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The Barrow

St Blazey near Par, Cornwall (Ref. 923829)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed a very pleasant stay in a clean, spacious and comfortable cottage."

    Every facility thought of and pleasant owners who were not intrusive but there to help if necessary. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by BarrieJun 2022

  • "A really well-equipped, simple cottage, with a very friendly greeting when ringing to arrange key collection."

    This is in a good location, really easy to get to the Eden Project, or to catch the train to other areas of Cornwall (we had a nice day out in St. Ives - Par station is a mile or so walk away but with a younger child we drove to the station). The location allowed us to visit a range of places while limiting our impact on Cornwall's roads. It seems that these properties are being sold, and work was underway to divide the shared garden; it wasn't clear whether this was still accessible, but it looked out of bounds and we didn't take advantage of it. It's also worth noting that it's an upside down cottage for layout reasons - the upstairs windows are mostly in the roof and there's no view from the cottage. As a cottage it was fine for us, but not such an interesting location for our ten-year-old, so we went out more than we'd probably anticipated.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Had a very comfortable stay at the Barrow cottage with easy access to attractions including the Eden project 2 minutes drive up the road."

    We had all the facilities required for our weeks stay with a very friendly host Mr.Lindsay. Only negative was that the cottage had a road straight outside which could be noisy at night but didn’t effect our stay. Overall a lovely cosy cottage with all that you would require for a getaway

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2022

  • "Lovely property, good facilities."

    Could do with a bit more info on local attractions. Nothing on Eden project just down the road or lost gardens of Heligan. Which is a must for all visitor even non gardeners. Info on walks would be good to. Property on a road side but it's not to busy. Could do with a bit of painting showing signs of wear but not to bad. Large bathroom....small shower??? Such potential !! Maybe the new owners will improve this. Not much in St Blazey but a nice walk to the Eden project especially if you go on the cycle path.

    Reviewed by MaxineMay 2022

  • "Excellent cottage conversion."

    Modern,spacious, comfortable, warm and well located for local attractions.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, thank you"

    Reviewed by GinetteApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the beautiful cottage The Barrow."

    The cottage was top rate, everything that was needed for self catering was exceptional. In lovely surroundings and felt very much at home. The owners were lovely and very very friendly. We would definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet setting and within easy reach of everywhere we wanted to go on our holiday."

    Reviewed by HilaryMar 2022

  • "Just wow absolutely lovely cottage and the owners were so so friendly ."

    Right in the middle where we wanted to be and so peaceful and quiet. The weather was so so nice sun was shining everyday what more could you ask for.

    Reviewed by Mary AnneMar 2022

  • "Great property and a really helpful and lovely host"

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2021

  • "This is the first time we have stayed in a cottage after many years staying in caravans."

    We were very impressed to say the least. The cottage was AMAZING. PERFECT in every way. A beautiful place really friendly owners and an amazingly clean cottage. It was perfectly equipped and so comfortable. We were really blown away. If all cottages were as good as this one then we would not stay in a caravan again. Thank you so much to the lovely owners for such a great place.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time here."

    The location was perfect as was quite central to lots of things to do. The children loved our ‘holiday house’ and had a really great time.

    Reviewed by CarrieOct 2021

  • "On the whole we had no issues with the cottage , the only negative was the poor quality bedding and pillows."

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay."

    The hosts were so friendly and welcoming and were available to answer any questions. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you may need. The patio area was a great space to enjoy a quiet drink in the sunshine. We used The Barrow as a base to visit Gweek Seal Sanctuary, The Eden Project and lots of harbour side towns. Charlestown in the evening had a good vibe. We visited many beaches Par, Polkerris, Carlyon and Porthpean all great and sandy with varying degrees of seaweed and jellyfish!! Would suggest to take coins for car parking as the phone signal is not always good. Would highly recommend a visit to The Barrow you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and central for our enjoyment."

    Everything has been well thought out for the comfort of visitors very spacious and charming. Would love to come again

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "It was a clean and well furnished cottage with all that we needed."

    It was also close to all the local attractions.

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2020

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for."

    It is in a very good position to visit many places of interest. We had an enjoyable holiday and the weather was brilliant.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage in an ideal location."

    It has been finished to a high standard with everything that you need for a comfortable stay. The washing machine and dishwasher are great added extras. The owners who live in the end cottage are very friendly and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is extremely pleasant. We were greeted with a pack of local made biscuits, a pint of milk and tea and coffee sachets which were very much appreciated after our long drive down. John and Sheena make themselves available for their guests and make their safety a priority, even fogging the properties to reduce the risk of covid. They are also very knowledgeable about the local area and where to eat. (Thanks John for the recommendation for the Britannia pub for a meal) The property is ideally located for the Eden project, (3 mins in the car) along with taking trips out to Newquay, Port Isaac (Home of Doc Martin), Mevagissey (great for crabbing and all the lovely shops) and Fowey to name but a few. We couldn't recommend this location highly enough.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Every need was met to ensure a home from home experience."

    Beautifully decorated throughout and very comfortable, a great place to chill after a fun filled day out - its why we've been back four times. Its a really great place, in a very tranquil area with welcoming owners living on site - a great holiday starts here.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at the Barrow."

    The cottage was clean and spacious with a cosy feel to it. There are 4 cottages in a row with a small yard and then shared area. The cottage had all the facilities we needed. The owners live in the end cottage and are very friendly. The location is perfect as it is within easy reach of lots of local towns and beaches. We visited Mevagissey, Fowey, Looe, Padstow and Polperro. Mevagissey is a gorgeous little harbour with lots of shops, bars and restaurants and perfect for crabbing. Polperro is a further drive but a gorgeous little harbour so well worth it. Our favourite beach nearby was Pentewan, there's a beach bar and watersports and the water is crystal clear. Porthpean beach and St Carlyon are stunning! Polkerris beach is 10 minutes away and has a nice pub, the Rashleigh arms, and a restaurant, Sams on the Beach. The food here is amazing and you can sit on the beach and watch the sun go down. We definitely feel like we found a place we would love to return to. Thank you for a perfect little getaway!

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "The cottage was first class, comfy and cosy with everything we could possibly need and the property was immaculately clean."

    We stayed at the Barrow over Christmas and were delighted to see the festive decorations and beautiful Christmas tree provided for us. Also provided were chocolates, a bottle of wine, Christmas crackers and other goodies. Our hosts John and Sheena were very friendly but never intrusive. All in all ten out of ten

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2019

  • "Superb couldn't fault the accommodation or location"

    Reviewed by KenSep 2019

  • "Words cannot describe how wonderful this place is, the setting is very quiet, the accommodation is first class run by people who have put customer needs first."

    This is our third time at this accommodation and it really feels like a home from home.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage to stay in Cornwall"

    Reviewed by GlenJun 2019

  • "This conversion was amazing!"

    The accommodation was "upside down" so we had the pretty garden upstairs just outside the lounge along with a very large, spotlessly clean kitchen and bathroom, and downstairs were the two bedrooms and another bathroom. This made for a warm living area and a cool sleeping area which was ideal. It was all very well furnished, spacious, light and airy and very comfortable to come back to after a long day sightseeing.The owners, Sheena and John, are very friendly and welcoming and also live on site which was handy for collecting and delivering keys and they were available if any problems did occur. Not that we had any, and judging by the comments in the visitors book nor did anyone else.The property is in a very central part of Cornwall which makes for easy visiting of the many pretty coastal areas and sights, and is also close to the Eden Project, Fowey and Polperro. We certainly enjoyed our stay there and would definitely recommend it to family and friends as the perfect place to stay when visiting this lovely area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2019

  • "The location of the Barrow was ideal for visiting the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden project."

    The walks along the Luxulian valley were beautiful. Our hosts John and Sheena we're very welcoming and helpful with local knowledge.

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2019

  • "It was a very nice rural area in Cornwall"

    Reviewed by PatrickFeb 2019

  • "The Barrow as definitely got the wow factor with it's luxurious comfort and spacious feel."

    Its a fantastic base from which to enjoy Cornwall.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "Really helpful owners, great accommodation, nice access to outside space, great location and close to alot of tourist spots."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "The barrow is a lovely place to stay!"

    And not too far from local hot spots for tourists either. As nice as the pictures on here are I would say the pictures don’t fully do it justice, as it’s a lot nicer in person. The owners made us feel very welcome & comfortable. Thank you Sheena & John for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by KeoniJun 2018

  • "Very pleasant cottage, but only has parking for 1 car, if taking more could be a problem."

    Pleasant 30 min walk to Eden project, and lots of other attractions within 30 mins driving.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2018

  • "Best place we have ever stayed."

    Five star! Well beyond expectations, this place was perfect. The best equipped, clean, well thought out and in an ideal location. Friendly, welcoming and helpful owners. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2018

  • "Perfect accommodation - spacious, light and warm."

    All facilities that you could need. Good place from which to explore the area Would recommend without reservation. Helpful owners.

    Reviewed by JeanDec 2017

  • "Very friendly people made us feel very welcome"

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2017

  • "To many things to write about,all was really good"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2017

  • "The only thing we could see as a possible problem is parking."

    If there had been four in the party (cottage slept four) not sure where second car would have parked.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2017

  • "Great place, great hosts, you couldn't ask for more, and almost on the doorstep of the Eden Project"

    Reviewed by RobDec 2016

  • "The accommodation was lovely the pictures don't do it justice."

    The owners were lovely people. There was plenty to do both locally and further afield. We would definately return when next in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by BevOct 2016

  • "The Barrow was a beautiful cottage in a very good location and everything was fantastic, it is a credit to the owners,already booked for next year."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "The accommodation made all the difference."

    It really was a wounderful place to stay

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2016

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the barrow (clean and extremely comfortable) but I think the listing should note that the cottage is directly on the road (but that the road is generally quiet)."

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Spacious communal grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Eden Project 1 mile
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Note: A cot can only be made up in the twin room.

The property

The Barrow is a delightful terraced cottage that’s an ideal base all year round.

Boasting an upside down layout, this superb cottage has on the ground floor two welcoming bedrooms and a cloakroom.

Accessed up a flight of stairs is the large open...

Wheal Rashleigh Dry Cottages

These superb cottages are part of a small collection of holiday properties on the edge of the former mining town of St Blazey. Wheal Rashleigh Dry Cottages have been beautifully-converted from an old china clay drying house and are situated just a mile from the world-renowned Eden Project and two miles from the sandy beach at Par. Imaginatively-designed in an upside down style, each of the cottages has retained wonderful character features including wooden beams and the original chimney, as well as offering contemporary touches such as floor to ceiling windows in some rooms offering views across the grounds. Each cottage has a small private patio area as well as access to large communal grounds, whilst a five minute walk will take you into St Blazey where you will find a selection of local shops. For a wide range of local amenities, St Austell, Cornwall's largest town, can be reached in less than ten minutes by car, or you may wish to visit the harbour at Charlestown, which often plays host to tall ships. Undoubtedly, the main attractions in this part of Cornwall are the magnificent gardens, with the Eden Project just a thirty minutes’ walk away from these cottages. Alternatively, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are only ten miles away, so you are totally spoilt for choice as to how to fill your days. There are also many small Cornish fishing villages and towns within easy reach. Looe, Polperro and Fowey, to name just a few, all offer a good selection of restaurants to suit all tastes. With their perfect location for visiting the many attractions that Cornwall has to offer, these holiday homes offer superb year-round destinations near to the south Cornish coast.

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About the location


Eden Project 1 mile; Charlestown 3 miles; St Austell 3 miles.

St Blazey is a small town situated three miles east of St Austell and was formerly an important engineering centre for the local mining and railway industries. The town is nowadays best known for being the closest to the Eden Project. Nearby Charlestown is a delightful and much sought after coastal village of stone cottages and regency houses. It is famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, the shipwreck museum, excellent pubs and restaurants and easy access to the coastal path. The old market town of St. Austell lies just a few miles from the south coast, and is famous for its China Clay mining history. Today, home to numerous beaches, (including dog-friendly Par Sands) and sub tropical gardens, it is a popular place for tourists, with plenty to see and do. A short drive will take you to fashionable Fowey or the fishing port of Mevagissey, and with lots to do, this is a great year round location.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas