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From £22 pppn. A delightful romantic barn with charming features near Looe.

Bedrooms 1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace


About the property

Min 2 nights. In a quiet hamlet close to the sea & the charms of South Cornwall

Dove's Dawn, sleeping two, is ideal for that special romantic time away together. This traditional spacious detached barn conversion sits near the pretty village of St Keyne, just three miles from Liskeard and close to the well-known fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey. Situated on Killigorrick Farm in a quiet valley with five other character holiday cottages, the barn is accessed down a long winding farm lane off the road, and guests have shared access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds. Dove’s Dawn is perfect for exploring the charms of South Cornwall or for simply relaxing amongst glorious countryside close to the sea.

Guests are greeted with a spacious open plan living space which comprises a well-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas with a wood burning stove, a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. A further two steps lead to the double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters and adjacent shower room. With French doors to the garden from both the dining and sitting areas, the private large gardens to the front and rear are a delightful spot to sit and relax in at any time of day with a sunny patio providing the perfect place for alfresco dining in peace and tranquility.




2 Guests

One double bedroom

One shower room

Suitable for a baby (travel cot and highchair available on request)

Sorry, no pets are allowed

Private large gardens to the front and rear

Patio area with garden furniture

Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries

Parking for one car

There is NO internet access


Ground Floor Accommodation

Open plan living space with a high pitched ceiling comprising a dining area, modern fitted kitchen area and two steps up to a sitting area with a wood burning stove. There are French doors to the garden from both the dining and sitting areas.

Two further steps from the sitting area to a separate double bedroom with 5′ bed, high pitched ceiling and exposed rafters.

Shower room.


Oil-fired central heating, wood burner in the sitting room

Electric oven with 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer

Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD player & small DVD library

PAYG mobile for incoming and emergency calls only

Travel cot and highchair available on request (please note: cot linen is not provided)

Outdoor furniture

Parking for one car


A delightful barn renovation, built of natural Cornish stone with a grey slate roof.

Designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind with charming features and tastefully furnished.

A beautiful high pitched ceiling with original exposed timbers and oak floor is a great feature of the open plan living area and bedroom.

Private large gardens to the front and rear with a lawn and patio area, perfect for outdoor dining.

Beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.

Access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds, shared with the farmhouse and cottages.

This charming barn for makes an ideal base for a memorable holiday at any time of year, with a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning. From country walks to Christmas markets, the outdoors can be enjoyed at the most unexpected times. The house is warm and cosy with central heating, a wood burning stove and comfortable beds.

Close to Liskeard and just a short distance from the picturesque fishing villages of Polperro and Looe.

Secluded sandy beaches along the south coast are just a short drive away.

Natural spring water supply from borehole.

There are many quaint country pubs and restaurants within a short drive including The Plough in Duloe, only 5 minutes’ drive away.

Items left behind - There is a charge of £10 to cover packing and our time in returning these items, plus postage costs. Unless claimed, all items will be kept for 1 month and then sent to a charity shop.

The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing to Staycation Holidays within 28 days of your return.

More Details

About Us

Charles Millward
15 Walton Crescent, Winford
BS40 8DD Bristol
Staycation Holidays Limited 15 Walton Crescent Winford Bristol BS40 8DD UK
VAT Reg No213091843

Property Manager
Charles Millward
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Keyne in Duloe

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ground floor: Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower over the bath
  • Ground floor: Shower room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' bed. 2 steps from the sitting area to separate bedroom
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed, high pitched ceiling and exposed rafters.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


3/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

From £22 pppn. A delightful romantic barn with charming features near Looe.
average rating of 3.0 based on 5 reviews

Nice place, poor service.

  • 1 of 5

Killigorrick Farm is a nice place, but the service is really poor: heating was not working and for our entire stay (7 days) Charles from Staycation was not able to fix the problem or send someone who could. We exchanged a lot of SMS and the root cause was clear from first day on, but nothing changed!

So be careful when booking there...


  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely sorry for the problems that you incurred while staying at Dove’s Dawn. Whilst it may appear that we were not, we were in fact in constant contact with both the cleaning and housekeeping company and the owner of the property. I fully appreciate that the standard of the property was below your expectations but I would like to point out 1/ We did offer to move you to superior property once a property became available, at no extra charge to yourselves. On offering you this, you decided to continue to stay at Doves Dawn 2/ Regarding the lack of heating. You will recall at one point Staycation were advised by the housekeeping team and in fact the local handy man this had been fixed. Only to be told literally within the hour this was not the case. For this I apologise that we were fed with incorrect information. As a result, and I appreciate well into your holiday; I was led to believe an offer was made to repair the heating, but you declined for this to take place, and advised that you would prefer this to be repaired after your departure. As you say we communicated by SMS and on all occasions we responded immediately, admittedly with any news and again with constant apologies. We can truly sorry that your stay in one of the properties we are contracted to provide bookings was certainly under the level that we would expect, and more importantly the paying customer Please accept our sincere apologies and if we could have rectified the situation I can assure we would have done. Yours sincerely Charles
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A nice house on a beautifull spot

  • 4 of 5

We have enoyed this little house for two. It is cosy and comfortable. The garden and the view are superb.

The only comment we have is that the toilet makes very much noise when flushing (at night not so nice for your partner). Also, the fridge is noisy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property We apologise for the inconvenience you have incurred This is something we were not aware of but will have our maintenance man look into immediately We hope we can welcome you back to this property or one of our other properties at www.staycationholidays.co.uk Charles
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Attractive property but more attention to detail required

  • 3 of 5

Attractive property in nice location. Clean and well furnished, but fell down on a few points: -

- microwave did not appear to function

- two of the four elements on the toaster did not heat up

- the shower head appeared to be a replacement which did not attach to the support, and was really inconvenient.

Unfortunately there was no reply to a voicemail message regarding the above which we left for Hilary Cox on the first Monday of our stay. We had no contact from the owners during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are disappointed to receive your review, though we cannot apologise enough for the inconvenience. I think unfortunately you may have been contacting an old mobile number. This is no excuse as we should have ensure that the most up-to-date information was in the cottage. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience these short-comings in our service. Charles MIllward Property Manager
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Perfect cottage for a relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described. Lovely scones awaited us on arrival. Very clean and tidy. Perfect location for a relaxing break.

The Plough at Duloe is well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This part of Cornwall is outstandingly beautiful

  • 2 of 5

The accommodation is perfect if you want total peace and quiet but if you want to go for example to a pub or for a meal you have to go by car.

+ The scones, clotted cream and milk in the fridge and a supply of teabags when we arrived.

+ The availability of a dishwasher and washing machine.

- The fridge was making strange "breathing" noises when we arrived and we discovered that the freezer compartment was so iced up that it was necessary to defrost it which solved the problem.

- The bushes along the path leading to our accommodation need to be cut back.

- The toilet flush is extremely loud and when we came back after a day out or first thing in the morning there was an unpleasant smell in the bathroom which even with the extractor never completely went away.

- The wall behind the fridge and the boiler had mould on it and the dishes and glasses in the wooden cupboard smelt of damp and mould.

The problem is not helped by the fact that there is no extractor for the oven in the kitchen.

- The lock on the front door is not very secure. It would be very easy to break in.

- The door to the terrace has no handle on the outside. If it happens to shut while you are outside you can't get back in - this happened to my husband. Luckily I was inside and could open it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Minutes
The Plough Inn, Duloe
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Plymouth Ferryport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Looe Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Liskeard Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Minutes
The Plough Inn, Duloe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
East Looe Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Ideal for that special romantic time away together, Dove’s Dawn is a traditional spacious detached barn conversion near the pretty village of St Keyne, just three miles from Liskeard and close to the well-known fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey.

Guests have shared access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds. Dove’s Dawn is perfect for exploring the charms of South Cornwall or for simply relaxing amongst glorious countryside close to the sea.

Lying in a stunning peaceful valley, Dove’s Dawn is handily situated only three miles from the A38. The sandy beaches and the picturesque fishing villages of Polperro and Looe are only a short distance away, from where wonderful cliff-path walks can be enjoyed along the South West Coast Path.

The ancient market town of Liskeard is only three miles away and offers a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and individual shops, some retaining their attractive Victorian fronts and interiors, as well as major supermarkets, so all your needs will be met.

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Prices & Availability


  • A welcome hamper, toiletries and fresh towels will be awaiting on your arriving at your chosen property

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £100.00
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