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Converted Barns With Views Of Bodmin Moor And Roughtor - Highertown Barn Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Barns in Advent, Camelford, Cornwall, England - Set In 2 Acres, Tranquil With Fantastic Views

Highertown is a small hamlet of 4 houses set on the edge of Bodmin Moor. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and archaeological interest. It has a fabulous vista across Stannon reservoir to Roughtor and the Moor. It is very quiet and peaceful here, while at the same time it is close to the North Coast beaches and only 30 minutes drive to the Eden Project and other attractions of mid-Cornwall. It is an ideal base for exploring North and Mid-Cornwall. For those keen bird watchers we are directly under the flight path of the starling murmurations, they arrive in October and stay with us for several months. Twice a day we are given a wonderful show from the starlings and they are often so low you can actually hear them. This is also an ideal base for the avid photographer and for those who love to paint. Hiking across the moors is a wonderful experience and you will definitely need your walking boots here.

Also if you are a keen Golfer there are several local courses to choose from.

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Details for holiday barn Highertown Barn Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Large converted barn with reverse living on the edge of Bodmin Moor. This is our family home and it is set up for a large family. It is very comfortable and spacious and would suit either 1 large family or 2 smaller groups. There is 1 large sitting room upstairs with freeview TV and DVD player. It also has a wood burner. There is also a smaller snug downstairs with CD/radio player and another woodburner. There is a large kitchen which comfortably seats 8 people and opens out onto a verandah with its outdoor seating and spectacular views over the moors. There is an enclosed garden leading on to 2 fields of approximately 2 acres. This barn has all the bedrooms downstairs (which means they stay cool in the summer) and there is 1 super king size bedroom with ensuite, 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric range cooker with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster. There is also a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband and I live at Highertown Barn with my 2 teenagers and our very friendly Cocker Spaniel Alfie and semi-feral ginger cat, Russell. We also look after several hens and 1 cockerel called Sidney.

We do live on-site in the larger barn, Highertown, but we do work full-time so won't be about all the time.

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Speaks English, French

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Wonderful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Family holiday of 3 families aged from 6 to 70 and dogs staying in Highertown Barn. Great time in a lovely location, barn equipped with everything we needed, wifi & DVDs kept the teenagers happy, and space for us all. We biked from the barn to Jamaica Inn & surfed, beaches nearby allow dogs plus drinks on the verandah at the end of a busy day! Melanie was lovely and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have a busy professional life and wanted to be able to get off the treadmill of our busy day job at the end of each day. We do feel very privileged to live on the Moors and feel quite re-leaved to get home at the end of each day. We do have good neighbours. There are 3 other houses in our hamlet, so we are not totally isolated, but the houses are nicely spaced out.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 24 Miles Nearest Barpub : Camelford at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 50 Miles Nearest Golf : Bowood Camelford at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin at 13 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bodmin at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Trebarwith at 6 Miles Car: necessary


15 minutes drive from Trebarwith and Bossiney, and 20 minutes from Boscastle and Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast. There are a lot of small beaches and coves on the North coast as well as larger beaches like Widemouth Bay in Bude. A car is needed to get to the coast and to be able to explore as many of the lovely beaches Cornwall has to offer.


Car essential

24 miles from Newquay airport

55 miles from Exeter

70 miles from Lands End in Penzance

Easy access to A39 which runs through Camelford. Also easy access from A30.


Camelford 2 miles - local Co-Op, Post Office, Garage - and the best fish and chips in the South West (genuine award)!

Truro 36 miles, beautiful Cathedral Capital City of Cornwall

Tintagel and King Arthur's Castle 9 miles. Would also recommend the Honey Shop there.

Wadebridge 11 miles, pretty local Market Town.

Also within 45 minutes of Rock, Padstow, Boscastle, Bude

Eden Project 30 minutes

Lost gardens of Heligan 45 minutes

Further Details:

Small Co-Op in Camelford has most things.

Larger Supermarkets:

Tesco - Wadebridge 12 miles

Asda - Bodmin 12 miles

Sainsbury's - Bodmin 12 miles

Lidl - Wadebridge 12 miles

Good places to eat include The Mill House at Trebarwith, The Old Inn at St Breward, St Tudy Inn at St Tudy, Trehellas House Hotel at Washaway, near Bodmin

There are couple of banks in Camelford with cashpoint machines.

This is a perfect retreat for walkers and birdwatchers, painters and photographers as well as families seeking rural life - but still close to beaches.

Horse riding and trekking across the moors can be arranged either in Camelford, Bodmin or Bude.

In Camelford, Bodmin and Bude there are a sports hall with a swimming pool and various other sporting activities.

The Camel Trail runs from Wenford Bridge (4 miles from Camelford) to Padstow. The cycle/walking/horse riding track is approximately 18 miles long and runs through Bodmin and Wadebridge. The track can be broken up into smaller sections, there are car parks and cafes or pubs dotted along the way. The track runs through woodland and along the Camel estuary.


Rental rates

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Summer 2016
29 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20

Payments accepted via bacs or cheque

Changeover Day:
Change over day is on a Saturday. Arrival time is 4.00pm. Departure time is 10am.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

We love going for walks across the moors with the dog. It is very quiet here and you will definitely feel like you are away from the rat race of life. This place is definitely somewhere to unwind and relax. If you want to get away from a busy, hectic life for a week or so then this is the place to come to.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, with en suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Waiting for you will be a small "Welcome Pack" so after you journey you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. There is a selection of Blu-rays and DVDs to watch. There is plenty of room for a travel cot if needed. Towels, linen, electricity and heating is included in the price. This is a non-smoking accommodation. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board if you are desperate! One small, well behaved dog is welcome. Owners on site. Outside: Leading out of the conservatory Tor View has a garden of approximately 20m x 20m with a patio and Orchard (which is still in its infancy). Also there are 2 fields of approximately 2 acres, and in part of the first field are our flock of chickens. If you climb over the garden gate you can walk for miles down through the fields and over the moors to Roughtor. Make sure you bring your walking boots! There is plenty of parking in the drive. There is a BBQ available for our guests.

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