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The Barn

(Ref. 959126)

Gunwalloe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (13)
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  • pub (11)
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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent. Clean."

    beautiful views including kestrels, gulls diving into the sea. Kind welcome pack and text to see if we were comfortable. Everything you need is there. Really comfy bed. Nice enclosed garden. Great walks. Some draughts could do with a bit of of the best we've stayed at. Andy and Candy

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Dec 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at the Barn many times & have loved it every time!"

    We’ve already booked up for next year. The only thing that it’s lacking is a slightly larger freezer rather than an ice box in the fridge, as I like to buy fresh fish & produce to take home with me, otherwise absolutely perfect!!

    Reviewed by Vince4.7Sep 2023

  • "On entering The Barn, my wife could smell that it had been cleaned well."

    This set her in a good frame of mind, knowing that such care had been taken to prepare the property for the next guests. (We have had bad experiences in the past - not with Sykes though!) The Barn is a delightful holiday cottage - the living room being on the first floor gives an impressive view of the Cornish Coast and the sea. The rooms were clean and the bed very comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to book the Barn again for another Cornwall trip in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We could not fault the cleanliness, or the coziness and comfort at The Barn…."

    it was always warm and inviting after wild and windy beach walks. Only one complaint that I can think of was the small fridge…. this could do with being bigger for a family stay.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful stay to relax and regroup which it allowed for in plenty."

    A lovely Christmassy welcome of mince pies and cream was waiting together with fresh flowers on the kitchen table. Great walks from the barn and the fantastic pub 50 yards (sorry - 48 metres) away was perfect.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Barn in November."

    The house was spotless, warm and comfortable, the kitchen was large and well equipped and the view from the sitting room window was absolutely stunning. We sat watching the changing weather over the sea for hours. Helga was on hand by phone if we needed anything and made us feel most welcome. The pub was very dog (and human) friendly and served delicious food. Gunwalloe is so peaceful and we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Una5.0Nov 2022

  • "The storage heater in the lounge didn’t appear to be working correctly and the fan heater in bathroom went on and just turned off ."

    Would have liked to see couple of teabags and milk left for arrival after long journey rather than a pack of biscuits nice but needed a cuppa more . Other than that we loved it . Thank you

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.4Oct 2022

  • "As always spotlessly clean and comfortable property"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice two weeks at The Barn."

    Our second holiday here. Love the new bed, sofa TV and Wifi ! The kitchen is bright and well equipped and the upstairs living room has a large window with a fantastic view out to sea which we never tired of looking at. Gunwalloe is quiet and peaceful hamlet with only a pub serving great food, no other shops. The owner is helpful and responsive should you have any queries.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Barn was everything we could want, it was very pleasant to live in,clean and comfortable with every facility we could want."

    It is in a lovely location with great views from the windows and good walks to Mullion or Porthleven, ideal for our dog. It is probably the best cottage we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot.

    Reviewed by Carroll5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have been coming to the Barn for several years now so it is like “coming home” when we arrive we relax the minute we see that fantastic view of the sea."

    The facilities are everything you need for your stay and the owners make everything as comfortable as possible. It is situated with fantastic coastal walks on the doorstep, very dog friendly with a safe secure garden which is well maintained. We will hopefully continue to come back every year.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Apr 2022

  • "An amazing place to stay and outstanding view of the sea."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion with amazing sea views always warm and super clean."

    Added bonus of excellent pub a short walk away where they cook wonderful fish

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved staying at the barn."

    The view was amazing, we saw dolphins and seals from the window. Cosy and quiet, dog friendly with the fishing cove a 2 min walk away. Local pub is also fantastic. We will be back! Thanks

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Third visit to the Barn so knew exactly what to expect."

    Out of season, quiet andva perfect week away to unwind. The view from upstairs is superb and lucky to witness some lovely sunsets. No issues whatsoever and garden just right for our Border Collie. Will certainly return if price out of season remains reasonable. Halzephron Inn just down the road is welcoming and very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Nov 2021

  • "We had an amazing week staying at The Barn, the location is perfect, with views out over the sea, and lovely beach a few minutes walk away."

    Although we had reservations about the storage heating, the Barn was cozy all week. Addition of Wi-Fi was also a welcome bonus. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Oct 2021

  • "The Barn is a fantastic cottage."

    The views from the patio and especially upstairs make it tempting not to leave to go anywhere, but there are lovely cliff walks directly from the cottage in both direction and many others within easy reach. No complaints about the facilities, these are excellent and they even provided maps and a daysack and buckets and spades etc for the beach.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and location ."

    Especially perfect if you have a dog with all the surrounding coastline walks. Lovely nearby pub that serves great food .

    Reviewed by Joss5.0May 2021

  • "It is an amazing setting and an amazing place to stay."

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2020

  • "Incredible views and exceedingly well equipped."

    Lots of little touches including cream team and flowers on arrival. Wide selection of books, games and DVDs for when the weather was not so good. Rucksack for walking was a thoughtful and unexpected inclusion as were the bbq and outdoor games in the garage. Location must be one of the best on the Lizard. TV could possibly do with updating and kingsize bed would be a positive addition.

    Dear Mr Forgan, thank you very much for feedback. The owner followed your suggestion and upgraded the bedroom with a king size bed and installed a new TV. We are glad you enjoyed The Barn and we hope you will visit again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2019

  • "The property is lovely and has been improved significantly over the last few years."

    We have stayed here many times both in summer and winter and always enjoy the views and location. Maybe time for a new bed in the main bedroom and some new pillows. Highly recommend The barn.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay with well kitted out kitchen and beautiful views from patio and from living room."

    Linen and towels provided were good quality. The welcome tray of a Cornish cream tea was very nice. We did find the lack of sufficient hot water for a full bath in the evening rather frustrating and old fashioned as we’re used to as much hot water as we want whenever we need it at home. We also found the bed rather small as we’re used to king size, but this might not bother other people. The lounge was very comfy and the huge window with chairs provided views of the coast, the sunsets, swooping birds, ships moored out to sea and the helicopters from the local base practising - great entertainment!

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2019

  • "The view from the lounge window is outstanding."

    Pub with excellent across the road. Lots of lovely walks from the Barn and don't need to use the car.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "We have stayed at The Barn for the last three years so that proves how much we love going there and so dog friendly."

    Only one comment the sofa has seen better days and it is uncomfortable to sit on especially one side, I do think now that the weekly rent is now very high that the furniture should be upgraded to match the cost people are having to pay. I will always continue to book the Barn as we know the area so well.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful place very clean."

    fantastic views, met the caretaker lady very pleasant lady perfect weekend break with my dg lovely garden easy access and ample parking and peaceful short walk to the beach and great pub meters away with great food

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Really nice best cottage we've been in going back again"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Love staying at the Barn and out of season it is quiet and peaceful."

    Nice garden for our dog and beach is only five minutes walk. Great pub on your doorstep and what isn't there to like!

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Nov 2018

  • "The Barn is very comfortable and in a magnificent position making the most of the upstairs sitting room with fantastic views across fields to the sea and within a few minutes walk to the lovely beach."

    It is a good central location for visiting the Lizard and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2018

  • "The location of the property was exactly what we look for in terms of views and easy access to pub"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is extremely clean, tidy and homely and there is a pub serving food just across the road."

    The sea views from the living room are amazing. The Barn deserves more than a 3 star listing as apart from not having WiFi, which we were aware of, it’s perfect in every way. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7May 2018

  • "#lovecornwalllovelife"

    Reviewed by Vince4.4Mar 2018

  • "Wifi would be good but plenty of things are provided for hirers comfort and convenience."

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2017

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  • Two Storey property with sea views. Ground floor - Kitchen/Dining Area and Twin Bedroom First floor - Master Bedroom with a king size bed, Family Bathroom with a bath/shower and Living Room.
  • Night Storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV, Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Sea views
  • Cot and Stairgate available
  • One well behaved pet welcome - £15.00 per week
  • No smoking
  • Pub within 100 metres
  • WI-FI included

The property

With uninterrupted, extensive sea views across the countryside, this tasteful barn conversion is found in the small village of Gunwalloe, just a few metres walk from the award winning Halzephron Inn.

Church Cove is less than two miles away and the coast path can be joined from Fishing Cove (dog friendly) within a five minute stroll to venture either to The Lizard in one direction or Porthleven in the other.

The Barn offers comfortable reverse level accommodation with the sitting room on the first floor to appreciate the spectacular coastline.

The kitchen/dining room is on the ground floor - handy for the eating outside on the south-west facing garden and patio.There are two bedrooms, the twin bedroom is also on the ground floor and the king size bedroom is on the first floor, as is the family bathroom with bath and shower over and WC.

Church Cove is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the beach has a tiny church and bell tower which sits below the cliffs.

Sheltered and sandy, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is popular with families who like to swim and surf.

Mullion golf Club sits on the cliff tops and command stunning views across Mounts Bay.

You can also discover the stunning beach at Kynance Cove or visit Praa Sands, where surf gear can be hired and lessons booked.

Within a half hour drive, the mighty St Michaels Mount with fortress is well worth a visit.

Tide permitting, walk the cobbled causeway on the low tide or venture by ferry on a high tide.

A holiday at the Barn would certainly be relaxing at any time of the year and if you like beaches, walking or simply enjoying the glorious sea views, you won't want to leave in a hurry.

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About the location


Helston 5 miles; Mullion 7 miles.

Gunwalloe village is situated amongst the sand dunes and cliffs on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula with three beaches, a large stretch of sand reaching as far as Porthleven, Dollar and Church Cove and a popular pub, The Halzephron Inn, offering tables outside with views right across Mount’s Bay. Gunwalloe is near to Mullion which is a large village on the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly tip of mainland Britain. The village is home to a selection of popular restaurants, shops and pubs, Mullion Meadows Chocolate Factory and coffee shop, as well as Mullion Cove, a pretty working harbour. Helston is a pleasant, busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the fascinating Helston Folk Museum and the very popular Flambards theme park. Also within half an hours drive are Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance. The Helford River, with boat hire, sub-tropical gardens and two fabulous pubs is also just a 15 minute drive. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Gunwalloe is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family