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Larch Barn

(Ref. 1121493)

Trenear near Helston, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We are just back from a lovely week here the property is as described ,not at all sure where a recent review says different."

    We found the property comfortable had lovely peaceful nights sleep. All you need is included owners very welcoming and on hand should you need anything. Totally recommend and would stay again. Easy for all attractions .

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "Nice location, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay & would certainly return."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2024

  • "This property does not have a garden as advertised and is not safe for dogs."

    The owner has put a bench in the gravel driveway in front of the property which leads directly on to the road. The first specification we were looking for was a safe garden for the dogs and this was misrepresented in the Sykes description. The picture taken from the front of the property is false; there is a wooden fence blocking one side of the property which is missing from the photo which makes the front gravel area the owner represents as a ‘garden’ appear significantly larger than it is. The property is smaller than it appears in the pictures. The downstairs room are very dark and dingy. The whole property is poorly ventilated and stinks of damp. The internet does not work in the downstairs of the property. The positives are the property is well located, clean and comfortable.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We genuinely try to do everything within our power to ensure that guests are fully aware of what they are booking, the property is comfortable, clean, and well equipped, and we aim to respond to any issues immediately. The gravelled area at the front of the property is designed to be, a private seating area. It is not described or shown on any pictures as being secure for dogs. There is however an approximate 1 acre field with mowed paths which is clearly described with photographs as being the dog walking field, this was pointed out to you on arrival as being 50 yards from the property. It is not in Sykes interest (or ours) to be misleading in photos. The single and twin rooms in the older part of the property have single standard sized windows and admittedly are not the brightest of rooms. The double ensuite in the newer part of the property could not be described as dark. In reference to the damp you mentioned, we have to dispute this, as every room has opening windows and there is no damp, mould marks, or smell. It is a stone built Cornish cottage and we have taken all the necessary steps that we can to reduce the risk of damp. On a final note, the internet is indeed working everywhere with the exception of the master bedroom. It is a rural location without the benefit of fibre cabling and often in adverse weather the signal is affected. We have installed a booster which does seem to be helping" Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura3.1Mar 2024

  • "Easy to follow instructions and a friendly personal message from the owner before we arrived made getting there stress free, and the tea, milk and biscuits were a very welcome surprise after a long journey!"

    The cottage was lovely and well looked after. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought into it, and have put together a comprehensive booklet of tips and things to do. Patrick introduced himself when we‘d settled in, and made us feel very welcome. It‘s a lovely part of the world and the cottage was the perfect base for exploring it.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay, well provisioned and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Tonia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, it was so peaceful."

    It had everything we needed. There was only one criticism and that was the Wifi dropped in and out and downstairs would not connect at all. Who ever uses this cottage will be very happy.

    Reviewed by Chrissy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Patrick and Tracey made us feel super welcome and gave us great tips for getting around."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. The area is very secluded, brilliant for getting away and finding true peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Larch barn was the perfect base for us while attending our daughter's graduation from falmouth university."

    The property exceeded our expectations and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Patrick and Tracey were so accommodating and helped make us feel right at home. The field for the dogs to run around in was a real bonus. The location is great too. Very rural and quiet but with easy access to the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

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

    Such a well equipped comfortable cottage with super comfy beds which allowed an excellent night sleep. Patrick and Tracey were perfect hosts, welcoming without being intrusive. Our three dogs enjoyed the field opposite and loved the rabbits that abounded in the area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great cottage in a very quiet location central to all the major tourist attractions."

    The hosts are really nice people who look after their guests very well.

    Reviewed by Stevan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage, everything you could need was available to us."

    The bed and the sofa were very comfortable always a plus for me. The outside space was adequate but then with the added connected field you had so much more. Very central to all the tourist hot spots but far enough away to feel rural. The owners are a lovely couple who were on hand, and although we never needed them for anything I’m sure nothing would have been too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved this place so quiet but well positioned to visit local attractions."

    Fabulous beaches. Lovely cottage and very dog friendly, even a field where you can walk the dogs. Very welcoming and helpful hosts who are at hand if you need them. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely house a bit out of the usual rat race!"

    The owners live on site. We’ve come to know them over several years and thoroughly recommend them as reliable.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, slimline dishwasher, slow cooker
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided
  • Private front gravelled area with picnic bench, access to communal dog-walking field
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Three well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.1 miles, Praa Sands 8 miles, St Michaels Mount 11 miles, St Ives 16 miles
  • Note: The dog-walking field is not enclosed
  • Note: There are some low doorways, please take care
  • Note: The property is located adjacent to the owner home but not overlooked
  • Note: Due to remote location internet connection can be patchy especially during adverse weather.

The property

Helston 2.9 miles.

Tucked away remotely near Helston, Cornwall, discover this lovely reverse-level cottage, Larch Barn.

Benefitting from a large first-floor open-plan living space, off-road parking and access to a dog-walking field, Larch Barn welcomes five guests and three well-behaved pooches to relish the ultimate Cornish escape.

After unloading in the off-road parking area, make your way to your new home-from-home and enter on the ground-floor, uncovering three immaculately-presented bedrooms; the first is a king-size bedroom boasting an en-suite bathroom where you can indulge a soak in the decadent freestanding bath or refresh in the walk-in shower, along with a twin and a single bedroom, offering flexible sleeping arrangements.

Completing the ground floor is a spacious shower room, convenient for washing away the sandy remains from your days at the beach.

Ascend to the first floor to discover an impressive open-plan living space where you can prepare, entertain and enjoy mealtimes with loved ones; become accustomed with a fantastic range of appliances, ready to whip up a culinary delight to be enjoyed at the dining table for five.

On balmier evenings, why not venture out to a private outdoor space to bask in an alfresco affair?

When the sky grows dark, retreat to a homely sitting area and snuggle up in the warmth of a woodburning stove, ready to savour a movie marathon with your favourite treats and snacks.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful property, amble into the main centre of Helston to discover the Museum of Cornish Life ahead of treating your loved ones to a hearty meal one of several pubs or restaurants including Wetherspoons, Henlys, Boo Koos, and both Chinese and Indian restaurants; there is also a Tesco, Sainsburys and Lidl, along with further local stores, where you can stock up on the essentials.

Wildlife lovers will appreciate a day out at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary where you can experience a range of marine life, or alternatively, head to Porthleven to spend the day relaxing at the beach or strolling around the working harbour with its well renowned eateries, pubs and restaurants.

A short drive away is the Lizard Peninsula, home to Poldhu Cove, Mullion Cove and the breath-taking Kynance Cove; take the opportunity to visit the Lizard Point and be the most southerly person in mainland Britain for wonderful coastal views.

Well-positioned to uncover Falmouth where Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum and Falmouth Art Gallery can all be discovered, Larch Barn is an idyllic base to commence your Cornish adventure.

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About the location


Porthleven 3 miles; Falmouth 12 miles; Penzance 14 miles.

Helston lies at the western gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, a large area of downland fringed by a beautiful and spectacular coastline. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for it's Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nestled in a tranquil setting is the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford River, where there is plenty of entertainment watching seals play and feed. If it is thrill rides that excites you, then Flambards theme park will keep you amused all day and also has excellent living history experiences. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Helston is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family. By car reach numerous outstanding beaches, including Porthleven Beach, Praa Sands Beach, and Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, with Loe Bar offering a dog-friendly landscape, along with the chance to join the stunning Cornish coastal path.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season