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Peaceful Barn Conversion ~ Close To A Quiet Beach ~ Garden & Sea Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Quiet 1 bedroom barn ~ ideal for couples or single travellers ~ ocean view

Keynvor is a bright, airy barn conversion in a small farm complex which formerly belonged to the National Trust. The farmhouse dates from the 1650s and the barns from the 19th century. The south-facing garden affords fabulous ocean (and daffodil field) views, and is a sun trap when the weather co-operates. There is a gentle 10-15 minute walk through woodland to the nearest beach, which is on the South West Coast Path, and it is possible to walk to Falmouth or Helford Passage along the coast. Travel to the far south west or the north coast by car is straightforward, and there are local buses to Falmouth or Helston, and trains from Falmouth. There are a number of tourist attractions, including sub-tropical gardens, very close by.

Keynvor was renovated in 2011 and sleeps 2 in a double bedroom which overlooks the garden. The combined kitchen and living area opens through French doors onto a small garden with views across Falmouth Bay.

Bian Mor (property number 6955579) is a smaller barn, renovated in 2016, and sleeps 1-2 in studio-style accommodation on the same property.

We have equipped the barns with everything necessary to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including TV, WiFi, cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washing machine. The bathrooms both have a shower, WC and sink unit.

Please note that the two barns remain separate, each has its own outdoor area as well as the shared garden, and there is adequate parking for both. The National Trust also has a holiday property near the farmhouse, and the road between Falmouth and Mawnan Smith runs past the car parking area of the cottage; there is very little impact from these on Keynvor and Bian Mor.

More Details

Owner
Ailsa Poll
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Ailsa Poll

We bought Chenhalls Farmhouse in 1998 and we live here with our 2 teenage daughters, 2 collie cross dogs & 3 cats. Although neither of us is Cornish (a Northumbrian & a Londoner - via Brighton & Australia!) we love the quiet, peaceful life in this part of the world where we run our own businesses.

Ailsa Poll purchased this barn in 1998

Location

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Lion, Mawnan Smith
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Budock Vean
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Falmouth
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Cove, Maenporth
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bream Cove
Car: recommended

The nearby village of Mawnan Smith has a cafe, grocery store, pub and tapas bar. There are sub-tropical gardens within 5 minutes drive at Trebah and the National Trust's Glendurgan. Nearby Maenporth Beach has the award winning Cove restaurant and a small cafe.

The South West Coast Path is a 10 minute walk away; an hour either way will take you to Falmouth or Helford Passage, where there is the Ferryboat Inn and a passenger ferry to Helford.

Falmouth is a 10 minute drive away and has all the usual facilities of a small town. There is also Cornwall's National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, a ferry to St. Mawes, and boat trips up the Helford and Fal rivers. Falmouth hosts several events across the year including a Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Week, an Oyster Festival and occasional sailing regattas.

There are 2 golf courses within a 10 minute drive, at Budock Vean Hotel and in Falmouth.

Activities around the area include sailing, watersports, cycling, fishing, whale and dolphin watching, and walking.

Falmouth has 3 town beaches: Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Castle. Maenporth Beach is the closest large sandy beach to Keynvor. If you are looking for surf beaches, the north coast is approximately a 45 minutes drive away.

Further afield, Cornwall has many tourist attractions: Gweek Seal Sanctuary; Eden Project; Lost Gardens of Heligan; Minack Theatre; the Lizard; Fistral beach; Tintagel; many National Trust properties including St. Michael's Mount, Godolphin, Lanhydrock, Antony, and Trelissick Gardens.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Mawnan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower, WC, sink & cupboard unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double bed (with memory foam mattress), bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
An ideal location for a quiet artist's or writer's retreat, and for keen walkers. There is a local bus service which runs between Falmouth and Helston (First Group 35/35A)

Reviews

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Peaceful Barn Conversion ~ Close To A Quiet Beach ~ Garden & Sea Views
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

very good

  • 5 of 5

comfortable, well maintained accommodation for 2, with everything you need for an enjoyable stay, well located near coastal path

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Complete tranquility but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay! Keynvor was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped, and Ailsa was very helpful and on hand all the way through. The location is great, just a few minutes drive to Maenporth Beach, then a few more to Falmouth. You can see the sea from outside the barn and the lovely Cornish light fills the sky. Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are both close by, and we went kayaking on the beautiful Helford River before eating at the Ferry Boat Inn. A dreamy sunset experience! There is a shingle beach about a 20 minute walk away from the barn down a gentle slope through the woods. We also loved exploring the inlets and creeks of the Fal River - took the King Harry Ferry across to St Just in Roseland Church - a truly unique and beautiful place. All in all I would highly recommend this accommodation for a peaceful Cornish Break.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accommodations. The setting is peaceful and well located for exploring.

  • 5 of 5

Ailsa is a very welcoming host. Her recommendations for local places to eat were prefect.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great accommodation in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the property, it was so well equipped, everything had been thought of. Very comfortable bed, lovely shower and nice kitchen. Our only slight criticism was that we didn't have the full directions, only the postcode.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and my apologies for the failure in directions. On confirmation of booking you should have had access to all of our information through the Hospitality Manager - I can only imagine a technical glitch prevented this - I shall have to double check in future! Thank you for letting me know.
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5

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 6 nights at this property , and have had a very relaxing break . The location is just stunning , and only a 10 minute walk for the coastal path . The barn itself is well equipped with lots of little extras such as shower gel , coffee , tea , home made jam, etc . Everything is in excellent condition and the overall feel is that the owners go the extra mile to make you feel welcome . A lovely property in a great location , not very far from Falmouth centre .

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely barn, set in stunning countryside.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here about 2 months in total while working in nearby Falmouth and I couldn't have wished for anything more. Inside everything is well presented, nicely finished and comfortable. Outside the scenery is fabulous and the Southwest Coast Path will take you to mile upon mile of the most beautiful cliff walks. Perfect for a country get-away. 10/10

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Mawnan, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate 76
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
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22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
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3 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
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30 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
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14 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
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25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
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2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
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30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
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21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
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2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
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28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
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£210
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking:
A booking deposit of £100 included in the first payment when booking Keynvor. The deposit is applied towards rent, and will be retained in the event of booking cancellation with 60 days of arrival.

Payment:
A 50% payment must be made 60 days before arrival; the balance should be paid 15 days before arrival, including a £100 refundable security deposit. Bookings made within 60 days of arrival will require an immediate 50% payment, followed by the remainder at 15 days before arrival. Bookings made within 15 days of arrival will require immediate payment in full.

Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival will incur no penalty. Cancellations made within 60 days of arrival will forfeit the booking fee.

We can accept payment by cheque, bank transfer, Paypal or credit card.

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