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Spacious,converted barn near beach at Crackington Haven, nr. Bude.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large gardens in farm hamlet very close to coast and nice beach.

.Offering relaxed self catering accommodation in superbly converted detached stone barn on the north Cornish coast. Sleeps 2 - 9 people. Beautiful local beaches and rugged coastal walks. Discover real Cornwall, picturesque fishing villages ,wind-swept moors, lots of opportunities for outdoor activities such as surfing, climbing, walking, kayaking or just lazing on the beach if you prefer! Comfortably furnished with three spacious bedrooms [king plus single beds in each] with en-suite facilities and a luxury bathroom. Light open-plan living area with cosy wood-burner and well-equipped kitchen is situated upstairs with views towards the coast. A separate sunny dining room opens onto the large sheltered gardens ideal for somewhere to "chill out" after a day out or enjoy a BBQ. Loads of space on various levels providing shelter and privacy equipped with ample garden furniture. There is plenty of safe parking available.Take a beautiful walk through the fields and woods to Crackington Haven where you will fine a beautiful safe beach, tennis courts, a couple of cafes and a pub. A short walk along the farm lane and quiet country road will bring you to a little 'local' shop for basics as well as a small children's play park. We want all of our guests to enjoy their stay to the full so please no smoking in the house and we cannot accommodate pets. Mealhouse is a great base to explore beautiful Cornwall and North Devon.

Ideal for couples as well as families. Discounts for 2 -4 people in low season.

We are pleased to offer SHORT BREAKS and flexible start days in low season and outside school holidays [3/4 nights minimum]

7 nights minimum stay in high season, Short breaks only considered last minute in high season on request.

Regretfully we cannot accept dogs.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint Gennys in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with claw-foot bath, separate shower, wc and handbasin. En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and handbasin. En-suite cloakroom to Bedroom 3 with wc and handbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/9 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 king size plus 1 single bed. Bedroom 2 with 1 king size plus 1 single bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 double plus 1 single bed. Cot available.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating and electricity is included in the rental. Newly installed woodburner. In cooler months first bag of logs included. The property is non-smoking and we do not accommodate pets. Free unlimited WiFi. Outside: Large private gardens on several levels. Walled garden to one side of property with access to higher lawned garden with built BBQ with further access to gravelled sunny morning courtyard (with access from ground floor bedrooms). Garden table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen is included but please bring your own towels. Towels may be hired at extra cost. Property is cleaned for each new letting.


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Spacious,converted barn near beach at Crackington Haven, nr. Bude.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing and memorable week in this beautiful home. Rachel and Chris were welcoming and very accommodating! Thank You!!!! We wanted somewhere close to the beach for the whole family including elderly parents and this was perfect. Miss it already, We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a few friends and we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. A ~15 minute walk from Crackington Haven and its little beach which is a lovely place to spend a day, or the Coombe Barton Inn where you can sit with a drink in the evening and watch the sun go down below the sea's horizon.

Beyond Crackington, it's a stone's throw from plenty of attractions, such as Dartmoor, where we spent a day, Bude, Port Isaac, Boscastle. The southern end of Cornwall is within reach for a day trip and we spent a day in St Ives (approx 1hr30 drive).

The barn is well furnished and comfortable with all the accoutrements you could ask for, and Rachel, Chris, and their family were very welcoming and within reach if we needed anything, but equally not overbearing.

I'd recommend this to anyone and I'm sure we'll be back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and spacious house in a great location for exploring north Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family (7 adults in total) for several nights in December 2017. The house was perfect for us, spacious yet cosy (especially with the wood burner on!), with lots of character. Very clean, and a well-equipped kitchen. The location is fantastic - easy to find yet tucked away in a lovely rural location, not far from the coast and well placed for exploring north Cornwall - we visited Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow which were all only a short drive away. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place with all facilities

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Mealhouse over Christmas. The property was everything we hoped for and more- beautiful place in a beautiful setting with nice views. All the rooms were spacious and kitchen was fully equipped for visitors. The games and books were a pleasant surprise and we all loved the wood burner with the skylight above to watch the rain (there was a lot of rain!!).

Our group was made up of 3 young couples and 3 toddlers. Everyone had a good time.

Owners Rachel and Chris were also a pleasure to deal with though we didn't get to meet them in person.

We would definitely recommend The Mealhouse and would be happy to stay here again should we visit the area again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Overall our stay at the Mealhouse was fantastic, a beautiful peaceful retreat. The house offers amble space and is well consider to meet all needs. It is well equipped and we cooked every evening. Our beds were extremely comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. Loved having the wood burning stove we had to use it even though the weather was beautiful. We even sat outside and had tea and cake. Plenty of walks locally that offer both woodland and coastal experiences with spectacular views, we were lucky to see an owl and a falcon, both very close to us. Here nature is at its finest. We did a number of different walks from the 'Short Walks in north Cornwall' and each one offered such wonderful views and sights.

We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Einfach großartig!!

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr hochwertig, geschmackvoll und liebevoll eingerichtet. Wir verbrachten zu neunt dort unseren Urlaub, hatten mit drei Schlafzimmern, drei Bädern, einem großen Esszimmer und einem kombinierten Wohnraum mit Küche auch ausreichend Platz. Besonders unsere Kinder freuten sich über einen großen Garten. "Mealhouse" liegt abseits von Straßen oder sonstigen Lärmquellen auf dem Gelände einer kleinen Farm mit einigen urigen Häusern und natürlich Schafweiden. Nach einem herrlichen Weg über Wiesen und durch Wald gelangt man nach etwa 20 Minuten an den schönen Strand (Sand/ Steine )von Crackington Haven. Die Umgebung ist traumhaft schön. Empfehlenswert ist eine Küstenwanderung von Boscastle nach Crackington.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Coombe Barton
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
58 Miles
M5 at Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Coombe Barton
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crackington Beach
Car: recommended


5 minutes drive (20 minutes walk through fields) to safe, sandy beach at Crackington Haven here you will find 2 great cafes and an excellent pub for both its food, vast drinks selection, and regular weekends entertainment. A great choice of beaches within easy reach. Bude beaches 15 minutes drive, secluded Strangles beach is 8 minutes drive plus 15 minutes walk, Widemouth bay is 12 minutes drive along the coast road.

Local bus services can be picked up 10 minutes walk from Mealhouse.


9 miles to Bude 6 miles to Boscastle, 10 miles to Tintagel, 20 miles to Padstow, 15 miles to Port Isaac.

Further afield, the Eden Project is an hour's drive and Land's End is approximately 2 hours drive.

Further Details:

Whilst it is perfectly feasible to forget the car for a week, no doubt guests will want to explore the varied attractions that Cornwall offers most of which are within an hour's drive.

There are numerous National Trust properties, the Eden Project at St Austell, lovely gardens, the wild, atmospheric beauty of Bodmin moor, the picturesque fishing villages of Boscastle and Port Isaac and bustling Padstow, sandy beaches and secluded coves, inland market towns, sleepy villages with ancient churches, the New Tate at St Ives and smaller art galleries everywhere, hassle-free shopping in Cornwall's only city of Truro, purchase sought after surf wear in nearby Bude and Newquay, visit King Arthur's ruined cliff-top castle at Tintagel or the highly-acclaimed newly opened Falmouth Maritime Museum.

Golf, squash, tennis, surfing, wind-surfing, canoeing, rock-climbing, horse-riding, ten-pin bowling, paint-balling, course-fishing and sea-fishing, cycle-hire, two cinemas, an all-weather family adventure park etc are available within half an hour.

Shopping: there is a well-stocked village shop and off-license less than a mile away at Higher Crackington and there are a choice of shops and supermarkets in Bude.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Saint Gennys, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
last minute summer holidays
20 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Start September
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid september
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
end september
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Start October
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October half term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term 2
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
winter low
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you have checked availability a deposit of one third is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to your holiday. Please make cheques payable to C. W. And R. C. Crocker.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover but flexible in off peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for a week. Short breaks are available at last minute and out of season. We offer reduced rates for 2-4 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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