The Cow Shed is the barn on the left, with private parking for guests to the left of the photo.
Relaxing, dining and cooking all in one great space.
The master bedroom is spacious and light and has a comfy king-size bed dressed with lovely linens.
The stylish kitchen.
When the weather is not so good sit around the cosy wood-burner and enjoy the glow, however, the under-floor heating will also keep you warm.
Enjoy sunny meals outside surrounded by farm land.
Looking across to the kitchen.
The fabulous open plan living space.
Sit a while and enjoy the view or grab some time to read on holiday.
Relax in front of the fire playing games or chatting about the day's adventures.
Breakfast is served.
The gorgeous master bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom to the master bedroom.
Bedroom 2 can be made up as a king-size double or twin beds (2ft 6in size so suitable for children).
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2  is the first bedroom at the bottom of the stairs.
There's a play area under the stairs, perfect for the little ones.
Looking at the barns from the rear farmyard with the owners' farmhouse to the right of the picture, which will be obstructed once the fence goes up.
Both bedrooms have doors that open to a lovely patio.
At calving time you can come and meet the new arrivals!
The other residents would love to meet you, just ask the owners, as they would be happy to show you around the farm.
The little church at Church Cove, made famous by the BBC series Poldark, is a few minutes down the road, with National Trust parking nearby.
Sandy at low tide and lifeguarded in high season plus toilets and a little hut serviing snacks and drinks.
Spend time building sandcastles or pebble towers, dip your toes in the water or surf the waves, the choice is yours.
Pretty Porthleven harbour is only five miles away. This 'foodie destination' has lots of cafes, restaurants and quaint shops.
The Helford River has much to offer the visitor whether you like to explore by foot or on the water.
Kynance Cove is a highlight of the Lizard peninsula.
Pretty Mullion Cove.
Cadgwith Cove is only a short drive away.
Coverack Bay has a lovely sandy beach at high tide and a windsurfing school.

The Cow Shed


2.7 miles S of Helston / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £545

Excellent cottage,super area for interesting places to visit especially church covered to come again

The Cowshed is a large well located property with everything a family could need. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful and the dairy farm tour is highly recommended.

The Cow Shed is a very well equipped holiday cottage that is very comfortable and quiet. The location is excellent for a number of local attractions both on the coast and inland. It is also only a half hour drive to the north coast.

This is a lovely cottage, extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very comfortable and very well positioned, not only for the Lizard itself but Helston is close by as are good roads to other parts of Cornwall. An ideal base to explore and a cottage we will return to again.

Ideal location for exploring the SW Peninsula of Cornwall. Gunwalloe Cove short drive away and excellent Hazlephron Inn with good parking, lovely menu and friendly staff. Spacious accommodation, good wifi, mobile signal. A most enjoyable week, with lovely weather.

The Cow Shed was a lovely place to stay! Comfortable, cosy and well equipped with everything we needed. We particularly appreciated the baby bits provided, which made our holiday with our toddler so much easier. The location is great, rural and peaceful, but not isolated, and perfect for beaches and other local attractions. We highly recommend and hope to visit again in the future!

Great stay here. Cottage is lovely. Would recommend to anyone.

Very easy to find the property following the instructions .

Wonderful spacious barn conversion set in the countryside with modern decor and appliances. The beds are really comfortable and an onsuite in each bedroom is great. The upsidedown layout works really well and with a wonderful picture window looking out towards Goon-hilly Downs. It is also well situated for travelling around west Cornwall as it is only about a mile from main roads. Highly recommended.

The Cow Shed is an excellent barn conversion set in the rural countryside of South Cornwall, located on a peaceful and quiet working farm. It is an ideal place to base our holiday from. It is well equipped for all our needs in all aspects.
There are many coastal walks, beaches and places of interest within easy access by car. This was our fourth holiday at this property, and we had very enjoyable stay. The owners Jo and Paul are very welcoming and helpful. We look forward to staying here again sometime in the near future. Regards Joe and Sue Davies.

The Cow Shed was a great place to stay. It was beautifully clean and very comfortable, and had everything we needed for our stay. The location is great for beaches and local attractions. We will definitely be staying again next time we’re in Cornwall.

This is a delightful barn and has everything you could possibly want and need from a holiday home. Definitely the best we have stayed in. So much space and light and all the furnishings are of a very high standard. The decor is lovely. Not far from Helston and with easy access to the Lizard and Church Cove. Equally not far from the main road and so you’re able to get further afield without it taking too much travelling time. Just ideal all round.

Very clean spacious, comfortable cottage.

Excellent cottage . Bright & airy with top of the range furnishings & fixtures Great location on the Lizard Peninsula Definitely book again

This was my second time staying at the Cow Shed but my Daughter’s and 5 year old Grandson’s first time and they adored it. My Grandson loved the area and everywhere we took him he was so excited. Which was great as his ancestors are Cornish. He was over the moon when the Farmer showed him around the farm to meet the cows and to be shown how they were milked. He missed it so much he cried when he arrived home and said he misses the Cow Shed. A great holiday all around

Our stay at the Cow Shed was excellent the Barn was very comfortable and well equipped

A really lovely property with exceptionally high standards of cleanliness & everything you could think of provided to make a great holiday. This is our second time at the Cow Shed & we will be back in the future.

Tesco & Sainsburys are located at Helston just down the road .There are plenty of warnings on beaches along this coast line , take care if choosing to enter the sea . Some of the beaches will have a deep shelf with massive breakers. Some beaches which are safe to swim will have notices . Local beach Church Cove eastern side only••

Our second stay in this excellent property, very comfortable, well equipped and clean. It is conveniently situated for exploring the Lizard both via the coast path or car. We really appreciated the kindness of Jo and Paul accommodating our enforced late change of plans.

It was our second visit to this farm, we stayed in the sister cottage, Bullpen, last year. The cottage was beautifully equipped and comfortable, a lovely place to stay. The enclosed garden and patio are a bonus for sunny days. The Lizard is a good base for Cornwall, with plenty to see and do. Highly recommended!

Had a great stay at the cow shed. Beyond our expectations. The place is amazing. Beautifully designed and restored. Very spacious, perfect layout for families. Plenty of outdoor space too. And so clean! We loved it so much we stayed an extra night. Paul and Jo the owners were both lovely and accommodating, too. It felt like a lot of thought had go in to the space and the needs of a family staying there. There was nothing we thought ‘ah, it would have been nice if they thought of x’ because the place, the layout, the equipment, utensils, appliances etc. we’re all there. Even outside, huge space for our daughter to run around, high quality table and chairs, there was even a bbq with utensils for us to use, too (which we did). Just great. Already recommending to anyone who’ll listen. Just wish all holiday lets could live up to this. 11 out of 10. ??

We had a really great break at the Cow Shed. The property is extremely well kept and very well equipped and thought through. It's a very comfortable place to stay. The location was perfect for us, rural but not isolated and close to beaches, pubs and shops. We couldn't fault the accommodation on any level and would highly recommend it. What really made it stand out for us was the owners being very generous with their time and taking us to see their cows. My five-year-old daughter will be telling her friends about stroking a baby cow for years to come! Thank you for a lovely holiday.

We thought it was unusual there was no visitor book to leave a review, but this property was perfect really so they obviously don't need one. Perfect location, very clean, stylish, spacious, ideally located AND 3 toilets!!! Jo was lovely too. We hope to come back when they have some availability.

Another wonderful holiday at this excellent barn conversation, our third holiday at this location set in a rural part of the Cornish countryside on a quiet and peaceful working farm environment. An ideal base to stay and within easy access by car to many fantastic beaches, coastal walks and many areas of natural beauty. Already booked again for next year, see you soon, Joe and Sue Davies

A really great holiday home. Very clean and spacious.

Not the place for you to go to if you do not like the noise of helicopters.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your comment - helicopters only fly over the property a few times during the day so they should not be a disturbance to your stay and they are always interesting to look our for! Tressa, Customer Support

Cottage is fitted out to a high standard.

The Cow Shed is in the perfect position. It's so peaceful and so easy to get to loads of different places. The property itself was lovely, modern and homely too. We'll be back!

Really lovely cottage, I’m so pleased I booked this one. It was a great location for us to explore Cornwall, with plenty of places near by to go for walks etc. I felt really at home and relaxed in the cottage. It felt really clean and fresh and the open plan living area was a nice space to relax in. It was also nice to be in the countryside, away from everything.

Super location. Access from good roads and shops excellent but equally quiet and peaceful

A beautifully and newly converted farm building on a quiet farm close to the coast. It was very well equipped and very comfortable for a couple - there would have been plenty of space for 4. A very relaxing stay and we have already booked for next spring.

A really lovely stay for our young family; a well appointed property, very comfortable and in a brilliant location. We loved our time at The Cow Shed.

A very comfortable well equipped cottage our second visit was as enjoyable as the first .

We had an amazing stay and will definitely be back at some point in the future.

The Cow Shed is a delightful property. It’s warm, inviting, well equipped & beautifully furnished, we loved our stay here & will book it again in the future.

We had a wonderful stay at The Cow Shed, our second holiday at this property. Two delightful weeks in the Cornish countryside. A well equipped and maintained, very clean barn conversion. Compliments to Jo and Paul for all their efforts and making this property an ideal location for our holiday. We have already booked again for next year.

Quiet location with a pleasant garden containing table and chairs as well as a good sized BBQ. The interior was finished to a high standard and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the wi fi was working well - the mobile signal was not very reliable but that is not unusual in many parts of rural Cornwall!

Lovely cottage equipped to a high standard and very spacious

Another wonderful stay at The Cow Shed. The owners did their best to make the first stay after the lockdown eased the best they possibly could whilst ensuring the safety of their guests. As usual, the cottage was beautifully presented, immaculately clean and perfect in every way. The location is beautiful. Thank you to the owners for sharing their little piece of heaven. We will be back!

An excellent cottage extremely well appointed with those extra little touches like Christmas decorations a welcome pack of Cava, chocolates, flowers and milk. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back again.

We have enjoyed another wonderful week at the Cowshed. Lovely warm welcome from Paul and enjoyed our daily visits from the family cat. We were blessed with lovely autumn weather and enjoyed two days at Church Cove beach and lots of walking the south coast path. We couldn’t have asked for more! ??

Really great place to stay, very clean, lovely people, very well equipped, suitable for children with built-in child gates and a nice patio and garden.

The Cow Shed is a lovely barn conversion situated in an ideal location on a working farm in a beautiful rural setting. There are many local stunning views and places to visit along this stunning part of the Cornish country side and coastal scenes. The owners Paul and Jo, both very nice friendly people have done an amazing job in setting up this excellent holiday barn conversion. We can't wait to return for our next years already booked holiday, see you soon.

Just where we wanted to be, excellent cottage and great that there was another adjoining as we went with family and they had the other

The Cow Shed is a true gem. Beautiful setting for a lovely designed barn to spend your holiday. Special thanks must go to our hosts Paul and Jo who made our stay very comfortable and the Cream Tea and flowers were much appreciated on our arrival. The location is perfect for visiting the many amazing places that this end of Cornwall has to offer such as:- The Lizard, Kynance Cove, Falmouth and St Ives, to name but a few... We would thoroughly recommend this barn as a place to spend your holiday. We have booked a number of holidays with Classic Cottages and this totally met our needs and expectations. We would like to return in the future. The Baker Family, Torquay (22/6 - 29/6/19)

The Cow Shed exceeded our expectations - the attention to detail, the quality of the furnishings and fittings, the thoughtfulness of the Owners in equipping this holiday home to permanent home standards, as well as the welcome gifts, meant we had the best stay ever in a rented Holiday Cottage and there have been many of those. We hope the next time we want to stay in the Helston area, this fabulous retreat will be available for us - we will have to book well in advance to secure it I think.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so pleased to hear what a fabulous stay you'd had - The Cow Shed really is a home from home, and so much more than its name suggests! Thank you for sharing your very happy holiday experience, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

The Cow Shed is a sparkling clean property and furnished to a very high standard. It has everything you need for a lovely and comfortable holiday in this beautiful corner of the country. Jo and Paul are welcoming hosts whilst also respecting privacy.

We had a fantastic Christmas break at The Cow Shed. Jo and Paul were very welcoming and the house was spotless, comfortable and had everything we needed. It is in a superb position for exploring the tip of Cornwall with the coastal path, beaches and several NT properties all nearby. We would not hesitate to recommend The Cow Shed to our friends and we would love to come back ourselves very soon.

Fantastic property. Beautifully done and very well thought out and equipped. We had a wonderful stay and would love to come back.

A stunning cottage located in an excellent position to enjoy all that this part of Cornwall has to offer. A very warm welcome from Paul and Jo, which continued throughout our stay. The cottage is excellently presented and thoughtfully kitted out. We didn’t hear a thing from the farm and were quite surprised to hear that the milk tanker had been during our stay - we didn’t hear it at all. It’s very well insulated - didn’t hear next door either! Can not recommend the cottage highly enough - we will return!

We had a fabulous stay at The Cow Shed. The cottage is beautiful and finished to a very high standard. Everything you can possibly think of is provided. The only problems we had were with the stair gate. It did not seem to fit properly and had to be refitted by my partner everyday. The patio and garden area are also lovely. Again, with the safety of our nearly 2 year old in mind, a gate at the top of the outside steps would be a great addition for future users with small children. The location was perfect for us and easily accessible for all major tourist attractions. We had a lovely evening meal at Amelia’s in the near by Porthleven. Overall a fantastic family holiday in a beautiful cottage.

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Update March 2020 - built in stair gates have now been fitted at The Cow Shed

we were made to feel welcome, the lovely sponge Jo made was really a lovely surprise.

The Cow Shed was a delightful property on a busy working farm. It was spacious, well fitted out and clean. There was nothing we wanted for! The owners were very helpful and the cake they left was lovely. We all agreed it was easily the nicest place we have stayed and we would recommend it to anyone.

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