Tiny heritage barn close to Porthcurno/Coast Path


Tiny house hosted by Rashmir

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host has committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
The Rest House is a beautifully converted Grade II listed studio barn. Fully equipped for short breaks, it's the perfect base from which to walk the coastal path, visit local beaches, go wild swimming or explore West Penwith's sacred sites. And there's a woodburning stove to warm you up in the cooler months.

* Please note all reservations are subject to the current Covid restrictions. If you get sick or think you may have Covid, please stay home to help keep Cornwall safe. Thank you. *

The space
The Rest House is a studio barn that has everything you need for a restful and relaxing stay: a comfortable double bed, a clean and contemporary bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. What makes it special is the surprisingly spacious feel of this listed building and the walled courtyard, the quality of the conversion and facilities provided, and the woodburner that comes with a small oven in the top - perfect for warming up scones after a day's walking.

No one knows when the Rest House was originally built, but it was used for many years by the neighbouring Methodist Church as a place to rest the Minister's horse and trap (cart) while he was carrying out his pastoral duties. It's the connection to the church that resulted in its Grade II heritage listing.

It was a challenge converting this space into one that retained some of the original charm and character and provided the modern amenities that discerning travellers now expect. But I think you'll agree, The Rest House does just that.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
54 reviews
Add date
Add date

4.96 out of 5 stars from 54 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

This is an ideal base from which to explore the area, whether you are a walker, a writer, or simply wanting a quiet or romantic break. St Levan, Porthcurno, Land's End and Sennen offer spectacular coastal walking routes. There are spectacular beaches nearby, such as Porthcurno and Sennen, as well as smaller, more private beaches, such as Nanjizal. There is a good local pub in Treen, a fantastic local farm shop in St Buryan, a vegetable stand around the corner, and more! Walkers, wild swimmers and foragers will love this area. (I am a regular seaweed forager at Nanjizal!)

Poldark fans are also in for a treat. Penberth and Porthgwarra, local former fishing villages, were regular filming locations. Rosamunde Pilcher fans also have plenty of nearby locations to explore.

The Minack Theatre, which is built into the cliff face at Porthcurno, has a number of outdoor performances from May to September. The sunsets and moonrises as you look out to sea during performances are often spectacular.

For those interested in local history, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is a must. Open all year round, you can learn about the incredible and surprising communication history of this area. (Hint: think undersea telegraph cable and the development of wireless radios.) It's also just a 20-minute drive to St Just, and the extraordinary mining heritage of Geevor and Lelant. This area is well worth a visit, and can be coupled with more spectacular coastal walking.

Hosted by Rashmir

  1. Joined in July 2013
  • 57 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Hi, Having lived and worked all over the world, mostly in global health and development, I made the shift from city life to country life about five years ago, first to the Lizard and now West Penwith. I love it. Whatever the weather, there's nothing quite like a coastal walk or a beach meditation to relax, uplift and inspire. Rashmir.
Hi, Having lived and worked all over the world, mostly in global health and development, I made the shift from city life to country life about five years ago, first to the Lizard a…

During your stay

I am close by should you need anything. Otherwise, I'll leave you in peace to enjoy The Rest House and all that this area has to offer.

Rashmir is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy