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Min 2 night stay. A wonderful one-bedroomed space for two near the Cornish coast
An unusual name for an unusual place! Spring Water Barn is a wonderful one-bedroomed space for two set in the tranquillity and seclusion of the magnificent Bonython Estate. Originally part of the Manor Farm and used to house the pumping mechanisms for the Estate’s private supplies of spring water, the restored barn is now beautifully furnished, earning a 5-star rating from the Cornish Tourist Board. The layout of the single-storey property has been designed with great thought and style.
Whilst privacy, peace and seclusion are the hallmark of Spring Water Barn, the renowned twenty acre Bonython Estate Gardens are there for guests to enjoy whenever they choose.
Situated six miles south of Helston, the cottage is close to the magnificent beaches and coves of The Lizard Peninsula. Eight minutes drive brings you down to Poldhu Cove and the wonderful coastal paths.
Accessed via the private Estate road, Spring Water Barn closes the eastern side of the original 16th century courtyard complex. Having left your car in its dedicated parking space, it is a few steps through a gate in the enclosing wall to a completely private patio courtyard. With a small wood to the north and lawn to the south, once inside, Spring Water Barn is full of surprises!
With oak flooring throughout, the large open plan living space includes a large sitting area which is open to the eaves and focuses on a huge granite hearth, now filled with a most efficient wood burning stove. Furnishings are contemporary and luxurious with a dining area and open plan granite topped kitchen area, separate utility room and boot store.
Continuing the luxurious theme, the sumptuous bedroom has a 6’6″ zip and link bed and Victorian style roll-top bath complete with aromatic candle for that special relaxation. A separate shower room adjoins the bedroom.
IN A NUTSHELL
Ground floor accommodation
One bath, one shower room
Suitable for a baby (travel cot and highchair available)
Sorry, no pets allowed
Private patio courtyard
Barbecue, sun loungers and garden furniture
Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
Parking for one car
Ground Floor Accommodation:
A large open plan living room with exposed beams and a huge granite hearth and sumptuous sofas, a dining area and granite topped kitchen area.
Separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer plus boot store etc.
Super King bedroom with a 6’6″ zip and link bed, a roll top bath and an en suite shower room.
Electric panel heaters, wood burning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
Flat screen TV, DVD and CD player
WiFi internet access*
Travel cot and highchair available
Sun loungers, garden furniture and barbecue
All the accommodation is on ground level in a peaceful setting.
Furnishings are contemporary and luxurious and the floors throughout are solid oak enabling guests to enjoy considerable comfort.
The large sitting area with sumptuous sofas is open to the eaves and focuses on a huge granite hearth (now filled with a most efficient wood burning stove).
Within the bedroom, for pampering, candlelit bathing, is a Victorian style roll top bath – complete with aromatic candle for that special relaxation.
The bedroom boasts a huge king size bed of excellent quality, with padded headboard, and fitted with luxurious cotton sheets, duvet and mattress topper for ultimate comfort.
Flexible accommodation – the 6’6″ zip and link bed can be converted to two single beds on request.
Short breaks of 2 nights are available.
The comfortable accommodation provides an ideal setting for a romantic break at any time of the year.
Completely private patio courtyard with sun loungers and garden furniture.
As well as the exclusive privacy of their own private courtyard, guests can enjoy the 20 acres of Bonython Estate gardens at any time during their stay.
The proximity of several typically Cornish coves, beaches, cliff top walks and fishing villages are a great draw for those who want to explore further.
Though many parts are now rightly famous – Southern Cornwall retains quiet places, even in the height of summer.
Spring Water Barn is close to shops and amenities in the small towns and villages nearby.
All the Poldark locations are easy day trips from Bonython.
*Internet access is offered at some properties for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.
The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing to SH within 28 days of your return.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Whilst privacy, peace and seclusion are the hallmark of Spring Water Barn, the renowned twenty acre Bonython Estate Gardens are there for guests to enjoy whenever they choose. Rated as one of the ‘Great Gardens of Cornwall’, the gardens comprise 20 acres and offer excitement and surprises, with colour and interest in all seasons. Remodelled in recent years to include a contemporary water feature behind the delightful Georgian house, stroll through an eighteenth century Walled Garden, a traditional Potager Garden and an orchard of Cornish variety apple trees, on through parkland to a series of three small lakes, each with different atmosphere and planting with a stream cascade in a sheltered valley.
Bonython is a traditional, mixed agricultural Cornish estate with the 18th century Manor, farm and woodland stretching almost from one side of the peninsula (the Helford River) to the other (the beach at Poldhu Cove) with each shore just over a mile away.
For those who want to explore further, the magic of The Lizard Peninsula is close by with world-renowned beaches such as Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands, coastal paths, historic coves and numerous fishing villages such as Mullion, Coverack and Cadgwith. Mullion (2 miles), the largest village on the Lizard, is famous for Cornish crab and lobsters. Its many amenities include shops, convenience stores, inns, cafes and restaurants, craft shops and art galleries.
Spring Water Barn is a fantastic place for a couples getaway! Here’s our list of 15 great things to do in the area:
1/ Visit Lizard lighthouse, located at Lizard Point - the only lighthouse you can climb in Cornwall. Enjoy a guided tour of the lighthouse. and explore the Heritage Centre which is located in the old engine room. This details the role of Trinity House (who run the lighthouse service) as well as providing hands-on exhibits and stories about some of the wrecks offshore.
2/ Geocaching - There are quite a few geocaches and trails in the Lizard area.
3/ Wild flowers - a wonderful place to spot coastal flowers. If you visit in spring or summer you’ll find the hedgerows, verges and coastal path ablaze with flowers.
4/ Walk the coastal path - All of the tourist shops have booklets with suggested routes, alternatively pick up an OS map (No 103) and plan your own. Our favourites include the walk from Lizard to Kynance Cove and from Mullion village to Mullion and Poldhu coves. There are plenty of inland footpaths too.
5/ Goonhilly Downs (3 miles) - The satellite dishes of Goonhilly Earth Station can be spotted from afar. It’s used as a centre for controlling satellites and although the visitor centre is currently closed their website indicates it will re-open after refurbishment. In the meantime why not enjoy a walk across the heathland and combine space age technology with Bronze Age archaeology.
6/ Mullion Cove (3.5 miles) - One of our favourite coves. The area surrounding the harbour is beautiful and worth a visit. Walk down to the cove from Mullion village and made a short detour to the small Chocolate Factory en route.
7/ Marconi Centre (2.5 miles) - This unassuming building on a hill next to Poldhu Cove marks the transmission of the first transatlantic radio signal. Manned by volunteer radio enthusiasts, visitors can watch a short video which tells the story of this historic event and its preceding history.
8/ Visit a garden - Apart from the magnificent gardens at Bonython, there are plenty of other gardens in the area which are open to the public. Bosahan Garden, Trebah Garden, Godolphin House and Estate and Glendurgan Garden (National Trust) are all within 11 miles.
9/ Go rock pooling at Kennack Sands (6 miles). If you fancy taking to the waves check out the surf school which operates from the Beach Hut.
10/ Explore Loe Bar beach (7 miles) - The shingle beach at Loe Bar separates Cornwall’s largest lake (Loe Pool) and the sea. The surrounding area is owned by the NT and if you’re feeling energetic you can take the 6 mile walk around the lake.
11/ Coverack harbour and beach (7 miles) - The village has a picturesque harbour area complete with brightly coloured fishing boats.
12/ Eat an ice cream at Roskilly’s (7 miles) - Roskilly’s is an organic farm which makes and sells its own ice cream. You’ll see it in a lot of cafés around the peninsula and you can also visit the ice cream parlour at the farm. It’s a popular outing with young families who can enjoy the farmland walks, pat animals and watch cows being milked.
13/ Visit Lizard Point - Take your binoculars as there are usually seals bobbing around in the waters off the Point. Whilst you’re there pop into the NT wildlife watchpoint to find out more about the choughs which inhabit the Lizard cliffs. When you’re finished head over to the cafe for a cream tea; the sun-trap garden has beautiful views.
14/ Visit some Poldark filming locations - All the Poldark filming locations are easy day trips from Bonython. The closest, just a mile away, is Church Cove, Gunwalloe, next to Dollar Cove. Then there's St Breward and Charlestown to the east, Porthcothan, St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates to the north, and Botallack, Levant and Porthgwarra to the west.
15/ Poldark Mine (8 miles) - Although it opened after the era of Poldark's character, the narrow corridors of this tin mine are the perfect location to shoot the underground mining sequences. The only complete mine currently open to the public, take an underground tour to discover more about the conditions the miners worked in during the 18th and early 19th centuries, the time in which the Poldark novels were set.
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Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
Damage deposit: GBP250.00