Standing peacefully across the wide gravelled courtyard from the owners' home, Lavender Barn is surrounded by wonderful countryside yet lies within easy reach of Porthleven's shops, pubs, restaurants and picturesque harbour. Outside, a terrace planted with lush green climbers provides a private, sunny spot and there is also a small grassy area, the perfect place for a barbecue or to sit and admire the lovely view. Beautifully converted, this detached single-storey former barn is styled and furnished to create a truly relaxing and comfortable space. Two comfy sofas face the blazing wood-burner, ideal for resting weary limbs after energetic days out exploring, and with both a bathroom and a shower-room to choose from, Lavender Barn is quite simply a perfect retreat for two or four, whatever the weather and during any season. This unique location also has more to offer than the usual holiday cottage as the owner Sarah is a qualified Pilates instructor and sports therapist so for those wanting to stretch those weary muscles or enjoy a massage before or after a day on the coast path, whether a beginner or more advanced, why not book yourself a session in her state-of-the-art studio during your stay, it's only a short stroll from the barn just across the courtyard.
For walkers, cyclists and beach lovers Lavender Barn is perfectly situated being near both the north and south coasts. The South West Coast Path runs through Porthleven and you can walk for miles along the coast in either direction offering some of the most spectacular views in Cornwall. There are many other sandy beaches nearby for surfing and swimming. The nearby Lizard peninsula is fascinating with numerous coves and inlets. Kynance Cove, Mullion Cove and Cadgwith are a few that are a 'must' and the Lizard Point has the most southerly cafe in Britain perched high on a cliff, perfect for seal spotting. To the west, Cornwall gets quite wild and diverse and is equally beautiful. Land's End, the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno and Sennen are but a few places to visit and all within an easy drive. Lavender Barn makes a welcoming place to return to each day; enjoy the evening sun in the garden or cosy up in front of the wood-burner.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6'' twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Pretty Lavender Barn sits across the courtyard from the owners' cottage.
The open plan living space for relaxing, cooking and dining together.
Your private terrace to the front of the barn has lovely views across the gardens and surrounding countryside.
If you want to watch television or a movie simply open the doors of the lovely wooden cabinet next to the fireplace.
Bedroom 1 with super-king size double bed which can also be made into two 3ft single beds on request.
Looking back across the living space.
The well-equipped kitchen.
Two comfy sofas around the cosy wood-burner, perfect for those cooler days and evenings.
This single-storey detached former barn with the Pilates studio across the courtyard.
The owners' grounds include a large pond, guests are encouraged to explore and there is a barbecue area just for your al fresco dining.
Bedroom 1 is at one end of the barn and has the bathroom next door.
Bedroom 2 is at the opposite end of the barn.
This pretty bedroom can be made up as a king-size double bed or as two 2ft 6'' single beds (smaller than standard single beds).
This bedroom has the en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room.
The bedrooms have been thoughtfully furnished.
The perfect retreat at any time of the year.
The kitchen overlooks the front garden terrace with the owners' cottage just visible through the trellis privacy screening.
Breakfast is served!
The fantastic Pilates studio, book before you come or ask the owner when you arrive about a class or fitness training during your stay.
Massage is also available for your tired and weary muscles, book in advance or speak to Sarah on arrival.
The coast path can be joined in either direction down in Porthleven.
Watch the fishing boats bobbing in Porthleven harbour.
A visit to Kynance Cove is a must.
The pretty harbour at Mullion Cove.
Explore the beauties of the Helford River.