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The Garden Barn
West Cornwall

£393 - £966 per week
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If you are looking for a tranquil break in the country, then The Garden Barn with its shepherd's hut, hidden at the end of a long unmade lane in the quiet village of St Hilary, is perfect, offering a peaceful escape for up to four people amidst a flower-filled garden. With two cosy bedrooms; choose either the king size bed in the main property or snuggle down in the double bed of the charming shepherd's hut. As the sun rises over the trees, take a quiet moment over a steaming cup of coffee to breathe in the fresh Cornish air. If you don't want to venture far, take a good book, a glass of something chilled, and sprawl out on a blanket and while away afternoons on the lawn, with the birds chirping in the treetops, with no agenda other than relaxation.

The interior is flooded with natural light through the patio doors, combined with the gentle sounds of the woodland outside, creating a relaxing retreat which will soothe the busy mind. There is a spacious bathroom in the barn with an invigorating rainfall shower to start your day, or finish your day with a luxurious bubble bath. After an al fresco breakfast of hot croissants stuffed with local butter, pack up a picnic and head to one of the beautiful, local beaches. When the heat of the day begins to fade there is nothing like a few hours of peace and seclusion to nurture your creativity. The shepherd's hut is a peaceful sanctuary where you can just enjoy its surroundings, which are guaranteed to ignite the imagination, whether it's to write, paint or just lose yourself in your own thoughts and memories of a perfect Cornish holiday.

Entrance

via patio area with door to:

Utility area

washing machine, tumble dryer, storage for coats and shoes, doors to:

Bathroom

bath, separate rainfall shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, two chairs, sofa bed, TV, DVD, table with four chairs, breakfast bar with two stools, electric oven with induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, French doors to patio.

Bedroom

king size bed, chair, door to patio.

Bedroom Annexe

double bed in shepherds hut, separate from the main property, one chair.

Outside areas

patio with table and four chairs, lawned area, brick built barbeque, shepherds hut.

Additional information

underfloor heating, the property is at the end of a long unmade, narrow in places, lane so may not be suitable for low vehicles. The Shepherds Hut to used at parents discretion, recommended for age 14 or above, electric heating, due to the location of the property WIFI can be a little unreliable, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

The Garden Barn was an amazing place to stay, it completely exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect as we visiting friends in nearby Goldsithney. We will definitely visit again

October 2021

Would highly recomend staying here cottage and surroundings really lovely

September 2021

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb393
13 February401
20 Feb - 20 Mar393
27 March432
3 Apr - 10 Apr545
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8 May - 22 May528
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16 October469
23 October520
30 Oct - 11 Dec393
18 December585
25 Dec - 31 Dec747

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb414
12 Feb - 19 Feb505
26 Feb - 19 Mar424
26 March465
2 Apr - 16 Apr606
23 April465
30 April505
7 May - 21 May535
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4 June636
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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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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.

The Garden Barn was an amazing place to stay, it completely exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect as we visiting friends in nearby Goldsithney. We will definitely visit again

Would highly recomend staying here cottage and surroundings really lovely

Excellent property but beware of the very narrow and rutted access

We loved the rural location, peaceful and really nicely tucked away but yet perfect distance from North & South coasts. Everything we needed was at the property and with two young children the lawn was perfect for badminton and boules. Would love to stay again.

A lovely peaceful property that is exactly as described. Very peaceful and in lovely countryside but be aware of the narrow bumpy approach lanes - definitely not suitable for a low car. Great location for visiting various sites by car nearby. Weather permitting the nearby village has 2 public houses both worth a visit for food after a 20 minute walk.

Had a week in the Garden Barn and the property is a credit to the owners

Wonderful place to stay top quality fixtures and fitting everything you would ever need was provided for. Very quiet and peaceful relaxing holiday the outside space is superb with lovely seating areas to sit and eat and relax. The only downside is the lane is very narrow and bumpy and nowhere within walking distance to get newspapers etc. If you are looking for a very quiet place to stay go here you won’t be disappointed.

We were very impressed with this comfortable and spacious property, in particular the attention to detail. The fixtures and fittings were well above average. The heating and hot water were provided by a gound source heat pump which was excellent. The information provided for white goods etc was comprehensive and the local area information folder was outstanding. Outside, the extensive patio, BBQ facilities, and garden furniture were superb together with a large lawned area and plenty of parking space. The whole place was completely private and not overlooked. The property was very well situated for walkers like us to explore the coastal paths and visit the many beautiful beaches. N.B. Leave the sports car at home as the approach road is a 5 minute,1mph rodeo ride. Don't let this put you off!

If you’re thinking of a little getaway this cottage is perfect! Has everything you need inside and it’s decorated beautifully! The Shepard’s hut is adorable, it was so cosy and warm even through a stormy night. We loved it so much we booked a second stay on our first night. Would definitely recommend!

Beautiful well equipped barn conversion inside and out. Probably the one of thenicest place we have stayed. Shame about the access lanes very rough and very bumpy.

Lovely secluded barn with modern furnishings and a lovely garden area. Super quick WiFi provided. Important to note that this property is very much secluded on a long unmade road which is extremely bumpy and can get very wet at times. If your car is low to the ground then take extreme caution.