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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat- Tremough Campus Closeby

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Luxury Detached Single Storey 1 Bed Converted Farm Building

Loafers Glory has one double bedroom with an en suite shower room, making it ideal for a couple. There is an open plan living area with newly fitted kitchen and sitting room, as well as a tastefully decorated conservatory. Centrally heated throughout. You have a choice of two outside seating barbecue areas, one has a parasol for protection from the sun, the other is under a weather proof pergola to enjoy all weather outside relaxation, with a hammock seat to kick back in.

You are welcome to use our free Wi-Fi internet network with your own mobile device or the SMART HD TV. There is a good selection of books, novels, guides and maps available for your use including cookery books. The Krups Coffee maker has proved to be popular.

After a day’s adventure, you will find Loafers Glory the perfect place to return to unwind with a cold drink in the garden or conservatory, or maybe cook with fresh herbs from the garden on a the barbecues, reflecting on your day and planning the next.

The entrance to Loafers Glory is through the double doors of the Conservatory which is arranged as a Dining Room with bone china tea and dining service. On a fine day you can throw the doors open and eat al fresco under the pergola by the pond or by the figs and grape vine. A large radiator, blinds, HIFI and sofa allow privacy, comfort and flexibility throughout the year in the conservatory. A romantic dining atmosphere overlooking the enclosed garden stocked with magnolia, hydrangea, roses and fuschia is quite special. We are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife in this quiet spot which you can watch from the comfort of your 'home away'.

The open plan oak floored lounge area is the perfect place to relax after the adventures of your day, with entertainment to ensure your holiday continues. There are two large leather sofa's for stretching out with Freeview SMART HD TV with Wi-Fi access and a neatly concealed Washer/Dryer.

The newly refurbished, well-equipped country kitchen includes a coffee maker, microwave, electric cooker and hob, fridge and separate freezer providing occupants with the perfect basis to self-cater.

The bedroom is tastefully decorated. The double bed is furnished with luxury quilt, pillows and bed linen. There is a dressing table mirror, hair dryer and wardrobe. Bath robes provided.

The bright modern shower room offers attractive facilities (bath sheets provided) electric shower, towel rail/radiator and toilet.

Secluded Garden with choice of outside dining patios, ample parking, central heating.

Easy access to many varied public footpaths for some fine walking or cycling from the doorstep.

More Details

Shelley Thorpe
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Shelley Thorpe

Your hosts, Shelley and Peter have not looked back since moving to Treverva from the nearby Harbour town of Falmouth twelve years ago. We have spent many years between us holidaying and living in Cornwall, working in Engineering, the Health Service, Education and Marine Industry. Previously from Leicester and Liverpool, a desire for a slower pace of life and chance to indulge in his hobbies of water sports led Peter to Cornwall, much as Shelley's parents some 33 years ago. We also enjoy travelling and recently extensively toured the UK staying in numerous Guest Houses and B&B's in search of our ancestors.

Shelley Thorpe purchased this barn in 2002

Why Shelley Thorpe chose Cornwall

We are still surprised to be finding new delightful areas in this part of Cornwall (beaches, creek-sides, villages and gardens), which we would be happy to share with you.

The main barn was used as a headquarters by the local land army in the 2nd world war.

Loafers Glory is named after the boat which Shelley's parents bought when realising their dream all those years ago.

What makes this barn unique

We have been lovingly modernising the property over the last 10 years and think we have managed to build a high quality holiday experience which we ourselves would be delighted to receive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely place to stay. Ideal for our visit to search the area and visit some old surf haunts. We were able to use the location as a central point to explore Cornwall and return to a well equipped, very comfortable resting place. Really appreciated no traffic noise and no light pollution!
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Budock in West Country

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tastefully furnished Fully tiled Electric Shower Electric Radiator/Towel Rail Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , King Size Bed Linen
  • Beautifully decorated in Laura Ashley Oriental Garden Solid Oak door adjoining the Lounge 2 Bedside drawers and lamps Dressing table, chair and Mirror Hair Dryer Wardrobe Luxury Bed Linen, Towels & Bath Robes provided Two tall centrally heated radiators Velux skylight window
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Raised garden pond stocked with fish Enclosed garden with lawn and borders - shared with the 2 owners Combined washer dryer in barn, concealed clothes line Charcoal Chimney and gas barbecue for use on your choice of two patios Storage for luggage etc. in the Conservatory Wind break available for your use Picnic backpack available to use for your adventures


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)


Quaint little retreat perfect for a reantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely little property in a peaceful location 15 minutes from Falmouth it was a perfect base for us to visit Falmouth, Porthleven and St Ives as well as attend a wedding nearby. The hosts made us feel so welcome and were very helpful, especially with getting the BBQ to work. Would happily stay here again and recommend it for any happy couples. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating with my late arrival, great instructions given to find the property, perfect welcome with tea, biscuits and chocolates! Couldn't have asked for more. Was bigger than I was expecting from the pictures, pleasantly surprised and will return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place, beautiful county, hospitable owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Loafer's Glory for 2 weeks and really enjoyed the place. Small, but big enough for two, and a lovely garden to sit in during warm days. Ideal for planning trips across the county, from east to west and the south. Pete and Shelley are very kind, in for a chat and always good for advice and tips: thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was great to meet you both. We have secured the cottage purchase! which we will be advertising shortly - very exciting xxx
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Once again, a great stay at Loafers Glory -- beautifully furnished and very very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully furnished and very comfortable stay (again !!), in a quiet and private position in a small village, with great owners on hand for all advice and help about the area. Loafers Glory is excellently situated to visit numerous points of interest throughout south Cornwall -- very recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. It was great to see you back. You may be interested to hear that we are purchasing a new cottage in Poldark Country - will keep you posted. Best Wishes Pete and Shelley
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A paradise of perfect peace

  • 5 of 5

The converted barn has been very tastefully furnished and although compact has all you need for lovely relaxing stay. Shelly and Pete were very welcoming on our arrival and had added some nice touches to make us feel at ease. Throughout our stay the tranquility of the property made us feel very relaxed and the week flew past. I can't recommend Loafers Glory highly enough and when we return to Cornwall we will definitely be looking to rebook with Shelly and Pete.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We didn't get to say goodbye, so very pleased it worked out well for you. We look forward to welcoming you back should you return to Cornwall.
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A perfect stay for two in a quiet Cornish village.

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Shelley have produced a quality holiday home. The description was very accurate, but it failed to say just how much thought and care has gone into ensuring that everything you could ever desire is there.....even down to bedside tissues!

No matter what the weather, it's an ideal base for exploring on foot, by car or bus.

We will certainly recommend Loafers Glory for a get away with class.

What a good find.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 April - 26 May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May - 14 July 2017
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 July - 8 September 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

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Lettings are generally Saturday to Saturday, arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am.

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