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Barn Conversion, Stithians, Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Stithians, Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall, England - Granite Barn Conversion, Peaceful Rural Setting, 15 Mins Walk From Lake And 15 Mins Drive To Beach.

Brand new to the market in 2015, The Dairy is a charming grade 2 listed barn conversion adjoining the farmhouse and was recently converted (by the current owners) from two barns, which were previously a milking parlour and piggery. It has a bright lounge/diner with a vaulted ceiling, cosy wood burner and French doors opening out onto the courtyard and garden; two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a modern fully equipped kitchen. It is contemporary in style and has been decorated with local artwork. The Dairy has its own drive with parking for two cars and we welcome well behaved dogs.

Set in a tranquil location, The Dairy overlooks the courtyard and garden with patio table and chairs and a barbecue. The garden is terraced over three lawned levels and great for garden games. It has a tree swing and a sunken trampoline. The Dairy was once part of the Tretheague Estate with it’s Grade II* listed Georgian Manor house built in 1744 by architect Thomas Edwards. All the old farm buildings are now restored and complete this lovely little hamlet: Tretheague Barton, The Farmhouse, The Cottage, The Dairy, The Piggery, The Granary and The Smithy. The Dairy lies on the edge of Stithians village and is perfectly situated for exploring both the North and South coasts of Cornwall. Truro, Helford Passage, Helston, Redruth and Camborne Mining Heritage, Newquay, St Ives, Padstow, the Lizard, Lands End, Penzance, Mousehole are all within touching distance.

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Jane Williams
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Jane Williams

Jane And Gwyn would love to welcome you to the Dairy. We have been living in Cornwall since 2002 and absolutely love the life we have. We have two children Bethany and Benjamin 19 and 17 respectively. We moved to Stithians in 2007 and converted the barn initially as ancillary accommodation for relatives and now have recently updated it for holiday letting. We are happy to help in anyway we can to make your holiday as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Jane Williams purchased this barn in 2007

Why Jane Williams chose Stithians

The Dairy sits in a nice little hamlet of five or six renovated barns but still close to the village . Stithians is a great location as it is equidistant from the bustling harbour town of Falmouth with its quaint cobbled streets and plethora of bars and restaurants and the city of Truro with its cathedral, shops, and further choice of restaurants. Also being in the middle of the county its great for the choice of north or south coasts , just get up, look at the sky and choose the best coast for the weather

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a beautiful place here and we have enjoyed our first family holiday here. Every finishing touch you have made has been noticed we have had everything we needed. Fantastic Location , Fantastic place. Thank You
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Stithians in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: Roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet, sink and vanity unit Bathroom 2: Walk in shower enclosure, toilet, sink and vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Zip and Link Super kingsize bed or twin beds Bedroom 2 : Double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Jane and Gwyn live in the adjoining farmhouse with their children, Bethany and Benjamin and their dog, Jessie. If you require any assistance or extras, they are happy to help. Being dog owners themselves they appreciate a dog is a member of the family and therefore welcome at The Dairy. However, dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and should be kept off the furniture at all times. They should also not be left unaccompanied in the barn at any time. There are six acres of fields adjoining the garden where you are free to exercise your dog. Outside: The large South facing garden is shared with the owners family. There are three tiers to the lawn, a tree swing and sunken trampoline in the garden. The courtyard, accessed from the French doors in the living room, has a patio table and chairs and a barbecue is provided . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen included. Please bring your own beach towels. A Cot is provided, however, we ask that you bring your own Cot linen. Other: DVD player and selection of films, books, traditional family board games, blue tooth wireless speaker.


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Barn Conversion, Stithians, Cornwall
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 58 reviews

Barn Conversion, Stithians,

  • 5 of 5


A magnificent facility which we have just had the pleasure of enjoying. Excellent luxurious accommodation completed to a very high standard with everything provided coupled with a lovely welcome pack over and above what we were expecting, but very much appreciated. Added to that you have the bonus of a fantastic, central and relaxing location which is ideal from which to visit the lovely parts of Cornwall.

Thanks very much for everything.

Margaret & Mike

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review , we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had a good holiday. Hopefully we will see you again sometime should you decide to come back down to Cornwall. Kind regards Jane and Gwyn
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A lovely family stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay at the dairy! Accommodation had everything you needed and was lovely and comfortable. A great base for exploring all the wonderful beaches nearby. Our 8 year old and 18 month toddler had a fantastic time. We will definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well resourced property, really comfortable, clean and carefully prepared

  • 5 of 5

Jane and Gwynn made us very welcome, the Diary is beautiful and the attention to detail was second to none. The property is light airy and comfortable. We had a lovely few days, thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean, well equipped, spacious, comfortable. Ticks every box.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tastefully decorated and charming property

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy is a really charming property, it is beautifully maintained, tastefully decorated with a lovely bright sitting/dining room. Two wonderful bathrooms and two double bedrooms. We immediately felt at home because it was so clean and homely. There was a lovely welcome pack and the accommodation was extremely well equipped. The owners are very helpful and make us all feel very welcome, including our dog who settled in quickly. The situation of the property only about 10 minutes from Falmouth made it particularly convenient. We also were able to explore further afield to St Ives and to Mousehole,as well as other lovely places and beaches. To be honest the accommodation is so lovely we were reluctant to leave it at all. We enjoyed sitting around the log burner in the evening just relaxing.

Thank you Jane and Gwyn for a really lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review we are really pleased that you enjoyed the comfort and homeliness of the dairy . I hope that should you decide to come this way again you may consider coming back to us as we would love to welcome you all here again including puzzle Kind regards Jane and Gwyn
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented about 15 self catering properties over the years and this is the most well equipped one yet! Loved the welcome package with scones, Cornish cream, milk, eggs and much more.

Spotlessly clean!

The lounge was spacious with comfortable seating and a great wood burner, TV with all the channels and a selection of books and travel information/maps. It was bright and cheerful with French doors and skylights.

Spacious kitchen with new appliances and a good selection of dishes and cookware.

Lovely garden with outdoor seating.

There are two full bathroom and 2 bedrooms, one on each side of the cottage, so great for family or two couples.

Jane was a pleasure to work with, responding to questions right away during the booking process. Our deposit was returned before we made it back home!

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay, and if ever you decide to come back to cornwall again i do hope you would consider coming back to stay with us. Kind regards Jane
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Gyllyngvase Beach is only 8 miles from The Dairy and is one of the most popular beaches in Falmouth, a Blue Flag status beach, with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea. Great amenities, with award winning cafe, yet still only a 10 minute walk away from Falmouth town centre. Falmouth’s Swanpool Beach has superb watersports facilities on the sheltered south-west coast. Gwithian towans, Perranporth (dog friendly), Praa sands, Portreath are all great beaches and less than 15 miles distance.


A car is recommended to enjoy the best Cornwall has to offer.

Nearest airport: Newquay is a 40 minute drive

Mainline train station: Truro 9 miles (serving London & Penzance)

Nearest ferry: Plymouth 67 miles.


Stithians village is half a mile away with a Church, a village shop and a Pub. Stithians lake offers sailing, windsurfing, Kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities. Also walking, bird watching, fishing and cycle hire.Cornwall's cathedral city, Truro is 9 miles away. The most famous of Cornish holiday towns - St Ives - a maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through is only 20 miles away.

Further Details:

Signature attractions in Cornwall:

Falmouth Maritime Museum: 8 miles

Tate Gallery St Ives: 21 miles

The Eden Project: 30 miles

Pendennis Castle: 9 miles

Fistral Beach, Newquay: 22 miles

The Minnack Theatre: 32 miles

Mousehole: 27 miles

The Lizard: 19 miles

Crealy Great Adventure Park: 32 miles

FlowRider: 30 miles

Padstow: 36 miles

Supermarket's at Falmouth: Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi and Lidl; Redruth has Tesco's.

Falmouth, Truro, Helston, St Ives, Penzance offer a wide range of shops, cinemas, leisure, Theatre, bars and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Stithians, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 3
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 5
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 8
20 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
For more information or to book please e mail or phone supplying your name, address, telephone number, proposed date of arrival, how many weeks you wish to stay, whether you require super-king or twin beds in the master bedroom. Please advise if you require a cot.

Dogs are welcome. Please advise if you are bringing a dog with you (at an additional cost of £25 per week).

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Saturdays. We can be flexible outside of peak season. Mini and weekend breaks are also available outside of peak season. Arrival time 3.00pm and departure time 10.00am

Notes on prices:
All prices include electricity, central heating, a basket of logs for the wood burner, linen and towels although visitors are requested to bring their own beach towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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