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Penbarden Barn

(Ref. 933077)

Dizzard near Crackington Haven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay - very peaceful and restful in lovely countryside but close enough to beach, cafe, pub and small shop not to be really cut off (access by short car journey or fit walkers) Comfortable furnishings and beds an ideal space for our party of 7 adults."

    Thank you for taking to time to provide some feedback , we are glad that you enjoyed your time down in Cornwall and enjoyed your stay at Penbarden Barn . We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Penbarden Barn, the house was clean and had everything we needed."

    We loved how close it was to lots of beautiful places, we explored Sandymouth Bay, Crooklets Beach, Tintagel, Port Isaac, St Nectan’s Glen and Bude, all within 35 minutes in the car. We would definitely return to this lovely barn conversion for another stay in North Cornwall.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted you had a great week at Penbarden Barn, we look forward to welcoming you again soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jun 2024

  • "Really well equipped cottage with everything thought of in the kitchen, comfy furnishings and decor."

    Really quiet but well placed to explore that area of Cornwall and to venture over the Cornwall/ Devon border. Enjoyed looking at the photos of how the barn was developed, a nice touch. Only gripe, which in no means spoiled the holiday, was the downstairs bedroom radiator only got luke warm if that and, therefore, the room was quite chilly. Enjoyed lovely sea views and good food at the Coombe Barton Inn in Crackington Haven. Definitely would recommend the cottage to others wishing to frequent this area of Cornwall.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and review , we are glad you enjoyed our beautiful cottage and your visit to Cornwall. We will also ensure that the radiators are re-balanced to correct the issue you outlined, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Mar 2024

  • "We loved this spacious warm beautifully decorated property and the art works on the walls so well equipped as well even a slow cooker and breadmaking."

    My one request would be for thicker duvets at this time of year or some spare blankets.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are delighted that you had a great time at Penbarden Barn . We take your comments on board with regards to duvets and blankets and will look to address your request. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "Penbarden Barn was absolutely lovely."

    We had such a pleasant stay with people ranging from 5 to 75. Everyone really enjoyed staying here. Very spacious and clean with everything you would need for a week in Cornwall. We've has a fantastic holiday and would love to return.

    Thank you for your kind comments , good to hear that the whole family had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent cottage so well equipped and perfect for our large family party."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous holiday at penbarden barn."

    We loved that it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere & yet we were so close to many amazing places & beaches (Tntagel, bostcastle, bude, crackington to name a few) we cooked in most evenings & had all the equipment we needed to ro so. The property is beautifully decorated & spacious & very comfortable. We can highly recommend it & would definitely return if we get the opportunity

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2023

  • "Great cottage in a convenient and quiet location for all attractions in north Cornwall."

    Clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Good wifi, and Netflix! Access to the coastal path right from the door. Would definitely stay there again if we were in the area. Six adults might find the seating a bit of a squeeze but OK for fewer than six or with kids.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant the cottage (barn) was absolutely beautiful and so well equipped would not hesitate to stay there again"

    Thank you for your kind feedback , really pleased that you had a good time we look forward to welcoming you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "A really lovely barn,roomy, comfortable, and peaceful location."

    No hesitation in recommending this property

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, really pleased that you enjoyed staying at Penbarden Barn , we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful clean and comfortable holiday cottage!"

    The owners are terrific going the extra mile to ensure you have a fabulous holiday. Would definitely look to return (with hot weather...)

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your time at Penbarden Barn and look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eli4.4Aug 2022

  • "Garden a lot smaller than in the picture on the website."

    Entered the property to be greeted by a strong smell of bleach(found out a few hours later this probably masked the smell of the septic tank) it smelt worse in the en-suite toilet.French doors glass absolutely filthy with handprints from children and adults. Bathrooms need smartening up specially the one at the end of the upstairs walkway(mould in grouting).Shower in en-suite is ridiculously too small for any average adult,rooms a great size so why put such a small shower in?..Double Mattress in en-suite room was really hard probably the most uncomfortable 7 nights sleep myself and husband have ever had.Sofas downstairs accommodate 6 people at a push so the only other option for the remaining 2 people was a single hard upright chair,not comfortable at all.No footstools or recliners which the majority of people in most households have. Our last moan was the view to sea,hardly visible too so much greenery/bushes being too high(need cutting).On a positive the kitchen is great and has lots of utilities(no recycling?)very peaceful position and ample parking.The Netflix was a nice touch as well. Many Thanks

    Thank you for the feedback we are terribly sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay at Penbarden Barn. The pictures on the website offer a true reflection of the accommodation, views and garden including the lounge area which does offer 2 occasional armchairs as well as the sofas pictured. We aim to maintain extremely high standards of cleanliness and have made our management company aware of your comments. Had you notified us of your concerns during your stay we would have endeavoured to rectify them immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy2.5Aug 2022

  • "We stayed with 6 adults 2 children and a baby."

    The property was very spacious and well equipped. The barn was very accessible to the surrounding areas but was in a very quiet area. The views from the upstairs bedrooms of the sea and sunsets were amazing. Considering the rural location the broadband connection speed was amazing (100mb+)! We have stayed in several Sykes properties and this is certainly one of the best. Would 100% recommend!

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback and for the great feedback. Glad you enjoyed your time at Penbarden Barn . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property, everything you could want and more, clean, modern and comfortable with loads of room and with 3 bathrooms we couldn’t ask for anything better, an absolutely beautiful barn conversion."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and enjoyed exploring the beautiful Cornish and Devon areas. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, glad to hear you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable, welcoming house."

    IIt was spotlessly clean with Covid- secure information and plenty of hand sanitiser. It's an deal base if you're looking for a relaxing holiday and for exploring the North Cornwall coast by car or by foot. The house is spacious and beautifully decorated - particularly liked the Amanda McAndrews art work. There is a lovely garden with seating and eating areas. The accommodation is flexible for a group or families but is not too big for a couple. A lovely bonus was the roadside stall at the bungalow next door selling eggs and locally produced jams etc. We received a warm, informative email from the owners a few days before our holiday and one during our holiday to check everything was OK. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Penbarden Barn!"

    It's a beautiful building well off the beaten track, surrounded by farmland, with great views across the North Cornwall Coast. It's really well equipped (with super fast broadband – far better than the usual poor connections provided) and well laid out for larger groups (there were six of us, but it would have comfortably hosted 8). It's close to the lovely rocky beach at Crackington Haven, and in easy reach of Bude to the North, and Boscastle, Tintagel and Padstow to the South. Only a couple of miles from the A39 Coast road, but completely tranquil with only the occasional tractor or intrepid driver taking on the challenging road to Widemouth via Millook (not for the faint of heart, due to its steep, narrow, twisting road… heading towards Crackington/Wainhouse Corner is much easier!). Covid rules were implemented sensibly and proportionately, and it felt as through the place was clean and well looked after. The owners were also responsive when we had the occasional question. All in all it was a brilliant place to stay, and we hope to be back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage accommodated 8 of us easily, was plenty of space didn’t feel we were on top of each other."

    Downstairs double bedroom worked well, if you are a earlier riser. It was next to kitchen and there was shower and toilet on same floor so you did disturb rest of party.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a great week at Penbarden Barn, the house is fantastic, it had everything you needed, very clean and is in a great location."

    We really enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous. Barn had everything we needed and more!"

    Very comfortable. Lovely rural location. Supermarket still managed to deliver which was great. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Penbarden barn was absolutely wonderful."

    Beautiful property in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house is beautiful and really comfortable."

    We had plenty of space for the 6 adults and 2 children in our group. Bonus was having 3 separate bathrooms and easy parking for 3 big cars. We were unsure what to expect with the Covid requirements but we had everything there we could have needed. Fantastic location and the sunset view from the coastal path behind the house was absolutely stunning. We will be returning!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Aug 2020

  • "Penbarden Barn was brilliant."

    Really well equipped, felt safe and clean given COVID, and a really excellent location.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely property but still a few issues that can be easily resolved."

    Still no washing up bowl or plug for the sink in the kitchen. En-suite sink still still slow emptying water. No instructions on how to use central heating. Property sleeps 8 but lounge only comfortably seats 5.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Sep 2019

  • "It is a lovely barn conversion, well appointed but needs a slight spruce up."

    Just a small number of niggles; a radio would have been nice, a hook is needed on the shower room door, the outside of the windows need a clean, a shower/bath mat would have been handy. Small things perhaps but they make the difference. Oh, the key safe outside is so stiff you struggle to open it.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2019

  • "Penbarden Barn was perfect for our needs, well equipped and spotless."

    It felt like home immediately and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom were ideal for an elderly friend who cannot manage stairs. Location was peaceful and view across the fields to the sea was magical at sunset.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic, well equipped accommodation."

    Plenty of space of all of us 7 adults and 1 child. Lovely scenic location. Sink in en suite didn't run freely, not sure if there was a blockage somewhere. This didn't ruin the holiday at all. Would highly recommend and stay ourselves again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2019

  • "As specified above we were all basically very satisfied with our holiday."

    The following are more like observations than criticisms. There was no starter wood for the wood burning stove. (In the event would not have been used anyway.) The kitchen sink plug did not seal so that hot water was needed to run continuously to wash up in that sink. This was a waste of water and heat. Otherwise fine

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location."

    Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2018

  • "Cottage was beautiful."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. One of the best I've ever stayed in. Perfect location as well.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0May 2018

  • "Great place to get away from it all!"

    Details on listing were perfect

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2018

  • "It's a lovely cottage with plenty of space and great facilities for the six of us."

    Our only criticism would be the use of rather overpowering air freshener pots all over the place - we had to collect them up and put them in a plastic bag in the boot room for the duration of our stay - maybe worth rethinking that one. But otherwise no complaints despite the wind and rain - we had a great stay!

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Sep 2017

  • "Easy to book and good information given alongside reminders about when payment was due."

    Good detailed information provided about the accommodation and directions made us feel secure about the booking. Would definitely use again and would highly recommend to others. Great booking facility and superb property - comfortable and spacious with breathtaking views of the sea!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, 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
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Crackington Haven 2.5 miles.

This spacious barn conversion is set in a delightful rural location, in the quiet hamlet of Dizzard, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Crackington Haven.

With stunning far-reaching ocean views, the property is located just 2.5 miles from the beautiful beach at Crackington Haven and six miles from the award-winning coastal resort of Bude.

Perfect for families or couples, Penbarden Barn is full of character which you will sense the moment you arrive.

The first thing that will strike you is the peace and tranquility that surrounds the barn.

As you enter through the utility/boot room (very handy for storing muddy boots and sandy shoes), you arrive in the impressive hallway.

On one side is the light and airy kitchen with dining table, which leads through to the ground floor double bedroom.

On the other side is the large yet cosy sitting room with a woodburner, ideal for toasting toes on those cooler nights.

On the first floor you will find a further three bedrooms, with the king-size double benefiting from en-suite facilities.

Outside, the large enclosed garden offers an ideal spot for alfresco dining.

Crackington Haven is a lovely family beach with its gently shelving and enclosed bay, along with a great pub, restaurant and café, this is an ideal place to spend many hours.

A little further along the coast in the opposite direction is the superb family and surfing beach of Widemouth Bay, with something for everyone and hundreds of rock pools to explore.

This delightful barn conversion offers great accommodation in an ideal location for holidays all year round.

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About the location


Boscastle 6 miles.

Crackington Haven is a charming cove near Boscastle, with a mix of rockpools, a sandy beach and good surf. There are two beach shops and cafes, which are wonderful to relax in and look out over the blue seas of the bay. Walking this section of the South West Coast Path, much of it owned by the National Trust, offers dramatic views, a host of wildflowers and an undulating terrain. Just along the coast is the quaint village of Boscastle, with gift shops, local restaurants and pubs offering good food, Cornish real ales and live entertainment by local musicians, making this an ever-popular visitor destination. The sandy beaches of Bossiney and Trebarwith Strand are within a short drive, as are the surfing beaches at Bude and Polzeath. Close at hand lies Tintagel, swathed in the legend of King Arthur, as well as several stately homes and renowned gardens, or the wide open space of Bodmin Moor, famous for its granite tors and Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

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