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Higher Kernick Farm

Launceston, Cornwall (Ref. 973720)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "An amazing cottage."

    Very quite with a large garden. Family and dogs loved it.

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2021

  • "Outstanding property in rural location down a country track, peaceful with stunning views."

    Bryan was helpful and sorted any issues thank you. If you want a peaceful stunning property in rural Cornwall this is for you.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "This cottage was beautiful and very quiet."

    Lovely gifts on arrival. Owner popped in to check all was ok for our stay. Good for travel in Devon snd Cornwall so lots of places visited.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2021

  • "Superb location once you find it just chillrd all week owner very helpfull brilliant."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Myself and my family were very pleased with the property and location spoke to owner very nice guy thank you x"

    Reviewed by Michael AOct 2020

  • "Wonderful house and garden, mix of traditional and modern."

    Very well equipped for a self catering holiday (we did have to buy a tin opener but such a minor point) and perfect for family life. Our week was so enjoyable despite mixed weather. Great location and very private. We visited Bude, 40 minutes drive which is lovely. Tintagel, 30 minutes, also lovely and the castle is well worth a visit just to walk over the bridge. 2 hours drive to Lands End with a stop at St Ives on the way back, brilliant day and made extra enjoyable by the sun! Also visited Looe, Boscastle and Newquay. Would not hesitate to recommend this part of Cornwall and Higher Kernick Farm.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2020

  • "Stayed 7 nights in this beautiful cottage, if you want peace and quiet and beautiful countryside views this is the perfect cottage."

    Even the beds were so comfortable, we all enjoyed the cottage so very much, the only downside was i should have booked it for longer. Bryan was so fantastic and friendly and always so happy to help in any way he could.. Everything spot on in everyway, thank you so very much, will be back soon. Mark

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "The cottage was really lovely with fantastic views."

    It felt like home from home and we were welcomed by the owner who made us feel very comfortable. The cottage is in an ideal location to travel around the north of Cornwall. We enjoyed many places like Padstow, Rock, Looe, Port Issac and the Eden Project. All were very easy to get to as well as some fantastic beaches.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Cottage with it's beautiful views was lovely and felt like home from home, it was in the perfect location to explore all of Cornwall."

    The owner was great and made us feel welcome and did an excellent job making us feel safe in this difficult time. We had a fantastic time here and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2020

  • "Stayed July 20 Lovely stay."

    Great views. Very welcoming Hosts. We would stay again!

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2020

  • "The property was fairly easy to find, only a couple of miles away from a main road."

    (some routes are very narrow, but these can be avoided). Close to the Devon boarder so can easily explore Devon or Cornwall. If you want a fantastic property away from the rat race then this is it so nice to have no neighbours. The views of the countryside are amazing, great being able to watch the sun set. The property has everything that you could require, clean and comfortable and the owners are on call should you need them, which we did not. We liked the property so much we hope to return.

    Reviewed by LeanneSep 2019

  • "A great house everything was thought of, spectacular surroundings and views, we ..."

    A great house everything was thought of, spectacular surroundings and views, we thoroughly enjoyed our week, as did our two dogs, would love to go back, highly recommend

    Reviewed by FreyaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was outstanding, wonderful views, supper location and excellent amenities."

    The host, Bryan was brilliant, just the nicest guy you could ever wish to meet.

    Reviewed by BruceAug 2019

  • "We had 2 wonderful weeks at this holiday house."

    The house is very spacious, which was perfect for 2 families. It was very clean and the views from the garden are really amazing. We visited a lot of places in Cornwall and Devon. The owners were very nice and helpful, especially on our last day with our car tire. Thank you so much. It is really a beautiful house and we would love to come back someday.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "We used the house as a base for our travels around Cornwall, with my parents visiting from South Africa."

    The house far exceeded our expectations and the views are out of this world! A very welcoming and comfortable stay for the 6 of us and our dog. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "We were extremely satisfied with this property which fulfilled all our needs."

    It was in country location with no neighbours apart from rabbits! The property is spacious and was very clean and tidy when we arrived. The owner was very helpful and met us there and also left some welcoming goodies and fresh flowers which is always a good start to a holiday. The garden is jof a good size and an easy and natural space to sit out in to relax. Our bedroom was large with a wonderful view through the wide window which opened onto a balcony overlooking the open farmland surrounding the property. The lounge is equally of a good size and double aspect, the west facing large window being ideal to watch the sunsets go down. We had our eyes fixed on visiting RHS Rosemoor for the first time (it was magnificent and so we visited twice!) and chose this property as it makes much of Devon and Cornwall accesible within a 45-60 minute drive. We are extremely satisfied with the property in all respects.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Higher Kernick Farm is glorious."

    It’s rural location allows for a quiet escape. The views from the large, beautiful garden are stunning. The rooms are large and facilities are great. Bryan and Carol were very helpful and quick to respond. We enjoyed taking our daughter to play at New Mills Farm Park, just down the road. Plenty to do around here. We enjoyed a visit to Launceston, country walks, a day at Trebarwith to name a few. We very much hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2019

  • "AN ABSOLUTE GEM Higher Kernick was a truly wonderful property to rent the house was wonderfully spotless when we arrived and had a look that care had been taken to ensure it was cleaned with a personal touch, the bedroom with the balcony was truly priceless, sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine watching and listening to the birds and then the sun going down was a rare experience, no cars no noise just the sounds of the countryside with fields as far as the eye could see, the garden was very spacious and on different levels with plenty of benches and seating so we could chose where to sit, when we arrived Brian was very helpful informing us about the house, where to go locally and which paths to take to the river."

    Would not hesitate to book again later this year A very very rare find

    Reviewed by VicApr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic family time with friends."

    Superb views, simply stunning. We were also very fortunate to meet the owner who was very helpful and friendly. We can’t wait to go again. We thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "Great holiday home, we had a fantastic week."

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2018

  • "The house is better in reality than in the photos which were excellent anyway."

    The peace and quiet is amazing , no street lights or traffic , lots of safe walks for dogs . The views from the house were beautiful .The house was well equipped with everything I needed to cook a Christmas dinner , the house was decorated in readiness for us and my four year old grand daughter was excited to see a real working chimney. Launceston isn’t too far away and the local people were so friendly . I would highly recommend and want to visit again in the summer .

    Reviewed by Ann MarieDec 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely clean and in a gourgues setting everyone was friendly and Bryan was very helpful."

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2018

  • "The property is fantastic for large families we had a week."

    There and could have stayed longer the garden was great for our dog lola the views was amazing would definitely go back thanks for a great week

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2018

  • "Given the location of the property, further instructions should be provided."

    On speaking to the owner, who was absolutely lovely, he mentioned emailing the further directions, which no one in our party received. This information should be provided with the final details sent through from Sykes, as I am sure others would prefer having the details twice, than not at all.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2018

  • "The house was lovely with fantastic views over surrounding countryside."

    Well placed for visiting lots of places in eastern Cornwall and neighbouring Devon. Lovely to be away from very touristy coastal spots. Garden great for children and dog. Bryan, the owner was super helpful.

    Reviewed by TimothyAug 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic, stunning views, quiet surroundings but within easy reach of the town of Launceston, that has all the amenities you need."

    Bryan the owner is one of the most helpful people I have ever met, he did everything he could to make our stay enjoyable. The whole family would highly recommend this cottage, we will be definitely visiting again!!

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    A really unique setting as promised. The owner did everything he could to make our stay perfect. A fantastic week away.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2018

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The property

Launceston 4 miles.

Outside the town of Launceston lies Higher Kernick Farm, a beautiful cottage located on a 50 acre smallholding including access to wild flower meadows, woodlands and the River Kensey as well as enclosed gardens, set in the picturesque Kensey Valley, an area designated as being of great landscape value.

Set up as a split level bungalow, the interior is spaciously divided between a collection of fabulous rooms, commencing with a lounge/diner.

Here you will discover soft furnishings, a slate feature fireplace and even a piano for the musically inclined.

With countryside views that almost follow you around, settle down at the dining table, which seats up to eight people or simply relax on the cream-coloured sofas.

The farmhouse kitchen is well presented, designed in a country theme, with a breakfast table, should you wish to enjoy a warm cup of tea in the early hours.

The first floor is home to two double bedrooms which are neutrally decorated, with lovely views over the gardens.

One bedroom also features its own en-suite and the other accesses a contemporary Jack and Jill bathroom, which features a bath and a separate shower to complete the suite fashionably.

Further steps take you up to the master bedroom, elevated by a backdrop of the heart-warming countryside, a balcony with furniture and a dressing area as well as a separate bathroom and the added flexibility of a bunk bedroom.

You can wake up to the views each day and ready yourself for an adventure-filled afternoon.

The nearby reservoir at Roadford is ideal for fishing, sailing and water sports, providing a great day out for all, whilst the Tamar Otter Park and the nearby golf course are also on offer.

The town of Launceston is just a short drive away, as are the beaches of North Cornwall.

A one-of-a-kind cottage not to be missed.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Jack and Jill access to bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC, upper level master bedroom with king-size double with dressing area and balcony, 1 x upper level adult bunk beds
  • Upper level bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge/diner with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: This is a split level bungalow with stairs between each level

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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.

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