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Peaceful coastal property with large garden. Unbeatable views of sea and moors.

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Ideal for one or two people. In easy reach of beaches and great walking country.

The Mowhay at Trevowhan lies on the unspoiled north coast of the Land's End Peninsula, midway between St Ives and Land's End. Trevowhan is a peaceful hamlet of granite cottages and the Mowhay, with its unbeatable sea views, stands in spacious surroundings within the owners' property. It is a few hundred metres from the Cornwall Coastal Footpath and has National Trust fields and moorland hills behind.

The Mowhay is on the upper floor of a traditional granite barn and has its own large private garden and parking area. The property has a spacious lounge with sweeping views from all windows, There is a newly modernised kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom with shower. Access is by a stepped ramp with guard rail.

Trevowhan is only a few miles from Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Sennen and St Ives and is an ideal base for exploring the area. The beautiful Portheras Beach is just over a mile away while some of the finest walking country in Cornwall is within a few minutes of The Mowhay. There is a good selection of eating places and pubs within two miles in either direction. The nearest shop is two miles to the west in the village of Pendeen and Penzance is a fifteen minute drive away.

More Details

Pauline and Des Hannigan
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Pauline and Des Hannigan

Pauline and Des have lived in Trevowhan for over thirty years and have a wide ranging knowledge of the area and of west Cornwall overall. If required, they are happy to advise on outdoor activities, places to visit and cultural events. You only need to ask.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Morvah in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double bedsettee in lounge
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Peaceful coastal property with large garden. Unbeatable views of sea and moors.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Excellent location - Comfortable and very clean property

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for peace and quiet and we found it !! Friendly welcome from Des and Pauline and they were always available if we needed anything. Views from Mowhay - sea view in one direction and beautiful countryside in another.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Jane, so glad that you enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as the views. You certainly made the most of your time here and it was really interesting to hear of your links to the area.
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Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

The property was neat tidy and warm, we really enjoyed our break in Cornwall. It was an ideal location for walking and exploring the Lizard and Lands End.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It is lovely when guests enjoy an out of season stay. Hope we will see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolute tranquility, and new friends made.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It is so nice when people enjoy their stay and appreciate the area whatever the season and whatever the weather. We look forward to welcoming you again later in the year.
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The Mowhay is set in an ideal location for exploring the jewels of Cornwall.

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is beautifully layed out and has everything you would need during your stay. Set in a nice peaceful hamlet, just right for a quiet getaway. Pendeen is only up the road and has a pub there that does the most amazing food. The local shop provides anything you might need and is open till 8pm and a chippy that does breakfast baps. My husband is a keen landscape photographer and there was plenty to keep his interest going. I enjoyed the history side of the local tin mines and going down a 300 year old tin mine. We visited Lands End and found the Minack Theatre was close by, so we had to see that and wasn’t disappointed. Only spent 4 nights here and so wish we had longer. Overall impression fantastic!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, Cathy. We are glad that you enjoyed your break and it is good to see that you managed to get so much into your short stay. Yes, Pendeen is a very useful village to have within such easy reach - our sons went to school there too! Do hope Nigel got some good photographs for you to remember the trip by. Kindest regards Pauline and Des
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Away from it all....... .except scenery, sea and room to breathe.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for a week in October, in all kinds of autumn weather, in need of ultimate peace and a feeling of being somewhere very different. Autumn in West Cornwall is utterly beautiful in a wild, russet coloured way and unlike anywhere else in the UK. The Mowhay is warm and comfortable with a very well-equipped modern kitchen. The property has absolutely everything you need, from gorgeous views to a comfortable bed. There are games and books for when the weather is simply too wild to go out. There is a shop a short drive away at Pendeen selling everything you need, including fresh bread, while the Cornish pasties from the butcher at St. Just are a must. There is superb cream tea at Rosemurgy (closes for winter in a couple of weeks,) and the cafes in St Just are excellent. Try the Cook Book Cafe which has a second hand bookshop upstairs. The Duke Street cafe in Newlyn is brilliant.The North Inn at Pendeen serves very good, straightforward pub food.There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area, although it is very rural so if you need street lights and late night opening this is not for you. The night is wonderfully dark, unless the moon and stars illuminate the fields and hills around and even the sea - which, amazingly for us, they did. Pauline and Des are welcoming hosts, helpfully on site but totally unobtrusive! If you love walking, the sea, the countryside, the wildness and history of Cornwall, this property is an ideal place from which to explore it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam and Robert Thank you so much for your lovely review - we really feel that you captured the essence of the place. It was good that you managed to find all of those "special" places nearby. So glad that you enjoyed your break and hope that you feel rested and relaxed. We hope to see you again in the not to distant future. Kindest regards Pauline and Des
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A wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well equipped, very clean, fantastic views, lovely welcome of tea, sugar, milk and Cornish biscuits on arrival. Good parking facilities, lovely private well maintained garden and helpful welcome pack. Owners Pauline and Des were very nice and helpful. Good location, for walking and going out in the car.

Would highly recommend and definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting this review, Kevin and Jenni. We enjoyed having you as our guests especially as you had chosen to spend your honeymoon here. It was good to see how you appreciated the area and managed to visit so many places. Thank you for leaving the property so clean and tidy. We hope that you or your family will visit us again one day.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Gurnards Head Hotel
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gurnards Head Hotel
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Morvah, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2
26 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 3
1 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 1
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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