Welcome to Gilly Barn.
The living-room is spacious and light due to the large windows and high ceiling.
The dining-room doubles up as a space to play board games around the table.
The gorgeous master bedroom has a comfy king-size bed.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
The large garden with space to play ball games, do cartwheels or just relax around the fire-pit (shared with Burnfoot (2006) next door).
Steps down from the hallway to the bedrooms and family bathroom.
Looking back at Gilly Barn (on the right) and Burnfoot (2006) attached to the left.
A great place to dine al fresco for guests of Gilly Barn.
Gilly Barn's roundhouse is now a light, spacious sitting-room.
Bedroom 3 is furnished with versatile 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds.
This room is next to the family bathroom.
The family bathroom.
Looking up the hall towards the master en suite bedroom.
The spacious master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
The en suite shower-room.
The ground floor cloakroom is very handy.
Gilly Barn on the left with the entrance to Burnfoot (2006) to the right of the photograph.
Picnic in the garden perhaps?
A view from the south of nearby Stithians Lake, the opposite side from the Watersports Centre and the Golden Lion pub.
The area around Stithians lake is great for walking or something more active.
With sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities available.
Countryside views surround the gardens.
Sit on the comfy sofa in the dining-room with a good book whilst dinner is cooking next door.
Sit back and enjoy the view.
French doors from the first floor kitchen lead to steep stone steps down to the garden, this also doubles up as a lovely area to sit with or without breakfast.
The single bedroom has a door out onto the garden.
The countryside views.
Gilly Barn is a semi-detached converted single barn with living rooms on the ground floor and bedrooms below.
There are four steps up to the front door of the barn.
The pretty church at nearby Stithians village, there is also a friendly pub and village shop.
On or by the water the lake is definitely worth a visit during your stay.
The Owner of Gilly Barn are also custodians of the Caerhays Estate near St Austell and they would love you to visit during your holiday if you have time.
You can explore the estate gardens from mid February to mid June 2020. The castle will be open for guided tours from mid March to mid June 2020.
This is a beautiful area.
Portreath's family-friendly beach is a twenty minute drive away.

Gilly Barn


6.6 miles NW of Falmouth / Sleeps 5 + cot

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £437

Gilly Barn is the perfect base from which to discover Cornwall’s infinitely diverse and very special magic of the north and south coasts, and everywhere in between.

With wonderful far reaching countryside views, semi-detached Gilly Barn enjoys a secluded, elevated position just outside the little hamlet of Penhalvean, with the farmhouse opposite and Burnfoot (2006) next door the only neighbours.

Beautifully presented with a cobbled terrace, large shared enclosed garden and further outside space to the side of the cottage, there is ample space for children to play or for adults to relax.

With the villages of Stithians and Lanner both only two miles away, it's only a short trip to find a local pub with good food and a friendly welcome.

Gilly Barn's reversed level accommodation is exceedingly spacious, and finished in a warm and homely modern country style.

Galleried steps from the huge dining-room lead down to the roundhouse, now a light and airy sitting-room with two deep sofas and a glass door leading outside. The well-equipped kitchen is also upstairs, and downstairs are the bathroom and three gorgeous bedrooms, and the en suite double with a door to the terrace so you can sit out and enjoy the evening sun.

External steps lead up to Gilly Barn's first floor front entrance and there is a second set of stone steps leading directly from the kitchen to the garden, perfect for popping back to the fridge for a top up when eating al fresco.

First Floor


Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

Separate WC and wash-basin


Steps to Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and CD player

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')

Bedroom 3 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

There are a few steps up to the front door; please take care with children.


  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH