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Detached stone cottage with stunning outdoor spa, close to amenities

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Illand, Launceston, Cornwall, England - Cottage In Illand, Nr Launceston, Cornwall, England

Recently refurbished to a very high standard using locally reclaimed wood in it's interior, this detached stone cottage is a rural delight. The split-level 1 bed cottage has an en suite wetroom upstairs where the bedroom opens on to a private decked balcony which leads to a new stunning outdoor spa with wood fired hot tub, sauna, summer house snug, hammock and fire pit. Downstairs is a modern, light and spacious living area with a wood burning fire and a modern fitted kitchen featuring all mod cons, dining area and lounge area with wall mounted flat screen TV and a leather sofa bed. We are in a peaceful rural location surrounded by wonderful countryside. As we are located close to the A30 there is easy access to the rest of Cornwall including its stunning coastline and also to Devon with its chocolate box villages.

Tracey Souter
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 January, 2018

About Tracey Souter

Having spent most of my adult life in Las Vegas learning all about the restaurant/hospitality industry i moved to London in 2005 where i met my wife and when we were lucky enough to have our daughter 2 years later we decided to leave the rat race behind and follow our dream. Tracey is a Westcountry girl so we returned to her roots and fell in love with the rugged countryside and stunning coastline of North Cornwall. We haven't looked back and feel blessed to be able to live in this magical part of the country. We have found the best possible area to fully indulge our passion, food !

Tracey Souter purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Tracey Souter chose Launceston

The cottage sits adjacent to our home and in gardens of about 3/4 acre. We were drawn to this area for it's peaceful rural location but with easy access to amenities, beaches, rugged countryside walks and the ability to get to a bigger town if the need for retail therapy grabs you !

Bodmin Moor, steeped in history is right on our doorstep. We are also just off the A30 so the perfect location to explore further in to Cornwall or Devon, just across the border !

What makes this cottage unique

Food is our passion. We grow our own fruit/vegetables and have daily fresh eggs from local chickens. Cornwall provides us with the best seafood/free range meat in the country and we use this to the best of our ability to appeal to our customers in a diverse exciting manner. If you want to have a self catering vacation, that's fine, the kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons. You could choose bed and breakfast and we will prepare a continental or full English breakfast using the best locally sourced produce. Alternatively we can provide occasional catering. Just contact us beforehand to discuss. We are here to make your holiday memorable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"we came to stay and didn't want to leave - that's how good it is !"

"Came for 4 days and felt so relaxed and content, it felt like a week. Wonderful cosy cottage and truly spoilt by 2 fantastic hosts, thanks"

"had a lovely couple of days, cottage is fab, leaving very relaxed and well fed !"
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Launceston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Up to 2 small children on the sofa bed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is an en suite wetroom containing shower, seperate wash hand basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults plus 2 young children on sofabed Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a solid oak double bed. The TV has a build in DVD. There is a sofa bed in the lounge area which can sleep up to 2 children. We can also set up a small childs bed in the bedroom area should it re required.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Notes on accommodation: Wifi is available. Outside: The bedroom door opens on to a private decked balcony with wooden table and chairs. There is also a BBQ and 2 recliners. From the balcony you have full use of the higher garden where we have extensive lawn, large vegetable plot and chicken run. The spa at the top of the garden has a wood fired hot tub, sauna, hammock, fire pit and meditation hut. Utility Room: you will find an iron/ironing board, hoover, hair dryer all at your disposal Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. They are changed once a week. Additional can be provided on request.


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Detached stone cottage with stunning outdoor spa, close to amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews

Cosy Cottage with hotel luxury

  • 5 of 5

All the luxury you expect from a top Hotel, with everything you need to make yourself at home in the cottage. Very quiet, and we enjoyed having our phones off to just relax. We had some great walks/ trips within an hours drive to beach, dramatic moorland and waterfalls. Next time we need a relaxing break this will be hard to beat.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish coziness personified.

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can I say? My rule of thumb when visiting any b&b/hotel/restaurant has always been, would I go back? The answer yes is depressingly rare, especially when there are so many other places to discover. It is a testament then to the absolute perfection of our stay at Liberty Barn, that I am already planning another visit. I was prepared for the food to be great, but it was faultless. From the perfect breakfasts to the guinea fowl stuffed with the liver and dates in the evening.

However, the real stars of the show are Marky and Tracey themselves. Quite simply two of the most genuinely lovely people I have met in a long time. I felt like I was spending a few days at the house of two great friends and we were completely spoiled, from the delicious welcome hamper to the jars of pickles we were given as we left.

Thank you both for the most wonderful few days, we will be back as soon as we can.

Huge love. X

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

First things first... if you’re struggling to believe all the rave reviews (as we were), struggle no more! Everything really is as perfect as it sounds. Mark and Tracey have totally succeeded in creating the perfect hideaway. The cottage is gorgeous, cosy, spotlessly clean, warm, well furnished, well equipped. The hot-tub, sauna, snug and fire-pit area is clean and private and made us feel like we were on cloud 9. Marks cooked breakfast delivered to our kitchen table was delicious! Not a baked bean in sight! And that’s because he knows exactly what he’s doing and doesn’t need to add moisture or flavour using a tin. I’ve had a few decent breakfasts in my time, but that one takes first place. We also had the privilege of Marks Mexican.... er... Medley. Everything was so fresh and tasty! Mark explaining how each item/dish was prepared made the experience that much more exciting and special. Well, it’s actually impossible to not get excited when he starts on food... he’s mad for it! And it shows! For dessert Tracey made us a Chocolate Fondant (which DID ooze) with a Raspberry Coulis which finished us off perfectly. We've never stayed somewhere where we’ve felt so welcome and instantly felt like we were staying with friends. We will definitely be back! 10/10 for everything! Thank you so much to you both for making Natalie’s birthday so memorable. See you again soon, Matt and Natalie x

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly amazing, would highly recommend, me and my partner stayed for a long weekend, and will be going back for sure, 5 star

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and thought how does Liberty Barn Cottage have so many 5 star reviews (100%) - we now know it is down to a combination of a spotlessly clean property with everything you would need, the most welcoming warm and friendly hosts in Mark and Tracey and some of the best food we have tasted cooked by Mark with desserts to match from Tracey.

Mark and Tracey cannot do enough to make sure your stay is perfect, even when we had a power cut yesterday Mark was straight over with head torches and a bottle of wine for us (we presumed drinking this helped us to see in the dark).

The property itself was perfect, we spent a cosy afternoon in front of the log burner watching a film from the extensive selection available. Although we did not use the hot tub, sauna or Summerhouse you could imagine in warmer weather how relaxing the facilities would be.

If you want to join the 5 Star Club then book a break at Liberty Barn Cottage (and make sure you arrange to have a Mark and Tracey cook as well) - you will not regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage run by an amazing couple in beautiful cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Oh my god what a gem of a place and it goes without saying the amazing couple that made our honeymoon Marky &Tracey we will be forever grateful to you both memories we will treasure we will definitely return to the amazing cottage and  your amaze balls food you cooked for us thank you so much our secret hideaway in Cornwall love you Liberty Barn Marky and Tracey we will return especially to it's secret garden with the hot tub sauna and snug lots of love and so glad we have met you Carl and Carl xxx ❤

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We are 23 miles from the nearest coastline which takes us about 30 mins to drive to. They really are worth it. Our nearest, Trebarwith Strand, is a wonderful dog friendly, family beach with coffee shops and a pub on the cliffs overlooking the beach and providing spectacular views !


The nearest airports to us are Newquay (45 mins) or Exeter (1 hour). The nearest train stations are Plymouth (40 mins) or Exeter (1 hour).

Either way we recommend that you have use of a car as it is essential for touring the area.


Our nearest village, Lewannick is 1.5 miles away. It has a church, fantastic child's play area, village hall and fabulous shop/off licence/post office which stocks great fresh local produce and good wines.

Further Details:

The nearest big town is Launceston where you will find big supermarkets, Banks and a pharmacy.

We have a few good food pubs within 5 miles of us. If you are looking for restaurants you can find fine dining in Plymouth (40 mins) or Exeter (1 hour) or Newquay (45 mins) where you will find Jamie Olivers Fifteen.

Plenty of accessible beaches.

Wonderful walks on our doorstep, steeped in history.

Shopping can be found in Plymouth, Tavistock, Exeter.

If you like antiques try Lostwithiel (25 mins)

Port Isaac, Tintagel (25 mins) for rugged beauty.

Lanhydrock House (20 mins)

Cothele House (30 mins)

Plenty to keep the children amused.

Launceston has a steam railway. The Lawrence House Museum and Launceston Castle are well worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Launceston, Cornwall

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% non-refundable deposit on booking with the final balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day preferred is Saturday but we are very flexible.

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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