Mowhay Barn is a fabulous barn conversion in beautiful south east Cornwall.
The double height, open plan sitting/dining-room.
There are three beautifully appointed bedrooms.
In true country-style the kitchen has a lovely Aga.
Mowhay Barn is surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside.
There are distant views across the countryside to Plymouth Sound, the city of Plymouth and 
There's a small dining-area in the kitchen - perfect for a quick breakfast or morning coffee.
The dining-area is located close to the kitchen - patio doors open up to the Juliet balcony which provides wonderful views of the garden and beyond.
The dining-area - perfect for special holiday meals and celebrations.
The main sitting-room is a fabulous room, offering plenty of space for all.
The main sitting-room is on the first floor.
You'll enjoy the view of the garden and surrounding countryside from the sitting-room.
The spiral staircase leads up to bedroom 3, on the second floor.
Looking down onto the sitting area from the mezzanine floor.
Steps lead down from the main sitting-room to the second sitting-area/conservatory.
The 'round room' really makes the most of the views and gives easy access to the garden.
Take some time out to enjoy the view.
Bedroom 3 has a fabulous four-poster bed.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 3.
Open up the patio doors and enjoy the views from the Juliet balcony.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Double doors lead out from the twin bedroom to the garden.
Bedroom 1, located on the ground floor, has a comfy double bed.
The family bathroom on the ground floor, which also has a separate shower cubicle.
There's even a second kitchen/ dining area on the ground floor- how handy is that!
Mowhay Barns sits in an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens.
There is a pond in the adjoining field, overlooked by the garden, which attracts all kinds of birds and wildlife (please take care of children).
The garden is heavenly and will delight both young and old alike (there is a second smaller pond in the garden, take care of children).
With such a wonderful backdrop you are sure to enjoy meals outside as often as you can.
The coastline is quite stunning.
As the tide goes out the tiny coves become a long stretch of golden sand.
The delightful twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are close by.
Mount Edgcumbe House and Park are well worth a visit.
There are some wonderful walks to discover at Mount Edgcumbe Park.

Mowhay Barn


2.1 miles NW of Kingsand / Sleeps 6 + cot

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An excellent cottage as a base to explore this part of unspoilt Cornwall

This is a beautiful barn, easily suitable for 2 families to stay together and very well furnished. The surrounding land is great for children who love to run around. The owner lives nearby and is very friendly and helpful. If you stay here though, be prepared to drive out a distance each day as there is not much to do nearby and nothing in walking distance. The local shop is literally a shed and unmanned so only for treats and milk or bread. The local pub is only open at the weekend and their menu is limited but they are very friendly. There is only one TV in the barn despite it saying two.

Mowhay Barn is a spacious and beautifully-situated house in a superb part of Cornwall. We found the house provided us all with lots of space (two kitchens and two lovely lounges) having amazing and large private grounds with mature trees, shrubs and flowers and far-reaching country views. This was well beyond our expectations. We spent several lazy afternoons just soaking up sunshine and tranquility in the grounds or eating al fresco. Inside, there was plentiful equipment and some fascinating antique furniture along with delightful views. Also, hundreds of books and loads of games. A total treat.

The location was also great. All the Rame Peninsula's wonderful scenery and villages are never more than 5-8 minutes drive, including Whitsand Bay with its long golden-sand beach (and steep walk down!). We particularly liked the estate grounds of Mount Edgcumbe House with walks by Plymouth Sound or on top in the deer park with stunning 360 degree views across the sea and the countryside (even extending to distant Dartmoor).

On top of all that, there are some great eateries - particularly The Canteen at Maker Heights which has top-rank cooking at an incredibly modest price. Also, lovely pubs in the quaint fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. Just up the hill on the B road is an excellent cafe (The Salty Dog) and SE Cornwall's top Cornish Pasty producer (Cornish Pod). Amazing pasties - we're now all 'pastied out'! There was a 7 minute footpath to the characterful local pub in St John and an easy drive to local shops or supermartkets in Millbrook or Torpoint.

I expect I shouldn't be raving so much about this place as it will probably now fill up with eager guests but, as a very experienced cottage finder, this is such a find!

Perfect for a family.

It would be helpful to let guests know that all the bedrooms in Mowhay are accessed by winding spiral staircases - this feels like important information.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your feedback - we do try to be as accurate and honest as we can with our online descirptions and photographs and we do try to show the staircases at this lovely property so that guests know exactly what to expect upon their arrival - we'll see if there is anything else we can do to make it clearer. Tressa, Customer Support

Very convenient location if you are prepared to be slightly back from the sea.

Lovely stay at Mowhay barn set in very pretty gardens. Very comfortable with good facilities for cooking and lots of space for staying with friends or family. We would recommend a stay at Mowhay.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and particularly the lovely gardens! Thanks for sharing your experience. The Classic Team

Tastefully furnished, beautifully tranquil surroundings. The cottage had everything we needed.

Mowhay Barn is absolutely lovely and beautifully furnished. It is nice to have a garden and outdoor table and chairs. The owner is charming and lives very close by. You really do embrace the Cornish countryside staying here and the coast and beaches are a few miles away with the most stunning views for miles. A car is essential to explore the area.

Beautiful barn, very private with a wonderful garden and a most helpful owner.

The host was very friendly and welcoming she was always available and assisted us when needed. The scenery was spectacular with a very peaceful atmosphere. Be prepared for very narrow roads if you are driving and take care around bends. Beaches are close by and worth visiting however, there is no wheelchair access to any of them. For walks we walked up the hills which again its worth the climb to watch the sunset and beautiful views. Definitely would visit Mowhay barn again in the near future! Oh the homemade scones and jam were a lovely welcome upon arrival!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review of Mowhay Barn. It is a very rural property so reached by some archetypal country lanes, where you may well meet tractors, walkers, cyclists and horse riders so it's always sensible to drive with this in mind. There are a number of beaches in Cornwall that are more easily accessible, and some that have sand chairs available - you can check specific details on either of the following websites:

We hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

A superb property in an unspoilt part of Cornwall

Lovely views from the house and garden. Not really any walks from the door, but plenty of good coastal walks within a few miles. Mount Edgcumbe country park is excellent to explore and the passenger ferries from Cremyll to various parts of Plymouth were useful, especially as the weather wasn't too good.

Amazing barn and garden, beautiful location and beaches.

The barn is beautiful with stunning views and a wonderful garden, however it is situated right on the road which is surprisingly busy so expect some road noise. The road leading to the barn is very narrow and winding (even by Cornish standards) so be prepared to beep your horn and reverse to the nearest passing point. There was a lovely cream tea and fresh flowers on arrival and the friendly host visited later that day. We were unlucky enough to have a broken toilet on arrival and then a broken shower. These were fixed but the age of the equipment in the barn makes this a likely occurrence and it was very inconvenient for us. The downstairs floor is tiled and very cold on the feet even in a heatwave, so remember to take your slippers if you sleeping down there! There are no shops or restaurants nearby, the nearest pub is only open at weekends and only serves food on a Friday. Some of the beaches are tricky to access. There is a fish and ship shop, pub and Co Op in Millbrook (which has its own interesting road layout!). There is a footpath to the nearest village but otherwise roads are too narrow and winding for safe walking with children so it is necessary to drive. We had a lovely holiday here but have mentioned these things to help future guests.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Mowhay Barn - it is beautifully located as you found; we do appreciate that the access roads in this rural area are country lanes which don't usually have pavements, and they are used by local traffic to reach the lovely little towns and villages on the Rame peninsula. We're so sorry that there was an issue with the shower and loo, and thanks so much for your understanding and patience while they were fixed. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support

Very cozy cottage close to wonderful beaches and cafes.

The barn is spacious, well maintained and equipped. It is attractively furnished, and is situated in a beautiful and quite location. The property and garden are well looked after by the owner, who we had the pleasure of meeting. A number of useful local guides and maps were available for our perusal. We enjoyed the complimentary cream tea on our arrival.

I can not fault this cottage, its grounds, facilities cleanliness and setting. Its a lovely place to spend a week! I did find this part of Cornwall to have slightly fewer easy access beaches, and slightly fewer good pub restaurants. One business owner we hired bikes from joked with us it was the 'forgotten part of Cornwall' - for some people that is going to be a blessing. For us it wasn't a curse, but my ideal holiday would probably be Mowbray Barn but nearer Hayle/StIves.

Fantastic place, would fully recommend to anyone. Facilities are fantastic,garden and property is above and beyond.

Beautiful views, excellently equipped, everything supplied even milk and scones on arrival, beautiful furnishings, lots of space. Excellent opportunities for keen and fit walkers. Good value for money.

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