Gorgeous Cornish Barn Conversion

Farm stay hosted by Caroline

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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Our gorgeous barn conversion with wood burner & open beams is designed for 2. It is located near an ancient stone circle & 10 mins drive from the fantastic surf beach at Sennen Cove. There are large gardens and fantastic countryside views.

The space
The Old Wash house is a beautifully converted granite barn annexe next door to a working farm 10 minutes drive from Sennen beach. It has 1 bedroom with a new Kingsize bed and mattress (Dec 2017). The bed is made up with 100% cotton bed linen and a goose down duvet. The barn has wooden floor boards, recently painted, and is a light and airy space to live in. The Old Wash House sleeps 2. There is another single bed in the attic mezzanine if you have one child but this is only suitable for children and on prior arrangement. The property also has a wood burner in the bedroom with two chairs for relaxing, a kitchen/diner/sitting room, hallway & bathroom. It has its own private courtyard garden with a weber BBQ and table and chairs and use of more extensive communal gardens. The property is adjacent to our house and our cookery school called Fat Hen ((URL HIDDEN) Day courses run here once or twice a week between March-July and Sept-December. Private wild food cookery courses are available during your stay or you can book onto one of our scheduled courses. There will be no courses on during July & August as we shut the school during the Summer holidays. We aim to live sustainably here and have photovoltaic panels for our electricity, an electric car, solar hot water, we treat our sewage on site and compost our green waste. We have had superfast broadband installed here in 2017 and the wifi speed is very good. There is no t.v in the property but the broadband speed is good enough to stream films and watch iplayer etc. The barn is self catering but we provide a welcome pack of bread, butter, eggs and milk. The kitchen will be stocked with basics such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee, olive oil & sugar. We also provide washing up liquid and tea towels.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We are on a peaceful farm with no light pollution or traffic noise, yet only 5 miles from Penzance and 4 miles from the great surf beach at Sennen cove. The countryside is stunning and the walks from here are wonderful.

The Old Wash house is situated next door to a working farm and access from the main road is down a 1/3 mile farm track. This track is bumpy so please be prepared and drive slowly. You may pass tractors and other cars on this track but there are 4 places along the track where you can pull in to let cars overtake.

We have fantastic sunrises here overlooking the fields and the valley and we live 5 mins walk from an ancient stone circle.

We are within a stones throw of many ancient sites and numerous beaches and hidden coves.

There are great fish restaurants nearby, characterful pubs in Sennen and amazing walks on the coast path within 3 miles of the Old Wash House.

St Ives (a stunningly beautiful town with 3 beaches and a harbour and the Tate Art Gallery) is approximately 12 miles away.

Truro, the capital of Cornwall, is about 27 miles away.

There are so many lovely villages (Mousehole being one of them) within a few miles of The Old Wash House. There's a great hotel/restaurant/bar in Mousehole called The Old Coastguard. This is great for popping in for coffees/drinks and lounging on their gorgeous sofas!

Newlyn has a fantastic fish restaurant called The Tolcarne. The chef here is very well respected and has previously held a michelin star in another restaurant he used to run.

The Gurnards Head, is a great gastropub (about 8 miles from here), with great food and access to the magnificent north coast path. It's worth building up an appetite and walking the coast path and ending up in the pub next to a roaring fire for some great food!

The Tinners Arms in Zennor, about 8 miles away is a classic traditional pub with food. It's a great place to pop in for a pint!

Penzance (5 miles away) has the usual supermarkets and amenities and some lovely quirky independent shops.

There are great cafes nearby - Tremenheere Sculpture gardens are definitely worth a visit (about 6 miles away). The Honeypot is a great cafe in Penzance and The Apple Tree & Little Bo are great Cafes in Sennen.

We are spoilt with so many beaches for surfing and walking and swimming from. Sunset is great at Sennen. A pint in the Old Success pub or dinner on the terrace at The Beach Restaurant in Sennen is well worth doing.

St Michaels' Mount in Marazion (about 7 miles away) is a wonderful castle built on a mount in the sea at Marazion - this is worth a visit and while you're there go for a meal at Ben's Cornish Kitchen (a very well respected restaurant).

The Minack open air theatre is approx 7 miles from us and is a 'must see' if you come here. Porthcurno beach, next to the Minack is stunning and definitely worth a visit!

Hosted by Caroline

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I've lived in Cornwall for 22 years and totally love the landscape, the wild nature of West Cornwall and surfing! I am very active and love to run, cycle, surf, do yoga and cook. I have 3 children who are Ella, 16, Jed, 13 and Sam, 8. I run my own business called Fat Hen, which is a wild food foraging and cookery school. I teach people how to cook with ingredients we can source from the wild. So, we use seaweeds, wild herbs, vegetables, berries, roots, nuts and seeds alongside our great Cornish fish, shellfish and game. I love to cook and get a lot of pleasure sharing food and wine with friends. I love to listen to great music and enjoy travel and festivals.
I've lived in Cornwall for 22 years and totally love the landscape, the wild nature of West Cornwall and surfing! I am very active and love to run, cycle, surf, do yoga and cook.…

During your stay

As much or as little as they want. The Old Wash House is separate to our property and has it's own access. We live in the barn next door but are usually away during July & August.
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Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed

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