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Higher Boden Barn Conversion In An Idyllic Rural Setting

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Converted Barn in Manaccan near Helford, Helston, Cornwall - Very Peaceful And Only A Mile Form Gillan Creek

The Barn is attached and part of a now non working farm called Higher Boden which comprises of a Grade 11 listed farmhouse, and outbuildings which have been converted into other dwellings. It is located on the Lizard peninsula 2 miles from the Helford River and sea, it is an ideal place for those who just want to get away from it all and also those with active families. The old stone barn has been sensitively converted to accommodate up to 10 people, it is full of simple rustic character and charm. There are plenty of beautiful walks both coastal and inland with beaches very close at hand. The stable block can provide extra space for the kids and has a full size Table Tennis table.We provide Internet Access

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About The Owner

I live with my husband and 4 children in the U.K. I am a GP and my husband has a company which runs adventure challenges for charities. We have a very busy lifestyle both working and lots of kids, but this place is so relaxing and safe for children with loads of things around for them to do ranging from just being wild at the farm, to exploring creeks, or more structured days out such as the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek or visiting St Ives. The Minnack Theatre, or the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

The Owner purchased this barn in 2009

Why The Owner chose Lizard Peninsula

We were looking to buy a place with sea views but fell in love with the charm and tranquility of The Barn at Higher Boden, it is like going back in time to a piece of English countryside which has mainly disappeared .It is also very close to Gillan creek, only one mile, and only 2 miles from the more well known Helford River.

We felt that you could get the best of all world's here, not only are you close to some spectacular rugged Cornish beaches eg Kynance Cove, Mullion, Church Cove, but you also have the lushness of the South side of Cornwall with some beautiful protected creeks.

The Barn has been sensitively converted to try and maintain the character of the building and is part of a farm no longer working which is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

What makes this barn unique

The main benefits at the house itself is the tranquility it is a great safe place to just let children run wild, there is a large garden and a stable block with Table Tennis and laundry.

St Anthony a charming coastal hamlet a mile away provides sailing lessons and canoe hire in which you can explore the creeks.

Helford has a great pub,and you can also catch a ferry across the river to Helford Passage which has an excellent pub and is a short walk to Trebar Gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Many Thanks for a wonderful stay at the Barn. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything we could have wished for. The peace, tranquility and sense of natural order is pervasive."
Mar 2010
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Helston Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 1, w/c, wash basin, bath and shower, toilet Bathroom 2, w/c, wash basin, toilet and large walk in shower. We have updated both Bathrooms 2015 so now good pressure water for those who have stayed before !!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with twin beds which can be put together to make a superking. Bed 2 with double bed. Bed 3 with double bed. Bed 4 with twin beds/superking. There are 2 extra beds which can be added to the above
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: We now have oil fired central heating an AGA , a large open fire and a small wood burner so the house is lovely and cosy in the winter . There is a travel cot and high chair. there is a pond which is surrounded by a wooden fence ,if you wish this to be covered because of small children just let us know. Panasonic 26" HD TV with freeview and DVD player. Internet Access. Outside: There is a picnic bench. BBQ. Full size Table Tennis table in the stable block. Plenty of parking. There is a large garden with stable block and greenhouse, there is a pond which can be covered if you have small children if given prior notice. We also have a 2 acre paddock which is linked to the garden Utility Room: In the stable block, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and 100% cotton linen is provided. The house is cleaned between each letting. Midweek cleaning can be arranged if requested. Other: The house has a reception hall, the ground floor is tiled The landing and bedrooms have wooden floors which adds to the rustic charm. The rooms are simply but comfortably arranged.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Higher Boden Barn Conversion In An Idyllic Rural Setting
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews

Stunning barn in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this property to any family or group of friends. It is in a great location and the house and its contents are just perfect. Sarah the owner was a gem answered every question I had promptly . As two families of four (teenagers) it was a perfect week .

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks I am so glad you had a good time and enjoyed The Barn
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Perfect retreat for the family

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better week .The house was perfect for our needs , well equipped , clean and comfortable . The Lizard is at its best at this time of year so pretty with bluebells and blossom . We cycled , swam and sunbathed all in all a perfect break .

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Country side perfection

  • 5 of 5

The property met with every expectation.Peace and quiet ideal from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Plenty of walks in the country side with amazing views. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and the family arrived at higher boden barn and instantly loved it! It has a real cosy authentic feel, and has lots of room for the kids to run about outside, without the worry of them getting lost or into any mischief. Their is plenty of seating in and around the house, which is nice if you want to relax and unwind after a busy day. We loved the ping pong and pool table situated in the outside barn as this generated a family holiday tournament. The only thing that I can highlight as essential is a car, we did need to drive each day to either a beach or shop, but all good beaches are within a hours drive, and the local supermarket is about 20 minutes away, but this wasn't a problem.

Overall a lovely place, and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely brilliant

  • 5 of 5

The barn is an amazing place. It is so peaceful. The house was lovely and warm, clean and cosy. It had everything you could need and want, it felt like a home away from home. The table tennis and pool tables were a big hit and were well used. I would not hesitate to recommend the barn to friends and family and would definitely stay again next time we are in Cornwall. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic barn in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The 9 of us had a wonderful christmas at the barn!

The space the barn has to offer is more than enough for the whole family and everything you could need is provided. Comfy beds, cozy fireplaces and beautiful views, need we say more...we didn't want to go home and have already booked our 2016 holiday.

The barn is situated a short drive from some fantastic beaches; coverack, church cove and gunwalloe are a few favourites. The coverack christmas swim is great to watch with a lovely atmosphere as recommended by Jane. The seal sanctuary and Roskillys are fab places to visit, especially if you have young ones with you.

Jane was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Gillan creek is 1.5mile away, a 10 minute drive. St Anthony is a very charming small hamlet from which you can hire canoes and small dinghies. There are small very safe beaches ideal for small children. Frenchman's Creek and Helford river are both within 2 miles. Poldu /Church cove, Kynance cove are classic Cornish beaches all about 20-25 minutes drive away.


I think a car is fairly essential.


Manaccan village 0.8 miles

Helford 2 miles

Mullian 20 minutes

Lizard Peninsula 25 minutes

Further Details:

Manaccan has a , pub and restaurant. St Keverne has a shop, butchers, several pubs and a small bistro.

Helord and Helford Passage have excellent pubs to eat in , there is a Delicatessan in Helford

There is a Tesco at Helston 20 minutes away. Helston's a small town but most basics and banking can be obtained there. There are lots of things to see and do, Gweek Seal, Sanctuary, Maritime museum in Falmouth, Minack theatre 45 minutes away, St Ives 50 minutes away.

Gweek seal sanctuary is 20 minutes away.

There are lots of local attractions if weather is bad including

Flambards. Poldarks Mine. National Maritime Museum, Minac Theatre, St Ives.


Rates & Availability

Helston Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
1/2 term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
1/2 term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $128.36

Booking Notes:
Booking must be accompanied by one third rent if made >28 days from commencement of holiday or if <28 days payment must be made in full. Confirmation of booking will be made once payment has been recieved and cheques cleared.
A deposit of £100 will be required 28 days prior to holiday and the client must leave property in a clean and tidy condition, and is liable for any costs if breakages, pets must not be left alone in the property and any breakages or extra cleaning will be charged.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. Guests are asked to leave by 10.30am. Arrival from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Dogs are allowed at an extra £20/animal/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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