Mr Griffiths September 2018
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.
Mrs Wood July 2018
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.
Miss Nicholls May 2018
Lovely property with everything you need. In a great location too!
Mrs Credland March 2018
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.
Miss Birdsall September 2017
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!
Mrs Nelson September 2017
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.
Mr Cannon August 2017
very nice owners,nothing was to much trouble, first class.
Mr Bates July 2017
Great place to relax in and feel spoilt.
Mrs Blakey June 2017
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.
Mrs Cheesman May 2017
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.
Mr Emerton February 2017
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!
Mr Donaldson September 2016
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.
Mr Dean September 2016
If you are looking for a quiet location this would be it.
Mr Moss August 2016
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.
Mrs O'Connor August 2016
A fantastic cottage in breathtaking countryside.
Mr Petford August 2016
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
Mr Parsons August 2016
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.
Mrs Keibek July 2016
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.
Mr Griffiths June 2016
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.
Mr Pascoe June 2016
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.
Miss Fletcher May 2016
Beautiful barn in a peaceful setting. Great location for touring. We will be back!
Mr Houghton April 2016
Wonderful cottage in a great location. Many thanks to Nicky & Gavin for all the goodies supplied. Chris & Robert. Bovey Tracey, Devon
Mr Gaunt April 2016
more imformation on good places to eat.
Mr Griffiths September 2015
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!
Mr Myhill August 2015
A beautifully located, equipped and decorated cottage with all the comforts of home but none of the noise or stress!
Mrs Grimley July 2015
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.
Ms Miszler June 2015
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!
Ms Royle April 2015
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.
Mrs Gardiner March 2015
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
Mr Parsons October 2014
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.
Mr Pascoe September 2014
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.
Mrs Cheesman September 2014
Great place to stay, peaceful, central for exploring cornwall in comfort.will be returning.
Dr Browne August 2014
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.
Mrs Horton August 2014
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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