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Owl's Roost
Mid Cornwall

£448 - £1092 per week

Tucked away in the heart of South West Cornwall, down a meandering leafy lane, on the outskirts of the village of Porkellis, this charming single storey, barn conversion exudes character and boasts sensational views of the Cornish countryside. Nestled behind the historic Medlyn Moor Mine, as well as being a stone's throw away from Stithians lake, you are spoilt for choice of activities to fill your time, including countless local walks, kayaking, paddleboarding and even windsurfing on the right day. If however you would prefer to relax and wind down during your stay, Owl's Roost is the ideal retreat for young families, or for couples looking for a romantic escape. Enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings from the comfort of your stylish, yet traditional open plan living area, or enjoy al fresco dining in the large enclosed outside space, overlooking the impressive engine house of Medlyn Moor Mine, whilst stargazing night away.

Owl's Roost has kept it's historical charm and the buildings period features, including the grand clock tower and large ornate barn doors. With a large spacious bedroom, king size bed and generous en suite, this rural haven makes the perfect, yet functiona,l getaway. A short ten-minute walk and you could be enjoying a refreshing tipple and homecooked meal at the cosy Star Inn in Porkellis Village, or if you'd prefer to visit the rugged Cornish coastline, you are no more than 8 miles from either the South or North coast and their many coastal harbour towns, such as Falmouth, Porthleven and Hayle. Whether you want an action packed holiday or peaceful hideaway, Owl's Roost is the perfect base.


via three external steps into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, chairs, TV, table with four chairs, electric oven and hob, fridge with small ice box, dishwasher


king size bed

Shower room

shower, basin and WC

Outside area

large communal space with garden furniture

Additional information

please note there is no washing machine at the property WiFi, short breaks available.


Beautiful property in a great location for exploring the area. Immaculately clean with lovely decor. Warm welcome from the host. Would recommend, and stay again ourselves!

October 2021

Rachael has gone to a great deal of trouble and care to ensure we had a perfect holiday

The quality of the furnishings and barn are superb with everything you need for a peaceful holiday

We loved our stay and would certainly recommend Owls Roost

September 2021

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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.

Beautiful property in a great location for exploring the area. Immaculately clean with lovely decor. Warm welcome from the host. Would recommend, and stay again ourselves!

Rachael has gone to a great deal of trouble and care to ensure we had a perfect holiday

The quality of the furnishings and barn are superb with everything you need for a peaceful holiday

We loved our stay and would certainly recommend Owls Roost

Lovely comfortable cottage in great rural location. Owners were very friendly. Enjoyed sitting outside and watching the barn owls overhead in the evening. Easy to access local beaches and towns.

Fabulous property so beautiful and peaceful. Would certainly go back had all the essentials you could need and everything done to a high standard. Great position for exploring the different areas around Cornwall. Lovely hosts and there is a great pub called the Star Inn just down the road.