House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Colan Barton is a fabulous old property (350 years old) nestled back from meandering North Cornish lanes and yet, only 3 miles from the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Retaining many original features including smooth, granite floors, it's a unique and special building.

This property is very special – not just our view but the feedback received from the guests and groups who have stayed at the property since it first came to the rental market in 2009.

Originally part of a large estate (Hoblyn Estate) which its own rich and colorful history, the property sits in 11 acres of its own gardens, meadows and small woodland – all of which is available to guests. There are 5 beautifully appointed bedrooms, one of which is en suite. Two lounges (both with open fires), a huge kitchen, 2 bathrooms (one with a walk-in wet room) and utility room.

Alongside the property is a heated swimming pool (available from Easter to September), orchards, meadows a small wooded copse area and a stream. Whilst there are smaller property units on the site, rental of the main house provides you with exclusive access to 10+ acres of land.

Colan Barton can and often is combined with other property units on site to provide exclusive accommodation for 19/20 people – we also have a neighbouring property available which means we can accommodate groups of up to 25 people. It has become very popular with multi-generational families – particularly with a celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, major bank holidays etc.

We also host the occasional wedding – though this is limited to no more than 2/3 per year as we're not interested in making this a commercial wedding venue. It would spoil the quintessential charm of the location and environment.

We do all we can in support of the property to ensure our guests have a gorgeous time at Colan Barton. We fell in love with the property and location many years ago and dare you not to do the same ….

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porth beach 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Truro 21 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 19, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

The region Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic ocean, almost completely surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles. Cornwall is also the location of mainland Great Britain's most southerly promontory, The Lizard, and one of the UK's most westerly points, Land's End, while a few miles off shore and even further west is an archipelago of tiny islands that make up the Isles of Scilly.

There are lots of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours; the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports; and who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas?

But there are also lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you. For instance, the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its panorama of big skies, fascinating prehistoric remains, great walking trails and more than its fair share of local legends.

There's also the dynamic art scene found in mainly in West Cornwall, inspired by the naturally stunning landscape; and more recently a food scene to rival London and beyond; Cornwall now has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.

Cornwall also has a tremendous history based on its Celtic roots, its Celtic Cornish culture, the warmth and friendliness of the people and the Cornish language that can be seen in the village names.

And that's not all...

Take a trip around Cornwall and you'll discover a hugely diverse landscape. In the far west where the sea turns turquoise in the sun, the sand is white and the natural light is sometimes blindingly bright, the land is adorned with a legacy of Bronze age standing stones, huge granite burial chambers, Celtic crosses and holy wells.

In the old industrial heartland, the landscape, recently awarded World Heritage Site status, is dotted with the fascinating remnants of a triumphant mining past illustrating Cornwall's enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution with engine houses, museums and miles of recreational trails.

Around the coastline Cornwall's maritime legacy is never far away where local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood and tall ships, luggers and ketches unfurl their sails in the Cornish breeze.

The natural environment, recognised nationally across the twelve sections of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is accessed by the spectacular South West Coast Path providing walkers with miles of gentle strolls and challenging hikes.

To the north, a sweep of enormous golden sand bays stretches along the coastline often pummelled by giant Atlantic rollers. Long famed for its perfect surfing conditions, the coastline here is a hub for all kinds of extreme sports from coasteering to zapcat racing and scuba diving to rock climbing.

And in the wonderful south of Cornwall, fed by rivers from the high moorlands, leafy estuaries, fishing villages, beaches, harbours and beautiful gardens that flourish in Cornwall's mild climate.


The parish of Colan is a bit of a locals secret, its a very quiet corner of Cornwall remaining pretty much unchanged for many hundreds of years. It is also a wildlife haven we have many rare species of birds as we are a just a stones throw away from a nature reserve (Porth reservoir). We are also close enough to the main road (A30) to be able to get to all Cornwall has to offer without seeing or hearing it.

Many guests come back year after year for their retreat.