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Mill House, Boskensoe Barns

Mawnan Smith near Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 965738)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • 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

  • "Simply stunning."

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2022

  • "A fantastic place."

    Clean, tidy, loads of top quality furnishings. We were so pleased with our stay and felt really well looked after. We will be back soon!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Beautiful property with everything you needed."

    Was pure luxury. There is nothing that the owners hadn’t thought of to provide. Was such a lovely touch to have milk , butter, tea, coffee , biscuits , juice , flowers! Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by JacquiMar 2022

  • "Absolutely incredible."

    Luxurious, comfortable, everything you could need for a relaxing break. Top marks all round.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2022

  • "A group of us friends stayed at Mill House last week and it was such a fantastic holiday!"

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations! It was clean, luxurious, every need was catered for. We didn't have to use some of the things we brought because it was already available. And the hot tub was just the icing on the cake. The owners also kept in touch which was so helpful. We would certainly return and definitely recommend staying here. A great way to spend a long weekend in Cornwall. You won't be disappointed....

    Reviewed by Julie-annMar 2022

  • "We had an amazing weekend away."

    Mill House was beautiful decorated and clean. My only issue was that the hot tub was not hot enough on our first night but it didn’t spoil our time away.

    Thank you for visiting Boskensoe Barns and for your positive review. We are sorry the hot tub was not warm as expected. This is because we change the water between every visit and it just doesn't have time to heat up for the first night of any stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2022

  • "Great accommodation."

    Loved the hot tub Everything we needed was provided thankyou

    Reviewed by SuzanneJan 2022

  • "As four former female schoolfriends (now of a certain age) we stayed in Mill House at the beginning of December for a pretend Christmas."

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations. The house is well equipped and set to a high standard. Even during Covid times there wasn't anything more we needed than was provided. The open plan layout upstairs meant that even if one of us was cooking, we didn't feel on our own and could easily join in with the others. We only met the owner, Bridget, once due to Covid restrictions, but felt that if we had any issues we could easily have spoken to her (she lives opposite Mill House) and it would have been dealt with. Bridget even, with our permission, entered the property to put up a wonderful Christmas tree whilst we were out one day which made the week even more special. Mill House is in a gated complex with three other properties and is well situated, being just outside Falmouth, for easy access to most of the south west end of Cornwall for getting out and about. The village has a pub serving homely food, an excellent general shop and post office, a coffee house and a lovely gift shop. All within easy walking distance. There is adequate car parking on the complex and is away from outside the properties to give extra privacy to guests. The car parking area has an electric vehicle charging point which was a huge relief to one of our party. The weather was slightly against us for our week, but we did manage one early evening to make use of the hot tub to watch the sun go down! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Mill House and as such we have booked to go back again in December this year!

    Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KayNov 2021

  • "This is an absolutely fabulous property."

    It was perfect for myself and husband to have a birthday week with my children and their partners. It was very comfortable and had loads of crockery and cutlery to use in the dishwasher - definitely a 5 star property. The location was also perfect. We used the cafe and the Oystercatcher shop in the village, went down to Trebah Gardens and over to St Mawes. It was all in all a fantastic holiday in an amazing property. I would fully recommend it.

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2021

  • "This property has a real wow factor and you feel like your living in a little bit of luxury for a week."

    It’s a high spec, well looked after, spotlessly clean barn conversion, which our whole family loved (especially the private outside space & hot tub). Full of little extras such as toiletries, robes & a generous welcome pack that make all the difference. Plus helpful & attentive owners. It’s in a fabulous location, with easy access & parking. We’ve already booked for next year !

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "We took both Mill House and the Long House to give space for 3 generations of family to eat and socialise together while allowing us grandparents uninterrupted sleep and leisurely late breakfasts in the smaller house - it was a perfect arrangement."

    Everyone was wowed by the accommodation which has been designed and equipped to a very high standard. The private garden of the Mill House was ideal for 2 small toddlers. The hot tub proved very popular with all. Bridget was a most kind and sympathetic host, mainly by email (due to Covid) but also, with Mark, in person on our final day when our car battery suddenly died! A wonderful location for a special holiday.

    Reviewed by BethSep 2021

  • "Cannot fault this place at all."

    Very well maintained and clean property, with nice little extra touches. Highly recommend to anyone staying in the area.

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2021

  • "Beautiful house only a 10 minute drive from Falmouth."

    The house was beautiful and clean, the beds extremely comfy. All the little house comforts you would need for a lovely stay are in this house. Bridget and Mark very accommodating. Wonderful stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2021

  • "We had a really lovely week away at the Mill House."

    It was extremely clean, tidy and well looked after. There was nothing that we needed that wasn’t there; everything had been really well thought of. Great base in terms of location. We visited lots of places within a 45 minute drive each day. Plenty to do despite the rain we had and the hot tub kept everyone entertained. Already booked to return next August.

    Reviewed by LaurenMay 2021

  • "One of the best holidays’ experience we’ve ever had."

    Mill House is just amazing place to stay and enjoy your time. It’s spotless clean,modern,charming and homely. Hot tub is great. There is a gas BBQin the garden. The beds are really comfortable. We enjoyed our time having breakfast and dinner in the dining room. You will find everything you need for cooking in the kitchen. Even lemon juice squeezer. All utensils,pots and cutlery are of great quality. The hosts are so helpful and friendly. The location is also great. We will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by MarinaApr 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful property with fantastic facilities."

    We absolutely loved our stay, quite simply this is the necest accommodation we have ever booked. We have already booked for next year, as have some friends off the back of seeing our photos! This is a lovely property, the facilities are of the highest quality and the hot tub was amazing on the cold nights, the nicest way to drink a glass of wine! We highly recommend Mill House.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2020

  • "The barn exceeds our expectations."

    Everything was more than we could ask for. The Mill House is one of 4 barns inside the property with loads of parking spaces. When we get inside the house everything was so clean and organise and the information book was really helpful as it contain from instructions about how to work appliances to information about places to eat nearby. It has a cozy fire place and they already provided some firewood, you can ask for more for a price but we already had enough on our stay. They had an all surround sound with a built in Ipad, they also have TVs in each bedroom. The hot tub was located outside - and all I can say is that we enjoyed that one. The kitchen has everything we could ask for, there utensils and baking stuff available. The owner Bridget, we met briefly but not seen her again but she was always one message away. It was really good as we enjoyed our privacy. We couldn’t asks for more, these gave us the feeling of self-catering accommodation but also felt like we’re staying in a hotel. We would recommend this barn to anyone.

    Reviewed by KrystalOct 2020

  • "Accommodation is superb."

    The quality of fixtures and fittings are excellent and everything you need to make your self catering holiday easy. Such lovely touches like the St Kitts toiletries and a welcome hamper with some delicious bread made by local baker Tom. Would definitely recommend and hope we stay here again in the future

    Reviewed by ValSep 2020

  • "This Barn conversion is beautiful, designed well and cared for."

    The whole experience received was wonderful and no matter the weather you will have a wonderful stay. We had the best time here and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KimberlyAug 2020

  • "We visited Boskensoe Bands at the end of July and it exceed expectations in every way."

    The barn has been renovated to a beautifully high standard -I had major house envy! Location was perfect - 15 min drive from Falmouth / beach and the hot tub was an added bonus. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect family holiday - we were a family of 7 and when asked if the kids would rather go abroad next year, they unanimously agreed that they want to come back to the barn!

    Reviewed by SuzieJul 2020

  • "Mill House is a beautiful place to stay."

    Decorated and equipped to an extremely high standard. A perfect space for a family holiday of all ages. The hot tub and bbq made for great evenings to be together. The Sonos and Netflix helped entertain the kids on rainy days. Most importantly it was very clean, spacious and homely and met all our expectations. We will certainly be coming back.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2020

  • "Beautiful place , good facilities , lovely village ."

    Nice local pub red lion 10 mins walk , nice little cafe The Cornish Maid.8 friends loved it and will return

    Reviewed by SaraMar 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at our stay in The Mill House!"

    Bridget was a great host. The rooms were all amazing, the kitchen and living room were a perfect size and the hot tub was a great touch :)

    Reviewed by LeonaDec 2019

  • "Amazing standard of accommodation."

    Great facilities and nothing was spared. Perfect for a family holiday and the private hot tub was wonderful.

    Reviewed by LucySep 2019

  • "Accommodation was absolutely superb"

    Reviewed by ShaneSep 2019

  • "I’ve stayed in a lot of houses through Sykes & this by far beats them all."

    The house has everything you can imagine & more! It’s so luxurious. We loved it and will definitely be back!! Thanks Bridget!

    Reviewed by BetsyAug 2019

  • "Being shown how to use certain facilities would have been useful."

    I have worked and managed rentals and have always met and greeted all Customers and gone through all electrical appliances. The accommodation was very nice and spacious, but not sure it was worth the money. The location wasn't very good. Our plan was to have as little driving as possible, sadly, that wasn't the case. Neighbours dog barking most of the day was an annoyance, very surprised people would take their dogs, just to be shut in all day. I find it difficult to recommend this holiday as the local areas were in short supply..... One pub, one small grocery store/post office.

    The first guest arrived 4 hours early whilst the property was being prepared. An offer to show him around the property was declined. The location of the property and distance to facilities is clearly listed on the website. The owners regret that this wasn't suitable for your party. They have otherwise only top marks from other guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AldridgeAug 2019

  • "Amazing holiday, amazing property, so glad Sykes found this beautiful place for us"

    Reviewed by GemmaMay 2019

  • "Our short holiday in Cornwall was a great success and made even better by our stay at Boskensoe Barns and we would really recommend this place."

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2019

  • "The accommodation was amazing, very modern, clean and perfect for our break."

    The open plan layout of the kitchen, lounge and dining area worked really well as it meant that we could all be together and no one was left out. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and the high quality finish was the perfect finishing touch. I would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing break and have no reservations with booking the property again.

    Reviewed by JessicaMar 2019

  • "The barn conversion was amazing, with loads of little added extras to welcome you."

    We had an incredible week, which flew by!! The location was perfect, it wasn't too far away that it was remote but it was out of town so it was quiet. Thank you for an enjoyable stay!!

    Reviewed by KimberleyMar 2019

  • "We all had so much fun !"

    ! From the beginning of entering the barn we were all amazed. It was big , spacious, clean and just out of this world. The owners of the property made us feel welcome from the time we arrived. The little sweetie jars left for the kids were a big hit, as was the netflix on the tvs. Adults thoroughly enjoyed the Hot Tub and surround sound music. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2019

  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay, the barn conversion was amazing and we wished we could have stayed longer."

    It was near everything we needed and everyone was friendly. The owners were very friendly and was on hand if we needed anything, the hot tub was great after a day out enjoying the scenery it was just what was needed. Great alreadly planning next years, but hopefully for longer, we all had a great stay Sandra

    Reviewed by SandraNov 2018

  • "The accommodation was beautiful."

    Luxurious and incredibly well equipped, it was clean and had everything we needed for the perfect weekend away. It was like staying in a high end hotel but with all the home comforts that you could possibly need. We would go back in a heartbeat and don't hesitate to recommend this to anyone. You will be completely impressed with the quality of the finish, attention to detail and excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2018

  • "Beautiful property which is very well maintained and well located."

    We loved it so much we hardly left it. A perfect family stay was had.

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2018

  • "Well equipped cottage, very clean, lovely appropriate welcome pack, towelling robes for hot tub which was in a lovely private spot in garden."

    Owners extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2018

  • "Very good. The location, the property, the living standard and owners were all impressive."

    Reviewed by SimoneAug 2018

  • "A fantastic barn conversion, lovely rural setting close to amazing beaches."

    .. great hosts... an absolutely perfect holiday x

    Reviewed by KateJul 2018

  • "Such an incredible holiday cottage!"

    Beautifully decorated to an extremely high standard; it feels modern but comfortably cosy at the same time. We visited for a week as 5 adults and 3 kids aged between 2-6. The cottage has a gate for the stairs both at the top and bottom which was handy with little ones. The kids especially loved the garden which was private and not overlooked, the adults enjoyed the hot tub, beautiful kitchen and the real log fire. The cottage is in good location, walking distance to a little village and only 10 minutes drive to Falmouth town and beach. Plenty to do nearby, and even when you are staying at the cottage there is the communal play park for the kids to enjoy. The hosts were very friendly and there to help if needed. We had a problem with the Ipads locking and the gentleman came over immediately to fix it. You can really tell they put in lots of thought with the welcome tray of goodies including sweeties, jam and biscuits from the local area which I found a nice touch. A few tiny possible improvments I will mention just for the future... a couple more bin bags and laundry liquid pods would be ideal especially when 8 people are staying as they ran out half way through the week and filling up the salt and pepper shakers would also be good as it's just one of those things you do not think to bring or buy when there. Other than that, it was absolutely amazing and we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by YvetteJun 2018

  • "Mill House was a beautiful accomadation."

    Comfortable sofas. Comfortable beds. Comfortable dining chairs. Amazing music facility with the iPads in main area and one bedroom. It was great having the open plan living area as well as the private patio area outside. So safe for the toddler and baby. Very kind of the proprietor to leave us two cots and two high chairs. We will definately be back for more of this wonderful family holiday location.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2018

  • "Amazing house, lovely rooms, huge hot tub, cozy wood burner."

    All created the perfect getaway for our family and also our friends who we entertained there.

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2018

  • "This has to be one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in and we have stayed in quite a few."

    The quality of everything was exceptional. The house has been finished to a lovely standard in every way possible and there wasn't anything that you required that wasn't there. The owners were happy to answer any queries we had prior to our arrival and were very helpful and friendly whilst we were there. We were a party of 6 adults and one infant and had more than enough space. I would definitely stay in this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by TimothyMar 2018

  • "We spent Xmas 2017 in Mill House and we’re lucky to be the first family to stay."

    The barn was lovely and finished to a high standard. The owners very welcoming and friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends and hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by TimothyDec 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super-king size double (zip and link to twin on request) with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin (zip and link to super-king size double on request) with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with TV, 1 x super-king size double with TV, music streaming and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Cloakroom
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC.
  • Under-floor heating (from air source heat pump powered by solar electric) with wood burner
  • Electric oven, hob, combination microwave oven, fridge freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher, five Smart TV's with internet television service, Blu-ray, music streaming with built in iPad, WiFi, books, games, DVDs
  • 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 three cars
  • 2 electric car charging points at Boskensoe Barns
  • Enclosed lawned garden with hot tub, patio, garden furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sandy beach 10 minute drive
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk
  • No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Mill House is on a smoke free complex
  • Note: This property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Mill House is the ultimate luxury home stay, designed for style-conscious guests, with exceptional interiors, indulgent hot tub, warming wood burner and secure garden.

With both external and internal steps, enter through a stable door and discover ultra-modern interiors with vast spaces, oak floors, modern art, good design in fittings and furniture and a complimentary welcome tray of award-winning, mouth-watering provincial produce on arrival.

Mill House provides four boutique standard bedrooms equipped with Smart TV’s with internet television service and four indulgent bathrooms (including three en-suite).

The huge open plan living room on the first floor, combining a kitchen, dining and sitting space, is the hub.

When it rains, there is music streaming with a built in iPad; coffee table books; mega screen Smart TV with internet television service, DVD’s for adults and children and good old-fashioned board games.

The kitchen, with its central island, delivers every conceivable gadget and a chunky dining table for sociable mealtimes.

Let the children roam free in the enclosed garden which is fenced, gated and offers a good degree of privacy, sink into the giant hot tub for some boutique heaven or relax on the terrace with a glass of red at hand and fire up the barbecue.

Combining boutique hotel comforts with a hot tub, wood burner and private garden, this is an all-season dream holiday venue for families and friends.

Perfect for families, Mill House is an all-season dream holiday venue.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 966634, 966635 and 966636, 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 £250.

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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

Mill House is on a smoke free complex.
Note: Check-in time 5pm.
This property does have its own private garden and BBQ.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter