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



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
East Trenean Farm, Widegates, near Looe, Cornwall - Luxury accommodation in peaceful and secluded setting amid rolling hills and just 3 miles from Looe

Three of the 18th century, grade II listed barns here at East Trenean Farm were converted in 2010 to the highest standards. The 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.

Please take a look at our web-site for full details. www.EastTreneanFarm.uk

More Details

Details for holiday barn The Water Mill, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

London, UK

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: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay - would highly recommend.

The cottage had all you need.

Owners friendly and very helpful - couldn't have wish for a more pleasant stay.

Thank You, Chris & Colin - Derby.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet luxury in the Cornish hills

  • 5 of 5

The Watermill is one of three beautifully restored cottages on East Trenean Farm. The property is split across two floors with the main living areas upstairs and the bedrooms below. The toilet is downstairs so this does mean a lot of stairs and not ideal for those with disabilities. We used the Watermill as a base for our family holiday and it was well appointed and clean, we had a nice welcome basket comprising homemade cake and bread as well as other local produce...a Cornish beer on arrival was a welcome gift.

The Watermill has its own oil fired boiler for central heating but also has a wood burner in the lounge although we didn't need it in July this would be great during the colder months. Outside is a private enclosed garden with a BBQ and picnic bench for sitting out enjoying the sunshine. Outside the bedroom doors is a further seating area in a courtyard location.

The hot tub is great after a busy day and is booked in 45 minutes slots on a first come, first served basis. The farm itself has its own resident duck and chickens roaming around the site and the gardens are a lovely feature with views over the hills to the sea.

Other than a couple of chats to the owners we were left to our own devices although they are only across the courtyard in the farm house should anything be required. The visitors information guide is worth a read giving some insight on places to go and where to eat out.

Booking with the owner was fast and efficient with great communication both before and after our visit. I cannot fault this as a relaxing and luxurious place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Hessenford at 1.6 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 18 Miles Nearest Golf : Looe Golf Club at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Liskeard at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 60 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Looe at 3.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Millendreath at 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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October HT 2016
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of making the booking and full payment 6 weeks prior to arrival.
We also require a security deposit of £100 (payable with the balance of the rent) - in case of damages to the property. This is returnable following completion of your holiday provided there is no damage.
Full terms are contained in our booking conditions.
We are happy to accept short breaks outside of the school holidays.
4 Days: 70%, 3 Days: 60%, 2 Days 50% of the weekly rate.

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 are all per week including linen, towels and weekly cleaning.
A security deposit of £100 will be required when paying the final balance of the rent. The same to be returned on departure in accordance with our terms and conditions.
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 easttreneanfarm@btinternet.com for a quotation.
As a general rule we charge 20% of the weekly rate per night for bookings mid week, but 25% of the weekly rate per night for Friday and Saturday nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 easttreneanfarm@btinternet.com 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. We operate an informal chalkboard booking system to hold a timed slot.

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