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.
This is another view of the master bedroom. The door opens onto the rear courtyard.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
The large garden with space to play ball games, do cartwheels or just relax around the fire-pit (shared with Burnfoot (2006) next door).
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.
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 stunning family shower-room.
The beautiful master bedroom is an oasis of calm with a super comfy bed.
The en suite bathroom.
The single bedroom has a door out onto the garden.
This is another view of the beautiful master bedroom.
A glass of wine before dinner is the perfect way to start the evening.
The lovely cloakroom is very handy and is located on the first floor.
Gilly Barn on the left with the entrance to Burnfoot (2006) to the right of the photograph.
Picnic in the garden perhaps?
A view from the south of nearby Stithians Lake, the opposite side from the Watersports Centre and the Golden Lion pub.
The area around Stithians lake is great for walking or something more active.
With sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities available.
Countryside views surround the gardens.
Enjoy a drink with a good book whilst dinner is cooking next door.
Sit back and enjoy the view.
French doors from the first floor kitchen lead to steep stone steps down to the garden, this also doubles up as a lovely area to sit with or without breakfast.
The countryside views.
Gilly Barn is a semi-detached converted single barn with living rooms on the ground floor and bedrooms below.
There are four steps up to the front door of the barn.
The pretty church at nearby Stithians village, there is also a friendly pub and village shop.
On or by the water the lake is definitely worth a visit during your stay.
The Owner 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 15th February to 20th June 2021. The castle will be open for guided tours from 15th March to 18th June 2021.
This is a beautiful area.
Portreath's family-friendly beach is a twenty minute drive away.

Gilly Barn


6.6 miles NW of Falmouth / Sleeps 5 + cot

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September 2020

Spacious tasteful accommodation

Very well equipped Very clean

August 2020

This was a really lovely property that we would love to return to. It was extremely comfortable with lots of space for our family party of 5 adults. There was ample room to spread out and have our own space or a choice of spaces to get together uncramped and eat and discuss the next day’s activities/play games/watch TV. We were also entertained by the frequent visits of the 2 extremely friendly young farm cats and Rocky the spaniel who found his way into the back garden by an obviously tried and tested route! It’s in a lovely quiet rural location which is also good for getting to the north, south and west coasts.

September 2019

Very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped cottage that was ideal for a relaxing break visiting locations in the west of Cornwall.

July 2019

We had a lovely week at Gilly Barn and much appreciated the phone call and quick service from the lady who came to change the configuration of one of the beds shortly after we arrived. The house was very clean and quite an unusual layout. We found the location good for easy access to the north and south coasts. My little grandson particularly enjoyed watching the cows coming and going from milking as well as the dog and cat with kittens from the farmhouse next door. Altogether a good experience, thank you.

October 2018

Gilly Barn was absolutely amazing, very peaceful and spacious. The cottage was very well equipped and cosy.

September 2018

Once again another great Cornish cottage find, very rural ,very relaxing, very refined and a very refreshing holiday break - Thank you Classic Cottages team.

September 2018

Stunning property in beautiful rural position. Spacious, comfortable, clean and very well equipped.

August 2018

Gilly Barn is tucked away in a secluded part of Cornwall with rolling views of the country side, but within easy access to main attractions. On arrival our expectations were surpassed with the accommodations light and airy feeling. The barn has everything you need and more!! My husband and I stayed in August 2018 with our 11yr old daughter . She found it very exciting watching the cows stream by each morning on their way to be milked and enjoyed using the bar b cue provided for an evening meal in the large garden. We traveled to lands end, about 45mins from the barn, visited Penzance, spent the day at Flambards theme park, explored some of the national trust gardens nearby, that have beaches to discover within them, surfed at Gwithian beach ( a fantastic must see spot ) and went kayaking at Stithians resivoiur only 2 miles away. Thank you for all our lovely memories, definitely a place to recommend ??

August 2018

Lovely place ,well equipped, Lots of space for family or friends. Would recommend Gilly ‘s Barn quiet location but not far from towns & village. Lovely local pubs near by and a great base for exploring Cornwall. Totally recommend.

August 2018

A wonderful cottage which is well equipped and wonderfully decorated and furnished. A great rural location but still close to local amenities and only 20 minutes to the beaches and coast. We will be back!!

August 2017

Quiet and peaceful. Need a car for all purposes as not suiatble for walking to local amenities

July 2017

Large, clean and beautifully maintained, would recommended for anyone looking for a peaceful place in a stunning part of Cornwall.

July 2017

A fantastic cottage in a very quiet location could spend whole week in cottage and garden if you just wanted to chill out.

June 2017

A stunning cottage in a beautiful position

April 2017

Lovely comfortable cottage in a good location for visiting much of west Cornwall.

September 2016

Lovely beaches within reach we licked Gwithin Sand great beach fr a walk also Trebarth gardens with a surprise cove after a enjoyable walk down through the gardens.

August 2016

This is a beautiful house with everything you could possibly need in the middle of the Cornish countryside. We loved every minute of our stay here.

July 2016

A gorgeous barn with fabulous views. Wonderfully quiet and tranquil.

September 2015

Very nice.

September 2015

A beautiful holiday rental, ideal for families. And a great spot for exploring the sights of Cornwall.

July 2015

We had a lovely stay at Gilly Barn. It is an elegant and spacious cottage also suitable for families with young children. The perfect accomodation for our three weeks stay. We would definetely come back.

June 2015

Comfortable and well equipped furnished with high quality facilities very quiet rural location. Drivers should have good reversing skills for 2 miles single track road approach.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Gilly Barn - it's great to see that you enjoyed the property so much. It is a rural property and, as with most rural locations in Cornwall, the country lanes which lead to the cottage can be narrow in places with Cornish hedges either side - however, just to reassure potential guests, there are passing places and gateways that you can pull into if you meet a car on one of the narrow sections. Tanya, Customer Support

May 2015

Gilly Barn is a beautifully kept house in a peaceful location, yet within easy driving distance to major visitor attractions.

May 2015

Everything was great clean had a great time.

December 2014

This beautiful house has a wonderful atmosphere and we and our children felt completely at home and relaxed here. We would definitely visit again.

October 2014

Very good accommodation

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