Oofoo's is for a couple. It has a roomy downstairs with CH and woodburner and one big bedroom upstairs with 3 French windows and bathroom area at one end (roll-top bath and separate shower). The kitchen has a butler sink, cooker and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer. 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. 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?
Top Traveller Review
Gorgeous little hideaway, perfect restful location
About the Owner
About Gill Kirby
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.
Why Gill Kirby chose Lizard Peninsula
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.
What makes this cottage unique
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.
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.
(5 traveller reviews)
Cosy and unique in good location
We had a lovely three days in Oofoo barn, which was warm and comfortable, unique, full of character, and perfect for couples. The location is good - on the edge of a village with pubs, shops, beach and the coastal path all within a short walk. The owners and house keeper were very friendly and welcoming.
Gorgeous little hideaway, perfect restful location
Really lovely clean and well equipped holiday barn, great location for coastal walks with our dog, we needed a break from reality and this barn was just the tonic. Great enclosed garden across the lane, we had a lovely sunny evening lying on the grass. We would definitely recommend the barn to friends.
Cosy and quirky.
Oofoos Barn was a pleasant retreat for a few lovely autumn days. It was warm and comfortable and in a good location, with good dog walking facilities nearby. I enjoyed my stay and would certainly consider a return visit.
Enjoyed our stay at Oofoos Barn . This is a warm,comfortable, well equipped barn . Great location ideal for walking and touring around this part of Cornwall. Pubs and shops nearby.
Lovely stay at Oofoos barns
We stayed in Oofoos barn in November 2013 – ideal for a couple.
Before booking I asked for additional info/more photos and Gill (the property owner) was quick to respond and more than happy to oblige, answering any questions before we booked. It was nice to get this level of service prior to booking
As for the Holiday Home, It’s a lovely barn conversion and it’s clear that there is no expense spared. The facilities are great and a step above cottages in a similar price range. I think my personal favourite has to be the large free standing bath which is just what you need after a long costal walk!
The location is great, Mullion is a lovely little village, with plenty amenities, which does not close down during low season (like some places can). Plenty of places within walking distance, our personal favourite was a walk along the cost to Poldhu Beach, and easier enough to drive to other areas.
All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend the Barns at Mullion.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
The barns are 10 minutes walk down the valley to Polurrian Cove. This cannot be reached by car and is where the locals go - they even have a tradition of swimming on Boxing Day! There are sandy coves every mile along the Lizard peninsula, including Mullion, Poldhu, Kynance, Housel Bay, Gunwalloe. This part of Cornwall is full of places to visit - the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre, the Lost Gardens of Helligan (and many other gardens too), St Ives, Newquay, Penzance, Land's End, Scilly Isles
Nearest airport is Exeter. Mullion is about 230 miles from London. You can also take the train from Paddington and get off at Truro or Penzance, to pick up a car. You can have a good holiday just in the local area and can easily walk to 3 or 4 different beaches, but a car is best for exploring all the attractions.
The barns are on the edge of Mullion village (2 minutes walk to the pub and shops). Mullion is 8 miles from the town of Helston and about 35 miles from Lands End, 25 miles from Truro and the Eden Project, 30 miles from St Ives.
From the Owner
“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.”
- Dining Area
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Golf ...
- Max. occupancy: 2
- pets considered
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The barns are both spectacular and homely - we have a high proportion of people who come over and over again. Outside: Each barn has a sitting out area, screened by raised flower beds. There is also a large garden with seating and BBQ across the lane.