Mrs Kearnes September 2020
The cottage is in a lovely setting and a quiet location within easy reach of Helston and Porthleven. Ideal for visiting all the places of interest on the Lizard and surrounding areas.
Mrs Duff July 2020
Hotels and cottages are almost always not as good as they look on the internet or in the brochure. But this one was! It was an absolute delight and had everything you could wish for in a holiday home. Great location, beautifully furnished, and kind owners. We liked the location because it was halfway between Porthleven (small local shops, cafes etc) and Helston (large supermarket). Did you know that the owner actually puts all the kitchen equipment in the dishwasher for each new arrival? What excellent service and so reassuring in the present circumstances. The Pilates studio was something that attracted me to this property. We had two lessons with Sarah who was such a knowledgable and experienced teacher. The walks around here were stunning, not just the coastal path, but those on the Penrose Estate, where it is actually much easier to socially distance.
Mr Elson July 2020
Great location only 1 mile to Porthleven. Nice size property, well furnished. Sarah and Tim were excellent hosts.
Mrs Duggan August 2019
We have had a fantastic relaxing week at Lavender Barn and were given a warm welcome from Sarah and Tim.
Peaceful location and beautiful garden!
Mrs Conkling May 2019
I cannot fault the property. 3 adults stayed at this property in early May my mother is quite limited in her mobility, With a little adaption on her part she was able to move around the cottage exceptionally well, with the use of her walker. The property was well maintained, plenty of crockery, utensils, and cleaning products. Tim and Sarah made us feel very welcomed. There was a hospitality package of essential items, such as fresh bread cake and milk. I would have no hesitation in re- booking Lavender Barn when I next visit Cornwall.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're delighted that you were all able to enjoy such a lovely stay at Lavender Barn, and so pleased that your mum was able to get about confidently. We're always happy to speak with guests prior to booking if they have any questions about mobility or access, so that guests can make an informed choice. It's wonderful to have such glowing feedback and we very much look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit. Tanya, Customer Support
Ms McGhin April 2019
A fabulous weekend, very well organised. I would definitely return.
Ms Urmston April 2019
We so appreciated the attention to detail of our hosts in making our stay so lovely and relaxing. Everything was of the best quality: warm welcome with bread, butter, teatime treats, fruit, wine, flowers. Super bedlinen, furnishings, kitchenalia , comfort and homely touches that made us feel quite at home! The staff at classic cottages were very kind and helpful when we needed to rearrange our booking. Loved the extra itinerary suggestions too. Will certainly consider both CC and Lavendar barn again!
Mr Rose November 2018
The location is good, but the accommodation needs substantial improvements to the bathroom facilities and bedroom/clothes storage. The Internet works but is slow by current standards. The TV is small for a large living area.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review of Lavender Barn - we were pleased that you liked the location. The points you've raised will be checked thoroughly and we will share your thoughts with the owners for their consideration for future improvements. Alison, Customer Support
* UPDATE APRIL 2019* The shower has now been replaced.
Miss Harris September 2018
Absolutely beautiful location. Tim and Sarah made us feel most welcome. We were also given fresh home made bread and a beautiful pecan cake. The pond in their garden was a particular favourite of ours whereby we sat in the evening with a cup of tea enjoying the tranquility and sunset. We are looking forward so much to returning next year.
Mrs Lewis August 2018
Lovely barn in a beautiful peaceful location. Very warm welcome and gorgeous homemade cake, bread and marmalade. We would definitely stay here again.
Mr Honey August 2018
We had a great stay in a lovely peaceful location. The owners were friendly and helpful and the accommodation very good and just what we were looking for.
Mrs Hannah-Holes July 2018
Sarah and Tim were very welcoming, the cake, bread, milk, wine and extras were appreciated upon arrival. The setting was relaxing, just what was needed.
Miss Harris June 2018
Absolutely beautiful location in the heart of the countryside. Sarah and Tim made us feel most welcome and on our arrival we were given freshly made bread and scones with jam and cream. The Pond in their garden was especially nice for us. After a day of sightseeing it was lovely to return in the evening and sit by the pond with a cup of tea and watch the wildlife and sunset. We are looking forward to staying another week in September, and we also hope to return next year.
Mr Russell May 2018
Very peaceful surroundings, with glorious views of the rolling countryside.
Mr Copeland May 2018
This is a fantastic cottage in a wonderful location. Porthleven and Helston are both within easy walking distance, Porthleven being a particular favourite with wonderful beaches, shops and pubs.
Ms Baxter March 2018
Loved the quiet location surrounded by fields of daffodils. The hosts were very helpful, the cottage was delightful, comfortable, well equipped and the home made hot cross buns and marmalade delicious. A very welcoming home from home.
Miss Rennie February 2018
Everything! The owners were welcoming and friendly, and the barn was immaculately presented, homely and comfortable. Everything worked perfectly and nothing got in the way of us having a great time. Its position is great too, we loved walking around the lanes in the evenings and exploring further afield each day. We think this is our favourite Classic Cottage so far!
Mrs Spargo February 2018
Fantastic quiet cottage. Perfect for a relaxing break. Warm, comfortable and welcoming. High attention to detail and care from these owners is evident throughout this accomadation.
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