Shelley Thorpe

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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LOAFERS GLORY ROMANTIC RETREAT

Falmouth Barn Rental Photos and Description

Luxury Detached Single Storey 1 Bed Converted Farm Building

Loafers Glory has one double bedroom with an en suite shower room, making it ideal for a couple. There is an open plan living area with newly fitted kitchen and sitting room, as well as a tastefully decorated conservatory. Centrally heated throughout. You have a choice of two outside seating barbecue areas, one has a parasol for protection from the sun, the other is under a weather proof pergola to enjoy all weather outside relaxation, with a hammock seat to kick back in.

You are welcome to use our free Wi-Fi internet network with your own mobile device or the SMART HD TV. There is a good selection of books, novels, guides and maps available for your use including cookery books. The Krups Coffee maker has proved to be popular.

After a day’s adventure, you will find Loafers Glory the perfect place to return to unwind with a cold drink in the garden or conservatory, or maybe cook with fresh herbs from the garden on a the barbecues, reflecting on your day and planning the next.

The entrance to Loafers Glory is through the double doors of the Conservatory which is arranged as a Dining Room with bone china tea and dining service. On a fine day you can throw the doors open and eat al fresco under the pergola by the pond or by the figs and grape vine. A large radiator, blinds, HIFI and sofa allow privacy, comfort and flexibility throughout the year in the conservatory. A romantic dining atmosphere overlooking the enclosed garden stocked with magnolia, hydrangea, roses and fuschia is quite special. We are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife in this quiet spot which you can watch from the comfort of your 'home away'.

The open plan oak floored lounge area is the perfect place to relax after the adventures of your day, with entertainment to ensure your holiday continues. There are two large leather sofa's for stretching out with Freeview SMART HD TV with Wi-Fi access and a neatly concealed Washer/Dryer.

The newly refurbished, well-equipped country kitchen includes a coffee maker, microwave, electric cooker and hob, fridge and separate freezer providing occupants with the perfect basis to self-cater.

The bedroom is tastefully decorated. The double bed is furnished with luxury quilt, pillows and bed linen. There is a dressing table mirror, hair dryer and wardrobe. Bath robes provided.

The bright modern shower room offers attractive facilities (bath sheets provided) electric shower, towel rail/radiator and toilet.

Secluded Garden with choice of outside dining patios, ample parking, central heating.

Easy access to many varied public footpaths for some fine walking or cycling from the doorstep.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We love this place and had a wonderful time in your beautiful house and garden. Weather, everything we needed, nice hosts and Friday = Perfect Stay. Thanks a lot
Jun 2014
  • 1 of 10

Shelley Thorpe

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Your hosts, Shelley and Peter have not looked back since moving to Treverva from the nearby Harbour town of Falmouth ten years ago. We have spent many years between us holidaying and living in Cornwall, working in Engineering, the Health Service, Education and Marine Industry. Previously from Leicester and Liverpool, a desire for a slower pace of life and chance to indulge in his hobbies of water sports led Peter to Cornwall, much as Shelley's parents some 32 years ago. We also enjoy travelling and recently extensively toured the UK staying in numerous Guest Houses and B&B's in search of our ancestors.

Shelley Thorpe purchased this barn in 2002

We are still surprised to be finding new delightful areas in this part of Cornwall (beaches, creek-sides, villages and gardens), which we would be happy to share with you.

The main barn was used as a headquarters by the local land army in the 2nd world war.

Loafers Glory is named after the boat which Shelley's parents bought when realising their dream all those years ago.

We have been lovingly modernising the property over the last 10 years and think we have managed to build a high quality holiday experience which we ourselves would be delighted to receive.

There is so much to see and do, just a few planned events:

Grand Medieval Jousts at Pendennis Castle throughout the year

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 9 - 18 August 2013

Music in the Park throughout the year

Falmouth Oyster Festival 10 - 13 October 2013

Halloween Trail Pendennis Castle 26 Oct - 3 Nov 2013

Nadelik Sun Pendennis Castle - celebrate Christmas the Cornish way 15 Dec 2013

Falmouth Tall Ships Race - last week of August 2014

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1060481
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Falmouth Truro & Falmouth
5

Really beautiful holiday spot!

  • 5 of 5
We had a really good stay at this quiet place. The building was equipped with everything we needed - and much more :-)

The hosts were very friendly, helpful and open minded.

We enjoyed riding the bycicles to the nearby Argal Lake, and by foot further to the Collage Lake.

Even if we arrived on Wednesday, we met Friday :-)

We would return there anytime again.

Best regards from Germany
Ben & Linda
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ben and Linda
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your fortnight at Loafers Glory and hope to welcome you back in the future. We had a great holiday ourselves, thank you. Kind regards Peter and Shelley
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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1060481
+44 01326340713
Falmouth Truro & Falmouth
5

photos do not do not do the accommodation justice

  • 5 of 5
Extremely comfortable, well maintained accommodation equipped to high standard and homely too. Great outdoor space to relax plus extras such as bicycles and barbecue. Owners very welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend Loafers Glory for couples.
Within easy reach of The Eden Project & St Michaels Mount, both great days out plus The Maritime Museum in Falmouth & The Falriver Mussel Card for getting around by boat. Finally you cannot beat The Mariners for fish and chip takeaways. Many thanks Shelley and Peter for a super stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1060481
+44 01326340713
Falmouth Truro & Falmouth
5

Wunderschöner Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5
Die Unterkunft und der Garten sind wunderschön und noch schöner als auf den Bildern. Man schläft super gut - ruhig und auf einer sehr guten Matratze. Es ist wirklich alles vorhanden was man brauchen könnte. Wir waren begeistert. Auch die Möglichkeit draußen zu sitzen haben wir gerne genutzt - schließlich hatten wir super Wetter. Vielen lieben Dank an die tollen Gastgeber und Freitag.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you had a 'beautiful stay' and some restful nights and would welcome you back should you consider returning. All the best Pete & Shelley
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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1060481
+44 01326340713
Falmouth Truro & Falmouth
4

Lovely stay at Loafers!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed a lovely week at Loafers Glory which was perfect for two people. We had everything we needed and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you. Many thanks
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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1060481
+44 01326340713
Falmouth Truro & Falmouth
5

Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5
The description was 100% exact. Shelley and Peter are friendly, nice and helpful hosts. We had fresh roses on the table when we arrived (it was our honeymoon). The interier was lovely, romantic with a very high quality standard. We liked all the trips we made from there. Truro, Trebah Garden, Lost Garden of Heligan, walks around Bethunan Steps and Lamorna Coves, the indian restaurant "Baba" in Truro, the port of Falmouth, Pendennis Castle, Mount St. Michaels,...
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a good introduction to England and Cornwall in particular and would welcome you back should you consider returning. All the very best for your future together. Best Wishes Peter and Shelley
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Loafers Glory Romantic Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1060481
+44 01326340713
Falmouth Truro & Falmouth
4

Great value for money, well maintained and clean

  • 4 of 5
The location is a good base to travel around - it's around 45-60 mins travel to various sights (e.g. St. Ives, St. Michael's Mount etc.). We enjoyed travelling to different locations in Cornwall during the day then relaxing in the evening.

We enjoyed all the little touches Loafers Glory provided (e.g. a cook book, SMART TV, coffee machine, comfy bed, good kitchen equipment). A large Sainsbury's is only 5-10 minutes away so we could buy all the groceries we needed and cooked in the evening. There were a good amount of the essential utensils provided. If you want particular utensils you can just email Shelly and check she has them. Plus Shelly was approachable with any queries we had via email.

Even though Loafers glory is next to Shelly's house, they have designed it so it is private.

The bedroom is a little tight for space if you have large bags/suitcases, but you can see this from the bedroom photo; and for the price it is worth it. We were really comfortable and would recommend it as a relaxing place to stay to other couples.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kara
We are so glad that you enjoyed your break and short introduction to Cornwall. Thank you very much for your feedback. We are now investigating various options for providing extra storage for empty suitcases if required. With Best Wishes Peter and Shelley Thorpe
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
King Harry Ferry Feock Truro
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Station Road, Penryn
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A39
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Helford/Meanporth/Swanpool
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Red Lion, Mawnan Smith
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Budock Vean Country Hse Mawnan Smith/Falmouth Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Waymarker, Trewardreva, TR11 5QD
Car: not necessary

A peaceful tranquil retreat awaits you at Loafers Glory. Treverva is a small quiet hamlet nestled on the North Helford River, perfectly located to explore Cornwall's attractions with ease.

Approached from a quiet road off the A39 in the grounds of Trewartha Barn, amidst rolling countryside, studded with ancient mines, hidden creeks and villages, the property is a perfect choice for those wishing to combine a rural and coastal holiday. It offers an idyllic “away from it all” setting that is also a perfect base for touring.

Once you arrive in the private gated drive off the road, access to Loafers Glory is through the enclosed garden past the raised pond down two steps. Off road parking is also available.

The Helford River is a magical waterway of hidden coves and creeks. A vast stretch of ancient woodland runs along its northern banks.

The towns of Penryn, Falmouth and Helston are close by, where you will find shops and all the amenities you would expect.

Lamanva Farm Store is half a mile up the road. They sell fresh organic bread, fruit, vegetables and local produce. Mabe stores and Post Office (with ATM) is less than 2 miles away, there is a large Asda Supermarket on the A39, 2.5 miles away in Penryn.

A five minute walk from Loafers Glory leads you into a two mile circular walk around Argal Lake and Nature Reserve (approx 1 hour walk). It is noted for its wildlife and beauty, passing through woods and meadows, overlooked by the 15th century tower of the Church of St Laudus, Mabe. There are several picnic and barbecue areas and excellent views across the water. It also has a well stocked coarse fishery with permits available.

There is a beach to suit your occasion or mood come rain or shine within easy reach, including some choice secluded spots away from the crowds such as Durgan and Woodlands in Mawnan Smith. The lively Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth is over looked by the imposing Pendennis Castle with fantastic views of the Lizard Peninsula. The award winning Gylly Cafe is open throughout the year. This contemporary cafe serves breakfast, coffee, home-made cakes, tasty lunchtime treats or evening meals using local ingredients. They host live bands on a Sunday night.

This coast is renowned for its beautiful gardens and there is plenty of choice on our doorstep with Trebah, Glendurgan and Penjerrick to name but a few.

There is some super walking to be had with public footpaths in all directions right from the drive. Reference guides and maps are available for you.

For A Calendar of Falmouth Events 2013 visit:

www.falriver.co.uk or www.falmouth.co.uk or

www.falmouthfestivals.co.uk

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Availability & Rates

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Falmouth Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
£48
£280
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £44 Nightly
 
30 August - 12 September 2014
Aug 30 - Sep 12
3 night minimum stay
£100
£434
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £81 Nightly
 
28 September - 13 Decemb 2013
Sep 28 - Dec 13
3 night minimum stay
£64
£378
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £59 Nightly
 
14 Dec 2013 - 3 Jan 2014
Dec 14 - Jan 3
2 night minimum stay
£80
£469
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £73 Nightly
 
4 Jan 2014 - 14 March 2014
Jan 4 - Mar 14
3 night minimum stay
£64
£378
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £59 Nightly
 
15 Mar 2014 - 11 April 2014
Mar 15 - Apr 11
3 night minimum stay
£64
£378
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £59 Nightly
 
12 April 2014 - 2 May 2014
Apr 12 - May 2
3 night minimum stay
£64
£378
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £59 Nightly
 
3 May - 23 May 2014
May 3 - May 23
3 night minimum stay
£87
£378
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £63 Nightly
 
24 May - 4 July 2014
May 24 - Jul 4
3 night minimum stay
£90
£364
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £69 Nightly
 
5 July - 18 July 2014
Jul 5 - Jul 18
3 night minimum stay
£100
£434
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £81 Nightly
 
19 July - 29 August 2014
Jul 19 - Aug 29
3 night minimum stay
£100
£434
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £81 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Lettings are flexible, though generally Saturday to Saturday, arrival from 3pm, departure by 10am.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Falmouth Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 47 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tastefully furnished Fully tiled Electric Shower Electric Radiator/Towel Rail Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , King Size Bed Linen
  • Beautifully decorated in Laura Ashley Oriental Garden Solid Oak door adjoining the Lounge 2 Bedside drawers and lamps Dressing table, chair and Mirror Hair Dryer Wardrobe Luxury Bed Linen, Towels & Bath Robes provided Two tall centrally heated radiators Velux skylight window
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Raised garden pond stocked with fish Enclosed garden with lawn and borders - shared with the 2 owners Combined washer dryer in barn, concealed clothes line Charcoal Chimney and gas barbecue for use on your choice of two patios Storage for luggage etc. in the Conservatory Wind break available for your use Picnic backpack available to use for your adventures Two new (June 2013) hybrid bicycles exclusively available for your use.
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