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Barn Conversion With Private Patio And BBQ

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Barn in St Erth, Nr. Hayle, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location. Close to local attractions

Carbows farm is down a long rough lane with the overreaching tree branches forming a dappled envelope to the magic that awaits, and as you arrive at Carbows farm and the blue door barn the sun reaches out and envelopes you in a warm glow, you are here. The blue door barn has been newly converted to form a one bedroom self contained holiday retreat with all the conveniences of a modern home and the charm of rural living.

Helga Clift
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish, Swedish, Danish
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Helga Clift

Carbows farm has been in the ownership of the Clift family for many years and 2 generations still live there. Carbows farm and the blue door barn are listed grade 11 and this is reflected in the traditional style of the building works which have been carried out. We welcome you to our home and look forward to you sharing what we consider to be a unique part of old Cornwall.

Helga Clift purchased this barn in 1997

Why Helga Clift chose Cornwall

Its remoteness from crowds after having lived in a busy town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is clean & warm, has everything you need, a home from home. It is probably the best cottage we have stayed in for some time and in particular the standard of cleanliness. The wifi is a boon and the fact that there is a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer available. This makes the cottage 1st class.

Having a bbq is a big advantage being able to just sit outside with a glass of wine. Location is ideal for visiting St Ives or nearby areas. St Erth train station nearby is very convenient too. We missed Nick & Helga this time but Ben was most helpful their Son. We intend to return again back early 2016.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint Hilary in West Country

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with modern shower, basin and WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and sofa bed in the sitting room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: You enter directly from the yard into the living room. Parking is in the yard. a terrace with table and chairs,parasol and BBQ is located next to the bedroom Outside: The blue door barn is accessed directly from the farmyard. To one side is the sheltered patio with granite sett paving, free from the wind and ready to BBQ Through the yard and you are in the fields with the sheep and the lambs and then off you go to the Hayle river walk Utility Room: washingmachine and tumbledryer . free wood for woodburner .space for suitcases Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed weekly. Beach towels are not included. Other: You move into the lobby off which is the shower and toilet. Then onto the bedroom with access to the patio. The whole house is centrally heated.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom

lovely place

  • 5 of 5

at last i have time to write this review, last minute booking in september as the weather was so good.

Helga & Nick are such lovely people. Could'nt have been more friendly or helpfull. The cottage is clean & warm, has everything you need, a home from home. husband was pleased to discover sky sports too!

Not many areas in cornwall with internet but easily connected at the barn. The bed was a luxury after a day of walking....so comfortable!

Ideal place to walk around in a beautiful quiet setting, wander through a field and down to the river or just sit outside with a glass of wine. Ideal for visiting St Ives or nearby areas.

I have recommended the blue door barn to friends already & will be booking again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Helga and Nick are lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome; the blue door barn is an absolute treat…I didn't want to leave. Both Nick and Helga were happy to accommodate any needs we might have and thoroughly charming. It's well set up and has everything, the kitchen is great and it's all very clean and comfortable and nicely furnished with beautiful fabrics and colour. The location is a lovely spot away from the crowds but still close (by car) to St Ives, Penzance, Zennor etc. The barn is surrounded by fields and flowers, curious cows and rabbits, foxes and birds; for a moment I thought I'd landed in 'Wind in the Willows' until…. a walk through fields and farms along the river... led to a nearby pub….what more could you need? Thank you for making us feel so welcome and we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Long weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a property in a most beautiful rural setting yet convenient for visits to Cornwall's many coastal resorts:St Ives,Penzance,Marazion etc.There is an excellent standard of furnishings with a comfortable double bed and a sofa bed in addition. A well stocked kitchen and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Sky tv and internet access are both available. We took advantage of the many walks and excellent pubs and restaurants in the area, advised by our genial hosts, Nick and Helga. We heartily recommend Blue Door Barn as a relaxing, well-appointed centre for a long weekend or week long stay in a very beautiful part of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
2 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking enquires please telephone or email owners
To secure a booking online a 40% deposit is required
Balance to be paid 4 weeks before the commencement of the holiday period
Rental for property based on 7 nights
Pets not accepted
Non-smoking property

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover.but saturday can be arranged
Departure time 10.00am
Arrival time 3.00pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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