The driveway continues past Kernel's Barn and Winfield Cottage, to the owners' house at the end.
The cosy lounge, with lovely wood-burner.
The lovely patio-area.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The spacious double bedroom.
The living-room has a stable-door which opens onto the quiet drive, on the other side of which is the garden.
The exterior of pretty little Kernel's Barn, with the separate utility-room to the rear of the building next door, on the left.
The comfortable open plan living-room.
Breakfast anyone?
The double bedroom.
The cute second bedroom is suitable for an adult or child.
The single bedroom.
There are two steps from the living-room down to the bedrooms and bathroom.
Kernel's Barn.
Bright family bathroom.
The separate utility-room is located behind the cottage next door. (New photo to follow)
The south-facing 'meadow' garden includes your private sheltered patio and barbecue-area.
The view from the patio across the meadow garden, with the cottage parking-area and the end of the owners' house just in the picture on the right.
The far end of the meadow garden is sometimes used as a temporary home for new arrivals.
The paddock next to the owners' house, where chickens, ducks and horses live!
All creatures great....
....and small!
Portreath beach is only a few minutes' drive from the cottage.
Perranporth beach, a little further up the coast.
Porthtowan beach is also just a short drive from Kernel's Barn.
The secure bike store is very handy if you want to bring your own bikes with you, alternatively you can hire from the centre next door.

Kernel’s Barn


2.3 miles E of Portreath / Sleeps 3 + cot

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August 2020

There is so much we could say about this lovely holiday home and surroundings, but we hesitate to say too much in case this hidden treasure becomes too popular for when we book again and again! The perfect Cornwall holiday home with the many benefits of being tucked away on a small, inland farm but very close to lovely beaches. We had a very special and memorable holiday. Thank you

August 2020

Lovely character cottage which was clean and well furnished and equipped. Good location within easy driving distance of Portreath and Porthtowan. Helpful and friendly hosts.

August 2020

Lovely accommodation, everything we expected and more. 5 year old loves staying on the farm but being close to the beach!

July 2020

Lovely comfortable cottage, our daughter loved meeting the farm animals, cats and dogs

February 2020

Highly recommended Kernel's Barn is very well located and well thought out. The owners are very pleasant and hospitable, and the chickens are very well kept!

September 2019

It would be difficult to find a more relaxing cottage. We have stayed in several cottages that were situated on farms and this is amongst the best of them. Colin & Sally should be very proud of what they do to enable people to enjoy their holiday.

August 2019

The owner are lovely, helpful and nice people!

August 2018

Lovely cottage on a lovely farm. We were welcomed and our daughter was introduced to the animals. A perfect property for a family with a small child and possibly an under 6 month old too!

August 2018

We had a fantastic stay at Kernel's Barn. The cottage is clean, well maintained and comfortable and we found it perfect for us (2 adults and teenage son). This area of Cornwall is beautiful with stunning beaches and headland walks within a five minute drive. Slightly further (10 mins) is the fantastic Gwithian beach which we returned to a few times in our quest to improve our surfing skills. This part of Cornwall is quieter than some of its noisy neighbours, but there is still so much to do. Would definitely recommend.

August 2018

Lovely, well equipped & comfortable cottage. Quiet but excellent location for exploring southern Cornwall. Plenty to do in vicinity & great beaches nearby, especially Chapel Porth.

July 2018

A very warm welcome and a great cottage, both Colin and Sally were wonderful hosts. Our 2 yr old really enjoyed meeting the dogs, cat and hens; and the short trip to meet the cows also brought great delight. The cottage was clean and comfortable, with all the facilities and amenities close by you would need for a pleasant stay. As a bonus there is an eclectic range of novels from Danielle Steel to Charles Bukowski, along with current OS maps of the surrounding area, which was really useful. The Cottage is in a peaceful location and within 5 minutes of both Portreath and Porthtowan and 10 min from Chapel Porth, our favourite beach. We look forward to our next visit.

June 2018

Wonderful location if you are looking to explore the north coast. Perfect for a young family as the garden was a great size to play in after a day at the beach. The owners are so pleasant and couldn’t do enough for us. Overall I would definitely stay here again and we are even considering renting both cottages next time so our parents can join us.

May 2018

What a wonderful place to stay! Location was perfect as we were close to so many places we wanted to visit. Cottage is fantastic and in such relaxing surroundings. The owners were very welcoming and we loved the greetings we got from Lucy and co every time we returned from a day out. Would highly recommend.

October 2017

Cosy cottage, clean, comfortable and well equipped. We were on a weeks surfing holiday and ideally placed for good breaks at Fistral or Gwithian. Tried Portreath and Porthtowan but either totally blown or dumping. If your surfing Gwithian near the lighthouse watch out for the rip.

Nice to come home to a warm homestead every night and being greeted by two amazingly friendly dogs made us very happy. Sally is lovely, not in your face like some owners but said hi and there if you need her.

September 2017

Owners very friendly

August 2017

Comfortable and cozy cottage, very clean and quiet which is perfect located for discovering Cornwall. Two wonderful beaches reachable in 5 minutes by car, perfect for swimming, bodyboarding and surfing. St. Ives, Falmouth, Perranporth and Newquay are reachable within 30-40 minutes. The owner of the cottage are really nice, sympathetic and always helpful. We can recommend the cottage.

May 2017

Beautiful, spotless and well maintained. Everything included that you will possibly need for a lovely comfortable stay.

Peaceful countryside location but close to beaches and main routes to explore Cornwall.

Great hosts make you feel very welcome along with their friendly animals.

Couldn't find fault with a thing (and trust me when I say that I am fussy haha)...... Loved it!!

May 2017

Wonderful holiday, relaxed, great area Deffo reccomend

October 2016

it would be a help to have a grip bar on the wall by the shower

August 2016

Brilliantly located for a base, Colin & Sally were full of knowledge & chatty without being intrusive, a lovely cream tea was left for us on arrival, a fabulous holiday.

July 2016

The Barn is idealy situated for visiting the beach and exploring large parts of Cornwall. It is clean and well equipped and the owners are very friendly. We particularly enjoyed all the animals on the farm. Lovely patio area also.

June 2016

Beautiful cottage in quiet surroundings. Loved the doggy welcoming committee every time we came back to the cottage.

April 2016

Kernel's barn is a lovely place to stay. The hosts could not be more welcoming, neither could the canine welcome from Lucy & co. The location on the coast to coast trail was perfect for us as cyclists. Being close to the north coast gave many opportunities for walking and enjoying the many eateries around at Portreath and Porthtowan. We highly recommend staying here, it has everything you could want for a relaxing stay and is wonderfully private whilst still being just off the beaten track.

September 2015

Fantastic barn conversion. Really good weather and building was warm without any heating (most disappointing as we really wanted to use the log burner!) very friendly owners and animals. Would highly recommend.

August 2015

Excellent location, perfect hosts.

August 2015

Kernal's Barn was perfect. The Barn was so very clean and well equipped. There is nothing to find fault with. The owners where very kind and friendly. They where very kind to my sons and showed them all around the farm, much to my younger sons delight he got to name the two baby calf's that had just been born. We would definitely love to return again.

August 2015

The perfect place to spend a holiday. Great to come back to after a busy day out with the added bonus of meeting the farm animals.

May 2015

Excellent base for exploring many parts of Cornwall. Two beaches within 15 minutes cycle, and less than an hour's drive to the Lizard. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Cottage clean, well equipped and comfy. Will be back, hopefully with friends staying in the new cottage being built next door.

August 2014

Sally and Colin were very approachable and friendly but not'in the way' at all. The welcome cream tea was perfect after a 7 hour drive. The cottage is a pleasant surprise and finished to a really high spec. It is ideally situated, so a trip to Falmouth is 1/2 hour away and Penzance roughly 40 mins. The local beach at Portowan, approx 5 mins drive away, is perfect and 30 seconds from the car park so easily accessible when you arrive there too.

The children loved Lucy the dog and the chickens on the farm.

We had everything we needed for a relaxing family break. Thank you.

April 2014

nice surprise on arrival of scones and cream and also milk tea and coffee all left as a welcome pack

March 2014

We found the position to be well suited for a holiday on Cornwall`s wonderful Atlantic Coast

August 2013

I would happily recommend Kernel's Barn as a peaceful retreat which is tucked away up country lanes, but close enough to beaches and the A30 to be within striking distance of many of Cornwall's attractions.

It is a very well equipped and comfortable property. We particularly liked the wood-burning stove (once we had got the hang of it!), and although it is situated fairly close to the owner's property, we were never really felt as though we were intruding.

There's a variety of friendly farm animals to be encountered, so would be ideal for families with younger children. The owners are very helpful and welcoming and are always ready to give advice on local attractions, good places to eat, etc.

On the whole, a pleasant place to stay if you want to relax and unwind, or alternatively, to use as a base for cycling, walking or surfing.

August 2013

Kernel's barn is the most perfect holiday cottage, close to two surf beaches. The owners are very helpful and the animals are great. Be prepared to get loved by Lucy the loveliest Rottweiler

July 2013

Kernels barn is a stunning, well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings. The owners are so friendly and kind and really helped make our stay very special. We took our 5 year old boy who was made to feel very welcome SMS who has taken some treasured memories away with him. We will definitely recommend the property we were very impressed with everything.

July 2013

The barn was so perfect for us. It has been renovated so well and is clean and extremely well stocked. It is in a great location, close to some great beaches, woods and gardens. In addition the property is really well situated to many attractions for children such as paradise park, lappa valley steam train and the seal sanctuary, to name just a few. the beaches are also very close and very clean with lifeguards on all of them. The owners were excellent, so welcoming and informative. We have a very inquisitive four year old and they were so accepting of her and she learned a lot about the animals, being allowed to help feed them all. We look forward to going back there as it is a perfect holiday property. We would definitely recommend the barn to anyone.

June 2013

The Cottage was just what was required. The owners were very helpful and friendly as were the two dogs particularly Lucy.

May 2013

Really lovely property so clean and comfortable, had everything you needed. Great location, we were met by very friendly owner and even a cream tea, can't wait to go back.

May 2013

An outstanding cottage, really comfortable and furnished to a really high standard. The kitchen had everything you could need if you are keen on cooking. The cottage is absolutely immaculately clean. The location is perfect for a really quiet couple of weeks in Cornwall - with easy access to great cycle routes (+ bike hire if needed), great beaches and all the cream teas you can eat.

April 2013

A lovely, spacious cottage with all modern amenities set in a peaceful location off-the beaten track but very close to shops and beach.

March 2013

Kernels Barn is a fabulous barn conversion transformed by the owners Collin and Sally. We had a very comfortable stay and were welcomed by the best cream tea. We are keen walkers and the location was perfect to travel to the north coast daily and walk the coastal path.

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