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Ribby Barn

(Ref. 1037487)

Lerryn, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • welcome (18)
  • lovely (18)
  • barn (16)
  • ribby (11)
  • pack (10)
  • well (10)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again we had a very comfortable stay at Ribby Barn, this being our third time."

    On arrival a lovely welcome pack was awaiting us, which was much appreciated. The barn is in a beautiful spot and very tastefully thought out. The flowers were a lovely touch. Thanks to the owner for sorting out failed light bulbs. Hope to be back again.

    Reviewed by Lars5.0Mar 2024

  • "Overall a beautiful property and well fitted out,the welcome hamper was very ..."

    Overall a beautiful property and well fitted out,the welcome hamper was very good and useful, thought it could do with kitchen roll and a DVD player, took a box set to watch but could not, watched YouTube instead

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "As soon as we walked into Ribby Barn, we were blown away."

    Sometimes there are negatives when you first arrive at a holiday home, but this has no negatives whatsoever. Everything was perfect, from cleanliness, comfort and so peaceful. Kitchen fully equipped, all appliances easy to use. Lovely welcome pack left by the owners, which was a surprise. Beds super comfortable, main bathroom was superb, and beautifully decorated plus well finished. If you like remote, this is the place for you. The stars at night were like a canopy. Lovely garden, with a table and bench under the trees. Yes, it is up a track, with a no through road, but even with farms around you could not hear a thing. The walk down to the village took about 20 minutes, perhaps a little longer, uphill on the way back, but worth it. We could not praise the owners enough. This is a little gem. Lerryn itself is so so pretty, one shop and one pub. The car park is free, but gets busy, especially at the weekend. We spoke with the owner the day before arrival to sort the keys out etc, very friendly and informative. Love, love, loved it. THANK YOU.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Ribby Barn, we felt at home from the moment we arrived."

    We were very grateful for the extremely generous Welcome pack, all of which we enjoyed. The cottage provided everything we needed and was very comfortable. Its situation provides peace and quiet, nothing but birdsong to hear. We spent quite a lot of time down by the creek at Lerryn, enjoying a take-away coffee from little shop. Enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery and also visited Lanhydrock. Didn’t eat out anywhere in the evenings, preferring to cook ourselves and settle in front of the fire We would certainly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely barn in a peaceful location."

    Fantastic base to explore the area. We loved having the garden and enjoyed playing cricket in it, every evening. 15 minute walk to the Ship Inn through a lovely orchard. Couldn’t fault the accommodation, and lovely welcome basket on arrival. I’ve not used a cafetière for years but ordered one to be delivered for when we get home as we used theirs everyday… would highly recommend this property - we had a lovely holiday - thank you!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a really lovely property in a rural and pretty part of Cornwall - it makes an ideal base for exploring places like Fowey, Looe, Polperro and the Eden project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are an easy drive away."

    We travelled with two young children and the enclosed garden was ideal for them to safely run around in. The property itself felt spacious, the shower was good and the beds were comfortable. There was plenty of kitchen equipment as well as a supply of fresh scones, milk, tea and wine on arrival. Some additions that would have made it more family-friendly would have been the availability of stair gates and a high chair (the Skyes website said a high chair was available but this was not the case), but we managed to cope without. Our only regret was that we only booked one week rather than two!

    Reviewed by Anna4.4May 2022

  • "This was lovely little bolt hole…."

    A little of the beaten track but worth it! Facilities were lovely and beds were very comfortable! The owner was right - the air is different as we all slept like babies

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent, clean barn."

    We had a lovely stay. Loved the welcome goodies and the flowers. Beautiful surroundings. Cleaning products and sanitiser provided. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay. The kids loved the stepping stones at Lerryn. The Eden Project is a must as it's so close. Suggestions: (only minor) Up to date leaflets about things to do in the area and a welcome book would be local restaurants, nearest supermarkets, taxis, hospital, emergency doctor, etc... (I'm aware most people will have access to this on their phones but I'm old school!) Suggested walks to do with maps A small saucepan would have been useful Salt & Pepper Mills Garlic crusher and a few more utensils.

    Reviewed by Norma4.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely secluded cottage, with all home comforts and the best welcome pack ever."

    Second time for us and hopefully not the last.

    Reviewed by Lars5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Ribby Barn."

    If you want peace, quiet and a total recharge of batteries in a tranquil setting then this is the place for you. The property is well equipped, cosy, warm and one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in. We also had a lovely welcome basket left. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really lovely and well kept cosy barn with modern TV and electricals and everything you need."

    Really appreciated the festive decorations (very subtle) for celebrating Christmas at Ribby barn which made us fgeel very welcome and we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Samia5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely hideaway out in the middle of nowhere!"


    Reviewed by Lars5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was very good and lovely and warm and cosy, the kitchen could have ..."

    The cottage was very good and lovely and warm and cosy, the kitchen could have done with a bigger or second radiator as that was the only area that was cold but we just left the door open to the lounge' also there was no welcome book about the cottage but the owner was there and explained about the TV & Wifi etc there were a few essential things not in the inventory like bread bin, Pint glasses and normal glasses (there were plastic ones but not the same to drink from) and dishes to put in the microwave to warm food up no recycling facilities at the cottage so we ended up bringing it all back to do at home it said fuel was included in the rent for the fire but we only had about 4 logs , I am glad we took a bag of coal as we used that as well other wise a very nice cottage

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Robby Barn in a lovely part of Cornwall."

    The barn was comfortable and a good centre for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2021

  • "If you want peace and solitude this is the place for you."

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a brilliant week."

    The accommodation was lovely and in a secluded setting. You would need a car if staying at this cottage as it is quite tucked away from the nearest village. There were just a few kitchen utensils that I felt were missing but apart from that it was an amazing cottage and would recommend staying there. Hope to be back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2021

  • "We wanted to be away from the crowds and Robby Barn fitted the bill."

    The property was clean and homely with all the equipment and appliances you need. The garden is a nice place to sit and relax. There’s was a nice welcome pack of goodies that went down well and very much appreciated (Thank you Mike) Can highly recommend a stay at Ribby Barn Family of 4 with two teenage boys.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ribby Barn was just as expected."

    Great communication both with Sykes and owners. Met by owner on arrival and shown where everything was. Lovely welcome bowl of local tea, coffee,cream tea and wine. Walk down to village was about 15 minutes via pathway. It can be steep in places so if you have mobility problems would be easier to drive down. We booked for meals at The Ship Inn for meals which is advisable. The local store by river was lovely ,providing hot pasties,home made cakes etc. Wi-Fi worked well but due to location no phone signal. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful two weeks at Ribby Barn, the owners were very friendly and discreet but on hand if needed."

    We enjoyed the property and the garden a lot and would certainly consider a return visit. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage if you want peace and quiet, which we did."

    The welcome pack was amazing, just what you want after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant property, owners very helpful, welcome pack was very much appreciated, ..."

    Brilliant property, owners very helpful, welcome pack was very much appreciated, I personally think it has been the best property I have ever stayed in for self catering, thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2021

  • "The barn was lovely and clean and very well equipped."

    It is set in a beautiful and very quiet location and is surrounded by wildlife. The garden is very pretty where you can sit and relax. There are plenty of walks and the tiny village of Lerryn is a must. The owners of the barn were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat then I would highly recommend Ribby Barn.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "This place is absolutely amazing !"

    ! If you want peace and quiet this is the place to be. The barn has been converted to a very high standard maintaining character, warmth and very homely. We won't hesitate to book again next year we have already recommended to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2020

  • "Both cottage and owner were delightful."

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Oct 2020

  • "Excellent quiet location, just what we wanted for our break."

    Host very friendly and approachable. Amazing welcome pack found on arrival. The scenery around Ribby Barn was wonderful, I liked looking out of the barn door, half opened, to look into the woods opposite and having our own garden. Accommodation very clean, spacious and comfortable. Husband appreciated the large TV (now I have to get him one the same!) and adult son appreciated evenings with the WiFi. We will be going back at some stage.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2020

  • "Ribby barn is an amazing cottage and if you are thinking about booking, just do it!"

    ! The cottage is spacious with a wonderful relaxing garden. The welcome pack was much appreciated And very thoughtful. There are walks through the woods from the cottage with views over the countryside around Lerryn. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. 10 out of 10 experience, we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Katherine the host did everything to make us welcome. A lovely welcome pack when we arrived, plus she turned up later with a crab bucket, bucket and spade etc for our little grandson to use when we visited the beaches nearby. We found it a very good central location to visit lots of lovely towns and beaches nearby. All the beds and furnishings and equipment were top quality and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The barn conversion is a slice of heaven and left us wanting to stay for another week."

    We will definitely go back. The property was very spacious and well thought out. it had a heartwarming homely feel! it is set in a gorgeous woodland where you are in the midst of nature and that’s exactly what we wanted from our holiday! The kitchen and all other equipment was sparkling and brand new! the village of Lerryn with the gorgeous ship inn pub and a village store was five mins drive away next to a scenic river. I have travelled all over the UK for the past 20 years but this is the most comfortable and divine rural setting I have come across. We were welcome by the gorgeous owner Katie and she most kindly had some goodies already laid out for us in the kitchen! thank you once again

    Reviewed by Swati5.0Jul 2020

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Garden with lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check in 4PM
  • Note: Property is accessed by a single track country lane
  • A starter pack is provided for the open fire extra logs can be purchased locally

The property

Set within a stunning 50-acre country estate is this wonderful barn conversion, Ribby Barn, located in the quaint village of Lerryn, it surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens and woodland.

Perfect for a small family or group of friends, Ribby Barn has a reverse-level layout and features a traditional farmhouse style much like its neighbour Ribby Farmhouse.

The bedrooms rest on the ground floor and comprise of a master bedroom with a very grand four-poster king-size bed and en-suite bathroom featuring a large bath and a walk-in shower, as well as a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

Up on the first floor is the homely sitting room, with soft furnishings to relax on beneath the vaulted timber beam ceiling, and an open fire there to warm you.

A pretty kitchen/diner has all the appliances you need within the charming blue fitted kitchen with classic wooden floors and a dining table with bench seating.

Ribby Barn has its own private garden as well as having lovely view across the surrounding estate.

For a peaceful stay in Lerryn, enjoy the wonderful Ribby Barn.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 997658, together sleeping up to 12 guests.

Ribby Farm Cottages

Located within a breath-taking 50-acre country estate in the peaceful village of Lerryn are these two beautiful Cornish properties, Ribby Farm Cottages; Ribby Farmhouse is a traditional period farmhouse, while Ribby Barn is lovingly converted barn in-keeping with the classic country style of its neighbour. Each property features an ornate wood carved four-poster bed frame in the master bedroom, as well as hard wood floors, traditional fireplaces, exposed stone and striking timber beams. Feel immersed in your own corner of the world surrounded by luscious gardens with wild flowers, undulating slopes and woodland, with a private garden area for each property as well. The farmhouse has several reception rooms, including a kitchen/diner, a dining room and a sitting room, with antique style furnishings and a homely feel, it offers plenty of space for a group of eight. The barn presents a quirky reverse-level layout, with the two bedrooms resting on the ground floor, and the sitting room with its vaulted, beamed ceiling offering a lofty space to relax in, and a pretty kitchen/diner, both lying on the first floor. The village of Lerryn rests on the banks of the river and is a truly tranquil location, home to just one shop and one pub, it makes a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway with your loved ones. The coast is just over six miles away, here you can find idyllic beaches like Lantic Bay, a National Trust beach with white sands and clear waters on a fine day, Lansallos Bay and a little further along to Polperro Beach. Looe Beach, a 20 minute drive, sits directly in front of the old town, is sheltered by the famous Banjo Peer, is the perfect spot for families to enjoy a day at the beach with facilities such as toilets and cafes practically on the beach itself. The village of Polperro is a lovely fishing port well-worth visiting for its beach as well as its pretty harbour, and its also home to its own heritage museum, set up to tell of Polperro's fishing and smuggling history throughout the years. You are perfectly place for visiting many of Cornwall's best known attractions, including the famous Eden Project with its huge artificial biomes, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan with its many sculptures and wide range of botanical life. Visit the town of Fowey and book in with Fowey River Expeditions and enjoy a unique experience kayaking along the River Fowey for some excellent holiday memories. A perfect day out for all ages can be found at Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary which is home to meerkats, lemurs, and reptiles among other exotic animals, with up-close experiences available and a children's farm and tea rooms. Enjoy the traditional and classic beauty of Ribby Farm Cottages while you explore the hidden gem of Lerryn and east Cornwall.

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About the location


Lostwithiel 3 miles; Bodmin 10 miles.

For those seeking peace, tranquillity and the unspoilt splendour of Cornwall’s ‘softer’ southern coast there can be few finer spots than Lerryn. Sitting at the very point where the River Lerryn joins the highest tidal reach of a creek leading up from the Fowey estuary, the village has a timeless, natural beauty no matter the season. Footpaths meander through the woods and along the river bank while out on the water the small boats owned by local residents provide another means of travelling down stream to Fowey (3.5miles) for shopping or just something to do in wonderful surroundings. The village boasts an award winning pub/restaurant and has a small shop and post office. Nearby Lostwithiel is renowned also for its good restaurants and antique shops. The stunning Eden Project (8 miles), the Shipwreck Harbour at Charlestown, the lovely fishing village and harbour of Mevagissey, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the stately home and gardens at Lanhydrock (NT) can all be reached in under half an hour while Padstow and the rolling surf of the north coast are just over 20 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter