The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Gateway to the moors and the coast, discover the delights of
northern Cornwall from a Launceston cottage, situated in and around
this ancient Cornish capital on the Devon/Cornwall border.
Lose yourself amid the narrow streets of this delightful market
town, steeped in history and dominated by an imposing Norman
castle. Delve into stylish galleries and appealing shops selling
exclusive gifts and mouth-watering produce. An indoor weekly market
and monthly open-air Butter Market ensure your Launceston
cottage's fridge will always stay stocked!
Follow the town trail and find St. Mary's Church with its
elaborate carvings and Launceston House Museum, a fine Georgian
building. For a bird's-eye view of the town's intricate
layout, not to mention sweeping views towards Dartmoor and Bodmin,
climb up to Launceston's ancient keep. Two long distance
walking trails also start here: the Two Castles Trail linking
Launceston with Okehampton and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail.
Step aboard the Victorian carriages of the Launceston Steam
Railway, which chugs along the Kensey Valley to and from the hamlet
of New Mills, home to a small farm park. You'll also find a
couple of other family parks a short drive from town, as well as
the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre - a must for lovers of the
cute and furry!
Also look out for rural shows and other countryside events like
the Steam and Vintage Rally. Or get out and about in the Tamar
Valley, a designated AONB.
At the end of the day, enjoy a meal out in one of
Launceston's restaurants or simply unwind in your cosy
Showing 22 cottages
Downicary Chapel Stable | St Giles-on-the-Heath | Devon
Detached barn conversion near St Giles-on-the-Heath and the Devon/Cornwall border in the Cary river valley. Woodburner. Ideal for exploring both counties. 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.
Mouse Cottage | Latchley near Gunnislake | Cornwall
A lovely country cottage, attached to the owner’s traditional farmhouse. Combining character charm with modern decor this Gunnislake cottage makes a great base.
Christmas Cottage | Pensilva near Liskeard | Cornwall
Bright and airy Cornish cottage, off the beaten track. Lovely family cottage near Pensilva. Set in 20 acres of woodland garden with glorious views. Liskeard 6 miles.
17 Dartmoor | Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake | Cornwall
Detached holiday lodge on quiet family friendly holiday park. Indoor and outdoor heated pools, gym, table tennis. Tavistock 5 miles.
59 Valley Lodge | Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake | Cornwall
Upside down style Honicombe Manor holiday cottage with countryside views. Spacious accommodation and use of onsite facilities. Tavistock 5 miles.