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Converted Barn Cottages, Woodland Setting, Families, Couples, Beaches and Walks - Tawny Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Glebe Barn Holiday Cottages

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Apple Tree and Tawny Cottages are located in a wooded rural area, just off the A374, with private gardens, grounds and ample parking. The cottages are part of a converted 19th Century stone barn, and are newly refurbished to a high standard and come fully equipped with modern electric heating, large screen LED TV with DVD and Wifi.

From the gardens, the cottages are entered via an entrance hallway, leading into the cosy open plan living, kitchen and dining area, with beamed ceilings, stone wall, quarry tile floor and woodland views. The kitchens are newly fitted and fully equipped with solid beech worktops, separate oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of cupboard space for food storage. Further storage space for beach bags, suitcases etc, can be found underneath the carpeted stairs, which lead via a landing to the first floor. The two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin, both have plenty of storage space and views over the owners orchard and surrounding woodland. Also on the first floor are the bathrooms with bath(Tawny), shower, toilet and wash basin.

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Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans

We are Michael Evans, my wife Tine and my daughter Amy, also my parents Frank and Doreen. We have been holidaying in Cornwall and Devon for many years and decided that when my parents finally retired we would all sell up and move to the west country to enjoy the fresh air, wonderful countryside and fantastic beaches.

Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Michael Evans, Tine Evans, Frank Evans, Doreen Evans chose Sheviock

Glebe barn, with the twin cottages of Tawny and Apple Tree gave us the living space we needed, with the added bonus of the chance of running a holiday let. I have been coming to Whitsand Bay since i was a young boy, and we have rented many holiday lets over the years and always envied the lifestyle and wanted to give it a try for ourselves. We loved the location of the property, it is very private as we are surrounded by woodland, but not too remote making visiting the many sights and places of interest in the area very easy indeed.

What makes this cottage unique

We feel the property offers a unique blend of the tranquility of being surrounded by woodland, and nature at the centre of the Rame Peninsula, whilst also being close to good transport routes, a major city and many other towns and villages of interest of two beautiful counties.

Available Rentals

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As we also live at the property, we do expect good standards of behaviour and for guests to treat the property and grounds with respect.


Sheviock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom consists of a white suite, of bath with electric shower, toilet, wash basin, electric towel radiator and heater. There is also a small Velux window facing skywards.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 consists of a wooden framed double bed, with bedside tables and lamps, a combined wardrobe with two large drawers. There is also a lockable utility cupboard housing the electrics and plumbing controls. Double window with views over the surrounding woodland. Bedroom 2 consists of 2 metal framed single beds, a chest of draws, a single bedside table with a lamp positioned between the beds. The are two double windows with views over the garden and surrounding woodland, there is also a small seating area and a large built in cupboard for storage.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Change over day is usually Friday, but we can be flexible on this particularly during non peak times. A cot can also be accommodated, please contact us to discuss any of the above. Please bring your own beach towels. In Low season periods our minimum stay is normally 3 nights, but we can do 1 or 2 nights but with a minimum fee of £100.


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Tawny Cottage
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very pretty cottage, exactly as described. Perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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The very best self catering I have ever found.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, everything provided and very comfortable. Beautiful surroundings, a perfect break. Would certainly go again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect Cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner stayed in the Apple Tree Cottage for 4 nights. We arrived to lovely homemade scones with clotted cream and jam which was a great gesture. Mike and Tine were very welcoming, friendly and helpful making everything very easy. The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped and beautifully presented. The cottage is situated in a scenic, quiet location and was a great base for our short break.

We would highly recommend the cottage and will hopefully be returning in the near future.

Tom & Zoe

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Tom and Zoe for their kind review. We are very pleased they enjoyed their stay, and can highly recommend them as guests. It will be a pleasure to welcome them back one day!
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Ipswich, Suffolk, England

What an amazing place to base yourself in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

To arrive to a smile, home made scones, jam and cream, pint of milk in the fridge went well beyond our expectations. The cottage is immaculately clean and very well equipped. Having been met by Mike and Tine on arrival, nothing was too much to ask. They provide amazing cottages to base yourself out of with so many wonderful places to see and visit locally.

We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return in the near future ourselves.

Dave & Michelle

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cornish cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights with our two young children. The cottage is beautifully clean and homely. It literally has everything you could possibly need and was so comfortable to stay in. It is in an excellent location, very close to the coast- we visited Looe and Fowey for crabbing and rock pooling which the kids loved! Michael and Tine were so helpful and friendly and everything was so easy and straightforward. We arrived really late on Friday night and had no problem with keys and arrived to some home made scones, clotted cream and jam and a pint of milk in the fridge as well as tea and coffee which was a lovely welcome!

We will definitely be coming back here and had a lovely break!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, clean and cosy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Found this beautiful cottage after searching for ages for somewhere around the Plymouth area and we were not disappointed! Cottage is in a scenic and quite area but only a few minutes from the Plymouth ferry and main roads. Cottage itself is immaculate and very clean on arrival with all the essentials you could ask for. Would most definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
St Germans
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Plymouth Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Portwrinkle (Whitsand Bay)
Car: recommended

Glebe Barn and the twin letting cottages Tawny and Apple Tree, are located in the village of Sheviock, part of the unspoiled Whitsand Bay area of Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just off the A374, The cottages benefit from quick and easy access by car and bus to to the many attractions of the peninsula, Plymouth and Devon while also being within five miles of the A38 and the rest of Cornwall. A shop/P.O. and Pub/Restaurants can be found in Crafthole only half a mile away, while the nearest beaches, coastal path access, cafe, golf course and hotel are at Portwrinkle only 1 mile away. Downderry and Seaton, only four miles away offer more beach side, shops, cafes pubs and restaurants, also situated on the southwest coastal path. The largest town in the area is Torpoint, only five miles away, offering the many amenities larger towns offer such a petrol station, supermarkets, numerous shops, surgeries, a post office and the Torpoint ferry service to Plymouth.

The Rame Peninsula and in particular the Whitsand Bay area offers beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches and stunning estuary and coastal scenery, there are numerous walks and opportunities for bird watching, fishing, canoeing, body boarding, surfing and diving. The National Trust Antony House and Gardens are within a 15 minute drive as are Cremyll and the Mount Edgecombe Country Park, Kingsand and Cawsand and the stunning views of Plymouth estuary and harbour they provide. Access to the city of Plymouth and its numerous attractions, including its rich maritime history, shopping centres, marinas and harbourside restaurants is easy either via the Tamar bridge, the passenger ferry from Cremyll, or the car ferry from Torpoint.

A little further afield but still only a 20 minute drive, are the typically beautiful Cornish fishing villages of Polperro and Looe, offering numerous tourist attractions including boat and fishing trips. Within an hour or so you can be in Fowey, St Austell and the Eden Project, Padstow, Newquay, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, and the South Devon Heritage Coast villages of Wembury, Burgh Island and Salcombe. Even the bright lights of Torbay and Newquay are a little more than an hours drive, offering the best that both Cornwall and Devon has to offer.