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

4560

Launceston / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Town Trail

This is s must for every visitor

Nearest town

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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).

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Workshops

Nice cafe and setting. Rest is more workshops than retail.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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 4 out of 5 stars

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.

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

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great fun for all the family with pets corner, skittles, play barn, ball pools, trampolines and giant slide (to name a few). No need to bring a picnic as you can enjoy great value food from the Hungry Farmer Cafe. Plus it's the only farm park to have a steam railway right outside the door to make the journey as much fun as the day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2015

Great place for young children.

New Mills Farm Park is a quaint family run park where young children will be in their element. Plenty of space for all sorts of play and plenty of animals to meet and pet. Really reasonable price for an all day outing and a great little cafe on site too (you are welcome to bring your own picnic too). The cute little steam train runs to and from Launceston throughout the holiday season (run by another company). All in all, a great day out for the children.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2014

Could do better

I visited here with my two children (aged 4 and 7). Whilst they enjoyed themselves as an adult I guess I looked more at the detail. Some of the ride on go-karts/toys needed some TLC (broken pedals, bent wheels, sticking chains), the zip wire was pretty lame, I didn't get the concept of the 'toboggan' at all - going down a piece of sheet metal on a skateboard? The children enjoyed holding the rabbits but this was under parent supervision. OK, if parents are supervising. Whilst the park didn't close until 5pm, we found that some of the facilities had been locked away by 4.30pm. I know it's not expensive to get in but still...

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