The village of Constantine stands on a branch of the Helford River; there is a pub, a couple of village stores, and a short walk away you will find Merrivale Barn, a detached reverse level cottage made for two. Renovated to the highest standard, stylish, comfortable and completely separate from the Owners’ property next door, this is a little gem of a cottage ideally located for exploring this unspoilt part of Cornwall. Whether you like to visit beautiful gardens, enjoy exploring the ruggedness of the Lizard peninsula or spending time in the maritime town of Falmouth or Cathedral City of Truro, your memories of a great holiday at Merrivale Barn are likely to stay with you for a long time.
Set close to the village but even closer to the very popular Potager Garden and Glasshouse Cafe, where they serve breakfast, lunch, tea and cake all day! (open February to October) this lovely cottage makes a great base to return to at any time of the year. Constantine’s pretty village is situated on a hill with a very attractive church at its centre and is one of those few remaining places with an authentic Cornish feel about it which is so hard to find these days. Woodland walks, an arts centre with a variety of events and a well-stocked village store, with one of the largest whisky selection you will ever see, are right on your doorstep.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, iPod dock and wood-burner effect electric stove
Steps to Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric hob, electric oven and fridge
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom with double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- 3 electric thermostatic radiators
The large leather sofa and comfy armchair await you after a busy day out exploring this beautiful area of Cornwall.
Looking back towards the barn which is accessed via the stone steps and gentle slope to the left of the picture.
The kitchen is a light space with room to cook and dine.
The bed is king-size for comfort.
The shower-room is rather fabulous with a double-sized cubicle and large shower rose.
The pretty garden is behind the cottage and private for your use.
Looking back towards the barn (right) and the Owners' home on the left.
The sitting-room has a large flat screen SmartTV, iPod dock and electric wood-burner, and opens onto the private deck through the French doors.
This rural feeling location is only half a mile from the village.
The barn is accessed via a gradually sloping pathway and flight of stone steps to the left of the picture.
Steps connect the kitchen to the sitting-room and another small flight takes you down to the bedroom and shower-room
Breakfast is served.
The barn is set back from the road between High Cross and Constantine.
Due to there not being any windows on this side of the barn, you are unlikely to hear the road from inside.
Countryside views from the kitchen window.
Room in the garden to relax.
The view from the top of the Owners' garden shows you the location of the barn in relation to the village of Constantine.
Quality linens and fluffy towels await you.
The gorgeous bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and good-size bedside cabinets with plenty of drawer space.
Merrivale Barn sits across the cobbled courtyard from the Owners' house Merrivale opposite.
The pretty church in the village of Constantine.
You can find lots of wonderful walks in this beautiful part of Cornwall.
The Helford River and its estuaries are right on your doorstep, so if you like walking and wildlife watching you will be in holiday heaven.
Kynance Bay is definitely worth a visit.
There are many pretty coves and harbours on the Lizard peninsula, follow the coast path or take the car, the choice is yours.
The pretty harbour at Porthleven is less than half an hour away.