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Little Barn Cottage

(Ref. 976502)

Portloe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property in every way so we have booked again for august 2025"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped kitchen."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Barn Cottage, which is situated nicely in the Rosalind Peninsula with access to the coast and other places of interest."

    The property itself was very comfortable with all the necessary amenities, however the plumbing was a bit of a trial at times.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Jun 2023

  • "My husband and I had a most enjoyable week, staying at Little Barn Cottage."

    It was extremely comfortable, well appointed and situated in a fantastic location to explore the Roseland Peninsula. The cottage was very tastefully decorated and we loved the spaciousness that it afforded.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barn cottage."

    It excelled our expectations in every way. The cottage is in a lovely location. The garden was a delight . The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had all the utensils to make life easy if cooking a meal.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great week in Little Barn Cottage, it was in a perfect location to explore, very peaceful surroundings."

    Nice & spacious for our family of 4, very clean throughout, with a well equipped kitchen & cosy in an evening with a lit fire. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Oct 2022

  • "A very well-equipped and tastefully furnished cottage in a quiet location."

    The cottage was much more spacious than we had anticipated from the photographs. It would be helpful if Sykes included a floorplan in all cottage descriptions.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wünderschönes Cottage."

    wie auf den Bildern. Sehr stiehlvoll dekoriert. Nur einmal um die Ecke und schon beginnt der Public Footpath , über Gatter und Schafswiesen mit Meerblick in 15 Minuten zum Hafen. So schön.!!! Portloe ist ein netter Hafen mit einem schönem Pub. Leckeres Bier. Auch die Muscheln waren sehr gut. Tolle Wanderungen entlang des Coast Paths. !!! Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!! Beautiful cottage. like in the pictures. Very stylishly decorated. Just around the corner and the public footpath begins, over gates and sheep meadows with sea views to the harbor. So beautiful. Portloe is a nice Haven with a nice pub. Tasty beer. The mussels were also very good. Great walks along the Coast Path. We felt very comfortable!!

    Reviewed by Carola5.0Sep 2022

  • "It is a lovely place to stay, the garden beautiful and the surrounding area offers lots of walks and places to visit."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Kitchen a bit tired but well equipped. Only gripe is the shower in the downstairs bathroom. It is not thermostatic controlled and awkward to balance the temperature. If when using the shower and other cold taps are used or Wc flushed it becomes dangerously hot.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful stay at an extremely comfortable and impressive cottage."

    We couldn't have asked for more. The entire experience was easy, stress-free, welcoming and memorable. Thank you for such a lovely holiday - it's deeply appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2022

  • "Pleasant and homely property in a peaceful rural location."

    Garden delightful.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Enjoyed our stay at Little Barn Cottage - very comfortable, spacious and everything we needed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful setting with lots of footpaths nearby for keen walkers."

    Reviewed by Philip4.4May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything you could possibly need in it. Quiet location and close to beaches. Be prepared for Cornish Lanes - very narrow in places.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "It was a real pleasure to stay in this splendid cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Comfortable, spacious, well equipped and superbly furnished as well as being in a lovely setting. We couldn’t find a note in the folders about the cottage’s history which we would have found interesting.

    Reviewed by Sid5.0May 2022

  • "Little Barn Cottage is a lovely property, very comfortable and spacious, with tasteful decor and a delightfully maintained garden."

    It was a pleasure to stay there and we would happily return.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Super holiday home - highly recommended."

    Lovely garden, very well-equipped kitchen, peaceful location, roomy and bright living area, cozy wood stove, thoughtful artsy decor, and good wifi to boot. The foldout sofa bed would be better for 1 person rather than 2, but I'm grateful that our family of 6 were able to stay there. We had a brilliant time!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have just spent a delightful October half term break at Little Barn Cottage."

    The welcome tray of tea, coffee, biscuits and wine were lovely to see after a long drive. The property has to be the most well equipped one that I have ever stayed in. For an older property there is even an abundance of electrical sockets, which with modern day gadgetry, is always good to see. My partner and I personally found the Kingsize bed a tad on the hard side, but our older children found the singles and sofa bed very comfortable. Despite the not so clement weather we have had a lovely stay and hopefully one day we will return.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2021

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Little Barn Cottage and, as always, we loved it."

    The same cannot be said for Sykes however. They were useless in rearranging the date of our holiday from 2020 to 2021. We ended up contacting the owners direct, who agreed it was fine and only then did Sykes sort it out.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable stay in Little Barn Cottage."

    We would have booked for next year but the price rises are now above our budget. The area is superb for walking and also great beaches.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2021

  • "This is our second visit here - that says it all."

    A wonderful large, beautifully decorated cottage. A good location, lovely garden, well maintained. Fabulous.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2021

  • "Little Barn Cottage is a beautifully presented cottage with comfortable furnishings and attractive decor, warm and very clean on arrival."

    A great location for walking the coast path which can be reached in 10 minutes and visiting nearby Heligan Gardens. Didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Apr 2021

  • "Little Barn Cottage is a lovely 2 bed property in a quiet village."

    The kitchen is well equipped, the bedrooms are comfortable and the living area is a relaxing place to sit after a day walking on the SW coast path. The only snag we encountered was finding the switch to turn the power on for the cooker. It had been turned off, and after a long search, we found it hidden behind the pans in the lower cupboard. If it is usual practice to turn the oven power off between guests, the location of the switch should be provided in the blue guest book. The local pub - the Ship in Poltroe, is about a mile away and requires a good set of lungs & legs to negotiate the steep hill on the way back. A torch was thoughtfully provided as street lighting is absent. A welcome pack was waiting for us on arrival, which added a nice touch. All in all, a super place to enjoy Cornwall from.

    Reviewed by Daina5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our 1st visit to The Roseland Peninsula and won't be our last."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations on all points. It was spacious, well equipped inside & out. The location was ideal. The furthest we ever drove was only 30 mins . 2 days we didn't even move the car but walked from the cottage. The views from the cliff tops were amazing and the birds and butterflies were enjoying the late Sept sun. I saw my 1st clouded yellow butterfly.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Sep 2019

  • "Everything in the property had been chosen with thought, care and good taste - from furniture, carpets and general decor to the art work on the walls and kitchen equipment, linen, towels etc."

    you know the property is looked after and cared for and that the owners stay there themselves.The welcome note and generous arrival pack were greatly appreciated and Greg willingly came to help us sort the TV, which we could not get to work in conjunction with the Humax machine. this is the sort of property where you feel like inviting your friends to come and share a meal. the outside sitting area / garden were an added bonus with again, very comfortable seating etc. Our only regret was that we could only stay 4 nights - now we have moved on to cottage in Devon ( not Helpful Holidays as not much was available for our dates when we inquired) and the difference is striking - fewer niceties and much more cramped!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Plenty of space and well equipped. 15 minute walk down the hill (footpath across fields) to Portloe cove and pub. Great!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "We loved the spaciousness, the charm and the location of Little Barn Cottage."

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage more spacious than expected and the interior decor to a really high standard."

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Jul 2019

  • "In all the years we've been returning to the UK Little Barn Cottage (we left in 1984) has been our best experience."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully designed and had everything we needed."

    Spacious and clean.The location was good and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2019

  • "Nice to have the suggested walks from the property in the welcome pack."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

  • "A fantastic property - beautiful surroundings and a great looking cottage."

    Just a couple of things not working but that all went down in their little book they ask guests to write in. Very clean and the best equipped cottage I have stayed in. They have everything for you.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Far bigger than we expected and a great little garden for the children to play in. The kitchen was extremely well equipped for a holiday rental home. Perfect quiet location, and lovely details.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Little Barn Cottage."

    The cottage was so welcoming, cosy and in such a brilliant location. We had a great week with our two young boys exploring the amazing beaches on our door step. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Sitting room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and glazed doors to garden
  • Kitchen with breakfast table/chairs
  • Snug with double sofa bed
  • Downstairs bathroom (suite, shower over bath)
  • Shower-room with large shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower-over, basin and WC.
  • Central heating, night storage heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

Little Barn Cottage is a beautiful stone-built cottage on two levels, in the pretty hamlet of Treviskey, just a ten minute walk from Portloe and the Coast Path.

It is elegant and full of charm and character and a lovely place to stay for families or couples at any time of the year.

The living-dining room has a vaulted ceiling, a cosy wood-burning stove and glazed doors to the garden; walk through to the well equipped kitchen which has breakfast table and chairs.

There is also a snug with a double sofa bed.

On the ground floor there is a family bathroom.

Head upstairs to two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin with a glimpse of the sea and a shower-room.

The lovely enclosed suntrap garden has a patio and garden furniture, and is just right for al fresco meals or morning coffee; there is also a detached garage, a great place for playing games and storing bicycles and beach gear.

An excellent cottage for superb beaches, walking, exploring or just chilling out.

But for those wanting to explore further, why not visit the delightful villages of St.Mawes or Mevagissey.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Truro 12 miles; St. Austell 13 miles; Newquay 20 miles

Often described as 'the jewel in the crown of the Roseland Peninsula', and rightfully so. Portloe is a very pretty, picturesque coastal village well-known for its fishing and walking opportunities. It boasts a delightful harbour with 3 working boats that go out to catch crab and lobster. Portloe was the filming location for a number of different films and TV series in the 20th century including the comedy series 'Wild West', featuring Dawn French and Catherine Tate. It is a small village with not much in terms of amenities, however it does have a very highly-rated food pub as well as a the Lugger Hotel with similarly positive reviews. Portloe proves itself to be a fantastic base for exploring some of Cornwall's most beautiful places. Truro, St. Austell and Newquay are all within easy reach, all with a fantastic choice of amenities and things to do. All three are well worth the visit whilst you're in this part of the country.

Note: Arrival after 4pm.