EXPLORE CORNWALL With Rose Cottage as your base

Launceston is "The Gateway To Cornwall", and you can discover all the wonders of Cornwall And Devon from Rose Cottage. From the gorgeous landscapes and coastlines to the beautiful and historic market towns featuring a whole host of activities in between.

Cornish Heritage

Launceston Town GatewaySt Mary's ChurchLaunceston CastleLawrence House Launceston

Rose Cottage has some stunning views of Launceston Castle and the surrounding valley. Dating back to the 13th Century, the castle is one of the most important heritage sites not only in Cornwall but the entire UK. Once a prison, it played host to George Fox, founder of the Quakers, the most famous detainee. Inside the castle grounds visitors can walk around the motte on a grassy pathway, and there are a number of nice seating areas (benches and grassed areas) on which visitors can take a rest....Click to view web site

Lawrence House, Launceston, is a fine Georgian house built in 1753, located in a street which John Betjeman described as ‘having the most perfect collection of 18th Century townhouses in Cornwall’. It is owned by the National Trust and leased to Launceston Town Council, who use it to house the town museum, and as a civic centre.

Launceston Steam Railway

Launcesaton StationLaunceston Steam RailwayNewmills Station

'The Launceston Steam Railway links the historic town of Launceston with the hamlet of Newmills. The line runs for two and a half miles through the glorious Kensey Valley along the trackbed of the old North Cornwall Railway, where once express trains from Waterloo thundered along.' Take a trip on the beautifully kept locomotives and wander around the Railway Workshops, Engineering Museum and Gift Shop. You can also Visit the Café for Cream Teas plus Hot & Cold Refreshments...Click to view web site

Relax, Calm And Rejuvenate with a Holistic Massage....

At Tamar Wellbeing, Cheryl offers holistic massage treatments to individuals by appointment. A full confidential consultation is carried out before your first massage to gain knowledge of any medical issues and your lifestyle.

Cheryl is based in Launceston, which is convenient for both counties either side of the River Tamar. And, for Rose Cottage guests - Tamar Wellbeing is close by

Cheryl can also deliver workshops in primary and secondary schools, colleges, businesses, care settings or clubs to promote positive wellbeing through self help techniques and stress management.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact Cheryl:

Mobile:07376 206802 Email: cheryl@tamarwellbeing.co.uk

Web: www.tamarwellbeing.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamarwellbeing/

Golden Beaches




From Rose Cottage, some of Cornwall's loveliest beaches are within a short drive or cycle. With some of the most popular resorts including Bude, Looe, Polperro, Tintagel, Port Issac and Padstow being some of the closest, and we are situated just off the A30 which is the main artery to the whole of Cornwall.

The Great Outdoors

Cycling In Cornwall

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are numerous walking and cycling trails to be enjoyed. For the more adventurous amongst you, we are situated on the main Lands End To John O'Groats route. Rose cottage offers secure cycle storage and packed lunch options as well as laundry facilities.

Arts & Crafts

Cowslip Workshops Launceston

Expert tuition in Textile And Craft plus beautiful exhibitions. Workshops include; starting with basic beginner classes in quilt making, to more advanced, including machine and hand applique, embroidery, hand and machine quilting...more

Jo Downs Glass Studio Launceston

Jo Downs is one of the world’s most respected fused glass designers. Working from her Cornwall studio, Jo’s work draws inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscape while her advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth....more

The Eden Project

As well as the many popular local attractions Launceston has to offer, within a short drive or cycle there are many, many more spectacular sights, wonders, marvels and activities to make your stay very special. The Eden Project is just one of many such places featuring the world famous Dome Complex.

Hidden Valley Discovery Park

'Cornwall’s ‘hidden gem’ attraction that’s great entertainment for everyone. Discovery and exploration is the game, whether you chose our intriguing outside trails, the fast pace fun of Moriarty’s Missions or simply to explore the park and discover an unfolding kaleidoscope of uniquely landscaped grounds.'...more

Lakeside Roadford Lake

Conveniently located just minutes off the A30 between Okehampton and Launceston, Lakeside, South West Lakes Trust’s premier venue, is a hidden gem, perfect for a family day out, lunch with friends, breakfast after a morning of sailing or just simply a place to walk the dog and enjoy the views....more

Tamar Otter And Wildlife Centre

On your visit to the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre you will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand. There are Fallow Deer in a woodland enclosure and you will see Wallabies and Muntjac Deer roaming around the 21 acre grounds. We have several Owl species and other birds of prey....more

Trethorne Leisure Park

'Trethorne Leisure Park near Launceston is a fantastic family day out and an all weather family tourist attraction in Cornwall.'...more

DodgemsBowlingCrazy GolfArcade

'Amazing day out and facilities to accommodate all ages, old and young. Really friendly staff, great beer too!'

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

'The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location'...more

Local Produce

Lifton Farm Shop

Through the passion and dedication of the Mounce family and our amazing team we create home produced products from our core farming activities. These then stock our bustling shop and are used as the basis of the menu in our welcoming restaurant. Together with the excellent customer service a visit to Lifton Farm Shop is well worth it!...more

Bray Farm Shop

Bray Farm Butchery stocks a variety of different meats from various nearby sources including our own Bray farm Organic beef and pork. You can also enjoy our food in our seating area within the shop. Their fresh takeaway section consists of many scrumptious products, including: Cornish Pasties (small,medium,large & giant/ various fillings), Jumbo Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Hot fresh coffee...more