If you love the sound of birdsong and a wonderfully peaceful rural location, Barn Owl Cottage is the perfect holiday home for you. Wind your way along the country lane that leads you to this charming semi-detached retreat yet with the beaches and coast just over a mile away an escape to Barn Owl Cottage really does offer the very best of both worlds.
'Described as one of the most charming cottages in Cornwall' much thought has been given to the quality, furnishing and decor throughout, with the owner cleverly combining a mixture of old and new finds to create wonderful relaxing interiors that perfectly complement the gorgeous setting. And what a setting it is. Your private terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or lunch cooked up on the barbecue and the gardens are simply glorious with a large lawned area, play area, wildflower meadow and little orchard and plenty of places to sit out and enjoy the peace and beauty that surrounds. The gardens are shared with the neighbouring cottage Bumblebee Cottage (5016), ideal if you have friends who want to join you on holiday, but there is plenty of room for you to find your own private space.
You are sure to embrace coastal life whilst holidaying at Barn Owl Cottage. The nearby beaches at Seaton and Downderry are great for bathing, snorkelling, kayaking and dog walking too being dog-friendly all year round and they also have a choice of places to eat out plus a little shop to stock up on those everyday provisions. The beautiful riverside pathways of Seaton Countryside Park will delight the ramblers amongst you as will the South West Coast Path that provides awe inspiring views in every direction.
The traditional seaside and fishing town of Looe has a real sense of nostalgia about it with its bustling harbour, banjo pier, seaside shops and plenty of fish and chips to takeaway - you might fancy joining one of the fishing trips from the harbour and trying to catch some yourself and take back to Barn Owl Cottage to cook up on the barbecue.
You can visit the primates being cared for at the Wild Future Monkey Sanctuary and adrenalin junkies will get their thrills at Adrenalin Quarry where you can have fun in the aquapark, slide down the zip wire, ride the go-karts or be a big kid on the UK's largest swing.
A visit to the charming fishing village of Polperro is highly recommended, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time with the higgledy-piggledy cottages that line the narrow streets, popular with artists and many galleries selling their masterpieces, and for more history, the large houses and glorious gardens Antony (National Trust) and Mount Edgcumbe should be on your list.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric oven, electric hob, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with twin beds (2'6'' recommended for children only)
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-cupboard with washing machine (accessed from Bedroom 2)
Please note, the cot will only fit in Bedroom 2.
- Dogs welcome (2 small to medium-sized dogs only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio furniture and picnic table and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Rural bliss awaits you at Barn Owl Cottage
The charming interiors perfectly complement the setting
The cottage has two charming bedrooms
The gardens are glorious
Enjoy dining in the best of the Cornish sunshine on your private terrace
Enjoy holiday meals gathered at the dining-table
The open plan living-room is waiting to greet you
Barn Owl Cottage is beautifully furnished throughout
On warmer days, open up the door and enjoy the setting
Enjoy the wonderful setting from this alternative spot for al fresco dining, shared with Bumblebee Cottage
The spacious double bedroom sits on the first floor and the exposed beams add to the overall character and charm
Breakfast in bed, don't mind if I do !
The double bedroom has an en suite shower-room
The delightful twin bedded room
The twin bedded room is on the ground floor of Barn Owl Cottage
The family bathroom is quite special
Treat yourself to a long leisurely soak in the gorgeous roll-top bath
And what a wonderful sky it is surrounding Barn Owl Cottage
Barn Owl Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion close to the seaside town of Looe
Barn Owl sits to the left-hand side of the property, one of a few barn conversions set around the original farm
Step through the garden gate into the wild meadow garden and orchard
There are so many lovely spots to sit out and enjoy the setting
In the wild meadow garden and orchard the view is stunning and the garden bench has been positioned perfectly to take full advantage
Spend the day in Looe - make sandcastles on the beach, hop on a fishing trip or grab some fish and chips and enjoy them on the quayside
There are so many glorious beaches to discover
Picture perfect Polperro is utterly charming
Be sure to visit Mount Edgcumbe with its grand house, glorious parkland and gardens, artisan shops and cafe and so much more, it makes for a great day out
Don't forget your walking boots as the coastal footpath offers up spectacular vistas around every corner