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Award winning child and baby friendly rural retreat. A real home from home! - The Hayloft - Luxury, baby & child friendly visitEngland 5 STAR Gold

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



The Hayloft - Luxury, baby & child friendly visitEngland 5 STAR Gold

The Hayloft is a lovely visitEngland 5-star gold barn conversion. The stunning countryside views can be enjoyed from the open planned lounge/kitchen/diner. The accommodation provides the perfect get-away for a family or couple looking for that quiet rural retreat but within easy striking distance of the beach and local amenities. The extensive grounds provide an ideal space for kids to burn off any excess energy. The closest beach is only 3 miles away and the owners provide buckets, spades and crab lines for the children to use during your stay. However, if you fancy spending the day(s) at the property the kids will be fully entertained with the toys and equipment provided on site, they can even help the owners collect eggs and feed the pigs. On arrival a gorgeous Cornish cream tea will be waiting for you, whatever you decide to do during your stay, The Hayloft will be a joy to return too.

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About the property

Cornish Holiday Escapes

Two beautiful visit England 5star Gold award cottages, with everything you need to have your perfect Cornish getaway. The ideal base for a couple or a family holiday.

With easy access to beaches (Praa Sands with its long sandy beach, Surf School, bar and cafes is only minutes away) and the rugged coastline of West Cornwall, the Lizard Peninsula, historic St Ives and the Helford Estuary, the ‘Old Dairy’ and 'The Hayloft' are the perfect place for your Cornish holiday escape.

Little Rosewarne lies nestled at the base of Godolphin Hill within part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. From the summit of the hill there are spectacular panoramic views over West Cornwall and the Lizard. The National Trust’s Godolphin Estate borders our grounds with Godolphin House and Gardens a short walk away.

The accommodation includes…


*Large out door space, toys and games

*Complimentary toiletries and hand wash

*Kitchen with granite worktops includes Bosch cooking appliances and washer dryer

*Welcome hamper and Cornish cream tea on arrival

*Toys and DVD's, as well as buckets, spades and crab-lines

*Cot and high chair available as well as steriliser, monitor and other useful accessories

*Oak and slate floors with underfloor heating

*Oak furniture throughout

*Egyptian cotton towels are provided along with Baylis and Harding toiletries

*2nd bedroom can be king sized double, 2 twin or child bed + cot

*Summer house with bikes, toys and pens and paper for our younger guests

Little Rosewarne is a small holding of some 10 acres, we provide our guests access to large open spaces where they can see pigs, chickens and ducks and help with feeding and egg collection!

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Kate and Kevin Thomas
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About Kate and Kevin Thomas

We moved to Cornwall as a family in October 2010 with the intention of setting up our own holiday letting business and to have our own Cornish escape from our previous lifestyle.

We are Kate and Kevin Thomas and have 3 young boys who love the freedom of the great outdoors.

Little Rosewarne is a smallholding of some 10 acres and in the past has had its own dairy herd. We started to convert the old cattle shed and creamery at the beginning of 2012 and wanted to maintain the character of the building while providing a sustainable future for the farm.

We keep chickens at Little Rosewarne and currently enjoy eggs from 3 Copper Marans, 2 Speckled Marans and one Cream Legbar. We also raise Berkshire pigs. These are black haired and famed for their great quality pork.

Kate and Kevin Thomas purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Kate and Kevin Thomas chose Breage

We bought Little Rosewarne after holidaying in the Porthleven area over the past 20 years. We know the area well and would spend most of our holiday time either in Porthleven or towards Falmouth.

When we made the decision to move to Cornwall we knew we wanted to be close to the things and areas we loved. However, we had never been to Godolphin Cross or for that matter Godolphin House. But when we saw Little Rosewarne, we fell in love with the place and felt with its proximity to the areas we enjoyed spending time in, it would make the ideal place for us to live and raise our family.

Little Rosewarne itself is a traditional Cornish farmhouse with extensive gardens. We wanted to buy a property where there was the potential for a blank canvas and for us to make our own mark. The first of which is The Old Dairy. It also means we are close at hand if we are needed.

The area is stunning because it is situated near to Godolphin House with easy access to the the beach and fantastic areas and places to explore.

What makes this cottage unique

We believe that 'The Old Dairy' and 'Hayloft' at Little Rosewarne is the perfect place to escape to, and explore this part of Cornwall. We hope that having spent many years staying in quality holiday accommodation we have worked out what works and what is sometimes missing and it is to this end we hope we can provide that little something extra. If you feel we have forgotten something or there is something we can do to improve your stay then please ask.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely welcome we received on our arrival. The home made scones, cream and jam were delicious and thank you Kate you're a great baker. The accommodation is 'second to none'. What more could you ask for? Wonderful views and excellent weather for this time of year.

Would definitely recommend this area and accommodation to others and we will return next year!

Thank you again for a wonderful stay.
Oct 2014
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The Old Dairy has a 4pm arrival time and 10am departure time. A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking (payment required within 5 days).
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Accommodation and facilities for The Hayloft - Luxury, baby & child friendly visitEngland 5 STAR Goldin Breage in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Light and airy family bathroom with large bath and mira shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , We can provide a cot in the master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Configured as King sized, two child beds or child bed + cot
  • The master bedroom contains a king sized bed with a John Lewis pocket sprung mattress and ample storage space in oak bedroom furniture. There is a dressing table, hair dryer and HD TV. There is also room for a cot and we can provide a baby monitor if required. There are blackout blinds for the Velux and window in both rooms. Bedroom 2 contains a zip and link bed and can be configured in a number of ways; king sized bed, two singles or single and cot. Again there is ample storage in oak bedroom furniture. There is underfloor heating throughout 'The Hayloft' so your toes will be warm when you get out of bed in the chillier months. We also provide seasonal duvets - so on those hot balmy nights you can stay cool or if you stay when the nights are longer you can stay warm with a heavier tog!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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The Hayloft - Luxury, baby & child friendly visitEngland 5 STAR Gold
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Lovely peaceful location, charming accommodation and helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, peaceful location with beautiful views from The Hayloft. Interior is charming with wood floors and furniture, clean and modern but lots of character. Crisp cotton bed linen and plenty of fluffy towels made a very comfortable stay. The children loved feeding the pig and chickens and we enjoyed the fresh eggs from the ducks for breakfast! Thank you Kate and Kevin for a perfect relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Amazing Christmas break

  • 5 of 5

The Old Dairy is wonderful and cozy! We had a wonderful Christmas, the weather was awful but we always enjoyed returning to The Old Dairy for the night.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A very warm welcome, with a cream tea and a bottle of wine to help us settle in. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very well appointed- nothing has been forgotten. The bed is blissfully comfortable and only the owls disturb the night. The view from the living room is of distant hills and a field of gambolling rabbits. Thank you Kate and Kevin for a great stay; it will not be our last.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Fantastic family friendly accommodation in the heart of south West Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We absolute loved staying at the Hayloft. Everything a family needs! Fantastic location, everything completed to a high spec. Kate and Kevin were fantastic hosts and went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Highly recommended! Thanks guys!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Perfect base for exploring Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband and two year old boy stayed here. The accommodation itself was ideal. Clean, modern and very well equipped. Plus it provides all the basic essentials such as hand soap etc.so it means you can relax from the moment you arrive. The outdoor space was beautiful and also provided lots of safe playing space for our little boy to run around and burn off energy.

Kevin and Kate were friendly with suggestions of things to do and how to maximise our time during our visit.

I can't recommend this accommodation enough.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home from one of our most memorable holidays. The hayloft is the perfect home from home, equipped with everything needed for a relaxing family holiday. The hayloft was very spacious, modern and beautifully clean. The owners Kevin and kate went out of their way to ensure we made the most of our week's stay, and even took our little girl over to the chickens' coop to search for eggs! We thoroughly enjoyed waking up to the peaceful surroundings of the hayloft ; watching the rabbits and pheasants playing in the vast garden below. It is situated in the perfect location for exploring southern Cornwall, we were blown away by the stunning beaches such as Kynance Cove and Sennen Cove, and had wonderful days out visiting the breathtaking Minnack Theatre, St Michael's Mount, and of course Roskillys ice cream farm. There is just so much to do down there and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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St Michael's Mount
"A must see in this part of Cornwall!"
The Cabin Beach Cafe
Godolphin Arms Restaurant
"Good food and great views"
Nauti But Ice
"Great Cafe and ice cream!"
National Trust - Godolphin
"Right next door lovely historic house, garden and great walks with views from the top of G..."
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Queens Head, Breage
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Praa Sands Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Praa Sands
Car: recommended

The Old Dairy borders the National Trust's Godolphin House and Estate (as featured in Cornwall with Caroline Quentin on ITV).

St. Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Falmouth, The Lizard Peninsula and Helford and Fal Estuaries are all just a short distance away, thus making The Old Dairy a great place to explore the most southerly and westerly parts of Cornwall.

For beach lovers Praa Sands is close by, with Kynance Cove, Gwithian Sands, and Carbis Bay a short drive away. With access to both coasts there is always something for everyone from sheltered coves and sandy beaches to fantastic surf.

But if the weather is having an off day, there are plenty of fantastic days out. The Eden Project is a must and The National Maritime Museum and Porthcurno Telegraph Museum are highly recommended (ask our 3 boys). Other local attractions include Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Flambards and Paradise Park.

There are a number of fantastic gardens (such as Trebah Gardens) and National Trust sites (including Godolphin House and Estate, Trengwainton Garden, Glendurgan Garden, Trelissick Garden, Trerice House and Levant Mine) to explore as well as the Mining Heritage of Cornwall - Little Rosewarne is situated within the Tregonning and Trewavas District World Heritage site. In addition, there are some English Heritage sites nearby (including Pendennis Castle, St. Mawes Castle and the Chysauster Ancient Village).

For the more energetic there is easy access to some fantastic coastal walking along the South West Coast paths. Rural walks can be had from your front door - cross the road and explore the National Trusts Godolphin Woods (a blanket of bluebells in early spring) and Godolphin Hill which boasts a fantastic panorama. You can see St. Ives and Gwithian Sands on the North Coast, down into the Lands End Peninsula, with St. Michael's Mount, Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole to the south. Further round the spine of the Lizard Peninsula stretches out with the distinctive satellite dishes of Goonhilly piercing the skyline and finally Carn Brea and the Monument to the north.

Cycling both on the road and off road is excellent with the Mineral Tramways Trails great for all abilities. There are local bike hire shops in both Porthleven and on the Mineral Tramways.

The small fishing village of Porthleven lies 4 miles to the south with a wide choice of pubs, fantastic restaurants, cafes and tea rooms. There is also a good choice of locally produced foods with a fishmongers and deli. There are a number of local pubs which provide a warm welcome, great beer and good food. We would be happy to recommend some.

There is fresh produce a plenty in Cornwall - from clotted cream and Roskilly's dairy ice cream, fresh fish and locally reared meat, poultry and vegetables. There are two farm shops within a couple of miles of Godolphin.

This is a small sample of places to visit and things to do to help you enjoy your holiday. We are always happy to suggest more – or explore what this part of Cornwall has to offer for yourself.