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Spacious and luxurious barn with stunning views

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Penny Barn was recently converted from a shippon, or cow barn, on the former Duchy of Cornwall dairy farm of Botternell.

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only 5 minutes from the World Heritage Site at Minions on Bodmin Moor, there are stunning views from the house up to Twelve Mens Moor above, down across the beautiful Lynher Valley below, and on a clear day right across to distant Dartmoor.

Outside there are several seating and dining areas from which you can enjoy the views, or have a relaxed meal or barbecue.

Upstairs in the house there's a master bedroom with kingsize bed and en suite shower room, plus a double and a twin room, both of which share the large family bath/shower room.

Downstairs there's a large kitchen where everyone can gather to eat round the refectory table, an even larger sitting room with comfortable sofas around the woodburner and a large flat-screen TV. There's also a cosy and sunny "snug", with a second TV, and a luxury double sofabed if required. And finally, the games room with table football, darts and various garden games.

From the house there are a variety of fantastic walks, either up on the wild moor above, or down in the beautiful river valley below. Within a few minutes drive you'll find the old mining engine houses at the World Heritage Site of Minions, the Hurlers standing stones, Sterts open air theatre, beautiful Golitha Falls, and a variety of trout and even salmon fishing on the Lynher or Tamar rivers, and at Siblyback Lake.

Further afield, within 30-40 minutes you can reach the surf beaches of North Cornwall, or the quiet fishing coves of South Cornwall, the Eden Project, various National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cotehele, or the history and culture of Plymouth.

All in all, Penny Barn makes an ideal base from which to explore everything that both North and South Cornwall have to offer.

More Details

Graham Webb
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Launceston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite shower room
    Double room - 1 Double Bed
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing


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Spacious and luxurious barn with stunning views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful barn conversion - everything we could ask for and more.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property set in lovely countryside. We had a fantastic holiday. The barn was everything we hoped for and more. The children wanted to stay forever. We had some great days out and highly recommend the Hidden Valley Discovery Park nr Launceston - we arrived just after opening and spent the full day there. The owners recommend the train from Liskeard to Looe which was beautiful, as well as a couple of pubs nearby (The Racehorse and The Manor) - both served fabulous food and were extremely welcoming. All in all, we had a brilliant family holiday and absolutely loved Penny Barn. We couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage. Clean, roomy, everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Off the beaten track, but just right for a restful, beautiful vacation. We walked miles a day, drive to sights, and came home to games and a terrific library. We were sorry to go!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The house and the decor are very nice. There is a lot of space. Everything is very clean and well equipped. A little bit disturbing were the creaking floorboards and steps so that the one who was the first to wake up woke everyone else. The garden is very nice, but we could never use it because it was too windy.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A beautiful home from home in a lovely country location. We had a fabulous time walking and exploring. Thank you for sharing your house with us. Unlimited wifi access would have been a bonus for the younger people in our party.

Leigh & Dave


  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As of July 2018 Penny Barn now has ultrafast (100Mb+) unlimited fibre broadband.
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Great place to stay, with lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Stated for one week in Aug 2016. Eight of us. The competitive ones loved the table football and darts! Lovely garden with far reaching views. Nice bottle of wine treated us on arrival and accommodation is well maintained. Great rooms, and kitchen was great.

Great communication from owner.

Followed owners recommendation for 'The Manor House'. A great place to eat with something for all.

Would recommend anyone to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful barn in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Penny Barn is a wonderfully converted barn that comfortably housed eight of my family for a week, near North Hill, Launceston. The set up of the barn was perfect for us, four bedrooms (one with en suite), a large kitchen / dining area and separate spacious living room filled with board games and books to enjoy. There is even a separate games room with table football and darts in case you get caught out by the rain or fancy competing against family members for the ultimate trophy: pride!

The barn itself is situated beautifully atop one of the may hills in the area and the view from the garden (where you can enjoy your breakfast outside on a warm morning) is stunning. Rolling fields with cows and sheep to one side and Twelve Men's Tor on the other - the latter being a great climb to capture an amazing 360 degree view of the area.

Mr & Mrs Webb provided excellent recommendations for local walks, pubs, shops and other entertainment ideas and we felt very much at home during our stay, with friendly neighbours either side to welcome you and offer advice or support (such as fire wood).

The tranquil experience has led to each of my family demanding a return next year, which is a true testament for how great this barn is to stay in!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

By car...

Sterts Open Air Theatre - 5 mins

Minions World Heritage Site - 5 mins

Nearest pub - 5 mins

Siblyback Reservoir (fishing, waterski-ing, etc) - 10 mins

Eden Project - 30 mins

Nearest surf beach - 35 mins

Nearest fishing cove - 35 mins


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Launceston, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer High 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer HT 2019
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Medium 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer High 2019
27 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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