What a charming getaway!
The kitchen floods with light and has wonderful views of the platform. At the end of the kitchen you will find a small utility area and the downstairs WC.
The dining-room floods with light and looks out over your private patio and of course the platform.
The main bedroom is a comfortable size overlooking the platform at the back of the house.
Railway Cottage sits on the old railways track that runs from your back door to Newmills.
The sitting-room is the heart of the cottage and enjoys a view out across your private patio to the platform.
Enjoy a drink on your private patio area next to the railway.
All rooms lead off of the sitting-room including the stairs to the bedrooms. The sitting-room is comfortable and cosy for those colder months.
Watch what is happening on the line while making your morning cup of coffee.
Watch the trains go by.
The view from the kitchen window is very unique.
The bathroom is on the ground floor and benefits from a bath and an electric shower.
Please mind your head as you ascend and descend the stairs which are steep but benefit from a handrail.
Cosy bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 is a lovely twin room.
Charming Railway Cottage.
An original feature of the cottage.
Railway Cottage has a lovely patio-area linking through to the platform, perfect for your free ride from Launceston to Newmills.
A lovely patio area perfect for alfresco dining.
There's private parking opposite the cottage for up to two cars.
The River Kensey runs through Launceston and is minutes from the cottage. Launceston has two town trails to help you find out more about the heritage of this market town.
One of many stunning sandy beaches on the north coast, this is Bude.
Discover Dartmoor either by bike or on foot.
The Cheesewring on Bodmin Moor, a walkers paradise!
Lanhydrock is the perfect National Trust country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. You can also hire bikes and head out on the marked cycle paths.
St Thomas parish church, again minutes from the cottage, offers a tranquil setting and was once the site of the largest priory in Cornwall, which was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1540. 
The priory ruins are visible adjacent to the church.

Railway Cottage


Launceston / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £418

  • 9 Reviews

Great location, clean and comfortable

A lovely cottage for everyone but especially for those who like steam trains. At 140 years old Lilian is still a working train alongside her slightly younger engine shed mates, Covertcoat & Dorothea. The cottage owners who are working on the railway most days, are very helpful & welcoming. The kitchen is well equipped & spotless as is the rest of the cottage with comfortable beds & pillows. The chairs & sofa in the living room are also comfortable with free sat if you want to watch a little TV at the end of the day & there is a separate dining room. The garden opens onto the platform & the cottage has its own large parking space in the lane in front of the cottage. The famous Jamaica Inn is a 20 minute drive away serving breakfast & dinners & is only one of many places to visit in this very beautiful part of the UK. ...

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We had an excellent break, Nigel and Kay are truly superb hosts-on hand when needed and very welcoming, we had a very memerorable holiday. Railway cottage is highly recommended by us!

Absolutely loved our week here. The setting was beautiful and so lovely to enjoy the steam railway. The owners were around if you needed them and wonderful with their hospitality and local knowledge. Launceston is a really nice interesting town and handy for trips out in any direction - coast, rural or city. Really recommend a stay here....

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A great base for anyone interested in steam railways. Several National Trust and English Heritage properties, the North Cornish coast, Bodmin and Dartmoor are within easy reach.

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