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Grade 2 Listed Barn Conversion on quiet country lane



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Barn near Sennen, Cornwall, England - Rural retreat close to the coast

Windmill Barn was converted in 2002 and is a traditional Cornish granite barn on a quiet country lane in an unspoilt rural hamlet. Just 3 miles from either the surfing beach at Sennen Cove or the more sheltered sandy bay at Porthcurno beside the Minack Theatre. There is an enclosed south facing garden with lawn, ample parking, barbecue, picnic table, rotary clothes dryer, palm trees, exotic plants and extensive views over the countryside towards Lands End. The double bedroom (with kingsize bed), twin bedroom and bunk bedroom (with full size bunk beds) are all on the ground floor, along with the bathroom (with toilet and bath with shower over) and additional separate toilet. The spacious kitchen includes a large dining table with 6 dining chairs and high chair. A wooden staircase leads to the upstairs living room, which is also reached via the external granite steps. There is comfortable seating for 6, a 32" colour TV, a DVD player and a selection of books. Mobile phone reception is good. Dogs go free (maximum 2). Discount for 3 persons or under. SUNDAY CHANGEOVER.

Just 2 miles from Lands End, the property is ideally situated for exploring both the dramatic and rugged north coast with its Atlantic rollers and fascinating mining heritage, as well as the contrasting picturesque coves on the south coast such as Lamorna and nearby Porthgwarra which featured in the recent BBC TV series Poldark. With two coasts to choose from, walkers can enjoy exploring a long stretch of the South West coast path. For those wanting to explore by car the resorts of Mousehole, Penzance and St Ives are all a short drive away.

For those wishing to bring a young family a travel cot is available in the master bedroom. There is also a high chair in the kitchen and a safety gate at the top of the stairs.

Well behaved dogs are welcome (up to 2) by agreement with the owners. The garden is enclosed by gates and a stone wall. There is a large dog box in the kitchen (bring your own bedding) and dog bowls for your pet to use.

The bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen are all on the ground floor, but we would not recommend this property for the disabled as the main living area is upstairs. Care should be taken when using the wooden staircase from the kitchen to the living area as it can be slippery in the wrong footwear.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband Andrew & I have had many happy holidays in Cornwall over many years. We are keen walkers and particularly enjoy walking the coastal path with our dog Rufus.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

" A peaceful setting, ideally located for N & S coasts of Cornwall."

"The cottage is beautiful and peaceful. The surroundings are stunning."

"Lovely and comfortable house."
Jul 2014
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we stayed in Sennen and we are very much looking forward to our next stay in this barn after such a superb stay in October. The bedrooms are more than adequately furnished and the beds were very comfortable. As an adult I chose to sleep in one of the bunks to share the adventure with my son and had great nights sleep ! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for that home from home feel- we cooked in every night and had all utensils that we needed. The size of the kitchen allows for a wonderfully social feel over dinner- even for larger families in number. It was idyllic to have the lounge above the bedrooms for catching up on the discussions of the day on really comfortable seating. There was a full signal throughout for all of our various mobile providers. Having two toilets was fantastic and the shower and bath were great after a long hike!!

The location of the barn means you are tucked away from all the buzz of much busier areas and the drive to Sennen Cove is so easy- which was imperative for the surf! We managed to explore so much of the area and can't wait to get back this summer to see more of the coves and hypnotic coastline this area has to offer. The owners have been so wonderful and we wouldn't hesitate in booking again on a yearly basis.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We completed the purchase of Windmill Barn in May 2014. The house is in the kind of quiet and unspoilt location where we have always enjoyed staying. The countryside is right on our doorstep whenever we want to pop out with the dog. The coast is very close by and the immediate surroundings are peaceful and always away from the crowds.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Approximately 3 miles from either the glorious surfing beach at Sennen Cove or the more sheltered sandy beach at Porthcurno. Approximately 2 miles on foot from the coastal path near St Levan church.From here it is a dramatic walk all the way to Lands End. Also under 3 miles from the attractive Porthgwarra Cove which featured recently in the BBC series Poldark. The cove has parking and a cafe with WiFi serving cream teas, ice creams etc.


Car essential.


2 miles from Lands End. Less than 10 miles from Penzance. The drive along the north coast through St Just to St Ives is spectacular.

Further Details:

2 miles to nearest local shop in Sennen with post office. Also 2 miles to pubs in Sennen and Treen.

Approximately 3 miles to the famous Minack Theatre.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
28 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
25 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jul 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made by contacting the owners online or by telephone. Please let us know if you want to bring your pet. 10% deposit with balance payable 6 weeks before the arrival date.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
No additional charge for dogs.
£40 discount for low occupancy in May, June, September and October (3 persons and under).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, travel cot available
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, .
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, (full size bunk beds)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Towels and linen provided, April to October.

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