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Bluebell Down Farm

£607 - £1480 per week

Bluebell Down Farm is tucked away on a working farm in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the north Penwith Peninsula. The area is famed for its scenic beauty with a mosaic of stone walled fields between the sea and the back drop of higher moorland. Surrounded by ancient settlements and a nature reserve, this 400 year old farmhouse offers a true taste of rural life with all the comforts of home. Sleeping four, with two blissful bedrooms either end of the cottage, each having their own bathroom, you can slide out of bed, sneak upstairs to brew a pot of coffee to watch the dawn sun come up over the delightful countryside and down to the sea beyond.

Bluebell Down Farm was originally a cow barn and dates back to the early 1600’s. Its three and a half acre fields now form part of a working farm, backing on to the bluebell and heather strewn Chûn Downs and overlooking the open sea. A short walk up the hill will take you to a Neolithic burial site, Chûn Quoit, thought to have been built in about 2,400 BC. One of the best preserved Quoits in Western Cornwall, it comprises a closed chamber with a mushroom shaped capstone, supported by four huge slabs of granite. At the top of the hill is Chûn Castle, a circular iron age hill fort. A perfect spot for a picnic, you can see the sea on three sides from here. Bluebell Down Farm is positioned close to The Shepherd Hut at Bluebell Down Farm, so a great way to bring more of the family is by booking both properties.

Entrance via external stone steps

at rear of cottage, 10 stone steps into:

Kitchen/dining area

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dog bed, table with six chairs, rural and sea views, stairs down to bedroom 2 and bathroom. Door to :

Sitting room

woodburner, sofa, two chairs, Smart TV, DVD, window seats, rural and sea views. Stairs down to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, rural and sea views, en suite with rainfall shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds with rural and sea views.


bath, WC, basin.

Outside areas

rear lawned garden with outside furniture, pump room with shared utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer, access to three and a half acres of land.

Additional information

oil fired central heating, steps up the the property are wide but without a rail so children are to be supervised at all times, due to the rural nature of the property mobile phone signal can be sporadic, no terrestrial TV only Smart TV channels. The property is accessed up a narrow unmade track so may not be suitable for low vehicles, WiFi, up to three dogs welcome.


Lovely peaceful location off the beaten track but not so far from towns/villages as to be properly remote. Perfect spaniel friendly location with loads of great walks both inland and coastal.

All in all a great place to relax and unwind. A robust car a benefit to get to the Barn.

March 2022

Beautiful views, what a fabulous place to stay. Plenty of walks to enjoy, the secret beach is well worth the trek. We’re already planning our next stay.

October 2021

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Morvah Holidays

Morvah is ideal walking country, you have open fields stretching down to mighty granite cliffs, the Atlantic Ocean and you also access to the South West Coastal Path. Haven for bird watchers and ramblers alike.

Things to do near Morvah

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Visit this National Trust attraction to see the historic steam-powered beam engine in action. Explore the underground tunnel and discover more on the family trail, at one of Cornwall's most famous mines.

Geevor Tin Mine

Another popular attraction near Morvah is Geevor, an old tin mine which has been preserved and now serves as an attraction to display Cornwall's rich industrial past. With breathtaking views along the coast, and with plenty to explore, it provides a great day out for everyone.

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Local events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2022

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2022

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

6th - 9th July 2022

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

17th - 25th June 2022

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

30th April 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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.

Lovely peaceful location off the beaten track but not so far from towns/villages as to be properly remote. Perfect spaniel friendly location with loads of great walks both inland and coastal.

All in all a great place to relax and unwind. A robust car a benefit to get to the Barn.

Beautiful views, what a fabulous place to stay. Plenty of walks to enjoy, the secret beach is well worth the trek. We’re already planning our next stay.

Without doubt the most peaceful setting you could wish for and as for the beds… i have never felt so comfortable and rested on 25 years of travelling. Highly recommend this cottage.

We had a great second stay at Bluebell Cottage, very cosy and ideally located in the wilds of the remote far West. Would stay again.

Had such a lovely stay at bluebell down farm. The cottage is stunning and in a beautiful remote location with views of the sea and countryside. Just a short drive to some fabulous beaches and to St ives, Mousehole and Marazion. Loved it!

Just spent a week at Bluebell Down Farm at the end of October - myself, my wife and out flat-coated retriever Fiver Lovely location, tucked away from it all but close enough to all the delights West Cornwall has to offer. Cottage very comfortable and well furnished. Weather very kind to us. Sea and the waves were amazing - storm/wave watching in Sennen and Portcurno, tackling the waves at Praa, finding our way to the secret beach near the cottage and marvelling at the location/atmosphere at the Minack Theatre were a few of our daily adventures. Took advantage of the log burner most evenings making the cottage warm and cosy especially welcome after our daily battering from the waves. Most people say 'we hope to go back' but we can say 'we will be going back' as we've booked for 2021 already!

Quiet and secluded location in the beautiful countryside of Cornwall. Fantastic walks all around the property too. Cottage was spacious with a really cosy feel to it. Loved the week we spent there

Bluebell Down Farm is in a great location ideal for coastal walks either from the doorstep or just a short drive. Penzance was approximately 15 minutes drive away and a lovely coastal drive took you to St. Ives in around half an hour. The farmhouse offers cozy, rustic and very comfortable accommodation with good facilities. During the current Covid situation we felt very relaxed and comfortable would definitely like to return.

Lovely isolated cottage, ideal if you want to really get away from it all. The drive is very bumpy - we had a 4X4 but even so it was a bit precarious! Nearest shop is the Spar at Pendeen which also, helpfully, sells logs and kindling. Be sure to make the effort to walk up (15 mins) to Carne Castle and the burial chamber behind the cottage - very impressive. A longer (40 mins) walk (cross country footpath by the farm) takes you to the almost deserted, and stunning beach below Morvah (Penberth Cove). Alternatively park at Pendeen Lighthouse or the farm car park for a shorter walk). Good and very safe restaurant at Gurnard’s Head. (Need to book)

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased to read that you had a wonderful holiday at Bluebell Down Farm and the property is ideal for getting away from it all. As you have rightly said, the drive is very bumpy due to it being a narrow, unmade track so we would ask that guests take care when making their way up to the property. The property is surrounded by so many great places to visit, by car and by foot and we hope that the track would not stop you from coming back to Bluebell Down Farm. Thank you again for your review. Lucy, Customer Services

A lovely setting with beautiful views. Comfy beds and a homely feel. A nice big kitchen with all the mod cons you would need. A central location means all the beaches and main tourist attractions are within a short driving distance. Highly recommended.

Remote location with superb views. The property was very clean. We would definitely return.

We had a lovely short break in February and found the cottage very comfortable and perfect for our needs. It is very private and quiet and ideal for a relaxing break with lots of books, games and DVDs to borrow. Even the dogs are catered for. The bedrooms are lovely and the beds extremely comfortable. We will definitely be back.

Had a fantastic time celebrating the new year, great location, beautiful cottage .

Just returned from a long weekend at Bluebell Down Farm with our little boy (2) and two dogs. Such a lovely cottage in a great location & very private. The cottage was a perfect size and would work really well for two couples. The garden was a great size for the dogs too! It is down a long lane but we knew that from the description- which was very accurate. Good WiFi but no phone signal which was perfect for a quiet time away from work! Great walks around the area and a short drive from some amazing beaches and views! Overall, we were really happy with the property and are planning to return next year. Also a lovely added detail with the Christmas decorations! Very cosy and comfortable, thank you!

We absolutely loved our stay at Bluebell Down Farm. The location was perfect (only 15 mins to St Ives) and the views from the cottage were stunning. The open fire was lovely and although it was cold outside, this cottage was so cosy. Lots of games and lovely touches throughout the cottage too. We are already planning our trip back here next year!

We had a wonderful stay at Bluebell Down Farm Cottage. The property has been beautifully renovated, is well equipped and provides an excellent base for exploring this part of Cornwall. The views are amazing and it is very peaceful. I would very much recommend this property as a holiday let. It is worth noting that the road/track to the property is currently rather bumpy and there is also a shepherd's hut in front of the building which is also available for rental.

Had a pleasant short break in this quirky cottage in early September with good weather, so were able to enjoy views and walks in fields. A good bolt hole for a few days, may not be so enjoyable if weather isn't good.

We (family of 4 plus our dog) stayed here during August. We were delighted with the cottage and found it to be a charming and cosy cottage with all the contemporary comforts. Idyllic location set back from the stunning coastal road. We would definitely recommend and are likely to stay here again when we revisit the area.