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The Old Barn

Looe, Cornwall (Ref. 950126)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location , we arrived to a lovely welcoming cream tea from Henry & Trina , great walks found in the information book at the barn , some great places to visit close by include Looe, Fowey , Polpero , Port Issac well worth a visit, book restaurants for the evening as soon as possible most are booked up well in advance , most places also stop serving food at 2pm and close until the evening."

    Will definitely be back again .

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of room for all of us and the children loved feeding the alpacas."

    The owners were very welcoming and left us a great welcome pack. We had a wonderful time and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2021

  • "Wow, what a fantastic cottage!"

    We arrived to be greeted by the owners and in the kitchen, a traditional Cornish welcome - freshly baked scones, a hamper of Cornish biscuits & fudge, home made jams and in the fridge, Cornish clotted cream and milk. The cottage is 'rustic' with lots of great features. We were a 3 generation family visiting including an 8 year old and a 20 month toddler. There was a high chair for our granddaughter and stair gate provided. The 4 large bedrooms and two lounges provided ample space for our group - we were able to watch the Olympics on the TV also a DVD. But most of the time, we used the cottage as a base to explore the area - Looe, Polperro, Port Isaac, the Eden Project, Polzeath beach, Talland Bay, Seaton beach. Nowhere was too far although some of the country lanes were rather narrow! There were some great walks along the South West coastal path. We cooked most meals in the farmhouse kitchen although one night, we indulged in fish & chips from Cornwall's #1 fish & chip shop just a few miles down the road. Sadly, we found that a week wasn't really long enough but we returned home well satisfied with the property and the area. Just a shame we had to spend hours on the M5 car park going home!! I nearly forgot to mention the Alpacas - our granddaughters loved feeding them with 'wonky' carrots. They were friendly and perfectly safe for young children to be near. Many thanks to our hosts for a wonderful stay in a cottage full of character.

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2021

  • "Road closure into Looe made visits longer."

    Great for children having the alpacas there. Could do with tv in downstairs lounge. The fridge/freezer is a little on small side to cope with the needs of potentially 8 adults. Otherwise a great place to stay with plenty of room and peaceful.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay but worth mentioning that WIFI only works in the two lounges, we think because of the thick walls."

    The alpaccas are fun to feed, so bring carrots. Port Wrinkle is a good swimming beach not far away & not crowded. Loved the garden & have come home with homespun Shetland wool.

    Reviewed by NadineJul 2021

  • "As other reviewers have said about this property it would benefit from another TV in the ground floor lounge."

    If babies , or people generally, are trying to sleep on the first floor the noise intrusion to the 2 bedrooms off is annoying or confining others. A new kettle that pours without spilling water onto surfaces while filling cups . and a larger toaster as 2 small slices at a time is not enough for catering for the number of people staying. As for the number of people staying the fridge is too small to support the number of people the property accommodates.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "This was a lovely holiday - great location and really lovely hosts."

    Great property and bedrooms well laid out so not on top of each other. Garden is beautiful and such a sun trap! Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2021

  • "I booked this property to share with our extended family including 2 young grandchildren."

    Because of Covid restrictions we were unable to all stay together so made alternative arrangements. However, on arrival, we discovered the surroundings would have been unsuitable for young children due to insecure garden and through traffic to neighbouring properties. The property itself was clean and comfortable, with lovely views and the added attraction of friendly alpacas, eager to be fed with carrots! Information of places to visit and nearby, pubs and tourist attractions was very limited in the available information found in the property. More tourist information would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by MadeleineJun 2021

  • "Lovely welcome when arrived."

    The barn is vast and a lovely place to stay in.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Ideal for a larger family or families who like space."

    The two lounges and 4 bathrooms were great. We were two families (all adults) and it was spacious enough to allow us to get together when we wanted but still maintain our independence The Alpaccas were an extra bonus.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "Very nice and friendly owners who gave advice when requested."

    The alpacas were a welcome diversion throughout our stay and just loved our wonky carrots!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "The Old Barn "did what it said on the tin"."

    We had a lovely week and the weather was kind, always a bonus. The cottage was warm, comfortable full of rustic charm. A great place for relaxation and to unwind. The alpacas made the holiday and the owners we happy to share their alpaca experiences with us. Plenty of space for four of us as it slept 8. Last minute booking offered at a good price. We would consider staying again if in that area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "The Barn was really spacious and location was excellent."

    We all enjoyed feeding the Alpacas and the music festival in Looe was full of entertainment and lovely eating places. The wood burner in the lounge was great when the weather decided to rain one day providing a nice relaxing place in the spacious lounge

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect."

    Great location, beautiful surroundings, comfortable, clean, everything you wanted or need and Henry & Trina (and the Al Pacas) were very helpul and looked after us!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "The barn has everything you could wish for the owner's we're on hand if required and very helpful but not intrusive ."

    Lovley cream tea ,milk,all awaiting our arrival would highly recommend to anyone and would come back to the barn again

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2018

  • "The owners of the barn were lovely, when we arrived they had a lovely Cornish tea ready with homemade scones, cream ,jam tea and coffee."

    Things I was expecting to have to provide such as washing up liquid, dish washer tablets etc were all there, the owner came and collected the rubbish and gave us another recycling bin. Even though they live across the drive you don't really see them. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2018

  • "Very enjoyable The cottage was very spacious and clean."

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "A great unit."

    We travelled with another couple and two singles. Plenty of room for four couples. Well equipped with everting we required. On sight land lords that provided any info we required and always very pleasant. Very close to the Town of Looe but a car is required. Would recommend to all tourists

    Reviewed by LenMay 2018

  • "The owners were very obliging without being intrusive."

    Myself and my family including my disabled mother in law enjoyed a very pleasant week at the barn which was spacious and allowed us communal and private time in comfort. The beds were comfortable and we took advantage of the outside space to have a really nice BBQ. We would definitely consider booking the barn again in the future. With no criticism implied in our situation as my mother in law could not go upstairs it would have been good to have access to a TV downstairs. Equally we can definately appreciate the attraction of a large lounge area without a TV.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2017

  • "We had a wonderful week in The Old Barn."

    Everything was supplied to make our stay enjoyable, even down to the lovely homemade scones and cream on arrival which after a long drive were much appreciated. The children loved being so close to the sheep and watching them being fed. The owners are lovely and were on hand to answer any questions if needed. Shopping and beaches are in close proximity to the property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MargueriteAug 2017

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The owners are very welcoming and extremely helpful. The property is beautifully spacious and has a gorgeous garden. We will definitely be booking this property again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2017

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • First floor sitting room with dining area.
  • Calor gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • First floor balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Restaurant 10 mins walk, shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles away

The property

Looe 2 miles.

Ideally located for touring the south coast of Cornwall, this huge and really spacious Grade II listed barn conversion is situated on a working farm in the hamlet of Morval, 2 miles from the bustling historic fishing port and town of Looe.

Easily accessed off the A387 you drive up a private lane leading to the farm where you will be surrounded by peace and tranquillity with far reaching countryside views and the sea in the distance.

You will immediately be impressed by the sheer size of the barn.

You have a choice of two sitting rooms, one really large with four sofas, a dining area and splendid balcony and the other a cosy spot to relax, read a book and sit in front of the woodburner on cooler evenings.

The well-equipped kitchen with dining area is the place to start the day all sat around the table planning up and coming adventures over breakfast.

There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms here, two first floor doubles and a twin and a double on the ground floor.

The two bedrooms on the first floor both have en-suite facilities and the two ground floor bedrooms are located next to one of the bathrooms.

With a relaxing garden and being surrounded by fields this really is a place to unwind.

Just a short drive will take you to the ever popular historic town of Looe where a wide choice of restaurants and old pubs offer a selection of food to suit all.

There are two popular beaches at Looe as well as quieter beaches at Seaton and Downderry both of which have once again excellent restaurants and all of which are within 10 minutes’ drive.

When in Looe after watching the days catch being auctioned on the quay, why not buy some for yourself to prepare back at the barn.

Fishing trips can be arranged from the harbour and the children will delight in catching crabs from the long harbour wall.

The Old Barn offers beautifully relaxing spacious accommodation to be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 975319, together they sleep 10.

Higher Wringworthy Farm

Two charming stone-built cottages set on the Higher Wringworthy Farm near the historic fishing port of Looe - a fabulous location for exploring the South coast of Cornwall. Made up of The Old Barn - a Grade II listed, traditional barn conversion, and Spinners Cottage - a more modern, single storey stone cottage, they sleep up to ten people. Both are beautifully furnished, boasting stunning, exposed wooden beams and open, refreshing living areas, the two cottages make for wonderfully relaxing bases to return to at the end of each adventure-filled day. Benefiting from well-kept gardens and coming surrounded by picturesque, undulating countryside, sit outside with a refreshing drink or perhaps an alfresco meal and simply admire your wondrous rural location. Nearby, the coastal town of Looe is ideal for spending a holiday by the sea, a quaint fishing port with everything that you will need including a glorious, sandy beach and a stunning harbour which can be admired from one of the onlooking restaurants. The idyllic Polperro Heritage Coast comes nearby and is perfect for you avid walkers and cyclists, with the South West Coast Path also running alongside, this is an outdoor lover's heaven. A pair of thoughtfully furnished cottages in an excellent Cornwall location.

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About the location

LOOE

Liskeard 9 miles.

Looe is Cornwall’s second largest fishing port and hence there is always a lively maritime bustle around the quay area of East Looe, which is connected to the quieter West Looe by a seven arched 19th century bridge over the River Looe. You can also catch the river taxi between East and West Looe. East Looe has narrow cobbled streets, twisting alleyways and plenty of tourist shops, whilst West Looe has a lovely outlook across the harbour. Looe’s viewpoint, Banjo Pier, can be reached from the quay and is a great spot to watch the returning fishing trawlers and look across the bay to Looe Island, which can be walked to occasionally at very low tides. The sandy Looe beach adjoins the pier and is very popular with families because of its safe shallow swimming and vast expanse of sand. There is also a great rock pool area at Hannafore that children will love. West Looe has a Heritage Centre that recently opened in the Old Sardine Factory with a climbing wall and a cafe and the delightful Kilminorth Woods have way marked walks through the majestic oak wood, rich in plant, insect and bird life. Apart from beach activities in this part of south east Cornwall, there are many mining remains on Bodmin Moor and in the Tamar Valley and much of the mining landscape has World Heritage status. This area of Cornwall has inspired writers, such as Daphne du Maurier and much of Bodmin Moor has inspired legends linked with King Arthur. There is much to explore in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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