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"Sykes cottages were very professional. Really pleased with all
aspects. We would definitely use this company again."
Mr Breslin, Stamford, Lincolnshire, June 2013
First time booking with Sykes, very simply done all online.
Mrs Mark, Northampton, Northamptonshire, May 2013
Looking for a relaxing break in idyllic surroundings? Then book one of our Altarnun holiday cottages scattered about the sheltered valley of Penpont Water on the edge of Bodmin Moor.
Altarnun village is tiny and home to an old church, known as the
'Cathedral on the Moors'. Mostly dating from the 15th
Century but with some Norman features, note its lofty tower and
beautifully carved benches. Look out for the well where, in times
past, local lunatics were dunked into its waters in the belief they
would be cured! Also nearby is the Old Rectory, residence of
Francis Davey, the vicar in du Maurier's great literary piece,
Jamaica Inn. (And you can visit this notorious smuggling inn high
on Bodmin Moor for food, drink, ghosts, museum and more!)
For general supplies to stock your Altarnun holiday let, not to mention a range of attractions including a Norman castle, 18-hole golf and narrow-gauge steam railway, the town of Launceston is down the road.
Walk, cycle or ride the wild landscapes of Bodmin Moor - a mere stone's throw from your Altarnun holiday home. Drive north to the coast for sandcastles, surfing, cliff-top walks and seriously good seafood in a trail of picturesque fishing villages. Or head a little further afield from your holiday rental in Altarnun to the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Port Isaac, Padstow or the Camel Trail.
And if you fancy rubbing shoulders with the fun-loving locals,
then book your holiday in Altarnun to coincide with the week-long
carnival held the third week of every August.
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The Wagon House | Polyphant near Launceston | Cornwall
An end-terraced stone cottage near Launceston has a sunny front patio with lovely views over the pretty courtyard and garden. Shared conservatory, ideal touring base. Launceston 5 miles.
The Old Granary | Polyphant near Launceston | Cornwall
Cosy cottage near Launceston. Rural setting with ponies and wildlife pond. Large garden, shared conservatory, lovely rural views. Launceston 5 miles.
The Shippon | Polyphant near Launceston | Cornwall
Traditional Cornish stone barn conversion, a lovely cottage near Launceston in rural location in east Cornwall. Flagstone floors. Use of large shared lawns with beautiful views. Launceston 5 miles.
5 Well Meadow | Egloskerry near Launceston | Cornwall
Detached bungalow in quiet village cul-de-sac. Woodburner, large garden great for children or the dog to play out. Lovely walks from the doorstep. Launceston 4 miles.
Palmers Lodge | Egloskerry near Launceston | Cornwall
Compact yet contemporary, single storey lodge, on outskirts of pretty village of Egloskerry. Great walking, cycling and wildlife watching. Launceston 4 miles.