The sitting-room is the heart of the cottage and enjoys a view out across your private patio to the platform.
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.
Railway Cottage sits on the old railways track that runs from your back door to Newmills.
The main bedroom is a comfortable size overlooking the platform at the back of the house.
Welcome to Railway Cottage.
Welcome to Railway Cottage with the original flagstone floor.
The kitchen supplied with all the essentials for your holiday.
Watch what is happening on the line while making your morning cuppa.
The view from the kitchen window is very unique.
The bathroom is on the ground floor, off the hallway, by the front door and benefits from a bath and an electric shower.
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.
The dining-room floods with light and looks out over your private patio and of course the platform.
The cosy twin sits to the front of the cottage.
The main bedroom has an original fire (now ornamental) and overlooks the platform at the back of the house.
Please mind your head as you ascend and descend the stairs which are steep but benefit from a handrail.
The twin is comfortable and warm for an original cottage.
Enjoy a drink on your private patio area next to the railway.
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.
Your holiday cottage awaits.
There's private parking opposite the cottage for up to two cars.
Launceston Castle sits high above the town and rewards walkers with wonderful views as far as the eye can see.
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.
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.
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.

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The White Horse Inn Launceston (250 yards)

Situated in the heart of this ancient market town, call in for great traditional pub food and real ale. Dogs are welcome and there's a childrens menu available.

Nearest beach

Millook Haven Beach (13 miles)

Think Millook Haven Beach and the first thing that comes to mind is geology. Taking pride of place in the cliffs behind the beach are the world famous zigzag folds. Sit on the pebbly foreshore and take in nature's marvellous designs. From the rolling surf to the fascinating cliffs, Millook Haven Beach offers a feast for the eyes. The beach is dog-friendly year-round. There are no lifeguards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wood September 2014

Millook beach

We were driving along the scenic (and rather steep in places) coastal route from Crackington Haven to Bude, and stumbled upon this place. Travelling north, the first thing you see is the spectacular zigzag rock formations on the cliff. We had to stop and investigate. There isn't a car park - but luckily there was enough room on the roadside. It is a rocky beach. The colours and patterns in the rock make the stop a must to view and photograph the amazingness of natures forces.

Nearest walk

Launceston Town Trail (¼ mile)

Starting from Walk House Car Park in Tower Hill, this trail takes you on a historical walk around the town with examples of every significant type of achitecture since the Norman Conquest. See their Web site for the detailed walk including building descriptions.

Nearest town

Launceston (¼ mile)

Launceston is almost entirely contained within its ancient original walls and has some unique architecture, including the imposing castle ruins that peer over the town.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Launceston is an upbeat town with a fascinating history and good range of shops. I recommend the castle, if you don't mind heights!

Also nearby

Launceston Steam Railway (60 yards)

Straight out of Thomas the Tank Engine, this is a fun-filled excursion whatever the weather. Learn about the little locomotives, or just sit back and enjoy ride.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jewell September 2015

A quirky little train journey! We were glamping at Western Meadows (near New Mill Farm Park) and caught the quaint little steam train from the Farm Park into the town of Launceston for a look around. The children loved the 2 mile journey through countryside, it really did feel like we were stepping back in time.

Cowslip Cafe (1 mile)

Traditional farmhouse food, homecooked on the Aga. Good vegetarian and gluten-free options are usually available here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A great little find

We stopped here for afternoon tea and cake. The have a lovely selection of fresh food, cake and ice cream. There is a lovely terrace and a little garden with views over the valley. A great place for a quick bite to eat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Perfect for lunch

My favourite place for lunch. All local and organic, with their own home grown vegetables and salads. Beautiful patchwork on display with a shop where you can buy materials and gifts. Book for one of Jo's patchwork courses if you're here when one is on.

Launceston Castle (¼ mile)

The impressive keep sits high above the town, with a display charting its 1,000 years of history.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

A lovely ruin!

It's worth climbing to the top of the keep (which sits on a huge mound) for the lovely views. The grounds are a good place to picnic (having bought a pasty at the baker's in the town).

The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (4 miles)

The sanctuary is home to orphaned otters and also runs an otter breeding programme, don't miss feeding time at 12pm and 3pm. There are other animals to see including fallow deer, wallabies, muntjac, and a variety of bird of prey.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Griffiths September 2019

Well worth a visit

A lovely place to visit. The staff are so friendly and helpful, from the ladies on the reception desk and in the cafe to the gentleman who gave an interesting talk on his wild birds and the enthusiastic 'otter man' who could not hide his fascination of these wonderful delightful creatures. he obviously hold a great affection for them. There is so much more as well, deer, wallabies, meerkats, serval etc etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lewis July 2015

The Otter Sanctuary is a lovely day out for adults and children alike. We enjoyed watching the otters being fed and listening to the knowledgeable staff talk about them. We strolled throught the woodland, fed deer, patted the rabbit and held a kestrel. There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic and also a lovely cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Martin April 2009

Tamar Otter Park

A great place to visit with children. An enclosed wooded walk area where the deer and wallabies are free to roam. Watch the otters swimming about and being fed. A lovely place for a picnic or alternatively there is The Countryman Inn at the end of the road that serves great food.

Home Leigh Garden Centre (¾ mile)

One of the South West's largest family run garden centres. Pick up some delicious local produce here. There's an amazing choice of locally-made cakes including Cornish saffron cakes and, of course, scones, with clotted cream and jam to go with them. Cheese lovers will love the Cornish and Devon cheeses and there's plenty of quality fresh meat, produced on local farms.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Georgie August 2009

More than just a garden centre, Homeleigh is worth a visit just for the view across to Dartmoor and surrounding countryside! The cafe serves good food for lunches and teas too. Easy parking and disabled access. Two elderly golden retrievers are often seen wandering around, very much part of this successful family enterprise.

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