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Boskennal Barn
West Cornwall

£438 - £1160 per week

Rekindle childhood memories and leave all grown-up responsibilities behind by swapping busy city life for a rushing river and starry sky at the enchanted Boskennal Barn. A real rural retreat awaits you at this delightful barn conversion, sitting amidst a well-tended garden and wild woodlands. Discover the delights of Cornwall's coastal villages by day, before being lured back home where Boskennal Barn sleeps four guests with the master bedroom enjoying a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. As little ones play hide and seek you can open up the bi-fold doors and dish up a Cornish feast on the patio. Later, with the children safely tucked up in bed dreaming of tomorrows adventures, the roaring fire pit will provide a perfect evening for grown-ups to share a bottle of wine.

The brick and wood-clad exterior of this former barn has a rustic aesthetic, inside however, it's a different story altogether. Flooded with natural light, hints of scandi styling, floral linens and deep green soft furnishings echo scenes from the garden. Ideally situated for heading west to discover Lands' End, Sennen Cove and Porthurno beach or head east to the ever-popular seaside town of St Ives. Your four legged friends are welcome too, so with plenty to do within a short drive or for lazing in the garden, Boskennal Barn has magic at every turn.

Entrance via external stone steps

eleven steps down to gate leading into garden, door to:

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, chair, window seat, woodburner, TV, diningtable with bench and two chairs, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, bi-fold doors to garden, stairs to bedrooms, door to:


bath, separate shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size Hynos bed, juliet balcony, door to rear of property.

Bedroom 2

king size Hypnos zip and link bed.

Outside utility room

washing machine and tumble dryer.


fully enclosed garden, large patio area with garden furniture, seating area with two chairs and firepit, gate to stream, door to utility shed.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome.


We had a fantastic holiday at Boskennel barn. We loved it so much we didnt want to leave. The location was beautiful and secluded yet it was easy to get to all the local beauty spots given its central location. The barn is finished to a very high standard and anything you could possibly want is there. Our dog loved the garden and the stream at the bottom. We will definitely be staying again in the future.

June 2021

Beautiful barn, with everything you needed. Location perfect. Perhaps your details of the barn could mention that the bathroom is downstairs but that’s only minor. Would definitely stay again.

May 2021

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Holidays in West Cornwall

There is almost an embarrassment of riches for the visitor to choose from when looking at holiday cottages in West Cornwall. With its extraordinary variety of landscapes and coastline, as well as its proud history and cultural heritage, you won't be disappointed.

With many superb beaches to enjoy, including five with the coveted Blue Flag status, it is easy to see why so many people associate this part of the world with sun, sea, sand and, of course, surf. There is, however, so much more on offer when contemplating self catering holidays in West Cornwall.

West Cornwall is home to popular destinations such as MarazionPenzanceCarbis Bay and St Ives, which are all worth a visit. From the iconic St Michael's Mount to the breath taking Minack Theatre as featured in our blog, you wont be short of things to do while self catering in West Cornwall.

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Things to do in West Cornwall

Days out

With such an abundance of stunning sights in West Cornwall, you'll be spoilt for choice when choosing where to visit while holidaying here. St Michael's Mount, The Minack Theatre, and St Ives harbour are just a few of the enthralling places on offer. The many golden sandy beaches that West Cornwall boasts are perfect for topping up the tan. For something a little more energetic, boat trips, fishing excursions and water sports are available. Museums and art galleries provide an equally enjoyable day out, with world famous exhibitions at the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth museum within easy reach.

With the bustling coastal towns of St Ives, Mousehole and Marazion within close proximity of one another, you can be sure to find somewhere to provide everything you need to the perfect family day out. 


Cornwall's spectacular scenery provides the perfect backdrop for exploring. The coastal paths which hug the rugged cliffs offer breath taking sea views, while walking inland you can enjoy the many nature reserves, ancient stone circles and woodland, for which Cornwall is renowned.

Art & heritage

Famous for its quality of light, the area has long been a haven for artists and there are many galleries to be found wherever you go. There are also many gardens to enjoy; the mild climate will often let plants flourish here which you won’t find anywhere else in the country. For those wanting to dig a little deeper, there is also an amazing mining and maritime heritage which has done much to shape the county and its people as well as, it could be argued, the rest of the world.

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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.

We had a fantastic holiday at Boskennel barn. We loved it so much we didnt want to leave. The location was beautiful and secluded yet it was easy to get to all the local beauty spots given its central location. The barn is finished to a very high standard and anything you could possibly want is there. Our dog loved the garden and the stream at the bottom. We will definitely be staying again in the future.

Beautiful barn, with everything you needed. Location perfect. Perhaps your details of the barn could mention that the bathroom is downstairs but that’s only minor. Would definitely stay again.

Lovely modern property in an old barn setting, peaceful quiet location yet only a few minutes drive to supermarkets and the lovely St Ives.

Boskennal Barn was exactly like the photos! It was very well equipped and had everything you could think of. Perfect for dogs with the enclosed garden and access to the river at the bottom of the garden. Great location - not far from St Ives, Carbis Bay or Penzance! Lovely little country pub 5 minutes drive - The White Hart. Would definitely stay again!

The setting we found was stunning. The Barn was really fantastic accommodation, from the underfloor heating to the kitchen, bathroom, to the wood burning fire. It’s furnishings and fittings were all of a high standard, and good quality. Visiting in mid December, we weren’t able to use the outside space, but given its setting with the flowing river at the far end, one could very easily imagine using the BBQ on the patio, with the lounge folding doors fully open! The beds both had Hypnos mattress and lived up to their richly deserved reputation. The welcome pack was very well appreciated, especially the excellent wine. It was nice to have the housekeeper drop by to check the heating was working ok, thank you. Recommended as an ideal location for touring all that mid and southern Cornwall has to offer. Thank you for a lovely break.

Stayed at Boskennal barn for a week. It is a lovely property in a great, quiet location .(it was bonfire night / week and we didn't hear any fireworks which was great as our dog is terrified of them) We were lucky with the weather so could take advantage of the large garden surrounded by trees & nature. A perfect escape from the weird 'corona' world we are living in at the moment .

We loved staying at the barn! The building and its furnishings are top notch. Everything we needed was there in the drawers and cupboards. The position is fantastic - secluded yet only 5 minutes from the nearest village. Lovely walks nearby as well as short drives to fantastic beaches.