This is one very special home in one very special location - welcome to Roughtor Barn. Surrounded by acres of open moorland, at the base of majestic Roughtor (Cornwall's second highest peak and pronounced ROW-tor) this unique and utterly gorgeous retreat is a must for those seeking the ultimate escape from it all.
From stomps across the moorland, hiking up a tor or two, watching the bird and wildlife around you or even a day at the beach, for the north coast is close by, Roughtor Barn will soon have you feeling on top of the world.
Approached down a long unmade track in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, behind the unassuming facade of this once humble agricultural building, prepared to be wowed by the most stunning, interior designed home.
The open plan kitchen is the perfect space for creating feasts for your loved ones and there's plenty of farm shops in the area for picking up some local produce, whilst the stunning sitting-area with its high vaulted ceiling and most impressive bespoke driftwood chandelier really is the place to relax with a glorious wood-burner at its heart, a little library of books and a bit of Dylan or Bowie on the turntable - yes there's even a record player with a great selection of LPs.
There's a change of feel in the snug, accessed via a steep paddle board staircase, a real chill out zone and ideal for younger members who need their fix of gaming or want to watch a holiday film.
The dining-table takes pride of place at Roughtor Barn, sat smack bang in front of the bi-fold doors framing that most magnificent of views - this is one table you will not be asking to leave in a hurry. On warmer days open up the doors and bring the outside in or while away a sunny day on the decking whilst the children have fun in the garden (sometimes frequented by the odd sheep - well this is the countryside) and as day turns to dusk watch the moon rise and the stars start to glisten in the sky; it's quite magical!
Time for bed and what a choice we have. The bunk bedroom is like no other, with each bed having a four-foot wide mattress and plenty of head space, so even the adults will be clambering for the top bunk! The second bedroom is terribly romantic with soft shades of cream and white ensuring a blissful night's sleep. Set the other side of the living-room is the main bedroom, what a room. Opulent, dramatic, and designed with a nod and a wink to the moorland setting it is quite spectacular, with a super-king size bed for added luxury and of course its own en suite bathroom.
Babies up to the age of 6 months old are welcome at Roughtor Barn.
You're not totally on your own as there is one other property Poldue House (2365) across the courtyard so why not bring more friends and rent them both for a real celebration.
Personally, I wouldn't want to leave and would spend the whole holiday at Roughtor Barn but hop back in the car and there are more adventures to be had.
The exciting north coast, with its fabulous beaches at Polzeath and Daymer Bay, is only a short drive away as is the fishing village of Port Isaac, of Doc Martin fame. Looking to dine out, you won't be disappointed, this is foodie heaven with an abundance of celebrity and award-winning chefs serving up tempting delights at Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac, and if you like a bit of history Pencarrow House and gardens and Lanhydrock (National Trust) are a great day out. The nearby town of Wadebridge is a vibrant town full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and one of the starting points of the Camel Trail taking you out to Padstow on the coast in one direction and Bodmin in the other, perhaps stopping off at the Camel Valley Vineyard along the way to sample some award-winning wine.
2 steps to Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner. Dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin, leading to Utility-room
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier (accessed from Bedroom 1)
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (4')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Snug with Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player
The snug is the only room accessed by the stairs. The stairs are steep and a paddle board style. Please also note that there is limited headroom in the snug
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 2.5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH (under-floor)
The setting is quite simply breathtaking.
This is one very stylish pad.
The three bedrooms are individually styled.
Take a pew out on the decking.
The living-room with its fabulous vaulted ceiling and one of the most impressive and unique chandeliers we have ever seen.
The toasty wood-burner is such a welcome sight on chiller evenings.
Whilst most of Roughtor Barn is on the ground floor a paddle staircase leads up to the snug.
There's a great selection of books to keep the most avid bookworm occupied.
The local artwork is as stunning as the actual setting itself.
The large range cooker will delight the eager chefs in the party.
Industrial-style shelving perfectly complements the overall style of Roughtor Barn.
This is one well-equipped kitchen.
Younger members of the party will love the snug for playing games or watching a holiday film.
Bedroom 1 is one stunning bedroom.
With its sheepskin throw and cow horns it's a fitting tribute to the setting.
The styling cleverly combines the old with the new.
The main bedroom evokes a sense of drama.
The gorgeous en suite bathroom.
The marble counter top sink is another charming feature.
The second bedroom is very romantic.
Fluffy throws and lovely cushions adorn the bed.
The family bathroom.
The view from the bathroom window - no worries about passing traffic here!
Take a peek into the third bedroom.
Not your average bunk-beds - these are four-foot wide and with plenty of headroom as well so ideal for both young and old alike.
Look at that view from Bedroom 3!
The large grassy area in front of Roughtor Barn is yours to enjoy - occasionally the odd sheep might pass through - this is country life at its very best.
The final part of your journey that leads to this very special place.
Acres of open countryside and moorland - it's the perfect tonic away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The moorland ponies are sure to make an appearance during your stay.
Roughtor Barn shares this perfect spot with one other property so you are not completely isolated.
We love this moorland retreat.
No trip to Cornwall would be complete without a trip to the seaside and the north coast arguably has some of the best beaches in the county.
For a complete contrast in scenery enjoy a day in Port Isaac.
Fashionable Padstow needs no introduction and will certainly delight the foodies amongst you.
Hire some bikes and take to the Camel Trail.