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Baronial scale, beautifully presented!

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Winnow Barn - a barn conversion that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

Winnow Barn is set in a beautiful valley alongside a quiet lane, the property lies in a courtyard alongside Mill Barn, the Cartwheels craft centre (www.cartwheelscraftcentre.co.uk) and Penhawger farm. Winnow Barn has a magnificent 45' open plan living and dining area with exposed roof trusses, original oak lintels and a myriad of windows all with exposed stones showing through the render, varying in size from small slits to large full height panoramics. The large lounge dining area was originally used for winnowing, a process where the grain was separated from the much lighter chaff, using a draft created from two open doors at either end of the barn.

Penhawger has a history dating back to the Domesday book and the owners have lovingly restored two of their barns into holiday lets alongside the craft centre where you can take courses or workshops in subjects as diverse as water colour paintings, applique cushions, needle felting or even making shallow willow baskets, discounts available to residents of Winnow Barn! Locally you are only a short drive from the picturesque fishing ports of Looe and Polperro or on north coast you can explore the dramatic cliffs, wild ocean and glorious sandy beaches.


Ground Floor: Entrance into long corridor, separate washing machine and tumble dryer, access to double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite shower room, family bathroom with separate shower, 2 x twin bedrooms, second double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite. Stairs leading to;

First Floor: Stairs open directly into very large open plan, double aspect dining / living area. Upstairs WC, spacious kitchen with fully fitted units, a large range style electric oven and hob and a central island, first floor exit to terrace and steps leading to parking area and garden, also door leading to the craft centre.

Exterior: Picnic table in the garden and also a charcoal kettle barbecue.

Facilities & Services

Heating is via oil central heating and a wood burning effect electric stove in the lounge / diner. The kitchen has fully fitted units, Rangemaster oven with electric oven and hob, microwave, under counter fridge, separate under counter freezer and a dishwasher. The lounge has a flat screen TV & DVD player with free view. There are TV's in all the bedrooms. There is a separate washing machine and tumble dryer in the downstairs entrance hall lobby. There is WiFi. A cot and high chair are available on request. There is a stair gate which is permanently fixed.


Electric, heating, bed linen and towels are all included you will need to bring your own beach towels. Parking for up to 3 cars is available to the rear of the barn. We regret that no smoking is permitted and no dogs are permitted at the property.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.

Short breaks are available during quieter periods.

£250 security deposit is required to be pre-authorised on your card.

Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Menheniot in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Luxury
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 x doubles with en suite, 2 x twins
  • Garden


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Baronial scale, beautifully presented!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Belper, United Kingdom

Everything we could ask for - apart from the noise.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location and facilities for our family stay. Plenty of room for everyone and safe for the children to play. One or two minor gripes re light bulbs not replaced, not enough mugs and mud accumulating around the entrance gate making it very slippery for the children. The fridge needs to be bigger for the size of the accommodation. The main problem was the "upside-down" factor and the noise in the bedrooms from people walking above. Not a problem when bedtimes and rises are more or less the same, but we were three generations with young children. It was noisy for the children when trying to get to sleep and impossible for the adults to sleep on once the children were up at 6am!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Dartford, United Kingdom

An amazing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

All our family went to the Barn to celebrate my 70th. Including our two sons and their wife's and our 4 grandchildren.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Torpoint, United Kingdom

Quilting retreat

  • 5 of 5

Myself and five fellow quilters thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the barn. Our every need was catered for as we asked for extra tables for sewing machines etc. Having the shop just next door was an extra bonus as we always seem to need something no matter how much we take or,think we will need.

The kitchen was extremely well equipped and as we took it in turns to cook dinner we all used the facilities.

The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. With two en suites and one main bathroom there was plenty of room for all.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with nothing to moan about at all.

Thank you Julia.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Bristol, United Kingdom

just the way to start the NEW YEAR! Excellent! Thank You.

  • 5 of 5

A Great Base for Cornwall & Devon:s resorts & beaches. A lovely relaxed holiday was had by all! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Fareham, United Kingdom

Avery pleasant cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Winnow Barn and would recommend it to anyone. Especially suitable for families.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Torpoint, United Kingdom

Winnow Barn

  • 5 of 5

The week was booked because I had 5 people coming from Canada and can't accommodate them at home, (Torpoint). the property was spacious and well maintained. The kitchen was well equipped for dealing with 8 people. It all worked very well and hopefully we will book again in the future when they return

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Cartwheels craft centre is on site and has courses on a variety of arts and crafts including, amongst other, watercolour painting, applique cushions and wall hangings, jewellery and willow work, full details at www.cartwheelscraftcentre.co.uk discounts are available to residents at Penhawger Farm.

The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Penhawger Farm on the south east corner of Bodmin Moor, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500 BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing!

The town of ancient stannary town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out!

Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A 30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families. The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years. The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book.

To the east is the Tamar Valley, a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.


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  • Electric, heating, bed linen and towels are all included.

    Discounts available for a couple staying for 7 nights outside of peak season, using one room only.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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