Nestled in the rolling countryside of north Cornwall, with stunning views of the Camel estuary, and just a few miles from Padstow and Rock, Carthew Barn is a perfect haven for your holiday in Cornwall, recently renovated yet still retaining its traditional Cornish charm, this beautiful abode is set within 40 acres of private garden and woodland.
The location of this dreamy hideaway is second to none and will truly take your breath away. Taking pride of place in a small complex of similar barns, this semi-detached, reversed level retreat is the ideal place to spend quality time with your family and friends. Furnished beautifully, the on-site owner has created a wonderful haven with a mix of vintage and contemporary pieces which complement one another perfectly. Step into the open plan living/kitchen/dining-area and you will realise instantly that this barn has been designed to make the most of the view, with three large windows, all with built-in window seats; so don't forget your binoculars.
On the ground floor, you will find the stylish family bathroom and the three boutique-style bedrooms which all provide an oasis for a deep night's sleep and relaxation. The main bedroom oozes luxury, and the lavish en suite bathroom wouldn't look out of place in a five-star hotel. The second bedroom has twin beds and at the far end of the corridor you will find the third bedroom which is a very pretty double. Adjoining this bedroom is the utility-room where you will find a super-handy washing machine, tumble-drier and sink.
There's plenty of outside space with a large lawn perfect for family games with views down to the Camel Estuary, a patio table and benches for a spot of al fresco dining, and barbecue and chairs if you fancy just lazing away a sunny afternoon. Granite steps (seven rather steep ones) take you up to a more elevated seating-area, which we think is the perfect spot for a quiet morning coffee watching and listening to the birds, and also enjoying the fabulous view.
This utterly charming homestay has everything you could possibly wish for in your home away from home; if you love to entertain then this is the perfect place for everyone to all get together whatever the season. Long summer days can be spent sunbathing and swimming at one of the many nearby coves, with balmy nights chatting on the terrace watching the sun set over the Camel Estuary. During our chillier shorter days, wrap up warm and enjoy a bracing walk along one of the many coast paths before you head back and rustle up a hearty supper in the well-equipped kitchen before relaxing on the super-comfy sofa in front of the toasty wood-burner.
Carthew Barn is perfectly located to experience Cornwall's foodie hot spot Padstow - with so many delicious restaurants, bistro cafes and pubs you will be spoilt for choice. An afternoon in Padstow wouldn't be complete without a Cornish cream tea and a real favourite (and a local secret) is the Rest a While tea garden, a cute little tea shop at Hawkers Cove on the South West Coast Path - the views of the Camel Estuary are breathtaking. For a more 'fine dining' experience, a trip to the exquisite Rick Stein's seafood restaurant is a must - naturally it's very popular, especially in the summer months, so be sure to make a reservation in advance to avoid any disappointment.
If beach days are on the agenda then there is so much choice with Polzeath, Daymar Bay and Rock all about 20 minutes by car. For gardening enthusiasts, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are both a short drive away and if you feel like stepping back in time and appreciating a slice of history then the historic houses of Pencarrow and Lanhydrock are within easy reach.
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Steps in the living-area lead up to a little landing and behind the curtain is an internal door which is shared with the neighbouring barn however this door is locked at all times.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full under-floor heating
Welcome to Carthew Barn, nestled in the Cornish countryside.
If you love to entertain then this is the perfect place for everyone to all get together whatever the season.
The main bedroom oozes luxury.
Wrap up warm and enjoy a bracing walk along one of the many coast paths before you head back and rustle up a hearty supper in the well-equipped kitchen before relaxing on the super-comfy sofa in front of the toasty wood-burner.
The glorious view of The Camel Estuary from Carthew Barn.
The barn has been designed to make the most of the estuary view, with three large bay windows, all with built-in window seats , so don’t forget your binoculars.
The gorgeous kitchen is very well-equipped.
Set in stunning countryside, Carthew Barn is a hidden gem.
The stunning open plan living area. Steps lead up to a little landing and behind the curtain is an internal door, which is shared with the neighbouring barn. However this door is locked at all times.
The Camel Trail can either be cycled or walked. You have two routes to choose from Wadebridge to Padstow, or Wadebridge to Bodmin, or maybe just do both?
The kitchen is full of light thanks to all the glass and windows. The stairs take you down to the ground floor.
The lovely Rangemaster.
The cute breakfast-bar is perfect for morning coffee and sweet pastries.
Snuggle up in front of the roaring wood-burner with a good book.
Five steps lead up to the internal door, which is always locked.
Take the coast path to Daymer Bay and stop and have a paddle.
The breakfast bar also doubles up as a fabulous work station.
For a more 'fine dining' experience, a trip to the exquisite Rick Stein's seafood restaurant is a must, so ladies, don't forget to pack an evening dress and heels.
Padstow at night is very romantic, treat yourself to a candlelight supper and afterwards a stroll around the harbour to watch the sunset.
The lavish en suite bathroom wouldn’t look out of place in a five-star hotel.
There’s plenty of outside space with a large lawn perfect for family games with views down to the Camel Estuary, a patio table and benches for a spot of al fresco dining, barbecue and chairs for if you fancy just lazing away a sunny afternoon.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds and is an oasis of calm in creams and greys.
The terrace is the perfect spot for a pre dinner glass of wine.
Don't forget to pack a warm hat for those brisk beach walks.
Trevone beach is a short drive away.
The desk is perfect if you have some work to do whilst on holiday.
Pretty bedroom 3 has a double bed. The door leads into the utility-room.
Bedroom three is light and airy.
The super stylish family bathroom has a bath and enclosed shower.
Bishop's Wood is part of the Woodland Trust and is great day out for cyclists and walkers.
Run a deep bath and soak away the sand and sea salt.
The super useful utility room leads off from bedroom three.
Carthew Barn is semi-detached and you can see here where the neighbours reside.
Constantine bay is stunning in the summer but as beautiful in the winter when you're wrapped up warm and cosy.
Due to its location, there are steps throughout the property.
Arrive and enter through this main entrance of Carthew Barn, also the perfect spot for a morning coffee listening to the bird song.