Where to stay around Launceston?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,990 holiday lettings near Launceston. From 1,129 cottages to 268 houses, 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: 4,369 holiday lettings
  • Looe Beach: 2,418 holiday lettings
  • Polperro Harbour: 2,419 holiday lettings
  • Whitsand Bay Beach: 1,849 holiday lettings
  • Bude Beach: 1,777 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 cottages in Launceston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,129 cottages in Launceston. Our other popular types of Launceston holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 268 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 232 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 140 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Launceston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 180 holiday homes with 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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    Attractions in and around Launceston

    Looking for things to do while you're in Launceston? Don't miss landmarks such as Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall and Launceston Castle, and unique cultural highlights such as Lawrence House Museum and Daphne du Maurier's Smugglers Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of The Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Brown Willy and Dozmary Pool. Activities around the area include Launceston Golf Club, Bowood Park Golf Course and Carnglaze Caverns. You might enjoy a visit to Trethorne Leisure Park, New Mills Farm Park or Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre during your stay. Also a trip to Launceston Tourist Information Centre, Cheesewring or Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum might be a nice excursion.