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2 Pencoose Barns

(Ref. 1050688)

St Erme near Truro, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

8 Customer Reviews

  • "Three days with no water,(was told to wait for the rain) told to buy bottled water."

    The property was not cleaned, cobwebs everywhere, the floors had not been hoovered or washed. The en-suite was disgusting with black mould around the shower. The main bath leaked water everywhere which was dangerous. The heating system was faulty with electrics getting very hot. Locks and door handles not working properly. Had people in every day apart from one to try unsuccessfully fix things. Was not the beautiful peaceful holiday I expected by looking at the photos. Unsafe unsanitary and not fit for purpose. I will be contacting Cornwall council regarding the health and safety issues in respect of holiday let license.

    Thank you for your feedback, having spoken with the owner he would like to report that the housekeeper attended immediately after you notified them that the kitchen tap was not working. A plumber attended and confirmed there had been an air lock problem which was soon rectified. The supply of water to both the bathroom and en-suite was in good order. The housekeeper attended to the cleanliness issues you reported the next day. A full clean of the house was carried out, no black mould was found in the bathroom. A plumber attended and found there to be no leaks, nor has any previous guest mentioned this. The owner refutes the claims for the heating system being faulty as well as locks and handles not operating correctly. He states the property has been fully inspected and signed off by external professionals (plumber and electrician). The heating system was only upgraded a year ago. The housekeeper also provided bottled water whilst the kitchen tap was rectified and you were reimbursed for the bottles you had purchased. We want all our guests to have the best holiday experience and whilst we did everything we could during your stay we are sorry to hear that was not the case for you. The issues you raise are in stark contrast to previous positive reviews. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan1.3Aug 2023

  • "Cottage itself is reasonably nice and cosy, but that where it all stops."

    Location could be, on average cases, the worst I can think of amongst 50+ cottages I've stayed at in the UK, not even convenient for jogging without driving out for about 10 mins. "Leave the cottage how you find it" is the owner's requirement which is up for the owner/management company to interpret. On the morning of departure we three adults spent nearly a full hour cleaning the cottage and followed all instructions we could find and put bed linen away as required, and ended up being charged £50 due to kitchen sink and floor not as clean as they were on our arrival...Btw no waste bin was found despite being described in the 'user manual' aka 'welcome' pack. I understand the owner's desire to keep maintenance cost as low as possible, as probably few management companies are willing to drive to such a location, hence they likely will charge extra fees, but this level of service wouldn't make me comfortable to recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, having spoken with the owner he would like to respond that the location is part of the charm of this cottage, as verified by previous guests and stated on the booking site. He was sorry that this was not exactly what you may have been looking looking for! The cottage was professionally cleaned and then checked & verified by our housekeeper prior to your arrival. It was reported that following your departure the professional cleaners charged for extra time spent on cleaning up the sink, draining board and oven which had been left in an unsatisfactory dirty state, along with significant remains of egg shells over the floor & mats.We can confirm that the waste bin is easily accessible on site and can only apologise if you missed this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hichos2.5Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at 2 Pencoose Barns."

    The house was beautiful and in a wonderful location. We really appreciated the welcome pack. It was unclear where to leave the bin bags - the neighbours allowed us to use their bag in the top field. There was no equipment to clean the house - brush, hoover etc. We would definitely return for another visit

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great property - beautiful location and good use of space for a barn conversion."

    Well equipped and the welcome cream tea, wine and dog biscuits was a really nice touch. Only issue we had was that the outside bin was missing - which was sorted out for us immediately. Overall excellent!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Couple of small details to make better. No BBQ as advertised. No place to put rubbish bags once full. Directions to property could be better. Radiators in bathrooms could not be turned off/down. Minor details. Would highly recommend and in fantastic location. Thanks for a great stay and would come again.

    We are pleased to hear you had a great stay. The phone number of the 24 hr. local caretaker is on the kitchen notice board as well as in the "Welcome Book". It is clearly noted to please call for "Any issues big or small" we would have let you know where the BBQ was located along with the large outside bin. Also, the radiators can all be individually adjusted, although all set to a central controlled temperature. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful and peaceful cottage, spotlessly clean - would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    Lovely situation. Peaceful, plenty of room for Jefferson our golden retriever. Very relaxing. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic 4 night stay which was booked very last minute - the lady who took the booking at Sykes Cottages was absolutely brilliant!"

    2 Pencoose Barns was a fantastic cottage - exactly what we needed and the remote setting and views were stunning. SATNAV was a bit awry but we got there in the end although this would have been trickier to find in the dark! The facilities were great and the space was just perfect - better than expected. One bit of feedback as an observation was that the hot water was scalding so care required when washing hands and showering but apart from that a great experience and an amazing base to explore Cornwall - which we did and we were exceptionally lucky with glorious sunshine for the duration - would definitely book again :)

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Apr 2021

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and ceramic hob, water purifier, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, TV with surround-sound and WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of logs provided between October to May
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Large garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 3.6 miles
  • Note: Lane to property not suitable for low slung cars
  • Note: There are two steps down into the en-suite shower room, please take care
  • Note: The property has an open-tread spiral staircase leading to the first floor which may not be suitable for those less able, please consider this when booking and take care when in the property
  • Note: Pencoose Pantry next door offers party and catering services on the doorstep

The property

Truro 4.7 miles.

Located just six-miles west of Truro and well-placed for discovering the north and south coasts of Cornwall, Pencoose Barn 2 is a wonderful character stone barn conversion.

Reached via a rough farm track away from any noise, Pencoose Barn 2 is set within an idyllic location, commanding beautiful views of the countryside, and is an ideal retreat for family and friends seeking country walks, dog friendly activities and Cornish scenery.

The property enjoys a reverse-level layout, so either take the external slate steps up to the first floor, or travel up the open-tread spiral staircase from the bedroom area, to be welcomed into the lofty open-plan living space.

The apex ceiling is supported by traditional, exposed beams, with a large ornate woodburning stove adding further character, along with amazing antique window features.

Relax on the large corner sofa in front of the curved TV with surround sound, converse at the breakfast bar in the kitchen with a drink, or gather at the dining area for a delicious meal.

Down on the ground floor, discover three lovely bedrooms, with the master bedroom hosting a king-size bed, TV and an en-suite shower room, with another king-size and a twin room served by the family bathroom.

Spend time out on the beautiful slate patio, with the lovely flowers and shrubs on the lawned areas presenting a pretty backdrop, dine alfresco here or begin your day with a morning coffee and spectacular country views.

The city of Truro is nearby, spend a day here walking the cobbled streets, catch a show at the theatre, wander around the museums and visit the Gothic cathedral, as well as trying out the many restaurants and eateries locally.

Don't miss a chance to visit the world-famous Eden Project where two huge bio-domes host a Mediterranean and a Tropical climate housing incredibly diverse plant life, it's a great day out for all the family.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are home to wonderful outdoor sculptures set within the landscaped gardens, and are dog-friendly, so bring a picnic and enjoy a day immersed in natural beauty.

The famous surfer haven of Newquay must be visited to try the waves on Fistral Beach, book a lesson with one of the surf schools here on the beach if you're a novice, or hire equipment to get out on the waves yourself if you know how.

The Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay is a popular attraction, along with the many bars and pubs here making up its popular evening and night life scene.

Other attractions within easy reach include the National Trust's Trelissick Gardens, the Lappa Valley, Pendennis Castle, St Mawes Castle and Healey's Cornish Cyder Barn.

Discover a beautiful remote Cornish spot at Pencoose Barn 2.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


St Agnes 8.6 miles; Falmouth 11 miles; Redruth 11.5 miles, Newquay 13.6 miles, Eden Project 18 miles, Lizard Peninsula 18 miles, St Ives 25 miles, Land's End 36 miles..

Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall with a good range of independent shops as well as national stores all within a compact city centre. With its eclectic range of art galleries, bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, museum and outstanding cathedral this small city is a superb year round destination. Steeped in history and intriguing architecture there is always plenty to do and see. Just meandering through the Georgian cobbled streets is a pleasure in itself. With many peaceful parks all within a short stroll from the centre it is a most relaxing city to visit. A wonderful day trip can be had from Truro to Falmouth along the stunning Fal estuary with many options to disembark and pick up the boat later along the scenic river trip.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas