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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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                                                                                                      Self Catering Holiday Cottages Launceston (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Off the beaten track

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked this cottage for an autumn break as we didn't know the Launceston area well (it is a place we've passed through on the way further west). We were delighted with the location - off the beaten track but only a couple of miles from a main road and a few miles from the historic town of Launceston. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped for self caterers who want to stay in on dark autumn evenings, in fact the kitchen was better equipped than a "luxury lodge" we rented last month for a family wedding in Leicestershire. We really enjoyed watching the variety of birds visiting the garden - thank you Jon for filling up the bird feeders during our stay. We also enjoyed exploring the nature reserve on our own - we hope to return in the spring and take Jon's guided tour to learn more about the reserve and the species present. We found the location ideal for exploring east Cornwall, as well as Dartmoor. Thanks to Jon and Janice for their kindness and hospitality and we look forward to returning soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Wow! Loved staying here.

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                                                                                                      Fabulous place to stay - loved everything about it! Lanxton Barn met all our expectations and more! Perfectly suited for a large family group it was a hit with everyone from the moment we arrived. Lovely big bedrooms, comfortable beds, everything very tastefully furnished and plenty of bathrooms. The upstairs was amazing! A fantastic, spacious area with cosy sofas, a well-equipped kitchen containing everything you could possibly need, big family tables inside and out for meals and the children loved the additional TV room which they claimed as their den. Peaceful evenings in the hot tub were a favourite end to wonderful days out exploring. Linda and Philip made us very welcome and were on hand to help if needed. Really enjoyed some interesting chats. We loved staying at Lanxton Barn and would highly recommend it. Didn’t want to leave!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017