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Swallows Nest

Canworthy Water, near Launceston, Cornwall (Ref. 1004904)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage (we had this and the adjacent property), fantastic location and owners very helpful."

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "Very lovely and quiet cottage, Ann and Gerry very nice and helpful people Cottage was fully equipped and a nice touch with tea, coffee, milk and a posh packet of biscuit on arrival."

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Our sat nav took us slightly away from swallows nest but found it quite quickly."

    Arrived to a lovely cottage. Parking at the door, lovely large garden with table and chairs, and sheep in the field behind. Ann the owner was there to welcome us, everything there and sweet Williams and chocolate biscuits on the table. A very spacious cottage, with all facilities you require and comfortable bed. It's tucked away in the countryside but really central for so many places, walking, towns, seaside and golf. It was our anniversary while we were there and Ann thoughtfully got us a card and some lovely chrysanthemums. All in all a great place to stay and perfect owners right there on the doorstep. Weather was spot on also

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

  • "The photos don't really do the cottage justice - it was much more cosy and lovely than we expected."

    The heating worked very quickly, the open plan space was lovely and very functional, especially for a family with children. It was lovely that the lounge opened out onto the garden - although we didn't really get to enjoy the garden as it rained a lot, it's such a big space and would be so nice to sit out in. The kitchen had all you need in terms of equipment. The owner was so so nice and friendly. We would definitely stay again!!

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, warm and cosy."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Very family friendly. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2020

  • "Wi fi was not great in the cottage."

    Only worked when in the bedrooms. It would benefit greatly from a plug-in WiFi booster linked to the BT Hub which I I think is situated in the adjacent cottage. Not expensive or difficult to install but would make a big difference.

    Reviewed by WayneOct 2020



    Reviewed by susanOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage & very friendly owner."

    Everything we needed provided.

    Reviewed by ElleOct 2020

  • "We had the most amazing stay in Swallows Nest this year, very relaxing home from home."

    Beautiful fresh flowers on arrival along with fresh milk and a delicious cake! Kids loved the freedom of the garden with the added bonus of beautiful Cornish sunshine. Lovely and quiet location close to Tintagel and Bude’s beautiful beach. So nice to have some sort of normality in what’s been a very strange 2020! Hosts were lovely and very welcoming, we loved it so much we’ve booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by ShaunAug 2020

  • "Delightful owners, fantastic few days away!"

    Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2020

  • "Lovely warm welcome on arrival."

    Perfect location to get out and about. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

  • "Peaceful, no noise pollution, just windy."

    Excellent DARK SKY for star gazing. Sheep and horses nearby.

    Reviewed by JillFeb 2020

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Higher Witheven Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Launceston 10.8 miles. These adjoined, stone barn conversions rest in a quiet, countryside location, with no traffic noise and uninterrupted views across open farmland, some 10 miles from the ancient Cornish town of Launceston. The cottages are set at the end of a country lane on a 130-acre sheep and cattle farm in Canworthy Water, within easy reach of the breath-taking North Cornish coast. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind with your family or a group of friends, look no further than Higher Witheven Farm, where you have your own private gardens in which to soak up the country atmosphere and occasionally listen to the sounds of a new born, bleating lamb in springtime. They have each been lovingly converted, with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, wooden floors and vaulted ceilings for a character feel. Choose to eat alfresco-style in your private garden space and invite your family friends to enjoy a feast together off the barbecue, washed down with a chilled bottle of wine on a warm summer's evening. Explore all the delights of Cornwall and the North Devon area, with fabulous beaches, historic sites and wonderful opportunities for walking and cycling. Head to the inviting town of Launceston and find the ruins of a Norman castle, fine Georgian buildings and numerous places to dine out, while Bude also offers plenty of restaurants, gift shops and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. The chocolate-box town of Padstow is also worth a visit, as is Plymouth, The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, each offering different days out to be enjoyed by all. This is a tranquil base from which to explore an inspiring region of the UK.

The property

Swallows Nest is a traditional stone barn conversion, resting in a charming farmyard, enjoying a lovely, rural location in the Cornish hamlet of Canworthy Water, near Launceston.

With two bedrooms, each boasting en-suite facilities, you have a ground floor bunk room catering to the children of the group and a double on the first level.

Use the open-plan living room to spend quality time with the family after an adventure on Bodmin Moor or along the stunning coastline.

You can cook up a tasty meal in the kitchen and gather around the dining table, before unwinding in front of the TV and catching your rest.

Enjoy a superb break with your loved ones in this well-appointed holiday let set in a stunning position for touring all of Cornwall and North Devon.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1004934, together they can sleep 8 people.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor children's bunks with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • CD player/radio, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio furniture and BBQ, shared garden with enclosed children's play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6.3 miles, pub 5.1 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps leading down to the garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Weekly bookings are to be taken Friday to Friday only.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Weekly bookings are to be taken Friday to Friday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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