We have just arrived home from staying in the 2 bedroom Morwenna cottage, it was our first time in Cornwall and i would highly recommend staying in Launceston as we found it really easy travelling out and about from here.The owner Simon is really nice and nothing seems to be too much trouble, he even left us his mobile number just incase of emergency or if we needed to know anything about the area or where to go. The roads are great, and armed with a borrowed sat nav we were able to explore all over Cornwall and also went into Devon. The cottages are lovely and settings are really stunning. The swimming pool was a really good bonus as our kids went swimming at least once a day and sometimes again in the evening if we arrived back in time. There is a gate leading onto the entrance to the pool so if holidaying with small children or toddlers it's a bit of added security. Our kids are 17 and 12 with one having Autism and learning difficulties so little touches like this help make our stay a little easier. It was really lovely strolling around the garden areas as it's all closed in once you're up the drive so it was lovely being able to see our son have a little bit of freedom strolling about without having to hold onto him.
Each cotttage has its own walled patio area with a BBQ which is great if the weather is good. There is loads of space to run about and football goals and badminton set up in the fields.
The play barn was great, equipped with table tennis and pool and table football, also an area for younger children to play. I loved the utility room, it's equipped with 3 washing machines and 3 dryers as well as irons set up for you to use. Simon asks for £1 donation to use the washing machines of which is donated to a wildlife charity,and the dryers run on a £1 slot meter where you get well enough time to dry your washing..On talking to some of the other guests who have stayed in other cottages around Cornwall, this is very reasonable.
Simon the owner is really nice and only too happy to guide you if needing ideas on where to visit in Cornwall. He got us some discounted tickets to The Eden Project in St Austell which was a great day out... If you do go, a little tip is not to take a packed lunch as the food available in the main food hall is fab, all made fresh and from scratch in front of you and it's only about a 45 minute drive from the cottages. There is also a really nice beach in Bude called Summerleaze which is great for families. You can hire a beach hut for the day with deck chairs, lots of families having BBQ's on the beach and also a restaurant over looking the beach. We also drove to Wadebridge and hired bikes from Bridge hire (we pre booked before our holiday) we were able to hire bikes for a family of four, one of which was a special adaption to fit to an adult bike so that our son could be pulled along, all for around £40 for the whole day. I'd highly recommend riding along the Camel Trail to Padstow, its 5 and a half miles each way on flat ground and if we can do it then anyone can..haha. The thought of Rick Steins fish and chips when we got to Padstow was a good incentive.
An added bonus for us was the free internet access. We liked to use the AA ROUTE PLANNER and plan how long the next days journey was and how far away from the cottage.
I would highly recommend staying at Bamham Farm and will definitely be holidaying there again next year, i only wish we could have stayed for longer. Thanks Simon.
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- Bamham Farm Cottages Launceston, Cornwall