Looking down from the Owner's driveway towards Martlett Barn on the right.
The open plan living-room with 6' super-king bed which can also be made up as two 3' singles.
The courtyard garden behind the barns is shared with next door.
The surprisingly spacious and well-equipped kitchen with dining at the breakfast-bar.
This cute semi-detached barn is surrounded by fields and the rolling hills on the Penrose Estate.
The shower-room with large double shower cubicle.
This compact cottage has everything you need and more.
Relax on the sofa with a good book.
Looking across to the kitchen-area from the sofa.
Your 'neigh' bours on one side are the Owner's horses who are sometimes in the field next door.
The stone steps to the side of the cottage take you to the courtyard garden.
Small but perfectly formed.
This pretty single-storey studio barn is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area of Cornwall.
Meet Bryher, Cody, Bryn and Chester.
Relax with a glass of something nice.
The Penrose Estate wraps around the lake at Loe Bar, such a pretty area to explore with paths through the woods.
One of the old stables belonging to the estate is now a cafe, perfect for a stop for some light refreshments.
The pretty harbour at Porthleven is now a real 'foodie destination' with a wide choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants serving local produce.
The beach at Porthleven, great for walking on and relaxing but swimming is not advised due to the dangerous currents.
The sandy beach at Church Cove, Gunwalloe is only a short drive away.

Martlett Barn


1.5 miles NE of Porthleven / Sleeps 2 + cot

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7 Nights from  £307

October 2018

A superb retreat in a beautiful rural situation The cottage has everything in it to make a stress free and comfortable stay

September 2018

Martlett Barn is excellent, very comfortable and well equipped accommodation, beautifully presented and situated in an ideal location just right for exploring the south west area of Cornwall. We would certainly recommend. Karen & Richard are exceptionally welcoming hosts and the added bonus of Karen's horses in the nearby field would suit anyone with an equestrian interest.

June 2018

The cottage, although compact, was immaculately clean and extremely well equipped, a real home from home. The refreshments and friendliness of the owners made us feel very welcome, particularly after our very long drive. The location of the cottage was very tranquil and peaceful which made for a very relaxing break - the perfect base from which to discover the beauty of Cornwall. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Martlett Barn to all.

May 2018

A delightful, quiet, comfortable and well located place to spend a few days or more. All mod cons provided. Close to shops & restaurants and well located for travelling around. Hosts friendly & welcoming.

December 2017

Lovely homely cottage, exceptionally well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Also wonderful quiet location which is perfect for exploring Cornwall. Would definitely reccomend!

September 2017

A wonderfully warm welcome from Karen & Richard to this great little find! The barn is spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable and has everything you could possibly need, especially the superbly equipped kitchen. It is rural, yet centrally placed on The Lizard, within short walks to Porthleven, Penrose & Helston and a short drive to Falmouth.

August 2017

Ideal starting point for discovering the area!

May 2017

We had a wonderful welcome from Karen and Richard. The basket of tea and biscuits on arrival was just what we needed after our long drive. The owners were perfect hosts so welcoming and they even managed to supply the sunshine for our holiday, thank you. The location of the barn was in a perfect location to explore this part of Cornwall. Will definitely go back and have already recommend to our friends.

May 2017

A lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage, with beautiful views all round, and a warm welcome from the owners. A great base for exploring the Penrose estate and the Lizard peninsula, and the perfect place to get away from it all!

March 2017

Lovely cottage, very well equipped and in a great spot for everything the area has to offer. The on-site owners Richard and Karen are great, very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay!

August 2016

Our hosts were very welcoming. The studio was simply lovely and extremely well equipped (we took our own coffee pot but there was no need). Everything is at a very high standard, clean and well presented. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and we walked to Porthleven a couple of times, it's a must do. We would definitely book again, we were very sad to leave after our perfect week.

June 2016

very happy with Martlett Barn, we will return in near future.

May 2016

An excellent studio apartment, nice size and very good location ....close to many attractions and also for supermarkets and restaurants in Helston. Would recommend to anyone wanting country views, excellent walking in Penrose and Looe Bar a jog/bike away. Porthleven also close which is an added benefit!

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