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Porteath Barn; Seclusion, Space, Sea.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Porteath Barn is a truly unique property. The house and gardens are totally unoverlooked and comfortably accommodate 14, with an internal area of 300m2 and grounds of 5 acres.

The property is surrounded by sheep grazing farm land on 3 sides and National Trust coast land at the far end of the garden. The sea can be reached in 5 minutes on foot via a footpath leading directly from the garden to the coastal path. Epphaven beach is the nearest point, a beautiful cove which can only be reach by foot (or boat!)

Porteath Barn is a full equipped, large family home. The house has very recently been totally refurbished and newly furnished throughout, including solid oak flooring throughout ground and first floors.

Guests are welcome to wander throughout the very extensive gardens, with numerous seating points and sea view.


Facilities include:

Living Room

2 indoor log fires (with fire guard, logs provided)

pool table

table tennis table

SONOS sound system (download the app and play music from your device throughout the house)

Samsung 40 inch Smart TV & DVD player

range of over 200 DVDs across all age ratings

selection of reading books

selection of local interest/wildlife books

selection of board games

children's play kitchen


SONOS sound system (download the app and play music from your device throughout the house)

fully equipped kitchen, including Aga, Siemens dishwasher, large Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer (with cold water dispenser and ice maker) and back up AEG fridge

range of cook books

Large kitchen table (240cm x 106cm) with bench seating


all double beds equipped with new VI Spring mattresses

the bunk bed room is recommended for the use if children as structurally unsound for adults to sleep on the top beds.


charcoal BBQ

croquet set

boule set

badminton set

bats and balls

buckets and spades

2 large ponds and rowing boat


iron and ironing board

hair dryer

there is no tumble dryer but instead a large utility room with plenty of hanging space

Nearby coastal towns include Polzeath (1.8 miles), Rock (3.4 miles), Port Isaac (5.2 miles) and Padstow (5 mins from Rock via passenger ferry).

Polzeath and Rock offer an exceptional range of water sports and boating facilities. There are numerous golf courses very close by, including The Point and St Enodoc.

The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway, 16.3 miles away. Western Greyhound run a daily local bus service between Camelford and Wadebridge, which will stop on request exactly at the turning for Porteath Barn.


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Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Minver Highlands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • On leaving: Strip beds. Recycling/ rubbish/ dog poo must be removed on day of leaving (fine £25) Report any breakages Lock up/ lights off
  • Pets: 2 dogs are permitted Remove/ dispose of dog poo (fine £25) Hose and dry off before entering house Not on furniture
  • No additional overnight guests.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Single Bed , This bedroom contains 2 sets of children bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Porteath Barn; Seclusion, Space, Sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Stunning House and Superb Gardens

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 grandparents, parents and children, had a fabulous holiday here. The house is magnificent. Beautifully maintained, all bedrooms and bathroom are downstairs, with the first floor having the giant games room/sitting room, and the vast kitchen/dining room. As well as pool and table tennis, the sitting room has a world class collection of DVDs. There are also several other sitting areas, inside and outside the house, ideal to escape from other members of the family. The grounds are fantastic - a beautiful, old-established valley garden, leading down via two ponds to the SW Coast Path.

Brilliant place - worth every penny of the rent.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, and for staying at the barn. We view the house as a vert special place for our friends and family and I am truly pleased you have loved the house and area as we do. Thank you for leaving the house so beautifully clean and tidy. I hope you had a safe journey home. Best wishes Carolyn
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived we fell in love with house. Absolutely stunning, and the location too. We had six teenagers with us and our German Shephsrd and the house and gardens were perfect for everyone. I loved the aga and actually spent a few evenings lying next to it with my book.

We had a couple of BBQ's in the courtyard in the evening sun , and the kids played ball and ran around in the garden most days. We took advantage of the beach being so close and every morning we walked along the cliff top with Snoop Dogg.

The games room was perfect when it rained and when it was sunny the wooden sun loungers were out of this world!! So comfortable!

Thanks very much , we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. It's a really great that you havecdnjoyed the space- like we do with our German shepherd! Sorry not to have coincided on friday am and hope you had a good onwards journey . Kind regards Carolyn
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Wonderful Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas in the Barn and had a wonderful time. There were 10-14 of us including elderly parents and we were all extremely comfortable. Carolyn is so helpful - nothing is too much trouble - and it was a pleasure dealing with her. There were a couple of minor niggles - the Aga was on a go slow despite it having just been serviced. Maybe an additional hob/oven would be a good idea because Agas do have a habit of being termperamental! My sister and daughter shared the bunk room (nicknamed The Jane Austen Suite for unmarried ladies!) and they had no mirror and because of the design of the bunks couldn't sit up in bed to read (I appreciate this is really a child's room but I'm sure has been/will be used by adults) and a TV aerial serving the downstairs TV so that we could have split up and watched different channels (something that happens with a larger group) or parked 'the olds' downstairs to give them a break from the noise of the pool table. Other than that, the Barn is fabulous and I would highly recommend it. The location, just off the coast is great and the walk down to the cove was very enjoyable and easy.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful secluded home with great access to the best of North Cornwall.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at Portreath Barn exploring the gardens and nearby coast line. Our family are surfers so access to Polzeath was easy and the house is beautifully fitted out with everything we needed for our half term break. The barn is ideal for a family or a larger group with good sized rooms and plenty of entertainment for the teenagers. The big sofas, open fire, table tennis, pool, Sonos system and huge selection of DVDs meant we always had great evenings after a busy day on the beach. The beds are really comfortable with French doors opening onto the garden. There are sitting areas on both floors to enjoy with coffee and look out at great views. There was plenty of drying space for surfing kit and we enjoyed cooking on the Aga which was a first. This was a really easy luxury house to live in, a fantastic holiday home and we all loved our week.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you of your lovely review. We are pretty new to renting our Cornish home out, and I'm so pleased you seemed to enjoy t as much as we do! Thank you for being such lovely guests and leaving the house so tidy. Carolyn
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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