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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Madron

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 Madron in Cornwall

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


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Stunning 2 Bedroom Stone Barn with 24" Open Plan Living Room/.Kitchen/Dining
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and decorated property, ideally situated to visit lots of places including St. Ives and Lands End. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely barn in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely barn feeling relaxed and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped, rooms very clean and decorated with lovely details. The area is very quiet and peaceful. We were very close to all places we wanted to visit. The best thing was to have big supermarkets 5min drive from the barn. Our children loved their bedroom and a big shower. Thank you for making our stay so relaxed!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in our barn Martin. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay, we do aim to make the barn a really relaxing base for our guests on their visit to Cornwall. I hope you might return again in the future. KR Michelle
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This is a very well equipped barn, very comfortable, great location for exploring south Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 , 2 boys 10 and 15, the house is finished to a high standard. There's a sound bar for the telly, which was great for movie night. Ideal location to visit Cape Cornwall, St Ives, St Michaels Mount, Penzance, even going to the Scilly Isles. Beautiful home, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for your kind words. It's really through peoples reviews that we can access how we're doing. It's nice to know we're heading in the right direction. We visit to ensure everything is kept up to date and continually improve where we can. We'd love to have you and your family stay at 'The Old Piggeries' again in the future. Thanks Michelle
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Very well furnished with a new kitchen

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed for our holiday. The site was clean and we used the pool and hot tub, but did not eat in the restaurant.

Very good location for visiting both coasts and Lands End. Quiet, easy to find and very close to st Ives for an evening out.

The only problem we found was the damp in the main bedroom, probably due to the fact that is was a barn and part of the back wall was below ground level. The heating came on twice a day, and was needed as we had a fairly wet week. The carpet in the back cupboard was going mouldy. Its such a shame as the cottage was furnished to a high standard and the kitchen was the best I have used. If the damp issue can be sorted it should have 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in 'The Piggery' and have taken the time to review your stay. We've spared no expense with the re-fit of our barn but agree there is an issue with damp in the back bedroom cupboard . Ventilation is a general problem in Cornwall, particularly in old granite buildings such as our barn. There is currently a small ventilation system in the barn. However, we're going to upgrade to a new whole house ventilation system in the very near future. I'm glad that you liked our new kitchen, it's better than my one at home! Thanks for your honesty and I'd love to have you stay again anytime in the future. Thanks Michelle
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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: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Car: recommended


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

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