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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 8km

Owl House is a peaceful retreat for two, deep in the countryside, but handy for Tremough, Falmouth, coastal walks, Helford River with its coves and inlets - and not too far away from the Lizard and the beaches of the north coast - and the Georgian towns of Helston and Truro. You can reach the nearest village of Constantine along the footpath which runs over fields and bluebell woods. Here you will find the Tolmen Centre, a community venue which hosts world class music and drama - and a thriving cinema! Not to mention the village shops, including Constantine Stores, nationally renowned for its wine and whisky selection. There is also a monthly farmer's market. Trengilly Wartha Inn, about five minutes away, is an award winning pub with a good menu. Guests also like the Waymarker, a country restaurant which is a mile down the road.

The heavy horses which once worked Tresahor Vean Farm were stabled in what is now Owl House. Owl is at the west end of a courtyard of converted Victorian barns - and retains some of its traditional features, including the two huge arched entrances.

There is a hall, a large living room/kitchen (20' x 17') and an architect designed cedar extension with generous double bedroom and bathroom. A patio garden leads from the bedroom's double doors.

The house is well equipped, with good quality linen and kitchen equipment. There are prints, paintings and flowers. Some of the furniture is from the many independent shops in Falmouth High Street. There is central heating and a wood burner with a supply of logs. We offer a welcome pack of a loaf of bread, butter, eggs, milk, tea, coffee and a few treats - so that you won't starve before you get to the shops!

Our seven acre holding is no longer agricultural, but is mostly planted to woodland. This is a place surrounded by green, where the stars fill the sky. You can hear the owls call, the songbirds sing and the buzzards mewing as they coast the thermal currents down the valley.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Durgan 8 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 48 km, Nearest railway: Penryn 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

You enter Owl House through a tiled entrance hall with space for boots and coats. The bathroom (with bath and overhead shower) - and the bedroom lead off the hall.

In the bedroom, zip and link beds make a six foot wide double or two 3 foot singles. Bed linen and towels are provided. Double doors from the bedroom lead onto a patio garden with bench, chairs and table.

On the other side of the hall, through a glazed door, is the living room/kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave etc. and a dining table for four. In the sitting area there is a woodburning stove and comfortable seating for four, a woodburner, Digital TV, CD and DVD players and a selection of DVDs and books. A cot and highchair are also available. There is a washing machine housed at the end of our studio block across the yard, which is for the sole use of Owl House guests.

Further details outdoors

There is parking for two cars.

Further details

We offer a welcome pack of milk, a good loaf of bread, butter, eggs, ground coffee and tea (and a few local treats)- enough to survive on, say, until you get to the shops the next day! Washing up liquid, salt, pepper, dishwasher tabs, soap are all provided.

Wheelchair access is possible - but please check beforehand re your individual requirements. Guests may like to note that the bathroom is standard, with a standard bathing arrangement of bath and overhead shower.

A travel cot and highchair are available and babies are welcome, but we ask them to bring their own bed linen! We regret that we cannot accommodate pets. Owl House is a non-smoking property.

The West Country region

Cornwall is noted for its beautiful beaches and coves, and for its woodlands and rivers - and boasts twelve areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is the ideal holiday location for outdoor pursuits from gentle walking to abseiling and fishing. There are also plenty of historical and archeological sites to explore: castles, churches, stately homes and of course the art galleries, museums and world famous Eden Project.


Owl House is situated in the narrowest part of Cornwall, with easy access to both South and North Coasts and to the Helford River. It is an area reknowned for its watersports, birdwatching, coastal and country walking.

The nearest village of Constantine has its own riding stables and a museum and arts centre with a lively theatre, music and film programme, where, for example, the world famous Kneehigh theatre company launch their smaller productions! There are gardens (Glendurgan and Trebah for example) and art galleries to visit and good cooking to sample both locally, at the prize winning Trengilly Wartha pub or the Potager cafe.

Golfing, fishing and water sport centres, boat trips and a choice of beaches are all within a 8-10 km radius The nearest town is Falmouth with its own theatre and cinemas and family friendly art gallery - and the award winning Maritime Museum. Falmouth also has a wealth of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and waterside and beachside bars and eateries. And the Georgian towns of Helston and Truro are not too far away either!

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Review 1-4 of 4

13 Aug 2012


"Lovely Stay - Great little cottage"

We stayed at Owl House for 6 nights at the end of July/ start of August and we had a great time. We found the house easily after following directions provided to us by the owner and although it is out… More

3 Nov 2011



We decided on the spur of the moment to have a few days away in Cornwall. Owl House seemed to fit the bill and it didn't disappoint. The converted barn is an annexe to the main house. It is beautifully and newly fitted out, very warm and cosy and with a great wood burning stove. The bed was huge! We loved the peace and quiet, although we were sorry not to meet the owners as they were away at the time. But a local farmer met us in the lane and chatted for at least an hour, so we didn't feel too alone! Owl House is a great place to recharge the batteries. Only one thing - there was no signal for our phone so in an emergency, not sure how we would have summoned help - but this was only because the owners were away at the time. Can't recommend this lovely place highly enough. We will return.

25 Sep 2011


"Peace, quiet and tranquility - all can be found here."

A last minute booking, but so glad it was made.

Peter and Jenny have created beautiful self-catering accommodations in Owl House and Hafhouse, and we were fortunate enough to be able to stay in each of them.

We had a week booked in Owl House, with an additional night spent in Hafhouse. We arrived late on Friday evening, yet Owl House was very welcoming, with a couple of lights left on so we didn't turn up at a dark house (nobody likes doing that, after all). We had been left a lovely welcome pack consisting of a lovely loaf of bread, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, ground coffee and home-made chutney. Not to mention the lovely flowers positioned around the house. From the moment we arrived we felt completely at home.

Owl House and Hafhouse are well appointed, clean, tidy and spacious. The conversions from their former life as barns have been nothing but inspirational. The photo's in the listing on Holiday Lettings ( are great but really don't do it justice. Owl House anf Hafhouse are ideal 'get away from it all' places to stay, where you can forget it all, and just enjoy the wonderful surroundings and Peter and Jenny's hospitality.

From a location point of view, Owl House is pretty much half way between Falmouth and Helston, so very accessible.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Thank you and we're glad you had a good time while you were staying with us! Owl is available for peaceful breaks all year round, but future customers might note that we regret that Hafhouse is no longer open for holiday bookings.

25 Sep 2011


"peace + tranquility"

We had a wonderful week of peace + tranquility at this lovely cottage.The cottage is beautiful and a credit to the owners , everything was spot on ,the milk in the fridge so we could have a cuppa after our long journey was a godsend . The owners even gave us a nice loaf of bread + eggs to start us off it was a nice gesture. The cottage was very very clean when we arrived, and pete +jenny gave us a warm welcome, they are lovely people. Location of the cottage is down a little lane but you are not far from anywhere Falmouth is just down the road ,there are beaches not to far away ,i could go on and on its just wonderful .

Review 1-4 of 4

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