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Cottage Nr. Launceston, Cornwall, Your Own Nature Reserve To Explore
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with good quality double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- We ask people simply to let us know of any damage or breakages during their stay
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
About Jon Valters
We're both passionate about wildlife and we're living the dream as there is so much of it here. The owner was a TV journalist in current affairs and spent several years working on wildlife programmes.
Jon Valters purchased this cottage in 2012
Why Jon Valters chose Broadwoodwidger
We bought Coombe Mill and The Shippen in 2012 after moving from the New Forest in Hampshire. We fell in love with the place when we realised how much wildlife was here. Several years later and its still surprising us as we discover new species. It is a real privilege living so near to a river as it brings so many scarce species close to us. Most days here it is wonderfully peaceful; our nearest neighbour is quarter of a mile away.
What makes this cottage unique
The Shippen is situated in the middle of a private nature reserve; the diversity of wildlife is extraordinary and some of it is right on your doorstep! The river is close by and the reserve also has a pond, fields, woodland and a former railway line. It is also a great place for star gazing; there's no light pollution here! Despite its remoteness Launceston is only a 20 minute drive away and there's easy access via the A30 to most places in Devon and Cornwall.