- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
66 Customer Reviews
"18th-25thAugust 2023 Mark & Nancy Our first visit to swallow barn but hopefully not our last."
It was just what we needed. Perfect location, great views, secluded hot tub, comfy bed, starry nights & sunny days. Thank you Frank / Kay for all the little extras. On arrival table set for an afternoon tea complete with lemon drizzle cake(it was better than my own) Fresh flowers, milk in the fridge and so much more. We had a fabulous week. Thank you
"Superb cottage; clean , quiet , private garden ,"
"3rd visit to the barn as good as the first time."
Hosts were first class. Cant say enough about the location, its facilities or the surrounding area. other than superbe!!!
"The cottage was fantastic everything you need for your stay!"
We had beautiful weather too and with the relaxing garden it made it! The welcome from Frank was great and lemon drizzle cake and pint of milk on arrival a bonus. The only thing you may need as the weather gets warmer is a fan we bought our own. We will be back, thank you
"Swallow Barn was an excellent stay, everything we needed was provided - including a pint of milk and some brilliant lemon drizzle cake!"
The location was wonderful, really easy to explore the local area and our hosts were very helpful with recommendations too. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
"Very comfortable, well equipped."
Lots of unexpected extras. Lovely setting,very peaceful. Well located for touring around North Cornwall coast.
"Frank gave us a warm welcome even though he was a bit under the weather the ..."
Frank gave us a warm welcome even though he was a bit under the weather the welcome cake was delicious (lemon drizzle) We can not fault the owners as they had provided all that was needed for a great stay Thanks
"Honestly could not have asked for more."
Swallow Barn was absolutely perfect. Frank was a great host with good communication before, throughout and afterwards. We were left to our own devices and the property was just beautiful. Wonderfully clean, well equipped and the hot tub is an absolute must. The location was perfect and the instructions made it easy to find. We cannot wait to go back. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.
"A truly wonderful place to stay really comfortable and most of Cornwall is within an hours drive so it’s all there to see ."
Will definitely stay again.
"Beautiful cottage,lovely attentive owners,everything was thought of, cake and milk ready on arrival, homely and comfortable,didn't want to leave!"
"This was the second time here ,and we will be back again,everything about the place is spot on."
"This amazing little cottage really can’t be improved in any way."
Had a lovely stay with everything we could need, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, cosy living space, private garden with amazing views, I could go on. It’s in a great location for exploring this area of Cornwall, lots of villages, beaches and walks all within 40 minutes. Would love to stay again.
"Lovely secluded cottage."
Very quiet. The cottage is clean and very well stocked. Frank the owner is very friendly and always on hand if you need anything. This is our fourth stay. Looking at booking number 5 next year.
"Really nice and well equipped cottage, conveniently located for Padstow and the coastal path."
We particularly enjoyed the garden area which is secluded and something of a sun trap. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
"Very helpful and friendly."
Felt very welcomed with lots of lovely little touches that helped make the stay very enjoyable.
"We’ve so enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage, combining rustic charm with all the modern amenities one needs."
The view of the lovely garden and the scenery beyond is outstanding, as is the fabulous wood fired hot tub. For us it is in a great situation, being near to the coast and the Camel Trail etc. There is also the local Red Lion pub at a convenient walking distance. Frank & Kay have provided everything one could possibly need, including the beautiful floral arrangements and of course the lemon cake - A fabulous week!
"Well equipped cottage."
Nice personal touches including toiletries and bath robes. Lovely garden with hillside views.
"Thank you to Frank and Kay for your consideration and welcome."
Swallow Barn enhanced our holiday. Will definitely book again.
"Swallow barn has everything you need, plus more, but if there is something missing Frank the owner will do his best to get it."
It’s a real home from home, we especially enjoyed the hot tub. Lovely quiet place with beautiful views. Most places we visited was about an hour’s drive so ideal location for things to do. If you are stuck to where to go just ask Frank, he has an excellent knowledge of area and can suggest plenty of places. We hope to come back, it’s just the drive to get there from the Midlands, but worth it when you do.
"My Father and Mother in law had a wonderful time and didn't want it to end and also found the cottage very easy and accessible for their needs."
They Loved the cake and all the little touches that just added to there time. Frank Was a pleasent joy to speak with and made a very welcome visit on arrival and on phone before hand. If only it wasnt such a journey we would come again and again. Thank you for a pleasent holiday and a comfortable stay. Bed was luxurious and the alfresco area was a delight to sit at. Bath was lovely and deep and very relaxing to sit in after a long day. Thank you and would recommend to any one else that feels they would go to cornwall.
"Excellent as before at our previous stay."
Frank was chatty and attentive and we really enjoyed the tranquility and hot tub. Good weather of course helped. We really enjoyed our stay and visited local coastal resorts etc. Looking forward to next time.
"What a wonderful place."
Everything you need is catered for and the home made cake as a welcome was a wonderful surprise. Frank the owner really cares about ensuring you have the best time and nothing is too much trouble. Watching the stars from the hot tub was a highlight for us Lots of walks in the area. Try getting the 95 bus from Tintagel to Boscastle then walking the coastal path back, simply stunning
"Excellent property of the highest standard."
Had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Owner was extremely helpful and friendly. Hot tub was an added bonus. Location was really good for exploring the North Cornish Coast and Bodmin Moor. Would highly recommend.
"Very homely cottage."
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, especially made use of the hot tub and log fire. Highly recommended getaway for couples! Hosts were nice and accommodating.
"We had a wonderful week even though we arrived in the middle of storm Dennis Frank did everything he could to make us comfortable without any power for 24 hours ."
He supplied camping lights and hot water flasks and we had the wood burning stove nothing was to much trouble. We will definitely stay again as it’s a wonderful area to visit with so much to do .
"Absolutely perfect, nothing too much trouble, everything one could think of to make the stay the best, even down to robes!"
Frank was delightful, would definitely recommend.
"Lovely cottage with everything you could need for a relaxing break away, cream tea on arrival was delicious."
Peaceful setting and not too far away from everything, lovely to come back to the hot tub or the log burner after a few hours out. Thank you for your hospitality, would highly recommend.
"This is was our third time at the property."
Once again it was a fantastic experience. Well stocked, immaculately clean, peaceful. Home away from home. Including the visit from the cats. The owner is lovely, very friendly and helpful. Just booked again for next year.
"Excellent cottage, very clean and every potential need provided for."
"You need a place to air damp towels in Summer months if the weather is not so good outside and they do not dry inside without a heated towel rail."
Thank you for your email which we discussed with the property owner. A clothes dryer is stored in the airing cupboard of Swallows Barn. We are sorry you did not find this during your visit! Property Owner
"Lovely cottage with lots of lovely extras."
Cream tea, water bottle in fridge, 2 lots of fresh flowers, toiletries, milk, tissues etc. Lovely owners as well. The garden was superb. So pretty, totally private and views to die for. Perfect location as well. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.
"Fantastic barn with eveything you need for your holiday including the brilliant ..."
Fantastic barn with eveything you need for your holiday including the brilliant hot tub, Frank the owner was very hospitable and helpful, cannot fault this property in any way
"My wife and I have been visiting Cornwall for over 50 years and Swallow Barn is without question the best self-catering facility that we have visited in all that time."
Our hosts went above and beyond what would normally be expected and we would not hesitate to recommend them. We definitely intend to go again.
"We loved Swallow Barn & the views were absolutely stunning."
Peaceful & relaxing surroundings. Beautiful & modern furniture complimented the charming barn. The owners were absolutely lovely, so very helpful & accommodating. We would definitely book Swallow Barn again & highly recommend it. We absolutely love Cornwall & staying at Swallow Barn completed our holiday. Thank you X
"The whole thing was wonderful thank you"
"Beautiful, well equipped, home from home."
All amenities, utensils and more thought of, catered and supplied. Bed very comfortable, kitchen fully equipped, lounge/dining area fully functioning. Our only negatives are..... 1. sofa very small for a 6ft hubby and me to share so a small corner sofa would work much better, 2. move the lounge dining area to a corner as in front of a working radiator with the cold weather was very uncomfortable. 3. Finally, two eating areas not needed so remove the tiny bistro in kitchen and put worktop/cupboard station for storing our own food. We sadly did not get to use the hot top, but it looked wonderful and the gardens are stunning. We would definitely rebook this beautiful holiday home again when we return to this area.
"Excellent accommodation with beautiful views."
Perfectly located to explore the delights of north Cornwall.
"We felt that there should have been a choice of either a king size bed or twin beds which could be put together to make one king size bed."
The headboard could be fixed to the wall to accommodate this, although we would have preferred a more solid one, as the bars were rather uncomfortable to lean back on. Not ideal for someone like myself who suffers back and leg trouble on a permanent basis. The bedside tables could have been bigger too. We felt that more crockery and cutlery would have been an asset too. To have the crockery available all the time, we would have had to run the dishwasher every night, which my husband was loath to do. The kitchen table was rather small too. Outside, I think the steps by the Hot Tub could have been more stable, perhaps fixed to the outside of the Hot Tub to make it easier for people to get in and out, which would benefit those with mobility difficulties (as already mentioned), but on the positive side, it was lovely using the Hot Tub to relax after a busy day. On the credit side, the owners Frank and Kay Chapman were very helpful, and grateful for the feedback given above. They were very good about it when we had to contact them quite late in the evening to advise of our arrival time.The cottage itself was in a very good location, once we got the hang of where to turn off from the A39 (St. Kew Highway) and we found it extremely easy to get to the places where the rest of our family were staying. We particularly liked the spacious bathroom and lounge. However, if we were to book Swallow Barn again, with all due respect, we would prefer to book directly with Frank Chapman, rather than go through Helpful Holidays. This is because we did not approve of the way the money was taken from our account and the extra Administration Fee etc that became payable to the agency. The E-Mails implied the money would be taken whether we liked it or not. We know Helpful Holidays meant well, but we did feel that the restrictions due to COVID-19 that were 'clapped' on us were a bit excessive. For instance, not allowing us to have visitors - the places the rest of the family were staying at, didn't have these restrictions, perhaps because they are independently run, but still taking the necessary precautions in relation to COVID-19. So we could visit them with no problem, but they were forbidden to visit us, which we felt was unfair, just because it would mean them going through the house to get to the garden. I understand that this was part of the Guidelines Helpful Holidays had issued to owners of properties under their management and consequently those staying at the properties. Of course, if we returned to Swallow Barn next year, it is likely that the visitor ban would no longer apply. These things caused a lot of worry and upset to me, considering that I am Autistic, and do not cope well with pressure or change to routine (as I have been forced to do, thanks to the mask Law, even though I am exempt.) When I spoke to a lady at the agency, they were very understanding of my circumstances and said there was no reason why people couldn't visit us. It was only because the garden is enclosed, hence visitors having to go through the house, that we were not allowed to have any visitors, but I didn't know that until I spoke to Kay Chapman and it was mentioned in an E-Mail from her husband.
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Swallow Barn. We have taken a look at the steps up to the hot tub and, although we have had no other guests mention the steps, which are secure, we have now fixed a bracket at the top connecting the steps to the hot tub. With regard to the beds, we do not advertise twin beds as being an option at the property. We are sorry that you felt there was not enough cutlery, we have not had any other guests mention of this before and so did not feel it was necessary to supply more. We encourage our guests to raise any concerns during their stay when the opportunity exists to deal with the matter. Again, we thank you for your feedback and were pleased to hear that you enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub during your stay. Property Owner
"Nothing the cottage was perfect and would not hesitate to return and tell our friends about Swallow barn"
"Very cosy and relaxing home from home."
The barn had everything we could’ve wanted in a stunning location. Had a lovely warm welcome from the owner and we could not have asked for anything more!
"Beautiful holiday home from home, spotlessly clean, wonderful views."
Lovely welcome and cream tea was delicious. The Japanese hot tub was fantastic, I would definitely recommend staying here.
"Our hosts were brilliant at having everything set up and ready for us and ..."
Our hosts were brilliant at having everything set up and ready for us and Swallow Barn had everything we could think of needing
"Found it very easy to book, website was accurate and would use this cottage again."
"Had the most enjoyable stay at Swallow Barn ."
Everything little thing thought of from the hosts Kay &Frank Chapman. Down to a lovely cream tea waiting for us when to we arrived and the hot tub was ready and waiting. Will definitely be visiting Swallow barn again in the future.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swallow Barn."
The property was absolutely beautiful and we felt very welcomed by the owners who were very accommodating throughout our stay. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and felt very relaxed after our week at Swallow Barn, would definitely return!
"Frank and Kay made us very welcome and were very informative, Swalow barn has everything you could want from fire lighters to shower caps,we had a great week here exploring the beaches and coastal paths with amazing views and wonderful friendly pubs to eat some great meals."
Frank and Kay have thought of everything at Swallow barn and recommend to anyone who want a peaceful break from the rat race.
"On our first visit to this property, two years ago it very much exceeded our expectations."
We are so used to the excellence of this holiday let that it always meets our expectations!!!!!!!
"Swallow Barn in Cornwall, was a hidden paradise."
Quiet, stunning views from the garden. A truly relaxing holiday.
"What a beautiful place to stay everything was perfect and so Cosy hot tub was lovely."
"We both loved the location and cottage itself."
Our only bit of feedback would be the listing states it has a hot tub. As hot tub owners personnally ourselves we expected an electric jet installed tub. The actual tub is a wood fired wooden construction Japanese style seated tub. If we had known this we would not have requested it. As with the style and weather at the time having to go out and start the fire to get the tub up to temperature was not appropriate in poor weather and too time consuming. I would suggest the listing is change to correctly list the tub as a “wood fired Japanese tub” not a “hot tub” which are two very different things.
"We had a really lovely stay, Frank was so very kind, my husband was unwell during our stay and Frank kept us very comfortable ."
We hope to return very soon for another week would very highly recommend swallow barn, it's beautiful O
"The cottage was amazing!"
Great secluded location but close to local shops and pubs. Facilities at the cottage were brilliant, clean and the hosts were very helpful and friendly over the course of our stay!
"Absolutely beautiful place, will definitely be returning!"
!! Only down point was we didn’t book longer!!!
"It's not often that we've stayed in a holiday let where each aspect of our accommodation has exceeded our expectation, however Swallow Barn certainly achieved this!"
From the initial friendly welcome, the scones, jam & clotted cream, through to the quality of all equipment in the cottage - all bases were covered and left us needing or wanting for nothing. The log fire and log fired hot tub were fantastic with a never ending supply of logs, firelighters and kindling. It's very obvious that a lot of care, planning and investment has gone into the cottage and this certainly pays off when you stay there. We both had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute we spent in the cottage, and would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who considering it.
"Sykes were really helpful."
The photos and description were very accurate which really helps when choosing property and location. The owners were delightful, friendly and helpful. A lovely property to stay in - absolutely idyllic location and a good base for seeing the north coast of Cornwall.
"Fantastic cottage in a great location and in beautiful condition owners Frank ..."
Fantastic cottage in a great location and in beautiful condition owners Frank and Kay where very helpful ,if we go back to that area of Cornwall we would definitely stay there again
"Nope everything was brilliant with a little help from Frank with the hot tub!"
"Beautiful cottage, lots of room for 2 people."
Fully equipped with everything you could need. Lovely private garden and super hot tub. The owner Frank was very friendly and informative. Fairly close to the A39 with petrol station a few minutes away. Would highly recommend to others.
"Couldn't be better !"
!! We have been lucky to find this beautiful place
"This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."
The owner was friendly and helpful and there was everything in the cottage you could possibly need. There was a lot of personal touches and attention to detail. We would definitely recommend this cottage.
"Absolute fabulous location host very welcoming accommodation beautiful and well ..."
Absolute fabulous location host very welcoming accommodation beautiful and well looked after enjoyed our holiday and will return
"This property is beautifully situated in the countryside overlooking a mixture of fields and woodland close to the A39 ,but without any road noise."
Nice private garden with hot tub and shady area for quiet relaxation. Good eating places within 10 mins . drive , and all of Cornwall available within an hours drive.
"Ideal location for exploring the area."
Lovely , clean accommodation. Owners very welcoming & friendly. Loved the garden!!
"This was a return visit to this property, which we found amazing before and this time was even better."
We cannot find fault with either the property or the welcome which were both first rate. We would return again except we have walked the SW coast path to far in either direction. We are looking next year for a 2 person dog free property in the Camborne area.
"This was a lovely cottage within a courtyard of buildings, it had everything you could want for a comfortable stay and although we had not booked the hot tub we were offered the use when we arrived."
It was situated just off the A39 making access to all parts of Cornwall very easy. There was a warm welcome with a cake and everything to make tea an coffee including a great coffee maker. What a lovely place to spend a week.
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- All ground floor
- One bedroom: a king size double
- Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC
- Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area.
- Central heating with wood burning stove
- Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for one car
- Enclosed garden with hot tub
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Note: No infants under 2 yrs old accepted
- Note: Hot tub available by prior arrangement directly with the owners (£60 extra, fuel provided)
This light, airy and very stylish semi-detached cottage, converted from a courtyard of handsome Victorian barns, sits quietly tucked away 2 miles from the little village of St Kew, and a short hop from the famous fishing village of Port Isaac.
This stylish cottage, perfect for couples, is all on one level and you can star gaze or drink in the countryside views from the privately positioned Japanese-style, wood-fired hot tub for two (available at extra charge, fuel provided) located in the back garden.
Relax in the big, light and airy sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area, filled with light from a large skylight in the lofty ceiling.
There's a well-equipped kitchen for preparing tasty meals for enjoyment indoors or alfresco in the neat back garden with that wonderful hot tub and a very swish awning.
One double bedroom with pretty views and a bathroom complete the interior accommodation, whilst outside is the lovely south-facing, shrub and flower-filled garden.
Enjoy a freshly-prepared meal in the good food pub in the local village or head for Port Isaac just a short drive away, where you'll find many splendid cafes and restaurants.
A good all-year-round place for couples to relax or to tour the area's many fine surfing beaches, harbours and hidden coves.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
- Port Isaac 4 miles
- Wadebridge 4 miles
- Bodmin 10 miles
Not far from Port Isaac, St Kew is a small village – the first recorded in Cornwall! - on the north Cornish coast. The village church dates from the fifteenth century and is home to some remarkable stained glass windows. Also in St Kew is a traditional village pub and a golf course, and there is a donkey sanctuary at St Kew Highway. The St Kew Inn also dates from the fifteenth century, and boasts a lovely open fire in winter and a pretty beer garden for sunshine drinks in the summer. There are some lovely walks in the countryside surrounding St Kew, including a circular route through the river valleys.
Note: No infants under 2 yrs old accepted.
Note: Hot tub available by prior arrangement directly with the owners (£60 extra for bookings made after 24th July 2023, £40 if made before, fuel provided)