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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful house and garden with so many thoughtful touches provided for a wonderful stay."

    It really was a lovely holiday there for us!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2024

  • "Such a beautiful house in a great location to explore Cornwall."

    Fantastic facilities and a huge hot tub. Garden was secure for our cocker spaniel who loved exploring the garden. The house is on a road without a path so it was tricky to take the dog for a walk from the house. The garden was a little overgrown and was in need of a tidy up but this wasn't a problem for us. We also couldn't find any recycling boxes which was a shame. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7May 2024

  • "Beautiful house in a fabulous location."

    We spent a week at the property in May 2024, great location for shops / supermarkets and exploring Cornwall. The garden is secure, our dogs loved it as much as we did. We had mixed weather but the covered Hot tub was a lovely way to spend a rainy evening! We enjoyed it so much - we have already booked to return this July!

    Reviewed by Adele5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at the Penlaurel from the 3rd -10th May 2024."

    We couldn’t fault the property, it was very luxurious. Plenty of room for 6 adults, 1 toddler and 2 dogs. We spent a lot of time in the spacious garden. The bears were a very nice unique touch. There was plenty of room for 3 cars on the gated drive. We would definitely recommend staying here. Most attractions are a 30 minute plus drive away.

    Reviewed by Keeley5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful spacious house with many rooms exceptionally well equipped they have thought of most things."

    The house is decorated tastefully with many original features retained. The hot Tub is a bonus after a busy day exploring what Cornwall has to offer and there is a nice pub about a mile away in South Petherwin. Good base to visit North Cornwall and South West Devon

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2024

  • "A fantastic stay at a beautiful home."

    Lots of thoughtful touches made us feel welcomed, trusted and able to relax in comfort. Was fortunate enough to spend Christmas week here and even received an array of gifts from Santa under a beautiful tree! Daughter particularly enjoyed the hot tub but the whole house, including its comfy beds, were a hit. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "Second visit to the fantastic holiday home."

    Everything is just immaculate. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful house, even better than the pictures."

    Tastefully furnished, very calming and comfortable. House was impeccable with every thing you need. Beds were very comfortable, so much space with different areas to relax and spend quiet time. Launceston is well placed to reach coastal towns. Hot tub is a real bonus. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a country Manor House feel with contemporary ambiance- added to by the lovely bear theme in every room! Bravo team Penlaural

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2023

  • "We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable stay in a holiday cottage/home."

    Penlaurel was beautifully furnished and spacious, and we were delighted that we were able to take our three spaniels on holiday with us. The garden was lovely too, we only wish we could have spent more time in it but being October we knew this was unlikely to happen, however we had a thoroughly relaxing time in the hot tub and roll top bath. Thank you for the bottle of prosecco and Lindt choccies (my favourite!) which was a lovely welcome gift. (my only small suggestion would be to add a pop of colour here and there to break up the grey!)

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property was beautiful throughout."

    Very clean, thoughtful details, like snuggle blankets and even blankets for the dog too! The garden was stunning and well tended. It was a lovely place to stay and relax

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "We did find empty crisp bags in a draw which we thought was bad, more towels as ..."

    We did find empty crisp bags in a draw which we thought was bad, more towels as we used them for hot tub also or more washing tablets , hot tub instructions and test strips to check water safety , The main thing for me and my mom and daughters were there are no chairs for dressing tables we found this odd and pointless to have the tables and no chairs ,Also a tv in all rooms in living area would be a good extra , overal we enjoyed our stay it was a lovely house these things would just make it a lot better

    Thank you for your feedback. We will advise the cleaners to be a little more diligent in the future - Penalurel has been incredibly busy this year and unfortunately the empty bag of crisps was missed. Unfortunately the chairs for the dressing tables were broken by previous guest as they were quite fragile and so we have had to remove them and haven't yet got round to replacing them as yet as it is difficult to match with the furniture. The property does have 3 televisions and only 2 bedrooms don't have them. We feel this is sufficient. We have now increased the number of towels left per stay to accommodate the hot tub also. We do take your notes about the hot tub and we will be sure to leave clear instructions about the safe use of the tub. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Aug 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay."

    . the house and the gardens are just lovely. The hot tub provided lots of fun too. We had to be diligent about keeping the front gates closed and we also put some chicken wire across as one of our dogs is very small. If there was a way of securing the back garden from the parking area and gate it would have been more relaxing!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful property and a great location to visit Cornwall!"

    We loved the house - it was stunning, beautifully decorated and spacious! The hot tub was amazing too!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a fabulous stay at Penlaurel in July 23."

    Highly recommended...the pictures do not do the property justice! Extremely comfortable with pretty much every facility you could think of plus a lovely garden with the added bonus of being properly dog secure! Great location with lots of places...both North and South Cornwall within a 30 minute drive and many interesting places closer to hand. Some fabulous farm shops nearby (Strawberry Fields and Tre Pol Pen) and a must visit butcher (Philip Warren...who supplies many top end restaurants) at nearby Pennygillam. Also great places to eat and can thoroughly recomment Coombeshead Farm, The Cornish Arms Tavistock and St Kew Inn. My only suggestion would be to expand / reimagine the hard standing are to front of property which would really help when maneuvering car!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Penlaurel."

    The cottage and garden are really spacious, clean and well maintained. We had everything we needed and the hosts provided a nice clean travel cot for our baby boy, who also slept very well all week

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely house - plenty of space for 5 adults, a little one and a dog - with the added benefit of a large rear garden with plenty of use from the hot tub."

    We particularly liked having various downstairs areas we could each use in the evening, with separate TVs, spaces to read etc, and the large dining table was welcome. Things to note: The road was noisier than expected - this seems to be a significant route used to get in and out of Launceston from the south, so there was constant traffic throughout the day and evening/night (did ease up as you would expect) - but the house is right on the road. We had a gardener turn up one morning without any warning, this was eventually dealt with as we wanted privacy, but felt like a lack of communication. The gardening did desperately need doing, the front was a bit small for 3 cars, but should be planned ahead of peak season.

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Jun 2023

  • "We booked Penlaurel because we wanted plenty of space even though there was just the two of us."

    The house delivered all the aspects we were looking for. Good to have plenty of parking. The owner kindly agreed to us leaving the gates open during our stay which really helped when exiting and entering the property, otherwise we would have personally found it tricky (i'm not very agile) The secure gates are obviously there for the safety of anyone with dogs. A couple of small things that I would have found useful were...a soap dish on the wall of the large shower and a hook or small rail for the hand towel beside the wash basin in the en-suite. The property offers a choice of softer or firmer beds and this was helpful for us. Although the main lounge is very stylish and well presented, again, for the comfort of a softer sofa (with my creaky joints) we preferred to use the seating area in the extension off the kitchen. This is a lovely light area with a big television. And equally good for just relaxing and reading a book. We feel we made the right choice in booking Penlaurel and would stay there again. Thank you to the owners for the box of chocolates and bottle of wine that was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was beautifully decorated to a very high standard however we found it a little formal and lacking in comfort."

    In the main bedroom the bed was far too soft for our liking and led to uncomfortable nights sleep. The location was not good for dog walking and need to use the car daily. The garden was excellent for the dog and we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub.

    Thank you for your feedback which is greatly appreciated - we do accept that there are a few rooms in Penlaurel that have a more formal feel but we also have our snug areas which are less formal meaning that you can tailor your evening depending on the activity you would like to do. The Bed in the main bedroom is one of the highlights of many peoples breaks and so I'm really sorry that it didn't meet your personal requirement. The two other beds in the other rooms are slightly harder and so there are options within the property. Penlaurel is located in a very Rural area and so it is advisable that a car is needed to reach some wonderful dog walks within a very short distance away, we also have a large wooded area which is les than a 5 minute walk from the property at the bottom of the hill. We very much welcome your feedback Regards Will and Charlie Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Feb 2023

  • "Stunning property!"

    Warm, comfy, clean and a lovely feel to the place. Our dog is blind and he seemed to love it too. Great base for exploring but lovely if you just want to stay at the house and relax (the garden and hot tub was lovely). During the stay our son developed an ear infection so the advice on the doctor's etc was really helpful and he was seen and treated within a few hours. Super x

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent base for travelling to different locations every day, close to amenities and main route through Devon and Cornwall."

    The house was immaculate, all mod cons, cleaned to high standard. Loved our time there, would definitely book again, and recommend to anybody thinking of booking. Thanks The Harness's

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jan 2023

  • "Just perfect Only thing that could be improved is there were no recycling facilities in the house"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing holiday home - immaculate!"

    Looking forward to returning asap!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    Very moden. A taste of class when you arrive. Lovely welcome gift. Are looking at booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ryan4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay and loved every minute, the house was more than we ..."

    We had an amazing stay and loved every minute, the house was more than we thought it was going to be, had a lovely welcome pack too Cannot wait to return

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect base for 3 golfers and two wives left at home!"

    The hot tub was a lovely treat and one of the reasons I chose the property. Our two Labrador’s enjoyed playing in the secluded garden. A lovely property and we’re hoping to be back again next year. Thank you. ,

    Reviewed by Ceridwen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent Property."

    Parking was a bit tight for our VW T5 Campervan. Our Dog loved the garden and we loved the interior especially the bears.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, well appointed holiday home that provided us with a really comfortable stay."

    Super comfy beds and plenty of space for a family of 5. Sky TV provides a full package of entertainment including movies and Netflix. Lovely hot tub and a huge garden. The garden is undersold in the description and pictures, it was bigger than we were expecting. 35-45 minutes to the beaches on the north coast and just over an hour to St Ives.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was an amazing cottage!"

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a wonderful holiday home Penlaurel is."

    It became known in our week as the “Bear House’ by our son who is 28 and autistic. He loved the bears as did our two bears, Ivan and Wilson who are Chow Chows. Penlaurel is in a great location for visiting Cornwall and we had some lovely days out exploring new places. It was also lovely to spend time in the house and of course the hot tub. Immaculately clean, exceptionally presented and furnished with everything you could think of that you would need. The garden is great as enclosed and perfect for our dogs. An absolute five star week and we were also very blessed with wonderful sunshine. Thank You

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wow wow WOW!"

    ! What an incredible house!!! It was IMMACULATE, beautifully decorated, and a real home from home. The photos don't do the garden justice - there's a big lawn to play with dogs/children. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house is lovely and the photos do not do it justice, everything you need is there, plenty of space for everyone to relax and when you do want to be together some lovely communal spaces."

    Beds were comfortable, and throws provided for the sofas. The garden is large with lots to explore and our dog enjoyed this space. We had an issue with the hot tub but this was fixed as soon as we reported it, excellent service. Just a note for others our dog needs to go for a walk and you need to get in your car and drive back to the town as there are no pavements and the road is narrow and busy and most do not keep to the speed limit so bare this in mind. One other tip would be to include what 3 words to locate the property more accurately. Overall an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Apr 2022

  • "This was our second stay in this amazing cottage."

    The most comfortable place we've ever stayed! From the amazing hot tub, fabulously comfy beds to the beautiful garden. Everything spotlessly clean and so tastefully decorated. We didn't want for anything whilst staying here and will most definitely be booking to stay again. Thank you so much to the wonderful owners for being so fabulous

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    House is beautiful, well equipped and had everything we needed. Garden is much bigger than the pictures suggest and is beautifully landscaped. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house !"

    Our second stay here and we have had an amazing week away again Everything you need the house is so warm and comfy a home away from home. Beautiful gardens and the hot tub is brilliant .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great property all the facilities you require, quality bedding and towels."

    Bathrobes and separate towels for the fantastic hot tub were appreciated. Lovely well sealed off garden for your four legged friends. Nice touch the chocolates and prosecco. If you are looking for a weekend break or longer would highly recommend. Trethorne golf club a very welcoming club and great course is just 10 minutes away and the market town of Tavistock is only 30 minutes away if you are looking for a place in North Cornwall you won't go wrong booking Penlaurel.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was clean and comfortable. The hot tub was really relaxing. The location was good. My only complaints were the hoover and dryer did not work very well. All in all a very enjoyable stay.

    We are very sorry to hear about the hoover - we have now replaced this with a brand new Shark cleaner. The dryer also just needed a good filter clean which has now been completed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Oct 2021

  • "Penlaurel is a beautiful house that the owner has renovated to a very high standard."

    The attention to detail is superb and it makes a very comfortable, spacious place to relax on holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage the hot tub was amazing and gave a perfect end to days exploring the local area"

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house had more facilities than we would ever need."

    The photos of the garden didn’t do it justice, it was much bigger and more beautiful than expected.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Jun 2021

  • "'The' best cottage we've ever stayed in."

    We stayed for a week and the weather was absolutely awful but we bearly (excuse the pun) left the cottage. It had the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in. The hot tub was fabulous and the cooker was brilliant. we ended up spending most of our time in the snug by the kitchen because the children would play on the PlayStation and we would go out to the hot tub. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage is simply wonderful!"

    It has absolutely everything you need, to make an enjoyable stay. The hot tub is very nice and in an enclosed veranda It looks out to the most beautiful garden, I have ever seen! Inside the cottage, my favourite room is the front room, the decor, very much to my taste and the ambiance is just so relaxing!!! The study area, perfect for reading the odd book or playing a board game (not that we used this room, to be honest.) The dining room, very spacious and perfect to host everyone for a family meal!! The kitchen and utility room, again, very well catered for and very much to my taste! Out of all the places I have stayed, I have never felt so at home and I really mean that. There is a cosy little hideaway, which lets in lots of sun or perfect for listening to the rain too!!! It also has a PS4 for any of those gamers out there....... There are three very large bedrooms, all with I think, king size beds. One bedroom has ensuite and there is a family bathroom for the other two bedrooms, the bath is to die for! Again, all rooms decorated and furnished with such style. The bear theme around the house really does make this cottage and the bear at the top of the stairs is simply beautiful. I love this house and will be back, just not sure when, with all the madness in the world at the moment! Thank you very much for a lovely stay and for the Presecco and chocolates, what a lovely touch!

    Reviewed by Zehra4.7Oct 2020

  • "Loved everything about Penlaurel, perfect house in a brilliant location for North Cornwall."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a beautiful place, lovely little touches throughout that made it feel welcoming and homely."

    Would happily go back. Booking was easy and it’s great to get a reminder with the need to know information before you go. Thank you all

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was just beautiful!"

    Everything you need for a relaxing break away!.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a wonderful house."

    We loved our time there.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2020

  • "This is the second time we have been to Penlaurel and it never disappoints."

    we have had a fantastic weekend and the owners of the cottage are so helpful.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Penlaurel is beautiful and such a cozy special house."

    We loved our stay there! It’s central to explore the area and so welcoming. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and really friendly owners who are happy to help in anyway possible."

    We will definitely be returning soon!

    Reviewed by Connor5.0Oct 2019

  • "I booked the cottage to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday and our wedding anniversary with friends."

    It was perfect for the occasions and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at Penlaurel in Launceston."

    It was a beautiful house, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. I could only say wonderful things about our stay so would definately recommend it. The owners were very friendly. The only thing I would suggest is that a mirror be installed opposite the drive to make it easier on leaving the property.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely location."

    Unfortunately the weather was against us and we were not able to enjoy the full benefits of the extensive gardens, the hot tub or the barbecue. We will consider going back to this property again, and hope for better weather. My only complaint would be that turning into and leaving the property towards Launceston is a bit tricky, and would suggest a mirror on the opposite side of the road to help.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Jun 2019

  • "We were so impressed with our stay at Penlaurel."

    The facilities were beautiful and the owners had really gone out of their way to make sure that we had everything we would need and more. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything as described and excellent standard."

    We had an amazing holiday - but the comfort and quality standard of the accommodation made it. This truly is a 5 star property - we didnt want to come home!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2019

  • "Penlaurel is amazing."

    We went for a weekend stay to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday. The owners are so friendly and helpful. They put up balloons and banners and also left a birthday card and fantastic hamper full of treats. The house itself is just stunning with everything you could ever need and they really have thought of everything. They have a bear theme with wonderful little touches all around the home. Its just beautiful.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2019

  • "We made contact with the owners before our holiday started and they were really helpful with prompt replies."

    They also decorated the house beautifully with Christmas decorations and gave us each a personalised gift (inc dogs!)

    Reviewed by Chey5.0Dec 2018

  • "The house was luxurious with everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    We loved the decoration, bears, comfortable beds, powerful showers and especially the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 3 x king-size doubles (one with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with roll-top free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with TV area
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Belling Professional range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Sky, PlayStation 4, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, hot tub and gas barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: There may be steps around the internal and external areas of the property
  • Note: Welcome Hamper
  • Note: Airport transfers available for additional fee
  • Note: Check in time 16:00

The property

This magical, Georgian home is tucked away in the hamlet of Daw's House, near Launceston.

Set in the heart of Cornwall, this is perfect for families and friends looking to tour a wonderful area.

Feel instantly at home as you walk into the sitting room, snuggle together with your loved ones and watch your favourite films.

The snug convenient located off the kitchen provides an additional viewing choices and gaming too.

The large kitchen is great for rustling up those hearty meals to be eaten in the dining room.

The woodburner at the head of the table warms those wintry nights, whilst you engage in a late night chat.

For those looking for a peaceful seclusion, the study is filled with natural light and is perfect for getting lost in a book.

A restful night's sleep awaits you in each of the three beautiful bedrooms upstairs, boasting views of green pastures.

The master suite benefits en-suite facilities, whilst the other two king-size rooms are served by the country-style bathroom.

To the exterior, the mature enclosed garden is filled with lush shrubbery, pretty flowers in a riot of colour and a charming outdoor swing enjoying a balmy afternoon, this enclosed area is perfect for your four-legged friends too!

This is the ideal spot to sit and reminisce on the day's adventures.

A soak in the covered hot tub is also a must.

There are many activities right on the doorstep, Cornwall's picturesque landscape makes it ideal for cycling the year-round.

For a family day out, why not take a trip up to Roadford Lake, within a safe off-road environment?

A short drive will bring you to the edge of Bodmin Moor, where wild grassland is roamed by the famous ponies.

Follow the Copper Trail from the village of Minions and find natural stone formations in vast areas steeped in history.

For the thrill seekers, Adrenalin Quarry is simply a must, it provides hours of fun on a 450 metre long zip wire.

Further afield Dartmoor National Park hosts a wealth of activities throughout rugged terrain, from mountain biking and steep hiking to picnics beside trickling streams.

This is a fantastic luxury base, with fun for all the family!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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. You can take a stroll to the Dog friendly Willow Tree Cafe and Woodland Walk or visit 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:

  • Christmas