Winnow Barn - a barn conversion that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms
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Great family get-to-gether
Very relaxed from the warm welcome with scones and jam. The first few days were cold but the barn was well heated and cosy. The space for boys to run around was excellent inside as well as safe footballing area outside. Very well provided for and no complaints.
Great for families
This property was a wonderful treat for New Years, perfect for families, spacious, well equipped, beautifully clean and well situated for lovely coastal walks within half an hour.
An ideal property
Our two family party had a great week at Winnow Barn. Huge amount of space and it was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. Exceptionally clean. Only little issue was WiFi was a little temperamental which was frustrating when trying to look up and plan the next days adventure but maybe it’s the location of the property in the valley. Not a bad thing though to be internet free for a week!!! A great holiday and perfect property.
Our stay at Winnow Barn
I booked Winnow Barn for my husband's 60th birthday, there was plenty of room for us all, six adults and three children. Winnow Barn was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped, the beds were very comfortable, everyone slept well. There were beautiful flowers and a lovely cream tea ready for us upon arrival, much appreciated! I had booked a cot which wasn't there because the owner thought that I hadn't requested one so I think that this may have been a simple miss communication between the booking agent and the owner, but no worries as the cot was provided imidiately with no fuss at all. At Winnow Barn the bedrooms are downstairs and living area upstairs so if you have children with you be prepared to hear the patter of tiny feet in the morning! We had a wonderful time, Winnow Barn has a lovely homely feel, a real home from home, If you visit you won't be disappointed, lovely property, lovely place, lovely owners.
Gorgeous place nearest seaside town Looe absolutely stunning . Barn amazing spotlessly clean everything you needed for self catering . Lovely afternoon tea when you arrive . Would definately return had a fabulous time.
Fantastic place to stay
Winnow Barn is a fantastic place to stay - the barn is so well equipped and spacious. The owners are really welcoming, and even had a home-made cake waiting for us on arrival (which was amazing!). The living space is massive, and it's really comfortable.
Can't recommend this place enough. Thanks again!
Cartwheels craft centre is on site and has courses on a variety of arts and crafts including, amongst other, watercolour painting, applique cushions and wall hangings, jewellery and willow work, full details at www.cartwheelscraftcentre.co.uk discounts are available to residents at Penhawger Farm.
The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Penhawger Farm on the south east corner of Bodmin Moor, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500 BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing!
The town of ancient stannary town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out!
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A 30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families. The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years. The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book.
To the east is the Tamar Valley, a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.