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Barn Owl Cottage

(Ref. 1004934)

Canworthy Water, near Launceston, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage on a working farm - remote tranquility with wonderful bird life."

    The owners Ann and Gerry were so helpful and friendly - the only thing missing was a spatula for fried eggs! North Cornwall is great to visit … we will be back.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2024

  • "Our second visit to Barn Owl cottage."

    Ann and Gerry were very welcoming and ready for a chat if we met but otherwise were unobtrusive. The cottage has everything that we could wish for . It is an excellent base for visiting Bude ,Tintagel and Boscastle and discovering new places too .

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at Barn owl cottage for a week."

    We were blown away at how beautiful the area and the cottage was, tucked away. Anne and Gerry were lovely and we instantly felt welcomed by them. They are very down to earth and we had a laugh. Barn owl cottage had everything we needed, plus more. The views were amazing and the facilities were excellent. Our two boys had the greatest time playing in the garden area out the back. We felt like home from home. The cottage was so clean and tidy. The on suit bathrooms were brilliant to as the boys had a walk in shower room. Bude was only around 20 minutes down the road and the beach was amazing. The town had everything you needed. I highly recommend to stay here. We will definitely be back. Shereise

    Reviewed by Shereise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant location, really peaceful and quiet."

    Owners were fantastic. Accommodation really great.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was easy to find the cottage from the directions given and on arrival we were met by Anne the owner who showed us into the property, she gave us a very warm welcome and showed us round also giving some very helpful local information, her husband Gerry was working elsewhere on the farm but would introduce himself later."

    The cottage was very cosy exceptionally clean and well appointed to make our stay enjoyable, being an upside down living arrangement gave wonderful views of the surrounding farmland. It is ideally situated for visits to Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Bude, Tintagel, Padstow and a visit to Lanhydrock estate is highly recommended. All in all Barn Owl Cottage is ideal for anyone wanting a relaxing and peaceful holiday the private garden and play area for children is a bonus if you don't want to travel to any of the locations nearby.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Could have better signage to find it"

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage on a farm!"

    Gorgeous location with views from both sides of the cottage and a good location for exploring Cornwall. Quiet - we couldn't hear anything from next door and the sheep are also very good neighbours! Exactly as advertised with kind hosts.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Barn Owl Cottage and would happily return."

    It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Both bedrooms are en suite and on the ground floor with the living room/kitchen upstairs - there was even a loo up there too! Great views over surrounding farmland and little lambs pinging around. Lovely to meet the owners, as they live close by. Great location for exploring North Cornwall. A previous review had suggested using the What 3 Words App (shed.self.exotic) to find the location and that worked a treat. Sat navs can send you some ‘interesting’ routes sometimes! It is very rural but that suited us and we loved the peace and quiet. Thank you Ann and Gerry.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Barn Owl Cottage is the perfect place to get away from the rushing around of our everyday lives ."

    A lovely cottage which is extremely comfortable and very well equipped . Anne and Gerry were very welcoming hosts . We hope to be back !

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week stay in second week of October and highly recommend."

    Ann was a welcoming host and takes great pride in the barn conversions. We were presented with a large tub of apples from the kitchen garden on our departure. A very quiet and peaceful location along access road to farm. Beautiful setting with wildlife. Some of the lanes are narrow and the best route to and from the A39, being mainly straight, is to Wainhouse Corner. Good access to Bude, Launceston, Tintagel and Boscastle where we enjoyed some walks on the Coastal Path. A very clean and comfortable accommodation, fine for us as a couple but good for 4 guests. Plenty of equipment and very good heating. Enjoy a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is well kept and has very nice view, a calm and quiet place."

    The cottage owners are very kind, helped us navigating to the property from canworthy waters. Overall, we enjoyed the stay and if we are lucky we will revisit this place again.

    Reviewed by Mahadevan4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, peaceful and comfortable, lots of wildlife, beautiful views due to upside down living."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Barn Owl Cottage."

    Ann was so welcoming during our stay. The Cottage is clean and comfortable with everything you need. Lovely to have the weather in April to sit in the garden! Thank you and we will return soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Heating works very well."

    Owner is very friendly. No traffic noise. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Arslan5.0Dec 2021

  • "I’m not going give a rave review about how fantastic our stay was, it’s already been said in prior reviews and I totally agree."

    The owners live on site and they were helpful, friendly, and everything was as, and better than, we expected. Instead I’m going to post a very useful bit of advice. Despite all attempts to get TomTom to guide me here it failed miserably. So, my advice is once you’re near your destination use what3words to pinpoint your cottage to within a metre or two. What3words is a mobile App that’s accurate to a 3m square. Of course you can use it for the entire journey, whatever you prefer. You will be able to view the three words in Directions prior to your arrival, and you will be guided to your front door. Enjoy your holiday. We did. FOR SYKES PROPLE ADD THIS TO DIRECTIONS For either cottage (Barn Owl or Swallows Nest) use “shed.self.exotic”

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and very helpful."

    The cottage was in a very peaceful location with countryside views. Good outside space. Milk tea coffee sugar & Biscuits left. Plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage (we had this and the adjacent property), fantastic location and owners very helpful."

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a great time in Barn Owl cottage."

    The space and facility are brilliant. More than what we had expected! Love the airy lounge! Anne and Gerry were great hosts. We arrived late at night and couldn’t find the property. Anne was on the phone giving us directions and Gerry walked half way down a long lane to meet us. Absolutely appreciate their hospitality. We’ll highly recommend the property to our friends. If we are back in the area, we would love to stay in the property again.

    Reviewed by Wenyun5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, Ann and Gerry very nice people"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful place to unwind in tranquil countryside, with pleasing views and lots of birdsong."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jun 2021

  • "Had an enjoyable stay and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Everything is there that you need and a lovely central spot to visit plenty of beaches and places of interest.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have just returned from a 2 night break, the cottage is in a lovely setting , very comfortable, clean and fully equipped."

    We are a family of four and we have had a fantastic time , we will definitely be returning. Ann is a wonderful host and makes your stay as comfortable as possible. Cake on arrival was a big win .

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Barn Owl Cottage."

    It is well equipped and spotlessly clean. Having two bedrooms with en-suites helps make this a great place for two couples to share. Anne, the owner, is very friendly and we felt most welcome. Thanks for a lovely stay, Mike and Elaine.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Hi! The house and the owners were absolutely lovely."

    We had a great holiday and made some fantastic memories. The house was clean, had all the amenities we needed (highchair, cotbed, bathtub AND wetroom, and even a playarea!) and was in a quiet village location near a farm with lots of sheep and very cute lambs. The only things I'd like to add are: - The house is 'upside down' in the sense that the bedrooms are downstairs, and kitchen etc are upstairs. This means that you spend most of your time upstairs - we have a toddler and the stairs are quite steep so that was a problem. Luckily the owner asked us if we wanted a stairgate and that solved the problem! - In the confirmation email we were told that you have to ring the owner 24hrs prior to arrival for Key collection details. I rang the owner lots of times but didn't manage to get hold of them, and Sykes just told me to keep trying which wasn't too helpful. We got really worried about not being able to get keys, especially as the house is in a tiny village, it would have been a long drive for nothing if we couldn't get the keys! As it turned out, the owners live right next door so I wouldn't have needed to chase them. If the Sykes staff had been aware they could have just told us and we would have saved ourselves a lot of worrying.

    Reviewed by Felicitas4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs - a great location for exploring the local area, beautiful views from the first floor living room, and the boys loved the swings and the sheep."

    Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jul 2020

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom
  • First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • CD player/radio, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio furniture and BBQ, shared garden with children's play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6.3 miles, pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps leading down to the garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Weekly bookings are to be taken Friday to Friday only.Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property, nearest charge point is in Bude

The property

Launceston 10.9 miles.

This thoughtfully converted barn is positioned down a quiet country lane in the hamlet of Canworthy Water, near Launceston.

At Owl Barn Cottage, you will find charming reverse-level accommodation, with two ground floor bedrooms each boasting their own en-suite facilities.

Upstairs, the open-plan living room takes in the views of green countryside and offers a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area to unwind with your loved ones.

There is also a handy cloakroom on the first floor to save you having to go back downstairs and your own private garden area is accessed via the French doors, with a set of external steps leading down to the lawn, where you can enjoy the peaceful sounds of birdsong and other wildlife.

Barn Owl Cottage promises a rejuvenating break in a beautiful location.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1004904, together they can sleep 8 people.

Higher Witheven Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Launceston 10.8 miles. These adjoined, stone barn conversions rest in a quiet, countryside location, with no traffic noise and uninterrupted views across open farmland, some 10 miles from the ancient Cornish town of Launceston. The cottages are set at the end of a country lane on a 130-acre sheep and cattle farm in Canworthy Water, within easy reach of the breath-taking North Cornish coast. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind with your family or a group of friends, look no further than Higher Witheven Farm, where you have your own private gardens in which to soak up the country atmosphere and occasionally listen to the sounds of a new born, bleating lamb in springtime. They have each been lovingly converted, with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, wooden floors and vaulted ceilings for a character feel. Choose to eat alfresco-style in your private garden space and invite your family friends to enjoy a feast together off the barbecue, washed down with a chilled bottle of wine on a warm summer's evening. Explore all the delights of Cornwall and the North Devon area, with fabulous beaches, historic sites and wonderful opportunities for walking and cycling. Head to the inviting town of Launceston and find the ruins of a Norman castle, fine Georgian buildings and numerous places to dine out, while Bude also offers plenty of restaurants, gift shops and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. The chocolate-box town of Padstow is also worth a visit, as is Plymouth, The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, each offering different days out to be enjoyed by all. This is a tranquil base from which to explore an inspiring region of the UK.

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About the location


Bude 19 miles.

The town of Launceston, situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, has wonderful architecture, including some fine Georgian buildings in the central square, and is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle sitting high above the town. You can take a stroll to the Dog friendly Willow Tree Cafe and Woodland Walk or visit the steam train from Launceston through the beautiful Kensey Valley on a 5-mile round trip. Launceston is within driving distance of the seaside resorts of Bude and Padstow to the north, and Plymouth to the south, as well as the stunning Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. A superb base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.

Note: Weekly bookings are to be taken Friday to Friday only.
Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property, nearest charge point is in Bude

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas