“The owner welcomed us with a basket ...”The owner welcomed us with a basket of goodies and was very helpful in showing us the facilities there. Inside, the items provided were exceptionally good and everything you could want was there. The history of the cottage could be explored through the paperwork that was there, and there was a real atmosphere of staying in a very old home. We stay in a lot of rental cottages, and this was one of the best we have booked.
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Carpenters Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed cottage, full of character with slate floors, low beams and even lower doorways, situated next door to the site of the old forge and attached to the site of the old wheelwright's shop where wagons were made, in the village of Langore, near Launceston.
This is a romantic, William Morris-inspired cottage, perfectly located in a quiet setting, but close enough to visit all the many historical towns in the area and also sample the vast selection of pubs and restaurants available.
Ancient wooden stairs lead up to the bedroom with its high vaulted ceiling and en-suite shower room.
The sitting room with dining area has a stone fireplace with a decorative cloam oven and old range stove.
The well-equipped kitchen comes complete with granite worktops adding to the character.
Outside there are two patios to capture both the morning and afternoon sun, whilst on the other side of the cottage there is a garden area just perfect for watching the sun go down at the end of the day.
The village of Langore has two acres of open access land including a delightful woodland walk and dog-friendly paddock adjacent to the village green.
Close by is the ancient town of Launceston with its old castle keep and range of shopping and leisure facilities.
Also nearby are several coarse fisheries, two golf courses, Launceston steam railway and the delightful Cowslip Workshops, which offer monthly craft/patchwork workshops, as well as a shop, cafe and occasional exhibitions.
A section of the National Cycle Network route 327 follows the beautiful Kensey River valley from Launceston to Egloskerry.
The cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside in Cornwall and you could drive to Plymouth, Liskeard or Tavistock enjoying the delights of this part of the country on the way.
Carpenters Cottage really is the perfect romantic retreat for any time of the year.
One double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with gas coal-effect fire and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric coal-effect fire.
- Gas central heating with electric night storage heater, gas fire and electric fire
- Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Use of Brodco secure storage shed on request for bikes/fishing gear
- Enclosed front patio with furniture, plus lawned garden with furniture, next to parking
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 3 miles
- Note: Cottage has low beams and doorways
- Note: Open fires not permitted due to age and fragility of cloam oven and old range stove
- Note: Adults only, no children are accepted at property
- Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am.
About the location
Bude 19 miles.
The town of Launceston, situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, has wonderful architecture, including some fine Georgian buildings in the central square, and is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle sitting high above the town. Visit the Tamar Otter Park just 3 miles away or take a trip on the steam train from Launceston through the beautiful Kensey Valley on a 5-mile round trip. Launceston is within driving distance of the seaside resorts of Bude and Padstow to the north, and Plymouth to the south, as well as the stunning Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. A superb base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.
Note: Adults only, no children are accepted at property.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute