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The Old Granary

Polyphant near Launceston, Cornwall (Ref. 17370)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic stay as a family of 2 adults and a 6 year old, in one of the 3 holiday cottages at this location."

    The owners were very welcoming, recommended places to eat and visit. The location was secluded but on the doorstep of good, fast road links. The setting of the shared garden was tranquil with big fish pond and fruit trees, and we felt safe leaving our child to play with other children who happened to stay in the adjacent cottage. Lots of toys for the kids, sandpit and gorgeous Wendy house. The parking right outside was a godsend. The cottage was quiet at night and the beds were comfy. The shower was powerful and hot water was never a problem. The kitchen was extremely clean (like new) and well equipped with items you don't usually get for a holiday rental e.g pizza cutter, knife selection, foil, pegs. The fridge and freezer were big enough for what we bought. We managed to get WiFi strong enough for streaming services. It was a nice touch having the shared utility room with board games, body board, wind breakers available to borrow. We visited both north and south coastlines and it was a handy location for both. Thank you so much. We can't wait to stay again!

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2022

  • "Thank you for allowing us to use your cottage to start our family vacation in the UK!"

    We LOVED the cream tea on arrival, and were so at peace watching our girls play in the vast garden with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by TawnyaJun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week here with my husband and our two children age 7 and 3."

    . cottage is exactly like the picture. Owners very welcoming. Garden is beautiful with stunning views. Parking spot for each cottage. Lots of information and local restaurants, places to visit in a folder collected by the owners. Cottage has everything you need, fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, kettle, toaster, washing machine. The cream tea and scones where lovely... also the milk, tea bags, coffee and butter where great on arrival too after a long drive to get there. Would highly recommend this cottage and would love to visit and stay again. Thank you from the Richardsons

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2022

  • "We had a great time, the properties was well equipped, comfortable beds and always plenty of hot water."

    Garden was beautifully maintained with amazing views. Cream tea on a arrival with milk lovely idea. Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks

    Reviewed by KimApr 2022

  • "The cottage is comfortable, clean and well-equipped; there was always lots of very hot water and the shower ran consistently."

    The fridge is very small and we couldn’t fit everything in that we wanted to. The small lounge is cosy and soon warms up with the electric fire. The sofa and armchairs are comfortable and better than those we find in many rental properties. The bed is comfortable and we slept well. It was good to have a CD player as we didn’t want to watch TV all the time. The Wifi signal was very weak and inconsistent such that the connection was often dropped, though this was less of a problem in the bedroom. However, the data speed was reasonable. The cream tea on arrival was much appreciated and the jam was delicious. The location is delightful and peaceful and the garden with its huge pond is beautiful and a lovely place to sit when the weather is nice, which it was most of the time. Access from the nearby A30 is quick and, although the last half mile is a single track lane with only one passing place, we only once encountered another car. Arriving on the A30 from the east necessitates a right turn across the busy dual carriageway and similarly if one wants to travel west after leaving the property; the road is often very busy and we had to wait several minutes for a gap in the traffic on some occasions. We had an excellent lunch at the Eliot Arms in Tregadillett and a good value steak dinner at the Archer Arms in Lewannick, to which we walked despite the long 1 in 7 hill (total walking time about 30 minutes). Tuesday is their steak night and, although it was quiet, we were told it’s advisable to book. There are plenty of nice places to visit by car and the Cheesewring, easily accessed from Minions on the east flank of Bodmin Moor, is a remarkable geological feature worth seeing. We had an excellent week with good, dry weather and loved the practical but peaceful location.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and welcoming which made us very comfortable for the whole week."

    Everything we could’ve needed and more was provided which it made it very easy. The views that came with the cottage made it peaceful and enjoyable and it was lovely to have a garden space to relax and play in.

    Reviewed by LukeMar 2022

  • "Wonderful experience, We had a great time at the Granary it was lovely place and a great base for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2021

  • "Delightful property and lovely hosts."

    Cream tea was welcomed and having a pint of milk in the fridge gratefully received after a long journey. Property close to Launceston for shops, restaurants and takeaways. Lots of good information provided by hosts in folders in the property. Another great break with Sykes in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2021

  • "An ideal location for exploring North, East, & West Cornwall & South Devon."

    Be warned, tho', that the seclusion of this property comes at the cost of a mile long single track road with no passing places. Also the shared conservatory is not attached to the property but across the garden. Really lovely place.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and the site has amazing views."

    A cream tea on arrival was a great surprise and have nothing to complain about at all.

    Reviewed by DamonAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly owners who make you feel welcome."

    Lovely setting with great views. Only Ithing I would say is that the fridge/freezer is a little small so with family of 4 it is a challenge. But that wouldn't stop us returning as it was very comfortable and great spot.

    Reviewed by PeteAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    The extensive garden was a blessing and allowed for some quiet time sunbathing. Owners very friendly and happy to sit & have a chat anytime. Will definitely be going back again.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay especially with a dog, just of A30 access to lots of places by car."

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay , really comfy and well equipped cottage , hosts really friendly highly recommended"

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Great place to explore the local area"

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2020

  • "A nice clean well-appointed cottage in rural Cornwall."

    An easy drive to both the north and south coast beaches. We struggled with the Wifi, there was plenty of signal strength but the internet connection was very intermittent and slow. I had to purchase a 5 day BT Openzone pass to connect via a nearby property.

    Reviewed by TerryNov 2019

  • "Cottage was ok, very clean, nice welcome pack of cream tea on arrival."

    Location was good, plenty of places to visit within half an hours drive. Not the comfiest of beds and internet very poor. Overall 7/10.

    Reviewed by LeslieAug 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay,owners really nice and on site if you have any issues which we didn't, excellent home made scones with jam and cream on arrival which was nice."

    Perfect for family's with young children as the garden is a nice size with play house , slide and other toys to keep them busy, lots to do without having to drive too far would definitely recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by LiamAug 2019

  • "Fantastic stay in Cornwall!"

    The cottage was perfect foe me and my 2 children. I could not fault the cottage itself, nor the facilities!! The hosts were truly lovely - nothing was too much of a bother and we were welcomed with a cream tea...LUSH! There was nothing that hadn't been thought of - fully stocked kitchen ware (even the small things had been thought of!), washing machine, tumble dryer, and a fab shared room of which beach towels, body boards, board games, books etc were all free for guests to borrow. Beautiful location, peaceful and quiet and lots to do in the surrounding areas. I highly recommend!

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2019

  • "Excellent hosts cottage was perfect just what we wanted totally exceeded our expectations had everything you needed."

    Hosts had thought about what their guests would want and need. Hosts respected our privacy but were very sociable when invited very professional. Garden is beautiful and serene. Great place we’re definitely going back as it’s a good central location to all of Cornwall

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2019

  • "Yes, I would likw to say that this cottage had the best information that we have ever had in your cottages - absolutely excellent - Ulli and Lauraine were away but Pat and Jeff were more than welcoming and helpful and if it were a little nearer to where we live we would certainly visit again."

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "Everything was great, besides the booking process via booking portal."

    The cottages is very nice and the owners are lovely. We like to come back again .

    Reviewed by AstridApr 2019

  • "Great cottage,very homely."

    Made to feel welcome. Somewhere you could relax inside or outside in the lovely garden after a day out. Good base to explore the surrounding area

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "We felt this was a gem of a cottage which really met our needs."

    A great location from which to tour the North Cornwall area. A very cosy and comfortable cottage with a really lovely reception from the owners (scones awaited our arrival and a really helpful pack which they produced of local walks). Returning to the cottage each evening was something to look forward to - we couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2018

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage, clean and well maintained."

    Fabulous rural location but within easy reach of beaches and places to visit. Well worth a visit

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2017

  • "This Cottage was the perfect place to stay to explore North Cornwall with its beautiful beaches, gardens and harbours full of character."

    With only 30min to the northern coast and 45min to the south, you can always tailor your day out and not go very far to explore new things every day. We had a lovely welcome from the owners and some tasty scones, some milk and butter in the fridge as well to get started. The cottage has all a family needs for a stay of a week or two from a washing machine and iron up to crabbing basket and outdoor games. Really pleased and so were the children with the cars and wendy house to play in the garden. Definitely, recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanneJul 2017

  • "Had a lovely holiday at this cosy cottage."

    It was clean & comfortable. Fabulous garden & pond with views over the countryside. Unfortunately it rained nearly all week but that didn't spoil our holiday there. Would recommend this place to anyone and will certainly be going back as soon as possible. Thank You Lauraine & Ulli for a lovely time. Cream teas on arrival were delicious & very welcome.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2017

  • "Highly recommend cottage, nice cream tea provided when arriving , lots of extras provided to make for a very enjoyable holiday."

    The garden Was lovely overlooking Bodmin moor, owners very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful garden & pond."

    Very peaceful setting. Central to most holiday resorts in Cornwall, easy access by major roads. Proprietor, Ulli, came to see if everything's ok each morning. Very pleasant gentleman. We will definitely consider going again in the future. Sheila and David Hunt

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2017

  • "If you want to get away from it all this is the place!"

    Reviewed by JennieJun 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The hosts were lovely and very obliging - and the dog was cute too. Great views over the Cornish country-side and a really good base from which to explore northern and central Cornwall. Right next to Bodmin Moor which as great too. Can definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2017

  • "The cottage was cosy and well equipped."

    From the location, I was able to visit all the towns in the north of Cornwall, and I also managed to go to Charlestown, St Austell and spent a wonderful day at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Lorraine and Ulli were very hospitable. There is plenty of seating in the large garden and a sun room to sit out of the wind. There is a large lawn area which my dog enjoyed running around when the weather was fine. I would recommend this property

    Reviewed by MissMar 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Shared utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Separate shared conservatory.
  • Electric convector heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair, stairgate, baby bath and potty on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared conservatory with seating and coffee making facilities
  • Shared, enclosed lawned garden with furniture, children's playhouse, sand pit and fenced pond
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.4miles
  • Note: Although pond is fenced, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • EV charger at the property, available on request
  • Note: Owners also speak German

The property

This family-sized terraced cottage near Launceston benefits from a sitting room with woodburner-effect electric fire, wooden floors and a comfortable sofa.

A welcoming Launceston cottage base.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 18014 and 18015, together they sleep 11.

Trevosper Barn

An attractive group containing three stone cottages and a barn conversion, in a countryside setting with fabulous views over the fields from the garden. The cottages are next to each other in a courtyard and lie within the hamlet of Polyphant. The owners also live within the courtyard in a converted farmhouse. This is a quiet, peaceful rural location, 5 miles west of the historic town of Launceston but within minutes of the main A30 route through Cornwall. The large, half-acre communal garden outside these Launceston cottages backs onto open countryside, and has a conservatory overlooking the wildlife pond; visitors can enjoy some quiet time here, with the added benefit of a small library of books and coffee-making facilities. There are some fabulous traditional pubs nearby, most of which are child-friendly and many of which accept dogs. The nearest to these Launceston cottages is only 1.5 miles away. This group of Launceston cottages are in an ideal location for exploring a whole range of pursuits, especially the dramatic North Cornwall coastline, including Widemouth Bay, which is particularly good for surfing, rock pools and beach games and is also dog-friendly. Walkers are spoilt for choice, with Bodmin Moor on the doorstep, dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland. Why not take a family cycle ride along the gentle reaches of the nearby Camel Trail, a traffic-free route following the course of the river through woodland and moorland? These Launceston cottages offer a great base to explore and unwind together.

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About the location


Launceston 5 miles; Truro 41 miles.

Just inside the county boundary, this delightful village is situated among rolling meadowland, wooded valleys and winding country lanes. A few miles to the east, the ancient county town of Launceston with its shops, leisure centre, Norman castle and local history museum looks out over the deeply wooded valley and the River Tamar, while in the other direction lie the open spaces of Bodmin Moor, with its craggy tors, spectacular scenery and Daphne Du Maurier’s famous Jamaica Inn. With a wealth of tiny hamlets, country pubs and interesting walks nearby, there is also superb fishing, abundant wildlife and a number of golf courses to tempt the visitor. The north coast beaches are only 14 miles away and the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within 40 minutes; Penzance and the far west are just over an hour by car and to the east there’s the wild open spaces of Dartmoor. A magical area for those seeking peace, tranquillity, stunning scenery and a wide range of attractions.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas