West Barn

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If you are looking for a really special 'escape to the country' then look no further than West Barn. In the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the most stunning of views overlooking miles of unspoilt countryside, this is a real get away from it all rural retreat. Hidden down a typical Cornish lane, when in spring the hedgerows promise the most stunning of displays, this spacious and comfortable south facing barn conversion is approached by steps and offers the chance to be at one with nature and embrace everything about the great outdoors.

Set on a seven acre wildlife site and surrounded by wildflower meadows, you are free to wander along the paths that meander through the meadows and grassland spotting an abundance of wildlife and birdlife who also visit or choose to make this area their home, along with the owners' friendly ponies and pygmy goats.

And if the views and wildlife weren't enough, for any historians you can wonder at the way our ancestors lived at the partly excavated Bronze Age settlements of roundhouses found at the top of the hill.

Found in the little hamlet of Northwood, two miles outside the charming village of St Neot with its impressive church, village shop and friendly village pub, the welcoming yet discreet owners of West Barn, who carefully manage the site for the benefit of human and wildlife guests, are on hand to offer any advice and help but then leave you to relax and enjoy the setting.

The entrancing view can be admired both inside and out whether you are relaxing in the sitting-room, enjoying mealtimes at the dining-table or enjoying a meal al fresco, it stretches out ahead of you and as day turns to night change the view in front of you for the one overhead to the star attraction - the night sky - well this is a designated dark sky area so you are in for a treat.

Although children are regrettably not accepted at this property, babies up to six months are welcome.