mrs eecen August 2023
Lovely, comfortable, spacious, quiet and light cottage. Completely safe for our 2 west-highland terriers. Beautiful views and good parking. Nice walk to port William. Overall exactly what we were looking for.
Mrs Walters June 2023
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Owl Barn. The property was exceptionally clean upon arrival. The views from the decking area are amazing and we wouldn’t hesitate to return in the future
Ms Wolfenden June 2023
We first came across Upton Farm when we got married there in 2009. There have been lots of changes but now there in the lovely Owl Barn, perfect for couples. We had a beautifully quiet week there spending plenty of time at the cottage, but also great for days out, walks and time on the beach. Stunning sunset views heading up to midsummer - so much light. Thank you for a great stay.
Mrs Jackson March 2023
This is a lovely unique property. Spacious both inside and out for one bedroom. Private. Views are fantastic. Clean, well designed, everything you need for your stay. Public footpath for dog walking nearby. Loved every minute of it.
Mrs Rush September 2022
We enjoyed our stay at Owl Barn although the weather wasn’t very kind to us. The furnishings and decor were very good. Everything was well looked after and very clean. The rooms are very light and bright, warm and comfortable. We loved the quiet location and the views, which are better in reality than in the photos. The Wi-Fi was excellent so that we were able to stream programmes etc easily onto our laptop. There is an adjacent field that helps with exercising the dogs. The owner was very helpful and around if needed but didn’t intrude on the holiday.
Dr Williams August 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. The barn is finished to a high standard with plenty of room for 2 people and a dog and has great views. There is plenty to do in the local area and coastal paths are easily accessed. We enjoyed lots of pasties, cream teas, fudge and walking!
Mrs Ashbee July 2022
We had an excellent week. Lots of space. Good location, great garden, fantastic views.
Mrs Mears May 2022
Loved Owl Barn. The property is comfortable and very spacious, big bedroom and huge bathroom. Useful utility room too, great for storing the dogs gear and dumping boots and rucksacks etc after a days walking.
Quiet location, but within walking distance of two good pubs/restaurants and the coastal path.
Lovely secure and private garden, great for the dog. Liked the raised patio area with its wonderful sea views. The views are much better than the pictures suggest.
Fields and footpaths next to the property, perfect for exercising the dog.
Very friendly hosts.
mrs davies May 2022
All as described, with a truly dog-proof garden if you use the umbrella base to jam the gate as we did!
mrs Breese April 2022
this is a lovely cottage in a perfect location. 20 mins walk to trebarwith strand where the port william pub has a friendly greeting and good pub food. the walk there and back isn't the easiest but worth it. the rooms are incredibly spacious especially the bedroom and bathroom. fabulous views from inside the barn and from the decked area. the utility room is most helpful for storing stuff and keeping it out of the way. we enjoyed our stay very much. a great base to explore North and Central Cornwall for our first visit to this lovely part of England
Mrs Lamb April 2022
Lovely cottage with everything you need for a self catered holiday. Bathroom was awesome. Had a fabulous week and the weather was lovely. Owner introduced herself but left us to it, nice to know someone is there if you need them.
Mrs Adams April 2022
We loved it on arrival as the view was amazing. You have to accept that Cornish weather is variable but on cold days we had a lovely woodburner and on hot days the garden is a real sun trap. Good deck area with recliners.
Mrs Inwood March 2022
Owl Barn is a gem. The location is just perfect with luscious green fields and a magnificent sea view. Perfect for dog walking and beach and two pubs within walking distance. You really don’t want to leave.
Mrs Raison October 2021
Owl Barn was very clean & comfortable, we enjoyed our stay there the views are really lovely & the enclosed garden was perfect f or our sprocker spaniel. Lovely friendly hosts & left you to enjoy your holiday they were on hand if needed.
Mrs Harper October 2021
Owl Barn is a beautiful converted Barn on a small holding of a couple of other barns and the Farm House where the owners live. Everything was clean and fully equipped and most comfortable. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby although I would say you will use your car most days for local towns, eateries, etc. Lovely field at the back if you have a dog. Also it has a fully enclosed garden that your dog can’t escape and that is a hard find. We visited early October and noticed a few places closing for the winter or refurbishment but that’s expected at this time. All in all a wonderful place to stay and would fully recommended especially if you want wonderful views, a comfy barn and fully enclosed garden and willing to use the car to get to nearby towns. X
Mrs Mylam August 2021
This property is very tired and dated, we expected shabby chic but actually the property was just shabby and in need of updating in a number of areas.
Leaking dishwasher and barely functioning microwave.
Very little in the way of kitchen utensils, half way through our trip some more utensils mysteriously appeared.
A previous review did mention a fly problem, this is still a problem. Perhaps the cause of this could be the sceptic tank.
The Wi Fi barely functioned. I appreciate the property is quite remote but given other more remote properties we have previously stayed in this is not acceptable as the property was advertised with functioning Wi Fi.
The Barn does have its own garden, but again this was very tired and in need of a good clean.
All in all, not impressed with the standard of this accommodation, we had thought the property was good value for money but given this is only a one bedroom property, in hindsight Owl Barn does not offer good value for money given the quality of the barn, lack of equipment, furnishings and general decor.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for sharing your review of Owl Barn; we're so sorry that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. The barn has been a popular part of our portfolio for several years and it is a more traditionally styled property. The owner is sorry that you experienced a leak from the dishwasher and if there was any confusion regarding his offer to arrange an engineer. The microwave has been checked and was fully functioning, no further kitchen utensils were added but we were pleased that you did find all you needed eventually. We apologise for any flies; this can happen in a rural setting but shouldn't be related to the septic tank as it's over 100m distant from the property. We appreciate that a slow internet connection can be frustrating if you're used to something faster, however this is an unfortunate factor of a rural location and this is the fastest speed available here. Whilst Owl Barn didn't quite meet your needs, we'd be happy to chat about alternative locations should you wish to book again in the future. Julie, Customer Support
Mr Rhodes July 2021
Already booked again for 2022.
Mrs Wedge June 2021
Amazing, clean, quiet, tranquil, the perfect getaway. As soon as we arrived and walked through the door, it felt like home from home. Highly recommend. ost introduced herself and then left us to enjoy our holiday, but said to contact them in the farmhouse if we needed anything. Property was exceptional, one of the best we have stayed in. Sunsets were truly amazing, views breathtaking. Great place to explore the area, we feel truly relaxed.
Mr Standerwick May 2021
Comfortable property with wonderful views. Lots of outside area to use which was great.
Miss Coles October 2020
We had a lovely stay at Owl Barn. Beautiful location and property and very welcoming owners. Our dog was spoilt with the secure garden and we were spoilt with the fire and facilities. Would definitely recommend and/or return.
Mr Forbes October 2020
A delightful barn conversion, spacious, wonderful coastal views, comfortable, warm and a good centre for walking and various places on the coast. Owners were on site and welcoming ( within current restraints)
Ms Austin October 2020
Lovely property; very stylishly arranged. Amazing bathroom; bathrobes are a lovely idea! Beautiful location; unfortunately the weather was not kind during the week, but Cornwall is wonderful in all seasons. There was a power cut during the Saturday evening of our stay and the owners kindly gave us some candles and offered to cook our dinner on their Aga. Luckily the gas hob sufficed, and the woodburner kept us warm and cosy. Great location for dogs with the meadow available for exercise. Small, beautiful beach, just down the road.
Ms Laming September 2020
Lovely Spacious Barn, very comfortable warm and clean. We enjoyed using the wood burner and enjoyed relaxing at the barn. Wonderful views with the sea views over the fields.
Mr Wright September 2020
Fly and noise problem, it needs looking into ,
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry to hear that you had some difficulties with flies - this isn't unheard of in a rural property during a warm autumn, but we will certainly investigate with the owner and apologise for any impact on your stay. Classic Cottages
Mr Knight August 2020
Highly recommended. We spent a lovely week at Owl Barn, it is in a great and quiet location for exploring North Cornwall. Waking up to the wide views of the Atlantic ocean is something special. The decking is a sun trap which also provided us with stunning views of the sun setting. The cottage is well designed and spacious and everything has been thought of.
Mrs Hughes July 2020
Loved the privacy and seclusion. The owners were lovely and welcoming and any issues we had were quickly sorted. Ideal position of cottage as elevated. Great for my spaniel as spacious and outside was totally enclosed. Loved the decking area. Rooms perfectly spacious which was much appreciated and water from the well tasted lovely and there was plentiful hot water. Great having two settees also, plus the utility was very useful for coats, etc. Particularly liked the L-shape of the building and being able to open both sets of patio doors from lounge and bedroom, creating a nice cross-wind. All in all, didn’t want to leave, but I have fond memories of our stay there. Thank you!
Mr Bramley July 2020
Peaceful, secluded location, with great views and lovely accommodation. Ideal place to bring your dog as there is an enclosed courtyard and easy access to the fields next door.
Mr Olive July 2020
Excellent stay and a super location! Views and sunsets are greatly missed. Such a quiet and warm Barn highly recommend!! Many thanks Elizabeth
Mrs White December 2019
A fabulous barn conversion - cosy but spacious, luxurious, and private (with your own private outdoor area). As other reviews have said, the photos don't do it justice. The owners (Elizabeth & Ricardo) are charming …. they leave you to get on with your holiday but are available if you need anything at all. The location is beautifully peaceful with breath-taking views of the coastline. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Owl Barn to anybody wanting a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Hunt October 2019
We loved the privacy. The owners were on hand if we needed them but they were not intrusive in any way. The views are beautiful and we are really missing them now we are home!! The garden was great for Bob our Border Terrier. He is an escape artist, but there was no way he could get out of the garden this gave us great peace of mind. The bathroom and walk in shower was lovely. The close proximity to Trebarwith Strand and Port Isaac were great and there were some lovely walks in the area. There was also the field by the house, which we had access to was brilliant for our dog. The whole experience was great, we wish we had booked 2 weeks instead of 1!
Miss Shields September 2019
Owl Barn is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in! The advert and photos for this beautiful property do not do it justice! We were blown away on arrival by the views and the location is just perfect for exploring North Cornwall. The owners are lovely and made us feel welcome and the cottage is clean and the terrace is perfect for an evening drink watching the sunset. The cottage is much bigger than expected and perfect for our little dog too. Thank you...
Ms Arzberger August 2019
Lovely place, great location, easy place to relax from daily stress. We enjoyed our stay very much. We recommend this place for sure any time! It was a perfect home also for our two little dogs! Fully fenced courtyard and many easy accessible foot paths close by. Great owners who made us feel welcomed! If it wouldn’t be for the long journey (for us 21hrs) we would be back more often! A big Thank you also to classic cottages UK for advertising this lovely place. You made the booking very easy and provided us with great information leading up to our trip! Many Greetings from Bavaria Claudia and Heinz
Mr McGeachan July 2019
Lovely spacious cottage, very quiet location, spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything you need. Great area, short drive to local amenities and various towns and attractions. Loved it
Herr Molitor June 2019
Top accommodation, friendly landlord, great location for hiking, top beach fast reach. Herlich also for our Hund.Alles has fit. We had a great time. And will definitely come here again. The Sonnenunterg? Nge were impressive.
Top Unterkunft, Freundliche Vermieter,Super Lage zum Wandern,Top Strand schnell zuereichen. Herlich auch für unseren Hund.Alles hat gepasst.Wir hatten eine Super Zeit.Und kommen bestimmt noch mal hierher zurück.Die Sonnenuntergänge waren beeindruckend.
Mrs Ashdown April 2019
Owl Barn is perfect for a couple (like us) , with a dog, who want a quiet break away from everything. There are fields adjacent to the cottage for our dog to run around in at each end of the day as well as country and coastal walks nearby. Trebarwith Strand is an easy walk away and plenty of sand when the tide is out! The approach roads to the cottage are narrow but traffic is light and drivers take care passing walkers.
Mrs Gilks April 2019
The views were fantastic! The cottage had a lovely feel, it was truly perfect
Mrs Marks March 2019
Even during our stay, we were talking about how soon we could come back again! The perfect holiday destination for us.
Ms Rose October 2018
We loved everything about Owl Barn, lovely views, well equipment and cosy. Great location to visit so many amazing beaches, including the local one. Also good for our dog with a secure garden and fields 30 seconds walk to run her in. We will definitely be back.
Mrs Lucas September 2018
Lovely location with amazing views and stunning sunsets. Secure enclosed garden great for dogs. Comfortable and well equipped cottage with good parking.
Mrs Mottershead September 2018
Lovely warm welcome from Ricardo, amazing views fantastic walks and lots of beautiful places within a short distance. For us it is what we would want from a true Cornish holiday
Mr Edwards July 2018
Very well equipped and so peaceful all main places are within easy driving, would recommend.
Mrs Smedley June 2018
Wonderful stay at Owl Barn. Lovely cottage, wonderful views and very helpful owners. Will definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to visit again in the future.
Mr Allen May 2018
We had a fabulous stay at Owl Barn. We loved the space and light within the cottage, the stunning views of the North Cornish coast and the luxurious fixtures and fittings within the property. having a large bathroom with both bath AND separate wet room was amazing. The soft cotton dressing-gowns was a welcome touch of luxury too! All the rooms were spacious and comfortable and the outdoor space was generous too, with plenty of room for our boisterous Labrador dog to mooch around to his heart's content. It was a great location and a lovely property - just the place to enjoy a peaceful week's holiday away from our hectic life in London. Our hosts - Elizabeth & Ricardo - were delightful - friendly, hospitable and ready to help with anything (not that we needed much!). I highly recommend the cottage to others. Overall a stunning property in a gorgeous part of North Cornwall and well worth a visit!
Mrs Hammersley November 2017
Lovely property in a great location. Very well appointed and furnished. The log fire was fantastic and a real selling point for us in the autumn weather. Secure garden was perfect for us with our dog and, while we visited in autumn so didn’t get to use it all that much, would be wonderful during spring and summer with longer days. Friendly owners who welcomed us on arrival while retaining lovely balance of privacy
Mr Shirtliff September 2017
Great place to stay with wonderful views and very welcoming hosts. Very well equipped cottage. Hope to stay again when the weather is better as could not take full advantage of the setting due to being very wet and windy during our stay.
Mrs Davidson-Smith September 2017
Access by single track road with narrow passing points. Have to be good at reversing in a tight space and not too worried if car gets scratched. Paths to beach are overgrown and difficult/impossible to walk. No footpaths so have to drive everywhere. Accommodation lovely.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review of Owl Barn - the cottage is set in a very rural position and as such is approached by country lanes. We're sorry that you couldn't find the many footpaths in the area (an OS map shows them very clearly - have a look at the Explore Nearby OS map, pink dotted lines are public footpaths) and that the paths you did find were overgrown. This may be as a result of the warm humid weather which obviously encourages foliage growth - the local council does have a rolling programme of trimming back the footpaths but we're sorry if this hadn't been done in time for your stay. It was however great to see that you enjoyed the cottage itself. Tanya, Customer Support
Ms Mangham August 2017
This is a stunning place to stay with fantastic views. If you are planning a walking holiday this is ideal ....footpaths on your doorstep and great walks and then coming back to a luxury cottage where you can sit and just watch the sunset with the swifts flying around the barn. It was just perfect!
Dr Impey July 2017
Splendid views, stunning location and extremely relaxing. The barn was beautifully presented and a pleasure to stay in. Great for the dogs too with a lovely, safe, fully enclosed garden.
Mrs Owen April 2017
Gorgeous barn with lovely views
Mrs Harrold October 2013
Owl Barn was one of the best places I've ever stayed. Stepping out of the car you are greeted by an amazing panoramic sea views from Polzeath to Tintagel. The barn itself is comfort personified - every little detail has been thought of. The highlights for me were the huge bath and walk-in shower, along with the wood burning stove - all of which were the icing on the cake after a days hiking on the coastal path. The outside space is very well thought out too - with a very private seating and decking area. The cottage is well located for the coastal path (around 15 minutes on foot), which will take you on some amazing walks. You can walk to Trebarwith or Delabole to eat but if you aren't specifically on a walking holiday you will need a practical pair of shoes otherwise they are easily accessible by car. Thank you to Ricardo and Elizabeth - we had great holiday and would definitely recommend Owl Barn to anyone wanting a private luxury holiday cottage in a beautiful location.
Mr Jones August 2013
Perfect location on north cornwalls coast. Quiet unspoilt area within easy reach of many popular towns. Lovely uninterrupted sea views. Private outdoor space. Absolute luxury.
Mr Norris June 2013
Superb location.Marvelous views,and those sunsets leave you speechless.
Mr Carr May 2013
Location and comfort excellent. Linen immaculate with a comfortable bed, something of a rarity in holiday lets. Shame we had to come home.
Mrs Seymour April 2013
We had a fantastic week at Owl Barn, it is a beautiful place with glorious views and that extra bit of luxury. Perfect!
Mr Hall March 2013
Wonderful cottage would reccommend to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing week with fantastic views but close to beaches etc. The description doesn't do it justice, it is really lovely.
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