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James Davis or Fleur Davis

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

Luxury detached barn on small farn near Mylor Bridge.

10 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday barn in Truro & Falmouth area - The Granite Barn

Detached Barn conversion with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, close to sea.

The Granite Barn 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 Barn sleeps up to six in three separate bedrooms. The living area is upstairs to take advantage of the double height space and views. The large space has a seperate dining area and a fully equiped chef's kitchen. Ideal for entertaining.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom. The second and third bedrooms have either king size double beds or 2 single beds each. The luxurious family bathroom gives a welcome sanctuary.

There is a private 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.

Freerange 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 Granite Barn sleeps 6. The bedrooms are located on the ground floor to allow for open plan living on the first floor and to take advantage of the views across country side. The sunny master bedroom has a kingsize bed and enjoys views out onto the south facing garden. It has a Travatine tiled ensuite bathroom with a generous shower. The bedroom benefits from a built in cupboard and storage area.

The second bedroom comprises of zip and link beds that can be made up as a super king size bed or two 3 three foot six wide single beds. The room faces west and looks out onto the farm yard. There are chest of drawers and clothes hanging facilities.

The third bed room also has zip and link beds, making a super king or twin single beds. There are chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

The spacious bathroom is situated on the ground floor and comprises of an integrated shower and bath that boasts an outstanding showering experience as well as a superior bath.

The living area is made up of the whole upper floor of the barn. The area is divided by an oak staircase that leads up from the entrance hall. One side of the open plan room allows for the sitting area. It is bathed in sunshine and takes advantage of the views over the farm and away to the hills to the west. There 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 digital television with free sat.

The dining area is situated on the other side of the staircase. An six setting dining table enables spacious dining while enjoying the views out of the French windows to the garden below. This area too is sunny and light.

The well equipped kitchen is set off the dining area in a separate but accessible room. Here you will find a 90cm dual fuel cooking theatre in a well set out kitchen with slate work surfaces. Included in the kitchen are an integrated dish washer, washing machine, fridge and freezer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
James Davis or Fleur Davis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

About James Davis or Fleur Davis

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 Davis or Fleur Davis purchased this barn in 2007

Why James Davis or Fleur Davis chose Truro & Falmouth area

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 barn 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

A perfect base for visiting our daughter and family and for exploring some new and some favourite old haunts. The barn is very comfortable and spacious. Thanks to Fleur and James for a lovely welcome.
Sep 2012
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4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury detached barn on small farn near Mylor Bridge.
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is an old barn, on two floors, lovingly converted. The original stone walls are solid and have been painted plain white. Rising through the middle of the house from the front door is an open wooden staircase. It’s not actually open, of course, for reasons of health and safety, and the side that gives onto the hall is a single sheet of thick glass, but it looks open. There are plain wooden floors. It is very elegant.

Someone said that they thought it was too simple. Certainly if your taste runs to hearts and roses on every surface you will probably want to look elsewhere.

The countryside around is lush and perfect. This is the best bit of Cornwall: not too touristy and not too bleak. The sea is a brisk walk away, as is Falmouth. The pigs are a lot of fun too.

Finally Fleur and her family are helpful without ever being obtrusive. Actually, they are helpful beyond the call of duty.

We had a very special week here and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: What a lovely review. It makes all the effort that we put into renovating the cottages worth it. We also enjoyed looking after Bella, (your dog) while you went to Rick Steins. Thank you.
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Excellent spacious accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The barn is very well appointed and the Canadian's in our party voted the shower the best they had ever found in the UK. We held a party for 13 on Easter Day to celebrate a 1st Birthday and the combined dining and living room did not feel crowded. Ease of parking was another important factor in choosing this property. The grandchildren loved the animals on the farm and we all enjoyed sitting out in the garden. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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5

Early Autumn Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely barn, highly spec'd finish and fittings. Amazing showers. Very comfortable beds. Upside down layout works well with spacious open-plan living area upstairs. Nice back garden with BBQ and table/chairs that catches evening sun.

Fleur and James were very hospitable and nothing was too much trouble to make our holiday comfortable. Very good with our children introducing them to their animals.

Good location for beaches within 15 mins drive. North coast beaches only 25 mins away. Very quiet peaceful surroundings. Good view across countryside from living room.

WiFi was fine and responsive.

Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Early August Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely barn, highly spec'd finish and fittings. Amazing showers. Very comfortable beds. Upside down layout works well with spacious open-plan living area upstairs. Nice enclosed back garden with BBQ and table/chairs that catches evening sun.

Fleur and James were very hospitable and nothing was too much trouble to make our holiday comfortable. Very good with our children introducing them to their animals.

Good location for beaches within 15 mins drive. North coast beaches only 25 mins away. Very quiet peaceful surroundings. Good view across countryside from living room.

WiFi was fine and responsive.

Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Fantastic review, thank you very much, James and Fleur.
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A Great Spring Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Granite Barn is a great place to take a family holiday. Fleur & James were very friendly and welcoming, and the farm is a super location for anyone with children.

The property is just as we had expected from the website: very clean, well equipped and tastefully & comfortably furnished, with a pretty little garden and patio for eating al-fresco.

The area has lots to offer on the doorstep too. Wonderfully wild and quiet beaches and walks, excellent sailing and water sports facilities. For wet days there's a great climbing centre, cinema and fun swimming pool, all within 15 minutes of the house.

We had a great holiday and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. We're looking forward to your second visit in June.
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Wonderful quality, welcoming & friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the neighbouring property (The Old Farm Cottage) for 2 weeks in the Summer Holiday and had our best holiday yet in Cornwall. Fleur and her family were very welcoming - we arrived at the cottage and found a welcome pack with warm (freshly baked) lemon drizzle cake, tea, milk, biscuits, coffee and so on. Fleur had also unpacked our grocery order from Baileys food store (which the family has recommended) and put everything into the fridge/cupboards etc. The cottage was spotless, comfortable and finished to a high standard. Fleur was both a helpful guide to the farm (she immediately took our young children on a tour of the animals and tree swings), and the local area - excellent recommendations for beaches, foody pubs, days out with children, etc. We could not have had a better start to our holiday. I was very surprised to read the review below - it absolutely does not reflect the experience we had during out stay. Many thanks to Fleur and James for what was a wonderful relaxing holiday for 2 busy parents, with 2 very busy boys.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Killiow Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.1 Miles
Penryn
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles

The Granite Barn is part of a traditional 'old style' farmyard. There is another granite farm building (The Old Farm Cottage) which is available and sleeps 4. They are 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Mylor Bridge, Truro & Falmouth area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Holidays
16 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Summer
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Summer
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
£625
 
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£242
for 3 nights
£565
 
 
Autumn Half term
15 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn Half term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
£520
 
 
Autumn
10 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
£520
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£903
for 7 nights
£903
 

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 dog rules.
Cost includes linen and towels, complimentary logs and a welcome pack of Cornish goodies.
Booking is to be confirmed by email and the terms are to pay in full a month in advance.
Security deposit is £250 to be paid (Cash any currency) on arrival and returned after a short look around on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Truro & Falmouth area in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Ensuite bathroom
  • 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 pannels and assisted by a gas boiler. Family bathroom- 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. Ensuite Bathroom- Large overhead drench shower in generous enclosure. Tiled in Travatine (sandstone) with solid slate worksurfaces. Floors are fully insulated.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double converts to 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double converts to 2 singles
  • Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2 and 3 have a 'zip and link' double which converts to 2 large single beds in each room. Please inform us of your requirements for linen purposes.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Sailboat
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are on hand to help in any way we can. Advice on beaches, best sailing centres, best resturants,etc.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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