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 electric vehicle 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 connected 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)