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Brocks Barn

Sweetshouse near Lostwithiel, Cornwall (Ref. 2267)



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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
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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95 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely, much needed break."

    Thank you so much for the use of the cottage. Shame about the weather, but this was a beautiful cottage and very peaceful. Michelle and husband made us feel very welcome and the basket of groceries on arrival was much appreciated. Just a suggestion - it would be good to have a small coffee table.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, clean and tidy and set in an excellent location with some fantastic walks right on the doorstep."

    The hosts were lovely and very knowledgeable.

    Reviewed by VickySep 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable & attractive property tucked away in peaceful countryside."

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2021

  • "The owners were really welcoming and were obviously keen to make our stay as comfortable as possible."

    We highly recommend Brocks Barn for a quiet and relaxing holiday accommodation. It’s in a great location for travelling out to all parts of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by ToniJul 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay, quiet but not too remote ideal base if you are wanting to explore ."

    Owners very welcoming . Cottage was exactly as advertised very clean and comfortable would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet spot with an abundance of bird life to enjoy as the owner keeps feeders stocked up."

    Very relaxing

    Reviewed by SJun 2021

  • "A perfect country hide-away."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lovely to watch the birds and enjoy the sunshine on the terrace. Would definitely recommend for a peaceful and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Brock Barn was a lovely place to stay!"

    well situated to have lovely days out! A home from home! would definitely return!

    Reviewed by JoyDec 2020

  • "We were a little disappointed to find there was no garden, there was a patio area but sadly it was in the shade after 11."

    30 am. The cottage was situated in a very narrow lane, luckily during the whole week we didn’t meet a vehicle coming the other way except on the day of arrival when we met the school bus and a tractor!

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you were disappointed about the garden, the proeprty does not advertise a garden there is a patio area only. The property is situated in a rural hamlet where all the local roads the same. Hope this did not impact on your stay. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColleenSep 2020

  • "We’ve just returned from a week at Brocks Barn and will definitely be returning."

    The barn was nicely decorated, clean and had everything you could think of, including a lovely welcome hamper on arrival. It was warm, welcoming and in a lovely quiet location. The hosts were really helpful and we very much enjoyed our stay. Although you are away from everything the location is great because most places of interest are only a short drive away. Definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by NicoleAug 2020

  • "Perfect location, combining the right amount of isolation and accessibility."

    Easy access to Eden project, Lost Gardens of Helligan, Padstow, Restormel Castle, Lanhydrock, Polperro, Looe Lovely owner who was very helpful. Nice to have had a welcome pack, which was much appreciated. Wonderful views of open countryside from the cottage. We would certainly stay here again when we next holiday in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by PanikosAug 2020

  • "Quiet and comfortable with an entertaining group of birds and squirrels on the bird feeder outside the window."

    A perfect bolt hole to visit family and friends post-lockdown

    Reviewed by CatrinJul 2020

  • "A delightful property and it was a pleasure to come 'home' to Brock's Barn after a day exploring Cornwall."

    Centrally placed for visiting areas of interest. Good eateries a short drive away.

    Reviewed by AlexanderDec 2019

  • "Michelle the owner was lovely and made it clear if any issues to give her a shout."

    The cottage was spotless and very comfortable. Great base for exploring.

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2019

  • "It was very peaceful, comfortable and a joy to come back in the evenings."

    We ended up calling it home. Couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in a great location."

    A warm welcome from our hosts and wonderfully entertaining wildlife.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and very peaceful; Michelle was extremely kind and helpful."

    Would highly recommend Brocks Barn.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2019

  • "This property that we rented was absolutely amazing and the host was fantastic from start to finish."

    Reviewed by AaronOct 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy and warm."

    The owners helpful and welcoming. It was an ideal hideaway, yet provided easy access to all areas of interest from Stately Homes, to coast, to pretty harbours and wonderful Gardens. An excellent position for touring this area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by CeliaSep 2018

  • "Brock's Barn is a haven of tranquility."

    Off main roads, tucked away and surrounded by countryside. It's extremely quiet, wildlife is about all you hear. A traditional barn with exposed beams, the facilities are comfortable and more than adequate. We visited in February, and have been cosy and warm. I can recommend this as a beautiful cosy quiet cottage to base a holiday, we travelled as far as Porthleven on the south coast, which was an hour away.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2018

  • "This really was a fantastic few days away for our 25th anniversary."

    the lady made us feel really welcome nothing was to much trouble only wish we could have had longer highly recommend this property & will hopefully going again in the near future thank you so much kind regards Mr & Mrs goodger

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2017

  • "We had a good break at the barn in July 2017."

    Michelle the owner was lovely and very accomodating. Nice clean accomodation and a washing machine as well, which was useful.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2017

  • "Property owners were a very nice family who went out of their way to make you feel at home"

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Spotless and tasteful,Lovely owner, all perfect for a break, we will be going back"

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2017

  • "Lovely well-equipped modern cottage."

    No wi-fi available, but phone signal and 4G good.

    Reviewed by BethSep 2016

  • "Great family who own this place will come back here for sure!"

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2016

  • "Our first stay in a Sykes Cottage and we were not disappointed."

    We'll be staying in cottages wherever possible now instead of going to hotels. Our host was very welcoming. Brocks Barn was in beautiful surroundings with several popular destinations nearby.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2016

  • "Brocks Barn is in an excellent location for any journey within Cornwall, as it is so central."

    The Barn was well equipped and it was very peaceful at all times. The owner was the perfect on-site hostess, available but never obtrusive.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2015

  • "A nice friendly greeting from the owners and it was a nice, relaxing place for a holiday away from it all."

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2015

  • "A lovely quiet location, with wondrous wildlife and birds."

    All facilities were top notch.

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2015

  • "An excellent property to stay in, nice and warm for winter."

    Each time we saw the owner she asked us if everything was ok. The views were lovely and we enjoyed the birds feeding outside and the wildlife, pheasants, squirrels and chickens. Centrally placed for a less commercialised Cornwall. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2014

  • "This was a lovely property and the hosts were very helpful."

    I would certainly recommend this property to others. It's in a great location.

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2014

  • "Brocks barn was lovely it was as good as pictured on your site and we had an enjoyable break."

    I would highly recommend it to anybody.

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2014

  • "The owner was very welcoming, very friendly and informative."

    The cottage was well positioned for visiting a lot of appealing places. Altogether a very good holiday, certainly inspired to return.

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2014

  • "Loved the cottage, ideal property great conversion."

    Welcoming owner and chickens!

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2014

  • "This cottage is in a quiet location and is comfortable, clean and spacious enough for 3 people."

    The family are very welcoming and very helpful with things for you to see and do. Would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2014

  • "The location of the property was central and a perfect base to explore Cornwall."

    It was also very peaceful with great views and plenty of wildlife. The barn has been beautifully converted into a perfect holiday home and was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Brocks Barn.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2014

  • "We enjoyed our week at Brocks Barn."

    No complaints at all. Everything was clean and we were very comfortable. Just as we expected. Would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2014

  • "We wanted a quiet location to relax and unwind, and Brocks Barn proved to be exactly what we wanted."

    The cottage is comfortable, spotlessly clean, and the welcome from the owners lovely. The wildlife, especially the birds were amazing, and we would come again just to see them. The welcome hamper when we arrived was very impressive, we especially appreciated the local produce in it, and the owners were on hand to happily advise on local attractions. This is the best cottage we have ever rented, and we certainly plan to return as soon as possible!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2014

  • "Felt like home, very friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by EpaminondasApr 2014

  • "Lovely house."

    Absolutely clean and perfect condition. Owners very warm and very nice people. Good location. We are more than happy. 100% recommended.

    Reviewed by MariaDec 2013

  • "Lovely location."

    The owners very friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by DoreenOct 2013

  • "Lovely welcome, cottage easy to live in, nice kitchen with good fridge and a separate utility room and washing machine."

    Great location to explore Cornwall. On colder days the electric fire was great. Loved watching the birds on the feeders outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2013

  • "An absolutely perfect home for holidays."

    Good place for visiting Cornwall.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2013

  • "A lovely barn conversion very comfortable and cosy, every need was taken care of."

    Would highly recommend this delightful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2013

  • "The cottage was charming, exceptionally clean and well equipped."

    Very pleasant landlady provided lovely welcome hamper.

    Reviewed by EwanJul 2013

  • "The location of the property was quiet with countryside and wild life abounding, but still within easy access of many attractions."

    The owners were most welcoming, without being intrusive and their gift of a substantial welcome pack made for a lovely beginning to the holiday. The owners had obviously thought of all the possible details and needs of occupiers and the conversion had been carried out to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2013

  • "The barn was perfect for our little family."

    It was VERY clean and well presented. The location was excellent and allowed us to travel to all the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by LucyJun 2013

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Owner was a lovely person to deal with, much thought went into our arrival and stay! Thanks for a great week!

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2012

  • "It was in a lovely position, watching the birds was great, the owners kindly replenished bird food daily which was needed and much appreciated."

    Lovely quiet spot. Ideal holiday location. Lovely people too.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2012

  • "Brocks Barn is a real 'gem' and in an ideal location for exploring Cornwall and Devon."

    The accommodation is all you could wish for and the thoughtful touches provided by the owners were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2012

  • "It was good accommodation."

    Many hours were spent watching the birds on the feeding station. The owner was so welcoming and left lots of provisions and toiletries.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2012

  • "Comfortable, relaxing holiday, in a beautiful setting within easy reach of a variety of locations and activities."

    Reviewed by ShaunAug 2012

  • "It was peaceful but within reach of lots of amenities."

    Reviewed by GeoffAug 2012

  • "A beautiful clean cottage with lovely hosts!"

    Quiet and lots of lovely birds, squirrels and pheasants to see.

    Reviewed by RaphaelJul 2012

  • "We had a very lovely welcome and the house is so beautiful - it was great!"

    Reviewed by GregorJul 2012

  • "I was made to feel welcome and my privacy was respected."

    The cottage was very comfortable, compact and yet plenty of space. It was a good location for exploring the area as I had not been there before.

    Reviewed by GlynisJun 2012

  • "This property is ideal for a quiet break, near most attractions."

    The accommodation is very good, comfortable and clean. We highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2012

  • "Very handy for a number of towns and the coast, but it was in the country so was nice and quiet."

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2012

  • "Lovely little cottage with friendly owners."

    They provided us with a great little hideaway.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2012

  • "Peace and quite, and the view from the cottage was lovely."

    An ideal cottage for seeing local places of interest. The welcome pack was an added bonus and a very warm welcome. We will book again!

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2012

  • "Brocks Barn was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    It was central to so many attractions. Another superb Sykes cottage!

    Reviewed by TeifrynOct 2011

  • "A well designed conversion in a good position for visiting all parts of Cornwall with excellent hosts."

    The location was very quiet and the birds were interesting and entertaining to watch. The large bed was very comfortable and the bedding was just right for the hot weather.

    Mrs MorelandSep 2011

  • "The warm welcome we received from the owners and family."

    The fact that they were there if needed but felt like you were alone. Overall a great place.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2011

  • "The accommodation was perfect, everything you could want was there."

    The owner was very helpful and really nice. We enjoyed looking at all the wild life and the lovely cats. We were also very lucky with the weather, which made our stay perfect.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2011

  • "Brocks Barn is an ideal location for visiting all areas of Cornwall."

    It was peaceful and a good variety of wild birds could be seen feeding just outside the french doors.

    Reviewed by MavisJul 2011

  • "Superb welcome pack and very friendly welcome."

    Light, airy, spacious accommodation with lovely view and ideally situated for visits within a 30 mile radius.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2011

  • "Surprised by the excellent standard and comfort of the property and the friendliness of the owner."

    Made very welcome.

    Reviewed by DebbieNov 2010

  • "The cottage was a perfect getaway, where you felt at home."

    It was beautiful, clean and well maintained. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and wanted to ensure you had everything to make your stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2010

  • "Beautiful cottage - very high standard of decor and furnishings."

    Lovely location for North and South coast of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2010

  • "We loved the situation of Brocks Barn."

    We were met and made very welcome by the owner. Brocks Barn is very central for places to visit - the birds were incredible. Just a lovely atmosphere.

    Mr FloydSep 2010

  • "The owner kindly provided a lovely 'welcome pack' of groceries."

    We also appreciated being "entertained" by the birds on the bird feeders! The location was very convenient for key sites.

    Reviewed by Peter & YvonneJun 2010

  • "Extremely helpful and co-operative landlady."

    Reviewed by JanOct 2009

  • "The countryside setting, wildlife, domestic and farm animals."

    The privacy. The close location to the coast. The warm welcome and the welcome groceries.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2009

  • "Beautifully presented barn with excellent facilities, a perfect base for our holiday with easy access to all major Cornish attractions and beyond."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival and very helpful owners. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by LynSep 2009

  • "People in Cornwall were always friendly and helpful, especially our property owner who gave us a very warm welcome."

    Landscape and sights were beautiful and gorgeous.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2009

  • "This was an outstanding property in a beautiful area."

    The property is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The owner was very hospitable and helpful. It was easy to reach the tourist attractions of north Cornwall.

    Mrs AmosAug 2009

  • "The friendliness of the owners of the property."

    The location was excellent. We were in a good location to access areas of attraction and villages.

    Mr RivettJul 2009

  • "Owners are very kind people."

    They provided us with essential food on our arrival plus wine...

    Reviewed by SianJul 2009

  • "The area, the barn, the owner, the landscape, the beaches and nice English people!"

    Reviewed by ClaudiaJun 2009

  • "The Owners of Brocks Barn made us feel very welcome on arrival."

    Their welcome pack was also a very nice addition. The nearby wildlife was also a big plus.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2009

  • "The bird feeding station outside the lounge and bedroom window attracted many varieties and gives great pleasure."

    Reviewed by JillApr 2009

  • "We went with a view to playing golf and managed to play 5 times."

    Lostwithiel & Lanhydrock golf courses were within 10 minutes drive whilst there were 3 courses in and around St Austell all within 30 minutes drive. The weather was excellent which made the holiday. The accommodation really was 5 Star. The cottage is situated in a quiet lane with fantastic views over the Cornwall countryside.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2009

  • "The property was of an excellent standard and everything you could possibly need is provided."

    Location was ideal, situated in a quiet spot with lovely views across the fields, but also within easy reach of lots of the main attractions in this area. All in all an excellent place to spend a few days, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by NicholasFeb 2009

  • "Loved it, great location and immaculate cottage."

    Reviewed by RosemaryFeb 2009

  • "The whole weekend break was fantastic because of the atmosphere, location and first class accommodation."

    There was not one thing which we didn't like...... except that we didn't like going home after the short weekend break!

    Ms CaunterJan 2009

  • "This cottage is breathtaking!"

    We received a very warm welcome and a package with some nice goodies. We definitely recommend this place if you are looking for some peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful areas in Britain.

    Reviewed by OliverDec 2008

  • "We thought the Barn was stylishly converted and well located in a lovely part of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2008

  • "Very warm welcome and all round possibly the best place stayed in so far - couldn't really fault it at all."

    Very quietly located but within easy distance of all the places we wished to visit - Eden Project etc. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2008

  • "Perfectly-formed barn conversion."

    We all had a wonderful time and would be happy to recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2008

  • "The Barn was of an excellent quality."

    The location was an excellent base in which to tour the area with magnificent views from the lounge.We could not have wished for a better cottage.

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2008

  • "Excellent accomodation and location."

    Excellent welcome from the owners and a lovely gesture of a welcome tray. Would most definitely recommend and return to the cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2008

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at Brock Barns very much."

    This is the ideal accommodation to make differtent trips to explore Cornwall. Brock Barns is a very nice and quiet cottage based in wonderful nature.

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2008

  • "We had a great place to stay, lovely weather and lots of brilliant leisure/sight seeing activities to do."

    The cottage was in a great location with good local amenities. I have used Sykes cottages before and would have no hesitation to use them again as they provide a high standard of accommodation.

    Reviewed by TriciaMay 2008

  • "Lots of thoughtful touches on arrival from the friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2007

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The property

Lostwithiel 2 miles.

A delightful barn conversion, ideally located in a peaceful courtyard close to the owner's home in the tiny hamlet of Sweetshouse, 7 miles from Bodmin and 8 miles from Fowey.

Built from local stone and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cosy cottage is tastefully equipped and features a light and airy, open plan living area boasting striking views over rolling pastures toward Bodmin Moor in the distance.

Lostwithiel attracts antique hunters from far and wide, whilst offering a good choice of shops, pubs and superb restaurants.

Enjoy a picturesque stroll to the magnificent Lanhydrock house and gardens or a 5 minute walk to Red Moor Memorial Nature Reserve, or take a short drive to the fascinating Eden Project.

Alternatively, discover the spectacular surf and sparkling beaches that line the stunning North Cornwall coastline.

With the bustling harbour town of Penzance and the rugged tors of Dartmoor within easy reach, this charming cottage is perfectly placed for exploring all that this fabulous area has to offer.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with cast iron log burner-style electric stove
  • Utility room.
  • Electric heating with cast iron log burner-style electric stove in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD player, Wifi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Welcome pack of groceries provided.

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About the location


Bodmin 5.5 miles; Fowey 7 miles.

A delightfully peaceful country town, nestling in the Fowey river valley amid the woods and fields that characterise the area. Renowned as a centre for the antiques trade, there are several shops and dealers in the town, as well as a fine collection of country pubs, restaurants and a thriving farmer’s market. Lanhydrock House (NT) and gardens is just 3 miles away, while the fabulous Boconnoc House, Eden Project, shipwreck museum and tall ships harbour at Charlestown, and the picturesque fishing villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and Padstow, with the famous Rick Stein restaurants, are all within easy driving distance. The tumbling Atlantic surf, long sandy beaches and dramatic coastline of the north coast, including at the renowned Newquay, make for great days out and there is also chance to enjoy river canoeing, biking, hiking and leisurely walks in this lovely area. The friendly locals also have ongoing activities, such as the raft race, the famous tug of war, Carnival week and seagull outboard motor races. The river Fowey runs from the town on its 8 mile journey through the fields and wooded valleys to the gentler southern coast, a natural paradise for those who love the sea. Centrally placed, with much to do and see in the immediate area, Lostwithiel is the perfect choice for those seeking a break away from the hectic pace of the tourist resorts.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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