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Lost Barn

(Ref. 959650)

Watergate Bay, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The lost barn was a wonderful cottage in every way."

    The Wi Fi was very poor but this did not spoil the experience. Great quiet location, with great access to everywhere, we would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet location."

    Unfortunately in my opinion it could do with a clean up and tidy, there were a large amount of weeds growing on the balcony from the front bedroom, there were a large amount of cobwebs on most of the windows and the back boors. Half way through our stay the internet stopped working so we couldn’t watch any catch up TV or use our phones or iPads and for the quite high price I would have expected a better, cleaner cottage. On a positive the welcome hamper and bottle of bubbly in the fridge was nice.

    Reviewed by Andy3.1Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful location, accommodation, attention to detail."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "The lost barn is a beautiful building in a delightful setting with a garden and very large pond with fish and wildlife."

    The accommodation is to a much higher standard than I expected from the professional cooker to the White Company towels and the generous hamper that was awaiting us.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Lost Barn, it was an absolutely lovely place to stay and we were lucky enough to have a whole week."

    Perfect location and we easily found our way around. We visited Watergate, Padstow, Newquay which were all very near. We took our 2 Frenchies and visited all the beaches which were amazing. The Lost Barn had everything your own home has. We took tea towels, kitchen sponges, dishwasher tablets etc but all was supplied for us. Bedding and towels were lovely and the house is very clean, we couldn’t fault it. Lovely little village and Phil the owner told us about the local walk which was really lovely and very close. An amazing hamper was left for our arrival and was appreciated as it had all kinds of goodies. In fact the only negative for us was the sofa. Although it looks lovely, it was a bit uncomfortable for two people wanting a lounge about afternoon in front of the tv. We would definitely go back to stay here, in fact I look for the same week next year but the dates have not been released yet, I will keep checking though:-)))))

    We would love to welcome you again, thank you for your feedback, we always aim to make stays positively memorable :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mia4.7Oct 2022

  • "This is a fabulous property."

    Extremely clean and well maintained. Superb interior with class and elegance. Host was lovely and very helpful, we will highly recommend this to everyone we know.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with quality modern facilities in a tranquil location."

    For older guests a soap holder in the shower would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean and tidy cottage surrounded by beautiful grounds in a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle, with amenities 10 minutes away."

    Perfect location for exploring all of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the Lost Barn."

    It was impeccably clean, has comfortable beds and everything you could need. We really appreciated the hamper of Cornish goodies left for us on arrival, which we took bits and pieces from for picnics out throughout the week. The stairs are quite steep - we brought a pressure fit stair gate with us as we were visiting with our 2 year old and I’m glad we did, as it gave us extra peace of mind while he was upstairs that he wouldn’t fall and hurt himself. I wonder if this is something that could be provided by the owners in future, as a relatively cheap, simple improvement that you don’t see often in holiday cottages. The location is also brilliant. We enjoyed great days out at Heligan, Rock, Perranporth, Lappa Valley and Lanhydrock, and a fantastic meal at the St Kew Inn near Wadebridge (recommend booking ahead!). We will definitely recommend to others to stay here and would come back! Thanks!

    Reviewed by Amy4.4May 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, every thing you could possibly need."

    Owner was so friendly and the hamper scones etc wonderful touch Perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Lost Barn - enjoyed the property location, privacy and home comforts."

    The owners clearly try to make the stay special for their guests - the welcome hamper and treats were lovely. We really enjoyed the outside spaces and the wonderful wildlife and the pond - our daughter loved looking at the fish especially! The area to improve would be the comfort of the beds and the duvets. Also, as a family with a small child - its quite stressful to ensure your lovely fluffy towels don't get toothpaste on them, and to be honest i would have preferred less expensive towels so that i would not stress about leaving them damaged in any way. We did however, appreciate that the owners were trying to make this lovely for their guests. Thank you for a lovely stay, we would definitely recommend and book again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We use Vi-Spring and Hypnos beds, Laura Ashley duvets, Dorma pillows, White Company bedding and towels, these are quality products to provide comfort for all our guests, sorry if they didn’t suit you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kam4.1Apr 2022

  • "The property was lovely and very clean however we had a couple of small issues."

    We found that some of the facilities were a little tired such as the microwave (the door button became stuck many times) and the blinds in the garden bedroom (it came unthreaded and had to be redone) We also were not send any information as to how to enter our property.... We emailed as we're were told to do with a time of our arrival but no one responded and we didn't know the keycode to enter property which resulted in us knocking on next door to ask how they had got in. As it happened the keycode was still plumbed in to the keysafe but this was not ideal when it was 6.30pm and we had waited all day to arrive. We then had to go and get shopping afterwards. As we were not personally met I do believe that an earlier let in time would've been better. Lastly providing some basics such as sugar, binbags would've been helpful as lovely as it was to have tea and coffee pods and some milk, we couldn't use them until we had been shopping. Overall the stay was lovely but not ideal for family's as there isn't really an outdoor area for them to play in and being so isolated means that there are no parks nearby. They did enjoy the pillow chocolates and thought the place was lovely to stay in as did we.

    Thanks for your feedback which we discussed with the owner of Lost Barn. A welcome email was sent to you prior to your stay from the owners, which we understand went to your junk mail. The key safe was intentionally left on the open setting for your arrival as no contact had been made from yourselves. Post covid the owners do not supply any common use supplies, the hamper which was left for you had biscuits sweet and savoury, coffee pods, Cornish tea, bottle of champagne, scones, cream, Boddingtons strawberry jam, Kernow chocolate, Cornish pilchards and milk. At least two black refuse sacks plus kitchen bin bags, dishwasher tablets, hand soap, washing up liquid, cling film, tin foil, complimentary toiletries, robes and towels. The outdoor area is just under 1 acre of grounds including lawn, pond and orchard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, lots of lovely touches to make our stay a little bit more special."

    A lovely spot, very central for visiting beaches, padstow, St.ives, south cornwall. Our dog loved the local walk through the woods and of course the beaches. Had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay at Lost Barn."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean as well as being beautifully and comfortably furnished. The owners went above and beyond with their generous and tasty welcome pack which not only contained a cream tea but a chilled bottle of champagne and chilled glasses in the fridge to celebrate our arrival in style. Every room was beyond expectation - fresh flowers in the lounge, beautiful toiletries for the bathroom, fabulous bathrobes on the bed along with a generous chocolate bar for each guest on the pillow.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lost Barn was very comfortable and set in a beautiful, rural location."

    All the furnishings, appliances, linen etc were good and the welcome hamper very generous. The one negative (which wasn't very important to us) was that the internet connection was not as good as the smart TV - so watching programmes on the internet didn't really work as the connection kept dropping out

    Thanks so much for your comments. We are delighted to hear your positive thoughts on Lost Barn. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the strength or speed of the WiFi across our properties, however, this property does boast speeds of 50Mb.We hope this did not impact the stay too heavily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely place, very tranquil but ideally placed to walks and the main road."

    The internet did not work but luckily we were able to piggy back on the Wi-fi from next door. The windows weren’t clean and had a lot of cobwebs around them (outside); plus the balcony had weeds everywhere. Not sure if this was due to the owners having the property up for sale but it did feel like they’d given up on the outside areas somewhat.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Lost Barn. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the strength or speed of the WiFi across our properties, however, this property does boast speeds of 50Mb. I have spoken to the owner regarding the upkeep of the outside areas you mentioned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lj4.4Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful base to explore Watergate Bay, Fistral beach, Rock, Padstow and much more."

    Such a comfortable bed with gorgeous bed linen, luxurious towels & even dressing gowns too. We certainly enjoyed the welcome hamper & fizz as well thank you. I would certainly recommend a stay at Lost Barn.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful, very quiet location."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage which was exactly as shown in the pictures."

    Location was perfect - very peaceful but at the same time close enough to explore nearby towns and beaches. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place lovely gardens 10 out of 10"

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very relaxing and enjoyable week in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "A great cottage furnished to a high standard and with quality linens and towels."

    The only comment i would make is that the garden area is quite small, borders a large unfenced pond and is not private (very close to neighbouring cottage garden area). This wasn't a problem for us as we were out most of the time but is worth being aware of if you have young children or pets.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Lost Barn."

    The property is lovely and in a nice setting. Was a little confused as no sign on property saying Lost Barn but Mellionnec Vean. There's everything you will need in the cottage. The location of the cottage is great and near to all local attractions but just be careful as lane leading to cottage is extremely narrow with some blind bends. Would recommend a stay here and would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "Pro’s:The property was easy to find and close enough to Newquay with a nice pub nearby at Quintell Downs (Booking a must!"

    ). The facilities were great a nice welcome pack, parking was good, quite remote so dog walking was easy. Allowing the dogs was the important thing too. The Cast Iron bath and bed/bedding was luxurious. Cons: Really small things which could be easily improved. The heating for us was a little high but this I is a personal preference and opened windows when we needed as we couldn’t find the heating instructions. The shower tray filled quite quickly and there was no water pressure regulator so had to stop the shower intermittently, ideally the drain needed clearing or a adjustable valve be fitted. TV was outdated with an array of remote controls. Ideally get a Smart TV with Satellite built in. Would definitely book again.

    Owner Response** We are delighted you enjoyed the holiday and would happily book with us again. There are thermostats in every room so you can control the heating. If we had known the shower wasn't draining correctly we could have remedied during your stay but thank you for letting us know, this has now been resolved. The TV is a 42" Samsung flat screen, has a sound bar and due to our location Freesat is necessary in order to get service, there is also a NOW TV stick installed to give maximum viewing choice to guests, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely location, great cottage!"

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great hosts"

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday but the only negative I have to say is that when we turned up at 18:10 the cottage wasn’t ready and the housekeeper was still cleaning it."

    She told us to go and walk our dog while she finished!! We were told we couldn’t check in Until 6pm due to cleaning because of COVID. That’s fine but we didn’t actually get in there until 7pm, she was cleaning an hour after we got there! Not really acceptable if you ask me!!

    We are pleased you really enjoyed your holiday particularly in these challenging times.Our housekeeper takes her duty of care very seriously and I am sure you would have appreciated what a superb job she does. We are sorry that you found this care unacceptable but we must put the safety of all our guests and our housekeeper our first priority. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "Everything and more at the Lost Barn."

    Comfortable, warm, very welcoming. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2020

  • "I would recommend Lost barn to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable and good location stay in Cornwall."

    The facility had everything you require for a comfortable stay, dog friendly. On arrival we were greeted by the owners Tara and Phil who took time to explain everything we needed to know about our stay. They provided a Cornish cream tea on arrival as well as a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge. The facility is situated around 7 miles from Newquay and central for visits to all interesting and historical sites. We loved every minute of our 7 day stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful property, lovely owners, nice quiet location but great for exploring all of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Sheer luxury !"

    Opulent surroundings , and very clean . Curtains and drapes looked amazing . Beds so comfortable ! Huge kitchen with all mod cons , + extra gadgets ! Large TV screen . Would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage situated in a lovely and peaceful location."

    Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a great family holiday, stunning barn in a great location - accessible to main beach and town locations."

    My only suggestion would be to make guests aware of the unsecured garden and drive and large pond at rear. As stunning as it was it really wasnt suitable for us as we were holidaying with two excitable puppies.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.1Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely property and location in Colan."

    Easy accessible to many places. The owners were lovely to meet when we first arrived. I do however think a few things were miss leading. The property is dog friendly which is fantastic but the open garden isn’t ideal when it leads to the road. As lovely as the garden is, it’s potentially an issue. There were also dogs locally that would use this garden too! Again not ideal as they would do their mess in it! We didn’t use our small space with patio furniture due to dog mess that wasn’t picked up all week. Also miss leading were words like visit the paddock and orchard?. Didn’t see these!. The lovely bedroom with doors that can open, couldn’t be due to the Bee’s. A few tweaks to this holiday let would make it perfect.

    We are pleased you enjoyed the property, we have natural borders and the gateway to the country lane is open for guest convenience. All dogs are welcome and if they are trained to voice command leads are not necessary. We have an employed gardener who regularly checks the garden, if we know there is an offending deposit we will always deal appropriately. The protected honey bees have never caused incident in their 20 years residence. The orchard, currently in fruit and 3 acre paddock are at the top of the garden Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, welcoming owners with a quiet location but close to lots of places to visit."

    The owners add lots of special touches and the champagned cream tea a lovely gesture - even two 14 year old teenagers loved the property - highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were extremely disappointed to find a large pond full of carp in the garden which was not mentioned at all in the description, we have two dogs who love water."

    The garden was therefore unusable for us, unless we had the dogs on leads and then we don’t relax and neither do the dogs. When on holiday we usually spend a lot of time outside but we felt confined to the indoors staying here. Lost barn itself is lovey, very comfortable, bright and airy. The hamper, cream tea and champagne on arrival were great, the owners who live on the property are very friendly. Nothing has been skimped in the cottage, it is well equipped with good quality furnishings. The beds especially, very comfortable. This is a lovey area, very quiet but lots to do and see close by.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed the property, it is such a shame you didn't notice the 80 foot pond in the photographs for the property when booking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jun 2019

  • "Brilliant spot!"

    So quiet and relaxing. Recommend it for a complete chill out!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Gorgeous property, we loved it so much that we have already booked it for next year."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wonderful location giving peace and tranquility."

    The options to walk the countryside or jump in the car and explore the coastline and some lovely beaches was perfect.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "The only thing I could pick out that could be better, would be the internet speed."

    Other than that the lost barn was perfect.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely week staying at the lost barn with our two giant schnauzers."

    The weather was fab. The cottage was everything I expected from the description and lovely and clean and modern with good facilities and in a lovely quiet setting ideal for touring Cornwall. The cottage had a nice garden with a garden table and chairs for outside dining and sun beds to relax on to catch up with your tan. Some dog walking near by. We visited Padstow, polperro, port Issac, Newquay St Ives, perranporth, looe, Land’s end, watergate bay, Mousehole, ideal location for trips out. The best place we ate and worth a mention was the beech hut watergate bay. I enjoyed cooking in the cottage and sitting in the garden after a day out and about with a bottle of sparkly. Would recommend 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Elsa5.0Jul 2018

  • "The lighting and seating in the lounge could be better."

    Otherwise everything was fine. Kitchen is very well fitted.

    Thank you for your feedback, we always try our best to exceed our guests expectations . The sitting room, although often complimented for comfort, had always been planned for a design refit at the end of the season. The Lost Barn is thankfully so popular it was a case of waiting for a break in bookings, we have now provided new sofas, occasional furniture, curtains and blinds and more floor and table lamps too, as well as new brighter bulbs throughout the cottage. New photographs have just been added to the website (December 2018), we hope you like it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Jun 2018

  • "An idyllic secluded retreat with added extras that certainly exceeds expectations."

    It leaves you wanting for nothing and gives you everything you need and more for a fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "This met all our requirements and is in a great location"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely spot, gorgeous garden."

    Wonderful welcome pack and a good location - we could get to a lot of places very easily. Everything was clean and there was good attention to detail. The sofa was huge but not that comfortable, we kept slipping down. It would have been nice to have radiators and be able to control them ourselves as it got quite chilly at night.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, which was well presented and everything worked well."

    The kitchen facilities and the bathroom were excellent, the bedrooms were lovely and the ambience was great. I wonder if a couple of constructive (hopefully) comments would be valuable. The sitting room is large enough to take some armchairs rather then the L-shaped sofa and the chaise longue. It was difficult to get comfortable on the former, but we were only two people. If four were staying, the sofa would be cramped and impossible to watch TV, for instance as the head of one person would always be in the way of another. The second comment would be for the owners to make the garden more secure with a surrounding wire fence. That way, dogs could be let out without the owner having to accompany them for a late-night pee. Just two small comments to round off a great stay. Thanks a lot to all those responsible.

    Reviewed by Anthony B5.0Apr 2018

  • "We arrived at the Lost Barn thinking that it couldn't be as lovely as the pictures but, on a day of beautiful sunshine in April it looked just as good if not better than we expected."

    The barn is spacious and warm with comfy seats to flop down on and a great open plan cooking area. It is quiet and peaceful and the bedrooms, particularly the master bedroom, are so restful and comfortable. We felt relaxed from the very start of our holiday. It is also very conveniently situated to get to Newquay for surfing and beaches. All in all, a perfect base for our holiday. Thank you to our hosts - we had a fantastic week and would definitely love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Apr 2018

  • "We would hope this accommodation will continue to be enjoyed by many family's, the location is perfect for visiting Cornwall's areas of beauty, walks, beaches, possibly a leisurely cream tea."

    We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay, The Lost Barn was very clean, warm and comfortable, the finishing touches and attention to detail were exceptional."

    Extremely well equipped throughout. A very peaceful location with a variety of wildlife passing by. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very quiet and peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x super-king double (zip and link to twin beds on request)
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Living room with dining area.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Range cooker with gas hob, microwave, American style fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine,washer/dryer, dishwasher, 50" TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Underfloor heating fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, bath towels, beach towels and robes inc. in rent
  • Complimentary Cornish produce hamper on arrival
  • Complimentary Cornish cream tea on arrival
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome at £50 each per week
  • Pub and shop 1 mile.

The property

A fabulously stylish barn conversion, The Lost Barn is tucked away in the idyllic grounds of the former landed Figg-Hoblyn estate close to Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth.

The owners of this Grade II listed property have taken great care in tastefully transforming the barn into a luxurious holiday home, fitted and furnished to the highest of standards.

On the ground floor is a generous sitting room with plush sofa, chaise longue and two armchairs.

and dining area.

Elegant floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light.

Just off the sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen with sociable breakfast bar and range cooker provides a homely hub in which to prepare delicious family suppers.

Stairs lead from the sitting room to the first floor, where there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The bedrooms (one of which can be presented as either a super king or twin room) both boast beautiful high, beamed ceilings and unique pieces of antique French furniture.

In the bathroom, guests will find a freestanding Jacuzzi bath as well as a separate shower cubicle.

On sunny days, the property's terrace provides a lovely spot for a morning coffee; see if you can spot the Koi Carp in the ornamental pond.

Guests also have shared access to the property's orchard and paddock.

Blissfully peaceful and secluded, you are unlikely to see anyone else during your stay, perhaps only the property owners or guests of the adjoining barn, The Hideaway.

Out and about, this part of the county offers some fantastic surfing beaches, namely Watergate Bay, Fistral, Porth, Mawgan Porth and Holywell Bay, as well as some highly-acclaimed restaurants with famous connections.

Wax Watergate Bay restaurant at Watergate Bay enjoys a superb location just above the beach.

Choose to do as much or as little as you like at this beautifully magical retreat.

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

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About the location


  • Newquay 4 miles
  • Newquay Airport 1.5 miles

The peaceful destination of Watergate Bay is home to a few cottages, a couple of hotels on the headland, a fantastic beachside bistro and an extreme sports/surf school, placing the bay in a class of its own. Viewed as one of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, Watergate Bay also offers sand yachting, paragliding, kite surfing, cliff climbing, and abseiling. The area is a favourite with walkers, with the South West Coast Path extending west toward Newquay and east to Padstow, through some of the county’s most dramatic coastal scenery. Newquay, with its lively resort attractions, shops, bars, zoo and Sea Life Centre is just four miles away, whilst the picturesque town of Padstow, with its famous seafood restaurants and beautiful harbour area, make a great day out. The world-renowned Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and the Cathedral city of Truro, with its cobbled streets, restaurants, museums and theatre are all within easy reach, as are several stately homes and outstanding gardens. Peace and tranquillity are assured in this beautiful area with roaring surf, great beaches and much to see and do right on the doorstep.

Two pets welcome at £50 each per week. Short breaks taken at a minimum charge of £500.