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Higher Boden Barn Conversion In An Idyllic Rural Setting

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Converted Barn in Manaccan near Helford, Helston, Cornwall - Very Peaceful And Only A Mile Form Gillan Creek

The Barn is attached and part of a now non working farm called Higher Boden which comprises of a Grade 11 listed farmhouse, and outbuildings which have been converted into other dwellings. It is located on the Lizard peninsula 2 miles from the Helford River and sea, it is an ideal place for those who just want to get away from it all and also those with active families. The old stone barn has been sensitively converted to accommodate up to 10 people, it is full of simple rustic character and charm. There are plenty of beautiful walks both coastal and inland with beaches very close at hand. The stable block can provide extra space for the kids and has a full size Table Tennis table.We provide Internet Access


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2017

About The Owner

I live with my husband and 4 children in the U.K. I am a GP and my husband has a company which runs adventure challenges for charities. We have a very busy lifestyle both working and lots of kids, but this place is so relaxing and safe for children with loads of things around for them to do ranging from just being wild at the farm, to exploring creeks, or more structured days out such as the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek or visiting St Ives. The Minnack Theatre, or the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Lizard Peninsula

We were looking to buy a place with sea views but fell in love with the charm and tranquility of The Barn at Higher Boden, it is like going back in time to a piece of English countryside which has mainly disappeared .It is also very close to Gillan creek, only one mile, and only 2 miles from the more well known Helford River.

We felt that you could get the best of all world's here, not only are you close to some spectacular rugged Cornish beaches eg Kynance Cove, Mullion, Church Cove, but you also have the lushness of the South side of Cornwall with some beautiful protected creeks.

The Barn has been sensitively converted to try and maintain the character of the building and is part of a farm no longer working which is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

What makes this cottage unique

The main benefits at the house itself is the tranquility it is a great safe place to just let children run wild, there is a large garden and a stable block with Table Tennis and laundry.

St Anthony a charming coastal hamlet a mile away provides sailing lessons and canoe hire in which you can explore the creeks.

Helford has a great pub,and you can also catch a ferry across the river to Helford Passage which has an excellent pub and is a short walk to Trebar Gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Many Thanks for a wonderful stay at the Barn. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything we could have wished for. The peace, tranquility and sense of natural order is pervasive."
Mar 2010
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Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The New Inn Manaccan
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
St Anthony Gillan Creek
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Gillan creek is 1.5mile away, a 10 minute drive. St Anthony is a very charming small hamlet from which you can hire canoes and small dinghies. There are small very safe beaches ideal for small children. Frenchman's Creek and Helford river are both within 2 miles. Poldu /Church cove, Kynance cove are classic Cornish beaches all about 20-25 minutes drive away.

Travel:

I think a car is fairly essential.

Distances:

Manaccan village 0.8 miles

Helford 2 miles

Mullian 20 minutes

Lizard Peninsula 25 minutes

Further Details:

Manaccan has a , pub and restaurant. St Keverne has a shop, butchers, several pubs and a small bistro.

Helord and Helford Passage have excellent pubs to eat in , there is a Delicatessan in Helford

There is a Tesco at Helston 20 minutes away. Helston's a small town but most basics and banking can be obtained there. There are lots of things to see and do, Gweek Seal, Sanctuary, Maritime museum in Falmouth, Minack theatre 45 minutes away, St Ives 50 minutes away.

Gweek seal sanctuary is 20 minutes away.

There are lots of local attractions if weather is bad including

Flambards. Poldarks Mine. National Maritime Museum, Minac Theatre, St Ives.

Trellowarren has a great restaurant and spa where you can pay to use the pool and book massages and other Spa treatments

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , There is a Bath with a shower attachment
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , toilet , sink and large shower
  • Bathroom 1, w/c, wash basin, bath and shower, toilet Bathroom 2, w/c, wash basin, toilet and large walk in shower. We have updated both Bathrooms 2015 so now good pressure water for those who have stayed before !!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with twin beds which can be put together to make a superking. Bed 2 with double bed. Bed 3 with double bed. Bed 4 with triple single beds There is 1 extra bed which can be added to bedroom 1 to make triple single room if required
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We now have oil fired central heating an AGA , a large open fire and a small wood burner so the house is lovely and cosy in the winter . There is a travel cot and high chair. there is a pond which is surrounded by a wooden fence , it is more of a soak away and is shallow Panasonic 26" HD TV with freeview and DVD player. Internet Access. Outside: There is a picnic bench. BBQ. Full size Table Tennis table in the stable block. Plenty of parking. There is a large garden with stable block and greenhouse, We also have a 2 acre paddock which is linked to the garden Utility Room: In the stable block, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels and 100% cotton linen is provided. The house is cleaned between each letting. Other: The house has a reception hall, the ground floor is tiled The landing and bedrooms have wooden floors which adds to the rustic charm. The rooms are simply but comfortably arranged.

Reviews

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Higher Boden Barn Conversion In An Idyllic Rural Setting
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
5

Stunning barn in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this property to any family or group of friends. It is in a great location and the house and its contents are just perfect. Sarah the owner was a gem answered every question I had promptly . As two families of four (teenagers) it was a perfect week .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks I am so glad you had a good time and enjoyed The Barn
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Higher Boden Barn

  • 4 of 5

We have had a great holiday at Higher Boden Barn. It is a very relaxed setting, ideal for our August holiday with different members of our family coming and going over a three-week period. The house is ideally located to discover the charms of the Helford river as well as the great beaches and coastal walks around the Lizard Peninsula.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely old farm in an idyllic position

  • 4 of 5

Jane was amazingly flexible to help us attend a family wedding and couldn't have been more helpful in finding a dog sitter for us. The house was warm and comfortable and ideal for grandparents with children and grandchildren. It reminded us of staying in old Breton farms in the past - lots of barns and gardens to enjoy. It's well placed for the beaches, the Helford estuary with gardens and sailing and some great pubs. A great place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect retreat for the family

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better week .The house was perfect for our needs , well equipped , clean and comfortable . The Lizard is at its best at this time of year so pretty with bluebells and blossom . We cycled , swam and sunbathed all in all a perfect break .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Country side perfection

  • 5 of 5

The property met with every expectation.Peace and quiet ideal from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Plenty of walks in the country side with amazing views. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and the family arrived at higher boden barn and instantly loved it! It has a real cosy authentic feel, and has lots of room for the kids to run about outside, without the worry of them getting lost or into any mischief. Their is plenty of seating in and around the house, which is nice if you want to relax and unwind after a busy day. We loved the ping pong and pool table situated in the outside barn as this generated a family holiday tournament. The only thing that I can highlight as essential is a car, we did need to drive each day to either a beach or shop, but all good beaches are within a hours drive, and the local supermarket is about 20 minutes away, but this wasn't a problem.

Overall a lovely place, and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Helston, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£650
£1,500
 
 
1/2 term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
winter
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£650
£2,000
 
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£650
 
 
late winter
18 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£700
£1,500
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
spring
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
May 1/2 term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£900
 
 
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£700
 
 
1/2 term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
winter
3 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£700
 
 
Xmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £100

Please clear up any dog mess from the garden before you leave and try not to let your dogs roam and soil on neighbouring properties .
Rubbish days are on a Wednesday and if rubbish should be taken to the top of the drive on a Tuesday night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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