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Kingfisher Barn

East Taphouse, Cornwall (Ref. 936616)


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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Kingfisher Barn is set in the most beautiful setting; very peaceful, but with easy access to everywhere we wanted to be."

    Comfy beds and sofas when we got back each day.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "We loved Kingfisher Barn."

    It is perfect for any family to stay in. We would love to come back again with other members of our family. Thank you for a brilliant holiday.

    Thank you happy to have you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by DiegaMar 2022

  • "This was a superb property in an excellent location and exceeded our expectations."

    The property was very roomy but also homely. It was very well equipped and in very good decorative order. The heating worked very well as did the wood burner which was a welcome addition every evening. We could not fault the property in any way and would hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by AntonyMar 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage, the photos didn’t do it justice."

    It was bigger than the photos had shown, we were blown away. It had everything we needed (and wanted) we were just spoiled. We loved everything about the cottage even our dog Maya loved it, all that freedom. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by LouiseJan 2022

  • "We stayed in January and it was amazing the area was nice and quiet, the property was big enough for you to have space as a family but also let you spend time together."

    The owner recommended a few placed to eat and the ones we tried I'd go back to. The directions given were perfect and for the first time we didn't get lost finding the place. Plenty of places to see and experience in January without loads of tourists. I would stay here again 100%

    Reviewed by KirstieJan 2022

  • "Really loved our stay over the New Year period and appreciated how accommodating the owners were as we booked so late - as in payment was taken the day we arrived!"

    The place was perfect. We had the best time. It was super clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We're thinking about booking again in the summer to make the most out of the BBQ area and countryside! Thank you so much, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "Lovely property, very quiet and relaxing, clean, tidy and a pleasure to stay in."

    My only disappointment as a dog owner, was that there was no access to footpath due to electric fences. The only other way to walking dogs was to either go out in car or walk along very busy road to get to quieter country lanes. Beautiful places to walk if you go out in car. Lovely beaches and countryside. Lovely holiday over all. THANKYOU. X

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very spacious & clean we had fun with the pool table there were ..."

    Lovely cottage very spacious & clean we had fun with the pool table there were also plenty of board games, shame the weather wasn't nice enough to use the garden furniture or bbq,great location not far to visit anywhere there's also some great restaurants within a few miles drive ,we would definitely book again

    Reviewed by DamienSep 2021

  • "The cottage had everything you need Plenty of space Plenty of utensils"

    Reviewed by RobAug 2021

  • "No happy with it all"

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2021

  • "Our stay at kingfisher barn was brilliant we will recommended this property it’s in a quiet location but close to get to places ."

    Reviewed by NinaJun 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage in a fantastic location."

    Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay, has everything we need and excellent for our two dogs."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "Great place to stay, spacious and well appointed."

    Having the pool table and log burner were great - especially with the weather we had.

    Reviewed by RobDec 2020

  • "The home was part of a converted farm complex of cottages and they’re really beautiful."

    The Kingfisher barn is HUGE and had so much room for our family to spread out and relax. There was an issue with heaters the owner notified us of right away and had resolved early on. The pool table was a big hit with my boys and husband (even me!) and was nice to have two tables (we brought a jigsaw!) - I wish there had been a way to use the deck more it was giant and lovely - just a little chilly. Bedrooms huge - bathrooms clean. Pet friendly too. The location is central to the peninsula so we did say trips to many different places around Cornwall. All within an hour hour & a half drive. As for household items there were a few basics missing when we arrived but we picked them up easily enough. I would not recommend getting a grocery delivery as the post code does NOT work on sat navs. The sat nav sends you down a different road that leads to back of another (?) farm with no way to get through. There are -also major roadworks being done nearby so would recommend anyone going soon (Fall 2020) to look into them and map out your routes. We already want to go back. It was a huge hit with my whole family. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2020

  • "The Barn was very well equipped and I was really impressed with the cleanliness and the COVID friendly awareness."

    As a dog friendly vacation I think it’s important for dog owners to know that the enclosed area is decking only and that there is nowhere to go for a walk with the dogs without driving somewhere. For me that was disappointing as it meant just a ten minute walk in the small area of all the holiday homes was all they had until we drove elsewhere. On a personal level I’m sorry to say I didn’t have a decent nights sleep while I was there, some people are ok with a rock hard mattress but I’ve come home totally exhausted with lack of sleep.

    Reviewed by SianOct 2020

  • "The barn is lovely and spacious."

    The kitchen was well equipped and clean. The pool table was great fun. The only downsides were 1) that there is absolutely no mobile signal in the property - the wifi is good but when we were expecting a phone call we had to wait outside for the call. 2) the decking was infested with flies making it impossible to sit out. 3) the postcode takes you to the wrong farm - we ended up knocking on the door of a neighbouring farm to get directions. The cleaner was good, we found a note when we arrived letting us know that she'd come in after the first week to change the beds. While she was there she even did some washing up for us which we didn't expect. On the whole a good holiday if you want total piece and quiet but a car is a must as there are no local amenities.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2020

  • "Me my husband 3 children and grandparents had an amazing time at kingfisher barn."

    The setting was beautiful very peaceful. It was immaculately clean. We met Karen and Dave the cleaners Who were super friendly. Karen even organised a meal Out for me and my husband as we didn’t know where to go. She went above and beyond. The facilities were ample iron glasses mugs plates cooking items there were loads. We all Enjoyed playing on the pool table while the grandparents watched the amazon fire stick. A fantastic addition along with the bt boosters for WiFi. The only downside for me was there was no tumble dryer. We were unable to dry out beach towels as the weather was quite damp on an evening. Thank you we had an amazing stay!!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Great holiday cottage, worked perfectly for our larger family including our dog."

    Helped us relax after a tough 2020 so far!

    Reviewed by NickJul 2020

  • "The house was dirty with dead fly and spiders everywhere."

    It was freezing cold and it took two days to get it warm. It Said it had full sky tv but it only had normal free channels.The back doors was broken so that you could not open them. The house was in a general bad condition

    Thank you for your feedback. We are surprised by your comments as we generally receive very positive feedback for Kingfisher Cottage, but we are sorry to hear that your stay didn't live up to your expectations. We are not aware of any problems with the heating in the property and our digital monitor did confirm that the heating was turned up to around 30 degrees during your stay. However, we are always happy for guests to raise any issues with us directly during their stay so we can resolve them. We are not aware of any problems with the Sky TV package but we will check this over, along with the doors. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2019

  • "The barn was better than the pictures, the surrounding so peaceful and great for the dogs."

    Location central to Padstow , Newquay , Looe and all the other tourist places . We had a great stay and snuggled up to the log burner on those cold nights but it was October . Local eating places that were in the welcome book were all great too Couple of things that need attention are the patio doors that won't open due to the rain and gutter overflow and the bathroom taps need to be sorted as washers have gone. All in all a really nice place to stay and we are looking to book again.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "A great place to stay, very clean and well equipped house, only downside was most lights didn't work due to bulbs but this was sorted when we got in contact with the cleaner Faye who went above and beyond and even sorted a new washing line as the old one was broken."

    Great location for exploring. Didn't have a proper guest information book like in other house we had stayed in.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "Lovely location and facilities."

    The only downfall was the decking area and outside table, needing a little bit of revamping. Overall would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2019

  • "The barn is so beautiful it completely made our holiday."

    We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2019

  • "Not easy to identify the property on arrival as the picture is of the rear of the property which is not visible from the car."

    The heating had been turned down even though there was snow on arrival. Also, it was difficult to light the wood burner as there was no kindling provided. The parking area allocated to this unit seemed to be the only one not fully hard standing (rather boggy). The local information provided was very scanty and generally out of date. We had no means of contacting the owner/caretaker as there is no mobile signal and no email address given. Notwithstanding these comments we would still recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KenFeb 2019

  • "Great place to stay, this isn’t the first time we have stayed at the Barn."

    It’s excellent value for money and a great size. The kitchen has been replaced from last year which is a great as the old one was a little tired. I would definitely recommend for excellent value for money

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2019

  • "Absolutely outstanding cornish home."

    was so surprised on arrival as the barn was alot better than it was in the pictures. clean and cosey a real home from home! perfect place for peace and quiet and not to far from villages to visit and sights. best of both worlds. will definalty stay here again! a big thanks to sykes cottages for simple booking and great communication

    Reviewed by JodieOct 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    The location was brilliant and accommodation fantastic. We booked with Sykes quite a while ago and would book again. The booking system was easy to use and the app was really useful too. Excellent.

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2018

  • "Lovely barn great location as close to beaches and attractions."

    Initially we were concerned as the garden was not completely enclosed as described and our 2 small dogs were able to escape. This was eventually rectified by the owner after contacting him. Poor WiFi unable to accommodate multiple users so beware if you have teenagers also very little mobile signal. Downstairs bed in particular was uncomfortable and noisy kids complained about springs in their mattresses. Overall though thought the property and location was ideal for us. Showers were excellent especially after a day at the beach, and we had all the comforts of home. Lots of information about things to do locally inside the property. It’s worth noting that this property is attached to other farm conversions and there are other people around as we thought this was more isolated. This was not a problem and there was a small communal swing system. Parking was easy take note of directions as property was initially tricky to locate. Definitely consider coming back.

    Reviewed by LisonAug 2018

  • "Kingfisher barn is in a good position for visiting all areas of Cornwall and in a peaceful position."

    I was shocked on arrival to find the property to be not as clean as I would like, it was certainly clean when we left it. The pool table was a big plus and was enjoyed by my daughter and her dad. The garden is not exactly enclosed as stated, we had to go out and buy chicken wire to prevent our dogs getting out, which took up one day of our holiday. The barn was reasonably well equipped but the downstairs double bed and the upstairs single were very uncomfortable. There are no dog walks straight off the property- no footpaths at all so you will need your car.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2018

  • "Beautiful place in the middle of nowhere,very peaceful and quiet but not far away from town and coast."

    Reviewed by FrantisekMay 2018

  • "We arrived at the property and there was no central heating."

    I have discussed this at length with your Customer Services team and although it is resolved, I believe Sykes should have been a little more on the side of their fee paying customer.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2018

  • "This was a huge very well equipped cottage which was excellent value for money."

    We will hopefully stay again

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2018

  • "We had problem with heating sorted quickly and came back to check"

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2018

  • "Fabulous property so quiet"

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2016

  • "The cottage is very close to many local attractions such as The Eden Project ."

    Lanyhrdrok Looe and scores of gorgeous beaches The property was very comfortable with all modern equipment. Comfortable beds Lovely outside patio . It's very peaceful and quiet Plenty of parking space and would definately come back here

    Reviewed by GarySep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 single and 1 children’s bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Max 5 adults.

The property

East Taphouse 2 miles.

This extremely spacious cottage is set on a small farm complex of barn conversions, close to the village of East Taphouse.

A wonderful cottage for relaxing both inside and outside in a peaceful location and is ideal for families and friends to get away from it all.

After driving down the private lane past the farm, you enter the cottage and you will immediately notice the airy feel whilst the children will be drawn to the full-size pool table in the sitting room, together with a woodburner, where you can gather if the weather is a bit cold.

There is a table in the large well-equipped kitchen for breakfast and also a dining table in the sitting room for more formal meals.

There are three comfortable bedrooms, a king-size double with en-suite facilities on the ground floor, together with a king-size double and a children’s bunk room with additional single bed on the first floor.

Outside this delightful cottage, you can enjoy dining alfresco on the superb enclosed private terrace, which is accessed from the sitting room.

Drive back up the lane and you are on the way to a choice of Looe or Polperro, both about the same distance away.

A day could easily be spent in each of these historic old fishing ports, but being so close by, a day trip combining the two is easily possible.

Both have their individual charm and both offer a wide choice of excellent pubs, restaurants and take-away food.

With easy access to many other leading tourist attractions in Cornwall, combined with such ideal family accommodation, a stay at this lovely cottage will be a delight at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Liskeard 5 miles; Polperro 9 miles; Looe 9 miles.

The small village of East Taphouse is located on the A390 in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside, perfectly situated for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Located between the historic market towns of Liskeard to the east and the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel to the west, there is also easy access to the picturesque old fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey and many spectacular sandy beaches and coves on the South Coast, whilst the rugged and dramatic Bodmin Moor is just 10 minutes to the north. Close by is the Eden Project along with the magnificent Lost Gardens of Heligan and many National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cothele. Bodmin steam railway and the tall ship harbour at Charlestown are also nearby and well worth a visit. Further afield, Plymouth is only a 30-minute drive away as is the windswept northern coastline, with Padstow, Newquay, Tintagel and anywhere from Dartmoor to Land's End all accessible for an enjoyable day out.

Region Information

Note: Max 5 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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