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Gilly Skyber

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Garras near Mawgan, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (7)
  • location (7)
  • great (6)
  • everything (5)
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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely property to stay in."

    Very well appointed and contained everything one could want. We were walking the South West coast path and the location was excellent. Gilly Skyber is close to all parts of the Lizard, Penzance and Falmouth, making it a great base.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had an amazing stay at Gilly Skyber."

    Mary and her family were so welcoming. Cottage is a home from home and beds are so comfy. Perfect location to explore the lizard area. Thank you for a lovely stay, we would definitely return

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing property with underfloor heating and powerful shower."

    Spotlessly clean. Outdoor hose for cleaning off wet suits and muddy dogs! The owner was very friendly and gave us plenty of privacy, only popping by once to check everything was OK and if we had everything we needed. Lovely little woodland walk right behind the garden and so many beautiful beaches 15-30 mins drive. We didn't want to leave!!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful two weeks here."

    Perfect location with lots of lovely beaches and coves to visit nearby. The cottage is very comfortable with everything we needed together with a beautiful large enclosed garden for us and our dog. The owner, Mary, was very welcoming and always contactable if we had any queries. We will be rebooking so that speaks for itself..

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wond erful 5star accomodation very friendly hosts highly reccomended"

    Reviewed by Patricia Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place."

    Great location. Very peaceful. Great cottage. We enjoyed a very pleasant holiday. Gily Skyber is tasteful, stylish and homely. We were thrilled when we saw it and enjoyed staying there. The owners were very accommodating and unobtrusive. Thank you for a lovely stay in a great place!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gilly Syber was perfect for our Cornish holiday."

    Beautiful accommodation and garden in a very peaceful location. All the amenities including

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "I have stayed in many different accommodations throughout Cornwall and I can honestly say Gilly Skyber barn was excellent, I would highly recommend staying there and I will definitely be returning in the future."

    The moment you enter the property you feel comfortable and at home. The kitchen has every possible appliance/utensil available. The appliances are quality items and not cheap. The owners have thought of everything you may need and have provided items to cover your needs. The owners live next door in their farmhouse but please do not let that put you off, you would never know they are there unless you need them, then they respond promptly The location is gorgeous and very peaceful with a large private garden for your sole use, fantastic for children or dogs. Book this place and you will not be disappointed, we had a lovely week there in every respect. Thank you Mary for all your contact.

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stunning property, really comfortable and a great base for our family of 4."

    Owners were very accommodating and helpful. Can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful barn conversion, a really comfortable homely feel."

    The owners were on hand if needed but unobtrusive and our privacy was respected. Great place to explore all the beaches and places of interest nearby. There was two car park spaces allocated so that was great. The barn was really clean and had all the utensils we needed for cooking our meals. The garden which was a shared garden was beautiful and nice to sit out in weather permitting. A nice little place to stay to relax.

    I would like to point out that although the owners have access to the garden, it is reserved for the guests' exclusive use. The garden is not shared. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Gilly Skyber is a wonderful barn conversion which is particularly well-furnished with a very large enclosed garden."

    You couldn't ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very Lovely!"

    ! Mary the hosy was very friendly and helpful. Gorgeous barn conversion with everything you need ! Perfectly located, we had a great stay and will definately want to come back . Thankyou so much!! Lee and Dave :)

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was decorated beautifully and the garden facilities were excellent."

    The house was extremely clean, the cleanest house I have been too. The owners were very helpful but not intrusive. I feel that another fly killer machine would be useful in the living area. I live near a farm so I’m used the flys but the other couple were very uncomfortable with the fly dirt on their bedding and cloths.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous Cottage, in great location, excellent hosts"

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jun 2023

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are dogs on the farm, pets should be monitored and kept within the confines of the gated garden

The property

Mawgan 1.4 miles.

This semi-detached, barn conversion sits on outskirts of Garras, adjoining Mawgan, on the edge of the Lizard Peninsula.

Gilly Skyber is set over two floors in a reverse level layout, offering a splendid accommodation for families and couples along with their canine companion.

The interior is well thought out and space isn’t an issue, with the large open-plan living space set over the first floor and serving as the social hub of the home.

Allow the designated chef to whip up a culinary treat in the kitchen, whilst the dining table is set with crockery and cutlery and a bottle of fizz is opened.

After a filling feast, get the woodburning stove roaring and make yourself comfortable upon the sofa, chatting about the holiday itinerary.

The bedrooms include a brass king-size and a twin, trimmed with soft red furnishings, which can be set-up as a king-size on request.

Awaken from a leisurely slumber and start the morning with a quick shower in the bathroom, before heading outside for some morning light in the lawned garden.

The immediate surroundings are rural and green yet there is a shop and pub within a mile and a half.

Head in the centre of Helston and treat the group to a meal at one of the many restaurants, pubs, or cafés, including The Coffee Hut, and Ann’s Pasties or the award-winning Gear Farm for traditional pasties.

Within the town, take a step back in time as you visit the Museum of Cornish Life and learn about the many stories and legends told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum.

Just a short but scenic drive away, there is a wealth of beaches and coves to discover, including Porthleven Beach, Poldhu Beach, Kennack Sands and Coverack Cove, perfect for an evening stroll and a pint in the harbour.

Attractions worth a visit include the family-friendly Roskilly’s Farm, the National Trust site at St Michael’s Mount and the charming town of Porthleven which has fantastic beaches, an attractive harbour and loads of cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars.

The popular towns of Falmouth and Porthleven are also within accessible reach, offering plenty of harbourside restaurants and cafes to enjoy.

Choose Gilly Skyber for a splendid Cornish escape.

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About the location


Helston 4.5 miles; Falmouth 10 miles; Lizard 10 miles

This quiet little village sits in a beautifully rural location in Southern Cornwall. Mawgan offers a convenience store and a high-quality pub serving food. For a wider range of amenities, take the short trip to the town of Helston which offers a plethora of pubs, restaurants and shops. There are a number of Cornwall's most popular coastal resorts nearby, with Falmouth just 10 miles away and is a must-visit with its stunning harbour and the glorious Pendennis Castle. From Mawgan you can also easily reach mainland Britain's southernmost point at Lizard, a wonderful day out is ensured.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas