Where to stay around Launceston?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,942 holiday lettings near Launceston. From 1,247 Cabins to 1,247 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Launceston is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Launceston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Launceston. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eden Project: 4,393 holiday lettings
  • Looe Beach: 2,403 holiday lettings
  • Polperro Harbour: 2,407 holiday lettings
  • Whitsand Bay Beach: 1,905 holiday lettings
  • Bude Beach: 1,710 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Launceston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Launceston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,247 Cabins in Launceston. Our other popular types of Launceston holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 1,247 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 1,247 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 311 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Launceston?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 587 rural rentals in Launceston. You have also many other possibilities in Launceston area, including:

  • Village rentals: 262 holiday rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 217 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 29 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with private pool in Launceston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with private pool among our 11 holiday homes with private pool available in Launceston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Cottages in Launceston, Cornwall your home away from home

    Located in central Cornwall and known as a haven of architectural treasures, outdoor recreation and lively pubs, Launceston is aptly referred to as the “gateway to Cornwall,” appealing to anyone wishing to explore the best of North Cornwall and beyond.

    Places to Stay in Launceston

    There are many charming little villages and hamlets to explore in the region, as well as wonderful rivers and woodlands in which to wander. Watch the areas many species of birds or enjoy sailing, fishing, hiking, or horseback riding. A short trip 15 miles north takes beach lovers to the crashing waves of the Atlantic through peaceful countryside. Many other great ways to appreciate this beautiful landscape are accomplished by golfing or taking a walking tour, starting in Launceston. Several trails are available to neighboring communities through the areas vast woodlands. All leisure pursuits are easily accomplished while staying in a guest house or Launceston self catering cottage.

    A great variety of shops are found offering anything from gifts to baked goods, as well as crafts by local artisans. A local farm with indoor and outdoor playgrounds is a place where many families can relax. Food is copious, in the small community, with all types of fare ranging from ethic to fish and chips or fried chicken. After a full day, relax while on holiday with a pint at any of the community’s ten pubs.

    Things to do in Launceston

    Take a walk through the community and enjoy its fine Tutor, Georgian, Gothic and Victorian architecture. Castle Street is home to many Georgian town houses. In addition, the Old Market building has an interesting slate roof. All locations are within a close distance to Lauceston holiday cottages and guest houses. Continue walking on the Tamar River Valley trail which takes visitors past the estate of Cotehele, a medieval residence dating back to the 1300’s. Cycling is also popular with routes to four different communities from Launceston.

    Visitors can witness exquisite granite carvings inside the Church of St Mary Magdalene dating back to the early 1080’s. St. Thomas Church is equally interesting, dating back to the early 1180’s with the largest font in Cornwall. Norman Castle sits impressively high atop a hill overlooking River Tamar with such owners as Richard, Earl of Cornwall, in the 1400’s. This structure also served as a prison in the 1650’s. History continues when finding the south gate to the city, the only remaining remnant which exists from its original construction in the 12th century. Also, head west out of the community to find Camelford know as famed King Author’s Camelot. Great artifacts from the community’s rich history are held in Lawrence House.

    For those looking for activities outside of the area’s history, relax in any of the areas coffee houses, beer gardens, or tea rooms. In addition to areas in the center of the town, area artisans have great handcrafts including wood carving or make a trip to the Launceston General Market held on the Launceston Town Square.

    Weather in Launceston

    Launceston, located in Cornwall, is in the southernmost part of the country. This area receives more days of sunshine and a better climate than areas in northern parts of the UK. This particular area is warm enough that it does not frequently receive snow.

    Flights to Launceston

    Exeter Airport (EXT) is the closest airport to a self catering holiday cottage in Launceston, Cornwall and is well connected to much of Britain and especially the West Country by Air Southwest.

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    Activities and attractions in Launceston

    Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Launceston has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Trethorne Leisure Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • New Mills Farm Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
    • Launceston Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
    • Bowood Park Golf Course (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
    • Carnglaze Caverns (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Launceston

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Launceston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • The Hidden Valley Discovery Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Brown Willy (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
    • Dozmary Pool (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
    • Siblyback Lake (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
    • Golitha Falls (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
    • Kit Hill Country Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)