beautiful Barbican restaurant and shopping area with other attractions; you can even take a boat across the river to Cornwall, landing at Cremyll on the Rame Peninsula, the start point for great beach walks. The green of Plymouth Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse and the statue of Sir Francis Drake are surely the iconic images of Plymouth. Drake is said to have been playing bowls here when news of the advancing Spanish Armada was brought to him in 1588.
There’s another landmark that makes Plymouth famous. That’s its seawater lido, built in the 1930s and jutting out into Plymouth Sound. Whether you fancy an outdoor swim or not, this seafront area of Plymouth is yet another attraction that will draw you here time after time.
Homes For Sale
Oakgrove Ash Lodge £205,000
A beautifully appointed, imposing home on an elevated plot at Glenholt Park, with natural stone skirting, the 42ft by 20ft Ash Lodge has a semi open-plan living area. It has an unusual layout, with the main bedroom at one end and the second bedroom at the opposite end, alongside the lounge. Features include a six-seater dining suite and a large walk-in dressing-wardrobe area to the main bedroom.
Prestige Homeseeker Minuet £129,500
Ideal for homeseekers looking for a smaller park home, the Minuet is a 30ft by 14ft home with one bedroom. It has an L-shaped lounge-dining area which wraps around the kitchen.
Contact Glenholt Park
Glenfield Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7NJ
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