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Converted Barn Cottages, Woodland Setting, Families, Couples, Beaches and Walks - Tawny Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Glebe Barn Holiday Cottages

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Apple Tree and Tawny Cottages are located in a wooded rural area, just off the A374, with private gardens, grounds and ample parking. The cottages are part of a converted 19th Century stone barn, and are newly refurbished to a high standard and come fully equipped with modern electric heating, large screen LED TV with DVD and Wifi.

From the gardens, the cottages are entered via an entrance hallway, leading into the cosy open plan living, kitchen and dining area, with beamed ceilings, stone wall, quarry tile floor and woodland views. The kitchens are newly fitted and fully equipped with solid beech worktops, separate oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of cupboard space for food storage. Further storage space for beach bags, suitcases etc, can be found underneath the carpeted stairs, which lead via a landing to the first floor. The two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin, both have plenty of storage space and views over the owners orchard and surrounding woodland. Also on the first floor are the bathrooms with bath(Tawny), shower, toilet and wash basin.

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Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Danish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans

We are Michael Evans, my wife Tine and my daughter Amy, also my parents Frank and Doreen. We have been holidaying in Cornwall and Devon for many years and decided that when my parents finally retired we would all sell up and move to the west country to enjoy the fresh air, wonderful countryside and fantastic beaches.

Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans chose Sheviock

Glebe barn, with the twin cottages of Tawny and Apple Tree gave us the living space we needed, with the added bonus of the chance of running a holiday let. I have been coming to Whitsand Bay since i was a young boy, and we have rented many holiday lets over the years and always envied the lifestyle and wanted to give it a try for ourselves. We loved the location of the property, it is very private as we are surrounded by woodland, but not too remote making visiting the many sights and places of interest in the area very easy indeed.

What makes this cottage unique

We feel the property offers a unique blend of the tranquility of being surrounded by woodland, and nature at the centre of the Rame Peninsula, whilst also being close to good transport routes, a major city and many other towns and villages of interest of two beautiful counties.

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As we also live at the property, we do expect good standards of behaviour and for guests to treat the property and grounds with respect.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sheviock in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • The bathroom consists of a white suite, of bath with electric shower, toilet, wash basin, electric towel radiator and heater. There is also a small Velux window facing skywards.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 consists of a wooden framed double bed, with bedside tables and lamps, a combined wardrobe with two large drawers. There is also a lockable utility cupboard housing the electrics and plumbing controls. Double window with views over the surrounding woodland. Bedroom 2 consists of 2 metal framed single beds, a chest of draws, a single bedside table with a lamp positioned between the beds. The are two double windows with views over the garden and surrounding woodland, there is also a small seating area and a large built in cupboard for storage.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Change over day is usually Friday, but we can be flexible on this particularly during non peak times. A cot can also be accommodated, please contact us to discuss any of the above. Please bring your own beach towels. In Low season periods our minimum stay is normally 3 nights, but we can do 1 or 2 nights but with a minimum fee of £100.


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Tawny Cottage
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Well presented and comfortable. Thoroughly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Sheviock is in the "forgotten corner" of Cornwall. The Rame peninsular is easily missed having crossed the Tamar in to Cornwall on the A38. The closest shop is in Crafthole some 3/4 mile away. Torpoint is the main shopping centre.

Being a peninsular there are many waterfronts and interesting places; our favourite was Kingsand and Cawsand. The Rivers Tamar and Lynher, with many inlets, make it a long way round by road to Plymouth but the day is saved by the ferry from Torpoint.

Looe is only 10mile/20min. away

Tawny Cottage is a modern conversion of an old farm building and is ideal for a couple(although sleeps 4); one bathroom/toilet is only a problem if every one wants to use at the same time.

The open kitchen/living area was not a problem(for two of us) and all facilities were available including a freezer which I do not recall being mentioned in the general description. We were lucky with the weather and the outside table and chairs were used in the evening. There was ample car parking space.

We received a warm welcome from Mike and Tine and they were on hand should the occasion arise. We did not get to meet Frank and Doreen.

Care needs to be taken when exiting the grounds as the gateway is on the inside of a bend and and visibility could be a problem. We had a great time and would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant, immaculate cottage with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay at Tawny Cottage - Mike and Tine were great hosts, cottage was immaculate, and they even got out some bath toys for our 7 month old to borrow in the bath!

Cottage itself is cosy, quiet and has all the amenities you need for a long stay.

Great location to explore Cornwall, with easy driving distance of the quaint fishing towns of Looe and Fowey, as well as Bodmin and the Eden Project.

Thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet and lovely holiday cottage to see Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very pretty cottage, exactly as described. Perfect for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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The very best self catering I have ever found.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, everything provided and very comfortable. Beautiful surroundings, a perfect break. Would certainly go again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner stayed in the Apple Tree Cottage for 4 nights. We arrived to lovely homemade scones with clotted cream and jam which was a great gesture. Mike and Tine were very welcoming, friendly and helpful making everything very easy. The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped and beautifully presented. The cottage is situated in a scenic, quiet location and was a great base for our short break.

We would highly recommend the cottage and will hopefully be returning in the near future.

Tom & Zoe

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Tom and Zoe for their kind review. We are very pleased they enjoyed their stay, and can highly recommend them as guests. It will be a pleasure to welcome them back one day!
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Ipswich, Suffolk, England

What an amazing place to base yourself in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

To arrive to a smile, home made scones, jam and cream, pint of milk in the fridge went well beyond our expectations. The cottage is immaculately clean and very well equipped. Having been met by Mike and Tine on arrival, nothing was too much to ask. They provide amazing cottages to base yourself out of with so many wonderful places to see and visit locally.

We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return in the near future ourselves.

Dave & Michelle

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
St Germans
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Plymouth Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Portwrinkle (Whitsand Bay)
Car: recommended

Glebe Barn and the twin letting cottages Tawny and Apple Tree, are located in the village of Sheviock, part of the unspoiled Whitsand Bay area of Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just off the A374, The cottages benefit from quick and easy access by car and bus to to the many attractions of the peninsula, Plymouth and Devon while also being within five miles of the A38 and the rest of Cornwall. A shop/P.O. and Pub/Restaurants can be found in Crafthole only half a mile away, while the nearest beaches, coastal path access, cafe, golf course and hotel are at Portwrinkle only 1 mile away. Downderry and Seaton, only four miles away offer more beach side, shops, cafes pubs and restaurants, also situated on the southwest coastal path. The largest town in the area is Torpoint, only five miles away, offering the many amenities larger towns offer such a petrol station, supermarkets, numerous shops, surgeries, a post office and the Torpoint ferry service to Plymouth.

The Rame Peninsula and in particular the Whitsand Bay area offers beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches and stunning estuary and coastal scenery, there are numerous walks and opportunities for bird watching, fishing, canoeing, body boarding, surfing and diving. The National Trust Antony House and Gardens are within a 15 minute drive as are Cremyll and the Mount Edgecombe Country Park, Kingsand and Cawsand and the stunning views of Plymouth estuary and harbour they provide. Access to the city of Plymouth and its numerous attractions, including its rich maritime history, shopping centres, marinas and harbourside restaurants is easy either via the Tamar bridge, or the passenger ferry from Cremyll, or the car ferry from Torpoint.

A little further afield but still only a 20 minute drive, are the typically beautiful Cornish fishing villages of Polperro and Looe, offering numerous tourist attractions including boat and fishing trips. Within an hour or so you can be in Fowey, St Austell and the Eden Project, Padstow, Newquay, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, and the South Devon Heritage Coast villages of Wembury, Burgh Island and Salcombe. Even the bright lights of St Ives, Torbay and Newquay are a little more than an hours drive, offering the best that both Cornwall and Devon has to offer.