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Dolphin's Barn

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Trevone, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dolphins Barn."

    The house is spacious with plenty of room for all the family. Plenty of hot water and brilliant heating system. The house was well equipped, however I agree with the previous reviews; would have been nice to have a bin bag in the bin. We forgot to bring our own and arrived late so we didn’t have chance to get one for the first night. I would expect to provide my own however the first liner in the bin should come with the property. This however did not hinder our stay. We had a fantastic time and would return. Thank you for the fresh flowers and welcome on the chalk board! I would recommend this property.

    Thank you for your kind word, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhianna4.4Oct 2023

  • "1. The cost of the rental should definitely warrant the provision of a welcome pack 2."

    Grass not cut until the stay was over. Would expect weekly during growing season. 3. The garden chairs dirty 4. The chairs on the balcony very dirty and unusable. 5. Balcony requires a good clean- spiders webs indicate a lack of attention 6. Spiders webs around downstairs french windows show no outside cleaning carried out 7. The arm chairs in the family area (next to kitchen) collapsed providing no comfort whatsoever 8. Little or no shelf space in shower room adjacent to main bedroom

    Reviewed by Antony1.9Oct 2023

  • "Although the house its self was a little treasure, but saddly to say it lacked a couple of details which as seasoned Sykes Cottages and other Company renters over the years we feel would have made the difference and we have come to expect from any of the other rental Cottages we have visited."

    My wife called to speak to someone about the lack of a number of basic requirements and was told because it was a self-catering property, we should not expect any of those things. Such as dustbin bags, a welcome pack, basic tea and coffee or milk and toilet paper, instructions for leaving on moving day, no cleaning cloths, dishwasher tablets, and a couple of basic hygiene issues one of the beds had no mattress protector and the large A frame room two of the pillows had no protectors and there was some brown staining from human spit/liquids. The double bedroom with bathroom is in need of a new toilet brush and door hooks, the sink takes an age to empty. Possibly clogged up with hair or other debris, with few other very minor issues to mention which shouldn’t really need to be addressed but should not be ignored if the owner wants to receive 5-star rating with each and every rental stay. I took a dog and he almost escaped because the gates blew open in high wind granted, but this was because the gates did not close and secure properly, on one side the actual bolt came out in my hand! A little basic D.I.Y. might be required. Surly all Cottage Rentals are in essence self-catering, it is the extra comforts, amenities and effort that makes the difference, and renters remember that. Yes, this property may get rented frequently but I wonder how many people come back again and put up with the same shortcomings of an otherwise ok property which could be a so much better 5-star rental. Derek 9/23

    Thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the house so much but disappointed that some of the extras have fallen short. We have raised the lack of protectors with the housekeeping team and will also seek to address the maintenance issues raised. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek3.1Sep 2023

  • "Thus property did not disappoint."

    AMAZING garden, great downstairs living spaces, spectacular master bedroom, super location. The right mix of clean and tidy, but not so much so you felt you could not relax, perfect for us as a family and I would book again in a flash. MINOR points for improvement would be 1) clean and maintain the balcony and furniture, i did not use it due to this. 2) supply a big, non stick frying pan (or 2) , doing breakfast was a battle for 3 hungry teens!

    Thank you for your kind comments we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The points raised will be addressed by our maintenance department. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2023

  • "Last came here 12 years ago."

    Continues to be home from home in many ways. Well equipped kitchen and great utility area and lovely location. From a comfort point of view the settees weren’t great as the cushions always slide away and the master bedroom mattress was terrible- sleeping in dips. Also couldn’t run more than 1 shower at the same time as there wasn’t enough water pressure. Not great for a house of that size. We contacted the company at the start of the week about the fact that the doors into the garden were difficult to open as 1 has dropped. The key in the master bedroom doors was already broken in the lock when we got there so couldn’t open that either. The balcony and chairs were also very dirty. The master bedroom toilet kept running all night. We were told someone would come out but don’t believe anyone did so nothing got repaired. Also disappointed that there wasn’t a basic welcome package with dischcloth, washing up liquid etc. expect this when paying such a high price for a property. We’ve noticed on a previous review that the doors were mentioned as a problem so very disappointing that this hasn’t been sorted.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by these issues. All of your comments have been passed on to the team here at John Bray Cornish Holidays to try and rectify, our apologies for not being able to get the issue with the doors sorted in time for or during your stay. We hope you still managed to enjoy your visit despite these issues and would love to welcome you back to North Cornwall in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael3.4Jul 2023

  • "This was a lovely spacious property with a quiet garden."

    The property was a short walk from Trevone Beach and lots of other beaches were nearby. The main bedroom was beautiful with a very comfortable bed. The shower in the en-suite was very efficient. The double room had an extremely soft bed that was very uncomfortable so our son and daughter in law used one of the twin bedded rooms. With two en-suites, a bathroom and separate shower downstairs there were lots of facilities for eight adults. The kitchen was very well equipped with instructions for the cooker and appliances. The negatives were the boxes of empty bottles and plastic wrapping left by earlier occupants on the bench by the front door that gave an unattractive first impression. Perhaps some instructions about recycling and bin collections might be useful. The doors from the kitchen to the garden need realigning as they are difficult to open and the doors from the upstairs bedroom to the balcony had a broken key in the lock so would not open. As there were velux windows that opened wide and we had a lot of rain this was not a problem for us. The toilet brushes need replacing and the towels shed so much navy fluff we had to wash them and the bathroom floors. The bedding was spotless and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay in this property and would stay here again if the price stays reasonable.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous stay and had the perfect base to explore the local area from. Your comments have been passed on to the team here at John Bray Cornish Holidays to rectify and resolve them for future guests. We would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.4Jul 2023

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV, balcony, and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Garden to the side of the property
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available for use at guest's own risk
  • Private driveway for 4 cars
  • patio, furniture, and charcoal barbecue, and balcony with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are two steps down to the master bedroom
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 9:30am

The property

Nestled centrally in the coastal village of Trevone, Cornwall, is Dolphin's Barn, a fabulous, four-bedroom home.

Enjoying sea views and a close proximity to the beach and a hub of amenities, Dolphin's Barn offers a spacious home for a family getaway, a light-flooded living space, and flexible sleeping arrangements for eight guests.

Park up on the private driveway and make your way into your new abode, starting off in the sitting room, offering a quiet space to unwind after a day of travelling.

Head into the open-plan living space, the heart of the home, where you can prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen, dine as a group.

On warmer days, light the barbecue and enjoy an alfresco affair, with distant sea views as your backdrop, before returning indoors to complete your nightly routine in either the ground-floor shower room, bathroom, or one of the en-suites.

Catch some rest in one of the four well-appointed bedrooms on offer, including two delightful twins, a spacious king-size, and a stunning super-king-size bedroom, complete with lofty ceilings and flooded with natural light through the patio doors; watch the sun set over Trevone from the private balcony with a glass of wine in hand.

Awaken to explore your surroundings, starting off with a stroll along Trevone Bay and continuing on to Padstow, before visiting the National Lobster Hatchery, touring Padstow Harbour, and grabbing a bite to eat at Rick Stein's waterside restaurant.

For another day at the beach, be sure to visit Newquay and its golden landscape, also brimming with family-friendly attractions, including the Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Golf Club, or if you're feeling adventurous, take to the water for an afternoon of watersports.

Round off your break by hiking towards Pentire Point, or try your hand at surfing at Polzeath Beach, before returning home for a family games night.

Gather all your loved ones at Dolphin's Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Padstow 2 miles; Newquay 12.9 miles; Port Isaac 16.2 miles.

Trevone is a lovely, coastal village resting upon the Cornish shoreline, nearby the bustling town of Padstow. Home to a delightful farm shop, The Well Parc Hotel serving traditional menus, and a sweeping bay, all the essentials are on offer for a self-catered stay, whilst further amenities lie in Padstow. Attractions in the area are plentiful, with Trevose Golf and Country Club a short car journey away, along with Trevose Headland, and the golden terrain of Treyarnon Bay. Head into Padstow to visit the National Lobster Hatchery aquarium, where you can even adopt a hatchling, or take to the water by experiencing a Padstow Sealife Safari, starting at River Camel. Travel south to discover Newquay and its variety of attractions, where you can stroll around the pretty grounds of Trenance Gardens, enjoy a bag of fish and chips before diving into the turquoise waters at Newquay Beach, or visit Newquay Zoo, a haven for animal lovers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas