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Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Double Bedroom




Mugwell Barn

(Ref. 976443)

Luckett, near Callington, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "As soon as we arrived, Mugwell Barn felt like a home from home with everything we could possibly need for our holiday and with lots of storage to put all our things away."

    The welcome pack was very much appreciated and very generous. There are lots of leaflets with places to visit. We were very glad of the fan at night, as we had the most amazing weather during our stay and the barn got quite warm while we were out and about exploring. Lyn and David are the perfect hosts … helpful, friendly, but allowing you your privacy. Mugwell is a great base to explore the area, both Cornwall and Devon. We visited Tavistock, Edgcumbe, Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor as well as the coast (Polperro, Fowey, Bude) and did a few forest walks too. Some of the roads are very narrow, which added to the fun of exploring. We walked to the local pub a couple of times, the food is good, hearty food. The only thing we’d change would be a secure boundary to allow our dogs to roam about safely while we were in the barn, but there is a field close by for the dogs to be let off lead, so it wasn’t really an issue for us and we kept the dogs on long lines when we had the doors open so that they couldn’t roam too far (and so that we could relax without wondering what mischief they were up to!). We would stay at Mugwell Barn again and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Thank you for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, so quiet and tranquil."

    We were met by Lyn who was very helpful and welcoming. The barn had the most amazing view and the fixtures and fittings were of a high standard. Would definitely go back again. The owner left us some welcome goodies which was a nice gesture and most appreciated

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay, everything you need."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Don't think the photos do it justice!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, however because of them having to use a septic tank the smell in the bathroom is horribly rancid no window can be opened."

    Also, there is underfloor heating which was lovely but it tended to get very hot and humid with no window that can be opened just a bifold door to the garden. Nice view tho

    I am sorry to hear that you felt there was an unpleasant smell in the bathroom at Mugwell Barn. We have not had this comment before and in a situation such as this, we do encourage guests to let us know at the time, rather than us finding out in the feedback. This would have allowed us to rectify any problem, if we were able, whilst you were here. As far as available ventilation goes, there is also the sliding door in the bedroom which can be opened, as well as the large window by the steps in the lounge area, but we do appreciate that there is only the ventilation fan above the shower, due to construction constraints during the conversion. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to give you 'the tour' on arrival as we were out, but I usually go through these things then. I did ask if you had found out everything you needed, and was assiured that you had, but I would have happily explained further if requested. As far as the Septic Tank goes, again, a common necessity in rural locations, I can assure you that it is in excellent working order. I wonder, in hindsight, if actually the smell was from 'muck-spreading' in adjacent fields, which was particularly pungent due to the warm weather. It is a factor of rural life, and the aroma usually dissipates quite quickly after spreading. My first experience of it was a surprise, as to how it pervaded the whole house through open windows! However, we are quite used to it now, and it doesnt happen very often! Whatever the cause, and we had no issues with any unpleasant smells in the following week, I can only apologise if this situation affected your enjoyment of staying at Mugwell Barn. I know you also had concerns about your baby being unwell and I hope that they recovered quickly from their illness on your return home. I also hope that any future stay in Cornwall will leave you with more pleasant aromatic memories! Kindest regards, Lyn & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andreea2.8Jul 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay here, everything as described, absolutely beautiful quiet location in the Tamar Valley area."

    Good central location to visit North and East Cornwall. Lovely, friendly hosts, thank you.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Mugwell Barn."

    Lyn and David the owners gave us a warm welcome and explained any changes to our last visit. The barn is very comfy and is well equipped. The outside area was great place to spend those warm evenings. We will definitely be going back next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect break away from a very busy life."

    Idyllic location, friendly hosts, perfect comfortable property! Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0May 2023

  • "Just lovely although close to owners once in you face other way with the view."

    You don’t feel over looked or hear anyone. Everything was very very clean. Interesting collections of old stoneware/pottery/glass displayed on high ledge - looked good. Sofa comfortable open kitchen/living space well planned. Large grass area not dog secure but only barn uses so was fine. As I was conscious about walking mud into barn I felt bit more gravel outside in car parking area would be good. One of the best I’ve stayed in. Thank you Lindsay

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a great base for a stay in the Tamar Valley."

    The barn was warm, clean and comfortable with views across the fields. I had a warm welcome and Lyn & David were on hand if needed. The goodies supplied were a nice touch. I really enjoyed exploring the area, with walks from the door. It was such a peaceful setting, just perfect for my stay!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property well positioned for exploring the area."

    A great welcome pack, and beautifully equipped. highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really well equipped & had everything we could need during our stay, having so much room outdoors for the dog was also brilliant."

    Enjoyed our stay and would love to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Ariana3.8Sep 2022

  • "Quite simply perfect."

    Set in a beautiful quiet location, cozy, comfortable accomodation, very well maintained and spotlessly clean. Well equipped kitchen, the owners have thought of everything! Super outside private patio and garden, lovely walks from the cottage. wished we had booked a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Kitchen was really well stocked in terms of bowls, cutlery, teapots etc compared to other small places we have stayed in which sometimes provide just two of everything."

    The quality of crockery was really high which was a plus. Bathroom really great. Views beautiful. We personally found the mattress hard and not overly comfortable but that’s our personal preference, although when the owners come to replace the bed I’d recommend getting at least a medium mattress as a hard mattress isn’t for everyone. Also a larger comfier corner sofa could be accommodated if the interior was reorganised eg we thought the corner chair was a bit of a waste of space. Overall we had a good stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Sep 2022

  • "Hi spoke to owners before as asked and were told a welcome hamper would be in the cottage as ‘there is nothing worse than a long drive and then not being able to have a cuppa’."

    We had a 6 hour drive purposely not stopping as provisions would be there but there was nothing there.I text owner and rang he said he would ring later but didn’t bother! We then had to go out again to find a shop as it was hot Tesco fridges we’re all down so then had to try to find somewhere else! We arrived back and we’re greeted by dogs barking in our face before the owner came up to us. She asked if we wanted showing around but I said no as we had already been here an hour but had to go to the shops as nothing was left for us. She said oh is it not in there I said no and I’ve contacted your husband but no real reply. She then said oh we had a very busy day and forgot you were coming!! No apology she just went and found us a packet of buns! I would of expected a ‘ I’m so sorry’ and the next day for our hamper to be given to us with a sorry. Nothing we did not see or speak to the owners once! As we were leaving the owner came out of his cottage and said ‘oh we haven’t been introduced ‘ I was gobsmacked at the lack of welcome or apology and have never had that type of experience ever. It spoilt the beginning of our holiday as in the book people commented on how lovely a welcome they got along with the provisions which were wonderful. Well we got neither nor an apology of any kind. Shocking way to greet people or not greet them. This was our first holiday since covid. What a shame.I will do my own review on Tripadvisor anyway.

    I can only apologise again as to the lack of welcome you felt you received. By way of an explanation (not as an excuse), because your arrival was Saturday which is not our usual change-over day, it conflicted with a Parish event in which we were heavily involved - hence our not being there on your arrival. The welcome pack provisions we normally provide are bread, milk, butter, and locally made Cornish Saffron Buns, along with some biscuits and wine if our guests drink wine (which I believe you did not). There is tea, coffee and sugar in the property already, along with several little extras often not provided in holiday cottages. We like to purchase the provisions on the day of your arrival to ensure maximum freshness, but the Buns you received we cannot get on a Saturday and so they were already purchased on the Friday. Unfortunately in the flurry of the day's activity which started at 6am, we had forgotten to acquire said other items. My recollection is that I did apologise to you for not being there, for my husband not calling you back, and offered to provide the items we had not left you, but was told that as you had been to the shop there was no need/point, hence the reason we did not provide them subsequently. Once our guests arrive we make a point of not disturbing them if possible, as we believe that most of our guests come to get away for a quiet break, and we respect that. I have found that guests will come to us if they have any questions, problems or complaints, so I am sorry if you took this lack of contact in a different context. We try to at least say farewell when our guests depart, hence my husband coming out, but we also find that some guests prefer to get on their way which we also respect. I do apologise for your experience with our dogs; I believe that I had just returned and let them out into the field, as normally when guests arrive they are behind the gate/fence if not inside the house. None of this negates the fact that you felt short-changed by your experience here, which is certainly not a typical experience for our guests as indicated by other reviews. I can only offer our sincere apologies again and hope that your experience of Cornwall is more satisfactory for you, should you visit in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren3.4Aug 2022

  • "We had an amazing 4 nights 5 days at mugwell barn."

    The cottage is in a fantastic location with superb views and lovely walks on your doorstep. Dave and Lyn are fantastic hosts leaving a lovely welcome pack (especially the wine!!) and are very friendly and informative

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved every minute of our stay."

    Lyn and David were very friendly, knowledgeable and approachable, great owners. Mugwell Barn is in a beautiful setting and away from the day to day stresses.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jun 2022

  • "The quality and reliability of this cottage is top draw."

    We had a great time with no problems at all which helped make our stay very special. The owners were more than accomodating of all our requirements and left us to enjoy our holiday, relaxing and wandering around kit hill and the local area. The Cornish piskies are watching over this place. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2022

  • "The owners were really helpful- especially as I needed to charge my car overnight."

    Lots of goodies on arrival, which were very welcome. The property was bliss to stay in, and the dog enjoyed running around at the back. I wish I could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful dog friendly cottage."

    .. Comfortable, Clean and in a great location. Owners are great hosts who are friendly really take the time to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Dec 2021

  • "The owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make sure people staying have everything they need so there is nothing to criticise there."

    They are happy to answer any queries on the facilities or places to go. For people planning to stay there I would say that if you think the owners description of how to find the cottage is over-detailed then it is not. Be prepared to navigate several miles of single track roads and to lose contact with your Sat-Nav a few times :-). The instructions are vital. For techies like me, bring enough USB plugs as there are only two USB points in the cottage. Maybe that is fine for most people but half my suitcase is always filled with USB powered devices and chargers :-) There is free WiFi but mobile signals might be an issue for you so make sure you have WiFi calling enabled.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Nov 2021

  • "The barn was lovely, very well equipped and clean, you thought of everything!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful, peaceful location. Weather was very kind to us too and we were able to relax and enjoy our time away. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with beautiful views of the countryside, owners were very kind and welcoming, wish we could have stayed longer!"

    Can't recommend this place enough!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Oct 2021

  • "A truly lovely bolthole with amazing views."

    The hosts were really welcoming and helpful and the barn is beautifully done, comfortable and well equipped - we didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Best self catering accommodation we’ve stayed in, Beautiful scenery; the owners continue to go the extra mile to ensure guests have everything you’d need for a relaxing holiday ‘home from home’."

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful week at Mugwell Barn."

    The property has everything and more you could possibly need for a week in the countryside. Wonderfully clean and very well equipped. The location was perfect to explore both the north and south coasts of Cornwall. Owners Lyn & David are the perfect hosts - on hand with knowledge and advice if needed but more than happy to leave you to your own devices if that’s what you crave. Would 100% recommend and would book again.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Jul 2021

  • "My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the beautiful Tamar valley."

    We hit the jackpot by choosing Mugwell barn. It was everything the website said it would be. The location of the property was fantastic offering extensive views across the countryside in a wonderfully peaceful setting. The barn is fully equipped for self catering so we lacked nothing. We were able to easily drive to many coastal towns as well as enjoying the countryside around the property. Our hosts Lyn and David were very knowledgeable about the area and were happy to point us in the right direction. I couldn’t finish without saying a big thank you to them for providing us with a very tasty welcome pack. The stay in this delightful barn made the very long drive from Yorkshire worth every mile.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful view and everything you could possibly need in the cottage."

    A really relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "The weather was ghastly, but we can’t blame you for that!"

    The cottage was glorious, better than anticipated and the hosts were charming and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in super setting."

    Excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Angus3.8Apr 2021

  • "What a gorgeous getaway location for some time to relax and take in the nature around."

    The setting is extremely peaceful and the barn is really comfortable. The dog seemed to be in paradise with a lovely big garden to roam about in and the field where she could let of some steam off lead. Note that the surrounding roads are narrow but quiet and with plenty of passing points.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Mugwell and will definitely be returning!"

    Gorgeous little barn and amazing facilities, especially for my dogs, who absolutely loved it. Beautiful surrounding areas and great place for travelling to other towns.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great obliging hosts,wonderful location"

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Mugwell barn has everything apart from enough space to air laundry."

    The standard of finish and the quality of the items for use are superb Lyn and David are excellent owners / hosts and give the impression that nothing is too much of a problem Perfect hideaway from the maddening crowd but also close to tourist spots if needed

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Mugwell barn."

    It was a perfect location for us and the facilities were great.

    Reviewed by Petros4.4Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay!"

    The owners were the perfect balance of welcoming and private! They added lots of extra little touches, even some Prosecco for my partners birthday - just so thoughtful! The location is brilliant for exploring and the barn is a really cozy place to come back to at the end of the day. Highly recommend, ticked every box for a relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Mugwell Barn is absolutely lovely!"

    We really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful quiet surroundings and great views from the patio and garden, lovely local walks and a great location to explore Cornwall and Devon. The barn is extremely comfortable and well appointed and had everything we needed. The hosts, Lyn and David were so welcoming and helpful and it was very kind of them to leave a bottle of wine, biscuits, bread, butter and milk for us on our arrival. We would definitely recommend the barn and would very much like to stay again. Our dog had a lovely time too! Thank you very much, Lyn and David.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really liked the location."

    Lovely walk to the pub and greats facilities for the dogs

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything was just as we expected."

    And Lynne and Dave. Were very thoughtful in the yummy scones and juices. Plus a few extras bought for us which was very helpful to us as I'm disabled. We had a great experience staying at the barn and would do it again. All you needed was there and the views the tranquillity. The only thing we thought it could do with is being better sign posted. As we got lost.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Aug 2019

  • "Single track roads need to be mentioned"

    Reviewed by James Taylor4.7Apr 2019

  • "A wonderful stay at Mugwell Barn - welcoming hosts, beautiful location and lovely accomodation."

    Well worth it, we would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Stayed at Mugwell Barn over Christmas with my partner and our dog."

    A really, good location 35ish minutes to the North and South Cornwall coasts. We all had a lovely time, the cottage has some Christmas decorations up and we had some nice goodies (the scones were amazing) from Lyn and David. There are loads of places that are doggy friendly in the area and were recommended by David a walk about half a mile away from the cottage, along a river (the dog's favourite). Every evening we enjoyed in front of the log burner, and had a quiet Christmas in Cornwall. What more could you want?

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great tranquil location with some excellent woodland walks."

    The property itself is amazing and has anything you could possibly need. Lynn and Dave the owners are extremely nice, friendly and very welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Nov 2018

  • "On our arrival, Indi the springer spaniel and I received a warm Cornish welcome matched only by a scrumptious home baked 2 scone jam/cream/butter combo a short while after settling in to the esthetically pleasing, cosy barn conversion."

    From the patio doors the property has a wonderful outlook across fields, (the first of which was 'ours') a small valley and more fields towards Kitt Hill on the horizon. As a dog owner, having access to a stock-proof fenced field a mere chickens stride away from the property was a fantastic resource which was gratefully utilised on a daily basis. With the hosts property and Mugwell Cottage standing in close proximity to the Barn, and being on-hand for any whim or eventuality, you would never have known this as our whole week was one of peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a fabulous visit to Mugwell Barn in Luckett, Cornwall."

    The barn was a perfect little haven of peace and tranquillity. The hosts were extremely welcoming and the barn is maintained to an excellent standard. It was fully kitted out with everything we could possibly have needed during our stay. Our dog especially loved the 'dog field' where he was able to run around, safely secured away from any roads or farm animals! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and just wish we could have stayed for longer!

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Accommodation as it states on the tin.Perfect!! Dog friendly. Welcome pack of home made scones,fresh cream and strawberry jam plus a bottle of wine ! Our sort of welcome pack. Amazing views from the lounge. Local dog friendly pubs. Visits at night from local foxes in the meadow. We will be back. Phil

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2018

  • "A wonderful location to be based at for trips to the north or south coast."

    The property has everything you will need and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. I would score 11 out of 10 and will definitely be returning. For all of you who are about to stay at Mugwell Barn ..... enjoy.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Barn is a wonderful conversion, super clean an cosy."

    The location and views are stunning, with easy access to all areas of Cornwall and Devon. The owners and their pets are helpful and accommodating and supplied us with some goodies for our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is our third lucky time booking with Skyes."

    ..communication and booking an easy process We wanted a dog friendly accommodation ..that was our next consideration We wanted to stay on the Devon/Cornwall see friends in both counties We like unusual looking properties. .with a history which was there with Mugwell Barn..a small barn conversion...for 2 A well equpped propery providing for all eventualities. Furnishings and fittings of high standard and quality Peaceful, tranquil surroundings...but easy access to coastline and cities if we had a very varied time at Mugwell Barn for our week...even walked across country to the local pub Good communication with the owners Wine scones milk butter orange juice on arrival a bonus The general environment a real treat

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2018

  • "The aspect and quietness."

    Freshly made scones,cream and strawberry jam plus a bottle of red wine on arrival. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2018

  • "The location was fantastic for visits to North and South coasts."

    Plenty of local pubs and Callington has a decent Tescos store 10 minutes away. The barn is in an idyllic location with far reaching views of Dartmoor and across the valley. The interior is very tastefully appointed and to a high standard. We were greeted by Lyn the owner and had complimentary wine, bread, milk and scones and cream. They have also accumulated plenty of tourist information for guests to examine. For dog owners please be aware the barn does not have a secure garden as such so you will have to supervise at all times. There is a nice field immediately next to the patio and it was ideal for our 8 month puppy.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2018

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  • All on one level
  • One super king-size double bedroom with glazed doors to garden and en suite wet-room, with shower, WC, basin and bidet
  • Open-plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping), kitchen and dining area.
  • Underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking

The property

Mugwell Barn is a single-storey detached cottage about a ten minute walk from Luckett on a 7 acre smallholding.

It faces away from the friendly owner’s cottage with lovely rural views.

Perfect for couples.

Step from the patio through big patio doors into a spacious open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area with wood-burning stove.

Throw open the folding glazed doors on a beautiful day and gaze out over uninterrupted wooded meadows, or snuggle up to the cosy fire after a bracing autumn walk.

There is a super king-size zip-linked bedroom with an en suite shower-room and glazed doors to the garden.

The large patio has garden furniture and you are welcome to explore the gardens which has an unfenced wildlife pond.

There are home produced eggs and bacon (when available) and logs.

A lovely, get-away-from-everything place.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Callington is a Cornish market town, rich in mining heritage and overlooked by Kit Hill, the highest point in the area, donated to the people of Cornwall by Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of Prince William. From the top of Kit Hill there are fabulous views across south-east Cornwall as far as Plymouth Sound. Callington is set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a good selection of shops, inns and cafes, as well as being the home of Ginsters Cornish pasties. A few miles away, the quaint village of Calstock clings to the steep banks of the river Tamar and is dominated by the splendid Calstock Railway Viaduct, a giant 11-arched stone construction supporting one of Britain’s most picturesque branch lines running through the Tamar Valley. Other interesting places along the river are Cotehele, a beautiful historic house and gardens owned by the National Trust with a small quay and inn, and Morwellham Quay, a theme park that staged a living history production for the BBC and where visitors can explore the rich mining heritage and watch blacksmiths, potters and craftsmen at work. The pannier market town of Tavistock is only nine miles from Callington and is well worth a visit on your way to a day’s walk on Dartmoor. A splendid base to explore south Cornwall and West Devon.

Note: Spring water. Four steps down to main entrance (alternative side entrance without steps). Sofa bed for alternative sleeping.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas