Five Luxury Self-catering Holiday Homes Mount's Bay Cornwall

Exterior of The Little Barn with seating


The Little Barn

This exceptional holiday home, offering a peaceful retreat in which to relax and unwind, is a detached and tastefully converted granite barn of great character. It has been thoughtfully designed and fitted throughout to a high standard, providing a cosy and light holiday home. There are glorious views over the sub-tropical gardens and wild valley to the sea and Mount's Bay, with numerous country and coastal walks to enjoy. It is ideally placed to explore the many coves and beaches a short drive away.


This unique and interesting old building (constructed of mainly found stone) has a wide doorway and buttress (there were two at one time). It originally had a cobbled floor with hewn granite feeding troughs and would have been used mostly as housing for cattle and horses with the fodder store above. Dating from as early as the 1700s, it has a long history of agricultural use, most recently by the present owner who used it as a milking parlour for her Jersey house cow, whilst a pair of barn owls nested in the roof space. Great care has been given to its sympathetic restoration and the barn owls have been rehoused.

Accommodation - Ground Floor

A wide half-glazed door leads into an open plan kitchen/lounge, with exposed beams and views from the windows on three sides. A compact well-equipped pine kitchen/dining area houses a 2-ring ceramic Neff hob, Baumatic eye-level cooker, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment. There is a circular pine table and two chairs, a comfortable two-seater sofa, a tub chair and coffee table. A LCD digital TV with freeview and DVD is provided, also a radio/CD player. There is a good selection of tourist information, reading and reference material. The ground floor has a slate-effect tiled floor with carpeted stairs leading to the en-suite double bedroom. There is a large electric night-storage heater and log effect fire. A glazed door off of this room gives access to a new walk-in shower room, with dressing area, night-storage heater, and heated towel rail.

Accommodation - First Floor

The double en-suite bedroom enjoys extensive views over the gardens and rolling countryside to the sea. Two large windows and velux windows in the lofty beamed ceiling make this a light and airy room. It has fitted carpet throughout with pine double bed, double pine wardrobe and chest of drawers with extra hanging/storage space in the airing cupboard. Note: there is room for a cot or guest bed for a young child. The en-suite bathroom is compact with attractive dragged effect wood paneling, full-sized bath plus toilet and hand basin. Bedroom and bathroom have electric N/S.

External Facilities

The Little Barn is south facing, a real sun trap, with a pretty Cornish stone wall packed with flowering plants, giving privacy and protection for sunbathing. There is garden table and chairs for alfresco dining. An adjacent granite building houses the utility room, where a washing machine and small freezer can be found, along with Belfast sink and additional WC. There is security lighting and parking immediately in front the property, with a shared entrance and driveway.

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