This lovely cottage will delight those who love rural tranquility, with walks from the door and a two acre field for children to play and dogs to walk. Set down a well-kept farm lane there is nothing to disturb the peacefulness with just the occasional walker or horse rider passing along the nearby footpath.
Renovated with the utmost skill by the owner, who lives next door and is an expert in traditional building methods, Moo Barn offers all the comforts of modern life. There's central heating and a high pressure shower, an open plan living-room, airy bedrooms with comfortable beds and lovely linens. Furnished and decorated to an exacting standard, this is a lovely place to relax in comfort and return to at the end of a day spent exploring.
Moo Barn is nestled mid-way between north and south coasts, the perfect location for exploring Cornwall's many attractions. Named because the adjoining field is home to young calves in the summer, children will love seeing them looking curiously over the fence as you bask in the afternoon sunshine or enjoy evening drinks in the enclosed courtyard. A gas barbecue is provided so you can cook up some lovely Cornish meals with locally-sourced food and sit back stargazing after the sun has set. A lawn with a gate at the end opens into a big field where children have freedom to run around, play games and generally let rip and dogs can be exercised off the lead (the fences are stock-proofed so dogs can't get in with the cattle, giving guests peace of mind).
Decorated, furnished and equipped to a wonderfully high standard, this is holiday accommodation at its best. The single-storey accommodation has an open plan oak-floored living-room with a Shaker-style kitchen, farmhouse dining-table and sofas set before a contemporary wood-burner, with a Smart TV and Netflix providing entertainment for every taste. High ceilings add airiness and light, while super-thick modern insulation means the cottage is cosy and snug whatever the weather.
The welcoming owners live next door with their children, chickens and ducks (kept away from the cottage) and two friendly dogs, and are happy for guests to bring dogs as well (supervised around the fields). They will show you around and then leave you in peace but are next door if you need them.
This is a great location for walkers, with many public footpaths and wonderful walks, including the renowned Saints Way and the Luxulyan Valley (a World Heritage Site) within a 10 minute drive. Gardeners will appreciate the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, all within a 20 minute drive. Cycle hire is available nearby and Lanhydrock has wonderful cycle tracks to suit everyone, from family groups to serious off-roaders. On the south coast, Fowey offers picturesque fisherman's cottages set above narrow streets lined with eclectic shops, a wonderful variety of eating places and a multitude of yachts out on the water. The ancient fishing village of Mevagissey is equally picturesque with fishing boats moored alongside yachts and fresh fish available straight off the boats at the harbourside. The north coast beckons with majestic cliffs, amazing views and coastal footpaths which meander up and down between tiny isolated bays and superb surfing beaches.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (2 medium-sized dogs only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Courtyard furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
The big lawn leads down towards the two acre field where children and dogs can run around freely.
Moo Barn is a beautifully restored former farm workshop.
The light and airy open plan living-room.
The dining and kitchen areas.
The fence between the garden and field is stock-proofed so dogs can't get through.
Plenty of space to spread out.
Windows on three sides of the living-room allow the light to flood in.
This lovely wood-burner will keep you toasty warm in cooler weather.
Lovely zingy colours add cheerfulness around the cottage.
Looking down to the enclosed sun-trap courtyard from the lawn above.
Plenty of storage for clothes.
Bedroom 1 has a 5' king-size bed.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Lovely oak furniture.
The family bathroom has both a bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Little pebble tiles add a touch of seaside charm in the bathroom.
The terraced lawn at the side of the cottage.
Par Sands is only seven miles away, perfect for dog walking and paddling (and with parking right by the beach).
The tiny harbour at Charlestown.
One of the beautiful tall ships moored in Charlestown Harbour (scene of many Poldark filmshoots!).
The beach at Charlestown.
Polridmouth beach is a 'secret spot'...only accessible on foot or by boat and a delightfully sheltered, tranquil location.
Polkerris beach is lovely and sandy as the tide drops back.
Heligan is just ten miles away, a wonderful place for keen gardeners and home to the Kneehigh Theatre in the summer.