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Family Fun In A Country Setting, Yet Close To Great Beaches And Coastal Villages

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Close To Superb Beaches, And Miles Of Coastal Footpaths. Great local restaurants.

Meadow Barn is in the heart of the Cornish countryside, and minutes from superb beaches at Porthleven and on the Lizard. The fishing village of Porthleven is a 3 minute drive, or 20 minute walk away and has a growing reputation for superb restaurants. It hosts an annual food festival. A bigger selection of beautiful beaches on the north and south coasts are within a 10 to 45 minute drive. Meadow Barn is fortunate to be situated close to a number of sub-tropical Cornish gardens, and National Trust properties. The gardens offer something to see during every season, but are at their spectacular best from Easter through to the end of summer. Helston, home of the famous Flora Dance which takes place on May 8th, is very nearby. Walkers have a wealth of footpaths to chose from right on our doorstep. The best is a 6-10 mile loop around Loe Pool and the Penrose Estate, taking in woodland, farming, clifftop and beach landscapes. Maps kept in Meadow barn, and our own local knowledge can guide you. The owners, Jane and Antony, are on hand to give recommendations to suit the precise needs of guests - from boat hire to the best beaches, and from family-friendly pubs to the best pasties.

Meadow Barn itself is a beautifully rebuilt listed farm building, with four bedrooms and modern, open plan living space. There's plenty of space in the garden, and in the yard which contains a games room. As well as table tennis, croquet, table football and a climbing wall we also keep a well stocked library of DVDs. We leave the ingredients for a cream tea in the fridge so our visitors can revive themselves after their journey. We provide dishwasher tablets, but not washing powder, since we feel this is a more personal choice.

There are a number of great local events which visitors enjoy combining with their stays: Flora Day on May 8th in neighbouring Helston is a must-watch event, where thousands of couples dance through the streets in their finery, and there's even a touch of pagan spectacle; for aeroplane or military enthusiasts, Culdrose Air Day at the end of July is a fascinating (and loud!) day out; and right on our doorstep in Porthleven, there is an annual food and music festival held in April, and an RNLI Lifeboat Day in August.

Meadow Barn sleeps six, plus a baby in a cot. We love dogs, and have our own black lab/springer cross who often gets 'adopted' by visitors in the garden. However we have decided to keep the barn itself a dog free zone, so have a no pets policy.

We tend to stick to a Friday changeover since we like to be able to enjoy our weekends as a family. However it is possible for us to be flexible, particularly away from the peak seasons, September-May. So if you want to try for a different changeover day, please do get in touch, and we'll see what we can do.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in the neighbouring farmhouse with our two teenagers and dog. Away from our 'day jobs' we enjoy doing the sorts of activities Meadow Barn's guests enjoy while on holiday: beaching, surfing, walking the coast paths, and messing about in our kayaks.

We love our little corner of Cornwall, and make the very most of what it has to offer. We hope our visitors will do the same.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Amazing holiday place in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We visited in February half term and had a fantastic time playing table tennis and watching a well chosen selection of films in front of the log burner. A very comfortable house. When the sun came out we enjoyed taking walks with the dog, Bilbo, and eating ice cream in Portheleven, which has lovely restaurants, a beach and good surf. The owners, Jane and Antony, are very friendly, and offer great suggestions of things to do locally. An awesome place to have a holiday! Thank you. We're looking forward to staying again! L,R,E,W,J

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ruth, Lawrence and family. I think it's you who wrote this lovely review. We loved having you to stay, and so did Bilbo! February can look like a challenging time to visit, but wild weather on our wonderful beaches can be quite rewarding too Jane
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5

Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have loved our stay here. Walking to the village was very do able if you don't mind the hill back. We found the village lovely to wander around and we were very central to surrounding villages. Loved the scones and cream as a welcome treat and Jane it was so lovely to meet you and your hubby. We could not ask for a better and more helpful host. No wifi was a pity but it was widely available In The village. Such a spacious home and a welcome respite after a busy day. Enjoyed the peaceful garden, great showers, warm interior, fab and ample kitchen and even a laundry - very welcome as most places didn't have one which is tricky as an overseas visitor. Thank you again, we will definitely recommend you to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're so glad you loved Meadow Barn and Porthleven. You're definitely our most well-travelled visitors, and we hope you have a safe, smooth onward journey.
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5

Great week, couldn't fault it

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July with friends and had a great time. The barn is huge, the photographs don't really do justice to the light and airy open plan living space, the rest of the rooms are a good size and I particularly appreciated the superking size bed. Really well equipped as well, the bbq and outside table was well used, a good choice of DVDs and books and the table football is a nice touch. The garden is great for kids and feels private and peaceful, the owners helpful and friendly. Really well situated in a beautiful area with the charm of Porthleven and the facilities of Helston a short drive away. Perfect base for our holiday in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gilly I think it's you who wrote this! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Lots of people say lovely things, but they rarely translate to an official review! So glad you had such a great time. We've had five days of stunning weather here - our current visitors are as brown as berries and have been all over the place - kayaking, surfing, walking, and generally being action-packed. But today it's raining! Best wishes Jane, Antony, Jack, Tamzin and Bilbo.
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5

Beautiful Barn extremely well equipped will return

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week, the Barn is in a beautiful setting and extremely well equipped and easily accommodated our 2 families. The furnishings are to a high standard, the kitchen is very well equipped with everything thought of, especially the Cornish cream tea on arrival. The Barn has plenty of outside space for the children to play and a lovely patio area inclusive of a fire pit which our husbands enjoyed as did the children toasting marshmallows. The play barn entertained both little and big kids (adults) as did the football table in the lounge. The Barn is in a lovely location with easy access to some beautiful beaches, Perranuthnoe in particular. We can highly recommend the barn and will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Sarah! We love it that everyone finds something to enjoy at Meadow Barn - runaround space for the children, and chatting, drinking space around the fire pit for the grown ups in your case! Jane
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5

Beautiful Barn extremely well equipped, great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week, the Barn is in a beautiful setting and extremely well equipped and easily accommodated our 2 families. The furnishings are to a high standard, the kitchen is very well equipped, with everything thought of , especially the Cornish cream tea on arrival. The Barn has plenty of outside space for the children to play and a lovely patio area inclusive of a fire pit which our husbands enjoyed as did the children toasting marshmallows. The play barn entertained both little and big kids (adults) as did the football table in the lounge. The Barn is in a lovely location with easy access to some beautiful beaches, Perranuthnoe in particular. We can highly recommend the barn and will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely family accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We returned for our second week at Meadow Barn in May. It's a wonderful cottage, loads of space, clean with good facilities. The kids love the football table and outdoor play barn, plus bilbo the dog. Lots of outdoor space and the owners make you feel really welcome. There is loads to do in the area, even after 2 weeks there we still have more places to go and visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Kath - only just seen this! So glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you've booked again! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2016. Jane and Antony
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Location

From the Owner

When we bought it in 2007 Meadow Barn was one of only a few unconverted sets of former farm buildings around. In its courtyard setting, with another barn, and farmhouse, and surrounded by fields, it seemed like an opportunity we couldn't miss. The conversion was a tortuous process - the farm is Grade II listed, and just before we started work we discovered the sorts of problems which would raise Kevin McCloud's eyebrows. But we're so glad we persevered. We could never have found a better location: close to the beautiful fishing village of Porthleven, yet nestled in classic lush farmland.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : porthleven at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Mullion at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Camborne at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Porthleven at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Porthleven at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Porthleven beach is 2 miles away. The long sandy Praa Sands, with its gentle surf is just 7 miles away. The Lizard, which contains many beaches, coves and fishing villages is a similar distance. The North coast's bigger, more rugged beaches such as Gwithian and Newquay which often have bigger surf than the south coast are 12-30 miles away. Most of the beaches we recommend have lifeguards, but there are other, more inaccessible, quieter ones, known mainly to locals, which we can tell you about.

Travel:

Newquay airport - 39 Miles

Camborne Rail Station - 9 miles

We recommend you bring a car when you visit Meadow Barn.

Distances:

St Ives - 18 miles

National Trust gardens at Glendurgan - 16 miles

Eden Project - 38 miles

Lands End - 22 miles

Further Details:

3 supermarkets, major banks and post office in nearby Helston, a small supermarket and fishmongers selling local catch in Porthleven. Porthleven also has a wealth of good restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£405
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£900
 
 
Feb Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£805
for 7 nights
£805
 
 
Early Spring 2017
19 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
£525
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Late Spring 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£423
for 4 nights
£740
 
 
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
£1,050
 
 
Summer Holiday 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,280
for 7 nights
£1,280
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£457
for 4 nights
£800
 
 
Oct Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£231
for 4 nights
£405
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to secure your booking, with payment in full by bank transfer 8 weeks before your holiday begins.
We regret we cannot accommodate dogs

Changeover Day:
Friday, although at quieter times of the year this may be flexible.

Notes on prices:
£470 - £1200 per week.
Short breaks sometimes available. Please contact for prices and availability.
10% discount for repeat bookings by guests who have stayed before.

please pay 25% to secure your booking, then the balance 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of your start date we do ask that the full amount is paid upon making the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We love the fact that we are close to the bustle of Porthleven if we need it, but are otherwise quietly rural. We also have a really good choice of beaches within half an hour of us, and can chose according to tide and weather conditions. We love telling visitors about our favourites - many of which are known only to locals or to people who have been holidaying here for years. After a day exploring beaches and sights, more energetic visitors can continue their fun and games with a friendly game of croquet or table tennis. Over the years we've found Meadow Barn is particularly popular with families where grandparents come too. The older generation takes the ensuite room at one end of the barn, leaving the younger generations to share the other 'wing'. That said, we've also had couples, who've revelled in the space, and even, memorably, a crew of Estonian lifeboatmen!

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bathrooms: En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and basin. Family bathroom with separate bath, shower, wc and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, with en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, travel cot can be situated anywhere in the barn
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, super kingsize can be separated into two singles on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 plus cot (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite, bedroom 2 with single bed, bedroom 3 with single bed, and bedroom 4 with zip and link bed to make 2 singles or 1 super kingsize. A travel cot is available. Flexible accommodation to suit families or mixed parties. Let us know when booking if you require the zip an link together or separated. The default is zipped together.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is a large pond to the front of the neighbouring owner's farmhouse. Please supervise young children. Owners live in the farmhouse next door and have a friendly black springador dog. Bilbo isn't allowed in Meadow Barn, and is very friendly, but beware, because he will sniff out BBQ sausages and beg relentlessly! Outside: Large patio area with dining table and chairs and charcoal BBQ. Very large lawn, ideal for football, cricket and croquet (set is stored in the games room). The garden has views over a newly-planted orchard and farmland. Plenty of parking in the old farmyard. Utility Room: Washing machine and condensing drier. High chair and vacuum cleaner stored here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, but please bring your own beach towels. If you are staying for 2 weeks we will come and change your bed linen halfway through your stay. Other: Bedrooms are spacious with large wardrobes, and simply but stylishly furnished.

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