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The Old School House

Lewannick near Launceston, Cornwall (Ref. 936444)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Bosisto

    “The old school house was absolutely lovely.”

    Very, very clean and was reassured that all COVID precautions had been taken. this made for a relaxing holiday as we didn’t have to worry about it.

    Very, very clean and was reassured that all COVID precautions had been taken. this made for a relaxing holiday as we didn’t have to worry about it.

    - Mrs Bosisto, October 2020

The property

In an ideal location for touring all of Cornwall as well as Dartmoor, this former school house dating back to the 1860s has been beautifully renovated and refurbished to a high standard to provide a wonderful holiday home.

Set in the traditional rural country village of Lewannick, six miles from the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston, makes access to both north and south coasts relatively easy, being situated only two miles from the main A30 trunk road which runs from Exeter in Devon to Lands End.

As you enter The Old School House you will immediately feel at home going through the porch into the kitchen with a delightful conservatory overlooking the garden.

Through into the hallway which takes you to the light and airy dining room and the cosy sitting room both with magnificent high ceilings being a feature of the period which the house would have originated from.

There are four bedrooms here all different to give options for all the family, a master king-size double, a double, a twin and a single.

Outside an enclosed garden complete with garden furniture is a peaceful spot to relax and appreciate the far-reaching countryside views.

The garage here is converted to provide a games room and entertainment whatever the weather.

A short walk to the village will take you the local pub the Archer Arms, a community pub offering a choice of good food and local ales.

The village shop will provide you with all your everyday requirements.

Nearby Launceston has been a market town since the time of the Normans and there are still some fine buildings, the medieval south gate and the ruins of a castle to explore.

Being so well located your choices for a day out from here are endless making the Old School House an ideal comfortable base for a holiday all year round.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lower ground floor utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric coal-effect fire
  • Conservatory
  • External games room with darts, pool table, air hockey and table tennis.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, downstairs only
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

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About the location


Launceston 6 miles; Bodmin 19 miles; Padstow 34 miles; Bude 22 miles.

The village of Lewannick is situated six miles from Launceston in Cornwall and is believed to have been inhabited since medieval times. There is a local church and the village is also home to a shop and community pub. Nearby, the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston is a short drive away with its 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 11 miles away or take a trip on the steam train from Launceston through the beautiful Kensey Valley on a 5-mile round trip. With good road connections close to Lewannick it 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas

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