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Barn conversion with Sea, inland and Island views



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Mouls Island barn, Port Quin, Port Isaac, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location 10 Minute Walk To Port Quin Harbour Located Between Port Isaac and Polzeath.

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Mouls Island barn is Located in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Cornish coast overlooking Port Quin bay and 5 mins from Port Isaac and 10 mins from Polzeath beach.

Our new barn conversion for 2014 "Mouls Island" barn is named after the Island out in the bay that is visible from the upstairs lounge. The barn is traditional cornish stone and slate in appearance and is finished with a rustic but modern look inside with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 lounges and great views all around.

Mouls Island barn is just a short walk down to Port Quin, which if you know it you will love already and if you don't you are in for a real treat! Port Quin and the surrounding bays are one of the few hidden gems left on the North Cornish coast. We are very close to Port Isaac and Polzeath but far enough away for you to have lots of space, parking and peace and quiet. There is a footpath running right past the property which links on to the South west coast path or just stroll down the road and follow your nose to the sea!

Details for holiday barn Mouls Island barn, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Mouls Island barn has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and two lounges.

There is free WIFI, 42 inch Smart TV and a blue tooth music system.

The main living area is a big room up stairs which really makes the most of the great views, here there is a large kitchen at one end leading through the dinning area into the lounge at the end nearest the sea.

There are two bedrooms on the groundfloor in the west wing of the building one is a kingsize bedroom with ensuite and the other is a twin room or super kingsize double depending on your preference. There is also the main bathroom just opposite this bedroom.

Up stairs in the east wing of the building there are two King size ensuite bedrooms. Down stairs in the east wing of the building there is a twin or Super king size bedroom depending on your group preference. This bedroom also has an adjoing bathroom.

The downstairs Snug lounge is nice and cosy and great if you want some space to relax away from the other lounge.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Sam Williams and i run the holiday lettings at Port Quin Farm Holidays. I am 34 and live on the farm with my girlfriend. My Dad John and brother Mark run the farm and i help them out at busy times in the summer and for most of the Winter. I also run Cornish Coast Adventures in the summer season which offers Sea kayaking trips and Coasteering sessions along the local coastline. i am a keen surfer and have been a crew member of the Port Isaac lifeboat for nearly ten years.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent Barn, would definitely book here again. Lovely & clean as well as spacious. Kids loved the extra TV, snug room which meant the adults could rest & watch the sun go down in peace. We were greeted by Sam & shown around, he also explained about the history of the barn & his family. It was great to have them so close in case anything happened (my kids noticed a sheep had got into a field so Sam came to the rescue in his lambulance) we even got offered to have a guided tour around but unfortunately didn't have time, perhaps next time!?! Will recommend to friends.
May 2015
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


WOW! absolute luxury.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning barn. We also booked courtyard cottage aswell to cater for our family holiday for 14. Everything you could poss need is there. From crisp linnen on beds to under floor heating . Picture window to watch Sunset with glass of wine. Beautuful coastal area with so much to do rain or shine. Owners close by if needed and so welcoming and friendly. Couldn't find anything negative. Will definately be returning with our ever growing family. Thank you Sam and family for sharing this stunning barn alowing us to have such wonderful holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High quality, great value and superb location

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe we found this beautiful gem! Mouls island barn is in a fabulous location, a mile walk to the bay/farm shop, a quick jump in the car to some amazing beaches. The owners are fantastic, they kept in regular contact with me and promptly replied to any questions I had. The views from the barn were exquisite. The location was so peaceful. The barn itself was fully equipped, with everything we required (and more!). If I could go back tomorrow I would. The owners also offer water activities, which if we had more spare time I would have loved to of done. My only concern is if too many people know about this place, there won't be any availability next time i want to come! You will not be disappointed ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Helen, it was a pleasure having you guys to stay. You are welcome back anytime! Next time you will have to come Sea Kayaking!!
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Great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The barn was perfect for a large group- we were 4 couples but also would be perfect for families. Great to have all bedrooms ensuite with fantastic showers and really comfortable beds. The upstairs living area is brilliant with great views and a huge table for relaxed meals. We found everything immaculate. There is so much to do in the area- great walks , beaches and restaurants. A great find!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tasteful barn conversion in beautiful spot

  • 4 of 5

A group of us stayed for a week in mid March and everyone agreed it was a clean, warm, well equipped and quality barn conversion. We were lucky to have sunny weather and enjoyed watching the sun setting over the fields. The location is fairly remote, with only one hotel nearly (not yet open for the season) but we knew of this in advance and shopped accordingly. The owners were welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Mouls Island Barn really couldn't be better! It is comfortable, spacious, attractively designed and furnished and spotlessly clean. The surrounding area is peaceful and the views are beautiful. Sam was really helpful, both at the time of booking and while we were there.

Trevathan Farm Shop and Restaurant is just 3 minutes away by car, in St. Endellion, very handy for coffee, meals and essential groceries. There is a very large play area outside for children. We had a great meal out at the St Kew Inn nearby, recommended by Sam. Port Gaverne put on a splendid evening of bonfire and fireworks on the beach, with hog roast provided by the Port Gaverne Hotel.

We would definitely recommend this property and would love to stay there again next time we visit Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

Our party was 6 Adults and 4 children and the property was large enough (also with super bathroom facilities) to enable us all to both mix plus have our "own space".

Indeed there is one bedroom with in addition to it's own toilet facilities also has a separate lounge, ideal for private peace and quiet !

The accommodation is fitted out to a very high specification and indeed makes a holiday very"special".

Property clean and well maintained and whilst the listing description accurate perhaps doesn't detail how good it truly is !

It is highly recommended.

We were visiting for a family wedding and as a result didn't have time for lengthy visits to surrounding places. However, Port Isaac was wonderful (nice walk over the fields from the accommodation) and we also had a lovely lunch at The Rock .

We will return at the first opportunity !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Scarrabine farm which Mouls Island barn is a part of has been in our family for well over 100 years and is now run by the third and fourth generation of the Williams family. The great thing about this little piece of Cornwall is that we are right in the middle of two great holiday locations Port Isaac and Polzeath but we are hidden away in the often undiscovered little gem that is Port Quin. it is a nice and quiet spot and very often you can be the only one strolling down the lane for your morning swim in the natural harbour or your walk along the coast path!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Stand up paddle boarding and Coasteering sessions available with our sister company Cornish Coast adventures


10 mins walk to Port Quin harbour, 30 mins walk to Port Isaac harbour.

10 mins drive to Polzeath beach, 5 mins drive to Port Isaac.


Newquay airport 30 mins drive

Bodmin Parkway train station 30 mins drive

Plymouth is the nearest Ferry port 1hr drive


Port Isaac 5 mins drive

Polzeath Beach 10 mins drive

Padstow 35 mins drive

Tintagel 30 mins drive

Boscastle 35 mins drive

Bude 40 mins drive

Further Details:

Great bar and restaurant 10 mins walk up the road.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October half term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New year 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb half term
24 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Please note the prices quoted on owners direct have been inflated by around 8% to allow for their booking system. Please contact us directly for correct cheaper prices through the enquire now form or by calling us on the telephone number provided.

Changeover Day:
Friday unless a short break stay. We may be able to be flexible on arrival and departure days outside of the peak seasons.

Notes on prices:
Mouls Island prices from £700-£2100/week
Mini Mouls Island prices from £500 (Mini Mouls is not available in the school holidays)
Please email or call for short break prices and availability
House rules are:
No smoking, No pets and no outdoor shoes beyond the entrance halls.

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From the Owner

Scarrabine farmhouse and Mouls Island barn are situated In a unique location just above Port Quin harbour on the North Cornwall coast. Port Quin is hidden away on the small coast road (that most people miss out) between Port Isaac and Polzeath. This means you can dip into the busier beaches and tourist attractions or you can totally avoid them in our peaceful and quiet location. Our working 400 acre sheep and beef farm surrounds the cottages so if you want to come and have a look at the animals or even lend a hand you are more than welcome. All of the properties are 1/2 a mile away from the modern farm buildings so that if you arn't so keen on the farm and would rather relax or hit the beach its no problem! We also run guided kayak trips from Port Quin harbour in the Summer months.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Rental periods are from Friday to Friday. Linen is provided in the price as are utilities, Towels are not. Short breaks are available outside of the main school holidays Fri-Mon or Mon -Fri please contact us for rates and availability. Outside: There is a lawn and granite chipping yard in front of the property which is enclosed with a small gate leading to the main car park and a large lawned area with some swings and several benches to enjoy the amazing sunsets. There is a nice little sun trap accessed by the master bedroom for that evening G and T or that morning coffee!

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