Palmers Lodge in Launceston

Welcome to Palmers Lodge. Furnished to a high standard and decorated well throughout, this compact, contemporary open-plan living area has everything today's holidaymaker could possibly need for a well-earned break.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Contemporary open plan living area with well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Electric storage and panel heaters. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, combi LCD TV/DVD with Freeview, radio/CD player, small selection of DVDs/games/books. Local maps and cycling/walking guides available. Broadband available via cable (not WiFi). All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Off road parking for 2 cars. Walled patio garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Gravelled area with furniture and stunning views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 4 miles, pubs 3 miles. Note: The owner provides fresh flowers and a bottle of wine for all new arrivals.


A mere four miles from the town of Launceston, the charming village of Egloskerry is home to this charming, single storey lodge. With just the one double bedroom, this little cottage makes the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. Fronting a minor country road, the lodge is well positioned for local amenities and with so many walking and cycling opportunities nearby visitors don't have to look far beyond the front door for something to do. This is a great, well-appointed property which would make a good base whilst exploring all that Cornwall has to offer.

Nestled in the beautiful green meadows of the upper Tamar Valley, the pretty village of Egloskerry is just four miles west of Launceston and offers peaceful, relaxing accommodation. This is a great location for anyone seeking the solitude of the countryside as the whole area is packed with walks down winding woodland lanes and lush wooded valleys. The Roadford reservoir offers great fishing, sailing and water sport opportunities whilst nearby, Tamar Otter Park and the golf course increase the range of entertainment on offer. The town of Launceston is not only host to shops, pubs and restaurants but it also boasts a ruined Norman castle and a great steam railway. With so much to do, visitors of all ages will be spoilt for choice.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

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Reviews of Palmers Lodge

"From the moment you arrive you can see that this is a great place to stay. The owner Melissa has tried to think of everything, from a cream tea, flowers and wine when you arrive (we don't drink, so she got us something non-alcoholic :) Thanks Melissa) to a massive store of guides, maps and leaflets, and everything inbetween. (Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, washing machine .... even a kitchen sink LOL) Please be aware, some of the write ups for the cottage may make it seem unclear about the wifi. There IS wifi and it came in great for our Amazon Firestick). There is also a folder full of instruction books and tips for the cottage. Please read it, it is invaluable. (Thanks Melissa...again) The cottage is in a great location to explore all of Cornwall, so we did. Bude, Padstow, Lands End, Mousehole, Mevagissey, Newquay and other places too many to mention. A few tips to first time travellers to Cornwall (like us on this trip), if you are following the satnav then most of the country roads are just wider than the car, so be prepared to reverse to the nearest passing point. Take your time and be patient. When eating outside in Cornwall USE EXTREME CAUTION as the seagulls hunt in packs. We were witness to several ice-creams and pasties lost to these avian scavengers, LOL. Also if you intend to go and cook in the cottage please take heed of the instruction book in the cottage and turn on the extractor fan even when doing toast (if you can, leave the door slightly ajar as well). When shopping for supplies and/or petrol try the local 24 hour Tesco supermarket, while you are there grab a leaflet from "Cornwall Gold" this has an invaluable map of the area to take around with you. We planned days out around this and used it to find places nearby to wherever we were ( not that there aren't ample maps in the cottage, but you can scribble and make notes on this one). There is a hoover and a dustpan and brush for cleaning up, but if you are like we are, a pack of all purpose wipes helped for day to day cleaning and also to leave the cottage as we found it, spotlessly clean.All in all a great cottage and a great holiday (Try not to overdose on the Poldark references !! ;) )"

Reviewed by NorthenerAbroad on 23/07/2017

"The location of Palmers Lodge was perfect for exploring both coasts. Coming home in the evening to such a nice home made the holiday complete."

Reviewed by Mr Gould on 05/06/2016

"The cottage was an absolute delight to stay in. The owners were very pleasant made themselves known to us , offered any help and advice as was needed. Brilliant cream tea was ready for us on arrival. It made an excellent stop for us to visit all of Cornwall from Bude in the North to Plymouth in the South and all the way to Lands End. Cottage was immaculate. Only drawback was no Pub within walking distance All in all a superb break"

Reviewed by ChrisMc60 on 18/04/2016

"An excellent cottage with a lovely view - it was very easy to get to various destinations in Cornwall."

Reviewed by Mr Hayward on 21/06/2015

"This was a wonderful property to stay at with the owner clearly paying attention to the smallest things as well as the bigger aspects of the property. The property is within a short distance of Bude, Boscastle and Tintagel on the coast as well as Launceston which has a large supermarket. We would certainly consider staying here again in the future."

Reviewed by Mr Gregg on 09/04/2015

"VERY clean and well appointed, exactly what it said on the tin, would go again in a heartbeat. You won't need to take anything with you apart from food!"

Reviewed by Mr Coomber on 30/09/2014

"Warm welcome, friendly owner, good location."

Reviewed by Mr Hurn on 15/09/2014

"it was a very enjoyable stay the accommadation was 1st class and owner very friendly and the cream tea fresh flowers and wine was a very nice touch would recommend to family and friends."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/12/2013

"We liked that the property was central to many places worth visiting eg: Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac. The owners were very nice. The property was well equipped, and was very welcoming after a long day out. The kitchen was very good, and offered everything you needed. We all (my husband and I, and our 3 month old son) have never slept so well!"

Reviewed by Mrs Bradshaw on 17/11/2013

"Friendly and attentive owner."

Reviewed by Mr Randle on 10/11/2013

"It was very central for getting around to the Coast and Bodmin Moor. The hosts were very pleasant. The lodge is comfortable and well stocked."

Reviewed by Quinton on 29/10/2013

"The lodge is very clean and comfortable with everything you need, and lots of places to visit near and far. No complaints at all. "

Reviewed by Beesley on 07/10/2013

"The property was lovely, modern and very well equipped. The owner was kind, welcoming and very helpful without being at all intrusive."

Reviewed by Mrs Hill on 30/09/2013

"We loved the warm and friendly welcome by the owner and her willingness to help in any way she could. Her two young daughters were also very helpful and friendly. The complimentary wine and cream tea was very welcome but the best thing was knowing that she was next door and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you. "

Reviewed by Mr White on 28/05/2013

"Very friendly and welcoming on arrival. Ideally suited to our needs. Ideal location for what we had planned. The cottage was all we needed for the stay. Enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed by Mr Easom on 03/09/2012

"We liked the friendly and ever helpful attitude of the owner and playing football and catch ball with her two daughters. The bottle of wine and the cream tea waiting for us were a nice touch and it is such a peaceful spot. This was our third visit to Palmers Lodge and I'm sure we'll go again. "

Reviewed by Mr White on 29/07/2012

"The holiday was first class. As the place was so clean and tidy we could relax right away, and the lady that owned the cottage was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her. We really had a great time even though it rained most of the time!"

Reviewed by Mr Irwin on 26/07/2012

"The cottage was clean and modern which made it a really comfortable place to stay in. Very welcoming, a real home from home. We will definitely be returning to Palmers Lodge!"

Reviewed by Ms Mosdell on 05/02/2012

"My husband and I had a wonderful week away staying at palmers lodge in Cornwall last November. The lodge was easy to find, very clean, modern and comfortable. We had a very warm welcome with fresh flowers, a cream tea a few basic provisions. The owners live adjacent to the lodge, but never interfered , we arrived home one evening to find all the electrical power had gone, and we were met by the lady of the house, holding a torch to make sure we got in ok in the dark, and she found plenty of candles to get by with, we were touched by her thoughtfulness, we were told of future plans to improve the lodge and they sound fantastic, I am sure they will be done to the same high standard as the rest of the lodge, it was a real pleasure to stay there"

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/01/2012

"The whole experience was first class, clean well appointed and great value for money. It was close enough to the main attractions whilst at the same time away from it all, although there was a very busy road right outside. The property owner and family, although very close, did not intrude but were always available and very approachable and friendly."

Reviewed by Mrs Gould on 20/11/2011

"Good location for exploring Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor as well as for trips to the coastal resorts of Cornwall. Very welcoming owner and the cottage is set up to a high standard."

Reviewed by Mr Salter on 24/10/2011

"Fantastic location and the lodge was amazing, the welcome we got was top quality and based on that alone we will be revisiting again"

Reviewed by Mr Brown on 25/09/2011

"It was good to have so many places to visit in a little corner of this country. By having a safe, clean, tidy, organised and lovely cottage to comeback to every night, it made our holiday. Thank you to all the people involved, from Sykes Cottage to the owners of Palmers Lodge, what a team you are! So efficient! "

Reviewed by Miss Hernandez Garcia on 28/08/2011

"Our hostess was very helpful. On arrival there were flowers, a bottle of wine, a supply of tea, coffee and milk to get us started and a cream tea! She really made sure that we were comfortable and well provided for. Thank you."

Reviewed by Mr White on 30/05/2011

"The owner was very friendly and helpful and the location of Palmers Lodge was very central to all of the places that I wanted to visit in Cornwall."

Reviewed by Ms Moody on 24/05/2011

"A beautiful modern cottage, all amenities, tastefully decorated, and a warm welcome from very helpful hosts. Masses of guidebooks and maps on the area, and plenty of useful tips on where to go, where to eat, etc. Central location of cottage to explore this part of Cornwall. We would certainly recommend to others."

Reviewed by Mr Lawrence on 09/05/2011

"The owner was a very attentive person to details. Everything was there for you to enjoy your comfort! The owner arranged this little cottage in a way that you can really feel at home, very cosy and pretty. This little cottage made us feel really happy during our stay!"

Reviewed by Mr Neethling on 04/05/2011

"The accomodation was really clean and comfortable and well located for getting to parts of Cornwall's north coast. However, there is nothing within walking distance of the cottage and it is right on the road - a 60mph road! This is quite disturbing as vehicles fly past."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 26/09/2010

"The owners' welcome was very friendly and helpful, with lots of treats eg a cream tea, a bottle of wine and fresh flowers. The cottage was excellent and well laid out - an ideal base for touring most of Cornwall."

Reviewed by Mrs Calvert on 21/09/2010

"The cottage in general was nicely done. Everything you needed was present. The wine and the groceries were a nice gesture. Friendly owner."

Reviewed by Mr Kaster on 01/09/2010

"Accommodation was first class and owner was most helpful and generous."

Reviewed by Mrs Jackson on 14/08/2010

"The cottage was excellent value for money and the owners very helpful. We liked exploring a part of our own country and finding lots of beautiful places. "

Reviewed by Miss Little on 28/07/2010

"Fantastic owners. Very stylish decor, everything we needed and more! Very well equipped kitchen with fab goodies on arrival. Far away enough from everything for a relaxing break, but close enough to get to see most of the sights of Cornwall. Superb recommendations from the owner for places to eat/drink. Couldn't rate higher! "

Reviewed by Miss Byrom on 13/07/2010

"Fantastic owners, always on hand if needed. Exceptionally clean, well cared for and very stylish decor, everything we needed and more! Very well equipped kitchen (even tubberware/kitchen foil so you can take your lunch out with you) with fab goodies on arrival. Far away enough from everything for a relaxing break, but close enough to get to see most of the sights of Cornwall. Superb recommendations from the owner for places to eat/drink (Eliot arms is a must!) Couldn't rate higher! Would recommend to all and would love to return! *Also visitor book in lodge with equally high reviews*"

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 13/07/2010

"Excellent use of the space. Very clean and well stocked/furnished lodge. Perfect base for our holiday. Brilliant hosts, we didn't need to ask for anything."

Reviewed by Miss Padgham on 28/06/2010

"Good, cosy accommodation and pleasurable owners, who were happy to help if needed."

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Baggri on 02/02/2010

"Great location for exploring North Cornwall. Tintagel Castle & Padstow are great day trips. Shops & pubs within 5 minute drive - The Countryman Inn is great for food & drink. Excellent, modern facilities in the cottage and welcoming owner. Would recommend to friends and would go back in future. Overall 5 stars!"

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 18/12/2009

"The location of the cottage was ideal."

Reviewed by Mr Hurcomb on 20/10/2009

"Ideal for couples wishing to explore Cornwall. The main sights/areas are within a 1 hour drive. The owners were very helpful and friendly."

Reviewed by Mr Pearce on 18/10/2009

"A fantastic property in a great location. A real home from home, with all the mod cons. Perfect property for us with a baby. "

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Meakin on 08/09/2009

"Perfect for two people. Excellent equipment available. "

Reviewed by Mr Redshaw on 22/08/2009

"The best equipped cottage we have stayed in."

Reviewed by Mr Wallace on 12/08/2009

"Excellent cottage. Beautiful scenery."

Reviewed by Mr Bates on 21/07/2009

"Very quiet location, with town and all amenities nearby. Good access to all major routes."

Reviewed by Mrs Dunton on 17/06/2009

"The cottage was beautifully decorated, it was evident that real thought and care had been taken all around. All of the rooms were extremely clean and bright with lots of nice innovative touches that made it a little more unique. There were fresh blooming flowers all around the outside, which made it very bright and homely as well as making it stand out at the side of the lane. Thank you for a lovely holiday!"

Reviewed by Miss Harby on 18/05/2009

"Palmer's Lodge was beautifully decorated - very modern and comfortable with everything we could need. The owners were very welcoming. We found that we were an easy drive away from the coast with many stunning beaches, and we also enjoyed visiting some National Trust properties."

Reviewed by Ms Reed on 08/08/2008

"Fabulous standard of accommodation. Great property, lovely owners. Nice wine and cream tea on arrival. First class, would definitely stay again."

Reviewed by Mr Wignall on 12/07/2008

"Very well equipped. Great layout and brilliant base for us. Owner supplied us with some yummy goodies!!"

Reviewed by Mr Young on 21/06/2008

"I found that the owners were both very helpful and we didn't need for anything, made us feel very welcome and left us to do are own thing."

Reviewed by Mrs Pleskot on 20/05/2008

"Top quality furnishings and fittings. Lovely cottage overall. Very modern yet warm and cosy. Nice to return to after a day out. Would thoroughly recommend. Small but perfectly formed. Well equipped and beautifully presented. Groceries, flowers and wine on arrival were much appreciated. The owner was very helpful and friendly. "

Reviewed by Mrs McGrath on 01/11/2007

"Palmers Lodge is absolutely fantastic and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. The owners were very thorough, welcoming and friendly. An excellent place to stay!! "

Reviewed by Mr Hughes on 09/09/2007

"Our 1st Cornish visit. Made trips as far as Lands End, Eden Project very easy. Whether for walking or driving to towns or coast, no problems. Lovely introduction to a beautiful part of the country."

Reviewed by Mrs Wooldridge on 09/09/2007

"A beautifully designed cottage and a warm welcome."

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Thomas on 20/08/2007

"We were left to our own devices but the cottage had plenty of leaflets and maps of the local and surrounding areas. We throughly enjoyed the walks and the peace and quite. This cottage is immaculate and there were fresh flowers, a bottle of wine, milk, bread, margarine, and even cream tea on our arrival - a lovely touch! "

Reviewed by Mrs Gibson on 29/07/2007

"Excellently equipped property.Everything you need is provided. Amazing use of space!!!"

Reviewed by Mr Peters on 02/07/2007

"Lovely, clean and well-equipped accommodation."

Reviewed by Mrs Trinder on 03/06/2007

"A good base from which to explore."

Reviewed by Mrs Jones on 11/04/2007

"We had a lovely stay at Palmer's Lodge and it was just what we needed to get away from the stress and crowds of London! The owners made us feel very welcome and had thought of everything we might need during our stay. The cottage was the perfect size for two people and a great base for exploring the Cornish coast which we made the most of. The decor and furnishings were modern and luxurious but the cottage still retained it's cosy feel. "

Reviewed by Miss Mole on 30/10/2006