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Castle Dore Barn

(Ref. 959232)

Fowey, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • barn (17)
  • owners (16)
  • views (12)
  • amanda (11)
  • colin (11)
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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect location for us and perfect accommodation, wonderful to be greeted with a cream tea and beautiful decor."

    The kitchen was perfectly equipped and the beds were very comfortable, so lovely to wake up in the morning with spectacular views. A real treat to be introduced to ‘Willow’ (our name for him!) a ten day old calf, part of the herd on the working farm, the chickens even ‘squeezed’ out some eggs for us! ! Exceptional hosts with great advice about walks and restaurants, thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation."

    Wonderful owners & so generous in welcoming us to Castle Dore barn. If you are looking for a place to chill from it all, then this is the place to go. Smashing views of the Cornish countryside & nature at your doorstep. Short drive to scenic villages and the coast.

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect place to stay for a quiet, relaxing holiday and/or to visit the area."

    The owners were very generous & helpful, but never intrusive. Would like to return one day.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by Colin and Amanda."

    The barn was spotlessly clean, the cream tea was much appreciated. The breakfast was a delight, very enjoyable. We enjoyed a very peaceful week, lots of walking and visiting NT places. We will certainly be returning in the future. Thanks for making us welcome.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "A fantastic property and location."

    We were very pleased to be able to return to Castle adore a barn once again, thank you for everything!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Castle Dore Barn and it was just as amazing as we'd remembered it."

    The barn is immaculate and the owners, Colin and Amanda, are very friendly hosts. The welcome pack was extremely generous (bacon, sausages and eggs from the farm, plus wine, roses, shortbread and a cream tea!). The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the barn feels out of the way, but is actually only a short drive from scenic villages and towns. We very much hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amanda and Colin were excellent hosts."

    The barn was a wonderful place to stay, we absolutely loved it! All very clean and the extras provided were terrific. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "The barn was absolutely delightful - immaculate , well equipped and with the most amazing views of beautiful countryside."

    It was a perfect base for touring the area; close to Heligan , The Eden Project and Fowey. The owners were so helpful and the cream tea and breakfast pack they provided were a pleasant surprise! We would have no hesitation in both recommending and returning to this wonderful property.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Nov 2022

  • "Just amazing - absolutely loved everything about it."

    Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was absolutely gorgeous, it was spotless and everything provided we could possible need, including cleaning products, dishwasher tablets and washing pods."

    We were treated to afternoon tea and fresh bacon, sausages and eggs. I would give it 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Castle Dore Barn is one of the best holiday properties we have stayed in."

    It’s simply superb, very comfortable and has everything you need for a self-catering break. The view from the property across the River Fowey valley is stunning. The owners are very friendly & helpful. They provided a generous cream tea & breakfast package on our arrival which was greatly appreciated. The tennis court is great fun too, with racquets & balls provided. I would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely welcome from the owners Amanda and Colin."

    Amazing property and location up on the hill with great views to enjoy. The whole family had a brilliant week at Castle Dore barn and we would definitely love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Castle dore barn is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    The barn was extremely clean and the facilities were excellent. Amanda and Colin were amazing hosts. The views were fantastic and we enjoyed seeing the new born calves running around. We will be definitely returning.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Castle Dore Barn was probably one of the best, if not the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The barn was immaculate, had everything we could possibly need and was surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. The views all around were amazing. Colin and Amanda were extremely friendly and I even had a ride on Colin's tractor! The welcome pack was very generous and included a cream tea, bottle of wine, shortbread biscuits and a beautiful bunch of roses. Colin then came round with some of his produce: eggs, bacon and sausages which were delicious. We were so impressed with our holiday that we have already booked to return next year. Val Filmer

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable,clean barn with beautiful views."

    Very peaceful and a wonderful place to relax.Plenty of space for children to play .Owners friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in first class accommodation and with a lovely welcome from the owners whose attention to detail resulted in an excellent holiday."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Dec 2021

  • "The owners couldn't of done enough for us."

    I loved the parking facilities, the kitchen was well stocked and the beds was very comfortable. The barn is positioned perfectly for your trips around Cornwall, nothing was too far away. It was quite at night. I actually felt we got more than what we paid for. We couldn't of asked for more. I would highly recommend the barn to anyone. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay in your barn.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was quite possibly the best holiday let we have stayed in."

    The situation was perfect, - views, peace and comfort. There was everything we needed and the hosts were friendly and approachable but never intrusive. That the weather was glorious was a bonus, but we would have enjoyed staying here had it been raining!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "What can i say , the owners are such a delight , always there if you need them , what other person would pick your family up and baggage when you had a flat tyre!"

    ! Castledore is always so clean , the welcome tray of goodies a delight , and the ciders , and the cooked breakfast goodies aswell , such a wonderful location and so quiet, this is our second time here , and we will return again , we have stayed in many places around devon and cornwall , this is the only place we have returned to , i would thoroughly recommend Castledore Barn , thankyou for your kind hospitality

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have spent the most wonderful week at Castledore Barn."

    The owners cannot do enough for you; from the complimentary cream tea, breakfast pack of sausages, bacon and eggs to wine and flowers and checking in on us during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. The barn itself was beautiful with stunning views of the Cornish countryside. We cannot recommend highly enough and definitely hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was very clean, well kept and comfortable and the setting was beautiful and peaceful."

    The barn had everything we needed and the welcome pack was very generous. The location was perfect for exploring the sandy beaches of the South Coast of Cornwall as well the pretty harbour town of Fowey.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely time at Castle Dore barn."

    The owners were very friendly people and very generous with their welcome gifts. Peace, quiet and lively scenery. Would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great house - well equipped and absolutely spotless - in splendid setting."

    Wonderful owners who respect privacy but are friendly and welcoming and kept us supplied with excellent sausages, bacon and eggs! Our second visit and we we'll definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amanda and Colin were really generous hosts in all they provided to make us feel welcome and comfortable in our stay."

    From the cream tea ready and waiting for us on our arrival to providing eggs, bacon and sausages for the all essential holiday full English breakfast. The barn was exceptionally clean and homely. We'll definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Colin and Amanda can’t do enough for you."

    You are greeted with fresh flowers cream tea and a bottle of wine and then Colin comes round with a breakfast pack as well. This is the second time we have stayed and would recommend to anyone and will certainly be going back again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020



    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage great location."

    Really peaceful with fabulous views.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners of the property are so accommodating could not do enough."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is our second visit to Castle Dore and yet again not disappointed."

    In fact the owners have installed a new kitchen which is amazing and the whole place had just been redecorated when we arrived. Colin and Amanda are fantastic hosts always there If needed but never intrusive. Will definitely be back again next year

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "Colin and Amanda are wonderful people, very accommodating and always on hand should there be any problems or even if you just want to ask about walks, places to eat etc in he area."

    Nothing was too much trouble for them and the place was exactly as on the website. Amazing views and wonderful accommodation. Also provided us with a very much appreciated welcome breakfast pack of sausages, bacon and eggs. All from their own livestock! Amazing. Will definitely be going back next year.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2018

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  • Reverse level
  • Ground floor - Two bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x zip and link to enable twin beds if requested
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • First floor - Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Tennis court, bike storage
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony and garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Beach 3 miles
  • This property is decorated at Christmas with a real Christmas tree and a Complimentary Christmas Dinner hamper is kindly given by the owners

The property

Amongst the wonderful landscape of the South Cornish coast this spacious barn conversion is set near a small, quiet farm, surrounded by fields and woodlands and near to the historical harbour town of Fowey.

Perfect for those seeking a peaceful haven, the property has a reverse layout with two lovely, bright bedrooms, one having the benefit of an en-suite shower room and the other housing zip and link beds, and a bathroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs there is a beautifully presented open plan living area and as you step out onto the balcony and take that deep breath, you will feel immediately relaxed and content.

Perfectly located for enjoying some lovely walks, cycle trails and exploring Cornwall’s attractions including The Eden Project.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town of Fowey boasts a beautiful estuary where the harbour is a magnet for sailing fans.

Walk through the narrowing streets of the old town where there is a stream of medieval and Georgian buildings and browse in the quirky gift shops and art galleries.

There are many bistros, cafes and restaurants to choose from offering plenty of local produce and plenty of seafood choice including the River Fowey mussels.

Pop into the charmingly old fashioned, Fowey Aquarium where you can get up close at the petting pool or take the ferry across the harbour to Polruan where you can visit the spectacular cliff-side Headland Garden and indulge in a cream tea.

The idyllic village of Golant is nearby where you can take a trip up the river or lose a few hours resting at a riverside pub.

There are many pretty coves with sandy beaches nearby such as Lantic Bay and Ready Money Cove with the town of St Austell within easy driving distance.

A perfect countryside retreat with so much to explore in the area.

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About the location


Lostwithiel 8 miles; Polperro 8 miles

This small town and civil parish lies at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall. The estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour, which enabled the town to become an important trading centre. There is a wealth of things to see and do in and around the harbour. Whether you enjoy getting out on the water, playing golf or finding out more about the history of the area, you are sure to find something to suit the whole family. Harbour cruises leave the Town Quay regularly in season giving you a superb view of the town, but for the more adventurous, rent your own self-drive boat, kayak or paddle board and explore the waters for yourselves! The town is steeped in history, so why not join a guided tour of either Fowey or Polruan? You can even join an owl experience, play golf, go horse riding or pursue your artistic talents with pottery or painting courses. There is the aquarium, museum and St Catherine's Castle, as well as Readymoney Cove, all waiting to be explored. If you get peckish, or fancy something thirst quenching along the way, there is a plethora of pubs, inns, cafes and restaurants to choose. Whenever you plan to visit, keep a look out for the festivals, fairs, markets and theatre performances on throughout the year. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Discover them all from this fantastic base!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas