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Luxury detached barn on small farm set in 20 acres.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Generous detached cottage with two bedrooms for a couple or small family

The Old farm cottage is a beautiful farm building which have been converted to the highest standards. It forms the focus of a traditional small farm, (Little Goonreeve Farm) which has hardly changed since the 1950’s.

The cottage sleeps 3 to 4 in two separate bedrooms. There is a master bedroom with a king size bed and travel cot (if required). The second bedroom has a large bunk bed and views onto the garden and surrounding farmland.

The living/dining area is a generous double height space with a modern kitchen and French windows leading onto a decked area outside for al fresco dining. There is a small garden and open access to 20 acres of beautiful farmland.

Little Goonreeve farm is on the Mylor peninsular between Falmouth and Truro in an area of rich farming country with rolling green grazing pasture. We are well placed to enjoy the amazing attractions which Cornwall has to offer.

Our farm is nestled in the Mylor downs, within the rich rolling hills of the Mylor peninsular, bordering on the stunning coastline 'The Carrick Roads' which provides some of the best sailing and water sports in the country. The location is rural but placed within a short drive (5 miles) of Falmouth or Truro with interesting shopping, cafes, cinemas and local amenities. Its an ideal Mid Cornwall base for visits to the usual attractions of the Eden Project, surfing beaches on the North coast, and the wilds of the Lizerd Peninsular and further west to St Agnes and Zenna. Close by is the famous waterside Pandora Pub (our local) and Mylor Yacht harbor.

Visitors are free to wander in the 20 acres of rich grazing land with abundant hedges which provide an ideal habitat for local wildlife. Beef, pork, eggs and organic vegetables are available from the farm and we are keen to promote the providence of British food. Visitors are welcome to participate in any farm activities, such as feeding, as little or as much as they want or just relax and unwind in your rural home. It's up to you.

The cottage has been converted with the comfort and luxury of the visitors in mind. An oak floor throughout sets the tone for the decoration which is clean and modern but does include interesting details such as original oil paintings and classic books with a Cornish theme.

The sitting area centres around a large log burner set in a granite fireplace. This is a new generation log burner that triple burns the wood to provide maximum heat output but is also economic on the quantity of wood needed. (A complimentary basket full of logs is provided on arrival). There is a wide screen tv, with freeview, and internet access.

The kitchen is well appointed with a dishwasher, slate work surfaces and integrated appliances.

The bathroom is compact but luxurious with a fully pressurized 'Megaflo' water system delivering a powerful shower or bath to soak away the activities of the day.

The master bedroom has a lovely expensive mattress.

The smaller bedroom has a generous bunk bed .

All linen is provided (Egyptian Cotton) and 'fluffy' generous towels. (Guests bring their own beach towels.

Great thought has gone into the design and features of our cottage to give our visitors a comfortable 'home from home 'but to retain the humble charm of a traditional tenanted farm. The yard is shared with another converted farm building which is known as 'The Granite Barn' and is separately available to sleep 6. The two buildings are far enough apart to ensure privacy but could also make an ideal booking for two families.

Thought has also gone into the environmental impact of introducing additional dwellings into a rural setting and the impact of the carbon footprint of our visitors. Solar water heaters, super insulation and general sustainability have all been factored in to make this dwelling as environmentally friendly as possible.

We live on site in the Farmhouse and are on hand to help out as little or as much as you want.

In short our farm and holiday cottages are our passion of and we would love to share this passion with our Cornish visitors.

The majority of our booking run from Saturday to Saturday but out of season this can change on request. The most important thing for us is that our guests have a fantastic holiday and return home with unforgettable memories.

More Details

James and Fleur
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About James and Fleur

Fleur James William and Madelene moved to Little Goonreeve Farm in 2007. Fleur grew up in the farm down the hill from us (Barras Moor Farm) with her 3 sisters. We spent the early years of our married life in Middlesex trying to work out how we could manage a move to Cornwall and took the plunge when our eldest ,William, was about to start secondary school.

James and Fleur purchased this cottage in 2007

Why James and Fleur chose Saint Gluvias

We knew and loved the area so the problem was to find a house. It took us a year and we ended up in almost the first one we ever saw which Fleur remembered from her youth. It was in a sorry state but with a lot of hard work we have stripped back and rebuilt four separate dwellings.

What makes this cottage unique

We were attracted to Little Goonreeve Farm because it had changed little since the 1950's when the Milking Parlour in the middle of the yard was built. One of our aims of the restoration was to keep the essence of a small working farm.

As a family we also care about the providence of food and have benefited from the rearing of livestock in a low intensive environment.

We love our farm and aim to pass that onto our guests.

We also realise that people have worked hard for their holiday and everyone enjoys a bit of luxury now and then.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou for making us feel so welcome. We've had a great week and have packed a lot in. Will definitely recommend this place to friends.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Gluvias in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • The change over day is Saturday unless there us a special request.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Luxury bathing experience. Fully pressurised state of the art 'megaflow' water system delivering a powerful shower. No going cold if someone flushes the loo! Water heated by solar panels and assisted by a gas boiler. Large and deep P shaped bath. Heated towel rail and heated cupboard for clothes warming on chilly days. Tiled in Travatine (sandstone) with solid slate worksurfaces. Floors are fully insulated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Wardrobe space
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , Large bunk bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 . The master bedroom for a couple and the generous bunk bed in a cosy but tall room will sleep 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Sailboat
  • Wood Decking
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are on hand to help in any way we can. Advice on beaches, best sailing centres, best resturants,etc.


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Luxury detached barn on small farm set in 20 acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a very quiet location. Very well equipped. The double bed is very comfortable. The bath/shower could do with a grab rail. I did find the sofa was too soft.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed the cottage. We get so many comments, that the beds are comfortable. Thank you for noting that the house is well equipped. I've noted what you said about a grab rail in the shower. We'll look into getting one which can be an asset to our younger guests as well as the older ones.
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Great Cornish property in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

For a short break, the cottage was absolutely perfect - what a find! We were so well looked after by James and Fleur, the setting is fantastic and the fact the children could join in with feeding the animals was such fun! It was extremely clean, comfortable and cosy with a log burner for colder evenings. Location wise, it was ideal for what we were looking for. A few local products were in the welcome hamper with the chance to then buy fresh eggs and meat directly from the farm. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you liked The Old Farm Cottage and had a fantastic holiday. We look forward to seeing you again. We love our farm and it gives us great pleasure to know that you'll have good memories of it and Cornwall.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, pretty, well-equipped cottage. We were delighted, too, with the basket of locally sourced provisions. We were even happier with the mattress on our bed: the most comfortable sleep we have had in ages.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah those mattresses! Guests have complimented them so much we brought one ourselves. We're glad you had a good stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed, we loved the peace and quiet, our 2 year old was beyond excited to see the animals on the farm and it was a great base to explore cornwall from. We will definitely return. Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you had a good holiday at the farm. We put a lot of effort into the place and it makes it worthwhile when we get good feedback. We look forward to your next visit.
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Comments on Property

  • 5 of 5

I can fully recommend this cottage. We wanted a quiet and clean place to stay. This accommodation was really immaculate and well equipped for an enjoyable holiday. The owners are very friendly and the lovely domestic and farm animals were the icing on the cake.

Their grass fed beef and pork products is also well worth a mention.

It is worth noting that the cottage is only 10mins by car from the stunning Trelissick gardens - well worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. It makes all the hard work that we put in worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again. The weather autumn has been magnificent. I've forgotten what rain feels like!
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Really relaxing atmosphere and great views! We stayed with two little children and big one really enjoyed seeing animals every morning and talking about them all day! Quite close to the town but far enough to feel like you are actually in the woods. If you are out for some peace and quiet,this is the place to be! Definitely would come back,thanks Fleur and James for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you both enjoyed yourselves.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newquay Airport
Car: recommended

The Old Farm Cottage is part of a traditional farmyard. There is another granite farm building (The Granite Barn) which is available and sleeps 6.The cottage is ideally placed to experiance the best that Cornwall has to offer. We are situated on the rolling green hills of the Mylor downs equidistant between the historic town of Falmouth and Truro.The safe family beaches of the south coast are close (3 Miles) and the more wilder surfing beaches of the North coast are a short drive away. (9 miles). Learn to sail from Mylor Sailing school or just hire a canoe and paddle to our local pub. The famous waterside 'Pandora Inn' overlooking the beautiful Restronguet Creek and the Carrick Roads. There are a wealth of beaches, creeks and stunning scenery to explore. The beaches of Gyllynvase and Maenporth are local. Pendower and Rosevine are short ferry ride to the Roseland Peninsular. Keep an eye on the weather. When the 'surfs up' go to Perranporth, Fistral or Gwithian beaches for surfing. These are just a fraction of possibilities. Cycle the Bisso or the Camel bike trail. Have Fish and chips at Rick Steins in Padstow or Falmouth. Visit the gardens of Trellisic, Glendurgan,Trebah or Heligan. Go to the Maritime Museum in Falmouth after the Oyster festival. Go to a 'gig' in a multitude of places including Miss Peapods (our local venue for live music). There is plenty to do to suit a variety of tastes and interests. Or just sit back and relax back at the Farm. It's your holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Gluvias, West Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
10 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

4-6 night bookings are possible in the quiet periods on request.
Dogs are welcome. Please ask to see the document of doggy rules.
Prices include linen and bath towels, complimentary basket of logs and a welcome pack of Cornish goodies.
A booking is confirmed by email. The terms are to pay, in full, a month in advance. Online bookings are secured with £200 and the balance is paid 30 days before your arrival.
There is a security deposit of £250 (any currency) which is paid with cash on arrival and returned after a short look around on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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