The Cornish Place


Gwennap, Cornwall

Stunning contemporary barns with hot tubs in acres of beautiful Cornish countryside (sleeping 2, 4 and 6); dog friendly

6 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

Alfresco tub

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

EV charging


Private chef on request

Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop



Space & setting.

Though off the beaten track, this place is a haven of modern design and style. Converted barns for 2, 4 and 6 are set amongst 26 acres of an old Victorian dairy farm – now lush pasture and wildflower meadows, so things are beautifully peaceful and kids can run free. F&B panelling blends with original wooden beams, Scintilla star tiles and beautiful kitchens; underfloor heating, waffle bathrobes, and a hamper of fabulous local produce were our perfect welcome.

For couples, it offers romance and rural escapism, or come with friends and dogs and take over a whole barn. For families, there’s masses of space and you’re just 15 mins’ drive from north and south coast beaches, making the whole Cornish county your playground. And the wood-fired hot tubs, with their huge views, are made for minibreaks with the girls. Most fun, though, is to book the whole place (sleeping 16 in total) and spread out into the communal areas: a courtyard landscaped by the award-winning Matt James, a huge outdoor oak table for sociable dinners, and a firepit for stargazing.

Getting here: best to drive as you’ll want a car while you’re here

“We moved down here from southwest London for a lifestyle change. We’d always dreamed of moving to Cornwall after the kids had left home, but decided, why wait? House hunting 250 miles from home was a very, very laborious process, but after a few false starts we found our old dairy farm. Adam continued to commute to London 2 days a week, and I moved my wedding-cake business into a spare stable, and we set about converting the farm into our home and holiday cottages! Busy times…” Owner, Andi.

My Kip favourites

She loves
“The wildlife here: you can watching buzzards and sparrowhawks hover as the sun sets over the tin mine, listen to owls as you stargaze from the hot tub, and spot deer in our fields at dawn.”

We love
The cool lighting, including a sunshine-yellow pendant light and trio of wicker shades in The Barn.

You may not love
Min 3 or 7 nights with Thurs/Sun changeovers.

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  • "I cannot recommend this place more highly. The beautiful cottages strike the perfect balance between stylish quality and comfort. We loved the peaceful garden looking out over the hills; the gorgeous roll-top bath in the master bedroom and the well-equipped open kitchen. Beds are extremely comfortable, too (I am fussy). For us, it was the perfect location - away from the bustle of the busy seaside locations but situated almost exactly between the north and south coasts so endless possibilities for day trips. A Cornish idyll!"



Keen advocates of sustainable tourism. The cottages all have air-source pumps, which draw heat from the air for hot water and underfloor heating. The site has its own borehole for water (treated by UV without chemicals) and you’ll find a reusable steel bottle in your welcome hamper to cut down on the purchase of single-use plastics. The welcome hampers are also full of local produce, all waste is recycled, trees are continually being planted on-site and there’s an EV charger.


  • Gylly Beach ©
    Gylly Beach ©
  • Helford River
    Helford River
  • Hayle Beach
    Hayle Beach
  • Walk across the fields to the excellent Seven Stars Inn in Stithians (30 mins’ walk)
  • Gwithian is everything you could want from a local beach – 9 miles of sand stretching from Godrevy lighthouse to Hayle. Hire surf- and bodyboards here, or go for a blustery walk around the rockpools at low tide, followed by coffee at Godrevy Cafe.
  • A 30-min drive will take you to Helford River, a stunning estuary renowned for its marine life (including wild dolphins, if you’re lucky). The best way to explore the 50-mile shoreline? By kayak. You’re spoilt for choice with pubs for lunch along the way, or pack a picnic to eat in the National Trust gardens at Glendurgan.
  • The Bissoe coast-to-coast cycle trail was once a mineral tramway for the copper mines, meaning it’s flat and easy to follow. Hire bikes for the 11-mile pathway, which starts in Portreath Harbour and finishes in the picturesque village of Devoran.
  • Get up super early to watch the sun rise over Gylly Beach, braving a sea swim while you’re there. Warm up afterwards with a Full Cornish breakfast at the cafe.


  • Contemporary barns amongst 26 acres of  private farmland
  • All barns have:
  • Baby cot and high chair to borrow
  • Bloomtown toiletries, waffle bathrobes for adults
  • Well-equipped kitchens including induction hob and Nespresso; some basics provided
  • Welcome hamper of Cornish produce
  • Lounge with woodburner, Alexa speaker and Smart TV; board games and books
  • Super fast Starlink broadband
  • Underfloor heating
  • Enclosed garden with Everdure fusion BBQ, firepit and wood-fired hot tub (except The Shed which has an alfresco bathtub)
  • Dry bag with beach towels and kids’ robies for use during your stay
  • All barns are dog friendly; designated dog-walking areas, and dog crates to borrow
  • Shared play field with football/rugby goal
  • Shared ‘Piggery’ space, with communal dining table
  • Shared courtyard with an enormous alfresco table and firepit
  • Private dining on request
  • ‘Woodshed’ – gym with peloton bike, rowing machine and weights
  • Licensed for weddings – elopements or intimate weddings with exclusive use of the whole place
  • Walk to a local shop and pub (1 mile); drive to pubs and restaurants
  • The owners live on-site
  • EV charger available on site
  • Booking conditions: a 3-night minimum stay (changeovers Thursday or Sunday only), which rises to 7 nights during school holidays (changeovers Sunday only).
  • Remember to pack: olive oil, wellies in winter

*A stay here supports The Wave Project, which helps young people improve their physical and emotional well-being.*

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