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Barn Conversion, Stithians, Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Barn in Stithians, Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall, England - Granite Barn Conversion, Peaceful Rural Setting, 15 Mins Walk From Lake And 15 Mins Drive To Beach.

Brand new to the market in 2015, The Dairy is a charming grade 2 listed barn conversion adjoining the farmhouse and was recently converted (by the current owners) from two barns, which were previously a milking parlour and piggery. It has a bright lounge/diner with a vaulted ceiling, cosy wood burner and French doors opening out onto the courtyard and garden; two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a modern fully equipped kitchen. It is contemporary in style and has been decorated with local artwork. The Dairy has its own drive with parking for two cars and we welcome well behaved dogs.

Set in a tranquil location, The Dairy overlooks the courtyard and garden with patio table and chairs and a barbecue. The garden is terraced over three lawned levels and great for garden games. It has a tree swing and a sunken trampoline. The Dairy was once part of the Tretheague Estate with it’s Grade II* listed Georgian Manor house built in 1744 by architect Thomas Edwards. All the old farm buildings are now restored and complete this lovely little hamlet: Tretheague Barton, The Farmhouse, The Cottage, The Dairy, The Piggery, The Granary and The Smithy. The Dairy lies on the edge of Stithians village and is perfectly situated for exploring both the North and South coasts of Cornwall. Truro, Helford Passage, Helston, Redruth and Camborne Mining Heritage, Newquay, St Ives, Padstow, the Lizard, Lands End, Penzance, Mousehole are all within touching distance.

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Jane Williams
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Jane Williams

Jane And Gwyn would love to welcome you to the Dairy. We have been living in Cornwall since 2002 and absolutely love the life we have. We have two children Bethany and Benjamin 16 and 14 respectively. We moved to Stithians in 2007 and converted the barn initially as ancillary accommodation for relatives and now have recently updated it for holiday letting. We are happy to help in anyway we can to make your holiday as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Jane Williams purchased this barn in 2007

Why Jane Williams chose Cornwall

We moved down to Cornwall in 2002 and bought a holiday park which we successfully ran for 6 years but with our children growing up fast we wanted to have a bit more quality time with them and so sold the park and moved to Stithians. We were attracted to it because it is off the beaten track in a nice little hamlet of five or six renovated barns but still close to the village . Stithians is a great location as it is equidistant from the bustling harbour town of Falmouth with its quaint cobbled streets and plethora of bars and restaurants and the city of Truro with its cathedral, shops, and further choice of restaurants. Also being in the middle of the county its great for the choice of north or south coasts , just get up, look at the sky and choose the best coast for the weather

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a beautiful place here and we have enjoyed our first family holiday here. Every finishing touch you have made has been noticed we have had everything we needed. Fantastic Location , Fantastic place. Thank You
Aug 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Barn Conversion, Stithians, Cornwall
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Friendly, comfortable and complete holiday barn

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome with flowers and a cream tea, filled fridge and wine. The log burner was ready when we arrived.

The barn is very comfortable with a modern kitchen and nice lounge/room. The Diary is beautiful situated to explore Cornwall. We did some walking along the coast, Kennall Vale and Stithians Reservoir. Seven days: not long enough.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb, well equipped,very comfortable accommodation. Well decorated and lovely soft furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying in the barn conversion at Stithians. The accommodation was lovely and equipped with everything you can think of. It was beautifully decorated and furnished and the beds were very comfortable. It was a lovely surprise to find a cream tea, a hamper of goodies and provisions in the fridge when we arrived. There were also fresh flowers in all the rooms. Jane was helpful if we needed her but never intruded. She even brought us candles and candlesticks when we had a short power cut! Thank you for providing us with such a lovely place to stay. We can't fault it in anyway and are happy to recommend it to family and friends. We hope to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best property we've ever rented

  • 5 of 5

This is the best property we've ever stayed in. In terms of comfort, equipment and cleanliness it would be difficult to beat.

The welcome pack was much more than we expected; a really warm welcome.

Location is great, quiet and peaceful, but close enough to places of interest making it an ideal centre.

Our two dogs loved the adjoining 6 acre field.

We would gladly recommend it and will go back once the A30 upgrade is completed.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your dogs enjoyed their stay too. When you next consider coming down to cornwall we hope you came and see us again. Kind regards Jane and Gwyn
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great little house, lovely hosts, beautiful cornwall!

  • 5 of 5

great little house, lovely hosts, beautiful cornwall!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful home from home

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy is a fabulous holiday cottage set in lovely surroundings. The decor and furnishings are first rate, and the Dairy is equipped with everything you could possibly need during your holiday, from washer / dryer to full Sky TV package and a cupboard full of family board games which was a wonderful surprise. Thanks to Jane and Gwyn for the hamper, fresh flowers and stocked fridge - just what we needed after a long drive from the North East. We can't recommend the Dairy enough as a holiday cottage from which to explore the delights of Cornwall. Also provided is a well thought out guide to everywhere you could wish to visit, from local bars and restaurants to a whole load of sights and attractions.

Thanks again to Jane & Gwyn for a lovely holiday cottage.

Ian, Cheryl & Liv Bell.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that if you ever decide to come this way again you will consider coming to see us. kind regards Jane and Gwyn
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The perfect holiday home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We felt very lucky to have found this place and spent 2 amazing weeks here. We are 2 adults & 2 children aged 7 & 2.

The owners were on holiday when we arrived & during our stay but still left beautiful scones, clotted cream, milk, eggs, bread, butter etc and beautiful flowers to make us feel so welcome (especially after our 7+ hour journey). The children loved the large garden, trampoline & swing and the cow duvet covers in their room. They enjoyed playing on their bikes/scooter on the Tarmac drive at the back of the house too. Great games cupboard & great to have sky & be able to download films to watch when kids in bed.

The old dairy is very well finished to a high standard and the original features which have been, kept like the stones in the walls, are just beautiful. Very very well equipped kitchen including some children's plates etc (Peppa pig - our daughter was very happy!)

One thing to be aware of if you do have very young children is that the bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house with the lounge & kitchen (& about 4 steps) in between. Also lots of steps up to the garden & from the lounge down to the courtyard. It didn't really pose us a problem, just needed to watch the little one and help her. We used the back kitchen entrance more where the car was parked & no steps.

It is a beautiful, peaceful location for exploring all of Cornwall - we went as far as Porthcurno in one direction which was about an hour and llanhyrock (NT) near Bodmin in the other direction also an hour. Falmouth is 10 mins by car to the town/Gyllyngvase beach etc. St Ives, Padstow, st Michaels mount again easily reachable in around 40 mins approx. loads of other beaches within a 15/20 min drive. Stithians lake with a pub & little play area is a few mins drive, nice for an evening.

We felt like this was our house after 2 weeks as we felt so at home - and are certainly disappointed it's not our house!!!! Loads more to see & do in Cornwall that we couldn't fit in to 2 weeks - we'll be back!! Thanks so much Jane & Gwynn.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Gyllyngvase Beach is only 8 miles from The Dairy and is one of the most popular beaches in Falmouth, a Blue Flag status beach, with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea. Great amenities, with award winning cafe, yet still only a 10 minute walk away from Falmouth town centre. Falmouth’s Swanpool Beach has superb watersports facilities on the sheltered south-west coast. Gwithian towans, Perranporth (dog friendly), Praa sands, Portreath are all great beaches and less than 15 miles distance.


A car is recommended to enjoy the best Cornwall has to offer.

Nearest airport: Newquay is a 40 minute drive

Mainline train station: Truro 9 miles (serving London & Penzance)

Nearest ferry: Plymouth 67 miles.


Stithians village is half a mile away with a Church, a village shop and a Pub. Stithians lake offers sailing, windsurfing, Kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities. Also walking, bird watching, fishing and cycle hire.Cornwall's cathedral city, Truro is 9 miles away. The most famous of Cornish holiday towns - St Ives - a maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through is only 20 miles away.

Further Details:

Signature attractions in Cornwall:

Falmouth Maritime Museum: 8 miles

Tate Gallery St Ives: 21 miles

The Eden Project: 30 miles

Pendennis Castle: 9 miles

Fistral Beach, Newquay: 22 miles

The Minnack Theatre: 32 miles

Mousehole: 27 miles

The Lizard: 19 miles

Crealy Great Adventure Park: 32 miles

FlowRider: 30 miles

Padstow: 36 miles

Supermarket's at Falmouth: Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi and Lidl; Redruth has Tesco's.

Falmouth, Truro, Helston, St Ives, Penzance offer a wide range of shops, cinemas, leisure, Theatre, bars and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $123

Booking Notes:
For more information or to book please e mail or phone supplying your name, address, telephone number, proposed date of arrival, how many weeks you wish to stay, whether you require super-king or twin beds in the master bedroom. Please advise if you require a cot.

Dogs are welcome. Please advise if you are bringing a dog with you (at an additional cost of £25 per week).

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Saturdays. We can be flexible outside of peak season. Mini and weekend breaks are also available outside of peak season. Arrival time 3.00pm and departure time 10.00am

Notes on prices:
All prices include electricity, central heating, a basket of logs for the wood burner, linen and towels although visitors are requested to bring their own beach towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Stithians Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • 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: Roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet, sink and vanity unit Bathroom 2: Walk in shower enclosure, toilet, sink and vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Zip and Link Super kingsize bed or twin beds Bedroom 2 : Double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Jane and Gwyn live in the adjoining farmhouse with their children, Bethany and Benjamin and their dog, Jessie. If you require any assistance or extras, they are happy to help. Being dog owners themselves they appreciate a dog is a member of the family and therefore welcome at The Dairy. However, dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and should be kept off the furniture at all times. They should also not be left unaccompanied in the barn at any time. There are six acres of fields adjoining the garden where you are free to exercise your dog. Outside: The large South facing garden is shared with the owners family. There are three tiers to the lawn, a tree swing and sunken trampoline in the garden. The courtyard, accessed from the French doors in the living room, has a patio table and chairs and a barbecue is provided . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen included. Please bring your own beach towels. A Cot is provided, however, we ask that you bring your own Cot linen. Other: DVD player and selection of films, books, traditional family board games, blue tooth wireless speaker.

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