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Luxury Family Getaway With Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Converted Mill in Treviades, Nr. Constantine, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, Very Close To The Helford River

Treviades Melyn is a 4 bedroom newly converted granite mill that occupies a stunning position high above the riverside hamlet of Port Navas, with magnificent, far reaching views over the Lizard that can be appreciated from every room in the house. Across the cobbled drive, where there's ample parking space, is an additional, optional twin bedroom above the games room, making overall capacity 10 guests. The large south facing garden is a gently sloping lawn, so bags of space for everyone to relax or enjoy more energetic activities. The property is a stunning example of traditional quality workmanship combined with a luxuriously simple interior full of light and character. Fabulous kitchen, exposed beams, oak staircase and floor, and a comfortable, spacious living area. Upstairs each bedroom has been individually styled with doors opening onto Juliet balconies. Situated in a peaceful rural area, but within easy reach of the village of Constantine, our house makes for a memorable holiday. Quality In Tourism has awarded Treviades Melyn 4 Star Gold for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.

Carol Cross
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Carol Cross

David and Carol Cross are the lucky owners of Treviades Melyn. We currently live in Dorset, with 2 miniature dachshunds who love visiting Cornwall as much as we do.

Carol Cross purchased this barn in 2007

Why Carol Cross chose Constantine

David went to school in Cornwall and his family live there, so when the opportunity arose of having our own place, we jumped at it. Even in its derelict state this building was magnificent. The renovation project was 2 years in the planning and building, but we recently finished in the summer of 2009. We've taken a huge amount of care in transforming this wonderful building into a comfortable home and are looking forward to making it our permanent home as soon as we can give up our day jobs. Until that time arrives, we'll share it with you.

What makes this barn unique

We find the house and area very calming and relaxing. Looking out at the 180 degree view of fields and the Helford River you feel a million miles away from the bustle of every day life. But it's a very convenient location to reach civilization quickly. In the summer it's just wonderful to laze in the sun on the very private terrace, or go out on a boat on the river and explore the tiny coves. Equally in the winter, there's nothing better than lighting the log burner and settling down to a good DVD.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An absolutely lovely place, it's big, luxurious and well appointed. Our group had 6 adults 3 kids and a dog and it felt like there was still plenty of room. The kids loved the play room and we all enjoyed the big garden. It's in a beautiful, secluded location but close enough to shops and what-not. Great service from the owners too. All-in-all highly recommended.-Ian

Treviades Melyn is a beautiful house in a stunning location. Restored to the highest standard, we had everything we could wish for and only minutes from the beautiful Helford River, we felt we never needed to travel any further afield! We cannot rate it highly enough and will be back for sure! The Leney's

Seldom in my experience has a holiday let truly met expectations - Treviades Melyn is the exception. It's combination of modern luxury and convenien, location, fabulous views, and thoughtful living space make it an outstanding base from which to relax or explore. Andy M
Oct 2009
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Constantine Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 1 free standing bath, separate shower, WC. Bathroom 2 shower over bath, WC. Downstairs WC. Bathroom 3 en-suite to bedroom 5 (annexe) shower, WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - super king size double with TV. Bedroom 2 and 3 - super king size zip and link - twin or double. Bedroom 4 - 3 foot bunks suitable for children or adults. Bedroom 5 - (optional in annexe) twin with TV and tea and coffee making facilities .
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: There is underfloor heating throughout the house that operates on an automatic programme. The temperature in each room can be adjusted independently. There are heated towel rails in each bathroom that are linked to the water heating. The annexe has a separate electric heating system. Please note prices are for the main house (4 bedrooms) if you require the additional 5th bedroom in the annexe there is an additional charge. Prices quoted during high season (mid July to August £2150) include the extra bedroom. Outside: Wooden gates open onto a cobbled drive, with ample parking for 4 vehicles. A cobbled terrace runs along the front of the property with benches to enjoy the view. There's a slate patio with a large outside table and chairs and gas BBQ for alfresco dining, together with steamer sun loungers and comfy reclining chairs. The large gently sloping, south facing garden is mostly laid to lawn, and ideal for all the family to play football, cricket or badminton, stored in the games room. Or if you prefer something more relaxing, steamer sun loungers and comfortable chairs are also available. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Can be accessed from outside or through the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included with the exception of beach towels. The property is cleaned each week, when towels and linen will be changed. Guests are expected to leave the house clean and tidy. An excess charge may be made if it's left dirty. Other: Hall with sofa, easy chairs and work station. The annexe has a family games room with a full sized table tennis table, darts board and many board games and puzzles. The bedroom above has TV with free-sat, but is optional at an additional cost.


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Luxury Family Getaway With Breathtaking Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful home, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our week and all of us left feeling relaxed and determind to return. Everything you could want is available to you. A beautiful home in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property, great owners, Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for a week for a family holiday and had an amazing time. We had two children under 2, 4 dogs and 6 adults and the accommodation suited our every need. We were delighted with how well equipped the house was with kitchenware, games, books and basically everything we needed for our stay (definitely won't need to pack as much next time!). It was great to stay somewhere that tended to every detail especially with having young children. The grounds are stunning and very well maintained - our dogs and children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the garden and we enjoyed dining al fresco even in September!

The house is superb in terms of layout as there was more than enough room for all of us without getting on top of each other. The property is clearly well maintained by the owners which in turn gave us a sense of pride during our stay.

The communication from Carol was brilliant in the lead up to our stay. She was more than helpful with providing dog and child friendly places to visit which was so useful for us to save us being disappointed on days out. We ate at several of the recommended restaurants and we were not disappointed. (The Ferryboat Inn was particularly good!) We can also highly recommend visiting Perranporth for the day as it is only 40 mins away in the car and the beach is dog friendly (outside of July & August) and is simply stunning!

Thank you Carol for providing such fantastic accommodation - we will definitely be looking to book again if you'll have us!



  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. We were a party of eight adults and two toddlers. We had plenty of room to gather together as a group (e.g. round the large kitchen table) but also have our own space when desired.

The decor and cleanliness were excellent. The kitchen was well equipped and a great place to make and eat lunch/dinner.

One couple stayed in the room in the separate building across the courtyard which has its own ensuite shower room. The games room beneath was a great place to play ping pong and darts.

The garden is very large and very well kept, with great views. The toddlers loved running up and down the garden.

We were easily able to park four cars in the courtyard.

Seal sanctuary was a good local attraction.

All who stayed agreed it was a great place, and we expect to return in the future. Felt like a home from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning property, with beautiful gardens. It is so peaceful all you can hear are the bees buzzing around the flowers and the birds in the trees. We had such a relaxing week here we really didn't want to go home, helped by fabulous weather.

There was nothing that we disliked or were disappointed with at this house. Carol rang us on our arrival night to check everything was okay. There were fresh flowers, local apple juice, eggs and biscuits left as a welcome gift.

The house is very comfortable, and everything is high end including the bedding.

We cannot recommend this place enough. We are fortunate to have travelled extensively throughout the world and we can honestly say this is one of the best holidays we have ever had. Thank you Carol and David. We are looking for dates for next year to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

For sailors, the Helford river is approx a mile away. There is a public slipway in Port Navas that can be used free of charge, however the creek does dry out, so check the tide times. Boats can be hired from Helford (a short drive away) on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Alternatively, you're welcome to bring your own boat as there's plenty of room to park a trailer. Being situated close to the South West Coast Path, the property is ideal for walking holidays, and dogs are welcome here.


The Helford River has many unspoilt, tiny beaches that can only be accessed easily by boat. All along the south coast of Cornwall there are sheltered coves, ancient creeks and palm trees. Falmouth has many family friendly beaches, around 7 miles away. If you want to have a go at surfing, we recommend you visit the north side of Cornwall, it’s a trip of about 30 miles. A total contrast with long sandy beaches that are more exposed and can be windy.


Newquay airport is around 45 minutes drive away and has regular flights from many different airports. Alternatively the train from London Paddington is direct to Truro which is around 25 minutes away or you can change and get off at Penryn station which is, at most 15 minutes away.


Port Navas – less than a mile.

Constantine – 1.5 miles.

Mawnan Smith (Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens)– 2.5 miles.

Falmouth – (The National Maritime Museum) 6 miles.

Helston – 7 miles.

Truro – 12.5 miles.

St Ives – (The Tate) 27 miles.

St Austell – (The Eden Project) 27 miles.

Newquay – 27.5 miles.

Lands End – 30 miles.

Further Details:

There really is something for everyone at this location. The South Cornwall coast has its own micro-climate thanks to the warming balm of the Gulf Stream. This means early springs and long lingering summers ideal for outside activities. Together with sailing and walking, there is a very good riding stables close by. The famous exotic gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan that stand next door to each other are under two miles away, together with the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and many other visitor attractions such at The Tate at St Ives and The Eden Project at St Austell.

Constantine is the closest village and has two good local stores, a post office and cash point. There are many pubs and restaurants within a few miles of the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, and full payment must be received at least eight weeks prior to your stay. A security deposit is not required, but any damages may be billed. PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES ARE FOR THE MAIN HOUSE (4 BEDROOMS) ADDITIONAL CHARGES APPLY FOR THE OPTIONAL 5TH BEDROOM AND PETS.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Saturdays, but we are prepared to be flexible. Short breaks are available out of high season. Arrival after 3pm and departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for commencement dates and are for the main house only. Additional charges will apply if the fifth, optional bedroom is required. Use of the games room is included either way.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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