Welcome to Gilly Barn.
The sitting-room is spacious and light due to the large windows and high ceiling.
The dining-room also doubles up as a snug, and is the perfect spot to chat after dinner.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
This is another view of the main bedroom. The door opens onto the rear courtyard.
The countryside views.
Cook up a feast in the gorgeous kitchen.
Looking back at Gilly Barn (on the right) and Burnfoot (2006) attached to the left.
A great place to dine al fresco for guests of Gilly Barn.
Kick back and relax with a good film in front of the fire in your second sitting room.
The beautiful master bedroom is an oasis of calm with a super comfy bed.
This is another view of the beautiful master bedroom.
The en suite bathroom.
Beautiful bedroom 3 is furnished with versatile 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds, you choose!
This room is next to the family shower-room.
The single bedroom has a door out onto the garden.
The stunning family shower-room.
Gilly Barn on the left with the entrance to Burnfoot (2006) to the right of the photograph.
A view from the south of nearby Stithians Lake, the opposite side from the Watersports Centre and the Golden Lion pub.
The large garden with space to play ball games, do cartwheels or just relax around the fire-pit.
Countryside views surround the gardens.
Gilly Barn is a semi-detached converted single barn with living rooms on the ground floor and bedrooms below.
The area around Stithians lake is great for walking or something more active.
With sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities available.
There are four steps up to the front door of the barn.
On or by the water the lake is definitely worth a visit during your stay.
The Owners of Gilly Barn are also custodians of the Caerhays Estate near St Austell and they would love you to visit during your holiday if you have time.
You can explore the estate gardens from 12th February to 16th June 2024. The castle will be open for guided tours from 11th March to 7th June 2024.
Portreath's family-friendly beach is a twenty minute drive away.
The lovely cloakroom is very handy and is located on the first floor.
Enjoy a drink with a good book whilst dinner is cooking next door.

Gilly Barn


6.6 miles NW of Falmouth / Sleeps 5 + cot

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7 Nights from £685

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3

Zip and link

If you are seeking a luxury rural retreat for a relaxing much needed holiday or short break then look no further than the welcome waiting for you at Gilly Barn. Step away from everyday life and reconnect with nature, friends and family at this beautiful barn conversion located only a short drive from Falmouth and the perfect base from which to discover infinitely diverse Cornwall, from the very special magic of the north and south coasts to everywhere in between.

With wonderful far reaching countryside views, semi-detached Gilly Barn enjoys a secluded, elevated position just outside the little hamlet of Penhalvean, with its next door neighbour Burnfoot (2006) and the farm next door being the only neighbours. Not only does Gilly Barn have everything you need for that get away from it all holiday break in a peaceful location but there are many little touches throughout the barn so you can just come and relax without having to think of anything, including a useful EV charger.

Gilly Barn's reversed level accommodation is exceedingly spacious with room for everyone; the dining-room has a comfortable seating area with an additional TV which, whilst not conected with an aerial, has been fitted with a ROKU streaming device where you can access your Netflix account - perfect for holiday movie nights or streaming your favourite box set. From here galleried steps lead down to the roundhouse, where the grain would have originally been ground by a donkey turning the millstone and now transformed into a light and airy sitting-room. Curl up on one of the comfy sofas or in a leather armchair to read a book or listen to music courtesy of the Bluetooth radio/speaker with docking point, and on cooler days warm your toes in front of the cosy wood-burner, the ultimate in relaxation after a day at home or out and about exploring.

The beautiful bedrooms can be found on the lower level and from the French doors in the main suite you can access your private garden to sit out with an evening drink to enjoy the setting sun. You will find the shower-room on this level too and a further cloakroom upstairs.

External steps lead up to Gilly Barn's first floor front entrance and there is a second set of stone steps leading directly from the kitchen to the garden, perfect for popping back to the fridge for a top up when eating outside with those wonderful countryside views. The garden to the rear of the barn is big enough for games, cartwheels or simply relaxing with friends, family and of course if you have one, your four-legged friend.

The villages of Stithians and Lanner both only two miles away offer the guest local village stores for basic supplies and for the larger shop why not order a delivery from one of the local supermarkets, or jump in the car as both Truro and Falmouth are not far away. And for those looking for some adventure on the water, you are a hop and a skip from Stithians Lake, where you will find lots to do, from fishing to footpaths, wildlife to watersports and also a cafe, the lake is both a hub of activity and a peaceful escape.

Nearby Burncoose Garden is open all year round and is free to enter. You may like to visit the nursery whilst there and take home a plant to remind you of your Cornish sojurn.

If you are a large party or two families (up to 11 guests) you can book both barns together and receive a 10% discount off your booking, and with a gate in the fence between the two properties you can easily get together for some holiday fun, the thoughtful owners have really thought of everything!

First Floor


Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

Separate WC and wash-basin


Steps to Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')

Bedroom 3 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

There are a few steps up to the front door; please take care with children.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH
  • Charging point for electric cars (at cost via app)