|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Hat's has 2 doubles (one en suite with wet room on ground floor for wheelcharir users) and one twin. As well as the wet room en suite with downstairs double room there is also a separate bathroom with roll-top bath. There is a kitchen to one end of a large open-plan living area (open to the roof). The kitchen has a butler sink, cooker and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and ample worktop and cupboard space. The shared utility room in the courtyard has a sink, 2 washing machines, a tumble dryer and plenty of space for drying clothes, ironing etc. Hat's has a large open-plan living space, open right to the roof, and a farmhouse feel with lots of timber. There is one bedroom downstairs and remaining bedrooms are on the galleried landings. The living area has a wood-burner stove (as well as CH), large sofas, TV and CD players, table and chairs. Towels and linen are included and our manager, Julie, lives just up the road and will pop in to see you as required.
Hat's Barn, Bert's Barn, Joe's Barn and Oofoo's are in a courtyard with parking and raised flower beds, creating screened-off sitting areas. There is a large garden over the lane for BBQs and picnics. The property is on the edge of Mullion with fields beyond and a short walk down the valley to one of many sandy, rocky coves on the Lizard peninsula. A great place to enjoy - tranquil and quaint, but also a great place to use as a base for visiting all the sights of Cornwall! Something for everyone - the theme park at Helston, Eden project near St Austell, Minack theatre on the way to Lands End, the Tate gallery at St Ives, St Michael's Mount, Lost Gardens of Helligan, surfing beaches and lots of gardens, tea shops and picturesque scenery. Local fishing communities nearby include Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole, Falmouth and Cadgwith. The Helford river, St Mawes and other boating areas are close.There is also golf and horse-riding nearby - or how about a helicopter trip to the Scilly Isles?
Gill and Michael have 2 properties - one in France and one in Cornwall. We have been coming to France for years and bought the property 5 years ago. We love coming to this part of France as it's so peaceful and pretty (and hot!) and the 4 children and their other halves (not to mention the 8 grandchildren!) love coming too. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We have been coming to Cornwall for even longer and bought the barns in Mullion 10 years ago. We've had lots of fun here - family holidays and a Christmas when we all came down: 16 of us! We've got guests who come over and over, and some who use the barns for their own celebrations - weddings, anniversaries, family reunions. Cornwall is beautiful and the barns have a unique blend of character and comfort.
We bought the barns in 2000, when they were being used for storing agricultural equipment, as well as the local doctor's boat! It was love at first site - the peace and quiet, the big garden over the lane, the fields beyond, being able to just walk out and onto the coastal path. It took a lot of work to dig out bits of concrete pig pens, remove the tractor fuel store, replace the asbestos roofs, replace the concrete yard and then actually convert the properties. It's taken 10 years so far and we still haven't finished. The barns are called after our kids - Hat (Harriet), Bert (Robert) and Joe. Actually there's still one to go - Ruth, and we hope to have the 2-storey grain store finished and named after her sometime soon.
Cornwall is very special to us - so many places to visit, so much rich and varied scenery, the wildlife, the gardens, the sense of history. We fell in love with this part of Cornwall - the Lizard peninsula - 20 years ago, and I don't think we'll ever have seen all it has to offer.
"We’d like to return next summer for a week at our favourite UK holiday spot" (family who have been coming to Bert's Barn regularly for 6 years).
"Hi Gill just wanted to say Thank You both for a fantastic holiday !!" (couple who stayed in Oofoo's Barn New Year 2014)
"The barn is beautiful and so cosy to come back to. Everything so nicely done and lots of care taken over the details. Sleep peacefully. Definitely recommend". (family staying in Hat's Barn 2013).
You can book the barns together or singly. We ask about a third deposit and the balance 6 weeks before the holiday.
Changeover is Sunday as the trafic in and out of Cornwall is better! But we do a Saturday for Oofoo's
Notes on prices:
We can do discount prices for all 3 barns - they make a wonderful venue for an extended family celebration, a wedding or a holiday for several families! We also do short breaks outside the high season - contact us for a quote. And we have additional discounts between end of October and Easter (excluding Christmas, New Year and February half term). All prices include bedding, towels and heating.
The property was beautifully kitted out with everything we needed for a relaxing break. Some delightful period features, and we loved the bedroom with its roll top bath. Bed very comfy. There were some excellent walks from the property, such a shame that the nearest beach was banned to dogs after 1st April.
We loved Hat's Barn - it was so cosy with the log burner on and the storms outside. Everything is so nicely done - with old roll top baths in the bathroom, a wet room with lovely shower, comfy beds and huge living space. Mullion is also nice with a good local pub, harbour and close to the best fish and chip shop ever in the Lizard. I would definitely recommend this place - we have been back every year now for 4 years. Our kids love it and so does the dog. Autumn is a great time to go as well, as it is sunny sometimes but you get really dramatic storms too