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Sampson Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £350  to  £890

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Short Breaks From

  • £45 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Sampson Barn

Sampson Barn is an attractive stone holiday cottage in the charming hamlet of Trescowe near Penzance. It's an idyllic spot with beautiful walks from the front door and Praa Sands beach less than three miles or a five-minute drive away. The one-bedroom cottage sleeps two people and is a favourite not only with couples but also with solo travellers who appreciate the very comfortable accommodation.

You'd never know it now, but this area was once infamous for its smugglers who were said to lure boats onto the rocks around Praa Sands then ransack the wreck for valuables. These days, the beach is better known for its fine golden sands than its chests of gold, with the sheltered beach stretching for a mile. The water close to the shore is typically calm and good for swimming, while the regular break further out makes it a favourite choice for surfers.

Local attractions are diverse and plentiful. You'll always find something fun to do no matter what time of the year you visit. Must-see places for your itinerary include the magnificent Minack Theatre. Though it feels as if it was built by the Romans, the open-air venue is less than a century old, having been built in 1931. You can see the theatre without booking tickets for a production, but their calendar of events is excellent, and we recommend you checking their calendar before you visit in case you want to book tickets. Another place to add to your Cornwall bucket list is Kynance Cove where the beach is a breathtaking vision of turquoise water, soft white sand, and a grassy headland with rock pools at the base. It's a magical place for a picnic, especially if you manage to spot some of the seals and dolphins that live in the area.

Penzance and St Ives are both perfect for a day of shopping and sightseeing. Both towns have a wide array of places to eat, drink and shop all year round, so you can always get a delicious meal at a pub or restaurant, and stock up on fresh ingredients to cook with back at the cottage. Helston, Hayle and Camborne are also only a short drive away from the cottage. The Crown Mines in nearby Botallock were brought back to life by the producers of the popular BBC series "Poldark", who also used Godolphin House as a filming location for the series. St Michael's Mount always impresses visitors, as does the view from Godolphin Hill.

Sampson Barn is one of two lovely self-catering properties at this location. Both are entirely private and self-contained and can, depending on availability, be booked together to accommodate extended family or friends. Please see the owners website for details.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sarah Alexander joined Independent Cottages in November 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cornwall)

Accommodation Comprises:

The accommodation at Sampson Barn is all on one level. Highlights include:

  • Light and spacious living room, dining room and kitchen with an open-plan layout and glass sliding doors that open onto the private garden.
  • Soft carpet, a cosy log burner and comfortable furnishings add to the living room's relaxing atmosphere.
  • Laminate flooring is a practical and stylish choice for the kitchen, which is very well equipped with all of the utensils and equipment guests need to self-cater, including a dishwasher. The dining table seats four people so you can invite friends for dinner if they are staying in Hideaway Barn.
  • Sleeping soundly won't be a problem in the bedroom, which has a kingsize bed, bedside tables and reading lights. As with the rest of the cottage, it is decorated in cream and soft neutrals to create a calm environment where guests can relax.
  • You can choose from either a shower or a bath as this cottage has both in the large bathroom where there is also a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The enclosed garden has an area of lawn as well as a paved patio with garden furniture. There is off-street parking for up to two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFI, sheets and bath towels are all provided, as is a basket of logs for the wood burner. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with the owner's prior agreement. A travel cot (no bedding) and a high chair are available on request. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks taken between 1st October to 1st March with a 3 night minimum starting on a Friday or Monday/Tuesday.

Sampson Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
Enquire with owner
3 or more dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £350
To £890
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1736 761965 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Sarah Alexander
Member Since November 2020

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Sampson Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2024
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