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Stocks Barn

(Ref. 959945)

Looe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location."

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jun 2024

  • "We both enjoyed our day At the cottage having a dog, she enjoyed the garden plenty of room for her to run around watching the birds coming out."

    The garden is also great. And made it relaxing and for the owner to leave a cream tea on arrival was amazing definitely would stay again Mark and Carole

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2024

  • "Cosy Bungalow."

    Was wet and cold but with heating was very cosy. Even had a log fire, not needed but a novelty for a couple of nights. Had a question for owner John, he was with us in a flash. We wanted somewhere away from everything included fireworks on New Year, as we have a nervous dog. Did not hear a thing. One thing I would mention. We have a Ford Galaxy. Took a little time getting in and out as a little tight with length of car. Internet was a little hit and miss, but we are a little out of way. But had a Great relaxing stay. The little welcome food a nice touch and the lovely Christmas Tree

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a great stay over Christmas at Stocks Barn."

    It was a lovely quiet location and a very cosy setting. The Christmas tree and treats that were left for us were a nice touch. The facilities were great, we had everything we needed in the kitchen, lovely big bathroom towels and the place was very clean. The owner who lives next door was also really nice. The only thing to note is the TV is very small and quite far from the sofa, but it wasn’t a major issue for us. We’d definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely holiday as usual peaceful and relaxing."

    John is a brilliant host as always makes you feel really welcome . Will be back next year many thanks Paul and sammie.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Nov 2023

  • "Third time back at stocks barn, lovely little cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Jon the owner is always so polite and welcoming, always has time for a chat nothing is never a problem. We really enjoyed out holiday and look forward to returning next year. From Andy, jenna& Oliver.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay in a lovely cottage."

    We couldn’t of asked for more! Would definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2023

  • "If you want peace and tranquility, this is the place to come , out in the countryside with no ambient light the nighttime stars are simply something to behold, and have given me memories that will last forever."

    The accommodation is very good, clean , and the log burner in winter must be an absolute necessity. Local wildlife seen include bats, birds galore, deer, with a wonderful waterfeature/garden. Be aware that you have the village of Duloe within, a 15 minute walk, but you have narrow country lanes to consider, but you are in the middle of countryside!!!!!! Would recommend for a very peaceful holiday, away from it all.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our trip from Hannover (Germany) to Cornwall took us to Stocks Barn."

    We spent part of the summer holiday at Stocks Barn in July 2023. Stocks Barn is a place to feel good! The rooms are very clean and tasteful, modernly decorated. Nothing is missing. A quiet place where you can relax. Dogs are welcome and you have direct access to extensive forest paths. Jon the owner is very personable and friendly. We would choose Stocks Barn again and again when we are on holiday in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Carsten5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was exceptionally nice as was the area."

    We were a bit shocked when we first saw the lane (Stocks Lane) that led down to the cottage as extremely narrow.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "We found the cottage wonderful and had a very comfortable , relaxing time."

    Thak John the owner. I

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely barn in a rural location, but excellent spot to visit areas around Looe,Polperro, Eden Project and Plymouth."

    Well set out barn with all amenities you need. Lovely little garden which can be enclosed to allow dogs off lead without risk if escape. Owner very friendly and accomodating.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay as always."

    My dog sam is at home as soon as we arrive straight in front of the fire. Couldn't ask for more every thing you need is supplied. Lovely and peaceful. John is a very good host and a good man. Will be back next year. Thanks for your kind words John. Paul and Sam.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022



    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very beautiful converted barn , very well decorated and with everything you will need ."

    In such a quite location. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at stocks barn, it’s slightly out of the way of the main area but there are rail links and bus links (£5 to ride all day!"

    ) just a short walk away if you don’t want to drive. Jon the host left a really helpful book with lots of recommendations of places to visit and a feedback book from other guests with their recommendations which really helped our time in Cornwall. Also some lovely scones and cream tea! The barn itself is very quaint, cozy and the beds are very comfortable. Some of the areas were a bit dusty but nothing overbearing and were only noticeable to myself as I have allergies. A couple of points for improvement: a light on the entrance to clearly show where the barn is in the dark or fairy lights similar to the house down the road would be really helpful. Also if you have a small dog the garden isn’t secure as there is now a large gap under the gate where the gravel has moved, but Jon clearly stated to check in advance which we did. None of these made our stay any less enjoyable we had a great time and would definitely come back if we’re ever in the area again!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Stocks Barn."

    One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in, very clean, comfortable and well equipped, and with a private and enclosed garden for the four legged friends! When we arrived there was some flowers and a wonderful cream tea to enjoy! Good start to the holiday , thank you! Jon , the owner popped round to make sure all was well, and was available If you required any further assistance.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Private and secluded. Good walks for the dog. Jon the owner very friendly but leaves you to get on with your holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stocks Barn, probably the best place to stay in Cornwall!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Stocks Barn, it was clean and welcoming."

    The scenery and gardens were so peaceful and if we didn't have children, I would have spent the whole week in the garden with a book!

    Reviewed by Jason4.4Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage which added to a lovely holiday."

    It had all the home-from-home amenities you could need and we really appreciated the cream tea when we arrived! Jon gave us a quick knock to make sure everything was ok and the folder guide had more than enough information about the local area to add to our trip. The lane the cottage is on is extremely narrow, which we weren't quite expecting (wing mirrors touching both hedges) and our 6 year old wasn't a fan of all our extra country visitors (aka wispy spiders, lol) but otherwise it was a perfect place to stay. Idyllic surroundings and so peaceful. We'd be happy to go back again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a gorgeous, tranquil cottage, hidden away from the busy seaside towns nearby."

    We had a gorgeous week. Everything that we needed was provided. I wouldn’t hesitate to return to Stocks Barn.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our third stay at this wonderful location and it did not disappoint."

    Such a lovely well maintained and clean holiday home. Sincere thanks to the owner Jon who made sure that our third visit was as special as always. The little thoughtful touches of flowers and a cream tea was very much appreciated. Will certainly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jul 2022

  • "The most beautiful location with a extremely welcoming and kind host."

    We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lucie4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great tucked away location."

    Pet friendly etc

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    . Loved the cream tea and flowers on arrival and nice to be greeted by the owner on our evening of arrival. A beautiful rural setting and a well equipped kitchen with very pleasant quality fixtures and furnishings throughout. Always looked forward to returning there after our days out.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "This has got to be the best place to stay in Cornwall!"

    Stocks Barn was absolutely perfect for us with our dog, Eric. The location is so peaceful and the cottage is so homely and comfortable finished to a high standard. When we opened the door we were greeted with a vase of flowers and a cream tea! There was no need to stop and get milk, tea etc. The property was immaculate. We stayed in March so we used the log burner some evenings instead of the heating to give a more cosy feel. Jon, the owner introduced himself to check we were ok and had everything we want. He is a true gent, who genuinely cares about his guests. We had a great time in Cornwall and after being out all day, we looked forward to coming back here, from the first day we called it home! One evening, when we had been out on a chilly day, rather than go out to eat, we discovered the Chinese takeaway in Looe and they delivered! Really good food as well. We will be returning again and won’t bother to look anywhere else as we honestly believe this is the best place to stay in Cornwall. We could live here permanently. I could go on but you have to stay here here to appreciate how perfect this is. Thank you so much Jon, Pete, Lyn & Eric

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed here four times."

    First three very good. Last one not so good bedding not changed for both weeks and not as clean as usual. Bed getting uncomfortable as is furniture. Can't fault the owner John very friendly nice man. My wife and I plus Sam our dog would love to come back but not sure about comfort for two weeks without some changes.

    I’m sorry to read your review as it is important to me that our guests have an enjoyable holiday while staying at Stock Barn. I only wish you had told me when I asked if you were enjoying your stay as I could have dealt with your comment directly . We have not had any other issues raised regarding the furniture , bed and change of bedding ,however the mattress will be changed immediately Jan 8th and a review will be conducted to refresh any other areas. This will then be done over letting week 4th Feb. The bedding is changed ready for every new guests arrival, some guests wish for privacy during their stay however I will ensure that in future guests are asked if they’d like their bedding changed on a weekly basis. I hope this shows to you the importance that I place on every guest having an enjoyable holiday whilst staying at Stocks Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Nov 2021

  • "Was absolutely beautiful property and a very friendly host."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage clean and cosy with everything you need we felt very comfortable here and the owner john was very welcoming and friendly we will hopefully be back next year."


    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place off the beaten track, so lovely and quiet."

    Really well equipped with good heating and log burner so nice and warm even in mid October. The bathroom and kitchen taps, shower cubicle and bathroom sink plug need some attention but these niggles did not detract from the holiday. All in all a great stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2020

  • "Stocks barn is a lovely lovely place to be , I have now been here for my 2nd time and will be back much much more , Jon the owner is very accommodating and very very helpful top guy!"

    , amazing property with everything you need for a lovely stay , I might add the wood burner is my favourite part of the property but the whole grounds / property is so idilic..... Many thx for a lovely stay Ian & family.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Barn is fab, location is amazing."

    Lovely personal touches. Will definitely be booking again ⭐️

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a wonderful break in Cornwall."

    Perfect location for all tourist attractions the 2 grandchildren thoroughly loved the house. Everything you needed for the break was available and Jon the owner was great! Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage is a lovely quiet location."

    Our 4yr old boys love the cabin beds. The property is lovely and warm. We didn't need to use the log burner at all. The double bed is really comfortable, so are the cabin beds. The cream tea left on arrival was a lovely touch. We visited Polperro and Looe which were very close by. Lovely little garden for our Springer to sniff about in and great walks from the property. A lovely little holiday cottage off the beaten track. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had a fantastic holiday, the owner Jon was friendly, helpful and attentive."

    Lovely festive welcome pack greeted us on arrival. Cottage was everything we imagined (Clean, well presented, cosy and well equipped), log burner was an added bonus. We have booked to return same time next year. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Dec 2019

  • "Our holiday was lovely."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location. It was ideal for us and our dog. This was our second visit and we met the owner who was very friendly and welcoming. We will be back again next year. Most enjoyable and would really recommend this property. Also a lot of thought gone into welcome gifts left by owners most welcome. Many thanks for a lovely stay. Paul Jill and Sam.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2019

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Stocks Barn."

    Fantastically located to explore some beautiful parts of Cornwall. Really well equipped and incredibly comfy, we would definitely return - thank you! We will be using Sykes Cottages again too; our second break is booked and we’re already looking into booking again!

    Reviewed by Thea4.4Oct 2019

  • "The Mattress in the main bedroom was so uncomfortable that the springs dug into our bodies,we had to buy a blow up camping mattress from a local store and slept on the floor for the week which was not ideal as we were really looking forward to a relaxing break,also the washing machine spoilt and stained some of our clothing as well as supplied towels this needs looking at and has been mentioned in previous reviews that we've read about on line."

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Stocks Barn. We were saddened to read your comments and wished you had contacted us during your stay to enable us to rectify your points raised. Although the mentioned mattress was only 1 year old we have taken your comments on board and replaced with a new one, which, I'm pleased to say has been a big hit with subsequent guests. The washing machine is brand new, the previous and following guests to your stay have not mentioned any issues thus far, however we will monitor this closely going forward and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Despite the points raised we do hope you enjoyed your visit to the Westcountry. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken3.4Oct 2019

  • "Stocks Barn is a very comfortable, well equipped and cosy cottage that we took to immediately on arrival!"

    The welcome pack of a Cornish cream tea was a lovely touch and most welcome after a long journey and, our terrier, Roscoe, really appreciated the dog treats left for him! The location and setting is second to none and in the whole week we were here, only heard one motorcycle and a couple of tractors in the far distance, and, more importantly, we heard country wildlife, from birds during the day to a couple of occasions of foxes calling in the night! Absolutely marvellous! All in all, we were more than a little reluctant to leave and will most definitely return, hopefully in the not too distant future, as one can appreciate that this must be a beautiful place to stay even during the winter months!

    Reviewed by Bernard4.4Oct 2019

  • "Great location to explore and dog friendly."

    There is a separate area of garden (seen in the photos) adjacent to the cottage where there is a lovey seating area and water feature. The owners gates and the front entrance gates secure the area for dogs. The area directly outside of the front door is also the cottages garden and is secured by the gates - a tiny dog / jumper would escape here, otherwise very secure. The cottage is reached via a single track road....our pre-ordered supermarket delivery made it down there despite how narrow it looks. Very peaceful location. The owner lives in the house next door, sadly never met him but when we had some issues with the washing machine he was very accommodating/came back to us asap. The main bedroom did smell slightly of damp but I guess this is due to it being a converted /old cottage/barn...maybe a dehumidifier would be a good idea. Kitchen well equipped and there is a freezer compartment in the fridge which is handy but not mentioned in the description. Overall (and despite the weather!) We had a lovely time. The cottage could do with some minor improvements (various light bulbs not working and gate needed some tlc) but these are minor. Very clean and tidy on arrival. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2019

  • "This was a great holiday house."

    The owner was super friendly. Perfect place to Explorer the Cornish coast. The little garden at the side of the cottage was totally amazing and a great place to sit on an evening and take in the wonderful views.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic Cottage and location, perfect for a relaxing getaway and located in an ..."

    Fantastic Cottage and location, perfect for a relaxing getaway and located in an ideal spot as a base for exploring Cornwall/Devon

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Jun 2019

  • "An excellent play to stay."

    Very picturesque with everything you need for a family stay. Excellent and will be booking again for next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time at Stocks Cottage." really did exceed our expectations...such nice touches as cream teas and doggy treats left for us. The welcome book including the various local places to visit was brilliant. Rob,mandy and ollie the dog.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2019

  • "A beautiful, well equipped, comfortable and clean rural retreat."

    Unlike other places we have visited, Stocks Barn has everything you need for a home away from home stay. WiFi is excellent, kitchen is more than well equipped, good free view television reception, spacious shower room and a scrumptious Cornish cream tea greeted us on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2018

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Lovely views. Nice walks.made to feel very welcome also lovely gesture of flowers biscuits drink and also dog treats very thoughtful. All essentials provided in case you had forgotten any. Very enjoyable stay. many thanks.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2018

  • "Our holiday was absolutely fabulous - the cottage was everything we could have wished for and what fabulous weather!"

    The location of the cottage is perfect for all those interesting places to visit and a local pub with great food.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2018

  • "Such a great place to stay as a family will most likely be booking up for next ..."

    Such a great place to stay as a family will most likely be booking up for next year had a great time and some very nice touches made by the owners

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stocks barn is a gorgeous little place."

    Just far enough off the beaten track to have no traffic (at all) but situated close enough to loads of great venues for your holiday (eg Eden project, Heligan, Looe). Warm welcome from the owners and useful guide left in the barn for local trips etc. Can't fault it we loved the place. Sykes were flexible with our decision not to take the dog and didn't charge for this, although the barn was very dog friendly, with treats being left for them and a secure garden. A*

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2018

  • "Cottage was fabulous & perfect bolt hole to see family a short distance away but would advise people that it is not easily accessible in a camper van due to extreme narrow road (we live in the back of beyond but the road was even narrow for us)."

    The extras on arrival were thoroughly appreciated. Beautiful surroundings. Just to inform you that the washing machine at time of our visit did not work properly & has seriously damaged some of the baby clothing resulting in being thrown away (photograph available if required).

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x lower ground floor twin cabin beds
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burner.
  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed patio and lawn garden with furniture
  • One pet welcome at £25 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Beach 10 minutes by car.

The property

Stocks Barn is an exquisite barn conversion tucked away in a country village landscape just four miles from the Cornish Riviera coastline, just a 10 minute drive from Looe.

This attractive detached barn is divinely presented and oozes comfort throughout - the accommodation at Stocks Barn makes a blissful bolthole for family, friends and couples.

The open-plan sitting room makes a very inviting space, at any time of year.

The dining table creates a spot for socialising and board games alongside the smart kitchen.

The bedrooms are delightfully presented; the cabin beds are great for adults too!

The fishing resort of Looe, set in a steep sided green valley is a 10 minute drive away.

East Looe has a harbour, restaurants, the sandiest beach and main shops separated by the bridge over Looe River to West Looe.

Here, there's a more tranquil feel with pebbly Hannafore Beach and good views to idyllic Looe Island.

Picnic, sail, swim or enjoy a ramble along the super scenic coast path to Polperro.

This enigmatic spot is very picturesque with traditional inns framing the dinky quay.

Visit the historic harbourside resort of Fowey - a much favoured destination.

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey hosts an annual regatta, the Daphne du Maurier event, St Catherine's Castle, an aquarium, museum and lots more.

Hire a kayak and paddle up the estuary, take a pleasure boat trip, board the ferry to characterful Polruan or simply sit at one of the waterside eateries under a blue sky.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Looe 9 miles, Bodmin 13 miles.

The historic market town of Liskeard is located in South East Cornwall at the head of the Looe Valley. The town is home to a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The beaches and harbour of the quaint fishing port of Looe is a mere 9 miles away. In-between there’s fishing at nearby Siblyback Lake, the Donkey Sanctuary at St Ann's Chapel, Cotehele House (NT) and gardens, and the championship golf course at St Mellion International Resort. Head to the world-famous Eden Project for a superb day out with the children. Even the maritime city of Plymouth with its historic Barbican docks area, outstanding shops, theatres and restaurants and the National Maritime Museum is only 30 minutes by car.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas