Glebe Barn Holiday Cottages
Apple Tree and Tawny Cottages are located in a wooded rural area, just off the A374, with private gardens, grounds and ample parking. The cottages are part of a converted 19th Century stone barn, and are newly refurbished to a high standard and come fully equipped with modern electric heating, large screen LED TV with DVD and Wifi.
From the gardens, the cottages are entered via an entrance hallway, leading into the cosy open plan living, kitchen and dining area, with beamed ceilings, stone wall, quarry tile floor and woodland views. The kitchens are newly fitted and fully equipped with solid beech worktops, separate oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of cupboard space for food storage. Further storage space for beach bags, suitcases etc, can be found underneath the carpeted stairs, which lead via a landing to the first floor. The two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin, both have plenty of storage space and views over the owners orchard and surrounding woodland. Also on the first floor are the bathrooms with bath(Tawny), shower, toilet and wash basin.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans
We are Michael Evans, my wife Tine and my daughter Amy, also my parents Frank and Doreen. We have been holidaying in Cornwall and Devon for many years and decided that when my parents finally retired we would all sell up and move to the west country to enjoy the fresh air, wonderful countryside and fantastic beaches.
Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans purchased this cottage in 2014
Why Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans chose South East Cornwall
Glebe barn, with the twin cottages of Tawny and Apple Tree gave us the living space we needed, with the added bonus of the chance of running a holiday let. I have been coming to Whitsand Bay since i was a young boy, and we have rented many holiday lets over the years and always envied the lifestyle and wanted to give it a try for ourselves. We loved the location of the property, it is very private as we are surrounded by woodland, but not too remote making visiting the many sights and places of interest in the area very easy indeed.
What makes this cottage unique
We feel the property offers a unique blend of the tranquility of being surrounded by woodland, and nature at the centre of the Rame Peninsula, whilst also being close to good transport routes, a major city and many other towns and villages of interest of two beautiful counties.
As we also live at the property, we do expect good standards of behaviour and for guests to treat the property and grounds with respect.
(2 traveller reviews)
We`ve just stayed here for a weekend and its perfect, everything is just so clean and tidy and tastefully decorated.The owners are very welcoming on arrival they had left us homemade scones with cream and jam which were delicious.. Its situated in lovely surroundings with a pub just down the road which we walked too ( a torch is needed) There are plenty of lovely places not too far from there so a great location to explore..I would recommend this to anyone for a perfect holiday home, in the summer it would be lovely as there is seating outside..
Wir waren im September 2015 im Apple Tree Cottage und hätten das wunderbare kleine Haus am liebsten mitnachhause genommen.
Es ist definitiv alles was beschrieben ist vorhanden und was ganz wichtig ist, in einem topp Zustand. Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll ausgesucht und so gut wie neu. Außerdem war im ganzen Häuschen kein Staubkörnchen zu finden. Die Außenanlage entspricht genau dem angegebenen Foto und war außnehmend gepflegt ( ich sage nur Golfrasen ).
Wir wurden von Michael & Tine sehr herzlich empfangen und fanden zur Begrüßung einen sehr leckeren Cream Tee vor. ( Schon vorab die Kommunikation per mail funktionierte perfekt).
Bei Fragen zur Umgebung oder Restaurants waren die beiden jederzeit für uns da und haben uns sehr gute Tipps gegeben. ( z.B. das Restaurant Hayloft oder der Pub im nächsten Dorf).
Wir können das Apple Tree Cottage nur empfeheln und werden aufjeden Fall nocheinmal hinfahren.
From the Owner
“Glebe barn, with the twin cottages of Tawny and Apple Tree gave us the living space we needed, with the added bonus of the chance of running a holiday let. I have been coming to Whitsand Bay since i was a young boy, and we have rented many holiday lets over the years and always envied the lifestyle and wanted to give it a try for ourselves. We loved the location of the property, it is very private as we are surrounded by woodland, but not too remote making visiting the many sights and places of interest in the area very easy indeed.”
Activity and Interests
Glebe Barn and the twin letting cottages Tawny and Apple Tree, are located in the village of Sheviock, part of the unspoiled Whitsand Bay area of Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just off the A374, The cottages benefit from quick and easy access by car and bus to to the many attractions of the peninsula, Plymouth and Devon while also being within five miles of the A38 and the rest of Cornwall. A shop/P.O. and Pub/Restaurants can be found in Crafthole only half a mile away, while the nearest beaches, coastal path access, cafe, golf course and hotel are at Portwrinkle only 1 mile away. Downderry and Seaton, only four miles away offer more beach side, shops, cafes pubs and restaurants, also situated on the southwest coastal path. The largest town in the area is Torpoint, only five miles away, offering the many amenities larger towns offer such a petrol station, supermarkets, numerous shops, surgeries, a post office and the Torpoint ferry service to Plymouth.
The Rame Peninsula and in particular the Whitsand Bay area offers beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches and stunning estuary and coastal scenery, there are numerous walks and opportunities for bird watching, fishing, canoeing, body boarding, surfing and diving. The National Trust Antony House and Gardens are within a 15 minute drive as are Cremyll and the Mount Edgecombe Country Park, Kingsand and Cawsand and the stunning views of Plymouth estuary and harbour they provide. Access to the city of Plymouth and its numerous attractions, including its rich maritime history, shopping centres, marinas and harbourside restaurants is easy either via the Tamar bridge, the passenger ferry from Cremyll, or the car ferry from Torpoint.
A little further afield but still only a 20 minute drive, are the typically beautiful Cornish fishing villages of Polperro and Looe, offering numerous tourist attractions including boat and fishing trips. Within an hour or so you can be in Fowey, St Austell and the Eden Project, Padstow, Newquay, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, and the South Devon Heritage Coast villages of Wembury, Burgh Island and Salcombe. Even the bright lights of Torbay and Newquay are a little more than an hours drive, offering the best that both Cornwall and Devon has to offer.
From the Owner
“We feel the property offers a unique blend of the tranquility of being surrounded by woodland, and nature at the centre of the Rame Peninsula, whilst also being close to good transport routes, a major city and many other towns and villages of interest of two beautiful counties.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- bay fishing
- 54 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom consists of a white suite, of shower cubicle with electric shower, toilet, wash basin, electric towel radiator and heater. There is also a small Velux window facing skywards.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk bed that can be separated
- Bedroom 1 consists of a wooden framed double bed, with bedside tables and lamps, a combined wardrobe with two large drawers and a chest of drawers. There is also a storage cupboard containing the hot water tank. Double window with a view over the surrounding woodland. Bedroom 2 consists of a wooden framed bunk bed that can be split into two single beds, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. A double window with a view over the garden and surrounding woodland.
- Change over day is usually Saturday, but we can be flexible on this particularly during non peak times. A cot and highchair can also be accommodated, please contact us to discuss any of the above. Please bring your own beach towels. In Low season periods our minimum stay is normally 3 nights, but we can do 1 or 2 nights but with a minimum fee of £100.