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Penrose Cottage

(Ref. 1020627)

Launceston, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage, very private and remote a place you can really get away from things."

    It’s well positioned for beaches and nearby towns (by car). Hosts were very nice and helpful, I would stay here again

    Reviewed by Don4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very happy with accommodation, Caretaker Ben was very happy to chat & help us with places to visit etc."

    We had a lovely friendly grey cat called Grace who greeted us on arrival. Lovely scenic views, walks & not very far to coastal towns, roughly 20-30 minutes. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely quiet setting, great owner on hand not that we needed anything."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful, comfy, peaceful cottage set in the depths of the gorgeous Cornish countryside."


    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you are looking for a North Cornwall base this property is ideal, within 15 mile of the coast and within easy travel of several National Trust properties."

    Accommodation and facilities could not be faulted.

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely excellent tranquil house."

    Beautifully clean and looked after. The roll top bath was divine

    Reviewed by Colette4.4Aug 2022

  • "We stayed for a week family of four 2x teens 2xadults and a dog, very clean place has everything thing you need, big garden for the dog."

    Lovely area beaches within a 20min drive. I would say that it’s quite isolated so need a car for sure very quite there so that was lovely. Kitchen however needs an oven it has a table top convention oven which is not easy to cook in. Lovely friendly cat which the kids loved.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Aug 2022

  • "Brian made us feel very welcome."

    The cottage was in a really peaceful and quiet location about 20 minutes from the beaches. There were 2 spacious en suites. Our girls fell in love with the balcony and Grace the cat. Fridge freezer had 3 compartments which was handy and a downstairs toilet. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2022

  • "A perfect holiday cottage in the coutryside yet within driving distance of lots of lovely villages, beaches and coves."

    It was lovely to be somewhere peaceful and relaxing and feel like we had really got away and had a holiday and change of scene. Lots of space for children and our dog to run around and play outside, we also had the bonus of meeting the owners dog and cat too which was lovely! Great for families and use of practical things like a washing machine and washing line is useful when staying for a week or more.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a fabulous, well appointed holiday cottage with everything needed for a longer stay."

    But with one drawback! The microwave/oven is tiny and it is impossible to cook a meal for more than one person at a time. I am puzzled why there is a full size dishwasher but not a full size oven. I had to buy an air-fryer so I could cook meals properly. Perhaps this ought to be made very clear in the description. But other than that, I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful facility."

    We greatly enjoyed the "English Country Setting". We felt like we were staying as guests of the "Lord and Lady" of the Manor. Comfortable in every way.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage had mice in the kitchen cupboards."

    Droppings in the frying pan and cupboard floor. The owner did say he had problems and would put something down but didn't get back to us. Advertised as having an oven but just a combination microwave/ oven which was so small and took a lot longer to cook things. There was only 2 of us but accommodated 4 people and would be a struggle. No coffee machine or even cafetière. You had no control over the heating and we found it very cold. There was a small heater but really didn't warm up much. Heating was only on for an hour in the morning and four in the evening. Hot taps in the bathroom spun around. Not good enough to entice us back again.

    Thank you very much for your comments. I am satisfied that the problem raised in terms of the rodent issue at the property was addressed by myself personally at the time which eliminated the concerns moving forward which I did provide assurances at the time. Moving forward from this, there are preventative measures in place in a bid to reduce the likelihood of this happening again especially given the location of the property. You would be pleased to learn that I have since purchased a cafetiere for our guests based on feedback. Given the location and time of the year, I have not received any concerns surrounding the adequate heating provided at the property. I like to ensure all of my guests are comfortable and warm when staying. Additional heating is provided should you wish to use it. When you advised at the time you were a little on the chilly side, I did in fact increase the temperature for you. The tap in the bathroom was fixed immediately as soon as it was reported to me. I am sorry if the stay did not match your expectations on this occasion but like to express my gratitude once again for your feedback. Best wishes, Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol2.2Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Penrose."

    The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. We all enjoyed the peaceful location and it proximity to the north coast of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a great place to stay if you enjoy the Cornish coast."

    Penrose is a beautiful, comfortable cottage and the owner Brian is a pleasure to deal with. We'd go back in a flash.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great location, views and hosts with a very comfortable bed, some of the fixtures and fittings are a little tired."

    Reviewed by Roy4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful holiday the cottage was in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage we had a great time."

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was very good and provided all we needed."

    The location was very peaceful, but still having easy access to nearby facilities and great views!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Brian, our host, was very helpful and friendly and made us - and my parents - very welcome."

    Penrose is a well equipped and comfortable cottage in a quiet and peaceful location but within easy reach of the coast and Bodmin Moor. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was a cottage that was over and above what we were expecting."

    It was located out in the country and so peaceful and clean I couldn't fault it. The comfort was incredible and we enjoyed everything about it. I can only say thank you for a holiday to remember.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "This holiday cottage is in the most beautiful rural location where you could not fail to relax and enjoy the stunning countryside."

    The place has been fitted out to an excellent standard , the bedrooms are stunning, spacious and have plenty of storage. The kitchen whilst cosy pretty much has everything you need to self cater. The owner is friendly and very accommodating and for dog lovers it is perfect. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony and en-suite free-standing bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC and 1 x double with en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Microwave/ convector oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear garden with patio and lawn with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 6.6 miles
  • Note: The drive down to the house is unsurfaced, the access maybe unsuitable for vehicles with low clearance

The property

Positioned on the outskirts of the town of Launceston is this charming cottage; Penrose Cottage.

Attached to the owner’s property, this base is ideal for a family or small group of friends to uncover the hidden gems of Cornwall.

Begin the exploration of your surroundings in the living/dining room; a bright and airy spot perfect for all of your social occasions, here you can choose to unwind in front of the television for a relaxing evening indoors or gather around the dining table to enjoy a home-cooked delight.

Moving through the property will bring you to the kitchen, a modest spot housing all of the essentials for your self-catered stay, this room continues with the traditional theme of the property with its wooden furnishings, giving the property a sense of rustic character.

Head up the stairs and onto the first floor where you discover the two homely resting spots, consisting of two doubles with their own lavish en-suite bathrooms, the layout of the property is ideal for friends and families to enjoy their countryside settings, especially with the master bedroom boasting its own balcony where you can let in the fresh breeze of the natural lands.

To the rear of the property is a large lawned area, where you can soak in your settings with a refreshing beverage in hand while your four-legged friends run around freely.

The immediate area of the dwelling is tranquil and rural, perfect for afternoon walks and nature spotting, or for a day full of vibrant action take a trip into the nearby town of Launceston, offering an abundance of historic wonder and various attractions for all ages including a golf club, river walks and a selection of shops, it makes for a great family day out.

Slightly further afield are the coastal destinations of Bude, Tintangel and Padstow, offering sandy beaches and even more amenities, they’re well-worth a visit to uncover their coastal delights.

In a wondrous base for exploring areas of both Cornwall and Devon, Penrose Cottage is perfect for a trip to the south of England.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas