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Peaceful Character Barns in 2 acres,1 mile to beach, 2 miles from Helford River - Mopani



Updated: 01-Nov-2016
Barns in Tregarne Nr Helford River, - Set In a secret leafy hamlet with gardens, meadow, ponds and hot tub. Walks from the door

The Hen House is nestled in a valley which runs up from the coast at Porthallow on the edge of The Helford river. Here you will find oodles of peace and quiet, a wild flower meadow perfect for basking in the sun,a wild life pond and duck pond with seating to watch their antics. The barns surround a courtyard garden with a central patio with relaxed seating under the cherry trees. The garden is full of fairy lights at night and here we light the chiminea in the evenings as guests gather around to share travellers tales.

Perfect location for sandy beaches,cliff top walks and Helford boating activities

Saturday change- over in high season in Bantams Roost. In Mopani studio any day and length of stay

Details for holiday barn Mopani, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Open plan studio room with king size bed,lounge chairs/coffee table and a small dining table and dining chairs. New kitchen with dishwasher leads off this.Access to washing machine in laundry room. The Bathroom features a large bath with shower above and a sky light to laze under the stars whilst bathing.

A luxurious thousand pocket sprung mattress on the king size antique bed and crisp white bed linen ensure a dreamy nights sleep.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Having "escaped" our hectic life in the Thames valley we love our simpler Cornish life.

We aim for our guests to enjoy this magical peninsula as much as do so we will spend time with you on arrival finding out what you really want from your holiday.We then recommend pubs, restaurants, walks, activities and attractions to match what you enjoy.

Ensconced in hamlet life we celebrate the old customs of the land:wassailing the apple trees, pancake racing, digging for cockles(trigging), harvest suppers, solstice barbecues and Christmas and New Year parties.

We sing with The Cadgwith singers-sea shanties and old Cornish songs in pubs,on beaches and harbours Gary races wooden gigs and does Coast watch duties and Sandy oil paints, weaves baskets and takes to the stage with The Gweek Players.

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Speaks English, French

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From the Owner

We chose The Hen House as our home for the peace and quiet so far off the beaten track,the stunning views and a simpler lifestyle much closer to nature. The Lizard peninsula has huge areas owned by The National Trust and Natural England,is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and almost the entire coastline is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the flora,fauna or geology.We enjoy walking on the rugged western cliffs but prefer to live on the sheltered eastern side of the peninsula close to the delightful Helford river. We aim to keep it as unspoilt as it is today whilst ensuring our guests have the best holiday ever.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : 5 Pilchards at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 5 Pilchards at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Porthallow at 1 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Complimentary tai -chi workshops in meadow - no previous experience needed.

Reflexology and Reiki Healing available in our Serpentine Sanctuary. Winners of Green Business awards for providing ethical holidays. Boating activities on the Helford river


The nearest pebbly swimming beach is at Porthallow is (3 mins by car)

Sandy coves at Nare point are about 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car

The sheltered estuary of Gillan creek with sand banks ideal for bathing is 30 mins walk/or about 8 minutes by car. Within 10 minutes by car are Porthoustock and Porthkerris beaches. Within 15 minutes by car you will find Coverack's fine sand beach. 20 minutes by car is glorious Kynance Cove sand beach,Poldhu,Church Cove,Dollar Cove and Polurrian.


Car hire is recommended as public transport is very infrequent

Newquay is the nearest airport - one hours drive away.

Train station is at Redruth about 45 minutes drive away which has a connecting bus service to Helston


Porthallow- under a mile(beach,pub,crafts). St.Keverne-one and a half miles(butchers,grocers,P.O,doctors) Mannacan -2 miles(pub,restaurant,P.O.,deli)

Helford -3 miles(pub,tea room,sailing club,deli,grocers,newsagents). Coverack -4 miles(beach,harbour,pub,cafes,P.O.grocers). St.Martin-4 miles(pub,fishmonger,petrol,vegetable stall,organic farm shop). Mawgan-5 miles(pub,P.O,grocers). Cadgwith-8 miles(beaches,pub,restaurant,crafts). Mullion- 9 miles(beaches,chemist,P.O.grocers,bakers).

Further Details:

BOAT HIRE at St.Anthony (5 mins) and Helford(10 mins). FISHING TRIPS at Helford (10 mins),Porthkerris(5 mins),Cadgwith(20 mins) & Porthlevan(20 mins). HORSE RIDING at Poltesco(15 mins) and Mullion(20 mins). WALKING-everywhere.Loads of circular route books & OS maps to borrow. KAYAK HIRE at Coverack(15 mins) and Porthlevan(20 mins). SURFING at Porthlevan(20 mins) and Marazion(40 mins)

GARDENS to visit at Bosahan(5 mins),Bonython(10 mins), Trebah/ Glendurgan/ Carwinion(20 mins by foot ferry and 30 mins by road),Trevarno(30 mins), Trerice & Trengwainton(50 mins)Trelissick and Trewithen(50 mins). DIVING at Porthkerris( 10 mins) and Porthallow(5 mins). CRAFT SHOP at Roskillys(5 mins),Cadgwith(15 mins),Mullion(20 mins), Trelowwaren(15 mins),Helston(20 mins)

WINDSURFING at Coverack (10 mins). FLAMBARDS Victorian village/Britain in The Blitz(20 mins). TIN MINES at Poldark(20 mins),Geevor and Lelant(1 hour). MARITIME MUSEUM in Falmouth(45 mins).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit payable on booking
Balance payable a month before arrival date

Changeover Day:
Saturday in the Bantams Roost.

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Updated: 01-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Peace, stillness and birdsong. Learn tai-chi as a beginner with specialist tuition. Watch the duck and chicken antics. Take advantage of oodles of local information and latest news on events,festivals and fetes etc in the area. Be amazed at starscapes free from light pollution. Book a fabulous local breakfast platter in The Hen House dining chalet. Enjoy and maybe take home an oil painting by your host. Come singing sea shanties with us. De-stress with a reiki or reflexology treatment. Share tales around the chiminea with other guests. Experience a taste of Africa in the artifacts in Mopani or a hint of China in The Bantams Roost. Feel good about your effect on the environment with our green credentials which minimise our effect on the local environment.

Property Type

  • barn

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The property is set in two acres of land which range from flower beds in the courtyard to a wild flower meadow with fine sea views across Falmouth bay to The Roseland peninsula and St.Mawes and even as far as Dodman point and Rame head on clear days. The grounds are securely fenced should you bring a dog with you. All barns open on to a courtyard garden with a central patio with informal seating and table. Further sun loungers, wooden seats or benches are positioned in the honeysuckle arbour, next to the duck pond and in the wild flower meadow.

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