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Come and stay in The Mowhay, a beautiful barn conversion

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

** Please note: Between May and August, changeover day for this property is Saturday **

Welcome to The Mowhay holiday cottage, high on Carn Marth, in very beautiful west Cornwall.

The Mowhay is an idyllic romantic retreat situated on one of the highest points in Cornwall, perfect for exploring the dramatic coast and turquoise sea or the great gardens of south and east Cornwall. Inside this beautifully refurbished 19th century granite barn you will find a bright and airy living space with a beamed ceiling. Thick stone walls are well insulated, so the interior is cosy. Wainscot is painted in Farrow & Ball colours, the sofa is large and squishy, and all fittings are of high quality. The Mowhay is surrounded by bridleways with spectacular views to the south coast, and wildlife abounds. Cornwall enjoys the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK. Unpack and unwind.

We are pleased to welcome families wanting high-quality accommodation within easy reach of the wonderful beaches of north and south Cornwall. We are equally pleased to welcome anyone seeking a romantic hideaway in charming surroundings. The Mowhay offers peace and tranquility and is very private. The owners, Andrew and Richard, live in the farmhouse next door, but once we have made sure you are settled in and have everything you need, we will leave you alone to enjoy your holiday, although we are of course always on hand if you need help with anything.

The Mowhay has two bedrooms (a double and a twin) and sleeps 4 people in great comfort. Luxury bed linen and fluffy cotton towels are included in the price. Short breaks and longer stays are available throughout the year. Please note that although we welcome children under the age of five, the property is *not* suitable for infants.


You are welcome to bring your dog to stay with you provided you can agree to the following commonsense conditions: it must be very well behaved and kept on a lead when outside; it must be housetrained; it must not be a chewer; you will not allow it onto any of the furniture or beds; and most important of all, it must not be a cat chaser.


Carn Marth is ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding. The pretty town of Redruth is nearby, from which there is easy access to the A30 and the many visitor attractions and beautiful beaches of north and south Cornwall. The other hill that dominates Redruth is Carn Brea. The 14th century castle on the top of Carn Brea is now a restaurant, serving Middle Eastern cuisine in an extraordinary location.

Distances from The Mowhay: Portreath beach, 4 miles. Godrevy/Gwithian beach, 7 miles. Falmouth, 9 miles. Lands End, 24 miles. The Lizard, 25 miles. The Eden Project, 29 miles. Newquay Airport is 25 miles.

In 2013 The Mowhay was awarded 5* by English Country Cottages, on behalf of VisitEngland.

On a clear day you will see the coast of south Cornwall, including St Anthony's Lighthouse and Falmouth Bay, Dodman Point and Mevagissey. From the top of Carn Marth you can see even further, to Bodmin Moor some 30 miles away.

GUEST COMMENTS: To see our 5* reviews, please go to Trip Advisor and search for "The Mowhay Redruth". In the meantime, here's just a taster of what our charming guests have written about us in the Guest Book:

"Lovely quaint cottage, warm welcome, excellently decorated. Wonderful short stay."

"Lovely peaceful cottage, very up to date and modern, fit for whole family. Beautiful views and a wonderful cottage all round. Thank you for an amazing stay. Fantastic owners, very welcoming and inviting."

"Thank you for a lovely week! The cottage is delightful - everything you could possibly wish for. Perfect place to stay to explore Cornwall. Will be recommending to family and friends."

"A Beautifully Built Cottage. We fell in love with the place the minute we arrived. Andrew and Richard are fantastic and really made us and the girls feel incredibly welcome. We love the area including Portreath for its beach and The Waterfront Inn for great food. Follow the trail up the hill outside The Mowhay for great views. A lake at the top and natural open theatre."

"Thanks for the friendly welcome and the lovely cottage. A really good location for visiting this part of Conrwall. Highlights were Minack Theatre (Shakespeare) cliff walks at St Agnes and Portreath, day at St Mawes plus ferry to Pendennis Castle, Emma Johnson at Hall for Conrwall, an amatueur Gilbert & Sullivan at Tregonny! Trelissick Gardens in the rain on Friday. Thank you."

"A big thank you Andrew and Richard for a wonderful stay, so welcoming and accommodating. We have had a fabulous holiday and will definitely come again. Couldn't think of a better place to have gotten engaged in!"

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portreath 8.9 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2.4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 35.6 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 2.7 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

The West Country region

Wherever you are in Cornwall, you are never far from the coast, as the county is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The Mowhay is ideally situated to explore the whole of Cornwall, from the Eden Project to Land's End.


An idyllic romantic retreat situated high on Carn Marth, perfect for exploring the dramatic coast and turquoise sea or the great gardens of south and east Cornwall. Inside this beautifully refurbished granite barn you will find a bright and airy living space with a beamed ceiling. Thick walls are well insulated, so the interior is cosy. Wainscot is painted in Farrow & Ball colours, the sofa is large and squishy, and all fittings are of high quality. The barn is surrounded by bridleways with spectacular views to the south coast, and wildlife abounds. Cornwall enjoys the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK. Unpack and unwind.

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24 Aug 2014


"excellent place to stay"

A wonderfully warm welcome included fresh eggs and fresh flowers throughout. The Mowhay is very well equipped and everything top of the range. We had an 18mth old and our hosts provided a new and … More

22 Aug 2014


"Fantastic place,fantastic hosts"

We stayed at the Mowhay for a short period (only 4 days) which was no where near long enough.We were greeted on arrival by Richard who showed us around their wonderful converted barn with a wealth of homely features.We were given fresh eggs from the guys own hens along with Cornish biscuits and fresh flowers,such wonderful touches.The whole experience of our stay was made all the much more enjoyable by Andrew and Richard,such lovely people (not forgetting Evie the dog).

The Mowhay is ideally situated for exploring many parts of Cornwall and has a wonderful sun terrace and is exceptionally appointed in all ways.The walk up to the lake at the top of the hill and past the open air theatre was brilliant.

We have been home for a day or so as I write this review and are missing Andrew,Richard and the Mowhay all ready.We hope to return again as soon as we can.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

23 Jul 2014


"Outstanding Cottage in great Location!"

You will find everything you need and even more in this cottage. It's the perfect location to discover South Cornwall. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Even gave us fresh eggs from their… More

6 May 2014


"Lovely cottage in central location"

We really enjoyed staying at the Mowhay, the barn has been beautifully converted and everything a visitor could need has been thought of. The location is great, not far from A30, and a fairly central … More

23 Apr 2014


"Simply Amazing, so relaxing and beautiful!"

The Mowhay was the perfect choice for our Easter break. The converted barn is luxuriously equiped with everything you need for a short or long holiday away. The location is ideal for exploring all p… More

13 Apr 2014


"a beautifully presented, fabulous, home-from-home"

The Mowhay is a beautifully converted barn house with plenty of character and warm, homely feel. The owners made us feel very welcome. It's a great place to stay if you're looking to relax a… More

12 Apr 2014


"Cosy luxury cottage - great base for touring South Cornwall"

We had a truly lovely time at the Mowhay. We booked with only a week's notice, so were very pleased at the excellent and timely communication from Andrew.LocationThe location was a bit off the be… More

4 Jan 2014


"Fantastic cottage stay"

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cottage with my family. First class accommodation. Attention to detail by owners incredible . Location slightly out of the way , but beautiful and impressive views. … More

29 Sep 2013


"A luxury cottage that feels like a 'home from home' for visiting all of Cornwall"

We stayed here for a few days in September with the aim of seeing as much of Cornwall as possible during a short amount of time. The cottage is ideally located for visiting both the north and south co… More

28 Sep 2013


"A cottage for all seasons"

We stayed at the Mowhay for four nights in September. When the weather was good the views were lovely (would be amazing on a summers evening) and when it was a bit blowy and chilly it was nice and cos… More

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