Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Carnaquidden Barn is a traditional Cornish barn, over 100 years old, situated on a quiet country lane just 300 yards from Chysauster Ancient Village. With three bedrooms (master en-suite), lounge and large kitchen-diner, there is plenty of space to stretch out after a day exploring the Penwith Peninsula. Recently converted, the barn offers very comfortable accommodation, combining traditional materials with modern amenities. There is ample off-road parking, and a secluded courtyard garden featuring a natural spring and pond, (please take extra care with very young children).
Carnaquidden Barn is new to the market and available from summer 2013.
Lounge: granite fireplace with wood-burning stove, satellite television, DVD player, free broadband connectivity, i-pod dock, board games, selection of DVD's and books.
Kitchen/Dining Room: sofa, solid oak dining table and six chairs, double electric oven and hob, microwave cooker, DAB radio, fridge, dishwasher, high chair.
Hallway: reading area, downstairs w/c.
Utility: washing machine, freezer, assorted wetsuits and bodyboards.
Bedroom 1: super-king solid oak bed, dressing table, wardrobe, en-suite shower room (ample room for travel cot).
Bedroom 2: double bed, chest of drawers, clothes rail, i-pod dock.
Bedroom 3: twin beds, wardrobe, selection of children's books and puzzles, "school-desk" dressing table.
Family Bathroom: Bath,shower, sink ,w/c
Outside: parking for three cars, courtyard garden with table, seating and BBQ area.
Please note. Because there is a natural water feature in the garden, the area is accessed via a bolt-able side gate to deter young children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Long Rock 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Carnaquidden Barn is situated on the edge of West Penwith, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just three hundred yards down the lane is Chysauster Ancient Village, an Iron Age settlement and English Heritage site over two thousand years old.
The barn is ideally situated for walking and exploring the surrounding ancient moorland via bridleways and countryside paths. With both St Ives and Penzance just a short drive away, the barn is a great base for all that West Cornwall has to offer, from shopping to surfing. Attractions include the Minack Theatre, golf courses, horse-riding, and some of the best quality beaches in the country.
Places to go / things to do….
Carnaquidden Barn is perfectly placed for you to explore the West Penwith peninsula. Both the North and South coasts are a ten minute drive away, and the towns of Penzance (5 miles) and St Ives (7 miles) are within easy reach. All around is stunning scenery, packed with prehistoric remains, providing some fabulous walking.
Pack up a picnic (and a rug!) and head off to an open-air performance at the renowned Minack Theatre www.minack.com.
Hire a bike and cycle the family-friendly route from Penzance to Mousehole. Almost entirely off-road and about a 10 mile round trip. Lands End Cycle Hire based at Long Rock (0788 545 2997) give you advice on routes and deliver/pick up bikes from wherever you want, so you can start and finish where you like.
Go seal spotting at Godrevy Head, on the Eastern side of St Ives Bay. If you want to up close and personal with seals, day trip to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek www.sealsanctuary.co.uk.
Take a walk through standing stones and subterranean passages - the local landscape is littered with prehistoric remains. Chysauster Ancient Village is a few hundred yards up the road (April to October ). You can also explore the area's more recent history. Why not slap on a safety hat and go down an 18th century mine at Geevor www.geevor.com. Or make a pilgrimage to St Michael's Mount www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk.
Several boats operate out of Penzance and offer all sorts of trips. You can choose from two, four or eight hour fishing trips, or even charter a whole boat. www.cornwallboattrips.co.uk.
Take surfing lessons at Sennen or St Ives. www.sennensurfingcentre.com.
Go sea cliff climbing around Sennen and Landsend. Compass West, based in Sennen, offer climbing lessons 01736 871447.
Try Kite surfing. Half a day is £50 with www.oceanhigh.co.uk 07801 438320 based at Marazion.
Try coasteering- climb, scramble, swim and jump your way around the coastline. www.kernow-coasteering.co.uk 07734 343 954
Go riding. Several stables, such as the Old Vicarage in Penzance offer both trails and beach rides., www.oldvicaragepenzance.co.uk. A new company, Cornwall Sea Horses based at Marazion provide the chance to actually swim in the sea with horses.
Visit some gorgeous gardens.
There are several in and around Penzance itself, such as Trewidden, Trereife and Trengwainton and towards Helston ,Godolphin House and Gardens and the Trevarno Estate. Further afield are Trelissick gardens near Truro, Trebah near Falmouth and the Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell.
Also explore all the brilliant beaches nearby. The north coast has secluded rocky coves, whilst the south has some long stretches of sand, and www.cornwall-beaches gives a good description of local beaches.