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The Stable, Boskensoe Barns

Mawnan Smith near Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 966635)

5.0

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • 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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is lovely, we had such a great time staying here, the dyson fan was really handy as we had our two children in the twin room and it gets very warm in there (we had great weather) and we couldn’t leave the doors open at night, so that was very useful!"

    All the mod cons were a great touch we just didn’t use them much as we were out all the time (would be really useful on wet days) The barns were so quiet, was lovely hearing the cows in the mornings. So many extra touches that really make the difference-washing/dishwasher tablets, welcome tray full of wonderful goodies, dog bowls-forgot ours -biscuits and bags etc, coffee tea the list goes on. Just fabulous!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2022

  • "Beautifully well-designed and finished conversion."

    Very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay. An excellent location with much to do in withing easy distance, much of it walking. Nice pub 15 minutes walk away and an amazing pizza van in Mownan Smith every Friday evening! Highly recommend and would return in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "The Stables were fantastic, we had everything we needed, all top notch."

    If I had to nit pick I would say that it would have been good to have a USB plug built in but we had our own plugs so no problem. Super place, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "The property was absolutely gorgeous, from the moment we stepped into the cottage we felt at home and at ease, and was welcomed with our gift on the table."

    The flowers was another nice touch too. The cottage had everything we needed and more, facilities were at a high standard and beautifully finished. All the rooms were airy and bright and felt spacious. The additions of the Children’s space was great too. Loved this cottage!

    Reviewed by NestarApr 2022

  • "This cottage was beautiful inside and out."

    Everything was spotless. The owners were friendly and we even had a fresh bunch of flowers for us on arrival. Best cottage we have ever stayed in! One little thing, our cottage didnt have area walking guides on how to get to the coast or walking routes and i know the one next door did have. We got our bearings and asked a few locals apart from that i would give it a 6 out of 5

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "The property and surrounding properties are first class."

    We have been lucky enough to stay at many properties and locations throughout Cornwall and Devon, this one rates at the highest level!! Thank you..

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectations."

    The owners had provided every modern convenience for our stay. They were also very responsive over any questions we had. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "We have stayed in Cornwall many times and this has been the best cottage we have stayed at"

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The facilities, equipment and furnishings are superb. Location is excellent and the setting so peaceful. What an excellent find. Boskensoe was recommended to us and we are so glad to have been able to stay there. We will be back....

    Reviewed by BevOct 2021

  • "The Stables were exactly as described and with 36 years of having cottages etc to stay in twice a year, it ranks up in the top three."

    How a previous customer in a review said ‘style over comfort’ together with other disparaging comments is unbelievable. The settee and chairs were extremely comfortable as were the beds. There was everything we needed plus more. The extras which were provided showed Bridget and Mark to be excellent hosts - it was in fact like staying in a 5 star hotel. It was a great location, we had a brilliant stay and I totally recommend this venue.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021

  • "The barns are beautiful but very much "style over substance"."

    Probably designed by a man and never slept in by the owners for an extended period I would imagine. Eg: no hooks to hang anything, no storage space (you really need a dresser somewhere!), not enough tea towels, one small drying rack for clothes, a TERRIBLY designed sink and drying space for dishes, some of the kitchen utensils are great (like the knives) others severely lacking (like the scissors). High chair and cot provided but no baby bath. And no bath on the premises. Washed baby in bucket he was far too big for. Ventilation of bedrooms is rather poor so you're always too hot and the lighting is -again - beautiful to look at but either too low, too high, you bash your head on it etc. This place has HUGE potential and the owners seemed lovely but they need to live there for two weeks and then iron out the cracks. Hated working with Sykes as their customer services was constantly lacking (their staff felt grossly under trained to me) but it is what it is. Overall - a lack of self awareness from the booking company and the property owners.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you didn't find The Stable to your satisfaction and without any substance. We can assure you that it is very well equipped when compared to other properties in a similar price bracket. There were a lot of items absent from the property when you stayed, owing to their removal due to the difficulties in cleaning within Covid guidelines. This included throws, scatter cushions, DVDs, books, games, decorative ornaments and more. These will be returned as soon as possible under the Covid guidelines we must adhere to. This may also have been the reason why you felt the interior was "probably designed by a man". In fact, all our barn interiors were designed by a woman at a local, but nationally renowned interior design specialist. Our architect was also female. You are correct to surmise that we have not stayed in the barn ourselves, but we do live right next door and clean the properties every week. The same designer also had a hand in designing our own house, so we are sure we have a good idea how the property functions. Regarding storage, we have wardrobes in each bedroom and a large built in cupboard in the living area. Also in this cupboard are hooks to hang coats etc. Tea towels as well as tea, coffee, sugar, washer/dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and a welcome basket are supplied. As the property is primarily self-catered, the amounts supplied are intended to supplement, not replace the items guests bring themselves. There is one drying rack, but this is supplemental to the washer/dryer, which obviously dries the bulk of clothes. We are unsure how the sink/drainer area is terrible. The Stable is a two bedroom property and the sink is larger than standard. There is also a dishwasher (and supplied tablets) to take the majority of the dishes. We are sorry the scissors were absent. They have now been replaced. The Stable is well advertised by Sykes/Cornish Cottage Holidays as having two en-suite shower rooms. A bath is not mentioned. We don't know of many properties that provide a baby bath. When you arrived and found a baby bath was not available, you yourself said that a bucket would be OK. If it was known in advance that a baby bath would be a requirement, we would have advised that you brought your own. Both of the bedrooms in The Stable have opening windows for ventilation; one a double window, the other a pair of doors opening on to a patio. In hot weather we do accept properties can get a little hot. Modern building regulations mean buildings are focused on retaining heat, rather than being easily cooled. We will however investigate the possibility of free-standing fans for use in hotter months. The lighting in The Stable is designed to be flexible. Most lights are dimmable, so the brightness is variable. There are bedside lamps, a reading lamp in the living area, outside lights, uplighters, downlighters, beam lights. A light for every occasion! Overall we feel that over the four years The Stable has been available for holiday makers, the cracks have been mostly ironed out. We are well aware of issues brought to our attention and deal with them accordingly. The letting figures of all of our barns and the percentage of return bookings we see also give us confidence that we are aware of what our guests expect. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alix SSep 2021

  • "Our stay was exceptional and some lovely touches with a welcome pack and some fresh roses on arrival."

    Would definitely return. We really appreciated the electric charging point for our car.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "We stayed at the stable at Boskencoe barns from 28th August to 3rd September."

    The location of the barns is great, its quiet but within a 5/10 min to 2 beautiful beaches. The location is safe and secure allowing our young children to play outside and run freely, the outside play area is an added bonus. The accommodation is of a high spec with good attention to detail such as bread, milk and other necessities on arrival which really does make it a home from home. Very comfortable and luxurious. I would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AshleyAug 2021

  • "First class holiday property."

    Enjoyed it so much that arrived home Friday night and rebooked Saturday mo

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay, very comfortable and peaceful."

    Everything you might need is provided all of the best quality.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Very good we are shorter than average people so reaching top shelves of ..."

    Very good we are shorter than average people so reaching top shelves of cupboards was difficult but otherwise absolutely brilliant

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2021

  • "We stayed in a fantastic barn conversion which made a perfect family holiday."

    Really impressed and have booked another holiday with Sykes.

    Reviewed by KieronMay 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with everything you need."

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2021

  • "The stable was amazing had everything you could ask for will definitely be booking again"

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Stable!"

    Every detail thought of and no expense spared. The property and grounds absolutely immaculate, lovely and secluded but also within easy reach of shops and scenic local walks. Would love to stay again this year but unsurprisingly sold out already. Would absolutely recommend!!

    Reviewed by RichDec 2020

  • "The stable was beautifully presented and everything made perfect for a luxurious retreat."

    The owners have gone above and beyond. All precautions and guidelines had been thought through given current circumstances and we were made to feel at ease about our stay. The local village is quaint and there are some wonderful beaches to explore close by. We won’t hesitate to book again

    Reviewed by AllyOct 2020

  • "We booked at Boskensoe after having booked a tiny & disappointing cottage with another company last year."

    We paid considerably more this time but were more than impressed with the space & luxury at Boskensoe. Lovely hosts & we were very impressed with the COVID-19 arrangements - everything was already provided so there was no need to contact our hosts during our stay.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "Stylish, comfortable and well designed cottage in a great location."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2020

  • "The stables were what it said on the tin, it’s in a great place lots to do as long as you don’t mind driving."

    The place was spotless and and it was like a 5 star hotel. You have 4 buildings on the site and with plenty of parking and our host was very welcoming, so if your after a nice weekend or week away this is for you.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "All ready booked for next year"

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "A lovely place to stay and good hosts."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Stunning cottage, comfortable, clean, very friendly owner, all you could ask for a lovely weeks holiday."

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2019

  • "Great company, great properties."

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "I have used Sykes cottages for a number of year all have been of the highest standards."

    However our latest holiday cottage at Bokensoe easily suppressed all to date.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "This holiday home more than exceeded our expectations."

    It is converted to a really high standard. The hosts were very friendly and were on hand if anything was needed. We really enjoyed our stay here, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an ideal location, worth every penny."

    Reviewed by GordonAug 2019

  • "Five star accommodation."

    No expense has been spared in furnishing this property. A very warm welcome from the owners and lovely extra touches with towelling robes,toiletries and a generous welcome pack. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "Perfect cottage as base for exploring cornwall, nice and warm welcome."

    Reviewed by RetoJul 2019

  • "The area is well positioned for visiting many areas of Cornwall."

    Locally there is enough places to visit within 15 minutes drive including places to walk and places to eat. We visited Padstow and Port Isaac approx 1hr 15 minutes drive and well worth the visit. Mostly dog friendly area however not on the beeches. There are many small coves if your dog likes to swim. The Stables is a perfect home from home accommodation with excellent facilities. Absolutely no negative feedback. Lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, well kitted out."

    Good location for exploring area and child friendly beaches nearby. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2019

  • "The accommodation was first class."

    Very peaceful setting. Lovely to come back to after a day out. Like home from home.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "A superb cottage to stay at - A recent refurbishment so all nice, new and clean ..."

    A superb cottage to stay at - A recent refurbishment so all nice, new and clean - The cottage is a total credit to the owners - Good location that gives access to so many areas of Cornwall with in an hours drive - Dog friendly - No negatives at all from us

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "This is a superior holiday let in every way and highy recommended."

    Reviewed by MeMar 2019

  • "We recommend the Stable, Boskensoe Barns to anyone who wants to stay in fantastic luxury and this includes your dog!"

    . Mark and Bridget are perfect hosts. The accommodation has 2 en suite bedrooms with amazing double rain showers and THE most comfortable bed we’ve ever slept in. Everything is top quality, furniture, bedding and towels, accessories, kitchenware and kitchen. The outside space has a patio with table, chairs and bench. French doors from the living area and bedroom 1 open onto this. The Stable is in the centre of a beautiful part of Cornwall with beaches, rivers, gardens, walks, pubs and restaurants all within minimal travelling distance. If the weather is chilly the log burner creates a warm cosy evening in. The week we stayed was very windy and, at times wet, but because of this superb property in a beautiful area we still had a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by MaureenMar 2019

  • "The Stables is without doubt the highest quality accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "Perfect accommodation in a great location!"

    Reviewed by DawnFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was equipped to an extremely high standard."

    Everything had been thought of, right down to the complimentary shower gel (it got us over the first night because SOMEONE had forgotten to pack ours).the welcome tray was a thoughtful touch with some quality Cornish goodies. We are so grateful to stay in a cottage of this standard with our dog. Brilliant!!

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2018

  • "Amazing cottage and location, I could quite happily live here"

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2018

  • "A really high quality barn conversion in a fantastic location, accessible to all areas of West Cornwall."

    The layout of the barn has been really well planned and incorporates high quality fittings throughout. Much thought has gone into making sure that everything you could possibly need for your holiday is available. We particularly loved the wall mounted ipad with Spotify in the kitchen and lounge! We will definitely be recommending this property to our friends and family and hope to return to Boskensoe Barns soon.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2018

  • "Fabulous accommodation with everything you could possibly need from a holiday home and more!"

    Great location on the edge of a village with stunning, dog friendly Trebah Gardens only a few minutes drive and Falmouth only a few miles away!

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The barn is beautiful, spacious and extremely well equipped. Bridget and Mark the owners are lovely people. Falmouth is great with a wide choice of places to eat, and lots of sandy beaches near by. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Excellent property and hosts"

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "This was an excellent holiday cottage with everything one would need provided."

    Set in a peaceful and pleasant location wth excellent hosts. This has been the best holiday cottage we have stayed in over the last nine years and we use holiday cottages at least three times each year.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

  • "This is a beautifully converted barn and we really didn’t want to leave."

    Immaculately clean, fantastically stylish and cosy at the same time. Everything one could possibly need is provided. Nice to sit out and a little play ground for the kids. A lovely, dog friendly beach within a 10 minute drive, Trebah Gardens couldn’t be closer and only 5 miles from Falmouth. Perfect spot!

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation, good location, couldn’t have asked for more, the owners equipped the accommodation with all the essentials and more."

    Really warm welcome from the owners on arrival and maintaind contact throughout our stay to make sure we were ok. Will defiantly return.

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and so well equipped!"

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2018

  • "The property was fabulous, there are so many great things to say about the accommodation."

    High spec and the best holiday cottage I've stayed in. Facilities were great. The owner also showed me their other cottages ....... wow!! I will be going back and would recommend to friends and family without hesitation.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped, in good peaceful location and very secure."

    It had extra touches on arrival like flowers, welcome pack and dressing gowns and toiletries. The owners Mark and Bridget are on hand if needed and very helpful. We had a lovely week and will definantly recommend this to anyone and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by EveNov 2017

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Summary

  • Accommodation: All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double (zip and link to twin on request) with Smart TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king size double with Smart TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Amenities: 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, books, games, DVD’s
  • Fuel, power, starter pack for wood burner inc. in rent
  • Bathrobes, bed linen, towels inc. in rent
  • Travel 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 pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sandy beach 10 minute drive
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • The Stable is on a smoke free complex
  • Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

The Stable is semi-detached and offers 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.

There is kitchen and dining space at one end and sitting space with a cosy wood burner, big sofa and arm chair, a thick wool rug, plump scatter cushions and a soft warm throw at the other.

Expect superior comfort and 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.

Two boutique standard bedrooms equipped with lavish en-suite bathrooms and Smart TV’s with internet television service.

Perfect for couples and families, The Stable is an all-season dream holiday venue.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 965738, 966634 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 £100.

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About the location

MAWNAN SMITH

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. The Stable 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