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Cosy open-plan barn conversion for two.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Delightfully converted barn set in the heart of West Cornwall.

The Cart Shed is at the end of a picturesque lane in a very quiet location. It has a bright open plan living area with a mezzanine for sleeping. It is a very cosy property with exposed beams, a walk in shower and wood burner as the main source of heat. Just two miles from Penzance, it overlooks Mount's Bay and is only 5 minutes from a choice of amenities including a choice of supermarkets. It has it's own parking and seating area.

Sam Carnell
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Sam Carnell

I am a locally based tradesman/photographer enjoying the life that West Penwith has to offer with the great scenery and Atlantic surf. As you will discover, I use the Cart Shed as a mini gallery for my latest photographs which are also for sale.

Sam Carnell purchased this barn in 2002

Why Sam Carnell chose Madron

The appeal of The Cart Shed is its transformation from a light and airy summer space to a cosy and snug property in the winter with its high spec insulation and roaring wood burner. It is a very simple, practical building with a great feel. Perfect for a stress-free escape.

What makes this barn unique

It is a very quiet location free from any light pollution with great views of the surrounding rural location and across Mounts Bay to the Lizard. It has been designed with energy efficiency in mind and so is reliant on the wood burner as the main heat source. There are detailed instructions for those who are less familiar with wood burners helping you to get the most out of it. It is also dog friendly for those enjoying the coastal walking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Madron in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 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 , Shower Enclosure
  • walk in shower, heated towel rail.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • on the raised mezzanine. Bed accessed from one side only.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This property is tried and tested as it has been managed by Classic Cottages since 2011 with consistantly high ratings and good reviews.


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Cosy open-plan barn conversion for two.
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

A very attractive ,light and airy property in a tranquil countryside setting .

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this well designed pretty barn conversion ,which was easy to function in and nicely furnished with a good amount of kitchen utensils & appliances .

The drive up to the property was certainly interesting and the barn is in a very

tranquil setting . A good base from which to explore a lovely part of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cornwall Surf Break

  • 5 of 5

Picked this beautiful small converted barn and it did not disappoint. So easy in deepest Cornwall to go anywhere really and this was a secluded quiet retreat, but not far from Penzance where you could catch up with the world in costa with wifi, should you have too!

Added a couple of kitchen utensils that were needed, but this is not a complaint, just a gesture. Sam is a great guy, really friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended .

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. I look forward to book the cottage on the summer time. Very beautiful and quiet surrounding area. 6 stars !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very helpful owner and spacious room

  • 4 of 5

Cold when we arrived (in January!) but quickly warmed up with woodburner. Very good facilities. Very quiet -fantastic sky at night - down a narrow lane but pretty close to huge supermarket as well. Had a problem with the loo on the first night but the response was immediate and we were moved next door (larger). Only drawback might be the lack of Wi-Fi (although that has its plus side) and the bed as one partner has to climb over the other to get out!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Cosy Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful barn conversion, lovely relaxing stay. I’d happily recommend. The owner was fantastic at responding. Once we got the log burner going it was a massive plus (very chilly when we first got there (of course expected in January though), possibly a nice touch to have the fire going before entry?) Very bumpy track to get to the property but once there, well worth it!! I’d happily recommend the Cart Shed & wouldn’t hesitate in returning. Thank you Sam.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and very cosy.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coldstreamers, Gulval
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Long Rock
Car: recommended

The outdoor Minack Theatre is a must visit in the summer months. The Eden Project is a 50 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100


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.