places to stay in launceston

The Best 6 Places to Stay in Launceston, Cornwall

The largest town in the east of Cornwall and close to the border with Devon, the market town of Launceston definitely isn’t on the main tourist path in Cornwall.  You’ll find a medieval castle here, great access to both Dartmoor and Bodmin and the lovely Tamar Valley.  You have some great choices of places to stay, from lovely bed and breakfasts on working farms to swanky luxurious hotels and rather gorgeous holiday homes in Launceston.  Here are the best places to stay in Launceston, Cornwall


The 3 Best Holiday Cottages in Launceston

These Launceston holiday cottages and holiday homes in Launceston combine some rather lovely locations with luxury facilities.  From Grade II listed Georgian houses to brand new Creekside lodges, you have a choice of in-town locations or gorgeously rural idylls.  Here are the best holiday cottages in Launceston.

1. Penlaurel Holiday Cottage, Launceston

This stunning Grade II listed holiday cottage in Launceston is an absolute delight.  From the gorgeous Georgian exterior to the luxury finishing touches and the fabulous hot tub, this is a simply marvellous place to stay in Launceston.  The interior, which is infused with modern amenities, consists of a kitchen that wraps around to a TV room, with patio doors flowing out into the established cottage gardens.  There’s a wood-burning stove in the dining room for cosy evening meals. When it comes to areas in which to relax, you’re spoiled for choice – there’s a cosy snug, elegant lounge and the study provides a peaceful place to lose yourself in a book. You can read more details about this gorgeous Launceston holiday home here!

Each of the three double bedrooms has lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and the main room has an en-suite, while the main bathroom has a free-standing luxury roll-top bath to ease away the aches of a day’s hiking.  The mature enclosed garden to the exterior is surrounded by lush foliage, stunning flowers in a riot of colour, and a charming outdoor swing. The perfect place to sit and reflect on the day’s events is here, a private hot tub completes this stunning luxury holiday cottage in Launceston. See the availability of this glorious Launceston holiday cottage here.

Penlaurel Cottage Features

  • Private Hot Tub
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, and gas barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome

Key Information about Penlaurel Cottage

  • 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
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • Central heating with a 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, bed linen and towels Inc. in rent

 This is a genuinely lovely setting to be appreciated from a fantastic retreat. Read more reviews of Penlaurel Cottage in Launceston here.

2. Church View at the Old Vicarage, Launceston

This is a lovely coach-house-style conversion on the outskirts of Launceston, where you are greeted by a warm entrance hall with a variety of places to store your boots and coats.  there’s also a useful storage area and washing machine here too Church View at the Old Vicarage books out quickly, so you’ll need to reserve early!

On the first floor of this lovely Launceston holiday cottage, you’ll find a roomy lounge/diner, which has a dining space that’s ideal for casual meals and comfy seating placed around a Smart TV.  This loft-style space also has a double bed and plenty of storage space.  To the exterior, there is a front garden with a decked patio area, seating, a BBQ, and a huge lawn with a lovely greenhouse and more seats in the backyard. Check for the availability of Launceston’s Church View Cottage here.

Church View at the Old Vicarage Features

  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Washing Machine
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Large private garden
  • Pubs and shops within walking distance

Key Information about Church View at the Old Vicarage

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Charcoal BBQ

This is a great location for a lovely holiday cottage in Launceston. See more photos and reviews of this stunning Launceston holiday home here

3. Creekside Lodge, near Launceston

When we say Creekside, that’s exactly what we mean and this holiday home, about 5.5 miles from Launceston is both well-equipped and set in a lovely location.  If the sound of the burbling creek and birdsong is your thing, then this is the Launceston holiday home for you.  Your balcony and the windows look onto garden views. You’ll also get free WiFi, free private parking, a garden, and a barbecue.   Want more information on the Creekside Lodge?

The holiday home near Launceston includes a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchenette, a bedroom, a bathroom, bed linens, towels, a flat-screen TV, and a balcony with river views. Check availability of this lodge holiday home in Launceston here.

Creekside Lodge Features

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • BBQ

Key Information about Creekside Lodge

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  •  WiFi available in all areas

This new, luxury lodge in Cornwall, overlooks the Lynher River and a historic leat from 1840. For peace, quiet and a truly relaxed stay, book at the Creekside Lodge.

The Best 2 Hotels in Launceston, Cornwall

I’ve picked two options for Launceston Hotels and they’re completely different to each other, there’s a luxury small hotel with just 12 sumptuous rooms (and a gin bar too!) and a super facility if you’re travelling with the family – with heaps of leisure facilities to pick from.  Here are the best hotels in Launceston.

1. Eagle House Hotel, Launceston

While the Eagle House was built in 1764, it only became a hotel in the 1960s with twelve luxurious hotel rooms that come with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. There are a small number of family rooms.  The Eagle House offers free WiFi throughout the property, a garden, a terrace, and free parking. Click here to learn more about this luxury Launceston hotel.

Rooms at Launceston’s Eagle House Hotel offer views of Launceston Castle or the rolling Cornish countryside and come complete with free luxury toiletries.  The Eagle House Hotel offers a continental-style breakfast every morning that includes a variety of hot and cold beverages, yoghurts, pastries & bread, toast, fruit juices, and many other lighter breakfast alternatives. Check for room rates at the Eagle House Hotel here.

  • Eagle House Address: 3 Castle Street, Launceston, PL15 8BA, United Kingdom
  • Is there Parking at the Eagle House? – Yes,    Free private parking available at the hotel
  • Is there a Restaurant onsite at the Eagle House? – No
  • Is there Free Wi-Fi at the Eagle House? – Yes
  • Is Breakfast available at the Eagle House? – Yes

This is the perfect hotel location in Launceston and you can check prices of rooms at the Eagle House here.

2. The Trethorne Hotel, near Launceston

The Trethorne Hotel and Golf Club at Launceston provides rooms with breathtaking views, air conditioning, and tea and coffee-making amenities. Each of the rooms at the Trethorne includes an en suite bathroom and you’re just a short walk from the golf course.  There’s also a bar and restaurant here at the  18-hole golf course. Trethorne Hotel books out quickly, so you’ll need to reserve this Launceston Hotel early!

There are a variety of accommodations available at the Trethorne Hotel, classic rooms, lodges and cottages.  All rooms have WiFi and the complex also has two restaurants and two bars.  This is a great place for families to stay, as there are also three pool tables, dodgems, ten-pin bowling, games arcade and a large children’s adventure park.

This is a superb option with some great facilities, click here for more info on this lovely Launceston hotel.

  • Trethorne Hotel Address: Kennards House, Launceston, PL15 8QE, United Kingdom
  • Is there Parking at the Trethorne Hotel? – Yes, free parking is available on-site
  • Is there a Restaurant onsite at the Trethorne Hotel? – Yes
  • Is there Free Wi-Fi at the Trethorne Hotel? – Yes
  • Is Breakfast available at the Trethorne Hotel? – Yes

With some fabulous leisure facilities for all ages, this is a great family option. See this Launceston hotel’s full availability here.

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Launceston

We’ve picked just one Launceston Bed & Breakfast, simply because of its friendly welcome, fabulously comfortable rooms, great breakfast and gloriously rural location 

1. Poole Farm B&B Launceston

Poole Farm dates back to 1892 and sits adjacent to the Riverr Tamar.  All the rooms here at this Launceston B&B have vintage furniture and artwork, and they have views of the surrounding countryside. King-size beds, TVs, and tea and coffee-making amenities are all included in each room. A hairdryer, drench shower, and complimentary toiletries are included in the en suite bathrooms. See room rates at Poole Farm here.

Poole Farm offers a continental and full English breakfast each morning, using homegrown or locally produced sources is used to prepare dishes. There are just three rooms here, but they’re gorgeous.  View full details of Poole Farm B&B here.

  • Poole Farm Address: Druxton, Near St Giles on the Heath, Launceston, PL15 9SX, United Kingdom
  • Is there Parking at the Poole Farm? – Yes, free parking is available on-site
  • Is there Free Wi-Fi at Poole Farm? – Yes
  • Is Breakfast available at the Poole Farm? – Yes

This is a perfect place to experience Cornish hospitality.  The rooms are delightful, the hosts friendly and very accommodating and it’s a lovely rural idyll. Want to see more about Poole Farm?

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Final Words on the 6 Best Places to Stay in Launceston

Whether you’re in Launceston for a weekend or longer, this is a great off-the-beaten-track location in Cornwall.  There’s great access to Bodmin and Dartmoor as well as the Tamar Valley, and exploring the castle here is always a great option.  Whether you opt for a Launceston hotel, a farm B&B near Launceston, or even go for the best hotel in Launceston this is a lovely place to stay and explore!

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