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Higher Kernick Barn

Bodmin, Cornwall (Ref. 959712)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "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 EmmaOct 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 AdeleSep 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 GaryJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by PeterJun 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 SharonJun 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 SukhdevOct 2020

  • "A great holiday and a great holiday location"

    Reviewed by IvanSep 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 JoJul 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 HelenAug 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 HayleyJul 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 MagdalenaJul 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 HildaJun 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 JulieJun 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 KevinSep 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 LindsayJul 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 PaulineJun 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 RMay 2018

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This property is part of the Cornish & Devonshire Cottage Holidays collection.
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The property

Set amidst a beautiful countryside landscape, Higher Kernick Barn 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 Barn 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 Barn 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.


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

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About the location


Lostwithiel 6 miles; St. Austell 13 miles; Padstow 16 miles; Newquay 21 miles.

Bodmin, the one-time County Town of Cornwall with its narrow streets, shops and pubs, is perfectly placed for exploring all that this fabulous holiday area has to offer. The outstanding surf, rugged cliffs and hidden coves of the north coast beaches and the quieter sands and river estuaries of the south coast are both 15 miles away while on the edge of town is the fascinating museum and haunting presence of the old Bodmin Jail. The popular Camel Trail for cyclists and walkers also winds its way through the town on its journey to the sea at Padstow. Close by are the open spaces and wind swept grandeur of Bodmin Moor while the incomparable Eden Project (11 miles), Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum (30 miles) and the beautiful harbour town of Padstow with its famous pubs and restaurants (16 miles) make for great days out. Also within easy reach and ideal for a fun-filled day out, guests can visit Lanhydrock House, the small town of Fowey and Charlestown with its Tall Ships, The Eden Project and Lostwithiel. There is a good choice of country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Region Information

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.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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