The Little Barn

Five Lanes near Launceston, Cornwall (Ref. 917896)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Ideally located for touring both Cornwall and Devon, being situated just off the A30 between Launceston and Bodmin, is this delightful and cosy detached cottage.

Set within the small village of Five Lanes, next to the owners' home, this lovely cottage is an ideal base for two people who wish to explore all that this beautiful county has to offer.

As you enter this charming cottage you sense the uniqueness and home-from-home feel that exudes throughout.

From the dining room, you enter into the welcoming sitting room with a woodburning stove for relaxing in front of on those cooler evenings.

Go up into the twin bedroom with its wooden beams, before going down the stairs into the conservatory, which looks out onto a picturesque wisteria clad garden.

There are several options for sitting outside here and a special place is at the side of the cottage, a real sun trap that’s affectionately known by the owner’s as the ‘gin and tonic corner'.

Just a short stroll from the cottage is the historic and reputedly haunted Kings Head, a traditional local’s pub and hotel built in 1623.

A short drive or a pleasant half mile walk away is the delightful village of Altarnun, which has been a several time winner of the Britain in Bloom competition, and whose ancient church, known as the Cathedral on the Moors, is famous for its inclusion in Daphne de Maurier's book Jamaica Inn.

Once in the village, why not enjoy a meal at the Rising Sun pub and restaurant?

The food here is excellent; especially the locally caught seafood, plus some of the ales at the pub are brewed just outside the village itself.

In such a good location for touring and exploring the coasts and countryside of both Devon and Cornwall makes The Little Barn an excellent base for a well-deserved holiday or short break at any time of the year.


Mostly ground floor. One mezzanine twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory with sofa bed.


  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front and side courtyard garden with gravelled areas and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedroom and stairs have two turns, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

About the location


Launceston 8 miles.

The small village of Five Lanes is situated just off the A30, less than 10 miles from Launceston and is home to the King Heads pub and hotel, which was built in 1623. The pretty, neighbouring village of Altarnun offers a Post Office and church, plus long walks can be enjoyed around the local area. Eight miles away is the town of Launceston, on the Devon and Cornwall border. This town boasts wonderful architecture, including Georgian buildings in the central square, and is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle sitting high above the town. Within driving distance is the Tamar Otter Park, or why not take a trip on the steam train from Launceston through the beautiful Kensey Valley? There’s plenty to see and do in the area, including visiting the seaside resorts of Bude and Padstow, as well as the city of Plymouth, and the stunning Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are well worth exploring. A lovely base for your Cornish adventure.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas