The driveway continues past Kernel's Barn to the owners' house at the end.
The cosy lounge, with lovely wood-burner.
The lovely patio-area.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The spacious double bedroom.
The living-room has a stable-door which opens onto the quiet drive, on the other side of which is the garden.
The exterior of pretty little Kernel's Barn, with the separate utility-room to the rear of the building next door, on the left.
The comfortable open plan living-room.
Breakfast anyone?
The double bedroom.
The cute second bedroom is suitable for an adult or child.
The single bedroom.
There are two steps from the living-room down to the bedrooms and bathroom.
Kernel's Barn.
Bright family bathroom.
The separate utility-room is located behind the cottage next door. (New photo to follow)
The south-facing 'meadow' garden includes your private sheltered patio and barbecue-area.
The view from the patio across the meadow garden, with the cottage parking-area and the end of the owners' house just in the picture on the right.
The far end of the meadow garden is sometimes used as a temporary home for new arrivals.
The paddock next to the owners' house, where chickens, ducks and horses live!
All creatures great....
....and small!
Portreath beach is only a few minutes' drive from the cottage.
Perranporth beach, a little further up the coast.
Porthtowan beach is also just a short drive from Kernel's Barn.
The secure bike store is very handy if you want to bring your own bikes with you, alternatively you can hire from the centre next door.

Kernel’s Barn


2.3 miles E of Portreath / Sleeps 3 + cot

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7 Nights from £418

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Practically a stone's throw from the Coast to Coast cycle tramway and only a few minutes' drive from several spectacular sandy beaches, Kernel's Barn is set back from the road between Portreath and Porthtowan. The owners (and their friendly dogs Lucy and Betty) live in the farmhouse nearby, and keep various animals on their smallholding including ducks and chickens.

This delightful detached, single-storey retreat, a beautifully renovated former stable named after a pet Shetland pony, is ideal for a couple or small family. A shared lockable store shed at the front of the barn is ideal for the storage of bikes and beach gear. A welcoming wood-burner and central heating ensure the cottage is warm and cosy all year round.

On the other side of the driveway is a private patio, perfect for relaxing outdoors, and a south-facing meadow garden shared with the cottage next door. Whether looking for an active holiday walking and cycling the days away, or a more relaxing break wave watching and reading a book, a holiday at Kernel's Barn can offer you all of this and more.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Steps to Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5’)

Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')

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

Outside Access to

Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier


  • No pets
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .75 miles
  • Patio furniture
  • Full oil-fired CH