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The Longhouse North Cornwall

 
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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.

Entrance hall

The great hall

two-seater sofas, long dining table with eight chairs, oil fired woodburner, three chairs.

Living/dining area

two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa, chair, TV, DVD, open fire, dining table with seating for eight, portable radio/CD player.

Kitchen

electric fan oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher.

Stairs leading to first floor;

Bathroom

roll top bath, WC, basin

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

twin beds, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, overlooking gardens.

Bedroom 2

double bed, single bed, chest of drawers, chaise longue, overlooking courtyard.

Bedroom 3

double bed, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, overlooking gardens.

Outside area

lawned garden, terrace with tables and benches, umbrella, BBQ, sunloungers.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and basin.

Additional information

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.

 

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How to get here

With its own airport, Newquay is easily accessed both from abroad and within the UK. It's also simple to get to by car. From Newquay airport, the rest of Cornwall is within close reach, and you won’t be far from wherever you choose to stay. If you fancy a trip to the Isles of Scilly whilst holidaying in Cornwall, daily flights to and from Newquay Airport are available. 

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Surfing

North Cornwall is renowned for its vibrant surf scene. Porthtowan and Portreath both offer excellent surfing, and each year in September, St Agnes hosts the World bellyboarding championsips at Chapel Porth beach; a great day out for the whole family. 

Newquay’s Fistral Beach is a Mecca for surfing and bodyboarding, and its consistent surfing conditions make it a popular surf spot with visitors and locals alike. Each year, the Boardmaster’s surf competition takes place at Fistral beach and Watergate Bay, where live music and surfing comes together for a festival like no other. 

Food and Drink

For the foodies, there is a wealth of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from. Rick Stein’s eateries in Padstow, the Jamie Oliver-inspired Fifteen in Watergate Bay, and Nathan Outlaw’s restaurants in Rock and Port Isaac, are all perfect for self catering in North Cornwall. 

 

Local events

Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.

8th May 2018

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 14th May 2017

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also includes a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

June & July 2017

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Polperro Music & Arts Festival

Polperro holds an annual 9 day festival with a craft fayre, live music, comedy nights and a procession. The festival is completely free to attend so make sure you visit to experience Polperro at its best.

10th - 17th June 2017

 

International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

16th June 2017

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

17th - 26th June 2016

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

August 2017 - Dates TBC

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

4th - 13th August 2017

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.

9th-13th August 2017

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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28th August 2017

Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

2017 Dates TBC

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World Bellyboard Championships

The World Bellyboard Championships is open to all ages and abilites and takes place at Chapel Porth, St Agnes. The only rules?... No wetsuits or surfboards allowed!

September 2017 (Date to be confirmed)

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Mining & Pasty Festival, Redruth

Celebrating the Cornish pasty and Cornwall's mining heritage, Redruth brings you a cultural three day event. Try your hand at pasty making, join the pilgrimage, and finish off with a concert to remember. Fun for all the family. 

2017 dates TBC

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

9th - 23rd September 2017

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Newquay Fish Festival

A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!

Dates 2017 TBC 

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Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro

The largest food and drink event in the Cornish Calender, with masterclasses from professional chefs, over 60 exhibtors selling local products, spread over 3 days. A fun day out for the whole family.

2017 Dates TBC

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Looe Music Festival

The Looe Music festival takes place each year throughout the town, offering 3 days of music, entertainment and culture. With the main stage on the beach, and with amazing views, thousands turn up to enjoy the last of the summer festivals. 

29th September - 1st October 2017 

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

12th - 15th October 2017

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Falmouth Autumn Walking Festival

The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival has over 100 inspiring walks for all ages and abilities and aims to get people exploring the River Fal and enjoy the brilliant Autumnal colour in the area.

October 2017

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Fifteen Autumn Fayre

Amazing local produce, delicious fresh food and cookery demonstrations by Cornwall's best chefs.

Market located at Watergate Bay.

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2017 Dates TBC

 

Falmouth Beer Festival

Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250  cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.

19th - 22nd October 2017 

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Looe Literary Festival

This four day festival takes places throughout the town of Looe, with guest authors and speakers making it the perfect festival for book-lovers.

TBC Novemeber 2017

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Truro City of Lights

To welcome the start of the Christmas season the beautiful Catherdral City of Truro puts on a show like no other. A festival of light delights the crowds who line the streets to see a parade of giant handmade lanterns. All manner of samba, brass and pipe bands process alongside, accompanied by flamboyant dancers. Further outdoor music performances take place throught the evening and there are many a food and drink stall at which to pick up a tasty snack or warming drink.

TBC November 2017

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

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TBC December 2017

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

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23 December 2017

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

Date 5th February 2018

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St Pirans Day

Patron Saint of Cornwall and Tinners. Events occur throughout the county. 

5th March 2018

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Fifteen Spring Farmers' Market

Local suppliers and growers celebrate the start of the growing year showcasing everything from fresh fish to local meat, from store cupboard chutneys to artisan cheese and bread, it is all here!

Market located at Watergate Bay.

March 2018

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

April 2018

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World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly

This annual event takes place on the Isles of Scilly over the May Day bank holiday weekend. With crews coming from all over the South West, races start on Friday,and finals take place on the Monday. 

TBC April 2018

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.

7 May 2018

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Fowey Festival of Words and Music

Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.

May 2018 (date to be confirmed)

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Fal River Festival

A ten day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event encorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.

TBC May 2018

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

Dates TBC 

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Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole

A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities. 

Dates TBC

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Open Studios Cornwall

This free art exhibition sees over 200 art studios open their doors to the public in a week long event across the county. From sculptures, to photography, pottery, and artwork, you can be sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Dates TBC

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Rock Oyster Festival

Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

Dates TBC

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RNAS Culdrose Air Day

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working military Naval Air Station, be wowed by spectacular flying displays and get up-close with state-of-the-art aircrafts - learning what life is really like in the Royal Navy.

Dates TBC

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