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Characterful Granite Cottage & Barn conversion In Remote West Cornwall - Raftra Barn



Updated: 10-Nov-2016
Comfy & colourful one and two bed accommodation close to the coast

Raftra Cottage is a tastefully decorated artist's home, available to let during holiday periods, occasionally at other times of the year, and offering B&B in quieter months. It has a sheltered, private sun-trap of a patio and also a small, private, lawned garden with fire pit/BBQ.This colourful space is a delightful holiday home for upto 4 people.(Not suitable for dogs or children under 5) Kitchen diner is fully equipped for self-catering, comfy lounge has woodburning stove & underfloor heating for winter breaks, large double bedroom and a twin room, both with deep windowseats looking out over fields to the sea & there's a bathroom with lovely large bath.

Next door is Raftra Barn; a one-bedroomed barn conversion available all year round, sleeps 2 and welcomes well-behaved dogs. A beautiful patio garden; very sheltered sun trap, good walls & fences to contain pets if necessary! Open plan living area wel equipped for self-catering, and king size bed with en-suite shower room. Both properties have a woodburning stove. They make fabulous bases from which to explore all that West Cornwall has to offer. Some of Cornwall's finest beaches are within walking distance, as are sheltered coves and breathtaking cliff paths.. St Ives, Penzance, Newlyn & Mousehole offer picturesque outings, great meals out, galleries & quirky shops. The Minack Theatre is a couple of minutes drive away. The area also has some of the richest prehistoric heritage anywhere in Europe. And for Poldark lovers it's the area where a lot of the new series was filmed!!

Please note that both properties have a Friday changeover.

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Details for holiday barn Raftra Barn, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Lovely one bedroomed granite barn conversion with open plan living area and sheltered patio garden

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We (Toby and Claire) bought Raftra Barn & Cottage in 2015, and have spent a lot of time & energy making the Barn a comfortable home from home for our guests, and setting up the Cottage to be a place we can share in the quiet months with B&B guests, and rent out to you during holiday periods. We have lived in this part of Cornwall for 25 years.... Claire running art classes and being an artist, and Toby initially running the first backpackers hotel in the area at Whitesands Lodge in Sennen, and more recently setting up a Walk & Talk counselling service. We both love the outdoors and plan to plant lots of trees and flowering shrubs in the 4 acre field that is adjacent to the barn.....so it'll be a wildlife haven in years to come.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amaznig time staying at Raftra Barn, its clean and has everything you need, easy driving distance to Penzance, Land's End, take the ferry over to the Isles of Scilly, great walks along the coast line, cute village shops, local pubs for quick lunch and the best fish n chips in Sennen. We took painting lessions with Claire, which was fantastic, will definite go back again....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation, great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, spacious accommodation for a couple. Great location and wonderful hosts, helpful and generous. The property has everything we needed. So good we didn't turn the TV on once. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Raftra Barn / Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at the Raftra Barn, owners lovely and very helpful for all the local tips and knowledge. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes the great outdoors and who appreciates good accommodation with all you will need without any fuss. The walks (Coastal route) and scenery just 10 - 15 mins walk from the barn are truly breath taking, Big thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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From the Owner

We love this place. It is relatively isolated, yet in such a friendly neighbourhood. Out of season you can walk for miles along the coast path and visit hidden coves without seeing a soul. And in the warmer months, although it's busier, you can still find quiet spots to spend the day, overlooking turquoise bays that make you feel like you're in the Mediterranean! With fantastic scenery, unspoilt wild places with an abundance of wildlife....both on land and in the sea.....along with ancient sacred sites, pilgrim routes and a rich art scene...what more could we want?!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Logan Rock at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Scillonian to Scillies at 9 Miles Nearest Golf : Cape Cornwall Golf Club at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Penzance at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ben Tunnicliffe, Sennen at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Nanjizel at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Onsite activities: Claire offers art classes and art holidays from her studio next door, and creative life coaching. Toby offers walk and talk therapy.


4 beaches are within 1 mile: Porthcurno beach has RNLI life guards, car parking, toilets and beach café. Porth Chapel is quieter, with a steep path down to the beach. The remote Nanjizal beach can only be reached on foot, a 20 to 30 minute walk: steep steps lead down to the rocky beach (currently not sandy). Porthgwarra Cove has a small beach at low water, and fabulous rock pools to explore as the tide goes out.....a;spo great for snorkelling and spear fishing.

Sennen Cove is 4 or 5 minute’s drive away, over a mile of sandy beach plus lifeguards.


Travel: Newquay airport 45 miles, one hour drive. Penzance railway station, 9 miles, 15 minutes drive. Car hire available at Newquay and Penzance. Public transport by bus (bus stop four minutes walk). We can often arrange pick-ups for walkers.


Distances: nearest pub one mile (The Logan Rock, Treen). Nearest shops two miles (Sennen and St Buryan). Penzance is the nearest large town, 9 miles, with a wide range of shops and facilities, St Just, small town, 6 miles, has shops, galleries, ATM....loads of pubs!! Nearest petrol station at St Buryan, or Penzance

Further Details:

Activities: we have miles of spectacular walking on coast paths, wild moorland and beautiful countryside (map and guidebooks available) plus the chance to see amazing wildlife from dolphins and basking sharks to rare birds and beautiful wild flowers. This year we are also being visited regularly at Raftra by a pair of red deer!!! Golf course at Cape Cornwall (seven miles). Surfing at Sennen Cove with tuition for all ages and board hire available (two miles). Scenic flights and day trips to the Scilly Isles from Land’s End airfield (four miles).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March 2017
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April and May
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes: Please email or call us to check availability and to make a booking. We ask for a £100 deposit per week paid at time of booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Raftra Cottage Barn is available Friday to Friday. Weekly lets begin at 3pm and end at 10am. Short breaks may be available in quieter times: please contact us to find out more. We accept upto 2 well-behaved dogs at an extra charge of £20 each per week, payable in cash on arrival.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks may be available for Raftra Cottage Barn outside the main season: please contact us for details.

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From the Owner

Sheltered gardens trap the sun all day, and look out over a field towards the sea....there are even sometimes deer grazing here. Right near the crossroads of several old footpaths leading to wonderful hidden coves, turquoise beaches, magnificent cliffs and wild moors.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Art classes, life coaching and outdoor counselling available on site

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