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Cool Romantic Cornish Cottage in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

As featured in the Guardian, Cool Places UK and Slow Cornwall. Close to beaches

Swallow Barn - is an exclusive and private ivy cloaked Cornish Cottage (near Penzance & St Ives) & is the perfect place to escape the stresses of everyday life and an idea base from which to explore this beautiful part of the world. Located on a private and exclusive 100 acre family organic estate & nature reserve in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (with it's very own scheduled ancient Celtic Iron Age Village built on bronze age foundations). Swallow Barn as well as being close to some amazing ancient monuments and surrounded by stunning landscapes is also near some of the best beaches in the world and some great walks straight from the door. Lot's to do and see whilst staying at Swallow Barn including: Land's End, Tate St Ives, St Michaels Mount, great surfing beaches, great bars and restaurants, interesting galleries and shops.

The cottage is an ivy clad 16 century conversion and has great views and is a stylish and comfortable place to chill out and plan your days adventures from. It is designed just for 2 people and is quirky and comfortable - a stylish arty base to chill out and relax and recharge.

Swallow Barn is just 5 mins from Penzance and St Ives but the sense of peace and the beauty of nature make you feel like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Swallow Barn has wifi, a woodburner, freesat TV and lots of books and is kitted out to include all your need for a relaxing break.

The property has its own drive and parking space outside the front door and it’s own private garden as well as a BBQ area and a sun trap area just outside the french doors from the living room.

We also include a free Guide to the area, a complimentary booking service guaranteed to get you the best tables at the best places to eat and also free entry to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth gardens.

More Details

Emma Mustill
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
25 January, 2017

About Emma Mustill

I grew up in the far west of Cornwall, lived & worked in London for many years and came back to live in Cornwall. I rent Swallow Barn and a few other lovely places.

Emma Mustill purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Emma Mustill chose South West Cornwall

It's on the 100 acre family organic hill farm home to rare breeds.

What makes this cottage unique

Swallow Barn: Fresh Air, Starry Nights, Log fire, Super Comfortable Bed

Occupying an ivy-cloaked farm building dating back to the 16th century, Swallow Barn now offers distinctive cottage accommodation, liberally decorated with art and photography, books and freshly cut flowers from our gardens.

The accommodation is ideal for couples and is spread over two floors, including the following comfortable and calming spaces:

The Sitting Room is a real sanctuary, flooded by the famously clear Cornish light and warmed by our well-stoked wood burner – with ivory damask sofas and Berber soft wool carpet. French doors lead to a private patio, paved with reclaimed Great Western Railway bricks, with barbecue, table and chairs. The patio in turn leads to a large lush lawn and on through pasture and woodland to the open moor.

The Classic Cottage Kitchen features a Cornish dresser, an antique farmhouse table and a well-equipped hand-made kitchen. We can supply you with freshly picked salad, herbs and vegetables from our organic kitchen garden (which you may also spot on the menu at the Gurnard’s Head and the Coldstreamer, two of West Cornwall’s best dining pubs).

The Bedroom is a cosy space with a seriously comfortable pocket-sprung double bed, dressed in fine cotton linens, and feather and goose down duvet and pillows. It has soft lighting, two sunny windows and soft wool carpet underfoot and lots of books lining the walls..

The Bathroom has a traditional Cornish slate floor, fluffy white towels (bring your own for the beach please) and a rainforest shower with unlimited hot water.

The property has its own drive and parking space outside the front door and it’s own private garden.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Mill in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New walk in shower
  • The Bathroom has a traditional Cornish slate floor, plenty of towels (bring your own for the beach please) and a new rainforest mosaic blue walk in shower with unlimited hot water. There is no bath - Cornish Cottages can be a bit tricky to fit everything in.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful romantic bedroom with super comfortable bed
    Sleeping platform - 1 Single Bed
  • The Bedroom is a romantic and snug space with a seriously comfortable pocket-sprung double bed, dressed in fine cotton linens, and feather and goose down duvet and pillows. It has soft lighting, two sunny windows and soft wool carpet underfoot and lots of interesting books lining the walls.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Swallow Barn at Bodrifty Farm is an Alistair Sawday's Special Escape and has also been featured in the current Slow Cornwall Guide, the forthcoming Lonely Planet Guide to Devon & Cornwall, The Times, Cornwall Today, The Guardian and the Observer.


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Cool Romantic Cornish Cottage in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Wonderful little cottage from which to explore

  • 4 of 5

We were a couple staying here and it was perfect for 4 days. Snug and cosy with a great wood burner in a spacious sitting room. The cottage itself is fairly basic but beautifully presented and there was nothing else we would have needed.

The area itself is amazing. You are a short drive from either coast, with some amazing scenery, loads of walks nearby (and straight from the cottage), great places to eat and there are endless galleries and beaches to visit.

Good value and certainly off the beaten track if you want to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Gurnards Head
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Carbis Bay
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Penzance Main Line from Paddington London
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gurnards Head Gastro Pub
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Beautiful Secret Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Plenty to do and see whilst visiting Swallow Barn including, Land's End, the world famous Minack Theatre, Eden Project, Lost Garden's of Heligan, fishing villages of Mousehole and Newlyn, the PIlcher Trail, St Michaels Mount, the south West Coastpath, Cornish sub tropical gardens, the Scilly Islands and some outstanding beaches.

There are also opportunities to eat great local food and explore the magnificent coast line.

There are great places to eat and drink and if you book we will supply an exclusive guide to the best places to eat out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in New Mill, South West Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our changeover days are normally Mondays or Fridays as follows:

Friday - Friday - 7 nights
Friday - Monday - 3 nights -75% of the 7 night charge
Monday - Friday - 4 nights - 75% of the 7 night charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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