With cosy under-floor heating and a warm welcome, Higher Manhay Barn perfectly typifies the expression ‘good things come in small packages’. This gorgeous little detached granite cottage stands across the cobbled driveway from the owner’s beautiful old farmhouse, 15 minutes’ stroll up the hill from Wendron’s friendly village pub.
Surrounded by fields where on clear days Mount’s Bay is visible sparkling in the distance, and with a private patio and garden a few yards from the front door, this peaceful retreat is ideal for couples or small families.
Inside, soft green woodwork features throughout, with colourful rugs covering the pine floorboards; the living-room upstairs has striking granite worktops in the compact kitchen, and two comfortable sofas facing a contemporary wood-burner.
There are numerous footpaths to explore in the area, and both the historic town of Helston and Porthleven – with its picturesque harbour and quayside shops, pubs and restaurants – are a few minutes away by car. Slightly further afield but within easy driving distance are the towns of Falmouth and Truro and the beautiful Lizard peninsula.
The bustling harbour town of St Ives and the north coast’s famed surfing beaches are no more than half an hour away and if you want to bring your own bikes, surfboards or kayaks, the owners can offer you secure storage on site.
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and TV
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and TV
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD/CD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, Nespresso machine and washing machine
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, 2 high chairs and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
- Logs for wood-burner
Higher Manhay Barn.
There are French doors at one end of the open plan living-room.
The small but well-equipped kitchen with dining-area.
The ground floor bedroom with double bed.
The garden is the perfect spot to sit and admire the scenery.
The first floor open plan living-room is light and spacious but also cosy.
Get cosy on a winter's evening in front of the warming wood-burner.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' beds which can be either two 3' single beds or a 6' super-king size bed.
The bathroom is on the ground floor.
Bedroom 2 looks out across the courtyard.
This light room is across the hallway from the other bedroom with the bathroom in between.
Bedroom 1 is furnished in calm colours to aid your restful sleep.
The garden is very private and overlooks the surrounding countryside.
The high ceilings help to bring lots of light into this comfortable space.
The hallway with room to hang your coats and hats.
The hallway with wooden floors.
You will probably meet one of the Owner's four-legged friends.
The table to the front of the cottage is a sunny spot to sit and not too far from the fridge.
The view from the field next to the garden, with the sea at Mullion Head just visible in the distance.
The cottage stairs.
The New Inn pub is a few minutes' drive from the cottage or a 15-20 minute walk downhill on the way there, depending on your pace!
The pretty church at Wendron.
Nearby Porthleven's picturesque harbour.
There are wonderful views across toThe Lizard from this elevated position.
Perfectly designed whether you are making a three-course dinner or a quick cuppa.
Higher Manhay Barn stands almost at right-angles to the Owner's old farmhouse, across the driveway.
Picturesque St Ives.
On the north coast, miles of golden sands stretch between St Ives and Godrevy Point.
The magnificent view from the coastal footpath at Godrevy, across to St Ives at the far end of the bay.
The family-friendly beach at Praa Sands.