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Higher Kernick Stable

(Ref. 959712)

Helland near Blisland, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful find."

    Our host provided a sumptuous cream tea for our arrival and weather gods provided perfect weather. Cottage very well situated to reach coast and inland attractions. Cottage of very high standard with a large enclosed garden which our lurcher loved. We especially appreciated the large walk in shower now we are older. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely property in beautiful countryside centrally located for travelling to explore both North and South Cornwall coasts."

    Great hosts who have thought of everything to provide clean and spacious accommodation. Wonderful warm just baked scones in cream tea welcome pack!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful accommodation, finished to a very high standard."

    Lovely extras, including the cream tea and the electric charging point for the car, which made our holiday even more special. Plenty of room for the dog who really enjoyed the enclosed garden. Great location to explore Cornwall, being so handy for the A30.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely property with really nice attentive owners who did everything to make our stay perfect."

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday home; perfectly located just off the A30 making it ideal for touring both North and south coasts."

    Excellent amenities with 3 great sized bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a lovely sun lounge for lazy mornings reading. Mary-Clare and Kim are friendly, attentive hosts - home made scones on arrival were an added bonus! Wonderful holiday cottage, can't wait to go again. 10/10

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was stunning and so spacious, clean and the garden perfect for my little dog, as it was completely enclosed."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful and I even got a bottle of wine and clotted cream scones on arrival. Would definitely go back again as central to all parts of Cornwall. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay the property is one of the best we have stayed in the ..."

    Beautiful place to stay the property is one of the best we have stayed in the people who own the house are extremely nice and helpful we will definitely go back some day and recommend it to our friends

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the only property we want to stay at when we visit Cornwall!"

    We love it here - the location, the well-equipped and spacious living areas, the garden, the friendly owners and are hoping and planning to return each year. We are so glad we found you! xx

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was the best we have ever stayed in."

    Beautiful surroundings and lovely bright accommodation. There was a nice cream tea waiting for us and a nice bottle of wine. The scones were made by the owner. They were delicious. If you need recommendations of places to eat and drink, just ask Marie Clare or her husband Kim (the owners). We would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful converted stable. We were sad to leave, but when we go back to Cornwall, we'll definitely be staying there again. I don't think you can top this place.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at this lovely property."

    It's the best holiday let we have ever stayed in. It was very spacious and the fenced off garden was perfect for our dog. We felt very comfortable and the owner's were very friendly and welcoming. We are already looking forward to our next stay here, hopefully next year.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property, has everything you could need whilst away from your own home comforts."

    Cosy and warm, exceptionally clean and tidy. Fabulous to find a holiday home of this quality prepared to trust a pet owner to treat it with respect it deserves. The owners are incredibly welcoming and friendly, we will return and holiday with them again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "The barn is extremely comfortable with lots of little extra touches, the hosts do their best to make your stay the best it can be."

    A great location, we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thanks so much for the welcome cream tea and the eggs, and especially the bottle of wine!"

    We had a great time

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation Superb location with both the North and South Cornish coasts within easy reach."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "The ' barn was exceptional I couldn't fault anything apart from we wanted to stay longer our hosts were very kind too with cream tea on arrival."


    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Barn is fully equipped and really is home from home."

    We loved everything about this cottage: from the helpful owners, it’s peaceful location down to the enclosed/secure garden a benefit for our dog - there’s just so much to list. Would definitely return when we return to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Sukhdev5.0Oct 2020

  • "A great holiday and a great holiday location"

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless, and our fabulous hosts provided us with warm homemade scones on arrival."

    We also enjoyed some fresh eggs from their chickens. The garden was secure, so perfectly safe for our dog to run around and the location worked well for us in terms of the day trips we had planned.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very Excellent Barn so beautiful ever."

    This owner was so friendly and kind. She gave us fresh hen eggs, fresh homemade scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam. My two birman cats love in patio area and so settled down in barn. Thanks for your kindness.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had fantastic two weeks holiday staying in higher kernick barn, Cornwall."

    I would definitely recommend staying here and we will definitely stay here again. The owners of the barn are very welcoming and have everything you would need to start your holiday off well. The facilities are excellent and clean. The barn is situated near Bodmin and is very close to towns and amazing beaches.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything was perfect, spotless cottage, amazing place, peaceful, dog and children friendly."

    Owners were very kind and made for us very warm welcome, making fresh scones. Would recommend it for every one. Location is great. You have got very close to many attractions such as St. Michael's Island or Tintagel Castle. We are planning to book it for next year.

    Reviewed by Magdalena5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time everything we needed and more having an Alexa was a great touch ."

    Cottage was spotless and very comfortable would certainly love to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by Hilda5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay, the owners are friendly and made us feel very welcome."

    The Stable has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable holiday we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "We enjoyed the outside space and the barn conversion was light and airy and very comfortable."

    Close proximity to the camel trail and near Bodmin and Wadebridge . The owners were very friendly and wanted us to have a good holiday. Hospitality included a very warm welcome from them and included a provisions pack including wine and home made cream tea. We have already booked to stay again early next summer

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a wonderful holiday at Higher Kernick Barn, a great base to explore Cornwall from."

    The cottage was spotless and the small touches like a cream tea on arrival and fresh eggs made it really special, would love to return!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Jul 2018

  • "The barn was very comfortable and had everything you could want."

    Home from Home! Kim and Mary- Clare had thought of little touches like having warm scones ready when we arrived as well as a few provisions. There was also a box of doggy things in case you forgot to bring. The garden was fully enclosed so we had peace of mind when letting our dog out. This was the ideal base for a really relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2018

  • "A brilliant holiday, as usual - this being our 4th visit."

    The hosts are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble to enable guests to enjoy their holiday.

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2018

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin, accessed via the spiral staircase
  • Downstairs alternative: 1 x king size double bedroom with en suite with walk in shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and additional sitting area off the entrance hall.
  • Underfloor heating ground floor, storage heaters first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky and DVD player
  • Amazon Echo, iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars on a gravel surface
  • Enclosed paved courtyard and enclosed grass paddock
  • One dog welcome
  • Electric car charging dock powered by solar panels - free for guest use
  • Sorry no smoking on site
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Sea less than 10 miles
  • Note: Max 4 Guest occupancy
  • Note: For larger groups, you are able to book 2 properties on site - Property IDs: 959712 (sleep 4) & 1058028 (sleep 2)

The property

Set amidst a beautiful countryside landscape, Higher Kernick Stable enjoys glorious almost wrap-around rural views near the village of Helland.

Within a short drive of fabulous beaches, hot-spot resorts and famed attractions, the area is a haven for walkers, with Bodmin Moor, the Camel Trail and the Saints Way on the doorstep. Access the peaceful Wenfordbridge section of The Camel Trail, just 3 minutes away, or hire bikes and pedal the 5.5 miles from Wadebridge to Padstow along this scenic level track with its stunning views of the Camel Estuary - a great adventure for ramblers and cyclists.

Wadebridge, on the River Camel is 8 miles away, perfect for a coffee and browse of the craft shops.The picturesque harbour in Padstow, 30 minutes away, is surrounded by galleries, celebrity chef eateries and traditional inns. Nearby Polzeath Beach is great for sandcastles and surfing whilst the iconic cove at Port Isaac is very picturesque.Explore the coastal paths to Rock and Daymer Bay or Boscastle and Tintagel, capturing the spectacular Atlantic Ocean seascape from the cliff tops. Visit Charlestown, only 25 minutes away.

See the delightful harbour and spot the views featured in the Poldark series. Fabulous Fowey on the Cornish Riviera is reached within a 30-minute drive.

The giant biodomes of flora and fauna at The Eden Project are nearby and the cathedral city of Truro is host to cinema, theatre and retail shops. Higher Kernick Stable is a stable block conversion adjacent to the owners' own home.

The accommodation is stylish and comfy, making an idyllic bolthole for couples and families seeking a countryside getaway.

The sitting area has comfy sofas and the kitchen is fully equipped, while the table in the dining area is perfect for gatherings. The addition of a beautifully furnished sun room provides alternative space for sitting and relaxing and the hallway with its patio doors leading on to the courtyard makes for a spacious entrance. The two upstairs bedrooms (with some restricted height) are restful.

Sit out on the little balcony accessed from the twin bedroom with an evening tipple or relax in the private courtyard – a suntrap and ideal for barbecues. The new downstairs bedroom with stylish en suite provides an alternative for those who wish to be on the ground floor. There are picnic benches in both the courtyard and the paved area adjoining the paddock and youngsters will love feeding the resident hens.

The property has solar panels, making it self-sufficient and the owners are pleased to offer a charging point for guests with electric cars. A complimentary Cornish cream tea awaits your arrival.


Higher Kernick Stable is a comfortable, well-appointed cottage, an idyllic bolthole for couples and families seeking a countryside getaway, a perfect location for an active or explorative holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bodmin 5.7 miles; Wadebridge 8.4 miles; Polzeath 13.2 miles; Tintagel 13.8 miles; Padstow 16 miles; Fowey 17.2 miles.

Situated under the western edge of granite-bound Bodmin Moor, the village of Blisland retains its age old character and is the only village in Cornwall to have a village green with trees. Around the green, cluster old houses and cottages, as well as the famous, award-winning Blisland Inn. The village is located less than three miles from the A30, and so provides an ideal central location for touring Cornwall. Nearby, Poley’s Bridge marks the beginning of the Camel Trail, a 17-mile long route, which follows a long disused old steam engine railway line to Padstow. The route is completely traffic-free and perfect for walkers and cyclists. You can even explore the trail on horseback and a purpose-built hide has been constructed between Wadebridge and Padstow, so even birdwatchers are catered for! Pull on your walking boots and explore Bodmin Moor, or venture to the coast with your buckets and spades and enjoy a day on one of the many beautiful beaches that stretch along Cornwall’s northern coastline. A fabulous part of the country for all!

Note: height restrictions in first floor bedrooms and steep spiral staircase.
Note: Please state your preference of double room to the owner 1 week prior to arrival.