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Characterful Granite Cottage, and 2 tasteful Barn conversions In far W Cornwall - Raftra Barn

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Raftra Barn

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

About the property

Raftra Cottage Holidays

We offer 3 separate but adjacent character properties:

RAFTRA BARN is a one-bedroomed barn conversion available all year round, sleeping 2 and welcoming well-behaved dogs. A beautiful patio garden; very sheltered sun trap, good walls & fences to contain pets if necessary! Open plan, slate-floored, living area well equipped for self-catering, and bedroom with king size bed & en-suite shower room. This property is tastefully decorated, well-equipped and re-visited often!

RAFTRA COTTAGE is just up the lane a few metres; a tastefully decorated 2-bedroomed artist's home, available to let during holiday periods, & occasionally at other times of the year. 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. Colourful bathroom with large bath with shower attachment.

Attached, but with good degree of privacy is our newly built, architect designed, one-bedroomed BOLT HOLE....also only available during the Summer, and occasionally over Christmas & New Year. Stunning vaulted ceiling in large open-plan living/dining/kitchen with bi-fold doors spanning the whole of one side, leading out onto sheltered, private patio area with views across fields to the sea. Colourful, bespoke bathroom, and bedroom with very comfy king-sized bed. The perfect place for a really comfortable, treat of a holiday. This is larger & has a higher spec than the Barn...which is reflected in the price.

All 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 our properties have a Friday changeover.during the Summer, although we can be more flexible for the Barn in the winter.

More Details

Claire Lucas and Toby Ellison
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Claire Lucas and Toby Ellison

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. In 2016 we built an extension to the Cottage, with separate access, which is gorgeous, and will be available to rent this summer for the first time. 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 have started to plant 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.

Claire Lucas and Toby Ellison purchased this barn in 2015

Why Claire Lucas and Toby Ellison chose South West Cornwall

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?!

What makes this barn unique

Sheltered gardens trap the sun all day, and look out over a field towards the sea....there are even sometimes deer grazing here. Swallows swoop over the property all spring and summer, and skylarks fill the air with their song. We have owls at night, & badger tracks all over the place. And in the winter we have a murmuration of starlings. We are right near the crossroads of several old footpaths leading to wonderful hidden coves, turquoise beaches, magnificent cliffs and wild moors.

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Porthcurno in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Art classes, life coaching and outdoor counselling available on site

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


5/5 -
(3 traveller 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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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