Rural stone cottage with stunning outdoor spa in North Cornwall
About Tracey Souter
Having spent most of my adult life in Las Vegas learning all about the restaurant/hospitality industry i moved to London in 2005 where i met my wife and when we were lucky enough to have our daughter 2 years later we decided to leave the rat race behind and follow our dream. Tracey is a Westcountry girl so we returned to her roots and fell in love with the rugged countryside and stunning coastline of North Cornwall. We haven't looked back and feel blessed to be able to live in this magical part of the country. We have found the best possible area to fully indulge our passion, food !
Tracey Souter purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Tracey Souter chose Launceston
The cottage sits adjacent to our home and in gardens of about 3/4 acre. We were drawn to this area for it's peaceful rural location but with easy access to amenities, beaches, rugged countryside walks and the ability to get to a bigger town if the need for retail therapy grabs you ! Bodmin Moor, steeped in history is right on our doorstep. We are also just off the A30 so the perfect location to explore further in to Cornwall or Devon, just across the border !
What makes this Cottage unique
Food is our passion. We grow our own fruit/vegetables and have daily fresh eggs from local chickens. Cornwall provides us with the best seafood/free range meat in the country and we use this to the best of our ability to appeal to our customers in a diverse exciting manner. If you want to have a self catering vacation, that's fine, the kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons. You could choose bed and breakfast and we will prepare a continental or full English breakfast using the best locally sourced produce. Alternatively we can provide occasional catering. Just contact us beforehand to discuss. We are here to make your holiday memorable.
1 well behaved or 2 small well behaved dogs
travel cot provided or put up bed for 1 child
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Up to 2 small children on the sofa bed
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect getaway. Relaxing in the hot tub was a great way to start the weekend. And did I mention arriving to a toasty cottage courtesy of the wood burner.
An amazing little bolt hole, perfect for couples
We had a lovely time at Liberty Barn Cottage. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, Mark and Tracey.
The accommodation was so well thought out, and it is very high end.
Mark prepared us breakfast one morning and the quality was excellent, particularly the meat. We also had a three course meal cooked for us and it was absolutely brilliantly cooked and presented, and also very good value. The steak was beautifully done and the chocolate melting pudding was perfect to finish, not too bitter or too sweet - just right.
Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and we felt really looked after but not intruded upon, which is a tough balancing act.
The spa is a nice touch, we spent hours up there, relaxing and chilling out after exploring the local beaches.
We will certainly return to LBC, as we couldn’t believe the difference in our stress levels from when we arrived to when we left.
Thank you for such a lovely stay.
Had an amazing 6 nights away for our honeymoon in this gorgeous cottage. The spa and garden are just fabulous and we didn't want to leave!
Tracey and Mark are such lovely hosts and we can't wait to come back and visit again (with little Ollie this time:)
Lovely stay at this beautiful hidden gem!
A fabulous 3 days at Liberty Barn Cottage. A warm welcome awaited and it was just beautiful with little touches which made it perfect for a relaxing romantic short break. Mark and Tracey are perfect hosts and Mark's cooking is out of this world. Wish we could have stayed longer. Neil and nikki x
The art of relaxation
There really is something magical about Liberty Barn Cottage. Mark and Tracey were the perfect hosts and made every effort to ensure our stay was truly wonderful. The Cottage has the most warm and comfortable atmosphere and the Spa area with wooden hot tub and sauna is amazing. Mark and Tracey prepared a fabulous meal for us on our final night which really topped off a a great holiday. We will definitely be going back.
Trina and Mike
Can't wait to return again !!
This was our 5th time staying at liberty barn cottage and it never fails to impress. Mark and Tracey continue to make improvements, continue to add the little touches and always go out of their way to ensure our stay is totally relaxing and enjoyable. The spa area in the garden gets better every visit and is such an amazing addition to the cottage as is the log burner which the dogs love !!. The easiest way to tell what a great place this is, is that I've got to book way in advance now to come back ;). I couldn't recommend the cottage enough , peaceful, relaxing, with everything you'd need and in a great location for days out around Cornwall and beyond. Thanks for another great stay Mark and Tracey, we will see you again soon. Many thanks Steve and Zoe
We are 23 miles from the nearest coastline which takes us about 30 mins to drive to. They really are worth it. Our nearest, Trebarwith Strand, is a wonderful dog friendly, family beach with coffee shops and a pub on the cliffs overlooking the beach and providing spectacular views !
The nearest airports to us are Newquay (45 mins) or Exeter (1 hour). The nearest train stations are Plymouth (40 mins) or Exeter (1 hour).
Either way we recommend that you have use of a car as it is essential for touring the area.
Our nearest village, Lewannick is 1.5 miles away. It has a church, fantastic child's play area, village hall and fabulous shop/off licence/post office which stocks great fresh local produce and good wines.
The nearest big town is Launceston where you will find big supermarkets, Banks and a pharmacy.
We have a few good food pubs within 5 miles of us. If you are looking for restaurants you can find fine dining in Plymouth (40 mins) or Exeter (1 hour) or Newquay (45 mins) where you will find Jamie Olivers Fifteen.
Plenty of accessible beaches.
Wonderful walks on our doorstep, steeped in history.
Shopping can be found in Plymouth, Tavistock, Exeter.
If you like antiques try Lostwithiel (25 mins)
Port Isaac, Tintagel (25 mins) for rugged beauty.
Lanhydrock House (20 mins)
Cothele House (30 mins)
Plenty to keep the children amused.
Launceston has a steam railway. The Lawrence House Museum and Launceston Castle are well worth a visit.