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Converted Barns at East Trenean Farm, Looe, Cornwall : - The Water Mill

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking



The Water Mill

This ex Water Mill has been converted to a comfortable holiday cottage with a beautiful vaulted living area, original stone walls and timber beams. ,

Modern decoration packed with bags of character and charm.

Secluded private sunny garden with small fenced pond, all surrounded by mature trees and flower beds.

Sleeps up to 4 guests.

Two large bedrooms with zip-link beds, which can be either, king size doubles or twins.

All beds have extra long, high quality, pocket sprung, mattresses.

Living Area has a 3 seat sofa and one armchair, dining table and 4 chairs, flat screen TV and DVD, wood burner with logs.

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dish-washer, toaster, kettle, microwave and tea-towels provided.

Utility Room with Washing Machine, sink, iron and ironing board.

Modern family shower room with large shower cubicle, toilet, basin, heated towel rail.

Linen and towels provided (but please bring your own beach towel.

More details on www.EastTreneanFarm.UK

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About the property

East Trenean Farm

Three of the 18th century, grade II listed barns here at East Trenean Farm were converted in 2010 to the highest standards. The one bedroomed Linhay was converted in 2015. They all offer comfortable accommodation with a modern 5 star interior.

Free Wi-fi in all properties.

The three larger barns have a "reverse level" layout with vaulted living rooms (Water Mill and Threshing Barn), wood burning stoves, modern well equipped kitchens, lovely bedrooms and bathrooms.

The Linhay is a single story building but has a few steps between the rooms. The lounge has a fireplace with electric fire.

All bedrooms have zip-link beds which can be used as 2 singles or a king size double (just let us know your preference when booking).

Each of the three barns has it's own private garden, a small south facing patio area overlooking the courtyard behind the farm house and access to the farm's 10 acres of gardens and pasture.

The newly converted Linhay has an enclosed patio/bbq area next to the courtyard and stunning views from the lounge and bedroom over the gardens and down the valley.

Whilst here, why not de-stress with a soak in our 8 person hot tub, situated in the grounds of the farmhouse with views across rolling countryside and a distant glimpse of the sea.

We do not accept bookings for "party weekends" - such as Hen and Stag parties - in any of the barns. We are more than happy to accept family groups celebrating birthdays, anniversaries etc.

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About Us

Ian Farr
ETF Barns Limited
East Trenean Farm, Widegates
PL13 1QN Looe
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Ian Farr
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Ian Farr

Brenda and I moved to East Trenean Farm in February 2014. We met each other over 30 years ago when studying at Plymouth Polytechnic and fell in love with the area. Now, having spent too long as city dwellers, we have returned to the West Country to run East Trenean Farm.

We live in the main farm house and let the three 18th century, grade II listed stone barns and the recently converted Linhay. Each barn has it's own private garden, but also access to the farm's 10 acres of grounds.

The Farm's previous owners converted the three larger barns and we have converted the one remaining derelict barn into a comfortable one bedroom cottage - The Linhay.

This newly converted barn has stunning views from the lounge and bedroom over the gardens and down the valley. Please take a look at our web-site for details.

We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely hideaway in the Cornish countryside.

Ian Farr purchased this barn in 2014

Why Ian Farr chose Morval

We love this part of the country because of the great coastal paths and the proximity to wonderful sailing grounds along the south coast of Devon and Cornwall.

The barns have been converted in recent years and therefore benefit from the latest standards in terms of insulation, wiring and plumbing ! They are not draughty or damp. They have been decorated with a clean modern look, whilst retaining much of the character of the original some buildings.

The views to the south are wonderful and we have a distant glimpse of the sea.

What makes this barn unique

It is wonderfully peaceful at East Trenean Farm, close to the coast, but not in the hustle and bustle of town.

The accommodation has been decorated and equipped to a luxurious standard, with natural stone walls, oak floors, original beams exposed and comfortable beds and sofas.

Our water is from our own bore-hole, so lovely soft spring water on tap.

Free range eggs available from our hens (subject to their ongoing co-operation).

WiFi in each barn, so stay in touch while away from it all (if you have to).

Log burning stoves in each barn other than the Linhay. All have central heating.

Relax in our 8 person hot tub with views over the farm and down the valley to the sea.

Entertain the children on the swings or the trampoline.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Richard P (9/1/2014 - Threshing Barn)

My girlfriend and I had the most unbelievable stay here. The photos provided do not do the barn justice, as we were stunned by its shere size and posture. The attention to detail is high class and the greeting hamper was a lovely touch and well needed after a long drive from London. Everything in the Barn is 5* plus and removing yourself from the amazing showers can be tough! We thoroughly recommend staying here and a visit to Polperro is a must. See you again soon x

Lisa Y (22/8/2013)

We enjoyed a two week stay at the wonderfully converted Watermill, fabulous accommodation, fantastic location. The Mill has been converted to a very high standard and provided everything we could possibly need and more. Our teenagers definitely enjoyed the benefit of free WiFi! We would definitely recommend the Watermill as an ideal base to explore both North and South Cornwall coasts as well as South Devon and hope to stay there again in the future.
Feb 2014
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Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
Changeover day is: Saturday
However, we are flexible during low season and can offer short breaks and flexible arrival and departure days. Please telephone or email with your preferred dates for a short stay quotation.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels and weekly cleaning.

During school holidays, we book on a weekly basis. Outside of school holidays we are open to weekends / long weekends / mid week breaks.
E-mail for a quotation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Morval in Looe

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twins or super-king sized double
  • Bedroom 1 has: zip and link super-king size double bed. Teak bedside tables, chest of drawers and free-standing wardrobe. Double doors to south facing patio. Bedroom 2 has: zip and link beds which can be arranged as a super-king size double bed or as two 3' singles. Teak bedside tables, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe. Window overlooking land to the West.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All have modern central heating and wood burning stoves in the living room. All have access to a patio area and a BBQ. Linen and towels provided (but please bring your own beach towels). Changeover day is Saturday for all three barns. During school holidays, we book on a weekly basis. However, outside of school holidays we are open to weekends / long weekends / mid week breaks. Email with your preferred dates for a short break price. Outside: A secure parking area is provided on site. Each barn has it's own private front garden with level lawn and garden furniture. The Water Mill also has it's own pond (fenced and gated from the front garden). Each barn has a small south facing patio with access to and overlooking the courtyard behind the farm house. Guests are welcome to explore the 10 acres of mainly pasture land and to visit the chickens, ducks and sheep which roam the grounds. This is no longer a working farm, but the fields are usually occupied by our neighbours sheep. There is a small duck pond on the land which is fenced and gated. We have a playground with swing and trampoline (with safety cage) in the field behind the farm house and a few (adult) push bikes available to borrow. The Hot Tub is situated in the grounds of the farmhouse and is available for all of our guests to use - sorry, no under 5's allowed.


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The Water Mill
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

An exceptional stay

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful time at The watermill. Stayed with husband, baby, 2 year old and niece. The cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need- truley a home away from home! Wonderful location, beautiful surroundings.

Luxurious, clean and relaxing. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and return again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review. Glad to hear that you had a great time whilst here and we would love to see you again in the future. Next time, stay a little longer and have more time to explore Cornwall !!! :0)
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  • 5 of 5

How fortunate we were to find a stay at this beautiful property! The converted barn was so beautifully decorated, comfortable and had everything we needed. A well equipped kitchen, comfortable living space and 2 lovely bedrooms, what a fantastic place!

We were welcomed with a basket filled with homemade goodies, breads, eggs from their chickens and local beverages. Absolutely wonderful, and enjoyed the hot tub with its views. We loved the location, easy to visit neighboring little sea side villages and the beautiful National Trust property of Lanhydrock, not to be missed.

How I wish we could have stayed a week! If you want an excellent Vacation rental be sure to book this lovely property!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent. The main wall is definitely the wow factor on first entrance.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Water Mill. It was comfortable, clean and convenient for what we needed. The welcome basket was a lovely addition and much appreciated. My son thought it was a slight shame we weren’t there in the winter as he thought it would have been cosy with the wood burner alight.

Nice decor and well equipped for a holiday stay. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, in a charming setting.

  • 5 of 5

The Watermill is a beautiful period property, just right for getting away on a quiet, relaxing break. The property is fitted with everything you could need, so our stay was very comfortable. The owners had kindly left us a wonderful 'Welcome pack', which was very much appreciated after a long journey. There is plenty to see and do for all ages within the vicinity, but the accommodation was also equipped with some books and games, as well as TV and DVD player, useful in the evenings & wet days. We all had a really enjoyable stay and would certainly stay again. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 nights in this very comfortable character property. Lots of interesting features in this converted water mill. Beds were comfortable, shower was perfect and everything we needed was provided. The welcome basket, which included delicious home made bread and ginger cake and fresh eggs, was much appreciated. The views from the main house's garden are wonderful. We'll definitely try to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spotless, brand new and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the barns - very high standard, friendly onsite owners and well located. Can't fault them!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Looe Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


3.5 miles (7 minutes drive) to Looe.


Exeter airport 62 miles. Newquay airport 35 miles.

Looe rail station is 3 miles, Liskeard (mainline station) 5 miles.

Trains run regularly to/from London Paddington.

Cross channel port at Plymouth, 18 miles.

Road access from all parts of the UK is easy via the M5 to Exeter and then the Devon Expressway (A38) to Plymouth.

Exeter to Widegates is 69 miles and takes approximately 1¼ hours.

Our private lane leads directly to the B3253 - no winding single track roads to find us, but still secluded and peaceful.


Looe 3.5 miles (7 mins), Polperro 7 miles (15 mins), Fowey 24 miles (35 mins), Plymouth 18 miles (30 mins), Padstow 36 miles (45 mins), Newquay 37 miles (1 hour), Truro 41 miles (1 hour).

Farm shop 1 mile (4 mins). Small post office/general store 1 mile (3 mins). Pub/restaurant (Copley Arms) at Hessenford 1.6 miles (4 mins).

Further Details:

East Trenean Farm is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) among beautiful rolling countryside but just 3.5 miles from the coast at Looe.

We are within easy reach of many of the excellent beaches on the south coast.

The south west coastal path is a must for walkers.

Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are also within easy reach for the more adventurous walkers.

Watersports are available at many of the beaches and fishing is popular from Looe.

In addition to the excellent beach and fishing, Looe benefits from an broad range of shops, taverns, restaurants, and galleries catering to all budgets.

The thriving University city of Plymouth is 30 minutes away with its lively nightlife on the Barbican, great shopping at the new Drake Circus centre, world famous Aquarium, views over the Sound from the Hoe, numerous marinas and boat yards.

In the opposite direction, Fowey, St Austell, Bodmin, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within easy reach.

The National Trust look after miles of near-by coast and countryside from Whitsand to Polperro and have their own car parks to strike out from.

The nearest NT properties include ANTONY, the early 18th-century mansion and gardens (used as the film set for Alice in Wonderland) at Torpoint (8.5 miles), COTEHELE MILL, the working water mill and workshops near Saltash (10.7 miles), COTEHELE, the Tudor house, gardens, quay and estate near Saltash (11.1 miles), LANHYDROCK, the magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate near Bodmin (12.6 miles), BUCKLAND ABBY, the over 700 year old Abby - part museum, part house with orchards and woodland at Yelverton (14.1 miles), SALTRAM HOUSE the magnificent Georgian house with it's opulent Robert Adam interiors (14.7 miles). LAWRENCE HOUSE the beautiful Georgian town house, now a museum in Castle Street, Launceston (17.2 miles).

Many more within easy drive throughout Devon and Cornwall