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The Barn at Lower Drift
West Cornwall

£511 - £1246 per week

Calling for long, lazy lie-ins and a well-deserved rest in The Barn's four-poster bed, tear yourself away from the cool, crisp linens and prepare a wholesome breakfast for the rest of the family. Sleeping six and with parking, The Barn is ideally located to explore the very best of West Cornwall. Pack up a picnic of finger sandwiches and sweet strawberries and head to one of the many golden sand beaches, just a short drive away. Enjoy long, hot, summer days sunbathing or surfing, and after a day exploring, head home to the comfort of The Barn. A refreshing shower awaits you on your return, or maybe take a few stolen moments to bathe within the bubbles in the slipper bath. Gather around the firepit for pre-dinner drinks while the sun sets, before snuggling up on the cosy sofas and listening to the calming crackles of the open fire.

Perfect for avid walkers with many footpaths to explore and for the nature lovers, Drift Reservoir is a short stroll away, with an abundance of wildlife to spot and fishing opportunities too. Budding historians can visit Carn Euny, a well-preserved ancient village, inhabited from the Iron Age, which is also close by. Trewidden Garden is well worth a visit, whether it's for a stroll around the beautiful gardens or a delicious lunch, or coffee and cake in the tearoom. The Barn is just two miles west of Penzance and close to the busy fishing port of Newlyn where you will find a choice of bars and restaurants. With Mousehole, Porthcurno, The Minack Theatre and Sennen Cove all just a short drive away, there is so much to explore. The best family holidays are when the furry members of the family are involved and with two dogs welcome at The Barn too, you are sure to make some wonderful family memories.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Bunk beds

Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3

Four poster bed


via front door into porch, three steps, door to:

Sitting room

two sofas, open fire, Smart TV, stairs rising to first floor bedrooms, rural views, doors to:


WC and basin.

Kitchen/dining room

dining table, six chairs, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, door to:

Utility room

washing machine, fridge/freezer. Stairs from sitting room to first floor and doors to:


slipper bath, separate electric shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

bunk beds.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

four poster king size bed, rural views.

Outside area

two benches, fire pit.

Additional information

gas central heating, parking for a medium car in front of the property. Set two properties back from the main road, but some traffic noise may be heard. WiFi, two medium dogs welcome, short breaks available.


A lovely comfortable property for a great stay.

Close to lots of great places to visit.

February 2024

Lovely house, well furnished, and cosy.

Great for all the best beaches in Cornwall.

September 2023

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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. 


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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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 of December, 2024

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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 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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 2024

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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. 

5th February 2024

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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!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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 >

December 2024

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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.

TBC 2025

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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!

26th - 28th April

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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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.

27th April 2024

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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.

A lovely comfortable property for a great stay.

Close to lots of great places to visit.

Lovely house, well furnished, and cosy.

Great for all the best beaches in Cornwall.

We loved everything About The barn, what a lovely place to stay and how beautiful it is. With a family of 4 it was plenty big enough of us, drive size says that it’s for a medium car we have a 4x4 which fits with no worry.

We will be back next year and 100% be booking here again.

The house is fantastic and has everything you need to have a comfortable stay, definitely recommend this house for families (or anyone). We were a little sceptical due to there being no garden and what looks like a small parking area but we managed to park outside without blocking the neighbours access in our car which is more large than medium and we really didn’t miss having a garden as we spend most of the time out.