Stunning contemporary barn and hot tub, in acres of beautiful Cornish countryside (sleeps 4)
Sleeps 4 + baby
This place is pure, off-the-beaten-track luxe. A converted barn, set amongst 26 acres of Victorian dairy farm – now lush pasture and wildflower meadows – it’s just 15 mins’ drive from north and south coast beaches, making the whole Cornish county your playground. Inside, the decor is exquisite: F&B panelling, original wooden beams, Scintilla star tiles in the rainfall shower (plus a rolltop in the main bedroom) and a beautiful dove-grey kitchen. And then there are the little things, including waffle bathrobes and underfloor heating. Every detail is perfect.
For couples, it offers romance and rural escapism. For a small family, there’s a sweet twin bedroom and all that space to run free. But the wood-fired hot tub — with a serious view — also calls out for a minibreak with the girls. And if there are more of you (a group of up to 10), book Molly’s Stable, too, and enjoy the shared spaces: a courtyard sculpted 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
The cottage is heated by an air source pump, they have their own borehole for water (treated by UV without chemicals) and all rubbish is recycled.
- 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.