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Beautiful Character Cottage In The Heart Of Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Bissoe, Nr. Truro, Cornwall, England

The barn was completely renovated in 2014 and upstairs it offers a new fully-equipped kitchen-diner and large lounge with vaulted ceilings and views over the surrounding countryside. Downstairs there are two bedrooms- a King and a twin, which can be joined to form a super-king bed on request. There is also a new modern bathroom with an extra-wide bath. Outside there is ample private parking, small garden and seating area. BBQ. Fernleigh Barn is situated on the edge of the owner’s small-holding and is run in an ecologically-responsible fashion. Central heating and hot water is supplied by a Biomass pellet boiler (Renewable heat generation). The electricity supply is from 100% renewable resources. High chair, travel cot and stair gate on request. Children are welcome. No pets. Outside tap for rinsing off beach things and surf boards/kayaks. Super-fast free WIFI. Welcome pack and photo book of local attractions.

Alistair and Gabrielle Lockwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Alistair and Gabrielle Lockwood

We run the holiday barn as part of our smallholding. We both work and have a family. We live on site so are available to solve any problems or give advice whilst you are staying with us. We however also want to allow you the privacy and peace to enjoy your holiday to its full potential.

We pride ourselves on the welcome, quality of the property and the upkeep of the barn. We welcome feedback and are very keen to continue improving the barn and what we offer you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aug 2014: "This was a great place to stay for our adventures in Cornwall. You have thought of everything. Thank you for the wonderful welcome" The Beaver Family

Sept 2014: "Thank you so much for providing such a great holiday home. The welcome basket and flowers started our holiday off perfectly. The barn is gorgeous. All the little details make it a stylish and relaxing place to stay". The Wilson Family.

Sept 2014: "So pleased to have found this gem. The barn is beautifully decorated - someone has excellent taste. The location couldn't be better. Thank you for all the little extra touches you have thoughtfully added to make your guests feel welcome." The Seward family.

Oct 2014: "Thank you for the lovely gift basket and for this beautiful barn. What a beautiful, peaceful setting". The Prentice Family.

Oct 2014: "Lovely cottage, well presented and very cosy" The Tipper family.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Gwennap in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • New modern bathroom with an extra-wide bath with shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed. Bedroom 2 as either two twin beds or combined as super king on request. Luxury bedding throughout. Each bedroom has wardrobe with drawers, bedside tables and stylish decor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Their is a private garden with private parking and gate that closes to the road. The outdoor furniture and close proximity to the smallholding animals makes this space feel personal and private and part of the holiday experience.


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Beautiful Character Cottage In The Heart Of Cornwall
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully modernised this really is the most perfect cottage, we were so sorry to leave. Excellent quality furnishings and equipment, everything in the kitchen you could ask for, all in matching sets. So quiet, yet very convenient for Truro and all that area of Cornwall and the Blissoe bike hire is less than 5 minutes walk down the lane. Will suit a family of 4, 2 couples or just one couple wanting plenty of space! Our hosts were there if we needed them but their house and the cottage are completely private. We will be returning soon. There is nothing we could improve.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind feedback. We strive to make this feel like a home we would want to live in ourselves. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again in the future.
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  • 4 of 5

Great location, warm and welcoming home.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed a great week touring around Cornwall from a central quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, comfortable, equipped to a high standard and provides everything you need to feel at home. The owners are welcoming and go out of their way to ensure your stay meets your requirements.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house in good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the barn, it's spacious and comfortable and very well thought-out. The beds are super-comfy! The living room is really quite spacious for four, and the kitchen has everything we needed, including helpful extras such as teabags, coffee and oil. The children loved meeting the family's sheep and pigs who live just next door. Gabi and Alistair were away themselves when we arrived but had made arrangements with neighbours to look after us. When they returned they came straight round to check we were OK and enjoying ourselves. They are lovely hosts - available if you need them and good to talk to. The area is the perfect mix of country seclusion with proximity to Falmouth - a 10 to 15 minute drive. We spent time at Pendennis Castle, Gylly beach, on bad weather days we went to the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and the Eden project. We went for a lovely dinner at the Pandora Inn on Gabi and Alistair''s recommendation. They have lots of useful info in the cottage about places to visit including a great little photo album with pictures of their own favourite spots. On a couple of days we had particularly heavy rain but the cottage is very cosy with stove and very comfy sofa, DVD player and room for the kids to sit around and keep themselves occupied, we didn't feel caged in at all on those days, just very relaxed and comfortable in the house. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage, beautifully decorated in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, very clean & homely and we had a wonderful time with our 2 small children. Al & Gabi were extremely helpful with recommendations of places to visit & location area information. There are lots of beautiful beaches in the area & great family activities nearby. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful location!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind feedback.
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Lovely property very comfortable with everything you need for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Warm and welcoming. Everywhere lovely and clean and peaceful and relaxing surrounding . Would happily stay again

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to host you again in the future. Al and Gabi.
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The barn is centrally positioned half way between the north and south coasts. Falmouth on the south coast is 15 mins drive as are most of the north coast beaches.

We also are located half way between Truro and Falmouth and can easily access both with a local train line and easy road links.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Gwennap, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Full summer Holidays 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

This is a strictly NON SMOKING property.
PETS are not permitted
A security deposit of £100 is required. This must be received within five (5) days of booking the holiday property. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met.
• No damage is done to property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
• No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
• All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in rubbish bin, and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned.
• All keys are left on the keylock and unit is left locked.
• No linen is lost or damaged.
• No early arrival or late departure.
Nothing has blocked the septic tank plumbing.
• The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner) or the local law enforcement.
An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required at booking. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. The advance payment is not a security deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due thirty (30) days before your arrival date.
CANCELLATIONS - A forty (40) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than forty (40) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 40 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
The maximum number of guests is limited to four (4) adult persons. Young children could be in addition to this if the guests are prepared for the children to not sleep on one of the beds provided. No additional guests are permitted without prior discussion with the owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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