Bolankan Barn stands totally separate from the Owners' home and Bolankan View (2265) and the windows all face the fields and countryside (apart from the bathroom window).
In the cooler months snuggle up on the sofa and get cosy around the glow of the wood-burner.
The stylish, light and well-equipped kitchen.
Sit on the patio terrace with a glass or two in this peaceful location.
The beautifully furnished bedroom with those wonderful countryside views and en suite shower-room.
Fresh flowers for every guest, often from the owners' garden.
Your view from the patio terrace.
Breakfast is served.
The bedroom with comfy king-size bed and crisp cotton sheets.
Double walk-in shower.
Simply stylish with everything you could need and right next door to the bedroom.
The bedroom leads to the hallway and right into the sitting-room.
Beautiful detail throughout.
Open plan living, with a touch of Scandi styling.
Cook up a treat, the local produce available in this area beats the supermarkets hands down.
Enjoy a Cornish cream tea, jam on first of course!
The simplicity of some of the beautiful furniture adds a special something to the barn.
You will find some of the owners beautiful pottery around the barn, you can see more if you would like to visit her on-site workshop, and perhaps buy a gift or two to take home.
Colourful soft furnishings and muted blues and greens give a relaxed feel.
What could be nicer than spending time in this relaxing rural retreat.
With the South West Coast Path not far away it's an all year walkers' paradise so bring your boots.
This is the view from your bedroom window across the fields to the village church.
It's the little things that make Bolankan Barn such a special place.
The soft sandy beach at Godrevy.
Whether you visit in summer or in winter, the beaches are simply spectacular.
The views at Rinsey across the mine engines and beyond.

Bolankan Barn


5.4 miles N of Porthleven / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 16)

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7 Nights from £380

We had a wonderful week at Bolankan barn. The host was very welcoming, and we had home made scones and bread with jam and clotted cream waiting for us which was a lovely touch. The barn is beautifully decorated and has everything you would need, it is also very centrally placed. It is also very private and has the most remarkable views.

Quiet location looking down the valley to the village. Very clean and well equipped. Just twenty minutes to Godrevy beach and it’s wonderful cafe. Similar time to Marazion.

Excellent property in a very ideal location to explore the very heart of Cornwall. We will defiantly be coming back as the hosts were fantastic and property had everything you could need.

Gavin and Nicky are fantastic hosts and are always so welcoming. With Cornwall still so busy, we spent more time at the cottage this year enjoying the sun and peace and quiet at the cottage.

Our first stay at Bolankan Barn and we had a fabulous week. Beautifully presented with everything you could wish for. It provided an excellent base from which to explore both coasts with relative ease. Gavin and Nicky were on hand to help if necessary, and they left us some delicious treats. Would definitely recommend this property, without hesitation.

This barn came highly recommended by our son & his wife who visited in 2019. We found it to be homely, colourful, relaxing & very stylish & we had a superb time. Jan & Wayne.

Nicky & Gavin are great hosts and have created a comfortable, stylish holiday retreat. We especially enjoyed the view from the barn, and the peaceful location.

This was our fifth visit to Bolankan Barn and we loved it as much as ever. It’s a compact and comfortable property with everything you need, and beautifully decorated. We love the views across the meadow to the church. Gavin and Nicky are lovely, friendly but unobtrusive hosts. All in all a great stay.

Wonderful owners, such a relaxing place to stay! Just perfect to visit places and then return to a totally tranquil setting for the evening

The property is immaculate. Clean throughout, all modern and well equipped. Very bright and open with a fantastic view from the patio area overlooking the countryside. Lovely quiet location that provides a fantastic base to explore southern Cornwall. The owners were very friendly and helpful when we met them. Some lovely extra touches with the scones and fresh bread on arrival. Perfect place to stay for a couples holiday. Just wish we were there for longer than a week!

Lovely cottage in a peaceful, quiet location, ideally situated for access to north and south coasts of Cornwall. Tastefully decorated and well equipped. A very relaxing place to stay. Thank you.

Lovely, well equipped, nicely furnished cottage, lovely hosts, brilliant location, really peaceful, put our minds at rest with cleaning etc during these difficult times, thankyou

Along with several other previous guests, we also made a return visit to Bolakan Barn due to it's location, warmth of welcome and immaculate condition and comfort of the cottage. Thank you for a great two weeks holiday, we look forward to making a return visit as soon as we are able.

We've had another lovely, relaxing stay at Bolankan farm. The cottage is clean and comfortable and being from the midlands, we love the peace and quiet that surrounds it. The bread and cream tea on our arrival were most welcome! We got to all the places we wanted to visit with ease and were treated to some spectacular sunsets over St Ives! We made reservations to return next year on the last morning of our stay. See you next year Nicky & Gavin!!

We are repeat visitors to Bolankan Barn. It is a lovely property in a very peaceful location, and very private. The Barn enjoys a west facing view which makes the most of the sunsets. Off the main tourist trail yet very well located to explore West Cornwall. Gavin and Nicky are great hosts and always provide fresh flowers and a welcome pack. We love it.

The location was perfect in between both coasts and easily accessible. Most importantly it was very peaceful. The owners were available but not intrusive. Lovely homemade goodies were provided and it was well equipped. They even offered us some home grown potatoes. We would love to go there again. They are so lucky to live there :-)

Absolutely gorgeous property, comfy and beautifully and stylishly decorated. Pretty location with fabulous views and sheep that come right up to the property. Warm welcome from the owner Gavin. Lovely to arrive to freshly homemade scones, clotted cream and jam plus home baked bread - a real treat. Spotlessly clean with everything you could need, kitchen well-equipped. A lovely peaceful hideaway

A real gem of a property. Would thoroughly recommend Bolankan Barn!! The owners Nicky and Gavin should be well proud.

It's 5 stars from us.

Really welcoming reception from the owners.

This was our 5th holiday at Bolankan Farm - 3rd in Bolankan Barn. To be honest, I'm struggling a little with something new to say.


The welcome - as warm as ever.
The cream tea, bread and eggs - all gratefully received (and delicious).
The cottage - spotless (as you'd expect).
The location - still great for all parts of the county with both north and south coast less than 20 minutes away. I know, I timed it from Praa sands and Godrevy. Even the weather was mostly good. What I can say is that Nicky and Gavin read the reviews left by guests and take on board the comments. We've noticed a couple of small changes since our 1st stay to make it even more perfect.

Bolankan Barn exceeded all our expectations - we had a wonderful holiday in a perfect setting. It was the most peaceful location and we were made so welcome by the lovely owners.

Lovely property with everything you need. In a great location too!

Very peaceful location. Be prepared for very rural country lanes. Nearest local small shop approximately 2 miles away. Would be a property to aid 'recharging batteries'. Owners provided goodies, homemade scones, jam, cream, homemade bread and fresh flowers which was much appreciated.

Cannot rate Bolankan barn highly enough. The barn is warm and cosy with a log burner and comfy sofas on a wintery day, yet has a stunning patio view for miles overlooking the church and sheep for a sunny evening. The owners were so welcoming and gave us great tips for days out in Cornwall and nearby. It's really well equipped, clean and plenty of space. Also all windows look out over the hills- great for a quiet getaway! Will definitely recommend to family and friends and would love to go again!

Bolankan barn is a lovely place to stay, very well equipped, cosy and comfortable. Nikki and Gavin were very friendly and welcoming, with the cream tea and freshly baked bread on arrival a nice extra touch. The mattress (which has been mentioned in previous reviews) was extremely comfortable! It is in an excellent central location for visiting this part of Cornwall, peaceful and quiet but not too far from anywhere. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to others, and would certainly stay here again.

very nice owners,nothing was to much trouble, first class.

Great place to relax in and feel spoilt.

This was our second visit to this lovely property and we had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. It is well equipped and is in a quiet, rural location so is very peaceful and it is ideally placed for exploring this part if Cornwall. Hosts Nicky and Gavin are very welcoming and provide a delicious cream tea on arrival. We are looking forward to our next visit already.

What a fantastic place to spend a week in the Cornish countryside very peaceful and quiet, it's absolutely fantastic. The Cottage is absolutely wonderful,very clean and decorated lovely with everything you could want and more. had a lovely cream tea and fresh flowers waiting for us when we arrived was a lovely touch. The owners are wonderful people would definitely recommend this to anyone.

This was our third stay at Bolankan Barn and we were delighted to see that the property was as pristine as on our first visit two years ago. The owners got the Barn ready for us with only two hours' notice and still went out of their way to provide us with home-made bread and a cream tea, fresh flowers and lending us maps for walking. It is clear that they take a real pride in their holiday accommodation, which is why we keep coming back!

We really enjoyed our stay at Bolankan Barn and will be pleased to visit again. The barn is very comfortable and furnished to a high standard. A great place to stay to explore beautiful coasts and countryside of Cornwall.

If you are looking for a quiet location this would be it.

Delightful retreat to rural Cornwall for two people, close to beaches and in easy reach of lots of lovely places. Gavin and Nicky could not have been more helpful or more welcoming. We enjoyed it immensely.

A fantastic cottage in breathtaking countryside.

A small space which needs better interior design to maximise holiday comfort. A third of the long main living room goes unused. The view to the church across the fields is indeed lovely but the ugly patio does not match up. A couple of loungers and some patio dressing would make a huge difference. We felt because of this the barn was overpriced. It's situation is not special ( apart from the view) as it is miles away from anywhere you might want to visit. Half an hours drive in most cases. Light sleepers beware: a large ceiling window ( Uncurtained) allows in bright morning summer light. It is quiet and peaceful however. But not worth such a high price.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were really sorry and very surprised to see that Bolankan Barn didn't quite suit your needs, as it really is one of our most popular properties. It is very rural - part of the charm, we feel - and we try very hard to show this within our description and photos. However, the north coast beaches are around a 5 mile drive, and you can pop to the nearby village of Praze (less than 2 miles) for a local bakery, little village shop and pub. Obviously this wasn't quite the right property for you but we hope that you still enjoyed your time in Cornwall overall. Tanya, Customer Support

Our third stay at Bolankan Barn and just as enjoyable as the first. A perfect location for walking in all parts of Cornwall. Excellent hopitality from the owners,Nicky and Gavin We will definitely return.

Balankan barn is a real gem. The interior is homely, modern, very clean and fresh. There is a fantastic view from the living room. The owners are very helpful.

This is our third stay at Bolankan farm (2nd in the barn) and Nicky and Gavin were as welcoming as always. In my revue of the barn last year I commented on the firmness of the mattress and, in my defence, said I probably would return. We booked up again this year as we felt the quality of the rest of the barn was enough to bring us back – which brings me to the mattress. Oh, the NEW mattress! The very comfortable, new mattress! We returned home extremely well rested. We have a very short list of favourite places we return to with Classics and Bolankan barn is now firmly on the list.

It is an ideal base for exploring both the south and north coasts of the west of Cornwall plus a very peaceful place to come back to after a busy day out. The owner are excellent and they provide home made scones, jam and bread to go with the Cornish cream that is also provided.

Beautiful barn in a peaceful setting. Great location for touring. We will be back!

Wonderful cottage in a great location. Many thanks to Nicky & Gavin for all the goodies supplied. Chris & Robert. Bovey Tracey, Devon

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We had a lovely, relaxing week at Bolankan Barn with the farm being ideally located for both coasts, the Lizard and the far west. Praa Sands turned out to be a favourite as it was so easy to get to.

The photo's do not do the barn justice - it is bigger than we expected. Nicky & Gavin have done a fantastic job. We stayed in the other property (Bolankan View) a couple of years ago and can't get over the transformation of the barn.

The only down side for me personally is the mattress - it is a lot firmer than I would choose myself. That said, I don't think it would put me off staying again. Oh, and the home made jam, scones and bread were delicious!

A beautifully located, equipped and decorated cottage with all the comforts of home but none of the noise or stress!

We loved Bolankan Barn as soon as we entered. The decoration and feel of the barn was a delight and the view from the terrace was beautiful. The welcome from the owners was warm and the home made bread, scones and jam were delicious. We would definitely recommend Bolankan Barn.

A lovely hideaway in the middle of nowhere and yet a lot of beautiful places just a short drive away... Imagine the perfect Cornish cottage and right there it is! Thanks again to Nicky and Gavin for leaving a light on when I arrived almost at midnight and making me feel truly welcome during my entire stay. Would really love to come back sometimes!

We loved everything about Bolankan Barn. Beautifully converted with stylish and high quality homeware. Very private due to the thoughtful design, peaceful and relaxing and gorgeous sunsets.

Great cottage in a lovely location. Owners provided a very useful information guide covering the surrounding area which was valuable. We visited at least two places from it which otherwise we would not have known about

The property surpassed our expectations & we received a very warm welcome from Nicky & Gavin and freshly baked scones & bread, organic eggs, milk, clotted cream & home made jam ... just perfect.

Very quiet with marvellous views over the local area and delightful sunsets. Situated in the middle of nowhere but very easy to get to anywhere in that part of Cornwall.

Great place to stay, peaceful, central for exploring cornwall in comfort.will be returning.

This stylish yet cosy property was in a good location between Falmouth and St Ives. We received an extremely warm welcome from the owners, and were able to truly relax, especially on the patio overlooking the fields and village on a sunny evening. We would love to come back.

Beautiful barn conversion, top notch. Everything you would ever need and more here. The owners are lovely helpful people and their hens lay the most amazing eggs. The sunsets over the Church are amazing.

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