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Converted Barn With Stunning Views and Gorgeous Gardens In Quiet Rural Location



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Two bedroomed light filled delight - Ideal for sandy Beaches, SW Coast Path & Cliffs, Mounts Bay, Coves and the charming fishing village of Mousehole

South Down Barn is a sunny, light filled delight approached along a bridleway and set amongst green fields close to the hamlet of Chyenhal. It is just a few minutes drive from Marazion, Newlyn and glorious Mounts Bay and 15 minutes from the stunning sandy beach of Sennen Cove. Sympathetically converted to a high standard by the artist owners who's art is evident in house and garden, the living areas are spacious, there are two good sized bedrooms and one bathroom, the whole is light, airy and bathed in sunlight. From its SW sloping position it commands fine views of Penwith towards Lands End [9 miles] and the high moors. The near 2 acres of garden and woodland make this a wonderful and relaxing environment filled with sound of birdsong and the breeze in the trees. The garden attracts plenty of wildlife including foxes, badgers, buzzards, owls, dragonflies and butterflies. It is an ideal place to explore all that the area has to offer; beautiful beaches, stunning cliff walks, sailing, surfing, galleries, restaurants and pubs.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'A beautiful house and a beautiful garden. We had a wonderful time. thank you!'

'We have had a wonderful two weeks in Cornwall. Always great to return to your cosy and comfortable barn - so peaceful after a day on the beach or exploring! Thank you both so much.'

'Have loved the art and ceramics both in the house and beautiful gardens! A great place to retreat to after visiting beaches, gardens and walking the fabulous coastal paths. Thank you for everything, we've had a wonderful time.'
Apr 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Superb holiday

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely place to stay. You feel like you are miles from anywhere, but only just 2 minutes drive from Newlyn for amenities. The barn has everything you need on holiday, well equipped kitchen, washing machine and space to dry and very well maintained! The location is good for exploring the coves/beaches or just exploring the villages/attractions. The owners were so welcoming. Would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredibly peaceful

  • 4 of 5

The barn is ideally suited to reach all the wonderful beaches of west penwith as well as mousehole and Penzance, but feels very remote. It is the quietist place We have ever stayed in with good walks right from the door. It is homely with a spectacular master bedroom. The second bedroom was a bit damp though not uncommon in these older properties. The owners were charming and provided an exceptional welcome cream tea as well as bath and beach towels. It's walking distance down a bridle path to the king's arms at Paul and a few minutes by car from mousehole where the Rock Pool Cafe was areal find. The Ship Inn has a warm local feel and 2 Fore Street has the best food for miles around.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


The fishing village of Mousehole with its picturesque harbour and beach can be reached in 2 minutes by car or 30 minutes easy walk along bridleways and footpaths that afford stunning views of St. Michaels Mount and the bay. It is here that you can join the SW coast path that winds it's way along the cliffs and sheltered coves of the south coast. The golden sands of Sennen beach, famous for its surfing, is 15 minutes by car, as are the beaches of Mounts Bay and Marazion.


Car recomended.

Airport: Newquay - 42 miles/67km

Rail: Penzance - 3 miles/4.8km

Channel port: Plymouth - 2.5 hours by car.


Our nearest shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries are only 2 minutes by car.

Marazion and St. Micheal's Mount are 15 minutes by car.

Penzance for sailing, tennis, sea safaris and more just ten minutes by car.

St Ives and Tate Gallery are 25 minutes by car.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21st to 27th Oct
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28th Oct to 15th Dec
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16th Dec to 31st Dec
16 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Inquiries by phone or email. 25% deposit with booking and remainder 8 weeks prior to arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Arrival on Friday after 4pm and departure on Friday before 10am.

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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and power shower over, WC, hand basin and airing cupboard. Wood panelled and tiled with hand made mosaic tiles.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size double bed, it is light & airy, open to the roof beams & has terrific views. Bedroom 2 is bright & cheerful; it has two single beds which can be made into a king size double.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: There are areas of garden including the courtyard set aside specifically for guests. You are welcome to use most of the rest of the garden but children should be under adult supervision at all times. We welcome well behaved dogs by arrangement . We have a no smoking policy. Outside: As you arrive there is plenty of gravelled parking space for two cars. From here a gravel path leads to a contained area of garden with grass, picnic table and rotary dryer. There is an outside tap here for rinsing wetsuits etc. Through the gates from here you are welcome to stroll in the main garden which slopes gently up to a level area ideal for games and watching the sun set over the high moors to the west. On the south side of the barn is the courtyard garden, full of plants and interest including a small pond where you will see damsel and dragonflies, frogs and newts. There is a table and chairs immediately outside the kitchen, a sheltered sun trap or eating alfresco. Utility Room: Washing machine, steam iron, ironing board, hand basin. Plenty of space for shoes and boots, hooks and rails for coats and hanging wetsuits. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide fresh linen and towels including beach towels at the start of your stay. Fresh clean linen can be supplied weekly if your stay is longer. The property is fully cleaned between bookings.

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