With the historic town of Launceston on its doorstep The Longhouse and the adjascent Tudor Wing is within easy reach of both the North and South Cornish Coasts. Set on a small working farm with a few grazing animals and limited machinery to disturb you, a stay at The Longhouse is definately a unique experience that wont be forgotten. Steeped in history with its medieval Great Hall, quirky staircases and maze of rooms, children and adults alike will enjoy this holiday adventure. Peace and tranquility in the 21st century!
Guests are encouraged to enjoy their freedom and make use of the nature trails and farm lanes that take you to the river and woodlands beyond. Build a raft, do some fishing or sit back a relax with a picnic in the glorious surroundings taking in the abundance of wildlife. Wander out across 2 fields and you will come to "Echo Valley" where a shout across into the adjoining woods will come back to you as an echo. Oh and did we tell you your four legged friend can come to? Perfect!
A little history - Records date from the 14th Century when it was originally part of the huge swathes of land owned by Tavistock Abbey. The "modern extension" was built in 1579 at the time of the great Elizabethan re-build, providing grander accommodation for the evolving needs of the family. The property has evolved through the centuries with little alteration leaving an almost complete medieval house. A feature of the property is the Great Hall with the remains of what were once magnificent murals (circa 1485 - 1525). They include a fictive tapestry together with Henry VII/VIII's coat of arms, a representation of St. George and the Dragon and a figure thought to be St. James of Compostella. After storm damage, and with the support of English Heritage, from 1995-1997 the property was restored to provide two self catering holiday lets. The restoration of the property (jointly with the Royal Albert Memorial in Kensington) won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' National Building Conservation Award.
two-seater sofas, long dining table with eight chairs, oil fired woodburner, three chairs.
two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa, chair, TV, DVD, open fire, dining table with seating for eight, portable radio/CD player.
electric fan oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher. Stairs to first floor.
roll top bath, WC, basin
shower, WC, basin.
twin beds, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, overlooking gardens.
double bed, single bed, chest of drawers, chaise longue, overlooking courtyard.
double bed, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, overlooking gardens.
lawned garden, terrace with tables and benches, umbrella, BBQ, sunloungers.
washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and basin.
Night storage downstairs and panel heating upstairs, outside utility room shared with guests in The Tudor Wing, the great hall cannot be heated to a very high temperature due to the historic murals on the walls, low entrances into the some of the rooms, can link to the Tudor Wing to accommodate twelve guests, the garden and terrace is shared with guests staying in The Tudor Wing, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.