Situated on the edge St Stephens, a village that borders the historic market town of Launceston with wonderful views towards the Norman Castle in the town, Castle View is the perfect location for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Ideal for family and groups, your days will be spent exploring the majestic moors, having fun at the seaside, discovering maritime and mining heritage and marvelling at historic houses and glorious gardens.
Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, this home-from-home property offers you a warm welcome so you will feel relaxed from the minute you step inside. Take time to enjoy hearty holiday breakfasts in the sunny kitchen/breakfast-room and, for more formal dining, there's also a separate dining-room with patio doors leading out to the enclosed garden – a lovely spot for supper on balmy evenings. Outside there's also a storage-area should you wish to bring your bikes or surfing gear with you. The homely sitting-room offers plenty of room for everyone to chill out and relax and, for those who may need to catch up on some work whilst they are away, there's also a little office so you can work in peace.
Launceston is a great little town, steeped in history with a castle dating back to Norman times along with a good selection of high street and independent shops. There is also an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes, so you never have to worry about cooking. If you want to check your handicap, you are within walking distance of Launceston Golf Club and if textiles and quilting are more your thing, you can head off to the renowned Cowslip workshops – where there's also a delightful teashop and cafe, so you can refuel for the walk back again!
There are great countryside walks right on the doorstep and, further afield, the wild rugged landscapes of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are a walker's paradise. Grand designs of bygone days and beautiful gardens are aplenty with Cotehele, Castle Drogo and Lanhydrock House to name but a few and the coasts beckon with surfers riding the waves at Bude, Widemouth Bay and Polzeath on the north and maritime history galore at Charlestown and Plymouth on the south.
Children are sure to enjoy a ride on the local steam railway that winds its way along the glorious Kensey Valley, stopping off at New Mills Farm Park, where you can pet the animals.
If you enjoy culinary delights Cowslip workshop, Tre Pol and Pen along with Lifton Strawberry Fields might be worth a visit and all near Launceston. Homeleigh Garden Centrre at Dutson offers a wide range of retail opportunities including fishing tackle and gardening products.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, Freesat, Apple TV, DVD player and coal-effect gas fire
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-room with freezer and washing machine
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
*Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cots.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Picnic table and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Welcome to Castle View.
The sunny kitchen/breakfast-room overlooks the back garden.
There are views across to Launceston Castle.
Castle View has three lovely bedrooms and there is also a fourth room, which can be used as a cot-room or for storing your luggage.
The comfy sitting-room.
A lovely, light space with pleasant views to boot.
The dining-room leads off from the kitchen/breakfast-room. Castle View also has a useful utility-room.
The separate dining-room has patio doors leading out to the garden.
Plenty of room for all to chill out and relax in the sitting-room.
The sitting-room enjoys views out across to the Castle.
There is lovely artwork throughout Castle View.
Bedroom 1, with a double bed, enjoys the views of Launceston Castle and majestic Dartmoor beyond.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 2 has a 'zip and link' bed, so can either be set up as twin beds or....
....as a super-king size bed.
Bedroom 3 also has a double bed and looks over the back garden.
The family bathroom.
Treat yourself to a cream tea in the Cornish sunshine.
The back garden is fully enclosed so you can relax whilst the children play outside.
Launceston Castle dates back to Norman times.
The views from the top of the castle are quite stunning.
The north cornish coastline is littered with great beaches.
Hire canoes at Cotehele Quay and enjoy messing about on the River Tamar.
The historic house and gardens at Lanhydrock are beautiful. There's also a great network of cycle trails to discover.
Enjoy some traditional seaside fun at the fishing resort of Looe.