2 (off peak)
Orchard Barn is an idyllic holiday cottage on Penberthy Farm close to St Ives and the spectacular beaches of North Cornwall. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families, though its layout also suits couples who appreciate the extra space and the gorgeous rural views from the upstairs living area. The holiday home is completely detached with a child-friendly enclosed garden and country-chic touches throughout. Once the stables and a hayloft, the owners have done a sensational job transforming it into this peaceful space where you can relax and enjoy being close to the best beaches and attractions in North Cornwall.
Penberthy Farm is at the end of a private country lane and has no passing traffic. There are four other cottages spaced around a pretty courtyard with a pond and a fountain, far enough apart that guests can maintain their privacy. The location is perfect for walking through the countryside, days at the coast, and eating and shopping in busy harbour towns like St Ives, which is barely a ten-minute drive away and full of exciting shops and galleries and fantastic restaurants specialising in freshly caught local seafood. Yum!
There are easily a dozen beaches within just 20 minutes of the cottage. At less than four miles from Orchard Barn, you can also walk or cycle to the beach at Marazion, from which you can get to St Michael's Mount. Other beaches for a day out include Long Rock Beach, Praa Sands and the secluded Prussia Cove. If you go north, you'll reach The Towans and Carbis Bay. The South West Coast Path offers spectacular views without getting sandy feet. Other local attractions include the open-air Minack Theatre (check their programme of events and book in advance of your arrival), the Tate St Ives, beautiful sub-tropical gardens like those at Morrab, Flambards theme park, and Land's End.
Orchard Barn is perfect for a lazy summer holiday but equally comfortable for a relaxing break in colder months. It's available for bookings all year round.
Orchard Barn is a 19th Century barn and hayloft skillfully converted into a wonderful detached holiday home with accommodation over two levels.
Outside: Orchard Barn has a private decked terrace with garden furniture and an enclosed garden with lawn, trampoline and a picnic bench. There is off-street parking for two cars close to the door.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, starter fuel for the log burner, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Guests to provide beach towels and cot bedding if they are required. Orchard Barn is a pet-free property. Smoking is not permitted.
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