Brocks Barn

Sweetshouse near Lostwithiel, Cornwall (Ref. 2267)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Lostwithiel 2 miles.

A delightful barn conversion, ideally located in a peaceful courtyard close to the owner's home in the tiny hamlet of Sweetshouse, 7 miles from Bodmin and 8 miles from Fowey.

Built from local stone and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cosy cottage is tastefully equipped and features a light and airy, open plan living area boasting striking views over rolling pastures toward Bodmin Moor in the distance.

Lostwithiel attracts antique hunters from far and wide, whilst offering a good choice of shops, pubs and superb restaurants.

Enjoy a picturesque stroll to the magnificent Lanhydrock house and gardens or a 5 minute walk to Red Moor Memorial Nature Reserve, or take a short drive to the fascinating Eden Project.

Alternatively, discover the spectacular surf and sparkling beaches that line the stunning North Cornwall coastline.

With the bustling harbour town of Penzance and the rugged tors of Dartmoor within easy reach, this charming cottage is perfectly placed for exploring all that this fabulous area has to offer.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with cast iron log burner-style electric stove. Utility room.


Electric heating with cast iron log burner-style electric stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for one car. Enclosed patio area with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: Welcome pack of groceries provided.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “fantastic barn and lovely hosts”
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    • “we've just had a week at Brocks Barn and I have to say we had a wonderful time, the barn is excellent and we highly recommend it, everything you need is in the barn. we highly recommend Brocks Barn and the owners are an absolute delight and nothing is too much trouble. wonderful place and wonderful owners and cats and chickens :)”

    Iain T, Stowmarket, United Kingdom, October 2015

    • “Could not have been better!”
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    • “I beautiful retreat in the most peaceful countryside. The barn is centrally located for all destinations within Cornwall.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Beautiful and Relaxing”
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    • “Myself, my mother and my 8 year old daughter stayed in the lovely Brocks Barn this summer. Perfectly located for all the day trips we wanted to do, including Eden (twice). A very well presented two bedroom barn, all on one level, so perfect for my mother. The lovely welcome pack of milk, bread and some goodies was perfect after a 6 hour drive down to Cornwall. Sitting watching the beautiful birds on the feeder was a real highlight. Such a stunning setting, so quiet and relaxing. The owners was so helpful and friendly, I would highly recommend this lovely barn for a trip to Cornwall.”

    Sarah B, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “Amazing Cottage in an Amazing Location”
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    • “Wow, well what can I say about Brocks Barn? I don't think there are enough nice words to describe everything about our stay at Brocks Barn. We arrived early and were greeted by Michelle who showed us around the cottage. Not only were we shown around but Michelle also discussed various ideas of things to do while in town which was great considering we had a 5 year old to keep entertained. The cottage was stunning inside and out. There was not a mark or a speck of dust anywhere and this is a credit to Michelle's hard work and commitment. Being only a 2 minute drive from the lovely little town of Lostwithiel was perfect, plenty of restaurants and things to do. But this was also a great central location for Bodmin, the Eden Project, Restormal Castle and many more. The welcome hamper left by Michelle for us (and all guests I assume) was great as well. Was just a shame my partner is 7 months pregnant so we couldn't enjoy the wine. Brocks Barn will always hold great memories for me as it was where I proposed to my girlfriend while watching a meteor shower!!! I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone. You really could not find a better cottage, owner or location. Thank you Michelle and family for letting us stay :)”

    Mattlogan87, August 2013

    • “Peace and quiet in a lovely location”
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    • “We were greeted by the lovely owner Michelle who showed us round the property and made us feel at home. A lovely touch was the welcome basket filled with goodies such as Cornish biscuits, fresh baked bread, local eggs, bottle of wine etc. A very good start to the holiday! The cottage was lovely inside - very light and airy. Lovely bathroom with a good shower and bedroom with a very comfy bed. The location is amazing down a very narrow country lane (in fact I did wonder if we were driving down a private driveway at one stage!) The cottage overlooks open countryside and has the added advantage of a well stocked bird feeder right in front of the patio window - very entertaining whilst eating your breakfast or having a G&T; in the evening. We really loved this cottage and the location (good for visiting all the sights) and are hoping to return next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Heckmondwike, September 2012

    • “A great cottage”
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    • “Had a lovely week at the cottage. Home from home. Very quite and relaxing. The owners where really nice. And it was in a good location. Will be going back again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Essex, April 2012

    • “Fantasic”
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    • “We has a fantasic time ,and loved to some back each day ,to sit and watch the birds feed,to hang your washing our and be kissed by the cows in the next field,was awesome,A lovely family who were ,like having friends to stay with”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rothley Leicester, November 2010

    • “Very enjoyable”
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    • “Excellent accomodation. Very clean & comfortable. Very welcome food hamper & smellies. Very friendly & helpful family.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Colchester, September 2010

    • “A delightful retreat”
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    • “Extremely comfortable for two as the second bedroom could be used for storing clothes etc - no hanging facility in main bedroom. The owner was very helpful, the cottage very clean and the location was ideal for us as it was central to the area we wished to explore. The birdlife attracted to the garden was a bonus, all in all an experience we would wish to repeat.”

    ALMWP, Hampshire, July 2010

    • “Great Vacation”
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    • “We spent the best holiday we ever had!!! The barn was very cosy. The owner of the house was very friendly, very obliging. We are spending a lot of time in telling about the great holiday. And we will kept it in nice memerys. We would recommend the house in every time. And we wish we could come to Cornwall one time again... We wish you all merry christmas and a happy new year!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Germany, December 2009

    • “In the whole - two joyful and fascinating weeks !”
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    • “Following narrow roads behind high hedges we found a hidden jewel - the Brok's Barn. This cosy cottage has enchanted us from the first moment on. The warm welcoming made us feel like home soon. The cottage is situated perfectly to discover Kernow near and far as well as the vicinal Southwest of England. We are grateful for our time spending here and the hospitality we received.”

    Mike, Karin + Vicky, Germany, December 2009

    • “A lovely cottage, a enjoyable stay.”
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    • “The cottage was close to Lostwithiel and Fowey, which were major bonus points. It was lovely and quiet set in the countryside.The owners were polite and made you feel very welcome and comfortable. Thoughtfully they gave us a welcome pack, with everything we could need. A great stay and we would recommend it highly.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, December 2009

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    • “Brocks Barn is in an excellent location for any journey within Cornwall, as it is so central. The Barn was well equipped and it was very peaceful at all times. The owner was the perfect on-site hostess, available but never obtrusive.”

    Mr Bartram, Brecon, September 2015

    • “A nice friendly greeting from the owners and it was a nice, relaxing place for a holiday away from it all.”

    Mr Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, June 2015

    • “A lovely quiet location, with wondrous wildlife and birds. All facilities were top notch.”

    Mrs Woolsey, Maidstone, March 2015

    • “An excellent property to stay in, nice and warm for winter. Each time we saw the owner she asked us if everything was ok. The views were lovely and we enjoyed the birds feeding outside and the wildlife, pheasants, squirrels and chickens. Centrally placed for a less commercialised Cornwall. We will definitely visit again.”

    Mrs Hardiman, Bridgwater, November 2014

    • “This was a lovely property and the hosts were very helpful. I would certainly recommend this property to others. It's in a great location.”

    Ms Chandler, Banbury, November 2014

    • “Brocks barn was lovely it was as good as pictured on your site and we had an enjoyable break. I would highly recommend it to anybody.”

    Mrs Golley, CROYDON, November 2014

    • “The owner was very welcoming, very friendly and informative. The cottage was well positioned for visiting a lot of appealing places. Altogether a very good holiday, certainly inspired to return.”

    Mr Osborne, Fordingbridge, September 2014

    • “Loved the cottage, ideal property great conversion. Welcoming owner and chickens!”

    Miss Simmons, Prescot, July 2014

    • “This cottage is in a quiet location and is comfortable, clean and spacious enough for 3 people. The family are very welcoming and very helpful with things for you to see and do. Would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends.”

    Mrs Cook, Wirral, July 2014

    • “The location of the property was central and a perfect base to explore Cornwall. It was also very peaceful with great views and plenty of wildlife. The barn has been beautifully converted into a perfect holiday home and was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Brocks Barn.”

    Mr Harrison, Derby, July 2014

    • “We enjoyed our week at Brocks Barn. No complaints at all. Everything was clean and we were very comfortable. Just as we expected. Would recommend to friends.”

    Mr Wadsworth, Leamington Spa, July 2014

    • “We wanted a quiet location to relax and unwind, and Brocks Barn proved to be exactly what we wanted. The cottage is comfortable, spotlessly clean, and the welcome from the owners lovely. The wildlife, especially the birds were amazing, and we would come again just to see them. The welcome hamper when we arrived was very impressive, we especially appreciated the local produce in it, and the owners were on hand to happily advise on local attractions. This is the best cottage we have ever rented, and we certainly plan to return as soon as possible!”

    Mr Lewis, Corby, June 2014

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About the location


Bodmin 5.5 miles; Fowey 7 miles.

A delightfully peaceful country town, nestling in the Fowey river valley amid the woods and fields that characterise the area. Renowned as a centre for the antiques trade, there are several shops and dealers in the town, as well as a fine collection of country pubs, restaurants and a thriving farmer’s market. Lanhydrock House (NT) and gardens is just 3 miles away, while the fabulous Boconnoc House, Eden Project, shipwreck museum and tall ships harbour at Charlestown, and the picturesque fishing villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and Padstow, with the famous Rick Stein restaurants, are all within easy driving distance. The tumbling Atlantic surf, long sandy beaches and dramatic coastline of the north coast, including at the renowned Newquay, make for great days out and there is also chance to enjoy river canoeing, biking, hiking and leisurely walks in this lovely area. The friendly locals also have ongoing activities, such as the raft race, the famous tug of war, Carnival week and seagull outboard motor races. The river Fowey runs from the town on its 8 mile journey through the fields and wooded valleys to the gentler southern coast, a natural paradise for those who love the sea. Centrally placed, with much to do and see in the immediate area, Lostwithiel is the perfect choice for those seeking a break away from the hectic pace of the tourist resorts.

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