The Duchess

Launceston, Cornwall

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

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    Why we love it

    Hidden away, this stunning little space is jam-packed with relaxation and style – close to everywhere you’d want to visit in the Cornish Peninsula

    What you'll love

    Dogs will love

    • Exploring the garden
    • Racing you on all the nearby walks
    • Finding the biscuits left out for them

    Humans will love

    • Cooking local goodies on the BBQ
    • Nightfall in the wood fired hot tub
    • Finding the welcome basket left for them

    The place

    Spend a few days lavishing in downtime at Duchess, hidden away in your own Cornish oasis. Your own little garden is fringed with trees, and you’ll find it hard to part with the space even if you’re in the mood for an adventure. Morning coffee is a joy on the table outside amongst the birdsong, but an evening tipple in the wood-fired hot tub? Well, that’s another thing entirely. Let your dog pootle about the garden, whilst you ready the BBQ, or let them cuddle your feet by the wood burner, as you finally finish off that bestseller in peace.


    • 1x Raised king-sized bed


    • Bathroom with small vintage bath and shower

    Living and relaxing

    • Wood-fired hot tub
    • Wood burner in living area
    • First basket of logs provided
    • Arm chairs and seating area in wagon
    • Digital radio
    • Selection of board games and cards
    • Books and magazines

    Cooking and dining

    • Kitchen including gas oven and fridge
    • Cooking basics supplied - salt, pepper, tea, coffee and olive oil
    • Welcome basket with cake or biscuits, and welcome drinks
    • BBQ

    For the dog

    • Treats
    • Food and water bowls
    • Towels
    • Poo bags

    Booking information

    • Check in 1700
    • Check out 1000
    • £25 per dog per stay

    Optional extras

    • Additional firewood available to purchase at £5 per basket

    You should know

    • The garden is partially enclosed by tight shrubs and trees, but has no fence so it's not escape proof
    • The owner has two large dogs, but it’s unlikely you’ll be lucky enough to meet them!
    • There are seven other spaces onsite, so you might meet your neighbours, but you’ve your own little space to retreat into for private time
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    In the neighbourhood

    • If you’re in the mood for a bite to eat, or maybe a glass of something fireside, pop into The Springer Spaniel pub just under a mile down the road. It’s dog friendly, with all the pub classics you’d hope to see on the menu. If you’re lucky – you might also get to meet Ernie, the pub dog – with the title of ‘cuddle-master’. A little further away, there’s The Manor at Rilla Mill, The Crows Nest – both well worth a visit, and both dog friendly
    • Looking to enjoy cooking something special? If you’re wanting to sample the local produce, there’s a few places to stock up on supplies nearby. The nearest is three miles away in Stoke Climsland, where you can pick up produce at the local Post Office, but there’s also several larger supermarkets at Launceston five miles away. Otherwise, there’s fresh vegetables down the road on sale at Tamar Organics, and farm shops dotted about for local produce
    • If you want to take the dog on a tour of the local towns, in search of new and adventurous sniffs, there’s several in easy reach. Head to Tavistock, a half hour away, for the famous Pannier Market which has been running for 900 years. Fowey is an hour away, but worth the journey – famous for its mussels and seafood. Looe and Tintagel are similar distances, in opposite directions, giving somewhere to visit within 40m on either side of the coast for a coastal walk and a pint with a great view
    • There’s so much to do to be active nearby. If you’re bringing the bike to explore tracks – there’s The Camel Trail nearby to run the length of. If hikes are more your game (and the dog’s in the mood for an adventure), take to Dartmoor or Bodmin Moor, half an hour away in opposite directions. Surfers will love how close they are to either coast, but even those not looking for a wave to ride will enjoy letting the hound off the lead for some fresh sea air
    • There’s a good chance you’re looking for a walk to tire out your four-legged friend, and you’re in luck! There’s almost too many to mention. For some lovely wooded walks, take a quick drive to Cardinham Woods or Golitha Falls for some woodland strolls. For waterside romps, there’s Roadford, Siblyback or Burrator Reservoir to wander for an afternoon. There are incredible walks everywhere nearby, whether famed or not, and it’s well worth exploring the Tamar Valley AONB, Bodmin Moor or Dartmoor – all within half an hour’s drive.
    • Everyone loves a trip to a National Trust estate, and you’re in luck – they’re dotted about all around this area. There’s Lanhydrock country house, where you’re welcome to bring your dog to the café or Stables Tea Rooms, Cotehele Tudor mansion – with its 1,300 acres of woodland and fields. At Buckland Abbey, there’s colour coded walks for easier and harder strolls through the grounds and at St Nectan’s Glen there’s a waterfall walk with a café to admire, and fuel up at, with your dog.
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    Launceston, Cornwall /// PL15 9NX

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