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Carn Stables
Mid Cornwall

£575 - £1250 per week

Set within the generous grounds of Carn Villa, the stylish, all weather rural escape, Carn Stables, doubles as a walker's paradise as well as a dog lover's retreat. Located along a peaceful, country lane, keen walkers as well as those with a fascination for Cornwall's rich mining heritage, will enjoy exploring the historic Gwennap Pit, the Great Flat Lode and the peak of Carn Marth, all of which can be found nearby. On a clear day, you can view both the north & south coasts of Cornwall, while as the sun sets, a wonderful stargazing opportunity awaits from your very own private hot tub. Enjoy complete relaxation, whilst your four-legged friends enjoy theirs too. After letting more energetic dogs run free in the fully enclosed outside space or adjacent paddock, a warm, outdoor, enclosed shower is provided to wash off muddy paws, before snuggling up by the woodburner for the evening, to plan your next day's adventures.

Blissfully isolated from the world's worries, amongst miles of footways, this charming and renovated stable is filled with character and light, yet packed with rustic charm, mixed with contemporary features, to create a warm Cornish welcome, at any time of the year.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Zip and link


from parking area via paved walkway into enclosed garden area and up flagged stone step into:

Boot room

hanging space, washer/dryer, ice maker/countertop freezer (on request), Belfast sink, door into hallway with doors to:

Shower room

large double walk in shower enclosure, fixed rain head with additional shower attachment, WC and basin.


zip and link beds (super king or twin), Smart TV with sound bar.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, wine cooler, breakfast bar and two stools, dining table and chairs, large sofa with foot stool, armchair, woodburner, Smart TV, patio doors leading to:

Outside area

enclosed garden, paved patio, table and chairs, hot tub, barbecue, paddock area, shed for private storage, outdoor enclosed dog shower. Large parking area at main house.


property is on one level however one step into sitting room and one step into boot room.

Additional information

babes in arms are welcome, travel cot provided (please bring own linen), highchair provided, dog bowls, towels and dog shampoo provided, Carn Stables uses a Green energy company and we would ask all guests to be mindful of energy usage, as you would at home. Simply closing windows and turning off heating and appliances while you are out can make a big difference. It's not only good for the environment but will help keep rental prices down. WiFi, up to two dogs welcome.


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This is our 2nd visit and the best place we've stayed at for location & amenities. Wouldn't change anything

June 2024

This was our second visit to Cornwall and our second stay at Carn Stables. We loved it so much two years ago that we just had to return and I honestly don't think we would stay anywhere else now. Carn Stables is the perfect countryside retreat, well equipped with high attention to detail, super cosy with incredible views and just what we needed; switching off from busy London life. The enclosed garden worked perfectly for our little Pom, he loved having the freedom to run around and very much enjoyed our week away.

Helen and Dusty are fantastic hosts! Thank you again for a lovely holiday (and for the eggs Dusty!).

May 2024

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Holidays in Mid Cornwall

Believe it or not, Cornwall’s not all about the coast; there’s some stunning scenery inland just waiting to be explored. Whilst Cornwall is known for its rolling coastlines and sweeping sands, some of the best and most beautiful parts of the county can be found inland. Including quaint villages and country pubs, golden fields strewn with hay bales, woodland walks with meandering streams, rocky moors and heritage mines.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of winding through country lanes, trees arching above and Cornish hedgerows lining either side of the twisting lanes. Deep in the countryside, you’ll find old Cornish villages, each with their individual characteristics, and usually home to the village pub and church. With interesting names and a unique history, the villages of inner Cornwall differ quite significantly to their nearby coastal villages. 

Whether it’s rural farmland, gorse and heather covered moors or mining relics, there’s an abundance of things to do and see. That said, if you do fancy a day at the beach, you’ll never be more than a short drive away from the coast wherever you choose to stay. You’ll also have the added benefit of being close to both coastlines, which whilst very different, are equally beautiful; head to the south coast and discover green hills that roll down to the shoreline, sandy coves and bays and exotic sub-tropical gardens, or explore the north coast, where you’ll find rugged cliffs hugging spectacular beaches and landscape transformed by tin and copper mining.

Did you know...

that Cornwall is so narrow that even our most inland properties are no more than 15 miles from the sea?

Things to do


Truro is Cornwall’s only city, it’s the most southern city in Great Britain. Truro is easily accessible by Train from a number of stations in Mid Cornwall, such as Redruth, Camborne, Par, and St Austell. This direct line from London Paddington arrived in Truro in the 1860’s. With a selection of high street and boutique shops, it’s the best place to shop in Cornwall. Why not consider booking tickets for a show at The Hall for Cornwall while you’re in Cornwall?

Tehidy Country Park

Tehidy has over 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of woods and lakes to explore. Stop off at the café after your walk for a coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Tehidy was formally the estate of the Bassets, it was sold in 1915.

Retallack Aqua Park and FlowRider

Located at Retallack Resort and Spa, the aqua park is a total wipe out style inflatable obstacle course – perfect for a fun packed afternoon (re-opens Saturday 31st March 2018). Retallack is also home to the county’s only FlowRider, bringing you perfect waves, every day of the week!

Eden Project

One of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, and home to two biomes housing a rainforest and Mediterranean eco system. Visit the Eden Project and you’ll also find sculptures, outdoor gardens, trails and children’s activities, ice-skating (Oct – Feb), Hangloose adventures (including England’s longest and fastest zip wire) and a selection of cafes and bars. 

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

One of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, The Lost Gardens of Heligan was opened in 1992. The members of the Tremayne Family created the gardens from the mid-18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, the gardens are still part of the family’s estate today.

Lappa Valley

With three trains on site, including a steam train, and many other activities, this is sure to be a delightful day for all the family.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

With a full size steam train, visit Bodmin’s famous train line to travel through the countryside by steam!

The Camel Trail and the Bissoe Trail

For those feeling more adventurous, try out one of the cycle trails in mid Cornwall for a fun and active way to explore the countryside. 

Stithians Outdoor and Active Centre

Try a range of water sports activities at Stithians Lake, from paddle boarding and kayaking, to wind surfing. 

St Nectan's Waterfalls

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this hidden gem, a spectacular 60 foot waterfall set into the rocks. Take the time to visit this magical place and explore the woodland walks. 

For those seeking an element of culture, there’s a range of different cultural attractions throughout Cornwall, well worth visiting, including: Pencarrow House and Gardens, Lanhydrock House, Bodmin Jail and Poldark Mine.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

This is our 2nd visit and the best place we've stayed at for location & amenities. Wouldn't change anything

This was our second visit to Cornwall and our second stay at Carn Stables. We loved it so much two years ago that we just had to return and I honestly don't think we would stay anywhere else now. Carn Stables is the perfect countryside retreat, well equipped with high attention to detail, super cosy with incredible views and just what we needed; switching off from busy London life. The enclosed garden worked perfectly for our little Pom, he loved having the freedom to run around and very much enjoyed our week away.

Helen and Dusty are fantastic hosts! Thank you again for a lovely holiday (and for the eggs Dusty!).

Absolutely loved our stay at Carn Stables!! Helen and Dusty are very welcoming and have done such a wonderful job with the holiday cottage! Everything has been very highly finished. The dogs loved having an enclosed garden to run about and enjoyed the Cornish sun! Also so handy having the dog shower!! My little one loved crawling about in the grass and spying on the horse!! Highly recommend booking and have an amazing time!!

Absolutely wonderful holiday cottage! Could not fault a single thing Helen and Dusty are so very welcoming, they really do have the most amazing holiday cottage , they have thought of everything! Highly recommend!!

We had the pleasure of staying at Carn Stables over Christmas. For us it really is just perfect. It’s our third stay here and we would stay again in a heartbeat. It’s so easy to be here with our dogs, having the dog shower is ideal. Lots of safe enclosed areas for the dogs too.

Helen and Dusty are the perfect hosts. If you find any availability here, dont delay and book !!!

We really enjoyed our stay at Carn Stables and booked to return the following year before we’d even left! The cottage is furnished to a high standard and contains everything you need. Our dogs loved the enclosed garden and use of the adjacent paddock, as well as relaxing in front of the fire. We stayed in the middle of Storm Ciaran and our hosts ensured we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Great location for lots of local beaches and places to visit.

Fantastic holiday. The stables as been built with a tremendous amount of love and attention to detail . We have stayed in many locations in Cornwall over 20 years and this could be our favourite. Incredible views from the stables and around the area . Would high recommend.

Loved everything about Carn Stables. It was spotlessly clean. The bed was so comfortable and the Hot Tub was just the icing on the cake. The attention to detail was excellent and we are seriously considering returning in the future - which is a first for us. Helen & Dusty were the perfect hosts - helpful and friendly but didn’t intrude. Thank you Aspects for having such a lovely property on your site!

We had a lovely week at Carn stables which by far exceeded our expectations. Helen and Dusty were lovely and on hand if we needed anything which we didn't as everything was perfect with a lovely welcome pack. Aspects holidays were great as usual. Already booked for next year and looking forward to it! Thanks for a lovely holiday with great places to visit close by.

We loved our stay at Carn Stables. Spotlessly clean , the accommodation has everything you may need for a super comfortable stay. The surroundings offered peace and quiet, heaven. We visited Cornwalls amazing beaches such as Kynance Cove and Porthcurno and then to have the tranquility of Carn Stables to head back to was perfect for us. Helen and Dusty are such lovely hosts, we certainly hope to visit again.

Amazing place Great views to the coast (when not raining, which it did a lot!) Everything that you need for a stay away from home. I'm sure we will be back

Carn Stables was so much better than was described and shown in pictures we were very impressed. It was super light and much larger than expected. It was very clean and had everything you could need. Helen and Dusty were great hosts, there if you needed them but otherwise left you to it. My Husband loved the hot tub! The garden was enclosed which was great for the dog and there were a couple of fields she could also run in. Loved the herb garden, which we made use of. We loved our stay at Carn Stables and would definitely return. Definitely deserves its label of Unique and Boutique!

It is a wonderful property and the owners made us feel welcome. The house is very well equipped, modern, and clean. We had a lovely time in Carn Stables.

Absolutely loved staying at Carn Stables. Centrally situated so could visit a lot of places. Dog friendly and lots of walks round. Cottage was beautifully furnished and hot tub wonderful. Helen and Dusty were delightful hosts and we hope to come back soon.

This is our second stay at Carn Stables and we are booked again to return in December. The property still feels brand new and everything is just perfect. Helen and Dusty were very helpful during our stay

We’ve been booking with Aspects for longer than I care to remember and this absolutely has to the best property we have stayed in.

If you see a gap to book this super property do it !

Beautiful and very well equipped. The best cottage we have stayed in. Very secure for the dogs and everything had been thought of to make our stay as good as possible. Loved the little extras like the trolley for transporting the luggage, the dog shower and the hot tub. Highly recommended.

Lovely location, very peaceful and quiet. Very clean and well equipped property, loved the hot tub. The garden is also fully enclosed which was great for our dog. Hosts were lovely. Would definitely recommend to others.

We had the most excellent stay at CARN STABLES Easter 2023, Helen and Dusty have provided the most PERFECT home to provide, peace, comfort and luxury. Every detail down to fresh herbs to dog towels in the hot dog shower were perfect, too many touches to list. We did not want to go home and will definitely be returning.

Absolutely fabulous property, beautifully decorated with wonderful hosts.

Amazing home from home Did not want to leave Will be back and would happily book with aspect holidays again

This was our second stay at Carn Stables. After our first trip we loved it so much we knew we would be back! It’s the perfect countryside retreat - so peaceful and was very cosy during the week of storms we had this time. The beautiful property is spotlessly clean, has very comfortable furnishings and the hot tub is amazing. The owners are the nicest people you could hope to meet who really care that you enjoy your holiday there. Thank you so much for another perfect stay.

We had the pleasure of staying for two weeks at Carn Stables and loved every minute. Dusty and Helen are fantastic hosts. It’s clear how much love and attention to detail has gone into creating the Stables. Thoughtfully created to be dog friendly especially the outside shower, useful for showering our spaniels off after a day at the beach. We loved our stay so much we booked for next year just after a few days.

Well what can I say this place is amazing in every way .Helen and Dusty are amazing hosts with helpful suggestions for places to visit and eat.The accommodation is well thought out with lovely touches .The food hamper and fresh herbs were amazing and used throughout the week.I We loved coming back after a day exploring ..The decor was very tasteful and accommodation was very comfortable ..It felt like a big warm hug when you came home ,so relaxing with amazing views … what more could you ask for . Looking forward to our next visit at this very special place.Thank you .

We had the most amazing stay at Carn Stables and cannot rave enough about the experience, 10/10. The property is immaculate in presentation and cleanliness, you can really tell so much love has gone into it, the attention to detail with the facilities is unmatched! We brought our spaniel with us, and he loved (as did we!) the enclosed nature to roam, and the offering of an adjoining field for exercising. The local area is stunning and full of scenic walking routes, and jumping in the car, the majority of Cornwall's hotspots are within a half-hour drive! Highlights for us would be the use of the relaxing Hot Tub, the cosy log burner and the amazingly comfortable bed after long days exploring! Dusty and Helen are such lovely hosts, they truly care so much, and we would not hesitate in the slightest to return in the future!

Carn Stables is an exceptional accommodation. From the minute we arrived we could see how much love, care and hard work had been taken to make this such an idyllic place to have a perfect and totally relaxing holiday. It was spotlessly clean throughout amazing level of luxury and very generous Cornish welcome gifts. The bed was very large and superbly comfortable. The hot tub is set in the most beautiful location, equally spotless and so enjoyable to have an early morning dip listening to the birdsong or watching lovely sunsets. We instantly knew Dusty and Helen were genuinely a truly lovely couple and the most perfect hosts.We can’t rate this gorgeous accommodation enough and will definitely return.

We had a wonderful week as first timers in Cornwall and Carn Stables really exceeded our expectations. Dusty and Helen were great neighbours and the attention to detail was just wow! You can really see how much love has gone into Carn Stables and every aspect felt like luxury. Dusty was fab and gave us lots of great recommendations of places to visit and things to see during our stay. We really loved how secluded and peaceful it was and so did Barney, our yappy Pomeranian. The hot tub was such a treat and we really felt relaxed for the duration of our stay - we were both able to switch off, recharge our batteries and we slept so well, we were sad to go home!

If you are thinking of staying at Carn Stables, book it ASAP, you will not be disappointed. We would definitely return!

Love it! We have stayed in lots of places in Cornwall now and this is right up there with the very best. The accommodation was exactly as described and spotlessly clean and has everything you need. Everything was just like in the pictures on the Aspect website. There is plenty of space for your dog to relax outside along with a hot tub for the humans to enjoy day or night. The property is in a lovely quiet location with lots of walking routes nearby but still only just over 30 mins drive away from St Ives. Helen and Dusty were really friendly and quick to help if you needed anything.

We had the most relaxing holiday with our dogs than we have ever had. The location was so quiet and peaceful. Loved it. Clean and well presented, stunning really. The dogs were catered for just us much as us! We have 2 terriers and the garden was totally secure. The hosts were very lovely too!

A lovely spring break in a peaceful location. We enjoyed the hot tub after our bike rides and indulged in the delicious Cornish treats provided. At the top of a hill and seemingly miles from anywhere it was an ideal spot for us. Our usual supermarket delivered our shopping here and we also found a few interesting eateries in the area. The cottage was furnished to a high standard and had everything we could possibly need, even a trolley to help transport the luggage from door to door.

Wow, everything about Carn Stables exceeded our expectations. The standard and quality is exceptional and reflects the care and attention Dusty and Helen give to the property as well as their guests, especially our four legged friends. We love the little thoughts to detail... dog towels on hooks ready for muddy paws, the boot rack, cushions and blankets for outside, and not least the Cornish theme welcome goodies. It was lovely to meet Helen and Dusty, well done for such a lovely home.

A lovely dog friendly property in a quiet location. Thank you to owners Dusty and Helen for providing everything needed for a very relaxing break along with a lovely welcome pack to get your holiday started.

do not hesitate to book carn stables for a lovely stay in cornwall. carn stables has been furnished and completed to a high standard it feels like luxury. our two sausage dogs loved staying here even more, the secure paddock and log fire was a touch. carn stables is a great location to get to nearby beaches 15/20 minutes away! we would 100% stay here again and we have already recommended to all of our family and friends. thank you so much for a lovely stay!

What a little gem. Awesome awesome awesome. Absolutely no complaints. The host Helen & Dusty were incredibly welcoming, professional but unbelievably discreet. The stables wants for nothing and the location is fantastic. 1 minute walk and you are on Carn Marth with an abundance of bridle ways and foot paths. So good we have booked again for 2022.

Mark & Sharon

fantastic property and central location for exploring cornwall or relaxing and enjoying the views from its great location

I would agree with all the positive comments made about Carn Stable. It was spotlessly clean & very comfortable, lovely under floor heating, soft fluffy towels, super comfy bed, great TV, well equipped kitchen, bubbly hot tub under the stars. We wanted for nothing during our week away, it was so peaceful & a real escape from the world but a short drive from the coast & Falmouth/Truro. We did some great walks from the cottage too which was area we hadnt discovered before. Dusty & Helen are really friendly and genuine people who put a lot of love into the property to make it a perfect holiday home. We don't usually go to the same place twice but I will make an exception for Carn Stables & intend to come back next year!

Absolute perfection is the only way we can describe our recent stay at Carn Stables! We have holidayed many times in Cornwall and this is our best property for two find ever. It was spacious, warm and very comfortable and we loved the decor and furnishings- you can tell a lot of hard work and thought has gone into the renovation by the owners Dusty & Helen, who are two of the nicest people you could meet. The central location is ideal for visiting both North and South coasts. Being able to have a soak in the hot tub after a day’s walking was fabulous and the enclosed garden was great for Buster the dog. We immediately booked again for Easter and the only disappointing thing was that we couldn’t book summer as it’s already full ??

We echo all the positive comments below and had an amazing time here.

The Stables and surroundings are just beautiful and are a credit to the owners. You can clearly see all the thought & hard work they have put in to the renovation. If you appreciate nature, nice things and country life you will absolutely love it here.. We especially enjoyed the hot tub whilst watching the glorious sunrise, so peaceful.

Dusty and Helen (the owners) are super lovely people and we would most definitely return. Thank you so much for a memorable stay.

Carn Stables is an amazing holiday let. It is a real home from home, every finer detail has been considered. If you need something, you'd be guaranteed to find in one of the drawers or rooms, as in home comfort equipment. They had made up the travel cot for the baby in advance of our stay which was helpful and saved on space in the car. Picturesque surrounding areas, lovely hot tub. The owners are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Perfect.

Carn stables was absolutely beautiful. Perfect in every way possible. Warm and cosy clean and comfortable. We equipped with everything you need. Lovely arrival gift and things to get us started for the week. Nice a peaceful with amazing views

Carn Stables is absolutely stunning! It felt like home but at the same time it felt like a luxury hotel?! The welcome food / drink was much appreciated. Everything had been thought of to cater for guests & furry companions. The location is breath taking (I dreamt of winning the lottery & purchasing it!). Lovely touches like the dressing gowns & slippers, an outdoor heated shower for the dog. Obviously the hot tub took it to another level! Watching the sunset with a glass of prosecco in the evenings. And in the mornings watching the sun rise with a cup of Cornish coffee. We have already booked to come back next year!

Carn Stables is a perfect place for a quiet rural relaxing time away, with beautiful views. Location is so convenient, all our favourite places within 20 minutes or so ( Helston, Lizard beaches, Godrevy, St Ives, Falmouth, Truro, Porthleven, onto Penzance and further on) First class accommodation which has been wonderfully thought out and clearly built with love. Everything provided that was needed and very private with fab outside space. Lovely welcome from Helen &Dusty. We have booked with Aspects for 28 years, from honeymoon, to 3 young babies, to 3 teenagers and now back to just us 2!! First class service as always.

We absolutely loved our stay at Carn Stables. High quality accommodation, excellent facilities, lovely hosts and gorgeous setting. The location is pretty rural which is what we wanted, I believe there are a couple of pubs in walking distance although we didn’t attempt it. Ideally located to get to lots of Cornish beauty spots too. Initially I had a minor panic I wouldn’t be able to have ice in my G&T but panic not, there’s even an ice machine! Dusty and Helen are great hosts and close by if you need anything but not too close! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and would definitely love to return, Jenny & Steve

We booked this before the photos were even online so really did take a chance on this one, but oh wow did it pay off!

It is the perfect adult escape with stunning views and 5 star accommodation with all the trimmings. From the welcome treats on arrival to the robes and slippers in the bedroom we were well and truly spoilt.

You’re just 20-30 minutes away from gorgeous beaches, beautiful towns and fantastic food from this countryside gem.

Thanks so much Dusty and Helen!!

We absolutely loved our stay at Carn Stables. The property was absolutely lovely and the setting beautiful! It was lovely to see the horse and geese in the fields (but you are completely protected from them) and the hot tub with a view was the dream! There is everything that you need for your stay, fluffy towels, hairdryer, iron etc and great amenities (washer/dryer, dishwasher, strong WiFi, smart TVs). Very comfy beds too and the skylights in the bedroom have blinds so you can choose your light levels to wake up to. All immaculately clean and well thought out. The couple that own it are super lovely, have thought of everything, and it was really nice to be able to chat to them about the history of the property too. The area is great for walking and easy to drive to the coast. Would happily live here! Will definitely be back! :)