Stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Sociable and flexible living areas
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day
Cosy lounge area
Relax with a good book
Enjoy the views from the lounge/kitchen/diner
Spacious king-size bedroom
En-suite shower room
Beautiful fixtures and fittings throughout
Cosy king-size bedroom
Lovely crisp cotton bedding
Light and bright styling
En-suite shower room
Super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request)
Attention to detail throughout
En-suite jack and jill bathroom
Spacious jack and jill bathroom
Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining
Stunning views from the property
1 / 19  Stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
2 / 19  Sociable and flexible living areas
3 / 19  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day
4 / 19  Cosy lounge area
5 / 19  Relax with a good book
6 / 19  Enjoy the views from the lounge/kitchen/diner
7 / 19  Spacious king-size bedroom
8 / 19  En-suite shower room
9 / 19  Beautiful fixtures and fittings throughout
10 / 19  Cosy king-size bedroom
11 / 19  Lovely crisp cotton bedding
12 / 19  Light and bright styling
13 / 19  En-suite shower room
14 / 19  Super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request)
15 / 19  Attention to detail throughout
16 / 19  En-suite jack and jill bathroom
17 / 19  Spacious jack and jill bathroom
18 / 19  Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining
19 / 19  Stunning views from the property

Short Horn Barn

Launceston, Cornwall
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented converted barn in a secluded rural location
  • All accommodation arranged on one level making it a great option for all ages
  • Selection of on-site play and games facilities provide fun for everyone
  • Provides a great base for touring both Cornwall and Devon with the A30 nearby
  • Visit Boscastle and Tintagel to the North, and Looe and Polperro to the South
  • Walkers can enjoy exploring both Bodmin and Dartmoor National Park
Property code: 57287

This stunning barn conversion nestles on the edge of a complex of five holiday properties, which boast expansive countryside views and is perfectly placed for touring the whole of Cornwall and Devon.

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views from its peaceful location close to Launceston, Short Horn Barn is a welcoming retreat, perfectly placed for exploring the whole of Cornwall and Devon. Set on a complex of five holiday properties, its spacious, open-plan layout arranged over a single level make it well-suited to spending time with friends and family.


Original beams and high vaulted ceilings lend character to this impeccably converted barn. Its calming, natural colour scheme set the scene for relaxed mornings enjoying breakfast while taking in the view, and cosy evenings snuggled around the lounge area after days out walking in the moors or discovering the coast.


The north and south coasts of Cornwall and Devon and the romantic moors of Dartmoor and Bodmin are yours to explore. 22 miles away is the picture-postcard village of Boscastle, with its scenic natural harbour and quaint stone cottages. The beaches at Crackington Haven, Widemouth and Bude are suitable for all seaside pursuits, from surfing to rock-pooling. Head to Padstow for an indulgent meal in Rick Stein's famed restaurant (45 miles) and be captivated by the pretty fishing villages of Looe and Polperro on the south coast, within 35 miles. Closer to home, save some time in your itinerary for Tamar Otter Park only 7 miles away, and Launceston Steam Railway, 3 miles away. The Eden Project is 35 miles away, where you can explore the wonders of their indoor rainforest.

Due to the current situation not all the facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing. If you have any specific questions regarding your booking please contact our customer services team.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 2 king-size
  • 1 En-suite bathroom and 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Shared on-site utility room with washing machines, tumble dryers and additional fridge/freezer
  • Trampoline and equipment for ball games including badminton and tennis on request
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Beach 17.5 miles, pub 2 miles and shop within walking distance
  • Complex of properties
  • Increased accessibility – Please ensure you refer to our FAQ’s
  • Smart TV
  • Gas BBQ
  • Due to the current situation not all the facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing. If you have any specific questions regarding your booking please contact our customer services team.


This property is personally managed by Alex.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debra 16th March 2020

We have just spent a relaxing & peaceful 5 days at this wonderful converted Barn.Short Horn is set on one level which was great as one of our party has mobility limitations. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open plan living/eating area decorated to a high standard with quality furnishings made our stay so comfortable Its spotlessly clean and Read moreprovides everythIng you could possibly need. Beautiful views of sheep lambs and llamas. What more could you need. 10/10. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 26th October 2019

Wow! What a lovely cottage, with great views and much more space than I expected. It was the perfect base for our adventures exploring Devon and Cornwall. Cant wait to stay again!

Reviewed by Sara 19th October 2019

Beautiful converted barn situated in a working farm. The barn had beautiful views accross the fields. We saw the sheep grazing most days. The property has all the required ammenities and was well stocked. The barn was situated ideally for the areas of Cornwall & Devon we wanted to visit. We did not know that they offer massage until reading the visRead moreitors book. If I had known earlier we would have made use of that service too. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 28th September 2019

Beautifully finished property with all the comforts of home. We appreciated not having to bring tea towels, washing up equipment and toilet rolls. This was our second visit and we would definitely go again.

Reviewed by GAIL 7th September 2019

Lovely property, well equipped, well furnish, very clean. The bonus was on our arrival finding a cream tea waiting for us, what a lovely touch. Lisa the owner very approachable and nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Gareth 20th July 2019

We couldnt fault the property or location. This is a new barn and its nicely out of the way from any roads and other barns on the site making it nice and quiet. We would love to live there full time ,we were that impressed. Will definitely go back

Reviewed by Jason 29th June 2019

This collection of holiday cottages is perfect if you are having an extended family break. We took two cottages and they were ideally placed for us to explore Cornwall. The owners were incredibly hospitable and the onsite amenities were amazing. Relaxing and very enjoyable holiday location.

Reviewed by Jeanette 22nd June 2019

We had a fantastic time in Short Horn Barn we loved the position it as it was more tucked away at the back of the site compared with the other barns, it was also beautifully presented with everything you needed for a self catering holiday fully secure patio was great our Samoyed likes to escape so it was perfect there was no way out. A really centrRead moreal position for days out exploring and walking Devon and Cornwall. Hide

Reviewed by Niel 1st June 2019

A super property, we cannot fault it. High quality in every respect and friendly owners, we would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone, it is lovely. Everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage and more!

Reviewed by Ellis 11th May 2019

This is a spectacular place to stay. The renovated barn has everything you could ask for. From a welcome Cornish cream tea to a friendly people. The barn itself has everything you need to enjoy your stay. My parents have mobility problems and easy parking and all on the one level plenty room in showers and very comfortable beds. Nothing is a probleRead morem. On site treatment from Lisa so if you fancy a massage just book in advance. Set on a clean and tidy working farm. We took our dog too. Hide

Reviewed by June 30th March 2019

It is a fantastic place to stay, everything you need is there at your hand. Beautiful bedrooms, showers, lounge come kitchen. Cannot fault it, would recommend definitely.

Reviewed by Jane 23rd March 2019

This was an ideal spot for us to walk the Tamar Valley and visit friends in Bodmin and Truro. The cottage (Short Horn Barn) was ideal, well equipped and welcoming - including dogs. There was a safe area for them to run and it was easy to clean mess from the gravel. A very high standard throughout and we would certainly recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed by Paul 21st February 2019

Really enjoyed our stay here - the barn has been converted to a really high standard and is very well equipped. Great for the kids too with some outside space to run about in. A good base for exploring Cornwall with the A30 only being a mile or so away.

Reviewed by Emma 29th December 2018

Lovely, quiet well-equipped cottage renovated to a high standard. Thank you for a much appreciated cream tea on arrival and for the Christmas decorations. Enjoyed beautiful walks along the northern coast although it took 30-40 minutes to reach Tintagel and Polzeath. A good base to return to and welcome in 2019.

Reviewed by Anne 6th October 2018

Short horn barn exceeded our expectations. The best property we ever stayed in. Clean and comfortable. And what we appreciated most was the kind gesture of the owners who left us scones cream and jam. Together with tea and coffee and milk. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Linda 29th September 2018

An amazingly well equipped and comfortable cottage. Perfect for us with a member of our party having severe mobility issues. Every need was catered for - even down to a shower stool and ramps for the steps. Can not praise it highly enough. Will definitely be back next year.

Reviewed by Lee 18th August 2018

Lovely cottage. Newly refurbished lovely bathrooms for everyone. Cant fault it. One of the best cottages we have stayed at. Very friendly owners also.

Reviewed by David 4th August 2018

Perfect accommodation for six adults or a large family. The owners have provided everything you could possibly need for your stay. Beautifully presented, spotlessly clean, quality fixtures and fittings and a cream tea provided on arrival. Very welcoming and friendly.

Reviewed by Jane 28th July 2018

This property had a real touch of luxury about it. We had such a lovely stay here. It is perfectly situated to visit lots of beaches and places of interest. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Matthew 21st July 2018

Fantastic property in brilliant location. I've stayed in very expensive hotels that didn't have the fit and finish of this lovely barn. Everything you need is provided. Close enough to the A30 to get everywhere you want in good time but absolutely no road noise (something I was concerned about when I booked). Free fishing on site a bonus. Big fieldRead mores for dogs to exercise in. Superb beaches not far away. Fab holiday and memories. Hide

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Stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Sociable and flexible living areas
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day
Cosy lounge area
Relax with a good book
Enjoy the views from the lounge/kitchen/diner
Spacious king-size bedroom
En-suite shower room
Beautiful fixtures and fittings throughout
Cosy king-size bedroom
Lovely crisp cotton bedding
Show 7 moreLight and bright styling


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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