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Boskennal Barn
West Cornwall

£438 - £1160 per week
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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:

Bathroom

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.

Garden

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, short breaks available.

 
 

We always book through Aspects and this was a perfect find. So remote and quiet but only 10 minutes from Penzance and 15 minutes from St Ives. Parking outside the property was really handy and the large garden was perfect for the dog. Inside the barn was so warm and light, the modern finish made it a really comfortable and relaxing environment. We will definitely be staying here again!

October 2021

I would like to leave a negative review so as to keep this wonderful cottage in a wonderful location a secret, But unfortunately I can't it wouldn't be fair to the owners. The location is a tranquil area near enough to the hustle and bustle off the Cornish hotspots to visit .But when you to return to the cottage all you can hear is the river at the bottom of the garden. It is ideal to sit outside in the good weather to relax with food or just a drink. You can also sit outside on chilly nights and have a fire in the firepit. The cottage itself is well appointed with comfortable beds and full equipment to cook any meal if required. John the housekeeper leaves the house spotless and and a small welcome pack is left so you don't have search for your first cuppa on arrival Would I stay again a resounding YES

October 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.

Top tip

When planning a day at the beach, check out our webcams to see where the weather looks best!

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. 

Walking

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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Events

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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 >

TBC December 2021

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Montol Festival

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

21st December 2021

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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 2021

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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 2021

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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. 

TBC February 2022

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.

TBC 2022

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 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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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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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 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.

We always book through Aspects and this was a perfect find. So remote and quiet but only 10 minutes from Penzance and 15 minutes from St Ives. Parking outside the property was really handy and the large garden was perfect for the dog. Inside the barn was so warm and light, the modern finish made it a really comfortable and relaxing environment. We will definitely be staying here again!

I would like to leave a negative review so as to keep this wonderful cottage in a wonderful location a secret, But unfortunately I can't it wouldn't be fair to the owners. The location is a tranquil area near enough to the hustle and bustle off the Cornish hotspots to visit .But when you to return to the cottage all you can hear is the river at the bottom of the garden. It is ideal to sit outside in the good weather to relax with food or just a drink. You can also sit outside on chilly nights and have a fire in the firepit. The cottage itself is well appointed with comfortable beds and full equipment to cook any meal if required. John the housekeeper leaves the house spotless and and a small welcome pack is left so you don't have search for your first cuppa on arrival Would I stay again a resounding YES

Boskennal barn was perfect for my husband, I & our 2 dogs.

Loved it & really hope to return.

Our stay at Boskennal barn was perfect from start to finish. The property is outstanding and the setting idyllic, most morning we woke to sun filtering through the trees onto the garden. We stayed for two weeks so handy to be able to use the washer half way through our stay. Our two dogs enjoyed the steam, which helped remove the sand from the many dog friendly beaches we visited. It was also reassuring knowing that they were safe in the surcued garden. The barn is ideally placed to visit south Cornwall, would recommend Praa sands, and the beach at Hayle. It is nice to know that there is high quality property's that allow you take your four legged friends. Would highly recommend and would definitely go back....

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Boskennal Barn. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were super comfortable. The outdoor space was an added bonus, listening to the running stream sitting by the fire pit at night was magical.

Our stay as Boskennal barn was just outstanding in every way! The barn is clean, furniched beautifully with that extra special feature of the outside and the stream running just in site.

The property has the complete wow factor that we hoped for when we booked it. We were looking for somewhere quiet and secluded but that had that touch of elegance and luxury and that is exactly what we got.

The garden is completely secure which was exactly what we wanted as we took our dog. The bifold doors were a lovely feature and really allowed us to enjoy the outside whilst relaxing inside.

It was really hard to leave the property at the end of our holiday, with us both saying that the best part about our trip was Boskennal Barn. We will 100% be returning to this property and would 100% recommend it!

What an absolute gem. Perfect and peaceful location. Loved having all the doors open listening to the stream. Great base for exploring South Cornwall. Will definitely return.

A beautiful, well equipped, modern barn conversion that was in a very peaceful location.

Lovely garden with a stream at the end and plenty of seating and a fire pit. Beautiful location that provides a very relaxing and quiet place to enjoy a holiday.

Easy access to lots of places to visit and would highly recommend as a place to stay.

Great service from aspects and the property contact.

A beautiful property in a lovely setting away from the busy coast although a short drive to a local pub and shops in Penzance. Walks nearby and we really appreciated the river with the weather so hot. A lovely holiday home away from the busy coast where you can relax and wind away the hours in your own piece of heaven.

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.