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Stunning 2 Bedroom Stone Barn with 24" Open Plan Living Room/.Kitchen/Dining

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Character barn overlooking Mounts Bay, Gulval, Cornwall - Peaceful Rural Location Overlooking Mounts Bay in The Grounds Of A 400 Year Old Tudor Manor

Gorgeous 2 bedroom double glazed character barn. Comfortably accomadating 4 people, The Old Piggery Barn has a completely refitted contemporary interior. The open plan lounge/dining area has new Karndean wood flooring throughout. The lounge has two new leather sofas, a DVD playing LED TV and a new bluetooth soundbar.The high gloss cashmere kitchen fitted June 2016, includes a full size under counter larder fridge, full size freezer and slimline dishwasher, new oven and hob. There is also a breakfast bar with 4 leather bar stools. It has one double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both fitted with cosy new high quality carpets. . The bathroom has been completely replaced and now has a walk in shower and is tiled throughout. Set in the grounds of a quiet Tudor Manor which overlooks Mounts Bay, the barn also benefits from use of heated swimming pool and two tennis courts, laundry and bar area serving food and snacks.

This is a really peaceful place to base yourself with many fabulous beaches on your doorstep.

More Details

Michelle Elsworth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Michelle Elsworth

We are a busy family who enjoy the escape where life is more relaxing. We love the surf beaches as well as the many quality pubs and restaurants where we are spoilt for choice when eating out.

Michelle Elsworth purchased this barn in 2013

Why Michelle Elsworth chose Cornwall

Having returned to Cornwall with our children for regular holidays we discovered Kenegie Manor about five years ago. The tranquillity of the site really appealed to us and the tennis courts and swimming pool were a real bonus.

Having decided to invest in our own property we purchased 'The Old Piggery Barn', in May 2013. The barn is situated behind Kenegie Manor set amongst similar granite barns. We particularly like the fact that we are a detached building, and having previously been a 'Piggery', it has heaps of character.

We have done some renovation work and are continually updating the property to make it a real 'home from home'.

What makes this barn unique

'The Old Piggery Barn', is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning countryside and coastline. Peacefully situated in Gulval overlooking Mounts Bay you have only a mile to travel into Penzance to be surrounded by all types of shops, and various amenities. The local beach at Marazion is a lovely family beach with beach side parking and family friendly pubs. St.Ives is a just 7 miles along the country road to your left outside the driveway, this is a fabulous place to visit and it's very easy to spend an entire day here..

If you are feeling more energetic, St.Ives is only 7 miles away and has surf schools and surf hire. Gwithian is also just a short drive up the A30 for excellent surf.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Gulval in Madron

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , contemporary bathroom newly fitted July 2016. Power shower.
  • Compact family with a walk in shower cubicle. Bright and airy with a large mirror giving a more spacious feel. Heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: It has a double bedroom with an LCD colour TV and a twin bedroom to comfortably accommodate 4 people. New fitted carpets July 2016.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The barn is at the back of a quiet holiday park so benefits (between March and October) from their facilities which includes: Indoor heated swimming pool Sauna Tennis courts Pitch and Putt Children's Play Area Club House with a licensed bar with cooked food


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Stunning 2 Bedroom Stone Barn with 24" Open Plan Living Room/.Kitchen/Dining
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Great location, well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

The barn is in a fabulous location for exploring West Cornwall, within a few miles you have numerous places to visit and attractions to see.

The accommodation is modern, very clean and tidy and has everything you need for stay away from home.

Would recommend and wouldn't hesitate to make a return visit. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zoe, thanks so much for your review. It's so good to know that you enjoyed your time at the barn. We visited Kenegie when our children were small and loved it. The Piggeries has become a much loved part of our life and it's great to know our guests enjoy it also. The location works well for us, we love St.Ives and surf on Porthmeor Beach, but it's nice to be a few miles away to be a bit quieter. You would be welcome back in the future for another break.
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  • 1 of 5

Very Very damp inside property

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Tessa. We haven't let our granite barn for a few months.This is one of the first lettings of the season, I've discussed this with the management who will ensure it gets a good airing in the future at the start of the season. We apologize for any discomfort you may have felt, as we take enormous pride in what we've achieved with our little barn. I wouldn't expect our guests to stay in a less than perfect environment. Thanks Michelle
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Good value character property in great loaction.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at "The Old Piggeries" in Gulval .A lovely character property, well located for exploring West Cornwall including St Ives & St Michael's Mount and close to local amenities.

Property was tastefully decorated, clean, fresh and well equipped with a new kitchen and bathroom with excellent shower.

Easy parking and access in a peaceful location with the added attraction of an indoor heated pool which we enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlotte, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time at 'The Old Piggeries Barn', we've really worked hard to make it feel a special place to escape to. I'm pleased you enjoyed the swimming pool, we're lucky that we can access these facilities that are part of the main manor house. I really hope you'll visit again in the future. Thanks Michelle
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Lovely quiet setting. Great new interior. Close to everything.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old barn conversion. Very clean and well equipped. Great power shower! Plenty of storage. Very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know you enjoyed your stay Nikki. We've invested a lot of time trying to make sure the barn is a really comfortable place to relax in. Many Thanks
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Lovely barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this barn in August 2016 and found it to be a lovely barn, just as described, clean, well equipped and had everything we needed. The owners were really helpful from booking to stay and after, the area is beautiful.

The site has everything that you need and the position of the barn is very good and is quiet but also close to all amenities.

Beautiful part of Cornwall with lots of lovely beeches, close access to St Michaels Mount, Penzance and St Ives to name just a few.

I would recommend this barn to others and would return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Sheila for taking the time to review your stay at our barn. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your time there. We decided to buy our barn following a trip to the park ourselves. The area is ideal as a base to explore both the south and the north coast. I hope you will consider another stay at 'The Old Piggeries', in the near future. Thanks Michelle
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A Gorgeous Cottage set back on a quiet Manor

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the piggery and was completely surprised how gorgeous and comfortable the cottage was plenty of room for a family of 4. The kitchen was brand new and inviting to cook, with a new bathroom and luxury shower. It was a short drive from 3 major grocery stores. A

5 min drive you was in Penzance town. The amenities on the site was fabulous with swimming pool, tennis a pub and laundry facilities.

The owners are very friendly, accommodating and in communication throughout your booking and even after your vacation. I would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to visit Cornwall

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this positive feedback Paula. We've been constantly improving our little barn since we bought it a couple of years ago. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your holiday there. Your family have been our first American guests, we really hope you might visit again on your next trip to England, thanks Michelle.
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Gulval, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holiday
24 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Please note that the swimming pool shuts down from Friday 28 October and reopens on Saturday 11 February.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
Out of main holiday periods shorter breaks might be available.
Please contact us for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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