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Detached stone cottage with stunning outdoor spa, close to amenities

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Illand, Launceston, Cornwall, England - Cottage In Illand, Nr Launceston, Cornwall, England

Recently refurbished to a very high standard using locally reclaimed wood in it's interior, this detached stone cottage is a rural delight. The split-level 1 bed cottage has an en suite wetroom upstairs where the bedroom opens on to a private decked balcony which leads to a new stunning outdoor spa with wood fired hot tub, sauna, summer house snug, hammock and fire pit. Downstairs is a modern, light and spacious living area with a wood burning fire and a modern fitted kitchen featuring all mod cons, dining area and lounge area with wall mounted flat screen TV and a leather sofa bed. We are in a peaceful rural location surrounded by wonderful countryside. As we are located close to the A30 there is easy access to the rest of Cornwall including its stunning coastline and also to Devon with its chocolate box villages.


Owner
Tracey Souter
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Tracey Souter

Having spent most of my adult life in Las Vegas learning all about the restaurant/hospitality industry i moved to London in 2005 where i met my wife and when we were lucky enough to have our daughter 2 years later we decided to leave the rat race behind and follow our dream. Tracey is a Westcountry girl so we returned to her roots and fell in love with the rugged countryside and stunning coastline of North Cornwall. We haven't looked back and feel blessed to be able to live in this magical part of the country. We have found the best possible area to fully indulge our passion, food !

Tracey Souter purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Tracey Souter chose Launceston

The cottage sits adjacent to our home and in gardens of about 3/4 acre. We were drawn to this area for it's peaceful rural location but with easy access to amenities, beaches, rugged countryside walks and the ability to get to a bigger town if the need for retail therapy grabs you !

Bodmin Moor, steeped in history is right on our doorstep. We are also just off the A30 so the perfect location to explore further in to Cornwall or Devon, just across the border !

What makes this cottage unique

Food is our passion. We grow our own fruit/vegetables and have daily fresh eggs from local chickens. Cornwall provides us with the best seafood/free range meat in the country and we use this to the best of our ability to appeal to our customers in a diverse exciting manner. If you want to have a self catering vacation, that's fine, the kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons. You could choose bed and breakfast and we will prepare a continental or full English breakfast using the best locally sourced produce. Alternatively we can provide occasional catering. Just contact us beforehand to discuss. We are here to make your holiday memorable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"we came to stay and didn't want to leave - that's how good it is !"



"Came for 4 days and felt so relaxed and content, it felt like a week. Wonderful cosy cottage and truly spoilt by 2 fantastic hosts, thanks"



"had a lovely couple of days, cottage is fab, leaving very relaxed and well fed !"
Feb 2013
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Amenities

Launceston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Up to 2 small children on the sofa bed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults plus 2 young children on sofabed Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a solid oak king size bed. The TV has a build in DVD. There is a sofa bed in the lounge area which can sleep up to 2 children. We can also set up a small childrens bed in the bedroom area should it be required.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Wifi is available. The price is inclusive of logs for hot tub and wood burning stove ! We do not charge a supplement for children or dogs ! Outside: The bedroom door opens on to a private decked balcony with wooden table and chairs. There is also a BBQ and 2 recliners. From the balcony you have full use of the higher garden where we have extensive lawn, large vegetable plot and chicken run. The spa at the top of the garden has a wood fired hot tub, sauna, hammock, fire pit and meditation hut. Utility Room: you will find an iron/ironing board, hoover, hair dryer all at your disposal Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. They are changed once a week. Additional can be provided on request.

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Detached stone cottage with stunning outdoor spa, close to amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews
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Stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wow the ultimate cosy cottage. Mark and Tracey can not do enough for you. We arrived late evening to a wood burning fire, and candles lit. Ultra romantic and cosy. The spa just makes the experience perfect and great after a day or exploring.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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Great converted barn, garden/spa area and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday with great hosts. The spa area at the bottom of the garden as fantastic to come back to after a day of sight-seeing!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Perfect for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Tracey and Mark are the perfect hosts whose warm friendly and relaxed personnas are truly infectious and help made our second visit here even more enjoyable than the first.

We will be returning again next year and possibly before the end of this year is out!! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a lovely time staying at Liberty Barn Cottage. Our 4th time staying here. We look forward to it each year. The owners, Mark and Tracey are very welcoming, and look after you from the moment you arrive. We love this little cottage and everything about it. The Spa area is great and just adds to the relaxation. You must book a stay here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cottage, lovely hosts there with advice if needed otherwise we were left alone exactly what we needed. The spa and hot tub were fabulous especially after a long day sightseeing. If you get chance get Mark and Tracey to cook for you the food was divine and served which such enthusiasm. Also go to Coombeshead Farm an experience not to be missed. If you are thinking of booking do can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Had the best break away. Tracy and mark are amazing and so is the liberty barn.

Perfect!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Coast/Beach:

We are 23 miles from the nearest coastline which takes us about 30 mins to drive to. They really are worth it. Our nearest, Trebarwith Strand, is a wonderful dog friendly, family beach with coffee shops and a pub on the cliffs overlooking the beach and providing spectacular views !

Travel:

The nearest airports to us are Newquay (45 mins) or Exeter (1 hour). The nearest train stations are Plymouth (40 mins) or Exeter (1 hour).

Either way we recommend that you have use of a car as it is essential for touring the area.

Distances:

Our nearest village, Lewannick is 1.5 miles away. It has a church, fantastic child's play area, village hall and fabulous shop/off licence/post office which stocks great fresh local produce and good wines.

Further Details:

The nearest big town is Launceston where you will find big supermarkets, Banks and a pharmacy.

We have a few good food pubs within 5 miles of us. If you are looking for restaurants you can find fine dining in Plymouth (40 mins) or Exeter (1 hour) or Newquay (45 mins) where you will find Jamie Olivers Fifteen.

Plenty of accessible beaches.

Wonderful walks on our doorstep, steeped in history.

Shopping can be found in Plymouth, Tavistock, Exeter.

If you like antiques try Lostwithiel (25 mins)

Port Isaac, Tintagel (25 mins) for rugged beauty.

Lanhydrock House (20 mins)

Cothele House (30 mins)

Plenty to keep the children amused.

Launceston has a steam railway. The Lawrence House Museum and Launceston Castle are well worth a visit.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% non-refundable deposit on booking with the final balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day preferred is Saturday but we are very flexible.

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund