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The Wagon House

(Ref. 18015)

Polyphant near Launceston, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely week here and everything provided for a comfortable stay."

    The cream tea on arrival was a lovely gesture and very welcome after a long journey from Sussex! Lots of information on places to see including a seperate folder on dog friendly day places. Beautiful location and the view was stunning.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and very well equipped and I such a lovely place very ..."

    The cottage was very clean and very well equipped and I such a lovely place very peaceful and a very good location to all major places on the area local amenities not to far away short car ride we will be retuning thanks for a good stay

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little place."

    Beautifully maintained. No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, friendly owners and beautiful gardens, very clean and well maintained."

    Clearly alot of thought goes in to making the stay comfortable and relaxing Ideal location for exploring Cornwall

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was such a perfect location to visit all of Cornwall."

    Just a couple of roads away from the A30 meant we could hop on and visit anywhere we liked with ease. The house itself had everything we needed and more, the owners were so kind and on hand whenever we needed anything. We were all at ease and felt at home from the minute we arrived, until we left. Thank you all for our wonderful holiday, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and very clean."

    The owners were welcoming with their greeting and the cream tea❤️ very good value for money and would highly recommend. Sykes, however, bombard you with messages..."don't forget this" "don't forget that" " how was your first night" "don't forget to leave it clean" "how was your holiday?" That, added to the extortionate fees I've just realised we pay to book through them ,makes me inclined not to go down the Sykes route again☹️

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a perfect cottage!"

    It literally had everything we could need (only item we missed was a pizza cutter... but there were knives instead haha) The owners were lovely and friendly. Especially loved the supply of games, books and dvds. Honestly, we could have visited with 50% less stuff! Thanks so much for having us!

    Reviewed by Tabitha5.0Aug 2022

  • "Good location for mid Cornwall, roughly in between both coasts and next to Bodmin Moor."

    Perinporth and Bude beaches easily drivable from there. Wagon house was compact but ample as base for two of us and large Newfoundland dog, with nice cool floor for him to lay on. Both bedrooms and bathroom had opening Velux windows which made it cool and fresh even though very hot outside. All usual household facilities, iron etc. Fridge and seperate freezer in well equipped kitchen, no dishwasher but not a problem for us. Friendly owners on-site, which is down country lane but only about a minute to main road and A30. Great info folder in property wi on places to go and beaches. Thoroughly recommend this place, larger cottages also on same site. One of best places we have ever stayed at in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by J4.7Jul 2022

  • "Cleaning appears to be left to previous occupancy, without appropriate check by owners?"

    Jam on table cloth, clothing in drawers, spiders and established webs in 2 rooms. Sky lights in need of replacement. Flaking paint within recess and condensation to bathroom (extractor was activated), smaller bedroom inparticular had heavy condensation. Lounge sofa and sofa bed are in dire need of replacement. Sitting on sofa bed then standing up will demonstrate how far the seating cushions have/remain sunken.

    We are sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. Our cleaner was new and I personally fixed some cleaning issues but I must have missed some. I do apologise. New Sofas have been on order for a while now but delivery times are very long, I would hope they arrive soon. As this is an old cottage with 3 solid stone external walls the humidity does become a problem if all the heating is left on high and windows are shut. We do have a dehumidifier which could have been made available on request. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M2.2Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Really good base to explore many highlights of Cornwall. Very relaxed and Lauraine is a warm, welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Donal4.7Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing the owner was so friendly like we known her for years ..."

    Absolutely amazing the owner was so friendly like we known her for years Cottage was small but very clean and comfortable would definitely return thankyou

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2021

  • "Very enjoyable base for us in Cornwall."

    Easy access to the main road and we managed to visit many places during our weeks stay. The cottage is lovely and very well equipped, but I did miss the dishwasher although I understand their wasn't any room for one. We enjoyed the garden and pond in the sunshine. Friendly owners who were happy to chat and the cream tea on arrival went down very well. We booked quite late and were limited on our property search due to Covid. We feel lucky that we came across this lovely place I did miss taking a walk to the shop but with this virus still around it is perfect to keep yourself safe and escape from the throng of people. Would happily recommended and revisit

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very small there’s no way 4 people would be comfortable 2 people were ok ."

    Website states the pub is 1.5 miles away the nearest pub is 4.5 miles it’s called kings head inn and the countryman pub that’s advertised is more like 6.8 miles and when we arrived it was and has been closed for sometime it maybe an idea to update your website to save time travelling to places . Could do with some updating and looking at the random slugs that appear all over the place even found one cooked to the side of the kettle they could invest in slug pellets or whatever you use to get rid of the slimey things , they must have super slugs in Devon because every morning slime cover the larger bedroom floor . Wallpaer peeling off of bedroom walls and quite a bit of damp in the corner of the room . Trying to open and close the window was awkward with the stick left there and pulling the blind down with it just impossible had to stand on a stool .We knew it was remote but getting in and out of the lane was a challenge very long lane with no pull ins so you are backwards and forwards trying to get through and it’s quite a busy lane and people drive very fast down it really quite scary

    Dear guest, Were very sorry that your holiday did not live up to your expectations. The vast majority of our guests enjoy their stay at Trevosper Barn Cottages. As mentioned at your arrival at the cottage, we always prefer to hear about any issues or concerns as they occur and not until after your departure. This would have allowed us to help, e.g. give you some slug pellets and point out the 2 nearest pubs. As this didn't happen, we can only assure you that we willll turn any reasonable feedback into actionable improvements for future guests, wherever that's possible. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during your stay and wish you the best in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne1.9Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well equipped."

    The welcome pack of scones, jam and cream was much appreciated. The garden was beautiful with a picturesque backdrop. The location was excellent within 3-4 minutes of the A30. The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great hosts, lovely peaceful location with great countryside views."

    Well appointed and comfortable barn conversion with easy access to main road routes to head off and explore. A great place to take the dog as great grounds for them too. Well worth a stay or two....

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation for two and the dog."

    Bed was a bit small for us and the upstairs became quite warm through the night, so didn’t sleep too well. Garden was nice to sit out in on a warm afternoon/evening and the views and birdsong were relaxing. Would stay again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic location ideal for sightseeing around the North Cornish coast and visiting local areas of interest."

    The cottage met our needs as we are 3 people and this fitting perfectly with the layout. The kitchen was suitably kitted out with essential needs for self catering. I needed WIFI to do some work mid-week and there were no problems with internet connection. We were warm enough and all the storage heaters worked. We were able to use the facilities in the conservatory area e.g. washing machine and tumble drier which was necessary as we were walking and had a dog - so all of us were muddy. The information booklets were accurate - though we would have like a map showing where all the ideas and recommendations were in relation to the cottage. We were made to feel very welcome with the cream tea provided on arrival - which really was a lovely thought and touch after a long drive. The only thing missing for us was a bit more hanging and drying space or even a rack in the convservatory with warm air to dry our wet suits and store them .

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Oct 2020

  • "A wonderful location."

    The owners are extremely approachable if you needed anything - not that you need to ask much as everything has been thought of.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good location."

    So many places within easy reach. Lovely property for us in a beautiful garden. We came at a bad time when everything had to be booked due to COVID but we managed to adapt by booking local pubs for evening meals or by having main whilst out at lunchtime and eating lighter meal in cottage during the evening. Very relaxing holiday. Owners of cottage very friendly.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage set in beautiful gardens, with a welcoming set of hosts."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. The provision of a cream tea on our arrival was a nice touch which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The accommodation was perfect. Warm welcome on arrival with lovely cream tea. Easy to find. Great location for all the attractions in Cornwall would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "So beautifully clean awsome people that own it,we love the whole experience of staying."

    Excellent facilities, we will definately go again. Thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Owners were so welcoming and helpful."

    Lovely afternoon tea was very much appreciated after long journey. Property was well equipped and comfortable. Beautiful garden and peaceful setting. Great location for access to A30 and really useful folder of information about things to do locally and further afield. Very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic hosts who where very friendly and keen to accommodate us and our dogs"

    Reviewed by Kirk4.4Jul 2019

  • "We found The Wagon House very comfortable and well equiped."

    We were greeted by a cream tea on arrival and set about that very soon after getting our bags in ... lush. The view is beautiful and so peaceful. Ulli, Loraine and Cooper made us most welcome. We spent every day out and about so didn't really have time to sit about the garden, but the first evening we had a spell in it before sundown, most restful. A great location, 2 mins down a lane and then onto the A30 for rapid access to the rest of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Bear5.0Jul 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was great clean and in the right area for getting around cornwall ."

    the owners were perfect and with a lovely cream tea for us on our arrival was nice . would highly recommend this

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2019

  • "Great location with wonderful hosts."

    Cottage great and would definitely stay again and plan to in the near future.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stayed here for two nights during Easter"

    Reviewed by Ehsan5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday and our hosts were lovely."

    We wouldn't book this cottage again unless it was just myself and my husband as it was too small for our party that included my dad after my mum passed away and our 2 dogs and us. There are only 2 sofas and they were both very old and uncomfortable. The kitchen was so tiny that nothing was where we expected it........the cutlery was on the other side of the kitchen above the freezer, not near the plates etc. This cottage is ideal for a couple and 1 child but no more. The property did have some dust but I'm very picky as I'm a private 6 star housekeeper. The cream tea that was waiting for us when we arrived was delicious and a lovely touch. The cottage is in a lovely location and we found it easy to get to lots of interesting places. There was lots of information in the cottage too including dog friendly beach recomendations.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.8Mar 2019

  • "It was our first holiday with our dogs."

    So we were a bit wary of how they would settle in a new place, we didn’t have to look up for places to take our dogs, as all the information was in our accommodation. Which was a big help.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2018

  • "The holiday cottage at Trevosper Barns was excellent - friendly people - very helpful -"

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage and its surroundings where gorgeous."

    We just feel in love with Cornwall and the cottage area . Will definitely be going there . The couple that owned trevosper barn . Where really friendly. And helping us find some of the tourist areas . They loads of information in the cottage. Telling us where good areas which where dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had never been to Cornwall properly before and the cottage was lovely and perfectly situated for exploring the county."

    We were warmly welcomed and the cottage was really well equipped and beautifully presented. We are very likely to return for future holidays!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very helpful and thoughtful hosts."

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0May 2018

  • "Friendly helpful owners on hand if you need any information."

    Lovely enclosed garden. Lots of special touches, cream tea on arrival, milk and butter provided. Dog bowls and dog towels provided. Lovely little cottage. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Owners available for help and advice but not intrusive. Added bonus was the beautiful garden and pond which meant relaxing pre dinner drinks and snacks every evening, regardless of the weather, looking out over the Cornish countryside watching Hawks and Housemartins fly about. A truly relaxing stay - nothing to hear except the birds and the occasional clinking of wine glasses!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2017

  • "The Wagon House was a very well equipped comfortable cottage."

    The owners who lived adjacent to the cottage were helpful, friendly and welcoming without being intrusive. The garden, although shared with two other cottages, was large well kept and afforded excellent views of the surrounding countryside. We found the location perfect for exploring both coasts and Bodmin moor. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Sep 2016

  • "Second time of staying at property cannot fault the time spent there would visit again"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2013

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • External shared utility
  • Sitting room
  • Separate shared conservatory.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared use of washing machine and 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
  • Front patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • 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

Originally a shelter for horse-drawn wagons, this cosy end-terrace stone cottage near Launceston has a large feature window at the front, making the sitting room light and airy.

This cottage is ideal for couples or a family.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 17370 and 18014, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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