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Long House, Boskensoe Barns

Mawnan Smith, Cornwall (Ref. 966636)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Quality accommodation."

    Probably the best in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    We were greeted with an amazing basket of treats which we grazed on all week. The unit was clean and everything was extremely well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed. Location was perfect... a country stay, yet still close to many places. We were traveling with our 83 year old mother and the bathroom and single level accommodations were great for her...only 1 step inside! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Mary SusanMay 2022

  • "Long House had everything you could possibly need for a holiday treat."

    A welcoming basket of Cornish goodies, bath robes as well as fluffy towels, comfy seating and beds and a welcome from Bridget which assured if anything else was needed she was there. The location is beautiful, so many places to visit within easy access. Although on a working farm was never disturbed by any noise just the distance mooing at milking time which was delightful.

    Reviewed by JoyApr 2022

  • "Everything was great really - we will def book again."

    Only change feedback is for better recycling facilities - looks like we can only recycle glass and that’s it, which given most of Cornwall is AONB is a shame

    Thank you for staying at Boskensoe Barns and for your positive feedback. All of our waste, excepting glass, is collected and taken to a local waste-for-energy plant, so it generates electricity and does not end up in landfill. Our glass is recycled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2022

  • "A fantastic property in a great location close to the Helford River and the Lizard Peninsula."

    Long House is a spacious property with a stunning open plan living space, all fitted out and furnished to a high specification. The barn conversion was spotlessly clean and very cosy especially in the evening with the lovely log burner. The small complex of dwellings is both attractive and safe with plenty of on-site parking and a gated access. The nearby village of Mawnan Smith is a short walk away. We had a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning place, every detail thought of down to sonas, sound system, just perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous property with all the creature comforts you’ll need for a fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by IanJan 2022

  • "Superb in every way."

    Felt secure and safe. Beautifully warm and cosy.. Would recommend..

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here, the barns looked beautiful with the Christmas lights and the Christmas decorations really added to the festive holiday!"

    The barn was immaculate, everything was to a high standard and the bed was really comfy! It was the perfect base for our first trip to Cornwall. Mark and Bridget were easily contactable via email and provided additional logs for us and recommendations which was an added touch. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by AbigailDec 2021

  • "Excellent property in a great location for exploring the area."

    Spotlessly clean, clear instructions and a lovely welcome pack provided, super dog friendly; we couldn't have asked for more for a week away with our four legged friend! Would love to come back again with our friends.

    Reviewed by AlexNov 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    .spotless and well equipped. Office dealt with our problem promptly.

    Reviewed by CNov 2021

  • "Outstanding accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    Owner has gone above and beyond to make the visitor feel welcome. Very high standards have been maintained.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and the owner was very friendly and on hand if needed."

    It was very clean on arrival and had a welcoming pack of essentials. ideally situated for local beaches and tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, spotlessly clean, the hosts were helpful and welcoming and always on hand for any issues."

    The house was logged into Netflix and Amazon with a Sonos iPad sounds system- home from home, comfy beds, lovely linen. Cottage was quite hot though even with the windows open and the sun not being out. Beautiful setting, quiet countryside but only 5 miles from Falmouth. Only one negative for the whole stay was the guests next door- an extremely loud and badly behaved group of teenagers, the close proximity to Mill House made this a bit of an issue.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "Perfect place, perfect location."

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "The owners have done a fabulous job converting the barns into luxury holiday accommodation."

    There isn’t anything they haven’t thought of. We have stayed in many properties in Cornwall and this was by far the best. The kitchen is really well equipped, the arrival hamper was so thoughtful. Pet friendly they even left bonio biscuits for our dog. Would highly recommend. Settings are beautiful and the electric gates made us feel very safe.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at one of the barns at Boskensoe and the standard of cleanliness , the furniture and entire property has remained of a high standard."

    Importantly the furniture doesn’t just look good but is actually comfortable too. So lovely to snuggle on at night if you want to watch tv. A credit to the owners who are friendly and approachable. Beautiful location, peaceful , can’t recommend Boskensoe enough. We have already booked to go again .

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by AgnieszkaMay 2021

  • "This was our second stay in the Long House - we were last there in June 2018 and it was as good as we remembered!"

    This is a high quality, comfortable and peaceful place to stay in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "This is our second stay at Boskensoe ,long house and once again everything was spotless and well maintained ."

    This is a superb arrangement of 4 cottages and although all the properties were in use there is plenty of privacy and quiet . Beautiful modern decor with lots of space inside giving a fresh feel to the property . We look forward to visiting again soon when all the COVID restriction have ended and the lovely soft furnishings can be returned

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2021

  • "Gorgeous property very well equipped and a lovely welcome pack."

    Comfortable bed and high end furnishings. We will be back!

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2020

  • "The Long House is excellent and exceeded our expectations in every way."

    The property is tucked away in a court yard of four, in peaceful countryside on the edge of Mawnan Smith. It is stylishly furnished with excellent facilities. Well appointed kitchen and bathroom, BBQ and patio furniture, very comfy beds with towels and robes. Everything is thought out well and the owners are more than helpful. We booked our next stay here two days into this stay.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2020

  • "What a fantastic place."

    Exceeded the expectations across the board. Everything in the house had been thought of - the furnishings, decor, facilities were a very very high standard. Communication with the owner was spot on - super friendly. We stay in rentals across the country a few times a year, and this was the best we have experienced by a good margin. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Thank you!!!!

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful complex of 4 barns finished to a very high standard."

    The owner was there to greet us and see us off. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by AdamDec 2019

  • "We can’t fault our stay at the Long House."

    The barn was really comfortable & had everything we needed. The location was also great and close to many places to visit. We would definately come back!

    Reviewed by NinaNov 2019

  • "The accommodation really was 5*."

    Very clean and comfortable. Very grateful to the owners for the loan of the dog lead, we left ours at home!

    Reviewed by BrendonOct 2019

  • "The barn was ideal for the two of us."

    It was spotless, with a lovely welcome pack of local produce. Bridget was extremely helpful and friendly. We will be back!

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday - Mark and Bridget were perfect hosts and the accommodation was outstanding."

    Beautifully presented in a lovely setting. They have thought of everything to make your stay unforgettable

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week at Long House barn."

    The accommodation was superb and finished to a very high spec with all mod cons and nice extra touches like flowers and dressing gowns. We made use of the communal gas BBQ and the kids liked being able to run around outside a bit. The location is good for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed staying in this lovely accommodation."

    The only observation would be that there is no window in the main bedroom, only double doors and this could be uncomfortable in the warmer months. It is in a great location, in particular being close to the Helford river and the coastal path. We liked being able to walk from the property. Bridget was very welcoming and helpful. We are sad that we will be unable to return here as this property is going to be pet friendly starting in August.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "The owners were thoroughly welcoming and the accommodation was perfect."

    From the well maintained grounds to the thought-through furnishings throughout the property, we had a thoroughly brilliant week. The text prior to arrival asking how we would like the beds made up (2x single or 1x double) was a nice touch, as was the welcome pack on arrival. Would thoroughly recommend this accommodation to anyone wishing for a relaxing and luxurious Cornwall holiday.

    Reviewed by NathanApr 2019

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, everything about our stay was exceptional."

    The welcome pack was thoughtful and personalised, our cottage had lovely fittings and a very stylish interior which included an integrated sound system and Netflix, the cleanliness was impeccable, it really was a highlight of our holiday to return to the cottage each night. The grounds were immaculate and the grass and playground kept our boys aged 6 & 8 entertained. We found the location to be exceptionally convenient to exploring the Cornwall coast line. Finally the hosts were amazing, friendly and accommodating and across the road if ever needed. Thank you for making our holiday so memorable.

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2019

  • "A fantastic place to have spent Christmas week, more comfortable than our own home, and far more stylish!"

    Reviewed by PhillipDec 2018

  • "The Long House is one of the very best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in."

    It is very luxurious and extremely well designed. Everything I expected and more. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by BridgetSep 2018

  • "Beautiful barn in peaceful countryside but just minutes from village."

    Top range fixtures and fittings comfy beds .We never used log burner as it was warm with the underfloor heating.Bridget left us fresh flowers and goodies.She came to see us and asked if we needed anything .My husband had ordered a wheelchair and we were worried if they didn’t pick it up on time but she said if they hadn’t arrived we could leave it with her.All the furniture was of good quality.The kitchen was the same colour scheme as mine at home grey and copper..Plenty of places to go and visit.Flambards theme park not far away.Cider Farm was good learn about how cider is made see the farm animals and enjoy a cream tea .Never seen scones as big couldn’t eat all mine.Its a beautiful house in a lovely setting.And the lovely couple who own it live just over the lane if you need anything.Gloria Steve and David.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "This cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    Spacious quiet well appointed in a simple but stylish way. So many options available which we didn’t expect and recommendations for dining out were very accurate. BBQ spotless. Makes for a very special holiday and a great start. Thank you

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2018

  • "The appliances were so good that it was a joy to have them."

    Lovely shower, great cooking gear and the entertainment system was a treat, although I don't think that the screen in each bedroom was absolutely necessary, especially as the space in bedroom two is very tight and needs more storage. Small point though.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2018

  • "Excellent small group of properties all done to a very high standard."

    Very comfortable stay and quiet. Our welcome from Bridget was very friendly and good to know that she and her husband are on hand if there are any problems - which there weren’t. The Cornish welcome goodies were a nice touch. The area is very pretty and close to the beautiful Helford River and plenty of eating out options. We will definitely return to Boskensoe Barns.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation - really nice to have the owners welcome you and check everything is okay."

    Great communal area for kids to play and also a kids play area. Plenty of parking available and not too far from Falmouth. Don't miss Glendurgan Gardens - within walking distance from the barns. Lots of hidden gems along the Helford River, which is easy to explore from the barns. Definitely one of the holiday cottage we've stayed in. I would rate it 5 out of 5.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2018

  • "The barn cottage was superb - beautifully fitted out, well designed, and excellent equipment."

    We were very welcome, and really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Patrick JMay 2018

  • "The Long House deserves a 6 STAR rating."

    Our week long stay was an absolute delight to the point we didn’t want to leave. The Barn conversions are first class, spacious yet cosy and extremely comfortable. The attention to detail is fantastic with everything you could possibly think of was here. The very warm welcome from Bridget & Mark along with the flowers and Cornish Welcome Package & Milk in the fridge was much appreciated. The suggestions of The Ferryboat Inn and The Cove saw us have some superb meals. Thanks Bridget & Mark for giving us a wonderful stay and we will be recommending Boskensoe Barns to all our friends.

    Reviewed by JackMay 2018

  • "Wow what can I say about Long House."

    ...absolutely stunning!! The house is built & finished to a extremely high standard, everything has been thought of. We received a lovely welcome from the owners, Mark & Bridget on arrival as well as the cleaners who recommended local places to visit. The complimentary welcome pack was personalised with sweets because we had a child with us & our neighbours next door were given dog biscuits because they had a dog with really is the little touches that make you feel welcomed. The play area & court yard were a super addition to the barns, our 2yr old could wander around the secure court yard & play on the climbing frame whilst we still enjoyed relaxing. As well as the travel cot provided if we needed it, the offer of a high chair & the step provided so children can reach the bathroom sink....everything really had been thought of. Top of the range Weber BBQ was a massive bonus & made my BBQ enthusiast husbands day, we used it a number of times as did our lovely neighbours in 'The Stable'. The house is located perfectly to explore the surrounding areas....the beaches, Seal sanctuary, Helford passage, Trebah gardens & so much more. On day 1 I was already searching the Sykes website for a return visit, I cannot wait to come back to Long House in the future!!

    Reviewed by KatieMay 2018

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard and was spotlessly clean."

    There were four of us staying for 3 nights and I would not hesitate to return. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by the owner who came over to meet us. We gleaned a few great ideas for our own house!

    Reviewed by ChasApr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double (zip and link to twin on request) with Smart TV, 1 x king size double with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, basin, WC
  • Open plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Central heating (from air source heat pump powered by solar electric) with wood burner
  • Electric oven, hob, combination microwave oven, fridge freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher, three Smart TV’s with Internet television service, Blu-ray, WiFi, music streaming with built in iPad, music streaming with built in iPad, books, games, DVD’s
  • Fuel, power, starter pack for wood burner inc. in rent
  • Bathrobes, bed linen, towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • 2 electric car charging points at Boskensoe Barns
  • Private patio with garden furniture and shared lawned garden with patio, furniture and gas barbecue
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking
  • Sandy beach 10 minute drive
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Long House is on a smoke free complex
  • Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Step through the stable door to the Long House and discover ultra-modern interiors, oak floors, modern art, good design in fittings and furniture plus a complimentary welcome tray of award-winning, mouth-watering provincial produce on arrival.

Set beneath tall vaulted ceilings with Velux windows, the spacious open plan living room is light and airy.

Expect superior comfort with a cosy wood burner, big sofa and arm chair, a thick wool rug, plump scatter cushions and a soft warm throw plus plenty of fun extras including coffee table books; mega screen Smart TV with internet television service, DVD's for adults and children and good old-fashioned board games.

There are two boutique standard bedrooms, equipped with Smart TV's with internet television service and an indulgent bathroom with deep Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.

Perfect for couples and families, Long House is an all-season dream holiday venue.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 965738, 966634 and 966635, together they sleep 22.

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Boskensoe Barns

Head to the sought-after village of Mawnan Smith and along an idyllic country lane to this cluster of five boutique barn conversions (including Pig House ref: 966634, Mill House ref: 965738, The Stable ref: 966635, and The Long House ref: 966636, positioned in a pretty courtyard, and The Granary ref: 1040635 ), all surrounded by mellow countryside setting on a working farm. Guests will love the luxury of this location which combines the simplicity of rural life with easy access to the South Cornish coast path and beaches. The beautiful creeks and woodlands of the Helford are under a ten minute drive. You can hire a motor boat, kayak or dinghy, explore the Helford Passage on water and stop for a sumptuous seafood lunch and a refreshing hand-crafted Cornish ale at the waterfront Ferryboat Inn. For traditional beach days out, the beautiful sandy cove at Maenporth is a short drive away and perfect for swimming, sun-bathing and rock pooling. A string of golden beaches and fabulous Falmouth, with its good pubs, restaurants, art galleries and shops, are located a little further along the coast. Soak up Falmouth’s nautical vibe with a visit to the National Maritime Museum and bustling marina or sail along the beautiful banks of the Fal River to St Mawes on the Roseland and Truro. For garden lovers, the nearby Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens are a must for the holiday itinerary. Return from coastal escapades and relax in the shared garden with a pergola, garden furniture and a barbecue while the children let off steam in the play area complete with a climbing frame. Choose Boskensoe for a rural break to remember.

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

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About the location


Falmouth 6 miles ; Helford Passage 1.5 miles ; Helston 12.5 miles

Located near the mouth of the Helford River in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mawnan Smith is a pretty little village. It is home to a traditional pub, a restaurant, a church and a handful of shops. The surrounding area is perfect for ramblers, with an abundance of creekside and woodland walks, and subtropical gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah. The Helford River also offers opportunities for kayaking and sailing as well as fishing. The nearby maritime town of Falmouth is a popular resort, with a range of shops and restaurants, bowling alley and the National Maritime Museum…. Or why not catch the ferry from Helford Passage to Helford Village and explore the picturesque South Helford? Enterprise Boats offer trips up the River Fal from Falmouth to Truro, passing iconic maritime locations and landmarks as well as several ocean-going vessels which anchor in the river.

Region Information

Note: No stag/hen or similar. Long House is on a smoke free complex.

Note: This property does have its own private patio and BBQ.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter