Winnow Barn is a lovingly renovated, large and luxurious, reverse level, barn conversion with a host of character features including exposed roof trusses, original oak lintels, and a positively baronial 45' open plan living and dining area. It is in the grounds of Penhawger farm which has a history dating back to the Domesday book and is set in a stunning tranquil valley just outside Merrymeet but close to the magical views and walks of Bodmin Moor with exposed tors, standing stones and Bronze Age archaeology.
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Winnow Barn is set in a beautiful valley alongside a quiet lane. The property lies in a courtyard alongside Mill Barn, the Cartwheels craft centre (www.cartwheelscraftcentre.co.uk) and Penhawger farm. Winnow Barn has a magnificent 45' open plan living and dining area with exposed roof trusses, original oak lintels and a myriad of windows all with exposed stones showing through the render, varying in size from small slits to large full height panoramics. The large lounge dining area was originally used for winnowing, a process where the grain was separated from the much lighter chaff, using a draft created from two open doors at either end of the barn.
Penhawger has a history dating back to the Domesday book and the owners have lovingly restored two of their barns into holiday lets alongside the craft centre where you can take courses or workshops in subjects as diverse as water colour paintings, applique cushions, needle felting or even making shallow willow baskets, discounts available to residents of Winnow Barn! Locally you are only a short drive from the picturesque fishing ports of Looe and Polperro or on north coast you can explore the dramatic cliffs, wild ocean and glorious sandy beaches.
Ground Floor: Entrance into long corridor, separate washing machine and tumble dryer, access to double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite shower room, family bathroom with separate shower, 2 x twin bedrooms, second double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite. Stairs leading to;
First Floor: Stairs open directly into very large open plan, double aspect dining / living area. Upstairs WC, spacious kitchen with fully fitted units, a large range style electric oven and hob and a central island, first floor exit to terrace and steps leading to parking area and garden, also door leading to the craft centre.
Exterior: Picnic table in the garden and also a charcoal kettle barbecue.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil central heating and a wood burning effect electric stove in the lounge / diner. The kitchen has fully fitted units, Rangemaster oven with electric oven and hob, microwave, under counter fridge, separate under counter freezer and a dishwasher. The lounge has a flat screen TV & DVD player with free view. There are TV's in all the bedrooms. There is a separate washing machine and tumble dryer in the downstairs entrance hall lobby. There is WiFi. A cot and high chair are available on request. There is a stair gate which is permanently fixed.
Electric, heating, bed linen and towels are all included you will need to bring your own beach towels. Parking for up to 3 cars is available to the rear of the barn. We regret that no smoking is permitted and no dogs are permitted at the property.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 security deposit is required to be pre-authorised on your card.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
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.
Guest from Ledbury stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Alcester stayed for 3 nights.
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.
Guest from Dunmow stayed for 7 nights.
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 its 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.
Guest from Welwyn Garden City stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Leeds stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Ipswich stayed for 4 nights.
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!
Guest from Belper stayed for 7 nights.
Excellent location and facilities for our family stay. Plenty of room for everyone and safe for the children to play. One or two minor gripes re light bulbs not replaced, not enough mugs and mud accumulating around the entrance gate making it very slippery for the children. The fridge needs to be bigger for the size of the accommodation. The main problem was the "upside-down" factor and the noise in the bedrooms from people walking above. Not a problem when bedtimes and rises are more or less the same, but we were three generations with young children. It was noisy for the children when trying to get to sleep and impossible for the adults to sleep on once the children were up at 6am!
Guest from stayed for 7 nights.
All our family went to the Barn to celebrate my 70th. Including our two sons and their wife's and our 4 grandchildren.
Guest from Torpoint stayed for 4 nights.
Myself and five fellow quilters thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the barn. Our every need was catered for as we asked for extra tables for sewing machines etc. Having the shop just next door was an extra bonus as we always seem to need something no matter how much we take or,think we will need. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and as we took it in turns to cook dinner we all used the facilities. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. With two en suites and one main bathroom there was plenty of room for all. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with nothing to moan about at all. Thank you Julia.
Guest from Bristol stayed for 4 nights.
A Great Base for Cornwall & Devon:s resorts & beaches. A lovely relaxed holiday was had by all! Thank you!
Guest from Fareham stayed for 7 nights.
We really enjoyed our stay at Winnow Barn and would recommend it to anyone. Especially suitable for families.
Guest from Torpoint stayed for 7 nights.
The week was booked because I had 5 people coming from Canada and can't accommodate them at home, (Torpoint). the property was spacious and well maintained. The kitchen was well equipped for dealing with 8 people. It all worked very well and hopefully we will book again in the future when they return
Guest from Oldham stayed for 14 nights.
We enjoyed a two week stay at Winnow Barn which gave us time to relax in the beautiful accommodation and to explore the surrounding area. We were fortunate with the weather but on the occasional rainy days the barn was a lovely place to while away the hours reading a book. The owners were very helpful when we needed assistance. This part of Cornwall has lots to offer and is a little quieter than some areas. There is more than enough to do within half an hours drive and there were still things we hadn't managed to do after two weeks. An ideal base with all the home comforts.
Guest from Weobley stayed for 7 nights.
Four adults and two children - aged 3 and 1. The barn was very well equipped and comfortable. The lounge was very large and the 3 year old loved running up and down. The swings and playhouse outside proved very popular. It was easy to find with plenty of parking. Plenty of attractions and beaches within 1 hour's travel.
Guest from Doncaster stayed for 7 nights.
Spotless property in lovely valley. Very peaceful and quiet. Would recommend . Ideal for two families with more than enough bathroom facilities for eight people. Very well kitted out with good quality crockery and kitchen utensils.
Guest from Kent stayed for 7 nights.
It was a great stay, everything was emmaculate, the kitchen was our favorite. To improve, I would reccomend to clean the rooms thoroughly as they were some spiders as soon as we entered the cottage, and perhaps a better wifi box, with faster connection and better loading. And also, a bigger fridge as we had to cram everything in.
Guest from Shotley Bridge, Consett stayed for 7 nights.
9 of us stayed at Winnow Barn for the week, 4 adults and 5 excitable boys! We we thrilled with the accommodation which was extremely spacious and well presented - we were left alone to enjoy our break but were aware whom we needed to speak to if needed. The accommodation was not far from local towns, beaches and Skilback lake where the boys enjoyed kayaking and other water fun - would definitely recommend the accommodation and only wish we could have stayed for 2 weeks! Louise x
Guest from Troon stayed for 7 nights.
Winnow Barn and its location, facilities and having owners on site was fantastic. I've never stayed in a holiday home as clean or well equipped. My 2 boys, 13 and 9, could play football in the large garden, it really was a fantastic size. The location was very central as we toured all round south Cornwall with ease. Being welcomed with scones was so nice after a very long drive. Highly recommend a stay at Winnow Barn.
Guest from Doncaster stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful accommodation in a peaceful rural location. The accommodation was fitted out to an excellent standard with all the equipment required for a self catering holiday. The children especially liked the play area complete with swings, goals etc. The barn is a short ride to the nearest supermarket and in general is ideally located for visiting the local tourist attractions, Looe, Polperro, Megavissey, Fowey, Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Would definitely recommend this accommodation to any party up to 8 persons.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 7 nights.
We recently stayed at Winnow Barn as 2familys and were surprised at how spacious the accommodation was, there was plenty of space for is all and the sizes of the rooms were great, the standard was very high and we were very comfortable there. On arrival we had scones with jam and clotted cream, milk in the fridge plus fresh flowers on the kitchen. There was a private garden too which was perfect for the children to play (we had 5 little ones!) it had a lovely wooden Park and pirate ship and castle, plus football goals and a basketball net, they were safe and we could see them from the kitchen window. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it, we went with friends and did body boarding on the beaches and had to drive 30 minutes or so for the good beaches so the location was a little far out, but worth it, great place, love it!
Guest from Bridgwater stayed for 7 nights.
We found this barn online & we weren't dissapointed. We got a very friendly welcome & look forward to a return visit. Would highly recommend a stay here
Guest from Clevedon stayed for 7 nights.
When we found this barn on line it looked perfect for us and when we arrived, nothing disappointed us. This is a beautiful barn, very spacious, warm and comfortable and suited us well for our stay over Christmas with three generations! The kitchen was very well equipped, there was no need to bring anything with us, making cooking a joy, even when we baked cakes! The barn is finished to a very high standard, well maintained and benefits from the owners living nearby who were very welcoming and helped us with obtaining local produce for the Christmas lunch. They even provided and decorated a lovely Christmas tree. A great find and would recommend this property.
Guest from Telford stayed for 7 nights.
This was a really wonderful place to stay. The property was beautiful, very comfortable, and perfect for our group. It was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen, which was important to me as I do most of the cooking on our holidays. The owners were brilliant - really friendly and helpful - they welcomed us with fresh scones, cream, jam, tea, coffee and flowers which was really lovely. It was quiet and peaceful, in lovely countryside and just a couple of miles from Liskeard. We couldn't fault this property and would be happy to recommend it. It was delightful.
Guest from Totton stayed for 7 nights.
Excellent holiday, peaceful and spacious ! Great family accommodation. Will recommend and would stay again in the future. Very clean, great play area for kids.
Guest from Scarborough stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely location added bonus of a lovely play area for the children. Lots of space to for them to run around inside and out. Great equiped kitchen perfect place for families. The only negative was the wifi was very hit and miss for planning trips. Would definitely visit again.
Guest from Preston stayed for 7 nights.
This was a great find, thanks to google, located in an ideal place. Peaceful, quiet and not too far from the town. Very clean, spacious and comfortable accommodation. Very friendly owner and neighbours. Kids were thrilled to have a whole play area to themselves most of the time. Best part of the holiday was unexpected horse-riding that kids got to do, thanks to very kind mom and daughter duo. There was even a kids' pirate party, which was very well organised. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to spend some quality time with their family and friends. Lots of outdoor activities are available in the nearby areas too. Overall, we had a great and memorable time with family; thanks all those who made it so. PS: One small tip to those who want to work online using the available WiFi - DON'T! The connection is temperamental and very intermittent. Mobiles don't work inside the building, but get a weak connection outside. This was okay with us though.
The Shippon on the edge of Bodmin Moor is a fantastic converted barn which offers quite excellent and accessible accommodation for 2 people with a private hot tub. You can enjoy views of the rolling countryside from the patio and at night Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape so the sky is clear of artificial light and and amazing sight.
Wheel Barn on the edge of Bodmin Moor is a fantastic converted barn which offers quite excellent accommodation for 4 people. You can enjoy views of the rolling countryside from the patio or 1st floor living space and at night Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape so the sky is clear of artificial light and and amazing sight. One of our many dog friendly cottages.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
Location: Bodmin Moor
Occupying one end of a large converted threshing barn, this great one bedroom property is an ideal place for couples and those with very young families to escape and enjoy the peace and quiet of this rural location on the edge of Bodmin Moor. A brilliant place for walkers, yet within easy reach of both Cornish coasts. The wilds of Dartmoor are not too far away either! Really dog friendly, with an enclosed garden.
Up to 2 dogs permitted at no additional cost.