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Launceston, Upper Tamar & North Coast

The Tamar Valley area has a famous market gardening tradition, and our farmer's markets are all well worth a visit. Fresh, seasonal local veg, delicious cakes, buns, scones and jams, and locally reared meats are some of the foody delights to be found at our many local markets. Many of them also offer local crafts, beer, art and sculpture and all of them are fascinating places for a wander round and a chat with the stall-holders.

Altarnun Craft and Local Produce Market

Altarnun Market is a new venture which started in July 2016 but which promises to become a thriving and popular venue.

It is held monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2-4pm.

Most markets are held in the mornings but it was decided to hold this in the afternoon as there has been nowhere in the village for the increasing number of visitors to get a cup of tea and refreshment. Altarnun has appeared as the venue for the marriage of Doc Martin and Louisa as well as featuring in Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

Jericho's Kitchen

Jericho’s Kitchen offers a delightful culinary experience. Relax in our unique location and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the delicious rustic flavours of traditional home cooking .

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique indoor opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.

Countryside Furnishers

Retail, carpets, beds, furniture

Blisland Harness Makers

Founded in 1980 by Jane Talbot-Smith on returning to her native Cornwall.  After spending two and a half years building horse drawn vehicles, Jane decided that leather was the medium for her and took up a place at Cordwainers College, Hackney, London, to study rural saddlery.

On leaving college Jane worked as an improver with Bridleways of Guildford working under Master Saddler, Les Cocker, famous for his side saddle used by HM Queen Elizabeth II and his work for the late Shah of Persia.

Hotel Endsleigh Hotel Endsleigh Devon, Romantic Breaks, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Fishing, By the River

Welcome to Hotel Endsleigh, a romantic Regency Hotel with far reaching unspoilt views of the Tamar Valley, set in 108 acres of listed gardens of historic note, designed by Humphry Repton 200 years ago. Owned and decorated by Olga Polizzi; Hotel Endsleigh is a haven of elegant serenity. Fishing, garden walks and dog friendly.

Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall

Located just off the A30, near the Devon & Cornwall border, between Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor & both the North & South coasts, Launceston Town Hall can be found in the heart of the historic market town of Launceston. Its location makes it ideal for events with attendees from the whole of the South West. The venue is adjacent to a 24hour multi story car park, has disabled access & facilities throughout and is perfect for board meetings, presentations, training sessions, conferences, auctions, exhibitions etc.

The Shippen at Coombe Mill Cornwall, Pets Not Allowed, No Children, Free Parking, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, By the River

WILDLIFE HAVEN WITH RIVER, CORNWALL:  Private nature reserve, wildlife tours, woodland paths, free parking, walkers and cyclists welcome, romantic breaks. Regrettably no pets or children.

The Shippen at Coombe Mill is a one bedroomed detached property for two people that is close to the River Carey and surrounded by a private nature reserve of 34 acres. 

It is the perfect retreat for those who enjoy wildlife and peace and quiet. There are kingfishers, dippers, owls, deer, foxes, badgers, otters and bats as well as butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall

Launceston Town Hall was built in 1887, and completely refurbished in 2010.  The main hall is ideal for weddings, theatre productions, films, exhibitions, balls, dinners, dances, concerts, , fashion shows, private parties, fetes & fayres.   We have 18 round tables which seat up to ten, 300 comfortable red and gilt chairs, and 22 black and gilt chairs.  Trestle tables and other chairs are also available.  All hires include use of our cutlery, crockery and glasses if required. Full disabled access. Fully disabled access throughout.

The Springer Spaniel

An 18th Century country pub and restaurant which is easily found on the A388 between Launceston and Callington.

Carzantic Chapel Barn Cornwall, WiFi, Free Parking, Dog Friendly, Child Friendly, Great Views

Set in tranquil countryside, Carzantic Chapel Barn is a charming granite cottage dating back to the 1800s, its south-facing patio and garden basking in sun for most of the day.

Situated five minutes from Launceston and with stunning views into the Tamar Valley, it is the perfect base for a walking holiday with the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail running past the door and Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor both within easy reach.

Gospenheale Barn Gospenheale Barn showing safe garden and parking area Cornwall, WiFi, Working Farm, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Great Views

In 2017 Gospenheale Barn won a Visit England ROSE Award for this excellent self catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. Set 5 miles west of Launceston in a quiet hamlet, the Barn enjoys wonderful views of the North Cornwall countryside.

Coads Green Community Local Produce Market

4th Saturday Monthly in the Village Hall, Coads Green from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Coads Green Market provides not only provides the local community with good quality local produce at very competitive prices it also provides a venue which has become a social event for a significant number of people in the village. The village hall committee and pantomime group regularly hold their meetings at the market others just use it as a family treat. The market has been running for about 9 years and continues to thrive.
Coads Green Village Hall is in the centre of the village. Post code PL15 7LY. Grid Reference SX 294 768. There is good parking at the Hall

Poldark Tours

Poldark Tours is a subsidiary of Cornish Welcome Tours, a family run business that specialises in tailor made tours of Devon and Cornwall. We are based in the beautiful town of Launceston on the Devon/Cornwall border. We are passionate about this stunning little corner of the UK and pride ourselves on our enthusiasm and knowledge of the area.

Weddibrations

Weddibrations is a family-run business dedicated to bringing you the finest quality cards with our quintessential handmade touch.

Paul Hicks Insurance Services

Paul Hicks Insurance Services was established in 1993 by Paul Hicks to provide independent advice on general insurance for the local community. The business specialises in all types of Commercial and Personal insurance and, since we are not tied to any particular insurer, we are able to provide a wide range of products from a diverse panel of UK insurers.

The Charles Causley Festival

2018’s annual Charles Causley Festival (the 9th one!) is on its way, with an attractive and varied programme offering something for everyone. It runs from the evening of Thursday 31 May  until the evening of Sunday 3 June 2018.

The headline opening attraction for this year is the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster, Roger McGough — accompanied by LITTLe MaCHINe, firm Festival favourites who have supported headline poets in previous Causley Festivals. 

The Countryman Inn and Restaurant Cornwall

The Countryman Inn is a traditional pub with B&B accommodation and camping, extending a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.

We offer a great selection of traditional ales, fine wines and spirits to complement the delicious home cooked food available in the bar and restaurant.

Live music events are frequently held in the function room.

Comfortable en-suite accommodation is perfect for those needing a business stopover or a holiday break.

Rosamund Pilcher Tours

The route our Rosamunde Pilcher tour takes can be adapted dependant on your accommodation pick up point. Alternatively why not let us take the hassle out of booking your accommodation and stay in a comfortable Bed and Breakfast near Launceston on the Cornwall/Devon border. Launceston is an ideal place from which to explore the area as it is centrally located and close to the highway network. It is the ancient capital of Cornwall with a ruined castle, historic church and remains of the town wall and gateway.

Launceston Castle - English Heritage

Launceston was the former capital of Cornwall and the castle, commanding the town and surrounding countryside, controlled the main entry route into the county.

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