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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This beautiful award winning converted barn is a superb location for exploring both Cornwall and Devon. It is close to main 'A' roads yet quiet and rural. The Barn offers a wonderful home from home feel with its quality furnishings and design. Excellently equipped with a large kitchen and living space which is ideal to relax in. A great base which has flexibility to accommodate families, couples, grandparents and friends. A safe and secure sheltered garden tempts guests to stay all day yet the vast array of activities to do in the area also attracts many guests to return again and again. Beaches, moorland and coastal walks, cycling routes, historic houses and castles, golf courses, great restaurants and theme parks are all easily accessible.
Please check out our website for more information on our special discount offers including £50 off for couples using one bedroom only and £80 discount on 2 week stays:
www.gospenheale.co.uk (hyperlink at the side of this page)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Crackington Haven 21 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 70 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The open plan first floor living area has exposed oak A-frames, wooden floors and beautiful views across the patchwork of local farmland with Dartmoor in the distance. The lounge has a digital TV, DVD player, comfy seats and a selection of books, games, toys and DVD's for guests to use. A large kitchen area has been fitted with electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. The French windows open onto the original granite steps which lead down to the large garden
The master bedroom has a king size bed and an en suite shower room and wc. The twin bedroom has 3 foot beds which can be zipped and linked together to form a very large double on request. There is a further single bedroom with a pull out 2' 6” bed available. The family bathroom has a large bath with a shower over it.
|Further details outdoors|
The Barn is separate from the farm and has its own entrance and a South facing sunny secure garden with plenty of room to sit on the patio on the garden furniture provided. Plenty of room to play on the grass with swingball and various other lawn games available. A barbecue with charcoal and tools is included. The car parking area provides plenty of space for 2-3 cars easily.
The owners live close by. Internet WiFi is available and free to use.
The West Country region
Whether you're looking for an active holiday, a retreat for doing nothing or something in between Cornwall can fit all the bills. Take advantage of the richly diverse landscape and heritage that Cornwall offers as well as visiting the attractions for all ages.
Cornwall is a wonderful holiday area. The Atlantic Heritage Coast of Cornwall has magnificent cliffs with tiny coves waiting to be explored and bays with charming and interesting fishing villages such as Padstow, Port Isaac and Boscastle. Inland, the Cornwall countryside is rolling and varied, with woods, moors, lakes and farmland. There are many picturesque villages and market towns.
20 minutes drive to the North Cornish coast at Crackington Haven. In less than 25 minutes you can be enjoying the delights of Widemouth Bay, Bude, Tintagel, Boscastle or Trebarwith Strand. Wonderful Beaches to enjoy and stunning Cliffs for coast walks. We provide maps, walk and cycle books for the area.
Trethorne Leisure Park is the biggest undercover attraction in North Cornwall and less than 5 minutes away. It has an indoor play area including a scary drop slide and a wavy slide, in addition to an outdoor play area. There are a variety of animals, some of which children can feed, including ponies and a shire horse. Trethorne also offers an excellent indoor bowling facility, and an 18-hole golf course, but that's really more for the adults.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park is another local adventure. Described as the most mysterious adventure in Cornwall, it's attractions include children's play areas, cafe and shop.
Launceston Steam Railway is always popular with kids. Only ten minutes drive, the railway is open off season, but a good idea to check the times of the trains before you plan to take a ride.
Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre is in nearby North Petherwin. Set in 21 acres the woddlands and lakes are home to Otters and also various types of deer, owls, peacocks, Scottish wildcats and waterfowl.
Tintagel Castle is a magical day out with its wonderful location, set high on the rugged clifftop. It offers striking views and captivating ruins and a yummy beach café.
Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park boasts a day of thrills and spills galore.
Springfields Fun Park & Pony Centre. A selection of the many activities available are rowing your boats, driving go-karts, exploring the pirate ship, train riding around the park, riding in a horse and carriage, watching the duck racing and the pony show. There are also indoor and outdoor kids play areas.
Trethorne Golf Club is 2.5 miles away.
The golf course at Trethorne Golf Club creates a unique challenge that will not only present a significant test for the single figure player, but also prove an enjoyable experience for the 20 plus handicapper, without losing too many Pro V1's!
The 18 holes are set in a spectacular parkland setting with far reaching views of the rolling Cornish countryside and distant views of rural Cornwall. The course has been extended in length over the past few years, and now measures a challenging 6375 yards off the championship tees.
Launceston Golf Club is 7 miles away.
Launceston Golf Club is a friendly members club and a great venue for a days golf in Cornwall. The elevated levels of Launceston Golf Club offer spectacular countryside views over both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, with majestic views of our historic town and castle.
Special Interest Holidays
The craft persons heaven that is Cowslips workshop is only a few miles from Gospenheale Barn. A place for great craft workshops and exhibitions. We are also good friends with local water colour artist, Mark Gibbons, who is willing to offer individual tuition for anyone learning to paint.
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21 May 2014
What a beautiful place to stay! Ideal for young children with a gorgeous, safe garden, well equipped toy cupboards & DVDs, baby clobber etc. I have never stayed anywhere so immaculately presented and… More
So glad that you and your family had such a good time here at Gospenheale Barn. Thank you for your comments. We will miss you all.
24 Apr 2014
"Just a fine and pleasant place to stay - no more wishes open"
We enjoyed our stay at Gospenheale Barn in every way - such a beautiful and perfect home to stay and a real friendly welcome. We were complete happy and glad to stay there for a week. And there is a … More
Thank you, we enjoyed having you here at Gospenheale. We are pleased that you visited and enjoyed Dartmoor as well as the Cornish Coast.
18 Jul 2013
"Excellent accommodation for exploring Cornwall."
We were once again pleased to be staying at Gospenheale. The barn has everything you could ask for to make it feel like a home from home and is extremely comfortable and well equipped. Everything is immaculately clean and David and Bridget are so welcoming. When you arrive Bridget provides homemade scones accompanied with clotted cream and locally made jam Yum!
The cottage is ideally located with the A30 being only a couple of minutes away. The local maps and places of interest supplied in the cottage was extremely useful and made for easy exploring. We also enjoyed just sitting in the pretty garden relaxing or throwing the frisbee for Bob the dog.
We were particularly impressed with our visits to Boscastle, lovely walks around the headland at Polzeath and scenic views while having a beer at Trebarwith Strand. We had some gorgeous food both locally at The Rising Sun, Altarnun and one of Rick Steins restaurants in Padstow.
With its central location it was also easy visiting the south Cornish coast around Polperro and Polruan.
We really enjoyed our holiday and were fortunate to be staying in a lovely part of the world when the weather was so good.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found some great places to visit. We (including Bob the Dog ) will look forward to your return visit!
24 Jun 2013
"Home from home"
After almost 30 years of experiencing self catering at it's best (and worst), we can thoroughly recommend Gospenheale for the warmth of the welcome, the quality of the Barn, the surroundings and most of all, for Bob the Border Collie!
The welcome was evident the moment we arrived, everything we needed to know was explained to us, and the information packs were excellent. The Cornish Cream tea was extremely welcome after an 8 hour drive and served to put us all in the right frame of mind for the rest of our holiday.
David and Bridget were the perfect hosts, and encouraged us to make the most of the Barn whilst we were there.
Every eventuality seemed to be catered for, from barbecue, swingball and "outside games" for those wanting to spend more time outdoors, to board games, DVD's and books for those who wanted to spend more time inside.
We particularly noticed the tremendous efforts they have made to ensure that the environmental impact of the barn is reduced as far as possible - with extensive recycling facilities being made available.
So much care and attention has been taken to ensure that anyone who stays here will have a lasting memory of their time in Cornwall, that it would be impossible not to return and experience it all again!
Thank you David and Bridget for a memorable holiday - we will return!
28 May 2013
"Outstanding barn conversion with unmatched attention to detail"
We have now stayed at Gospenheale Barn three times, to enjoy the Cornish coastal scenery. Gospenheale is a delightful location, close to the main 'A-roads' for easy access both north and sou… More
Thank you, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your 3rd visit to Gospenheale Barn as much as your first. We really enjoy meeting visitors from other European countries and beyond.
29 Jul 2012
I spent one week in this beautiful barn with my family.The location is ideal to visit Cornwall and the nice North Cornwall particularly, because the barn is within a short distance from many attractio… More
Thank you for your review and complimentary comments about Gospenheale Barn. We certainly enjoyed meeting you, our 1st Italian guests and we would love to see some more visitors from your Country. Best wishes.
15 Jun 2012
"Great Place to Stay"
Fantastic place to stay would highly recommend it to all overseas visitors .Suitable for two adult couples or one couple with 3 or 4 children.Great base to explore Devon and Cornwall.Everything abou… More
Thank you for your comments. We are so glad that you had such a 'great stay' here at Gospenheale Barn
10 Jun 2012
"The perfect base to explore Cornwall. Amazing barn, fantastic hosts!"
My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to stay at Gospenheale Barn with my parents and Sister over the half-term holiday in June. We arrived a day after them so unfortunately did not meet the wonder… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to welcome you back again someday
23 Nov 2011
"Gospenheale is a beautiful barn conversion - it's exceptional."
We experienced a really warm welcome when we arrived at this beautifully equipped cottage. It was so comfortable and had everything we needed. Bridget's baking was a lovely extra. I would recommend this to anyone who loves being in comfort in the country.
20 Nov 2011
"Fantastic place, best self catering holiday home ever"
We have stayed here on 3 separate occasions now, David and Bridgette are so friendly they make you feel like part of the family. They are very helpful and knowledgeable of the area.
You get the added bonus of some home made scones upon arrival, made by Bridgette and are a very welcome addition. Milk in the fridge so you don't have to rush out to get any. We will be attending again as its the best equipped place we have ever found. Its great for families or couples we had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday break this May so relaxing.
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